Thursday, July 30, 2015


So our Mom has been gone all the time lately, and Dad is working on his "hotter than **%$" job flagging on the highway to hell (well that is what he said).........He is a ACDC fan you know....anyways when Mom leaves us alone to much I tend to get bored so I finks of stuff to do.

Gussie is always up for a good time, and he likes to be in my experiments, so last week I worked on creating a magic shrinking potion, (wif my BFF's help)................

I added all kinds of secret ingredients in it that I cannot share, because it would be a disaster if it would fall into the wrong hands.................

and so Gussie tried it................and this is what happened........

Doesn't he look happy?

Then's my BFF called me up and said she had a cool idea.

We're just flies on the wall..................bahhahahahhahahhahah
Maggie Mae

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


We are doing a quick post today and then will be back a little later this week checking on posts, and commenting.

We wanted to let you know Mom's surgery went just grand, we could not have had better results!!!!  Her lymph nodes were clear, so that meant they did not need to remove any of them, no drain, and they were able to remove all the tumor and the Dr. did wide margins around that, to get any left over cells.  In a few weeks or so she will begin her 33 days of radiation.

She will go back next week for a checkup and to hear her pathology report.

I left home yesterday at 3 am....gosh I had not driven that early in the morning for years, it was just me and the deer out.  Mom and dad live an hour away, so for me the hospital was about 3 hour drive, needless to say it was a very long long day.

I got back home around 8 last night.  Of course it was a one day surgery so mom and dad came back also. Mom did great though for such a long drive, I think dad was more wore out! 

I will check back later.  Thank you for all your emails, and prayers.....deb and family

Friday, July 24, 2015


A few nights ago Mom toles us (first mistake) that it was that time of the month for our flea treatment pill.  We hates that pill and our Mom hates giving it to us, but we all hates FLEAS more.  So.   Anyways furst hers puts extra real chicken (from a can, that way hers can's burn it) and makes us our own homemade gravy.......she hides the pill in our dry food and spoons the special gravies all over it for us...................YUMMY!!!!!!

After chomping down on the food, and crunching and munching and moving all around the bowl cos it was so good, we all finish  and look up at our momma.  "More gravy please............" and Momma looks in each of our bowls and everything has been licked clean EXCEPT that one little flea pill ...........sitting all alone in our bowl!!!!!!!   Our mom said really bad words, like baby piper does, and picked up our pill and wrapped it all up in cheese and gaves them to us.

Yummy for our tummy, we licked all around on our cheeseball and licked and nibbled and when we finished all the cheese was gone, EXCEPT our flea pill.   Boy mom aren't you proud of us for winning this game you are playing wif us!!!!!

By that time Dad had gotten home from his flagger job, where he has to stand in the road and direct traffic, and watch everyone text and talk on their phone, and probably flatten him, if he didn't jump out of the way 100 times a day.  He loves his job though, maybe it is his sense of

So he tells Mom after he tells her he loves her and mushy stuff and he pats our heads and scritches our bellies, that Mom needs to hide it in his supper. 

WELL, Mom is picky about our food and watches grease and fings like that but by this time she is worried the damn (her words) pills is going to dissolve, and "those damn (her words) things are so damn (her words) expensive!!!" she puts some bits of barbecued sauce wif chicken and a little oil all overs all pills, IT ONLY TOOK HER THREE TRIES but we finally ate them for hers.

Yes, folks, who is in charge at our house!!!!!   QUIET!

Have a good weekend, we will not be back until Tuesday, Grandma's surgery is Monday.
Stella Rose, Maggie Mae and Angus

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Last week my bestest friend in all of the worlds here and above went on a holiday wifout me.  Now you may ask HOW a bestest friend can go on a holiday wifout you, but well stranger fings has happened.  AND she went wif her Aunty Freya and had all kinds of adventures wifout me

Mom said not to worry that bestest friends don't always haf to be wif each other to loves and cares about them, well Mom Isa don't agree wif you one bit, so I took matters in my own hands.



Do you see me Princess Leah and Aunty Freya?????
Very Truly Yours
Margaret Mae Simpson

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Mom read this book last night.  She cried..........................a lot.

Today she found out that it was mostly true.  Ivan passed away in 2012 at the Atlanta Zoo.

It said in the book that sometimes humans stink and sometimes they don't.  That is true also.

Stella Rose

Monday, July 20, 2015


Mom is trying a new rule in our is called QUIET.  The reason we have to learn this new rule is because we are unruly and loud with our barking anytime anyone comes to our house, or even when mom and dad move from one room to the next.

Do I look unruly to you?

Anyway Mom did some reading up on the subject and one site said to use treats to help train. So Mom got out a package of Zukes treats we had received awhile back from Mr. Chewy (yes, our mom is a treat hoarder) and we started practicing.

