Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Copy-pug

Some people talk about copycats. I talk about copypugs. I think you will recall that my stupid (foster!! HE IS STILL A FOSTER, MOM!) brother Vinny copies the way I sleep. Well that's not the only thing he copies.

Behold: Me, King Vito, on my royal perch.

Followed by my stupid FOSTER brother, Vinny.

COPYING ME and stealing my perch on the ottoman.

This guy needs to GIT. That's what the people where Mom is from in the Ozarks say - instead of "Get Out" they say "GIT." And Vinny needs to GIT.

Later, friends!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

4 Weeks Since Surgery!

Hey everyone, it's me, Vito. I KNOW! My Mom is actually letting me write my OWN blog.

Unfortunately, I don't have a lot to say.

Mom says I have to tell you that Vinny's surgery was 4 weeks ago today and he is doing just fine. She tried to take a picture of his scar but he's "uncooperative" - I'm not quite sure what that word means but she says it about me sometimes too. So I'm going to assume it means something very good.

We've been pretty lazy lately. (Well except for feeding time of course...see last post...)

I wish Vinny would get off of my Mom's leg.

Look at Vinny totally copying the exact way that I sleep!!! He is so annoying!

And I went to the groomer on Saturday and she sent me home wearing this totally fruity bandana. I humored Mom for one picture:

Vinny, get all up off my rear!

But this is how I really felt:

That's all I got folks. I gotta return to my regularly scheduled nap, now. Later friends!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hungry Bear

Clearly someone is not moving fast enough for Vito's (or Vinny's) liking.

video

Saturday, August 13, 2011

VISITORS!!!!!

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.

WELL DONE, SOLDIER VINNY!!!

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.

Ridiculous.

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!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Vinny Update

Mom here, Vito refused to write since this post does not pertain to him. And he hates that. Just wanted to update you all - Vinny got his staples out on Wednesday. The doctor said the results of the pancreas biopsy were basically inconclusive, and that we won't really know if anything is wrong unless he has problems with digestion.

As for the shunt surgery, the plan is to re-test him after 3 months to see if the shunt repair "worked." They said it won't be known until at least then (possibly even 6 months!), as it takes time for the band to re-route the blood flow. It is also even possible for the shunt to set up in another area - we definitely do not want that!! So for now we wait!

Vinny had some fun at the vet though - with the vet's turtle! It was wandering free when we got there and he was not having it! How howled, and whined, and basically talked, telling the turtle that he had some nerve being all up in Vinny's space!

What the hell is that, Mom?

Holy crap, it's moving!

It's coming right at me!!!

Get out of here, turtle!!

Hooooooooowl!

Stay tuned friends, we have an exciting post coming up in the next day or two! We had VISITORS today!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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