Penny, The Royal Pup

Penny in her Royal Bed

Meet Penny.

Penny is my Grand-Puppy. Well…she’s technically NOT a puppy anymore since she turned three this month, but she’ll always be a puppy to me.

It was a toss-up between a bronzed coin and a chicken nugget when it came to naming Penny. She was just a “wee” pup, only 10 weeks old when Cliff and Maiah drove an hour and a half to pick her up from a Breeder while I, in true Kardashian fashion, shopped excitedly for the best bed, crate, dish, food, toys, etc. that money could buy!

First Pic, coming home

Ultimately Maiah bestowed the name “Penny” to the Royal Highness. Possibly because she could have her “own” money like Prince Akeem in Coming to America, but mainly because “Penny” was a cuter name than “Nugget.”

“The Royal Pup Coin”

I didn’t start referring to Penny as The Royal Pup until this year. Not certain why. It just seemed to fit. After all her mom Maiah definitely has “Princess” tendencies and her 8-year old cousin Demi is a “self-proclaimed”Princess 😌

Could we be Royals?

“Princess Demi” with Penny, The Royal Pup

Penny has (3) car seats, one for each vehicle. The thought of interchanging was never an option. Penny has more coats than all three of us put together thanks to her Uncle Darryl who keeps her fashionably attired.

Is that a crown on his shirt?

I’ve lost count on the number of beds not to mention the mountains of toys?! Penny has a carriage (aka stroller) and her monthly food costs are just shy of a multi-line Verizon unlimited cell phone plan?!

She won First Place in PETCO’s Halloween Pet Contest (2018) and has appeared on the TODAY Show (2020). How many local pets do you know that have such a portfolio at age 3?

And the Winner is…
Penny with her “Humans”
As seen on the TODAY Show 10.31.2020

You would think Penny would be a snooty little something but she is the sweetest little pup! Shy and bashful yet full of energy and spunk. She loves to cuddle and be the center of attention. She likes to be picked up and carried around so she can see everything on high.

I made her this bed from boxes and duct tape. The crown light was purchased years back as a prop for when I sold light-up crowns outside Comerica Park in Detroit as a Vendor. Who knew it would end up being the perfect headboard for a Royal Pup?

The Royal Pup Bed, One of many

Penny lives with her mom, Maiah. We’re Grammy and Grand-Paw to her (like she can say our names, right!). Since 2020 with the onset of COVID-19 we’ve spent more time together than we otherwise would have. Maiah and Penny come over for “Grill Day” and afterwards we walk to the neighborhood park and compete at hitting golf balls at a designated tree while Penny (literally) picks and chooses which one of us to throw her favorite toy. Penny loves Grill Day. It’s her favorite holiday.

Well enough about Penny. I’ve pretty much sized her up in a nutshell. Hope you enjoyed meeting her. 🤗

Disclaimer: I had no intention of writing a post about Penny. It just happened. I just sat down at the computer and started typing and these are the words that appeared on the screen. Who knows what my next post will be about. I never know. 🙃

Hope you’ll…stay tuned! -Cheryl

The Monster at the end of this Book

Cheryl reads The Monster at the End of This Book

This Little Golden Book brings back fond memories. I can recall reading it to Maiah and watching her laugh over and over again. When she got a little older she would read it aloud to herself. Watching her mimic me was oh so funny!

We hope it brings as much joy to your family as it did to ours. In fact, if you send a picture of your child(ren) listening to me reading the story I will enter your name to win a copy of The Monster at the End of This Book. Winner will be selected March 31st.

But if you just can’t wait or prefer not to, grab a copy below:


They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well that certainly holds true for the picture above.

Meet Oliver. Oliver is the grandson of a co-worker of mine. Oliver is having lunch and enjoying watching “someone” on his Grandpa’s cell phone?

Look closely…

That someone is me! I am reading “Marty and the Long-Necked Giraffe” and Oliver is intently watching and listening! Oliver’s Grandpa captured the moment and shared it with me. It brings me such joy – I have it placed on my workstation! 😌

Oliver’s picture on my workstation.

As a “thank you” to Oliver and his Grandpa I will be sending Oliver his very own copy of Marty and the Long-Necked Giraffe. Perhaps he and his Grandpa can enjoy reading it together. 🥰

This is the book I will be sending to Oliver.

Marty and the Long-Necked Giraffe

Cheryl reads Marty and the
Long-Necked Giraffe

March is National Reading Month!

I found this book to be fun for adults to read aloud yet easy enough for youngsters to read alone. It is a tale of a mouse named Marty who encounters a series of “eye-popping” animals in search of his long-necked friend.

My only criticism is that ALL the animals were Male. Why couldn’t at least Mr. Flamingo and Mr Peacock been female? And why wasn’t the Long-Necked Giraffe named? Was it female? Non-Gender specific? Hmmmm…

Howsoever, I was hoping to share an Amazon Associate link but unfortunately there wasn’t one and there aren’t many options to purchase new.

Feel free to share my reading with your youngsters but even better try to find your own copy as it is truly a gem.

I will be sharing a new book each week during the month of March so stay tuned! -Cheryl

Disclaimer: I said Mr. Lizard had a LONG neck instead of a LONG tongue, and Mr. Flamingo is NOT a PERSON he’s a Bird?! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to (“your website name” (, or,,, or


My daughter Maiah (pronounced Maya) is ALWAYS finding something to spend money on but not without first doing her research to ensure the products are top notch.

She’s found the best lashes( gel nails (, lip scrub and skin tint ( facial steamer ( to name just a few. Her most recent discovery is a Sony ZV-1 Camera Bundle. She’s says it is the best beginner camera for vlogging and creating content on YouTube and other social media platforms. As a soon to be content creator myself, I plan to purchase one. Why? Because if Maiah says so – I know it’s the best of the best!🤗

Check it out here.

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