Tuesday, April 2, 2013


So... I don't know exactly what's been going on around here. I know my human went from being not-so-great to really really not good at all. There's been a lot of lying down and I think the L-word came up again (uhm, that's Lupus). Everything in our house with an on button has been off since last time I was here.

Oh. And the TWO POUNDS of bacon Frank gave me is trapped in the freezer because the only one around here with thumbs is too (whatever) to cook. Even with Chef Annie's supereasy bacon instructions.


And that's pretty much it. Not that great. Or even good. But my human is finally ok enough to do stuff again so of course I put LET PUG USE FREAKING THUMBS at the top of her to do list. Ok, maybe I ate the to do list and my human's brain is too gimpy to remember anything that was on it. Doesn't matter. Yesterday The DP turned four and I think you'll all agree that life was sooooo much better back when I was daily.

So. We're going back to daily. Like in the morning. Just like it used to be. I probably won't have much to say and maybe I'll have to take pictures of my own toes or something until life gets back to normal around here -- but I know being back will be a good thing.

See you tomorrow.

PS: thank Miley's mom for making the comments happen when all our on buttons were off.


Hugo the Portland Pug said...

YAY you're back!!!!!

We've been checking to see when the next post would pop up! We are very sorry that things have been not so good but relived to hear from you! We hope you get some major answers soon! Big hugs and very happy about hearing from you daily! <3

Hugo the Portland Pug

Suki said...

Hi Pug,
Sooo glad to hear from you! Mom & I have been busy sending everyone at Casa de Pug positive juju, thoughts & prayers.

Hope Amanda continues to feel better! If we can do anything, please let us know!

Hugs & More Hugs,
Suki & Suki's Mom

Barbara said...

DP daily again!


We are sorry that your mom has felt punk, but after that big old project, she probably never wants to do another project ever again.

What she needs is Pug and Dutch time. Lots of it. And an extra person to make BACON. If I had your address (hint, hint thumbs), I could send you ALREADY COOKED BACON.

Kisses to Dutch!

MochiMachoMarshmallow said...

So happy to see you back. We've been checking everyday and sending JUJU to your human.

from the M3 crew

Hal and Opal said...

OMG! We are so happy that you, Dutch and your human are ok. We were so worried about you.

Love, Hal and Opal in Seattle


Please please take care of yourself. Hope you feel better soon.

Karin (Hal and Opal's mom)

Bailey and Buddy said...


Jac said...

Sooo glad you're back.. Was praying for thumbs. Make sure she gets the rest she needs to get stronger.
Love you guys.

Jac said...

Glad to have you back. Take good care of thumbs.

Love you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

So happy you guys are here today! Sending thumbs lots of licks & wags to get better soon. Take care!

Jac said...

Glad you are back!!!!
Pictures of toes are fun.
Love you guys.

Rachel's Thoughts said...

Don't worry Puglet, there's a lot of being sick going around. I am sick for the second time in 2 months. Reading your dailies will certainly brighten the day. Hope Amanda stays well. :) Glad you guys are back!

Pearl and Tessa said...

Wow, so nice to hear from you, sounds like you are on the mend. Missed you. We love you, and now we know things will be ok.

Sending even more JuJu. Glad to know Amanda isn't broken.

Becky said...

We were all getting so worried - so glad your back up and running!

Shari said...

We are glad that everything is getting better. Just take it slow and take care of yourselves.

Shari and Rascal

Meeko Pug said...

YAY!!!! WOOHOOO!!!! Puglet and Dutch are back! Cant begin to tell you how much I missed you guys! I cant wait to see your toes!!!

Oh yeah, Ms. Amanda, I guessed we missed your thumbs..I mean you!

Hugs and Pug Love

Jennifer K. said...

I feel your pain, literally. I also have a "lupus-like" disorder. They call it connective tissue disease. Makes my joints ache and I didn't want to move cause it hurt too much. I have noticed that I feel worse when the barometric pressure goes up or down. After years of pills and no relief, I finally found a doctor and a drug that works. I got my life back. I highly recommend looking for a new rheumatologist if you are not getting any results. I very much enjoy the antics of Puglet and Dutch. Take care of you!
Jennifer K. from Minnesota

Bruno and Diesel said...

Hooray hooray hooray!! We check for you like a million times a day; wow is it nice to not see the bacon post with Frank's picture. We love Frank, but we miss our Puglet & Dutch & the Thumbs that make it all happen =)
Can't wait til tomorrow, even if it's just photos of your toes. Pug toes are pretty darn cute!
Love always, Bruno & Diesel ♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

Puglet, Dutch and Amanda, This makes me so happy and I don't care what you say, it has to be better than this enormous void without you. If it was awful for me it was probably much more difficult for you but I hope that is over and things get better for you in every possible way. It can't hurt to hope. Wishing you the very best!

