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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

avatarHi, Sherpa!

I’m a nearly seven-year old Chinese Pug born in May 2004 in Alabama and shipped to West Hollywood, CA where I was adopted in January 2005 by Dave.  I was named so as one of Dave’s then office suite mates received a visit from English singer-songwriter Robby Williams on the day I came into Dave’s life — hence the name Robby (although Dave sometimes calls me “Robbydog” or “Mr. Puggs.”)

I relocated along with Dave to Washington, DC’s Northwest District in the spring of 2010. I frequently visit the Adams Morgan and DuPont Circle Dog Parks, sometimes wearing my padded winter coat pictured here.

I’m much happier here in the East now that I have sidewalks on which to promenade and tree lined streets where I “own the trees.”

Unlike many children, I actually like Broccoli. I’m also sweet and spritely, love my walks, my bones, and my “squeaky” toys.  My favorite pastime is finding and removing the “squeakers” from my dog toys, proudly handing them over to Dave.

This year I saw snow for the first time and upon seeing the stuff — froze mid-step, not knowing whether to proceed into the possibly acid-like substance or to turn and run back into the building.

While I have visited NYC once and walked the Central and West Village neighborhoods with gusto, I have as of yet no exposure to Times Square or Broadway entertainment fare, ‘though I might go for a small production of “Pug-by-Pug by Sondheim”, or maybe a first-time stage appearance with Bernadette Peters together performing “Dog Bones from Heaven.”

(a.k.a., Robbydog or Mr. Puggs)

Rosie’s Xmas 2010 Portraits

Monday, January 10th, 2011

avatarWell, Sherp, it may be the rum in the fruitcake, but I think I’m at my cutest over the holidays!

Just take a look at the pics below that my daddy, Stuart, took of me at Xmas time, 2010!

Lots of Licks and Love, Rosie

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Little Puppy, Big World

Sunday, December 6th, 2009


Dear Sherp,

My name is Leela, and I’m Chloe F.’s cousin. I live in West Hollywood, where my hobbies include pooping under the new Christmas tree and being suspicious of the neighborhood dogs.

When my person (Jessica) first adopted me, I had it pretty good. She was a student at UCLA, and between her and her three roommates, I was showered with love and attention 24/7! But now that we’ve graduated (Jessica with a degree in Art History; mine in Napping with a minor in Dachshund-American studies), I find myself spending far too much time alone.

So like any upstanding American parent, Jessica has me on a rigorous TV schedule. We’ve seen almost every episode of the Dog Whisperer, and have moved on to the glory that is PLC (Puppy Learning Channel). Right now my favorites are 18 Keeshounds and Counting, Say Yes to the Sad Begging Face, and I Didn’t Know I was Purebred.

But I hate Jon & Kate + 8. That Jon is just a piece of Shih Tzu, don’t you think?

Love love love,

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


Dearest Sherpa,

Why don’t you come up and see me sometime, big boy.

We can have a bow wow bash! I love you (don’t tell Moses)!


Nikon, nursed back to health by loving family

Friday, November 13th, 2009

avatarHi Sherpa, I am Nikon the Wonder Dog. I was named Nikon because I am as pretty as a picture. We are cousins and I live in Santa Fe, NM. I have been living here for one year now and I am going to be 3 years old. I came here from Texas. A very mean unscrupulous breeder inbred all of the dogs at the kennel and I was one of them. I had many things wrong with me. The Good Doggie God helped make up for my sad beginnings by giving me a very dedicated and loving Mom, Roberta, and Dad, David. They have been nursing me back to health with the help of some of our kind family members and I feel pretty good now.

It looks like we are going to have an early winter here and I cannot wait to run and roll in the snow and make nose tunnels. Then I love to track into the house all the mud and water and watch Mom and Dad get excited with towels and mops. What a great game! I’d love to hear about your winter in NYC.

Slurps and Sniffs, Cousin Nikon

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Ozzie is a Bouvier Des Flandres. That’s French for a “Blogger of Flanders”… NOT!

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

avatarHello Sherpa – Ozzie, your friendly Bouvier Des Flandres here, with my “little” cousin, Hudson, who is much bigger now.

I actually don’t eat all that much, though I look like it.  I probably eat about 3 cups a day…oh wait, then there is 1/2 of my Mom’s sandwich at lunch, a few pieces of Kraft singles (MY FAVORITE SNACK IS CHEESE), and usually I am lucky enough to grab some leftovers from dinner.  My parents ask me if I am pink underneath (insinuating a pig, how rude, right?)

My Mom and Dad have been talking about trying to get a prototype of me made and try to get it in stores such as FAO Schwarz and the like as your Dad suggested in a previous e-mail, but I am not too sure when that might happen. Maybe after my stuffed animal debut, producers will want me for a movie!  Wouldn’t that be exciting!?

I think sherpspace is awesome! This will be a great way for me to communicate with my cousin, Hudson, who lives with my Mom’s sister in Pittsburgh, PA. He’s a Bouvier Des Flandres, too.



Mister Mary… making like Humphrey “Bowgart”

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

avatarDear Sherpa,
I’m so glad Chloe F. introduced us!  Life here in Studio City is great, since Mark and Glenn rescued me from the pound in January.
Even though I’m a rugged male, they’ve named me Mary. They seem to enjoy saying “WHATEVER, MARY” and “MARY, PLEASE STOP LICKING YOUR…..” If it gives them pleasure, I’m happy.

Sherpa, entre nous, do you know of a hypnotist in Southern California? I’ve gotten in with a party crowd here in Los Angeles and I’d like to kick my smoking habit. I’ve gotten in with some of the wrong crowd here in Hollywood.  But I do enjoy a nice butt after a hearty bowl of kibble. It will be so hard to give up my first morning butt with my coffee. That’s the best one!  Any guidance Sherpa….? I know you’re well connected on the Left Coast.

Much love and hugs

Mister Mary F. & R.

Louie was rescued by the ASPCA

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

avatarHi, Sherpa! My name is Louie. My mom, Cynthia, got me from the New York ASPCA, which rescued me from a shelter in Tennessee, where my kennel cough had put me a short list to that big kennel in the sky! The ASPCA cured me and, with my inherent cuteness restored, my new mom, Cynthia, found me irresistible. (Look at my pictures! Can you blame her?)

I’m about a year old and may share some Sherp ancestry. That’s right, I may be part Tibetan Terrier! (Can you see the resemblance?)

Herewith: pics of me and my two new “siblings:” Blue & Bird. We all get along great! (To see each image bigger, click on it; to return here, just hit your browser back button!)

Bernie (woof!) and his “sister” Mosely (meow!)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

avatarHi, Sherpaboy,
I really appreciate the invite to join you and the gang.

I am a six year old “rescue.” The little calico cutie pictured with me here is my “sister,” Mosely. My daddy, Scott, was supposed to help me type more bio info about myself but all he could come up with was that I have a “great, great personality.” I’ll work on him overnight. (BTW, wouldn’t I have a great “dogonality.”)


See me, see my new blue dress!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

avatarHi Sherpa,

Stuart just gave
me a new blue dress….