Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Devil dog, indeed

Recently we went to Paris without Tojo. To try to salve Tojo's feelings of jealousy, we treated him to an exciting vacation in the Fortress of Solitude with our wonderful friends Team Inwood. Unfortunately, photographic evidence shows that Tojo perhaps wasn't on his best behavior:


A very nice pug gift

We wouldn't have Tojo if it weren't for Kevin. Luckily for us, Tojo and Kevin's pug Peanut were not the best of friends, so Tojo needed a new home where he could be the only prime minister pug in the house.
Kevin came over last Saturday to bring over a gift for Tojo - a very cute dog coat that his mom had made! Tojo has very much enjoyed wearing his new coat, especially since the weather has turned cold. From all of us - thank you!

An injured puggy

Tojo had a major scrape last Friday night. He was chewing on a hanger when the metal hanger-y part punctured the top of his mouth and went into his sinus cavity. It ... looked, and sounded, insanely painful. Our dog walker happened to be in the neighborhood and came over. At that point, it didn't look like there was anything wrong with his mouth except that he had bitten his tongue. Tojo seemed to sleep that night. The next morning, though, we decided to take him to the vet because his eye was looking pretty disgusting. Tojo will be ok, but has to take several medicines until he gets better. At first, he was having a slightly hard time eating and drinking because of the pain, but over the past couple of days his intense and neverending hunger has returned. He has seemed interested in chewing on his old toys, but he can't seem to do it for very long. We are so happy that our little Tojo is starting to feel better.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

We Wish You a Merry Pug

After proving himself a pest to Chance at Thanksgiving, we were anxious about Tojo's first Christmas with Teddy (Herminson) and Mysty. Luckily, "Uncle" Teddy was proud to step up to the plate as Sheriff Teddy, telling Tojo when he was crossing the line. Tojo left his Christmas vacation a better dog. It was the best Christmas gift we got! Many thanks to Human Grandmother and Human Grandfather for their patience and love with little Tojo, and for a very special Christmas.