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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I am a Work of Art, plus a Sunflower Club & Fire Hydrant Boys Mixer Update

So yes, I am indeed a work of art however, judging from the way I acted the other night, some might just call me a piece of work! Allow me to explain. You see, my most favorite Auntie Diva was in town visiting this past weekend, and we all had a cookout at Grammy and Grampy's.

It had been a while since we had seen her and Uncle Diva, and she had a special surprise to commemorate my 10th anniversary of marrying Mom and Dad.. Auntie has painted a most stunning portrait of me!

Isn't it amazing?! Mom and Dad are just so touched. They love the picture so much, and say that it is the best gift ever!

Here I am relaxing in front of the fireplace with my likeness. Not only was the picture a big hit at Grammy and Grampy's, but I also got to hear about what a celebrity I am in the big city! All of the artists in Aunties painting class were growing so fond of me as I developed onto the canvas, that in fact, they were sad to see me go. Everyone said goodbye as I was placed into Aunties bag.

So with all this love and admiration going around, one is left to wonder why I acted as I did. As we were leaving, Mom picked me up to give kisses goodbye, and I totally dissed my Auntie! I held her at bay with my paw, and turned my cheek. Even after several attempts, they didn't get the message, so I had to use both paws!

Here's the deal, even I don't know why I acted in such a manner. All I can say, is that I am me. I just do what I do. I did not want to leave ( I never want to leave Grammy and Grampy's), and they were making me. So I got pissed. No kisses for anyone. Period!

But allow me to be perfectly clear, I love my Auntie, and I love the painting. I cannot wait until Grampy frames it so that I can have it hanging right here in my house. Thank you Auntie!

Ok, so I have some additional information about our Sunflower, Fire Hydrant Mixer. As many of you know, we have lost a very special friend to the Rainbow Bridge. That good ole boy Hanklin Strain from I'll Tell Ya What moved on to the big ole barstool on the sky last week.

We have all been so sad to hear of this news, and I've been trying to think of the best way to pay tribute to our pal. As I sat with Mom, and we shed some tears for Hank, all of a sudden, as clear as a bell, I heard his voice. He was saying " aw hail, quit bein' such a bunch a sissies! Now stop yer cryin' and think about how I would like to be remembered." Then it came to me, as clear as day. Our Sunflower Club, Fire Hydrant Club mixer needs to be a celebration of our friend Hank!

So let's get together this Friday, and float a keg of PBR. We can dance, and sing and tell stories of our favorite things about Hank! Dress will be nuthin' fancy, just the way he would like it. Hell, maybe us Sunflower Sisters could sport a pair or two of daisy dukes! We'll have cheeseburgers, hotdogs, and a whole lot of fun! I can't think of a better way to honor a fella who was a friend to all of us, girls, and boys.

Wilma, Family, friends, Sunflower Club, Fire Hydrant Club


  1. wilma, my pugs hear ya. sometimes they are not feeling the love AT ALL, and give us what we call 'the paw'. usually in the face.

    great idea to remember a special friend, sounds like he was a special pug!

  2. Wilma;
    Not only did Auntie capture your likeness but best of all she got your attitude in there as well. She understands that you love her but need to keep up your uppity image too. What's a girl (pug) to do? Can't go all mushy on her in front of your brother and sister who might take over as boss of the family. Anyway, she is most talented and loving and has given your Mom and Dad a precious and very personal gift which they do enjoy. It's all good!

  3. Oh what a great idea!!!! I can't wait to honor Hank with the rest of the Sunflower Girls!!



  4. Great portrait and it looks good on the fireplace with you underneath!
    Best wishes Molly

  5. awwwww that portrait is amazing! What a brilliant gift! And what a cheeky sausage dissing her aunt like that, I wish I could say I didn't know what that was like but my mollypug does the exact same! I never get kisses off her! Everyone else does. I'm a sad puggymomma about that.


  6. We didn't know Hank but I am sure he will be missed greatly.


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  7. Great portrait! Talent!

    Lots of licks,
    Swisher and Oakley

  8. The portrait is lovely and I really love your PBR picture, so cute

    urban hounds

  9. That portrait of you is so fabulous Wilma! And what a great tribute for Hanklin, he'll be likin' it from the RB.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  10. What a great idea! Hank will be there is spirit. Not sure about the Daisy dukes, we'll have to see about that one!

    Your painting is awesome. Your auntie is very talented indeed. Can't wait to see it framed and on your mantel.

    We are allowed to be bitchy from time to time, hey, we're pugs and we're girls!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

  11. Wilma, as an artist's muse, I am pretty sure you don't have to explain yourself to anyone.

    I cannot wait to read all about the party!! Wow, who knew Hanklin would bring the SF girls and FH boys together?!

    And can you believe I forgot about the pbr group shot? Thanks for the memory!

  12. You sure are special having your portrait above the fireplace
    Benny & Lily

  13. That is an awesome piece of art!!!

    Can't wait for the pawty on Friday ... RIP Hank!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

  14. Wilma, your portrait is spectacular! Gosh,,,, just look at you.
    And I understand when you don't want to leave, well you just don't want to leave, and no kissys for anyone. I am that way too.
    I cannot wait for the party this Friday!

  15. Love the portrait & I'm sure your auntie understood your divaness

    What a lovely tribute to Hanklin-let's all drink a PBR in his honor xoxo

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    Urban Hounds

  17. Willie D - from one Diva to another ... never change! We love you just the way you are!! (And Britte and Sluggo too!)

    So glad you and your mom and dad like the painting. I loved "working" on you! :)

    Very sorry to hear about your friend Hanklin. My condolences to all.


  18. I love, love, love your painting. I think we all should have a larger than life painting of ourselves proudly displayed for all to see.
    As for the mixer, Wilma, you always come up with the best ideas. This is exactly what Hank would want!
    Although I'd rather a white wine spritzer, for Hank, I would be willing to try a beer.

  19. Hi Wilma, the portrait of you is just amazing, your Auntie is really talented, it is really a wonderful likeness of you and I'm sad to hear you wouldnt give her kisses! Naughty Wilma! The Sunflower Girls and Fire Hydrant Boys mixer is going to be so much fun, I get to see my girl Minnie (from Minnie and Mack) and I plan to get all smootchie with her! This is my first mixer! Wahoo! I love to party especially in honor of a pug that has crossed over the rainbow bridge, I didn't know him but my love goes out to all who did! love, licks and hugs from your furiend Frank x x x x x x



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