Saturday, August 18, 2012

As if the picture wasn't cute enough...

A New Fan!

Here's Nora, enjoying Pugs in a Bug with her pal, Rudy. Shouldn't they get some kind of Cuteness Award? I think so.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Oops. Apparently Sleepy is not a cat. My bad. I still say napping is a good thing. Read on, and my apologies to Violet! My advice to you is to keep on napping my friend!

Let me get something straight, my name IS Violet! Secondly, believe it or not, I 
am a DOG not a cat.

Desperately signed,
Oh, and P.S

This is is why I need help. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Go back to bed, Sleepy!

Lately I've been receiving a lot of mail. Boney and Mouse, I'll be responding to you soon. But until then, let's see if I can solve poor Sleepy's problem. I do hope he'll be able to stay awake long enough to read this letter.

Dear Tabby,   

I am SO sleepy during the day. It's not that I stay up too late (not that I 
sometimes do) it's that, well, when I lay down just to take a five minute rest 
in between having breakfast and going out to do my business, it tuns into a 
three hour long sleep. Sometimes, I even miss meals!
Dear Sleepy,
You don't mention what type of animal you are, but I smell a cat! Who else could
sleep all day and miss a meal while doing so? Not a dog, I can tell you that much.

Here's what I want to know, dear Sleepy. What, exactly, is your problem? Long naps
are a beautiful thing, my furry friend. Famous world leaders throughout history have
used cat naps to help them become better thinkers and leaders. I don't actually
know who those world leaders might be, but I'm sure there has been at least one. I say, 
nap hard and nap often! Be proud of your napping skills and embrace your sleepiness!
Now snuggle up to your owner and go back to bed!
Purrfectly yours,
Tabby D. Cat 


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Turn that frown upside down, Grumpy!


Dear Tabby,

My next door (dog) neighbor keeps chewing on
 MY bone!!!!  it VERY annoying.
 There is now big drools of slobber on it
. (That are not mine.) EWW!!!!!!!!!

                                                    grumpy >:0
Dear Grumpy,
This is very disturbing. It's bad enough that your neighbor 
chews on your bone, but big drools of slobber? That's just too much!
Here's my advice. Smear your bone with something stinky and yucky--
like cod liver oil or mashed up Brussels sprouts--then leave it out where your neighbor will find it.  
He will soon get the message to keep his drool off of your bone!
If that doesn't work, well, you could always move.
Purrfectly yours--

Tabby D. Cat 

Monday, April 16, 2012

From Sam The Sirloin Steak

From farmer Fred's Farm
In the last stall on the
right side of the barn.

Dear Tabby,

I have a huge problem! Every minute of every hour, a butcher has been chasing me up and down the field! I know my name sounds perfect for butchering, but I definitely don't want to end up in Aldi! What should I do?

Thanks for your advice! Hurry!

Same the Sirloin Steak

Dear Sam the Sirloin Steak,

Going to the butcher is not a bad thing. I mean You'd make a ton of ground beef once you kick the bucket. I'm sure that you won't feel a thing. I am sorry to say so myself, but I am a sucker for a good sirloin steak. You won't be the only cud chewing cow to ever be butchered by Butcher Ben. I'll see you soon, on my dinner plate, that is! Smack Smack! (Of the lips)

Purrfectly yours and hungry,

Tabby D. Cat

Monday, April 2, 2012

From the students at Sarah Adams School!

I love it when students not only write letters to me, they answer them as well! It makes my job soooo much easier. For the next few weeks I will be sharing letters from Mrs. Kuczek's and Mrs. Wells' classes. They did a fantabulous job with their sequel, Dear Tabby: Down on the Farm. In case you can't read this I've typed up the letter from Chicky in Kenclucky below. I especially like her advice about pecking at human hands. Purrfect! Thank you students!

7890 Egg-white In
Coop 15, Farm Country

Dear Tabby,

I have a problem for you to solve. Humans keep stealing my eggs from the chicken coop. The hens are scrambled!!!!! I will never have little soft chicks! Why do they keep doing this to me? It's a BIG problem! I am losing feathers, I'm so frightened! The roosters aren't helping either. They sit there cleaning and boasting their feathers. Do you have any suggestions?

Cluckingly yours,

Dear Chicky,

I am sorry that humans are stealing your eggs. You should peck at humans' hands when they are taking your eggs. The humans need food, too. Put the grain where the egg used to be and don't lay an egg that day. I hope that this plan works. 

Purrfectly yours,

Tabby D. Cat

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Pug A Day!

Don't be scared--once the book is out tomorrow you can go back to sleep. Just one more day, pugs!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


These two tried getting on the Pug A Day Page even though they are not pugs. This first one looks like a pug, but I learned later he is a French Bulldog. For shame! Still, I like his attire.

And the second guy, well, I'm just not sure I understand him at all. There is nothing puggy about him. In fact, he's almost The Anti Pug.

Both, however, are cute.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Pug A Day!

I've been remiss, so I doubled my pugs.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Pug A Day!

Of course there will be pictures of Emerson. And yes, his tongue always sticks out like that. Not that it's any of your business.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Devil-may-care Pug

Although in this case the devil may actually care.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pug A Day!

Did I say I'd post a new pug every day? Apparently I lied. But that's okay, because this pug mug will make up for everything.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Pug A Day!

Pugs in a Bug, illustrated by the fabulous Stephanie Buscema, will be coming to bookstores in exactly one month! And even though it's about, well, dogs, I am still quite fond of this book.  So for the next thirty days I will be posting a new picture of a pug every day, starting tomorrow. Feel free to send your pug pics to me and I will happily post them.


Pugs rule!