Sunday, December 06, 2009

Holiday gift guide: Part III


The gift: The Pug Life Ministries Gift Shop offers an assortment of Mugsy-approved merchandise. The store includes stirring propaganda items bearing the intense visage of the ayatollah, official Voting Rights for Canines products, the simple yet profound Got Rawhide? lineup, and the holy offerings from the Vatican Gift Shop, featuring Pope Pius Pug.
Special offer: Today (Sunday, Dec. 6) only, get free shipping on apparel orders of $50 or more by using coupon code WKNDDEAL. Some restrictions may apply.
Cost: Varies. But as Mugsy always says, "Spendliness is next to Godliness." So don't be shy.


The gift: Instead of buying something for the person who already has everything, why not just donate that money to a worthy cause such as an animal shelter or rescue group? You can often make a donation in the name of the gift recipient or rescue a dog in their name. Worthy causes abound, but some that get the Ayatollah Seal of Approval include DFW Pug Rescue and Operation Kindness.
Cost: As much or as little as you want.
Where: The links above, or google a shelter or rescue group in your area.


The gift: Artisans on the handmade craft site are apparently selling custom silhouette images of beloved pets. An example from the sometimes hilarious Web site can be found above. And yes, that was supposed to be a poodle puppy.
Cost: Too much, unless you can do better than this one. If you really want a silhouette, make the ayatollah an offer and he'll consult his Photoshop Sweatshop.
Where: Various merchants on

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Holiday gift guide: Part II


The gift: Many canines like to fetch a ball, and many humans like to see a giant mustache on a dog. So this item offers the best of both worlds -- a rubber ball attached to a giant mustache! In theory, the canine will pick up the ball end of the Stache and look like an Old West villain about to tie a damsel to some train tracks. I have my doubts and think you may see just as much whisker-chewing as ball-fetching. But you gotta admit that outrageous facial hair is in in the doggy world (just look at Ayatollah Mugsy's beard!), so it might be worth a shot if your pet is unable to grow his own thick mustache.
Cost: $12 for one, $10 apiece for two or more, plus $5 shipping for entire order