Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Boulder

This is a picture of the kidney stone that was removed from
Gidget on Wednesday. That is a regular size bic lighter next
to it. The stone is kinda flat. About the same thickness as the
lighter. Gidget weighs 20 pounds. Her bladder can't be much
bigger than that stone. Can you imagine how that must have
felt? The poor girl thought that she constantly had to pee. I
have no idea how she was able to sleep through the night
feeling like that. But somehow she did.

Gidget, you are quite the trooper. Now hurry up
and get better so we can play again!

Duke out

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Kidney Boulders

Hi everydoggy, Duke here.
Well, my poor sister Gidget was back at the vet again.
Apparently, she somehow got rocks in her belly and she
had to have them removed. Mom says they are called
kidney stones, but based on the one they brought home,
I would call them kidney boulders. This thing was huge!
It was almost as big as Gidgey's head! Well, maybe not,
but it was about the size of a fifty cent piece. I have no
idea how that little girl got something so big in her belly!

I really wish Gidget would stop getting sick all the time.
I was freaked out while she was gone. I kept looking
everywhere for her. I could smell her, but I couldn't find
her. I had nodoggy to cuddle with, nodoggy to play with,
nodoggy to bark with. It was horrible! Why would she go
away and leave me all alone? That Gidget sure is selfish!

Now she is home and resting comfortably in her own bed.
Unfortunately, she can't run around or play with me for
two weeks! That's like 4 years in dog time. Or something
like that. Whatever it is, it's way too long. Hurry up and
get better Gidget. And take off those darn diapers.
It's embarrassing.....

Duke out

Sunday, March 07, 2010


Mom and Dad went out a while ago, and when they
came home they smelled like these guys.....

We are not real sure what angers us more. The fact that
they were cheating on us with other dogs, or that they didn't
bring any of them home for us to play with. Grrrr....

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Checkin' In

Hi Everydoggy, Gidget here.
We just wanted to check in and let you all know that
we are alive and well. We have been busy hibernating
so we haven't had a chance to update the blog lately.
We usually get more active once the weather warms up.

It snows a lot here at our new home. In fact it is snowing
right now. That means I will be holding my pee until Daddy
shovels me a path in the snow. Actually, we don't hate the
snow nearly as much as we hate the rain. As long as we
remember to stay on the path.

Oh and by the way, we now have our very own Facebook page!
Stop by and say hi to us. Just search for Duke Gidget.

~Pug Hugs~ Gidget

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Gidget: Hey Duke! This new house is the awesomest!
Duke: It sure is Gidget!
Gidget: It's WAY bigger than our last house....
Duke: I don't think our last house was really a house. Didn't
you notice it had wheels?
Gidget: And the couch is back! And our big comfy bed is
back! And our recliners are back!
Duke: You're forgetting the bestest part Gidget. The yard
here is like 100 times bigger than the yard
we had at the house on wheels!
Gidget: Oh yeah! We have way more room to poop now.
Duke: Yep and we can bark at all the people that walk by.
And I can patrol around and mark my territory.
Gidget: I love our new home. Now if we can just get The
Crazy Man Who Used To Live Next Door
to move in next to us it would be perfect!
Duke: You need professional help Gidget....

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Moving Time.......Again

Gidget: Hey Duke, what's with all the boxes?
Duke: Uh oh, I think we might be moving....again!
Gidget: Really? Do you think we're moving back to Lake Stevens?
Duke: I sure hope not! I don't think I could take
another 6 day car ride!
Gidget: Well do you at least think The Crazy Man Who Lives
Next Door will be our neighbor again?
Duke: Get over it Gidget.......

Monday, September 07, 2009

More New Pals

Hi everydoggy, Gidget here. Today, I would like to introduce you to
some more of our new pals. This time, of the four legged variety.

This is Cocoa and Dakota, and they live in our yard. At least
I think they do, cuz they always seem to be right outside our
door. We have played with them a couple times, but I don't
think our mom will let us do that anymore, cuz Duke tried
to pick a fight with Dakota. What a moron that Dukie is.
I mean, Dakota outweighs him by like a thousand pounds.
Why does Duke always have to ruin my fun?

