Thursday, April 30, 2015


Hi this is Deb and before I turn my post over to Stella Rose I want to thank everyone who sent me a comment from my post about Macey yesterday.  I mostly cried with each one I read, heck I even cried when I was mowing our yard, and working outside last night.  I told Butch it was my allergies, when really it was my hurting heart, and all the kind and positive words going around in my head.  You guys are the best of the best.  I know Macey will be just fine, it is just hard.'s Stella Rose.

My mom is a addict when it comes to buying us new beds.  Why you might ask do we need so many new beds,  every night I sleep wif mom and dad and the meanies sleep in their own room in their own bed.  WELL, it is because the Meanies pee on their beds.  Each and everyone of them.  Always.  Mom washes their bed, and makes it smell all nice and clean, and then she washes their blankies and makes them smell all nice and clean, and then one of them, or both of them pees on it.

(This is not there bed, it is my afternoon nap space)

Mom gets mad.  I get mad, cos I like to rest sometimes in their bed, and it smells like pee.  So Saturday while Mom was at Tractor Supply she buys us a new bed that was sale for $10.00.   Within 3 minutes of it hitting the floor, Maggie peed on it.  Mom washed it and put it out on the porch, so at least when they are laying around out there, and pee on it, she won't see it happen.

Do you have bed pee pups at your house, or is it just my weirdo brudder and sister????  Mom is bidding on those hammock beds at Amber's auction, she thinks if she gets the bed off the floor they might not pee on it.....I am making a wager with her, that they will pee on the little legs, and frame ...yep it will NEVER STOP!!!

(Visiting at Grandma and Pappa's house on Sunday)
Stella Rose

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Today was Macey's first day of having compression pump therapy with her physical therapist.  That brown wrap looks 20 times bigger than her leg, and the pump is then set on a level to help her lose the excess fluid.  My daughter sent me the picture and after looking at it, I realized it made my stomach hurt.  I did not want this to be one of her FIRST's in her six year old life. 

The hospital was able to buy the pump through the Susan B. Koman foundation to help with lymphedema sometimes experienced by breast cancer survivors.  It cost way back then $10,000.00 I do not think they were thinking a 6 year old would need it.  We are glad it is available.  Trying to smile.

Tonight will be Macey's first night of wearing this special three layer wrap on her leg to bed.  She is to wear it every night.  And then in the morning her compression hose during the day.  Another first.

Later, Kylei sent me a connection to another blogger who is in her 20's and has had lymphedema since she was 13.  I read a few of her posts, and my stomach hurt worse.  She talked about dating, and worrying, and infections, and shaving her legs, and everything that we do everyday without even thinking of a consequence...a dire consequence........stomach hurting.

When Butch and I first got together we used to comment after we had experienced something new together "well this is our first" and it was always a positive thing.  Today not so much.

One good thing about being a blogger is you can say it how you feel.  Either people will read it and go on, or they will comment ....they may even tell you to straighten up and stop feeling so bad, ....I do tell myself  that already, but my stomach still hurts.  And feels sad.  Not so brave.

Macey is very brave at 6......I want to believe she will continue with that braveness even though the grownups may struggle.  Cos she will have a lot of firsts around a lot of corners ....I believe she will handle them with grace. 

After I post this I am going to send an email to a blogging friend who's daughter is going through a much different battle, just to let her know I am thinking of them again today, ....that's what we do here in Blogville isn't it, even when our own stomach hurts.

Grandma Deb


The others day whilest Leah and me were on the phone we gots to
wondering about what our
REAL parents looked.

 Oh not the parents that our MOM and DAD saw when they comes to pick us out of the litter but our REAL parents that no one NOSE about ...our WOLF PARENTS.....oh you did not know we have wolves as parents??????   How could you miss the resemblance???


So after much discussion___ we decided on Saturday night while everyone was sleeping hers and I would take off to the mountains and look for our family, like our Grandma and Grandpa, cousins, and maybe evens find our Parents. 

Just before we left I sat on top of Mom's car pretending it was standing on a tall Mountain and howled at the moon, you know for the effect and all.  Leah faught I sounded just great.

Jim asked us if he could go wif us, so us girls decided we may need Jim along in case we had a flat tire, or needed him to walk to the nearest gas station for chips and Mt. we said yes. 

