Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Print Pug in Blue from original painting

Hi All,

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas!

I have a new print available. This is from my original painting that is now in a private collection. The prints are 8 x 10 and professionally done Somerset Velvet Giclee prints. The color is very vibrant. If you would like one I have one available in my Etsy shop. I only have a few of these so you'll have to grab one while you can. I hope you like it! Here is a picture of the original. The print can be viewed (and purchased) on my Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65000146/pug-on-blue-8-x-10-somerset-velvet

Monday, November 8, 2010

The cutest Pug puppy in the world

Ok, well I'm partial but I think little Pixie is adorable! Don't you? She's 6 1/2 weeks old now and just as sweet as she can be.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pixie Pug at 4 weeks old

Almost 4 weeks I should say. She just shy a couple days. She weighs a whopping 15 ounces so she's true to her name Pixie for sure. She so darn cute! She's eating solids now and does so with much enthusiasm. She's got quite an appetite for such a wee girl. Here are some pictures.



Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Pug puppy has a name!

I have finally decided on a name for Tiggy's wee little girl. Her name will be Arvay's Pixie Dust and we'll call her Pixie. I love it! She's really a chunky little puppy even for her small size. Her eyes are open now! She's so cute!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ch. Pinkk Just One Look wins at Pug Nationals

Merci won Best Junior Puppy this week at Nationals. What a great honor to have her recognized like that with such a great win. It was a very competitive class from what I was told and myself and her Co-owner; Karen Thompson couldn't be more thilled.

GO MERCI!!

New Pug Puppy

Here she is! She is out of Arvay's Lonestar To Treasure x AM/CAN GR CH. Fantasy's Brookside Rack Em' Up. She was born via C-section and weighs 7 ounces. She's a singleton as she was the only puppy Tiggy was carrying. Isn't she precious?


Tiggy is being a great Mom!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Litter coming

Tiggy had her xray and she has one (1) bun in the oven. So she will have a C-section. I wasn't surprised that she was only carrying one as she only had one her first litter as well. I can't tell you how excited I am! Though of course I'm nervous too. When you only have one you fret and pray that it will be a live, healthy puppy and that it will thrive.

We set up the whelping/puppy pen last night. Thankfully, hubby and my son were able to help as I couldn't remember for the life of me how the darn thing went together. My son loves things like those "K'nex" toys so he's a wiz at figuring out how to put things together. So it's all set up and ready to go.

All of my supplies are out and ready and the final thing I need to get is a tank of Oxygen. I'm hoping that she'll not try and have the puppy before her scheduled C-section. That might get a bit hairy. When a Pug is only carrying one puppy, that puppy can be too large to pass through the pelvis. Thus, the need for a C-section.

I'll keep you all posted!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pinkk Just One Look Major Wins

Merci did very well this past weekend in Marshall, MI taking back to back Majors. We are so proud of her! She is Co-owned with Karen Thompson and I can't thank Karen enough for sharing this beautiful girl with us.

We have big plans for her future and I am excited for things to come.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Planned Breeding

Little Miss Tiggy (aka Arvay's Lonestar To Treasure) has come into season. She is the dam of Arvay's Midnight Lullaby (Cricket) who was a singleton. So we don't expect her to have a large litter. I will feel blessed if she has 1-2 puppies. In any case, our plans are to breed her to AM/CAN Ch. Fantasy's Brookside Rack Em' Up (aka Xander) whom we have frozen semen on. Xander is owned by Tania of Brookside Pugs and is a stunning little guy that I think will compliment Tiggy very well and the two of them should produce some darling puppies.


Here is Tiggy and her Beau Xander.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pug photos

By now you all know how much I enjoy taking pictures. Ok, I admit that I tend to get pretty snap-happy but I can't help it. Who wouldn't want to take a gazillion photo's of Pugs? So anyway, the other day I was getting my camera out of the case it slipped from my hand. There I was stuck in this slow motion unreal state as I watched it fall and crash onto my hardwood floor. The worse part was hearing a crack and shattering sound. I swear that sound still gives me chills.

Fortunately, it was just the lense that broke and the camera itself survived. Just how I'm not sure. But thank the Lord for small favors. I know it's just a camera but it's an expensive one.

So today I dug out my other lense (thankfully, I had another). This one however is one of those long zoom lenses that makes the camera heavy, but I thought what the heck it's better than nothing. So off we went out into the yard to test it out. It was actually pretty neat to be able to take photo's from across the yard. Here are a few I snapped of Tiggy and Seven.






