Tuesday, July 31, 2018


So mom ordered us these really great treats!  All she has to say to us is "do you want a treat" and we run right into the house.  Lord help her when that bag is empty!!

Finally, she picked something from Mr. Chewy that was for US and US only.

WE love Mr. Chewy, mom orders in on her magic computer and in just two days there is a box waiting just for US outside.  That Mr. Chewy is one fast driver.

This month Mom picked some treats called Earthborn Holistic Earth Bites which are good for our hair and skin.  We can be rather picky little pugs when it comes to our food so Mom wasn't to sure if we would like them or not, but they were an instant hit.

These are the things Mom liked about them.
1. Grain Free and no Gluten
2.  Contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 which are good for our skin, and hair.
3.  They are moist and not hard for us to eat.  Especially since Gussie only has so many teef left.
4. Contains fruits and vegetables, like apples and spinach.  Heck we were worried Piper would find         them when she stopped by and eat our snack up!

This is for all sizes of dogs, and comes in a 7.5 oz for around $5.99.  Our bag has lasted the whole month because mom only gives us one or two a day.  Mom needs to work on not being so darn selfish.

Okay folks we give this treat a thumbs up and 5 stars.

We were not paid any monies to say these words for our treats.

Mags and Gusser

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


To Do List for Mom

1. Change the name of our blog.  Put up new pictures.
2. Get her own facebook page and quit using Stella Rose's page.
3.  Hire someone to do the first two things, cos Moms heart can't do it.

4.  Stop taking pictures of her damn flower gardens and start taking more of us.
Do you see the watermelon hiding?

Mags and Gusser

Monday, July 23, 2018


Thursday was my mom's Friday, so she was really excited when she left work.  The day wasn't as hot as it had been all week, and that made her feel better also.

When she got home though the TV was telling her about a storm about an hour North of where we live.  A bad storm. So Mom watched the weather news to make sure we were safe.  Mom is afraid of BAD storms.

Then the storm turned into a TORNADO and it hit a plant that makes windows in a town called Pella.  It picked the cars up and stacked them like little matchbox cars on top of each other.  Several people were hurt at the plant but thankfully all of them got to leave the hospital later that day.


THEN that tornado decided to drop down and head our way.  Mom watched it get closer to a town called Ottumwa which is about 30 min. North of us.....and the television was telling peoples to go to safe places. 

Apparently, TORNADO'S like to follow the path of the river, and since we live about a mile from the river, mom was a little concerned.  THEN she got really concerned when the news lady talked about towns that were closer and closer to where we lived.

See the sky?
Mom went outside and talked to Dad who was checking it out from the back yard.  It was getting darker and darker.

THEN the sky started to get really weird looking and Mom was getting more nervous.  Our house does not have a basement but our neighbors does .........Mom didn't want to leave us, and Dad said he was staying so Mom stayed also. 

THEN we noticed cars started to stop on our highway and peoples got out with their phones taking pictures of the sky.   THAT really made mom NERVOUS.

Then it started to rain, ............the news woman said it was called a "rain wrapped tornado" and they  were dangerous .........and weird and unpredictable.      Mom thought "great!"..........ugh.

(WE can't get our rain pictures to load for some weird reason)
So she made me and Gussie go into the bathroom closet with her, except Gussie kept escaping and mom would have to run out and get him, cos he wanted to watch the storm/tornado from the windows.  Then Mom heard on the TV the TORNADO was about 5 miles from our house.  GULP!!!

Dad was in the garage watching it, Mom was chasing Gussie around the house.  Our parents are not the smartest.  I was trying my best to round everyone up and head for the safe house under our parents bed.  NO ONE WAS LISTENING TO ME!!!

It rained, and hailed, and blew winds..............then the sun came out, it hailed again, and it stopped.  It was done. WHEW we made it through our first tornado. 

EXCEPT...............remember when we lived in Keosauqua all those years.  Its where my mom still works.

The county fair was going on.  Campers, Kids, and animals.............ugh.

This is what happened to the lumber yard across the street from the fairgrounds, and the county maintenance buildings.  (not mom's pictures)

Maintenance Building.


Earlier that day, local artists from the Village of Bentonsport had visited the Galloway Barn to paint pictures of it.  It is a beautiful old barn between 150-200 years old my mom goes by everyday on her way to work.  The artists planned to go back the next day, enjoying the nice weather and scenery.

As they often say.............People plan, God laughs.

When Mom drove by it today she saw old bricks, and old lumber and a pile of memories.  Soon, it will be cleared away, and cleaned up.  Not one person was hurt in the tornado that hit the county that we live in, for that we can be thankful.

Mother Nature is both wonderful and wicked.  Humans need to remember she is always in charge.

Something she left for us after the storm, at our house.

Mags and Gussie

Monday, July 2, 2018


Remember I said Mom had more pictures.......well be prepared, or just shut the post off , thats what I would do.  Gus
This is Rusty.  He will be a dad someday.  Sometimes people who drive by and think he is a baby donkey.  Those people shouldn't be on the road driving if you get my drift.  He loves cookies.  He hates to be brushed.

This is "little bill".  He is a whether goat, which means he cannot be a daddy.  He loves cookies also.  He is a big baby, Dad brought him home when he was a little baby.

This is Pete hogging the camera.

Louie, Pete and their baby Rusty.  Bhahahahahahha.............................  You see they are not much taller than the baby goat, and they are almost one year old.

This is baby Lucky.  He loves Piper and she loves him.  He is part spanish and part fainting goat.  He is odd cos he does not have any horns.  He loves cookies also.

This is Bonnie.  She has grown up to be a nice girl also.  She also loves peppermint cookies.

This is me, Gussie Boy.  I have never gotten a peppermint cookie.  Maybe if I had horns and bawled MAAAAAA or DAAAAAA all day I would get one.  Do you like the way I frog sit?

This is Mags. She told me she doesn't give a crap if she gets a cookie or not.  She said if she wants a cookie she will just get the bag off the damn counter.  Mags is my idol.