Pope: Family of Four

For the past 14 months, Justin, myself and Ollie have been a family of 3. We’ve talked over the past while about possibly getting another dog. Should we get a big dog? Should we get another pug? Should we rescue or adopt a dog? And the search began. We looked online at CraigsList, Facebook and various rescue websites with no such luck.

All that changed one Wednesday night a few weeks ago. As a pug mom, I follow a lot of Instagram and Facebook pug/dog pages. I love reading about what other dog families are up to and seeing what cute outfits they’ve dressed them in. I hadn’t been home from work long and was sitting on the couch scrolling through Facebook. I noticed one of the pug pages had posted a picture of one of their pugs who was pregnant. I commented that I was excited for them and couldn’t wait to see pictures of those sweet babies once they were born. 🙂

Side note: I suddenly remember this owner making a comment a while back on one of Ollie’s pictures that they live in North Carolina. So I decided to send her a message.

I introduced myself and asked if they planned on keeping the puppies or would be interested in selling them. She said she was only going to keep one and would sell the rest. I explained that I already had a pug and had been thinking about getting another one to accompany Ollie. I asked that she keep me in mind once the puppies were born. She said she would and wanted to make sure that all the puppies would go to loving homes and not be used for breeding. I told her that Ollie had already been neutered and we have no intention of breeding pugs. We just wanted another dog to spoil and for Ollie to have a brother or sister to play with. She said she would put my name on the list.

The list? Oh no. That list must be a mile long. I tried not to get overly excited even though in the back of my mind I was doing cartwheels. 🙂

Fast forward to the following Wednesday. After work, I again was sitting on the couch scrolling through Facebook. All of a sudden, there they were….pug puppies! The mom had the pugs that day! Before I even knew what happened, I sent the owner another message congratulating her on those 5 sweet babies and to keep me in mind once she was ready to find them homes. A few minutes later I get a message back from her saying she had a boy available. A boy????

Wait. Stop. Regroup.

I had to reread the message a couple times just to make sure I read it correctly. I absolutely had to have him!

Over the next several days, Justin and I searched through hundreds of names. We couldn’t agree on any of them. Finally we decided on Otis. We will pick Otis up sometime in March.

We are so excited on becoming a family of 4 🙂

Ollie would like you to meet his new brother:

Baby brother Otis


I’m baaaack!


After a 6 month hiatus, I’m back! I admit I’ve been rather lazy with the blog. Ok, I’ve been pretty darn neglectful. I am really good at keeping up with the all the other blogs I follow, except my own. So, I’ve decided to get back on the wagon and give my blog another try.

So, let’s catch up!

Early this summer I had iLASIK done. It was one of the BEST decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve worn contacts for more than half of my life and I love waking up every morning and being able to see.

My sister and I got to take our first beach trip together by ourselves late in the summer. She and I do spend a lot of time together since we live close, but we’ve never gone to the beach by ourselves. We had so much fun soaking up the sun, playing in the arcade, eating hotdogs and cheese fries (like we did as kids) and of course, shopping. What would a beach trip be without a trip to the outlets?


Last week, my family went to the fair. I know I’m 30 years old, but I love the fair. I cannot resist the fatty fair food or the Tilt-a-Whirl. The stomach ache I had by the end of the night was totally worth it.


These are just a few of the happy little things I’ve been up to over the past 6 months and I look forward to blogging more regularly. I’ve got lots more to share with you, so stay tuned!