Pug Hugs ~ Gidget

Monday, August 31, 2009

Our New Pal

Hi everydoggy, Gidget here. We would like to introduce you
to our new bestest buddy. Jason!

Jason slept over at our house last night and we had lots of
fun. We played Wii and we watched movies with him. We
can't wait for him to come back and play with us again!

Pug Hugs ~ Gidget

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Surroundings

Gidget: Hey Duke, how come we haven't posted anything on
our blog in such a long time?
Duke: Because we have been busy Gidget.
Gidget: We have? Busy doing what?
Duke: Now that Pug(s) and Bugg told us where we are, we
have been busy getting acclimated to our new
Gidget: Huh? What does that mean?
Duke: It means we have been getting used to our new
home, Einstein.
Gidget: Well why didn't you just say that then?
Duke: Sorry, I forgot who I was talking to for a minute.
Gidget: Very funny. Why do we need to get ack-li-materd?
Duke: It's acclimated. And it's something that dogs do when
they move to a new place. We've got a new yard
to explore, new walking trails to walk on, new
neighbors to bark at.....
Gidget: I still miss The Crazy Man Who Used To
Live Next Door.....
Duke: Oh let's not get into that again.
Gidget: Well I didn't realize we had been so busy....
Duke: That's because you have been busy getting
acclimated to the couch.....

Gidget: You know, you can be really irritating
sometimes Duke....
Duke: Only sometimes?

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Park

Gidget: Hey Duke, Winston thinks we are in Minny-soda.
Do you think he's right?
Nope. He is way off.
Gidget: How do you know that.
Duke: Because we can see the ocean from here, and
Minny-soda is nowhere near the ocean.
Gidget: Oh yeah. Well have you figured out where we
are yet?
Duke: I'm still working on it. But right now we have more
important things to do.
Gidget: Oh yeah? Like what?
Duke: We need to get ready to go to the park!
Gidget: We're going to the park? Hooray!
Duke: Yep, I heard Dad say he wanted to go to the park.
We need to be careful though, cuz I also heard
him say there is a giant monster at this park.
Gidget: A monster? Oh no! What kind of monster?
Duke: A green one.....

Saturday, July 18, 2009

What a Trip!

Gidget: Wow Duke, that was quite a trip.
Duke : Tell me about it Gidget. and of course you
had to make it even more interesting
with your little problem...
Gidget: Hey, it wasn't my fault dude!
Duke: Your butt blew up like a giant red tomato!
Gidget: It was an infected anal gland.
Duke: That thing was so big we had to get an extra
hotel room just for your butt!
Gidget: That's not funny Duke....
Duke: It was so big it had it's own area code!
Gidget: Enough with the stupid jokes already!
Duke: Well I'm sure Mom & Dad really appreciated
having to find a vet in the middle of
North Dakota on a Saturday night!
Gidget: Yeah that was kind of a bummer. But at
least we made it and my booty is fine now.
So where do you think we are?
Duke: I'm thinking Europe. Or maybe Asia...
Gidget: You're an idiot Duke! We didn't cross the ocean!
Duke: Well we were sure in those dang cars long enough!
Gidget: Yeah we were. But seriously, where do
you think we are?
Duke: I don't know Gidget. All I know is the humans
talk really weird around here.
Gidget: Yeah, I noticed that too.
Duke: It's like the letter R doesn't even exist here.
Gidget: Hmmmm..........

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Travelin' Pugs

Gidget: Hey Duke, I don't think we're in Lake Stevens anymore....

Duke: What was your first clue Gidget?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Saying Goodbye To The Crazy Man Part 2

Gidget: Hey Duke, what are we gonna do without The
Crazy Man living next to us?
Duke: I don't know Gidget. Maybe we will move next
to somebody who is just as cool as The Crazy Man.
Gidget: As cool as The Crazy Man? That's not possible!
Duke: You never know. Stranger things have happened.
Gidget: There you go with those stupid sayings again.
Duke: Hey I'm just trying to cheer you up sis....
Gidget: Whatever dude. Just leave me alone. I'm
gonna go write the Crazy Man a letter.

Dear The Crazy Man Who Used To Live Next Door and
his Crazy Family (AKA Jim, Jessica, Jordan, and Bubba),

We are really gonna miss you guys. We will never forget
all the great times we had together. We hope you can
come visit us when we get to wherever we are going.
Thanks for being such a great friend and neighbor.

