What’s your Pug’s Love Language

For any pug owner, there this nothing better than having a wonderful companion. Have you ever wondered the best way to express your relationship with your best friend? I found this cute and quick survey on American Kennel Club (AKC) website that dog owners can complete. At the end of the article, take the quiz.

The concept of Love Language has been around for many years. Additionally, there are great books and website articles on this topic. Love language focuses on how love is given and received.

The concept of Love Language has been around for many years. Additionally, there are great books and website articles on this topic. Love language focuses on how love is given and received.


According to Gary Chapman, love is expressed and received in the following: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. All of these not only work for humans but dogs as well.

For Words of affirmation, statements like “who’s a good boy,” “great job,” and “pretty girl” are great for your four-legged companion. Ashe and Meatball love to be told they are good boys.

Quality time could be walking, taking on a trip to the store, or a special one-one time. Kora loved our outdoor trips to the park and Monto Sano Mountain. There we walked and she would play in the rivers.

Receiving gifts could be a new toy or treat. The first time I took Ember to Petco and pick her toys, she came home and had to show off every new toy to my husband. Additionally, Ember to this day loves her new toys from Bark Box. I highly recommend everyone to subscribe to Bark Box. It’s the best thing I have found for toys and treats. For only $23 a month you receive a themed box full of two toys and three bagged treats. For more information and subscribe, click the link below.


Acts of service could be grooming/brushing their coat. My pugs love bath time not only for the treats but also for petting/massage. Chunky would let me give him a bath every day just for the petting and massage.

The final love language is physical touch and I think all our fur babies love pets and belly rubs. Lyla, our new puppy started very early with belly rubs. She started around 3-4 weeks just when she was walking on all fours is when the demand of the belly rubs. Miesha demands belly rubs to the point she will not come inside until she gets a belly rub.

Knowing your pug’s love language can help with training. Knowing if your fur baby prefers new toys to belly rubs helps with training. I really hope you enjoy this cute quiz as much as I did in understanding your pug.

2020, The Year of Change

From right to left Ayla, Koda, Miesha, and Roxie

2020 was not only the year of COVID-19 but several changes for our Kennel. We lost Kora, rehomed the sisters (Alya and Roxie), and new arrivals. It indeed has been a year of ups and downs, and it has taken me some time to catch up with updates. You see, it was hard to lose Kora. She was my healing dog and friend. We rescued each other. I had just lost Tasha, and her family gave her up.

Kora, saying good bye

Lossing Kora was very hard. Just a week before the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, we lost Kora, our Rottiwiler, right on her 5th birthday, to an unknown element. Within a short time, Kora attained a lot of fluid and was building in her lungs. The vet was uncertain what happened and if they could treat her. Additionally, she never likes any vet visit and has to be sedated at every visit. It was a hard choice, but I knew I did not want her in any more pain (physically and emotionally). Kora was not our only loss. We decided to rehome Alya and Roxie.
Alya had a litter with Meatball, which become a complicated delivery, and she became a risk for future litters. After losing Kora, I did not want to lose these girls to delivering puppies, so we rehomed them to two beautiful families. The sisters are extraordinary pets and in loving homes. As a professional breeder, you know not all dogs can or should be bred. You learn and make sound decisions for the betterment of the dogs. Because we rehomed the sisters, we had to find new qualified and healthy females.
In the summer, I made three trips (12-hour drive one way) to Michigan to visit my family. My father had a heart attack and nearly died. He was in and out of hospitals between July through October due to his heart. He is now home and doing better each day. My last visit was helping my mom and her two rescue dogs. My dad could only have one visitor at Henry Ford Main in Detriot, so my mom would leave early in the morning to make a 90-minute drive and stay with him until visiting hours were over. So this trip was to help my mom and provide support. When she would arrive home, dinner was ready, and dogs and house cared for.

Mogi loves playing in the leaves

Additionally, during this visit, I reached an AKC professional breeder with a Champion bloodline. During all difficulties, there was a blessing. This blessing was little Mogi (Mogi the Mogwai), our new petite fawn female. Another blessing was my dad was released from Henry Ford Main in Detriot. I thought during this visit, since Henry Ford Main in Detriot only allowed one visitor, I would not see him, but he came home just days before leaving. During all of this, all I can say is God is good.

