Hibernation just isn't for the pugs!
Who is Smiling Pug?
- Winston Wilbur
- Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
- "I am a happy pug therefore.... I am a smiling pug"! My mum is called Smilingpug... after me! Because of her love of animals and nature, she is a Buddhist and a vegetarian (thank god). She is most inspired by the Dalai Lama. We live on the West Coast of Canada and I share my home with my two older feline sisters Tika and Kizzy and my NEW little brother Sam Cooper who... is all the way from MidSouth Pug Rescue in Tennessee!! I am 11 and I don't walk to well anymore, but that doesn't mean I don't get around! Welcome to my blog.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Did you knows that today was World Rivers Day?
Oh how proud Stubby must be when he looked down and saw us celebrating our Rivers.
Today I went across the street to the Institute of Technology campus grounds where there was a big Rivers Day event.
Grab you boots and come alongs.....
When I gots there the sky was threatening more rains! So we checked outs the Farmer's Market first, just cuz there wasn't much coverage in case it poured rains.
OMP looks..... fresh LOCAL fruits and veggies!
Right nears the market area was the First Nations peoples. They were showing hows they live off the land using only what they needs.......
They were smoking salmons that people could taste
Wow it smelled so goods!
Mum said that we didn't need to eats any food as we just had lunch.
Next we headed to the tented areas to check outs the exhibitors
OWL was there!
OWL stands for Orphaned Wildlife.
They rescue birds and rehabilitates them back into the wild.
Some birds have injuries that affect their survival in the wilds.
These birds are kept at the sanctuary permanetly.
This falcon is blinds in one eye and this affects it's depth perception making it unable to survive in the wild.
This little owl has some mild brain damage so it can't survive in the wild either.
Mum and I were happy to see this exhibtor. They do good works for the wild birds and birds play an important part in our rivers.
Next we hit the salmon exhibit.
Earlier in the day they released fish into the creek right on the campus.
It was so interesting to learns abouts all the salmon and how important they are to our rivers.
Here is a display of the cycle of the baby salmon from egg to fry!
Right next to that was the Turtle exhibit. The western turtle is endangered.
I sometimes see these turtles when I visit Burnaby Lake or Deer Lake right nears my home. They can be founds sunning themselves on the rocks in the sun.
I couldn't believe my ears when I heards they are endangered!!
While I looked at a display of fake turtle eggs I asked how come they are endangered. The man saids that city growth destroyed their habitat. He saids that we have areas that are protected but the problem they face now is off leash dogs. Dogs upset the eggs and kill them before they hatch.
See this stuff heres.
Well this is the Port of Vancouver exhibit.
The red tube is a special cable that connects to cruise ships that enables the ship to run off city hydro while in port. This helps keep the environment cleaner. Princess Cruise lines us this cable everytime they are in port in Vancouver.
The wire of rocks is a VERY small example of the very large ones that are placed along ther waters edge near the ports. This helps to keep the waters edge more inhabitable for wildlife by preventing the shores from deteriorating by the docking ships.
There was a music stage set up. I stopped to listen for a bits but it just opened ups and poured rains, so I headed homes.
This big sculpture was at the entrance to the creek area.
The eagles are created using real plants!
I learned so much abouts all the things that rely on our rivers.
This little creek on the campus is home to so many things, I had no ideas until today.
As I lives right across the street from the campus I can visit this creek everyday.
I now have much more respect of this creek than I did befores.
What did you do to celebrate your Rivers today?
Until my next Green Stubby Report....
Keep it Green folks,
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Grrr Arrrr Ahoy Matey.....
Did you knows that today is "talks like a pirate" day?
Grrr arrrr I just found outs from my blogging friends!
Let's hoist the sails and set a course.......
As Captain of this ship I may haves an obsession with the needs to have a parrot on my shoulder buts.....
one of our crew members has an obsession with the most bizarre item......
As Captain of this Pirate ship it is my duty to expose this crew member.
