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User avatar #164 - puggles (11/15/2014) [-]
stickied by puggles
User avatar #188 - mattyjay (02/09/2015) [-]
We reached max replies again.

That sounds like effort! I wouldn't even be able to push myself along, let alone someone else!
User avatar #189 to #188 - puggles (02/10/2015) [-]
yeah, we tend to avoid that. for VERY short trips she'll balance on the back of my car seat, but otherwise kayaking is a solo activity for me. works good for me, because if i don't regularly get so alone time i get really hard to live with.
User avatar #190 to #189 - mattyjay (02/11/2015) [-]
Yeah that's understandable, gentle kayaking is probably better when done on it's own anyway, can take in the sights, go at your own, non-tiring pace, etc.
User avatar #191 to #190 - puggles (02/12/2015) [-]
and this week pays for last week's leisure time. looking at a solid week of 12 hour days, fun stuff. definitely not kayaking this week. forgot to mention that sunday the wife and i got to go swim with manatees. it was awesome. we try to do it each year, but this time they were exceptionally friendly. nothing like a 2000 pound animal nudging you like a puppy and then rolling over in the water because it wants a belly rub!
User avatar #192 to #191 - mattyjay (02/12/2015) [-]
You should basically cross the mexican border and hide out there selling burritos and pizza riddled with food poisoning instead of working 7 12 hour days. Phwoarrr....

And that is super cool. Where did you go to do that? They are basically water dogs...
#193 to #192 - puggles (02/13/2015) [-]
well last week i only had 3 or 4 customers all week so this week, when i'm having 4 or 5 of day kind of balances out. it's all the fault of that hawaii vacation. i still haven't been able to rebalance my schedule.

crystal river. it's in citrus county on the west coast of florida, just north of tampa. only area in the country where you can touch a manatee without going to jail. it's a heavily regulated activity so that they can make sure that they aren't being harassed

pic of my wife about to get face bumped by a manatee equilivent of a toddler (we figure he or she's about a year old).
User avatar #194 to #193 - mattyjay (02/13/2015) [-]
Aha. I see, that must be annoying.

Are the manatees held by a company or just a river? Pardon my ignorance. I hope they do regulate it, the orcas are treated so poorly at seaworld it's sad.

And thats a very cool pic. Must be fun!
User avatar #195 to #194 - puggles (02/14/2015) [-]
the manatees are free roaming and wild. the usually live in the ocean near shore and occasionally come into the rivers. in the winter time, when the ocean's temp drop, the manatees (who surprisingly are almost solid muscle with almost no blubber) come into the warmer spring fed rivers to stay warm. you hop into the water near them and then they come up to you and want to be played with and petted. there are state wildlife officials EVERYWHERE making sure that the animals aren't harassed or bothered in any way and to make sure that any interactions with the manatees are on their terms and by their decisions. it's an awesome experience. definitely something i'd recommend to anyone who visits florida in the winter.
User avatar #196 to #195 - mattyjay (02/14/2015) [-]
Dang, wish I knew that a couple years back. What are 'their terms'?

What are the consequences of breaching these terms too?

I am actually suprised there is little to no blubber too!
User avatar #197 to #196 - puggles (02/15/2015) [-]
"their terms" meaning the manatees come to you, not the other way around and that they must be free to leave at any time. you can hop in the water and swim to with in 10 feet or so of them, but they have to come to you and close the gap.they can't be surrounded by people. you can get beside them on one side only but not in front of them. you can't go under the water but have to stay on top (i.e. with snorkel viable). no approaching or disturbing sleeping ones or mothers with calves. but of course, since they're wild animals THEY are more than capable of breaking the rules (i.e. mom will bring her calf right up to you for you to pet and play with while she goes and takes a power nap on the bottom of the river!) quite a few other rules. get caught breaking the rules and generally it's could be a quite hefty fine or jail time or both depending on the severity of the infraction.
User avatar #198 to #197 - mattyjay (02/15/2015) [-]
Aha. Sounds like fun as long as you stay on the right side of the marshalls. So, what would happen if you were lazing on the bank or in shallow water and the mum did bring her calf to you. Can the law still be enforced upon you?

