Thursday, August 31, 2006
Rosie is a chewer. I have never had a dog that chewed. Chloe has the same baby that she got when we first got her. We hid it on Rosie because she destroys everything. Zoey has never chewed anything either. I'm not even sure when she does this stuff...but she does.
Only thing I can think to do is keep her confined to one room when no one is around...or buy her a case of chewies.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
A calm Lake Ontario
Hubby checking things out...
Lots more trees than our current location
Can't believe that Labor Day is right around the corner. Seems like it was just Spring and we were talking about selling or moving our camp. Now a whole season has almost past and the decision hanging over our heads! We have the opportunity to move to a location MUCH closer to home (not as close as you Lisa!). Our current camp is 105 miles one way. The new site is 46 miles one way. At our current camp we can not leave our boat in the water. The new place has dockage space, so there would be no more putting the boat in and out and especially driving our big truck each weekend to do the pulling of the trailor and boat! Both places are on Lake Ontario, but the new place is on a point with Lake Ontario on one side and a small enclosed "bay" on the other. We hear the bay is full of fish and since it is protected on all sides stays pretty calm even when the lake is rough. Let me tell you that lake can get rough! The drawbacks are many too. Leaving good friends, no cable (hubby cares about that), getting used to new owners, leaving behind terrific restaurants and beautiful Sackett's Harbor, only 5 minutes away. We have been here for 8 years, my dad has been there for 25 years. Lots of memories. But on the other hand being closer would be SO nice. Hubby could drive his motorcycle. The new owner doesn't care how many Pugs we have. We could get more friends to visit (they hate the 2+ hour drive where we are now). Did I mention the rent is cheaper too????? The new place would be less money!
Sunday, August 27, 2006
The girls were great on the trip. Hubby took the "scenic" route to the shore and the trip was 8 hours. The girls slept the entire way. The condo we rented (circa 1960) was great. Lots of space, close to ocean and beach, great covered deck and soooooooo dog friendly! We took our portable pen and opened it to use it as a fence across the space between the kitchen and living room. The girls had a nice comfy and cool space for the times the humans were on the beach. We met TONS of Pug people. I wish I would have taken an autograph book for all the ones who stopped us to share a story of their Pugs. I lost count of the numbers...it was amazing.
The girls loved the love seat.
Chloe and daddy enjoy the morning paper on the porch.
My little "pug castle".
More later...gotta sleep!
Friday, August 18, 2006
Tragically Chloe went over the rainbow bridge yesterday due to heat stroke. Please keep her mama and daddy and her Pug brothers in your thoughts as they mend their broken hearts.
Their blog was also hijacked last week and has been pulled. Stop over on Chloe's dogster page.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
I still can't seem to post any photos. I tried from both work and home. Anyone else having problems????
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Five weird things about me...only five????
1. I am the youngest of our family and the tallest.
2. I love to eat flip flops, toilet paper, newspaper, books, toys, the family room railing, ear plugs, ahhh, the list goes on and on.
3. I am afraid of my harness...even the new puppia one mom bought me.
4. I can howl like a beagle.
5. I act really quiet and shy in public, but I'm really WILD at home...REALLY WILD.
I tag anyone who didn't get tagged.....
Strangley enough the painting is named Rosie! I thought that was so weird. I didn't even remember that. Seems someone else bought one and is selling now...thankfully the hubby didn't pay that much for mine!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Five weird things about me.....
1. I can dance when asked "do a little dance".
2. My mom dressed me as a Pilgrim last year for Thanksgiving.
3. My chin started turning grey when I was only 1 year old.
4. I used to think I was a cat...I changed my mind.
5. I can tell time.
Five weird things about me.....
1. I purr (snorty kind) when my mom picks me up.
2. My wet nurse was a Bulldog.
3. I am afraid of NOTHING.
4. All the black hairs form a stripe on my back when I'm mad.
5. My real name is Chloe's Little Bitty Zoey, but my family calls me, Zoe, Zoey, Bid, Biddy, Bug eyes, and Middle Child (I HATE that last one!).
