Monday, August 24, 2009

Cute Pug pictures

I had to share these pictures of Bindy with you. She's such a hoot! No pun intended but I swear she is part owl. She's got the head twist/tilt down to a science. She just came in season so we'll be breeding her shortly.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Altering old Pug photographs in Photoshop

OK, so I'm a Paint Shop Pro kinda girl and am finding Photoshop to be like suddenly finding myself in a foreign country. So much to learn! In any case, I did manage to learn the wonderful trick of blending photos. Basically, you take two separate photos and blend them together. It's pretty darn nifty to be honest. Here are the results of my playing.

First I took these two photos.

And blended them so they became this:

Pretty neat huh? Not perfect of course but I'm still learning (;

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Planned Breeding

Well, my dear little Tiggy aka Arvay's Lonestar To Treasure has come into season. She's never been bred so we are excited about the prospect of her having puppies. Tiggy spent a lot of time out at the shows earning points towards her AKC championship. We tried for a very long time to snag one last major (3 point win) for her so she could finish her championship, but it just wasn't in the cards. Tiggy is a small, cobby little bitch that can be a little naughty at times in the ring. On many occasions the judge would come up to her at the table and she would be wiggling her entire rear end in excitement. Most of them forgave her for that as she is just so darn cute. However, a lot of her competition over the last year and a half consisted of bitches that were bigger, had more substance and better behaved. The judges over all either loved Tiggy or they didn't.

Tiggy at 10 weeks old.

In any case, she's a champion in my book and most definitely has some wonderful qualities we hope will be passed on in the whelping box. She is going to be bred to a gorgeous champion male that I've been wanting to breed her to for awhile now. I'm excited and if all goes well, we hope to have puppies born late October. I anticipate she will have a small litter due to her size and her dam and granddam's history, as they too had small litters. As a matter of fact, Tiggy herself was the only puppy born in her litter. Honestly, I don't care how many puppies Tiggy has just as long as they are healthy. Even one gorgeous, healthy puppy (male or female) would be just fine with me (:

So cross your fingers and I'll let you know if this ends up successful.

Tiggy now at 3 years old.