Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dog Daze of Summer


Why does Pablo look so guilty? Is he in trouble? Not to worry, when the weather is too hot, Pablo likes to put himself in the stockade, sticking his head through the dining chair slats to rest his chin. In this position he gets the full effect of the floor fan.  It doesn’t look comfortable, but he seems to like it. What he doesn’t like is the temperature up in the high 90s day after day.


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From Pablo and His Friends: Happy Fourth!

IMG_0829This photo is from two years ago, but the message stays the same: Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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Pablo Works His Magic


I don’t know how that dog does it. I just wish I had his gift. As readers of this blog know, Pablo gets regular treats from our mailman. It used to be just when we ran into him on his rounds, but lately he’s taken to leaving treats in our mailbox nestled among the letters. Can a dog be more spoiled? Apparently yes.

A sore point for Pablo is when our mailman has a day off or is on vacation. He believes that government employees are working on our dime and therefore should be available 24/7. So when he comes across some unfamiliar mailman handing out the mail, Pablo doesn’t understand why biscuits aren’t forthcoming. He stops, head cocked, waiting to be recognized. He often is–but still no treat.

Until today. The substitute mailman not only greeted Pablo by name–and how did he know it?–he then said, “Oh, you must want a treat,” reached into his bag and gave him one. Pablo was overjoyed. The world was finally coming around to his way of thinking: Feed the pug.

I suspect our regular guy clued the newbie in. Pablo must have his treats–or else!

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Hello, July!

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“Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.”

Those are the words that greeted me when I changed my pug calendar from June to July this morning. Translated from Latin, it reads: “Who loves me, also loves my dog.” Need I add that any person I considered sharing my life with had to be willing to pledge his allegiance to that quote. K cleared that hurdle with ease!

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