Goodboy Norman Featherstone

Friday, November 30, 2007

I'm an Elf Now

Pugmommy showed us all a funny link to turn ourselves into elves. Yes, I had to participate. I mean seriously, this is some great fun! Check out my elf family.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

More About Poop

I'm sure most of you out there have read all you need to read for the day regarding poop and my love for it, but I have some important breaking news to share with you that just can't wait until tomorrow! Apparently, poop is art! Check out this calendar. I bet Woman will be begging me to poop in the front yard now! "Oh Norman, everything you poop is art!" LOL!

My Guilty Pleasure

I probably have a lot of guilty pleasures, but if I had to name my number one guilty pleasure that I enjoy above all other guilty pleasures, it would definitely be pooping in the front yard. Every day Ian and I head out the front door at around 2pm to check the mail, and every day I attempt to poop in the front yard. Sometimes he successfully stops me and throws me in the backyard, but sometimes he doesn't catch me in time, and victory is mine! The funny thing is that when he throws me in the backyard to finish what I started out front, I don't feel the desire to poop any more! Why do I love pooping in the front yard so much? Well, mainly because it ticks Ian off so badly. He always yells, "You dang dog! Don't poop in the front yard!" Or something like that - I'm just paraphrasing, but it really cheeses him off, and I think it's funny. I also like pooping in the front yard so all other dogs know it is my yard. Murphy trots over to our yard occasionally and claims my yard for his own by leaving behind a steamer. I have to take a stand against that, and pooping out there is the only way to get through to him. But mostly it's to cheese Ian off.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Where is My Christmas Tree?

The Woman is usually very excited to get the Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving. It is almost a week after Thanksgiving already and still we have no Christmas tree! What's up with this? Has Woman turned into Scrooge? Will she be visited by three ghosts? And if so, will I be able to see the ghosts and join in her adventures through space and time? I certainly hope so. I would rather just get a dang Christmas tree though! Sure, flying around with the Ghost of Christmas past would be fun, but it's just not the same thing, and that Ghost of Christmas Future scares the living crap out of me! So, Woman, just go buy me a tree and decorate the tree and put presents under the tree, because I don't want to deal with any ghosts in this house! And please stop knitting. I am getting bored of laying on your lap all the time! I want to throw some Hootie!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Secret Santa Stragglers

Do we have any Secret Santa Stragglers out there who didn't sign up in time and would like to participate? I know of one Pug - do we have any more Pugs or People? If you didn't sign up in time, or changed your mind and would like to play after all, please send me an email at puglove AT studpug DOT com. I'll get you fixed up!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Gravy - How Long Has This Stuff Been Around?

Thanksgiving was super duper, let me tell you. I not only got me a big helping of turkey, but Woman put this stuff on top of it called GRAVY. How long have you People been eating this stuff? It was the best thing I have ever put in my mouth! GRAVY! Oh yum! Every time Woman or Ian went for seconds, I barked my head off for more. Even days later when the People are munching on left-overs, I still expect a little helping of my own. Give me the GRAVY People!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. We are going to the Gammy's house for dinner, and I am pretty excited about getting me a taste of that turkey! I always get some turkey at Thanksgiving! I never get pie though, but that's ok. Woman says pie will make me fat, and I need to maintain my sexy figure. Woman and I have tomorrow and Friday off from work, so I probably won't be blogging until next Monday! Woo-hoo! Four-day weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Maggie on My Mind

Our thoughts and prayers are with sweet little Miss Maggie today. She has been very sick for the past couple of days, and may be experiencing seizures. Her condition has the Doctors baffled, and her parents are very worried. Please stop by Maggie's blog today to give her your best wishes and support. Also, perhaps you might have some advice for her parents. I know a number of you work in Pug rescue and see a lot of different Pug conditions. Maybe you can help her out!

We love you Maggie and are thinking of you and praying for you. Stay strong sweetie pie.

