Thursday, February 13, 2014

Meet Geege

Oh dear. This is it. My mother told me it's time to leave my mark in words. I much prefer to mark my territory in other ways, always have and always will, but I digress.

I'm not much for the spotlight. I prefer to sit behind Gus and the new girl and let them take center stage. Too much attention makes me nervous.

I'm Geege. That's gee like gee whiz, followed by juh. It was a made up nickname but now it's just my name.
My parents adopted me from a nice family who called me Jake. I came to live with my Mom and Dad in May 2007. For the first week, I sat at the window and barked. For the next six months, I sat on the couch or the floor and warily surveyed the situation. After that period of reconnaissance, I decided to actually sit on the couch next to my people. I've never regretted it. I will always appreciate them not rushing me...letting me feel out the situation and be a part of the family when I was ready. Gus? He appointed me his lackey from the moment we met. It might sound like a raw deal for me, but we are very very very best friends and have been from the minute I walked into that tiny apartment.

These are my roles: protecting my people to make sure this kingdom is guarded and on lock down at all times, following my mom around the house to make sure she's doing everything up to code, and refereeing Gus and the new sister. My command center is the front window, but the front door and basement level sliding doors are my posts as well.  How do I do performance-wise? I'm a super hero, and that's not a brag. I take my duties very seriously.
Even Spider-Man has fears. I'm afraid of loud noises like booms and things that crackle and light up the sky and make my mom yell "Enough fireworks, you assholes!" out of our windows. Loud noises make me shake and cry and have earned me the nickname Heebie Jeebie. Sometimes I have to hide under the bed. Other times I like to crawl under the bed just because I can be a weird guy.
The burdens of guarding my people and fellow canines as well as overseeing the running of our kingdom tire me out. When I sleep, I burrow into my people and I sleep hard. I've earned it because I've been patrolling all day. You can tell I'm tired when my tongue is out. My mom says I'm the cutest sleeping dog ever.
My life isn't all guard work. When I take a vacation, I prefer to visit places where I can run free, free like the wind! My soul bursts out of my body and carries me through Treat Lady's woods like I am a puppy instead of a 10 year old. I also enjoy romps along the beach. When I'm on vacation I can show my free spirit who likes to chase butterflies and gets distracted easily, running from one thing to the next with adrenaline and pure joy.
At home, I take my breaks in the sun. I love to go on walks and be outside, roll in the grass and run free in the fields by my house when no one else is around. It's important to appreciate the small things in life. Especially when you have a good one like I do - freedom to roam, tons of belly rubs, vacations, people who love me, siblings to play with, being allowed to sleep in a big bed with my head on pillows like a person, an important role as guard and protector, tons of toys I rarely play with, food I bark insistently for every day and cheeseburgers on my birthday. Life is good. And my mom calls me her best boy every day.
I don't have much else to say. I'm just a soulful guy trying to live a noble life. Don't be sad if you see me looking concerned in photos - I'm just always more concerned about you than I am about me.
I'm very soft and easy to love and I have endless love to give. Kisses too even though I'm told my breath smells like buttholes. Mom, what's a butthole again?

Tomorrow my mother will be back and my Auntie Debbie is giving bracelets and earrings away. I heard ladies like those.

In service and good stead always -
Geege aka TeeTee aka GeeJosh aka Tatie aka Gee-kah-baba aka Genie aka Tahtita
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Jade and Oak

34 comments:

  1. Oh so cute. I always wanted a pug when I was a teenager. Like, that was my end game. In college, I dated a guy who had one, and his dog was so spoiled and, frankly, kinda gross, and I couldn't deal with it. I ended up hating dogs and him. It wasn't until Scott and I got Scout (5 years later) that I started liking dogs again. Even as I was putting the deposit down on Scout, I was unsure!
    Dog posts are now some of my favorite blog posts to read.

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  2. oh so cute! i normally don't read pet posts but i read EVERY WORD because geege is adorable and i love how you told his story. the most adorable part? the fact that he sleeps with his tongue out when he's exhausted. and the butthole breath...i can't even.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  3. Holy pug wrinkles spriderman! Geege...you are one cool dude! Go on with your super hero self :)

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  4. The tongue sticking out is so cute! I love that he's your little patrolman!

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  5. Stop. I love Geege and want to snuggle him.

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  6. The mellow middle child. Well, done, Geege, keeping the palace safe from intruders. And stray squirrels.

