Thursday, August 1, 2013


Before I get to my riveting story for the day I wanted to share with you about Miss Prissy over at  Mona, Weenie, & The Mommy, Too.  This next paragraph is what the Slimmer Pug's momma wrote in her post today.  Please stop over to Prissy's page to let them know you are thinking of them.
Please send her your best power of the paw, crossed-paws, and prayers.  From what Miss Sarah (the mommy) told our mama it deals with a mass in one of the following areas: the pancreas, the liver, or the spleen.  The good news is that whatever it is has been shrinking since she went to the vet Monday evening; however, they are unsure at this time which organ is affected and what the diagnosis is at this time.  Please pray for mama Sarah and Mona as they need the support during this difficult time.

Here is the old view of Alcatraz that Mom and her son in law built for us last year.  Notice it does NOT go clear up to the steps of our back porch.  Well a few weeks ago Mom decided she was tired of carrying us back and forth, back and forth, cos as soon as she puts us down to walk calmly into the gate of Alcatraz all three of us would run as fast as our little pug legs would carry us and scatter to the winds throughout our yard.  Mom would freak out and have a almost heart attack, and say bad words, and cry .....and she just decided she was going to change things. night while Dad was at work, she added onto Alcatraz and made the fence go right against the back door so all she had to do is open the door and we could run down the steps and be in a safe area.  Mom was glad, we were glad, Dad was mad.  He didn't want the fence bigger and didn't see what the big deal was about carrying us, or us running around ....Mom may have said some real bad words and just ignored what he said UNTIL last night when mom came home from work and when she pulled into the driveway her new fence was GONE...GONE LIKE THE WIND....she was stunned....she walked into the door and Dad was chuckling and said he fixed it back as it was cos he was tired of us digging holes close to the house etc.

Remember those fireworks I told you about yesterday with the buzzards, well they were NOTHING compared to the words that came out of our Mom's mouth.  Gussie and I hid behind the couch and of course Maggie was taking notes so she could practice saying those bad words later in front of the mirror. Mom was so mad and upset and bawling....just plain MAD.  She refused to talk to Dad at all last night, and later he TRIED to fix it but that didn't turn out well either.  MOM is going to talk to her son in law and this weekend they are gonna fix it good where DAD can't tear it up and she doesn't have to carry us all out to the fence again.  She didn't even kiss DAD goodbye this morning when she went to work, and he called later and asked her if she did.  She said NO.  DAD is really in the doghouse, big time this time and I think Mom is going to stay mad for awhile, well at least until the new better improved fence gets put up.  Sometimes those humans that we dearly love make life so much harder than it needs to be.

ps. Mom wanted to know if any of you have had to deal with dogs digging holes around the fence and what you did about it?


  1. I can't believe that Dad has learned that if Mom ain't happy, ain't no body happy. lol We could so live at your house. Y'all sound like family.

    Janice, Snuggles, Sassy, and Dixie

  2. WOW!! I think your dad is going to be in the doghouse for a LONG time! He'd better bring home like 87 dozen roses tonight.

  3. Opps daddy is def going to be in the dog house for the longest time. We think he'd better say sorry. Hope it all gets sorted but we agree with mum. Just being able to leave the back door open without worry is important. Sorry dad bit it is. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Hi Stella Rose!
    This is Mama Mindy of the Slimmer Puggums.
    My goodness...did your dad screw up! A pug baby's safety is a number one priority for a mama and what she did was good for you all and he was more concerned with aesthetics. Aesthetics, schmetics. A fence is more about its functional use. Anywhos...your mama answered your dad's call? I don't think that was heartless. I'm the type to not answer the phone when I'm that flaming mad. :)

    Now with the digging...the pugs really don't dig...and my dogs before the pugs were larger breeds and when they dug up the yard, we just filled back in the dirt... I'm thinking that if its a problem with escape you might try putting a brick outline around the fence or buried by the dirt so that they hit something solid when they dig and it might stop them...That's a dilemma for if they are just digging in the middle of the yard...I would just fill up the whole and get used to not having grass...its a small sacrifice that I hope your dad will understand soon Stella.
    Much Love,
    Mama Mindy :)

  5. Okay, it's time for Alcatraz to be chain link and very safe, so that all you need to do is open the side porch door and let the puppies run! That way no one will have hurt feelings, but yes, someone will probably have to weed eat around the fence (we're familiar with that here, too).

