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Monday, August 15, 2011

2012 Owned by Pugs Calendar Contest

It's hard to think about 2012 when I just really got used to writing 2011, but it is time to kick off the 2012 Owned by Pugs Calendar Contest!

Here is a quick overview on how the contest works. Click here to view complete contest guidelines.

  • Pug lovers can submit their pictures for consideration into the calendar from August 15, 2011 - September 9, 2011. Please review the rules/terms and conditions before submitting your photos.
  • There is no limit to the number of pictures one person can submit. But, please do not take advantage of this rule and submit your whole pug photo collection. Pick your favorites.
  • Calendars will be available for sale in late October / early November for $20. $5 from each calendar sale will be donated to one of the partner pug rescue organizations of your choosing.

If you are a rescue group and would like to partner with us and be on the donation list, simply send me an email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

On a side note, this in all likelihood will be the last year that I will be holding the Owned by Pugs Calendar Contest. While it is a ton of fun, it is also a lot of work and unfortunately I don't have as much time to devote to the calendar as I once did. So, get your marvelous pictures submitted so this year can be the best year ever!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

2011 Owned by Pugs Calendar

2011 Owned by Pugs Calendar

I am having some technical difficulties this morning that makes getting a new picture up a bit of a challenge, so I thought this would be a good time to update everyone on the 2011 Owned by Pugs Calendar.

Calendars are now shipping and as November wrapped up, I did a quick tally and I am happy to report that so far a total of $605 has been raised for the participating pug rescue organizations. The $605 will be divided amongst each of the participating pug rescue organizations based on the rescue group selected when a calendar sale was made.

Thank you for all your support and kind words about the calendar. I hope you enjoy it throughout 2011!

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View the Calendar Pages

Monday, November 15, 2010

2011 Owned by Pugs Calendar Available for PreSale

2011 Owned by Pugs Calendar

I am very happy to announce that the 2011 Owned by Pugs Calendars are now available for pre-order! If you pre-order a calendar it will ship on or about November 23, 2010. For a limited time, calendar sales qualify for free USPS First Class Mail shipping to the US and Canada (Canadian customers if you are charged shipping during checkout please contact me and I will correct it.). If you live outside the US or Canada and would like to purchase a calendar send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and I can provide a shipping estimate for you.

You can find out more about each pug featured in the calendar by browsing the calendar pages. Hover over a picture in the calendar and a small box will popup and give more information about each pug. (Many thanks to G-Ma for helping me put this together).

Dont forget that $5 from each calendar purchased will be donated to the pug rescue organization you choose from the list below.

Thanks for your patience and I hope you enjoy the 2011 Owned by Pugs Calendar!

PreOrder a Calendar

View the Calendar Pages

Friday, November 5, 2010

Calendar Outtake - Luna


When I was shooting the pictures of the pugs for the back page of the 2011 calendar, Henry was feeling a little silly and Luna must have thought that she had some lunch left on her nose. I have a series of shots of the little girl licking her nose.

Calendar Update: The 2011 Calendar is currently being printed. I approved the proof earlier in the week and printing is now in full force. I expect the calendars will go on sale starting November 22, 2010. I will send out emails to everyone with a picture in the calendar on or around November 15, 2010.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2010 Calendars Now Available

I am very happy to announce that the 2010 Owned by Pugs Calendars are now up for sale. The pugs were very happy to greet the UPS man when he delivered the many boxes this afternoon.

Each year, one of the last things I do before I send the calendars off to the printer is I take a picture of each one of the pugs for the back cover. Now, I don't know why, since I adore taking pictures of the pugs, but getting a photo of each one of the pugs for the back page of the calendar becomes an insurmountable task each year. I'm guessing its because I have already put together all of the months and the thought of even opening up photoshop to resize another picture makes me want to take a nap. The smart me would take pictures of the pugs before I even start designing the calendar, you know, when everyone is still submitting pictures, but I just can bring myself to do it. I'll end up using the picture in a blog or I will say to myself, "I can get a better picture than that."

