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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wheezy Wednesday

It's that time of year when everything is blooming and coming back to life. The butterflies are emerging out of their cocoons. The birds are singing.  And Gunther is filling the house with the sweet sounds of his hacking backwards sneezing...

Who would have thought the only one in the house to get full blown allergies was Gunther..

We've had a couple of really bad wind storms over the past week, so a lot of dust and pollen has been blown around.

Yeah, yeah, it's definitely time for a better vacuum.

Gunther's imploding sneezes warranted a visit with the doc, which wasn't so bad. He prescribed some Tavist 1 for his allergies and sneezing.  The bummer however is that each chunk muffin got their turn on the scale. 

They've all gained a pound. 

Now everyone is on a shhhh....  diet.

And there is much protesting going on. 

If anyone receives emails or letters asking to send foodables, please ignore them.
Thank you,
The Management


Anonymous said...

Oh, dear! Gunther, I hopes your sneezies go away soon!

I would also like to extend my saddest condolences on the diet thingie. I would like to say I will not send foodables if asked but I will be honest and say that I can not say that.

OH! And I wanted to tell you how funny I thoughts the story was about the Dumb as a Stump family. It made me and my mom laugh a LOT!

Wiggles & Wags,

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness!
betty ~ that is the cutest video ever!
we have been sneezing over here too gunther!
emmitt is sending you all mini-meatloaves. he says if you all gained a pound then it is the scale at the vet office that is off. ;)
m & e

Dog Foster Mom said...

I love the video - poor Betty, how can you resist her when you see how desperate she is? Poor thing. Now once she saw you, did she walk away because she thought she would be in trouble, or because she thought "finally, my humans are here and will feed me!"?

I have Ziggy and Noelle on a diet too. Recently I noticed that Ziggy was getting kind of chunky! He's only eight months old - he's not supposed to get overweight already. It's probably all the chew treats I feed him to keep him busy.

Salinger The Pug said...

OMG...you poor smushfaces!!! I'm so sorry to hear that you're being tortured and starved AND trying to survive allergy season too!

Gunther dude...I think you have the right idea eating the Kleenex!

Betty, you just need to get it together, girl and figure out how to get that bark to activate voice dial to Pizza Hut.

Good luck....if this jackassery keeps up, please let me know and I'll have mom arrange for a care package of yummables to be delivered under the guise of a plain brown wrapper (something I'm sure your mom is no stranger to ;-)


Stubby said...

OMD! A whole pound? Please. I gain that everytime I eat Popeyes. It's really nothing to worry about so please feed the smushfaces before they fall over from starvation.

Why is it that Betty is always the crazed lunatic? I mean, what is up with her? I love that chick but she has a few screws loose.

And my poor pal Gunther. All sniffly and sneezy. I sure hope all the ladies read this post and send their sympathies. That little dude just needs some loving.

Stubby xoxo

agent99 said...

Psst, Betty....Mom left Foo's leftovers on the table and I was able to stand up and pull that sucker down. It was rainin' kibble!! Looks like you've almost gotten into the food, girl. Make Stella & Gunther be the lookouts!

Gen & the Foo

BRUTUS said...

Reverse sneezing.. ugh! I hate that - and mom keeps thinking I'll explode or something! Poor Gunterh...
That picture of the pug loaf is somewhat unnerving... But watching Betty raid the food bins always makes me smile! Hope your mom got our email - there's an important question for her & Stella in there!!

Brutus the Frenchie

dw said...

OMD Betty is so cute trying to get to the food, until she turns around and realizes she's been busted! Heeeeeeeeeee! A fantastic vaccuum is the Dyson, bit pricey, but it picks up EVERYTHING!

Hank said...

OMG, that loaf of bread is HIGH LARRY US! I want a bite!

And that Betty.....sigh. ;)

Frankie Furter said...

OMD OMD OMD... Gunther... I hope you are going to be able to make DATE NIGHT... That is Saturday, you know, Have you asked Twinkie yet??? She will be soooo worried to hear that you have the sneezie sickies. Well, I'm worried about you too.
Get WEll buddy,
Be sure that you have asked Twink, And... I'll see you on Saturday night.

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Gunther..mom just shoves Benadryl down lily's throat. BOL.I will try to send you food in a box of Kleenex.shhhh
Benny & Lily

Sequoia & Petunia said...

