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Exciting News- Meet Percy My Valentine

 

 

IMG_0685I have adopted a dog!!

A few weeks ago,  I got an email from my good friend Emily, she and I have known each other for quite some time now, we met on Food52 where I have met and am friends with some amazing people. Well, Emily lives in DC with her husband T and two children, their cat Nutmeg and pug Percy, I follow her blog Em-i-lis, reading it every day it’s part of my morning routine. She is an amazing writer, a great cook and the sweetest person. In the email Em asked me if I would consider adopting her pug Percy, he is 10 years old and a real sweetheart but she just can’t give him the attention he needs with her busy life. I said yes, of course I would. After losing Izzy first and then Nando shortly after I was grief stricken but at the same time I needed some time to recover from the trauma of their deaths, I had always said that although I was not looking for another dog, at least not now, I thought that if the situation presents itself I will do it. So it did, and yesterday, Saturday February 13, they brought Percy to live with me in Brooklyn. There is once again a pug in my kitchen and I couldn’t be happier. I am grateful to Em for giving me this sweet gift and I know she will miss Percy but she can be certain that he has a good and loving home.

Got his green

Got his greenie

Out for a walk

Out for a walk

Made himself right at home

Made himself right at home

Fast asleep

Fast asleep

 

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  1. Look at my sweet boy! I am so grateful that he is there with you, Suzanne. What a loving gift you have given him and us. Thank you for loving him and welcoming him into your home. I was lucky to meet you years ago. I love you, Percy! And you too, Suzanne. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 14, 2016
    • He did great Em, cried for a little while at bedtime but I made my bed on the floor last night and slept with him. He did really well, slept through the night is eating well and seems to be ok. Sometimes he jumps on the day bed and has a far off look and I know he is thinking of you but he seems to be happy now. Thank you for the gift of Percy.

      February 14, 2016
      • Thank you a million times.

        February 14, 2016
  2. Congratulations Suzanne, Percy has found a wonderful new home and you have a new friend. I am so happy for you. Happy Valentine’s Day.

    February 14, 2016
    • Thanks Gerlinde, yes my little buddy. He is a real food lover like me. LOL!!

      February 14, 2016
  3. Wow! Suzanne you have the charm and that special magic for pugs..
    I believe in fate (slightly) and it was written in stars for you to have Percy at this time of the year..
    He is one handsome pug and so adorable!
    Love!!

    February 14, 2016
    • I think I am the pug whisperer, LOL. Percy is a doll and is such a good boy. He is very well trained and adjusted and a pleasure to have here. Very happy!! Thanks Sonal.

      February 14, 2016
  4. Maria DeBrango Stickel #

    He looks relaxed. The girls are at the airport.

    Sent from my iPhone

    February 14, 2016
  5. queensashy #

    What a Valentine! Percy has found a wonderful new home, and I cannot be happier for you two!

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you so much Aleksandra, it is a very good match and I love having a dog again in my heart and home.

      February 14, 2016
  6. What a lovely story, and Happy Valentine’s day – So you are very happy all three of you – congratulations – and a light kiss on Percy’s little nose 🙂

    February 14, 2016
  7. Very cute!

    February 14, 2016
  8. What wonderful news and the best valentine’s day gift – he’s absolutely gorgeous. I think that Percy has REALLY fallen on his feet and found the best home ever. I think you’ll be very happy together… 🙂

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you so much please tell Hugo and Java there is a pug in the kitchen again.

      February 14, 2016
      • They’re very happy for you and very jealous of Percy, imagining all the wonderful food he’ll be served…

        February 14, 2016
  9. Suzanne I commend your bravery — that may sound like a strange thing to say. However, after losing Nando and Izzy — that’s what it is. Your heart has endless depths. Mega hugs to you and to Percy. ❤ 🙂 Happy Valentine's Day.

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you Teagan, I was nervous taking a senior dog but he has exceeded my expections and is adjusting beautifully already. He is so well behaved, a real sweetheart. Happy Valentines Day!

      February 14, 2016
  10. "drbabs" #

    Suzanne and Emily, how wonderful it is that the Food52 community created this bond! I am so happy for you both. XO

    February 14, 2016
  11. Good For You…enjoy life together ❤

    February 14, 2016
  12. Cute 🙂 I have a friend who has six pugs and she is constantly posting pictures, videos and sounds. They are adorable. Am sure Percy will adjust soon to his new home.