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  7. Geege is AWESOME. I find it hard to believe MFD allowed him time in the beginning due to his need to bond instantly. Geege is a guy that you can see straight into his heart. Love, food and a person and place to lay his head is all that he requires. He is the best guy and we are so lucky he is part of our lives. Jack also likes that he does not stare at him.

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  8. I am on a mission to find Geege a Captain America uniform. The Spiderman/Batman photo is one of my favorites! He is adorable! Perfect words describing his life with you, Mike Doyle, and his siblings.
    I wish our pups could go on the toilet like in that Jim Carrey movie about God Almighty. The title escapes me.
    Snow, snow go away
    Do not EVER come back
    I am serious
    Really

    So glad all of my people are Safe and Sound- keep it that way.
    Love your MOMMA

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  9. Awww Geege!!! So stinkin cute!! Love how he is the mediator between Maisie and Gus. Always on guard, and that tongue! Priceless!

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  10. Sleeping with is tongue out....that is so so so cute!!!
    Martina

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  11. Every morning, I scroll through my feed and get rid of stuff I know I won't read. I did that today and then I immediately went back to this post first. I'm a SUCKER for a man with sexy specs! Why are you so cute, Geege aka TeeTee aka GeeJosh aka Tatie aka Gee-kah-baba aka Genie aka Tahtita?!?!

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  12. So... all I can think of is George Michael singing "faith-uh faith-uh faith-uuuuuhhhhh" as "Gee-juh Gee-juh Geee-juuuuuh!"

    That is all.

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  13. Geege, I had no idea you were ten! You wear it well. You don't look a day over five.

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  14. the pictures with the tongue sticking out are by my favorite, Geege. And i like at the names. That's how you know it's a good dog.

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  15. Those are adorable pictures!!! He seems like a sweet friend :)

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  16. That last collage is the BEST. What a stud. I think he would be best friends with Quincy and they could cuddle and hide together during fireworks. Also, I've been saying his name wrong so please pass on my apologies - I'll never make those mistakes again.

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  17. Shhh Geege don't tell the others but... you're my favorite <3

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  18. Awww!! Geege is too adorable! The name cracks me up--I love that it was a made up name and then it just stuck! Our dog is a scare-dy cat too! I'm glad you gave him the time he needed to feel comfortable! They all adjust in different ways for sure!

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  19. and all this time I've been pronouncing his name wrong!

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  20. What a darling! We LOVE puggies so much!

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  21. Oh, the pictures with the tongue! Geege, you're a sweet boy and you do a marvelous job protecting the homestead!

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  22. dying from the cuteness! the sleeping tongue out photos are sooooo cute. what a sweet boy and good little guard-puggy! I can't wait for our huge pug meetup one day :)
    -- jackie - jade and oak

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  23. I love him and his little tongue and his little old man face with his glasses.

    He reminds me of our Sam, who is afraid of pretty much everything (yesterday it was boxes. We got a bunch of packages and the bringing in of the boxes and opening them was apparently a very traumatic event for him). He also follows me everywhere. I haven't peed by myself since we adopted him.

    Also, Philadelphia better get its shit together; I want this snow gone by the time I get there next week!

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  24. I love this, it's like a get to know my pet post. Do your neighbors mind when you yell enough fireworks, you assholes out the windows?

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  25. Oh Geeg you are so stinkin' cute! That little tongue sticking out when you sleep is precious!!!!
    Roof,
    Tomlin & Rooney!

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  26. Aww Geege is so cute! Happy V-day to you both! xx :)

    Lisa

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  27. this is fabulous. love the pictures of you sleeping with your tongue out. well done, G!

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  28. Oh Geege! FINALLY! I know being a middle child is hard, and you are overlooked sometimes for all your work, but you rock my friend! Keep your post up, and keep the other furkids in check!

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  29. Geege and Barkley have so much in common, from the peeing everywhere to the sleeping with the tongue sticking out to the sheer terror at fireworks and other loud noises. And they're both ten.

    I'm not really sure of my point but I thoroughly enjoyed the glimpse into the mind of Geege.

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  30. GEEEEGE! I'm so glad that he FINALLY properly introduced himself! 6 months to love you guys...that had to take so much patience! He is quite the most adorable sleeper :)

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  31. I love that George sleeps with his little head burrowed into you. Such a mamas boy :)

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  32. I love that Geege takes his roles and responsibility so seriously. Fantastic posts, Steph!

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