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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Birthday My Little Sluggy Bee

Sluggo at about 6 months old
Hi folks, It's Wil's Mom here today. She graciously let me sit in today so that I could post about her brother's birthday. Thanks Wil.

It was five years ago today that Sluggo came into the world. I knew of his birth as his Mom Chole was being fostered by our friend Samantha (Murphy's Mom). What I had no idea of, was that the little guy who wasn't breathing at first, would be changing our lives forever. To read all about his first weeks, click here. Murphy did a post a while back.

Sluggo on the right (I think)

You see, we had no intentions of adding a 3rd pug to the pack. We had had plenty of opportunities, but this time it was different.This lanky little, awkward, long necked giraffe of a pug cast a spell over us. Well, almost all of us. Brigitte was not too keen on the idea of having a little ball of energy around.

Why Mom?

They were soon fast friends though.

So it began, live with Sluggo, life with three pugs.

It wasn't easy at first. All of you people who say going from 2 to 3 is no big deal, you are liars. We were now out numbered!
Walks changed.
Mealtime changed, Wilma was now food aggressive.
Bully sticks and the like changed (see mealtime).
The trim on our newly remodeled kitchen changed.
Our new leather sectional changed. It became a four thousand dollar chew toy.
The lambie budget changed. This kid could destroy a stuffie in 1 minute flat!

For all those things, this little guy had charm. I had always heard that male pugs had a different temperament.
It was true. Wilma, with her aloof coolness and devilish charm was our intro to pugs.
Then came energetic, sweet. lovable Britte.

But this guy was a lover.

He loved Wilma, he loved lambies, but most of all, he loved his Mommy.
And I loved him right back.

Over the past almost 5 years that love has grown. Naturally, I can't imagine life without Sluggo.
He is the quirkiest misfit I've ever met. Allow me to discuss some of his issues.

Surface issues. Won't walk on certain surfaces. Doesn't like it when certain things are on top of other surfaces such as tables, chairs etc.

Doesn't like it if his lambies are too close to things, such as cabinets or furniture. He will cry at them until you retrieve them for him.

Doesn't like to be talked to if you are not fully visible to him. Behind a counter, coming upstairs from the cellar. He'll bark at you until you remedy this.

He is compelled to cancel out the girls pees. Even if he has come in and they do something more, he has to run out and either pee or poop directly on the area.

He has the most bizarre relationships with his lambies. Wilma has discussed some of his obsessions, such as his hierarchy. A few months back, a couple fights broke out around the lambies. We think now, it may have been Sluggo trying to rise up when Wilma was ill. We have reintroduced a few now, and things have been peaceful. Lately, Sluggo has a new compulsion around his lambies. When we settle down at night to TV or whatever, he jumps up with a fave. Right now, his loofah dog, or duckie. He likes to suckle them, and put the whole damn thing in his mouth. Now, at about 9PM every night, he pops up his head, looks around, jumps down and returns with a rope toy.
"Time to chew some rope"

I could go on and on, but I won't. I want to go spend some time with my little Sluggy Bee. We have a few surprises in store for him. We'll tell you about that later.

Oh, and one more thing. I tried to post this the other day, but the Blogpress app is f'd up again. So, you will get the Readers Digest version.

Way back when, Sluggo won one of Punchy's giveaways.
I finally got around to sending his neck measurements, so that he could have his very own bow tie!

He hated it.

He just stood there frozen for the longest time.

I think he started to like it after all the girls were swooning all over him though.

OK, one more Sluggo pic and I'm done.

Happy Birthday buddy!!!! I love you more than Wilma loves treats!


  1. Aww, Sluggo! Those pictures are the best, super cute! And it's clear that your mom and even the rest of the family love you so much! Happy birthday dude! I know you will have a special day.

  2. I love that last pic, Sluggo! You look completely mortified! Happy birthday, dude! xoox

  3. HEY, THAT SLUGGO SURE IS A DARLING. lOVE ALL THOSE PICTURES OF HIM ESPECIALLY THOSE NECK TIE ONES.happy b-day to him and many more. i still say he looks in those pics like the one on those funny cards i like to look at and sometimes send. i like to think of him as the bumper

  4. Oh Happy Birthday my sweet Sluggo!! You are just too cute for words in that tie!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday with lots of treats and luvs!!!!



