Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Letter to My Kids

Today is the day for our peeps to write a letter to Us!
Take it way Mom!




My Dear Bailey Man

When you walked In the door almost 12 years ago, you entered like you owned the place. A pug puppy with 3 older pugs in the house. Now you are the oldest pug in the family and you have earned your spot at the top of the bed.
So much about you is not the typical pug - You are too tall, too long and giving and receiving affection is always on your terms not ours. But I know how much you love us and how much we love you. I love it when you let me hug you and rub your ears and I hear the contented groans come from your throat. Or when you decide to cuddle to my side at night and once again I hear your groans of contentment as you settle in place. Watching your face as you try to stay patient with little Mabel is priceless and I can't blame you for getting a little grumpy sometimes





To Little Miss Hazel

With four pugs in the house, we had no intention of getting another until I saw your face. You were already family, born to the two pugs our daughter had rescued (Sophia was pregnant already). You were just four weeks old when I first met you - your beauty was striking and I fell in love - Dad took a little more convincing. The weekend after we brought you home I had to go out of town. You stole Dad's heart while I was away, no longer sleeping in the crate, but on the bed with Dad and the others. My favorite word for you is Joyful. Waking every morning giving love and kisses. You are our dainty little lady, and also our clown. When company is over, there you are with your bone -  teasing everyone - see my bone! you can look! but don't touch! -  your tail going 90 miles an hour. Some of your antics at the obedience trials made everyone laugh, including me. 
At one trial we got a compliment I will always remember. Not about how well we performed but "I can tell you have a great relationship with your dog". That meant the world to me. Thank you for accepting Greta and now Mabel into our family so readily.
We love you Baby Girl!



Dear Angel Greta 
Oh Greta, the tears are falling as I write this. You were so full of life and love, I still don't understand how you could have left us so young. Losing you has been one of the most difficult things I have had to face. You taught me so much about patience, perseverance and how to live every moment to the fullest. How can I ever thank you for the devotion and love you shared in your short time with us. It was you that inspired me to start the blog, and through the blog we have met so many wonderful friends.  I don't know what I would have done without the support of all those friends when you left us. 
Thank you for loving us and guiding us to Mabel - I know you had a hand in bringing her to us.  I will love you forever and do my best to honor your memory, my Greta Pug.






Dear Mabel

I wasn't sure if my heart was ready for a new baby yet. But when I saw a picture of your momma - something in her face reminded me of our Greta. When I saw a second picture, again I saw our Greta in her eyes. It was like Greta was bringing you to us. Even then, right up until we picked you up I wasn't sure. Could I love you, would you love me?
Then we got in the car, you were on my lap, and suddenly you started smothering me with kisses. My tears flowed but they were happy tears, we loved each other from the start. 
Now here we are three weeks later. You are such a good girl. Learning things quickly, bringing laughter and joy to our home. You do some things that remind me of Greta, but you are also different in many ways. That is the way it should be, you are Mabel. Most of all you have already shown us a huge capacity for love. Welcome to our hearts and home!

Love
 Mom


26 comments:

Mark Muller said...

My tears are running, but that was written so well I bet all pugs of this world would say YES to this post. And I'm a fan of Hazel too, she is THE PUG and she is the answer of the question why we love pugs.
Easy Rider

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...am running out of water this side... &*> for the best of reasons! Blessings hugs and wags to you all, YAM-aunty xxx

LBJ said...

My mom is sniffing and said something about "dust in the air" but I know those are tears, even as she smiles. Thanks for such wonderful memories.

Abby the Lab

Wyatt said...

Lovely letters. Yes, a day for tissues and tears of joy!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Angel Payton, Donald, and Daisy's Gampy said...

Such a wonderful family captured with great love!

Love, Gampy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Moooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm WE need MORE Snot Rags in here.... HURRY UP... our eyes and noses are LEAKING all over the KEYBOARD...
HURRY up....

OMD these are BEAUTIFUL Letters... so DIFFERENT and yet so MUCH THE SAME...they all say.... YOU are EACH LOVED... UNCONDITIONALLY LOVED.. fur exactly WHO and WHAT you brought to your peeps.. OMD MOMMMMMmmmm Hurry with those Snot Rags... before we start wiping STUFFS on Each OTHER...
This is a LOVE filled Day, isn't it? We had NO idea how much we meant to our peeps. Guess we will have to start TREATing them better... and more often. Just sayin.

