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Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

We've been laying low so Gunther can rest his sprained back. 

Betty sunbathed

And tried out her new pool. 

Did we mention Gunther was resting?
While we waited for daddy to get home from work, Stella had a fitting for her custom wedding dress by Pugpossessed .

Mom, do you have to display my measurements?!

Did we mention Gunther rested?

On Sunday, we all went with daddy to check on his grapes and blueberries.
We saw a lot of grapevines.

Daddy said it'll be several more months before we see any grapes.

French wine?

We think this would be a lovely place to hold Stella and Brutus' wedding. Don't cha think?

This is one of many Barn Owls at daddy's vineyard. Can you see him through the round opening?

Down below are daddy's blueberries. That's where we're heading next.

Oh yeah, did we mention Gunther was taking it easy?

That's a lotta blueberries!

Then we headed home so we could BBQ. Gunther and Betty made sure to supervise daddy in the kitchen.

Stella has to fit into her wedding dress, so she's staying away from snacking. She chose to get a few rays before dinner.
Then momma got the nicest surprise. She got a phone call from Anakin, Izzy and Josie's mom!  Anakin still isn't feeling like himself, so it'd be really nice to stop over and give him some hugs and kisses.

Stella, Gunther and Betty


Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Looks like you all did so much and got in plenty of relaxing too! We love the little Owl at the vineyard.

Hank said...

Looks like a great weekend, y'all!

Did Gunther git a chance tuh relax?

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a very GREAT weekend! I'm glad that Gunther didn't tire himself or anything. That's impawtant when you're trying to rest.

I just can't WAIT to see the wedding dress! I just know Stella is going to be stunning in it!

Wiggles & Wags,

Yours Truly said...

You are going to look beautiful in your wedding dress!

Love, Marlene

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Nice weekend! Did Gunther feel like he got enough rest. You gotta get your rest or else you're just not rested. That's what I always say in between naps. I hope his back feels better very soon. And everyone is in suspense over Stella's wedding dress. I bet the New York Times fashion section is bothering you all the time for a sneak peek. That's the kind of thing they do, I hear.

wags, Lola

Two French Bulldogs said...

Betty my heart stopped when I saw you in those beautiful sunglasses. We love your pictures of where the grapes grow. How did you like your pool?
Hope you had fun
Benny & Lily

Dexter said...

We have been visiting Anakin. Poor little guy. Nice resting, Gunther. Your dad has his own vineyard? How cool is that?


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Stubby said...

Hi Stella, Gunther & Betty! You guys are always doing such fun stuff! I think you should adopt me because it's way too boring here.

I could help in the vineyards and be a taste tester for the blueberries. My exercise regime would work wonders for Stella and I could have her in wedding dress shape in no time.

My bags are packed and ready to go. Just say the word and I'm on my way!

Stubby xoxo

Pee-s: Mom loves barn owls!

Ms. ~K said...

I love vineyards and fortunately live around several...
Gunther,I hope you're feeling much better.

A student gave me a pair of Pug bookendss several years ago...I am "purging" the house and taking lots of stuff to thrift store. If you would like the bookends, I will be happy to mail them to you.

Hugs and belly rubs to pups,

Diane said...

Hello my friends!
I must tell you, if I feel a bit down....reading your blog will certainly turn that around! If the three of you got any cuter I wouldn't be able to stand it. Daddy's grapes & blueberries look wonderful. I bet you love going there. Is Gunther feeling rested now?
Sending you all big hus & kisses.
xoxoxo Diane

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh what fun you guys had!!
Stella ~
You will look Amazing in your little dress! We are so happy for you! Your Daddy's Vineyard would be a beautiful place for your wedding!!
Betty ~
Anakin loves to swim... he saw you in your pool and it made him smile big!! Looks like fun!!
Rest up little dude!
'Den you can chase those evil gophers in no times!!
Tell 'dat Momma of yours that she was sooooo super duper sweets to my Mommy and made her smiles!!
Big hugs,
Izzy and Josie
Anakin is Zzzzzzzzzzzz

Nubbin' Tails said...

That sounds like a most glorious weekend! Mom is a big fan of the grape! :-D


Mr. Nubbin'

BRUTUS said...