He decided he did not want to stand out in the group or offend any of our family so he wore this......he borrowed it from Macey.

So while the Moon was high in the sky we took off down the road listening to WOLF LANGUAGE on our Rosetta Stone tape.  After years of living wif civilized adopted parents both Leah and I only knew how to speak cavalier and pug language.  Jim listened just in case he needed to get us out of another sticky situation.  We practice howling and howling and more howling until we sounded like wolves and not the pampered pooches that we are.  Jim could not get the hang of it .....

WE finally arrived at the GREAT YELLOWSTONE park.  That is where Gussie's Seerie told us to go to find wolf families.  We honked our horn, but no one came out of their homes, so we honked again....and waited. 

("um maybe Maggie we should have worn our mud boots?????" said my Leah)

 Finally we decided we would just go to the door and knock and take our picnic basket wif goodies and treats we had packed for our family.

We knocked and knocked an finally someone peeked out of the window.....and opened the door.

WE toles them we were looking for our long lost family and faught it was them cos Seerie told us so.  They just looked at us like we were from the "stoopids family" or possibly "SUPPER."

But once they saw we brought presents, then they started to realize that YES this little cavilier from the other side of the pond, and this little pug from the hills of Iowa were their long lost family.

Oh what a reunion we had.   We told them all about their long lost daughter being an actual princess in England and me, being a mean little pug who lived with wimpy stella rose, and my brother from another mother and father, Angus.  We never could explain how JIM fit in wif the family, but wolves are accepting like that....


When it came time to leave, we promised we would be back but until that time, all they had to do was stand outside on a quiet night and listen for our howl.

Hugs Maggie Mae, Princess Leah and Jim

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


FINALLY, our MOM let us open our package from MR. CHEWY to see what surprise this month Sydney had sent to us.  ZUKES MINI TREATS.....yayayayyay......

WE Love these treats because they are tiny, and soft and they smell so good Maggie ran to her little table to wait on Mom to give her one.

Did you hear me say PLEASE mom??????

Wait Mom Gussie and I picked our toys up also, don't we get a treat for such good work?

" No Macey these treats are JUST for us, Puggies,......not for little children."

Mom likes Zukes treats for us because there are no wheat, corn or soy in them, and they come in lots of different flavors.  They are also low calorie only 3.5 calorie each so that way we can stay our slender little selves....cough ...cough......

Mom read about how the company started and she liked that story also.  See it all started with a man named Patrick and his dog named Zuke.  They were camping up in the mountains (something we will never get to do cos mom is a scary cat...sorry Madi) and the only thing Patrick had to give Zuke for a treat was part of his power bar.  Well, Zuke loved that bar so much Patrick decided Zuke needed his own healthy treats, and so the company began.

This company believes going on adventures with your dog, and enjoying the great outdoors is part of eating healthy wholesome make need to take a class in that....I wonder if they give classes in how not to be a scaredy cat while camping outdoors????????

Anyway we are really picky pugs and we LOVE these treats....that should tell you a whole bunch about how good they are.  WE give them a 5 star, and no one paid us any monies to say this.

Stella Rose

Monday, April 27, 2015


This is what happened to the four of us on Sunday....splish splash we were taking a bath.....
We are sure keeping Sweet William in our thoughts and prayers for him to get better also.
Stella Rose

Friday, April 24, 2015


Murphy and Stanley's FFHT is "it smells like..."  well on Wednesday we three pugs started sniffing around a box that da carried home from the mail office.  Stella Rose said it smelled like ocean air, and of course Mean Maggie asked Stellie when did she ever smell ocean air, and Gussie said it smelled like Freya Rose and Maggie said it smelled like LUNCH.........

Here is the email my momma sent to Michelle at Soggibottom after finding the box......

Pink Peony
Oh my pugs, I came home from work last night and there was a package laying with our mail, and when I picked it up I swear I heard some laughing and scratching on the box.  WELL I about dropped it out of fear and astonishment but I was afeared the pugs who were a circling my legs, would grab the box and run; Because you know ALL boxes that arrive at our house belong to THEM.

