Monday, June 13, 2016


HI, friends this is Stella Rose Long, blogging to you from my home town, in my own livingroom, in my own chair...........ahhahahahahh............home sweet home.  Now I can PEE.

I learned a lot more than 10 fings, but I need a nap and so I am making the list small today.

1. Jester my little buddy friend who went wif me, is a better traveler than me.  By the end of the trip mom and Ms. Mary Ann called him the bestest traveler in the world; they called me "Little Satan".

2.  Hotels that are beside Kentucky Fried Chicken are the BESTEST.  The only way mom could get me to drink any water is if she would mix in a chicken breast from the white bearded guy himself.....yummy. I am one SMART girl.  I did not need to eat my kibble one time on this trip....bhahahahah.

 3.  If you pant hard enough and act like you are going to die, your mom will rush you back to the air conditioned hotel room so you can stretch out and sleep.  I swear I heard Jester whisper to me "good job Stella Rose".

 Are you getting me more chicken mom?
4.  That good friends don't care if you have wet towels on your head when they take a picture wif you.  That's Casey and me. and mom........geeze, she must have thought I needed a chaperon. 

(These pictures were not taken by my momma.)

5.  That Mary Ann is part cat.  Sometimes Mom had to peel her off the ceiling of the van when we were driving through the beautiful hills and valleys.  Mom started calling her +5.

6.  Also if mom goes around the curve to fast in Brown County State Park that Ms. Mary Ann yips just has high as I do when I am  the back seat................

7.  I also learned if I planted my feet and refused to move mom would carry me like a sack of potatoes all over the place.  Being carried by your mom is nice. 

8.  That air conditioned cars are worth 900 million dollars when it is 851 degrees outside.  I loved Ms. Mary Ann's van.
9.  That rest stops are for RESTING, not peeing and pooping.  If I was supposed to pee and poop there they should have been called Pee and Poop stops.

10.  That I am the luckiest little pug alive to get to meet up with some of my blogging buddies.  It was one of my bestest weekends I will ever have.  I know I will have wonderful dreams of you all at night, of us enjoying being around each other, and your parents.  Did each of you feel the hug I gave you as we were walking away, I squeezed real tight and I whispered one special word to each of you, to put away close to your heart until we meet again.  Yours Always
Stella Rose Long


  1. Oh Stella - how we wish we could have been there too!
    much love
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

    Pee es
    the firstest time Mom & Dad took Mr Bailey camping he refused to pee after walking and walking. finally they gave up and went to bed in the wheelie house and Mr B. jumped right up and peed on the bed! BOL!

  2. OH STELLA ROSE.... We can NOT begin to tell you how THRILLED we are to have met you in the Furs... We also loved getting to know JESTER...
    OH and your MOMs Of Course.
    We HEARD about the good stuffs from KFC Guy... all we got was some Fried Cheese Curds from there though.
    OMD wasn't BAR Wonderful??? We Felt the HUG..
    WE tried to Sneak out so MOM would NOT FREAK OUT... at the end... butt we were NOT as successful as YOU were. Just Sayin...
    We agree that it was like 887° F (that F now stands fur FRYING Hot) BUTT we Did Pee and Poop at EVERY pawsible Place... WE sort of like doing that. We don't CARE that there wasn't a Sign saying Pee and OR POOP ... HERE... WE just did it anyway.
    Can't wait to see MORE of YOUR pictures... We have a post up fur Tomorrow.

  3. little satan is a BIG compliment I think :o) I'm glad you had a great time and you are back now as the happiest pug :O) I agree with you for rest stopps... if we refuse to do anything we can visit more than one of that resting places :o)

  4. Stella, Stella, Stella
    That WAS the most special trip ever. Even though the weather was not pug weather, I am glad you represented PUGS well.
    Love Noodles
    PeeEss: I have never had the Colonel's chicken. How is it?

