Archive for 2009

Where is my present?

Thanks everyone for the wonderful christmas cards and presents! Preston especially loves checking the mail box during this time of the year. He couldn’t wait until Christmas morning to open his presents. Daddy’s attempt to hide the present Preston received from his puggle buddy, Bruschi, was unsuccessful.

Preston had a great Christmas holiday. Mommy, Daddy and Preston played New Super Mario Bros Wii together as a family!

Merry Christmas!!

Preston hopes everyone has a very merry Christmas!
There is a very special ornament on Mommy and Daddy’s Christmas tree this year.


Over the past three and half years, Mommy and Daddy took thousands of pictures of Preston. Instead of storing those precious moments in the computer, they made not one but two photobooks. It took Mommy and Daddy a couple of months to complete the project. The books arrived and made the best holiday presents they got for themselves and Preston!
The first photobook is titled “Preston!” It contains almost five hundred pictures taken since Preston’s first day home.
The second one is a smaller book (8 x 10 in, 76 pages) titled “P for Puggle”. It is a collection of artsier pictures of Preston.
FYI: Both photobooks were designed with Blurb’s BookSmart® software and ordered from We went with hardcover and premium paper and are satisfied with the print and binding quality.
Anyone intrested can view excerpts from the books at P for Puggle and Preston!.

Bye, fall! Here comes winter!

Preston in autumn camouflage.
Mommy has to give him credit for being very patient and posing for the pictures.
Preston woke up this morning to the first snow of the season.

Thanksgiving 2009

Preston’s thanksgiving dinner this year looks better than Mommy and Daddy’s.
Another thing making this thanksgiving super special is that the long-anticipated Animal Planet Dogs 101 Puggle episode finally aired this weekend. Preston got a lot of emails from friends who saw him on TV. It was a short appearance but long enough to make Mommy, Daddy and Preston very excited! If you missed the show, you can catch a short online version. All the puggles that made the show are so adorable. Preston attempts to stand out by barking and howling at the camera and it worked!
Preston is cheering for himself.
Dogs 101 filming: Puggle Meetup.

Knot-a-long® Leash

A couple of weeks ago, Preston’s puggle buddy Bruschi talked about his new Wacky Walkr® Urban leash in his blog. It is a short elastic leash that is perfect for dogs who like to pull. Living in a city (with a real wacky walker like Preston), Mommy especially appreciates a short leash that allows her more control when walking on busy streets. Mommy would like to share another great short leash option – Knot-a-long® leash by Ruffwear.
The handle of this leash is very comfortable to hold on to. The material is extremely lightweight yet durable. The length of the leash is 2.5 feet (it is not elastic) and great for keeping Preston by mommy’s side (as seen in Preston’s NYC trip).
Does Knot-a-long® leash magically transform Preston into a perfect walker? Not quite…but here is Preston’s best “on-leash” walk.

Canine Cutaneous Histiocytoma

Two weeks ago Mommy found a small blistery bump on Preston’s paw. It started out tiny and quickly grew into a pea-sized red lump within a week. It was sensitive to touch but did not seem to affect Preston’s walk eventhough it was very close to the pad. Mommy had it examined by the doctor. The cytology has confirmed that Preston has histiocytoma.
It is a benign skin tumor that usually occurs on young adult dogs. In most cases, the tumor will regress on its own in two to three months so Mommy is taking the doctor’s suggestion to let the tumor run its course. If it does not go away in three months or starts bothering Preston, surgical removal might be necessary. Hope it goes away by itself soon!
Preston’s histiocytoma, week#1.
week#2 (the scar was from fine needle aspiration cytology)
Update: week#5: The tumor started shrinking.
week#6: Almost gone!

Puggle Preston @ the Big Apple

When Mommy went to school in New York City years ago, she often dreamed of walking her dog on NYC streets and Central Park. This weekend, Preston helped Mommy realize her dream.
Preston has left his mark in many places in the city!

Halloween Pet Parade

Preston went to Boston’s annual Halloween Pet Parade today. There were many doggies in the coolest costumes. Preston did not want to be under-dressed so he put on his hotdog suit for the parade.
Halloween Pet Parade
What a happy event in Faneuil Hall today!
Mommy was wondering why Preston was especially friendly with this doggie and gave her lots of kisses. It turned out…
Mommy’s favorite is this chocolate lab dressed up as a horsie.

Bewitching Salem, MA

Halloween week is the best time to visit historical Salem, MA, famous for the witch trials of 1692 and the most exciting Halloween festival each year.
Preston does not plan to wear a costume this year but did dress up a little for the event.
Scary decorations did not seem to scare Preston a bit.
The spooky Old Burying Point is the second oldest cemetary in the U.S.
Happy Halloween, everyone!