Oh my goodness... You HAVE been busy planning, my dear Stella!! Good thing we guys just need to rent a tux and show up! I do think that tree in the vineyard will be the perfect place to tie the knot.

I need to get mom to sit down & type an email to your momma - she's been so busy scurrying around Big Earl! We got your package but it's been crazy busy so mom hasn't even shown me what is in it yet (seriously! humans!).

Brutus the fiancee Frenchie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Do you think you could make us some grape jucy?
Those are mighty healthy looking plants and I do think I saw the perfect spot for the wedding!
Guess what? I have 3 blue berry plants. We have to hide the berrys from the birds- do you?
I love that pool, and since Gunther is resting- I guess he will be in it - after a few weeks.
Stella- your dress will be so beautious- I cannot wait to see it.
We went to visit Anakin too. I think your mama was talking to him mom on the phone when we were knocking on the door.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful weekend you all had! I hope the blueberries and grapes are doing well!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Stella, Gunther and Betty,
Oh how I have missed you guys!!!!!!!
So sorry to hear about Gunther's back!!! Bless his heart!!!
When is Stella's wedding going to be?? Oh I have missed so much!!!
Thank you so much for you visit!!!!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Tucker said...

Betty That pool looks great! I have a pool too but it isn't nearly that colorful, and it's a tiny bit bigger, BOL. Poor Gunther - I hope his ouchies get better, the ouchies are sucky.

Stella am I gonna gets to come to your and Brutus' wedding? I really want to be there for the cake - oops I mean I really want to be there for the most special occasion where you share you love to ear other with us all. Nah, I just want to be there for the cake - BOL!

woof - Tucker

woof -Tucker

Mia said...

We can't wait to see Stella in her wedding dress!! We love Punchy's dresses. The momma just ordered me two ones. I can't wait to wear them!! Glad Gunther got some rest, he needed it!! We went and visited Anakin. The poor baby! We're thinking about them!!



Kitty+Coco said...

We thinks Gunther should take it down a notch. haha.
Perfect place for the wedding.
Owly is scary.
How do you restrain yourself from eating the berries when the come in??? I don't think we could stand it. I will snatch a dryer sheet if mom turns her head for one second, much less fruit on the ground!
Sighs (Kitty), and Snorts (Coco)

Puglette said...

what a nice weekend!! betty, you are quite the cuteie bathing beauty! good job on the resting, gunther. and stella, you are just adorable and i always want to give you a squeeze.

Salinger The Pug said...

WOW! What a great weekend! Gunther...you keep chillaxin so you can walk Stella down the aisle ok?

Did Betty's pool become a "bubble bath" with her being so gaseous? (hahahahaaa!)

We love the pic of mom on the phone with all of you kids around her!

Happy Tuesday!


Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh!
you smushies look marvelous in your sunglasses!
the grapes and blueberry fields are beyond amazing! what magical places.
i think gunther is doing an expert job at relaxing ~ good boy!
and stella's wediing dress is going to be perfect. punchy is the most talented artist ever!
brutus is on lucky frenchie!
emmitt is jealous!
m & e

Priscilla said...

How very beautiful. Yes I can see the owl, faintly.

You are blessed to live in such peaceful surroundings.

Pugelicious said...

Love the glasses :)

Sketching with Dogs said...

Happy Memorial Day to you all. Hope you had a very good time. We enjoyed seeing your daddy's vinyard and the Barn Owl was a special suprise.
We are sure Stella will look most regal in her wedding gown, she is so queenly!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Kelly said...

Oh Gunther, that little tongue of yours is sooo cute! I hope you are resting and healing!

Betty, you are certainly in swimsuit shape! You look GREAT in that pool!

And Stella, you are just going to be SUCH a pretty bride! I CAN'T WAIT for the big day!!!!!

Hugs to your sweet Mommy. I love seeing our blogging friends getting love and encouragement from one another. LOVE it!

Punchbugpug said...

The dress is finished, just some finishing touches and it will be sent off and away! Can't wait to see it! Hope it fits!!!!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Such a nice looking pool, you guys look like your having fun!