Thursday, November 29, 2007

A pug of peace

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Insiders at this week's Mideast summit in Annapolis say the fragile peace process was in danger of collapsing until the arrival of an uninvited guest.

Ayatollah Mugsy, a Texas canine cleric, was credited with restarting the talks and ushering in a new era of hope that the six-decade conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians can be resolved.

The White House sent summit invitations to dozens of countries, but officials at the ayatollah's Pug Life Ministries said that Pugistan -- Mugsy's disputed territory in the American Southwest -- was not among them. Some White House aides, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they were appalled by the lack of respect shown toward the ayatollah, leader of the world's largest interfaith, interspecies ministry.

"We invited the international dregs of society, but not the glorious nation of Pugistan," said one senior White House staffer. "What's up with that?"

Despite the apparent snub, Ayatollah Mugsy arrived just as the talks appearing to be breaking down, with name-calling and hair-pulling rampant in the summit hall. Observers said the ayatollah calmly righted the ship and began to build a tenuous trust among the disparate parties.

"He said to them, 'The human ways have failed you time and time again,'" said one U.N. observer, who wished to remain anonymous. "Then he led them through some time-honored canine getting-to-know-each-other exercises. Basic stuff, but it really seemed to work."

Ayatollah Mugsy could not be reached for comment.


Sarah O. said...

Mugsy & Mugsy's Mom, you are brilliant!

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

Brilliant news report. Wonder why it didn't make the Indiana news??

We bow to your holiness,
Four Pugz

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you, Sarah O. I knew that drastic times called for drastic measures.

I blame the liberal media elites, Four Pugz. Or perhaps it was the vast right-wing conspiracy. I get them mixed up sometimes.

rpm said...

That is too funny!

TransplantedOkie said...

I am only 40 minutes away from Annapolis. I would be so honord if you could fly over my humble abode on the way back to Texas wave wave your holy paw.

T-man said...

Mugsy for President!! Once you're president, you can split up the country anyway you want.

Shmoo said...

Its a shame all the work had to be done to get an invitation. I never got mine and I'll be the future Queen of all earth soon. The gall of those stupid humans. I'll make them pay. Don't worry, I'll annex your kingdom for all pugdom. Huskies sometimes think that pugs are snacks, and we can't have that.


Twirly the Pug said...


I couldn't find any email around, so I decided to bark :) within a comment. I am resident in the Pug Community at and I want to invite you to join, too. If you don't have the time, maybe you can just grab one of our Pugslife badges to put on your website. Thanks.

Twirly the Pug

Anonymous said...

Oh husband!!! So that is where you are!!! well... at least you are helping the world... all is forgiven by at least 2 out of the 7 wives. Btw- did Wendell get The harem's package? heeee.

Jake of Florida said...

O great Ayatollah, we are awed at your simple solution to a problem that has appeared insoluble.

"Canine getting to know you expercises." Time honored. Successful. Better than what's been tried until now!

Would you have a moment to visit our blog to sign a petition that we hope will prevent an acknowledged terrier abuser from getting one or more of his previously abused dogs back when his sentence is pronounced in February. The same petition is up on several other blogs, if you prefer: Axel, Gus Dagger, Buster, Agatha and Archie. Take your pick. We'd just appreciate the support of a known peace maker. Our blog tells the whole story.

And if you agree, perhaps you could spread the word among your flock.


Jake and Just Harry