Archive for 2009

Eating Etiquette

Preston is accustomed to eating his treats in small bites. He refuses to eat them if they are too big in size. In this video, Mommy was trying to give him a big piece of his favorite fruit-watermelon…

Preston is not supposed to eat his treats without getting the “take it!”command first but sometimes, the treat is so yummy that he forgets. When he does that, he always realizes his mistake immediately.

Fall Foliage

Fall foliage in New Hampshire is at its peak this week. Preston wouldn’t want to miss the dazzling fall colors at the Kancamagus highway.
Mommy and Aunt Chrissy ran a 10K race on Monday. Mommy ran as fast as she could, knowing Preston was waiting at the finish line.

Edible Rawhide Card

When Mommy and Daddy’s friends Auntie Katherine and Uncle Steve came back from their trip to Europe, they got Preston the coolest present – an edible rawhide greeting card! But the problem is…it is too cute to eat!
FYI: The cards are made by a company in U.K. Reg & Ruby
They are also available in the US at

Hiking Welch & Dickey Mountains

Preston went hiking in White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Mommy and Daddy picked Welch-Dickey Loop for this hike.
The hike starts out with an easy trail in the woods.
Then, it gets a bit more strenuous. Preston needed a little lift from Daddy sometimes.
The view at the summit is breathtaking.
Mommy and Daddy like this trail a lot. Welch-Dickey loop is not long (4.4 miles, 3.5 hour hike) but challenging enough to get a feeling of accomplisment. There are several open ledges providing spectacular panoramic views along the way. It is a great family hike. Preston has become such a good hiker. He led the way but always made sure Mommy follows closely.

Dog-friendly Boston

Boston is such a dog-friendly city. Preston can ride with Mommy and Daddy on the subway (the “T”). He was very well-behaved.
Many restaurants with outdoor seatings can accommodate 4-legged customers. Mommy and Daddy had brunch at Abe & Louie’s. Preston stayed right next to Mommy but on the other side of the rail.

Nashoba Valley Winery

Preston went apple and peach picking at Nashoba Valley Winery. This is one of few pet-friendly wineries. There were a lot of doggies out in the orchard today but not many of them helping out picking the fruit like Preston did.

Mouse Hunter

The other night when Mommy and Daddy were watching TV, something ran across the room and quickly disappeared into the closet. Mommy screamed “Preston, get the little mouse!” Preston jumped out of his bed. A moment later, he brought mommy this…
His Micky Mouse is a present from Freddy. Thanks Freddy!

Let’s Go Red Sox!

Boston Red Sox might be in trouble this season. It seems like they might need a little extra cheer to boost their spirits!
Move over Wally the Green Monster, here comes Preston the Puggle!

Mango Lassi

Mango lassi (Indian yogurt drink) is one of Mommy and Daddy’s favorite drinks for a hot summer day. Mommy made a doggie friendly version of mango lassi for Preston.
Mango Lassi (adapted from Allrecipes)
1 large mango (peeled, seeded and diced)
1 cup of plain non-fat yogurt
2 tablespoon honey
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup water
Directions: In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. (mommy freezed the left-over and made mango frostypaw!)
(Add sugar and replace water with milk to make a great human recipe)
Mango lassi is perfect for a day like this…
Hot Summer Day

Newport, Rhode Island

Preston spent Saturday in Newport, Rhode Island. Although he couldn’t visit any of historic Newport Mansions, he enjoyed the beautiful Cliff Walk.
But a kiss for Daddy is worth the risk.
Preston had his first ocean swim. See the dramatic rubber duckie rescue mission.