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News from Peaches

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Whew, it has been a long and hot summer at the Honky Tonk. First our A/C went out and management was starting to get nervous about us getting overheated, but the weather worked out and it cooled off long enough for the new unit to be installed. Then on April 27th a series of tornadoes blew through town. The storms started at 9:00am and went until 11:00pm. We all went into a safe area to ride out the weather. Thankfully only a few trees on the property were blown down, but we were without power for 101 hours. I didn’t count, but the manager at the ‘Tonk was sure counting. When the power did come on, the manager made us clean the whole place. Ugh! We’ve had a lot of visitors come through this summer and I am always the gracious hosts. I like to make sure that everyone is happy and having a good time. That gets you about caught up with summer activities and now for the big news… I am retiring from the Honky Tonk. I know a lot of people though that I’d stay here forever and even though I am welcome to, I am going to live with a new family. It’s been great here, but it’s time for me to move on to live the good life. I’ll miss everyone and especially my BFFs Lola, Baby Girl, and Violet. XOXO Peaches

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



How NOT to greet a dog

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I recently saw this poster at my local animal shelter. Thanks to Lili at

Neda..your legacy will live on

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

This story comes from the war torn country of Afghanistan. I can’t even wrap my head around all the conflict that encompasses that nation, but I can wrap my head around the story of Neda. I only know a portion of the story and I am going to share what I know. A little white puppy was found and taken in by a man who opened his arms and his heart to her. She was named Neda. Neda was loved and cared for; a plan was formed to get her from Afghanistan to the USA and out of harms way. Sadly, Neda got sick and didn’t make it. I can only imagine the sorrow for all of those who knew and loved her. The loss was immense, but she will never be forgotten. RIP Sweet Neda.

Through The Puppy Rescue Mission Neda’s Fund was created to help other dogs get much needed basic medical care while they are waiting to be transported to safety. Today, April 12th, marks their one year anniversary. You can help by spreading the word for and donating to help get dogs (and cats) to safety.

Bruce-get out jail free

Monday, April 11th, 2011

On Saturday, Bruce broke loose from jail. Okay, it was not jail and he didn’t do anything but wag his tail. Volunteers from two states came together to rescue him. Bruce was turned into a local shelter because his family could not afford to take care of him. Sadly he is heart worm positive and the treatment can be very expensive. McKamey Animal Care & Adoption Center contacted Southeast Pug Rescue to see if we had a spot for Bruce. So with a lot of emails, a lot of planning, and a lot of miles, Bruce was safely transport to a foster home where he will be loved and cared for until he can get a clean bill of health.

Thanks to Trish, Tori, Susan, and Pat for helping to rescue this guy.

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

I can’t get enough of Peaches!

Monday, March 14th, 2011

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Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs


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.

My story about Peaches

Saturday, February 26th, 2011


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Here is the story that I made up about Peaches (this is purely fictional, she is a pug).

So when I hear the name Peaches it makes me think someone who would be a waitress in a Honky Tonk in the south. She would have worked in the same tired bar just about her whole life eking out a living, but earning an honest dollar. Everyone within a 10 county radius knows Peaches; she takes care of all her customers and makes sure they never run out of sweet tea. Don’t tell anyone but the cook will sneak her a meal on the side so that she doesn’t have to pay out of her tips. Peaches has a really pretty face, just look at her left side, because she has a lazy eye on the right side. She is a little plump in the middle, but everyone loves her regardless. Peaches is a girl’s girl too, and although she doesn’t have a lot of friends, she is a true friend to a special few and would do anything for her bffs. After working a double (remember this is make believe, Peaches the pug has never really worked), Peaches is just happy to curl up in her little bed and catch some ZZZZs. Don’t think that you can wake her though, because she could sleep through a tornado tearing through a trailer park.