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High chairs are really just elevated dog bowls…

At least Gizmo thinks that high chairs are really just his dog bowl, raised up off the ground.  It used to be (with Martine) that the pugs would circle around the high chair around feeding time, but with Marigny, Gizmo has taken to jumping from chair to chair in order to get up where the food is (instead of waiting for it to fall).  In this picture, he’s getting interested about what’s up there (on a number of other occasions, we have found him sitting up on top).


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Marigny Loves Momo!


It would be sacrilegious for someone living in this house not to love pugs. Fortunately, Marigny will need no education enhancing her pug affection. She is actually more into pugs than Martine was! Of course, Martine adores Gizmo, but as a baby, she was more interested in pug fur than in pugs.

Also, I think I should address my marked lack of recent posts. I love doing Urban Pug. However, because I have been in school, over the past several years I’ve had some extra free time. In the past 10 months: (1) I started a new job as an attorney; (2) Tricia had our second child; (3) I took (and passed) the Patent Bar exam (which means I’m now a Registered Patent Attorney); (4) I’ve released several iPhone applications (see, e.g., Louisiana Civil Codereview 1, review 2, review 3) and (5) Work has been unusually busy with a deluge of litigation. So, priorities are priorities. Urban Pug sometimes has to wait, and for the past several months, it has waited. Hopefully I will be able to post more often!

Martine Loves Gizmo!!


Here’s a quick picture of Martine with Gizmo and Marigny. As you may have guessed, Martine is as fond of Gizmo as ever (in fact, she routinely tells Gizmo that she loves him). Whenever we are in the car near our house, she will point out our house, at first calling it “Tine’s House,” but then also saying “Mommy’s house, Daddy’s House, Momo’s house, Manny’s (that’s how she says Marigny) house).

She’s a serious pug aficionado!

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Life goes on…

Although we are still very sad that Gadget is not with us anymore, life goes on. Marigny hasn’t made much of an appearance on Urban Pug yet, and I’m happy to report that Gizmo gets along great with BOTH of his sisters now. Martine has been “raised by pugs” so to speak, so there’s absolutely nothing odd to her about this first picture that I took this morning. Tonight, though, I managed to snap a somewhat decent shot of Martine holding Marigny with Gizmo sitting next to both of them.


What’s different about this picture?

First, go look at this post and this one.  Take a look at the pictures there.  Then, look at these pictures, and try to figure out the differences.

There are three differences in these pictures.
  1. There is a third pug.  But, the third pug is Demi, not Oopsy.  Oopsy has gone back to live with Tricia’s mother, and Demi has come to New Orleans.  See pictures of Demi here, here, and here.
  2. Gadget has lost 10 pounds.  He’s a lot skinnier — we even had to get him a new collar!! (Although, if you look at the first link to a picture of Demi, it’s a post dated November 11, 2005, where I mention that Gadget is only 21 pounds — he was just about 2 years old, then)
  3. The baby in the picture is not Martine.  It’s Marigny!  Yes, that’s right, we now have TWO human children.  Marigny’s name comes from the Faubourg Marigny, a neighborhood in New Orleans, which itself is named after Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville, whose family’s lands became the neighborhood.  Her name is more about being unique (as we have an extremely common last name) and representing our (and her) hometown.  It’s pronounced like “air” and “knee” — Mair-a-knee.  Martine is taking fabulously to being a big sister.  She absolutely LOVES baby.  Here is a picture of Martine holding her little sister: