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We’re going to be out of commission for a few days. I want to let people know about other pug blogs, so they can get their pug in while we’re gone. So, if you’ve got a pug blog or have other favorites that you read, leave a comment!

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Also, you can post your own pictures to the Picture Gallery.  Just go to the gallery, and create an account.  It will create a gallery just for you.  Several people have already posted their own albums there.  See: Urban Pug Picture Gallery Public Albums.

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Gizmo is ready and waiting!


Our due date is rapidly approaching.  Everything is ready, and Gizmo and Gadget are preparing themselves for a little sister.

Here is Gizmo sitting in the nursery.  He thinks that the Glider is his and likes to rock back and forth in it.  He’s in for a rude awakening when he won’t be allowed to sit in the chair (and on Tricia’s lap) when she is taking care of the baby.

We are worried about how G&G will adjust to not getting as much attention as they’re used to.  Especially Gizmo because he craves a lot of attention.  Does anyone have any tips on bringing a human baby into the house when you already have pug children?

Gadget Ordered Chinese Food


Gadget did it! He ordered some Chinese food!  Can you believe it?

Also, I now know how they understood what he was saying.  Scientists have developed a computer that can interpret dog barks (click here for the story) — the Chinese restaurant must have one of those.

Can you tell the difference between your dog’s different barks? What kind of barks does your dog have?

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What is Gadget Saying?


The other day, I put my cellphone up to Gadget’s ear and pretended like he was on the phone. I said, pretending to be him, “Hello?” He heard me say that and both he and Gizmo “perked up” and looked around. I’ve tested this several times since then, and they both seem to have the same reaction when they hear “hello” — They look around as if someone may have just come into the house.

I think that they’ve learned that when I say ‘hello’ out loud, it means that Tricia has just arrived home (or when she says it, I’ve just arrived home). So, they don’t think that “Hello” is a greeting, they think that it’s the word for “Someone new has just arrived”

Also, what do you think Gadget is saying on the phone? Assume he picked up the phone when nobody was home. What would he do? Who would he call? Who would YOUR pug call?

We think he’s saying, “I’d like to order a #2 with a side order of potstickers and an extra egg roll.”

Golan v. Gonzales: How Copyright Restoration Alters the Ordinary Copyright Sequence and Invites First Amendment Review

If you have access to either Westlaw or Lexis/Nexis, I’m now published there!

Last semester, I wrote what is called a “Case Note” on a recent Tenth Circuit decision, Golan v. Gonzales, which is an interesting case involving the intersection of the First Amendment and Copyright Law. Basically, works that were once in the public domain (freely usable by anyone) were taken out of the public domain, and the copyright holders sought to prevent certain individuals from doing things like publicly performing musical arrangements derived from public domain symphonies and selling copies of fairly old movies.

If you want to look and you have access, here are the citations:

Westlaw: “10 tlnjtip 353”

Lexis: “10 Tul. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 353



There is a new low-calorie sports beverage from Gatorade called G2. It’s basically Gatorade with less sugar. I saw it in the store, and I immediately thought “Gizmo and Gadget!” They’re Two G’s, Gatorade’s selling G2. It makes perfect sense! They’re now the (unofficial) spokespugs for the new beverage!

Gadget’s getting better…


Gadget’s not entirely better yet, but he’s on his way.  He’s still bleeding occasionally, but his attitude and ability to beg are back.  He’s finishing his course of medication (antibiotics and anti-inflammatory meds), and that’s also helping him feel better.

The picture is just one of gadget sitting underneath one of our chairs, resting his head.  I passed by, and just had to run back and take the picture.

Gadget’s Butt Problems

Happy New Year! Gizmo is playing the role of “Baby New Year” in the swing! He really likes it in there. Unfortunately, he’s going to get booted from the baby things soon for our HUMAN baby.

Last year was filled with excitement, up until the end. I migrated the blog from using Flickr to self-hosting images in the Urban Pug Picture Gallery (which anyone can upload pictures to). Then, I created Urban Pug TV, which shows all the cutest / funniest Pug videos from YouTube. Also, of course, Tricia became pregnant along the way! However, relating back to Pugs, we had some excitement just yesterday!

Yesterday, we had to take Gadget to the vet for a rather embarrassing problem. The day before yesterday, the tissue around his butt became inflamed — and started oozing a thick fluid mixed with some blood! I suspected it might be a problem with his anal glands, so I called Tricia’s parents (who know more about pug physiology than I do) and they confirmed that 1) it was probably a problem w/ his anal glands and 2) he probably needed to see the vet.

So, we got him into the vet yesterday, and they basically confirmed the diagnosis. To treat him, they gave him a quick sedative, flushed out his glands, and then gave him another shot to wake him up. He was out for about 10 minutes. They also gave us some antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication to give him to prevent infection and reduce the swelling. He’s feeling better now, and he’ll hopefully be 100% back to normal by tomorrow.

“Why did this happen?” we asked the vet. Neither Gizmo nor Gadget have ever had their anal glands expressed, and neither has ever had a problem like this before. We were told that some dogs do not excrete all the fluid they produce in their anal glands and that over time the fluid can “back up” and cause problems. Second, sometimes the gland can get “blocked” and get backed up. This is what probably happened to Gadget. We probably don’t need to regularly express his glands, and this is probably (hopefully) a one-time occurrence.

Anyway, hopefully he’ll be 100% back to normal soon (he was already feeling well enough to beg *really well* for some New Year’s Day Bacon)

Happy New Year!