Archive for February, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 14th, 2010


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Happy Valentine’s Day from Lola and Baby Girl!

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Purple Pug Party and Penny Fundraiser

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Today was Chattanooga Pugs annual Purple Pug Party and Penny Fundraiser for Pug Rescue. Whew, that is a lot of “P”s. Several years ago, Chattanooga’s own Purple Lady came to our Valentine’s Pug Party and we have kept the purple theme ever since. The weather really did not cooperate today though, it was in the mid thirties and there were snow flurries. Not very many people were up to braving that kind of weather. We did have 6 people and 6 pugs at Aunt Sue’s K-9 Bakery. We let the pugs run around and at least burn off a little energy. Today was also a day for people to bring their pennies, nickels, and dimes to support pug rescue. We did manage to raise some money for SouthEast Pug Rescue and Adoption and Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. Both of these organizations help out homeless and needy pugs in the Chattanooga area.

Grooming the Pug for Show

Thursday, February 4th, 2010


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

After the Greater Atlanta Pug Club, Barry Clothier presented “Grooming the Pug for Show.” Barry is a professional handler of some of the top winning pugs. The proceeds from this event will go to benefit Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE) research. I got a couple of photos, but it was a little difficult to get a good shot. Everyone was eagerly crowded around the table to see Barry work his magic on pugs.

Here are some of the top tips that I took away (I don’t have a show pug, but I felt this information was pertinent to anyone with a pug.

The first thing that he said was FOOD! He feeds RAW. He said that what you feed your pug will contribute to their health and coat. Now he did say that he wasn’t there to tell someone what to feed, if what you are using now is working then that’s fine, but he does feed RAW 2 x day and adds green beans, salmon oil, and supplements.

He said never use a stripper on your pug’s coat (Furminator). I probably turned about 8 shades of guilty. He said that a stripper breaks the hairs and causes them to split. You’ll end up with a pug with a Terrier coat. He brushes his pugs 5 min a day. Brushing will remove the hairs that naturally want to come out where as stripping doesn’t actually remove the excess hairs. Brushing them also distributes the natural oils into their coats.

He actually spent almost 2 hrs on the grooming, most of which was very show related, but quiet interesting.

*Barry was assisted by Vallarie Cuttie with Peachtree Pugs.

Puppies Steal the Show

Thursday, February 4th, 2010


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Today, the Greater Atlanta Pug Club had their 28th Specialty Show. The show got started with sweepstakes. The fun thing about sweeps is that it seems like the puppies always steal the show! There were some adorable up and coming pugs that I am sure we will see more of in the future. After sweeps were the regular classes which brought out some of the best pugs. No literally, I was star struck by the multiple Champion pugs represented at today’s event. Photography wise, this was my first big event of 2010 and I started off the year with a new tripod.