God blesses many in so many ways, and it’s not always going to be the way you or I image. God has a plan, and we need to have faith. When we purchased Koda, we placed a deposit on another female with the same breeder. Today, we are still waiting for our new girl. The breeder lost three family members in 2020, so it is understandable for our new girl’s delay. We trust this breeder because we have bought Ashe and Koda from her. During our wait, Koda had a small litter. She had two puppies (a boy named Casper and looks like mom and girl, Lyla with Merle coloring). We originally wanted a Merle from Koda’s breeder, but it did not work out. We received Koda and Koda had the Merle we wanted.

2020 has been the year of change. Change on our Kennel dynamics not only gains and loss of our dogs but also the focus. We are now working to become a Prefered Breeder with both American Kennel Club (AKC) and Continental Kennel Club (CKC) and DNA health testing on all our breeding pugs. 2020 may have started as a year of loss with Kora, but we will not allow this to become our future. We sincerely want to provide good, quality pugs for our customers and enjoy our pug fur-babies as well.

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Introduce our new puppies

We have four loving puppies which three are available. Our puppies are played with day one with people and other dogs. Our puppies are vet checked, meaning they come with health guarantee as long new families follow our instructions on puppy wellness visits. Our puppies come with first set of shots, but will need additional shots and visits with new family’s vet.

Here is Little Sweets. She is the smallest of the litter and has a lot of size traits of mom. She is very sweet and loving and just love to cuddle.

Here is Big Girl and Meat Sause (Meatball Jr). Both loving and very playful. Big Girl is much more playful than Meat Sause. Both have white mark on their chest. The spot in Meat Sause is very large, much like his dad. That’s why he has the nick name Jr. Also Meat Sauce has a chill attitude like his dad.

And then we have Payne, our male fawn. He has a loving home and we send updates to his family very moment we can. ♥️

Pug Puppy Bath Time

There comes a time where puppies do need a bath.  They could be messy or smelly.  Mom can only lick so much and if they have a smell, a lick will not take the smell away.   When starting the puppies on the new formula to transition to dog food, it can become very messy.  Additionally, the puppies claws are growing so much that their claws become little hooks and catch on everything.

I wasn’t able to take pictures of all puppies because the bathing process has to be quick and they do not become cold in the process. After birth, puppies can be washed, but only use Baby Shampoo, human baby shampoo.  Also when clipping the puppy nails use human finger nail clippers.  Pug puppies are too young and too small for normal dog/puppy products.  Always read the bottle on the puppy products, most say after 8 or 12 weeks.   That’s why at only a few weeks old Baby Shampoo is used.

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Before starting to wash puppies or dogs, make sure you have everything available. I make sure to have the following available near the washing area (laundry room sink) when washing puppies:

  • Towels
  • Soap
  • Clippers
  • Hair Dryer

When washing, make sure the water is very warm, but not hot.  Wash and rinse was quick as possible.  Then blow dry on low setting.  It only take moments to dry a puppy.  Them move the puppy to a warm snuggle towel to share with siblings.

Once all are washed, they can snuggle together to keep warm.


Spring is in the Air…I think…

In Alabama, it is very unusual weather.  One moment its cold, you think it’s going to snow and the state shuts down because there is a possibility of snow. Then the next day, the sun is out and flowers are blooming. Go figure.  Growing up in the north, I remember having school closed because it was too cold, a minus 40 below with the wind chill factor.

Well, like any nice day, it’s great to go outside and enjoy the weather.  Our pugs and rottweiler enjoyed it too. I hope you enjoy the pictures and brings you joy.

As you can see, Miesha loves the outdoors.  I asked her smell the flower and all I got was a head tilt.  But of course, she will find any piece of wood to chew on,

Chunk Norris or “Chunky” could not stop playing with Kora, our Rottweiler.  It was very hard to get a picture of him by himself during this beautiful February afternoon.

Ember did smell the flowers, the daffodils. She enjoy the nice break from the puppies.  The puppies did not come outside since they have not had their shots and trying to learn to walk.  On nice days like this, where we will be outside for some time, we do put on the dog collars for the invisible fence so the dogs do not go venturing too far away.

Meatball also enjoyed the weather and sunshine.  He’s always a happy or sleepy boy 🙂  He did however, got fed up playing with Kora and just wanted a break. So there was sometime, Meatball and I just sat.  I would pet him while he sunbathed or he would sneak a kiss.

And then there was Kora, the Rottweiler. Playful as she can with the Pugs.  She always tries to get them to chase her.  Or she will find a branch and just chew.  I think Miesha learned this from Kora…..

Anyways, it was a nice February afternoon in Alabama.  Weather is always unusual here.

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