Anonymous said...

ps happy four and i just plain love you

Paula from DE said...

Happy Four Years! Love you guys!

Abby the Pug said...

Yeah! So happy to hear you're back. We've missed your posts!!

Mercy said...

Oh boy, are we happy to see you guys again, been soooo worried. Happy Birthday to the D.P. !! Please tell thumbs not to push it to much. #1 priority is thumbs caring for herself. We love you guys sooooo much! Picture is supercute; didn't know Dutch could jimmy!
Kisses, kisses,
PS. I like toes too.

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Yippeeeee!!! We're thrilled to see you!!! We're sending you love and super juju!!!

Meredith & Scarlet

Adrienne said...

Oh yayyyyyyy!!! Amanda you're back!!!!! I'm soooooo sooooo soooo soooooooo happy x 100000000000! LadyBug & I are doing the happy dance...right now - and in honour of Dutch, we are dancing to Justin Bieber right now.

Hope you continue to recover!!!!

Love lots,
Adrienne & LadyBug

Anonymous said...

YIPEEEE and Happy Dance!!!!! So glad to see you back, we were all so worried about things at the Casa.

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Yay!! We were getting worried about everyone at Casa de Puglet!!

Sending lots of love and juju to your human so that she continue to feel better!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Brutus & Ellie

Southern Fried Pugs said...

We are very happy you're not dead yet. We were seriously worried that you burned down the house or were back in the hospital. Please focus on taking care of yourself, Daily Puglet or not. Nothing is worth your health!

That said, we are glad to see a post from you, just to know that you're still alive!

Anonymous said...

Yay and Happy 4th Birthday to the DP!!! :-) Wishing you cake, ice cream, bacon, and all good stuff! Thank you for giving me 4 years of smiles. The DP is such a happy place. Love the 3 of you! Pug Hugs, Megan F. & Lola the Pug
Ps- we would love to see those fuzzy toes!

Buddy said...

Yay!!!!! Happy 4th to the DP and so very happy that no one has died at casa de puglet. Phew!!! Pug, pics of your toes would be fine with us.

Unknown said...

So very happy you are doing better!
Wondering about the SoCal gallery?

pugsmom said...

Puglet, Dutch and Amanda, PTL you are back!!!!! We are so happy to see your new post. All that matters is that you are better and taking care of yourself. We missed you soooooo much. Continued prayers and happy thoughts sending your way. We are trying out that happy dance everyone is talking about. Snort, snort.
Phoebe and the pug pack in Oregon

Anonymous said...

I'm Charlie the Pug's human and I found out I had a mild form, or low level, lupus about a million years ago! I had one really crummy flare----so exhausted I could barely walk from one room to another, hair loss, soreness everywhere! Well when it was OVER, and it does finally pass, you will find you can't imagine you were that exhausted!

The biggest trigger is stress and too much sun. Heaven knows you have been stressed to the max! Please try to ignore all the nay sayers----if at all possible! Those people will never be worth your health.

Jasper, Sarge, and Pepper said...

I'm so glad you are back! That pic of frank is pretty darned cute, but we miss you and Dutch. We wish we lived closer, We'd come get you and take you on hikes, but We're in Maine and that's about as far away as we could be. Love, Jasper and Sarge
P.s. I know my profile says Jasper and Megan but she went to the rainbow bridge in February and we're not ready to change her picture yet.

Loring Gibson said...

Definitely happy to read this and know you all are still in this world. As always, sending you the best juju and every other positive vibe.

Jojo's mom, Katie said...

So glad you guys are back! Everyone was so worried!

Rocky, UK said...

Yay! So happy to see you and Dutch again. Much love and mojo to your human xxxx

AllyB said...

Such a thrill to see your face in my Twitter feed this morning! Please take care of Thumbs. Sounds like she could use some extra loves. Sniffs to you and Dutch.
Love you all, LittleDog

Michele said...

Genuinely relieved to hear from you! While it sounds like there is a bit of journey left to be had on the road to recovery, your stopping by is deeply appreciated! The sentiments already expressed are worth repeating...number one priority is for thumbs to take care of herself. Snuggle close, Puglet & Dutch. You are the greatest healing blankets your mom can have.
Michele (Eddie's minion)

Sammy and Neko said...

OH my Puggies!!!!!!! You are alive!!!!!! We will keep sending pug juju to you till all is perfectly good.

Missed you.... don't scare us like this EVER again, please.

Hugs and juju and kisses and farts!

Those Jersey Shore Puggles said...

Oh Puglet, we are so glad your buttons are turned "on" again. We missed you soooooooooooooooo much!

