Bitter and Sweet, Fair and Foul, The Best of Times and The Worst of Times

The weekend with my Cape Cod family passed by in a blur. After the greetings, the sniffings, pettings, exclaiming, and passing out of treats, it felt as if I were on a roller coaster ride at warp speed. This visit included, for the first time, Daphne and Cecily whose presence definitely had a great impact on the tone of our weekend. Remembering how I suffered so under Daphne’s reign of terror on the Cape, I let her have it immediately so that there could be no confusion. “This is MY house, bitch” (forgive me but that is the correct form of address for a female dog). After which, I attacked her. I felt so much better but unfortunately it did not deter her from aggressive behavior. She, within a few hours, had established herself as the alpha dog and ruled like a crazed despot.

Cecily resumed her nauseating relationship with Lizzie and they spent their house time cuddling and hiding out together. Whenever there was an altercation with Daphne they would climb into Lizzie’s bed and stare with wide innocent eyes. It sickened me.

On our walks, Daphne always drew attention…probably because she was the non-pug and people, for some strange reason, are drawn to Frenchies. And of course Cecily garnered many pats because she is the only black pug in our posse, which left Lizzard and me virtually invisible…like chopped liver!

While Grandma and Grandpa still lavished treats and attention upon me, I can see how the natural order has been disturbed. Physically, I am not the pug I once was and I am also much crankier and more demanding than ever. I tend to bark incessantly whenever I feel like it and I’m not the playful young pup of yore.  I don’t feel jealous of the newcomers, just mindful of the shift. I guess it is part of the aging process.

When they left Monday, I was surprisingly flat. The apartment was too quiet and we were too dull. But as long as I remain Mom and Dad’s number one pug, then I am content.

Respectfully submitted,

Mason

Still cutting a fine figure in the dog park

Here I am, trussed up like a turkey in my little back loader.

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4 responses to “Bitter and Sweet, Fair and Foul, The Best of Times and The Worst of Times

  1. Lexie, Chloe & Coco's Mom

    “a crazed despot”…LOL! I’ll have to look that one up!
    I’m glad you survived the visit, Mason. Is Lizzie bummed that her BFF, Cecily is gone now? You’ll have to try to be extra nice to her so she’s not too sad. (I know you’re rolling your eyes right now, aren’t you?)
    Love the pix. As my girls always say, you are one handsome pug man!
    🙂

  2. sue

    I guess you were being a little cranky with your guests but then it is your home and you were just letting Daphne know that right I think you are a sweetie and I love the pictures of you you are still one very handsome pug

  3. You’re so cute in your pack!

    Guess what? My mom person & I have created a new blog at http://www.PetBlogsUnited.com.

    We’d love it if you would come over and check it out & become a member. It’s a great new place for pet bloggers to find each other, and get an opportunity to be a featured blog!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

  4. Kate

    I love your back loader. Why walk when u can ride? I’m sure you will always be number one pug at home

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