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.
cash advance
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!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Pictures to PROVE it!

Hey dogs, I'm BACK! I hear there was some controversy surrounding my time at Dr. H's place. I even brought some cat al-jerkies home for mommy so she has to use an inhaler. Mom and dad are trying to keep me calm and quiet but that just is NOT going to happen.

Check out my stichies!
You can take my girly parts away but you will NEVER get a hold of my bone!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


An update:

I finally got through to a vet tech and she said Suki is doing great. In fact her words were "she is a HYPER little bugger!"

All is well. But do not doubt that I will have plenty to say this evening when we pick her up from the office.

Thank you again for all of the support! Dog blog people are the best.



Hi everyone, this is Suki's mom - I have hacked into her blogger to give you an update. Thanks so much for the well wishes, thoughts, and concern. Suki's dad dropped her off at the V.E.T. yesterday morning at about 9:00 a.m. and the tech told us to come back after 3:00 tomorrow (today). He was told to call at 4:00 yesterday to get an update, and both Leo and I have been calling ever since. Either no one picks up or the phone is busy - we both called pretty much incessantly from 3:30-7:30 last night, and I started making calls again this morning on my way to work at 8:00.

Of course we realize that no news is good news, but it is also frustrating and a little scary not being able to get a hold of anyone at the office. I will keep trying. I put up with the 8 cats and crazy asthma attacks and driving a half hour to get to this vet office when there are many veterinary offices right on my street. I'm just not sure we will take her back to this place. I'm worried about my baby and no one will pick up the damn phone!

Think lots of positive thoughts for us and hopefully someone will give us some good news soon.

Thanks again,

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Spay Day

Tomorrow is my spay day. Wish me luck! Actually, wish my mommy luck dealing with it. She's pretty nervous. I'm not - I like Dr. H and his 129 office cats that give my mommy al-jerkies.

Here is a vintage chunky puppy picture of me for your viewing pleasure!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Run Free, Maggie

There sure are a lot of dogs and people who are going to miss you.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, pups and people. Today I am thankful for mommy, daddy, grammie, grampa, aunti Maui, aunti Jen and Kim and my uncles Trigger and even Jakey. I am also thankful for all my DWB friends, foodables, treats and the fact that my mommy and daddy are finally getting hitched this year. I get to be the ring bear-errr (I'm working on my ROAR!). I hope this does not mean I have to wear a costume.

I am also thankful that Clover's spay surgery went well today. My spay day is next week.

Finally, I am thankful that I finally met this SNOW stuff in person. I LOVE YOU, SNOW! Mommy says I will be seeing a lot more of you this winter. Woo!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Think Good Thoughts

Our thoughts are with Maggie, Napolean, and their parents tonight. Our hearts are breaking for your parents and we wish you a speedy recovery, sweet Maggie. Get well soon.

Monday, November 19, 2007

My V.E.T. & Other Updates

Good news, pups! Mommy, grammie, and grandpa took me to the V.E.T. over the weekend for my last shots for an ENTIRE YEAR. This makes me very happy. I'm a good girl at Dr. H's place but I'm not crazy about the shots.

I like Dr. H because he's kind of goofy looking with an Einstein 'do and a poofy mustache. The best part about the doc is that he loves pugs and gives me all sorts of hugs and kisses and attention and tells me how cute I am. Dr. H raises pugs and I think he said he is owned by eleven right now (some are puppies).

The doc weighed me and I now tip the scales at a whopping 13.5 ell-bees. He told mommy that I'll top out at 15 or 16 pounds, so I am almost a full grown pug-a-lug now. Mommy is relieved as she was worried she was going to have a 25 pounder on her hands. It seems I will be on the small side. No matter, I can still wrassle with the big doggins like nobody's bidness.
In other news, I busted out of my pink Puppia harness because I am STRONG so grammie had to order me a new one. Daddy was happy to hear that I'll be sporting a non-pink harness soon. Mommy reminded him that he's almost a married man anyhow so it doesn't really matter whether people question his preferences (um, does he prefer other kinds of dogs? Cats? I don't understand this one).

