Archive for the ‘black pug’ Category

Snow in Tennessee

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

We got snow! I made the pugs and Chichi put on winter wear to go outside. This photo is Lola and me. Lola was not thrilled.

Happy 11th Birthday Violet

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Okay, I am a horrible pug mom. Violet’s birthday was Saturday and I completely forgot. Bad me. She did get eggs for breakfast, but she gets that every weekend so I really can’t even count that for a treat. Regardless, we are so happy that she is with us. Happy Birthday to our little black angel.

Main Street Parade 3 Years in a Row!

Sunday, December 4th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

This was Lola and my third year in the Main Street Parade. The first year it snowed, the second year it rained, but this year the weather was perfect. I think that Lola may actually be getting the hang of it too!. We had a fabulous day with Ashley & Pippa, Phil & Fritz, and especially Nic & Boggie!

Thanks to my mom for getting us the custom made monkey hats.

Is it too early for Christmas?

Thursday, November 17th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

The Papas are celebrating early. This time of the year gets so crazy so we had the pugs’ picture taken early at McKamey Care & Adoption Center. Happy Holidays from Violet & Lola

Pugfest 2011

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Pugfest! This event is the first thing that goes on my calendar each year. It is SouthEast Pug Rescue & Adoption’s biggest fundraiser. All I can say is that if you haven’t been, you are missing out! There are costume contests, vendors with all kinds of pug items, tables with SEPRA t-shirts, silent auction items, and raffles for fantastic items. But the best thing is ALL the pugs! There are pugs in all shapes and sizes.

Manny has been adopted

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Manny is one of the pugs from the local hoarding situation. When he came to us a couple of weeks ago, he was a skinny, scabby pug. Most of his sores have healed and with the help of good food and supplements his skins is doing so much better. Manny has a great appetite and has already gained some weight. It wasn’t any time at all before someone came forward to adopt him. I know that he’ll live a wonderful life with his new family and pug sister. We’ll miss you Manny!

Hoarding in Real LIfe

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

On August 9th, I got a call from someone that I know regarding 50 pugs that needed homes. She had heard through various sources that these pugs were in a hoarding situation and needed rescue. Needless to say, I put the word out to my pug rescue contacts and went to bed in tears. The next day was a series of phone calls, text messages, and emails. So many local and regional rescue groups stepped in for assistance and to foster the dogs. After it was all said and done, it was only 4 pure bred pugs and the rest were other breeds and mixed breed dogs. One of the pugs went to Atlanta to a rescue group; K-911. SEPRA accepted the other three. Two of the little girls, Etta and Pippa, came to stay with us until we could get them to Alabama into a foster home. Manny was the only boy and he stayed with us for 3 weeks until he was able to get on a transport to Albany, NY. These pugs were remarkably well socialized and wanted so badly to be next to people and receive love and affection. Medically, Manny only suffered from open sores probably due to scratching at fleas. The girls are not so fortunate; all three of them have some back issues that will need to be evaluated. This comes on the heels of another hoarding situation where pugs and Boston Terriers were removed from a property in Georgia. SouthEast Pug Rescue and Adoption took in 4 of the pugs which face months of medical rehabilitation. I’ve seen episodes of animal hoarding on TV, and although horrifying, you are watching it from the comfort of your couch with your animals that are well cared for. In real life, someone has to pick up the pieces and put the dogs back together. If you are aware of a hoarding situation, please contact your local authorities and animal shelter. The sooner; the better. For donations for these pugs and other needy pugs, please visit SouthEast Pug Rescue and Adoption at



I love my Violet

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Let me count the ways that I love Violet..

She has this awesome cobby body that has the cutest wobble when she walks.

She will give me kisses (okay I do put my face in hers so she probably just does that so I’ll leave her alone).

She will take a flying leap into my arms from the top of our 5 stairs to get to her food bowl. It is insane that she won’t go down the 5 stairs, but will climb them just fine. Who cares, I need to get a video of her jumping.

She will lie on her back cuddled up in my arms for hours.

I could go on, but I’ll save more for another post.

Happy 7th Birthday Lola

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Lola, Happy Birthday to you! We love you Lola Bug!

Hey everyone, my 7th Birthday was Saturday, but my mom was too busy so we had to wait until Sunday to celebrate. I got my very own candle that looked like a cake. I sniffed it, but did not try to eat it. The best part was that I got a bone with my name on it written in purple icing. I was nice and let Peaches have some and she tried to hog the whole thing. My sisters and I got to play outside since the weather was so nice. My mom did give us a bath, which was really not my idea of a fun party. I can’t wait to see what this year brings. Love, Lola

St. Pawtrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

A local dog group organized a St. Pawtrick’s Day Parade along the river front. We have a great pug showing and it could have become a St. Pugtrick’s Day Parade. It was an absolutely beautiful day and there were probably over 100 dogs in all.

My favorite Chihuahua was there-Pasha! I snuck in a pet before she was able to bite me.

Along our parade route, we saw a pug and a min-pin on a balcony. They were barking like crazy at us. We would yell for the dogs to go get their mom & dad; and they would run inside barking and then run back out on the balcony. The owners never came outside though.