Friday, April 29, 2016


So a few days ago we shared with you the 30 day challenge on the cat food that did not work out at our house, so we decided to move it to Theo's home and see if he was up to it.
He really doesn't look like he is up to much does he???

Theo is around three years old now, and he thinks he rules the roost.  But then so does their dog Bear, and their Dad Abe, so it can be a confusing household at times.  We think this kid is who rules the roost.

Anyway back to the challenge.

My big sister was having trouble with Theo acting like he was hungry all the time, and even though they were feeding them decent dry food he also wanted to eat 3-5 cats of wet food everyday.  (really small cans).   So big sister tried worming him, changing his food, etc. etc.  and nothing was working.  Plus he was starting to not look as good coat wise as he had before.

So Mom took him the new food, with tons of good ingredients in it like......

Here are the good things about his holistic product:
  • Hypoallergenic recipe for all life stages
  • Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids promote healthy skin and coat
  • Provides low dietary magnesium
  • Highly digestible and palatable
  • Quality ingredients allow for smaller feeding portions
  • Promotes healthy stools
  • Promotes balanced urinary pH
  • Stimulates the breakdown of ammonia to reduce stool and urine odor
  • No animal by-products, antibiotics or growth hormones
  • No corn, wheat, sugar or salt

  •  The ones we underlined are just a few of the good things that caught our eyes.  So we gave them the bag, and sit back and watched.
    Big sister said it only took a few days until he stopped crying around the house, and stopped wanting to eat more.  He loved it!!!!
    Now this is what she see's everyday..........
    "Put that in my bowl right now!!!"
    Part three will tell you how the month ended stayed tuned.
    Stella Rose

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    30-Day Challange

    BACCCCCCK in March Ms. Sydney at Mr. Chewy sent my mom an email asking her if she would be interested in doing a 30 day challenge and gave her three items to choose from.  Well, way back then Mom decided she wanted to choose the Chicken & Salmon All Life Dry Cat Food, because of Wiener and her friends that Mom and Dad were feeding.

    Good intentions that did not go the way Mom thought it would.  She was so excited when the food arrived because she wanted to feed them healthy.

    Here are the good things about his holistic product:
  • Hypoallergenic recipe for all life stages
  • Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids promote healthy skin and coat
  • Provides low dietary magnesium
  • Highly digestible and palatable
  • Quality ingredients allow for smaller feeding portions
  • Promotes healthy stools
  • Promotes balanced urinary pH
  • Stimulates the breakdown of ammonia to reduce stool and urine odor
  • No animal by-products, antibiotics or growth hormones
  • No corn, wheat, sugar or salt

  • Wonderful, right..................wrong.  No one would eat it.  Not wiener or her 100 brothers and sisters.  Mom was shocked, she even tried wet food with it, even tuna...........NO TAKERS. 

    Mom didn't understand what was going on in their heads, so she emailed Ms. Sydney and told her she has failed, BUTT she had one more avenue to try.   Yep, THEO our cousin.

    Theo is a big ole ragdoll cat that thinks he is more dog than cat.  Apparently that is part of their personality.  Lately, he had been giving his mom a bunch of worries cos all he would do was walk around the house and meow and yowl and meow, and want to eat, and eat and later eat.  So Mom called his Mom and said do you want to try this on Theo.

    Now Theo is known for his pickiness so Mom was worried how the challenge would turn out..........and so were we.

    Stay tuned.

    Part two will be running tomorrow.

    Stella Rose

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016


    Is this the face of a kind and loving little girl??  Why, yes it is, she is also 3, and learning about life.

    She is a little on the ornery side, but she loves and hugs on us so that is a good thing.  She really loves her two cats, smoke and lily.  AND our new baby kittens that belong to us pugs.

    Last Saturday her momma bought her two new goldfish for her bedroom aquarium.  She had never had goldfish before and must not have understood they needed to live and STAY in water.

    She decided she would play hide and seek with the black one.  She hid him in her dresser drawer.  She won the game, he lost.   Now the rule at her house is "always ask mom first."  

    That is a good rule.

    Stella Rose

    Monday, April 25, 2016


    This is the 7th year for MaKenna's dance recital and the 4th for Macey.  We are so proud of both of them.

    Remember Macey is our little grandpeep who has lymphedema .....well she nevers lets that slow her down, and she keeps on having an amazing attitude.  Her foot is still much larger than her right foot, and it has traveled to her knee.  Her biggest problem is having to buy two pairs of shoes to fit her feet.  In todays world of high price shoes it adds up.

