#78 - Walden Pond and Prizes

Hello everyone! I had so much fun visiting Walden Pond last weekend and wanted to share my photos with everyone. We're all big fans of nature and getting back to the simple things in life, so the puggies and I are huge fans of Henry David Thoreau.

We saw this charming couple while walking through Concord. Aren't they just lovely?

What a beautiful place! I can't wait to go back again :]

As promised, we are giving away a set of our Nature Pug postcards in a goodie bag with a few other little surprises.

To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post. A winner will be drawn on Tuesday evening.

We hope you all have a sweet, safe, and scary Halloween weekend. We will post pictures of our adventures and our costumes next week!

x's & o's


#77 - Klaus & Natty Toss and Tumble

Look at how cute Klaus and Natty are playing with the Tumbler Toy that they won as one of JD's birthday surprises! They look like they are having so much fun.

Never fear if you didn't win, because we will be having another giveaway this Friday. I will be sharing photos from my day trip to Walden Pond, where author Henry David Thoreau built a cabin that he lived in for about 2 years. In honor of him and this beautiful place, I will be giving away a set of Nature Pug postcards and a small goodie bag filled with pug themed tricks and treats.

Be sure to stop by! All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on Friday's post.

Have a lovely day, friends!

x's & o's


#76 - The Fabulous Animal Rescue Projec

I am thrilled to announce that I am the newest artist to join The Fabulous Animal Rescue Project! This project is a global effort to that reaches out to animals by raising money for animal rescue groups, sanctuaries, and shelters. The money is raised by selling items including greeting cards, magnets, buttons, etc. that feature the animal themed artwork of artists around the world who have donated their work to the project.

You can read the FARP blog's post on All You Need Is Pug and our donation over at the FARP blog. You can also purchase items featuring the image that I donated at the FARP Etsy Shop.

& here is a bit of fun for today:

The answer to today's Free Kibble question included pugs! Pugs are a breed that don't do well with the cold, which is why the hats and neckwarmers that I make are as cute as they are practical. For those of you who don't know about Free Kibble it is a charity that donates a free bowl of kibble to a cat or dog every time you answer the daily trivia question. I am subscribed to get an e-mail reminder every day so that I remember to answer and donate a daily dose of kibble. It's a great way to do one small thing that make a big impact!

Have a lovely day, pugs, pooches, and pals!

x's & o's


#75 -2010 Pug Social

We're busy busy busy as always, but had to stop in and share our Pug Social adventures with all of you! We had so much fun meeting hundreds of pugs and their families. We usually take more photos than we can count, but we were so busy vending that we didn't take many this year. We sold about 2/3 of the items that we brought with us, which is exciting and incredible! All of the items that didn't sell are now for sale as "ready to ship" items in our shop.

At the social we were lucky enough to meet Wilma, Sluggo, and Brigitte from Wilma's blog! They were all so sweet, especially Sluggo who looked so handsome in this photo that his mom took of him in one of our Pugkin Head hats:

You should definitely read Wilma's post about the Pug Social, because her mom got tooonnnns of photos from the event. Thank goodness, since we missed out on a lot of the fun while we were busy with our little customers! Wilma's, Brigitte's, and Sluggo's parents were also very nice and it was such a pleasure to meet them and their pug babies :]

There are more awesome photos of Sluggo and his sisters below along with some other shots that we took at the event.

Pug Social - Oct. 10, 2010

Our stuffed mini-mascot.

A happy customer.

Ringo wore his hat alll day long to show people how cute he was so that they'd want their pugs to be extra cute, too! He loves his hat and even fell asleep wearing it.

A little gal trying on our new Breast Cancer Awareness hat.

Myself and James Dean got all snuggly!

Smiling in the sun... which eventually resulted in October sunburns. Ouch!

Jeremy and Ringo relaxing.

How exciting! It's Sluggo, James Dean, Wilma, and Brigitte finally getting to meet one another :]

Sluggo is such a handsome little charmer and a great kisser!

Brigitte hung out in her stroller for a moment or two, but she wasn't about to let her brother and sister have all the fun without her, so she soon got down to join in the fun, too.

And here's the fabulous Wilma herself. She was just as sweet and lovely in person as she is on her blog!

Sluggo and James Dean: the two boys sticking together... and possibly plotting against the girls? Boys will be boys!

Sluggo models our candy corn neck warmer, which is now a "ready to ship" item in our shop.

The boys were exhausted after a looooong day of meeting, greeting, selling, and having fun.

JD walked away with 2nd prize for Best Photo and Ringo won honorable mention for the same award. I am so proud of these two charming and lovable boys who inspire me to do what I do every day :]

We can't wait until next year already! Now we have several orders to get working on since the social introduced us to dozens of new people who want some hats for their pooches. We also are excited to get baking for the Fall Festival at the MSPCA next weekend that we volunteered to bake some treats for. Yum!

We hope you all have a fabulous weekend! What are all of you cutie-patooties up to?

x's & o's


#74 - Get Ready for a Pug Party!

This Sunday, October 10, All You Need Is Pug will be vending at thePUG SOCIAL in Spencer, MA! This awesome event raises money for the Pug Rescue of New England, who helped me to meet the love of my life: James Dean. The above photo is of James Dean, Jeremy, and myself as guests at last year's social.

If you're not too far away, please stop by our table, say hello, meet myself, JD, Ringo, and our family, and participate in some crazy events including the costume parade, fastest runner contest, and many many more. Last year JD won first prize for Best Kisser and Cutest Photo, so we'll see how he does this year. Events start around 11:30. You can get all of the info. that you may need at PRoNE's website. You can also click here to download a flyer and read all about the events, raffles, and other exciting adventures that will take place. This is PRoNE's biggest yearly fundraiser to help raise money for special rescue pugs who need medical care.

JD went to his first Pug Social the year that we got him in 2008. Here are some of his fun photos from his first social:

JD in the car on the way to his first puppy event.

JD (right) meets a twin pug. It's like looking in a mirror!

JD and I when were were youngins. We've grown up a lot in 2 years!

Baffled by the concept of a gate.

Showing off his 2 "honorable mention" medals for "most wrinkles" and "cutest photo". These were his first 2 awards ever.

My fat little bumble bee in all of his cuteness and glory.

This year we will be bringing not only our camera, cash, and competitive natures, but also our hats, neck warmers, doy toys, stationary, and more! We will also be taking photos of pooches in their new accessories to share later on the website and blog, so don't miss our table. We hope to see some of you there :]

x's & o's


#73- Winners, Winners, Everywhere!

We are very excited today because we have just been notified that we won the PetsDirect.co.uk Unique Website Award! This is quite an honor and our first ever official award. Thank you to John who chose us as the award recipients.

I had a lovely birthday thanks to all of you and my wonderful family and friends. I am now happy to announce the winners of our birthday giveaways!

The winner of the tumbler toy is Klaus and Natty of Two Pugs in a Pod!

And our set of pug postcards will be going to Tweedles & her mums!

Yay for our winners! If you will please e-mail us with your addresses, we will get your presents to you ASAP :]

And here are a few more pupcakes that we baked up for our guests:

Thank you to every single one of our guests and everyone who supports us and makes our business possible!

In other news, I just received my acceptance to transfer to Merrimack College, which is FANTASTIC! Could this week get any better?

Let us know how all of your weeks are going. We'd love to hear :]

x's & o's