Archive for January, 2011

John Paul Pet Day or bath day

Sunday, January 30th, 2011



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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

I use Paul Mitchell hair products and my pugs use John Paul Pet products. While giving the girls a bath, I strategically placed their John Paul Pet oatmeal shampoo & conditioner in the background. Of course, Baby Girl was her usual obstinate self in the sink. Lola acts like I am torturing her. Violet just stands there like an angel and lets me lather her up and condition her down. I was afraid that Peaches would not fit in the sink, but she did and she was a good girl. It was an afternoon of pugs getting their hair “did” and pawdicures.

More Peaches

Sunday, January 30th, 2011



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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

I just wanted to share a little more about our newest foster, Peaches. She has completely stolen my heart in less than 24 hours. Well, really I fell in love with her the moment that I saw her, but she has proven herself as a dream of a pug.

Lola’s working gig

Saturday, January 29th, 2011



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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

This was Lola’s second weekend in a row to accompany me for a pug home visit. I am not sure what she did today while I was gone, but by 5:00pm and when it was time for our home visit, she acted like she was exhausted. She wasn’t her normal Lola self and I swear, I had to apologize that she wasn’t being very social. Lola just wanted to sit in my lap. Oh well, I guess it was enough for her to just ride with me. Please adopt, don’t shop!

Meet Peaches!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011



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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Okay I am going to condense about a week, 100 emails, 25 phone calls, coordinating 10 people, and more than 200 miles into a post. I knew of a pug, Peaches, for about a week that would be coming into rescue. There were several emails and phone calls to get her transported to Chattanooga then the plan was for her to go on to Georgia to a foster home. For about a week, I thought in the back of my mind, “what if I need Peaches?” I am not sure why I was having this thought because I’ve transported many pugs and that has never been an issue. When I saw this big, okay huge, lump of love sitting in the front seat of another volunteer’s car, I said “Peaches is coming home with me”! Of course, I had to call Mr. Papa of Papa’s Pugs to make sure that he didn’t mind. A pug was the least of his concerns because he informed me that I had in the 20 minutes before going to the pug meet up spot that I had deleted his entire company website ( I later restored his website). Thankfully he said yes to Peaches though. So I loaded up this portly pug into my car and home we came. Peaches is a dream! She is 12 years old, potty trained, can get up & down the stairs, and has a great attitude. We are going to foster her through SouthEast Pug Rescue & Adoption. I’ll keep everyone updated once she sees the vet and get on the website for adoption. Click on the photo to see more pictures.

This is what my pugs do in the morning

Saturday, January 29th, 2011



DSCF2491 Lola, Baby Girl, Violet

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

On any given Saturday morning while I am running around trying to get laundry started, dishes done, making a grocery list, etc; my pugs just lounge around on the couch. On a side note, I got the round dog bed that Baby Girl is sitting in at a dog show about 3 years ago. I bought it because of the cute canine print, but it has been the most covet dog bed by all the pugs. Thankfully, it is small enough that it can go in the washer because it gets a lot of use. We call it Baby Girl’s nest because she looks like a tiny bird sitting in it. Also we refer to her as a baby bird when she is squawking orders at us.

Violet relaxing

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011



IMG_1675 Violet relaxing

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

I’d say that Violet has pretty much adapted and adjusted to being a Papa’s Pug. We’ve nick named her “V” or “V1″ or “Big One” -that’s from my husband. One of the funny things that she does is that she’ll climb the 5 stairs from our den to the rest of the house, but refuses to go back down them. I end up carrying her down them. I think she may be playing me for a fool, but that’s okay too. She’s only been with us since November, but I even remember a day without her. Thanks again to SouthEast Pug Rescue & Adoption for bringing Violet into our lives!

Lola’s Day Out

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011



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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Lola had a big day out on the town today. She & I got to spend some one on one time together. We started off the morning by doing a home visit for a pug rescue. When perspective homes are interested in adopting a pug, they often require a home visit. It isn’t to check for dust bunnies under the beds, but rather to make sure the home is a safe environment for a pug. I always like to take a pug along with me to see how the perspective home interacts with a pug. Lola is my go to gal since Violet is recovering from her dental and Baby Girl is too much to handle. Lola and I also went to PetsMart to get Baby Girl some potty pads. I am so fortunate to spend time with one of my girls!

Voilet’s Second Surgery-take care of your pug’s teeth

Monday, January 17th, 2011



IMG_1658 Violet

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Today was Violet’s second surgery for the rest of her dental/extraction to be completed. She has had to have all of her teeth removed from the roots being so infected. When humans go to the dentist, we have x-rays to see if there are cavities or inflammation below the gum. This is what should happen for your canine kids too. A tooth can look white on the top (although this wasn’t the case with Violet, you could see the years of tartar build up), but there could be decay below the gum line. Violet made it through the surgery and was home resting for the evening. Here is my Public Service Announcement: Please brush your dog’s teeth and make sure they have regular veterinarian visits to check their teeth. I know that it is hard to get into a daily habit to brush your dog’s teeth, but you can also provide them with Kongs, knobby chew toys, bully sticks, and rope toys to help aid in the cleaning of their teeth.

To Ruby!

Sunday, January 16th, 2011



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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

This is the story of Ruby as I am telling it. She was born in the early 1900’s. She was a vibrant lady full of vigor and ingenuity. She lived into her 90s and was pretty much hell on wheels. Ruby never married nor had any children, although it is known that she had male suitors. Instead of settling down and living the life that society dictated, she lived her life only as Ruby wanted to live it. She had many business endeavors and travelled all over the country. She never lacked in a full life. So that moral of the story is that if you are feeling down and blue, just remember that Ruby persevered through life and came out a shining Ruby on top of the sundae of life! To Ruby!

Happy Birthday Laurie!!!

Sunday, January 16th, 2011



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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

This is totally not pug related, but instead a big Happy 40th Birthday wish to my BFF Laurie! We all met up in the ATL to celebrate her turning the BIG 4-0! And if I must say, she makes 40 look great. Here is a recap of the night: we start out at Jennifer’s by popping a bottle of Champaign and toasting to Laurie and to the fact that all of us got together in one town to celebrate. We go to the Warren for some delish food and spirits. There are many glasses raised to Laurie and Ruby (the story of Ruby will be in another post). The night gives way to dancing; there is a photo of the DJ somewhere in the photos. We close the place down and attempt to walk down the street for breakfast. Mind you it is freezing cold and snow is still on the sidewalks. Unfortunately we don’t get to eat breakfast because Laurie lost her purse. We are canvassing the area in the middle of the night. Someone has the bright idea to call her phone. Two completely honest people found her purse and we meet up with them to retrieve it-thank you to the two guys who were just visiting Atlanta! We get back to Jennifer’s house. Someone spills a glass of wine on Jennifer’s couch and comforter. Thankfully it wasn’t’ me. We all wake up to review the photos and it was very similar to “The Hangover” except in Atlanta with girls! I will confess that the great thing about it being your camera is that you can delete any photos that you want. So even though I and random other people took about 190 photos and 10 videos. We had a lot of photos of the floor, someone’s hand, the ceiling, people with crazy eyes, etc. so only part of them were appropriate for public viewing. Laurie-you are so wonderful and I can’t wait to party with you on your 50th!!!