Saturday, July 31, 2010


This is the "person" who left the chair out. This is the person who is really responsible for my being on the table. My dad. Yes, that's right, dad. I think I will have to keep a closer eye on him from now on. What do you think?

Friday, July 30, 2010

I Will NEVER Learn

Caught black pawed.

The look of shame.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Too Tired Thursday

Mom and PlusOne went to see Ovo last night, the new Cirque Du Soleil. They said it was awesome. PlusOne fell asleep in the car on the way home. Mom crashed right away as well. I am sure I will hear more when they are conscious.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tattle Tale Tuesday

Mom's student gave her these beautiful roses and a wonderful "Thank You" card for helping her through the years at karate. She will be getting her black belt on August 4th. Mom has taught her since she was a white belt. She didn't want mom to read the card in front of her because she didn't want to cry. Mom didn't want to cry either. (But she did!)

And this is what mom did to make certain I didn't get at the roses.

The were still there when she came home. (I don't think I want to risk my current standing by trying to eat these!)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Magnificent Monday

Memere is home, where she belongs; Blondie got married; Mom danced a lot then came home and crashed in the recliner where Lucky and I camped on her for hours. What a great day.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Memere Comes Home Today & A Wedding

Yesterday mom and the family had a great time celebrating Memere & Auntie's birthday at the hospital. (We're not allowed at the hospital, which is stupid, because everyone knows you heal better with pug love, but I digress.) Auntie made her famous red velvet cupcakes and Memere even got dressed. (Who came blame her for not wanting to celebrate with friends in her nightgown.)

Memere is supposed to come home today, but Mom, Dad and PlusOne won't be there because mom's best friend, Blondie, is getting married today. Mom and Blondie have been friends for 30 years. Can you imagine that? They met at freshman orientation in college.

Anyway, Blondie met a wonderful man who absolutely adores her (hence mom loves him to pieces) and today they are getting married. So there will be lots of celebrating (without pugs, sigh) but I'm going to forgive everyone. What with all the excitement this week, mom and dad have forgotten about the cookie jar and I am to keep it that way.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Emergency Chocolate & Memere's Birthday

Dad bought this for mom. Mom thinks it's a screech. There was talk that Memere would come home yesterday, but then they discover another, larger clot in her other lung. She's staying in the hospital, but she's out of the Critical Intensive Care Unit. Everyone's going to the hospital at 2:00 pm today to celebrate her and Auntie's birthdays. (Auntie was Wednesday, Memere's is today). Auntie is making red velvet cupcakes. Lucky and I are trying to give lots of Pug Love to everyone. It seems to be working. Everyone is staying positive. :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Memere Is Doing Well

Here is an old photo of Memere, Missy, Lucky and me.

Memere is sad because she doesn't have any pug love in the hospital. Or Missy love, for that matter. But she is doing well. She is on medication and hosting lots of visitors. Memere will get out of the hospital either Saturday or Sunday. We are sure that she will heal a lot faster at home (with lots of Missy and pug love.) Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to us.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I Need Your Help

I need some prayers for Memere, please. Memere is in the hospital with a pulmonary embolism in her lung.

She went to the hospital last Wednesday night with a severe inner ear infection (such severe vertigo that the ambulance attendants had to carry her to the ambulance). She was feeling better except feeling very weak in her legs (no blood was getting to them). She went in for a check up yesterday and they called back after dinner and told her to go to the hospital. The good news is that they know what it is and she is in the best place possible for treatment. The bad news is she's in the hospital and may be there for a few days.

If you wouldn't mind saying some prayers for my memere, I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Auntie

Today is Auntie's birthday. I won't tell you how old she is, suffice to say that it's old! Happy Birthday, Auntie!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pug On The Run

I think I'm going to head over to Yoda and Brutus' until mom and dad get over being angry at me for breaking the cookie jar. Maybe that saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" is true and they'll miss me if I'm gone. What do you think?

Monday, July 19, 2010

Big Trouble

Yup, I am in BIG TROUBLE. I broke the cookie jar. This is all that's left of it.

Mom liked it a lot, too. It wasn't fancy or anything. It just was the perfect blue.

And I broke it. It's been nice knowing you all. If you don't ever hear from me again, at least you'll know why I disappeared off the face of the planet.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Where's Mom?

I hope she doesn't get lost in there.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Green Beans

I got some fresh green beans today. YEAH! They were delicious. Absolutely tasty as all get out.

And since mom couldn't get a decent photo of me eating the green bean, she had to keep feeding them to me until she did.

Is that awesome or WHAT!

Is this for ME?

Friday, July 16, 2010

More Pies Means...

