Archive for January, 2009


Wednesday, January 28th, 2009


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First of all, I live no where near Milwaukee and can barely even spell it, but their contest benefits pug rescue so I had to enter. The contest was spotlighting Senior Pugs. The winning page will get a $250.00 donation to the pug rescue of their choice. Well, I probably spent more than 250 in supplies, time, and postage for the pages that I submitted. I went to about 6 different stores looking for a recordable greeting card. I had an idea to add music to Teddy’s page, and I had just about given up until I finally found a card where you can record your own message! I think that I did a pretty good job on my pages and hope that I (SEPRA) wins! You have to turn up the volume so you can hear Elvis’ “Teddy Bear”.

For more information on Milwaukee Pugfest and their efforts to raise money for pug rescue:

Oscar De La Hoya

Sunday, January 18th, 2009


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Xoe’s Oscar De La Hoya. I’m in love with a boy. From the moment that I saw this boy in the show ring, I was smitten. It was love at first sight! I wish now that I’d gotten more pictures of him in and outside the ring at Rose City Classic. Some times there is just something about a pug that is more than how he looks, holds himself, and walks; it is something intangible. Oscar’s handler is Elyse and it is just so adorable the way that he looks to her for direction and guidance in the ring! I think that they really have a great connection. Oscar took the blue ribbon on Friday & Sunday for Pugs, Open Dogs, Fawn. He took Winner’s Dog on Friday and Sunday. I did not know until I got home and got my issue of Pug Talk that he is big stuff on the Canadian circuit! I also looked up his pedigree which has a lot of Glory pugs which have a lot of Sheffield pugs. Teddy comes from Sheffield pugs, I should have known! I can spot the good ones from a mile away. I guess that I have a particular type that I am partial to! Here is the link to Xoe’s Pugs.

Best in Show

Saturday, January 17th, 2009


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Best in Show! Saturday’s Best in Show was filmed by Animal Planet for an April airing. Just sitting in the stands was excruciating from the heat given off by all the lights. I can’t imagine what it was like in the ring for the dogs and the handlers! By the time the Toy Group came out, I wasn’t sure if I was going to pass out from dehydration or not. Geri Arnold’s Pomeranian won her group so she is going to be on TV. Geri is the epitome of a class act. Observing her in the ring, she is always so professional and gracious no matter how her dog places. Unfortunately, her Pom did not win, but she is a winner in my book! And I always feel like the Pug never gets enough attention, but I am partial so what can I say?!

Moonstruck’s Smarty Pants-Prada

Saturday, January 17th, 2009


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Moonstruck’s Smarty Pants “Prada”. Prada is such a little doll baby! She was being handled by Geri Arnold for the show. And I was amazed at how she transformed from being a 20 month old playful pug outside the ring to a well behaved show contender at the end of the lead for Geri! She did have a couple of moments where Geri would have to correct her, but I think that she did great in the ring. She had some stiff competition too. But really what I loved about Prada is how at the end of the conformation events, she and I would hang out in the hotel room and snooze! She was my best friend, until her sister Mia showed up and I was cast aside! I really wanted to bring her back with me! She placed all but one day in the show and I think that she has a bright future.

Frisco’s Amelia Dearheart-Mia

Friday, January 16th, 2009


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Agility: I love to watch the dogs go through all the jumps and tunnels, but I still don’t understand the different levels of competition and what qualifies and what doesn’t. I’ll leave that up to the judges while I just clap and cheer on my 4 legged friends!! Mia was being very cantankerous first go around. It is funny to watch when the dogs all the sudden decide that they don’t want to pay attention to their handlers, but probably not a whole lot of fun if it is your dog.

Rose City Classic 2009

Friday, January 16th, 2009


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We woke up bright and early to get us and the pugs ready for the show & agility competition. I was so freakin’ excited about getting to the Expo Center and setting all the pugs that I could not stand it! I was also pretty excited/nervous/thrilled to use my Canon Powershot S5 camera (since I came home with crappy pictures last year)! We got to the ring and got settled. I introduced myself to Carla Rose of Rose Pugs, Jade Hall of Smugpugs, and Anne Benson of Anmar Pugs all of whom are on It is so great to actually see and talk to people who you know from an on-line group. By the time that all the pugs had shown, I’d taken 187 photos! Can you believe that? I did some experimenting with the multiple shot setting and it was okay, but the zoom was fantastic, I think that I got some good pug pictures!

Portland Oregon

Thursday, January 15th, 2009


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“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.

Potty Accident at Pug Play Date

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

P1030604 Baby Girl

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The first Saturday of each month is designated as Chattanooga Pug’s Play Date. Since January is historically yucky weather, we have our pug gathering at Bone Appétit located at 103 Frazier Ave, Chattanooga, TN. The owners, Kathy & Joan, are always so gracious to let us come invade their store for a couple of hours with a bunch of snorting pugs! Also, they are so generous and have fresh baked treats available for our babies. This year, I decided to take Baby Girl since she has only been to one other pug meet up and has never been to Bone Appétit. I admit, I was running a little late to get there, but I did take Baby Girl outside to potty before we left the house. There were only 4 other pugs there, which was a low turn out, but good so that BG did not get too excited. She and Pippa greeted each other and were off to explore the store and all the new smells. They have tons of doggie treats and the most adorable gift items. Well, inevitably, Baby Girl took the biggest poop right in the store! Luckily, it was towards the back of the shop and I could quickly scoop it up. I am sure I was about 8 shades of red from embarrassment! Then Baby Girl proceeded to pee pee on a cat toy at the front of the store! Needless to say, I was completely embarrassed at this point. I borrowed some paper towels to clean up out little piddle, but I felt compelled to buy the toy that my pug had just pee’d on. I am not sure what I am going to do with a cat toy since we have all dogs, but thankfully, it was on sale! (Maybe I can give it to my Mom’s cats and they won’t notice?) It is kind of a funny story, but one that I hope we don’t repeat again! We appreciate everyone at Bone Appétit for their support for our Pug Meet Up so please visit them and get your canine friend some yummy treats!