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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.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Green Stubby Report..... Celebrating

Hi Everypuggy!

Well this months we were holding off a number of days so we could do our
Green Stubby Report on the Earth Day Weekend.

(I means... hellos!! makes sense rights?)

Ok so this month's report is all about....

To start withs I would like to do a shout outs to our angel in the sky, Stubby.
Stubby I know you are watching from up theres. I hope you liked how everyone celebrated the Earth this weekend!

This is how we celebrated......

Well to kick off our weekend Mum and me wents on an evening walk around Deer Lake.

Here is a shot of me sitting on the beach.
It was dusk.
• We watch the bats fly around above the water trying to catch bugs.
• We listened to frogs croak.
• We watched the ducks swim past.

Then we sat down on a bench and looked out on the lake.
• We thought about how peaceful it is here.
• How all the insects, birds and animals are connected to this lake.

Then it got darks quick!
Come on Mum time to go homes!
I can hardly see the boardwalk!!

The Next Day was Earth Day.
We celebrated by working in our garden.
Our garden connects us so closely to the Earth.

This year we have created a veggie garden where the herb garden used to be.
(The herbs have been relocated.)

This is our first time at an actual "veggie garden"

This was a number of weeks back
We started the seeds indoors

Looks at them now!
They are ready to go outsides.

Here is the prepped garden bed.
(We have kept the chives, onion and fennel in the this area.)

Kizzy assists with planting and inspecting.
She said Mum dids a good job.

Now to feed them their food.
Did someone say FOOD?
 Mum said "No Winston not food for you, it is special for the plants"

Let me see Mum! I wanna make sures! 
Oh ok....yup not for me!
 (see how dirty Mum got her hands? She says that it makes you feel more connected to the earth when you get your hands in the soil)

I helped Mum plant the food stakes then we watered the veggies.

Here they are...
all planted
 We have carrots, sugar snap peas, alaska snow peas, beans and tomatos.
Cucumber isn't ready for planting yet.
(We planted them a little later.
When they are ready they will go into a container near this garden.)

Now we cross our fingers and hope for the best!

Next on our list...
cleaning the birdbath

Mum scrubbed all the dirt and algea from it and filled it with fresh water.
(yes, that is Kizzy's butt on the far right! She is checking out the path behind the gate!)

We then filled up our bird feeder and hung it ups
Within seconds the chickadees were onto it snacking away!

Just as we were heading in to wash ups Kizzy founds a cool bug hanging outs on a pot.

Kizzy wanted to plays with it but Mum said.... NO WAY!
Mum said that playing with it would annoy it and make it angry.
It will sting Kizzy and that would hurt and cause swelling.

Mum tooks her kneeling pad and the bug walked onto it
then she tooks it out of the yard to the greenbelt.
The bug then flew aways.
Most people would swat and try to kills it.
We don't do that. Everything on earth has it's purpose.

In the house Mum washed her hands.
She then dried them on this towel.
(Tika was helping Mum wash ups)

Here is a closer looks at our kitchen towel...
We gots these from Michele over at It's Tiffy Time.
We all know her as "Stubby's Momma" but now she is momma to Tiffy.

We luv these towels!
(She also gave us a cool bag made from recycled plastic bottles.
Mum uses it everyday!)
This towel reminds us to help our planet.

Today in the garden was only a small amount of work that we need to do.
It is always ongoing work keeping up the garden....
it is one small part we do in helping our planet stay healthy.

We would luv to hear what you did to celebrate our Earth Day.

This concludes this month's Green Stubby Report.

Keeping it green!

Winston Wilbur


  1. Hi Winston! You look like you had a wonderful earth Day adventure. How beautiful your lake is. Your garden is great. Mom says that once you have your own vegetable garden, you will never stop. You are going to love it! Your Mom is right, but we know already, getting your paws right into the earth is the only way to go. I know Stubby is smiling down on you right now. He is very happy about your tribute to mother earth!

    Pee. S
    You make it hard to be rivals with you you ,you big fire hydrant fool.

  2. Oh Winston! Mom is all leaky over here. We read your post and it touched us so much.

    What an amazing Earth Day weekend you had! Your reflections while at the beach made me think about my own existence. Things are so good for me now that I can hardly believe my good luck. Momma and Daddy love me so much and would do anything for me.

    Momma is even going to help me plant a veggie garden just like yours. We were mapping it all out yesterday and Daddy is going to start digging up the soil this week. I am going to grow my very own carrots (that I may even share with the bunnies) because I love carrots. I cannot wait to see your veggie grow big and strong, Winston.

    I've seen those same kitchen towels in our kitchen! Momma never told me she gave some to you! They are so cool. Momma has so many that she even uses them to dry my tippy toes off when I come in from outside. The towels are so soft and you would never know they are made from plastic bottles.

    What a great post and a great celebration of Mother Earth! Stubby would be so proud and I just know he's watching over all of us.


    Pee-s: Thank you so much for the Easter card. I was so surprised when I saw it in the mail pile yesterday. It is on my mantle where everyone can see it!

  3. Winston woons its your Tuni woons here! Wow you did so much stuff this weekend. You are really good at helping in the garden. I am not...I just bark and bark so I can 't help out anymore. Mom and Dad made a little garden this weekend too. It was just flowers and plants though (Mom's fav Hostas). Sequoia can't help out either she eats the plant soil/food....eeew not like yous. You are smart not to eat it. I got your card yesterday thank you so much! Its sitting next to your picture in my living room!

    Tuni (and Sequoia whatevers)

  4. Happy Easter, friends!

  5. Hola Chicos!!
    What a great postie!! we have learn so much about earth day!! all because of you Winston!!
    Happy Easer Chicos!!
    Spongy & Licky

  6. Hi Winston
    I love all that you have been doing,,, you are so in tune with Mother Earth. Doing all that reflecting and thinking about things makes a calmness inside.
    For Earth Day,, I went down to the creek and made sure the water was flowing good so that the water has smooth travels. The water is so important. So many depend on water. I drug some garbage out of the creek bed, no it runs free.

  7. hi winston!
    oh what a fabulous green stubby report!
    you all worked so hard on your garden!
    it looks fabulous!
    i cannot wait to see all the yummy veggies you get to harvest this year!
    please keep us posted on how they grow!

  8. hi winston!
    oh what a fabulous green stubby report!
    you all worked so hard on your garden!
    it looks fabulous!
    i cannot wait to see all the yummy veggies that you grow.
    please keep us posted on their progress!

  9. Winston, you, your mama and the kitties (yeah, them, too) have been doing a great job of reporting to everyone about the Earth, and it was wonderful to read about how you celebrated Earth Day (hm..why do they give it just a day though? Doesn't the Earth deserve more than that?). I can't wait to see your garden grow!

  10. Hello Winston!!
    beautiful photos...and nice garden!
    Woof, woof,


  11. Hi Winston!
    I just LOVE all of the things you did for Earth Day. Stubby would be so proud!!

    I am jealous of your garden. Momma has been thinking of planting herbs but she does not have a green thumb... she thinks she will kill them!? Your momma sure looks like she knows what she is doing!

    Happy Earth Day, my friend. Wilma is right, you make it hard to be rivals! But still... you and Sluggo and all those boys, stay away from our Sunflower party this weekend! I hope Tika and Kizzy are coming!!!!



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