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Day 5: Pug In Nature Photography Challenge

OMP. Skipped a day, but I promise it won’t mean fewer photos.

Nature. Lola Pug.

How about a beach again?

This time, let’s go south of the border. Perhaps a little Lake Michigan can convince HRH that water isn’t an evil force of nature.

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Or not.

Frozen in disgust that Nature has the audacity to dampen her delicate tootsies yet again.

I’ll have to come up with something better tomorrow, perhaps.

Stay tuned!

 


 

What is the Pug in Nature Photography Challenge?

I was recently challenged by Lola’s Uncle Deji to post a nature photo once a day for a week. These types of challenges don’t usually appeal to me, but then I thought that the world might be a slightly lovelier place if there were more photos of nature floating around. And then I realised that it would be an even more lovely place if there were more photos of Lola Pug in nature floating around.

So over the next week, I happily present to you daily updates of Lola Pug. In nature.

Lola and nature go together like me and camping.

Which is to say, not at all.

So this might be fun.

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Day 2: Pug In Nature Photography Challenge

Day 2 of the Challenge calls for a little close up, no?

Lola P is NOT a fan of the wetness, so usually lakes and oceans and even damp spots on the sidewalk are outside of her tolerance levels. But once in a very blue moon the stars align, and someone enjoys cooling her tootsies off.

As I recall, this was a fairly warm day, and we had been trekking around the seashore for quite some time when we found a gorgeously shallow and warm part of the water to wade around in.

And…well…someone didn’t quite understand why I was so excited that she wasn’t screaming to be picked up.

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Oh, you make my heart melt, little one.

Come back tomorrow for Day 3’s adventure in nature!

 


What is the Pug in Nature Photography Challenge?

I was recently challenged by Lola’s Uncle Deji to post a nature photo once a day for a week. These types of challenges don’t usually appeal to me, but then I thought that the world might be a slightly lovelier place if there were more photos of nature floating around. And then I realised that it would be an even more lovely place if there were more photos of Lola Pug in nature floating around.

So over the next week, I happily present to you daily updates of Lola Pug. In nature.

Lola and nature go together like me and camping.

Which is to say, not at all.

So this might be fun.

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Day 1: Pug In Nature Photography Challenge

I was recently challenged by Lola’s Uncle Deji to post a nature photo once a day for a week. These types of challenges don’t usually appeal to me, but then I thought that the world might be a slightly lovelier place if there were more photos of nature floating around. And then I realised that it would be an even more lovely place if there were more photos of Lola Pug in nature floating around.

So over the next week, I happily present to you daily updates of Lola Pug. In nature.

Lola and nature go together like me and camping.

Which is to say, not at all.

So this might be fun.


Day 1

Lola Pug and I travel up to the more northern parts of our province quite a bit in the summer. We generally have to watch out for the bigger ticket nature-related issues up there – rattlesnakes, giant hawks, and black bears – but now we have to give extra concern to the little killers up there. Lyme disease-bearing ticks. *sigh* Nature.

Despite all of nature basically wanting to kill us (those snakes can SWIM, by the way), it sure is pretty, and Lola Pug and I actually feel quite at home by the water on the rocks.

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Come back tomorrow for Day 2 of the Pug in Nature Photo Challenge!

 

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Pugs at the Beach

For our last morning in Chicago, Donald and Daisy had something special planned, so we headed out to fortify ourselves with eggs and cinnamon buns before we hit the road.

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Last chance to dine alfresco, pugs!

Daisy didn’t seem to be too thrilled with our outing, even when we posed her next to her namesake flowers.

 

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And we soon found out why.

Chicago is amazing, not only for the architecture and the food, but also for the beaches! Seriously!

And Daisy is not a fan of the beach.

 

 

 

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Donald, however, could not have been happier.

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We tried to line the pugs up for a butt shot…

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…but no one was keen on cooperating, and chaos was the name of the game.

 

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Donald broke free to run and chase waves, while Daisy stood and contemplated the misery that had suddenly enveloped her life.

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Hey, Donald! Looking for whales? Tuna? Hamburgers?

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He could not have been happier.

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Even seaweed is exciting! And tasty.

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Lola Pug doesn’t mind the beach, but water might as well be hot lava to her, so her joy is somewhat limited.

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Daisy stood as far away from the water as she could, while still keeping us in view.

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After much pleading on Daisy’s part, we decided that it might be time to pack it up and head to the airport.

You okay with that, Donald?

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I know. It’s hard to leave THIS behind….

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So it’s into The Bag we go, little pug…

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…and up into the air to bid farewell to our host city.

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Lola Pug usually sleeps in-flight, but the trip was such a quick up and down for us, that she never really got a chance to rest. She basically just lay there, and stared at me the entire time.

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Smiling or yawning?

Either way, I can see all the way down to your tail here, little one.

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A wonderful trip to a great city, and we’re already planning our next little adventure.

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But for the next few weeks, I think we’ll take a bit of time out to enjoy our own gorgeous city in the most beautiful season of all.

