December 7, 2017

Holiday Gift Idea For Pet Lovers: The Grumbly Pug By Jennifer Niland Wright (with a discount code!!)

Over the weekend, I was contacted by a publisher who wanted to send me a free autographed, hardcover 1st edition copy of a book titled The Grumbly Pug

I normally never do this sort of post on the blog, but I cannot resist a book about an adorable pug!

As you all know, we adore our three pugs.

November 26, 2017

Blogville Christmas Gift Exchange: Pressies for BabyBelle Pug From Speedy The Cheeky House Bunny

Hi Friends!

#MaddiethePug, BabyBelle Pug and Castiel Pug are excited this year because they were able to participate in the Blogville Christmas Gift Exchange sponsored by Oreo.

If you did not know, Blogville is a group of pet bloggers that network and share their pet's lives with each other. It is a lot of fun! Participants of the gift exchange are given a partner (like a Secret Santa) and have to purchase a gift for each other (minimum $10). We could not participate last year because we moved from Louisiana to Boston, but this year, all three pugs have partners.

October 24, 2017

10 MORE Horror Movies That Don't Suck (Ones You Should Watch On Halloween)

Remember oh say, two years ago, when I wrote a post all about ten horror movies that I loved, I claimed to be the queen of all things scream and I went on and on and ON about myself being some horror movie aficionado?


Not even the part where I go on and on and ON about myself?

Which is like 99.9% of the time?

Well, I wrote a post a few Halloweens back and you should check it out:

And then, promptly return to read this post which gives the gift that keeps on giving, i.e. 10 MORE Horror Movies That Don't Suck. You see, I want you to have something to watch on the boob tube while you enjoy your delicious sugary treats whilst sniffing away at the cheap polyester Walmart flammable costume you Boo-ed in all night.


October 8, 2017

There Will Be Rock Concerts In Heaven, Marie Antoinette

I received a phone call from my mom in Louisiana this morning that has laid heavy on our hearts all day. My first pet of my own, my little dog that I adopted my very first year of law school, that bore the name of my favorite historical French figure, Marie Antoinette, passed away today. 

I realize I never spoke about her much on the blog. She lived with my parents after our last move and remained with them when we moved to Boston. Her health was very poor and I did not think it fair to bring her on such a long road trip. 

Nettie loved her MeeMaw and PeePaw and she adored Military Husband at first sight (just like her mommy). She loved curling up with Military Husband.

She was #MaddiethePug's first friend in Louisiana and she quickly became Maddie's best friend. 

She loved eating poppy corn and having rock concerts with her Daddy (Fall Out Boy's Dance, Dance was one of her favorite songs). Military Husband would tell you she had great taste in music.

I am going to miss her so much, and I wish I could have been there with her when she crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She had my back in law school and was always there to protect me. I keep thinking about her and how she was such a big part of my life as a young woman.

We will miss you Nettie and never forget you.

Marie Antoinette

With a very sad heart, I am,

July 9, 2017

Summer Vacation, Visiting My Family & Yes, I Missed Boston

I am back from Summer Vacation! We returned Sunday afternoon totally exhausted. If you were not aware, we drove from Boston, Mass on Saturday, June 24 to visit my family in Louisiana. Unfortunately, flying really is not an option with three pugs, so we did a road trip instead. It was actually a lot of fun and I like to think I keep Military Husband entertained.

Our first stop, Saturday evening, was Winchester, Virginia to spend the night in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. 

The majestic and beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

June 19, 2017

My Ratchet Life Lately: Boston Edition

Since I have not written on my blog in forever and a million years, I thought I would write a little about what I have been up to lately. 

Because really though, who does not want to know about my exciting life?

I mean it is all about ME here, people!

But truly, I digress.

Here is my My Ratchet Life Lately: Boston Edition.