Monday, August 14, 2006
Finished up a couple of sewing projects tonight. Ran to Kohl's to buy this white summer sweater I've had my eye on since June...and guess what, it was still there, on sale of course!
Tomarrow promises to be a wild day. I lost my glasses a few weeks ago...yep, I did say a few WEEKS. I have bifocal contacts, but they drive me nuts. My eyes are not the same and when I wear them I don't see far away or close very well. I made an appointment for an eye exam tomarrow. I am going back to distance contacts and will wear glasses for reading, sewing, etc. I thought I should really get going and get the new prescription before we leave... I really can't read road signs, etc. Not a good co-pilot. So my eye exam is at 3:20, then at 4:15 Chloe goes to vet to get her anal gland expressed..charming, but beats stinking up the car, which is where I KNOW she'll do it...on me, of course. Then at 5:30 I am having my pedicure/manicure that my daughter got for me for Mother's Day! In a perfect world I will be on time for all these appointments and they will all take the time alloted for them and I will come home being able to see...with lovely feet, hands and one Pug without a stinky backside!
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
This is a photo from last year's trip to the shore. The girls were practicing for lifeguard positions, although I am not sure how they would be with actually doing a rescue. They may actually be a little more concerned with what the beachgoers are snacking on!
Today is LISA'S birthday...let's give her a happy birthday comment today!
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Yesterday, after the second episode of Rosie pulling her harness over her head...I ordered this...actually 3 of these. My friend has them for her Pugs and loves them. I have looked at them online for several weeks, but kept putting off spending the money, until yesterday. I ordered them in their newest color...PURPLE - hear that Sandy????? I ordered black leashes to match. So now the mauve sets will go in the camp bag, and the previous turquois sets that Chloe and Zoey had get donated.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
On another note our vacation to the shore is around the corner. A very good Pug friend of mine has offered to keep Rosie for the trip so we would only travel with two. I am torn as to what to do. On one hand, it would be TONS easier with just two of them. Mind you my son, his fiance, my daughter and her best friend will all be along, but Rosie is, well...she's Rosie. Crazy, crazy, crazy! What do you all think????????
Of course right now she's the angel girl sleeping under my feet!
Sunday, August 06, 2006
After our afternoon of fishing, it was back to camp to make dinner and pack up. We had a little fun with the girls and the left over fabric.....very ethnic looking aren't they???? Remind me of my little German granny!
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Favourite body part(on yourself) ~ I don't have one
Plain chips & dip or flavoured chips ~ Neither
My eye colour is ~ Hazel -Brown/Green
If I had a million dollars ~ Buy the kids each a house, donate to Pug Rescue, give some away to some peeps I know need it, buy that darn beach house! Although I doubt a million would do all that!
One regret I have is ~ Not having that third child
Ever thought about adopting? ~ Yes
Name of the first boy you really loved ~ Jerry
My dream job would be ~ art studio
My least favourite animal ~ bat
Finish this sentence, I like me because ~ I always try to help others
The last item I purchased was ~ new washclothes
My biggest pet peeve is ~ people who don't follow through on their promises
I feel prettiest when ~ I have a fresh hairdo
When I was growing up I wanted to be ~ a teacher
I feel very alone/vulnerable when ~ my hubby is mad at me!
I take or took for granted ~ having my mom around until I was old
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
and a closer look at all that innocence...
On one of our outings we drove across the bay and lake to Stony Island, there is actually an entrance in this island and this beautiful length of still water which runs through the center of the island. It is so quiet in here in is unbelieveable!
and of course, always the ultimate of sweetness...sleeping pugs
This is my big white cat Buster....he was missing and we thought he got outside. Turns out he was in the basement for a whole day. Can't figure out how he got that dirty, although my dad thinks he fell in the closed off cistern. Yikes!!!! He has been working very hard to clean himself up. Hubby said I should give him a nice bath, afterall he doesn't have claws....ahhh, but he has teeth!