The Holiday Season

As much as I love gobbling down my helping of turkey at Thanksgiving and opening presents at Christmas, I do not enjoy the time leading up to these holidays, because I get very little attention. In fact, I get in lots of trouble, because I am "in the way." Woman always has a knitting project going on that she has to finish by some date, or she's baking 60 dozen cookies, or she's decorating, or whatever else she is doing that does not involve rubbing my rear end. I wish we could just have a nice peaceful holiday season that does not involve hundreds of little tasks! The knitting has already begun. She knitted ALL weekend! I do try to snuggle her while she's knitting, but a Pug can only endure so many pokes with a knitting needle before he gets the message. Whoa is me. No loving for the Pug until after Christmas. Sigh ...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Knitter's Christmas List

Christmas is coming! What will we buy our husbands? Well, I doubt you will find it on this list (except for Tami), but if you're a knitter, maybe you can nudge him in the direction of this blog entry for some ideas! Happy shopping everyone!
  • My top pick for the knitter in your life is a gift certificate to the local yarn store. All knitters complain about the prices at the local yarn store, but they know Michael's and A.C. Moore don't sell the quality yarn you can get at a local store. Make your knitter's day with a spending spree!
  • The aspiring knitter will appreciate a Beginner's Knitting Set. This book is the only instruction I have had in my knitting "career," and I am able to knit anything from the simplest scarf to a complex fair isle sweater.
  • Anyone who has ever used bamboo knitting needles probably agrees that they are far superior to metal needles. They are more pliable, which makes them more comfortable on the hands. This means longer knitting sessions! You can upgrade that purchase to Rosewood needles if you're really out to impress someone!
  • This pattern a day calendar will give your knitter daily knitting ideas.
  • Storage is always an issue for knitters when we're working on a project. I know I usually have yarn and needles strewn around the house, and most of the time I can't find anything! This knitter's tote looks like a great solution for our organization woes. This lower-priced model looks nice too!
  • I have been very happy with the Debbie Bliss pattern books. I have even emailed her in the past asking for some advice on one of her patterns, and she was quick and happy to respond to me. I am confident in recommending her books to you as a gift idea. This celtic knits book looks particularly interesting to me!
  • For the knitter whose ambition outweighs their availability, I recommend a knitting machine. Technically, it's not cheating, but it is expensive. I don't have one, but I think they're pretty cool.
  • Help your knitter start their own brand with personalized knitting labels. A personalized tag is a lovely finishing touch to that handmade project.
  • For the real knitting fanatic, this knitting car magnet will let the world know just how string-crazy your knitter is!
  • This little gadget bag organizes all those miscellaneous items that seem to disappear.
  • The Power Knitter will appreciate these Theragloves for extra support during those late-night knitting sessions.
If you have any other ideas, please feel free to add them to the comments. I encourage all you bloggers to pick a subject and write up a list of gift ideas! Don't make me turn this into a Meme! I will start naming names.

Christmas Gift Lists

Woman has composed a "Gardener's Christmas Gift List" over on her Gardening blog. Later, she is going to post a "Knitter's Christmas Gift List" on my blog. Yeah, I'm letting her blog here, but just this one time. She bribed me with a treat don't you know. If you have a special interest, take some time to create a gift list of your own on your blog. It could help us all out with our Christmas shopping!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Finally Lmizzle got her Pay it Forward gift in the mail! It's been like 6 weeks! Silly Canadaland.

Here I am modeling it.

norman modeling scarf

I know I look unhappy, but that's the look I'm going for. It's all the rage these days with those crazy model-types. You can't tell, but I'm all emaciated and skeleton-like under that scarf. Thin is in - LOL!

I got to go for an afternoon walk today, because Woman could not work out at the gym. She went to the gym as usual to work out, but she said it was like 80 degrees in there! She asked the owner why it was so hot, and the owner gave her a lot of attitude and a lame excuse. Apparently, they have switched over from air conditioning to heat and they can't switch back without paying the electrician $400 to come out and switch it. Woman says that is BULL CRAP. She has 10 months left on her contract though. So anyway, Woman came back home all ticked off, and we went for a walk. She got really mad at me during the walk, because apparently I stop to pee every ten steps, but I can't help it. I just gotta go! Geesh. She's in a mood today. Beware.

Farewell Dear Friend

Farewell Sweet Baxterman. We will miss you until we meet again. I know you will be waiting for us on the other side, and watching out for us while we are parted.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Secret Santa Match Ups

The Secret Santa Match Up emails have been sent!

We wrote everyone's name on a little slip of paper and placed all the slips in one of Ian's cool hats. I'm not all that happy in this picture, because this whole Secret Santa thing has cut into my breakfast time.

secret santa names

Then, I drew the names from the hat and sent out emails to everyone.

norman picking secret santa names

We had a fun morning!