  5. Omgosh you cutie! Hahahaha. I'll have to tell Maddie and Belle about your travel tips! Especially the chicken part!

  6. Hey Stella Rose!
    Wow, you must have had a wonderful time at BAR! I can pawmise you that my peeps and crabby girls had the times of their lives. Love your list and I'll have to try a few of those ideas...especially that KFC one. BOL. OMD my peeps and girls loved meeting you and your Mom in the furs and my mom absolutely LOVES her wreath!! It is so beautiful and she likes the little stars and firecrackers on it. She is already nagging Dad to get it hung up right away. :) Thanks for being such great blog furiends.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge and Staff

  7. Just call me +Five. I'm back on Terra Firma :-)

  8. It sounds like everyone had such a nice time! We enjoyed following the BAR via our mom's FB account. You know -- from inside the air conditioned house.
    I need to try that #7/being carried one! That sounds like fun!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  9. Oh Stella, how we enjoyed and chuckled at your list - a girl has to be picky about where she pees and poops, right? We think #10 was your best item ever!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  10. You learned lots of great stuffs, Stella Rose! We are so happy that you had such a wonderful time and took the greatest memories home with you☺

  11. Stella Rose! Sounds like you MADE the MOST of that trip. Squeezed every pug perk out of it! We would have loved meeting everyone....and getting lucky girl.

  12. Crikey Stella ... What a wonderful time you all had, aye? I loved your list but I loved No. 10 the best. I refuse to pee or drink when we travel too. Sure causes the peeps to freak out, aye?

  13. Oh gurl!!! I was right theres with you IN SPIRIT!!! I wish i could have been there in the furs, butts I gots to say, I would have been right next to you in the AC hotel room!! BOL! I REALLY don't likes the heat, AND I don't likes gettin' my furs wet, so the AC is the only thingie that can cool me off. I made notes abouts your travel tips, butts Ma never takes me anywheres, so I thinks they'll have to go in the 'wish vault' ....
    Glads you had a FABulous time, and you had a safe trip!
    Ruby ♥

  14. I loved seeing everyone have a good time! And I agree on the KFC thing. Thanks for sharing all of the fun!

    Abby the Lab

  15. Love, Love, Love the list and reading the comments and great fun!!! Thanks for the fun post at the end of a long day!!

  16. I am so glad you had a good time.. And most of all you knew tricks to do to get more attention, like KFC,, and cold cloths on your head!
    Your so lucky that you got to go,

  17. BOL, you did a great job chronicling your journey. You really had your mom by the leash. Chicken in your water. That is yummy. And you are right: Rest stops are for resting. Very happy that you are home safe

  18. LOL! I have tried that panting trick and it really does work. So glad you had a good time! We were following on Facebook.

  19. OMD that KFC in the water trick is brilliant! We must pretend we can't drink water without it ;)

    Looks like you had a pawtastic time!

    Matt & Matilda

  20. We felt your hug Stella, and we hugged you back!! We really enjoyed getting to know you and your Mama. What a very special weekend!!
    Dory & Arty

  21. Oh Stella - that list wuz most wunnerful. My mom iz NOT so givin'sumtimez; she iz real skimpy at sharin'her KFC with me. I haz NEVER bin on much of a road trip unless u count the one when my mom furst came tue bring me home. May-b there will b anuther BAR next year an'my mom will take me there so we can all meet up - we don't live far frum Ms Mary Ann or the OP Pack or Maggie an'Cammie frum The Army of Four(an'my mom met their mom, Karen)
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

  22. I think your wet towel was a smart AND stylish choice! I'm so glad we got to get our pictures taken together.

    OMD, you got to stop at REST stops? We didn't do any of that. We did enough resting in the car. Momma would say "it's time for a potty break" when we stopped, so I guess we were stopping at different places!

  23. We sure wish we could have been at the BAR to meet you too. It sounds like you sure had a good time and had your momma jumping through hoops for you.

  24. We're so glad you had such a great time! Wish we would have been able to go too.

  25. Sounds like a good trip, sorry it was 851 degrees there! You are so lucky your mom lets you have KFC; we're banned due to the resulting toxic gas :)

  26. Oh I have heard how bad the heat was at the BAR!
    Fry an egg on the hood of your car hot. No sauna needed!
    Yam Aunty told us all about it. She left us Wednesday at noon having arrived early morning on Monday. I showed her a gazillion things in my city and treated her to three wonderful Nati City restaurants. I only took one picture at our tea party but she took dozens and dozens. So I am letting her when she gets back to Scotland show everything we did and saw ~ none stop we were. We even got the dome of the Observatory to open special and a chef to prepare a special meal. Our weather was fabulous! Wish you could have popped over.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  27. Hi "Little Satan" - BOL! Sounds like you had an amazing time with your friends. I'll have to remember some of those tips the next time I go on vacation - you are a wise pug, Stella Rose!