December 31, 2011

Winning Wednesday

Mom has counted all the tickets, put them in a tupperware container and PlusOne and Dad pulled the winners.

The winner the Lap Robe is (drum roll please) PlusOne's Science teacher! (boy is that weird!)

And the winner of the Queen size quilt is (bigger drum roll, please) Sammy, Miles, Nicholas and Billy SweetFeet Meezer!

Congrats to the winners and thanks to EVERYONE that purchased a ticket. You have helped PlusOne get HALF WAY to his goal of $7043.00! Thanks again, mom loves you all.

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all our blogger buddies. We hope your day is filled with love, happiness, warmth and good food!

December 13, 2011

Go Find Another Seat, Dad

You left this one. That means it's up for grabs and we grabbed it. Don't worry, Lucky, he won't move us.

December 8, 2011

Fascinate a Pug

This picture sums up my weekend.
I watched Grandma decorate the tree.
Some things just fascinate a pug.
Other than that I had no real interest in the tree.
Which surprised my mama.
Especially since I didn't try to eat the tree.
Guess for once something didn't look tasty.
Lincoln didn't even lift his leg.
He MARKS everything.
He likes people to know he has stuff now that he's not homeless.

December 4, 2011

Slumbering Saturday

I think mom secretly wants to do this all day. Too bad she's not a pug!

December 3, 2011

My Mother Is Weird

Yes, I know what you are all thinking. Our mothers are weird as well. But my mom is REALLY weird.

Here she is trying to get me interested in her karate book. Like I care about a book? Even if it is four inches thick.

This book has every technique, form and set mom has learned at karate in the last nine and a half years. As you can see, it is color coded (yellow are techniques she learned as a beginner, green is intermediate, light brownish is Black Belt Prep and white are Black Belt techniques.) Then all her forms are color coordinated, light pink Short One and Short Two, dark pink Long One and Long Two. Fluorescent Green is Form Four, Pale Blue is Form Five, Bright yellow is Form Six, and then there are the sets. They are different colors as well. I am not even going to go into the cross references pages mom has. Suffice to say that the best scientists in the world have nothing on her for linking information.

So SEE! I told you my mom was really weird. But I love her anyway. Of course, she doesn't really need the karate. All she has to do is hit someone with the book. I bet she could knock someone out with it! lol

December 2, 2011

Finally Friday

Lucky is ready to start relaxing with Dad and PlusOne. If she doesn't fall off dad first.

November 29, 2011


Mama was out of town for Thanksgiving, so Minnie and I spent the week with Grandma.
Which is always pretty awesome because Uncle Travis lives there and he feeds us whatever we want. Oh and we get to go on walks, lots and lots of walks.
The reason I get to blog today is because I got a good report from Grandma.
Lincoln = Angel.
Minnie was banished to the basement bedroom during the Thanksgiving meal.
Mostly because she wouldn't shut up.
She had something to say about everything.
So here I am getting my Thanksgiving treat (of course Minnie got one too, but in the basement with Uncle Travis).
There is no food on the plate because I ate it so fast.
I got sweet potatoes, turkey and green beans.

And here I am with Aunt Carol. She has cancer.
Grandma thinks I know that and that is why I always sit with her.
I am very much the "comforter" of the family.
I always cuddle with whoever is sick or sad.
Do any of you always seek out the sick person to comfort?

So overall it was a great holiday for me. I had a vacation at Grandma's house.
I went on lots of walks.
Ate leftovers and got to see my Aunt Carol.
Hope everyone else had a great holiday too.

November 25, 2011

The Aftermath

I can't believe I ate the whole thing! (Not me, mom, dad, PlusOne, Auntie, Mr. Karate, Memere and Pepere and six others) Among other things, the family polished off TWO whole angel food cakes, sliced and toasted with chocolate between two pieces. Apparently it was yummy.

I, on the other hand, am looking forward to the broccoli that mom DIDN'T cook for Thanksgiving Dinner. MORE FOR MEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

November 20, 2011

Silly Sister

She is sleeping beneath PlusOne's chair, waiting for him to return from karate. Silly girl.

