Friday, April 29, 2011

Flashback Friday…my best friend

I know it may seem a bit unusual to have a flashback on my second blog post, but Minnie Moo’s entry yesterday reminded me of my greatest friend, Isabella the giant schnauzer.

But before I get into that, I just want to thank everyone so much for becoming a follower of this blog and/or leaving a comment on my first post. We are just overwhelmed by the support and interest! Mom promises to take over the blog in the next week and start delving into PDE.

Ok, flashback time! On the day my parents brought me home in 2003, we made a quick pit stop over to mom’s parents’ house where I met not only my gampy and gammy, but my “Aunt” Isabella. We quickly became the best of friends. She taught me so many things, especially all of my non-pug traits (which I’ll save for another day). I was quite the handful in my young age, but Izzy kept up with me and we loved to chase each other and play bitey-face. Most of the time, Isabella was quite the grouch - very stubborn and obnoxious (alpha dog!), but with me, she was the most gentle giant. I could jump up to bite the scruff of her neck and steal toys right out of her mouth and she wouldn’t even give me a dirty look. And after I got sick, she was so comforting and understanding that I wouldn’t be myself for a while. Unfortunately, Izzy died a couple years back now, but her memory lives on!


PS.  My mom wants to apologize for the photo quality, but these are old pics that she had to scan this morning.
PPS. Ladies, I’ll see you at the Sunflower ice cream social later! You’ll soon find out that I am a big fan of ice cream cones!


Anonymous said...

Payton, Izzy loved you as her own and you brought great joy and rambunctiousness into her life; and much laughter into ours!
Gampy and Gammy

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Hi Payton! Its Sequoia and Tuni here. We love that you have a blog and how you are going to get out the word about PDE. OH and look at how cute you are under the couch we almost missed you there hee hee!

Many hugs

Noodles said...

Hi Payton - I am ready for some ICEEEE CREAMIES! How 'bout you?
Love Noodles

Wilma said...

Hi Payton, the party is getting started, it should be in full swing by tomorrow night. Can"t wait to see you!

Winston Wilbur said...

Squeeeeee a new pugger to blogville! Oh we just had to stop by and say hellos. My name is Winston Wilbur and Tuni from Sequoia and Petunia.... she is my girlfriend and that is how I found outs about you.


THE PUGLET said...

Awww. My human had giant black dogs before me & Dutch, but I never got to meet them. SO cool that you got to meet Izzy!

Please tell your humans we'll put some drugs in the mail on Monday :)

THE PUGLET said...

Uhm, my human says by drugs she means "legal dog pharmaceuticals" for your PDE.

Anakin Man said...

YEAH!!!!!! Yous bloggy is up and running! Great to put faces with names!!!

Very nice to met you all!!

and we just love sharing the memories of your Izzy~

sending hugs!!!
Katy, IzZY, TriXie, Josie and Anakin Man