Man, I really wanna try this now!
User avatar #199 to #198 - puggles (02/16/2015) [-]
you'd be fine as long as the mom initiates the contact. that's actually happened to us a few times. as long as you use common sense you'll be fine. everyone realizes what a privilege it is just to be able to be within touching distance of the guys and the marshals are pretty good at realizing that you have to be flexible because the animals make their own decisions.
User avatar #200 to #199 - mattyjay (02/16/2015) [-]
Aha sweet! I'm very jealous. I went to a pub today for a meal with my mums side of the family (even though i don't live with her) and the pub was family owned and had a HUGE bassett hound roaming about happily and he would come, rest by your chair with the underside of his mouth resting on your leg. It was adorable.
User avatar #201 to #200 - puggles (02/17/2015) [-]
love the dog friendly restaurants. i think i'd prefer a place where every patron had a dog instead of a bunch of kids.
User avatar #202 to #201 - mattyjay (02/17/2015) [-]
Haha definitely. I see no harm in it. It was a lovely place, surrounded by valleys and hills and a river running through the valley. Shame it was raining as per usual!
User avatar #203 to #202 - puggles (02/18/2015) [-]
rained here most of the day yesterday. first we've had in about a month and a half. typical for winter. wish we'd get a bit more. the higher humidity helps the pug with her breathing issues.

how're things going on the date front?
User avatar #204 to #203 - mattyjay (02/18/2015) [-]
Well thats always good. And we're happy to swap here in England!

And as for the date front, she is coming round tomorrow, maybe today for you? (18/02) haha. gunna watch a couple movies and stuff. Should be good1
User avatar #205 to #204 - puggles (02/19/2015) [-]
sounds like things are progressing nicely.

wish our weather would make up it's mind. last night's low (right now actually) is 40 degrees and they don't foresee it getting over 45 today, and tonight's low is expected to be about 25, but by saturday afternoon, we are expected to be back in the 80's!
User avatar #206 to #205 - mattyjay (02/19/2015) [-]
Haha well at least you have hot weather. It was blue sky this morning, got grey by midday and pissed it down till about 5 30...

Anyway she came over today, we kissed for like half an hour!
User avatar #207 to #206 - puggles (02/20/2015) [-]
great. keep up the good work!

screwed up schedule means next week'll be pretty light for me. hoping to get out on the water if the weather holds and i get the house work that i've had to let slide for the past two weeks done.
User avatar #208 to #207 - mattyjay (02/20/2015) [-]
Haha will do, seeing her sunday, going shopping.

And thats annoying, at least you can look forward to going out on the water.
User avatar #167 - mattyjay (01/18/2015) [-]
Thread limit reached

But no, I just starve and dont repair the bike and work a *******

Parents pay for dinner and give me housing and thats it...
User avatar #168 to #167 - puggles (01/19/2015) [-]
been there myself. things generally get better... eventually.
User avatar #169 to #168 - mattyjay (01/19/2015) [-]
It better... Man I am so bored with life right now. I wanna go travelling or some **** ...
User avatar #170 to #169 - puggles (01/20/2015) [-]
at least you have the august trip to florida to look forward to.
User avatar #171 to #170 - mattyjay (01/20/2015) [-]
Yeah thats true.

But anyway, tonight my motorbike died. It wont start and isnt worth selling so now im screwed..

in a really ****** mood at the moment...
User avatar #172 to #171 - puggles (01/21/2015) [-]
sucks man, any hope of getting repairs?
User avatar #173 to #172 - mattyjay (01/21/2015) [-]
Nope. Ive had further problems. It now won't go over 10/15 mph if i drive it because it cant get the power and just keeps dying on the road, so its dangerous. Gunna clean the carbs, air line, fuel line, air filter, replace spark plugs, just general things that could help it really.

So i suppose that is a repair but whatever...
User avatar #174 to #173 - puggles (01/22/2015) [-]
hopefully it's just a fast and easy fix like the plugs or lines. what kind of bike is it?
User avatar #175 to #174 - mattyjay (01/22/2015) [-]
Yeah hopefully. It's a Honda SFX 50: img35.olx.hu/images_aprodhu/5917630_2_644x461_honda-sfx-toltson-fel-fenykepeket.jpg

My new one I'm getting in a couple months: cdn.yamaha-motor.eu/product_assets/2014/WR125X/950-75/2014-Yamaha-WR125X-EU-Yamaha-Black-Detail-002.jpg

Just need the ****** one to tide me over for the time being really...
User avatar #176 to #175 - puggles (01/23/2015) [-]
if nothing else, dealing with the ****** one will make you appreciate the newer and nicer one that much more.
User avatar #177 to #176 - mattyjay (01/23/2015) [-]
Definitely. I know it's only my second bike but I'm going to cherish that ************ .
User avatar #178 to #177 - puggles (01/24/2015) [-]
plus, other bonus is the constant maintenance on the older one hones the skills that'll keep the new one running great.
User avatar #179 to #178 - mattyjay (01/24/2015) [-]
Trudat, even tho this bike is a bit more technical. What you up to this weekend?
User avatar #180 to #179 - puggles (01/25/2015) [-]
worked all day yesterday. today i have to do some shopping, put a new light fixture up in my utility room and mow the yard. the joys of home ownership!
User avatar #181 to #180 - mattyjay (01/25/2015) [-]
Cant be too bad in the nice floridian sun?!

