My Name is Phillip

Hi Folks,

I’ve been reading my predecessor’s blog, A Pug’s Voice, and I am blown away by all of the stuff Mason could write about…I mean I can’t even think about that much stuff, let alone write about it. He seems like he must have been some kind of a giant in the pug world. I think he probably would have scared me by all the opinions he had and how he was so smart. Well, anyway, I am no Mason, that is for sure, and I don’t know much about life. I do know I am darn lucky to have landed where I am and to finally be living with my half sister, Maisie. Now she probably has a lot to say because she is  always so busy. Me, I just love curling up with my Mama, sleeping in her lap while she watches tv. I really love being held, rocked, and cuddled with, anytime and all the time. Here’s the other thing…I really love women. Like right now I am spending the summer at Grandma and Grandpa’s with their two dogs, Daphne the Frenchie and Cecily the black pug, and I wait all day for the minute when Grandma sits in her chair and I can leap up into her lap. Oh boy, is that the best. I just completely relax and let my eyes roll back in my head and wait for “Calgon to take me away.”

Oh, my name is Phillip, by the way…named after Phillip Lauer of Pupstarsonoma. He was the one who connected me to Mama after Mason died. I flew up to NYC from Arkansas and have never looked back. Thank you, Phillip, for putting Mom in touch with Barbara Lair, who breeds the most beautiful pugs in the world, if I do say so myself! At any rate, here are Maisie and I, the next generation of pugs, living a summer on Cape Cod…not too shabby! The downside is the sleeping situation. Grandma and Grandpa cannot and will not share their bed with pugs (something about not liking dogs sleeping on their heads or wrapped around their necks…weird, right?) So, we sleep in the “dormitory” with Daphne and Cecily (Grandpa’s office). Here is the real kicker…just because Maisie and I have had a few accidents up there, we have been put into diapers at bedtime. I am not embarrassed but Maisie is freaked out, hiding her head, looking away, and asking me to help her escape from them, the diapers that is. I help her and she helps me so that every morning when Grandpa comes for us, we are both without the diapers. I overhead Grandma talking about getting us onesies to hold them on us…oh well, the price we must pay, I guess.

Well, I am going to try this writing thing so I can share a little bit of our summer with you. I know I can’t write like Mason but I will try to find some interesting stuff to share. Next time I will tell you about meeting our neighbor, Jimmy, the Greek fisherman, and the treats he gave us…and how much I miss Mama who is in Hawaii for work…oh, and how crazy Daphne is – not like Maisie crazy, but crazy in a different way.’Til then,

Relax and enjoy the journey,


P.S. That is me sleeping while Maisie stays awake and alert…



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20 responses to “My Name is Phillip

  1. DSalinas

    Hi there Phillip! I can’t wait to hear all of your stories! I’ve missed Mason (and his stories) more than you know….

  2. Dear Phillip,

    It makes me so happy to know that you have picked up the pen that Mason left for you. Yes he was a wise and worldly pug but he too was young once. In time you will be as sage as he and I dare say your voice is already quite eloquent! With Maisie as your counterpoint and your calabash cousins, Daphne and Cecily to inspire, and/or motivate you, I am certain your postings will engage and entertain all of us readers of A Pugs Voice from now until…a very long time from now!

    Your humans are wonderful people, or so say our humans and frequently too. Over the years they have supported all of us with their kindness, their inspiration, honesty and generosity. You are so lucky to have the family that you do!

    With our fondest regards, your west coast cousins,

    Roxy, Blue and Bono

  3. Thanks, pupstars, so much!

  4. Anne Weber-Falk

    Nice to meet you Phillip. I look forward to reading about all the exciting adventures you and Maisie will have. You might want to take a look at the book recording Mason’s adventures too.

  5. kristine

    This may sound WIERD and CRAZY but i got tears in my eyes when i got this notice in my inbox! i even had a little cry over here in Australia for Mason he is still missed and i was so happy to see Phillip has taken over the blog for him! I am so looking forward to more posts and arent’ you GORGEOUS PHillip!

  6. Misty Marten

    This made me happy 🙂 Nice to meet you Phillip.. He is adorable 🙂

  7. Good dog. 🙂
    (tummy rub)

  8. Erin Byrne

    So happy to see you following in Mason’s footsteps, Phillip! And glad you’re enjoying a summer at the Cape…my pugs would be jealous!

  9. Hiya, Phillip. I was a contemporary of Mason & Lizzie and I’m now at the Bridge, too. Happy to make your acquaintance and looking forward to reading all about your adventures. I’m not really here, of course, but Mom can’t help carrying on my legend. Silly human!

  10. Sarah Clark

    I am beyond ecstatic to hear from you, Phillip & Maisie – I so enjoyed your siblings Mason & Lizzie, and although those are big paws to fill, I feel certain you are both up to the task! My Matzo Ball joined them over the bridge just about a year ago ~ feel certain that they are all spending most of their time at the treat trough! Be good for Grandma & Grandpa – although it seems like “trouble” may follow Maisie (just as it did Mason) you, Phillip, sound like the sensible pug!

  11. Good day little mate!!!!


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