Well, I held the box for just one more minutes, and then bravely I put it up to my ear and listened and all I heard was quiet.  So I carefully sat it down, because apparently I was going bat poop crazy and just as I walked away, I heard that scratching, scratching noise and another chuckle.  WELL, now I KNEW for sure I was nuts.  But I then saw where it was postmarked from, and my heart just jumped for joy cos I knew you had sent someone very very special our way.

Because I am also a child at heart, I just could not leave the box alone EVEN though I knew it was not for ME.  I carefully opened the outer wrapping, my hands shaking just a little maybe from excitement but maybe from fear and THEN I opened carefully the little white box, and asked, " is someone in there???".   NO noise.  The pugs looked at their momma like I had grown an extra set of horns, or something weird and then they all sat down on their fat little pug behinds as if they had received a special message ONLY they could hear. 

So I carefully unwrapped the little white wrapping so not to tear it, or leave any evidence to MACEY that her grandma could not wait on HER to open that package, and there waiting for me to see was the most beautiful little creature on earth!!!!!   A Fox.   I laughed and he smiled, and the pugs stared.  I said, "how do you do?" and he replyed, " well it was the most long trip across the pond, and I was getting a little worried that I would never finds your house, but I can tell from your stare and surprise that you must be the GRANDMA.  He also stated that he did not belong to me, and that it would be best if I remembered that, that he was sent from the most special cottage in the world to a little girl who needed him more than the moon might need the stars.

WELL, tears fell on my cheeks, cos here was this beautiful little red fox, with his head and legs, arms a moving, and with his beautiful coat, taking on the responsibility for his whole life to love a child.   My grandchild.

I hugged him tight against my face, and whispered that I must put him back just one more time, because on Thursday night (tonight) Macey was coming to my house, and I needed to make sure she felt the magic of opening the box just as I had.  Of course being a fox, he immensely understood.  He nodded, yawned, and fell back to sleep.

All the while the pugs frowning and turning their head this way and that, trying to figure out just who this new guy is, and will they need to share their food bowl with them????

Later I told Butch, I so wish I could take him out again, and sit in right in the middle of my bed.  Butch just looked at me, and reminded me that I have my little old bear, that soaked up many tears, and felt many hugs.  Of course he was right.

So tonight we will get the camera out, and tomorrow this wonderful story will appear on our blog.  Once again proving to the world the friends we make through our blog are some of the rarest finds in the whole world.

(Reading the card that was attached to him, Macey is getting ready for dance)

(Macey listening about how he traveled so far to find her)

Thank you is not enough, but thank you Michelle, you have proven the point that love and magic can travel together and land right in your heart.
(After a good night sleep he is wide awake and ready to play with his new sister)


Thursday, April 23, 2015


Update on our MACEY:
WELL, friends it has been a bit of an uphill battle since we received Macey's diagnosis last week.  In a perfect world after we walked out of the University  all the necessary pieces for her treatment would have just fallen IN PLACE.

It did not.

The first battle that we faught and lost was trying to find a local pharmacy within an hour away to measure her for her compression hose.  Thigh to foot.  No such monster exists for a child.  Rare also means frustrating and expensive.  $200 for ONE leg, and she will need between 6-8 a year.  After all she is a child, who is growing and likes to play outside.  Each new hose, they will need to remeasure all over again.  BUT first we had to find the HOSE.  So one week has passed, and still no hose.  We cannot order online because she has a prescription and they have to be measured.  Her mom talked to their insurance and they did find one place that specializes in items people need after special surgeries, so they will more than likely be able to do it.  But first the insurance company and the PLACE need to have some kind of discussion over who pays first, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. and then maybe in 15 days or so, there will be some type of treaty reached and the hose can be measured and ordered.   WHEW!!!!  (Someone asked on here about her leg, the glands are missing from the top of her left leg, I told you wrong and said the bottom.)

The second battle that we thought we had won, was finding her best place for Physical Therapy. Luckily we found a physical therapist within 25 minutes from Macey's home that was trained  in Lymphedema care of adults and she was able to take Macey as a new patient.  AND since it is located in a hospital the hospital told us it would take the insurance.  So Macey had her first appt. yesterday, and loved it.  Macey and her Mom could tell Lily was very knowledgeable about  Lymphedema even though the youngest child she had ever worked on was a teenager, not a 6 year old.  She showed Kylei how to do a morning massage for Macey lasting 30 min. and a evening massage for Macey lasting 30 minutes.  WHEW!!!  Mom has a hard time remembering 6 drops a day in our eyes and she does not have four children.   But Kylei felt so happy when they left feeling like FINALLY after all those months they were started down the right road.

