June 29, 2010

More from Around the Interwebs!

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for the kind words for our daughter and the loss of her little corgi. She read all of your comments and really appreciates the support and kindness.

I think we can all use a little smile for the day, so here are more fun photos from the internet.

I knew it!! :o)

Take care!

June 26, 2010

Prayers for Einstein

**** Dear Friends, We have just learned of little Einstein's passing. Our hearts are breaking for our daughter and her boyfriend. We know they loved this sweet little puppy with all of their hearts. They were only able to spend a few short weeks with this sweet puppy and they were so happy and delighted to be dog owners.

Hi everyone,

I just got word from our daughter that her little puppy, Einstein was in an accident and is in critical status at the emergency vet hospital. We don't have a lot of details, we just know that Einstein was crushed and has bruised ribs.

Our daughter is heartbroken and so are we. We all love our pets so much.

Please keep little Einstein and our daughter, Destiny in your thoughts and prayers. This is a lot to go through for a young girl.

June 20, 2010

The New, The Naughty and The Cell Phone

Hi everyone!

Here we are, ready for another weekend. We are finally getting some warmer weather in the Seattle area. The weather men have been all a-buzz about finally reaching 75 degrees for the first time since last September. I may get to wear my new sandals this summer after all!!

I have lots to share with you today. First off, a couple of introductions are due.

Here is our Dear Daughter with her new puppy, Einstein! Einstein is a pure bred corgi and she is adorable! Little Einstein is a lucky pup to have daughter for her mommy. We can't wait to meet Einstein in person!

Isn't she a cute little corgi puppy?

Next up, here's Penny!! Penny is our newest little acquisition. She is a three month old Pug - Pekingese mix. She is sooooo cute on her little stubby legs. Penny is a talker, she will bark and howl at us when it's dinner time or just for the fun of it. Penny and Dodger are best friends, tumbling about in the yard and running through the house. Penny is taking the pressure off of Ollie as Dodger was constantly chewing on Ollie trying to get him to play. Ollie likes to play, but a mature gentleman also likes to lounge about without being pestered by a youngster.

Speaking of Dodger, here is the naughty story.

Most of you know that Hubby is a truck driver and he sometimes travels too far to come home every night. When I am home alone I like to bring my cell phone into the bedroom and keep it next to me. Sometimes hubby will call after I have gone to bed and snuggled up with the doggies. It's a bit like a security blanket for me.

A few nights ago I was snuggled into bed, ready to sleep when Dodger got up and started walking around looking like he was going to jump off. This usually means the dog has to go potty so I tell Dodger to be a "good boy and go potty outside" Unfortunately, Dodger had already decided to go potty...right on the bed! As soon as I told him to go outside I noticed a familiar odor. I reached out to where he had been curled up next to me and found a huge wet spot, soaking the sheets and getting ready to get to the mattress pad. Then I noticed my cell phone sitting in the middle of this lovely puddle. Yikes!!!

Crap! This was the only phone I had! Several years ago we decided to get rid of our land line and have only cell phones. So now have a pee soaked bed and a pee soaked cell phone and it's 2:00 am. Great, just great. I was afraid to rinse my phone in water just in case it could possible work. I tried to get the back off and the battery out but I was unable to open the phone. So for the rest of the night I saw it flash on and off until it finally died.

I knew I had insurance on the phone and was happy to know that I could walk right into the Sprint store and secure a replacement at no charge. I mean what had I been paying $7.00 per month for the past two years for, if not replacement!! Yeah! No problem!

I walked into the local Sprint store and was informed that I had a $50.00 deductible and I had to send that and the broken phone off to the insurance company for a replacement phone. I was told that it could take several weeks to complete the claims process. Well, isn't that just fine and dandy!! Sure, I can wait two or three weeks before having a phone again, no worries! GRRRR!!!! I asked if the insurance company would still help me if I bought a new phone and was told yes, the deductible would still have to be paid, but I could get my money back.

