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?