Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Summer slump

Hey everyone, sorry i have been MIA with posting. I wish i could say i've been so busy, but besides working on my tan at my pool and working i've been super unproductive with life. It's so hard to spend the day at the computer when it's so nice outside. My picture taking has also seemed to be nonexistent lately. I'm in a summer slump!

The Pugs are doing really well, they've been just chillaxing, wrestling with eachother, and eating everything in site. Bella has been "bootscooting" a lot lately so i'm gonna have to take her to the vet to get her anal glands expressed. Boy, let me tell you is she not a fan of that. For some reason her anal glands get full soooo fast, we haven't had any issues with Perogi yet.

Anyway here are some recent pics of the babies and a recent play date with Perogi's biological sister Tressie with my friend Chelsea.

This is Chelsea with Tressie and Bella. It's so cute when she comes over. You can totally tell that her and Perogi are related. They have the same doggyisms and love being with eachother.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I'm back, all moved in and ready to get on with my life, and my blog :) A big thank you to everyone for all your support and kind words. Breakups are never easy and it's nice to know people have gone through the same thing.

Bella and Perogi are doing great! They are adjusting well to their new lifestyle. It's lonely sleeping without them some nights but it makes seeing them even more worth it.

Even though our lives have been hectic we've had some time to help dogsit some of our friends dogs. Bella and Perogi love having sleepovers and i love it b/c they get so pooped afterwards!

This is Lola. She is my friends BulldogShe is also Perogi's girlfriend. They love playing together and she is such a good dog. The only issue is that being a bulldog, she gets so tired and it's nearly impossible to walk her with Bella and Perogi. They pull on their leashes and she takes her time walking and lays down in the middle of the street if she feels like. So basically i get pulled in both directions. She's not the most active of dogs, but still so darn cute.

This is Tressie. She is Perogi's biological sister. When we first got Perogi some girl in my building stopped me and asked me what breeder i went to. I gave her their card and she went out and got Tressie. We're so lucky to live so close to her. They play so well together it's adorable. I swear they know that they are related whenever they see eachother they immediately get happy. We watched her this past week while her owners were in florida. She's adorable. Perogi's mom was fawn and his dad was apricot so that's why they are different colors. We are actually gonna have a joint bday party for them in august :)

Here they are together.
and finally a pic of B & P snoozing. Playing is very hard work. They play hard and nap harder :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Breaking up is hard to do...

Hey everyone i know it's been forever since my last post. I guess you can say a lot has been going on. Jeff and I, after 2+ years of dating, 2 pugs, and 1 apartment have decided to call it quits. It's obviously very personal and not appropriate for a pug blog but that's what i've been dealing with.

We are each moving to a 1 bedroom apt in our same big complex and after long deliberation over what would be best for the pugs we have decided to have joint custody. I work 12 hour shifts every other day so it would be impossible for me to take care of them myself and i couldn't live without them. Therefore they will still be in both of our lives and we won't separate them. They will spend my days off with me and every other with Jeff. I know we both are willing to make it work.

I'm planning on getting back to blogging very soon, definitely after our move (next weekend). We're both concerned about how the pugs will adapt but i know as long as they are together they will be fine. Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing? Feel free to email me if you have some advice @ vhyst at hotmail dot com.

Please check back often, i have a ton of pictures and pug stories to post after the move :-)

Saturday, May 24, 2008


On thursday Bella turned 2 years old. I can't believe she's 2 already, it's crazy how fast the years fly by. To celebrate she wore her new birthday dress (compliments of lola) and i bought her some doggy birthday cookies, peanut butter truffles and a birthday cake stuffed toy from this really cute dog barkery by our house. Of course Perogi got to share everything as well.

Bella was the princess for the day. Wait, what am i saying? she's a proud princess everyday!! (and we love her for it) Happy birthday Bellski!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It's meme time!