    For instance one of the dance moms decided she wanted Maceys class to have two outfits, well not usually a big deal, but this outfit had boots that went with it, $60.00 boots for a 4 min. routine, which quickly added up for Macey another $60.00....two different sizes.  Sometimes people do not realize what it takes for "normal" when things are not normal in your life.

    BUTT Macey did just grand, jumping and bouncing and dancing in the air.

    See her purple wig.

    And here is her sister kenna.


    Stella Rose

    Friday, April 22, 2016


    Four....4....four is a number we are STUCK with and here is another reason why......................yesterday was my day (stella rose) to go see my very own FRANKENVET.  I loves Ms. Paige.  So furst she checked my eyes to see if the super duper miracle medicine is making more tears for my dry eyes.  The magic number is 20.  So they stick little strips of paper in each eye for 15 seconds, that felt like 150 minutes.  I was being a real good girl though and momma promised me my own little orange cutie when I gots home.    9 months ago my right eye's # was 2 and my left eye was 9.   Yesterday it was 7 and 9.  So my miracle meds has helped a tiny bit, so we are going to medicine #2 now to see if it will work better.  Mom said it will probably cos around 500 million bucks.

    Then I was weighed....guess what I weigh 16 lbs...I had lost 2 lbs from Mom cutting back on my kibble and me eating more fruits........16 is a good weight for me cos I am shorter and built different then mags and gussie big butt.  Mom says I look like a tiny bear.

    After that, Ms. Paige listened to my heart and took some blood to make sure I was super duper healthy.  I passed on all accounts.  BUTT Mom has been noticing me shaking my head and suspected something going on in my ears..........yep Moms know, ear infection.  Mom was pretty surprised cos I has never had that, but Ms. Paige says usually every dog gets it once in their lifetime.  So now I take medicine twice a day for 5 days.

    Then she clipped my nails, did my glands...blush>>> blush.......and I faught I was done....ayyayayya...but was also time for my shots.   I was give three shots in my butt end...but they were fast and I did not make a peep.   Yay we were out the door.......1, 2, 3.........................

    Until  we walked in the door (5 min. later) and Mom put me down on the floor and noticed I was walking funny, at first she thought cos I was sore, but she kept watching me and then I started breathing funny, and plopped down on the floor, and had a harder time mom called the vet back, and grabbed me off the floor and away we flew BACK to the Frankenvet.  This is where the #4 comes in................another shot!!!!!!   A steroid shot to help with my reaction to the damn shots.   4 shots in one day.   In about 15 min. I was much better, and mom took me home.  The doc said to give me some Benadryl in about 2 hours. about 20 more min. Mom noticed I was itching my eyes all over the floor which I sometimes do when my eyes are bothering me, so she was getting out my eye med. when OH MY PUG my mom picked me up and my eyes were swelling shut!!!!!!!!!!  You could only see a tiny bit of my eyes.......................SO mom called the vet back, and he said to give me my Benadryl right mom did, and it worked magically in about ten min.   I got another dose right before bedtime and again this morning.  BUTT I am much better.

    FOUR is not a good number for us.  I think I am going to put a tiny stuffie in Wienies bed, so she has 5 babies to take care of........maybe that will break the curse of 4.

    What do you think????

    Stella Rose

    Thursday, April 21, 2016


    Yes, as many of you have observed our home is NUTS.  Its so NUTS that the squirrels are lining up at the back door cos they have heard that we have so many NUTS at our house that we are giving them away.

    This is a perfect example:

    Dad: Alright you three can come up in the big chair and sit with me..........................(3 min. later) why don't you ever listen to me and stay down out of the chair you are bumping my arm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mom needs a straight jacket, she is hoping it will have shades of blue on it cos she has heard blue is calming. 


    Tuesday, April 19, 2016


    Remembers  when I toles you the weekend was KrAZY will it was nuffin like last night at our house.  Furst this came to supper cos her parents were working.  I fink they just did not want to come get hers.
    Hers NEVER stops talking.  She does help dry the silverware really good though, so Mom said she did earn her supper.

    THEN we have been noticing lately that our dinner bowls are not as full as they used to be.  Mom and Dad bof said we were getting to round, so mom cut us back on our kibble.  I fink when I go to the vet this week, the authorities will more than likely be called on our Mom............Mags said she is going to live wif Princess Leah/, I toles her she might not fit in a said it is Mags and Gusser that are to chubby, I am course and always will be perfect.