Finally, mommy and I are working feverishly on the Pay it Forward giftables. Mommy isn't the most crafty woman (certainly not like Jemima and Norman Featherstone's motherables!). She crafts like she drives: impatiently. But I can assure Clover, Sherman, Penny, Lola, Ike, and Balboa that I have tested your giftables and they have been approved. You might even find a few little renegade Suki Su hairs on the crafts as a bonus. But um, neither of us are sure when exactly these packages will be ready for mailing so hang tight, buddies!

OH YEAH! And I saw a commercial with some weirdo human posing as Chuck Norris. Do not be alarmed - the real Chuck Norris is a six-legged pink stuffy who lives in my toy basket and he is CERTAINLY not a republican. My Chuck Norris will kick Fake Chuck Norris' butt with six times the roundhouse.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

THANK YOU, Jemima!

Today mommy and I received our Pay it Forward giftables from Ms. Jemima Jones and her mom, Rachele. OMD I LOVE THEM! Jemima and Rachele sent us homemade peanut butter and graham cracker TREATS. Mommy even had a little tasty-taste and totally approves (mommy actually has a habit of nibbling my gourmet treats out of curiosity). They also sent orange ASPCA bracelets (mommy's favorite color!), a new pink elephant toy, and a hand knit hat and mitten set for mommy!
I really like this elephant business! It reminds me of Eli (RIP) except it is squeakable and I love squeakies! Yoink!
The treats are DELECTABLE and I would say four jars is about enough to last me four hours. Just kidding! (Mommy made me write "just kidding." Since I can't open jars I suppose I will be subjected to treat rationing).
Of course mommy loves her new hat and mitten set, being a Minnesotan. Rachele, you are SO talented and the hat and mittens are beautiful!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Big Girl Birthday Wishes

My gal pal Suki (same name, different pug!) is ONE and lots of us doggies are whooping it up at Disney World in Florida this weekend. Isn't she a pretty girl?
Before I left mom made sure to pack my Mickey stuffy (because I would be lonely without him).
He is a good cuddler and his legs are made of rope. It doesn't get any better than that.Happy birthday, Suki!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

What is Snow?

Nana Rita gave me my first winter coat.I'm all ready for the slopes! Just kidding, pugs don't ski.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Window

Mommy and daddy moved their bed next to a big window (ignore how dirty they are - it's a rental!). This is pretty much the most exciting thing that has ever happened around here.
I like to stare out the window and look for Pedro.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Halloween Story

Oh my dog, I am so sorry I have not updated in such a long time. We have been too busy with Halloween and mommy's long work hours to share this week. Mommy has been acting like a crazy picture lady though.

This is me, forlorn and hoping my DWB friends will remember me after this long, blogless week.
On Sunday we had Pug-O-Ween. This meant that I had to get up in the morning and endure costume torture. I am still trying to figure out why they dressed me up like a devil.

I would say I put up a good fight. But check out daddy - he seems to be enjoying this in the photographic evidence. Argh!
I hated that tail!
Onward to Pug-O-Ween. I had a twin! As you can see, we were the engine and caboose of the butt sniffin' train.
There were more pugs at this meet-up than I have ever seen in my entire life (probably around 100). Their humans dressed them up as spiders, skeletons, pumpkins, Yoda, Frankenstein, and even Fred & Wilma Flinstone!
I made a new BFF. Her name is Bindi (after Bindi Sue, daughter of the beloved Steve Irwin, whom mommy loves). When I wasn't begging for treats I was wrasslin' with her. She's four months old and about half my size. "What a little beauuuuty!" I realized at this meet-up that for my age I am large - and in charge - but not fat.
And oh yeah... we had a visitor from New York. What a crazy dude!
He may look odd but he gives really good butt scratches. I loved waking him up in the morning with my snotty sneezes and lots of puggy kisses. That dude loves to party!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pedro is like SO cute.

Dogs... I met the cuterest boy pug EVER and I think everyone should go visit him.

OMD so cute.
Only Clover wants to play Pay it Forward so far... So sad. Any more takers??

UPDATE: Clover, Ike, and The Dogs of Jackman Avenue (Sherman, Penny, and Lola - they count as one today) are the winners!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Pay it Forward!

