Thursday, May 23, 2013


My mom loves to read, it has always helped her wind down from a busy day.  Yesterday she finished a book called "Suspect" by Robert Crais and she plans on reading more of his books.  In the middle of the night she woke up thinking about this book and she told me her thoughts went helter skelter in lots of directions. "Mom go back to sleep its 1:45 in the A. M.!"  Instead, we went out on the porch to listen to the silence. "Actually all I heard was my stomach growling cos I wanted a late night snack."

"Alright Mom lets talk, that way we can get back to bed."  So Mom was telling me about this Suspect book and how it is about two hero's.  One has two legs and is a police officer and the other has four legs and is a Marine. " What, I could have been in the Marines?"  She went on to tell me that they meet up and it is a story about how they both suffer pain and loss in their lives, and only through each other do they start to heal. "What MOM I could have in the Marines?"  "What about the USO Mom, do you think it is to late for me to call them?"

Then we got to talking about her son in law, Abe, I call him Uncle Abe, I am not sure he appreciates my sense of humor. Anyway on Memorial Day he is going to give a speech about Veterans and remembering what they do for us. Almost four years ago he came home from his second tour in Iraq. A few months later Macey was born.

 Now she looks like this.

So alot of time and not much time has passed. I think he was the pack leader in Iraq and when he came back his pack was changed forever. He has been asked before to give a speech but we think he just wasn't ready.  Now, Mom is hoping that by saying his words out loud they will help heal what is inside.

I think the moment our soldiers step off the plane they should be handed a pug. It doesn't matter if it is a baby pug or a young pug, or an oldster pug.  Just a pug, cos you know we are the clowns of the dog world. Just look into our faces and try to stay sad, or can't cos you laugh.

 Heck, we are always on our peoples laps, and staying under their feet. "Maybe they should deploy pugs so we can be carried around in their rut-sacks...what do you think Mom?"

I love my Uncle Abe and am so proud of him and all the soldiers all over the world.  I tell him that everytime he comes over and I lay on his lap.  I hope he has his listening ears on.
Stella Rose


  1. I think handing every returning soldier a dog is a grreat idea. We'd be SO good at reassuring them and making them feel like they're home! I volunteer to go welcome soldiers home any time!

  2. My daughter wants a pug someday, just a little dog she can hold on her lap. I told her the collies like to sit in laps too, they just overflow a bit! Lol

  3. Stella, you are so wise beyond your years. And, yes, everyone should have a Pug. (I want a Pug)

  4. Wise words Stella and today we are just too sad and too shocked at what happened here in London yesterday to one of our soldiers. We can't take it in. Bless him and bless them all.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. WE agree that EVERY person who IS or has EVER served our country SHOULD be honored...

  6. I think your mom is right on so many levels. Our veterans need to be honored every chance we can. And they all need a pug. :)

  7. You are so right, Stella! Everyone NEEDS a pug ...

    Have fun this weekend ... your mama gets three days off! YAY!!!!!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

    PS ... tell your Uncle Abe THANK YOU for serving!

  8. It is proven that being OWNED by a dog is healthy!!! I am with you Stella- give a soldier a dog and help him/her heal.
    Love Noodles

  9. Hi Stella, sorry about the credit card thingy, we are taking them, but some how the list of acceptable ones went somewhere in space, thinkin Aliens here.

    Your right about Pups, how could anyone be mad at at pug!

    The Mad Scots

  10. Your Uncle Abe is a wonderful guy, Stella. And the pictures of you three... priceless. I hope your mom remembers some of the speech so we can read it here.

  11. You are soo smart Stella and a super good listener for your MOM. Thank you Uncle Abe and to all who have served our country.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  12. Amen - much gratitude to him and all of our servicemen and women and veterans...

  13. We send our love to your Uncle Abe. May he find peace. Our Uncle Chris is a solider too so we know about that. Our lady thinks they should all get dogs as rewards too!

    Lee and Phod

  14. You are a very clever puggie with many excellent ideas I say they should make u a sergeant

    urban hounds

  15. I agree with you- pugs are little clowns and can help make peoples happy.

  16. Your Uncle Abe is wonderful for being the one to give a speech on Memorial Day. I can vouch for pugs loving to sit in laps. They're the best lapdogs I know. We also have a black pug and his favourite pass times are farting and sitting in laps.

  17. I think handing each soldier a pug is a wonderful idea!!!

    Your pal, Pip

    P.S. I think my sissy has the same American Girl doll as Sweet Macey.

  18. What a beautiful post! Really. Big time really.
    Play bows,

  19. God bless you Uncle Abe and your fellow servicemen and servicewomen and we thank you for your service, bravery, courage and honor. May God keep you all safe!

  20. What a great post.... We love all our service men and women, and we often take them for granted. They are one of the things that is most best about our country... Loyal, strong, courageous and full of honor... the very best of our country!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,