Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pug Love

Allow me to introduce my sweet little pug, Ashton. She entered my life on Valentine's Day 1997, and at 5 weeks old, she was small enough to carry in my coat pocket! Her gentle and cheerful disposition has been the highlight of my days. We take her everywhere with us (including Europe). In fact, she fell in love with Paris (did I mention she was extremely brilliant!?!) because she knew fresh croissants or pastries were around every corner - a pug's dream!

Her cute little face melts my heart daily, and I can't imagine not having her by my side morning, noon and night. She has never met a stranger and is adored by so many. Ashton is one-of-a-kind, and she truly is our beloved best friend.

69 comments:

  1. Oh I ADORE her, I love the picture of her cute little head eyeing of the food platter, just beautiful. I want to pat that little head. She's really rockin' the style world too!

    xxxx
    ps I'm so with you on Kate, me too ;)

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  2. Love the outfit!!
    Just scrolled back down to your 'calm' image.
    It was just the deep breath I needed after a very hectic day.
    Thanks!

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  3. I have always wanted to share my life with a dog. I think it is unfair though as, right now and for the foreseeable future, I am in no way settling anywhere!

    In saying that, I am here in NZ for a year living with my in-laws and they have a dog. Bruno is the most gentle natured of souls and we enjoy a walk together every day. How will I be able to leave him? I ask myself this every time he looks at me with his kind eyes....

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  4. So cute. That bee outfit is too cute though! :o)

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  5. Oh how adorable. Your pictures are beautiful as is Ashton. We have a pug (Lulu Carmella) and love her to bits...she is the queen of our home and she knows it!!
    xoxo
    bunny

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  6. These pictures are the best! A pug in Paris!! Very cute!

    Paulina

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  7. OK This cracks me up!!!!! Thank you Mel for the smile today! Wishing you big smiles right back at ya!

    xo

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  8. Ashton and Benson should get together! What a sweet girl she is.

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  9. She is sooo cute. I think it is great that you've taken her so many places and I love the image of her being so small she was in your pocket!

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  10. ahahahahah J'adore. trop sympa. :D

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  11. SO cute...I love that you take her places with you. My best friend does that with you dog and I think it is so sweet! Love your photos...

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  12. ADORABLE....what a sweetie...love your images of her!

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  13. Oh, she is too precious! I nearly fell over at that bee costume - gah! the cuteness!

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  14. I love it! What a doll :) All 3 pics are just so cute, I can't pic my favorite. Very sophisticated :)

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  15. Dearest One~
    I can't believe you have a pug!!! My dream dog in everyway~ Ashton is beautiful! Thank you for the introduction. Can I be Auntie FrenchB?
    xox's

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  16. The collage of her is fabulous! I laughed at the photograph of her little head staring at the pastries! Hilariously adorable. :)

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  17. what a CUTE post! i know what you mean, i have a little one (Chickie) who is the joy of my day!
    xox

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  18. Very cute.. and that bee outfit is really something

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  19. Such a darling!!!
    As you know, I have 5 at home & constantly entertained by them~ LUV!!!

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  20. Your love & admiration for your pup Ashton is touching. I feel the same way about our furry child; can't imagine one day without her. I so loved the photos of her travels in Paris. So happy you shared them with us. Tell Ashton he is "bee"utiful :D

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  21. What a gorgeous pooch you have! I love these photos of Ashton's world travels. Just darling!

    Cheers.

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  22. oooooooo ... your ashton is completely precious and you do love her so ~ lucky both of you! doesn't she just suit paris? please give her a loving pat and rub behind her ears for me ...
    prairiegirl

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  23. You are so cute and so is your sweet Ashton! I love that she is a world traveler--adorable photos!

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  24. Those are really great photographs! How do you travel with her? Does she go in the plane with you - or does she have to go in a live animal storage area?

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  25. What a well travelled dog...can he be trusted not to eat the cakes? I'm sure a dog with his breeding wouldn't eat them. I would like to know his opinion on the Mona Lisa !!!!!

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  26. How darling..and what a cute little bee!

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  27. The cutest, most stylish dog ever! They are such special friends.

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  28. Are you kidding me with that bee outfit?! I'm dying over here from the cuteness!

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  29. these photos are a hoot!! love her little face too. what a doll.