Monday, May 10, 2010

Introducing Pinkk Just One Look

Meet Merci (French pronunciation)! We are Co-owning her with Karen Thompson of Pinkk Pugs. We couldn't be more excited about this beautiful girl and honored to have this opportunity. She's 11 months old. Currently she is pointed and will probably head out at the end of the month to the shows. Merci is out of Ch. Sandcastle's Sarpendon X Ch. Pinkk Made U Look.



Here is a short video of her.
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ch. Coryrex's Shooting Star

Here's a picture of Gordy we took today. I just love his head!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Pug puppies almost 6 months old

I was working with the girls a bit on the table today. I think both are turning out very nice. Cricket was difficult to get pictures of as she is a little BEAST! She kept biting my fingers instead of the bait LOL! Next time I'll bait her with something on a spoon to save my digits.

Anyway, I'm very excited about both these girls and while they haven't quite reached 6 months old yet, I'm already laying out breeding plans for them in the future. It can take some planning and I know for sure I will likely breed Cricket to Gordy. Gordy is dominant black so we'll get all black puppies. But also some of the resulting puppies may also be dominant black. So that is exciting. Of course this is quite a ways down the road yet. But it doesn't hurt to plan ahead (:

Here is Cricket. She's out of Ch. Kirby and Arvay's Lonestar to Treasure.



Here is Seven below. She's out of Ch. Coryrex's Shooting Star x Ch. Moonstruck's Notorious. I haven't decided just yet who might end up being Seven's Beau. Although I have a couple options in mind and one of them is a fawn male that I have some frozen semen stored from. He's gorgeous and I'm going to look over their pedigrees a bit more and see if that would be a good match.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pushy Pugs


Original Fawn Pug Painting

I just finished this painting up last night. It's titled "The Tilt". I'm sure many of you have seen this head tilt before. It's as if they are intently listening to every word you say with great interest? Either that or they think we're nuts LOL!

In any case, I wanted to capture this on canvas. This is a original acrylic painting done on a 8 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas and is now available in my Etsy shop HERE.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Arvay's Seven Past Midnight

Ok, I took a few pictures today of Seven. Boy is she getting cute! She looks so much like her sire Gordy. Though I see Ingrid in her too. I love her head and she has nice bone. I also like how balanced she is. One of these days maybe I'll get a good profile or table shot of her. She's a sweetie. She's a bit more reserved than her sister Six, but she's coming around. I've been able to get her out more now the weather is warmer.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Black Pug puppies Seven and Cricket

We had the girls outside for just a bit to play today and I snapped a couple pictures of Seven and Cricket.

Here's Cricket - Arvay's Midnight Lullaby



Seven - Arvay's Seven Past Midnight



Saturday, February 20, 2010

Black Female Pug puppy "Six"

I thought I'd share some updated pictures of little Six. She's so adorable and petite. She is now 13 weeks and looking for her forever home. Her requirements are to have a home where she will be relentlessly spoiled, pampered and doted upon. She in return will offer to snuggle in your lap and lavash you with kisses, of which she has an endless supply.

I consider Six somewhat of a "special needs" puppy. Mainly due to her small size. She has had her first shots and Vet check up and is doing great. You can find more information about Six on my site; http://www.arvaypugs.com/



Six and her sister. Gives you an idea of her petite size.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A tiny black Pug puppy

WARNING: The following pictures may cause you to ohhh and ahhh uncontrollably.

Here is little Six. Yes, that is her name right now. Don't ask LOL! She's getting more fat on her now and has that solid feeling now when I pick her up. She's still tiny at 1lb/5 ounces at 7 1/2 weeks old. Her sister is 2lbs/12 ounces. She sure is getting cute though and I think she'll continue to evolve as she grows. She is out of Ch. Coryrex's Shooting Star x Ch. Moonstruck's Notorious.

Peek-A-boo (I had to put her in this little box to keep her still long enough to take a pic (:)





Isn't she just too cute!?

Monday, January 4, 2010

New pictures of Sam

Sam is an adorable black male puppy that is 9 weeks old. He's going to look a lot like his sire Gordy when he matures. He has a gorgeous head, topline, bone, etc., but he's available to a pet home.

Oh, if you are wondering what's on his ears...that is medical tape. Sometimes when they start teething around this age their ears can go all wonky. So we tape them and that seems to do the trick so they end up with nice "button" ears that lay correctly.

You can learn more about Sam on my website: http://www.arvaypugs.com/