Saturday Snicker: Oh the Things You Can Hide in One Small Dog Bed!

This first photo looks like one small dog spilling out of a dog bed right?  You’re partly right!  Rugby takes anything he really values, right to his bed.  It’s something that I always find so very endearing about him!  Any new toy, any special snack, his very favorite old toys….he always takes them to his bed!  He has four beds at home, in different areas of the house, and he generally takes his treasures to the bed that’s closest to me!

He’s honestly my little shadow at home, and never wants to be very far away from me.  I know that some of this behavior is a result of his anxiety, but some of it, is because Rugby is a little dog who really loves to snuggle, and he always wants to be as close to me as he can possibly get!

He often plops right down on his bed, and when I walked into the bedroom, I saw one small dog on his bed, and a green piggie on the floor next to him.

He decided that he might really need his little piggie in his bed with him, which isn’t at all unusual!  I’m very accustomed to waking up to Rugby rolling over on one of his piggies, and said piggie grunting a loud complaint about Rugby squishing him in the middle of the night!

I decided to snap some photos, just to see if I could get anything cute, and Rugby offered his best opinion about the “pupparazzi” spoiling his moment with his green piggie!!

I was actually excited, because I don’t think I’ve ever captured a really good “tongue out” photo of Rugby!  Once he sees that I’m going to take a photo, he flattens his ears and stops smiling.  I generally bribe him with treats to get cute expressions on his face and pretty ears.

After the photos, he decided he didn’t want to stick around for more “pupparazzi” moments, so he got up from his bed and walked a few steps and sat down to look at me.  I love this little face and those two eyes of his that peak out at me through all of the fluffy speckled fur that frames his face.  He has such sincere eyes, and they study my face with such depth and emotion.  I just love that about Rugby.  I really do.

And after I had petted him, and told him again, how much I loved him, I looked back at his dog bed, and saw a big surprise!!

He had been laying on an orange piggie and his supper dish as well as half an elephant!  How he can fit all of those things in the smallest of his dog beds is a mystery to me!  It honestly never, ever seems to be a bother to him, and he doesn’t skip a beat!

These are the little moments that I treasure in my day to day life with Rugby James.  I think all dog owners can relate to the little quirky things that make our dogs unique and special to us.  I hope this post has brought a smile to your faces, and I hope it will make your treasure your own dogs or remember a special moment in time with them.

Much love from Rugby James and Mama Sally.


Saturday Snicker: A Rugby Dogger Joke

Rugby James:

I really doesn’t know why the Mama doesn’t let me tell more jokes!  I’m really good at telling them!  I gots great timing, and I doesn’t mess up the punch line…..well mostly I doesn’t mess up the punch line!!

So for your Saturday giggling pleasure, the Mama is letting me tell a really good joke….mostly on account of I just wore her down by bugging her!!  This one is a really good dogger training joke, too, so I fink that helped!!

Question:  What do you call a dogger wif no legs?

Answer:  It really doesn’t matter on account of he’s not gonna come anyhow!!


Enjoy your Saturday and be sure to make room for sum silliness, courtesy of Rugby James!



Saturday Snicker & Sunday Snuggle for Monday: The Morphing of Pretzel Snuggles

I’ve had a really nice problem lately in the sense that I’ve been blessed with lots of extra dogs to train!  When that happens, I meet myself coming and going and there’s virtually NO time whatsoever for blogging!  I miss being able to contribute on a very consistent basis, and appreciate my readers so very much!  However, as this blog is an unpaid venture of love for me, I simply have to focus on training dogs when my work schedule demands it!  I appreciate all of you being understanding of that, and know that I will post new blogs as I have time to do so!

That being said, a couple of weeks ago, I happened to have a Saturday afternoon at home, and decided to check out the wonders of a fire in the fireplace, the cushy delights of a sofa that sucks me in, a soft blankie, and a snuggle with my bestie!  What I had planned, was to watch a movie and take a short nap.  What I got, was fodder for a wonderful blog!

This is how we started out the afternoon! Rugby snuggled right in with me….eyes adoring….thrilled to be invited on the sofa for a snuggle and a nap with me! Those eyes though….


He promptly snuggled right on top of me, putting his little head right on my chest and letting me pet him into a delirious nappy noodle.


As these things typically go, he got tired of that, and elected to sleep sunny side up, but still very snuggled between me and the back of the sofa. It always makes me giggle when he pulls his tail up to cover his junk! Since his tail naturally curls in the opposite way, I give him extra style points for this!  I love his little crossed front paws….


And that nap position morphed into this one…


Which morphed into this position….


Which ultimately ended up in this nap position! This was my afternoon view of my little snuggle bug! All fluff and fur….and two little back legs sticking straight up in the air!

That’s bound to make your Monday a whole lot better!!  Love and hugs from Rugby James!!


Saturday Snicker: Puppy Pile With the Daddy

Rugby loves a snuggle more than just about any other dog that I know!   He is always on the hunt for snuggle opportunities with us, and if he can’t snuggle with a human, then he settles for one of his stuffed toys like his Big Bear, which is fuzzy and soft like another dog.

Michael has a bad back, so he enjoys a good nap on the living room floor, because it allows his back to stretch out and feel better from the hard floor.  He also snores like crazy, so he typically sleeps on his stomach.

Rugby can’t wait to see Michael lay on the floor, because that means that he gets an opportunity to participate in a puppy pile, which he dearly loves!  The moment Michael gets in a prone position, Rugby climbs right up on his back side, and hunkers down for his own little nap!  He could snuggle anywhere at all with Michael, but he always chooses to be right up by Michael’s backside, and it always makes me giggle just a bit!

So enjoy a little snicker for your Saturday….courtesy of Rugby James!