Saturday, August 13, 2011


Hello friends. Do I have a story to tell you all. So on Friday, there I was, minding my own business, trying to ignore Vinny (as I do) when Mom shoved us both out the back door in to the back yard. We heard activity going on in the house, and I of course had to bark my fool head off (as I do). Well what would you know? Guess who appeared on the back porch.

Who the heck is that?? Well, you might recognize him. His name is Hank. He is kind of famous. And he was wearing camouflage. So I was leary.

But then I went to investigate.

And you know what? I asked him a few tough questions, and then it took us no time to get chummy. He told one of those jokes they tell around the poker table at the VFW and I cracked up. I can't re-tell it here. After all, we are in mixed company and the "wimmen-folk" don't need to hear that kind of language.

So I told Mom it would be okay for him and his Mom Sarah to come in the house. I mean, they had driven all the way to St. Louis from Indianapolis.

When we got inside, I suddenly remembered though, that this is my house. And I needed to remind Hank of that.

I needed to brief him and ensure that he knew who was in charge of this operation.

Vinny, being my loyal (? loyal-ish I guess...) soldier took orders from me, seeing that I am the commander, and we interrogated Hank from both sides.

Finally I watched with pride as Vinny perfectly executed his months of being-obnoxious training and took over the interrogation.

He barked and howled right in Hank's face. Vinny did not care that Hank came in wearing camouflage and looking all tough.


Finally, Hank surrendered.

And then Vinny felt guilty. I did NOT teach him that.

While Hank "rested" (whatever!) I took quite a liking to his Mom Sarah. She was awfully nice and even brought us some rawhide/sweet potato twists and brought Mom a super cool magnet. Plus, she was comfortable. (Note Vinny on the floor... where I ordered him to sit.)

THEN, Vinny and I were sent to the back yard again!! What was going on?? I am telling you all, it was the weirdest day ever. Look what happened next!

Payton and her mom Christy and her gamma Diane came to visit too!

And Vinny and I were all up in her grill.

Let me tell you - don't let that sweet pink harness fool you...

This girl has an attitude! And she told Vinny to get right out of her face! (And between you and me, he deserved it! OK, and so did I when I got in her face later!) If you all don't know Payton, go visit her, because she is a real miracle pug!! She has been living with PDE for five years!

In the mean time, I had released Vinny from his soldier duties, and told him to allow Hank to wander freely about the house. So we were in the kitchen, waiting for treats. I mean, what other reason would those humans have had for gathering in the kitchen?

Then my Mom had to do something stupid and pick up Hank.


Clearly Hank hated it. And I didn't appreciate it much either.

Hank eventually escaped and found his way to his own perch.

THEN, he made his way to the floor, and somehow ended up in front of Payton's mom Christy. I am still ticked off about this. I don't know how he knew that she had amazing massage techniques, and I am still plopping down in front of my Mom hoping for something similar to what Hank experienced. Behold:

Look at his face!! That is Pug Heaven! I need what he is getting!!

Well, I had enough of watching this love fest going on in the floor. So I went where I knew I could at least get my chest rubbed by someone (although it's no shoulder massage, MOM!!!)...

WHAT?? I'll take what I can get.

Then I moved on to Sarah. I told you I took a liking to her.

And clearly Hank didn't mind that I was hanging out with his Mom, I mean look at him...

Hank and Vinny eventually ended up setting up shop next to each other. I thought that was nice, you know, soldier and captive. Hank being the captive, Vinny being the soldier, and me being the commander of course.

WAKE UP, SOLDIER VINNY! No resting on the job!! Jeez, I have to do everything myself.

Here is all of us with our moms. Payton is showing us what she thinks of us stupid boys.

And look what Payton and her Mom brought to me and Vinny.

You know what? I've been trying for over 24 hours now and I haven't been able to rip either one open yet. What kind of magical material are these made of????? It's killing me!!!

Later friends!!


emily said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

Minnie and Mack said...

We wish we lived closer so we could come and visit, too! and meet our Blogville friends in the fur!

Vito, you are a good commander and you have taught Vinny well.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

dw said...

Such a great visit with two other awesome puggies! You three boys look mighty handsome and pretty girl Payton is the one really in charge here, Vito!! Thanks for sharing!

Payton said...

Perhaps I am a bit biased here, but I have to agree with dw, Vito! Heehee! I had the best time, and my mom and gammy just fell in love with you boys! Thanks so much for inviting us into your home, Vito (and soldier Vinny).
PS. I'm glad those toys are giving you as much heck as I did! Heehee!

Wilma said...

So awesome Vito that you got to meet Hank ans Payton in the fur. I am sure that my girl Payton gave you guys the what for. That's what a sista does. You all look great, and Vinny seems to be healing well.

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Vito that is so fun having all those visitors at your house! It's nice to see Vinny takes orders well too. Payton is such a funny girl giving you all the glare...way to go sunflower sister.

The Girls

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

What fun!! We know Hank and his Mom - they are very sweet :) Payton is adorable!

It was very nice of you and Vinny to welcome them into your home!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Vito and Vinny! What happened to both of you is what so many of us wish for- to meet other puggies!
How exciting for Hank and his mom and Payton with her mom and grammy to stop by too!
Your all so lucky to get all this extra lovin!
I wish I could have been there too!

Minnie Moo said...

Lincoln is always able to rip those toys up but he's like a super pug. Wow, I can't believe all the visitors and fun you had. So jealous, looks like a blast. Glad you got Vinny bossed around properly!


Minnie Moo

Hank said...

Vito, buddy......boy, you sure are a spin doctor I tell ya what!!!

Anyhoo, oncest you an' that Vinny settled down it was real good tuh visit with ya. You kids are somethin' else! An' ain't that Payton a cutie? Too bad I'm old enough tuh be her great grampa!

Come on over tuh Indy when ya can. THEN we'll see who's in charge boy howdy!

PS from Sarah: Gahahaha! I am dying laughing! Great post! :)

Oskar said...

That sounds like a blast!

I have a website that I'd love for you to check out, It's a great place to find other pet bloggers.

Nubbin wiggles,

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