Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Fun-Star Trek Sweaters (and another Birthday)

If you have been reading this bog you know we are Star Trek Fans (just check our Geekery page) we were so lucky that Melissa from Pug Notes was able to make us truly out of this world Star Trek inspired sweater vests, complete with insignia!  Check us out (we are posing in front of our Star Trek The Next Generation Fan Mosaic, which features picture of Weasley and Bob):

Tubby as Captain James T. Kirk


Weasley as Lt. Commander Spock


Ping as Lt. Uhura

For MLK Day: ‘Lt. Uhura’ On How Rev. King Told Her To Stay On ‘Star Trek’
The nation honors the memory of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. And among NPR’s offerings that day will be a fascinating story from actress Nichelle Nichols — known to fans around the world as “Lt. Uhura” on the original Star Trek TV series and six of the later big-screen movies based on that vision of the future.
Star Trek went on the air in 1966. Tell Me More host Michel Martin spoke with Nichols about how the actress almost left the show after one season to return to her first love — the musical stage.
But at an NAACP dinner in Los Angeles, Nichols says, King told her he was her biggest fan. When Nichols (who has shared this story before, including in her autobiography) told King she was planning to leave the show, he told her she couldn’t do that.
  Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, Nichols says King told her, was showing the nation a universe where ” ‘for the first time, we [African-Americans] are being seen the world over … as we should be seen’.” And ” ‘you have created a character’ ” that is critical to that, he said.
King also told her that ” ‘this is the only show that my wife Coretta and I will allow our little children to stay up and watch.” …
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The whole crew:

Today is also Tubby's 12th birthday.  I started this blog when he was turning ten and I was having a hard time with his advancing years, I wrote about it in this post: Ten Years of Perfect Pug Love.

Now ten sounds down right young.  I'm so lucky to have had Tubby in my life for 12 years and I hope and pray we have many more years together.   Whatever time we have together I try to look at Tubby as my model, he appreciates every moment and never worries about getting older.  A great way to "Live Long and Prosper" if you ask me.


  1. Woof! Woof! Happy 12th. Great age ... I'll be 12 this year. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Happy Birthday Tubby. 12 is a good age. We hope you get lots of treats and good stuff.
    Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Happy Birthday Tubby!!! I really enjoyed my 12th year and I wish the same for you.

  4. Tubby you are the BEST Kirk ever!!!! Happy 12th Birthday!!! That's one great lookin' bunch!!

  5. Happy Birthday!! Here's to many more.

  6. Those are the most AWESOME sweater vests I have ever seen!!!! I need to ask Miss Melissa about Star Wars inspired ones. That is much more up my alley. But that said, I love all of yours.
    Happy Easter- Happy Spring.
    Love Noodles

  7. Happy Happy birthday Tubby!

    oh we are sooo happy you and your "crew" love your Star Trek Sweater Vests!
    WE loved making them for you!
    Give your mom a hug and tell her she is a genius for thinking of them!

    I am so honored that I could help all of you celebrate today!

    Melissa & archie

  8. Happy Birthday Tubby!!! May you have many more!! You all look great in your Star Trek sweaters.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  9. Great post! Cute sweaters! Happy B-Day!

  10. Happy birthday Tubby!!! Have a great weekend.

  11. Oh Tubby Happy Happy Birthday..heck 12 years is just beginning your golden mom wanted me to tell you her grandpa used to give her nickname tubby and she wasn't particularly fond of it is one of her best memories...we loves your sweaters alot!!! Mom says she would really like to have a senior boy pug living at our house, but right now its to nutty!
    stella rose and mags

  12. Happy birthday Tubby!!! I wish you many more years with your lovely family!

    Your pal, Pip

  13. Happy Birthday Tubby! I'm sure the rest of the crew benefits from the wisdom of your years (like how to get the best treats)...The whole crew looks very dapper

  14. Happy Birthday, Tubby! Keep on doing what you're doing! The sweaters are too cute for words.

  15. Happy 12th Birthday Tubby!! AND MANY MORE!!!
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  16. Happy 12th birthday to Tubby!

    The sweaters are friggin' adorable!

  17. Well beam me up Scottie those are some awesome outfits.

    Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Tubby!

    Hope all you wishes come true.

    Bella & Sweet Pea

  18. oh how cute! and happy birthday tubby!

  19. Happiest (belated) birthday wishes Tubby! Sorry I missed it, but I know your rents made it great. I'm glad you are cherishing the time you have together.