UNTIL the wicked witch from the insurance company called and said LILY IS NOT IN OUR NETWORK THE HOSPITAL WAS WRONG.   After much discussion with the insurance company and my big sister Kylei they decided more facts would need to be known and saved it for a new day.  Plus it was 4:30 and the wicked witch needed to fly on her broomstick home.

Macey's Dad works for a well known company that has very good insurance but because of all the insurance changes in this world, even good insurance has turned rather witchy.

BUTT for every road block we face Blogville comes through and brings a smile to our Macey and her families faces.  E-mails, cards, and very special presents.  It was rather hard for us at first because most packages that come to our house, belong to US, but lately we have learned how to SHARE.

Last week one of our bloggy friends knew Macey had to go back up to the hospital to see her brilliant than the average bear Dr. Chen, and she thought Macey might need some special power.  After all what six year old wants needles stuck in between their toes.  So a box was sent from Walter and Millie's Momma at and this was inside.  Oh folks you could feel the power and magic just radiating from the box when Macey was holding onto it.  It was a purple and pink super girl cape with the letter M right in the middle of the back. ( In this picture you cannot see it very well, but tomorrow after more pictures load we will show it to you.  Something is wrong between the camera and computer.)

It made us all laugh, and helped Macey through a tough day.  Thank you dear friends.

The world seems like it is upside down, and much different from the time my Momma grew up in.  Coming to blogville, not only gave her a safe and happy place to land, it brought us countless friends, and joy.  We all have days when words can hurt us, our feelings are fragile, the important thing to remember is why we came here, and how much we are needed here for families just like Macey's.  We are not like the world on the outside, we are so much better than that.

You will never believe what we are going to tell you about tomorrow.
All our Love, and Thankfulness.....Stella Rose, Maggie Mae, Angus Mac and Momma

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


I am a hairball.  I shed hair all overs the place morning, noon and night.  I shed hair after Mom gives me a bath, I shed hair before Mom gives me a bath.  I shed hair all overs my Moms little blue streak and I shed hair all overs Dad 100 year old car.  I shed hair on Mom's BLACK carpet in the family room, as soon as Jim cleans it up. I am a shedder.

Me when I was a little shedder.

Meanolecat Dietzy did not even shed as much hair as I do, and he was a shedder also.  Mom would find soft clumps of his hair after he would give himself a bath.  We still find one every once in awhile...maybe he drops them down to us from the heavens above.

I am proud though that I shed more than the two black pugs that live in MY home.  Although Mom finds evidence in the stomach contents of Jim our baby giraffe that those black pugs do shed, I know I am still the super shedder of the household.

Mom thought she would help with my shedding by buying a special DE-SHEDDING brush, I laughed in its face.  There is NO brush here on earth that can stop my shedding....bhahahahahahhahah

I am proud to be a shedder.

Margaret Mae

Friday, April 17, 2015


Fanks for all the kind words, questions, ideas and offers of help you sent our way yesterday.  We are sending all of our blogville family a huge hug.  Today is the first day of Macey's journey.  She is getting fitted with her compression hose. Sigh......

Stella Rose and Momma

Thursday, April 16, 2015


I have had lots of questions about what lymphedema is....I copied this.

The lymphatic system consists of the tissues and organs that produce and store cells that fight disease and infection. They include the bone marrow, thymus, lymph nodes and spleen, as well as the channels that carry lymph.

Most of us know about the circulation system that pumps blood from the heart to the rest of the body. A significant number of individuals, however, are not aware that the body also has a second circulation system - the lymphatic system.

There is a series of vessels and glands (lymph nodes) that comprise the lymphatic system. They are spread throughout the body, in a similar way to blood vessels.