I had a drunk guy try and beat me up at work today, whilst i stood there for 8 hours serving dumb people and freezing my bollocks off...
User avatar #182 to #181 - puggles (01/26/2015) [-]
yesterday (sunday) wasn't bad was able to get away with a long tee-shirt under a regular one most of the day. saturday was nasty. temps in the 30's and 40's most of the day with rain heavy winds. but today is supposed to be comfortable again and then tomorrow the temps drop to freezing or near so again. typical florida winters. day or three of decent weather and then a day or so of near/freezing. fun stuff.

everything turn out ok though with drunk guy?
User avatar #183 to #182 - mattyjay (01/26/2015) [-]
Ouch. My dad wanted to go to Florida in the winter, promising me it would be hot, unlike last time we went. Fortunately we are going this summer though.

Yeah all was good. I had given him some attitude the day he came in previously, as he did to me, and he came in drunk the next day, fortunately my assistant manager was there with me and he is a bro. All was good, in the end we managed to diffuse the situation.
User avatar #184 to #183 - puggles (01/27/2015) [-]
yeah, it's possible to hit florida in the winter and see a week or more of decent weather but it's always a crapshoot. there's almost no consistency. when the weather decides to change it can be in the low eighties one day and in the thirties the next morning. the disney/seaworld area is usually a few degrees warmer than where i'm at because the sea breeze keeps it a little more humid,but that also makes that area feel colder.

customers who are assholes are the worst. i'm glad that when i worked at the pet store i mainly only did the fish and answered questions about their needs and temperament so i didn't deal with customers unless everyone else was busy helping customers.
User avatar #185 to #184 - mattyjay (01/27/2015) [-]
Ah I see. I went to Disney and our car was frosty! I am not going to go back to SeaWorld. The cruelty to the Orcas is horrific. The poor things. Now I'm not one for tree hugging and nature loving, but it's just outright cruel how those Orcas are treated.

Anyways, I'd hate to be in the Fish room, customers piss me off, a lot. Always asking dumb questions, and because where I work is surrounded by towns, you get a lot of scummy people come in... This week at work we have to do stock take. If you don't know what it is, we basically have to count each and every item in the whole store... It took me two and a half hours to do a tiny bit of the shop....
User avatar #186 to #185 - puggles (01/28/2015) [-]
i just try to remember that there are 2 sides to every story and while i'd rather they not have the orcas, the organization itself does an amazing amount of rescue/rehab work, especially in our area. i've never seen peta show up to help when someone reports a sick dolphin or injured manatee.

i used to enjoy being a smart ass to the customers when they'd ask amazingly stupid questions. had someone ask me "will my oscar be ok with these guppies?" of course they meant would it get along with them (NO, OBVIOUSLY) but i'd reply, "yeah, i'm pretty sure they wouldn't rough him up too badly."
User avatar #187 to #186 - mattyjay (01/28/2015) [-]
Fair enough. You never know what is really going on...

That's hilarious. You see our customers phone up and complain and **** so I can't really. If a customer pisses me off, I won't be helpful, just be blunt and stuff.
User avatar #154 - mattyjay (04/28/2014) [-]
Would brighten up anyones day...

How've you been man?
User avatar #155 to #154 - puggles (04/28/2014) [-]
life's good. working, but not too hard. bought a kayak and have managed to get out on the water at least once a week for a month straight so far. so really can't complain. how about you?
User avatar #156 to #155 - mattyjay (04/28/2014) [-]

And me? Not so good pal. Got the GCSEs in 2 weeks, I am ****** ... I've always tried to try hard at school without becoming a shutout, so I've had my ups and downs, but I'm really not prepared......

Other than that good. Going on first 'parent-less' holiday soon, payed by me after working my ass off in an aquatic store. Summer is coming up, got freedom, money and nothing to worry about for 10 weeks, can focus on getting fit and stuff!

