Friday, December 7, 2012

Furry Fridays: The Curious Pug


Brought to you by Steph and Becky!
Today we are very excited to bring you Alycia of The Curious Pug and her super cute pups! Thanks Alycia!

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Hello there! 
I'm Alycia from The Curious Pug and I am so excited that Becky asked me to be a part of Furry Fridays! I live in Pennsylvania with my husband and our two dogs. My blog was named after my first dog Cyrus the pug who sadly passed away 2 years ago, but by then I was attached to my blog name so it stuck! 

Our two dogs are Monty and Mabel. We got Monty from a rescue organization shortly after Cyrus passed away to help with the hole left in our hearts and also to fill in some of the complete and utter silence! I never thought I'd be one to get another dog so soon after loosing one but he has helped tremendously in our healing and he needed us as much as we needed him. Monty is a 3 year old chihuahua/terrier mix, though we are unsure which terrier exactly. He likes to keep us guessing. He is an extremely fast runner (I seriously can't emphasize this enough!) and is very polite with humans always asking for permission before sitting on your lap. He does, however, have leash reactiveness outside which I'm assuming is his leftover baggage from wherever it was he came from. But we are working on it everyday. And he loves his sister Mabel!

Mabel is a boston terrier that we got from a breeder. She turned 1 in November and learned all the ways of the doggie world from Monty (IE: tug of war, play fighting, and begging to name a few!). She is obsessed with playing fetch and is quite good at catching a ball or popcorn in her mouth. I always wanted to have two dogs so they could keep each other company and be lifelong companions. And two dogs is seriously better than one. I don't feel guilty if I'm too busy or lazy to take them to the park or on some outing because they are always playing together anyway. I can honestly say the entire time Mabel was a young puppy, she never ever chewed on anything of ours because she was always occupied with Monty and chewing on him or his toys. Anytime someone asks me what it's like to have two dogs, I always say it's awesome and they are great at entertaining each other so there is less boredom which can lead to bad behavior. Yeah, two dogs is twice the hair and vet bills, but it's also twice the love, snuggles and fun too! 

I have to admit I was a bit nervous introducing the two of them since I wasn't sure if Monty would be accepting of her. But I was completely wrong. They love each other so much it's ridiculously cute. We made sure to introduce the two of them on neutral territory and in a fenced in area so Monty wouldn't have to be on a leash. We went to a kids playground at night when no one was around and the two of them just sniffed each other and carried on with smelling the playground. I was so relieved and happy! 

Alycia blogs at The Curious Pug // Tweets // Pins // Ravelry // Reads
Also visit her shops: For pets Happy Sprout Pets and for people Crochetlings

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  1. I love this!!! Mabel's face expression in the second picture totally cracked me up. This definitely is a way to end a week that was really tough for me! My husband and I were wondering if we should get another dog for our Piri but I had the same concerns on whether he'l get along. Still thinking about it.. maybe it'll be a happy ending like it was with your sweet dogs. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh this is such an amazing feature! I love reading about pets. Maybe I'll send mine in one day too! Mabel and Monty are such beauties :) xo

  3. You're pups are ADORABLE! I have a beagle/boston terrier mix (they call it a boggle). He looks more beagle, but Bostons are sooo cute. :)