The lymphatic system has three main functions:
  • Fighting infection - the lymphatic system transports a watery, clear fluid full of lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are infection-fighting cells. The white fluid is known as lymph.
  • Draining excess fluid - after blood has circulated through tissues it leaves fluids and proteins behind; these are waste products. The excess fluid is drained through tiny capillaries and into the lymphatic system. After filtering out bacteria, viruses and other undesirable substances or organisms, the clean fluid is then returned to the blood. This filtering is done by the lymphatic system.
  • Lipid (fat) absorption - the lymphatic system also absorbs lipids from the intestine and transports them to the blood.
A disruption to the lymphatic system can eventually undermine its ability to drain fluid properly, resulting in excess fluid (swelling) in parts of the body. Patients with lymphoma have a higher risk of infection complications because their lymphocytes cannot reach parts of the body where swelling occurs. Cellulitis, a type of bacterial skin infection, is a common infection for patients with lymphedema.

Macey at two.

As a MOM of three girls, those three words were spoken several times in the "growing up years"....occasionally when they all get together I still here whispers of them in the wind....I am sure parents everywhere can identify with me.  Sometimes I think my three pugs would utter those three words at me if they could, but they find different ways to tell me "its not fair...."

Yesterday though I found myself listening to those words in my brain circle around most of the day, and into the evening.  I thought about my post today and I want to keep it positive, but then again, those words were the first thing I again thought of this morning.

Many of you --my family here in Blogville ---know yesterday was Macey's visit with her super duper smarter than the average bear Dr. Chen at the UNI of Iowa.  It was the first time I had ever met him, and I could tell he was very smart in his field and I could also tell he was feeling downtrodden when he walked into our room.

Macey didn't really notice because she was to busy talking and planning where we were going to her Mom and I did.

Here is a picture of your Lymphatic System.

Macey's picture from the bottom of her left foot to her knee
did not have any blue lines.  We were told Macey has Congenital Lymphedema, which means she was born without lymph glands in the lower part of her leg.  What was upsetting her doctor was because of that fact there would be no reason to do surgery (the one he specializes in) because there is nothing to reconnect and fix.  There is nothing there at all.

That is why her foot looked red after the radioactive dye test, because the dye could not travel up her leg to show area's of damage.
I asked him to repeat himself and explain what he had said at least two times, and then I just sat there rather stunned.  Her momma was much better at understanding this than me, and had prepared herself for this in case it was this type of Lymphedema.  Not me though, I am a fixer, and apparently Dr. Chen is a fixer also, so we were both bummed, and stunned, and angry. 

Not Macey though, she was just trying to figure out what kind of pancakes she was going to share with her sister at I-HOP.

He explained because she is only six and this is a chronic life long disease his goal right now is keeping it at this size, and being able to manage her comfort.  That will include physical theory, massage treatments that later her mom will learn and be able to do at home, and compression garments on her leg.  Ugh.  We will also have to monitor her exercise to see what makes her foot worse, and what helps it.  She is an active 6 year old, this will be  He did stress that she always wear some sort of shoes so she does not cut her foot etc. because of negative factors.

The downside is this is a rare disease in children (we were told 19 children in 10 years statistically) so there are few medical personnel that know how to work with a child with this disease.  Yesterday we were told there were only two PT people in Iowa that work with Lymphedema adults, and no one that works with children.  The dr. said because Macey is so young he is hopeful that research will come up with medicine etc. within her lifetime to help control it better etc.

After we got home yesterday Macey's mom called the pharmacy to talk to them about her compression hose, our local pharmacy basically told her they could not help her, and suggested she call another pharmacy further away that deals with breast cancer survivors she did, the woman at first would not believe that a 6 year old needed this, until Kylei told her she has the prescription for them.  So Macey is going in on Friday to be measured.  It will take approx. 10 days to receive it, and for one hose it is $100.00  She will probably need more than one, cos I know she will be getting them dirty.  She will wear it from the morning time until she goes to bed.  She will probably handle it better than her grandma.  I was trying to think how to pretty them up.  One color, drab tan.  ugh.

Her mom is going to meet with the local dr. and suggest she contact Seattle Children's Hospital since they are one of the few places in the US that actually have a program for children with this disease.  I would think the PT people could contact them also.

The first thing her Momma said when we got back to the car, was that there are much worse things in the world that a child could have.  I agree, I know there are families here struggling with hurting children and adults and my heart goes out to them.  So we are looking for the silver lining, we know there is one, we just haven't found it yet.  We will.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Mom said we will be doing two posts today because she will be gone tomorrow.  This is where she is going....


We are taking Macey back up to see the results of all of her tests yesterday....this is where she will go.....

