Archive for the ‘Chattanooga’ Category

Delerium sets in on Day 5

Friday, February 18th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

February 17th to Februay 18th. This photo pretty much sums up the whole day for me. I did not leave until 3:30am on Friday morning and had been on site off and on for 14hrs. This was the last thing that we saw when we were walking from the site and it struck me as hilarious and cartoonish like someone would walk by and slip on a banana peel. I don’t have a whole lot of pictures from today/tonight because I was mostly getting pictures of some of the vendors who were installing equipment.

I see a house!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

I got onsite Wednesday morning (Day 4) at 5:00am! Yes, you heard me. I was freaking out with excitement when I saw the framing had been done and the final trusses were going up. I have been there since the beginning, but it was kind of emotional to see a house being built as the sun was rising. I am so lucky to be part of a company that sees value in the community and them allowing me to be a part of this effort to give an ever lasting gift to a very special family.

A lot of dirt work

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

So on day 3, which was Tuesday, there was a lot of earth being moved. I got to the site expecting a house, but the previous night’s grading provided some water & sewer challenges. They were still bringing in the pre-fabricated foundation walls. Even though it seemed like things were moving at a snail’s pace; there were so many people there to support the builders, volunteers, and the family. I only stayed a couple of hours so I did not get that many pictures.

Day 2 of Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Happy Valentine’s Day Ty! Thanks for having a great heart and spending it with us in Northwest Georgia. Ty was on site staging a scene with some volunteers. This photo was of him and the producers reviewing the clip. It was day two of the build and I missed the demo of the house, but there was still plenty of activity around the cleanup of all the debris. I tried to get more photos of the general area that it encompasses. It is really hard to imagine everything that is going on at one time. Click on the photos to be taken to my flickr page with all the pictures from today.

I got to the site at about 4:00pm and packed up to go home at about 9:30pm.

Hello Sharrock Family of Rossville!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

So Extreme Makeover Home Edition rolled into Chattanooga, TN to surprise the Sharrock family of Rossville, GA with an Extreme Makeover. I arrived on site Sunday around 7:00pm. EM Security had control of entrance points. Heavy equipment was on site and there was already so much work that had been done. The family’s belongings were being packed up into a moving van for storage and there rest of the things in the house were put into a dumptser. Literally, everything had to come out to get ready for the demo tomorrow. The utility companies were there in full force cutting power to the house, running temporary power, running a gas line, cutting the water to the house and getting ready for a new water meter. At night the place will be light up like a football field. The neighbors were offered hotel rooms for the week, but several stayed so they could be apart of the excitement. I’ll post more later.

You can follow everything at Extreme Vision Homes

On the first night, I was there from 7:00pm to 10:30pm.

Extreme Makeover Home Edition Big Hearts Pep Rally

Friday, February 4th, 2011

DSCF2525 EMHE Pep Rally

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Thursday night Extreme Makeover Home Edition descended upon the Chattanooga area. ABC Network, Vision Homes, and local businesses hosted the Big Hearts pep rally. More to come as this unfolds.

Update: Several people told me that they saw me on TV and I said, “No, I am sure that it wasn’t me.” Well, it was. I am at about the .40 sec mark.

Where’s my pug?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

011211 DAY 3 OF SNOW (7)

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

We got 8″ of snow this week. Yes, you heard me EIGHT inches! And not only did we get that much snow, but it has stuck around for days. This is day three and it feels like it will never melt. I was walking around the yard today and I could not find my yard pug, but then I saw it’s little face sticking out of the snow. Dear little yard puggie, if you weren’t made of cement and so heavy, I would have tried to dig you out from all the white stuff and bring you inside.

Bare tree in the snow

My boot tracks

This is Voilet doing what real pugs do when it there is snow outside

Pug Social at Bone Appetit

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Saturday was our annual Chattanooga Pugs social at Bone Appetit Bakery. Bone Appetit is located on Frazier Ave in Chattanooga and has not only homemade treats, but a wonderful assortment of canine items. They are always so wonderful to host us each January. It is usually too cold to meet outside this time of year and today was no exception-we had snow flurries so we enjoyed ourselves inside. Lola & I got to kick off the New Year with some old friends and meet some new pugs too!

Here is Lola’s friend Jack who was looking very stylish-kind of like a punk rock pug.

Pippa in her pretty party dress from her Auntie Ali

New Year’s Resolution

Saturday, January 1st, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

So a new year has started and plenty of people make New Year’s Resolutions to do this and that, but I started my year off with a bang~a huge piece of cake. I am sure that most people are sitting around thinking about how they are going to start working out in the new year (I promise that I’ll hit the gym next week), we decided to make our yearly trip to the City Cafe Diner. Their portions are huge and you get so much food that we can only go there once a year. They also have the most fantastic deserts. I always get a piece of the Sampler Cake: chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, vanilla frosting with a strawberry frosting, and then topped with a layer of cheese cake and more frosting. It usually takes me a couple of days to eat this and I can’t imagine how many calories, but it’s all worth it.

Merry White Christmas

Saturday, January 1st, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Residents of Chattanooga, TN woke up to a White Christmas this year. I could not believe my eyes when we got up this morning. I was so excited, but the pugs not so much. Lola did run around some (she was wearing the pink coat). Baby Girl was just too cold (wearing the brown coat). And Violet was not fond of the snowing falling in her face (wearning the green coat). Do you know how hard it is to get three pugs to potty when it is in the 20s and snowing?