Hi Everyone,

It's time for me to Pay it Forward!

Here's how it works! I'll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this 'Pay It Forward' exchange! Just be sure to tell me your favorite sports team and/or your favorite colors. Mommy has been pretty busy lately so you'll have to be patient. But you will receive it within 30 days, that's a promise! The only thing you have to do in return is "pay it forward" by making the same promise on your blog.

Ok dogs, who is in?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Stuffy Destroyer?

At one time I held the household record in Ultimate Stuffy Destruction. And then this guy came along.
Sure, he looks cute and cuddly like a cotton ball, but Bob the Bichon definitely has a dark side. He destroyed every single last stuffy I owned besides Chuck Norris (mommy put him away for our visit, and thank goodness for that!). Mind you, he was only visiting for two days.

I'm not sure what to make of all this.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bob is Here! And a Tag Too!

Hey guys. I've been up to a lot of THIS lately:
Nope, that's not a Fraggle - that's my Bichon buddy, Bob! He is staying with us until Wednesday. He is teaching me all sorts of things like how to be a good guard dog and how to mark daddy's furniture with pee-mails. Mommy doesn't seem too impressed with his mad skillz. Lucky for her I refuse to leave pee-mail in the house but Bob doesn't mind one bit!

Tadpole said everydog could do this tag if we wanted to, so I did. Enjoy!

(favorite stuffie + tail characteristic)
Chuck Norris Swirly (hehehe...)

YOUR GANGSTER NAME: (favorite kong-filler + favorite cookie)
Peanut Buttah Baseball (oooh, tough!)

YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color + favorite animal species)
Red Big Dog (this would be perfect because people would actually look for Clifford)

YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name + city where you were born)
Sumo Freeeeeeport

YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name + first 2 letters of your first name)

SUPERHERO NAME: (“The” + 2nd favorite color + favorite drink)
The Pink Fresh Water

NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
Thomas Clark (sounds a little too dignified)

STRIPPER NAME: (your favorite scent + favorite treat)
Pee-Mail Salmon Snack... mommy says something like "hahahaha! NO COMMENT."

WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names)
Lane Carl.

TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (your vet’narin’s last name + a major city that starts with the same letter)
Hofmeister Houston (funny!)

SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday + favorite flower)
Birthday Daisy (I would be like a Go-Go spy)

CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit + article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Wallymelon Nakie! Just like Tadpole!

HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast + your favorite plant)
Yogurt Kibble Long Grass (my parents are THOSE kinds of hippies)

YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (“The” + Your favorite hobby + favorite weather element + “Tour”)
The Bone-Chewin' Cool n' Breezy Tour

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Fall, fall, fall!
Perfect puggy weather!
This is my first one and I LOVE IT. It means more walks on the Summit Avenue and more time in Grammie's yard with Trigs and Jakey.
Do you know what else I love? DWB! This is why:
  1. I get to learn all about the FOODABLES of other doggins and mommy at least considers them
  2. So many FRIENDABLES!
  3. Fame and glory (I am on the internets searching for my fortune)
  4. I can always count on other dog blogs to make mommy smile and laugh, even on the most challenging days
  5. All of your humans are the best because they have so much love and compassion for their furry and naked companions and family and it gives me hope!
Oh boy, I'm getting a little sentimental in my ripe old age of five months.


Also, Tanner asked me some interviewing questions!

WUTUP T-dog! I'm up! HI HI HI HI!
2. What is your most favoritest Thing to eat EVER?!
My most favorite thing to eat ever would have to be salmon snacks. And cheese. And MEAT. I love to EAT! But mostly the salmon snacks. When mommy and daddy have real fresh salmon I love that too. They say it gives me fish breath and I love giving fish breath kisses.
3. Could you SEE ME????????
I can see you on your blog on Tanner Tuesdays like today. I hope you get some of your dad's wisdumbs!

And here are a couple more pictures for the night. Jakey is the Big House Fun Police. He's around to make sure no one has too much fun. Beagles are sooo nosey!This is us yelling at mommy and Grammie "LET US OUT OF THE BIG HOUSE, IT'S SO NICE OUTSIDE!"