Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mario, Mario, Mario and family news

 Well, Mario has been up to no good again.  It all happened in one day! So this is one day in the life of Mario the Puggle:

This is Diana, hu-brother's wife (see below for news about hu-bro Josh her husband)....she was over visiting. MOST of  us were outside on the patio. Guess who was in the house?  (OK, folks have been asking for photos of Mack.  He's usually napping, like in the picture above and misses out on the action.  So here's Mack!)

Guess who did this?
In this photo Mario had gotten hold of Grandmother's wicker waste basket.  As you can see he had fun UN weaving the wicker.  And he did it in the living room on the good oriental rug!

Mario, the innocent.

Next, was lunch.  There were about 6 of us. So we decided to eat at the big table in the dining room so we could all fit. Lunch was sandwiches, buffet style on the kitchen peninsula. Joanne had put her plate on the table in the dining room, other people were in the room.  She went back into the kitchen and 15 seconds later...guess what?  Her sandwich was gone but the potato salad and fruit salad were still neatly on her plate.  No evidence, no crumbs. Just some dog licking his chops.  Wonder who?

We went outside again after lunch and had been outside for quite a while.  Well, we thought EVERYONE was outside. Diana came back inside and found her purse had been pulled off the foyer table, unzipped and SOME DOGGIE had taken out and eaten an entire pack of 15 piece gum leaving only a little bit of wrapper as evidence. Hu-mom was concerned about all the gum that had been consumed and what it would do to a dogs insides.  She called the vet and the vet said to call ASPCA Poison Control.  Poison Control was wonderful and quick. The researched the product, and the specialty vet in poison controls found that this type of gum would not harm Mario.  We were to "bulk" up his next 4 meals with 1 1/2 slice of bread or 1/2 cup of pumpkin. The gum would be able to pass without a problem. We are happy to report that as of today (today is July 3 and the day in question was Thursday June 28) Mario has had no problems. (Knock on wood.)  I guess there are some gums that could be poisonous to dogs if consumed in large amounts but don't know what brands. 

What are we going to do with you Mario?  How do we explain this to prospective adoptive parents????

Well, there are 2 possible families interested in Mario, so we'll see if anyone takes the plunge!


Other exciting news

Hu-brother Josh  (on the left) is now officially a US Army Solider of the United States Army Signal Center of Excellence!

He's coming home, due to be in July 6! We haven't seen him since January 15. We can't wait to see him.


another one of Josh


Our entire family is so proud of what he has accomplished! 


Hound Girl said...

Yeah for Josh! You must be so excited to see him!!! LOL mario is hilarious - he pulls stunts like Fred use to. LOL I would say to leave this out to adoptive parents :)

Payton's mom said...

Mack is awesome! I love the way he got comfortable in such a weird looking position in true pug fashion. I hope these stunts don't scare away any family for Mario, that little stinker! Congratulations to Josh! Please thank him for her service.

Suki said...

Mario, you are such a character!

Minnie & Mack, what a wonderful 4th of July you are going to have knowing your brother will be home in a few days! Tell him Mom & I said thank you for his service and all of your support too. We can't forget about family support! My Grandpa was in the Army. I'm still proudly wearing my yellow ribbon for all service, men, women & service doggies.


tubby3pug said...

Congrats to Josh. Boy you guys were up to LOTS of mischief though. Way to keep momma on her toes

urban hounds

The Army of Four said...

HOOAH!!! Congrats to Josh! That is OUTSTANDING!!!!
Mario -- you've been one VERY busy puppy! Ha roo roo roo!!!
Play bows,

Sagira said...

Congrats to Josh!

Ruh roh...sounds like someone is being naughty.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD.... LOOK how PROUD and HANDSOME he looks in his full dress Uni..

All I can say is .... good thingy that is was JUST GUM... and NOT..
Double BUBBLE!!

houndstooth said...

A big thank you to Josh for helping to keep us safe!

That Mario sounds like he's going to need his own blog when he finds a forever home. I'm sure lots of dogs will appreciate his tips! BOL!


Nola said...

Yay, Josh!!! Thank you!
BOL Mario is quite a handful

Two French Bulldogs said...

Just don't tell any buddy about Mario, BOL. Congratulations Josh
Benny & Lily

A Day in the Life of Pugs said...

Congratulations to Josh ... we think he is awesome!!!

We also think that Mario is trying to tell you that he wants to stay with you furever ...

Happy 4th of July!!!

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

Anonymous said...

Haha, Mario, Mario, Mario... Too funny. The gums with Xylitol in them are poisonous to dogs. Thankfully he didn't eat that kind!

We are in Hampton--in between Williamsburg and VA Beach! I know you guys are in NOVA.

Elyse and Riley

P.S.--Congrats to Josh!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Minnie & Mack (& Mario!)

Just wanted to quickly wish your human good luck for her knee surgery too on Fri! Hope it all goes smoothly and she makes a speedy recovery.

Will come back to catch up properly on your posts later! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Sammy and Neko said...

Mario, you rock ! Mack, how can you relax like that on her lap?

Mama says something about men in uniform?? hmmm, leave it at that. Happy 4th!

Reggie and Minnie said...

Mario you are so cheeky! What a little character! Certainly wouldn't put us off having you, you sound like super fun :)
Wow you know some very brave people! Superheroes!
Much love Reggie & Mins xxx

Berts Blog said...

YOu guys are all so cute and we hope you will tell Josh that we thank him for what he does. Go ARMY

Hope you made it thru the fourth ok.


Geetalima said...

We should have come in earlier to check on you guys, we know...so sorry about that storm..we didn't realise it passed through your part of the country. We have been reading about it and the fire and thinking of our friends...
So glad you guys are OK :O) :O)

Mario is quite a pup!

Thank DOG both he and Minnie are fine.
And HEY!CONGRATULATIONS to your Hu-Bro. He looks so handsome and smart in his Army uniform.You must be so proud:)

Wags, Gin, Bud n Shadow

pee ss: Best of Luck with keeping Mario out of more trouble!

Kitty+Coco said...

Woo hoo for Hu-bro Josh!
Um...Mario buddy, YOU IS IN TROUBLE!!!! Thank dogness the gum passed without incident. Sort of :) We both were little boogers until we turned two. You wouldn't believe the things we chewed and ate, but then after that we lost interest. Maybe Mario will tone it down some later on. Yikes! Guess it is always good to have a pup who keeps you on your toes.


Bunk said...

Congratulations to your hu-brother! This is huge and I'm sure you guys have been giving him tons of lickies upon his return.
Also, I completely support Mario. The other day, I got an edition of game of thrones that was laying around and shed it to pieces. NBD. :)

P.S. I have a new contest. Come check it out!

Frank The Tank said...

Awww I love the photos of Josh! I'm so glad that he is coming home for a while!
Mario is such a greedy and naughty doggie but soooo very lovable! Me (Frank) I'm a greedy one too! Mum can not leave any food ANYWHERE or I will get it!! Mum has a friend who works in the Vet I go to so she is always texin her to ask advice! I've eatten many things I shouldnt have but so far I have been ok! I took a whole slice of pizza once from the box and dragged it from the livingroom to the kitchen, it was pepperoni and jalapenos! I managed a good few chomps on it before Dad spotted me and chased me (me still chomping furiously and dragging the pizza around) untill he FINALLY took it from me ... later that night my poops were NOT good! Ha,Ha! Love, Licks and Tummy Rubs from Frank xxxxxxxx

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