Monday, May 1, 2017


On my 80th birthday, my daughters, Mary and Erin bought me little "Buddy."  It was only a short time ago that I had lost little companion for 12 years.  It's funny how you think you can never love another as much as you did ...but over and over it's been proven to me that there is alway "room for one more".. 

Buddy had never been groomed yet when this picture was taken..AND he has grown a another picture will be posted soon.  He is the very first male dog I have ever owned..and maybe it's just my Buddy..but he is a notorious chewer..and so far he has chewed or TRIED to chew nearly everything, Furniture, and not just any furniture..ANTIQUES!  Shoes, pencils, clothing, torn up floral arrangements he takes from table top.

He can jump from the floor straight up to the back of the couch and often overshoots and hits the window and falls behind the couch..comes out looking puzzled!  
He can jump up on table..(I think he is part kangaroo!) we have to put everything in the guest room and close the door.
IS THIS A YORKIE TRAIT..or is it a MALE dog thing.

He is house broke..and the new doggie door is a God send...bless the one who thought that one up.

....and this is my little great granddaughter "Zoe"..
She is the second grand child of  my fifth child, Erin.  Her first birthday was just a few days before Easter Sunday 2016.  She has just learned to walk and is showing off her little Tutu.  I bought her a 1959 Roadster for her first birthday!  :)  One of those that she can drive when she is older and can also be driven using the remote by an adult.  
Her little brother, Roman who is 4 said.."Grandma..we can share..right??" when he saw the little white car..
"HAPPINESS" is written on the corner of the little windshield!  
I DO love having a large family..and tons of grands.



  1. Mona, I am so happy to see you blogging again. I have missed you. I did not know about sweet little Mele, but it seems as if Buddy is keeping you occupied. I never heard of a dog jumping like that. But my sister has had only cocker spaniels so I don't really know a lot about dogs.

    Your little great-grand is adorable. So sweet in her little tutu.

    Have a good day! Sending you lots of love.

  2. Oh Mona, I am so glad to see you blogging again - I have missed you dear friend.
    First, your Buddy is quite the little guy. He is so darn cute, I could just give him lots of hugs and kisses.
    Your g granddaughter is so cute in her tutu - aren't kids great.

    How is Howard? Hope he is fine and you too.

    Enjoy your Buddy and have a wonderful week, sweet friend.


  3. Awww, what cuties! Pup and great-grand! Sounds like Buddy is keeping you on your toes! So glad you're blogging again. A new pup makes life happier, that's for sure!

  4. have a new pupster to keep you cheered up and moving! lol He sounds like he is part kangaroo! lol
    Your little zoe is just darling. She is as cute as a bug! Enjoy that big family of yours all that you can! xo Diana

  5. Oh my is Buddy adorable . . .
    How much does he weigh now . . ..
    I am sure you know how happy I am that you have come back.
    Even if it is only every once in awhile . . .
    And then we get to see your beautiful great grand children too.
    Such a beautiful family you have!

  6. So wonderful to see you post again, Mona! I've missed you, as I'm sure many have.

    Buddy is darling but I know the chewing isn't. Hopefully he will mature or you will come up with something brilliant. :)

    Your kids, grands and great grandchildren are beautiful! I now have 3 of my own and another on the way---all in 2 years! I feel very blessed, if not a bit tired sometimes! Ha!

    Sending a hug,

    Jane x

  7. yay...another mona post! i was so happy to see this. omg...buddy is the cutest! so is little zoe! i can't wait to get a grandchild!

  8. she is so cute and just adorable in that tutu... Buddy is also adorable. I don't think it is a male thing, it is just the personality, we have had one male that chewed and 2 that did not and 1 female that chewed..

  9. Lots of preciousness in this post! Happy to hear from you my friend! Have a wonderful day! HUGS!

  10. Mona! Welcome back! It is ever so good to hear from you! Big hugs and we are SO happy for you to open your heart to your adorable Buddy! This has made my day!

  11. What a sweet little dog! I'm so glad you get to love him. His overshooting his couch jumps made me smile.


  12. Your little buddy is a cute dog. Your great granddaughter is just adorable. Glad to see you posting once again. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  13. Hello Mona, it's always good to find another blog post from you. So sorry to learn about Mele, but your new little "Buddy" is sure to win your heart once he stops chewing everything in sight! Your granddaughter is very precious and sweet.

  14. I love your new little dog Mona. He's really cute, but I hope he soon settles down and stops chewing. I had a Yorkie terrier, male, called Dusty, but he never chewed anything! I suppose they are all different, aren't they.

  15. I am so glad to see that you are back blogging again! I thought about
    you just yesterday when I was opening a bag of potting soil and jumped back as I remembered the bag of soil that you opened quite a while back that was "buggy". Luckily I didn't see any bugs in my bag. I had planned on checking your blog last night and forgot about it until just now.

    Your little Buddy dog is a cute little guy. I have only ever had male dogs, but I think they probably act different than females. We still have our Fuzzy Pom. He had to have 9 teeth pulled a couple of months ago. He came through it all just fine, and is now even more active than before.

    Your great grand daughter Zoe is so sweet in her little pink tutu.

    It's so good that you are back. I'm looking forward to reading your posts again.

    Susie D.

  16. You have the most beautiful family members! The tutu is perfect. Glad you felt like posting.

  17. I'm so happy you have a new Little Buddy! And that grand in her tutu! Oh, my!
    I do so hope you will continue to drop a line or two and keep blogging. We all love to see how you're doing!


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