Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day ~

Please take a moment to remember why we are celebrating.  Thank you to all veterans, past and present.  I appreciate your service.  Remember, freedom isn't free.


Yesterday, DSO, Ernestine and I headed to Columbus, Ohio, for the 20th annual Ohio Pug Rescue reunion.  Pugs in many colors and sizes.  Lots of snorting going on but no snarling.  Pugs are just the sweetest things :)
This shirt cracks me up.  I found it on the internet a few years ago.
Born December 7, this sweet baby girl's name is Pearl.  Get it?  She was going to her foster home but foster mom Kelley said she wasn't going to be leaving.  She has the most unusual coloring and such long legs, but what a cutie patootie :)

Gotta love those pug tongues.


NOT Ernestine
The pug on the left was the first grey pug I think anyone has ever seen.  Mom was white and dad was fawn colored.  I bet there was some hanky panky some time in the past . . . lol. 

Ernestine was pretty tired on the way home and we were stuck in traffic for over an hour and a half due to a vehicle fire. 

It was a gorgeous evening for a plane ride.  I think it's been two years since I put on my big girl panties and went up.  It was smooth as glass.  No bumps whatsoever.  Wonderful.

Lake Erie

The round thingy is the Rose Garden at Lakeview Park, two blocks from my house.

Northern Ohio is totally flat.

Landing.  I always breathe a sigh of relief.
The California trip is quickly approaching.  We leave Wednesday eve.  Usually by this time I've at least made a packing list.  I've been too busy doing yard work.  Got 20 bags of mulch down.  Bought 6 more today and I could use many, many more.  A bag of mulch sure doesn't go far.
A few more pics from the gardens.  The irises have started to bloom and they are simply beautiful.

Sweet Siberian iris.  One of my favorites.
I have never had more than a few flowers on my dogwood tree.  I am thrilled this year.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


denise said...

enjoy your trip!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

I don't know what I loved more about your posting today! all of those puggles, the fact that you fly {not me no way no how, broom only thankyouverymuch} or all of those flowers! esp love the dogwood, so pretty in pink!

Saundra said...

Cute tee shirt!!!!! All the pups were adorable and bet people found them all irresistible. I'd need someone to help me put on those 'big girl panties' and drag me screaming to get in that plane. Enjoy California.

Julia said...

I hope that you'll show us pictures of your mulched gardens. ( When you have time) ... I finally had time to do a bit of garden clean up yesterday until my little great grandson, Cypress came to visit and wanted to spend some time with me. Of course, the gardens can wait a bit longer.

Lovely pugs pictures and it's interesting to see the different colors.

Have a fun safe trip Lauren. The most important thing you can pack in the car is "you".

Hugs, Julia
Hugs, Julia

Jacqueline said...

What a busy weekend..have a good time in Cal.

acorn hollow said...

love the t shirt! Is that circle all roses? It looks like a labyrinth which I love.
have fun on your trip.
and I do remember and honor them.

Prims By The Water said...

They dont make girly panties big enough for me to get in a plane anymore. The pics sure are pretty though! Those iris' are so bee~u~tee~full! At my old house I had every color in the rainbow of them. Janice

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous day, fun pups and pretty flowers! Looks like time more than well spent! :-)

Farm Girl said...

Belle my son's girlfriend loves pugs and had to leave her's when she came to the U.S. He is still with her Mom. We sit and read your posts, and she looks at all of your pictures. I will show her this one. She is so interested in pug rescue. Someday. I wish we weren't going to have a bit of a warm up when you get here. Hopefully it will cool right off so you have a wonderful visit. We put down mulch yesterday too. Earnestine is a doll.
Have a safe trip.