Thank you, Daisy and Donald, and thank you, Chicago, for a fantastic weekend and some wonderful memories. We’re already planning our triumphant return.

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Coastal Friends

Lola Pug’s lifelong BFF and cousin, Roxy, is moving to the other side of the country shortly (cue the sadfaces at Casa Lola), so we invited the Little Miss and her people up to Lola’s northern playground for a weekend of adventuring and bonding before the big move.

One of the first things we all must do when faced with outdoor adventures is put on our hats and sunscreen, so Roxy reminded us all to do so before we set out….

 

The first order of the day was to have a little boating adventure, which Roxy took to like a …duck to water?

 

Lola, being used to such travel, was a little bit less impressed, but that also might have something to do with the fact that she’s rather grown out of her life jacket a little bit. (Middle age spread happens to the best of us, baby).

 

Not only did we have gorgeous sunshine and water, but we had jumping fish and giant aeries to be on the lookout for.

 

Once our not-quite-three-hour tour was done, we were all rather toasty, so we thought we’d bring the pugs to the water to cool down a bit.

Roxy has always been a bit of a water baby, so she was quite pleased with the refreshment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epic and proud, babygirl, epic and proud.

 

Lola, however, has *never* had a fondness for water OR being wet, so imagine my shock and temporary horror when THIS happened…

 

Yup.

She stood in the water in a dreamy state, thoroughly enjoying every soothing moment of the cooling wetness.

 

When I finally coaxed her out of the water to come up on a rock with her cousin to watch some passing boats…

 

…she turned around and walked back INTO the water for a bit more spa action.

 

Which prompted me to call out… “WHERE IS MY PUG, AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH HER???”

Oh.

We’re all back to normal now, I see….

 

Yes. That’s likely goose poop she’s smearing her wet face in.

That seemed to be enough adventuring for one day for these two, so we settled in for a little nap on the porch together.

Lola was a bit miffed that Roxy got her favourite chair…

 

…but we do these things for our friends. Especially when we might not see them again for a long, long time.

 

Love and kisses, little Roxy Pug. Here’s hoping we will get a chance to come and visit you in your new (and terribly exciting) coastal home before long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday – Canada Day Edition

As a friend of Lola Pug’s so aptly says, “Dignity. Dignity above all”.

 

 

 

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Oh, Canada!

Our Home and Puggie Land…

 

NEVER let it be said that The Pug isn’t patriotic.

Happy Canada Day, everyone! 146 years young!

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Family Cottage Time

What do you get when you have two independent, attention-loving pugs living (temporarily) in the same household?

Well, the one thing that you DON’T get is a good photo of both of them together, that’s for sure.

You’d think that the fresh air up north would be enough to break down their barriers, but, no. There can be only one. Apparently.

That’s quite the pout back there, Lola Pug….

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Oh. Nice, Roxy.

 

Ah, family.

You can love ’em, but that doesn’t mean you have to share the spotlight – or anything, for that matter – with them.

That’s family, Casa-Lola style, at least.

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Crabby Uncle Monty

When Lola Pug came into my life all those years ago, she had the great fortune to have a built-in pug family in the form of Montgomery and Grace.

…well, I never said that it was a *functional* family, did I?

Darling Gracie aside, Lola Pug became very attached to Monty, and even as he aged into his “Crabby” stage, she loved him dearly. It’s easy to see why…

 

Even to this day, years after Monty left for the Bridge, the mere mention of his name makes Lola Pug’s ears perk up. She’d love nothing more than to have him strut through the door again and crank at her.

And considering how their very first meeting went when she was only a few months old, that still surprises me somewhat….

 

Let it never be said that pugs can’t talk.

Love to you up there Mr. Monty, and thank you for guiding my little one through her first years.

 

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Lola of the Lake

Working on the (likely not entirely correct) premise that Lola Pug is happiest when she’s with her mama, I take her on as many of my adventures as I possibly can – as long as it’s safe for her to come along, of course.

I thought it only fair to share my latest passion with her. The instructors I know in the sport encourage canine participation, and the way I figure it, the more time I spend with the little bean, the better. So I got her all geared up.

Well. She was skeptical at first (the life jacket is never a good sign, in her books)…

 

…and I think it’s pretty safe to say she remained skeptical when we left the shore…

 

…I thought the world might end when a wave got her foot wet (pugs ARE made of highly refined sugar, after all)…

 

…but she seemed to settle in quite nicely after she realised there was no dry escape route.

 

I tell myself that she wasn’t sitting behind me the whole time, trying to set my calves on fire with her glare…

 

…and I think she looks rather regal, to be honest.

But I might be confusing “regal” with “coldly plotting her revenge”, because she sure was happy to hit dry land.

Needless to say, like Lola Pug, I am determined and stubborn at times, and this weekend was not the last time that Her Royal Highness will see the world from a paddle board.

LAKE HO, pug! Summer has just got a whole lot more FUN for us! Well. It has for me, at least.

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