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Never Have you Pug Stuffed!?

Foreword. A somehow morbid, something you'd rather not read on Monday story follows.





I've just finished reading "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned" by Alan Alda.The book is humorous and witty and enjoyable. A really great reading.



The chapter where he tells the story of why and how his dog Rhapsody was stuffed reminded me of one of my childhood neighbors. The guy was (maybe he still… Continue

Added by Twirly on August 24, 2009 at 5:40am — 9 Comments

What to feed a pug? (II)

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are responsible for a pug's energy levels and reserves. Most of the carbohydrates are derived from plant proteins but some sources are more digestible than others. Dog food manufacturers are able to manipulate blood glucose levels for example, by combining different carbohydrates in the types of food they sell.



Corn, barley and wheat are more digestible, thus more preferred by pugs and pug owners all over the world.

Further, carbohydrates… Continue

Added by Twirly on May 24, 2009 at 7:19am — No Comments

What to feed a pug? (I)



image source - Google image search



The saying "You are what you eat" is very close to the truth when it comes to the nutritional make-up of your pug's diet. Feeding your Pug a well-balanced, high quality diet that is appropriate for his age and activity level is important to his overall condition, health and longevity. Choosing your Pug's diet is the single most important decision you will make that can directly impact your Pug long… Continue

Added by Twirly on May 5, 2009 at 6:20am — 4 Comments

Mast Cell Tumors & Pugs

As I've noticed mast cell tumors issues have grown in number of pug cases, I've done some research and the following should answer a pug owner's concerns:



Question :

Hello Dr. Richards, I read through the Dogs/Cancer section, which was very informative, but I still have a couple of questions for you. I have an 8 month old, fixed (he was fixed at 6 months), male pug named Odie. He's healthy in every way except about 2-3 months ago I noticed a growth on his foot, it didn't… Continue

Added by Twirly on April 4, 2009 at 9:55am — 3 Comments

Guess Who's Pug of the Month?



Nope, it's not Twirly and it's not just one pug either. But bothSassy Sue and Daisy Doo (featured in the image above) are two old friends and I'm happy they've been featured on Pug Speak pug of the month.





As our friend and their mommy Pam says ...

"Sassy is 7 years old; Daisy Doo is 10 months old and really tries Sassy's patience!… Continue

Added by Twirly on March 7, 2009 at 9:08am — 3 Comments

Long time no seen

Heya, dear Pugslife friends!



We've been away for quite a while. We've been through a couple of hardships around here but now we're back and we hope you haven't forgotten Twirly as she hasn't forgotten any of you.



I hope you had a lot of fun while we've been away. Especially you, naughty pugs!

I hope you've been all covered with treats and gifts for Christmas!

I hope you're all healthy and kicking!



For all pugs and pug mommies and… Continue

Added by Twirly on February 22, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Doggielounge Fatboy

Fatboy 'Animal Rights' also applies to dogs and dogs everywhere are now moving from dog houses, in with the family and into fatboy 's. Available in two sizes for big and little breeds, this fun range of doggie lounges are produced in a strong nylon material that repels moisture and shuts out unpleasant odors. Stains are easily removed with a damp wash cloth.







Available in the above two… Continue

Added by Twirly on October 4, 2008 at 2:13am — 2 Comments

We Will Wuv You

Ever wonder what the real lyrics to that ‘We Will Rock You’ song are? Now you can find out.



Dougie, you’re a pug,

Make a big noise playing round our feet,

Gonna be a big pug someday!

Got gunk on your face,

Your cutie-toot face,

Wavin’ your little tail all over the place!



WE WILL, WE WILL, WUV YOU!

WE WILL, WE WILL WUV YOU!



Dougie you’re a young pug, strong pug,

Pullin’ me down the street,

Gonna take on a car… Continue

Added by Twirly on September 28, 2008 at 6:24am — 1 Comment

Pug Goodies

1. Casual Tux with Tails and Hat - for a fancy pug

You will love how debonair your dog will look in our classic tuxedo. Perfect for the holidays, parties, and special occasions. Made of 100% polyester satin, the tux features double-breasted styling, detailed lapels, a bow tie and tails.





