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Main Street Parade 3 Years in a Row!

Sunday, December 4th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

This was Lola and my third year in the Main Street Parade. The first year it snowed, the second year it rained, but this year the weather was perfect. I think that Lola may actually be getting the hang of it too!. We had a fabulous day with Ashley & Pippa, Phil & Fritz, and especially Nic & Boggie!

Thanks to my mom for getting us the custom made monkey hats.

Merry Christmas from Papa’s Pugs

Saturday, January 1st, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Lola, Baby Girl, and Violet would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

You’ll notice that you can see Violet’s surgery site, but she is doing so much better.

I’m a back blogger

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

I’ll freely admit to it. I back date my blogs because I am usually so far behind that I am perpetually playing catch up. I am sure that it is perfectly fine to just leave the post date as to whenever you actually wrote & uploaded your photos, but I just can’t do it. If I had photos from an event, but a post from a different day, I would just confuse myself. So I have spent the weekend back blogging about 10 posts. The sad thing is that I am not even finished, so if you see posts randomly show up, that’s me-not you!


Sunday, August 2nd, 2009


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

I found this stuff toy at Target. I got it for the pugs, not that they need a new toy or even play with 1/2 of the ones they have. It is Lola’s new favorite toy, Baby Girl is afraid of it!


Friday, July 31st, 2009


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

As seen at the Ridgveview Baptist Church at the intersection of Moore Rd and Brainerd Rd.

Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Montomery Biscuits

Saturday, April 18th, 2009


Originally uploaded by janahallpapa

I am pretty sure that everyone who knows me knows that I am not a sports fan, but….Saturday, April 18th was the United Way volunteer night at the Lookouts. We missed the first pitch because I took a nap and woke up late, but the weather was perfect and we had a great night!

Chattanooga Lookouts:

Mr Papas 98th Birthday

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Mr Papas 98th Birthday

Originally uploaded by janahallpapa

Happy Birthday Papa Papa

Tony Papa, Jr: Born March 2, 1911 in Italy, immigrated to the United States in 1922. I have tried to find out Mr. Papa’s real first name and I keep getting conflicting stories from him and the family. It is quiet the debate! Either way, he is known as Mr. Papa, Granddaddy, Great Granddaddy, or Papa Papa (as I refer to him). He is my husband’s paternal Grandfather.

We celebrated Mr. Papa’s 98th Birthday with a brunch at the Broad Street Grill. Of course, we ate and Mr. Papa talked about some of the downtown buildings that he remembered from growing up, the many business ventures he’s had, and how much things have changed in his 98 years. He still manages his own rental property and surfs the net on a regular basis. If you can say anything about Mr. Papa, it is that his mind is still sharp as a tack; nothing slips past him!

Wow, how great it must be to celebrate 98 years of life with three of your grandchildren and your 3 great grandchildren! Wishing you many more years of health and prosperity.

Houses with History

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009


Originally uploaded by janahallpapa

For some people, they may look at this picture and see just a dining room. For me, I see so much more. I see three houses: the “little house”, our house, and the “big house.” You see Mr. Miller was known as the Concrete King of Chattanooga and although is specialty was commercial buildings; he built himself & his family these three house. In the 1930’s he built his family a two bedroom stucco house-that I have named the “little house.” Our house was built in 1950 and I have loved this house from the very first time that I saw it. It has so much character and there is nothing else like it (okay besides the other two houses!). There is so much attention to detail and the quality of construction can’t be beat. Then there is the “big house,” and not necessarily in size, but more in location on top of the mountain overlooking the city. Even though the outside is brick instead of stucco, Mr. Miller still made sure his last house had the same high standards as his previous houses.

All three houses have or had multiple lots. All houses have oak hardwood floors. All houses have the formed window & doorways instead of traditional moldings. All houses have the terra cotta tiles for the fireplace hearth.

I am honored to love and take care of our house and have it represent not only a man, but his family too!

Portland Oregon

Thursday, January 15th, 2009


Originally uploaded by janahallpapa

“Well Portland Oregon and sloe gin fizz
If that ain’t love then tell me what is
Well I lost my heart it didn’t take no time
But that ain’t all. I lost my mind in Oregon

In a booth in the corner with the lights down low
I was movin’ in fast she was takin’ it slow
Well I looked at him and caught him lookin’ at me
I knew right then we were playin’ free in Oregon

Next day we knew last night got drunk
But we loved enough for the both of us
In the morning when the night had sobered up
It was much too late for the both of us in Oregon

Well sloe gin fizz works might fast
When you drink it by the pitcher and not by the glass
Hey bartender before you close
Pour us one more drink and a pitcher to go”

Lyrics by Loretta Lynn and Jack White

Sorry, but I can not think or say Portland without thinking of this song. For some reason, it reminds me of the ol’ west movies & images of a saloon.

Pugfest 3 of 4 Pugsley

Saturday, October 25th, 2008


Originally uploaded by janahallpapa

Pugsley. I am dedicating a whole blog to Pugsley because he deserves it. Pugsley was a pug we helped foster in 2006. Some background on him: a lady saw an ad in the local paper for a free pug and something just did not sit right with her. She drove to NW GA only to find an emaciate pug who had been abandoned in a backyard when his breeder/owner moved to FL and left him to fend for himself. This Good Samaritan took him to her house and got him cleaned up, but quickly realized he was sick. She contacted SEPRA to surrender him into rescue. At the time, I had never seen such a sickly pug. Pugsley was so skinny, mouth full of rotten teeth and coughing constantly. Sadly, he was HW+ and completed his Heartworm treatment with us. Although Pugsley was estimated to be about 10 years old, he had the demeanor and life of a much younger pug. Pugsley stayed with us for about 6 months and then went to another foster home to fully recover and start on his path to be the pug he was always meant to be.

Although Pugsley’s beginnings may have been humble, he has sure made up for it. In 2007, Pugsley was adopted by the best mom a pug could ever hope for-Sharon! Not only is she a caring person, but she has a doggie bakery! Yes, the pug that was once deprived of food and shelter now gets to live the ultimate life of making sure all cookies are baked to perfection. When his mom held Pugsley in her arms, you could just see how much she loved him! He is a true treasure! His mom and grandmother had a vendor booth at Pugfest with their delicious treats and pug items from Just Dogs Gourmet. His mom generously donated items for the silent auction to help raise funds for SEPRA. A big thanks to Sharon for not only giving Pugsley a wonderful home, but for supporting SEPRA.

If you are ever in the Fayetteville, GA area, please stop in to meet Sharon, to get some treats for your canine companion, and hopefully you will get to see the infamous Pugsley hard at work!

Just Dogs! Gourmet is located at 840 Glynn Street South, Suite 368, in the Summit Point shopping center in Fayetteville, GA 30214. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 770-460-4808.