The Nuclear Puggle

Saturday, May 12, 2012

So Much Has Happened (since my last post)

 Sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything... A lot has happened!!  Mom and Dad say my di a beat us is under control and that I am very good about getting my shots twice a day.  My vet, Dr. Faulls, agrees!  I really like her, except when she says not to eat too many treats.
  We had an addition to the family in December.. 
We adopted Zack from the Animal Welfare Association.  He came to NJ from a shelter in GA.  I overheard Dad tell someone that Zack was on death row but we saved him.  Don't know what that all means, but I'm glad I have a little brother,  He is about a year old but that was all we knew. Mom and Dad did a DNA test on him and we learned that he is a mix of Welsh Terrier (25%), Brittany Spaniel (25%), Weimeraner (25%), Jack Russell, Bull Dog and Pulli (11% for all 3) and oddly 14% Chinese Crested!

So my folks decided to do the DNA test on me and Ruby. We all know that I have always been a BIG puggle, I weigh 34 pounds now but I was 42 pounds before I got sick. Well... turns out I'm a second generation puggle. My father was a pug/beagle mix but my mother was a pug/English Foxhound mix! Well I still say i am a puggle!!
Ruby was the last to be tested. We always thought she was pure beagle. But as she got older, it looked like her legs were too short and her body too round (sorry Ruby) to be all beagle. Mom thought she was part Basset Hound, and Dad agreed. We were all really surprised to find out she is 3/4Bbeagle and 1/4 Pembroke Welsh Corgi! So that explains the slightly pointy nose, short legs and the fluffy fur around her chest and neck.
We are quite the mixed up happy family!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

In the Hospital

Our poor little Bumbler is in the hospital. He started vomiting profusely, and when we took him to the vet his blood sugar was 400! He had never been diagnosed as diabetic, but apparently he became so without showing a lot of signs. He has always been a huge water drinker, and after his check-up in September we were trying to help him lose a couple of pounds. He had quickly slipped into a diabetic crisis.
The good news from the hospital today is that he is responding well to the insulin and has started eating and holding down his food. Hopefully he will be home soon!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween 2011









Hiya all good Pups!! Yes we have been away for quite some time. Mom and Dad have been really busy, and they have both spent some time in the house-spit-all whatever that is! But they are both able to play a lot more with us. And Mom agreed tonight to help me show you how we spent Halloween this year!!

I know this looks really silly.... but I'm a chicken!! I love chicken so much I'm told I'll turn into one.... so this makes sense!! OK not really. I kinda don't like dressing up, but sometimes I just can't get out of it!

As you can see Ruby is not very happy as a Ru-Bee-gle. BOL I crack myself up!! But seriously look at those crazy eyes! She scares me sometimes!


Well we have had enough of this dress up playtime! C'mon can we take this stuff off now? Please????


And then Mom and Dad found part of my first Halloween costume. They must have only saved the head so they made Ruby wear it, and now she haz a sad.

All in all we had a very happy Halloween. Mom and Dad don't let us help hand out candy. Haha guess they know most of it would end up in our tummies!!

Licks to all you pups!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

IT'S SNOWED!!!

WOW what a weekend, first we hear about Santa Paws coming soon and then as if on cue, it started to snow tonight! I love snow! Ruby never saw snow before tonight, this is her first winter!

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Ruby gets her first experience with snow! She wasn't sure what was going on at first but she figured it out pretty quick. Pop made her a snowball and she played with it until she broke it.

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Then Pop made me a snowball and I don't play with them, they are like a winter delicacy to me. Almost like a snow cone. Just don't eat the yellow ones.

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After we played for awhile, ate some snowballs, and frolicked, Pop decided to throw some snow at me and Ruby. Ruby ran away but I got a big plop right on the head as you can see in the video. And you can hear Ma and Pop thought it was kind of funny. I did not!

HAPPY DECEMBER!!

Sorry if the videos are hard to see, this was my Pops first time trying the new video camera.

We Just got the news...


It's December and that means that it's almost Christmas. I gotta get my list together!


I got the news that Santa Paws was coming soon! Time to be a real good boy!




And a little bit of kissing up couldn't hurt!



Ruby got the news too but didn't know how to take it.



So she went into shock!




Until we decided to play a little bitey face.


I was winning.




I don't think this is what Santa Paws has in mind when he says we better be good for goodness sake!


So we got real tired and decided to take a nap and have visions of sugar plums ... wait, who am I kidding, I had visions of Schmacklepuffs!




Ruby just dreams about raw hides!



Then she woke up and decided she wanted to know more about this Santa Paws. So Ma and Pa told her all about him and she couldn't help but notice the part about Santa Paws only visiting the good doggies.