BARK..BARK...BARK........QUIET said our Mom, and we all sit for a treat, quietly...........

Then Mom got out of the chair to go start cleaning up the kitchen, and BARK BARK BARK, .......QUIET said our Mom and we all sit for our treat quietly.............................

FINALLY Dad came in the door later from a busy night fishing at the river, and we went all crazy like the crazies that we truly are and Mom said QUIET.....QUIET............and we finally sit for our treats.

This is going to take a long long time to undo this bad habit we have picked up, but boy can you imagine the amount of treats we are going to get until we finally learn it!!!!!

Stella Rose

Friday, July 17, 2015


Today friends we are joining Dory's flower Friday.  Our Mom has always loved flowers and plants.  When she suddenly found herself with three teenage girls in the house, she found that going outside and digging around in the dirt, helped her face going BACK into the house again. those girls are all grown up...but mom still digs in the dirt.

 Mom took this picture this week ....if you look close you can see the tree behind the big flowering hosta, well just a few days after she took  that picture the city came and cut it all down.  It was gone in 5 seconds because the limbs were to close to some new electricity poles they will be putting in.  All that is left is a stump and the memories of those little flowers we saw each spring.  Sometimes life happens that fast also and what you have left isn't what you started out with.

Gardening and life are very similar.

This plant is very invasive.  Moms sister gave it to her a long time ago, and every time she would move she would take some with her.  It is called "gooseneck" because the tiny white flowers look like a gaggle of geese all standing together.  Its a good plant to put somewhere that you don't care if it takes over.  Sometimes shovey and pushy can be pretty, ............other times not.  Yesterday we found out my mom's tumor is growing all of a sudden, and the Dr.. is worried it is getting to be like this plant.  So surgery has been moved up to this month instead of 6 weeks from now.  We are rather stunned, and worried.

This little pen is inside of Alcatraz.  Look close and you will see a tiny glass totem.  I like looking at it.  The old birdbath was given to Mom by my friend her mom passed away.  It weighs 100 lbs it seems.  We didn't think it would ever hold water so we was going to grow some succulents in it.  Well look close, and see the water, sometimes we have two baby cardinals splashing around in it even though it sets very close to our house.  You know the story of the mystical angelic cardinals....well we like to think those babies are my friends mom visiting my mom like she used to.   Sometimes  humans hold onto to whatever they can don't they?

Yes, this picture is turned on its side. Mom took it that way for some odd reason. Its also in Alcatraz, and the pots are inside of an old wooden wagon.  We love coming outside first thing in the morning and seeing all this beauty.  Sometimes even when things are upside down you can find peace and normalcy within them.

Its going to be above 95 everyone stay cool and safe.  Watch out for your friends and neighbors, and remember to smile at a stranger, cos we never know when that one simple act could be the very thing they needed the most today.

Thank you Dory for inviting us to join your Flower Friday. 

Stella Rose and Momma

Thursday, July 16, 2015


WE cannot BELIEVE mom ACTUALLY used JIM to try to get the loose hair off of us.  WE cannot show you a picture of it, because JIM was mortified!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim in his Wolf clothing.

Jim and Me.

Jim at the rodeo.

We think our mom has went over the deep end....perhaps caused by the heat.

(mom is gone today ...she is taking her momma to a dr. month is her scheduled lumpectomy)

Stella Rose

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Hey friends Isa wanted to show you my new puzzle toy my momma bought me to play wif. 
See the three little squirrels that live in a tree trunk.  I named them Marty, Rick, and Joy.  I ate the hair on the top of Joy's head off, and ever since then she has been my favorite.  I am the only one that plays wif them.  So they are now all mine.

Me and Joy sleeping together.
Angus Mac

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Last week we were soooo excited because we received a special package in the mail from Mr. Chewy!!!!!

Mom ordered us their new bully sticks called "I and Love and You Bully Sticks".  Bet you can't say that three times without messing up????

We are big fans of any kind of bully sticks but Mom has a higher standard than we do, so one of the things about these sticks that caught her eye was there was no ODOR......well we don't care if they stink but apparently since we chew and gnaw on them on our mom's lap she does!!!!

So we ripped open the package and this is what we saw

We looked up the description of the product and this is the information that we found....
Bully Supaboost Vitality Stix come from free range Brazilian cattle .....they are that are grass fed and raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones.

Key Benefits
  • No antibiotics or added hormones
  • Alternative to rawhide
  • Supports joint health
  • Easy to digest
  • Supports dental health

So we have three different chewers and gnawers at our house.  I, Stella Rose, likes to hold the stick between my front paws gracefully and slowly gnaw around on it for a short while, and then I am done with it.  I may pick it up a few times a day, or not.  Mom says my teeth are very small so maybe this is why I only chew for a short time.  Or else it is cos I am doing this cos its hot outside.