    See fatbutt guarding one of the grandboys this weekend....I am not sure if he is telling him to get up and get him a treat, or get back to mowing!!

    Then our house was finally quiet and DAD got sick and got sick again.  I fink mom ran and hid under her pillow ....but of course she did get up and help him.  Poor Dad he is having a rough time of it lately.  Maybe if he was less grumpy we would stop jumping up on his arm.....its just a vicious circle at our house folks.

    THEN finally the house was quiet and we were all in bed, when mom and dad heard wienie YEOWING loud, like a "get up I need to go potty" yeow.  Yes, wiener finks hers is a pug and she runs out the door like us to potty.  She is never going to understand she is a CAT and a mean one at that.   So Mom gets up to take her out, and there in the middle of the bedroom rug is two baby kittens.  Tiny (actually fat) twin look alike wienies.  WHAT!!!!!!   WHAT!!!!!   More cats, at our house, when and how did this happen................was the blogville police never informed of this, was it kept a secret.

    So mom ran and got her a nice bed, and the babies and wiener went to sleep, ONLY this morning mom finds a tiny gray one also.  THREE kittens at our house with Wienie.  That is breaking the law I am sure. 

    Gussie and Wienie have a strange friendship but he was very relieved when he saw the kittens looked like kittens and not pugs.  I tried to explain the birds and bees to him, but I lost him at birds.  Maybe when he goes to the BAR one of you older boys can explain fings to him.

    So our house is never going to be the same again. We are now aunts and a uncle and the grandpoops will be awwwing and ohhhing over those kittens especially Piper. 

    Mom promises us this will never happen again, and down the road Wien will go to the Vet, but that does not help us now does it!!!!!!!!!!

    I knew that cat was trouble when she showed up at our door.

    Stella Rose

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    KRAZY with a capital K

    That was how the weekend went, how was yours??  Of course we have no pictures, cos with our mom lately, it is either a picture or a word, she cannot manage to do both. 

    So you have to imagine us three pugs with the grandpoops, peep, turds, know kids staying ALL weekend at our house.  Now I bet you are imagining food dropped on the floor, ahhhh a pugs heaven, or lots of belly rubs............ahhhhh a pugs heaven.......dream a little dream, cos mostly those kids eat everything and leave nuffin for us.  NUFFIN.  AND that little one, Piper says FART a lot .........a lot!!

    Dad says we are getting FAT so he was not sympathetic to our plight so being the loving pugs that we are we jumped on his hurt arm, like a million times......................heheheheheh

    So they stayed at OUR house, and they did chores for money.  I asked Mom later why we can't earn money when we do chores, her eyes were glazed over, and I think there was drool in the corner of her mouf so she did not answer me, ............I will wait and ask her later.

    Sunday we three got bafs......the poops did not............they went home to their own tub.

    This week we haf to go get our nails cut, ahhhhh we are living the good life..........................ugh.

    P.S. Wiener is the one who is fat, that will be tomorrows story.

    stella rose

    Thursday, April 14, 2016


    Mom is starting to plan for the BAR trip.  In her mind.  I toles her she needs to write her list on paper cos her mind is not so good anymore.

    Busy week.  Nuffin to say so we are gonna show you this.

    6 weeks old.

    Stella Rose

    Friday, April 8, 2016


    This is me at our very first pug fest.  Can you tell I am a cowboy and holding on tightly to that saddle??

    Me and my brudder Sammy J. can you tell which one I am??

    Me, getting ready for Trick or Treat night.  I was the onliest puggy then at our house.

    Me and my stroller, and grandpoop Ty.

    Meeting Maggie. (Go back where you came from little girl!)

    Weirdo Maggie.

    Oh my pug mom brought another one home!  Baby Angus

    Angus and Me and Mags in the stroller.  See my smile.

    Have a great Friday, we wish it would warm up and be SPRInG and not WInTER.

    Stella Rose

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016


    Last night mom worked on a wedding gift for a dear friend of hers.  Her and my mom has been friends for over 30 years, and in those years has seen happy and sad. 

    Mom first met her friend when she brought her little girl to moms class. Well, this little girl was a bit of a firecracker, and the poor mom was so embarrassed.  Mom just laughed MOST of it off, and told her that is what four year olds do, like----------paint the aide's beautiful white hair a bright shade of ORANGE.   Mom and her friends laugh about those days.

