Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tag -- I'm it

My faithful congregation, I have been tagged. Tara Roswitha, Pippin, Bam-Bam and Thomas Peterson have all bestowed upon me the tag of duty. And I will honor this duty to share five "weird" things about myself. But let us instead call them "quirky," for there is nothing weird about a pug ayatollah.

1. Whenever I spot an exposed belly button, I lick it. Vigorously. For hours, if the humans would let me. My parents have even used this trait against me. When I mischievously run outside and refuse to come back in, my mother has been known to drop to the floor and expose her bare midriff to lure me back to the house. I cannot resist. Why do I do this? Because it is the best way to impart my mystical healing powers upon the humans.

2. I am a reformed ex-convict. I was incarcerated for my role in The Great Panty Raid, and it was in the pound that I found Allah. For further details, please see my biography in the right-hand rail.

3. I do not like to ride roller coasters. This is OK, however, because I am not tall enough to ride.

4. I have my own online store, where I attempt to sell Ayatollah Mugsy and Got Rawhide? products, among others. I pray that I will sell enough to cover my $5-a-month investment.

5. I introduced my parents to the majestic breed known as the pug. Before they adopted me, they did thorough research to try to find the right kind of dog to keep in the cramped apartment they shared at the time. When they saw an ad in the classifieds, they decided they would go take a look at this funny-looking breed of dog in Wylie, Texas. They had no intention of taking a puppy home that day. But that was before they met me, a tiny bundle of snorts and nonstop licking. Guess who called shotgun on the ride home.

Now, it is time for me to dole out tags. In no particular order, I choose:


Anonymous Midwest Girl and her puppy
JMG and her furry children
Francois Fertig


Leslee said...

Hmm.. the belly button thing is kinda creepy, but I don't really like dog licks anywhere. But on occasion I'll submit to a lick.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

You've never had your belly button licked by me, Leslee.

Brandi said...

Bam-Bam too loves belly button, I wonder if it's just a pug thing?

Leslee said...

You're right Mugsy, you've never licked my belly button... not sure that it'll ever happen either.

Eagle The Pug said...

Ayatollah, you have honored me greatly by including me in this clever internet blog game of tag. I suppose you've issued a "no tag backs" fatwah by now, eh?

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

No tagbacks, Eagle. I am all out of quirky facts for now.

Eagle The Pug said...

Well, I tried my best, but as far as new tags to divy out, I've only come u up with two, and I'm not sure they hadn't been tagged yet either. It seems that this little game has pretty much gotten around to all the pug bloggers such as yourself and I.

Sarah O. said...

Ayatollah, you have led a rich and interesting life.

No wonder you've built this wonderful personality cult!

Long live mugsy.

James Beauregard daPug said...

Bro. Mugsy,

I read about your belly button business somewhere else today...was just wondering if you have any tattoos yourself?

You're always so wrapped-up in all your ayatollah raiment but does all that cover-up any cool tattoos?


Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I am an all-natural pug, James Beauregard, right down to my unshaved beard. No tattoos for me.

Thank you, Sarah O. You are very kind. But we prefer not to use the "cult" word around here. It may endanger the ministry's tax-exempt status.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Brandi: Perhaps Bam-Bam, too, has the healing gift. The next time you are feeling under the weather, skip the doctor visit and let Bam-Bam try to heal you.

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

We will be answering this on our Dogster page!

Love, Anonymous Midwest Girl and her puppy