Monday, November 25, 2013


We received our first Christmas Card of the season.  Mom is mailing some of ours out today.  She has to go buy more cards on her lunch hour.

Yesterday Mom asked me if i wanted to go with her on a walk out to Lake Sugema.  I jumped for joy and the crazies went even more crazy cos they didn't get to go.  It was only 28 outside so i wore my winter coat.  Mom did not take very good pictures cos it was so sunny outside.

I walked all around in the small grassy area, ....mostly Mom just let me enjoy being on a walk, and enjoy the fresh air, even though it was cold.  When Mom said it was time to go, I did my little pug scream cos I didn't want her to put me in the car.  I didn't understand we were both getting to cold!

THEN when we got home Dad was just pulling in the driveway from work.  The crazies were barking and jumping and jumping and barking and they even tried to rip my little coat off, cos they wanted to go for their walk.  Mom got them both dressed warm and decided she would just walk them downtown to the river and back.

Well, we have new neighbors that just moved in next door.  We haven't said hi to them yet, cos we haven't really seen them. We have just heard them.  And we bark when we are outside in Alcatraz cos they also have a dog and sometimes we hear him.

Mom saw a smaller version of a log chain on the front porch and her heart kinda did a flip flop.  She was a little worried.  So anyway she walked the crazies down the driveway and she could see the new dog next door at the window barking and carrying on.  A boy about the age of 11 came outside to get on his bike and Mom said hi but he didn't talk to her. The crazies said Hi also, but he didn't talk to them either.

So they walked downtown and Maggie was in the lead, and Gussie walked beside Momma cos he is practicing his guarding moves, it got pretty cold with the wind coming off the river, so they headed back home.  Everyone was pooped, when they started walking across the street to go up our driveway the dog next door somehow turned into two dogs next door at the window barking and scratching at it. They started to hit the glass and it sorta scared Mom a little.  She hurried the crazies down the driveway and the next thing she knows they were at their porch glass hitting it hard and Mom thought they were coming after them all.  Her first thought was thank goodness she didn't lock the car cos she could just throw mags and gussie in the car and they would be safe.  Instead she hurried them in the yard and got them in the house.  Mom was pretty shook up all night long, and hopes the new dog or dogs next door will never get loose when we are outside in alcatraz cos they would just jump over it.  She told our Dad but he wasn't concerned.  She told him from now she she would just go out the front door with us, and forget about the driveway or just put us in the car and drive us out to the fairgrounds or lake. 

We are thankful mom only has to work three days this week.
Stella Rose


  1. Wow Stella Rose, that was an eventful day for sure. Barkies and cold weather are not good! Still it is always nice to hear and see you on Blogville! Gammy and Gampy wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving (I hope you get lots of treats!)!

    Love, Gampy

  2. OMD sounds like some crazy dogs next door. Hope they were just excited and are friendly. Have a marvellous Monday and stay warm.
    Best wishes Molly.

  3. We sure hope the crazy dogs next door were just hyper excited at being in a new neighborhood and will settle down and be friendly neighbors! Glad you all got walkies in though! Me and Stanley got a good walk in and my paw did fine. Seems everybody is sending their cards early this year. Mom is not even close to getting our cards ready. I gotta tell her she's gonna embarrass us by being last.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. Yikes, I hope that skeery guy doesn't break out any time soon! We got our furst Christmas card too. I'm working real hard on getting mine addressed and sent out before I have to go to Grandma's for a vacation.

  5. Wow those doggies next door sound crazy!!! Make sure you're all safe, of course I'm sure your mum will take care of that!!!!!!
    Love Milo :)

  6. That had to be scary but we're sure the crazies were brave!

    Mama almost has her cards ready to mail ... she likes to wait until after turkey day!

    Pug Hugs ~ Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  7. Stella we love that close up picture, so sweet. Sorry your new neighbors don't seem too friendly, hopefully they will settle down as they get to know you.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  8. Sorry about the neighbors we wanted to let your mom know she does not need to send us a card we are not sending them thus year. Dad asked us to skip it to save some cash
    Urban hounds

  9. I have a feeling I know exactly what that scream sounds like

  10. Hey, first off, how did you guys get the nice weather, it sucked here all weekend, even today. Hummmm unfriendly neighbors, officer angus, keep you eye on them, yell if you need help!. Well we just mailed out like 87 thousand!

    The Mad Scots

  11. That sounds a little scary. We hope the dogs next door turn out to be friends and not foes. Lee and Phod

  12. Sorry to hear about the crazy, new neighbors! Hope you can all live in peace next to each other. We know it's no fun to have nutty neighbors!

  13. You look adorable in your little jacket.

    I hope that your neighbours turn out to be great people! I had to look up what a log chain is, but I hope they don't use it to tie their dogs up outside for long periods.

  14. Hi Stella Rose,
    I think the blue waters where you walked today is so pretty, but it just seems so cold. Do you keep your tail up when it gets cold- or do you tuck it down? I hope you were toasty warm as you walked with your mom.
    Gosh- those crazy neighbor dogs- sound scary to us. We would all be very afraid. We will keep our paws crossed that they are friendly- but we don't think it would be good to get tooo close,, I know your mom's nerves must have been scrambled all over.

  15. Stella love that last picture of you. Hopefully the new dogs will settle in and not be a problem. I will keep my paws crossed for y'all.

    Aroo to you,

  16. It's never fun when you have grumpy neighbors....they were probably jealous they were not going for a walk

  17. Stella, we have the crazies who live on the corner, two black ones. They NEVER goe'z out and are super skinny. RSPCA has been to their house but they didn't do much. xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie