Thursday, February 25, 2016


WE were lucky enough to get to choose TWO (Wienie got the other package) of Mr. Chewy's items this month and since it is still dental month MOM got us these.

Mom picked Green Apple because I, Stella Rose go coo-coo for apples, and most kinds of fruits.  Mom also likes the idea that they are grain free, AND great for our teefs.

WELL, DAd has been working wif us on not fighting when the treat bag comes out and the first time they gave them to us it turned out GREAT.  I ran to the recliner wif mine, Gussie ran to the couch and laid on his, and Mags ran to the crate wif her.   Ahhhhh peace in our household.   We chomped and chewed and chomped and chewed and eventually we had them eaten.  Mom was so happy.

Gus is reading all the good

  • Potato and pea-based formula which is highly digestible
  • Alfalfa, parsley, rosemary, and fennel naturally freshen breath by supporting digestion
  • Helps polish teeth, freshen breath, and maintain healthy gums
  • Nutrient-rich apples are a powerful source of antioxidants
  • Available in four sizes to accommodate all dogs 10 lbs or larger
  • This product is not suitable for dogs less than 10 pounds or less than 6 months of age
  • Made in the USA!

  • He decided they are A-OK for us.

    BUTT then a dark cloud came over our house, cos the next time DAD gave them to us, he decided to break them into so it would be easier for us to eat them, well we sorta didn't like that, and we got confused and thought each other must have our treat and we got all growly with one another.  So Mom said to give them a whole bone, and the FIGHT broke out!!!

    So now we are boneless for awhile until our house hold settles down.  Maybe its the weather, or anxiety awaiting Dads surgery or just us being little devils.  Anyway we are on time out from these great dental treats for a little longer and then Mom will try it again.

    Only in our house.................

    We were paid no monies for these great bones.

    Stella rose

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016


    Awhile back Sydney from Mr. Chewy sent us a list of items to review for Dental Health Month.  Mom picked something for us, (which we will talk about tomorrow) and something for WIENIE.  Now when mom starts choosing Mr. Chewy items for Wienie you know she ain't leaving our house!!!

    So we explained to Wiener that once a month we get a wonderful surprise from Mr. Chewy and we never know what mom will choose.  It is like having Christmas once a month at our house. WELL that was a useless conversation because she does not understand words like Christmas or Mr. Chewy, all she understands is food and food and food.  We should have named her Piggy.

    Mom told us dental health is very important to our overall health, and since none of us are very good at letting mom brush our teeth she was so excited about trying the offers.  This is what she picked for Wiener.

    Feline Greenies.  Oven roasted and chicken flavored.  Well at this moment we three wished we could have turned into wienie cos chicken is our favorite food.  This is the value size and it only costs $2.59.

    Well mom read the instructions and it said for a 10 lb. cat they could have 6 greenies a day, and to provide plenty of water.  So the first day mom just gave Wienie two greenies, and she gobbled them down.  The same with the 2nd and 3rd day.   Here is what Mr. Chewy says about these dental treats.

  • They're the #1 vet-recommended dental chew
  • Delicious chicken flavor cats love
  • Helps clean your cat's teeth by wiping away tartar buildup
  • Natural formula with added vitamins, minerals, taurine & chlorophyll
  • Each treat is only 1.25 calories
  • Contains no artificial flavors or preservatives
  • Made in the USA

  • So DAD being DAD decided since she loved them so much he would give her 6-8 as an evening treat.  Mom did not know he was doing this.  The next thing that happened Wienie got sick, and then got sick again, and then one more time.  Mom was all in a dither trying to figure out what happened and Dad confessed, I think Mom may have used a few bad words, and the word idiotic.

    So now Wienie won't touch them.  She refuses even when mom puts it in her food.  ALL DADS FAULT.

    Lesson learned always follow the directions and just because you like something doesn't mean more is better.

    We were not compensated in anyway for this post.


    Monday, February 22, 2016


    I bet you all thought it was a ANOTHER pug didn't cha....nope its another WREATH for my moms sister....................we wanted to share it with you.

    Mom used chevron, and black and tan ribbon, its hard to see the tiny purple flowers on it.  What do you think??
    This little girl stayed and played with us on Sunday.  Mostly she tried to catch wiener, but wienie ran to fast....bahahahahah........................we did not.
    stella rose

    Saturday, February 20, 2016


    My mom made this for my sister that is getting ready to have Baby Pearl.  We wanted to share it with you.

     Kylei, McKenna and Macey (you can't see where Baby Pearl lives very well.)

    Moms wreath.

    Stella Rose

    Friday, February 19, 2016







    Have a great Friday my friends.
    stella rose

    Thursday, February 18, 2016


    REMEMBER our little blue streak......streak as in clown car (dad says, but he forgets what takes him to ALL those doc appt.)  anyways it was chugging along instead of driving along and had to go to the dealership BEFORE its warranty ran out.  WHEW it just made it...........well it turns out it had a broken air duct something or another, and would have to spend 5 days awaiting the part............

