Squish-A-Rooni, Puggy Bundles, Dude, Dude Master, Chucky,
Chucky Weiner, Chocolate Pug, Doodle, Spoogemaker, Spoogemaster,
Master of the Spooge
Pet Names Now Out of Vogue
Your Dude-ness, Pug Doodle, Pug Diggity-Dog, Pug-a-Love, Dopey
Weirdo, Baby Weirdo, Happa Dog, Happy Fellow, Spooge Puppy, Biff
Dog Pug, Swivel Butt
February 17, 2003
was quite a contented housedog. Although he originally
destroyed anything he could chew when he was a puppy, he
spent his days sitting on the couch and daydreaming. In 2000 he had an accident, falling down a flight of stairs. He made a miraculous recovery with the help of chiropracty. In his last years, he was extremely happy and active. On Valentines Day night of 2003, I noticed he seemed a bit uncomfortable. I thought it was just indigestion. The next morning he was vomiting blood. A trip to the emergency vet revealed his blood had an extremely low platelet count. We decided not to do any invasive surgery at that point, and the following Monday we had him put to sleep since he was going downhill so quickly. His passing was extremely quick and hard to take, however we are very grateful that he didn't linger long in pain and that in his last years he was extremely happy up until the end.
trips and visiting Colorado and spending time with our relatives
or his "grandhumans." He epecially liked being left
with them because he knew older women liked to spoil him...he
just had that quality.
my first dog that I've ever had and turned out being quite easy
to train. Once potty trained, he never ever made a mess in the
house except when he got diarrhea in 2002.
was the "Bagel" trick. Noticing he sometimes chased
his bagel-shaped tail, I taught him the word "Bagel"
which immediately elicited the tail-chase/spinning pug response.
to be able to get him to speak before we took him out before
dinner. Words spoken? "Kyelp," "Gowak," or
His Own Words
is an excerpt from an interview with Hieronymus when he was around
five or six years old:
I Were A Human I'd Be . . . a
goblin. Are goblins human? How about a gargoyle?
Butts, underwear, bones, treats, licking dinner plates, trips
to Colorado, Tim Schmeckel (my favorite Uncle Tim).
Getting my nails clipped, trips to the vet (but I love the ladies
who work there!)
Scariest Time in My Life (at least for my humans). I was a pretty
young dog at the time, and still didn't know my boundaries around
our house and yard. One time in winter a man came to the door
with a package. I also saw Ann out the window...she was coming
home from work at the same time. Stan answered the door, and
I went up to greet the delivery man, and then headed out the
door to greet Ann, down the steps, and into the street and down
the sidewalk! Ann started panicking, and since it was icy, she
was having a hard time balancing as she struggled to grab me.
I got a big scolding.
Critic Speaks: Hieronymus shows his opinion of some "Percent
for Art" outdoor sculpture at one of Iowa's interstate rest