June 25, 2016

Insta-Auction for Winnie's Wish--Please visit often!!

Hi friends!
Today is our mama's 30th birthday and she wanted to tell you about an auction.  That's just the way she is about things. 

Before she tells you about the Insta-Auction, we would like to do a pup-date on ourselves.

George:  All of us have canine influenza. How do you ask?  Mama and her mama and daddy had new floors and carpet installed.  We had to go stay at a boarding facility during that time.  What the boarding facility did not know was that some other pups were sick?  So...thanks for sharing pups!! (NOT!!).

Toby:  I am having the worse cough of all the sibs from that...incident.  I have a bit of a pulmonary issue and being sick stinks!!  On top of that, about 4-6 months ago, I started acting like I was having seizures.  Turns out, one of my ear drum's burst and I developed old man (dog) vestibular disease.  My head is always cocked to the left  or is it the right? Anywho?  I am plugging along and bossing my mamas everyday.  The bonus of having old man vestibular disease is that the mamas carry me up and down the stairs and up and down on the couch. Yippee!!

Lily:  I had a dental not too long ago.  All is well...except for the sickies!!

Mimi:  I had a "feminine" issue and it was bacterial and yeast.  Now the mama's have the indecency to clean me "down there"...but it sure beats the itchies!!

Hi everyone!  Mama Mindy here.  My great friend Chrystal with the heart of gold over at daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee)--check out my sidebar and read her posts...they are absolutely inspiring--always is needing cat food, cat litter, and money for vaccinations.  To help her out, another great friend, Andrea, over at Celestial Kitties--also on my sidebar--had the genius idea of having a continuous auction called an Insta-Auction.  What is an insta-auction?  In Andrea's own words:

"There is no set end date for the whole auction BUT there will be end dates for individual items.
How do we decide when the end dates are? Well, that's up to YOU!

There is no time on anything until a bid comes in. If you bid on an item on a Wednesday, then that auction will end exactly seven days later, but only for that item. So if another item gets a bid on Saturday, does it end on Wednesday? Nope, it ends on the following Saturday!

Bids will only be taken on items for seven days following the first bid, then highest bidder gets it! Some items may not get an end time for a long time, and that's fine. The idea is to leave the auction open so when you're ready or see something you like, you can bid on your time! (Unless someone else bids on it first, then you have a week!) :)

Making sense? I hope so! But if not, please feel free to ask in comments, or email me (anniclan AT aol DOT com), or send a message on facebook (Andrea)."

Please go check out the Insta-Auction by clicking the badge here...and I will also have it on my sidebar.  If you have anything to donate, please contact Andrea by using the e-mail listed above.


Thanks friends for listening to my request and for listening to the pugs pup-date.  They miss you all bunches.

Much Love,
Mama Mindy

Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

May 17, 2016

Lily Belle's Auction hosted by Dachsies with Moxie

Hi friends!
Long time, no post. Mama has been busy subbing. Also, we had new carpet installed and will soon have new hardwood and laminate installed. Our house is having these renovations done after 35+ years of the same old shaggy, brown, ucky-mucky carpet...and in the bathrooms no less...horrors of horrors.

Anywho...we break our blogging breaks when something of importance goes on in  Blogville and Lily Belle's Auction is definently important and needs our and our friends support. Lily Belle is a wonderful Dachsie girl, who just beat Cancers butt and needs our help to kick the dogtor bill's butt. Please go check out the auction at Dachsies with Moxie. Scroll down the posts to see all 29 items.

Here is one item we donated that still doesn't have a bid and it's a steal of a deal with free U.S. shipping to boot at $50.00.

Wen by Chaz Dean 4-piece Cleanse Treat & Protect Essentials Collection-Fig
--32 fl oz. Cleansing Conditioner
--4 fl oz. Fig Sweet Orange Oil
--6 oz. Styling Creme
--12 fl oz. Replenishing Treatment Mist

We hope you will go visit the auction, and if you cannot buy, please spread the word. The auction ends May 21st.

Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

November 11, 2015

Winnie's Wish Holiday Auction/Fundraiser

Hi friends!
The Slimmer Pugs and Purrs have donated a few items to a special auction taking place right now through November 21st.  It supports the private rescue work of a friend of ours, Miss Chrystal, and the kitties waiting for forever homes.  Three of our family members---Luna, Percy, & Golden--are graduated of this rescue. 

If you have some holiday shopping to do or just some personal shopping, please stop by this auction and help support the kitties.


Much Love,
Mama Mindy

Pug Hugs,
George, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

Many Purrs,
Jack, Luna, Percy, & Golden

August 6, 2015

Toby is good!

