Monday, March 28, 2011


iPug, originally uploaded by mandypug.

I was informed of a great iPhone case company by one of my agility instructors so when i got my iPhone 4 naturally i had to have one with Izzie on it! The quality is great and it's easy to put on and take off, it's also designed with a lip on the front to protect the screen from direct impact. I'll be honest the shipping options weren't so great and it did take quite a while to get to me in Canadaland, but from reading comments on their Facebook page that problem isn't replicated within the USA. 

So all you iPhone peoples, go to to get your custom iPhone case! If you're in Canada just be patient with the shipping, it'll get here. They're not terribly expensive either, not too much more than you'd expect to pay for a good quality non-custom case from the Apple store.

Monday, March 21, 2011

One Month

So about a month and a bit ago I changed Izzie's food portions. She went from 1/3lb per day to 1/4lb per day plus whatever tiny training treats she got. It's not a huge change in portions but it's enough. We also added in more exercise; more walks, playing fetch up the stairs, balance ball work, etc.

Anyways... Here's our starting point as of February 15th, 2011.

IMG_3609-2, originally uploaded by mandypug.

As you can see, she's got some belly pudge and her neck is massive. Her weight in that photo was also slightly above 19lbs.

Now lets see what she looks like just after a month of new portions and slightly increased exercise.

IMG_5376-2, originally uploaded by mandypug.

As you can see her tuck is now more pronounced and her neck rolls are smaller, and you can also see her ribcage starting to show more. She now weighs in at 18lbs even. She also has a lot more energy and wants to play and run so much more.

I'm not exactly looking for her to lose to much more poundage. I think that from now on we're going to work on building her muscles and toning and tightening her up. If she gets lighter, fine... If she gets a little heavier but is in shape and well muscled, fine also.

 This is also a sort of public service announcement. As you can see on a small dog, just one pound makes a difference. That was slightly more than 5% of her body weight. 

Anyways, we'll continue on our fitness journey and i'll keep you all updated periodically.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friends? No...

... Best friends!

Kind of reminds me of photos i'd take with my friends in jr. high making funny faces lol.

PS: iPhones take FABULOUS pictures!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

9/52: Favourite

9/52: Favourite, originally uploaded by mandypug.
Izzie with her favourite friend Wile E. Coyote, on her favourite spot at her favourite place to go visit.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

What does Izzie think of Winter?

Angry Pug is Angry, originally uploaded by mandypug.

She doesn't like it. At all. 
Both of us would like spring to hurry up and get here! We wanna go outside and play!