#84 - Give Thanks and Be Merry

My goodness it feels like ages since we've written! We have had so many holiday orders that we've been neglecting our friends here at the blog, which is not acceptable. We do apologize and hope that you are all well.

Did you all stuff yourself with tasty goodies for Thanksgiving? James Dean, Ringo, and I sure did!

Here is a list of what we are thankful for:

Jessica: family, pets, friends, animals, the MSPCA, art, music, a warm house, books, and my scholarship to Merrimack that will allow me to quit my job and take All You Need Is Pug & college classes full time!

James Dean: family, his girlfriend Molly, organic treats from Trader Joes, raw green beans, fleece tag blankets, cozy sweaters, and silly hats.

Ringo: family, neighbors who feed him snacks, Mr. Pugsley's peanut butter snacks, the big armchair that he loves to curl up in, and neck warmers.

And of course, all three of us are thankful for all of you: our readers! We also are thankful for the amazing customers who purchase form our shop and allow us to do what we love each day.

What are all of you thankful for?

We'll leave you to think about it and drop us some comments. But before we do, here are some of the fabulous new gift items you can find in our shop!

Handmade Tumbler Toys in 4 New Colors!

William Puspeare Postcard Set

Black Cat Postcard Set

Pouty Pug Postcard Set

Vintage Sheet Music Prints

You can see these and other fabulous gift items in our etsy shop.

We will be opening our website shop soon and would like to get some feedback from all of you. If there are any new items you'd like to see us create, please let us know! After the holidays we will be adding all new products to the shop and would love to hear from you about what you'd like us to offer :]

x's & o's


#83 - You're 3, JD!

They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you!

We are so glad that you could all join us for JD's 3rd birthday celebration. JD is normally a spoiled little prince and likes to sleep in, but he must know that today is a special day because he woke up bright and early at 8 A.M. to run in the yard and play in the leaves.

& after I got home from work JD and Ringo enjoyed vanilla ice cream and vanilla pupcakes.

Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes. JD loved seeing them! Here are some of the lovely things we received in our e-mails:

Sequoia and Tuni are ready for our party in their awesome party hats!

Wilma, Brigitte, and Sluggo from Wilma's blog sent JD an awesome e-postcard with one of our favorite pictures of them and JD at the pug social! JD is all smiles thanks to this special message.

Olive from www.olivegreendog.com sent us a lovely birthday e-mail. JD is excited because he knows that this means I will definitely be shopping for him in this lovely shop. Thanks Olive!

We also received a facebook message from our lovely friends Melissa and Emmitt from Pug Notes! They are always so sweet to us and JD loves hearing from them :]

Our friends Catherine, Nancy, Lisa, Jess, Lilo, Ruby, & Rhoda also sent their love along. And, of course, his dad left a comment from work before stopping by later to grab a cupcake.

Thank you all for making JD's day so sweet and special. He is going to bed one happy pug!

x's & o's


#82 - You're Invited!

Hello friends! Please be sure to stop by our blog on Monday to wish James Dean a happy 3rd birthday! I can remember picking him up from a rescue foster home at just 7 months old and I can't believe so much time has already passed. He's grown up to be quite a dapper young gentlepug and he wants all of his friends here to help him celebrate this special day. Bring your favorite toys and wear your most fabulous attire for this special event :]

You can send photos, messages, or e-cards to James Dean to wish him a happy birthday. Simply send them to jessica@allyouneedispug.com and I will be sure that he gets them. We will also share them on Monday's blog so that everyone can see the fun things that pugs and people send along.

Have a lovely night, folks!

x's & o's


#81 - Pawesome Present for Pug Lovers

Good morning poochies, friends, and family! I have already begun Christmas shopping because with a big, fun-loving family like mine it is never too early to start. In my browsing I always stumble upon fabulous items that I know so many of you would enjoy and I have decided that from now to Christmas I will share some of my sweet finds with you.

Above is a necklace by Kimari Jewelry. I love the simplicity and beauty of this necklace, and I especially appreciate the positive message about rescuing dogs from shelters. The shop offers many other beautiful pieces and designs, so if you're looking for something for a lover of accessories, this shop is a great place to start.

In our own shop we have added holiday greeting cards:

And we have also added stocking stuffers for dogs and those who love them:

We can't wait to offer even more holiday goodies and to share our whimsical finds with all of you!

x's & o's


#80 - Pumpkin Patch

JD and Ringo are perplexed. These toys are much too heavy to pick up, but they can still lick them and growl at them!


#79 - Halloween Adventures

Hello love-pugs & other furry friends! First and foremost we'd like to announce the winner of our Nature Pug Postcard Giveaway.

Congratulations to Yoda & Brutus of The Pugs Strike Back! If you would just e-mail your address to us at jessica@allyouneedispug.com then we will send you these cards along with a surprise goodie bag :]

We hope that everyone had a safe and fun halloween and we cannot wait to browse through all of your blogs to see your costumes! Take a peak at some of our holiday happenings.

JD is confused as to why he hears little bells when he runs through the house.

My mum as a disgruntled man (fake beer gut and all) and Ringo as a lazy pug who just rolled out of bed in his bathrobe and slipper boots.

Myself as Minnie Mouse with my Aunty Patsy (a Disney fanatic) and her shih tzu, Doodles, who was a mini Minnie!

JD and his dad, Jeremy, who dressed as an escaped convict.

My cousin Ryan as a scarecrow. He loves JD and even has a stuffed pug named after him.

Aunty and Doodles

Our family friend, Dottie, and my Aunty Kathy went as Aunt Jemima and her husband. I'm still waiting for her to make us pancakes.

Part of the gang. Aunty Kathy, Myself, my mum, my cousin Max, Aunty Patsy with Doodles, and my cousin Livy.


With my little sister the sailorette.

Our motley little family.

What did all of you do for Halloween? This is our favorite holiday every year, so we had a party after trick-or-treat and then watched creepy movies like The Shining all weekend.

Have a lovely day, everyone!

x's & o's