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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Buggz

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  Buggz Cashmanilla

Age:  I’m a handsome guy of the age of 101 human years (14.5 doggy years!)

Location:  Vancouver Island in British Columbia – eh!

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My name is Buggz (pronounced Bugs) Cashmanilla (a mix of my human mom & dads last names).  When I was born I couldn’t use my back legs but taught myself to prop them up and hop, hence the name Buggz!  My dad tells people I was raised by wild Jack Rabbits and most believe him!! LOL….Humans are so gullible!
The picture to the right is of me wearing my smoking jacket.  I was getting ready for dinner with the folks..actually it was to keep me warm after a bath.  When I grow my hair long my dad puts around my neck a big gold chain and then mom (Ladybuggz) calls me a Stud Muffin cause I look Italian even though I’m a Chinese Shz-itzu! I have a few girlfriends, my fav is Molly a big Golden Lab! She used to live next door until they moved away.  She would stand over me and do that silly dance with the hip twerking, It always made the humans laugh, but I loved it! LOL…she’s funny! Here she is this year in a santa hat! UPDATE:  Unfortunately my sweet girlfriend Molly passed away January 3, 2017.  I’m totally heartbroken.  But I know she’s now an angel watching over all of us.

 My mom and dad loved to swim so they (before they had a car) would put me in a home-made carrying bag and smuggle me onto the buses! No one knew, it was like being a secret agent! So we would travel around all over and I would follow my human dad to the end of the earth if I had to! Once I jumped off a 20 ft. rock bluff after my dad told me to stay put, but I had to jump in cause I thought he needed help, but it was me that needed help cause I got caught in a current and started floating down the river! My dad caught me and saved me, I was so happy!My favorite swimming technique is using only my front feet, my back legs are always tucked under my belly so it’s a real Dog paddle! Petey was a prissy little dog, never going in over his knee’s…he didn’t know what he was missing!
Last year mom entered me in the “Purina Together Awards” for regular animals that help their humans (cause both my mom & dad are disabled).  Out of all of Canada, I came in 9th! One of my pictures is of me & my dad….he looks kind of scary with that big red beard but he’s a pussy cat! We (Petey,dad & I) once had a beard growing contest (below) I think I won!

Mom made us cut it off cause it was always full of food! She’s a real pest…always brushing my teeth and putting eye drops in my eye’s and taking me to that dreaded man with the white coat that pokes and prods me. But I guess when you get my age that kind of thing happens! I have to rely on my mom & dad to carry me down the stairs to poop and pee now cause I can’t see the stairs’s embarrassing ! I’ve fallen down them a few times but luckily I’m what mom & dad call me a Sack of Spuds…I just roll!! (Spuds are my favorite snack..especially french fries) I’m not allowed to eat them anymore so I’m kind of sad about that!


Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


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Renovation Reveal Party!


Welcome to the Renovation Reveal Party for the Hotel Thompson or as my cousin called it the Casa Thompson!  My buddy Fozzie is going to co-host this party.  To get things started, please enjoy some wine, soda and some snacks.  Then sit back for the reveal and let us know what you think.  If you have questions, ask.  Mingle and have fun my dear friends!!

The following food was brought by Kali and Shoko of Canadian Cats.  Everyone be sure to try some of these Canadian delicacies.  I’m licking my lips now and fixing to jump in – YUMMO!

Poutine – French fries with gravy and cheese – how could you go wrong with this?  Beaver Tails – Now Beatrice and Billy were not harmed in the making of this sweet treat – 🙂  Beaver Tails are pastries shaped like beaver tails with chocolate and banana or chocolate and M&M’s.  Personally this little porker NEEDS one with banana and chocolate.  Nanaimo Bars – These are named after a city in Vancouver Island.  They have three layers of deliciousness – coconut, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate and custard.







Okay my friends – do you remember the ‘before’ pictures?  Let me remind you what they looked like okay.

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 The front room was a cluttered mess as well as the kitchen area.  It was definitely time to ‘grow up’ and get a new look.  Below are now the ‘after’ pictures.

The entry way into the Casa Thompson.  The new sofa.  The new chaise – ❤





The overall front room view from the hallway.  The new kitchen island.  The new cedar flooring in the bathroom.


   Thanks to my friend Jean with Canadian Cats (Shoko and Kali) for the beautiful virtual potted plant for the new Casa Thompson.  It’s beautiful!  And thank you my friends for bringing food to the party – I’m still licking my lips!  And many thanks for the long phone calls, listening to me whine while drinking my wine 🙂

Thanks to my brother Easy and his mom for listening to my mom’s troubled woes during the ordeal – snorts – there were a LOT.  Your emails kept her sane… well okay as sane as she could be.

Thanks for my great co-host and partner in crime Fozzie.  You mean the world to us my sweet dear friend.  The phone calls, the emails, the rants and raves.

   Much love to all of YOU and to those that listened to the endless ramblings here in blogville about the renovation.  We were so glad that we could share everything with all of you my dear friends!!


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