Here is a list of blogs who signed up for the Secret Santa exchange. If your blog is on the list, but you have not received an email with your Match Up recipient's name, first check your spam folder, and if the email is not in there, leave me a comment so I can resend the email.

Now, feed me Woman!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Secret Santa Reminder

Remember to email me today (puglove AT studpug DOT com) if you want to play Secret Santa with us. I will be sending out your Secret Santa Match-Ups tomorrow!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Locked Out!

Ian threw me out of the bedroom this morning and locked me in the hallway! He claims he is sick of listening to me lick myself at 6:45am every morning. To show my disdain for this new arrangement, I took a nice healthy poo on one of my blankets and peed on the other one! Ha! Now Woman is having to wash them both this morning. That's the last time they'll lock me out of the bedroom in the morning. Silly people ...

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Secret Santa

It looks like Secret Santa is the winner! Please send an email to "puglove AT studpug DOT com" with the subject line "Secret Santa" containing your name and address, and I will draw names to match up gift givers to recipients. Let's try to keep gifts around $20 if possible. This isn't a hard requirement, but we'll set this loose limit as a guideline. If you want to send the puggies a gift along with the human who is playing, no one is going to mind - hint hint - LOL! I will match up givers and receivers Monday afternoon, so please respond by Monday morning if you are going to participate.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Secret Santa / Dirty Santa

Do you all want to do a Secret Santa gift exchange for Christmas? Or maybe we could play an on-line version of Dirty Santa! Don't worry - it's not really dirty! LOL! I know I have a lot of on-line friends, and I'm sure you do too, and although I would love to give each and every one of you a very special gift, I just can't afford it. I could give you all a big sloppy kiss, but still, I would have to pay airfare, and since I used up most of my allowance repairing damaged furniture, you're out of luck.

So, let's see what you all think. Here are my two ideas. Let me know if you like either of these ideas or if you have a better idea of your own! There would be a cash cap on the price of the gifts, maybe $20.

1 - Secret Santa - Everyone who wants to be involved will send me their name and address, and I will randomly match a giver with a receiver and let each giver know the name and address of your receiver. You would then buy a gift for your receiver and send it to them. Pretty simple!

2 - Dirty Santa - Everyone purchases one gift, photographs it, wraps it, then photographs the wrapped gift. You send me the two photographs. I post the photographs of the wrapped gifts on my blog, and randomly assign each person a number. This number is the order in which we will choose gifts. The person with #1 chooses among the gifts, and I "unwrap it" and show you all what it is. The person with #2 then chooses among the gifts, and again, I show you all what it is. Person #2 can keep their gift or "steal" the gift that person #1 chose. This continues until all gifts are unwrapped. Each person who unwraps a gift has the choice to either keep their gift or take the gift from someone who has already unwrapped a gift. When the last gift is unwrapped, person #1 has the opportunity to take any of the gifts that have been unwrapped. You then ship the gift to the person who ultimately won it. Dirty Santa is way fun!

Let me know what you all think!

Licky Licky Barf Barf

I had a rough night last night. First, I couldn't get to sleep, because I kept needing to lick myself, and second, I couldn't stay asleep, because I barfed. Woman and Ian get so annoyed at me when I am licking myself at night, but I can't help it. It's a compulsion. I think I need therapy. I'm not sure why I barfed. Woman had to get out of bed and clean it up. She was none too happy with me, but she still put me back in bed and rubbed my belly for a little while to help me feel better. I did feel better after that, but then I started licking again! At that point, Ian had had enough and got out of bed, which caused Woman to get out of bed too. Of course I follow Woman wherever she goes, so I was up too. Needless to say, we had a very early morning this morning, and I still can't stop licking myself. I need help people! Professional help!

Friday, November 02, 2007


I am grumpy today, so I'm going to air some grievances. I know it's early for Festivus, but I can't wait until then. Besides, I'll probably be in a good mood by the time the holidays roll around and will have no grievances to air. We must not let good grievances go to waste.

First, Mr. Chris - Your webserver is painfully slow. Please upgrade your hardware or whatever you need to do to make it faster - I don't know computers, but I do know that loading your website really peeves me off. A web surfer will wait only 5-7 seconds (actual statistic gathered by Woman at the WiMAX World 2007 Convention in Chicago) for a page to load before closing the window in disgust. Disgust I tell you! Also, you could really post a little more often. Please don't give me a list of excuses for why your website is so slow or why you post so rarely. I don't care. I just want it fixed.