Almost Wordless Wednesday

I love snow days! (Lucky is under the covers to the right of PlusOne.)

November 19, 2011

Fun Friday

I am not sure why mom and PlusOne are excited over this get-up, but they are. I don't think that bodes well for me.

November 17, 2011

Thinking Thursday

I wonder if they had mom in mind when they created this slogan.

November 14, 2011

Sisters Are Important

After all, who else will keep your backside warm?

November 12, 2011

Stripe Test

Today is mom and PlusOne's "Stripe Test" for karate. Both are prepared for it, but mom has been fighting a cold all week and it hit her yesterday, hard! So she left work early, started taking her Zicam and hit the bed. It was nice snuggling with mom early in the afternoon. Once she is done with her test, I think we will be doing more of it. Sweet!

November 2, 2011

Trick or Treat

Last year I didn't do so hot with the trick and treat part of Halloween.
In my defense, dressed up kids are scary.
However, after this past weekend,
when Mom had guests that I did not STOP barking at for three days...
and she threatened to send me away....
I tried to turn on a little bit of charm.
Lincoln of course turned the charm up to full max.
He greeted each child at the door with a pug tail wag and a kiss.

Here he is getting all the attention.

Here I am with Mom.
I had to sit on the steps.
I only barked at one kid.
He was dressed a creepy serial killer though.
He totally deserved the barking.

And it's ridiculous I can't bark
when the doorbell is ringing
And there is lots of tiny strangers in my house.
I think my face expression says it all.
Nuff said on this topic!

Almost Wordless Wednesday

I love snow days! (Lucky is under the covers to the right of PlusOne.)

October 27, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Who is that?!

Oh, it's just Lincoln hiding :)

Thinking Thursday

Mom has been thinking (yes, that is smoke you smell, lol) about how to raise money for PlusOne to go to Europe with the People to People Student Ambassador Program. Several years ago mom and Auntie raffled off a queen size quilt to help a blogger in need. Now we would like to ask for help.

Mom and Auntie will offer raffle tickets for a queen size quilt. Here is the finished quilt that they did for the last raffle.

These tickets will be $10.00 each. There is a buy button to your left and hopefully mom did the button right so you can buy a ticket.

Mom is also raffling off a 4' x 5' Lap robe with quilt batting inside. These are nice for the cold winter days that will soon be coming. The top photo and the bottom two are examples of the lap robes mom has made.

Both items are machine washable in warm or hot and machine dry-able, made in smoke free environments with lots of love and a smattering of pug hair (guaranteed to keep you happy).

Mom will also be selling some of Memere's artwork and silk scarves once Memere has some ready to sell.

Thanks everyone for your support. We really want to give PlusOne the opportunity to see more of the world and its culture.

October 23, 2011

Guard Dog

I'm an excellent guard dog.
I can sit outside without a leash
And just watch the world go by.
Sometimes I really want to go greet people
on the sidewalk.
But I try hard.
Harder than Minnie ever would.
Minnie gets distracted by the falling leaves.
Not me.



October 21, 2011

The Things Humans Do

Here I am wondering why mom is re-learning Algebra! Then again, why do parents do anything? Kenpo, Jui Jitsu, work, baths, gardening? They should really just be more like us pugs, don't you think? Sleep, eat and get into trouble. I bet mom really would much rather be a pug than re-learn Algebra!

October 17, 2011

All To Ourselves

Mom went back to work today, much rested after all the laying on her I did yesterday. Sheesh, I'm tired from trying to keep that woman still. Do you know how HARD IT IS to keep my mom still? Finally she started quilting and then I could ease up on her. But otherwise, all I have to say is, I'm pooped!

Here is one of her quilt blocks. Get ready for more, but don't worry, I will make certain that the blogs remains focused on ME!

