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Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Lovely Little Friend

Today was perfect yard-working weather. Feeling out of sorts, I went outside and decided to pull a few weeds, lay some weed barrier, and plop bark chips down. I parked the wheelbarrow close by and tossed the weeds into it. When it got full, I picked up Sally Sue and she rode along on top of the weeds in the wheelbarrow to edge of the yard. She jumped down, I dumped the weeds into the pile, and then I picked her up (quick hug and cuddle) and put her into the empty wheelbarrow. She rode along happily back to the flowerbeds. As I pulled weeds, she curled up next to me and snored. What a lovely lovely little friend.

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Little Piece of Pug Heaven

The funeral is over and life has returned to its regularly scheduled events. My house needs a good cleaning, homework needs to be done, papers need to be written, lawn needs a good mowing, flowerbeds already need weeded...and the list goes on and on. Somehow, I think the world is just bleak. Some of the color went right out of the sky when my Mom died. She had so much spunk, vitality, and energy. Through it all, Sally Sue has been my happy companion. She isn't sad; she only knows happy, wiggling, snorting, oh-scratch-my-tummy-Mom!, joy. As I think and write this morning, her familiar snoring soothes me and makes me laugh. That dog can sleep like nothing else and play like nothing else too! She's a winner.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Puggy Peace

Today my mother passed away after a long battle with cancer. As I sit here on the couch, grieving, I look down and what do I see? Of course. My beautiful little Sally Sue curled up against me with her little paws tucked under my leg. She knows I am hurting and she comforts me with her snorts and cuddles. How is it that she can sense my sorrow? I feel comforted knowing that her rolls and her wiggles will never cease to make me smile and laugh. We'll make it through this, too.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Suzie Snoozie

Welcome to the sweet life of Sally Sue; a pug's life.

Sally Sue is two years old, but turns three on April 20th. Her life includes sleeping, eating, cat-herding, Chihuahua wrestling, barking at the UPS person, and protecting her front yard from the Yorkie-Maltese dogs next door. Additionally, Sally "goes to work" as a certified Pet Therapy Volunteer and is a willing visitor at the local hospital. Furthermore, she will embark on 2 exciting adventures this summer when she attends Camp Erin (grief camp for children who've lost a loved one) and Camp RiverRun (camp for children with life threatening diseases).

When we graduated from Pet Therapy training, I was cuddling her up on my lap. I held her and rocked her (since she is my "baby")and we quietely "talked" to each other. After the ceremony, a woman came up to me and said, "I have a pug that I love too, but I was watching you during the graduation and you take love to a whole new level!!"

Once you step into THIS pug's life, however, you won't be able to help but fall head over curly tail for this adorable pug.

Welcome to my world!!