Well, that was embarrassing! The video I posted of the Smooshie’s acting debut did not work (sad face). Such a bummer and of course, frustrating. I hate when things don’t go as I planned, especially when it involves blogging because I put a lot of time into these posts! Bloggers, I’m sure you all can relate. Hopefully, this video will make up for it, though. Meet Tebow, the cutest English Bulldog puppy in the WORLD. Seriously, watching just a few seconds of this video will put a smile on your face. It’s made my frustrating morning a little better.
Have you ever had a morning (or even full day!) that just didn’t go as you had planned? Please, tell us about it. I need to commiserate with you all. Here’s to hoping the rest of my day gets better.
Happy Friday, Muffins! It was a long night last night. Rufus was bitten on his walk yesterday and had three puncture wounds, one on his neck and two on his ear. We were at the emergency vet until late last night. He’s okay, though. Thankfully, none of them were all that deep so he didn’t need stitches. He does have the DREADED CONE on, though. Poor Smoosh! Send him some healing vibes for me, Friends.
On another note, I have a special, before and after, Your Daily Smooshy today. I was perusing through Baggy Bulldog’s FB page and came across this ah-mazing, nuggety Smoosh sleeping on a picnic table. My heart just exploded from cuteoverload looking at all that smoosh melting around him into the tabletop. I thought it would be a perfect subject for practicing my new PhotoShop skillz after Blogshop.
One of my favorite things about Photoshop is that you can change the color on anything you want in a photo by adjusting the hue. Look at how much more vibrant the second photo looks after adjusting the hue in Photoshop? Granted, I made everything look extra bright and unnatural looking so that you could see just how crazy and vibrant the changes can be. The first photo looks dull in comparison; the colors muted. It demonstrates just how much you can alter the colors in a photo if you’re not pleased with them. I know I’m no expert at this yet. I figure I’ll get it eventually but I won’t become talented without practice.
At the very least, you can all enjoy the adorable-ness of this English Bulldog. There’s no denying HE’S talented at something… planking!
I have a special, Your Daily Smooshy today; a memorandum for a beloved furry friend in the blogging community, Vinny, The Pug. Vinny’s owner Allen contacted me the other day with an email stuffed to the brim of photos, stories, and links to online resources in which Vinny was featured. One look at that smoosh and seeing how hugely popular he was, I just knew I had to pay him the respect he deserves.
One of my favorite authors, Augusten Burroughs, writes in This is How, an inspiring quote that has always stuck with me:
“And something new is created when the person you love dies. Because they are not the only ones who die: you die, too. The person you were when you were with them is gone just as surely as they are. This is what you should know about losing somebody you love. They do not travel alone. You go with them.”
Yes, Burroughs refers to a person in this quote but I believe it couldn’t be more true for our furry friends too. When our dog dies, the person we were when we were with them is gone, make no mistake about it, and because of that, they do not travel alone. Vinny is not alone on his journey. I am sure of that; there were too many people that loved him.
RIP, Vinny, The Pug. We’re all sending you smooshes, wherever you are.
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The Easter holiday is just around the corner! Everyone’s favorite bunny will be making his rounds, delighting children across the world. This year the Easter Bunny got smart and enlisted help with his hefty work load from the Easter Pug! Easter Bunny and Easter Smoosh make such a cute duo, don’t they? I wish Easter Pug would have been around when I was a kid. ;)
I was scrolling through one of my favorite blogs this morning, Baggy Bulldogs, and came across a post they did on Serenah Photography. Serenah’s photographs of this ridiculously cute English Bulldog named Simon were just too fantastic not to share on Canines & Couture. She really does capture the character, playfulness, and beauty of an English Bulldog. Bulldogs are notoriously misunderstood and this series of photographs gives insight for those who are Smooshy ignorant.
What a lovely talent Serenah has of capturing the smoosh. Don’t you agree?
To view more of Serenah Photography’s work, click here.
As many of you are well aware, I write about Smooshies (no, you don’t say)… A LOT. I tend to focus on English Bulldogs because they’re my favorite, naturally, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate ALL the other Smooshy breeds out there (or non-smooshy breeds for that matter).
Smooshy is just an endearing way of describing the brachycephalic (having a short, broad head) breeds. There are A LOT of dogs that fall under this category – like all of the above! Although this is in no way an exhaustive list of brachycephalic breeds; this is a good representation of the population.
What’s your favorite Smooshy breed? If I didn’t live in San Francisco and was somewhere a little more farm-like with more space; I’d have one of each; a Smooshy farm!
Also, even though some of these breeds don’t necessarily have as many wrinkles as an English Bulldog, this still applies.
Anytime you bring a ball or something that resembles a ball – small or large – in his presence, Rufus goes nuts. He barks and whines until you break down and play tug-a-war with him. He is relentless and it’s almost impossible to win unless you wait until your arms feel like they’re going to disconnect from their proper sockets.
On Sunday night he was bothering us during the Super Bowl and my brother Matt, being the kind soul that he is, took him up on his playful demands. He pulled the toy between his knees and Rufus wouldn’t back down; I don’t think he was even able to see at this point; he was barely hanging on by the smoosh!
Rufus and I were walking back from Philz on Saturday morning when we happened across the most precious Frenchie I’ve seen in a while. His name was Taz and I just had to snap a pic of his perma-look-of-concern, smoosh.
What was he so concernicus about? Maybe he was scared of Ru’s larger, fleshier smoosh? Maybe he was wondering why a strange woman was hovering, desperately waving around some weird thing in his face while he was forced to sit still? Either way, it’s quite adorable.