So each year, I drag the pugs out in the yard and shoot a ton of photos just hoping to get something good. The pugs can usually sense my frustration and they almost always never cooperate. It is almost like school picture day and you know how school photos always turn out. But this year, this year was different. We got the pictures for the back page of the calendar in about 5 minutes tops. It went so smoothly that I almost considered getting a few shots for the 2011 calendar while I was out there grin

Here are the pictures that we used for the calendars. I like Luna's shot the best.





Friday, October 16, 2009

2010 OBP Calendar Sneak Peek

2010 Owned by Pugs Calendar

I was very happy this morning when I saw that the 2010 calendars have shipped from the printer and are on their way to my door. I didn't want to keep everyone in suspense any longer so I decided to post images of the calendar pages and to make them available for preorder.

Notification emails will go out early next week when the calendars arrive, so don't worry, if you haven't heard anything from me it doesn't mean that one of your pictures isn't included in the calendar.

Shipping will be free for US addresses for the month of October and if you are still interested in the 2009 Calendars we have a few of those left that are now priced at $5.

View the Calendar Pages

PreOrder Your Copy

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Time for the 2010 Calendar Contest

Can you believe it? It is time to open up the 2010 Calendar Contest to submissions. My how time flies!

The format of the contest is the same as previous years. You submit your adorable pug pictures during the month of August, I sort through and create the calendar during the month of September and the calendars go on sale in early October.

So I challenge you to inundate me with adorable pug pictures!

You can find all the contest details here and you can submit your picture to the calendar contest here.

As always, a portion of the proceeds from each calendar sale will benefit pug rescue. This year we have teamed up with the good folks at Central Florida Pug Rescue.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Calendar & Holiday Shipping

Just a reminder that Wednesday, December 17, 2008 is the last day to order an Owned by Pugs Calendar and have it delivered before Christmas.  You may always order a calendar after Wednesday, but we can not guarantee that it will arrive before Christmas.  Thanks to all who have purchased a calendar so far!

Friday, October 24, 2008

2009 Calendar

2009 Owned by Pugs Calendar

A little over a week ago the 2009 Calendars went on sale and while it was an incredible exciting day, at the very end of it, I was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief!  This is our fourth year making the calendar and I am very happy how this year’s calendar turned out.  The calendar contest and the accompanying calendar is really one of my favorite parts of the site.  It is a chance for me to see pictures of YOUR pugs!  Each day, I post something about Benjamin, Henry & Luna and share a picture and as I read all of the comments I often wonder or try to imagine things in my head of what your adorable pugs look like.  The calendar is a perfect opportunity for me to see your precious pugs.  So, I want to take the time to thank everyone who submitted a picture.  We received over 1,000 entries this year and, trust me, I looked at each picture submitted multiple times.  Narrowing down the pictures and choosing which pictures get included in the calendar is by far the hardest part.  There were so many pictures I wanted to put in, but there just wasn’t enough room on the pages.  Do you guys really need all those empty grid squares for notes and appointments?

As with every other year, we are donating a portion of the proceeds from the calendar sale to a pug rescue organization.  This year we are working with Central Florida Pug Rescue.  We have attended a few of their events and are very happy to get the chance to work with them.

On a side note, I want to share a photo of a disgruntled Henry.


Each year, I take a picture of the pugs to include somewhere in the calendar.  Well, this year, Henry was not the least bit cooperative.  On our first attempt to get a picture of Henry he had a silly look on his face for every picture.  After about 10 pictures, I took him to go potty, and wouldn’t you know that after that he was all smiles!

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures and has bought or is going to buy a calendar.  None of this would be possible without you!

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

2009 Calendars Now Available

I will post a bit later in more detail, but I just wanted to let everyone know that the 2009 Calendars have arrived!  You can view the calendar pages here and purchase a calendar here.

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