The only way to get phone service that day was to buy a new phone. As if I had the money to buy a new phone! I told the clerk I wanted the cheapest phone possible, I did not want to put out any money that day. I was directed to the phones that were on sale, free!! Free if you send in the rebate request for $50.00 cash back. So I spent the money and came home with a new phone.

I called the insurance company to negotiate a settlement next. I was then informed that they only offered a replacement phone. I could not get cash value for my peed on phone. I could, however, for the additional $50.00 deductible and my old phone, get a new phone...or a refurbished phone similar to my old one. Well since I had already paid $50.00 that day and I had a new phone I declined their generous offer. I promptly canceled the monthly insurance payment.

So there we go. Two beautiful new girls added to the family, one naughty boy and a stupid cell phone company.

I hope you all have a great weekend! We plan on getting some sunshine and fresh air this weekend. Of course I will share photos!

June 17, 2010

From the Interwebs

Hi everyone,

Nothing much going on around here so I thought I would share some cute photos I found on the internet.

I will be back soon!

June 10, 2010

Little Miss Pearl's Ponderings

Hi everyone!

I will be answering Little Miss Pearl's quiz today. Pearl is such a cutie pie and her Momma came up with this fun idea. So, here we go!!


1.) Name and Age:
Honey Puppy, 11 years
Charlie, 2 1/2 years
Ollie, 4 years approximately
Dodger, 5 months today!

2.) Breed:
Honey Puppy - corgi pomeranian mix
everyone else - pug!

3.) Nickname(s):
Honey - Honey Puppy, HP, Puppy Ann, crabby girl, old lady, Pointy Head
Charlie - chuck, chucklehead, chuckie monkey, Chuckie, Charlie Barley Bear
Ollie - Ollie Wog, Wogster, Woggie, Mr. Wogerston
Dodger - Rogie Dodgie, Dodgie, Dodger Roo, Roo Roo

4.) Where'd ya come from?
Honey Puppy - a pet store. We got Honey to keep me company because my hubby was going to start working nights. We already had two outside dogs, a malamute and an australian shepard. But I wanted a little lap dog. I love her so very much.

Charlie - Charlie is a pure bred pug with a long pedigree filled with champions. She came from SuLen's Pug in Olympia, WA. We went to a fancy schmancy breeder for Charlie because we lost our first pug to Pug Encephalitis. We learned about this awful disease and how it's more common in back yard breeder dogs. We were devastated when our little Daisy died and wanted to make sure our next pug would be healthy. We got to visit her before she came home at 12 weeks. She was our breeder's pick of the litter for a stud service fee.

Ollie - Ollie came from the Seattle Animal Shelter. He was at the Pug Gala the day before I found him on Petfinders. As soon as I saw him, I called the shelter and then called my husband to go get him!! Hubby picked him up from the shelter and Ollie has loved him ever since, he is Ollie's hero.

Dodger - We occasionally look at ads on Craigslists for pugs. I saw an ad for a puppy and immediately called about him. I told the woman all about Charlie and Ollie and how much we loved pugs and all of our dogs. I told her we could come and get him as soon as they needed us to. We drove two hours that very same evening to pick up little Dodger. His name was Barker when we met him. We didn't really like that name and changed it. His first family loved him very much but had found out that their apartment complex did not allow dogs under one year old. What a stupid rule!


1.) Toy:
Honey is a toy destroyer. She tears them up and we have to pick up the fluff and toss them out. Honey used to really love toys when she was younger, she would squeak them until she fell asleep with the toy in her mouth. When we got the pugs, she started her path of destruction.

Ollie loves toys and will run around with them in his mouth. He has them until Honey kills them. Fortunately Honey leaves his tiny toys alone. They must not be worth the effort for her to kill them. It is really cute to see Ollie play with them

Charlie will play with toys if the others start. Dodger is a puppy, everything is a toy!

2.) Snack:
Anything. Cheese, peanut butter. Ollie loves oranges. Charlie likes nuts. Dodger didn't know about treats and snacks at first. He is catching on very quickly. They all like banana chips.

