Sunday, July 31, 2016

Can Hardly Wait

This looks so totally AWESOME Mom can hardly wait for it.
She TOTALLY loves the Escheresque landscapes!

Saturday, July 30, 2016


PlusOne got rear ended a few weeks ago ( the driver was doing 35 mph and PlusOne was stopped, he did not YIELD!!!) PlusOne and the pretty girlfriend are all right! No serious injuries, just some back pain which is being taken care of.
So the "new" car was totaled and PlusOne needs a new car.
So Mom, Dad & PlusOne are looking at cars today.
Dad found a Toyota Corolla, almost like Mom's and the one PlusOne learned to drive on.
Want to take a bet as to PlusOne's new car?

Friday, July 29, 2016

Finally Friday

Thank goodness it's Friday!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Too Tired Thursday

Mom's got some very busy weeks ahead of her and she's tired. It's hot, humid and she can't find an important piece of paper she is looking for and she was just too tired last night to care.
Oh and she tried to update to Windows 10 (again) and lost all her files (she has two users on her computer and the main one went away)
She was not happy.
She went to bed early and hoped she would dream about where she put what she was looking for. lol

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Used To Be

It used to be after a thunderstorm the humidity would go DOWN!
Not last night. After the storm it got even MORE humid.
I am SO happy mom believes in air conditioning!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Memere's Birthday

Mom and Dad went to Memere's yesterday to celebrate her and Auntie's birthdays. They had chocolate in warm angel food cake. (We DIDN'T get any, of course) but Mom said it was yummy and Dad had two helpings. 
Lucky and I stayed indoors, were it was cooler. Have I told you lately that I'm really glad I am an INDOOR dog?
I'm really glad I'm an indoor pug!

Sunday, July 24, 2016


We had an awesome thunder storm last night. It was preceded by this wild and crazy wind. That's our neighbor's tree and boy are we glad it's good and strong.
Then we got blasted with rain and Severe Thunderstorm warnings for several hours!
I stayed in, of course.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Funny Dog

Of course I MUST lie on the pillow if it is on the floor. It is a moral imperative. Don't you agree?

Friday, July 22, 2016

But Why

Mom won't let me on the back porch because she SAYS I will knock over the garbage can and eat whatever is inside it, whether it's edible or not.
I'm not admitting to doing this once or twice (or three or four times) but maybe I've learned my lesson. 
Don't you think Mom should give me a second chance?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Happy Birthday Auntie

Happy Birthday Auntie (I won't say which one). Lucky and I hope you have a great day. Remember, when I bark at you, I am only telling you about my day.
You don't buy that? Drat, gotta think up another excuse.

Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Are We Smart Or What!!!

Are we smart here in NH or what? This is pretty darn funny, if you ask me.

Monday, July 18, 2016


We are chilling as much as you can possibly chill in this heat. But it's not a heat wave because it hasn't been 3 consecutive days of over 90 degrees.
Just two, then high 80's then 2, etc etc
Really, what's the difference.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Easy Like Sunday Morning

It's Sunday, I'm taking it easy, in the laundry, because it's so nice and warm and clean and fun and it drives mom nuts.

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Mom has noticed that I cuddle a LOT more with PlusOne. I practically NEVER cuddled with him when he was a young spud (me either) but maybe now that I am getting older (13) I've decided he's okay for a human.
That and he's awfully warm.

Friday, July 15, 2016

It's So Hot & Humid

That I think I MIGHT not mind a bath, lol.
It was disgustingly humid yesterday. And I think we are getting more of the same today.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

What Do I Know

What do I know? 

1) Lucky is cute when she sleeps
2) Mom is funny!

3) There is no way in heck Mom would be caught anywhere NEAR the Republican National Convention, especially since people want to bring their guns.

 4) I will snuggle up to PlusOne a lot more than I used to.

 5) Mom likes bright fabrics

 Wild Fabrics

Different Fabrics
Fabrics other people would run away from

and 6) It doesn't matter what time it is (9:30 pm), if Mom decides to start cleaning, it's Game On! And your best bet is to get out of the way!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tattle Tale Tuesday

Sometimes Mom wishes she had the pug's life like Lucky and me, as long as her owner was as good an owner as she is.
I'm not complaining. I know I'm spoiled rotten, but I love Mom and I love my life.
Too bad everyone can't just be like us pugs.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Growing Well

Blackberries are STILL coming in 

 Golden raspberries looking yummy


And even MORE green beans! YUM!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Lying Here For Love

Noodles said that she was going to lie there until the world was a happy place again. Until we stopped the hate, shared more love and understood and accepted EVERYONE.

So, we are Lying Here For Love!

Maybe we can start a movement.
And maybe we'll just feel better, which is also not a bad thing.

Go lie down for Love!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Never Ceases To Amaze

It never ceases to amaze Mom how comfy I get when it's just the two of us on the sofa. Notice that I have made the two toss pillows into a nice little bed and am looking quite contecnt. 
Well, until Mom stuck the flash in my face.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

You Know

You know, I get it. People hate Hillary. She did this, that and the other thing. But if my choice is Hillary or this Bozo... 

then I'm with HER!
That and I believe in what she stands for and I believe that she CARES about me, my son and every person in this country.
Trump cares about himself and only himself.
And quite frankly I believe Putin would play him like a cheap violin.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


If Mom is not home, I take a nap in my bed, hiding my face. Mom thinks I'm funny. I just don't want my nose to be cold. lol

Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
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. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Funny Dog

Mom was changing the sheets and she threw the blankets on the floor while she did it. I decided that that was a good place to rest while Mom was busy and the bed unavailable.
I'm not so sure Mom approved.
What do you think? lol

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Karate Shutdown

Mom's Karate studio closes two weeks a year. Fourth of July and Christmas. So Two Saturdays a year Mom can sleep late. Today is one of them. Woo Hoo
No howling for Mom from me today.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Everybody Loves Lucky

All PlusOne's friends love Lucky. They insist on holding her, snuggling her, kissing her. It's pretty sickening, if you want to know the truth. Lucky says I'm jealous, I'm not. I've got Mom. And besides, I bark at everyone who comes in the house.

Except Memere. I don't bark a lot at Memere. She won't let me, either. Perhaps the look on my face is why people don't snuggle me as much as they do Lucky. What do you think?