Jul 22

Duke’s House

Living in and maintaining a home and a full time job is alot of work! Unfortunately I don't have as much free time as I used to, but fortunately my husband and I have a beautiful home with a yard for Duke!

We lucked out and own 1/2 an acre of property. We have a 1600 square foot house which has turned into our project house. Our neighbors are really nice. One neighbor helps with rescue dogs and always has an ever changing population of new friends for Duke. We are also much closer to Triton and Dinoco (like 5 blocks!) so play dates happen more often. Also way closer to all the fun dog parks!

Duker meets some dogs at the local dog park (including a puggle puppy!).

Duke takes a walk over to visit Triton and Dinoco.

Keeping guard at the front door. Ruff!

Duke takes a stroll through the spring flowers... and takes his time marking them too!
Oct 08

Some Fav’s from the Dog Park in Phoenixville

I know it's been awhile, but here are some pictures from one of Duke's recent visits to the dog park! (I've worked like, 90 hours in the past 10 days.... no days off... I'm tired!) Still had time to take him to the dog park though. Spoiled dog!

All strapped in and ready to roll.

Chillaxin' with some new friends.
(the one on the right was a puggle puppy named Hershey)

Even if we don't bring a tennis ball... he finds one.

Duker! It seems you've worn all of them out!

Oops! Missed that one. Good try though.

What a face! Only a mother could love....
Aug 21

It’s a dog’s world

Haha, it's a dogs world. I love crawling around on the floor with my puppy! He seems to be looking at me going, "what ARE you doing mommy?"
Jun 24

Poor Neglected Dukie

It's been awhile since I've updated poor Dukie's Blog. Fiance and I are getting married next Saturday, so wedding plans have seriously gotten way out of hand, and poor Duke feels as if he is being neglected. See?

This is a common Duke expression when we are at the apartment.

He likes to climb on my lap when I am working on my laptop. See him sneering at me? (I'm working on the wedding program on my laptop, haha)

Another cute attention getting ploy.

We didn't even put him in the back, I held him when we visited fiancé's parents this weekend because he was whining in the back.

Again, he pushes his head in between my legs when I'm sitting on the couch working on wedding stuff.

There is fiance working on wedding stuff on his laptop. Poor neglected Duke is vying for his attention with a toy next to him (if you look closely you can see him sneering again!)

Wedding will be over soon. We are boarding him during the wedding so he doesn't get lost in all the guests. We found this really awesome place in Maine to take him. It reminds me alot of like a doggy day & night camp (I'll post pix later). He isn't going to want to come home! Then when we are on our honeymoon he is staying with Fiancé's parents and their dogs, Triton and Dinoco... again he isn't going to want to come home!

It'll be over soon bud, I promise.
May 25

Memorial Day

Duke's Memorial Day Story

BBQ at Fiancé's parent's house, of course Duke came and alll he wanted to do was play ball!

"Daddy, can we play some ball?"

He's fast when he wants to be. It wasn't that hot outside when we started to play.

Duke can change direction in the snap of a finger, but is not very good at stopping on a dime.

"Got it!"

This just isn't doing it for him. After he gets so heated up he climbs into the water dish and "bobs" for the tennis ball (can you see the drool of water hitting the bowl?).

"Are you sure this is safe?" (notice the life vest)

He was a strong swimmer! Fiance held on for the first go with swimming.

Duke swims all by himself! He looks like he is smiling in the picture, but it turns out he really doesn't like the water, at least when he is completely submerged.

This is the method he uses to dry himself. He throws himself at whatever absorbent surface he can find... head first and rolls around.

Happy Memorial Day!
May 12

May Philadelphia Puggle Meetup

Pictures from the May Philadelphia Puggle meetup!

Duke is pretty fast, and obsessed with tennis balls.

"Catch me if you can!"

"Throw it daddy throw it!"

Duke thought this puppy looked like the right size to chase.

Oh Duke. We love you.
Apr 28

Belated Birthday Wishes to the Mysterhead.

April 25th is Duke's birthday. We missed blogging it because we were driving out to Rochester, New York to visit my brother and such. So here is his birthday wishes, my baby is a year old already! We've even started mixing adult dog food with his puppy food.

Duke and I in the car.

Duke attempting to sleep on the back seat!

Happy Birthday Buddy!

Apr 14

Catching up

We were going to take the Dukester to the dog park this weekend for another puggle meetup, but it RAINED all day! Quite lame, poor puppy.

In other news, it's almost Duke's birthday (end of April, before the 28th), not his gotcha day (June 16), but his actual birthday. I can't believe he is almost a year old. It's funny how much a creature can really change your life.

Ugh, work as well as wedding plans have been keeping me busy and the poor Dukester is feeling it. It will get better.

Here are some tidbits from last month that never made it onto the blog before.

Duke and Triton have a collision over the ball.

Meet Duke's meaty tongue. It's HUGE.
Apr 05

March Puggle Meet-Up

Working can really take a toll on blogging! Here are some photos I took of the puggles from the Philadelphia March Puggle Meet-up.

What's better than one puggle? MANY PUGGLES!!!!

Where did March go?

Duke has no idea where March went.
Mar 02

10 Honest Things About Duke

Duke was tagged by Lola the Puggle.

Here are the instructions:
"When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog”. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on!"

Duke's not very good at following directions, and it appears the nifty icon has been lost. So I'll just write 10 honest things about the Dukemister.

  1. We only feed Duke kibble. He gets spoiled when he visit's fiancé's parents because they feed him kibble, cheese, chicken, potato, etc etc etc.
  2. Duke always tries to sleep on a pillow! He's like a little person.
  3. He lets fiancé carry him around like he is a toddler.
  4. Duke absolutely loves to ride in the car. Like adores it.
  5. He has a zig-zag pattern hair part that goes down his back. We call it his zipper.
  6. He can't get enough of snow! He kind of bounds like a bunny rabbit through it. He also tries to eat it at the same time he's running through it.
  7. Duke isn't allowed to have any stuffed toys anymore. He is limited to his Kong, a rubber ball, hooves, and a smoked bone.
  8. His farts are so stinky because he eats his food too fast. (he gulps air when he eats... so it has to go somewhere!)
  9. The breeder referred to Duke as the "talkative one." He has lived up to that name because he is always making little noises to get our attention.
  10. Whenever he chews on a hoof he will jump in your lap, put both his paws on your shoulders, and put the hoof about an inch from your face. He's not giving it to you, just showing you he has it. He will then go to everyone in the room and do the same thing. Don't take it, he'll get really grumpy.
Here's some pictures of Duke enjoying his snow day... from inside on the couch. What a bum.

Here's an example of Duke sleeping on one of our pillows....

*STRETCH* "Can we go play in the snow now?!"