Fraggin' Friday: Puppies and Fireworks

It's Fraggin Friday! Time to get these fragments off my mind!

First, I need your help. I entered a contest to win a raise for my husband, and I need your help to win. My husband works so hard, and like most of you, he doesn't get paid enough for the work he does. Cash America is giving one winner $40000. Please go here and rate the story a 10 so we have a chance of getting him the money he deserves. Thanks! ♪I want money lots and lots of money♪ (Calloway)

We brought our new puppy home yesterday, and except for a little cold, he is doing well. After tossing all kinds of names around, (it's hard to pick the perfect name,) the name that stuck is Dawson, after the former Cubs outfielder, Andre Dawson (Bear's fave player.) So, let me introduce...Dawson

By the way, big brother, Dublin has done so well with excepting him into the home. Although, Dublin is hiding his cookies, as if the little guy might steal them.

This weekend will be a busy one, with UFC fights saturday night, and a BBQ and parade on the 4th (which thankfully, doesn't include getting into full pirate costume, because it is just too hot for a corset!)

A reminder to pet owners: Some pets get very scared around fireworks, and may attempt to run away from the noise.  Too many pets are lost on this holiday, so make sure yours is kept safe inside.

My beverage of choice this weekend: Cherry Vodka and Sprite! Light, refreshing, and sweet! ♪now wouldn't that be sweet? The Sweet Escape ♪ (Gwen Stefani)

Today is Mega Swagbucks day, so if you haven't joined Swagbucks, it's a great time to do so. I use it just for searching (like Google) and then I trade my points in on Amazon Gift Certificates. Great free program! sign up here.

Hope you all have a happy, safe, sun and fun filled 4th of July weekend! ♪I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine♪(Natasha Bedingfield)

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  1. He is sooooo cute! Going to be a big guy! Good luck with him! Our dog doesnt mind the noise, but he hates riding in the car. Gets so sick everytime! Fun fun! (Not really!)

  2. What a cute baby! Following you!

  3. Absolutely adorable puppy!

  4. Hi there.
    Love your pup :) Dawson was one of my favs too.
    Stopping by from Friday-Follow to say hello.
    Thanks for playing.
    Have a great day!

  5. OMGoodness!! The puppy is ADORABLE!! Is he a chocolate lab?

    Story rated!! =)

    My pup doesn't enjoy the fireworks. He just buries his head in our laps, which is ok with me. I love the cuddles.

    Have a fantab 4th of July weekend!!

  6. Oh my goodness so cute! I love the picture! Congratulations!

    Mama Hen

  7. Hi - I voted 10's all the way on the Cash Advance website....hope you guys win!

  8. What a cute pup! I like it!

  9. Story rated! You are one lucky lady, but then you already know that! Welcome Dawson! What a cutie. He looks like he's going to get very big!

  10. Such a cutie! And good luck to your husband!

    I'm following from Friday Follow - have a great holidays weekend!

  11. That Swagbucks thing is tempting. How much have you earned in certificates?

    Great pet advice! Cooper doesn't care about fireworks, but he has taken suddenly to chasing cars again! Gotta remember his shock collar now. (Don't worry; we rarely actually take the remote with us; just wearing it makes him behave.)

    Dawson is ADORABLE!!! I am so not interested in getting a puppy, but Mr.444 says it's time to a new kitty. We shall see...

    I gave your story a 10--You wrote it beautifully. That American Dream thing about the guy who works so hard and cries about losing her girls pissed me off (especially because it's rated so highly. You'll note he makes no mention of the guy actually SEEing his girls. That really torqued me!

  12. Stopping by from Lady Bloggers. I just want to hug and kiss your puppy all over. He is adorable. Love the drink and music choices for the weekend, and best of luck with your story winning (it's a 10!)


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