Ok, ok, so what really happened is that Daisy was using my lap as a pillow. I got up and eased her onto the couch where she landed on Nemo's tail/butt. She decided it was soft and comfy enough to continue sleeping, and Nemo decided they weren't touching enough to contaminate him. Cute though, isn't it?
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Let's get a closer look at the pathetic face:
Thursday, July 24, 2008
She also has incredibly persuasive sleep powers. Just sitting on the couch with her can induce us to lean our heads back and nap for a while. Even the cats fall asleep when she's nearby!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Tom's mom sent him a great solution to the the back-breaking labor of lifting a 20-lb pug up and down multiple times a day - a doggy ramp! His family's dachsund used it to get onto the couch or bed (before the poor weiner lost the use of his two back legs and was relegated to a chariot). Daisy seems nervous about the contraption and so far I've only been successful in luring her up with a treat.
The other night, I was watching TV on the couch and the sleepy pug wanted to come up and sit in my lap. So I patted the ramp and she put her front paws on it but refused to go any further. Both Tom and myself repeatedly called "Daisy! Come on, good girl! You can do it!" but she stubbornly resisted. Giving up on the zero-incentive method, I got up to get a treat and walked back to the couch. But wouldn't you know, before I even sat down, Daisy ran right up the ramp onto the couch and snatched the treat from my hand!
What's the lesson learned here?
a) Pugs are not stupid.
b) Pugs will do anything for food.
c) Daisy is a huge brat.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Unfortunately, she was not a very good girl and terrorized my friend's dogs, a small black lab mix named Maddy and a big yellow lab named Jake. Thankfully, the other dogs were terrified of her and didn't try to retaliate or else Daisy would have been in trouble! Jake was at least 5x her size.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
We took the dogs to a Fourth of July BBQ at a friend's house on Friday. Pebbles was the most well-behaved dog there, sitting neatly at attention in front of anyone who had food. Daisy, on the other hand, was a total brat and tried to attack this poor Tibetan Spaniel named Harvey, who was completely unaware that Daisy wanted him for breakfast. We had to lock her inside the house so she wouldn't chase him down. She has this thing with wanting to kill larger dogs. Small dog syndrome, perhaps?
Other than that, it's hot and sweaty in DC, and Daisy is mostly staying indoors where the AC keeps her nice and cool. We're taking her to the Eastern Shore this weekend so we'll see how she likes the water! I think a pug lifejacket is in order.