Goodboy Norman Featherstone

Friday, October 12, 2007


As the newly elected Chairman of the Central Directorate of PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ (Pugs Against Lazy Bloggers Who Adversely Affect The Honorable Reputation Of Dedicated Canine Bloggers Who Do Their Part To Help Humans' Workdays Pass Quickly), it is my duty to formulate policies and procedures for the smooth running of the group. This is not a dictatorship, but as members, what I say goes. That might sound like a dictatorship to you, but I assure you it is not. See - whatever I say goes, and since I say this is not a dictatorship, then it is not. Members are free to propose potential policies to me at any time for inclusion in the official PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ handbook.

Here are the first 5 policies for membership into the PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ Group.

1 - No member may allow more than 3 working days to elapse without a blog entry. (Note that Saturday and Sunday are excluded from this requirement as we Pugs are not required to entertain most humans on these days.) Special preference is given to those members who post daily, with extra special favor (
in the form of very sloppy wet kisses) being lavished upon those members who post multiple times in one day.

2 - If 3 working days elapse with no blog entry, membership will be considered for revocation and the member in peril will get the butt end of the Pug instead of the face end. If the member in peril posts an exceedingly apologetic entry complete with pictures within 2 days of notice of possible membership revocation, the revocation process will be terminated.

3 - Membership is revoked based on a majority vote of existing members in good standing. The vote will remain open for a period of 24 hours, at which time the vote will close and the outcome will be announced. Any members who do not cast their vote will receive a nasty pee-mail and one demerit.

4 - Once membership has been revoked, a member may re-apply for membership at any time, but is required to undergo hazing by the existing members in good standing while their application is under review. During the hazing, existing members in good standing may each make 1 "truth or dare" request to the member-in-waiting over the period of 1 week. If the member-in-waiting denies any request or does not respond to the request within 3 days, membership will be denied.

5 - If membership is granted to a previously revoked member, the member will start their membership with a lower rank than previously held and must post one humiliating photo of themselves on their blog, preferably involving a costume of some sort.

Our current member roster includes:

Goodboy Norman Featherstone, Chairman
Winston, the Grand Duke of Pugsworth, Political Commissar to PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ
Oscar, Director of the Uniform Division of the Secret Police
Napolean, Director of Covert Operations
Maggie, Lead Undercover Seductress
Giggs, Head of the Demolition and Interrogation Department
Clover, Head of the Intelligence Division
Herbie, Special Agent in Charge of Stalking Suspicious Non-Pug Entities
Sequoia, Head of the Border Police Division in Alaska
Rollo, Leader of the Cannon-Fodder Brigade
Parker, Director in Charge of the Cannon-Fodder Brigade

Please direct any membership requests to Winston.


  • At 2:21 PM, Blogger Page said…

    What about a clause for vacation time??

  • At 2:41 PM, Blogger Winston said…

    I agree that those who do not have blogs may have compose the enlisted personnel of PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ, but may receive a commission upon the creation of a pug blog. Let's not forget that union bylaws require that pug bloggers are entitled to a nap every ten minutes. Other than that, I think your bylaws sound outstanding!!

    The Grand Duke

  • At 3:23 PM, Blogger Goodboy Norman Featherstone said…

    Good thinking Page. I agree Winston.

  • At 3:47 PM, Blogger Winston said…

    I think that you should take a picture of your butt and make people who violate rule #1 post it on their blog under the heading "I Am a Butt For Not Posting More Often." This could be a precursor to formal expulsion proceedings.

    The Grand Duke

  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Pug Mommy said…

    OOOOHhh! I like the "I am a butt... idea. The rules sound fair Norman, but I do agree about the vacation time thing.

  • At 4:04 PM, Blogger The Devil Dog said…

    Hi Norman. Lucky and I agree with your bylaws, but vacation would need to be addressed. Can Lucky and I join? Or do we have to be voted in?


  • At 6:44 PM, Blogger Punchbugpug said…

    Phew, with 4 pugs would we be required to post 4 times per day?

  • At 8:49 PM, Blogger rpm said…

    Norman, our mama fails to post about us daily so I guess we cannot join the membership...but you need a clause for a d-e-a-t-h in the family because sometimes that causes bloggers to not be able to operate for days at a time. Sad but true.

  • At 8:55 PM, Blogger Winston said…

    Maybe we should put a "good cause" exception to the posting requirements, with the caveat that I had a busy week is not sufficient.

    The Grand Duke

  • At 8:17 AM, Blogger Goodboy Norman Featherstone said…

    I agree with everyone.

    Punchy - no, not all 4 Pugs would have to blog - this refers to your one blog that you keep up.

    Roxy - cruise on over to Winston's blog. He'll hook you up. He is in charge of new recruits.

    RPM - Your blog doesn't have to be about your Pugs to join.

    I will update the rules today.

  • At 3:27 PM, Blogger AM said…

    I LOVE IT!! Especially the hazing and Truth or Dare .


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