Lex tagged us for a meme, so off we go:

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player than tags 4 or 5 people and post their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you have posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

Me: I was just graduating high school (my 10 yr reunion is this year..yikes) and for the record...i HATED dogs. If you would have asked me in high school if i would ever own a dog i would without hesitation say absolutely not! Yuck! Now, i'm so obsessed with mine that i have a blog in their honor :-)
The Pugs: Bella was -8 years old and Perogi was -9.2 years old

2. Five Things on my to-do list today.
Me: Take the dogs to the groomer, pick them up, make turkey sausage ziti for work tomorrow, Go to gym to do step and body pump class, clean
Perogi: Beg mom for food while cooking, roll over many times for belly rub, lick everything in sight, obsessively play a game of fetch till Dad gets tired, nap
Bella: Cry while going to the groomer, look spectacularly adorable afterwards, follow mom around all day, burrow under the covers, bark at tv

3. Three snacks I enjoy.
Me: Baked Lays, candy specifically jelly beans,granola bites
Bella: Clementines, milkbones,anything mom and dad are eating.
Perogi: ANYTHING...because he inhales his food, he doesn't taste it or chew, just swallows.

4.Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Me: Pay off my gigantic school loans, buy a nice house with a backyard for the pugs,travel a lot!, quit my job :)

5. Three of my bad habits.
Me: Biting my nails, not putting away my clothes, watching too much reality tv
Bella: Barking at the tv, scritchy scratching on the door when she's not allowed in, being too spoiled to eat kibble without some human food on top (ie mozzarella cheese)
Perogi: Ripping up the carpet, barking off of balconys, being obsessed with toys and fetch.

6. Five places I have lived.
Me: Long Island, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Alexandria, Arlington
Bella: ??puppy mill??, pet store, home with us
Perogi: Breeders then here with us

7. Five jobs I have had.
Me: babysitter, bookstore, pharmacy intern, Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacy manager
The Pugs: being the two most adorable puggies in the world..it's a very tough job and they do it exceptionally well

Ok we tag anyone else who wants to do this meme!

Lastly, here are the puggies after coming back from the groomer!! They are so soft and fluffy, and of course adorable.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Trip to Orlando

We got back from orlando this week. We were down there for Jeff's friend's wedding (from Dental School) Here's us at the wedding:

While there we also got to go to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. We noticed a lot of photo spots, which Jeff felt the urge to take pictures of: how pretty :)

We had a blast!! btw...the new simpson's ride was amazing!! While there our friends took care of our dogs. They have the cutest bulldog, Lola who is Perogi's girlfriend. They all had a great time but made sure to give us adequate licks and kisses when we got back.

Bella and Perogi are taking part in Pug and Bugg's Sophie's next top pug model. They are so excited...This week we have to send in pictures of them with their stuffies. I've sent these...

How Fierce!!!!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Happy May

Hey everyone! Happy May! here in DC the weather has been absolutely wonderful!! My mom sent the pugs a package. Bella received some beautiful dresses and my mom crocheted each one their own scarf (for next winter). We then had a fashion show to show off all their new items. WARNING: major cuteness below. observe at your own risk.Bella posing with new scarf. It's perfect for winter and matches her harness!Perogi looking very dapper in his scarf! So adorable.Here's the first dress my mom sent Bella. It says "love at first bark" and if you knew Bella you would find this humorous because she constantly barks at the tv with her high pitched bark. We still love her though!Here's the 2nd dress. It's a ballerina dress with a heart on it. She loved it so much she wore it all day b/c she wouldn't let me take it off.

that concludes our fashion show. Thanks mom!! Bella and perogi give you tons of licks and snuggles

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Memoir meme

Lady Pug mugs and Chronicles of Pugs (being a relatively new blogger, i haven't figured out how to link their names) tagged us for the 6 word meme . . .Here are the rules:

1.) Write your own six word memoir.

2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.

3.) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.

4) Tag at least five more blogs with links.

5.) Don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

6) Have fun

ok here goes...

