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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

365 Days


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.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I woke up with every intention to post something yesterday before our holiday celebration got underway, but somehow I ran out of time.

We definitely have a lot to be thankful for and one of the things that is high on my list is all the wonderful pug lovers I have met through this site. When I started this website, I never imagined that I would meet so many wonderful people.

Last night, as we were digesting all our turkey, we strolled down memory lane, looking at pictures and videos and there were lots of Solsey. Since today is black friday I thought I would share again one of my favorite videos of my one and only black pug.

The video is quite long, but it gets very interesting around the 3:40 mark when Sol gets in on the action and surprises us all with her cheerio catching skills. To me, this video embodies so much of Sol's personality. She was always up for anything and she never let anything get in her way. She could adapt to any situation. Her age, the fact that half of her jaw was removed or anything else never got in her way.

Catching Cheerios from obp on Vimeo.

Also, here is the original post.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010



I was looking through pictures recently and I came across this one of Sol resting her head on a stuffed Reese's Peanut Butter Cup dog toy. Two of my favorite things right there, Solsey and peanut butter cups (Solsey more than peanut butter cups, of course). I sure do miss that little one.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Solsey’s Painting


Roberta, the winner of the Sol Painting raffle, sent along this picture last week letting me know the painting of Sol was delivered. Thanks, Roberta, for sharing the picture.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. We are expecting more gorgeous weather this weekend, so hopefully we will have time to take the pugs on some sort of outdoor adventure.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sol Painting Raffle


Just a reminder, there is less than a week left to enter the raffle for the painting above of Sol that benefits the Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund.

Complete raffle details, along with how to enter can be found here.

If you have purchased a raffle ticket and have not received your raffle numbers from me yet, please leave a comment below.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Sol's Painting

When we thought of the idea to have Grammy paint a picture of Sol to raffle off, we had one condition for Grammy. She must paint two pictures. We knew once we saw the finished painting we would never be able to part with it. So, we doubled Grammy's workload. Lucky, for us she was more than willing to paint two portraits.

The photo above show's Solsey's painting hanging in our living room.

Also, I updated the original raffle post to note that the painting size is 12" x 12".

You can enter the raffle to win the painting of Sol here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sol Painting Raffle


We asked Solsey's talented Grammy is she would be kind enough to paint a picture of Sol that we could raffle off to benefit the Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund. Grammy happily complied and I am very happy to announce the raffle for this one of a kind Solsey painting (pictured above).

Here's how the raffle works:

And incase you were wondering here is a little bit about the artist of the painting.

Artist Sheryl Pascal Gormley currently works in both watercolor and acrylics. Her awards include numerous cash prizes as well as ribbons. She is also an accomplished photographer and writer. 'Almost Scared to Death', her current novel, is nearing completion. The illustrations for her four children's books are in the final stages. As President of Ormond Writers' League she was largely responsible for getting the members to complete an anthology. Her cover photograph was taken on Daytona Beach, Florida. The paperback book, 'Peanut Butter and Jellyfish', is a collection of diverse short stories, published in 2003, available from InfinityPublishing.com

Purchase Raffle Tickets


If you have any questions, let me know.

Thank you for your continued support!

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