Miss Amanda ... LISTEN UP!!... you take things slowly for a long, long while until you are really feeling better. We love you and really care about you. We don't like it when you are sick and turned "off".

Roxi, Riley & Lea

Heather said...

So glad you're back. I was getting very worried about your human! Make sure she takes care of herself Puglet, and try not to be so hard on her.. :)

Maggie and Lucy the Pugs from Dallas said...

Oh man...life is good again! So glad you guys are back and even happier your human is better! We know the world is a better place now. Can't wait for pics of your toes or just anything from you Puglet...it's all good as long as we hear from the Casa!

beebop said...

I'm so happy you're back!

Patty said...

Yay!I'm happy to see you are back, Pug! and Dutch! and Miss Amanda!

Hugs from NJ.


Minnie and Max Pugs said...

Did somebody say bacon?

Minnie and Max Pugs said...

Dud somebody say bacon?

Eddie the Pug and his Mom said...

Time sure flies! We were with you from the beginning four years ago:) Puglet, and Dutch, please continue to take good care of your momma because she a sooper special lady!
Pug Hugs,
Your Pal Eddie

Butch and Sundance said...

Yippeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! YOU ARE BACK! EXTREME butt wiggling going on here!! We really missed you, and have been thinking of you and praying that everything was okay!! More snorts and licks, and lots of JuJu heading your way.

Butch and Sundance said...

Yipppppeeee.....we were so worried about you. We are doing the EXTREME Happy Dance with lots of butt wiggling. Sending you lots of licks and snorts and tons of JuJu.

Stella & Roark, zee piggies said...

Stay close to your human. She needs the nagging attention you give her. We know the freezer will open soon and the smell of bacon will wake you.
Did you know the thumbs called "dew claws" that some of us have really don't work? Not fair is it.
we have missed you.
Stella and Roark and the family thumb human.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! We sure are glad things are looking up! Miss Amanda you take care of yourself. Pug and Dutch you look great!! The DP makes my day!! Major JUJU heading your way. Grumpy, Chunky, Barnie and Bella.See you tomorrow!!

Janice, 2 Pugs and a Boxer Mix said...

Oh Puglet, Dutch and Amanda,
We have been so worried. We are so very glad to have you back. Please take care of yourself.

Sorry Gnat said...

Pug and Owner of Pug Prayers coming over on the horizon; look up beyond the bacon level of the freezer, you may catch a few.

Sincere best wishes

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better. Totally missed your cute face Puglet.


King Edward the Pug

Harry the pug from Oz said...

YAY so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So happy THUMBS is back! Take it easy and don't do too much too soon. You gotta take care of #1 (I mean you not the little Dude & Spots) :)

Ann, Fro, Molly & Cleo

Jaco said...

Oh Puglet it's so good to hear from you and see you and Dutch hanging out together. Missed you much and am so happy that my inbox will be filled once again with DP goodness. And bacon goodness - well, I guess I'll have to get that vicariously, there's no bacon here. Much love to your momma!

Annie and her Mom said...

Puglet and Dutch, so glad your human is back. Hope she continues to feel better, and that stress doesn't knock her down.

Don't eat too many peeps...don't want you to get sick now. Your human doesn't need sick pupsters because all of her energy needs to focus on getting better.

Glad you're back. ♥

Anonymous said...

YEA, we are so happy to have you back!!! We looked every day and waited because we knew you would be here when you could.
Please take care and get better soon Amanda. Love to you all!!!
Pearl, Mac, Trixie and our human Sherry

Sabrina PugTails said...

I missed you!!!!!

Unknown said...

SO glad you are back, Puglet. The world isn't the same without your posts!

Glad Thumbs is feeling better too!!

Patty Robinson said...

This is for Amanda:
Please listen to me carefully.
I just spent the weekend in the ER and Cardiac Unit with my husband and I want you to consider something: Stress on the job. I know you don't think of this labor of love as a job, but it is and I want you to know that NO JOB is worth your ONE AND ONLY GOOD HEALTH. PLEASE take care of yourself. NOTHING else matters. I don't care what strangers say (in a negative way)- none of it matters. YOU matter. Take the time to be good to yourself. YOU DESERVE IT!!

End of speech!

Patty Robinson
San Luis Obispo, CA

Miley said...

Miley here,
My "thumbs" are fat and hit delete instead of publish on a nice comment by Butch and Sundance. Here it is:

BY the way, I forgot to thank Miley's Mom yesterday...I was soooooo excited to see the puglet back in town, I forgot to thank Miley's Mom. Thank you Miley's Mom, sending you big pug snorts and wiggles :)

Sorry about that Butch and Sundance