And then there is Maggie Mae....well first she has to steal whatever bully stick I have, in Maggie's world she only likes a bully stick that someone has had in their mouth already.  She has weird traits like she steals mine or Gussie's.....sometimes it results in a fight and Mom has to put the sticks away for another day.  Sigh....Maggie can make life so hard.  I wonder if we could just dip her in a vat of Lavender Oil, what do you think about that Higgins?    Anyways Maggie really liked the sticks, she chewed around on hers for awhile, or anytime one of us was chewing on it, and then she ended up falling asleep.  It must be the heat.
Snore....snore......on mom's foot.

Then there is Gussie.  He LOVED those bully sticks.  He gnawed and gnawed and chewed and dared anyone to take his away from him.  Gussie loves them best when he chews them down to the "white" as seen in this picture.
He said they are just starting to get a little softer and sloppy....well those are his words.  So he chews and chews and chews.....and mom likes our chewing on them since  none of us let her brush our teeth very well.  Sometimes he even falls asleep wif it under his chin.

Mom gives this product four and one-half stars.    The only thing that she has to watch is once it gets soft she then cuts that part off just so it does not get stuck in our throats.  Would she order this again, YES....and she recommends it to all our friends.  WE wish the bag was twice as Big!!!!!  Cos we only have one left.

Gussie getting ready to go to sleep beside daddy and YES that is a baby squirrel he tucked up under his arm.  lol........wait till his police buddies see that picture.

No monies were paid to us for saying this great and true things about these bully sticks.

Stella Rose

Monday, July 13, 2015


See Keosauqua on the map, that is where we live.  This heat started on Saturday, we only get to run outside to pee and run back in the house.  Hot!!!!   Stay safe my friends.
stella rose

Friday, July 10, 2015


Today Mom received this in the mail.

Dear Iowa Pugs Mom:
Enclosed please find a billing statement for the amount of 930.00.  Several rounds of root beer, orange soda, peanuts and Alka-Seltzer Water were put on your pugs tab.  We appreciate your business.

Hair of the Dog Saloon.

PS  Sully gave this establishment your address.

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Its Rodeo Day here in blogville and we three pugs have been up all night packing our gear, putting rosin all over our ropes, (we learned that from those cowboys of ours) and polishing our boots.  Yesterday we put in a lot of practice wif our boys.  It went somefin like this:

FURST Gussie practiced on the bull that was not real, see how good he is holding his arm up, that is very important.  He even practiced NOT flirting wif all the cowgirls while he is riding, see how serious he looks???


Gussie got to learn how important wearing a helmet is when you are on the bull, and what a hard  job the rodeo clowns do.  He would have gotten trampled 100 million times if it wasn't for them, Go Gussie!!!!!!!


It was my turn, and I wore my sweet smelling rose just in case the little steer was into essential oils and the rose smell would calm him down somewhat......OHHHHHHH you don't want them calmed down, you want them to buck you all around so the peoples can have a good!!!!!!!!!!!!


The real clowns showed up for the practice................................

yep.....Maggie Mae and her BFF Princess Leah......hold on girls....

and finally..........................sigh..............................

See you all at the rodeo.....Stella Rose, Maggie Mae and Angus Mac

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


These boys are giving us tips today, so we are in class until lunchtime and then we are going fishing or napping whichever comes first.

They toles us how to wrap our hands right so the bulls don't frow us off in the shoot, and so we don't end up under the belly of the bull, well that would be a site.....they toles us how to polish our boots so they are spitty shiney and most importantly to always be a part of the team....we are proud of our boys.

Stellie Rose

Monday, July 6, 2015


It is not often we are sooo tired on a MOnday that we continue to sleep the morning away, well this is one of those days...we watched mom get ready for work out of the corner of our eyes, then we took a nap.....we watched her drive -a -way out of the corner of our eyes, and then we took a nap.

Mostly from Friday to Monday, we watched the busy crazy fiasco at our house, and then we took a nap.  It was beanscrazy!!!!

Stella Rose

Friday, July 3, 2015


HAPPY 4th to ALL the friends of our hearts.  WE will be back on MOnday and catchup.  Hugs and Love Stella Rose, Maggie Mae and Gussie
p.s. fanks my special bff for the offer....mags

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


This is an old picture of me.  So mom is still not feeling good, she picked up a nasty virus someplace and it is giving her these huge awful headaches, and the feeling of sticks in her eyes...weird. We are trying to comment on your posts, but it is slow going.  Have a great Wednesday.
Stella Rose