But yeah, depressed as **** right now...
User avatar #157 to #156 - puggles (04/28/2014) [-]
not really familiar with the educational system on your side of the pond. if you don't do as well on your GCSEs as you'd like, is it something that be retaken at a later date with hopes of a higher score, or is it a one time one shot kinda deal?
User avatar #158 to #157 - mattyjay (04/28/2014) [-]
One time shot deal. It decides whether I get into specialised areas and stuff. I'm looking to move to Florida in two years and join the military, but I need to get some money and a place to stay for that.

So that depends all on these grades. They expect us to study for TWENTY FOUR non stop exams. That's just unfair, how can I work that hard for three weeks straight?!

Dang. But yeah, that's the plan.
User avatar #159 to #158 - puggles (04/28/2014) [-]
fingers crossed and good luck. what brach of the military are you planning on joining?
User avatar #160 to #159 - mattyjay (04/28/2014) [-]
Haven't planned that far ahead yet. I really have to go, sorry dude. Will you be around this time tomorrow if I remember?
User avatar #161 to #160 - puggles (04/28/2014) [-]
naw. i'm usually on here about 5am my time. no problem though, i'm good with long drawn out one line a day convos.
User avatar #162 to #161 - mattyjay (04/28/2014) [-]
That's cool man. I will contact you tomorrow if I remember, see ya man!
User avatar #148 - FightClub (01/18/2014) [-]
i always refer to pugs as puggles, even though a puggle is a term denoting a crossbreed between a beagle and pug, because it's just that much cuter

i hope you do the same
User avatar #149 to #148 - puggles (01/19/2014) [-]
i call pugs pugs (or puggy wuggys). mine however, is named princess puggles, and was actually named before the puggle thing went crazy mainstream in the US. in fact, i now have to explain to people the she's a full pug who just happens to be named puggles.
User avatar #150 to #149 - FightClub (01/19/2014) [-]
i just call pugs puggles because it's a ******* adorable moniker
User avatar #151 to #150 - puggles (01/19/2014) [-]
agree completely that it's adorable. if mine wasnt named puggles id refer to all of them that way.
User avatar #152 to #151 - FightClub (01/19/2014) [-]
i was considering naming my future pug puggles, but that would mean i'd have to refer to all pugs as just pugs from now on
User avatar #153 to #152 - puggles (01/19/2014) [-]
yeah, it could get quite confusing. like one of those "what is the sound of one hand clapping/ one pug NOT begging for food" meditations.
User avatar #141 - mattyjay (11/27/2013) [-]
#142 to #141 - mattyjay (11/27/2013) [-]
idk if you have this, but if you don't, please enjoy whilst ignoring that faggy watermark...
#143 to #142 - puggles (11/28/2013) [-]
too awesome. how've things been?
User avatar #144 to #143 - mattyjay (11/28/2013) [-]
'want sum fuk'

yeah great man, glad to see you back finally!
User avatar #145 to #144 - puggles (11/29/2013) [-]
def glad to be back on line. my little pug's having some health issues that involve only sleeping 2 or 3 hours at a time, so having something to do in the wee hours of the morning definitely helps.
User avatar #146 to #145 - mattyjay (11/29/2013) [-]
Oh my god, is he going to be ok?!
User avatar #147 to #146 - puggles (11/30/2013) [-]
fingers crossed. it's a breathing problem collapsed trachea. when she's having an attack. she can breathe in ok, but when she tries to breath out her trachea constricts and seriously restricts her breathing so she has to cough at every breath to get the air out. we have her on meds that can hopefully beat it back so that it's just a chronic minor problem instead of something that is as serious as it it is. we're just taking it one day at a time and spending lots of time snuggling and giving her lots of lap time and belly rubs.
#140 to #139 - puggles (10/15/2013) [-]
guessing you realize by now i collect pug reaction pics. this one's going straight to the folder!
User avatar #137 - redneckraider (09/15/2013) [-]
Tell your pug, that i dislike pugs :0
#138 to #137 - puggles (09/15/2013) [-]
i would but i'm to scared of her to do so!
User avatar #125 to #123 - puggles (12/24/2012) [-]
and on the 8th day, god invented whiskey to keep the irish from ruling the world.
User avatar #126 to #125 - flesheater ONLINE (12/24/2012) [-]
it worked too begora
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User avatar #109 - CannonFodder (10/30/2012) [-]
User avatar #110 to #109 - puggles (10/30/2012) [-]
i don't. how ya been?
User avatar #111 to #110 - CannonFodder (10/30/2012) [-]
All good, I probably wouldn't use it anyway. Not too bad. Had 2 exams yesterday. **** Uni. 2 left. Got bored and made 3 comics today, probably post them at some stage this week.
How about you??
User avatar #114 to #111 - puggles (10/30/2012) [-]
but seriously, just type *roll picture* at the begining of the comment and then what ever message you want after that.

