Goodboy Norman Featherstone

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sausagefest 2009

I know you're not going to believe this, but I missed the first half of Sausagefest. The People had the party at the neighborhood park this year, and Woman said I would be "too much trouble" to take. Me? Too much trouble? How much trouble is too much exactly? I hold to the statement that I am just the right amount of trouble!

The People had 15 lbs of bratwurst! Woman made pasta salad, cucumber and tomato salad, baked beans, deviled eggs and banana pudding for sides. The food looked and smelled really good, and I'm pleased to say that I did get me some of that brat. Yummy!

Ian manned the grill. I'm not sure what Kevin is looking at there. Maybe this was his first time cooking up sausage. He's Canadian, so who knows what's going through that head of his. LOL!

keviin is perplexed by ian's cooking skills

Everyone ate a whole lot of food, but did take a moment or two to pose for some photos.

melissa and jenny

This new baby was not a threat to me, because she's not big enough to eat sausage yet.

new baby!

This baby was certainly no threat to me, because she's not even born yet. Silly fetus gets no sausage!

allison is preggers!

This baby was a threat to me, because she has all kinds of teeth and eats just about anything you put in front of her face. Luckily she's short and weak, so I could steal things from her hand pretty easily!

she loves "the tractor"

After Woman came back to the house and picked me up, I wasted no time getting some lady action. Hey Hillary!

tammy, hillary and norman

The dudes played some rootball and other games.

root ball

I sniffed some dog butts.

dogs galore

Hello the People! Thanks for finally coming and getting me.

ian and tammy

So, Sausagefest was a success. The keg of Pisgah Endless Summer was floated, there were lots of left overs, and everyone went home nice and full.

Everyone, including Gizmo.

gizmo wants some sausage

He was snagging sausage all night long! Go Gizzy!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tit for Tat

I know you're all looking forward to today's big post on Sausagefest, but I need a little tit for my tat first. Once everyone surfs on over to threadless and votes for Ian's latest submission, I'll post the party pics.

The Great Ape Skate of '88 - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Get to voting! Please :)

Friday, August 21, 2009


The Second Annual Sausagefest is scheduled for this weekend, hosted by My People! There will be bratwurst from Hickory Nut Gap, an icy keg of Endless Summer from Pisgah Brewing, and some other sides and desserts made by yours truly. OK, actually Woman is making the food, but I am in the kitchen supervising and cleaning up anything she drops.

Our friend Doug is bringing some sound system equipment so we can have music, and we're going to hold a friendly little open mic night so people can showcase their talents. I haven't decided what I'm going to sing yet. Your suggestions are welcome!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lazy in Red

Woman says I have been so lazy lately. Here I am being lazy on the couch. I didn't even bother to look up for the camera.

lazy pug

My eyes are open a little bit. You just have to look really closely!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Chubby Choo Choo

Woman has been using some nicknames on me lately that I find to be just plain rude. I think she is trying to insinuate that I have, perhaps, packed on a few pounds. For shame!

For her punishment, I shall give her the blank! Take that Woman! No eye contact!

norman ignores me

So I've got a little bit more neck waddle than I used to have. You know that as we age, our skin loses elasticity and just hangs a little more ...

fatty fatty fat fat

And maybe I've got a bit of back fat. There's nothing wrong with that! It keeps me warm at night.

hog goblin pug

And maybe my belly is a little "fuller" than it used to be, but I did just finish eating, Woman!

chubby choo choo

I don't think these things warrant names like, "Chubby Choo Choo" and "Hog Goblin", do you? What about "Fatty McFatterson?" That's just over the line Woman!

I will forgive you in time ... probably sometime around DINNER time!!

chubby checker

Monday, August 10, 2009

Let's Play!

Hey, Woman! Let's play a little fetch. Pick a toy, any toy! I'll let you choose today!

pick a toy, any toy!

Not interested eh? How about this attractive Kitty? What would it take to put you in this Kitty today?

norman chooses a toy

Still not taking the bait I see. I guess I'll just lay here and groom Kitty. He is getting quite filthy. It must be all those trips outside he has taken lately.

norman grooms his kitty

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Blogger Meet Up

Hey all you bloggers! The annual East Coast Blogger Meet Up is scheduled for early October in Williamsburg, VA. We got a great rate on a sweet condo, so if you're interested, shoot Girville an email. I won't be there, so don't get too excited, but Woman will be there.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Lump of a Pug

Woman says I'm getting lazy. She's offended that when she comes home from the gym, this is what she finds.

pug lump

She expects to find a barking maniac dog who is happy to see her and salivates all over her leg to welcome her home.

It's not that I'm unhappy to see her. I'm just sleeping. She'll still be there when I wake up, right?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

More Goodies from the Garden

When Woman is up working in the garden, I get real excited, because I know I'm going to get a treat. I like to stare at her and give her a couple "warning barks" across her bow. If she doesn't respond, I start to bark like a maniac until she can't take it any more!

norman wants a garden treat

This morning I was treated to a yummy tomato. Woman says it's a bribe to keep me quiet, but I still think it's a treat for being such a good boy. LOL!

norman eats a tomato

That was one yummy tomato!

norman licking his chops

Once Woman gives me a treat, she has to get out of the garden fast or I start barking more and more, demanding another treat. I got that Woman trained up real good!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Back to Bloggin'

I'm back people! I had a good time playing with Junebug and Pugsley. Junebug and I actually became good friends. Pugsley and Junebug are kind of feral Pugs. When I first saw Woman again, I had forgotten who she is! Isn't that funny? My first inclination was to hunt her down and possibly eat her. I didn't though. Aren't you glad? Otherwise, I wouldn't be blogging right now!

Thanks for all your sweet words about our Granny. She passed away peacefully last Tuesday around 8am. We will miss her greatly, but we're happy to know she has finally made her way to be with Jesus.