Second, I hate you Doteasy. I am on to your game - trying to sell me your spam filtering software, then selling my email address to make me NEED the spam filtering software. It is no coincidence that I used to get maybe 50 spams a week, and now that you are trying to force your software down my throat, my inbox fills up every day with spam to the point that new email is bounced! I add spam filter rules, but still, those penis enlarger adverts make their way into my inbox. I'm neutered! I don't need a penis enlarger, or OEM software or authentic replica rolex watches. How can something be an authentic replica? I'm going to show you an authentic replica of my fist if you don't STOP SPAMMING ME!

And finally, to the man across the street, aka; Penis Head Man (He wears a toupee that makes his head look like a big penis. I'm sorry if this offends you, but it offends me too. Does he not know what his head resembles? Please - if my head or any other part of me ever resembles something offensive, let me know.) - How does your radio be so loud? It makes me bark, then Woman starts yelling at me to stop barking! The anxiety level in this house is through the roof because you are apparently hard of hearing. Woman demands that you get a job and stop turning on your stereo every day at 4pm, or she will be forced to nab the toupee from your bald little head and chuck it out the window!

Now ... On to the Feats of Strength!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Losing My Edge

I will be the first to admit that I am losing my edge. Do you know how many times the People called me a good dog last night while I sat patiently during our photo shoot? A lot. So many in fact, that I lost count. I used to be so bad, evil even! Now, I am a good dog that does not even require a treat to sit still for photos. Have I grown too close to my human captors? Perhaps it is Stockholm Syndrome, but I've never even been to Sweden! I need to take some "me" time and re-evaluate who I am. I used to know my identity, but it seems I lost it somewhere between the butt scratchings and the treats. Maybe it's in between the couch cushions. Sometimes Woman finds things she has lost hidden down there. I better go check.

So, here I am being a good dog, modeling my fairy costume with Woman. No one believed that I was the Pimp Fairy. I guess the leaves and flowers gave it away. I'm not sure what a Pimp Fairy's wings would look like. Maybe there would be $100 bills on them?

norman tammy halloween

Here is a closer view of me. I did NOT like that circlet thing on my head. I left it on for pictures only! I did secretly like my wings though. They did not help me to fly any better, but I think they are pretty kickin' as an accessory.

norman halloween

Baby Sarah was a bee this year for Halloween, and since I was a bee last year, I donned my old bee costume to take some pictures with her. I really like Baby Sarah. She really likes lolipops. She does not share her lolipop, so don't even ask her.

sarah and norman halloween

Sarah's mom was dressed as the Tooth Fairy. She's a dentist, you know. The husbands did not dress up. We refer to them as the poopsmiths.

group halloween

Here is a picture with Ian in it even though he didn't dress up.

ian and tammy halloween

Here I am not eating our pumpkins.

norman with pumpkin

Woman carved the owl. She says not to be too impressed. She traced a store-bought stencil for the pattern.

halloween pumpkins

Ian carved the alien. He did not use a stencil, but he's an artist, so he should be able to churn out a good pumpkin carving, don't you think?

halloween pumpkin

He even carved some UFOs into the side of it. Check out those laser weapons! Go aliens! Nuke the White House!

halloween pumpkins

Here I am getting ready to greet some trick-or-treaters.

norman halloween

And here I am helping hand out candy. I use my mouth to give the candy out, and some kids are not so impressed with this. That means more candy for me. OK, I didn't really get any candy. I did get some extra treats though!

sarah halloween

I was really tired out this morning, so I just laid around most of the day. I like to bask in the sun. A warm Pug is a happy Pug.

norman in the sun

I hope you all had a fun Halloween too!

Strike a Pose

I am so happy Christine finally received her Pay It Forward gift. I was about to write up another rude email to Canada Post demanding to know where my packages have been sent. Lmizzle is still waiting for hers. Get a move on Canadaland!

So, here I am modeling Christine's gift. I know I don't look happy to be modeling it, but this is my Abercrombie and Fitch, "I'm sad that I'm sexy" look, so I'm not supposed to look happy. It's called acting people.

norman modeling scarf

I will try to post my Halloween pics later. The night was OK. I got to lick some kids' faces and stuff, and I did look pretty kickin' in my fairy wings. I'll show you later.