Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Yesterday was daddy's birthday. He's 175 years old. Mom says that's pretty young still but I don't know about that. Happy birthday, old man! We love you.
Dad went out to celebrate over the weekend and was up pretty late. I had to help him recover. If you look closely you can see my dad "resting" with me.
Today is CHRISTMAS! I hope you all are enjoying yours. Ours is WHITE! Mom says "FINALLY!"

We're up at Grandma & Grandpa's house but we still haven't opened the pressies yet... However, Santa Paws did bring me a pretty pink stocking with squeakers in it! And rumor has it there are more pressies under the tree for me than any other member of the family.

Mommy did let me open my Secret Santa giftable from Leah, Daisy and Oscar. I love it! They sent me a pawsome festive necklace and the book Homer for the Holidays. Mom owns The Tao of Pug so she was pretty excited to get the second book and dad loves it too! Thank you, Daisy, Oscar and Leah!

Here I am modeling the goods:
I hope everydoggy is merry and well.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Pay it Forward... UPDATE!

My slacker mom has finally sent all but one of the Pay it Forward giftables out. I expect they should be arriving early next week for those in the US and hopefully soon after that for Clover up in Canada! The very last giftable (for Sherman, Penny and Lola) will go out by the end of the week - mom just wants to make one more gift so the whole pack doesn't have to share.

We sent the Secret Santa gift exchange package on Saturday so our (shhh) secret blogger will be receiving their pressie this week. Our Secret Santas were Oscar, Daisy and Leah and they sent us a pawsome gift! I'll be modeling and showing off the new duds shortly!

I've been spending a lot of time with my grandpa, Trigger and Jakey lately but mom has a nice long vacation coming up. I'm sure we'll be blogging all the time over the break!
(That's an old shot of me and the late Sick Monkey.)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Smart Pug

Clover gave me an award! The award says "It's ‘World Best Friend Week’. Send this to your best friends to let them know you appreciate them. Please take this award, and place it on your blog if you wish."

Thanks, Clover!!
Clover is one of my besties as well and I am so honored that she feels the same way. I want to give this award to all of my blog buddies because ever since I came to live with my mom and dad in June you have all been my super good best friends! I woof you all. I also want to give it to my uncle Trigger even though he doesn't have a blog.

Also my mom finds these test results very amusing. I'm not sure why.
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You're looking at one smart pug and one delicious pizzle cigar.
There has been this tag going around that looks interesting. It says to tell 8 random facts about yourself, and since I love to write about myself I think I am going to give it a try:

1. My full name is Suki Sumo Wrestler but my family has all sorts of nicknames for me. Some of them are Doodoo and Doodee (I answer to both of these names), Booty, Sukes, Dukes and Duki. My grandpa calls me Lullabelle, which is one of the nicknames they had for a pug they used to have (mommy says "we love you, Ms. Piggy!").

2. I love slippers and socks.

3. I can always tell when my mom is trying to trick me into eating healthy treats. If it's a fruit or vegetable I usually hold out for the good stuff (the Jemima treats!). I'll only eat the healthy stuff when I realize I will not be getting the biscuits.

4. We live above a pizza restaurant and all of the employees are in love with me. I'm basically their mascot! Sometimes I even find tasty pizza treats frozen in the snow but my mom never lets me munch for long (so mean!).

5. I like to attack my mom and dad with pug love in the morning.

6. I swat at things with my paws like a cat.

7. When I come home the first thing I do is run into the kitchen and drink water out of my dispenser. I love that stuff.

8. I know when the camera turns on that it is time to pose pretty. I'm a total ham - can't help it!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Bad Bad Pug Blogger

Suki Sumo here, reporting from the busy Sumo household.
Mommy had a crazy week of work which meant that I got to hang with my newly retired Grandpa and uncle Trigger. Unfortunately, nodoggy took pictures of this so you'll just have to imagine the rowdy playtime fun.

Yesterday was the V.E.T. day to get my stitchies out. We had some extra time before the appointment so mommy bought me this new Crabby Pants or Crab Cake or something like that and it is the best squeakable ever.
My parents quickly realized those eyeballs were going to be trouble so they performed the amputation opawation before I could get to them and eat them up. I've already got two nice holes started. This Crabby Pants won't last for long!

Today is Randay so mommy and I are browsing the internets and catching up on the dog blogs.
Daddy is watching the news and I am staying informed on all the current news and pawlitics.
And we're cuddling, because it is cold outside.
I want to publicly announce that as of last week I do not like winter and can't wait for grass to come back. There is nothing worse than having to do my official bidness outside in the cold and snow. I imagine my paws could fall off in those negative temperatures, so the parents are considering their potty options. Does any other dog have to go in a litter box during the winter? Is this undignified for a dog? Would this make me a ... cat?

Mom would now like to now do the activity that Clover's mom tagged her for: "Devise a list of 5-10 courses you would take to fix your life. It’s more fun to be in classes with friends, so include one class from the person who tagged you that you’d also like to take. Tag five."

1. Learn to Love Cooking! I can make a few meals but cooking is definitely not one of my strengths. While I like to eat, cooking is not exciting to me. Plus I despise grocery shopping.

2. Yoga (I would take this with Jess) - when I took this is college I loved it and felt so flexible and strong. I'll have to find a class that meets at a good time this winter (as in, not at 5 a.m. and not at 8 p.m.).

3. Dance Lessons - I wish Leo and I could dance really well, especially with the upcoming wedding. Leo's mom has offered to pay for lessons but with work these days there just hasn't been much time. Which leads me to my next class:

4. Effective Time Management 101 - there is so much to do and not enough hours in the day! I want to figure out how to spend quality time with Suki and Leo, work out, learn to dance, craft, keep a clean apartment, socialize, plan the wedding, cook, and read all the dog blogs. What I need is a personal scheduler.

5. Money Management - I'm not terrible with money but I wish I could do more with what I earn. Mostly I want to save more so one day we can buy a house with a yard for Suki!

6. Relaxation and Meditation - enough said!

7. Digital Photography - I've taken a black & white photography class before and I really enjoyed it. I would love to buy a Cannon EOS camera one day (see Money Management Class!) and learn to use it well.

8. Be the Decider - Unlike Dubbya, I am not the Decider and I have a really hard time choosing between a list of options. I inherited this from my dad (Suki's grandpa). From deciding where I want to live to picking out a meal at a restaurant - I could change my mind all day long. I've learned that the fewer options I have, the better - especially with the wedding planning these days!

For this I tag some moms again: Randi's mom, Ruby's mom, Ricky's mom, Tadpole & Fig's Massah, and Jemima's mom! I understand if you don't have time, just do it if you feel like it! :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Me, Famous!?

Oh my DOG! I am the Pug of the Day today on Pug-A-Day! I feel so special. It's a puppy pic - please check me out, yo.

This is the grown-up me sitting pretty for one of those homemade treats Jemima sent. I'll do anything for those delicious nuggets of joy.
This is a picture of me looking pretty grumpy. At least this shot shows off my new harness and some pink elephant butt in the background. If you biggify it you might even see my stichies. HI, ETHEL!