Hi friends!
Just wanted to let you know that Toby went through surgery just fine. How fine?  I think eating two bowls (him and his sister's) of dinner this evening counts as a successful surgery.
Much Love,
Mama Mindy :)

August 5, 2015

Toby has surgery on 8/6/15 in the morning!!

Hi all!
Long time, no type.  That is what happens when a person is searching fervently for a job in teaching in the state of Kansas...but that will be a different story at a later time.  Right now, my entire focus is on Toby Moses.  Toby will be having three different surgeries/procedures tomorrow:  the removal of a tear duct blockage, dental, and cauterization of the quicks of his nail beds.  I have researched the last of the procedures and was a bit concerned; however, I talked with my most trusted vet technician at my vet office and she said exactly what would happen during the procedure, how long the procedure would take, and the recovery/pain level Toby would be in.  I was assured he would experience little to no discomfort, this was NOT like a declaw in a cat, and that he would experience only an additional 10 minutes under anesthesia. 
Pray for Toby that all goes well.  Mama CJ would be devastated as this is her "little man" although I would be devastated, too (he is my little man, too).
God Bless y'all,
Mama Mindy & Pug Sibs George, Lily, and Mimi

July 11, 2015

Christmas in July Week #3-4: Raising Money for Winnie's Wish Cathouse

Hi friends!
Here is the rules to ordering these gently used Christmas items.  You like it, you send me an e-mail at pugsandpurrsATgmailDOTcom.  I will let you know if you are the first person to post interest and if yes, I will let you know how to donate the donation price posted to Winnie's Wish.  Recently, Winnie's Wish added a third cathouse/room and I want  us in Blogville to raise money for the rescue, while reducing the amount I will be taking with me on a possible move.

All donation amounts include shipping.  I plan on shipping out items on Thursday as that is my payday.  I ship via USPS. I will not be able to ship overseas.

Cannot pay until Thursday?  That is fine.  Just let me know by e-mail your intent to pay for the item and I will get your item ready to ship and will wait for acknowledgement of the rescue receiving your donation before I ship. Make sure when you donate either on-line or by check that you let them know who you are or which item you won.  Anonymous donations are hard to verify. :)

Thanks friends and enjoy browsing these wonderful Christmas items!

Much Love,

Mama Mindy & The Slimmer Pugs and Purrs

Item 1:  Mr. Christmas Bell Music Box w/ Lights and Rotating Train
Length: 10.5"
Width: 7.25"
Height: 7.50"
Donation Price: $40.00

Item 2: Jim Shore Advent Calendar w/ Revolving Tree & Music Box
Tune: "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
Diameter: 7.5"
Height: 20"
Donation Price: $100.00

Item 3: Jim Shore Snowman with Cat and Bird
Diameter: 3.5"
Height: 16.5"
Donation Price: $50.00

Item 4: Jim Shore Snowman's Best Friend
Diameter: 4"
Height: 9.5"
Donation Price: $35.00

Item 5: Jim Shore Snowman Musical Water Globe
Tune: "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
Diameter: 4"
Height: 6"
Donation Price: $35.00

Item 6: Jim Shore Snowman with a Basket of Snowballs- Musical, Lights, and Revolves
Tune: "Jingle Bells"
Diameter: 5"
Height: 11"
Donation Price: $45.00

Item 7: Jim Shore Snowman with a Basket of Flowers- Musical and Revolves
Tune: "Jingle Bells"
Diameter: 5"
Height: 10.5"
Donation Price: $40.00

July 10, 2015


Hi friends!
I hope you read the message behind this one to see the beautiful Danbury Mint pug items up for sale (price includes shipping).  I would love to be shipping these gently used items (not a problem with them except they have been cared for in a lovingly pug-filled home) and help the Winnie's Wish cathouse.  Since the cathouse experienced their grand opening (ribbon cutting) yesterday, I thought we could just donate the money directly to Chrystal to help her.  I will e-mail you with the blog address if interested in donating to the cause or if interested in purchasing one of the pug Christmas items and wondering how to pay for said item(s).
Love you all lots!!

ALL BLOG FURIENDS-- Look forward to some Jim Shore & Mr. Christmas awesome items that will have all the cats purring for next week's fundraiser to help Winnie's Wish. And even if you do not have cats, the items are AWESOME!!

God Bless,
Mindy :)

PS:  If these pug items do not get homes, I will keep them.  Just trying to make a future move easier on me...but I love these items too much to put them in a garage sale.  I just love Chrystal's rescue so much that I want to support her by selling items that I love.