    That's when it was first born.

    Mom was expecting this when they said they would leave her a loaner car
    but instead she got this:
    Yep a BRAND new JEEP Cherokee........well it had 2,000 miles on it so MoM felt it was her duty to add another thousand or so on it AND we were having a big snow like 3-6 inches or was a sweet ride.  Dad wanted to keep it but it costed as much as a new house does and Mom said we can't even afford a new camping tent, so it went back on Monday night, and little blue came back to us.  Hopefully for many more miles.

    On the home front....this is still here.

    Doesn't she look a little more meaner to you?

    PS  Dads back doc gave him permission to go back to work....WTH....he has as a five lb. limit, and of course one arm that is useless so when he called his work place which is a foundry, they were shocked and basically said they had no work he could do so they were going to call Workman's comp. to see what is going on..........since Dad has his arm surgery in a few weeks, we wonder if they will just wait until he is healed from that.......who knows............Dad goes back one more time to see the back doc in the middle of May that day they will tell him what his loss # is when it comes to his back, ............................thank you for all your good wishes yesterday.

    Stellie Rose and Momma
    Stella Rose

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016


    WELL, today DAD has another checkup with his mad scientist doc. about his back.  His arm surgery is in a few weeks but mom is wondering if they are crazy enough to try to send him back to work..........who NOSE.....we are miss doing this that is for sure.

    Gussie always guard Dad from Weinie.

    In other news look what the post man brought Maggie Mae from her little princess twin Leah. 

    Is it for me MOM?

    Maggie Mae............

    Give me my card Gussie!!!

    Ha Ha I got it from you!!

    Ummmm a pugs guide to dating, while this will be interesting bedtime reading ...............fanks my sweetest.

    Maggie Mae


    Mom got her camera out to late to video tape us running but we thought you would enjoy seeing us back from our 3 day hiatus......we rested and relaxed, and got snowed in.    Ahhhhhh the good life.
    Stella Rose

    Friday, February 12, 2016


    WELL mom does not look like this, and weiner does not look like that...............but this is the conversation they were having last night.


    Thursday, February 11, 2016


    THE other day a picture popped up on moms facebook page of our angel brudder and his angel girlfriend socks.  IT made us smile and remember him on that Valentines Day.   Here it is .....

    Isn't he happy looking.

    Well now hims and Socks are dancing the nights away up in the heavens and we are now STUCK wif this:

    "Weinie" (name derived from Halloween Cat) has invaded our space and even started to sleep in the house at night.  She plays wif my favorite ball that I got from my friend at Christmas time, AND she eats our tuna.  We fink Dietzy is laughing and laughing all the whiles he is dancing and dancing.

    Gus told me in secret that he REALLY does not like her, BUTT Mom is going to video them playing to prove to you that he does.  He had better remember he was my boy furst and not that cats.

    Its not that I don't like cats, but I don't like them in MY house, in MY Alcatraz, or even like 2 blocks away from me, cos I feel the need to bark at them .  I nevers bark at Weiner though cos then she comes over to me, and rubs her body all overs my head.  I pukes a little when hers does that.

    So I fink I am going to put an ad in the paper for someone needing a needy cat.  I know there has to be a needy someone out there.

    I heard mom tell dad the other night that wiener would need to go to the Vet soon, baaahaahahhaahh.......I will tell her what a great place it is.

    Maggie Mae

    Monday, February 8, 2016


    Friday we went to the University of Iowa Work Injury Clinic.  Butch has a MRI and they found several tears in his rotator cuff and his bicep.  So now we are waiting on Workmans comp to approve the surgery.  There were four different injuries in his arm, that will be repaired.   I will share more news as we find out....deb


    I always wonder how people can give away a animal that loves them, only to replace them with another that they may think is BETTER.  See my heart does not work that way.  If I love someone and I have a place in their family then I will always feel those feeling, and have that place.  I guess though life does not work that way for everyone.

     If you could take a person to the shelter, that is where I would find myself today.  Left at the door. Behind.  Cos BETTER has come along.

    Today I feel like those senior dogs must feel who have loved a family all their lives, and given their whole heart and wakes up to find see themselves left behind.  Lost, and alone, and hurt.

    When I was a little girl my grandma told me I always wore my heart on my sleeve, and I didn't understand at the time what she meant.  Now that I am old and grown up I am actually as she said.  I wish sometimes my heart could be in a protected case, safe and distant, yeah sometimes I do wish THAT. 

    People can be so toxic to us, even the ones we love the hardest, the ones who nurture us, and teach us about life when we are growing up.  I always try to figure out when one of my furry kids go to the heavens above what lesson I was to learned from having them, and then losing them, it helps me feel a little more sane, so this time I am also asking myself what lesson I am supposed to be learning from this OTHER kind of loss, and why there even needed to be one.

    I know you are all shaking your heads and wondering what the heck this is all about, mostly its about me just needing to write words down, cos that helps me start to heal. 