    February 14, 2016
  13. Congratulations, Suzanne!! Percy sure is a handsome little guy… I bet he’s brought many smiles into your life and home. 🙂

    February 14, 2016
  14. Congratulations! Love is certainly in the air (Pug Love, that is!) This is the kind of love story that I just love to hear. A very Happy Valentine’s Day to you & Percy from myself & The Tarot Pugs! 🙂

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you so much Percy is a real gentleman and so sweet love him!!

      February 14, 2016
  15. Congratulations Suzanne! What a love story…Happy Valentine´s to the best Pug Mamma I ever met!

    February 14, 2016
  16. How lovely, Percy looks right at home 😀 I think this is a lovely way for a new baby to come into your world. Enjoy having him, Suzanne, happy Valentine’s Day! Xxx

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you Elaine Percy is a real sweet boy, so well behaved. He was raised well for sure so well mannered!! Love him already ❤️😘

      February 14, 2016
      • That’s lovely, it absolutely warms my heart ❤️❤️❤️ best valentines post I’ve seen all day! X

        February 14, 2016
  17. It is wonderful for both you and Percy…what a lovely gift you received.

    February 14, 2016
  18. Aww Suzanne, I am so happy for you. Congratulations on your beautiful boy, Percy. He is so adorable, I just want to hug him and give him love. 🙂 . I am sure he will love his new ‘mommy’ and his new home. You have a heart of gold Suzanne. Enjoy your beautiful boy. xxx

    February 14, 2016
  19. Aw…what a doll boy he is Suzanne! I am thrilled for you and I know he will be well taken care of in his golden years with you! Sometimes sad things have a very happy ending…It is a special Valentine’s for you my friend. Hope you got my email?!

    February 14, 2016
    • This morning was so crazy busy, I did an open house today have been running around.

      February 14, 2016
  20. This is so wonderful! I’m in love with Percy, he’s a beautiful dog! Dogs are God’s perfect creatures because they can bring out the love in all of us. Many happy days are ahead.

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you so much Sean and I completely agree they are a gift from God!!

      February 14, 2016
  21. What a precious gift for Percy and for you too Suzanne. I can feel the depth of your emotion for your past priceless pugs and now for your new addition. Happily ever after is how I like to think of this new bond. So touched by the fact that you’ve created such uniting friendships over food too. Welcome Percy~ Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you Loretta my Izzy and Nando were my hearts and I will miss them always. Percy is a dear sweet boy and I am so happy to have another dog to spoil!❤️😘

      February 14, 2016
  22. Happy Valentine’s Day, Suzanne! I can’t imagine a lovelier and cuter date 😉

    February 14, 2016
    • Lol yes and he is quiet and respectful and likes whatever I make !!😘😘❤️❤️

      February 14, 2016
      • Sounds like the perfect partner 😉

        February 14, 2016
  23. Congratulations! 🙂

    February 14, 2016
  24. I am so happy for you! Really really happy. What a love.

    February 14, 2016
  25. Jocelyn Songco #

    Hooray!!!!

    On Sunday, February 14, 2016, apuginthekitchen wrote:

    > apuginthekitchen posted: ” I have adopted a dog!! A few weeks ago, I > got an email from my good friend Emily, she and I have known each other for > quite some time now, we met on Food52 where I have met and am friends with > some amazing people. Well, Emily lives” >

    February 14, 2016
  26. My heart is filled with joy reading this great news of Percy’s new forever home! No wonder you couldn’t contain your excitement in sharing the news. I am thrilled for both you and Percy! And very proud of Emily to take that first step in providing Percy the best possible environment to enjoy the rest of his life. I know you are already a great momma already, Suzanne! ❤

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you so much Kathryn, it really is so nice having a dog in the house again,

      February 14, 2016
  27. Awwww I’m so happy for you Suzanne! Your valentine looks so comfortable and happy!

    February 14, 2016
  28. Congratulations on your new valentine!

    February 14, 2016
  29. talkavino #

    Congratulations Suzanne! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 14, 2016
  30. Suzanne, I am over the moon happy for you and Percy. He looks like quite a character. I love the orange sweatshirt. He came at the perfect time for Valentine’s Day! I am so glad there is a special pug in your kitchen once again.

    February 14, 2016
  31. I am so happy for you! He looks like he adjusted really well!

    February 14, 2016
    • He is doing very well, giving him extra love and attention to make the transition easier on him. He is a sweetheart.

      February 14, 2016
      • He was such a cute baby! I’m really happy for you. I have three rescued mutts, and they’re such a pain, but I couldn’t live without them!

        February 14, 2016
      • Oh wow, you have 3 thats wonderful Mimi, it can be trying at times but it’s all worth it.

