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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lot's of Changes and New Beginnings!

Momma thought it was time to celebrate with everyone our life on Smushie Ranch. We were all very sad after Betty crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and we just didn't feel much like celebrating anything. We all still miss Betty more than anything, but we know we have to keep living life to the fullest and honor her memory. 

So, the first thing we're so excited to share is that Macaroni is officially a member of the Smushie Family!
He was originally our FBRN foster, but we fell madly in love with him and couldn't let him go.

Life sure is busy around Smushie Ranch. Momma has another FBRN foster that has some serious breathing issues. He's already had two surgeries but he's got a really small trachea so momma has to find a special home for him. He's as sweet as ever, but he can't play too much so he doesn't get over excited. And we all know that's easy to do around here!

We also have a new foster from our local Pug rescue. Whoo Hooo! Momma has always said we need a pug rescue around here, and now we got one!  When word got out that they needed a foster home, momma wasted no time to scoop up a cutie pie in need.
This is our Central Coast Pug Rescue foster. Her name is Brownie and she's become bestest friends with Stella.

 She also doesn't mind sharing daddy's lap with Gunther and Macaroni.

 Brownie is the same age, size and weight as Stella. They look like ying and yang running around Smushie Ranch together. 

We've missed all our friends. We're looking forward to sharing all the other non-smushie animals with everyone.
This is our favorite horse on the ranch. Her name is Sky. She's as big as a house, but really gentle. 

The Smushies


Mango said...

Great to see your smushed faces as well as the lucky foster pups. I know how much you miss little Betty. She was very special.


Frankie Furter said...

Hummmmmm Leave it to Mango to snarf up all my words. Which means nothing much has changed in Blogville. hehehheehe
Well, he didn't say this though
We are glad to meet you!

I am soooooo very much glad to hear from you again. Glad thingys are going well.

Morro Bay Chuck said...

Can't wait to meet Brownie, he is adorable. And the new Frenchie foster as well. Things are always moving around Smushie Ranch. RIP Betty, we will never stop missing her

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Woo-hoo! Welcome home Macaroni (officially, that is)!!! Glad to see you guys are doing well; we know how hard it is to lose a friend.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Smushies welcome back...we love seeing your cutes faces. Big welcome to Mac being a new memeber and Brownie (that was going to be Sequoia's name) we hope you and Stella have some fun adventures.


Benny and Lily said...

Your foster kids are gorgeous and WELCOME Macaroni!!
Benny & Lily
Pee S We miss Betty too

Wilma said...

Great to hear from you. I am so glad Macaroni will be staying on the ranch. He's a real looker. It's uncanny, the resemblance between Stella and Brownie. Can't wait to hear what else has been going on down on the ranch!

Chicas Libelulas said...

Hola Chicos!!
Welcome Macaroni(& Cheese)!!
We are glad you are back!. and big hugs to Brownie (you are making Mama Hungry)and new Foster Frenchie, hope she is doing better.
We still miss Betty.
SPongy & Licky

Nubbin' Tails said...

It's so good to see you all. Mom says she can't foster because no one would ever leave. :-) Macaroni is cute as can be.


Mr. Nubbin'

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Ohsa...SMUSHIES!! Wesa so glad y'alls back in blogville. Wesa missed you soooo much. We think your new brother Macaroni is adorables...and who couldn't resist that Brownie's punnum? Are you sure your mama couldn't keep the Brownie Yin for Stella's Yang?
Much luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Guys!
Daisy and I are so excited about Macaroni and Brownie!
We can't wait to read more about your adventures, and what's been
happening at the ranch.

-Dana & Daisy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi sweet friends...
Happy Days!!! We heard from you!
Oh what fun adventures Macaronie and Brownie will have at the Ranch. We love the photo of dad sitting there with everyone piled on his lap!
We are happy Stella has a new friend and Gunther too.
What cuteness they are!
We will never forget Betty.. we know she is happy you are helping others, in her memory.
Big Sky is gorgeous...
So good to hear from you!

agent99 said...

Oh we are so glad to hear what's been going on at the Ranch!! We know how sad losing Betty was for you, so it's is very special to have you back in to pugblogworld!!
Can't wait to hear more about Brownie & Macaroni's adventures,

Gen & the Foo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

Hi Shannon and Smushies!
Oh what a wonderful post filled with love and excitement!
Mac and Brownie and your new little foster frenchie are all sooooo lucky to have you!
I am so happy for all of you!
Your update made my whole day!

Hank said...

Well, hell, Shannon honey. I thought you was makin' macaroni an' brownies tuh send me.

Anyhoo, ever'one at the Smushie Ranch looks great!

Now it is a little known fact that my name was Mac buhfore my mom got me. They named me Mac 'cause I liked macaroni an' cheese.

Hail, if I got named after ever'thing I eat my name would be a cook book I tell ya what!

Punchbugpug said...

So happy to see your post! Your fosters are very lucky! Congrats on Macaroni and all the other smushie happiness!

All the best,

dw said...

Welcome back, Smushies! It's going to be fun to read about Macaroni and Brownie (okay, what is it with this naming after foodables??? LOL) and some of your non smushie residents!

Noodles said...

This news makes me so happy.
Love Noodles

Kitty+Coco said...

Glad to hear from you Smushies! Macaroni is one good lookin' fella. I love that he is pug colored. Stella and Brownie are like ebony and ivory. Sooo cute together. Might be a tad too much girl power for Gunther though.

Pee.S. That is the bestest pic of Betty running. We luvs it.

Kitty and Coco