Tag Archives: cozy

Bedstede Pugs on Bowen Island

To mark Lola Pug’s final full day on Bowen Island (at least on this trip), we took the pugs on a lovely, chilly beach walk, then bundled them up into the car to get a few provisions in town before heading home to warm up.


Never one to be outwardly impressed with much of anything, Lola Pug really takes all of her adventures in stride.

A quick stop off at my new favourite place on the Island…


…and we were all ready to head home. Even Miss Roxy was pining for a nap.


And I do think that Lola Pug was dreaming of warmer, drier places as she watched the goings on.


Now, Roxy’s people have something very special in their home that is a *perfect* way to warm up and relax after a winter adventure, and I couldn’t wait to get back to the house to try it out.

In our last post, I asked how YOU like to warm up, and both Hailey and Zaphod and our Southern Fried Pugs friends said that warming up by a fire (with bonus marshmallows) are their favourite things to do…but at Hacienda RoxSea, there is this amazing little nook that I had been ACHING to jump into.

This thing on the left isn’t a painting on the wall…and it’s not exactly a room….


…it’s an honest to goodness sleeping nook!

Bedstedes are Dutch, and I think they might just be the best thing I’ve ever seen in a house. THANK YOU, NETHERLANDS!

The pugs wholeheartedly agreed with me. Although that kind of makes sense, as it was the Dutch who first brought pugs over to Europe, and…wait…were bedstedes made specifically FOR cuddling with pugs? Or maybe just for pugs, themselves.


They might well have been, because Lola wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of me invading her private mattress room.


With a little bit of rearranging, and the addition of a blanket along with the lovely Roxy…


…and maybe a little bit of wool for me to play with, we all settled in for a most excellent coze.


The lure of the cozy bedstede is so powerful, that Roxy’s Dad decided to join us, and we had a glorious time reading books, cuddling the pugs, chatting away and warming up.

Well. Some of us had a glorious time.


Oh, Lola, sharing isn’t *that* miserable, is it?

I have an awful lot to live up to now, as I believe I will now be expected to construct a bedstede at Casa Lola on our return. But only big enough for *one* pug, right, Lola Bean?

But we have a few more adventures to go on before we can rest at home, little one.

Stay tuned – The Pug is on the move!




Filed under Adventures, Friends, Pug Duds, Slothpug, Traveling Pug

Long Weekend, Pug Style

If The Pug had her druthers, we would be sleeping in (after our 5:00am breakfast call, of course) until about noon every day.

Fortunately, on a long weekend, I am able to entertain these preferences, and we do tend to turn into sloths when the opportunity presents itself.

Behold…The Coze….


If the pugs ever do want to take over the world (as I suspect they are planning to do), all they’ll have to do is fall asleep on the humans. Their soft snoring and warm, fuzzy bodies render everyone but the most hardened and heartless people inert, immobile and so dreamily sleepy.

For all of our friends in Ontario today, Happy Family Day! And…would someone mind bringing me some tea? I’m rather cozy here, and I can’t seem to move my legs to get out of bed….


Filed under Hello Sunbeam, Slothpug, Special Days

The Best Laid Plans of Pugs….

Lola Pug and I had an exciting weekend planned, full of adventure and inevitable stories to tell.

Then BAM!

Life happened.

So instead, we ended up spending a quiet weekend at home. Not a complete loss, though, because it gives us more time to hang out with each other and do important things. Like laundry.

Lola Pug is super awesome at helping me with laundry, especially when it comes to changing the sheets on the bed.

She is a careful and critical supervisor…


  …she gets right up in the action to make sure that every corner is tucked just right….


Okay. Perhaps she just gets all cozy and then falls asleep.

But when she does emerge from her cocoon of coze, she’s ready to take on the world.


Hm. Perhaps I am misreading her enthusiasm levels.


I think I know what we’ll be doing all day today.

Happy Sunday, all. Stay warm, stay safe and STAY COZY!


Filed under Slothpug, The Daily Pug

New Years Resolutions

Christmas and New Years are always a busy time, and it’s a time that Lola Pug and I typically love. I mean – food, friends, family and lots of gifts to wrap and unwrap – what’s not to love?

Now that 2014 has descended, it’s time to start working on those new years resolutions. I think The Pug has a few, and they would pretty much all involve being even more of what her fabulous self is already made of.

Isn’t that so, Pug?


Ah. I see. Still needing a few more days to recover, eh?



Well. We’ve clearly already got the “napping more” resolution aced.

Happy 2014, everyone!

Lots of love and best wishes to our human, canine, feline (and all other) friends. We wish you health, love and lots and lots of very snuggly naps in the year ahead.



Filed under Slothpug, Special Days

Couch Pugtato

Post-holidays (or are we mid-holidays?) always seem to involve a bit of recovery time for people and wee beasties, alike.

What with all of the recent activities – and more to come – the temptation to simply slug out on the sofa is pretty strong.

For the most part, we’ve all been giving into it. Lola Pug has been leading the way, of course….

The Pug clearly knows what’s what.

Perhaps she’s meditating on her New Years resolutions … or conserving energy for the cold winter months ahead…

…or maybe she’s simply being a slothpug.

No matter what the motivation, I’m with you all the way, girl. Lead ON!


Filed under Slothpug, Special Days