Lots of site news this week, and a few changes to Hot Mess that I can’t wait to tell you about!

The first thing to mention is that we’re going to be updating more often.  For now, we’ll be keeping to the same comic schedule, but you’re going to see lots more blogging from Diana and myself.

Second, we’re going to announce the winners of the Hot Mess art contest this upcoming Wednesday!  We’ll post the winning entry in the comic space on the site.

And there’s something else I want to share:

It is impossible to be around a Pug and not instantly be in a better mood.

Just look at this:

She's looking in two different directions at once

She's truly a weirdo

Seriously, just look at that.

That’s Izzy.  She is, to put is gently, the weirdest dog I’ve ever known.  I’ve had her since she was 8 weeks old, and ever since she was a tiny puppy, she’s been a food obsessed, attention hogging, Mogwai-looking spaz.  In fact, until the age of 1, every time anyone would pick her up, she’d get so excited that she’d violently wiggle, making it impossible for most people to hold her longer and a few seconds.  Really self-defeating, if you think about it.  On top of that, she’s oddly skinny, especially for a Pug.  She used to go on 5k runs with me – a very un-puglike thing to do.  Instead of barking, she whines in very animated, long-winded diatribes.  She’s also kind of a bully.  Oh, and she can stick her ears up like a bat when she wants to look like she’s paying attention to you.

So, anyway, as a thank you to all the pugs out there who make everyone they meet that much happier, I’m going to occasionally post some pug-related news.

Have a great weekend everyone!