Friday, January 31, 2014


Hello again everybody! In case you didn't already know today is Friday, guess what? Today is Friday. And that means it's me, Dutch. I suppose I'm Dutch on all the other days too. But I only get to be me here on Fridays.

Anywho. Reading about everyone's joy last week made me very warm and pink inside. Pug will never admit to feeling pink, but I know he felt it too.

Now that I'm 10, I like to thing about things. Big lifey things. Like joy. And joy's cousin, hope. Google says hope is when you want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true. I don't know about you, but I hope all the time.

The thing about hope is it's a bit like a trip to the dogfood store. Sometimes there's a bucket full of cookies on the counter and the lady behind the thing gives you many, many tasty things to eat. Sometimes the bucket has nothing but crumbs, or there is no lady (or no bucket!) and you don't even get crumbs. 

Hope won't make crumbs any less crummy, but it will make going to the dogfood store extremely exciting. Every. Single. Time.

That's why I think hope is just as big a thing as joy. You never know when life's going to give you cookies or crumbs or nothing at all. But hope will keep going back to the bucket again and again, even when the checkstand is closed.

Love + Fuzzies,


PS: I won't think so much next week. Dying to show you my a-maz-ing new sweater!!


Meredith LeBlanc said...

Oh, sweet Dutchy, we are big, big fans of hope! We're with you on this one and can't wait to see your new sweater.

Hugs & Kisses!

Meredith & Scarlet

Anonymous said...


I love Hope. I even live in a state with the word Hope on the flag!!! I hope that you and Puglet and thumbs have a great weekend!!

Anonymous said...

You're an inspiration Dutch. Keep up the good work on Fridays. I'm sure Puglet is enjoying his 4-day work week:) I wish I had that:)

Noodles said...

Nail on the head, Dude. I hope all the time and try not to dwell on the disappointment when it does not work out.
Love Noodles

Maggie and Lucy the Pugs in Dallas said...

WOW are amazing! You really made us think today. Thanks so much for being you! Can't wait for next Friday and to see your new sweater.

Ollie said...

You're not just another super-handsome spotted guy, but an intellectual as well!
I cannot say the same for my self.
I'm 12 in May but my thoughts are not so deep.
I spend my time pondering stuff like, "What happened to my snack?" and "Where did that evil fly come from?".

Paula from DE said...

I cannot wait to see your new sweater!

Katie F. said...

This was the perfect thread for me today. I needed that! Thanks Dutch!

Anonymous said...

Wow Dutch! You sure have a smart head, along with being a handsome head as well. We believe in hope too...hope mama has cookies in that bag, hope she didn't forget to buy broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, etc. hmmm we hope a lot about food. Looking forward to seeing your new sweater.

Licks and hugs,
Ladybug, Fannie May and Holly Berry

Eddie the Pug and his Mom said...

I want to meet the rest of Joy's family!
Thanks so much Dutch,
Eddie the Pug

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to see such handsome boy on Fridays : )

Joy and Hope.

Sammy and Neko

Anonymous said...

Gosh, it's great to have you back, Amanda. I really enjoy your posts and am so grateful you are back online. Take care and thanks for making my days better!

Patty in SLO

Those Jersey Shore Puggles said...

hope is what had us coming back to the blog even when you guys weren't back yet.

Roxi, Riley & Lea