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    Alternate title: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Murphy’s World. I loved reading all of your comments (thank you, btw) on my 8-year blog birthday giveaway about what you’d like to see more and less of on CNC. There was definitely a mix (i.e. more food posts, fewer recipes, more product reviews, fewer sponsored posts, more CrossFit, less […]


    Murphy Update

    May 28, 2015

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    A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have sent well wishes and prayers for Murphy. The poor pug has had a rough few days, so we really appreciate it. Ok, let me back up a little and give you guys the whole story… Back in January, Murphy had an ear infection and then some […]


    Holiday Gift Guide for the Pug Lover

    Last year’s Holiday Gift Guide for the Pug Lover was such a hit, I decided to create one for 2014 too! If you’re a pug owner yourself or shopping for a pug enthusiast, here are a bunch of holiday gift ideas that just about any pug lover will enjoy! BarkBox – BarkBox is something both dogs […]



    Ever since we bought our new couch, Mal and I have been losing a never-ending battle against pug fur. (It still amazes me, for such a little dog, Murphy can shed SO MUCH fur. It’s insane. I know the pug people feel my pain.) We recently bought a Dust Buster thing, and we vacuum the couch […]



    You guys knew this post was coming! Are you shopping for a pug owner this year? Or maybe you’re a pug lover yourself and want to give your family and friends some ideas? Well, look not further. Here are a bunch of holiday gift ideas that just about any pug lover will enjoy! 2014 Pugs […]


    Men with Beards and Hats

    August 20, 2013


    Good morning! Here’s a fun Murphy post to start your day off on the right foot! If you’re a longtime reader of CNC, you know Murphy is a tad neurotic and gets obsessed with the strangest things. For instance… The empty bag of dog food. He stared at it for hours. The fireplace. He was […]



    Happy birthday to me! It’s my birthday, and I turn 33 years old young today! [image source] Pug + cupcake hat = THE BEST Today is also National Martini Day! Perfect, right? Maybe I should call it National MarTINA Day? Haha! Looking back on the past 365 days, it’s apparent that I had a pretty […]