Monday, July 7, 2008

About Best Friends and Families

The old saying, "Man's Best Friend" should be expanded to women and kids as well. Trouble and Moses, pictured above, are the beloved dogs of The Pop'r Family. They are the doggie sons of Aunt Julie and Uncle Lynn, the Pop'r King and Queen.


A funny story--"Elizabeth" has been a given name in Aunt Julie's family for generations. Most recently, Grandma Vera, Aunt Julie, and my oldest all have been christened with the middle name Elizabeth. Since Aunt Julie is the proud mama of four boys, she couldn't partake in this family tradition. She's taken to calling Trouble, her beloved 16-year-old Springer Spaniel (that's 112 in "dog years"), "Trouble Elizabeth" in his old age. Has a certain ring to it, doesn't it?

The Boys are nesting in Aunt Julie's fabulous flower garden. Auntie J. inherited her green thumb from Grandma Vera (we've already established that I have no green thumb, although my geraniums are doing so much better--thanks for asking!). As you recall, Julie also has a knack for baking pies--most recently, Blueberry and Strawberry Rhubarb. One more thing Aunt Julie learned from her mother--how to make quilts! But more on that later this week.

A PS From Veggie Mom: The newest edition of The Carnival of Family Life is posted now on All Rileyed Up. Today's Carnival features posts on everything a SAHM could possibly be interested in, from Education, to Cooking, to Crafts, to Travel, and beyond. Of course, Yours Truly's post on Aunt Julie's Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is part of the Carnival. And, if you wish to take part in next week's Carnival, to be hosted by Suzanne over at Adventures in Daily Living, use this handy-dandy submission form.

A PS From Uncle Lynn: We're running our Second Pop'rs Giveaway ever, starting tomorrow! Stay tuned for details. Remember--the more the merrier. You, too, can be a winner!

11 comments:

All Rileyed Up said...

Moses is a fabulous dog name!

Veggie Mom said...

Yeah, he's a cutie, isn't he? His name matches his personality!

Genny said...

What an adorable picture!

Lane Boyz Mom said...

They are beautiful!!

Perez Family Spot said...

BEAUTIFUL Picture. It could be a postcard!! So pretty and I love the flowers too!

Veggie Mom said...

Genny and LB Mom: These boys ARE adorable, aren't they? They complement each other, too. Trouble, because he's a Springer, is naturally high-strung. Moses is blessed with both the Lab's relaxed nature, plus he was trained as a guide dog. He's a mellow fellow!

Veggie Mom said...

Famila Perez: I'll tell Aunt Julie about the postcard idea. She really IS a great photographer, isn't she?

Sandi McBride said...

Aren't they gorgeous? I love my animals, it is well known...my Mindylou is ten years old and blind (since she was a pup) with her own staff of seeing eye cats! No kidding! Loved this post, huts to Trouble Elizabeth in particular!
Sandi

Veggie Mom said...

Sandi: Trouble Elizabeth is deaf as a door knocker! I love that your have seeing eye cats--what a concept!

Rachel said...

What beautiful dogs!

mannequin said...

My but those boys are photogenic!
Our dogs are loyal, yes however they are also rather dull-witted and well, not so photogenic!