    I do want you all to know that you are a total different reality when it comes to the word family.  If someone would look FAMILY up in the dictionary it would be a picture of you.

    I am lucky to have you.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016


    WE haven't talked about what has been going on in our family for awhile cos ..well we don't know why. But we wanted to let you know some things because you have all been such good strong friends for us.

    1. Macey finally got her sock!!  Her compression sock.  She got it almost two weeks ago.  It just looks like a skin colored thigh high sock but it is very heavy and pretty scratchy.  She wears it all day long and then has to take it off at night.   Last Thursday night after dance she wanted to take it off and Mom said she would help her. Well guess what, Mom couldn't get it off, she got it clear down to her ankle and then Mom wasn't strong enough to pull it off.  Why?  Well, it is that tight and heavy, and mom is WEAK.  Finally, Macey's momma got it off of her.  Hopefully by summer Macey can have a lighter weighted one.  It seems to be helping a little bit.  I think it will just maintain where she is at.


    2.  Grandma started her radiation treatments this week. She will do 33 sessions five days a week.  At first she was really nervous but she has had two and told mom last night she is not so anxious now.  The Cancer center she goes to are very kind to her, and try to make her as comfortable as possible.  She will go back up to Des Moines this month for her checkup with the doc who did her surgery etc.  We are praying everything is going just fine.  So we figure by the time spring arrives she will be done and on her way to better health.  She has even cooked a few meals for Grandpa which is a good sign.
    3. Our dad goes on Friday back up to the University to have a MRI on his shoulder and arm area.  Ever since the accident he has not been able to move it to the side, or use it to put his arm in a sleeve etc. without it spasming and locking up.  For some reason the doc's were not on the ball about it until last month when they xrayed to make sure he did not have a broken shoulder bone, which he did not.  We are hoping his new arm doc is very smart and can give us some answers.  In two more weeks he sees his back doc.  Yesterday he went to PT and they said they are going to tell Workmans' Comp that he does not need to come back because they just cannot help him without knowing what they are working with.  They said his body is pretty messed up, and they really don't know what to do.  So we are anxiously awaiting Friday....I wonder if our dad knows a MRI is in a tube that is sorta tight........ugh....................
    So that is it folks, we are moving along, in the right direction.........thank you all for being right there beside us.
    Someone asked yesterday why we call that cat "weiner"   well its because mom and dad used to call her the Halloween  cat when she would stop by our house....somehow it has turned into this name.??? 
    Have a great Wed.
    Stella Rose

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016


    THAT caught your attention didn't it.  WELL, remember those 951 cats + 4 kittens that we sent to live in Texas wif our good buddy SULLY........I guess when we were a packin the wagons, there was one jumped off..............and is planning on staying in IOWA, which is getting tons of rain wif a little ice today.

    So wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy back right before Dad got his back and arm hurt all those cats and kittens showed up remember???  This one cat though hanged around our house more than the rest, and one day mom came home and Dad had her in OUR house.  At first she onlys like Dad, and then one day she fell in love with GUSSIE and then finally MOM.  I personally am jealous of her cos Gussie is my boy and not hers.  We are not even sure Stella nose she is around ....?????

    So she jumped ship and stayed wif us.  Everyday she comes in and makes herself at home.  She eats in our house, and sleeps in our house, and hugs and plays wif my Gussie and this morning she was Playing with my favorite soft balls that I chase all around.  THEN she goes to the door to go outside to the bafroom, Dad says she is INTELLIGENT. 

    Dad and Mom always said she looked like a Halloween cat, except she is white on her chest, so she went from "oh here comes the Halloween cat" to here comes "wein"  to here comes "weinie" to here comes "weiner".

    See those weird devilish eyes she has.  All moms pictures are blurry we don't know what the problem is.

    She is looking down at me cos hers Nose I am trying to get her butt off the table. She was never taught manners in the wild.

    She is showing her long skinny body to you.  She eats more than us three pugs, and she still is long and skinny.  We faught all cats looked like our angel dietzy round like us.
    yes she is trying to tear up moms pretty lace cover.

    I'm watching her Mom do you want me to get her out of the house??

    Watch her Stellie she is going to sneak into the attention Stellie.

    I give up........this house is crazy.

    Maggie Mae

    Monday, February 1, 2016


    WeLL why me's and Ms. Leah are enjoying the Texas hospitality eating those big Texas steaks and sipping some Texas brew we were just wondering how our cat sized presents were doing at our buddys' Sully's house---------------lets check in.

    Aww....Sully fed this one a lot of food.
    We like that purple bowl Sully, is it yours?

    I hope he shares his food wif all the others...........

    Whooo there is enough chicken for at least 10 cats, its a feast!!

    Awww Sully is bringing out his good crystal for this little kitty.

    Um....this little treasure must be waiting on the food, and can you get a coat on that cat Sully, I hears there is a storm a coming.

    Maggie Mae and Leah