November 15, 2008


Hi Everyone,

I want to thank you all for your kind words and thoughts about my loss of work. I am grateful for the friends I have made on the blogosphere. Thank you.

I am not sure what I will end up doing, but I am hopeful that I will be able to find work soon. Fortunately, I have a good reputation in my industry and over the years I have made and maintained good contacts. This may also be an opportunity to try a different field of work. My husband and I are looking at all options and will look into possibly working together. We have lots of hope and a great family.

Ok...enough of the mundane...on to the pug pictures!!

We were fortunate to have a lovely clear, sunny day today. Very unusual for late fall in the Pacific Northwest. We had flood warnings during the work week and many people were flooded out of their homes. We don't live in a flood plain so we rarely have any problems, thank goodness!

Since our wedding anniversary is coming up, hubby and I decided to take a break and ride our ferry boat. As I mentioned previously, we were married on the Washington State Ferry Rhododendron. This is a lovely old ferry that runs between Point Defiance in Tacoma and Vashon Island. We walked around the deck of the boat and reminisced about our wedding...we even shared a smooch! I am grateful for my husband, he is a great man and knew this would cheer me up.

After we drove off the boat at Vashon Island we drove around the beautiful island. Vashon is a fairly small island in the middle of the Puget Sound. You can take a ferry at the opposite end of the island and get off in Seattle. We just stayed on the island and went to the local farmer's market and then had lunch.

Of course we brought the doggies along for the ride! They love to ride along and we love having them with us...well, most of the time. They were kind of bratty on the boat, barking and growling at the other passengers. Fortunately for us, it's no dogs allowed on the deck! We stopped by the bank on our way out, Ollie and Charlie were quite interested in the pneumatic tube.

Then on to the boat and all around the island! What fun, riding on Dad's lap! Hanging out the windows...

Honey Puppy was a good girl and sat on the back seat. She's such a good dog. I am grateful for my crazy doggies.

The pugs were very interested in the bag of groceries we bought at the local market. Yummy sourdough bread, ham and swiss cheese for Sunday and some cheesy rolls...they smell so good!!

Finally as the sun was setting, we headed back to the ferry for the ride home. We had a lovely day and hope you did too!



  1. Ollie and Charlie are such gorgeous puggies, as is your darling Honey. I enjoyed viewing the pictures of your drive. Beautiful! Puggies always enjoy and good car ride don't they?

    I added you to my blog list, hope that was ok. We had Pug Hugs blog, but needed a fresh start and are over at Pug Moon now. Please come on by when you get the chance. We love making pug friends.

  2. That does look like a wonderful outing!

  3. We are happy that you had a nice day with your hubby. We will send you good thoughts and pug snorts in your effort to find a new job.


  4. hi puglette!
    you are so special. your postive attitude is wonderful and you are right, change is exciting and really what life is about. it is always happening and how we react to it is what makes our journey either exciting or just not feel as good. you are very inspiring.

    the puggies, honey and all of your photos are wonderful.

    thanks for sharing them!

    m & e


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