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New Leather Sofa


We’ve had bad luck with sofas. In fact, I have a whole website that spawned from my misfortune at having acquired a Microfiber Sofa. You see, the problem with microfiber is that while it looks great, it has a really hard time holding up to spills and dogs. Some microfiber sofas are better than others, but the one we got is especially difficult to care for.

We also “inherited” a sofa when Tricia’s dad moved to Hilton Head. Unfortunately, that sofa had lived in a house with lots of pugs — and their smell. Gizmo and Gadget got into the habit of marking the corner of that sofa, and even with repeated cleanings, we couldn’t break the habit. Making it worse is that cleaning the fabric on an upholstered sofa is especially difficult, so I don’t think we ever got the smell out, entirely.

So, our solution was to get a leather sofa. There’s no fabric to soak up smells or spills, and it can be cleaned with a washcloth. So far, it seems to be holding up fairly well, but only time will tell.

Pictured is Gizmo on the new sofa, next to one of our Pug Pillows featuring Lt. Otto Von Puglish. I can’t remember where Tricia’s mom got them, but I did find a few on amazon click here, here, and here.

Doesn’t he look so regal?

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Gizmo Watches Martine and Gadget Freaks Out


Here’s a picture I took the other day of Gizmo watching over Martine.  I had her in her car seat / stroller, sitting right next to the sofa where Gizmo likes to sit when we let him. (though we do try to keep them off the sofas in the front of the house as that’s where visitors will sit)

Gizmo hopped up there and it looked as though he was watching over Martine.  I’m not sure whether to think “protective” lookout or more like… “royalty looking over his subjects.”  Somehow I think it’s more the latter.

Anyway, one more interesting thing.  The Pugs go from being entirely indifferent to the baby to being intensely curious.  Today, Tricia was in bed, and Martine was in her car seat / stroller right next to the bed.  Now, Gadget’s usually laid back except under certain circumstances, he will just get really happy or excited and roll around and play for a few minutes, then go back to normal.  Well, tonight that happened, except I think something inside his noggin “clicked” and he realized what exactly this little thing was, because he just wanted nothing else but to look at her.

He climbed through the covers and over Tricia to try to reach where Martine was sitting, and once he got there, he just wanted to lick her head.  I mean, there’s nothing wrong with a lick or two, but this is Gadget we’re talking about, he’s a licking machine and she was sleepy.   So, we had to keep him back a little bit, but he just had this HUGELY happy expression on his face, and he wanted nothing else but to watch her!

None of his behavior was at ALL aggressive, he was just happy as could be.  It’s as if just then he realized, “wait a second, this is a new PERSON!!!!   I LOVE PEOPLE!!!!”

And yes, he loves people (when he’s not too shy to show it).