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WORD...MOM IS LEAKING AGAIN!! I THINK WE MIGHT NEED MORE TISSUES, OR TO QUOTE F&E SNOT RAGS!! MY MOM IS A BLUBBERING FOOL DEAR PUG MOM THIS IS SO PRECIOUS I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START.
MR. BAILEY..FORGIVE MOM FOR CALLING YOU A GIRL ONCE...'CAUSE ONE LOOK NOW TELLS US YOU A SUCH A GENT!! FOR SURE YOU DESERVE A SPECIAL SPOT ON THE BED.
HAZEL...WHAT A SWEET GIRL AND SO PRETTY. I AGREE WITH YOU MOM SHE WON A BLUE RIBBON WHEN SHE WAS TOLD ' THEY COULD TELL SHE HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HER DOG'!!
DEAR ANGEL GRETA....THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING YOUR MOM TO BLOG, THANK YOU FOR LOVING YOUR MOM WITH EVERY SINGLE PUG HAIR ON YOUR BODY.
GREAT (I STILL TYPE GREAT WHEN I MEAN GRETA) THAT IN ITSELF SPEAKS VOLUMES TO YOUR PERSONALITY AND HOW YOUR SWEETNESS WON EVERY HEART IN BLOGVILLE....FOR YO WERE A GREAT GIRL AND DESERVED GREAT LOVE.
MABEL....YOU SPREAD SUNSHINE AND SWEETNESS EVERYWHERE AND OMPs YOU HAVE ONLY BEEN HERE 3 WEEKS. I CANNOT IMAGINE ALL YOU WILL ACCOMPLISH IN A YEAR!!
THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL LETTER.
HUGS MADI YOUR BFF AND HER WET EYED MOM

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

when one door closes another always opens and just when we don't think our hearts can love again - we suddenly found a whole other spot for it to grow in.

Murphy said...

OK, you got us leaky eyed too. Or maybe a bit like Niagara Falls. Anyway, we loved your letters, so full of love. We look forward to getting to know Mabel even better. We are so glad Angel Greta sent her to you.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Dory and the Mama said...

I think that Blogville is beginning to flood a bit with all the tears falling....What wonderful letters, and we can feel all the love in your home!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Beautiful, beautiful letter. We have some tears here, too.

Julie said...

Yes, Mum's got the leaky eyes as well! Such a beautiful post, just makes us want to hug them all even more, what gorgeous pugs every one!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Chef Sasha said...

This is beautiful and also a very special day. We know how lucky we are to have such great furever homes, but it is nice to read about and share it with everyone.


Loveys Sasha

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

What beautiful letters. Losing a pet too soon in an accident stays in your heart forever. hugs.

KB Bear said...

Wonderful letters. Tears filled my eyes... the cycle of life and love is so evident in your letters. But the *love* flows out of your letters endlessly.

Ranger said...

I am just like Mr. Bailey. Da giving and receiving of affection is always on my terms. hehehe.
I loved your letter.
Wags,
Ranger

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Wow! Beautiful letters. Guys, your Mommy did great and you should be very proud of her.

Also, my Mommy says thank you for the birthday wishes yesterday.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Everyone of your pug kids has been loved to the max, and I know each of them feel it.
Your beautiful letters have left our eyes brimming with tears,. We know how much you loved all of them. Each of them so special,, including the ones from past years. Yes,, we are including them in your letters,,,because we know you did.
Thank you for sharing so much love to all the puggys,, and to all of us.
Each is a treasured jewel.
love
tweedles

Molly TheWally said...

Beautiful, really touching. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

M. K. Clinton said...

I am so choked up right now; my throat is burning and tears are running down my face. Your gang is the first group of Pugs that I've met and I just love y'all. ♥

Marty the Manx said...

You letter is heartwarming and lovely. I can't stop the tears. I love your kids and do miss Greta. I am so glad that Mabel has joined your family and brought so much joy already!
Love
Marty's Mom

tubby3pug said...

beautiful letters

retro rover

Casey said...

Momma and I are both teary at this one. We loves seeing how much these amazing pups have touched their humans' lives!

stellaroselong said...

First mom got all choked up, then hers couldn't breathe, then see just broke down and cried. We so loved hearing each story about your pugs....we feel we are part of your family.
stella rose and momma

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

What beautiful letters! I had a Mabel...she was the smartest dog I've ever had!! Scary smart! I have a feeling you are in for a great ride with yours!!!

PugSlope.com said...

These letters were all so sweet. You are all such lucky pugs to have such a loving Mom and Dad. Thank you for sharing those letters with us.

-Love,
Sid.