Tuesday, November 30, 2010

No more Punchymobile?

Got a distress call from P this morning. He was in a car accident on the expressway on the way to work. He called me from the center lane, sitting in the car, hooked on the trailor hitch of the truck in front of him. Have to love those cell phones??? He said he was okay, thankfully and needed me to come get him and take him to work. That's my guy, worried about getting to work.

They couldn't get out of their vehicles until the police arrived and could guide them off the road. Actually the guy he hit "towed" him off hooked to his truck! The "Help" truck that monitors the expressways helped them get the two vehicles apart so the other person could continue on his way in his "undamaged" vehicle. When I first saw it I thought, wow, that looks okay....okay until I looked into the hole. The radiator is smashed into the engine, so we are not sure of the actual internal damage. The insurance company says it will most likely be totaled due to age and mileage. I bought this car off the showroom floor 11 years ago, it doesn't owe me a dime. It just seems like such a waste..... So if anyone is keeping track in the last few months we have had:

broken washer
broken dryer
mushroom eatting Kiki incident
broken fridge
virus infected computer
tenant who left like a thief in the night AND trashed fridge and stove
broken car

but heh, I still have my sense of humor and my faith...I'm hanging on to those for all I'm worth!

Monday, November 29, 2010

on the edge

things have not settled down around our house....
we are hopeful they will soon.....
either that or I am going to curl up next to Chloe....on the edge

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Spay day and early Thanksgiving....

I dropped that crazy little girl off at the vet's this morning for her spay. She was NOT happy about it. Not happy about no breakfast, not happy about no treat and especially not happy that mom handed her off to Amanda and left....
I'll continue to hold my breath this morning to hear she is okay....
Sunday my dad and the rest of his stuff arrived. Both of the kids were not going to be able to go to my sister's on Thanksgiving, so we decided to celebrate with our own dinner on Sunday. It worked out perfect. Dad seemed pretty happy and we all had a good time. My dad is actually VERY easy to live with. He demands little and has a good sense of humor. I am lucky to still have my dad and giving up my office for him is little to pay. Heck, he even likes the Pugs!
After dinner P and R headed in to watch a little tv. Kiki always ready to sit in a lap was happy to join them.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Got up at 3 a.m. today, just too much on my mind. Miss Kiki got up too, she doesn't like to miss a trick. We surfed the net until 5 a.m. and then took a nap on the sofa till 6 a.m.

Another morning at the rental shampooing carpets, washing the kitchen floor, and painting bathroom trim. We ordered the new stove and fridge last night and it will be here next week, but....still no tenant.

After the work-out over there, I came home and headed up to the sewing room to pack together an Etsy order that came in today. Then I had to try to make sense out of the chaos in the sewing room created by the return of my dad...who by the way, has not returned yet??? I guess if he decides now not to come back at least I got rid of some junk!

Now I'm off to go back upstairs to get cranking on those Christmas PJ orders! Don't forget if your little furry one needs an outfit for the holidays or your looking to do some shopping for a furry friend to visit my Etsy. I am trying to get stuff up there, but you can always convo or email me to place a custom order at no extra charge. Saturday night dinner and now back up to sew again. Winter Pjs are tonights project.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kiki goes to Hollywood....

We had Kiki's photos done at Pugstock this year. WildEyePetPhotography was a vendor there with their mobile unit. I can't say enough good about them! Her "studio" is in an RV and she has a top notch setup. Best of all...she got Kiki to hold still and got adorable photos of her!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I'll rip her little arm right off!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Growing up quick!

Kiki sent some stuffies to the new puppies being hand raised by Annie of KPR. Of course we had to keep one at our house for Kiki too! For anyone who has not owned a dog from puppyhood, they grow up mighty fast!!! Here is Kiki with her stuffie at 5 months.....
Here's the two of the Peanuts Gang with their stuffies at 4 weeks!!! If you haven't visited the puppies, the cam is up and can be viewed HERE Stop by and "chat". Tell 'em Kiki sent you!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I'm all ears.....

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

the roller coaster....

Lots going on in our lives right now and i'm having slight issues getting a grip on it all....the good, the sad, the bad...and the ugly....

The Good....

8 years ago to day our sweet Chloe was born. What joy this little fatty has brought to our lives. She started my passion for Pugs and has lead me on the journey to owning FIVE! She was a perfect little Pug puppy, easily trained, no chewing, no barking. She welcomed each new addition to our family with open paws. She tolerates each new little butt-sniffer with grumpy grace.
We will celebrate later today with party hats, treats, and cake! We love you Chloe!!!

The Sad....

10 years ago today my mom passed away. I'd like to believe and pass along that time heals all wounds, but I'd be lying. For some reason this year, the time leading up to this day have been tough. I have vividly recalled my mother's last days home, entry into the hospital, the tests, the visits, the worry and her death. To say it pretty much SUCKS is an understatement. I miss my mother and there is not way around it.

The Bad....

We have not found a new tenant for our little carriage house. Our tenant snuck out on her lease, leaving me with cleaning, painting, repairing, and replacing. I am tired of dealing with crazy people. If I was independently wealthy this little house would become a haven for Pugs and I'd leave all this rental nonsense behind me!

More bad......

It appears my dad and his sweety are no longer sweeties. They have been together almost 5 years. He may be coming home...our home.....again. It seems no matter how settled you become with yourself and your situation, you have to be ready for change. My change will be packing up sweet home office and giving the room back to my dad.......sigh.....

I am so thankful to have my dad, my family, my home, my Pugs....but I'm sort of tired and spent and feeling bad for myself. I guess every once in awhile we're entitled to wallow in it. I'm giving myself 5 more minutes of wallowing.....starting now!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

FIVE, count 'em FIVE years of blogging!

Today marks my 5th year blogoversary! Five years have gone by in a flash!

I've had 112,489 visitors!
Done 1,222 posts
Met 29 Bloggers
Met 53 FIFTY-THREE Puggies
Heck yeah, even met some Cats!!
Gone from owning 2 Pugs.....

to FIVE!!!!

I've traveled to Williamsburg, VA

with a side trip to Norfolk, VA

Charlotte, NC with a side trip to Asheville, NC

Raleigh, NC

Toronto, Canada

and Indiana TWICE!!!

I feel blessed to be a part of all this! The rescue groups, the friends, the crafts, the laughs, the art, the cooking (or lack of), and even the tears. I love you all! I look forward to many more posts and meetings...phone calls, emails...., all of it!!!

Stay tuned...tomarrow...the blogoversary give-away!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

and speaking of cats......

First, thanks to all of your for your words of sympathy on Buster's passing, both here and on *facebook*. Buster had a great life! He enjoyed the liberty of being able to spend time outside during his last days and died peacefully inside when his time was done. I am thankful he spared me having to take that "vet visit". He is actually the first cat I ever owned that died naturally at home...phew. I have had cats my entire life and it is strange not having him around. Seriously, I keep thinking I hear him meowing.....creepy.

Anyhow, one of my Etsy customers sent me photos of their cat wearing his bowtie collar and cuffs! Isn't he something????

Stay tuned my blogoversary is this week!

Monday, November 01, 2010

RIP Buster Kitty 1992-2010

Our old man Buster Kitty passed away today. He took a turn for the worst last night and this morning I called the vet to make an appointment for that dreaded event. Thankfully he peacefully passed on his own....RIP old man.


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