All poetry and photos by Squeaky Connors unless otherwise noted, thank you.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

milkweed billows
like fine white hair
floating along
in the cool fall air
traveling along
i know not where

it does not know
nor does it care
its not concerned
if life is fair

it dances with
the slightest breeze
floating along
among the trees

and i am mesmerized by these
yes, i am mesmerized by these

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

what can be sadder
than the faces of pugs
nothing but life
with the absence of hugs 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

wag your tail it's wednesday

Happy 4th everybody! This is me when I was younger
 - but I'm still a firecracker! Stella Marie

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

wag your tail, it's wednesday

              my favorite part
of the pride parade ...
of course, 
it was the dogs

it was not the politicians
that captured my applause

the floats were cool, 
the kids were cute,
the costumes were the bomb

but the groups 
that stole my heart ...
had fur, and tails, and paws

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Poem by Winston Churchill


    Oh, what is the matter with poor Puggy-wug
    Pet him and kiss him and give him a hug.
    Run and fetch him a suitable drug,
    Wrap him up tenderly all in a rug,
    That is the way to cure Puggy-wug.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

wag your tail, it's wednesday

some dogs like baths
and some dogs don't
if you say to jump in 
i probably won't
if you let me jump out
i probably will
'cuz i've never liked baths
and i feel that way still

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

my hair has a funny lump
my nose has a little red bump
this day's looking bad
and I'm feeling sad
and I'm turning into a grump

Saturday, June 9, 2012

technically they say it's spring 
but in my mind it's not 
when the stella d'oro lilies bloom
and the days are doggone hot!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

wag your tail, it's wednesday

so different, 
yet they fit together
like pieces from a puzzle
when one is missing
there is a hole

so alike,
in the love they give
unconditional and non-judgemental
when they are together
our life is whole

Monday, June 4, 2012

i'm ready for a party
i have a pretty dress
 please invite me soon
   my answer will be yes!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pug Meet Up

 Stella says, "What's more fun than a park full of Pugs? A park full of treats!"

Saturday, May 26, 2012

pathway to love, the romantic sees

moss on stone, if a realist you be

Thursday, May 24, 2012

georgia says

wag your tail, it's wednesday!
(actually it's Thursday. somehow i goofed up scheduling this post)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rad Grad

i'm sitting here thinking
how i have been blessed
by my daughter Amy
she's simply the best

she's a gift, she's a challenge
now a new college grad
magna cum laude
she's totally rad

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

wag your tail, it's wednesday

i walk down the stairs 
and there is my Pug 
lying under the table
on the dining room rug

it makes me feel happy
to see her sweet face
warmed by the sun
in her usual place

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Shoot

If your kids are gone on Mother's Day
Do something fun anyway




so... today was Stella's photo shoot with Amanda Bradshaw from frolic Photography for the book 1000 Pugs.  Amanda is traveling the country (and Canada) to photograph Pugs! Her Pug, Puglet was there to greet us when we arrived. He took a liking to Stella and was a bit ...amorous. We chatted with the other Pugs and their people until our turn. Boy, that Amanda really knows how to work a Pug! Stella seemed to enjoy her time with Amanda and by the end of the shoot she was even cooperating (with Stella I mean).  We loved it.  Here are some shots of the shots...

Happy Mother's Day

oh mother's day
oh mother's day!
you come each year
in early may

and everywhere 
on this sweet earth 
we celebrate
the gift of birth!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

wag your tail it's wednesday

dandelion days

first they're yellow 
then they're fluff 
along comes the mower
life is tough

Thursday, May 3, 2012


i was feeling down and blue 
thought of things that i could Do 
like check other people's blogs
to see pictures of their dogs

or i could go out for a walk
see a neighbor, stop to talk
take some photos of the flowers
and then scrap away the hours

so i opened up my door
saw the sun and wanted more
walked a while and soon i knew
'twas just the thing to Do

as my gloom started to lift
the day became a gift
and all of nature's wonders
helped to pull me from out under

so if you're feeling blue
there are things that you can Do
i know that word is key
if you're feeling unhappy

if you can't Do it alone 
call me on your telephone
because i have been their too
without the strength to Do

but today i'm Doing better
so let's fight this thing together
Do not let depression win
because I love you, my dear friend!

wag your tail it's wednesday

...or thursdsay

don't forget to take some time to smell the flowers - Troy