Friday, March 30, 2012

Sad March

 This has been a very sad March.  Two weeks ago today, we lost our good friend Yoda.  He went unexpectedly to the Bridge, but he went peacefully in his sleep.  Then we found out that our blogger buddy Payton was not doing well.  She has fought the odds and survived 9 years with PDE.  This is usually a horrible disease that is quickly fatal.  But her parents did everything they could for her and got her the best care possible.  Unfortunately, she had been having breathing problems and they diagnosed it as a collapsing trachea and last night she was put in an oxygen tent to help her breathe.  This morning she went peacefully with her parents at her side.

We only had the pleasure of meeting little Payton once when she came to Ellie's birthday party last fall, but we remember her as a spunky little girl with a heart of gold.  These are some pictures of both Yoda and Payton from Ellie's birthday party.  Mama didn't get very good pictures of either of them, but at least they look happy and that's how we want to remember them.

Yoda and Ellie (in the brown shirt)
Yoda (standing in the center) supervising the playing
Yoda sitting on the couch behind Payton's Gampy
Payton being held by her daddy
Payton and her daddy

Pug hugs & kisses,
The Pug Posse

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Butler Blue II

Happy National Puppy Day!!!  This has been a crazy week!  We got to do something really fun yesterday, but we'll post about that later.  Mama wanted to post these pics of something that SHE got to do today.  She got a bakery order this morning from a bulldog she met on Twitter.  Gracie (@bullymonst for those of you on Twitter) is the sweetest girl!  She really likes Butler Blue II, the official bulldog mascot for Butler University (where Mama got her masters degree).  Well, Blue's birthday is next week, but there was a big birthday party for him today at the Butler student union, so Gracie ordered some treats for Blue!

Here's the birthday boy himself!  He's not a pug, but he is a great looking bulldog!  This was Mama's third time getting to meet him!
Here's our silly mama posing with Blue.
Yeah, he's a pretty good looking dog for a non-pug ;-)
Blue's little brother, Blue III, aka Trip, was passed out on a chair.  He's still a puppy so I guess it was too much excitement for him!
Trip is going to be a big bully just like Blue II!
Thanks to Gracie and her mom for giving Mama an excuse to go wish Blue II a happy birthday!!!

Pug hugs & kisses,
The Pug Posse