Buy it here.…





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Added by Twirly on August 27, 2008 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Riley's Call for Adoption



My mommy and Daddy are moving to Atlanta and unfortunately they can not take me. I'm very loving, I adore kids and babies, I'm potty trained, I like to exercise and I'll never leave your side. If you can find it in your heart to accept me into your heart and home please call my daddy.



Thank you,

Riley



Daddy's contact info:

Patrick Davidson: 408 391 1776

pa_davidson11@yahoo.com



via… Continue

Added by Twirly on August 27, 2008 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Pet Cemetery or Freeze-dried Pugs



Stephen-the-Pug had been freeze-dried after he died, presumably at his owner’s request (though how he came to rest on a hotel chair at a vet conference in a “Pet Cemetary” booth eludes my imagination).



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No, I finally decided, it would just be too weird, too sensational, too disrespectful somehow. But… Continue

Added by Twirly on August 22, 2008 at 6:41am — 2 Comments

Dog Aggression

Image from IStock Photos

This thread and one of its replies gave me the idea to publish the interview link here, too as it's easier to find it here.



As I find more similar interviews (regarding aggressive dogs and their behavior) I'll post them here. Understanding the problem is always a first… Continue

Added by Twirly on July 22, 2008 at 1:41am — No Comments

Dog Breeders Issue Massive Recall Of '07 Pugs

WASHINGTON, DC—Citing centuries of quality- control issues that have resulted in chronic unreliability, cascading system failures, and even total unit shutdown, the American Pug Breeders Association announced a recall Monday of all pugs produced between February 2006 and the present day.





"We apologize wholeheartedly to any and all owners of the 2007 pug," APBA director Betty McAndrews said at a press conference, standing before a… Continue

Added by Twirly on June 17, 2008 at 6:16am — 4 Comments

Suggestions

Image from Istockphoto.com



What else do you want to find in this page?



I've already covered several health and training topics, a couple of funny moments and few tragic stories, some rescue events you can check in the archives, but I'm sure you have tons of other things you would like to know about pugs. So please feel free to drop a comment with your wanted topic and I'll try my best to develop it for… Continue

Added by Twirly on June 17, 2008 at 6:10am — No Comments

Pugfessions

Dogfessions is a funny website where dog lovers speak about their inner dog secrets.



Dogfessions is a "pet project" for dog lovers who have a secret, a weird fact, or a funny story to share about their best furry friend, but don't quite know who to share it with. We all have secrets about our dogs. It's a… Continue

Added by Twirly on May 19, 2008 at 3:50am — 1 Comment

Trust - a disease?

Accidents do happen. From now and then, we stumble upon sad stories (I don't like the word tragedy) that touch our hearts for a day or two and then we get over them and continue our lives on the natural path. Which is good, as everybody must be able to pass over hardships and move on with hope.



Read the story below and let me know if you see trust as described, a deadly disease. I would be the first to argument, but I don't want to influence any of you, pug (or any other dog breed)… Continue

Added by Twirly on May 14, 2008 at 2:44am — 2 Comments

Handmade organic dog treats and clothing for dogs!



This is for all of you pug owners who prefer organic food over the one you normally find in any pet shop.



And what is even better, the store with organic food also creates some nice accessories.





But let's leave the cheap talk and get you to the store : Everything But The Dog





Happy… Continue

Added by Twirly on April 11, 2008 at 7:43am — No Comments

Hello, teacher Woof-Woof!

Remember, if a dog was a teacher you would learn things like:



When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the… Continue

Added by Twirly on March 28, 2008 at 4:12am — No Comments

Pug Raincoats

Because I've read the problems many of you face when taking your pug out on rainy days, I've did some research and found a Pug Raincoat that may do the trick and make your pug cross the rain issue border.





Dickens' Closet Puddles Raincoats for Dogs




Soft and supple poly-vinyl raincoats shed water and keep your dog dry as a bone. Adjustable fit velcro strap. Hood features elastic collar and tie. Back pocket for holding… Continue

Added by Twirly on February 26, 2008 at 3:11am — No Comments

A quick link for Pug Lovers

Do you think your pug licks everything and too much?

Take a look at this one and let me know if you have seen something like this before.

Enjoy the licking species :)

Added by Twirly on February 16, 2008 at 3:53am — No Comments

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