January 2008 Blog Posts (18)

New Merchandise at PugSpeak!

We are kicking off 2008 with new pug gift items at PugSpeak. Here's a sampling:

Pug Clocks featuring PugSpeak's own Ian. This clock measures 10" in diameter and requires one AA battery. Fun!…


Added by Mary Crissman on January 31, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

My First Pug Blog

Hello world,

I'm Olivia Alan McPugstry. *baby snort* I am about 9 weeks old and some of my favorite activities are playing with my cow, licking peanut butter out of my Kong bone, and collecting sticks from outside. My parents are the coolest they let me bring them inside and chew them to shreds on the floor! It's great. I also really love to EAT! It's pretty much my favorite thing to do. Then whenever I go potty outside, I get a treat. I've got them trained! *baby yawn*

Pug… Continue

Added by Olivia's Mama on January 30, 2008 at 12:04pm — No Comments

PugSpeak's February Pug of the Month - Meet Lucie

We first fell in love with the breed and decided to have our first pug after we met "Petit Louis," an adorable fawn boy who lived with an English couple in the Poitou region of France.

We met contacts everywhere in England as we wanted a pug with the English Type. We found out it wasn't easy and that patience was the key word to be part of the pug family as they were very few…


Added by Mary Crissman on January 30, 2008 at 4:14am — 1 Comment

Safety of Anesthesia

Ketamine is a neuroleptic anesthetic. It is actually one of the safest general anesthetics in use, under normal situations. It is most often used along with valium as the induction agent prior to placing the endotracheal tube to deliver the gas anesthetic. (It is pretty much impossible -and not recommended- to place a trach tube in a normal, awake animal-- the animal must be sedated.) It is also used for short surgical procedures. (Although many vets use it alone for major procedures such as… Continue

Added by Twirly on January 30, 2008 at 3:19am — No Comments

House of Marley. Pug Marley.

From homeless to business owner and supermodel

Marley, a black pug, was picked up as a stray in February 2001. She was bailed out of the animal shelter by Pug Rescue of Sacramento, named Marley (after Bob Marley, of reggae fame) and was placed in a loving foster home for two months recovering from illness and injury induced by her harrowing ordeal. After that she was adopted to her loving permanent home. Marley soon… Continue

Added by Twirly on January 28, 2008 at 12:41am — No Comments

Pampered Puppy Contest

Send in a photo of your pampered pooch. There are ten prizes available to be won. All you have to do is send in your photos and you could win.

As prizes there are several gift certificates in different values, blamkets, toy sets, birthday set, a Custom Swarovski Crystal Designer Dog Collar and other nice things for your pug.

This is a monthly contest… Continue

Added by Twirly on January 28, 2008 at 12:35am — 1 Comment

Demodectic Mange

I've just read a story about one of the Pugslife community dogs that has the Mange disease (I am so sorry, Veronica, this post is especially for you)

In one of my previous posts, I've written about skin diseases in general and as I was telling you back then I'm telling you now again, when you see something changes in your pug's behavior or appearance take it to the vet.

Now, about the mange problem. I've did some research and I've found several things regarding to mange… Continue

Added by Twirly on January 24, 2008 at 3:16am — 4 Comments

Pug meets! two bad experiences-my poor baby

I noticed my pug had a small bald spot inbetween her eyes right above her fold and started another one on top of her head.I made an appointment . I noticed she was scrathing so much she started to bleed so I took her in asap.Vet said she had a small case of mange.I FREAKED!i asked how? he asked if she been in contact with other dogs and realized yes!we went to a pug meet jan.5th at the Humane Society and we also went in the adoption pavillions .so thats when it hit me we had went to a meet… Continue

Added by Veronica Fontaney on January 23, 2008 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

PugSpeak's January Pug of the Month

Meet Sissi - PugSpeak's January Pug of the Month!

Sissi (or Alaunt carlin si´sirkka) was born on February 22, 2004 and makes her home with mom, Kirsi and big sister, Meri in Hamina, Finland.

Kirsi tells us that Sissi is a happy little pug. She enjoys cuddling with mom and watching TV - especially the Animal shows.

Sissi loves to…


Added by Mary Crissman on January 18, 2008 at 5:51am — No Comments

Pug Hearts

PugHearts of Houston is a non-profit rescue dedicated to giving unwanted and neglected Pugs a second chance. PugHearts was formed by a group of volunteers whose lives have been touched by this special breed of dog. The need is great; according to the Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC), approximately 85,000 dogs and cats are euthanized every year because they are unwanted.


Added by Twirly on January 17, 2008 at 1:40am — No Comments

Monitor Cleaner


Way too cute!

Added by Lindsey on January 13, 2008 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Funny Video

OK, so this might not be for some people but this guy really over reacts in my opinion. Let me know what you think. John


Added by John on January 12, 2008 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

Better safe than sorry

Dogs are commonly known as the man’s best friend. But man argue even with their best friends so there is a need to speak about dog abandonment reasons as lately the issue has run wild.

There are 5 main reasons why people usually give up to their dogs and we’re going to see how each reason is applied on what’s concerning pugs.

1. House training problems have always been and will remain a strong reason why not consider a pug. Because the breed is small and stubborn, it… Continue

Added by Twirly on January 10, 2008 at 5:35am — 3 Comments

Myths and Misconception Regarding Dog Food

Browsing through the online industry of pet food , I observed some things many of you may already know but some of you may still have questions about.

Some of you have probably heard numerous claims about pet foods using "human grade", "antibiotic and hormone free" "meat based" etc. and do not know what to believe anymore. Below I will try to address some of the claims that are really half true and that could be construed as being misleading.

First let us say that federal… Continue

Added by Twirly on January 8, 2008 at 5:42am — No Comments

Pug Food and Pet Stores

Trixie + Peanut - Gifts for pets + people

Online retailer and New York City pet boutique trixie + peanut celebrates the unique relationship between pets and the people who love them.

trixie + peanut offers a wide array of upscale merchandise for dogs, cats and pet lovers worldwide. This includes designer collars and leashes, chic pet beds and cozy blankets, stylish pet apparel, unique toys and treats,… Continue

Added by Twirly on January 7, 2008 at 1:05am — No Comments

A Touching Story

In November 2000, I went to Sissys grave to see her and talk to her. It was a cold day and I told her how much I missed her and how I needed to know that she was alright. It seemed to warm up around me, but it started to snow. Now, it does snow in our area, but according to all weather reports and history, it was not due to snow anytime soon. I told Sis I loved her and that I should go home to beat the snow on the roads.

As I started to leave, I looked towards the mountains and seen… Continue

Added by Twirly on January 4, 2008 at 3:03am — 1 Comment


Happy New Year, everybody!

May all your dreams come true and may all your pugs stay healthy and turn your life into a better one!

Added by Twirly on January 3, 2008 at 2:20am — No Comments

Bath time

I was playing with my babies on the floor the other day and got a real good wiff of them. Oh boy talking about needing a bath. So first thing the next day I tricked all 3 into the bathroom and closed the door. None of them like a bath but all will put up with them. Bugsy is the worst. He does try to get away but not to bad, Maggie trys to get the hose out of my hand, Jiggs just stands there and hangs his head. They get baths about every 2-4 months. It kills my back. I try to do it before… Continue

Added by Lori Taylor on January 1, 2008 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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