Tag: pug mom

Holding her while she took her last breath was the best thing I could have done

It’s been a rough few months in our home, but last Friday was one of the most difficult days of my life. She was a baby when we brought her home. Big, beautiful brown eyes that glittered with mischief had me at first glance. She played hard, slept harder and was an absolute snuggle bug.... Read more »

My pug and I disagree all the time so I wrote this letter for her

My pug and I disagree all the time so I wrote this letter for her
Dear puggie, You are my little furry-faced family member that I adore and despise in the same breath. Why must you and I disagree all the time? You are sweet and lovable, while being obnoxious and naughty. How so, you ask? You snuggle up on my lap while watching TV, all warm and cuddly. The... Read more »

Why for this mom, a vacation is not always a vacation

Why for this mom, a vacation is not always a vacation
I love to travel. I love going on vacation. My love for seeing new places and experiencing new things was instilled in me by my mom; she loved to travel. However, sometimes, for this mom (me), a vacation is not always a vacation. Why? Because, when we go on vacation, we never leave the house... Read more »

Does ComEd hate dogs?

I cannot figure out why ComEd would hate dogs, but apparently, they do. Several years ago, I let my dogs out in the backyard to do their business. From our patio door, I cannot see the gate to the backyard, so I had no idea that the meter reader had been in my yard and... Read more »

10 reasons why I must be Supermom

With all the superhero movies coming out these days, I decided to review the abilities of all superheroes and compare my skills and abilities to them. According to this comparison, I am definitely Supermom, a superhero. Here are 10 reasons why I must be Supermom: 1. I can fly – on a broomstick. You do... Read more »

Girl Scout cookies and my big mouse

It’s that time of year again. Every little girl in my neighborhood is selling Girl Scout cookies, and every year at this time, the “big mouse” visits our house. To say that my house is estrogen-laden is an understatement. I am a woman, my girls are girls (obviously) and even the dogs are both females.... Read more »

Hair is the bane of my existence

Why is hair the bane of my existence? 1. …because I have a tweener with trichotillomania (click to read my ongoing series about her treatment for this hair-pulling disorder). 2. …because I have two pugs that shed more hair in a day than they could possibly regrow, and yet, they are not bald. 3. …because... Read more »

Finding peace amidst the chaos

‘Beep, beep, beep, beep…”   WHACK! …ahhh, finally. Silence. Peace. Calm. Ahhhh. I peeked at the time with barely open eyes and groaned when I saw 0600 hrs. My brain knows I keep it running 13-15 minutes fast, but my eyes told me “GET UP!” The peace was turned into “go now.” The last time... Read more »

2013 Christmas update letter

In a previous post called Are you on my Christmas cards list?, I talked about the update letter I include with all of my Christmas cards. Since there is zero chance of me ever being able to afford to send all of you a Christmas card, this is as good as it gets this year. (Some... Read more »

I wanted to be funny, but tornadoes are not funny

Rats. I really wanted to be funny tonight. I wanted to write about silly things – funny things. So much of my life is funny this should be easy, right? I even considered writing about random funny things again. This weekend was our missions convention at church. We had a fabulous, dynamic speaker, Dr. Ron... Read more »