Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rise and Shine Archie!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It is me... Archie Barchie!

Thank you so much for all of my 1st birthday wishes!

Yay! I am no longer sub-one!

I am a full number! :)

However, I am afraid, I may have celebrated a little too much as I am so sleeeepy!

This is me at work today!

Look how FUN...

My momma loves my gladdy tatty so much that she got a mini one to match mine for the office!


Here I am demonstrating that the Gladdy Paddy and Tattys are so comfy that you can sleep on them & under them!


Linda hand-makes each one in lots of different sizes and colors!

Please check out her Etsy shop to see them all!

This is her crew, Ike, Peanut and Gladys!

They help her like I help my momma at work. :)

What would they ever do without us? :)

Tee Hee!

What do you have planned for today?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

Have a super duper day everyone!



Monday, January 30, 2012

Pug Notes Newsletter ~ Winter 2012

Happy Monday everyone!

The Pug Notes Newsletter ~ Winter 2012 is now online for your reading pleasure!

It is jam packed with fun news, photos, events, recipes, customer photos and more!

This issue's recipe: Cranberry - Turkey Popovers are head of heels deeeelicious!

Archie put himself into a food coma over these!

... and Meet Tweedles with her Magic Elf and dozens of other pugs from around the world!

Photo courtesy of Georgie W., OR

This is only a preveiw of what you will find. :)

The complete Winter 2012 Newsletter is available here for you to enjoy so please click through when you have time.

If you would like a copy of the Newsletter to be emailed to you every quarter, please just email me anytime or sign up in the green outlined box at the top left corner of the blog. :)

I would also love to feature your pugs and recipes in the upcoming newsletters so please send them anytime you want to!

Melissa & Archie

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Funnies ~ Happy 1st Birthday Archie!

Happy Friday everyone!

I am having a grand afternoon picnicing on my Gladdy Tatty!

Doesn't my raspberry cheeeesecake look deeeelicious?

I cannot wait to eat the whole thing!

* Snuffle, Snuffle, Snort, Snort *

What was that?

Uh OH! Did You hear something?

* Music from JAWS begins...*


A Giant PUG!

Oh this cannot be good!


Scram ...

ummm... Go Away!


My name is R-Chee!

Today is my 1st Birthday!

I was told there is a party set up here on my Gladdy Tatty!

Momma told me she made me a CHEW TOY and a cheesy treat to celebrate!

There is my treat... so YOU must be my CHEW TOY!


* Help me *


Happy Happy Birthday


We love you with all of hearts and are sooooo lucky to have you!


Thank you everyone for celebrating Archie with us today!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fred Langer Photography ~ Downtown Denver Shoot

Hi everyone!

Happy Thursday!

Fred recently had an evening shoot in Downtown Denver and captured these wonderful photos!

Not only do I LOVE the images, but I am awed by his talent in processing each image from the camera to a finished work of art!

He learned how to do all of this from reading lots of books and taking a few workshops. :)

He is truly inspiring to me!

He leaves for Panama tomorrow for a week so I will have lots of new photos to show you soon!

I cannot wait to see what he sees!

R-Chee and I will keep you updated!

What fun trips do you have planned this year?

Are you going to a Pug Fest, tropical island, or to visit family?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about your plans!


m & a

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Super Seniors ~ Meet Peanut

Meet Peanut!

Hi everyone!

Happy Wednesday!

I have a very special senior to share with you today. :)

He is a 18 year old shitzu named Peanut.

He lives in PA with his 12 year old pug sister, Gladys, and his Mom, Linda H.

I introduced you to Linda a few months back when Archie got his Gladdy Tatty!

She is an amazing artist creating beautiful quilted creations for people and pets!

Please check out her Etsy store and her Facebook Fan Page to see all of her work and happy customer photos!

They make me smile everyday as she posts them!

Linda rescued both Peanut and Gladys and also works with animals everyday as a vet tech.

She saved Peanut when he was 9 years old and that was 9 years ago now!

Doesn't he look handsome in his Scrambled Eggs and Bacon Sweater Vest?

Linda says it keep his ancient little body warm everyday.

That makes me so happy!

Gladys has been a loved member of their family since last year and she is a fiesty 12 year old.