        February 14, 2016
  32. What a sweet boy Suzanne. I am so happy for you both. I know how traumatized and grief stricken you’ve been, and now to souls that needed each other have been brought together. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 14, 2016
  33. You got a very nice gift Suzanne, dogs are amazing 😀

    February 14, 2016
  34. Congratulation Suzanne! It is such a good news for you in this special day. Percy will be your great gift!

    February 14, 2016
  35. Sandhya #

    What a perfect Valentine you have Suzanne! I am so happy for you. Percy is such a cutie! Happy Valentine’s day to you both!
    I also admire the wonderful friendships you have forged through blogging.

    February 14, 2016
    • It is wonderful Sandhya, thank you so much. I feel so lucky to have so many lovely friends.

      February 14, 2016
  36. oh yea… I am so happy for you Suzanne!! Percy beautiful!! That’s makes for an awesome Valentine’s day!! 🙂

    February 14, 2016
  37. Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    Your valentine is beautiful. Congratulations your kitchen and your heart has another pug.

    February 14, 2016
  38. Yay!! Congrats to both of you- Percy is one lucky dog! ❤

    February 14, 2016
  39. Liz Larkin #

    Such a lovely Valentine’s Day! I’m happy for all of you, Suzanne, Emily, and Percy! XO Liz

    February 14, 2016
    • Liz,thanks so much. It worked out for everyone and Percy is a doll!!

      February 14, 2016
  40. I love our pug! Although he gets into trouble or finds it easily. One has to keep an eye on him in the backyard. The other day, he squeezed through a opening and was cheating on us with some neighbors. I was worried they might just want to keep him! He is good company.

    February 14, 2016
    • Ha, I love pugs they are so inquisitive and love exploring. Yes, watch that your neighbors don’t sneak him away. Thank you so much.

      February 14, 2016
  41. I was waiting for this news! Congratulations Suzanne for adopting Percy. You have a good friend in Em, and Percy has found space in your heart. I am so, so happy for you! 🙂

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you so much Fae. It feels good having another dog in my life.

      February 14, 2016
  42. This is so very very sweet! Congratulations on this new cutie! It sounds like it worked out so well for you and your lovely friend! What a sweetie! xx

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you so much Lynn, it worked out for everyone. Happy Valentines Day!

      February 14, 2016
      • What a beautiful baby! Happy Valentines day Suzanne! It must be good to have another baby around! xxx

        February 14, 2016
  43. Congratulations Suzanne! Percy looks like such a sweet tempered pug. I’m so happy to hear how well this arrangement worked out well for you and Percy and Emily.

    February 14, 2016
  44. So happy you have a new friend helping you out in the kitchen and keeping you company!!

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you so much, he reminds me of Nando, even barks like he did when he wants food.

      February 15, 2016
  45. So very happy for you, Suzanne! Can’t wait to see more pics of Percy!

    February 14, 2016
    • He is adjusting to his new home, getting to know the neighborhood and my neighbors. I will be snapping more pics of him for sure. Thanks Patty.

      February 15, 2016
  46. Oh, happy day. As my brother said to me when I announced Buddy ” he has won the doggy lottery”, but alas, as you know, it is you that has won. Big hugs and congrats! Welcome home Percy!

    February 15, 2016
    • Thank you Stacey, Yes I have won the lottery with this little guy, what a sweet and well behaved little one he is.

      February 15, 2016
  47. That sounds like a good decision for you both. He does look happy!

    February 15, 2016
  48. Suzanne, that’s so lovely to hear that you have a sweet pug to care for once more. I know it must have been a big decision for you to make. Sending much love and special thoughts as you settle him in and get to know one another. M.xx

    February 15, 2016
    • Thanks so much Margot. I am very happy to have Percy, it was hard for me but without hesitation I said yes to have Percy come here. It was the right thing to do. Thank you again.

      February 15, 2016
  49. Percy has exchanged one loving home for another. I’m sure he’s going to return all that love you have to offer and bring you much pleasure. You deserve it.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    February 15, 2016
  50. Lucky Percy to have found such a warm and caring home such as yours Suzanne. You will make each other happy 🙂

    February 15, 2016
  51. Awww, such a sweet story!

    February 15, 2016
  52. Oh Suzanne he is so precious!! I am just so so Happy for you that you found another to give love too!! Just overjoyed for you my friend!! xoxo Cheers!! 🙂

    February 15, 2016
    • Thanks Amy, he is a precious little guy and after adjusting to his new life I hope he is happy here.

      February 15, 2016
      • Carla #

        There is no doubt that he is happy!!

        February 15, 2016
  53. What a cutie!

