Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!!!

Hi everyone and Happy "Hallmark Holiday" to all of the daddies out there!

In honor of today, we're posting this pic of me (left)with my PugDaddy, Rufus (right)! can see where I get all this handsome from!!!

Daddy and I are spending Father's Day morning doing THIS....

So Mommy is hijacking the rest of the blog today to wish HER dad (my PA) a very Happy Father's Day, and repeat the blog that we did last year. ENJOY!

Hi everyone and Happy Father's Day!!! Salinger has once again GRACIOUSLY agreed to allow me (Laura) to be a guest blogger just for the day so I can send some props and love to my dad for Father's Day (which I know he's going to hate...but what's he going to do...GROUND ME? hahahaha!)

THIS is my dad, Jim...just taken in the last week or so at Watson Lake in Prescott, AZ!
He lives in Arizona (with mom) and loves all things outdoorsy related after being cooped up indoors as a TEACHER for almost 30 years once upon a time!

Here is an old favorite pic of mine...the date on the back is June 6, 1970 which would make me a little over 3 months old and pretty close to his first Father's Day!
I could make a joke and tell you to imagine banjo music in your head while I tell you that this is his high school graduation picture (HAHAHA!) but the TRUTH is that he had just earned his Master's Degree!!!

Fast forward 38-ish years later and here we are....

I share dad with my younger brother Scott. I realize this is NOT the most flattering pic of ANY of us (hahaha...look at that look of teenage angst on my face! HAHAHA) but there is a very important detail in this picture that I have to share...
Look at my shoes ( shoes!)
This pic was taken in 1982 (in Toronto on vacation!). This was about the time that designer labels and name brands were coming into vogue. Not having much of a clue in the months before this, I wore the regular tennis shoes from Sears (or wherever mom bought them from) and thought nothing of it...UNTIL....some jerky kids started to make fun of me at school for my "cheap shoes" (!!!). I remember dad coming to my rescue one night after dinner and took me to the mall and bought me my first pair of blue Nike shoes, saving me from further shoe ridicule at school! To this day, I don't know if he did it because he was a teacher and saw that kind of thing happen firsthand, or if mom made him do it...whichever it was, THANK YOU DAD! Sometimes character building works in strange ways, and those shoes felt like armor to me at the time. I wish I could say that dad also took my brother under his wing and did something about those tragically dorky tube socks, but sadly, no.

Dad is also know as "PA" to Holden...grandchild extraordinaire! He couldn't say the full word "Grandpa" when he was a baby, so "PA" it was!

I love this pic of them fishing last fall!

OF COURSE we had to save the best for last...(since this IS Salinger's blog!)
Their first official meeting...

...and first KISS!

Happy Father's Day Dad!!! I hope your day is full of peace and quiet and everything else you love!!! Thanks for being the best dad and always being able to make me laugh! I LOVE YOU!

Happy Father's Day to all the other dads out there too...human, canine, whatever!

Have a great day!


houndstooth said...

What a great and awesome tribute! I love all the pictures and the shoe story!

Bunny and Mom

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thanks for sharing all the stuff down memory lane.
And since I do not have a dad, I would like to say Happy Fathers Day your dad.

Chewy said...


I am chewy the shih tzu from the blog hop. That is a beatiful tribute to your poppa. I wish your family a happy poppa day and i look forward to reading your posts.

Your friend,

Wilma said...

Hi Sal,
Thanks for letting your Mom share your blog today. What an awesome family you have. Moms orbs are all leaky, AGAIN. She's such a sentimental fool.
Enjoy the day with your Dad, that's about all we are up to around here too.

Winston (smilingpug) said...

What a great post. Happy fathers day to all dads even pug dads!


Martha and Bailey said...

Such a lovely post - hope everyone had a great Father's day xxx

Benny and Lily said...

Happee fathers day to your Paw
Benny & Lily

Those Elgin Pugs said...

It's Momma here for this one!!


AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! (hold on.....)


That tribute to your dad was so sweet!! I just love the story about the Blue Nike Shoes!! And I Love your photo of you as a teen!! Way Cute!!
O.K. Pugga's want to say something!! xoxoxo

Hello's 'dere Sals and Holdens!!
Super sweets to do a tributes for yousa Daddys!! We likes the picture Sal of yous in 'da bed wit yous Daddy!! (Ehem....we's be showing our Daddy that ones) and Holden.... we's like the photos too and we's like the ones wit you and your PA!! WAY COOL!!
Glad yous had a great day!!

Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man