    Then Desert Storm came along, and they shared lonely days together, and kept each other company through ups and downs.  Things like that just make a bond stronger.

    The years came and went and changes in Moms life happened but her friendship just become stronger, and even though they didn't get to see each other as much, at least twice a year they got together for a fun supper and hours of talking.

    Mom's friend lost her husband a few years ago, way to soon, and way to fast, ..........sometimes there is just no words.

    But time has went on, and NOW my mom's friend is getting married on Saturday.  My mom is so happy for her and her new life.  Of course bits and pieces of her old life, will always be carried around in her my mom.

    What else would mom give as a gift...........................

    See the tiny rusted bows.

    WE think she will like it...what do you think?

    Stella Rose

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016


    That's right, you heard us, today we are telling you all about our jobs, the ones we do everyday.

    First I Stella Rose get MY mom up at 6:15 everyday so she can go to work.  I am her one and only alarm clock.  I don't make a loud horrible noise, but instead I go lay on my moms face so my whiskers tickle her nose and make her wake up.........EVERYDAY, even on the weekends.  That is my job.
    Once Mom lifts me off the bed, I run down the hallway with Mom slowly walking behind me, and Maggie and Gussie hear me and they wake up.  Job No. 2.   Get my sibs up so we can go out and potty.  Get up guys lets go!!
    We all run out, and then Gussie does his job.  He runs back in house, so Mom has to carry him back out.  His job is muscle patrol.  Mom needs to build up her upper body strength.  Gussie is her morning work out.  
    He is a lot bigger and heavier now.
    Next Maggie does her job by checking out all our bowls after we eat, to make sure not one piece of kibble is left over and goes to waste.  Usually she does not need to be a vacuum cleaner but sometimes there is one or two pieces for her.  Her job is the easiest. 
    I learned to vacuum when I was just a little pug.
    Now our morning jobs are all done, we watch from the recliner as mom gets ready to work, and we know we will just snuggle down and get a morning nap before Dad gets up.  Then we will start thinking about our evening jobs when our mom gets home.
    I like to think my most important job is to remind my mom to let the little things stay little and focus on the true loving aspects in her life.  I like to think I do that job well.  She is my love.
    Stella Rose

    Monday, April 4, 2016


    We are back.  Yes, we three pugs!!  Mom and Dad had a long talk with Wienie and although they said they love her being Wien the Queen she cannot lock us up and run the house around here.  Mom promised her blogtime, and she appreciated her help last week with the comments but us pugs are in CHARGE and not HER.

    On Saturday MaKenna's 11th birthday was April 1st so her and mom went to have a pedicure. Oh what fun they had, they did some girls shopping and of course brought us home noffin.  I remember the good ole days where we ALWAYS had somefing in that sack.  Those grandpoops are stealing our thunder.  First a birthday and then this little one..........................grrrrrr...............

    One Month Old
    THANK YOU for all the wreath orders.  Mom is going to be very busy over the next few months working on the RETREAT wreaths..........she worked yesterday on the BEACH WREATH, it took her several hours to complete, maybe cos we don't live near the ocean and she just had to imagine what the air smelled like and then she listened to a couple of Jimmy Buffet songs and find her groove.
    She used sea glass, tiny shells, starfish and several colors of ribbons and mesh, ..........we tried to put our ear up close to it to see if we can hear the ocean?????

    Have a Wonderful Monday..........Mom is off to work, and we are off to naptime, and DAD is sleeping.

    Stella Rose
    P.S. thank you to all our friends that offered to come save us from wien the queen.


    Friday, April 1, 2016

    4th of JULY

    Prettier in real life.



    Are you coming to the BAR in June????   Are you interested in taking home one of my MOM'S wreaths she has been working on?   She can easily transport to you, and save on shipping costs.  She has many new colors to work with and would like to share them all with you,  just private message her, in plenty of time for her to work on it.

    Are you NOT able to come to the BAR and are interested in a wreath.  Well Mom can still ship it to you, and the shipping will be figured into the cost.  

    Here are a few samples of what she has made so far.  The pictures do not pop like the real deal does.

    This weekend Mom is working on a beach wreath and a 4th of July wreath.  We will show you these when she is done.

    Now I am my moms campaign manger!!!!