    February 15, 2016
  54. This makes me so happy for you Suzanne! I know how hard it was losing Izzy and Nando, and I completely understand about needing some time to grieve. Doesn’t Percy look adorable in his little orange jacket?! This is a perfect example of why I love making connections through the blogging community!

    February 15, 2016
    • Thank you Heather, yes I don’t really think I will ever stop grieving for Izzy and Nando. Percy is such a sweetheart and I really missed having that little face looking up at me while I am cooking and he even barks for food just like Nando did. It’s a good thing.

      February 15, 2016
  55. I am so happy for you!

    February 15, 2016
  56. Janet Seaton #

    Suzanne and Emily, this is such a heart-warming story! Percy has been blessed with two loving homes! Yay for Food52 relationships!

    February 15, 2016
    • Thank you so much Janet.

      February 15, 2016
    • Thank you so much, Janet. Everyone’s kindness means so much to me. It was such an awful decision to make, but I know it is best for Percy. I am lucky to know Suzanne.

      February 15, 2016
  57. Susan #

    A new pug in the kitchen! How wonderful!! Congratulations!!

    February 15, 2016
    • And boy does he love the kitchen, thanks so much Susan.

      February 15, 2016
      • Susan #

        I know all about how much dogs love the kitchen! (Especially mine, which always has interesting spills and things to sneak off the counter. I should switch to pugs, because they aren’t tall enough to reach my counter 🙂 It’s snowing here in PA too!! Stay safe and warm!

        February 15, 2016
      • You too, I wasn’t expecting this much snow, ugh… it’s almost over won’t complain soon it will be Spring. Yes no reaching the counters for these little guys, they also don’t jump very high either.

        February 15, 2016
  58. Carla #

    Hi Percy!! You are one lucky Pug to have Suzanne as your new Mommy!! I sure hope she drops some of that gourmet food she cooks on the floor (by accident) and then you can eat it up!!

    February 15, 2016
    • Ha, he patiently waits right by me when I am cooking, He better be quick though I snatch it off the floor pretty quickly. LOL.

      February 15, 2016
  59. Hi Suzanne, what a luv, Percy what a name. Your post almost made me tear up as you can tell by the pics that he is totally at home. What a wonderful person you are……..

    February 15, 2016
  60. Yay! So exciting! 🙂

    February 16, 2016
  61. Congratulations, Suzanne! I’m so very happy for you and Percy…it was meant to be. And I just love that you found each other through the Food52 community! Such a sweet story.

    February 16, 2016
  62. Congratulations Suzanne 🙂 Percy is soooo adorable ❤

    February 16, 2016
  63. What a perfect Valentine’s gift ❤ So happy for you!

    February 16, 2016
  64. Oh my golly!!!!!! Suzanne, I am so so happy for you AND for Percy!! It’s definitely a big decision to open your heart out again, particularly so soon after you lost Izzy and Nando, but it looks like Percy has settled right in. What lovely Valentines news! Also a big decision to adopt a senior dog (something that Aaron and I haven’t felt able to do since he lost his last ‘baby girl’, a 13 year old Boxer named Ranee). Percy is lovely and I know he’s going to have the absolute best of warm, fuzzy homes with you. So excited to share the start of this adventure with you guys! xxx

    February 16, 2016
  65. Lindsay-Jean #

    What a wonderful story! I’m so happy for you and Emily, what a gift you gave each other.

    February 16, 2016
    • It is and was a hard decision for Emily and she gave the ultimate gift of love. Thanks Lindsay Jean.

      February 16, 2016
  66. How wonderful for you Suzanne! I’m sure he will get used to living with you very quickly as you’re a kind and loving mama! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    February 16, 2016
    • He is adjusting very well, he gets extra love and attention to help make his transition a bit easier. Thanks so much Linda.

      February 16, 2016
      • That’s great that you have a new ‘love’! 🙂

        February 16, 2016
      • 😃thank you

        February 16, 2016
  67. Such a lovely story, Suzanne. Percy looks like a wonderful dog, and I’m sure he’ll help ease the pain of losing your own well-loved pugs. He could n’t have found a better home, especially one in which someone really loves him. Lovely photos! 🙂

    February 16, 2016
  68. You couldn’t have received a better gift to celebrate the love day!!! Percy is a lucky boy and I wish you both many years of happiness together. I’m so happy that your heart is filled with joy and love again. Life suddenly got better, didn’t it? 😍

    February 16, 2016
    • I am very happy to have Percy, what a sweet boy he is and very loving. Yes, things seem brighter for sure since Percy arrived. Thanks so much Francesca.