look forward to the comics. how do you think the exams went?

same old same old over here. haven't felt motivated to make anything new for here in quite a while. life's basically work, sleep, repeat. going on a vacation next month. looking forward to the change of pace
User avatar #115 to #114 - CannonFodder (10/30/2012) [-]
Exams were average, I didn't need to get much to pass the courses anyway because I got high marks during the semester. I get distracted easily, so study isn't my strong point.
Oh mean, that sounds awesome, where abouts??
User avatar #116 to #115 - puggles (10/30/2012) [-]
7 day cruise through the caribbean. st thomas, grand turk, grand caiman and another place that slips my mind. going to do a lot of snorkeling and napping.
User avatar #117 to #116 - CannonFodder (10/30/2012) [-]
Man that sounds amazing! Hope you enjoy it mate!
User avatar #118 to #117 - puggles (10/30/2012) [-]
thanks. glad to hear that classes are going well.
User avatar #119 to #118 - CannonFodder (10/30/2012) [-]
Cheers man
User avatar #107 - repugnantpug (09/06/2012) [-]
pugs, UNITE!
#108 to #107 - puggles (09/06/2012) [-]
cry havoc and let slip the pugs of war!!!
#103 - cnvn (04/14/2012) [-]
**cnvn rolled a random image posted in comment #33 at Cats and dogs ** When you mean "Puggle" do you mean Pug + Beagle? Do you possibly know how to encourage a 1-2 year old puggle to swim?
User avatar #104 to #109 - puggles (04/14/2012) [-]
nope. mine's a pug. we got her just before the whole pug+beagle craze hit big. but on a related not we do have a bogle. (boston terrier+beagle). how does the puggle react to water? if she doesn't mind getting her feet wet try VERY shallow water (where she can still still stand) and play with her and maybe give her a few treats. when she gets used to that you can try going a little deeper. if yours is built more like a pug (little stubby legs) she might not be that good at swimming or be able to do it for long.
#106 to #110 - cnvn (04/15/2012) [-]
Yeah, my dog is not the best swimmer but for the tip I shall try my bath a couple of times over
#102 - rustyshakleford (04/14/2012) [-]
Your latest comment made me lol
User avatar #105 to #108 - puggles (04/14/2012) [-]
glad to be of service
#100 - dubzero (03/08/2012) [-]
not sure if you have seen this
User avatar #101 to #106 - puggles (03/08/2012) [-]
dawww... too cute. thanks
#98 - gottdammit (03/06/2012) [-]
So I heard you like pugs, so I bring you an offering from the newest uploads...
So I heard you like pugs, so I bring you an offering from the newest uploads...
User avatar #99 to #104 - puggles (03/07/2012) [-]
awesome. thanks LOVE IT!
#96 - gottdammit (03/05/2012) [-]
I see no valid answer for your compliment.
Therefore, here, i'm just going to leave this comment here so you can see my avatar whenever you feel like it.
User avatar #97 to #102 - puggles (03/05/2012) [-]
thanks. it's appreciated.
User avatar #94 - mrvanillaice (02/17/2012) [-]
Old Lamar Smith
#90 - dubzero (01/28/2012) [-]
thought you might like this
#91 to #96 - puggles (01/28/2012) [-]
LOVE IT!!!  did you make this? it's absolutely awesome!!! sadly, though my pug has no curves. for a pug she's pretty much built to the point that she almost has a 6 pack. high protein meat and veg diet + she's my walking partner, we do 2 miles a day any day where the temps are over 45 and below 90.
LOVE IT!!! did you make this? it's absolutely awesome!!! sadly, though my pug has no curves. for a pug she's pretty much built to the point that she almost has a 6 pack. high protein meat and veg diet + she's my walking partner, we do 2 miles a day any day where the temps are over 45 and below 90.
User avatar #92 to #97 - dubzero (01/28/2012) [-]
no i didnt make it just thought you would like it
User avatar #93 to #98 - puggles (01/28/2012) [-]
love it. showed it to the wife who was sipping her morning OJ this morning and she ended up getting it up her nose from laughing so hard. thanks.
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