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  30. ahhh, omg how adorable!! I love that bumble bee costume, hehe.

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  31. OMG, Ashton is the cutest! I like her in her tres chic Parisian shirt and beret! Cutie!

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  32. oh my gosh these pictures are ridiculously cute!

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  33. What a cutie! That outfit is to die for!!

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  34. That is just so cute. Love the photos.

    Wish I lived in Paris and had a dog like that (really, I do)

    :)

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  35. omg.
    that is the cutest EVER.
    xo

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  36. Just discovered your blog. So inspirational!
    I'm a proud follower now :)

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  37. Just so adorable Mel. And a world traveler too.
    My two pups are at my side all day...and some nights too! Unconditional love.

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  38. Oh what a sweet pug!
    Just look at that mug!
    Full of LOVE!!!!
    pve

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  39. Oh Lily and Ashton would love to play together!! So cute!! x

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  40. Oh, what a stylish little pooch! She is so very chic. They do become such a part of our lives. It is hard to imagine life without our dear best friends.

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  41. I love how much you love her. This is how I feel about Paco and Reggie. They melt me. Every single day.

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  42. he is absolutely adorable :) and what a lucky, traveling dog!

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  43. that is so cute! she's adorable and no doubt adored by you and your family. i can't believe you took her to paris. when i went to hawaii this past june, i kept saying how i wish i could've brought my pups.

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  44. awww, she's so adorable!!! it is funny, how dogs can become part of our lives...part of the family and bring joy to us too!

    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  45. I LOVE HER!!! and i seriously want to hug her all over!

    clearly i am enamored with puppies, kittens, dogs and cats!!!!!!! and yours is a peach!!!!

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  46. awwwwwwwwwwwwww SO ADORABLE!!!! I have a pug/boxer mix.....pugs are such a great breed. And they're affectionate (overly so, sometimes). Yours is such a world traveler :)

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  47. Hi Ashton!! she is adorable! :) such a cutie!

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  48. Love her! What a cutie! Though, may I admit that I am SO JEALOUS that you can travel with her? I love my pups but they're a little too large for the spot under the seat in front of us...

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  49. i like the food platter one.....she looks like a sweetheart.

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  50. Just found your blog by way of "Let's Have A Cocktail." Have to say that picture of your little pug with her little outfit is priceless! A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E! I know how you feel about her completely. I have five (2 dogs and 3 cats) who swear they're human! Best, Rebecca

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  51. I think she just might need to be immortalized in oil at some stage like my friend's Pug Ferris seen here :)
    http://paintingapupaday.blogspot.com/2009/05/pug-portrait-painting-in-oil-ferris.html

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  52. Oh pugs. My friend's mother has one...and I do believe she loves the dog more than she loves her children!

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  53. So freaking adorable! I had a little pug come up to me at a coffee store the other day and just sat up against me for the entire time. So precious and that bee suit is darling!

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  54. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeh it's a bumble bee!

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  55. So adorable! (: Your dog is fashionable too!

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  56. I so love that you took her to Europe, What a doll and she looks fabulous there. so cute!!!

    xo

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  57. she's truly adorable and her parisienne outfit is to cute!

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  58. Just too cute. I cannot get over these pics!!!

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  59. Hi, I found your blog from the nice comments you made about my art on beingruby. Thank you! Your pug is so adorable! My sister has two miniature pugs which are her 'babies'. Pugs are really special and extremely smart dogs. Ashton's such a lucky doggy to get to travel with you!

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  60. Omg, she is so freaking adorable! I love pugs!! Love the outfit, too :)

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  61. Oh, Mel, Ashton is absolutely adorable! I love these photos, and how fantastic that she is so well-traveled :) Even though I've never owned one, I have a definite soft spot for pugs. Two close friends of mine have had pugs, and I am a sucker for their little snorting/breathing sounds.

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  62. I love this post! Ashton is such a cutie pie and it's so cool you take her with you, even Europe! I am now a follower too! I can't wait for more great posts like this :)

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  63. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Your blog is really inspirational and positive.
    And i LOVE your pug! My bf and I are going to get one when we get our own place, they are just the cutest :)

    Rose

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  64. J'adore !
    What a match with the stripes !!
    Thanks for loving France like this ;)

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