Monday, February 18, 2013

SOUR Subject

I was in the kitchen HELPING my Mommy #2. She was squeezing a lot A LOT of lemons for one of her PROJECTS. So, naturally, I was begging to try some. I mean the LEMONS smelled so divine that I KNEW I wanted some. Mommy kept scoffing at my whining saying "You THINK you want this?"

Truth was, I did and here is my reaction when I was finally victorious

It WAS yummy!!! It was one of those sweet Meyer lemons from my Auntie B's house. I got a little more off camera, BTW. It was equally yummy. Mommy did not want to give me too much, though, because lemons are very very acidic and could hurt my tummy if I ate too much.

Since I am a kinda of SOUR SUBJECT theme, I want to discuss something that has been happening in Blogville lately - CYBER-BULLYING. And this bullying was all aimed at the lovely and well-meaning Ms Amanda - Puglet's THUMBS. See, Ms Amanda started this wonderful project called the 1000Pugs project where she would devote a year of her life (well, at the time she thought it would just take time and money) to photographing 1000 Pugs and creating a book from the photos. If ANYONE knows Ms Amanda, they know she creates wonderful ART with her camera. I couldn't wait to be part of the project and anything else associated with it. My Mommy literally scraped together the money to DONATE to the Kickstarter campaign AND for the photo session. We are STILL proud supporters of the 1000Pugs Project.
Fast forward some months later and Ms Amanda has fallen behind on her schedules and her updates. The nasty comments begin. They got nastier and nastier (funny thing is MOST of these comments were coming from persons called ANONYMOUS). The project was still going on - PUGS from all over the country were still being photographed - the project, although behind in updates and delivery of proofs, was still on target. Please check out Puglet's blog for a full recap of the year.
The BULLYING went on - is STILL going on. BLOGVILLE is NO place for bullies!!! This is the most UNHAPPY thing I can think of and ALMOST makes me want to skip the Happy Thought of the Day.


When Life hands you lemons, sweeten it up with LOVE and UNDERSTANDING.


Molly The Wally said...

Oh dear bullies should just be ignored or confronted, either way they go elsewhere. Yep you are right Blogville is no place for bullies. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Idaho PugRanch said...

Noodles you rock girl!! You tell em! We were not close to a photo shoot but we supported Amanda on Kickstarter. The photos we have seen are awesome. The book will be well worth the wait. It was obvious that the project was happening, don't understand the Meanies.
We are happy to be part of 1000 pugs project in any way we can.
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Darn it.... this is the SECOND such thingy that we have heard of TODAY... We just do NOT understand why peeps are so MEAN.
Could you suggest that she set her blog up to NO TAKE anonymous comments. THAT is how MINE is set. Only takes a Second.
THAT stops a BUNCH of "STUFFS" and then also suggest that she instantly mark the ICKY ones as SPAM and then Delete them once there!!
Glad that you gave us a GOOD thought at the END. THANKS Noodles... You made Lemonade outta that Sour Stuffs in a hurry!!! WAY TO GO GIRRRRL.

Frank The Tank said...

Oh Noodles, you really loved those lemons, your face just lit up with joy on that video to be given such a yummy treat! I had a very sour lemon once, just a little lick to try and My Mum wished she got it on camera because my puggy face it did get all squished up and I licked my lips for ages after, it was funny!
Yes very sour subject about bullys, they don't have any right to be in this wonderful place that is Blogville, they need to have their stupid opinions and mean ways stopped, I don't understand how anyone could bully anyone, we all love eachother here in Blogville and can't see how anyone could be horrible like this, especially as to post under annonomous, they need to grow a back bone and say it under their real names, they are pathetic!
Keep smiling my little Noo-Noo and make that sweet lemonaid out of those sour lemons! Love, Licks and Hugs from your Furiend Frank XxxxX

KSO said...

Love seeing Noodles try the lemons!

I hate to hear about the nasty anonymous posts- words hurt. Thank goodness she has a buddy like you to stick up for her!

3 doxies said...

Hey Girl...I not knows Ms. Amanda but dis sounds like an awesome project...anything envolvin' fotographin' dogs is bound to be awesome...hehehehe. I can see hows her would fall behind with stuffs. I mean it ain't just a little project.
So to all da anonymous peoples...bite me and stop tryin' to takes da joy from us cuz you won't and you can't.


Casey said...

People can be very mean sometimes, and they're even worse when they furget that there are real people on the other side of the computer screen. :(

Southern Fried Pugs said...

You are right on, Noodles. We offered to pay the one mean lady who keeps going on and on on Twitter and her little Facebook page. So far, no takers!

The world needs more compassion and understanding. Period. We have been so used to instant gratification that we have forgotten how to be patient and wait for anything. The Sistine Chapel was not painted overnight. These photos are works of art, not something created on Instagram in a second.

We are happy to wait as long as it takes for our pictures. They will be worth it, and they will be a permanent reminder of a wonderful experience.

If nothing else, this has reminded us to be more compassionate and patient in general. You never know if that person who is driving slow in front of you or taking a long time to unload the grocery cart has a physical problem they are dealing with. Or maybe they've just had a bad day. Whatever the reason, getting angry and mean does no one any good ever.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We don't think you are suppose to like lemons! BOL
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

The only bullies that should be in cyberspace are french bulldogs, bull terriers and bulldogs.

We have never eaten Meyer lemons, but now our Mum is gonna buy some. Thanks for the tip. And the good heart.

Daisy and Scooter Pugman.

Winston Wilbur said...

I can't believes you ates that lemon and didn't pucker!

whoa I am not sures I could eats a lemon.


Kari in Alaska said...

Even Meyer's lemons are a bit sour!

Stop on by for a visit

Janice, 2 Pugs and a Boxer Mix said...

Noodles, today is Dixie's 1 year old birthday. She is the boxer mix. She loves lemons also. We are not part of the 1000 pugs, but support your "thumbs" Ms. Amanda. We agree, if you have to be rude, stay off this blog. We love Noodles.

Patrice and Higgins said...

Hey! I just popped over from Bailey's blog to say Hello!!!

My mouth is puckering up from just watching you eat that lemon...PUCKER!!!!

Bulling is just so mean! You are right, no need for that in blogville!


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