Archive for 2008

Happy Holidays!

Preston wants to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday!

Mommy and Daddy are going to Uncle Allen’s wedding in Taiwan. Yes! Preston’s beloved Uncle Allen is getting married on New Year’s Eve! Welcome to the family, Auntie Angela!
When Mommy and Daddy are on vacation, Preston will be spending time with his buddies, Milo and Mina. Thanks Auntie Rebekah and Uncle Marsh for taking care of Preston. Mommy helped Preston pack up all the stuff he will need and the gifts for his friends.
See you in three weeks!

Hot Puggle

Mommy always wanted to get Preston one of those hot dog suits. She finally found one that fits Preston perfectly.
Isn’t Preston hot?
Preston was upset with Mommy for making him wear the silly costume. He was giving mommy his angry face.
Preston preferred using the costume as a pillow.

The Unfortunate Duck

Mommy found Preston hiding something under his pillow like he did with his bones (dig, hide and cover!). When Mommy flipped the pillow over, she found this.
Preston realized the secret was out…
Preston has two ducks. Remember how gentle he was with his Danny? Danny is still his baby. But the other duck was not as lucky.
Preston met up with his puggle friends, Freddy, Rocket and Turtle at Fort Funston, San Francisco, this weekend. Guess what they were looking at?

Thanksgiving 2008

Preston’s thanksgiving turkey dinner!

“The Story of a Stick”, starring Freddy and Preston the puggles @ Chrissy Field, SF.

On Sunday, Preston met up with Rocket and Poochy in Cuesta Park, Mountain View.
Rocket shares Preston’s love for sticks…
Poochy was more interested in chasing the squirrels. He showed everyone his hidden talent – tree climbing!

Dog Park Injury

Preston was injured in the dog park by another dog today.
A dog came to the dog park with his parents who just adopted him from the shelter two weeks ago. Mommy was happy that he found a new home but did not think he was quite ready for dog parks. He was aggressive towards the first two dogs he encountered and was asked to leave by the other dog parents. His daddy explained that he wanted him to get used to being around other dogs. He was put on a leash but apparently his daddy still did not have full control over him. Mommy was worried about Preston because he always had to make sure that he greets every dog that came into the park. Mommy wanted Preston to stay away and he did at the beginning. Then, Preston remembered he hadn’t said hello to the newbie. Before mommy could stop him, the mean dog grabbed Preston’s face and wouldn’t let go until his daddy made him. Mommy was heartbroken to find a very deep wound on Preston’s face.

Time to go nite nite

See how Preston gets ready for bed.

Canine Arthritis

First it was Milo, then Preston and now Milo’s sister, Mina, is also limping. Mina’s mommy found a dime-size lump on her knee. The X-ray shows calcium deposit on her joint. According to the vet, it might be caused by a previously undetected injury that did not heal properly. Both the specialist and radiologist did not recommend a surgery so Mina will have to live with it. The limping comes and goes but poor Mina will have to be refrained from one of her favorite activities, chasing squirrels, for some time. Mina’s mommy is adding glucosamine supplement to her diet. It is not going to make the calcium lump go away but might help her joints in the long run. 500mg/day is a safe dosage recommended by the vet (for 20lb Mina).
Best wishes to Mina!

It’s a li’l stinker!

Good guess, everyone!
There are many skunks in the neighborhood where Preston lives. They usually come out at night and make Preston’s late night walkies or potty runs quite an adventure. Mommy thinks the little stinker costume would be a great disguise and keep Preston safe.
You think Preston can fool the real stinkers?
“ is me!”
He does look like a cow, doesn’t he? That was a good guess too!

Sukiyaki Treats

Mommy got some Sukiyaki meat (thinly sliced beef/chicken) from the asian market this week and made Preston some beef and chicken chips.
Mommy laid the beef slices on the lightly greased foil. They were ready to go into a 200F oven.
2 hours later…. crunchy sukiyaki!
Guess what Preston is going to be this Halloween? (It is a tricky one!)

Limping puggle

No dog park for Preston this week.
Preston got back from the slumber party last weekend with a limping hind leg. He and Milo had way too much fun. According to Auntie Rebekah, the two of them “played like there was no tomorrow!”
Mommy couldn’t figure out what was wrong with Preston’s leg. He didn’t seem to be in pain when Mommy examined his paw and leg but wouldn’t put weight on his right hind leg.
According to Dr. Eric Barchas, it could be “soft tissue trauma”. The best treatment is rest. This gives the affected joint or muscle time to heal. So Preston was put on bed rest for two days. This meant no running, playing or even walking!
The doctor was right! Preston recovered quickly and was back to normal on the third day.