#89 - JD's Booboo

Hello friends! We are a bit under the weather today. We took a trip to the vet yesterday because we noticed that quite quickly JD developed bad breath and after investigating, we found a bad tooth at the back of his mouth. It turns out that something got lodged in his gums and caused an infection to occur which caused two of his teeth to rapidly decay. Unfortunately, because JD never displayed pain, I didn't know about the issue until his nasty breath gave him away. The vet told us that JD needs a $700 surgery to have his two teeth removed, the infection cleared, and the rest of his teeth cleaned to prevent further issues from coming up. My poor love-pug! He is not thrilled about the dental work that he will be having on January 14th (though he was happy yo see his favorite vet- he is quite smitten with her). I am also in a bit of a panic since $700 is fairly hefty for a college student whose source of income is an Etsy shop! I am hoping that I sell many items and work until my hands are ready to fall off so that I don't have to deplete my bank account in one fell swoop.

If anyone has ever wanted to buy a hat for their pooch or some awesome stationary for themselves, now is certainly as lovely a time as any, because we need all of the help that we can get! Our prices are changing as of January 2nd, so visit the shop and pre-order your accessories now in order to lock in our current price!

We hope that your puggies are all in good health and that you all are well. JD and Ringo send their pug hugs and kisses to all of you. We would also like to wish you the happiest of new years as we kick it off tomorrow night at midnight. Remember to stay safe and celebrate in style :]

x's & o's


#88 - Holidays and Snow Storms

Hello everyone! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday. We surely did! We are also currently buried under nearly 2 feet of snow thanks to the nor'easter that hit New England from Sunday to Monday. Yesterday we spent the day shoveling and discovered how much JD and Ringo do not like the snow. JD has already been here with me for two winters, so I was already aware of his utter hatred for the cold, wet slush that graces us through the winter. I wasn't sure how Ringo would react because I am not sure that he has ever seen snow before now. Ringo lived his entire life in the south before being surrendered and sent to Springfield, MA, where my family rescued him. This is his very first New England winter, and, well... he, too, hates the snow! Both JD and Ringo immediately do their business and bolt for the door. Though they appear to be longing for spring, I did catch JD sneaking a few licks of fresh white snow, and Ringo does enjoy kicking a good snow cloud up in JD's face, so maybe they will learn to love it.

Here are some of our holiday and snow day photos for you to take a peak at:

What did all of you do for your holidays? Do you have your New Year's resolution thought out? Make sure to visit us again on New Year's Eve to hear all about what JD and Ringo have planned for the New Year!

x's & o's


#87 - Pudgey Update

Hello to all of our friends!

I wanted to update everyone on PRoNE's rescue, Pudgey, that I wrote about in my last blog post. From the look of the above photo, you can see that he is doing much better in foster care! PRoNE's facebook update also indicated that he may be able to avoid surgery now that he has an improved diet and environment with a foster family that understands his needs. He may even be up for adoption sooner than expected!

Thank you to everyone who sent donations to PRoNE for Pudgey and thanks all of you who also sent your loving wishes and regards for him. It looks like PRoNE may fulfill this handsome little boy's holiday wishes, after all :]

x's & o's


#86 - A Pug in Need Derserves Help, Indeed

Hello again, everyone! First I don't write for weeks, and now I write twice in one morning. This time I am posting because a little pug right here in New England needs a lot of help. The Pug Rescue of New England, which is the rescue that I adopted JD from, just got the sweetheart that you see pictured above: Pudgey. Here is Pudgey's story as related by the rescue:

"PRoNE got a call from an emergency vet facility Sunday (12/12/10) afternoon about a sweet little 2 year old boy. His family had brought him in to be put to sleep because they couldn't afford bladder stone surgery and he was suffering. The vet told us he was completely unable to pass any urine and we agreed to take on his expenses and ultimately find him a great forever home. So far, Pudgey remains in the hospital while they continue to treat him and alleviate his pain. His care costs continue to accumulate rapidly. The little guy is a real trooper and will make a wonderful companion for a lucky family once he is well."

What PRoNE needs is about $2,500 in donations to help Pudgey receive the care that he needs. What is wonderful about the generosity of so many animal lovers is that even if people can contribute something as small as $5, if several people do it, Pudgey is getting closer and closer to receiving care!

If you'd like to help this little guy you can click here to visit the PRoNE donation page and make a donation via PayPal. You can leave "instructions to merchant" when paying and note that you'd like your donation to help Pudgey specifically.

Thank you all for reading Pudgey's story, and if I receive updates on his condition, I will be sure to share!

x's & o's

#85 - We're Back

My goodness, it has been so long since we've written! We've missed all of our blog friends greatly, but we got so busy with holiday orders and final exams,so the blog had to rest for a bit.

We hope that you have all been well. We certainly have been! I just finished my last final exam two days ago and my last day with my "real job" at the library was on Friday. Since I am starting at a new university and All You Need Is Pug is going so well, I decided to devote all of my work time to both of them. I have so many new ideas for All You Need Is Pug, and I can't wait to share them with all of you! I will also be opening a second Etsy shop in the new year with items inspired by classic literature. It's going to be quite lovely, I hope!

JD and Ringo have been busy little fellows. They have been watching the Christmas gifts accumulating in the house and I can just see their eyes light up hoping that there is a new toy or a package of treats hidden in there somewhere. They have both been wonderful while I've been busy working and finishing up with this semester. JD has taken to napping when he sees me pull out my school bag, so he's certainly been happy the last few days that my textbooks haven't taken up all of my time.

We already have over a dozen hat and neck warmer pre-orders for the new year, so we are going to be knitting away for the next few weeks! You can take a peak at some of our recent hats and new shop items below:

These are are new "thank you" cards and are now available in our etsy shop.

Winter Wonderland greeting cards

People loved our hippie hats so much, that we decided to make neckwarmers, too!

Now that you all know what we have been up to, how have all of you been? Is anyone doing anything special for the holidays? Leave us some comments and let us know!

x's & o's

p.s. I saw the movie "Due Date" last night. It was hilarious and the French Bulldog, Sunny, is too cute for words. If you need a good laugh, head over to your local movie theater and check it out!