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Jenna Rose And Some Baking

Well so much has been happening I haven’t posted in a while. My new normal has been much harder than I anticipated with regards to Percy and his health issues. The diabetes has ravaged his little body and he is now almost completely blind and very feeble. I can’t leave him unattended for fear he will fall and hurt himself and besides having to give him insulin every day the new challenges to keep him safe have been daunting. Work has also been very busy and I am having to try to arrange my schedule around caring for Percy and when I have to leave for more than an hour I have to hire a pet sitter, it gives me peace of mind knowing he is safe.

I had mentioned in a previous post that my dear friend had passed away suddenly from complications from diabetes. She was one of the founders of our Instagram pug group and had a little pug named Jenna Rose. When Irene passed her husband could not care for Jenna and Irene’s daughter could not take her either, it broke their hearts but for Jenna’s safety she could not have her in her home, you see she has two big German Shepherds that were not fond of Jenna.  I was honored that Irene’s family asked me if I would adopt her, Jenna lived with Irene and her husband Pete in Bowler Wisconsin on a big property with lots of acreage and a population of 325 people in the town. Jenna’s adventure began last week when my friends, my pug family, selflessly devised a plan to get Jenna to Brooklyn, NY. It was a labor of love that spanned almost 1400 miles. In a nutshell Irene’s daughter’s (Misty) husband and her daughter loaded Jenna in a truck and drove her to Fairfield Ohio where they met Carrie, Jenna was handed to her and she drove her to Verona Pennsylvania where she met Corrine who took her to New Jersey where she met Mary and she drove Jenna to Brooklyn. Quite an ordeal and a big adventure for this little girl. She is 6 years old and the sweetest little pug you will ever meet. You have to understand how amazing this was, selfless people who gave of their time and all for love. You see we all were close friends of Irene and would do anything for her. We just wish we she were still with us!

Jenna Rose arrived on Saturday evening a country girl now living in the big city. It’s an adjustment for her and for Percy but they are both doing great. Things are starting to fall into place and I am beginning to adjust as well to everything. Jenna loves it here, she loves Percy and Percy is really starting to love her as well.

I have been cooking sporadically but nothing to speak of really. I did make brownies the other day, a recipe from the new cookbook Bravetart by Stella Parks, and they are awesome. I cannot post the recipe without permission, I’m sorry but if you are in the market for an amazing cookbook I highly recommend. I also made a cake and tried my hand at decorating, it’s something I have to work on but the cake turned out great and I think with some practice I could get fairly good at it. The problem with practice is who would eat all that cake, I would be as big as a house.

Percy and Jenna cheek to cheek


chocolate cake with mascarpone buttercream

Once again I have 2 pugs, black and fawn, well apricot really just like Izzy and Nando. More to come….

21 Comments Post a comment
  1. It’s so wonderful to hear about the kindness of others. So heartwarming.

    March 27, 2018
  2. Oh my gosh Suzanne, you are the most amazing and compassionate woman in my mind for taking on Jenna, even with your precious Percy’s health issues. What an adventure for Jenna, too. It looks like she has made fast friends with Percy, all snuggled up on the bed together like that.

    March 27, 2018
  3. Oh Suzanne, this is such a happy post (apart from Percy’s health issues, shame) but even that you are managing and he is happy and appreciates everything you are doing for him. Not only that but he happy to have a little sister now which I can see he adores. That pic of the two of them together is just too cute.
    Hugs to you all.

    March 27, 2018
  4. Your pugs are so sweet together! Living in Wisconsin, I understand what a long journey that must have been for Jenna. I’m glad she made it safely to her destination and to a “mom” who will take good care of her.

    PS: You know it’s torture to post a photo of chocolate brownies and not offer one. :-p

    March 27, 2018
  5. Maria DeBrango Stickel #

    Percy & Jenna hit the mommy lotto when they landed with you! They look like they were made to be together also. I bet it will be comforting for Percy to have a playmate by his side.
    Love to you and your family!

    March 27, 2018
  6. A real community f love brought Jenna Rose to her new home and new family. When people pull together you can get amazing results. Percy will benefit greatly from having a new companion. Thank you for being the angel you are in giving Jenna Rose such a new chance.
    xxx Massive Hugs Suzanne xxx

    March 27, 2018
  7. I’m sorry Percy is not well. Poor boy. Jenna Rose is such a beauty and I know she will fill any spaces you and Percy have let in your hearts.

    March 27, 2018
  8. Suzanne #

    oh suzanne it was so exciting watching operationjennadrop knowing that it was all for the love of irene & both pugs .. that pic of jenna & percy cheek to cheek melts my heart everytime i see it .. they just look like they belong being brother & sis! hope your week gets better & better as you adjust .. sending love & hugs to you all
    ❌♥️⭕️ suzanne

    March 27, 2018
  9. I’m so sorry to hear about Percy but am thrilled he now has a new friend. And of course your brownies and cake look incredible.

    March 28, 2018
  10. I’m so relieved that they get along! You just never know. What a lovely story, but I hope Percy pulls through and gains strength.

    March 28, 2018
  11. What an amazing story Suzanne! So thankful Jenna Rose found you and a welcoming new nome. We all know how well you’ll care for her… so sad and sorry that Percy is going through so much now– and you too friend. God bless you and keep you through these days. And– I think your cake is beautiful!! hugs hugs.

    March 28, 2018
  12. Aaw…that is so amazing! It warms my heart reading about Jenna Rose. But poor, poor Percy, but it’s good he’s a got a new friend to snuggle with. Love that picture of them cheek to cheek, sooo…adorable! Your cake looks amazing, btw. And brownies look perfect!

    March 28, 2018
  13. Sandhya #

    I am so sorry to hear about Percy’s health problems, Suzanne and to hear about your sweet friend’s passing.So heartening to see Jenna Rose and Percy together enjoying each other’s company. Also hats off to you and your pug community for taking care of Jenna Rose- you are angels!

    March 29, 2018
  14. Sandhya #

    Btw, your cake looks spectacular and the brownies look perfect too

    March 29, 2018
  15. hocuspocus13 #

    Well…I arrived 3 days late!

    But what a heart warming story on this perfect day of Good Friday

    Enjoy those little things in life they are what really matters

    🌾 Happy 🌾 Easter 🌾

    March 30, 2018
  16. Percy and Jenna are so adorable and they look like they are really fond of one another! They are lucky to have so many people who care for them. Jenna looks so much like my pug baby, Po.

    March 30, 2018
  17. So sorry to hear about Percy’s illness and your friend’s passing. Jenna looks like a beautiful pug–glad she found a good home with you!

    March 30, 2018
  18. Suzanne, you do have your hands full but look at the two of them snuggling together. How wonderful that you’re able to share Irene’s love for Jenna – it must be of some comfort. I know it’s the best situation any dog could have. Poor Percy, though. My heart goes out to you guys.

    April 3, 2018
  19. You are an amazing person Suzanne! God bless you

    April 13, 2018

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