Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ollie went to his forever home!

Stacy here. Every now and then I look at the pugs up for adoption through KPR and the past adoptions. I went on there today and noticed Ollie/Ozzie has found his forever home. YAY

Here are some pics of Brutus and Miley from the pug meetup almost a month ago. They were both so tired.


Happy Birthday Brutus and short hiatus

Hi all, Stacy here. Brutus turns 9 in a few days. I just took him for his yearly check up and everything is going good. He has really started to get white around the face lately.

I need to take a break from blogging/posting for a bit. I will still be reading everything through google reader. I just can't keep up with the posting and commenting. I only have a few weeks of vacation left and I am no where near in the place I need to be writing wise and I am freaking out. I am heading into my 5th year of the tenure track position (6th year is crucial) and am in OK shape but I had hoped to have had 3 articles written over the summer. I am not even close.

My Dad is in the hospital again. He's been sick and in and out since January. First lung issues, now nosebleeds and blood loss. I'm too distracted with his situation.

I feel pressure to comment and post about the pugs but most of the time don't know what to say. They I get frustrated that we are not commenting and I don't want to look rude. Don't get me wrong I know our blog is not all that and that we are not "so important", I just wanted to explain why I won't be posting or commenting for a while.

I will post if something big happens like Miley gets adopted or anything of that nature.

Love,

Stacy

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Miley!

Yesterday, July 20th was Mileys birthday! She turned 2! She's been with us 5 months. She is too cute. I am going to be so upset when she gets adopted. I have so enjoyed having a little girl.



I don't know if you can see it on this pic but Miley gets a full body mowhawk when she gets startled or excited.


If we are out walking and she hears another dog or some noise startles her the hair on her back and the back of her head stands up. It's hilarious.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Walter and Torchwood

I know some of you have posted about Walter but we wanted to post too. Mom feels so bad for him and his Mom Heather. He is doing better though.



On a side note Torchwood: Children of Earth starts Monday (tomorrow) on BBC America. Mom loves that show. She is partial to John Barrowman who plays Captain Jack Harkness. She loves his character and thinks he's super sexy. Whatever mom.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Scrappy




Above are pics of Scrappy a neighbors cat that hangs out at our house all the time. Freeloader!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Miley and Marley

video

There is a dog down the street named Marley. She is a beautiful dog. Miley loves her because they can run together.

Good thing she did all of this running around before the meetup on Sat.



Both of us were very tired. We had a great time though. Miley did well as she didn't have her tail between her legs the whole time during the Indy Meetup and the afterparty.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer08 then 09 pics

I wanted my Mom to see my flowers and also track the progress of them since last year so I took some pictures.


These are set up so that you see last summer then this summer. All sunflowers are considered volunteer in that I didn't plant them. The second summer I lived in the house I planted sunflowers and have never had any problems growing them since.





Summer 08











Last summer - This pic is a different angle than the one below but still the same area.












I didn't water the blackeyed susans so they aren't as full as last year. They are at the bottom right corner of the pic. Those coneflowers are almost as tall as I am!









Last Summer









Last summer too.






This summer. Notice my yellow coreopsis bush/plant? I didn't water the purple and it didn't grow much. I've been watering the last few days.






Side view of the garden. I didn't water and the white coneflowers didn't get very big at all this year.









Side view this year.












Front view last summer




Front view now









Side of the shed last year when I had ONE blackeyed susan plant.









Side view now with my 4 black eyes susans (3 of which I didn't plant, they are volunteers)



















Last year.




This year with a different angle.






Last year.






Another last year pic






This year







Last year








This year. Notice the white coneflowers didn't grow much. You can barely see them. They needed water. The two big plants you see are volunteer catnip plants.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Miley


Hi all, I have been reading but not commenting. I am hoping to catch up on all of that today/tomorrow. Some very exciting stuff going on out there!

Mom here and I wanted to post about Miley. She is so cute and has made some wonderful progress. Really she wasn't that bad but she has calmed down some. Mainly me keeping the edge off her energy with to 3-4 walks a day even in HOT weather. I think at her other home she barked when someone was outside and she's done some of that here but a squirt with a watter bottle gets her to stop. She gets this look on her face like, "oh I guess you want me to stop doing that." Sometimes though, a girl just has to get a little rilled up.

She gets the concept of things she should and shouldn't do and for the most part tries to please. No more incidents with poop and today like she's done since that incident she started to eat some and I told her no and she took a bite but ran from it to catch up with us walking. She knows the word NO. She is almost always busy, which is why I think she would be happier in a different environment. She is not miserable here but she would do better in a more stimulating environment. The little Bichon Freese Oscar she played with some disappeared a few weeks ago. The owners were letting him run the neighborhood. Myself and another neighbor were feeding him and then letting him in his house at night. None of us know what happened to him. I like to think that someone saw that his owners weren't taking proper care and either they, or friends of theirs picked him up and is now taking care of him. So Miley did lose one playmate.

Lately she's done of a few things that are exceptionally cute.
First she has really started to try to play with George Henry our kitty. She will follow him and sniff him and squat in front of him trying to get him to chase her. Today she licked him on the face. George Henry just continued his head butt to her.

Second there is a neighborhood kitten that follows us some when we walk over by it's house. Not sure of it's name. Miley also tries to play with the kitten. At first the kitten was a little taken back by it. Now the kitten greets Miley with a head butt.

Third, Miley has started letting me give her belly rubs. She will finally flip over! I have tried numerous times and she ends up standing up. This little girl has some serious trust issues with humans. She likes Dogs, cats, other animals better than people. It's not that she doesn't like people she just will not let strangers pet her. She will walk up to them and lick them but when they try to pet, she shuffles away. She is getting better though with people she sees a lot like some of the neighborhood kids. Yesterday she went right up to one of then and let him pet her without any running away or lowering the head.

Anyway, I just wanted to post about her. She's turning 2 this month and has been with us almost 5 months. I have enjoyed her and wanted to post some memories about her so I don't forget.