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Shelby, Shelby Pug, and a Lamb named Soup

Photo on 2010-04-22 at 20.50

Here's Shelby staring into the blue glow of my computer. The boy first started calling her "dada" but that was because for about 3 months, everything was "dada" including the original "Dada," meaning Steven. As his pronunciation got better, her name became "Sha-ey" and now it sounds more like "Shal-yee." The "B" will come eventually. I'm sure of it.

Photo on 2010-04-22 at 20.51

And here we have the toy Shelby. I brought this home from work one day and the boy immediately noticed the similarities. Steven told him it was a pug, and he started calling the toy "Shal-yee pug" and placing it next to Shelby as if it was her puppy. Shelby took no notice at all. In fact, we are quite happy she didn't try to destroy this toy pug.

Photo on 2010-04-22 at 20.48

Which brings us to the only non-pug in our line-up. This is Lambie. I bought her at a Discovery Store about 8 years ago during Easter season because I thought she had a sweet face. It was one of those Charlie Brown "I think this lamb needs me" moments. I'm not sure how the boy found her, but I taught him that this was a lamb and that a lamb is a baby sheep. He was enchanted at his new found knowledge.

The other day, I pointed at Lambie and asked him, "Who's this?"

Vin: "SOUP!"

Me: "No! This is a Lamb!"

The following day, I asked him again.

Vin: "Lamb....SOUP!"

The next day, I ask him again.

Me: What's this?

Vin: "Lamb"

Me: "What's this Lamb's name?"

Vin: "SOUP!"

Me: "...you mean Sue?"

Vin: "SOUP!"

Well OK then. Lambie's name is now Soup.

Later that evening Vin accidentally dropped her in Shelby's water bowl.

I have a feeling Soup is in for quite a ride.

April 22, 2010 | Permalink


I think that Soup will soon need you more than ever.

Yup, Vin will eventually pronounce that B.
Maybe do a song like:
"Shel bee
Shel bee
Give me your answer do."

Cool closeup of Shelby.

Posted by: Bo | Apr 23, 2010 6:44:10 AM

...Oh Dear....I hope the idea wasn't
"Lamb Soup" when lamby went into the water dish ... ( Heat and eat !!)...(YIKES )Keep an eye on poor Lamby.... ;)

Posted by: Ann Crago | Apr 23, 2010 10:20:30 AM

Hey, I betcha Vin was trying to say "sheep" and it came out "soup." Just an idea that came into my head. Shelby & Vin are such cute great pals. I enjoy them.

Posted by: Maggie | Apr 25, 2010 10:17:38 AM

Hi there,
I stumbled across your site because i have been debating on getting a pug but have been turned off by the thought of how bad they shed. I saw your blog about your pug shedding alot. I went on to research the shedding of pugs and found an article on how to treat the problem. The woman suggests putting 1/2 a tblspoon of hemp oil and 1/2 a tblspoon of grizzly salmon oil in your pugs food. She stores the oils out of light and in her fridge. Here is the address to the site. http://spoiledrottenpug.wordpress.com/2006/05/01/who-said-pugs-shed/
I hope this helps.

Posted by: Stacey | Dec 3, 2010 4:53:12 PM

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