1.27.2011

#96 - Baby, It's Cold Outside


It has been so cold and snowy here in New England that all JD and Ringo seem to want to do is sleep! Neither of them is a fan of the cold weather, so they are not thrilled about the 10 inches of snow that was added to our mountains of ice over night. If you won't tell them that it is going to snow again on Saturday, then I won't either! It will be our little secret so that maybe they will cheer up and play instead of being lazy little lumps.




These are photos that I took a few minutes ago to show all of you the amazing amount of snow that is accumulating here. Some drifts are taller than I am! (though... that is not too hard to do, since I am only 5'2", but still... fairly large for snow mounds).

All of this snow has been keeping us busy, but so has the beginning of my new semester at college, annnnd both of the etsy shops. Here's a peak at our brand new item that is hot off the press. I just finished designing and printing these this afternoon, so they are now available in the Etsy shop :]


Happiness is a Warm Pug Greeting Cards

1.18.2011

#95 - Classic Qutoes with Ringo - On Life


"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
-Theodore Roosevelt

1.15.2011

#94 - The Recovery


As you can see, James Dean is still a bit groggy from his dental extraction yesterday. He went in at 7 a.m. and was already finished and waking up around 11 a.m. He ended up needed 4 teeth out, rather than 2, because two of his smaller teeth were a bit decayed, so the vet decided it best to remove them, as well. The cause of JD's two large back teeth needing extraction was that he managed to get something wedged between the two teeth that caused them to get infected and to decay. The vet says it looks as though he may have gotten hold of a rock or another hard item, chewed it, and gotten it wedged up there. Poor thing!

He is still tired today, but surprisingly quite alert at times. He did have an appetite last night when he came home, and even tried to steal pizza crust from his aunt! As badly as he wanted the crust, we made sure that he only had some soft scrambled eggs and quinoa so that he wouldn't hurt the open sore spots in his mouth.


Ringo missed his buddy and immediately went to him once we arrived home. He shook his little bum and tail to say "welcome home" and stayed close by JD's side for the night.


JD will be taking it easy today by enjoying long naps and a small bowl of vanilla ice cream to ease the pain. Thank you all for your love and support! I am sure that JD will feel better that much more quickly with the help of your warm thoughts. What would we do without all of you?

x's & o's

1.13.2011

#93 - Dental Work



JD is having his dental procedure tomorrow, and I, of course, am a bit nervous because of the anesthesia. Please keep him in your thoughts throughout the day and hopefully he will have a speedy recovery!

x's & o's

1.08.2011

#92 - Cute Quotes with Ringo - On Sleep



"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."
~Irish Proverb

1.07.2011

#91 - Introducing Etsy Shop #2




Oh my goodness, we have had such a busy week! We just opened our second etsy shop, Literary Luxe, and we've been working on literaryLuxe.com, which will be up and running soon. I love making all of my pug and pet related items, but I also spend a lot of my spare time designing jewelry, cards, and other items for my friends. These items are generally inspired by novels, poetry, quotes, etc. As an English major, I cannot help but to be enticed by words, so I decided to open a second Etsy shop where I can sell my other artwork. The shop only has a handful of pieces right now, but will be expanding throughout the next few days and weeks.

To celebrate the grand opening, I am giving 10% off of any item in the shop to my blog readers. At checkout, simply type "rebel blog" into the "message to seller" and I will then refund 10% of the price to your PayPal account.

Here is a peak at some of our items:


"Never Mind" Post Earrings


The "Author" Brooch


Innocent Rose Hair Clips




All You Need Is Pug has plenty of new stuff, too! We just listed some fabulous new tote bags, handmade journals, and valentine cards, so be sure to stop by and take a peak at the shop :]


Pug in Love Tote


Pug in Love Hand-bound Softcover Journal


Cuddle-Pug Valentine


Have you been feeling creative lately? If you have plans for the weekend, we'd love to hear about them, so be sure to leave us some comments and let us know what you all are up to!

x's & o's

1.03.2011

#90 - Curlicues



We've been having a lovely week thus far, thanks to all of you! We are overwhelmed by the amount of love and support that we've received from our friends around the world who heard about JD's dental issues. His procedure is currently scheduled for a week from Friday. We are a little nervous, but I know that he will get the best care. The reason that the bill is so expensive is because this vet has the best reputation around. It doesn't help that I live in New England, where medical bills in general seem to be more expensive, but JD's vet is the best is the area. There are other vets that charge a bit less and I could save $200-$300 going to some of the other animal doctors, but their reputations aren't as wonderful as JD's vet. I trust them, and that is certainly #1 when you are trusting someone with the love of your life. I know that he is well worth the extra money to make sure that he is as comfortable and safe as possible!

A few people have asked about sending "get wells" to JD. If you'd like to send wishes along, you are more than welcome to e-mail us. If you prefer snail-mail to send your wishes, please e-mail us and we will be glad to send you the address where you can ship cards or whatever you'd like to send to cheer JD up. Our e-mail address is jessica@allyouneedispug.com

Thank you all again for your support!

You are probably wondering what's up with the photo at the beginning of this post. I wanted to recommend this book to all of our pug and pet loving friends. "Curlicues" is a children's book from the 80's by Valerie Worth and Natalie Babbitt. It is an adorable story about two pug dogs wind up on an adventure to find their forever homes and change the lives of the people who they meet. It is a very sweet story to share with kids or to read when you need something to brighten your day. many public libraries have copies and you can also find it on Amazon.

If you do read it or have already read it, let us know what you think of these two pugs and their story :]

x's & o's