Friday, August 2, 2013
Dear Stella Rose, Maggie and Angus
First, of all I want you to know how much I love being your Momma and how blessed we are to have you in our lives. I have been thinking alot though about what it takes to be a good mom to YOU guys and realized I have made some mistakes, and I am going to try real hard to work on them.
My first mistake Stella Rose was to refer to you, mags and gussie as a puppy mill pugs because that is not a label I needed to give to you. You know where you came from, and I saw where you came from, but who needs that type of label. My only excuse is I was so happy to take you out of there and it made me feel so good that I was doing a good thing, that I forgot no one needs labels stuck to them for life. So I am sorry for this. I think by feeling sorry for you since the day I brought you home that I didn't give you the chance to show us all the things that you can do. I also felt sorry for you cos of your sight issues, and now realize I could have challenged you a bit more than I did. The lesson that you have taught me is to not put my pugs in a comfort zone, and to challenge them, and train them just as you would any other dog.
I am going to try to work harder at not putting my emotions over into your lives, and to train each of you to your best ability. I want to enjoy my time with you, and I know you want to enjoy your time with the family. Last night we had such a relaxing evening. You all played outside, and you followed the rules when you were all three sitting on my lap. I started to realize I am in charge of the household and you look to me for guidance, just like when I raised our three little girls. Now I need to step up and be what you need.
I love that I have been given this wonderful opportunity to have you in our lives, and I appreciate the lessons you all try so hard to teach me.