Love, Gidget

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Saying Goodbye To The Crazy Man Part 1

Gidget: Hey Duke, I just had a really scary thought.
Duke: What was that Gidget?
Gidget: Well you know how alot of our stuff is at The Crazy
Man Who Lives Next Door's house? That makes
me think that maybe he wont be moving with us.
Duke: Hmmm. I hadn't thought about that, but you might
just be onto something Gidget.
Gidget: Thats going to be horrible!....
Duke: We're going to have to change his name now....
Gidget: I absolutely LOVE living next to The Crazy Man...
Duke: He's gonna be The Crazy Man Who Lives Far Far Away now.
Gidget: Hey! You're not paying attention. I said I love
The Crazy Man Who Lives Next Door. Look
here's a picture of me with him....

Gidget: Hey, you're in that picture too Duke! I thought you
didn't like The Crazy Man.
Duke: I never said that. I just said he was a shady character.
The truth is I'm gonna miss him too. He does
give the best butt scratches.
Gidget: Maybe we could talk him into coming with us.
Duke: Well maybe. But just remember, he would probably
bring his crazy cats with him too.
Gidget: Oh no. I don't want him to bring his cats. But I do
want him to bring Jessica, Jordan, and Bubba, AKA The
Crazy Ladies and The Crazy Boy Next Door. Look,
here's a picture of me with Jessica and Bubba....

Duke: Cute picture Gidget.
Gidget: I know.....

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Duke

We interrupt things once again for another
important announcement.

Happy 6th Birthday Duke!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Destination Unknown

Gidget: Hey Duke, I really love this house. Do you think
we could talk Mom & Dad out of selling it?
Duke: I doubt it Gidget.....
Gidget: But I was thinking, now that we know they're not
aliens, maybe we could reason with them.
Duke: Look around Gidget. All of our stuff is either gone
or packed in boxes. I'd say we're moving and
there is nothing that we can do about it.
Gidget: But this house has new paint and carpeting.
I would think that would make Mom & Dad
want to stay here.
Duke: I'm pretty sure they had that stuff done to make
it easier to sell the house.
Gidget: Oh. Well where do you think we are moving to?
Duke: I've been wondering about that too. I think the
biggest clue to where we are going is that
Mom & Dad don't have jobs anymore.
That makes me think we are moving
to somewhere far, far away.
Gidget: Well I hope it's not too hot there. I don't like
the heat. Or too cold. I don't like the cold
either. Oh and I hope it doesn't rain too
much. I really hate the rain....
Duke: It's a good thing you are not very high
maintenance Gidget....

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Correction: For Sale

Duke: Hey Gidget, you sleeping?
Gidget: Are you kidding? I haven't slept since I found
out there's a chance I could get skinned
alive at any moment!
Duke: Oh yeah, I've been meaning to tell you something
about that. You know how the beagle kinda
barks with that southern drawl?
Gidget: Yeah.....
Duke: Well I may have misunderstood him. I think the
sign out front actually says "for sale".
Gidget: Whoa! Really? You mean I don't have to worry
about getting skinned alive anymore?
Duke: Nope. But you do have to worry about where we
are going to live after they sell this house.
Gidget: Oh yeah. I love this house! Almost as much as
I love my fur. Why do you think alien
mom & dad are making us move?
Duke: That's the other thing. I'm not so sure they are
aliens anymore. But I figured out a way we
can test them and find out for sure.
Gidget: How do we do that?
Duke: The next time dad wears shorts, you
"accidentally" scratch him on the leg.
Gidget: Why do I want to scratch him?
Duke: We need to see what color his blood is. If it's
red, he is probably human. But if it's green,
he is probably an alien!
Gidget: Wow! You sure are smart Duke....
Duke: Or it could be a toxic flesh eating acid.....
Gidget: Uhmmm......
Duke: If his blood eats through your skin, then we'll
know that he is definitely an alien!
Gidget: I think I have a problem with your plan dude....

