Monday, August 19, 2013


First lets get to Item #4.
This is a small bag of lovely smelling lavender and a big crystal to hang in the sun. MY mom loves the smell of lavender and sometimes on those rough days holds the bag up to her nose and sniff's just to calm herself down.  She also has these beautiful crystal's hanging all over.  We thought the winner would enjoy both things.  Mom always tells the grandmonsters that the lights dancing around the house from when the sun hits the glass are fairy lights the little girlmonsters love hearing that story.  Our list of rafflers is growing ....if you have paid your monies to FUND ME at the Two French Bulldogs page and you are not on this list please let me know.
Frankie & Ernie, Janice Webb, Idaho PugRanch, Finn, Casey, Cinderella, Sarge, Ruby C., Ellen G., Mayzie C., Sasha, Zooperson-Lady Caroline, Slimmer Pugs, Mary Ann (2), and Ann Miller.  Have we left anyone out?  We received a post asking if someone wanted to pay the postage and they lived in another country if they could enter, what do you think?  I think it would be just great!  Mom would sure like to reach the $200+ with this Mystery Box.  Everyday this week we will be putting new items in it and showing it to you, then on Friday we draw the name!

Saturday was my Gotcha Day and alot of my blogville friends know the story of how Mom went with a friend of a friend to a breeders farm to deliver newspapers to her.  Mom was appalled and very sad when she saw the conditions of this farm.  She didn't even want to get out of the car.  The first thing this person asked mom is if she was from USDA and we guess she was worried she would be in TROUBLE for the conditions Mom was seeing.  Once she realized Mom was not and was basically held captive she showed Mom around. Mom said later it took her days to get that smell out of her nose and hair.  Mom and Dad's little minpin had just went to the rainbow bridge and they were not looking for a dog yet. She kept showing Mom old breeder dogs that Mom could just have, but Mom said no, and it broke her heart to do that. Mom said she was just in shock cos she didn't know about these places.  The nursery was in a creepy basement and as she showed Mom new puppies Mom said her eyes kept watering from the smell and her heart breaking.  They handed her a little black dog that was 4 months old-- that looked like a baby gorilla and told mom that she was almost blind and they couldn't sell her, so she would stay in the basement and become another breeder dog.  Mom somehow ended up carrying that stinky little dog around while she saw the rest of the place.  That little dog was living with 4 bigger dogs, so she was not well cared for nor well fed and did we mention she smelled really bad. When it was time to go, Mom got ready to hand the dog back to the devil woman, and the woman told her she could just keep her cos the vet bills for her would add up for the breeder. Mom said no they weren't ready for another little dog yet, so when it was time to put her back in the cage, MY Mom froze up and her eyes were wet, and she looked into that little weird face and said she would take her home forever. . On the way home stinky dog laid in the seat beside MY Mom and Mom said I think your name should be STELLA ROSE cos you deserve something beautiful in this world.  That is my gotcha story.  That was just a small part of my life, only 4 months  and now I am 3.5 years old I have many more wonderful memories and  those are  what I think about. My mom loves me with all her heart and I love her with all my heart.  I have taught my Mom so many lessons in life and my Mom has taught me all about having a loving Mom and Dad.  Here is a picture of me after I lived with my Mom for a month. I look much better!

See how cute I am.

Here are yesterdays pictures. 

Here is my before "my bath" picture with my shower cap on.

Here is my "Russian working in the potato fields" look. 

Maggie wanted to get her own picture...see how big she is smiling cos she jumped on the chair all by herself and took this picture.

Baby Gussie didn't want any part of that red handkerchief shot ...he said he wanted to look like a real pug.

Have a great Monday friends..remember we have to get through a Monday so we can get closer to Friday.
STella ROse



  1. Happy Gotcha Day Stella Rose! You are so lucky your mommy came along and rescued you when she did.

    Millie & Walter

  2. Happy, happy Gotcha Day, Stella Rose! I wish we could go to the Cruella Deville Puppy Mill and get all the other dogs out of there to be free. I'm so glad your Mom got you!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day Stella Rose. We are so pleased mum rescued you. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Stella Rose, I hope you had a wonderful Gotcha Day and I am so very glad that your Mom saved you and that you saved her right back. If anyone read FaceBook and follows Tiny Tim's Blessing, he crossed over the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. Please remember his Mom and Dad. Let's all give our furbabies an extra kiss today for there seems to be a lot of sickness lately. Sorry for being a downer today. We love you Stella Rose, Maggie, and Gussie.

