Friday, November 23, 2012
For black friday, I wanted to share a picture of Sol that always cracks me up. What I love about this picture it is shows just how much of a ham Sol was and how she was pretty much up for anything!
If you want to stroll down memory lane here are some Sol stories shared on the blog.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Two years ago today we said goodbye to Sol. This is a milestone that I was worried about because it means that Sol has now been gone longer than she was with us.
While we only had 15 months to share with Sol, I know that she lived a full life and I am even prouder that her memory lives on with the Central Florida Pug Rescue's Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund.
So far over $2,300 has been raised to help the hospice pugs of Central Florida Pug Rescue. And if those pugs are anything like Solsey, which I know they are, they are living out their golden years in grand style. And that is because of the loyal OBP readers. Your support of Sol, Benjamin, Henry and Luna over the years has been tremendous and I can't thank you enough for helping the memory of Solsey live on through your generous donations.
Say what you want about pug people, but they are some of the nicest and caring people I know. Thank you for supporting Sol. I don't have words to express how grateful I am for all your support.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Luna has taken a liking to Sol's favorite dog bed. The bed still sits under my desk in my office even though Sol hasn't hunkered down in it for a nap in almost 2 years and I haven't even worked from home for almost a year.
Whenever I am in the office tinkering around, Luna makes a point to find the spotted bed and snore away at my feet just like Solsey used to do.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Sol Playing from obp on Vimeo.
Monday, September 12, 2011
I recently found out that today is National Pet Memorial Day. So, I thought I would post a picture of Solsey today and give an update on the Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund. As of this writing, $2,298.90 has been raised to help support the senior pugs of Central Florida Pug Rescue.
I think that is awesome! To me, Solsey was the perfect example of how to live your golden years to the fullest. I hope her fund helps the senior pugs of CFPR do the same.
None of this could be possible without all the loyal Solsey supporters and the good folks at CFPR. Thank you all for letting Solsey's memory live on in such a positive way!
Also, on a different note, I have extended the deadline for submissions to the 2012 Calendar Contest to September 17, 2011. I'm looking forward to your submissions.
Friday, July 8, 2011
I always talk about how much of an impact that Sol has had on my life, how she taught me so many things in her subtle ways. But, I think Sol impacted Luna as well.
Solsey had a calming effect on Luna. Since the day we adopted her, Luna was always a very nervous dog. Loving, but still nervous.
After spending time with Sol, Luna significantly calmed down a bit. She seemed to trust us even more. It was like Luna and Sol could relate. They both came into our home in similar circumstances and Sol told Luna it was OK. Relax. You're good now. Solsey conveyed something to Luna that humans could not.
In addition to helping Luna heal, Sol also taught Looney a few tricks. Before Sol, Luna would eat almost anything we put in her bowl. Sometimes begrudgingly, but she ate it nonetheless. Solsey taught Luna that if you don't like what is in your bowl, object. Heck, Solsey demonstrated how to object quite frequently.
And Solsey has taught Luna well. Luna continues to object to her mid day meals to this day. At lunch time, the pugs get a little bit of kibble. Since Luna has a hard time chewing the kibble, we give her a little bit of wet dog food. Well, there are a few flavors that Luna does not care for. When we figured out that Luna did not like those flavors we did not continue to buy them anymore. But, we didn't want what we had on hand to go to waste, so we would put down the food and if Luna objected, we would top the food with a tiny bit of cat food. Luna would then happily gobble down her food.
Well, what a big mistake that was! Now, at lunch, the little miss, sniffs her food bowl and if there is no cat food on top, she walks to the center of the kitchen and stares at you, wagging her little tail. She'll look at you, then look at the cat bowl, then back at you. And until you put a dab of cat food on top of her food she will not eat.
I'm sure Solsey could not be prouder!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the day we said goodbye to Solsey. In the days that have passed since she left us, I don't think one day has gone by without someone sharing a funny Solsey story or some related anecdote. To say that she left an impression on us would be an understatement.
The hardest part about this milestone for me is that I know that in just a short 3 months, that Solsey will have been gone for as long as we had her. It was a worry of mine early on that I would forget the little things that made Sol Sol. I worry a little less about that now, because it has been a year and I know that even though she only spent a short time with us, she certainly left a lasting impact.
In the picture, with Sol's urn, is her paw print set in plaster of paris. The vet tech made it for us and when we picked up Sol's ashes they gave it to us. Words cannot express how grateful I am for that little paw print. It was such a surprise, and such a unique gift. I felt bad asking if it was really Solsey paw print. I just couldn't believe that someone would think of something so special. Of course, they assured me it was indeed her own paw print and I am so very thankful to them for being so thoughtful on that blur of a day.
To celebrate Solsey's life, I would like to share a few of our favorite Sol moments. The list would not be complete without one infamous spaghetti post. Spaghetti reminds me so much of Solsey, that we have not had it since she passed. I can't even consider making it without having the whirling dervish around.
In addition to celebrating Sol with our favorite moments, don't forget about the Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund. In the year since she passed $2,244 has been raised to support the hospice pugs at Central Florida Pug Rescue. Like Solsey, those pugs are making the most of their golden years. Any donation, big or small, honors the memory of Sol and supports the senior pugs at CFPR.
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