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Fur Sale

Duke: Are you sure you want to see this Gidget?
Gidget: No, I'm not sure. But I do want to know what's up
with all the weirdness around here lately, so you
might as well show me.
Duke: OK then, here goes. Look out the window.
Gidget: Where? I don't see anything....
Duke: You see that sign in the front yard?
Gidget: Oh yeah, that wasn't there before. What's it say?
Duke: It says........
Gidget: Hey wait a minute. You can't read.
Duke: True, but the Beagle who lives two houses down
can. He told me what it says.
Gidget: OK then, what's it say??
Duke: It says..........Fur Sale!
Gidget: Nooooooo! Alien mom & dad are fur traders?
Duke: Apparently. And I'd bet it's Pug furs
they are dealing in!
Gidget: Pug furs! Why do you think that?
Duke: You see any other kind of furs around here?
Gidget: Good Point. That sucks! I love my fur and
I would really like to keep it!
Duke: Your fur is really soft. Probably worth
a lot of money....
Gidget: Yeah I bet it is. Well at least it will grow back
eventually. Gonna be pretty cold in the winter though.
Duke: Uhmm Gidget, I think I need to explain to you
just exactly how this works.....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Gidget: Hey Duke, if mom & dad are now aliens, what do
you think happened to the real Mom & Dad?
Duke: I don't know Gidget, I'm still trying to figure that out.
Gidget: Well what do you think they're doing here?
Duke: I'm not real sure about that either, but I have an idea.
Gidget: Well what is it?
Duke: I think they might be here to make money.
Gidget: Huh? You think they're capitalist aliens?
Duke: Remember a while back when they took a bunch
of our stuff and put it out in the driveway?
Gidget: I sure do. We got locked inside all weekend.
Duke: It turns out they were selling that stuff for money.
Gidget: Really? They were selling our stuff?
Duke: Yep. And then I saw something else.......
Gidget: What? What else did you see?
Duke: It was........very disturbing.....
Gidget: More disturbing than aliens stealing our
existence? More disturbing than Rocky The Bird
suddenly disappearing? More disturbing than The
Crazy Man Who Lives Next Door stealing all our stuff?
Duke: Yes Gidget, it's more disturbing
than all of that.
Gidget: OK. Well maybe I don't want
to know about it then.....

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Gidget: Hey Duke, did you see the comment that
The Crazy Man Who Lives Next Door left?
Duke: Yep Gidget, I sure did.
Gidget: Well I'm starting to think you might be right.
Maybe The Crazy Man did have something to do with
...........The Incident.
Duke: I told you so. But I don't think he could have
been working alone. He is not that smart.
Gidget: You think he had help? From who?
Duke: I'm starting to suspect our Humans are the
brains behind this whole operation.
Gidget: You mean Mom & Dad? Why do you think
they had something to do with it?
Duke: Because something is just not right with them.
They have been acting very strange lately.
Gidget: What do you mean?
Duke: Well do you remember how they used to
leave in the morning, be gone all day, then come
home at night?
Gidget: I sure do. We would jump all over them
when they got home.
Duke: Well have you noticed that they don't leave
in the morning anymore? They are here all day now.
And when they do leave, it's only for a short while.
Gidget: Well I like that they are here more often now.
Duke: I would like it too. If I was sure that they are
really Mom & Dad.
Gidget: You don't think they are really Mom & Dad?
Well who could they be?
Duke: I think they might be..........Aliens!
Gidget: Whoa! Really? You mean like, from Mexico?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

.......The Incident

Gidget : Hey Duke, do you think we will ever get
our existences back?
Duke : I don't know Gidget, but I sure hope so.
Gidget : Well where do you think they went?
Duke : Who knows Gidget? All I know is that we
went to The Crazy Man Who Lives Next Door's house
for a couple days, and when we got back, they were gone.
Gidget : Well maybe we just misplaced them.....
Duke : If they were misplaced we would have found
them by now. I have searched everywhere and there
is no sign that we ever lived here. All our smells are
gone. The pee stain in the corner vanished. The
scratches on the wall next to the door disappeared.
Everything in this house is different.
Gidget : Our little doggy beds were still here.
Duke: But that's about the only thing that didn't
change. Everything else did. And then, things
started getting REALLY weird.....

Gidget : That sure is a weird picture of us.
Duke : I know. It's supposed to add to the whole
mystery thing.
Gidget : Well it's freakin' me out dude!