About Pup Fan

I blog about pup culture, pop culture, cupcakes, and anything else that strikes my fancy. My motto? Puppies = Serenity Now.

How do you measure a year?

It’s been a year today since I said goodbye to my best gal. It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed. How has it been that long since she was here?

Bella via wantmorepuppies.com

When we were young…

I struggled to find the words for today’s post. Rather than force it, I’m going to go get some Tavish snuggles and reminisce about my Bella.

Missing that face today and every day.

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Pugs? Just Say Yo

I recently bought an awesome new t-shirt that says “Pugs Not Drugs.”  (It’s from a cool organization I just discovered – the Chris Atwood Foundation.  Obviously, Manly the Pug is doing some good work out there.)

Pug life, yo.

I can’t argue with that message, and it got me thinking (a dangerous prospect, I realize).  What other societal ills could we get rid of with rhyming dog breeds?   Continue reading

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Further adventures of a crazy dog lady…

Tavish joined our family almost three years ago.  In that time, I’ve never had to actually give him a bath… until last week.

Generally, Tavish goes to the groomer and just requires some freshening up between appointments.  I’ve always been pretty content with this arrangement, especially because the little dude is scared of water.  I had no desire to be the one inflicting aquatic torture on him.

Sadly, our streak has been broken.  Last Monday, he managed to find something to roll in, which resulted in his first journey to the guest bathtub (a location that Bella visited many times in the past).

That brings us to Thursday morning…

Dog tweets

Dog day bath-ternoon… er, morning.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, I think I just wrote a (relatively short) novel.  I’m obviously living my best life before 6 AM, y’all.

Have no fear – this story has a happy ending. The offending stinky stuff has been removed.  It was larger than Tavish, and its source remains unclear.  I guess this means we’re leaving the door open for a sequel.

(I decided this week that it’s time to get back into the blogging groove.  Seriously.  I know I’ve said this before… but this time, I’m going to try to ease in by setting a manageable goal for myself.  I’m going to start with at least one new post per week. Here’s hoping it works… we shall see!)

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36 punny headlines about the runaway llama drama

via giphy.com

Did you see the story about the runaway llamas?

The story was blowing up Twitter, of course.  I imagine that office productivity was way down this afternoon, but office worker morale was probably way up.  Seems like a fair tradeoff. Happy minions are useful minions, after all.

That being said, we all know that there is going to be an attempt by various news outlets and Interwebz pundits to write some clever headlines and comments about this high-steed chase.  (It’s gold, Jerry. Gold.)  Some of those attempts will be more successful than others, no doubt.

In addition, many puns will be taken quickly, and it will become challenging to think of new ones.

Accordingly, I feel that it’s my part as a lover of puns to provide these brave souls with some headline options.  You are welcome to these, llama fans.  (Though how about a shoutout to your girl over here?)

Without further ado:

  1. Llama nightmare dressed like a daydream
  2. The Llamazing Chase
  3. Llama splice
  4. Save the drama for your llama
  5. Llamas on prime
  6. O-llama-care
  7. Llama be, llama be, llama llama llama be
  8. Llama said knock you out
  9. Llama-ha!
  10. Llama llama llama chameleon
  11. Llamatic irony
  12. Llama told me (not to run)
  13. Llama believer
  14. Llamalready gone
  15. Llama do my thang
  16. Llamagotchi
  17. Who gives an F about an Oxford llama?
  18. Llama he’s crazy
  19. Llamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
  20. Llama’s broken heart
  21. Llama sutra
  22. She’s a bad llama jama
  23. Llama mia!
  24. Llamall about that chase
  25. Llama gonna get you sucka
  26. If llama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy
  27. Llama just leave this here
  28. Llama going to Disney World
  29. Llama-stay
  30. Futur-llama: Good news, everyone!
  31. Llama keep going to the river to pray
  32. The llamaculate reception
  33. Llamada Inn
  34. Llamall dressed up & nowhere to go
  35. Llamigration reform
  36. Llamaican me crazy

I’m spent… but I do it all for you.

via giphy.com

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105 punny bird names… and counting

Lately, I’ve been thinking that it’s time to expand the roundups of punny pet names beyond the current canine and feline collections.  After all, puns appear to be a perennial favorite around here – punny pet names in particular.

I wasn’t sure which species to focus on next, but Valentine’s Day got me thinking about lovebirds… so, the next punny name collection focuses on our feathered friends.  Continue reading

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Parenting: You’re doing it wrong

My maiden name is pretty common.  So common, in fact, that I’ve often received emails (both personal and professional) for other ladies with the same name.  I try to handle these graciously – telling the sender that they have the wrong person and suggesting they check that email address again.

Of late, I’ve been receiving email for two different people – one college student and one woman with children. (The latter illustrated by the various websites the woman’s child seems to sign up for.)

The most recent installment in this saga is a doozy.  I received an email from who I assume to be the dad of the college student. I learned the following things: (1) he is writing her papers for her (there was an attachment as proof); (2) he informed her that “paper #3 you will have to write because your class has a mandatory attendance to the MLK convocation and paper #3 is on that”; and (3) he will provide her with highlighted journal articles that he has read when she comes home next time.

I mean… what does one do with an email like that?  Even better, the attached paper was a “think paper” for an education class, in which the “author” claims that she will be able to help shape students to become better model citizens. She/he also notes that she will always take a stand for teaching right from wrong. Um…

Parenting: you’re doing it wrong.

Anyway, I told Tavish about this incident.  In response (and thanks to the recommendation of a friend), Tavish decided to channel his inner Ryan Dogsling:

Tavish Dogsling via wantmorepuppies.com

I could be a meme, right?

Who could argue with that?

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Picture this pun: Hamela Anderson

I’m trying something new today.  It appears that punny pet names are this blog’s most popular content.  (There’s no accounting for taste, I suppose. Yours or mine.)

So, I present to you the first in a (possible) series… illustrated punny pet names!  Our first fur-lebrity to get the picture treatment?

Everyone’s favorite lifeguard, the star of Haywatch… Ms. Hamela Anderson!  Please enjoy this autographed photo from the lady hamster herself:

Hamela Anderson via wantmorepuppies.com

Fun fact (or… just a fact): this is my first time drawing a hamster.  I have a feeling that this news will not surprise you.

So, tell me… is this feature a keeper?  (Be honest.)  If so, any suggestions for a possible title?  (In addition to “Picture this Pun,” I briefly considered “Profiles in Punnage” as an alternate.)

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When belly buttons attack…

Pet Blogger Challenge Jan. 10Once again, the time has come to engage in a little bit of omphaloskepsis.  I’m still firmly in the anti-belly button camp, but I’ll try to gaze at my metaphorical navel without getting too grossed out.

Anyway, that’s a long-winded way of saying I’m participating in the annual Pet Blogger Challenge hosted by our friends at GoPetFriendly.com.  Every year, the Pet Blogger Challenge gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward – it’s a chance to deliver our own little State of the Blog address. Continue reading

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