      February 16, 2016
  69. What wonderful news that you once again have a pug in your kitchen! He looks like a sweetie 🙂

    February 16, 2016
  70. Oh Suzanne, I’m so happy you have a new friend and it looks as if he’s found a wonderful place. That last photo! I just want to talk baby talk to him! He’s a cutie and it looks as if he’s right at home!

    February 17, 2016
  71. Congrats Suzanne! Percy is so adorable ♥

    summerdaisy.net

    February 17, 2016
  72. petra08 #

    What a cutie! I love his coat and how at home he looks! He is a lucky dog 🙂

    February 17, 2016
    • Thanks Petra, he made himself at home very quickly and is a real joy, such a sweet boy,

      February 17, 2016
  73. This is such a sweet story! He is so adorable! Blessings!

    February 17, 2016
  74. That was so noble of you Suzanne! Help your friend with this frustrating situation and at the same time offering this little cutie a sweet and warm home!

    February 18, 2016
  75. This just made my day!

    February 18, 2016
  76. Wow what a valentine ! And am sure hez so lucky to have you as his new friend…. Very happy for you… Passing tons of kisses and a big hug to your new valentine. …

    February 18, 2016
    • Thank you Chitra he is a wonderful addition to the household. A real sweetheart!

      February 18, 2016
  77. Congrts Suzanne.. He s so cute.. My hugs for him:-)

    February 18, 2016
  78. So wonderful! He’s adorable!

    February 19, 2016
  79. OMG look at all the comments! What a beautiful outpouring of love that is from all your blogging friends, Suzanne. I was just putting the finishing touches on my next post (the one I said links back to your lovely turnip soup recipe) and popped in looking for a Percy update. 😀 Mega hugs.

    February 19, 2016
    • Thanks Teagan, I am overwhelmed with the kindness and how supportive everyone is. Percy is doing really well. He has adapted to life in Brooklyn and is very happy. Thank you!

      February 19, 2016
  80. Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Adoption is such a beautiful gift to you and your sweet pug. Congrats 🙂

    February 19, 2016
  81. okiewinegirl2015 #

    Well, it’s been almost a week for you two! I know you’re just a virtual friend but I was so excited to read about Percy. Bet he’s already got his favorite chair and made friends in the neighborhood. May you build mucho mucho marvelous memories together!

    February 19, 2016
    • Thank you Allison, yes he loves the day bed and to sleep with me on my bed. He has met many of the neighbors and everyone loves him. He is getting to know the neighborhood and tomorrow I might take him to the Farmers Market. He is already spoiled and likes me to cook for him and won’t eat kibble. I always cooked for Izzy and Nando. He is a dear boy.

      February 19, 2016
      • okiewinegirl2015 #

        LOL! That’s fantastic! Praise the Lord for lovely dogs! Happy weekend😄

        February 19, 2016
  82. This IS exciting news Suzanne–I guess you can tell that by all the warm comments. So thankful with you for Percy. Looks like he is settling in well. And I’m hoping we’ll be seeing more of him ahead… Blessings. R

    February 19, 2016
    • Percy is an angel and I am very lucky to have him. Thank you so much Rhonda.

      February 20, 2016
  83. Ah welcome to Percy, I hope he settles in well and you have many special years with him 🙂

    February 20, 2016
  84. A day bed and your bed-how wonderful Percy no LONGER has to sleep or be alone in a BASEMENT! Your companionship and love, attention is lovely for this senior Pug “Mr. Percy”. I know that he loves being there with you. You are a genuine heart and soul Suzanne.

    February 20, 2016
  85. I’m very late but wanted to say Percy is just the cutest! So glad you have him 🙂

    February 22, 2016
  86. What a cutie- and a lucky dog. Thanks also for judging the cake challenge for February over at Lin’s recipes. Hope you like my cake!

    February 23, 2016
    • Thank you so much, Percy is a dear. I so look forward to seeing everyones cakes it’s a very exciting array of cakes from some great bakers.

      February 23, 2016
  87. Very cute! 🙂

    February 23, 2016
  88. I am sorry that I have been absent. I have been ill with a viral throat infection but now I am cured & better again! I missed many of your cool posts like this one: There is a new dog in the house! He looks great though. Have fun together! xxx

    February 27, 2016
    • Thanks Sophie I am so sorry to hear that you have been sick but am happy you are better now. Missed your awesome video’s!!

      February 27, 2016
      • Thanks so much, sweet Suzanne! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xxx

        February 27, 2016
  89. I am so so happy for you, Suzanne! He is really cute. I loved seeing the pictures of him! That is really great news.

    March 1, 2016

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