Preston turned SIX!!
He spent his birthday having a blast with his Houston puggle buddy, Jule, at Jule’s house and they celebrated it with pretty biscuits from Jackson’s doggie bakery.
At home, Preston enjoyed a gourmet birthday dinner!
Nolan’s birthday is a day after Preston’s. He is ONE! Can you believe how quickly time has gone by? Mommy and Daddy planned a nautical themed birthday party for the two boys. The party had a great turnout. There were 30 adults and 10 babies!
There were lots of babies in the party so unfortunately Preston had to stay behind the gate most of time. Sorry Preston! Nolan was the center of the attention at the party but he made sure his big brother wasn’t being left-out. Preston did get to come out for the cake cutting.
Mommy and Daddy set up a photo booth at the party.
Mommy ordered some sailboat cookies to match the party theme. If you are wondering if they taste as good as they look, you will have to ask Preston. After the party, the naughty birthday boy got on the table and ate all the leftover cookies. Happy Birthday, Preston!
Preston, Nolan, Mommy and Daddy wanted to thank everyone who sent heart-warming birthday wishes and awesome presents.
Thank you for thinking about Preston and Nolan on their birthdays.
Thank you Bruschi and Ebby.
Thank you, Poochy!
Thank you, Coco Puff!
Thank you, Oliver and Jack!
Mommy and Daddy might have to call Cesar Millan “the Dog Whisperer” or Victoria Stilwell of “Its Me or the Dog”. Preston used to be a sweet and easy-going puppy that never showed his teeth unless it was to defend himself.
As Preston got older, he is turning into a grumpy dog. He still plays well with other dogs in the park but has become very protective of his toys and started showing food aggression when another dog is around. This has been giving Mommy and Daddy a big headache.
Not too long after Preston moved to Houston, he met up with his cyber friend, Puggles. (Interesting name, huh? His full name is Puggles TX Ranger) The two boys had a great time at the dog park. They played chase and shared treats together. Puggles is the sweetest boy and has great temperament.
A couple of weeks ago, Puggles invited Preston over to check out his house because when Mommy and Daddy are going on vacation, Puggles and his parents will be looking after Preston. Puggles’ parents would like Preston to get familiar with their house before the sleep-over. How thoughtful! Mommy and Daddy are so grateful for their help.
When Preston arrived at Puggles’ home, the two of them were very happy to see each other. They started running around in the house and were having a lot of fun…well…that was until Preston got his paws on Puggles’ “Waggle“, a treat dispensing toy that Preston also has one at home. Preston brought Waggle to Mommy and wanted her to fill it with treats. Just as Mommy was about to take the toy away from Preston, Puggles happened to walk by and without any warning, Preston snapped at Puggles! It caught everyone off guard. Poor Puggles ran away in shock. He was so terrified of Preston and wouldn’t even be in the same room with him anymore. Mommy and Daddy felt terrible. The poor thing must have thought “Who is this bully coming to my house, stealing my toy and attacking me?”
Mommy really thought Preston had just lost a friend but before Mommy and Daddy took Preston home (with huge embarrassment!), Puggles walked to Preston cautiously, sniffed a little and wagged his tail again. The two of them made up and were friends again. Puggles is truely the sweetest puggle.
What should Mommy and Daddy do about Preston’s agressive behavior? He doesn’t do that to people (thank goodness!). When Bunbun the Havanese slept over, Mommy kept close eyes on them during dinner time. Preston wasn’t aggressive towards Bunbun even when she tried to stick her head in Preston’s bowl when he was eating. Preston is very unpredictable. This has made correcting his behavior harder.
Mommy and Daddy are going on vacation this weekend. Puggles and his parents are so kind and still welcome Preston to their home even after they found Preston is such a bully. Puggles’ mommy and daddy will make sure to keep both boys safe. Preston is so lucky to have a friend like Puggles.
Puggles is very well-loved at his home. He even has his very own room, decorated just for him.
Mommy and Daddy are praying that Preston will behave himself this weekend so they can enjoy their time on the sunny beach…
Preston’s friend, Poochy, invited him over to his house for a playdate. Mommy and Poochy’s mommy had a lot of fun watching the two puggles tire each other out.
To celebrate Milo’s speedy recovery from his foxtail ordeal, Milo and Mina invited Preston over for a slumber party.
Uncle Marsh picked up Preston on Friday night. Mommy was sending Preston off.
It must have been a great party. When mommy arrived at Milo and Mina’s house the next day…
Preston visited the dog park near Milo and Mina’s house and met a puggle named Wade. He is the BIGGEST puggle (40 lb!) Preston has ever met. (Preston is the butt sniffer in the picture).
It was Mommy’s birthday on Saturday but Preston looked more excited about the cake (that he couldn’t eat!) than mommy did.