She was super super brave yesterday.....braver than even the man next to her one of the nurses told her momma.  They had to put long needles between two of her toes in each foot and radioactive dye was in them.  Later when I talked to we talked to her Momma we tole Macey she could hide from the kids in the dark to see if she still glowed....she thought it was funny.  She took along her special rabbit and another special gift from Walter and Millie's Momma, and we believe these things along with all the POTP prayers helped her through the trying day.

This is her foot after the shots
You can see the right foot is smaller and just a little pink, but you can also see the difference in the size and redness of the left foot and ankle, and it went clear up her leg.  As you can see it is very hard to find shoes for her to wear.   I know you all will be thinking of her tomorrow, and on Thursday I will let you know what the brillants Doctor came up with for her treatment plan.

Grandma is on the mend, thank you all for asking.  She is still getting MORE cards, last night she gots one from Charlie, and Grandpa just loved it so much.  He toles my mom on the phone they might be for Grandma but he rushes down to the mailbox each day.  Apparently, grandma caught a bad virus, and because her immunity is not to good right now it turned into a super bad virus, so yesterday she had to go in and have IV's all morning...but she got to come home in the late afternoon.  We are thankful she is on the mend. 


Gussie is wearing his ORANGE bowtie that Ms. Ellen sent him because April is Awareness for Animal Cruelty.  It hurts our puggie hearts when we hear about an animal that has been mistreated in any way.  You all know we came from a bad place so we understand there are different levels of mistreatment, all causing scars you can see and scars you cannot.  Our Mom loves us, and that has helped heal our scars, and we try real hard to live in each moment.  WE wish all animals had the chance to our kind of lives and your kind of lives.

We will be back on Thursday.....Hugs Stella Rose, Maggie Mae and of course Angus McConnell


WELL our MOm stops by Grandma's this weekend and guess what is in the pile of hers mail....A CARD FROM SULLY hoping hers will be better, he acted all nicey and then he says,"TELL STELLA ROSE THERE IS A STALKER LAW IN TEXAS...."  

OH BAAHAHAHAHAHAH.....Sully you are so SILLY we fooled you GOOD, we as in my BEstest BesteST FRiend, otherwise known as Princess LEAH....cos it was US....hers and Me ...Margaret Mae ...otherwise known as Maggie Mae that has been stalking yous all over the West....NOT STELLA ROSE.....bahhahahahhaha.....

SO anyways Sully I called up an uncle of mine that lives in TEXAS and askeded him about that law and he called up a brother of his that lives in TEXAS and askeded him about this law, and he called up an friend of his, and askeded him about that law, and so we decided we would go to the HEAD  TEXAS RANGER and asked him about that law.....

Yes, WALKER, TEXAS RANGER and he said YES there is a stalker law in Texas but not for us, PUGS....we are EXEMPT and so are PRINCess from England.  

JIM, our baby giraffe,  toles us we should do this though.......

Maggie Mae and Princess Leah

Monday, April 13, 2015


ON Saturday MOM and I got up early and picked up Marcus to go with me to the Vet to keep me company in the car.  

I was so excited cos Mom put on my pretty dress and harness with a beautiful little flower on it.  You will notice there are not true pictures because Marcus did not send them to my mom's facebook and now we cannot find them. 

The Eye Vet was about an hour away so by the time we got there I was pretty nervous from riding that far in the car.  Plus I had to sit in the back seat wif Marcus and I wanted to be wif my MOMMA helping drive.

When we got to the Eye Vet the first friend I faught I saw was Edward, Lily's brother.  I started jumping all around and said, " Hi sure are a handsome big boy!"  And this little French Bulldog looked over at me, and said, " My name is Tucker...."  I still fink it was Edward.

Then I saw Shayla whose Momma takes beautiful desert and mountain pictures...I ran over to her, cos after all I am a friendly little pug, and once again said, " Hi Shayla...its me Stella Rose"....but Shayla was not feeling to good, and Marcus pointed out to me Shayla was a Sam......THEN MY NAME WAS CALLED.....

I liked the eye vet...he petted my fur, and said I was a pretty pug, and then he got this weird looking hand held instrument out of this box and he kept touching my eye with it.  At first I didn't care, but after 531 hours I got a little sick of it, and started squirming to get down. 

