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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wilmas Wednesday Words of Wisdom ~ Other Peoples Wisdom Edition

"The only way to have a friend is to be one"
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hi everybody. Today's message has to do with friends, and how  important it is to listen to them.They often have ideas and wisdom that will enlighten you.  This may sound strange coming from such a egocentric pug as myself.  But you see, even though I love myself above all others, that doesn't mean I don't value the attributes of my friends.
Take my Sunflower Sistas Izzy and Josie..

A couple of weeks ago, when we were just geting started with the Sunflower Club, they came up with a great idea. They suggested that periodically all of us could honor one of our Sisters by devoting a special blog to them. What a great idea, I signed off on it right away. I'd like to kick off  this tradition today. Now, this is totally a project in development, so suggestions and tweaks are welcome and encouraged.

The original idea was to do a drawing to choose the featured friend. I dig that idea, but this time I am going to make an executive decision and declare the first Sunflower Spotlight shine on Izzy and Josie over at Those Elgin Pugs.

I think they deserve a little attention for being pretty good sisters to poor Anakin during his convalescence. I hope that's OK with you Izzy, to share the spotlight with Josie. I just couldn't choose one of you.

We were thinking about making a specific day to post the tribute, ex: Famous Friday or Sunflower Sister Sunday. This first time, I'd like to devote all of next week to post whatever day  you get a chance. Please let me know how you all feel about keeping it to one day vs. over the course of a week.

Another thing I'll throw out there are nominations in addition to or instead of the drawing to choose the special sunflower sister. In other words, if you think one of our sisters could use a little boost, nominate her, and we can show her some love and support.

This is in no way a mandatory assignment, but please participate if you are so inspired.


  1. Here here!!! This is a most excellent way to start off honoring our sisters. Josie and Izzy have been the most wonderful sisters to their brother Anakin. Not to mention they are quite beautiful too.

    Stella, Gunther and Betty

  2. Oh's Wilma!!!!!!
    We hads on our PJ's and were headed off to the beds and Anakin was on 'da bloggy and called for us!! We are truly honored as well as giddy with excitement about this!! You are so Sweet to make the first Special SunFlower Sista Tribute to Us and we's are Happy's to share withs each others!!
    Oh Thank You Wilma and Brigitte too!! What great friends we have and we feel the love and support!! If only you could see our faces right now!!
    We are soooo excited...Daddy needs to take us outside agains (hee hee)
    Big Hugs!! And a SunFlower Kiss Mmmmmmmmmoi Smack!!!!!
    Josie and Izzy :D

  3. Hi Wilma! You are the wisest pug ever! I love the idea of devoting a blog post to one of our friends. And how smart of you to pick my favorite girl Josie and her crazy sister Izzy to blog about.

    I personally like Sunflower Sister Sunday or Saturday. Sequoia already does a special Sunday post and I know she would love to play along so Saturday may be better. After all Saturday = shopping and that's what Sunflower Sisters do best!

    Stubby xoxo

  4. JD is a little boy, so he is not a sister, but he loves stopping by to admire all the pretty little puggies! Great post, Wilma :]

  5. Stella Gunther, Betty and Rini,
    Aren't they lovely? I'm glad you approve.

    Josie and Izzy,
    Right back atcha with the hugs and kisses. I'm glad you are excited for your moment in the sun. I am looking forward to doing a post featuring my bestest Sunflower Sistas.

    Good point about Sequoias Sunday.I will continue to take suggestions for how to run this thing. Did you join the Fire Hydrant Club over at Winstons place?

    Hi Jessica Lynn,
    Thanks for stopping by. Did you hear about The Fire Hydrant Club for boys? Winston the smiling pug over at Two cats and a pug started it just yesterday. Sluggo is going to do a special post about it tomorrow. You should check it out for JD.

  6. What a great idea Wilma!! I think honoring our sisters is a great thing!! You made a wonderful choice for the first honorees!!! Great job Wilma!!

    ~Sunflower Kisses~


  7. Oh yes...Izzy and Josie are very deserving. You are the Queen Wilma, so we honor your choice!

    Down to the details. We like the idea of nominations for a deserving sister. Sometimes a friend is in need and others might not realize it. Also we love the idea of it being on a specific day just to keep it uniform.

    Sighs (Kitty), and Snorts (Coco)

  8. Oh Wilma, this is just the sweetest idea! I LOVE IT! And how fitting to start with Josie & Izzy. Those two girls just brighten my days!

    I think you could do Spotlight Saturday... or maybe Friendship Friday? However you want to go about it, I am behind you 100%!


  9. We like this idea and we are glad to see Joise and Izzy getting the first spot!

  10. Ok, don't laugh at us, but would you mind to clarify if we are supposed to honor the deserving sister in a post on our own blog, or comment on your post on the designated day..

    We have always dreamed of having a secret pal. Might be fun for the club.

    Sighs (Kitty), and Snorts (Coco)

  11. Aw, if that's not the cutest picture, I don't know what is! Love those hats!!

  12. Hi Wilma!

    This is such a fun idea!
    Daisy still needs to join the Sunflower
    Club. I think once she gets used to
    having her own blog, she will
    be on here all the time.

    We hope you are having a great week!

    -Dana & Daisy

  13. ohhh, we LOVE Sunflower Sister Sunday. What a great idea. Absolutely fabulous. And you are right, after all the attention Anakin has been getting, it's good that Izzie and Josie get a little time in the "sun"

    Roxy & Lucky

  14. OK everybody,
    Looks like we'll go with nominations for featured Sunflower Sisters. I'm thinking every two to four weeks and/or as needed. We'll keep it loose. Any time you feel there is a sister in need of a little lift, you can let me know in a comment, or by my Mom's e-mail from my profile. I'll make an announcement early in the week that we have the special sunflower post. I'm moving towards having Special Sunflower Sister Saturday. I don't want to interfere with Sequoias Sunday posts. I know everyone gets busy on the weekend, but if you finish the post during the week and schedule it for Saturday, hopefully that'll work.
    Kitty and Coco,
    No trouble to clarify. I can be pretty confusing and confused; The plan will be to post about the special sister on your own blog. For this week we will keep the time frame open to all next week. So whenever it works best for you, just go ahead and post. After that, I think we'll do the post on Saturdays, as I said above.

    I am going to have Mom put Daisy right in the club. You can put the Sunflower Club badge on your sidebar an yime you want!

  15. Thanks Wilma! Uh-oh, I don't see our names on your Club list anymore..



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