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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Showing Junior the Ropes

Since Newman arrived and turned our world upside down (we're ALL in love with him!), he decided right away that Betty is his momma. 

He suckles her every chance he gets. And not just on her tummy, whatever part of her is available. Like her neck, her elbow or her big ole butt... it doesn't matter to him. 

And she takes her job as momma very serious. She's raising Newman up to be a strapping young man. 

Starting with proper behavior while out shopping,

 She's working on getting him to sit still for a picture.

It's so hard bringing up kids these days!

The Smushies


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Isn't that the truth!! And it's a lot harder if you are their real Mom.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

BRUTUS said...

Wait till he starts teething. Take it from me, get out your chain mail, Betty!

Brutus the Frenchie

Sandy Mastroni said...

My comments are always so boring ...
all I can ever say is >>>> CUTE

Hank said...


Betty's such a good girl. :)

pam said...

Awww Betty. Yer a good momma. But watch out fer teenagers!

Bobo and Meja

Winston Wilbur said...

such a handsome boy. he will definitely break girls hearts when he becomes a teen! Boy can't they be a handful, keep up the good work Betty but minus the lesson in producing farts! Hee Hee

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Shannon,
Is Newmen a foster, or a new brother?? Oh I wish I was up to taking a bunch of rescues!!!! Some days it is hard to take care of what I have and me!!!!
Good for you!! Thank you!!!!

Mia said...

Betty, it's so sweet of you to play the momma for Newman!! All little boys need a momma to keep them in line!!! Keep up the good work!!



Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Oh Betty you are doing a grrrreat job. I agree it is sooo difficult to bring up youngsters these days. What with all the stuffies and such available to them, not to mention blogs and etc.. I kind of long for the good old days when all they wanted was a nice bone or an old sock.

Puglette said...

oh newman! what a sweetie you are! and betty, you are a special girl and it is lovely of you to take good care of newman.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We can stand this cuteness.
Benny & Lily

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Sooooo cute!! Betty, you are being such a good momma :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Kellee the Caffeinated said...

What a good mama she is!!! Too cute!


Dexter said...

OK, well, at least he is nursing on a girl doggie, right? I mean stupid peewee thought I was his momma when he first came home if you know what I mean. I was not pleased.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Betty
I think you are doing a marvelous job ,,,just look at what you have done. You taught Newman to sit still for the family photo.
I think that is awsome.
You are doing a good job Betty

Smushie Ranch said...

Mango, we're quite embarrassed to admit this, but since you brought it up... Newman did try to nurse on Gunther last night. Momma even had to move him because he was looking a little too interested in Gunther's weenie. We suppose it could resemble a ninny although we doubt Gunther would agree.

Dana Orsborn said...

These two are so sweet together.
Daisy and I hope you have a
great weekend!

-Dana & Daisy

Sketching with Dogs said...

Good girl for teaching him to be a proper young gentleman, Mummy Betty.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Harry Pugalicious said...

Betty, you's sucha good Mama. That boy Newman be really thankfuls that you's showing him the ropes and how to behaves.

My Mom is still making silly noises about how cute Newman is. Sheehs!

Anonymous said...

Hello Smushies! My name is Tessa and I am a friend of Benny and Lily's!

I am not a smush face but I sure think that they are cute! You Smuchies are ALL cute!

I hope that you all will visit my blog some time cause I would love to be friends!

Have a Great Weekend!

Hugs, Tessa

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You have a very busy place caring for 5 dogs. I commend you!!!!!!!
I would have to be 40 years younger to be strong enough to care for 5!!! And do it right!!!
I would not do it at all unless I could do it right!!!
Love your visit.
XXOO, Fern

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Everytimes We come to yous bloggys...
we's count 'da picture on top to make sure its still five of yous!!! SNORTS!!

How Sweet Newman things Betty is Momma!!

The pictures of 'dem are adorable!!

Big hugs smushies!!

Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man

Stubby said...

Hi Smushies! That's it - Newman's staying! He has to because Betty would be lost without him. I think it's so sweet how Betty has taken little Newman under her paw and shown him the ways of the world. Who better to show a strapping young man the ropes but Betty? After all, she knows best!

Stubby xoxo