I won’t take time and space apologizing for the dearth of blog entries…suffice it to say Grandma has been occupied with other endeavors. But as this season of thanks and giving approaches, I did
convince her that my loyal readers need to hear from me.

Tomorrow we travel to East 13th Street for our day of celebration, to the home of my male human alter ego, the man I referred to many blogs ago as “an oak of a man” (May 5, 2009), his wife, and
bulldog Otis. The plan is to enjoy the fruits of Rachel’s magnificent
culinary skills while lounging about in pajamas (not Lizzie and I) and
drinking adult beverages. This is an outstanding plan from a pug’s point
of view and one which I wholeheartedly applaud. Drinking plus eating on
a couch equals sloppy, careless behavior (on the part of the humans),
which leads to great rewards for vigilant and alert pugs.

Which brings me to Otis. He is a beast of an English bulldog physically, but a timid pussycat emotionally…a disgrace to all canines. I, however, discovered soon after meeting him, that with only a look
and a threatening growl, I had the power send him running while
simultaneously vomiting. Can you imagine my shock and satisfaction when I
first witnessed his response? Now, whenever we meet, I immediately
recreate this phenomenon. I know, you think I am behaving badly and
immaturely. And yes, you are correct but the pleasure it gives is second
only to acquiring food surreptitiously. I am already beside myself
thinking about the joy tomorrow will bring to this old pug.

I am thankful for: spending time with a real man, Matt, cadging treats and scraps from the feast, teasing Otis until he barfs repeatedly, and ignoring Lizzie. I hope all of you, dear readers, have
an equally bounteous day.

Respectfully submitted,



Here I am...a truly magnificent speciman.

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Comment by Pugnacious on November 24, 2010 at 12:26pm
Happy Thanksgiving to you also.A word of advice..dont sneak those adult beverages the hangovers not worth it!
Comment by Di's spoiled kids on November 24, 2010 at 12:20pm
It is always great to spend a holiday with family and friends, so with that being said, Mason we hope you have a wonderful trip, and please do not eat or drink to much, we wouldn't want you to get a belly ache.
Comment by julie foutch on November 24, 2010 at 11:25am
this is just a great article and this little angel is so precious as you will have a nice time good friends,good food and a good nap lol.

Comment by Pugman! on November 24, 2010 at 10:54am
Thank you try not to be too bad. We know you will have a wonderful time and so shall we, we only have to take about a half a block walk to get to our destination, we plan on gathering around our human, knowing that the bounty to our stomachs shall rain down freely albeit intermittently, but yummy yum yums those morsels will be!

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