Grrr arrrrr let's talk about my collar today.
A certain crew member has a fixation with its.
I gots pictures to proves it....
"Oh hey look Winston's collar!"
"Oh yeah, that nice smell of leather and dog fur"
"I love way it eels when I lie and roll on it"
"Ah the clinking of the dog tags is music to my ears"
"Hey watcha y'all looking at,
can't a crew member have any privacy?"
can't a crew member have any privacy?"
There you have it mateys!
Proof that this crew member has a strange fetish.
How embarrassing for me and my crew......
lower the gang plank and toss her off!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Hi everypuggy, Winston heres.
Today was the Burnaby Pug Meet Up.
Normally I am super excited about it. Meeting all my friends.
there was a bit of a surprise, that kinda put my and my friend's snouts outta joint
(specially Lola whoa, she was really peaved!).
So without further delay
I show you whats it was that was the talks of the meet today......
5 PUG PUPPIES!
My pug pals Jezabelle and Loki became parents about 9 weeks ago.
Today we gots to meet the little pups.
Mum and I greeted them right when we pulled into the parking lot.
Mum says "what is there NOT to luv abouts a bucket of pug pups"
This little guy "Alfie" is Mum's favourite.
She says cuz he is the biggest one in the litter.
Kinda likes how I was.
His paws are bigs like mine were at that age.
All the peeps crowed around the pups and wanted to cuddle and holds them.
It was really ridiculous.....
us adult pugs got totally ignored!
A group of us tooks off to the other end of the field to hangs out and talks.
My pal Lola came overs.
She was NOT happy abouts the pups either.
She saids that it was silly that her Momma was not paying her any attention.
It got really outta control when the pups started getting sleepy.
The "ohhhing and awwing" that the peeps were doing.....
it really was just too much!
Finally after abouts an hour, us adult pugs barged in and saids
"enough is enough".
"Hello peeps, what about US down heres".
That seemed to works......
Lola and I finally got a bit of well deserved attention!
Hamlet says "no way" to a new little brother!
"One older sister is enough, thank yous"
Looks at this.....
See them heres.....
The peeps just lost it over this.
All we heards was
"aw so cute"
"aw look at them piled on each others"
Oh the pictures and movies that were being taken.......
(see the one in the blue collar.... Mum's favourite big one!)
Gizmo got completely bored with all the puppy excitement and just crashed.
My friend Lola probably was very glad that the attention was back on HER once she left the meet up.
Does she look impressed?
Do I looks impressed?
How about Babette in the back there..... does she look impressed?
Well after abouts 2 hours of fussing over them..... they fell fast asleeps and we finally wrapped up the meet.
Mum did not leave with a new little sibling for me.
Like Lola, I thinks I like it when it is all abouts ME only......
although I will admit..... they are kinda cutes!
One Totally Ignored.....
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I am now over the embarrassment of the "hat".
I can't believes Mum puts it on facebook too!!
Anyways, I wanted to tells you that I gots another new friend.
This is Frank
he stopped by to visit my blog yesterday...
(I guess the rumour gots around abouts me and my hat, like I said embarrassing!)
Well I thinks he is super cute, don't you?
He isn't full pug but boy he is handsome.
Mum says he lives far aways across the oceans.
Why not stop by his blog and say hello, tell him Winston sent yous.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Just yesterday Mum came home and was super excited.
She gots a present for me!!!
Here in this cool paw print bag is somethings for me!
Oh wow! Oh what could it be?
I hope it is some yummy treats
oh boy delicious tasty treats.........
um, what is this Mum?
Oh, a beanie cap. Just likes some of my pug friends have gots.....
Where are the treats Mum?
No treats..... just a hat......
You want me to put it ons!
There happy Mum? This better not makes it onto Facebooks!
I ask you all this...
Do I looks thrilled abouts this gift?
I thinks Mum was way more excited than me!
Next times..... go with the treats Mum, not a hat!!!