Friday, June 27, 2014


Today, my darling Tallulah and Petunia turn 7. I can't believe it has been 7 years already. It seems like just last week that they came to live with me as squeeful bundles of joy, despite looking grumpy. 
Tallulah and Petunia

Petunia and Tallulah
Through trips to the emergency vet (usually eye problems), thousands of miles on road trips, dozens of outfits and dog beds; through pounds of homemade dog food, hundreds of pills, thousands of dollars in vet bills; through job (and lack of job) stress, personal losses and victories and hours and hours of school work, they have been my joy. They were the reason I got up in the morning when I was unemployed, then when I was incredibly depressed. They are why I rescue and volunteer.

To the dogs who made me fall in love with pugs, you are my heart. 

Tallulah and Petunia
I love you more than words can express. 
May you live many more healthy and happy years with me.

Love, mom


  1. Happy birthday girls!!! And your mom is right, why are puppy pugs so grumpy looking? :-)

  2. That middle picture- to die for! Happy Birthday, friends! You two are for sure a couple of celebrities and we are so glad we got to know you through blogville! :) I know you'll celebrate in style.

  3. Happy birthday Tallulah and Petunia!

  4. Happy Birthday Girls!!!!! Love the snuggle picture.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  5. Happy birthday, lovely ladies, may you have dozens more!

    Love, Gampy

  6. Happy birthday Tallulah and Petunia!
    We hope you were spoiled ... more than usual!!!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  7. happy b day, 7 is young! We are 13, 12, 11, 7 and 2

    retro rover

  8. Happy (belated) Birthday, you lovely ladies! Glad to hear you are bringing so much joy to your mom - that's what we pugs do, right? :)