Yup, that's another pie. Actually, it's one of TWO pies that mom got last night.

She's gotten THREE whole pies and I have gotten... NOTHING! That's right, NOTHING!

I better get some fresh green beans or pie today or there is going to be a ninja smack down! Anyone want to help?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Mother Is Selfish

Did I get any of this pie? Blackberry, boysenberry, whatever berry! Did I get any?

NO! And judging by the noises mom and Mr. Karate were making it was really good.

Did I get any of the ice cream? NO! The pie was still warm and the ice cream was melting on it.

Did I get any of the green beans out of mom's garden? NO! She didn't give me one!

My mother is selfish, selfish, selfish. I think I will have to leave her a "gift" tomorrow for not sharing. What do you think?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TattleTale Tuesday

Lucky here. The TattleTale story I am going to share with you today is about my sister, Roxy, and how she is living up to her name as The Devil Dog. Last week Mr. Karate went out to eat and had ribs. He brought leftovers home and FORGOT them. (Can you believe it? What a crime.) Anyway, mom threw them out. Now, the garbage is on the back porch, separated by a barricade. My darling sister knocked over the night stand (filled with books) holding the barricade up and proceeded to demolish the garbage AND the leftover ribs. Can you believe it?

Well, of course you can. She's a Devil Dog.

Check out mom's first sunflower to bloom. I think it may be as tall as she is. It's certainly a lot taller than me!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Blackberry Pie

Mom has a friend who is going to use mom's blackberries for a blackberry pie. Doesn't that sound yummy?

Look at the size of those berries. And mom says they are sooo yummy. I wouldn't know, she is not letting me eat ANY of them. Meanie!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Easy Like Sunday Morning

The sun has stopped shining and it is raining. But it is still really, really humid. It's good to be a lap dog.


And yes, it does feel good.

Friday, July 9, 2010

PlusOne Is Coming Home Tonight!

And a good thing, too! I think Lucky is going to die of loneliness if her boy doesn't come home to her.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Heat And Humidity Equals

Don't you feel better now?

PS: Happy Birthday Ninja One!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday

PS Mom stayed indoors yesterday. She balanced the checkbook. She said the trim was easier.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tattle Tale Tuesday - My Mother Is Insane

This is what the trim on the side of the house looked like on Thursday.

This is what the trim looked like on Saturday.

This is what the trim looked like late yesterday afternoon.

All done. Even the side you can't see to the right.

The punch line is IT WAS 99 degrees yesterday. Mom actually worked on this entire side of the house all day yesterday in the horrible heat. She is INSANE, I tell you, INSANE.

Actually, she started at 8:30 and stopped at noon. She cut and painted some of the trim around 1:00 pm, decided that it was too hot to climb the ladder so she went and painted the bathroom window trim (which was in the shade).

After that she jumped in the neighbor's pool (fabulous neighbors BTW) and started up again around 4:00 pm. Ate dinner and went back out at 8:00 pm and finished it up.

Now, there is supposed to be decorative trim going from the roof line down to a point 3/4 down the trim, but at $2.85/liner foot, it will be a week or two before mom gets it. That side is about 20 something feet long and the two short sides are about 9 feet long.

Lucky and I were smart and stayed in the air conditioned living room. Mom is going to work tomorrow. I hope she takes it easy there, but I am not going to hold my breath.

Monday, July 5, 2010

No PlusOne

Mom and Dad dropped PlusOne off at Camp Leslie yesterday. He liked it so much last year he wanted to go back this year. Then mom and dad went to a cookout. While we stayed home, alone! We will forgive mom, though, because she is home today, doing work on the trim and eaves. I don't expect her to be outside all day though, as we are heading into a heat wave.

On the couch with mom in the air conditioned living room, this is the life!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Beautiful Day

Mom had half a day of work yesterday and she started working on the trim in the backyard. Lucky and I really enjoyed the sunshine. It wasn't too hot to sit out. Today is supposed to be the same. I hope mom does more outdoor work.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Finally Friday

It was 74 degrees and 37% humidity yesterday. It was a great day. It went down to 50 degrees last night. I LOVED it! It won't last, though, this is New England. And they say the next heat wave is around the corner. Oh well, we've got blankets and air conditioners, so I'm ready for anything.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

No More

Of this...


that's right, Memere's home!

And Pepere too! Missy has gone home with them and Lucky and I have the house to ourselves! Missy is feeling a whole lot better, thank you everyone for your pug snorts and prayers for her. She even growled at me yesterday, that's how mom knew she was feeling better.

But she's gone now. She's back with her parents and I bet she'll be eating up a storm in no time.