Just the good ones? Really? Uh oh!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My New Stomping Grounds!

Well it has been a while since I have updated this blog so I guess it's well past time I got in gear and gave you some of the news on what happened to me this past summer. Earlier this year my folks decided it was time to buy something called a house and move out of our apartment. The apartment was the only home I ever knew since I was just a pup. I came home to our apartment when I was just eight weeks old and I didn't know what it would be like to live somewhere else. After they knew where the house was and knew we were moving (I was glad to hear Ruby and I were going too!) all they could talk about was how much Ruby and I was going to love the new house (but they've been wrong before, they said I would love having a little sister, OK, I like her a little bit I guess so they were not technically "wrong" but close enough for country music!). The also kept mentioning something called a back yard. Well, for any of you that don't know what a back yard is, let me tell you that you are certainly missing out! Here's some pictures of me and Ruby enjoying the new house, especially the back yard!



Lot's of grass, and trees, and a bench and there's a shed out there that Pop uses for the lawn stuff.
I think that's the same picture only further away. The yard is fenced in so I get to run around where ever I want but part of the fence has spaces in it that are wide enough that Ruby could slip through so she either has to go out on a leash or get tied to the run. Whenever I get tired of being bothered by her I just go where she can't go. She doesn't mind being outside tied up by herself either, but if Ma and Pop goes back into the house I like to come back in with them.


I smell something! I think Ruby does too! It's like having our very own little park. Pop even plays fetch with me. I like the tennis ball but Ruby chases anything, even sticks, and then she chews them, she's silly like that. She has also decided that she likes to take her new rawhide chews outside to let them "age". I guess to get tenderized by the weather. One of them got tenderized real good when Pop ran it over with the lawn mower! It made a really loud noise but now it's the Rubester's favorite piece of rawhide! Go fig!

I think this squirrel that trespassed into my backyard might be what we were sniffing in the other picture. We named him "Secret Squirrel" because wherever he goes when we are outside must be a secret.




Or maybe we were smelling the "Wasciwy Wabbit" that Ruby has gotten very close to catching. She did catch a smaller rabbit and a bird. Ma was kinda upset when she found them lying in the backyard. Ruby's a hunter though, that's what she does. I guess I'm more of a lover cause I don't go after them like she does.









Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bumbler: At the Movies

My Uncle Rickster decided to dog tag me and asked me to list my top ten favorite movies of all time. Well I couldn’t let him down so I asked my Ma and Pop for some help and I came up with my list. They are in no particular order unless random is a particular order:


101 Dalmatians - not the live action one, give me animation any day. I once spent an entire week trying to count all of them and then I counted the spots just for fun. For the record, the little girl, I think she’s number 42, is howling-ly cute and she does it for me. So much so that I got ink all over the carpet.




Underdog - Well, this is not animated but it does star a beagle as the hero which I is half of so I give it some credit for being very well filmed and close to historically correct. Don’t get me started on that Sweet Polly Purebread. WOOF! I’d give her one of my smacklepuffs any day and you know how I feel about smacklepuffs.



Homeward Bound - This one almost didn’t make the list but Frodo swore to me he would kill me in my sleep if I didn’t put it in here. He has a crush on that Sassy cat chick. So I put it in here cause he knows where I sleep. And I do that often.



Benji - Not only one of my favorites but one of my Pop’s favorites too. We love to bop to the Charlie Rich “I Feel Love” theme song. I give it 4 and a half bones.



Because of Wynne Dixie - This one is not only a good movie about a dog that smiles (it really does, I swear) but it also has Dave Matthews in it. A fact that will surely make my Uncle Rickster run out and buy it. NOT!



Cujo - To everyone else this is a horror movie. To me it’s like watching Diehard and seeing Bruce Willis die in the first movie. I hope to some day be like Cujo just take out the rabies and stuff.




The Fox and the Hound - A pawsome movie that teaches racial tolerance without being preachy. Who doesn’t love this movie? Say you don't and you're just asking for a ruff round of bitey face.



Lady and the Tramp - Another Disney animated classic. This one gives me happy ears. Also notice I resisted the urge to put the default picture of them eating the spskettis and meatballs that leads to their kiss and put a totally different picture cause that’s how I roll. And that Lady ... (sighs) I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating kibble that's for sure!



Beethoven - I tried for years to tell myself that this was a Cujo prequel but then I realized I don’t know what a prequel is, but it’s still a good movie. I would go as far as to call it bone - a - rific!





The Wizard of Oz - Think about the celluloid landscape if this movie or book for that matter were never made. Yep, there would be no LOST without this movie and we would be without that great quote “I’ll get you my pretty and your little dog too!”. That would be a sad world to live in.


That’s my list and I’m sticking to it.