3.) Human person:
Honey - I think she is pretty even about her affections. She loves both of us. She really loves our daughter and will sit next to her when she visits.

Charlie - Daddy during the day, she squeals and gets ready to go to work by sitting on the arm of the sofa. She waits there until he comes to pick her up. She rides in his truck with him just about every day. In the evening Charlie is a momma's girl. She sleeps on my pillow at night.

Ollie - Daddy!!!!! Ollie LOVES his daddy. Ollie sits with my husband every evening and will look up at him all gooey eyed. Ollie snuggles up to hubby at night, he has to be touching dad. I'm ok if dad is not home, but as soon as hubby gets home from work I am left in the dust.

Dodger - Momma's baby. I claimed Dodger and told hubby I was going to make him a momma's boy, and I did! He loves both of us, but he is my little klingon. He is always on my lap and follows me everywhere.


1.) Worst habit:
Ollie poops in our bedroom, right in front of the master bathroom door. It's really annoying!! We have a doggie door and they all come and go as they please, but if we leave our bedroom door open he will poop right there.

Charlie will not let you pet her until she is ready for it. She plays hard to get and will also play keep away when we want to go somewhere. Everyone else jumps in the car and then we have to chase Charlie around. I try to make hubby put her leash on or at least carry her out to the car.

Honey is a crabby girl. She is very possessive of her food. We can't have nylabone or rawhide treats because she will hide them and then sit and guard them. She growls and snaps at us if we get near her. She barks and lunges at the other dogs. Many years ago I had made sandwiches for us all when hubby got called out to work. He was an on call tow truck driver at the time. Hubby and daughter took their sandwiches with them on the road and I stayed home. I brought my sandwich out to the living room and set it on a side table next to the sofa. I went back to the kitchen to get a drink and when I had returned Honey had grabbed my whole sandwich and was scarfing it down. She had half of it in her mouth and was inhaling it, I reached down to get the other half away from her and she bit my big toe!! I screamed so loud, Hubby and daughter heard it outside as they were driving away. She can be a little beast!!

Dodger is still being house broken but so far he is a really good boy. He is kind of obnoxious when we feed them. He seems to think all the food bowls are for him.

2.) Most embarrassing moment:
When Charlie was just starting out in agility she would run away from her grandma when it was time to leave the ring. One day she ran away and while trying to catch her, grandma set a hotdog bit down on the leash table. The next dog up could smell the hot dog and ran off the course to gobble it up, earning him a disqualifying run. The owner was really mad at us.

Ollie is a piddler, he has piddled in grandma's house, on vendor booths at dog shows, everywhere!

3.) Family dynamic (this is a question for those of you with more than one animal in the house. i.e. who is alpha? who is the cuddler? who is the naughty one? etc. I just want to know how you fit into the family!)

I am the alpha. Oh...you mean which dog? Honey is the current alpha dog but I think Charlie is trying to usurp her throne. Honey is the naughty one, she picks fights and starts trouble. Charlie will start them all barking at nothing. She thinks she hears something and starts off with little barks until she gets them all going. Then she dashes off the chair, leaving holes in your belly, to race outside. They all follow her outside to bark at nothing.

Ollie is the best cuddler. He is chubby and squishy and loves to cuddle. Dodger is learning to be a good cuddler too. When he is really sleepy he will climb up on my chest and curl up. I don't know what I will do when he gets bigger!

4.) Your humans' FAVORITE thing about you!:
I love animals of all kinds. But these dogs are something special. They are all so happy to see us and give love unconditionally. They make us laugh, they make us cry. I can't imagine life without pets. I have only lived a few years without an animal of some sort. I grew up with cats and now have dogs. Their constant companionship is a blessing indeed.

So there you go, Miss Pearl! This was very fun to complete. These dogs are so much a part of our lives that we just want to share everything with them. We love them all so much.

June 1, 2010

Puppy Love

Hi everyone!

I found this video on 9Gag.com and just had to share it with all my friends. It is so cute!! Mango, I think it's time mom got you a pug!