Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year-(And a Four Paw Product Review for Pug Snuggly Coats)

Brrr....Its cold out.  So we took two walks, a quick one for Norbert, Tubby, and Ping who don't like the cold and ice much (Norbert doesn't mind it but he was slipping) and a longer one for Weasley and Bob who like the snow.

Weasley wore his super cute new coat from Pug Snuggly, that just happens to match a hat momma bought at target years ago. Pug Snuggly coats fit pugs better then any other coats out there and they keep your fur baby super warm, if you don't have a Pug Snuggly get one!

Bob also wore his Pug Snuggly coat, they make custom orders for big dogs.  Bob got his coat about 3 years ago and its still as good as new!

 Bob loves to roll in the snow and even though there is only a dusting that didn't stop him.   His coat stayed on through all of his rolling!


Then we headed on home to start our New Years Eve tradition, cuddling up on the coach for a Fred Astaire film marathon.  This snowy routine from Swing Time, 1936 seems appropriate for the weather.

Our resolution is to appreciate each and every day.  Something blogging has truly helped us to do.    Inspired by our friends at My Brown Newfies here are our five favorite posts from this year (in no particular order)!

1) Black and White Sunday Baby Cat and Scooter-I am no photographer, and particularly no cat photographer, but thanks to a lovely model these pictures came out pretty good.   The kitties don't always get much love on the blog, but we love them very much, which is why I love this post.

2) Big Weekend-It was such fun meeting other pug bloggers and participating in the 1000 Pugs photo shoot.  Now if only I had gotten better pictures.

3) Monday Mischief-Sweater Time-Pug Notes Sweaters are the best, and Weasley's custom Gryffyndor vest is my favorite ever. We love Auntie Melissa and Archie!

4) Tasty Tuesday-Chicken Cordon Bleusickles-This was my favorite dog treat that we made this year: easy, fun and the hounds loved it.

5) The Sleepy Foodie-Or Weasley's First Trip to Manhattan- I think this was Weasley's cutest moment.

6) Welcome Weasley-Bringing Weasley home definitely the highlight of the year!

7)  Pug History-William The Silent and Pompey-I am always surprised that so many pug lovers don't know the amazing story of heroic little Pompey, a puggie war hero.

8) Famous Women and Their Dogs-Billie Holliday and Mister-I love Billie Holliday and I love the story of her and Mister.  This post got a lot of visits for us this year.

9) Goodebye to Dr. Zira-Losing Dr. Zira was very difficult for us but the support of other bloggers made it so much easier.  It was nice to know that so many people out there understood, and it really made me appreciate blogging.

 10) Ping's Grand NYC Adventure-Biking with dogs is such fun and I loved taking Ping to see the Balto statue in central park.  

To all of our blogger friends have a wonderful New Year and we cant wait to see all of your adventures in 2013. 


  1. That picture of the Mr. & Bob is priceless. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

  2. Hey Urban Hounds, Jet here. Hi Miss Kate.

    Mom asked me to share that she thinks Weasly looks so handsome, he could do a GQ shoot. We all loved Bob's utter joy rolling in the snow. Thanks for running down your fave posts... we're delighted to have met you this year and look forward to what happens next.

    Wishing you a happy, healthy and abundant new year. :)

  3. Wow fun in the snow.
    We would like to wish you all
    A very merry New Years' Eve
    May your first moments of the New Year be happy.
    Happy Holiday and may 2013 be good to you all.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Those coats look wonderful! We're big fans of Melissa & Archie's sweater, Scarlet has several, but I think a coat would be an excellent idea.

    Happy New Year (again)!

    Meredith & Scarlet

  5. Wishing you all a great New Year with lots of new adventures to share!

    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  6. Those coats look perfect for Bob and Weasley! Wishing you a very happy 2013!

  7. Hi Urban Hound family!
    Wesa so excited. Da Mamas just ordered us'uns two coats to figure out sizing. The girls coat was the Queen of Sheba choice...wesa thinkin' Mimi will look da' bestest in this one....size Medium. The boys coat was the Noah's one and we thinks it will look good on either boy...we ordered size large. We will determine who fits what size and who needs a custom order and then we'll all have pug snugglies.
    Yay! It's snowing here and cold. Brrrrr!!!
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  8. It is very cold here in must be freezing up there! Bob is so cute rolling on the snow :-)
    Your new year's resolution is wonderful! And it is very important - I make sure to do that, too!
    Wishing you a very happy and wonderful new year!

  9. Love the coats. We are not showing Sweet Pea the pictures of Bob. She rolls like that in grass and hasn't tried it in snow yet.

    Go Bob Go!! I bet those were the cutest bulldog snow angels ever :)

    Have a verry Happy New Year!!!

  10. Those coats are lovely and they do seem to fit very well. Happy New Year to you and yours from Beth & Gizmo

  11. Hi agains! Wesa also wanted to wish you, Norbert, Bob, Ping, Tubby, & Weasley and your hu-peeps that spoil you (just as you all deserve of course) a very blessed New Year! Wesa so excited about the pug snuggies coming...we are already picking out styles for each of us'uns minus Toby and Mimi who will be getting the coats we just mentioned earlier! Yay! Yousa made ours and mamas day as we have been lookin' for pug coats.
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  12. Love the photos - that is a very novel walk, LOL!
    Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, may 2013 bring good things your way.
    Dip Bridge Elliot and Lynne x

  13. I've not entered your blog hop this time, but just calling in to wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR...
    luvs the catflap cavalier... Freya Rose Blossom X

  14. we love those coats. Where did you get them?
    Happy New Year's Eve.
    Benny & Lily

  15. happy happy new year to all of u!

    r-chee & i love u and are excited to spend 2013 with u!

    m & a

  16. Happy New Year, Urban Hounds!

    I love that coat, Weasley - I'm going to have to look at ordering one of those. And, Bob - you are too funny. So how long did you stay on your back like that?! Ha ha.


  17. I think the coats are so cutes and I think there is plenty of room underneath it so I can wear my sweater vests too from Archie and Melissy.
    Your photos made us smile so much,, thank you,,
    and we want to wish you a Happy New Year

  18. Happy New Year! Eat more cookies!

  19. Happy New Year! Love your pug snuggly coats. Wish they came in Aire snuggly sizes!


  20. Payton's pug snuggly is still like new, and I even had a matching scarf. Now Donald and Daisy have one and they appreciate them in this cold weather.