Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Another Family History Lesson

Some of you may remember the time that mom scored a treasured heirloom painting (CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT IT!). WELL....she was lucky enough to find another gem and teach me a bit more about my roots.

This beautiful portrait of my great (times 7) Aunt Fanny is a very important piece of Pugkind and the source of one of mom's favorite expressions (more on that later).

Unlike my Great (times 18) Grandfather Colonel Hampton the Flying Ace, my Great (times 7) Aunt Fanny was a simple domesticated housePug. She liked to spend time in the kitchen with her Hooman named Thelma.
How lucky that we happened to have a picture of Thelma!

Fanny was a fiesty little Pug who insisted on floating mint leaves in her ice water and a spritz of rosewater behind each of her button ears. She would sit at the screen door and bark at any of those damn neighbor kids that crossed her lawn and made sure to keep the floor clean of scraps of cucumber sandwiches when the Bridge Club came over.
Can't you see the family resemblance? UNCANNY I tell you!!!!

So now it makes a LOT more sense to me when Mom uses the phrase "My Aunt Fanny's A$$!" Here's an example...

Mom: "Holden did you feed Salinger?"

Holden: "Ummmm....yeah" (as I'm standing there starving to death staring at my empty bowl!)

Mom: "MY AUNT FANNY'S A$$ YOU DID!....Get in here and feed him NOW please!"

Wow...who knew my Pugcestor was such an important part of our family vernacular!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

***Mom's note**** Yeah...you guessed it...another find at TJ Maxx!!!!


Hound Girl said...

Sweet find, we loooooove our TJ Maxx!!

Yoda & Brutus said...

That is super cute!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Harry Pugalicious said...

LOVE it!

Minnie and Mack said...

Who knew we were related? We have the same Pugcestor picture hanging in our house, too! (But hu-mom found it at the Home Goods Store and could not resist.)

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Aniemother said...



Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness!I wish you could hear us laughing over here.
we just lost it!
too funny!
what a fabulous painting!
love it and the whole post!
m & e

Pearl said...

Salinger, you always make me laugh! And you are SO in touch with your roots! I love the new painting!!!

Rachel said...

TOO funny! I got some great pug art at the local art show this past weekend - I'd love to post pics, but some of it is Christmas presents - I'll have to take them now and post later, after the holidays.

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

OMD we are laughing and laughing. Oh Salinger we like your Aunt Fanny!

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Salinger... we sure do see aresembelance. Auntie Fanny...BOL!!!!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

TJ Maxx.....oh mom is just sqeaking about how cute it is!!! It kinda does look like you Sal.