Today marks the birthday of the happiest pug in the world, Lady Isabella. Her and Lord Byron will be having fun all day with special treats, visits by a few local dignitaries, and custom cupcakes from the Pugsville Royal Kitchen. She said it’s not proper for a lady of her stature to reveal her age, but that she should allow her friends and fans to celebrate nonetheless.
Walking through Madison Square, we spotted this new art installation that is a complex arrangement of windows and mirrors. Reportedly, when you look in the “portals,” you can see all the landmarks in the Flatiron area. We didn’t quite get the right angles for that, but we did get the perfect angle for an amazing shot of Lady Isabella, waiting on the other side of the sculpture. She out-shined all the famous landmarks!
Lady Isabella was invited to join Santa in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as he traveled from West 77th Street to Columbus Circle. She really enjoyed her time with Santa, and especially wants to thank his elves, Kimberly and Susan, for their special attention to her needs as she prepared for the float. Our little lady enjoyed Santa’s lap for the first 20 blocks of the parade, and will not reveal what she asked him for Christmas.
Lord Byron was seen swaggering his best Beau Brummell this chilly morning in his black-and-white houndstooth coat, with black lining, from Pug Snuggly. Lady Isabella insisted on a matching coat, with bright red lining and button. She is particularly concerned with their winter wardrobe, as she has often said, “We’re always likely to be recognized, and when that happens, we can’t be wearing something hideous.” Lord Byron really likes this coat, and will be wearing it this afternoon when he kicks of the inflation of the giant balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
It was a nippy 36 degrees in New York City this morning, but Lady Isabella was toasty warm in her checkered-pink coat from Pug Snuggly. The double fleece coat kept our little lady looking and feeling great. But we feel obliged to warn everyone with an important message: dressing an incredible cute pug in an insanely cute coat results in much longer than anticipated walks: everyone wants a closer look.
Lady Isabella and Lord Byron are showing off their custom knitted and very festive turkey hats from Pugs-n-Giggles. Thanksgiving is a popular day in Pusgsville, not so much because of the traditions or festivities everyone else would think, but because our royal puggies get to eat a big feast. But this year, they’re especially excited because they’re going to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Today, Lady Isabella was invited to attend the exclusive pre-launch preview of the new high-concept fashion store, Atelier 55 on Fifth Avenue. She was reasonably impressed with the designer’s choices, and vowed to return again after the store opens. However, it seems that she misunderstood the advice of her Pugsville Royal Personal Trainer, and mistook exercise for accessorize. I think we can forgive her, since she looks marvelous.
As you can see, our little Lady Isabella is jumping for joy that the rain stopped in NYC. Well, maybe jumping on the inside. She’s still absolutely exhausted from having to don the all necessary protective gear just to take a proper poop.
Many years ago, when Lady Isabella first came to Pugsville, Lord Byron assumed direct control of the Pugsville Security Services and took on sole protective duty over our new little lady. In this picture from 2007, we can see Lord Byron holding vigilant guard over a napping Lady Isabella. If he looks tired, it’s because she napped a great deal, and he rarely had the chance for a break.
Lady Isabella takes great care with her looks, and has a complex beauty regimen. Not content to simply be the happiest pug in the world, Lady Isabella must also be the cutest pug in the world. Every morning, the Pugsville Royal Spa staff gives her a complete rub down, from nose to tail, to maintain her cute posture. Then, she enjoys a luxurious brushing, with special attention to her facial folds and chin. Next, a quick blow and seven different oils and creams are applied to her little nose. The noon treatments are often a light oil or simple fragrance applied to her amazingly soft fur, to keep it amazingly soft. And finally, in the evening, she’s often seen spending up to two hours getting a complete nose to tail pug rub. This often takes so long, the staff can be seen watching television or Internet videos while tending to our little lady. In the morning, it starts all over again.
Lady Isabella was so excited that her first BarkBox arrived, she could hardly contain her little self. This month’s box had a New York City theme and contained two toys; a squeaky “Lady Liberty” ball, and a big rope pretzel. There was also some treats to sample, a big 6-inch Krunchie Tube from Butcher’s Block Bones, some New York Style Pawstrami treats from FeelGood Treats, and NYC Jerky Chews from N0 Grainers. Lady Isabella highly recommends the Pawstrami treats, while Lord Byron was more interested in the squeaky ball. All in all, a nice haul for our royal pair.
Lady Isabella would like to thank all our Twitter followers for bringing us to the level of 10,000 people following Pugsville.NYC. She and Lord Byron promise lots of things to come; including, as always, more incredible pictures as they explore New York City, and t-shirts in the soon to be completed Pugsville Royal Gift Shop.
Unfortunately, today, Lord Byron learned what comprises his favorite thing to chew on. We’ve tried to shelter him from such knowledge, he is sensitive after all. But sooner or later, the truth comes out.
Just yesterday, Lady Isabella received a new shipment from Jenya2 Hand Knit Fashions and was excited to show off the latest creation this morning. This luxurious hand knit sweater fits perfectly, and the little red ruffles accentuates our little lady’s wiggly walk. Everyone had to stop and comment, and people across the street were all looking at Izzie — just they way she likes it.
This morning, the Pugsville Royal Staff had to deal with a very upset Lord Byron. It seems that the Royal Laundry accidentally starched his sheets. While he’s certainly a robust man’s man pug, Lord Byron enjoys the finer things in life just as much as anyone. And soft ultra-high-thread count sheets are among what he enjoys the most. He scolded the staff saying, “Why have such a high thread-count if you’re going to add starch?”