Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last of 2008!

Winter light on Raoul.
Originally uploaded by pug freak
Unfortunately, this picture does not reflect the horrendous weather outside right now. Rain/Snow making for a very slushy environment.

Anyway, 2008 was a fine year with a few ups and downs. I'm looking forward to many more pig ears, parma bones, home cookin', blogging friends, and lots of travel (as always). What I hope to not have in 2009 is anymore cancerous mast cell tumors. Here's to a new healthy year full of lots of friends and food!!!!!

Peace out!


Monday, December 29, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Waiting for the ear.

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Waiting for the glorious pig ear after the humiliation of the santa hat!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Camouflage Debut!

Camouflage Pug
Originally uploaded by pug freak
Yes, "the woman", has gone out and bought yet another dog sweater!!! I have to admit though, I look pretty macho in this one. Even my eyes are in camouflage!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Zurich and baby Alva!

One of my favorite "little people" recently moved to Zug so we had to visit last weekend. As you can see from the picture above, I was giving her the all knowing pug look that says "you want to give me your food!". And she quickly complied with my wishes.

The next day we headed into Zurich and we met Siggy. Siggy is 11 years old and has some spinal issues. Therefore, he doesn't quite pick his front legs up enough and has to wear the booties to protect his legs.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Elmore and Steven from London.

So my parents left me in Geneva while they had a high old time in London town! It turns out they missed me and managed to meet a couple black pugs while they were there. This first guy is Elmore who was found on the streets and brought into a lovely family. They think he is around 12 years old.

The last photo is Steven. He's only 8 months old and lives in the Covent Garden/Holburn area. Not too shabby of an area for a pug! Thankfully, my parents did not bring any new dogs home so I'm quite happy to post pictures of these two!

Peace out!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The lovely Dinde!

Check out the lovely Turkey we had on Thanksgiving day. She was a large one by Swiss standards ( over 8 kilos = 17.8 pounds!).

I thought the price was reasonable considering it's a fresh turkey. (For American's it works out to be around $80).

Friday, November 28, 2008

Turkey Day Exhaustion

Another fine Thanksgiving in Switzerland. I had my buddy Chico over. As you can see, he fell pray to the humans' fashion mania that night. I, on the other hand, enjoyed lots of turkey!!!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lucerne and Zug

Sorry for the lack of posts. My mom's camera is still not back from Sony (it's been over 3 months!). Anyway, you can see my last trip to Lucerne and Zug was quite interesting.

These mountains reminded me of Alaska.

Some local hounds in Zug.

A lovely pug!

Me and Chico cruising the seen in Zug!

The rents!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Engleberg Cows!

We went to Engelberg Switzerland this last weekend and I met these very strange looking dogs! After a long sniff and stare I decided I better leave them with a pee mail.

Here I am telling them what I thought! Hmph. Hmph.

Peace out!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Meet Donut the Dogue de Bordeaux!

Donut at 3 months old!!!

Me showing him the park.

The usual crew.

Charlie enjoying a large hole!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trip to Zurich!

We finally traveled to Zurich after living in Geneva for over three years! It was 2 hours 40 minutes on the direct modern double decker train. I scored a seat to myself and squeezed in a much needed nap.

It turns out one of my parents' favorite restaurants, Wagamamas, from London opened in Zurich so we headed over for lunch. Unfortunately, the rules are a bit stricter in Zurich then Geneva and we were denied entry!!!! Yes, no dogs allowed inside due to their "open kitchen". What's up with that?!

Fortunately, my morale was boosted when I ran into this foxy looking poodle! She was diggin my moves that I was layin on her!

Later I cruised a small park and this little terrier appeared out of nowhere!

Zurich didn't disappoint when it came to canine delicacies! The Swiss put out a premium quality pig ear that all pugs should try!

Humans say the streets are paved with gold but I have to say, I think the streets in Zurich are paved with pig ears! I mean, when have you ever seen bags of pig ears on the sidewalks?! It's truly amazing and I now know why Zurich was rated one of the best places to live!

Later we hit this modern coffee house that had a perfect place for me!

This dog was a cross between a dachshund and an Italian truffle dog (not sure what that is?).

Finally, I just had to catch some zzz's while my parents indulged in some cocktails! All in all, I loved Zurich and would go back! The people were so friendly towards me!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Loup de Mer at Chico's!

I could not miss out on this fine feast at my friend Chico's house so I had to resort to some extreme pug measures! The space was small but I found a perfect vantage point under the trolley so as not to miss a morsel!

The salt crusted loup de mer. Yumm!

Finally, when things settled down a bit I was able to come out from under the cart! AND, yes, I had my fair share of the fish.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Autumn in Geneva

Raoul in Autumn
Originally uploaded by pug freak
The weather has been absolutely perfect for pugs these days. Not too hot and not too cold. Throw in some leaves and my walks couldn't get any better!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Meet Louis!

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Well, I have a new little friend in Geneva and his name is Louis! He's only three months old but already he's grooving on my zen ways. I've showed him THE place to buy his latest in doggie couture and he seems to be coming along quite well on the city living.

I think you'll be seeing a lot more of him on my blog.

Peace out!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Montpellier Trip!

Boarding our TGV train direct to Montpellier!

Watching the scenery as we departed Geneva.

Scored my own seat for half the trip.

Cruisin the park offleash in Montpellier.

Pug approved hotel room. The hotel also had a resident dog and black kitten.

Checking out the sites of the pedestrian area.

Wondering if this Puig cheese has any relation to Pugs.

Glad to not be a fish in this truck!

I wasn't too sure about this little black and white thing. He was bucking around a lot.

This dog was enjoying the ride! I may have to see if I can get something like this when I'm old.

And finally, I met this big softy at the Montpellier train station just outside of Paul. He was quite nice but a bit excited. All and all it was a great trip. I'm now on my two full days of recovery with lots of nap time to catch up on.