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I found out the other day that our Thanksgiving vacation to Palm Springs has been booked…it’s on!

Last year was so hectic with the new addition to the family I didn’t get to share my trip with you but rest assured I had a fabulous time in Palm Springs.  Aside from the heat of course, it’s my kind of town.  Fashionable, foodie, comfortable and relaxing…what more can you ask for?  I’m really looking forward to going again this year and I thought I’d share a few pics from the last year with you, since I haven’t gotten around to it before.  Are you ready?

I rode up there in my usual spot:

When I arrived I saw immediately that I would feel at home here:

And of course, I did make myself right at home.  There was lots of this:

A little of this:

A lot of this:

Oh and did I mention this??:

Can’t wait to go back!

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Recently, our family went on a vacation.  We didn’t all go to the same place, though.  Jon, Liz & Noah went to England, and I went to stay at the lovely home my friend Stella the shitzu and her owner, Christina, for two whole weeks!

It was a brilliant holiday for everyone.  I got to play with Stella every day, lay in Christina’s bed and watch movies, eat lots of treats and I had two beds to sleep in, two bowls to eat out of, etc.  It was wonderful.  Here are a few snaps from my stay, taken by Christina:

I admit, when Liz came to the door I was less enthusiastic than perhaps I should have been.  What can I say, I was reluctant to leave!

But, when I got home, my little brother was waiting for me, and he was SO excited to see me.  I was even a little bit excited to see him.  Here we are, together again:

It’s good to be home.

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Hmm…I think I spot some crumbs at the bottom of this bowl…thanks Noah!

Wait a second…no need to push it onto my head!

Got em all…but not exactly what I had in mind!

Could someone get this thing off my head instead of just taking pictures!  Jeez…

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I have lately taken to hitching a ride with Noah when we are out and about. Sometimes Liz walks so fast and I get tired…There is juust enough room for me on the footrest of the Bob stroller…Liz walks next to me in case I lose my balance, but once I get comfy I do a great job of staying on!

In fact sometimes I do not even want to get off, once we arrive at our destination…

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Here I am at the park the other day with my new friend. I decided to just stay on the stroller and relax for a while longer!

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Tug of war is my favorite, favorite game!!  Now I have someone else to play it with:

I don’t play rough with him though.  I know he is little and I adjust my pulling strength so we both have fun!

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Pug Party 2009

Another thing I did while I was away from this blog: my 2nd visit to the annual San Diego Pug Party!  I was so excited to see the other dogs and sniff around but most of all to see my friends, Melissa of PugNotes and her sister Melanie!

Of course, they were excited to see me and meet Noah.  Melanie had made Noah this cute bear:

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Isn’t it adorable?  She makes them from recycled sweaters and they are so cute and cuddly.  She will even make them out of your own sweater!  You can find them in her etsy shop.

That’s Liz with Melissa there by the way.  Melissa had set up her booth and there were so many cute things!  It was hard to choose but we got Noah this cute bib too:

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Here is Noah checking things out while Jon & Melissa got caught up:

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Of course, I had to check out the other dogs.  Like last year, there were many pugs in costumes.  Here is a little lady looking cute in her dress:

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And this guy was dressed as a French Bulldog:

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Upon further investigation, I realize he is a Frenchie!  The French Bulldog rescue had a booth there.  I guess puggies don’t discriminate.

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Many pugs were just relaxing and enjoying themselves.  Like these two.  That cream one must have had a really hard day!

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Whoops, looks like Liz forgot to take any pics of me!  Here is one we “borrowed” from Melissa’s original post.  We know she won’t mind!  I know you need your Henri Hopper fix. 🙂

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She has loads of great pictures of the party, you might as well go take a look at her original post and check out her blog too while you’re at it!  It showcases her creative work and the adventures of our puggy friend, Emmitt!  They’re always up to fun things, go say hello and tell them we sent you.

See you soon…

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My blog has been quiet lately but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been up to much!  I’m hoping to be able to fill you in now that Liz has a little more time to spend helping me out with my blogging again.

This winter, when Noah was about a month old, I went on a mini-vacation to Palm Springs.  Here I am with my traveling companion, Ken.  He is Liz’s father-in-law and we have many memories of good times together when I lived in England.  I used to snuggle up with him in front of the fire, chase his cats…ah, those were some wonderful times!

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Once in the car, I ride shotgun, of course:

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I like to get settled in and comfortable.  Luckily Ken is very obliging:

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At rest stops, I get in the driver’s seat to keep an eye on things:

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And here I am at our lodgings, the Caliente Tropics Resort.

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They allow dogs there, so it was a great choice.  Liz says the rooms are ok, and the pool was very nice.  I spent most of my time just sleeping in the a/c, and venturing out for walks once night fell.  It is very warm in Palm Springs, you know.

On our way back home, we drove through the Anza-Borrego desert.  Here I am in Borrego Springs.  Everyone else had lunch; all I got was a potty break!

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It was wildflower season and we wanted to have a look at the flowers in bloom.  I don’t see any!  Oh wait, is that one under my paw?

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That’s about all we found.  A slight disappointment, but still it was a beautiful place:

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On our way home, we stopped for a treat in the mountain town of Julian:

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Is that an apple pie I smell in there??  Yum!

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