OMG that picture of the pug loaf of bread is too funny! We are trying to get our meatball aka Sequoia...slimmer too! Good luck with your trio!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh My Poor Gunther -

Did you get a note from the Dr. to excuse you from any and all kinds of physical labor? That means no standing even while eating...Your Momma has to hand feed you while you are laying on your side with a pillow propped under your head for your comfort. Your Momma must fluff your pillows and tuck you in at night and read you two bed time stories instead of one!! And keep the little missy tootie Betty aimed in the other direction!!! I bets that's the REAL reason why your allergies are acting ups (hee hee hee).
Josie, Izzy, and Anakin

Yoda & Brutus said...

Hey Gunther, Yoda here - I get the sneezes and reverse sneeze stuff too :(

Betty looked for a moment like she was going to get the food down - until she got busted!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

the booker man said...
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the booker man said...

allergies are the stink, mr. gunther. i hope you get over the sneezles way fast.
i'm so totally super duper sorry about the diet thingie. these hoomans just don't understand the need for some extra squish for insulatin'! don't give up, miss betty. you almost had those foodables broken into!!
the booker man

Lola said...

Oh, tell me about those allergies! I hate them. Sometimes it seems that being a Shar Pei is just being a bunch of allergies wrapped in wrinkles. I hope that Gunther is over his soon.

I'm sorry about the diet thing. Maybe they'd consider an all cheese diet - a kind of low carb thing? An all cheese diet might be kind of fun for a while.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Do I hear kachooey kachooey
Is that Gunther I hear?
And you has soft little tissues for your nosey?
Oh sweet friend, I hope the allergies get under control. Its not fun to let the sneezys get to you.
And I am sorry about yout diets- how sad it that?
All the photos were precious.
That loaf of bread- I had to look twice!
Sleep tite my friends

Wilma said...

Oh Gunther, you poor baby. I hope you are getting good nursing care from Stella and Betty.
Try spitting out your pills, then your person will have to keep putting it in better and better food. You gotta get your snack on somehow!

Betty, I can't believe how you are being starved. It's inhuman. I'mgoing to forward that video to the authorities before you collapse from starvation.


Hi Guys,

Wow! Sounds like you have all kinds of problems going on!

Hope you feel better real soon!

Riley and Star.

Samantha said...

Good Luck Gunther! Rugby had a couple days filled with reverse sneezing fits last week, but luckily he has stopped now!

Mango said...

Wow! Some doggie is really PO'd. Better move that kibbles vault before there is an incident. Yikes!


Moose said...

Hey pups! Mango alerted me to your crafty attempts to crack the vittles vault! I broke into my old one http://dewdana.blogspot.com/2010/04/great-kibble-heist.html so momma got the kind like you have and I have not been able to figure it out yet! If I do I will let you know and if you guys get into yours please let me know how! Here is one tip though... wait till your momma leaves or she will just stop you when you do get in to it!
Sorry bout the sneezies! My girlfriend is all itchy and momma thinks it is allergies too :-(

GAIL said...

Poor babies, dieting sucks! They all look perfect to me.

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

We hope your sneezies go away real soon!
Good luck with the diet :)

Pearl said...

Gunther, we are just 2 pugs in a pod. I have bad bad bad allergies, AND I am on a diet! UGH!

Momma just ordered me a bunch of new supplements and things to try for my allergies. We are hoping we can keep them in check this year. :/

PS I don't think any of you need to lose weight! I love your curves!!!

Puglette said...

gunther, we sympathize about the allergies. i have them too and hate the itchy eyes and sneezing. we are trying to put charlie on a diet, grandma says she can't pick her up at agilities anymore. dad has been feeding her cheeseburgers in his truck! and miss betty, you are such a funny little lady.
hugs to you all!

Twinkietinydog said...

OMD this was another hilarious post, especially the note by the management. I also discovered your youtube channel and I'm so excited about that too.
Hope the allergies are under control for good.

Pink Thumb said...

Betty - Just do what I do. Mommy feeds me in the morning before work. Then daddy wakes up and I just give me this look and make my tummy grumble. He thinks I didn't eat so then he gives me another cup of food. You have to practice the look and no whining. If you whine, they will know you're faking! If it were up to me I wouldn't want you on a diet. I like a girl with a little more cushion (wink wink)