Finally he told me MOM my eye pressure in my right eye was around 19 and my eye pressure in my left eye was around 22.....all in the range of being JUST FINE!!   My momma was so happy and she even said, "are you sure..." and he tested me one more time.  Yepppp........

He toles my Mom that it is true I cannot hardly see anything, it is true I have very very dry eyes, even though momma puts special medicine in twice a day, and that will never change.  He said sometimes I will get ulcers, etc.....and he gave mom some new drops that just came out on the market to try for two is supposed to help with the cloudiness.  They are for Gussie and me.  

Mom was so happy, Dad was so happy, everyone was so happy.  We hated that we had to wait till Monday to tell all of you. 

Today is Macey's test day at the big University in Iowa City.  Her Daddy decided to go instead of my Mom since it would be a long day.  Mom is going to go on Wednesday when the results all come back and they here what  Macey's treatment plan is.   Macey got a special gift from Walter and Millie's mom in the mail.  Her momma is going to take pictures of her in it and we will put it on the blog this week.

Grandma was very sick since Thursday.  At first they worried it was her "C" treatment medicine but now they think she had a very bad virus. She is going back to the Dr. today just to make sure.  We stopped by there on Saturday to check on her after my Vet visit. 

She showed us all her cards, and my Grandpa was excited because they got one in the mail from Texas while we were there.  It was from that little stinker Sully!    More about that later.......Stella Rose

Friday, April 10, 2015


Here is a picture of Macey's "Worry Rabbit" Daisy.

You cannot see the ears very well, they are flopped behind Macey's cheek, one arm is very short and one arm is very long, on her chest is a tiny metal key......I told Macey it is the key to my heart.   She is rather different looking isn't


Last night was crazy dance night at our house, kids running in and out, boys practicing ball, and track and in the middle of it a storm which made our porch all slick and yucky.   Marcus was taking pictures with his phone for momma so she decided today to post them for you to see.

First there is McKenna in one of her dance outfits for the recital coming up next month.  She just turned 10.

 The glasses go with the theme of the dance.

For some reason no one got a picture of Macey so we are putting one on here where she is relaxing with her grumpy cat stuffie she got at the hospital.  Monday is her big day of tests.  P.S. Macey loved her rabbit and named it Daisy.  We finks it is a perfect name for her.  We are waiting on Marcus to send us the picture.

Here is Dad sitting wif us out on the porch.  Miraculously as the evening started to move along the porch started to dry off.  That made Mom very happy....less slime tracking into the house.

Here is me...Stella Rose, do you have any green beans for me like you promised Marcus???  Tomorrow I go see the eye doc.

Here is big boy you think he looks like ME?   Remember we have the same momma.  He weighs about 21 lbs now....and I weigh 19.  He is taller and more muscular than me.

And her is Maggie.  She is trying her best to be good to me, cos she got in a fight wif me the other night, and MOM toles her she had better straighten her attitude up!!!  Maggie weighs around 20 lbs...but is shorter than Gussie.  I think under that face she is making fun of Mom cos that is her personality.  She is a mean girl.

Well, our thoughts and prayers are with all our friends out here in blogville who are struggling with family health issues.  We have kept you all in our prayers.  Lots of POTP coming from our house.

Stella Rose and Momma

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Yesterday our Mom stayed home from work.  She said she was feeling icky and tired.  We finks hers was feeling a little lazy cos of the weather...dark, dank and gloomy.  

We were under the mistaken thoughts though that hers being home meant she would be playing wif us and taking pictures and playing more wif us and maybe going to the fairgrounds.

Nope it meant, she sewed on Macey's special "Worry Rabbit" to take on Monday when she has her tests and then Mom slept the afternoon away, like she was sick or somefing.    Mom says Macey's Rabbit is going wif her and that way Macey can squeeze her when she is nervous, or whisper in her ears if she needs to talk about somefing she might be worried about.  Mom promised tomorrow she would post a picture of her.

Dad said he hopes the rabbit doesn't scare Macey cos it is a little on the weirdo abstract side.  We will let you

Mom found a local vet that actually has the equipment to test for my eye on Saturday we are making a trip about an hour away to get it checked.  Mom is nervous.  Maybe Mom needs her own "Worry Rabbit"
Stella Rose