Linda so wants to get her a sweater vest, but Gladys only wants to be naked! :)

I think it is an ongoing discussion in their home. :)

Tee Hee!

Peanut says that's ok with him because he is not sharing! :)

Thank you for always sharing your doggies, photos and stories with us!

You make this journey so much FUN to travel and explore!


m & a

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Toasty Tuesday ~ Meet The Slimmer Pugs

Happy Toasty Tuesday everyone!

I could not wait to show you the fabulous photo shoot our friends, The Slimmer Pugs, had in their new sweater vests!

Meet Georgie above in his Custom Sweater Vest...

Kelly Green / White / Navy


Hot Pink / Pastel Variegated / White


Good & Plenty from The Candy Collection

Hot Pinks, Purple, Raspberry Variegated / Dark Purple / Dark Purple


Pink / Soft Pink / Soft Pink


Baked Potato from the Eat Your Veggies Collection

Brown / Butter Yellow / Cream Tweed

3 Puggies snuggled warm in their bed!

Archie & I had so much FUN making their Sweater Vests!

Thank you Mindy for sharing all of your wonderful photos with us!

Please let me know if you would like me to make you a Woofie Warmer, Barkclava Dog Hat or Sweater Vest too.

You can see all the possibilities anytime in :

The Sweater Vest Gallery at http://www.dogsweatervests.com

The Woofie Warmer Gallery at http://www.WoofieWarmer.com

and The Barkclava Gallery at http://www.barkclava.com.

I am happy to make any color combos you would like and set up a special listing for you in my Etsy Shop.

Melissa & R-Chee

Monday, January 23, 2012

Introducing ~ Woofie Warmer ~ Dog Neck Warmers

Happy Monday Everyone!

I am so excited to show you my Newest Crocheted Accessory to my Dog Apparel Line!

Introducing Woofie Warmer ~ Dog Neck Warmers!

Red collar / Dark Purple trim / Lavender bobbles
Archie and I were inspired by all of you to create this wonderful new design to bring warmth and hugs to your dogs.

You have been asking and we have been listening!

Many customers over the years have asked for a crocheted warming hug for their doggies that do not wear hats and sweaters & for larger canine family members that do not quite fit in the 36 lb weight limit of the Dog Sweater Vests.

I custom make each Woofie Warmer for you to order!
Woofie Warmer Dog Neck Warmers are comfy and warm for dogs of ALL sizes!

When ordering your Woofie Warmer, I just need to know your dog's



Neck Size

to know what size to custom make for you.

You get to choose the 3 colors for the ...

Collar / Trim / Bobbles

Powder Blue collar / Black trim / Mustard bobbles

Archie loves his Woofie Warmer!

He says it is comfy, warm and stylish!
We would love to make them for you in your favorite colors!

If you would like Archie and I to make you your very own Woofie Warmer, please feel free to visit the Woofie Warmer Gallery ~ http://www.woofiewarmer.com/ ~ for inspiration and my Etsy Shop to order!
Please also feel free to contact me anytime with any questions!
Melissa & Archie

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Funnies ~ Say Ahhhhh Archie!

Happy Friday everyone!

It is me...


Look what I found!

A yummy stick with rounded edges!

My momma has hundreds of these "craft sticks" to mix and make things with.

My dad said they are tongue depressers, not chew toys.

Hmmmf! :o

What do you mean I cannot chew on it?

Now I know why he called them tongue depressers...

I'm depressed!

Well enough of that!

I'm off to the backyard to find some mulch to chew on. :)

Tee Hee!

What fun things are you doing this weekend?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

I cannot wait to hear all about it!



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Introducing ~ Fred Langer Photography

Happy Thursday everyone!

I am so thrilled to be able to share my husband, Fred's, new photography website with all of you!

He has been busy building it to be able to share his growing portfolio with all of us!

These are just a few shots from a shoot he did in Denver last week!

I am sooo proud of him!

Look at this amazing art he is creating!

Fred will have more amazing photos to show us soon when he returns from a trip to Panama that he is taking with the Nikon Mentor Series.

I am so excited for him!

What fun trips and vacations do yo have planned this year?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about them!


Melissa & R-Chee