Monday, October 27, 2008

Roaming gnomes


Happy post-Pug-O-Ween to you, my flock. I am pressed for time, thanks to an unexpected houseguest named New Dog and work commitments, so I can only post one photo from the big event for now. As you can see, Wendell and I dressed up as gnomes. It was an ideal costume choice, because it did not require me to shave my flowing beard. And because of the recent onset of puberty, Wendell now shares a similarly dashing facial mane.
I will share with you a sampling of the day's finest costumes when time allows. I will also try to explain who this New Dog is, and why he has a constant black, pug-shaped shadow.

15 comments:

JMG said...

I think your twins are in my neighbor's yard.

Cute!

God_Guurrlll said...

You all are in my prayers.

Boomer and his mom Carol said...

Mugsy,

Blessings to you and Wendell. You should enter your costumes into the Martha Stewart Pet Costume Contest. Check out cuteoverload.com or marthastewart.com for more info.

Blessings,
boomer

LemonySarah said...

Fabulous! I love Wendell's alarmed expression.

Lucy said...

That is all time, nice work.

Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug said...

My Husband. Have you seen my costume? I am a pink lady.
I love your costume - it could be a substitute for the xmas holidays. aww.

sarah s. said...

Outstanding! I had gno idea!

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you, JMG.

And thank you, God Guurrlll, though I am not sure of the reason for these prayers. Mother suggested that you think we are insane, but I know this cannot be.

Thank you for the tip, Boomer and Carol. I will check it out.

Thanks, Lemony Sarah. Wendell actually wore the gnome hat for over an hour without incident.

Thank you, Lucy.

Your costume is most fetching, Aine.

I wish I could have told you sooner or given you some kind of hint, Sarah S.

meemsnyc said...

Hahahahah gnome costumes! That is the best! Happy Halloween.

skunkbunny said...

Mugsy, I know that the pug o ween season is probably not the right time to ask, but I have been reading your blog for some time... and I can't wait any longer to know... when are you going to add to your biography?

sarah s. said...

I know you are too dignified for childish pranks but I have to ask...did you goose Wendell just before the shutter clicked?

Eagle The Pug said...

I still find it hard to believe that you all didn't win. I was delighted to have gotten to see you once again and finally meet Wendell, and have you meet Flyer. Happy Pug-O-Ween!

Anonymous said...

Eagerly awaiting said photos of the gnomes. Your mother has some serious talent to come up with such creativity. You should decide to keep her long term...

Z

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you, Meemsnyc. Happy Halloween to you, as well.

Soon, Skunkbunny. Soon ... And actually, I believe there is an old chapter missing from the links in the right-hand rail, so I must have Wendell track that down and do some html coding ...

... ah, here it is. Perhaps Chapter XV will tide you over, Skunkbunny, if you have not yet seen it:

http://ayatollahmugsy.blogspot.com/2006/06/my-life-showdown.html

Of course, Sarah S. It is Pug-O-Ween tradition.

It was good to see you and Flyer, too, Eagle.

Mother thanks you, Z. Pug-O-Ween photos will be up by Monday at the latest.

Eagle, Ranger, and Flyer's mom said...

Mugsy and Wendell,

I am on my way to a meeting at Sabre which is the parent holding company for Travelocity and the creator of the Roaming Gnome. I am going to take this picture to them and perhaps they'll frame it and hang it in their lobby in honor of you both.

Either that or my boss will be appalled and tomorrow I'll have the "day off". :)

Happy Pug-O-Ween Month!