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What's going on here! Steven and I should've known better than to trust the pug not to open her Christmas presents until the 25th after the Mister Duck incident. I'm still not sure how she always managed to figure out which one is hers. Perhaps the dog picture on the front was a dead give away.


And now the boy is following in her poor example! Not only is he crawling around, but he consistently makes a break towards the gifts under the tree, and even managed to tear one of his gifts open. Egad! How does he know which one to open?!

Lucky for us, he's still terribly slow at dragging himself around. But give him a week or so, and we may not get there fast enough.

You two better behave. It's not too late to get on Santa's naughty list.

December 15, 2008 | Permalink


That is just so adorable. They both just melt my heart. You guys are just so lucky to have such a sweet pup and a sweet babe at Christmas. Keep sending more videos of both of them. Love how they just tear into the gifts and amazed how they know which gift is theirs! I know Shelby can SMELL hers! Have fun!!!

Posted by: Maggie | Dec 15, 2008 11:03:47 PM

Haha, now that Vin can crawl. let me ask you this question again...... what do you do with all that shedding on his little hands and body? What about dandruff? Does shelby shed skin too?

Posted by: Lene | Dec 15, 2008 11:25:50 PM

They are so cute! I love the way Shelby watches Vin crawl toward the presents! Shelby looks over her shoulder to see your reaction.

Posted by: Nancy | Dec 16, 2008 6:48:53 AM

Yes...I remember the Mr. Duck Capper very well...Shelby sitting in the hot seat getting the 3rd degree...how humiliating for her!!!...and now the innocent Mr. Vin being show such terrible..wicked ways...
..I must admit I like their team-work...should make for a season of holy terror and crime running rampid...OH NO !!!
Love the "caught on film..will it be reported on the 6 o'clock news??"
Stay tuned for the next report....film at 11. Enjoy ...and as always...Luv Ya !!!!

Posted by: AnnCrago | Dec 16, 2008 7:04:55 AM

Oh gosh, he makes the cutest noises struggling to get to the presents. What a sweetheart!

Posted by: April | Dec 16, 2008 9:10:59 AM

We can't even put out the presents until christmas eve for fear of opening or... ahem... 'claiming' of the presents! :p

Posted by: Three Pugsketeers | Dec 16, 2008 9:46:54 AM

He shows such determination to get to the presents. He will be a handful once he stands up! I did notice that Shelby looks very innocent while he crawls past (like she had nothing to do with his interest in presents)... Happy Holidays!

Posted by: Mary and Mia | Dec 16, 2008 10:53:03 AM

It boggles the mind, but Vin has not gotten that fuzzy crawling around the ground. I vacuum every week, and do spot clean ups as needed. Maybe his clothes just don't attract it?

And he hasn't started crawling around a lot so he's not gotten filthy from it, but I expect that will probably start to happen shortly.

He had a bout of cradle cap at 3 months, but he's over that now, so no dandruff from boy, and not really from Shelby either.

Posted by: Winnie | Dec 16, 2008 2:02:04 PM

THE BOY IS MOBILE!! LOOL OUT, THERE;S NO STOPPING HIM NOW! And learning to crawl is so hard on a fat guy's belly!


Posted by: Lisa | Dec 16, 2008 3:01:22 PM


Posted by: Lisa | Dec 16, 2008 3:04:31 PM

Baby Vin is a real go getter! He is grunting his way towards his goals....and he will always be a go getter--he gets his most excellent genes from Winnie and Steven.
Shelby has her work cut out for her during the next 20 years...or so until Vin goes to college...so keep the high energy levels up.
Happy Holidays and Bless Your Wonderful Family. And, thank you for sharing your
homefront with us readers.

Posted by: Jade | Dec 16, 2008 3:36:32 PM

Classic Christmas caper. I loved how Vin looked at Shelby [for help?]and then Shelby looked at you when Vin reached the present. Shelby seemed to say, ''You are on your own kid. Mom n dad are watching.''

Posted by: julir | Dec 16, 2008 9:43:22 PM

I came home yesterday to find one of the presents under our tree looking exactly like the present in your photo. If I had any doubt as to whether to blame the pug or the cat, it's been dispelled. The photographic evidence is conclusive. I've got a guilty pug on my hands!

Posted by: Dia | Dec 17, 2008 9:44:01 AM

OKay Okay . Enough already.

I think you need to go to NBC with this for a television show. Remember the Seinfeld show? Shelby agrees . She would be able to have all the bones with a little meat on them she desires. She says Vin would never have to want for anything either. I don't agree with Shelby there because I know he has so much love , he is overflowing with it. The bones with meat are really the important reason. K?

This site only gets BETTER!!!!! How is that possible?

Bow wow wow
Yippee yee yippe yo
Bow wow yippee ye yippe yah

from Funk master George Clinton , more currently Snoop Doggy Dogg used it

One of your many Vin and Shelby fans,


Posted by: edie | Dec 17, 2008 11:49:54 PM

Vin looked so determined in getting to the presents. A possible dialog between Vin and Shelby when he stopped and looked at her while he was struggling his way towards the present:

Vin: Look! I need help!
Shelby: You are on your own, buddy!

Posted by: Tiny | Dec 19, 2008 6:53:49 PM

So cute. I love the look Shelby gives you at one point as if to say "He moves too! When were you going to tell me THAT!"

Merry Christmas

Posted by: Katherine | Dec 20, 2008 7:31:30 AM

I have the same problem with my pup! Although he seems to find everyone else's presents before his own, which means double the wrapping time for mommy (aka me) :)

Posted by: stylepup | Dec 21, 2008 12:42:18 PM

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