    Janice, Snuggles, Sassy and Dixie

  5. Aww, what a brilliant story, I'm just so glad your Mom came to save you and so sad for all the other little pugs! Heehee, your dressing up photos are funny!
    Pippa :)

  6. I am SO GLAD that your momma got you out of that skeery place. Brr. That's no place for ANY dog to live. I wish all those puppy mills would be shut down!

  7. That story made me cry, I'm so glad your mom couldn't leave you there!

    I'm so sad to hear of the conditions that breeder kept her dogs living in - it's heartbreaking. My collies are babies, they sleep with me, go for walks and hikes with movies with us! That's how it should be!

  8. OMD that is such a SAD start... butt SPECTACULAR ENDING to how you were gotted.

    HAPPY HAPPY Gotch Day Stella Rose.

    Oooooo that Lavendar Bag and Sparklie thingy are super. THIS is a Major MAJOR BOX.

    YESSSSSSSSSssssssssssssss I think if the folks in other countries are willing to pick up the mailing tab beyond what it would cost to send in this country... is a super idea.

  9. Oh Stella Rose!! What wonderful pictures to see. You are so lucky to have a mom that loves you so and she is so lucky to have you!
    Happy Gotcha Day Stella Rose!
    love and hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  10. We just love those photo's and we can smell that beautiful Lavender :) Oh someone is so going to be lucky xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  11. Happy Gotcha Day!
    Love the "Russian working in the potato fields" photo ;)


  13. Stella Rose, you and your mom were brought together as part of a plan that we simply can't fathom; we must simply count our blessings. I know I do because I have such wonderful blogger furiends!


  14. Happy Gotcha Day Stella!
    Wesa sure hope the USDA found that lady shortly after your mama did and shut her down and rescued all the breeding dogs and the pups.
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  15. That was one of the BEST day's of your Moms life Stella, because we know you make her life complete! Happy Gotcha Day girlfriend!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  16. Happy Gotcha Day, Stella! The photoshoot looks hilarious and adorable. I hope you had a Gotcha Day as special as you are. The story was wonderful and I'm so glad your Human saved you from that wretched place.

  17. Happy Gotcha Day, Stella! I'm so glad you and your mom found each other! You look so cute in all your pics, but that Russian "babushka" shot is my fave.

  18. Happy Gotcha Day, StellaRose - we did not know that story. We are so happy that you weaned your way into Mom's heart. You now have a wonderful home.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  19. I'm glad you got got and have a happy safe home now. To celebrate Gotcha Day we should all have cow patties.

    Aroo to you,

  20. Your mom has a very kind heart. We are so glad you are with her and your dad!

    It's too bad we can't just shut those horrid places down. I just hate the puppy mills.


  21. Happy Gotcha Day Stella! That was definitely one of the best days of your life ... and it just keeps getting better!!!

    Mama is loving all of the items in the raffle. We just might have to convince her to buy another ticket on Friday when she gets paid!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  22. Wow, that is an amazing story! Happy GOTCHA to you and your mom!! We are glad you saved each other!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy and Stanley

  23. Wow, that is an amazing story! Happy GOTCHA to you and your mom!! We are glad you saved each other!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy and Stanley

  24. Stella, I wants to find those horrible breeders and sink my beautiful two tooths into them for crimes against dogs and humanities. Your story brings some tears to my mama's eyes. I's so glad you is safe and I wants ALL puppy mill dogs to be as happy as you. Happy gotcha day, sweet lady.


  25. Happy Gotcha Day! So sweet
    Benny & Lily

  26. Hi Stella Rose- Happy Gotcha Day to you!

  27. Ah Stella, you sweet girl, happy Gotcha Day! I gotta say I love that photo shoot. You look especially cute in your red babushka!

    Hugs from your friend in NJ, Patty

  28. Oh, what a horror story! We're so glad your mom adopted Stella Rose, giving her a lovely name and a happy home. Stella Rose is so pretty.

  29. Happy Gotcha Day Stella Rose! You are so beautiful!

    Meredith & Scarlet

  30. That's a Cinderella story that makes us all so glad for you and your forever family. And, you were given a beautiful name to boot. Doesn't get any better--except maybe that mystery box (not quite but almost). That is some really cool stuffs! Lady Caroline

  31. Hey Stella Rose!
    Wow, a huge big happy gotcha day to you! Your pix today gave me a big chuckle! Great way to wear a bandana! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  32. Happy Gotcha Day Stella Rose. It must have been the best day in the world when your mum picked you up and never let you go again. Yaahoooo for your mum. It is still so terrible that these places exist and we hope one day, there will be no more puppy farms! Take care Stella. No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

  33. Happy, happy, Happy, happy Gotcha Day!! :) Stella you picked a great mom to allow to getcha.

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,