  5. Happy Birthday Handsome Sluggo! The girls think you look dashing in your bow tie and the boys are hoping mama doesn't get one for them! Pug Hugs from Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

  6. Happy Birthday to you! We can't wait to look back when you were a wee one. You sure are a loved boy!

    Have a great time on your special day.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  7. Happy Birfday Sweet Sluggo!!! You are just so handsome in you bowtie. And we like all of your little quirks, sounds like you'd fit right in with us :3)

    Meredith & Scarlet

  8. Sluggo the Eccentric! Come on people, he's a guy, what do you expect?

    Happy Birthday Sluggo, keep up the good work!


  9. Happy Bithday Sluggy Bee!
    Such a cute little baby you were and it did not take long at all to worm your way into your familys heart! All those special things about you- I just love!
    And I love you in your bow time,, most of all, I love the photo of you snuggling.
    HAPPY Birthday!

  10. Aww, Happy Birthday, Sluggo! I love the stories of you and your lambies! And you sure do look good in that bow tie, even if you don't look too thrilled with the whole idea! Hope you have a wonderful birthday full of good noms and great surprises!

  11. Happy Birthday Sluggo!!!! Hope your day is great!!! We think you love DASHING!!!!

    Punchy, Chloe, Zoey, Rosie, Marty, Kiki and Stewie!

  12. happy happy birthday sluggo!
    we love you!
    m & a

  13. Happy birthday, Sluggo! Your eccentricities make you even more lovable.

  14. Happy Birthday Sluggo! Guess what!? Today is my Gotcha Day! Whoo hoo for both of us.


  15. Oh my goodness so so adorable. Happy birthday Sluggo! I have been dying of sheer cuteness at the photos!

    much love and licks


    ps my pug's just had a post dedicated to her too :)

  16. We love this post and we love Sluggo! Happy birthday buddy!

    Pug love from,
    Pearl & Daisy

  17. Fellow Fire Hydrant Member.

    Happy Birthday buddy. Those aren't quirks those are just being a pug with a little extras thrown in. Mum says I do some funny stuffs too. Oh and the peeing on the girl's pee. I have to make sure I always over pee on any dog I meet.

    OMP I thinks you look like your pug momma!!!! I see the similarity!

    What a cute little whipper snapper you were.

    Winston Wilbur

  18. Happy Birthday Sluggo! I love the pics of you with the bow tie on. You look amazingly handsome. I hope you have a great day.

  19. Happy Birthday!

    Stop on by for a visit

  20. sweet sluggo. nothing like a mama's boy to complete the family. and, we totally hear ya on the 3 pug thing. it is NOT the same as 2. we wuz tricked!

  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLUGGO! Your Mom forgot to include (or maybe I just missed it) one of your best attributes. You are THE goodwill ambassador in the family. At every gathering you go around to everyone in the room to say hi, pay attention to them and maybe even offer kisses! We love that about you and athough your sisters share our love and have their own charms, you are the only one to demonstrate your affection to everyone.
    Many happy returns!

    Gram and Grampy

  22. Happy Birthday Sluggo! We starting out with male pugs and then adopting a few females, there realty is a difference in personality. We added a male pug puppy just about a year ago and it's my youngest female that has to "pee over" the male scents. It is so funny to she her try to squat next to the tree that he raised his leg against.
    Many Happy Returns.

  23. Happy Happy Birthday Sluggo GUAPO!!!! Hope your day was filled with McCheesy Burger and Pupcakes!!!! Hope Wilma will let you be King for the Day!!! You look sooooooo handsome in your Bowtie, but you need to own it not look petrified!!!! you get more treat!!!Sending lots of Hugs and Bechos
    Spongy,Licky & Patrick

  24. Happy Birthday Sluggo! I loved reading about your "quirkiness"

  25. Hope you had a happy birthday, handsome!

    PS You have the most beautiful wrinkles.

  26. Happy Belated Birthday Bud! Hope you got many treats on your bark-day!

    Lots of licks,
    Swisher and Oakley

  27. Happy Birthday Sluggo! Sorry that I am so late to post but Mum has been busy! Awwww Sluggo the pictures of you as a puppy are just wonderful, you are soooo cute!!! I hope that you had a great day! Love, Licks, Hugs and Tummy Rubs from your friend and fellow fire hydrant club memeber Frank the Tank xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



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