Monday, January 14, 2013

Let's get this blog started!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Pug-a-Boo!  I must admit that it feels a bit strange to be back creating/editing posts, but I also have to admit that I missed blogging greatly.  For those of you that may not know, I should probably introduce myself.  My name is Christy Boostrom, but as my Blogger login and Face Book account implies, I am the proud mom of a very special angel pug, Payton.  I know I'm biased, but she was just so incredibly beautiful.

March 21, 2003 - March 30, 2012

I helped her pen the blog Pugnacious P.  It was a labor of love.  I am so thankful for the recorded memories of her last year and for all that it has done to raise awareness of Pug Dog Encephalitis and provide hope to many.  If you are not familiar with her miraculous story, I'd encourage you to browse through her blog.  She gave me so much in her short life, and I owe her so much.  As I start a new journey at Pug-a-Boo!, I'd like to dedicate this blog to my girl, my love, my Payton.  I love you always and miss you everyday.

For those of you that were avid Pugnacious P fans, I'm going to do things a little different at Pug-a-Boo! Donald and Daisy, who I will introduce you to in a bit, will have opportunities to provide their two cents worth, but I will be doing most of the writing.  And while I don't expect this will happen often, I may stray off the topic of pugs [GASP!].  I'm a big foodie and love to cook...and I know our pug readers won't complain about seeing a pic of something tasty.  ;-)  Lastly, as many of my fellow bloggers know, it is very time consuming to post often.  I don't think I will be able to keep up with the same frequency of posts that we published over at Pugnacious P.  I also don't want to feel any pressure of a schedule so only when I have news or a funny and cute story or a great pic of the pugs to share will you hear from me.

So now let me introduce you to the newest members of the Boostrom family.  We adopted Donald and Daisy in October 2012 from one of the best rescue organizations, PugHearts of Houston, TX.

Me holding Donald and my husband, Tim, holding Daisy

Rescue pugs are a new experience for us and it has certainly been different having two, but they are such good dogs - blessings that bring us constant joy.  There is so much to tell you about each of them that I think individual introductory posts are in order.  Stay tuned!



  1. I will speak for me and my pugs in stating that we welcome you back to blogging and we can not wait to hear more about food and Donald & Daisy and what the Boostrom's are up to!!
    Much Love,
    Mama Mindy & The Slimmer Puggums

  2. This made our Monday morning! We can't wait to hear more!

    Meredith & Scarlet

  3. Welcome back, we've missed you!!!!

  4. I was checking your blog almost every day... and waiting. So happy it have just started :) I really can wait to here EVERYTHING about Daisy and Donald.. and about food !! I love food almost as much as I love all the pugs :) Can't wait for more. Hugs to you and special kiss for my Angel Payton it is so good to see her again :) Gosia

  5. Welcome back!! As far as we know, all pug lovers also love FOOD. Love you guys~

  6. We now have you added! Have a great week!
    stella rose and momma

  7. YAY! Welcome back, Christy! And WELCOME D&D! I am so happy that you are back in the Blogosphere again.

  8. Welcome Back Christy!! We were so excited to see your post today! Pugs and Food! Two of our favorite things also. We look forward to meeting Donald & Daisy!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta, Mom too!

  9. welcome back to blogging christy and clan. we are looking forward to reading the new blog.

    Woofs and Licks

  10. Yay!! Welcome back!! Pugs & food go along very well together ;) We don't post on a regular schedule either, so no biggie!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Brutus & Ellie

  11. Woo hoo! Can't wait to hear about Donald and Daisy and FOOD! I still am hoping we can arrange a meeting "in the fur" at some point - preferably when the weather isn't so dang cold.


  12. Welcome back Miss Christy! We are anxiously waiting to read more about Donald & Daisy's adventures! Pug Love, Black Pearl & Otis

  13. Welcome back - I have missed you so. I look forward to the new blog as much as I looked forward to Payton's every post.
    Love you sooooo much,

  14. Welcome back, Christy! That is such a sweet picture of Donald and Daisy (and of course you and Tim!). I can't wait to hear more of their adventures and maybe get to meet them in the fur one of these days!

    Karen and Riley

  15. Oh, I'm so glad to see you back, and that is a wonderful family picture. I'm glad you included a picture of the wonderful Pugnacious P (Payton) too!

  16. We are so excited to see you and your blog up! Yeah. We cant wait to see the recipes too and here more from these two adorable pugs. (And we agree Payton was a beauty)

    urban hounds

  17. We are so happy to see you back.
    And we cannot wait to hear about everything and anything that you want to talk about- Food! Donald and Daisy- just hearing from you - when ever you want- that is what we want to! Thank you for coming back.
    love tweedles

  18. Food I vote yum! Can't wait to see more posts and pictures of D&D!

    the girls

  19. Glad to see you back to blogging! :) Can't wait to learn more about D&D!


  20. Hi there!
    I am so happy to have you back blogging, I was an avid reader of Paytons blog and loved every precious moment of her blogging life! I'm very excited to hear your adventures with your new babies Donald and Daisy, they look like they have their own personalities and I couldnt be prouder of you getting them from a Pug Rescue! (Paytons story was also something I had always been proud of, from the horrible puppy mill start to the beautiful home she had with you caring for her!) its going to be very excititng! I'm really looking forward to hearing from you!
    Love, Licks and Hugs from your furiend Frank xxxxxx

  21. If you are interested we are passing an award on to you

    urban hounds

  22. It is so nice to see you back at blogging! We are all very happy that you have two pugs to love, that was a beautiful photo you posted.


    Roxy, Lucky & Mom

  23. YAY!!! We've had a lot going on but we're glad you are back ...

    Love Ellen and the Fab Five
    Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney