Raphael & Leonardo 🐾🐒 (@raphaelthepug)

Raphael & Leonardo 🐾🐒

πŸŽ‚ | 1 (Ralphie) πŸŽ‰ | 7 months (Leo) 🏑 | atlanta πŸ’œ | snorting, tooting, & bowties πŸ‘‡ help bring justice to Ralphie's pug mom (murdered) πŸ‘‡


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We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred last night in Manchester, England. We are praying for the families affected and hoping those who are still missing are safely reunited with their loved ones. πŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ together we are #manchesterunited #standwithmanchester


Here's a #ToT from last week when it was sunny out... it's day 2 of flooding rains β˜”οΈπŸŒ§ (bowtie by @mollyspawtique!!)


Looking smart for dad's birthday in my @mollyspawtique bowtie πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰


Thank you for such a thoughtful card @theochang_thepug Theo Chang, Zelda Sesame, and Sand 😘❀️ We love you three so much and now I feel better knowing it's okay to grieve ❀️😜 RIP πŸ₯œ (10/15/2016 - 5/18/2017)



It's our dad's birthday today, so help me wish him a Happy Birthday!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸ’• We love you so much but we both know I'm your favorite so how about you secretly share some birthday donut with me -Leo πŸ˜πŸ©πŸŽ‰


That wave of sadness u get when u realize tomorrow's Monday... πŸ˜•πŸ™β˜ΉοΈ #sundaytimesadness


Our second #RaphaelRecommends is a double recommendation to check out: as in check out our friend Stanley @stanleybugandthekitties with his new baby brother George in their matching bandanas our other adorable friend @keegan_the_bostie made for them!!!! 😍😍 Anyone remember the picture of Leo and I in our same matching bandanas? πŸ˜„πŸ’™ To see more of Stanley and baby George, go follow them and watch little George grow over the next few months... it's always so much fun to see pug puppies grow! 😊


This is one late night episode of #RaphaelRecommends... and this week I'm doing 2 cause we had family things last week so we missed it. My first recommendation is about washing toys and beds and all that good stuff! Washing soft toys like plushies is important because they can harbor dirt and dust mites and bacteria from our mouths. You parents can use pet-safe detergent (natural ingredients) or just add a bit of white vinegar and baking soda to the washer with all your toys. The plus? The washer will get a refreshing clean too, cause the vinegar + baking soda helps deodorize the machines! 😁 Either put the plushies out in the sun to dry or tumble dry on low. They may need to run more than once, but it's best to keep it on low so your toy squeakers are safe 😊 For hard toys like kongs, wash them in the sink by hand along with your doggy dishes, then let them air dry. Then continue playing, friends!! ❀️



Look into my deep brown eyes... πŸŒ€πŸŒ€ you are getting very tempted to give me the cheese πŸ§€


Neck floof game on point πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ


Look at the amazing #TMNT bowties our friend Keegan's mom made for us! πŸ˜πŸ’πŸ’š THANK YOU @keegan_the_bostie! You put a smile on all of our faces (mom and dad for the bowties, us for treats we got for posing) πŸ˜πŸ’šπŸ˜˜ #raphaelthepug #leonardothepug


βœŒπŸΌπŸ’œ from Leo (who is enjoying cone-free times and feeling like himself)



TGIF!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ» We all deserve a little R&R so lets enjoy it πŸŽ‰πŸ’•


πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ‘‹πŸΌ #HateraidIsOnTap #LeosLifeIsUncensored #dontletthedoorhityawherethegoodlordsplitya


You let them take my πŸ₯œ away today!! -Leo 😩😭 ****EDIT: LEO IS ON PAIN MEDS AND ENDURING DYSPHORIA (thanks to Lauren @thenailstho for explaining the phenomenon of dysphoria!). HE JUST WOKE UP FROM SURGERY WHEN I GOT HIM. HE WAS SLEEPING DURING OUR DRIVE HOME IN TRAFFIC BUT MADE THIS SOUND FOR THE BRIEF TIME I WASN'T PETTING HIM FOR COMFORT. He is completely fine and he has been happily sleeping and cuddling and moving around for 4 hours now. He has eaten and hasn't cried since. He has found comfort in his brother too. We must show BOTH sides of life in order to document our pugs' lives and help current or future pug owners. Consider that you are saying rude things to another PERSON with feelings who does everything for their dogs and puts them first 100% of the time. Don't bully me for documenting his life and helping show that some dogs feel more than others (ie. see our last post when I took a video of Ralphie post-surgery and coming out of anesthesia). IF YOU WANT TO CYBERBULLY OR DICTATE LIVES OF OTHERS WE SUGGEST YOU MOVE ON, SORRY. It won't be tolerated here.****


To make Leo feel better, here's a #throwback to the ride home from the vet after my surgery... I sounded like an old computer or dial up internet πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆπŸ’»πŸ“ž (check our next post for Leo's ride home from the vet) #tbt #πŸ₯œ



Drugged puggy feels. -Leo without his πŸ₯œ


#tbt baby Leo in my scarf from @blindbutnot πŸŒˆπŸ’œ


#tbt I was a couch climber forever... but now I like to dent the top cushions when I lay there -Ralphie πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚


Throwback to freshly bathed baby Ralphie in jammies πŸ˜‹ #TBT #pugsinpajamas



What is this "cone of shame"? πŸ˜§πŸ˜’πŸ˜€


Typical brothers fighting over the bed πŸ™„πŸ™„ (those are Leo barks in the beginning!) πŸ”Š #sillypuggies


Don't mind me as I just check out what's in this month's custom @pupbox for me now... I definitely smell something delicious! Want your own box? Use our code "RAPHAEL" when you sign up for a subscription of any kind and get 15% off! -Leo πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜„πŸ™ŒπŸ»


Watching the negativity roll in on the last picture of Leo like... πŸ‘€πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜‚ #cantwinthemall



My buddy Frank @frank_and_stan_rule_the_world says it's #willyoutwednesday. Is anyone else participating? I'm letting it all hang loose but I'm feeling a lil exposed here... -Leo πŸ’„


I'm ready for bed now... can you hurry up and lay down so we can cuddle? ❀️😘 Goodnight my friends -Leo 🐒


It is so hot here, it feels like a tropical #tongueouttuesday! πŸŒ΄πŸŒΊπŸ β˜€οΈπŸ I could go for a fruity drink or two... who's in? -Leo🍹🍌