    Hope things get back to normal, whatever normal can be with 3 pugs in the house!

  6. Our Lady calls what your dad did a testicle offence - meaning if she had her way, she would snip one cause she was so mad. She is mad for your mom today. She guesses that your dad doesn't take you out as often so doesn't have to deal with the carrying etc, so he can't imagine why you would need such a place, while mom who does it 90% of the time knows. We hope your people sign a treaty and move on past this and that Maggie doesn't talk too much like a sailor now! (Our Baggy has a mouth like that!). Lee and Phod

  7. We better cross our paws for dad too
    Benny & Lily

  8. OH BOY! Yes Dad messed up BIG TIME. We are in total agreement with the Slimmers. Pug safety is The MOST IMPORTANT thing. We try to make things easy for everybody around here and being able to walk right out into our fenced yard is great for everybody!. We are not much for digging but we had a few spots we had to block when Greta was a baby cause the gap was big enough for her to get through.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  9. Oh goodness! NOT the fence issue again. We surely thought Mama solved that once and fur all. Our little fence (like yours) is hooked to the deck so we can just walk out the sliding door onto the deck and into the SAFE yard. Now, yes, I, Lily Belle am a digger bcuz I gotta get to that Chippie! But Mommy just gives me the stern command and I stop. But our neighbors who have 2 pug's are really BIG, BIG diggers and have a totally fenced in yard. But those little buggers still keep digging and trying to escape. We think that to do it properly and keep everyone safe, the fence needs to be dug into the ground so no one can escape under it. That won't solve the digging problem tho. But we agree, the fence should be up against the house so NO ONE has to be carried. It's truly NOT safe any other way. SAFETY is the #1 priority.

    Lily Belle

  10. OK, now normally we would NOT want to take sides but clearly your mom is the one in the right on this issue. The safety of all you pugs is the most impawtent thing and you cannot be safe if there is even a slight chance that you might run off. The fact that there are 3 of you, and only Stella has pawfect manners, also supports the fact that it is too hard to carry you all to alcatraz! If your mom has to, she better pull out the "You-Forgot-To-Feed-Stella" card and remind your dad that SHE is in charge of deciding what is best for the three of you.

    OK, now on the fence issue. We dig everywhere! We USED to have a pretty yard but now it looks like a wreck. BUT mom says the love we all have makes up for the holes. When I, Murphy, was very little, I would dig a bit to slip under the fence. What dad did was take some chicken wire, wire it onto the vinyl fence and INTO the ground. Then he covered the fence that went into the ground with dirt/ground cover so the wire didn't show once it went into the ground. There were some other spots that dad just put big rocks next to the fence.

    The other thing your mom could do is put on a skimpy nightie and wiggle her eyes at your dad and tell him that REAL men like to build fences. In the heat of the moment he might agree to fix the fence but she will have to record his answers so she can use them against them the next day. Getting him to sign a contract is a good idea too.

    So we sure hope this helps and your dad realizes he has no voice in this issue and just does what he is supposed to do and that is comply with you mom's wishes.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. OMD your Dad was brave..BOL we know what ya Momma can be like..Bawahhwhahwhhwa Paws crossed for Dad too :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  12. Oh, dear. Our pen started out as one and Jan had to leash us and walk around the house to put us in it because those back steps are not safe for someone with 3 pulling dogs. With the addition of a second pen she can open the back door and we can run outside. It makes a BIG difference, so we hope your mom and dad can compromise and your mom get her bigger fence.

    We will go visit Prissy.

  13. Hopefully your dad worked night and day to get Alcatraz back the way it was OR even better! After what happened to Sammer last fall he should have known that your mama did what was best for the three of you - to keep you safe! Mama cried as she read this! Please be careful, Stella and listen to your mama. Tell Maggie and Gus to listen to her, too!!!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  14. Wow... I thought Alcatraz was impren...impentrab... you couldn't get into or out of it?!?! They don't make things like they used to!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,