Bella: Dainty, proud, barks a lot, snuggly (what about pensive??? Jeff)

Perogi: Food!!, licky, licky, fetch, licks ears

Here's a pic with their new puppia harnesses. Don't they look so adorable? Perogi's camo harness makes him look real manly...so cute

Ok we tag:

Too cute pugs

Weeny and Daisy

Pug Posse


Pug and Bugg


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cute pug pics :-)

Sorry for not updating in awhile...this was my lloooong week at work so i haven't been home much. We have taken some cute pics of the Puggies:This is Perogi's favorite spot to take a siesta. I think it's adorable that he lays in his toy box. He barely fits but that doesn't stop him!This is what happens when i come home from work! The pugs go crazy jump all over me and both must get in my lap ASAP. We don't know why the dogs came out with devil eyes.Here's Perogi just chillen in our den. Once he gets his eyes on a stuffy toy he won't let it out of his sight till we have to hide it at bedtime. He's become very ocd lately..warning never let him get you throw it for a fetch because once you do it he will want to fetch for the REST of the night.

Here's a very "manly" shot of Jeff sharing a margarita with Alex. Awwww sooo cute :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Everyone needs a comfy spot

Perogi has certainly found his...laying on Bella!! The funny part is that she doesn't mind one bit. Too adorable.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Please!!!!! can we come up?

This is what we see every morning after we walk the dogs, give them breakfast while we go back to bed. It's inevitable that they will scratch on the bed till we give in and let them come up. Sometimes we are lucky and they cuddle up and go back to bed...most times they start wrestling and playing while we're trying to sleep :( but seriously how can you say no to their cute little punums? (mom did i spell that right??)

Monday, April 7, 2008

The most wonderful internet invention ever

We just discovered stumbleupon.com and in the past hour it has totally changed my life. Everyone needs to go get it. They put a little tool bar on your browser and a button you click that will pop up a random web site from a bunch of topics you choose from. The sites are all really interesting, and when you get bored with it, click the button again for a new one.

Here's just a sample of what popped up in the last few minutes:

Every since uniquedaily.com went down I've been bored with the internet 0 spent most of my time reluctantly following Jamie-lynn spears pregnancy or whatever. Now the internet is fun again.
As we were driving past the pentagon the other day this thing flew over our heads and landed right there. The pic doesn't show it well, but that is the largest helicopter I've ever seen. You could fit a tank in it if you were so inclined. Where else do you get to see stuff like that?

This kid sat next to me at the hockey game the other night. That says "obama" on his head. I was kind of scared of him.

And there's the best pug in the universe.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


A little slice of napping heaven

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Pugs most favorite spot.

is on my lap of course. I'm off from work for a couple of weeks and so far the first week has been spent mostly with the pugs on my lap watching tv. They don't care how uncomfortable a position i'm in they will find a way to snuggle into a comfy spot. Closeup............(awww)uber closeup...darn he woke up. Can you tell i've been a little bored lately??

Friday, March 28, 2008

Salt and Pepper Shakers

These are almost too adorable for words. Jeff's mom bought these for us (thanks Lillian!) She was also the one who bought us the pug tape dispenser that was a big hit. I don't know where she finds such adorable pug items. They are especially perfect for us because we have 1 "salt" colored pug and 1 "pepper" colored one. they also have magnets on their noses so they are kissing salt and pepper shakers. We love them!!

Sorry it's a little blurry. But here's the view of them kissing and of them apart.

I tried to find a picture of Bella and Perogi kissing but i couldn't. I thought that would be perfect to end the post. Instead enjoy 2 recent pictures of our little puggies :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Pugs try out the new convertible

They approve!!! On easter we tied them up in the backseat of the car and drove home from Jeff's mom's house. We didn't know if they'd like being in a convertible. Well they had a blast. It was gorgeous out and they loved the fresh air and the sun. Perogi kept on sniffing the air, it was too cute.