October 11, 2011

PlusOne's Great Opportunity

PlusOne was nominated to be a People to People Student Ambassador during the summer of 2012. What that means is that PlusOne would go to France, Italy and Greece for 20 days. He would climb the Eiffel Tower, see the Mona Lisa (mom is SO jealous), Montmartre, Versailles, Venice, Assisi, Rome (the Sistine Chapel - mom is SO jealous), Athens, the Acropolis (mom is SOOOOO jealous) and experience all sorts of stuff that mom says is great but I say who cares.

PlusOne has to be interviewed and chosen to go. His interview is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd. If he is selected, mom and dad have to raise a LOT of money to pay for it. Mom is thinking of ways to raise money. I would say sell Lucky, but I must admit that wouldn't really make me happy. I'd sell my green beans and berries but they don't come out until next summer.
Mom says she has ideas going through her mind which she will share with you when PlusOne gets selected (have to be positive here).

So all your good thoughts towards PlusOne would be appreciated. Then maybe I can have my blog back.

October 6, 2011

No Surprise

Since I love broccoli and green beans, it should come as no surprise that I love asparagus as well.

Mom decided to give me the ends and I was VERY happy with this arrangement. Lucky was already in bed, so I didn't even have to share. Woo Hoo! Here's hoping for more asparagus!

October 5, 2011

October 3, 2011

Green Beans

Mom has decided that next year she is only planting pole green beans. The first reason is that I won't be able to reach them (watch me) and the second is they produce a LOT more, BIGGER beans than the bush plants. I was going to show you a photo of the 19 or 21 green beans that mom picked yesterday, except she forgot to take a photo of them. She did, however, manage a photo of one of the big, thick beans.

I know you have no reference for them, but take my word on it, they are about 4-5 inches long. Mom also decided that when she pulls the ends off, she should give them to me. I love raw green beans. And yes, my adoring fans, I did get cooked green beans. They were yummy and tender, even the big thick ones were very tender. Here's hoping for more tonight!

Beginning and End

Sometimes it is hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.

October 2, 2011

Sunny Saturday

After I did the "Sun is out, Happy Dance!" I decided to soak up some rays.

Anyone want to join me?

October 1, 2011

Wake Us Up When...

it stops raining.

It was raining buckets yesterday, and I DO MEAN BUCKETS! It poured and poured.

I tried to hide under the chair when PlusOne took me out, but he wouldn't let me stay there. He made me get WET! I hate getting WET. I wonder if I can sleep as long as it rains?

September 30, 2011

Dad Is Right!

Dad has a rule. The air conditioners don't come out until September 30th. Earlier this month it was unseasonably cold. Mom said, we should take them out. Dad said, no, September 30th.

Boy, is mom sure glad she didn't take them out. It was really beautiful yesterday. Borderline hot and humid but beautiful. Lucky and I enjoyed it, to a point. After that, it was, I sure am glad the air conditioning is on.

The moral of this story is... no, not that Dad is always right but you should never take your air conditioning units out until September 30th. lol

September 29, 2011

Thinking Thursday

I am thinking that PlusOne, despite Mr. Karate's hat, just doesn't have that "je ne sais quo" yet. I think I will give him a few years and then females of the world, look out! lol

September 27, 2011

September 26, 2011

Howdy, Partner

What's up you ask?

I'll tell you what's up! The things we do for treats, green beans and LOVE! Sheesh!

September 24, 2011

Don't even think about it

Mom always says, "don't even think about it," and then she points at me.
Don't worry I ain't thinking, I'm devising a strategy...

September 23, 2011

The Most Ginormous, Humongous, Incredible

green bean you ever saw.

And I got some of it! Woo Hoo!

September 21, 2011

Terrible Tuesday

Need I say more?

Froot Bat Friday

It's official.  She is "The Mom" now, and is quickly heading into "That Woman" territory.  See, she didn't let us blog all week because she was bizzy and stressed out.  Then I got no treats for this picture.  In fact, she had Dad take it because I'll throw up the froot bats for him whenever he asks.  There's a reason for that, lady.

Have a great weekend, everybuddy!  I hope you guys get some treats.

September 19, 2011

September 18, 2011

Easy Like Sunday Morning

It's a little nippy this morning, but as long as we are warm, it is all good.