The pet friendly lifestyle of a female pug.

The pet friendly lifestyle of a female pug.
Phoebe Rose is Pet Travel Ambassador for Posh Pet Travel

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dream Magazine Summer Kick-Off And Caley Camarillo Fundraiser

When I heard that on-line teen favorite, Dream Magazine was having the ultimate GG (girlie-girl) event featuring a "crazy cute" GG fashion show-I thought it couldn't get better!

A cuddlefest with Sophia Strauss-"Victorious" and "I Carly"
But it did get better! Not only were so many of my favorite young actors and singers walking the red carpet (including moi with Ashley Argota!) BUT the event included a raffle to benefit an inspirational young girl, 10 year old Caley Camarillo, who continues her battle against Cystic Fibrosis.  See her video below:

The event was held Sunday afternoon at The Painted Nail, in Sherman Oaks, California (the ultimate in a pampering GG nail salon and available for private parties!)

Victoria Strauss-(sister of actress, Sophia) will start training for ASPCA marathon to take place October 30 at LA LIVE.  Her goal is to raise $2,200! 

Portia Berman (age 7)models feather dress (with lace pantaloons!) by "With Love Baby J"

With Love Baby J is a delicious new clothing line introduced by Dream Magazine.

"I'm thinking a new pet clothing line featuring "yours truly" as the spokes model. That feather dress would be perfect for my next red carpet appearance-non?"

Rachel Fox-"Desperate Housewives" and "Dream House"

Isn't Sammi Hanratty-"The Lost Meda" adorable?

"Shaking it Up" with teen star, Roshon Fegan

Pink E Swear Recording Artists-(l to r: Sydney, Saige, KC)

Pictured above are 3 of the 4 talented Pink-e-Swear (swear to wear pink!) girls. As pink is my signature color, perhaps a fifth member might be considered?
Broadway actress, Danika Warosh-"Billy Elliott", to be appearing in film "A Christmas Wedding Tail" with Jennie Garth
Zach Callison- "Rock Jocks"  and Kimber Hamill (CEO-Dream Magazine)

Check out that super cute feather skirt on Kimber-uh huh- a With Love Baby J original!
Adorable sisters, Mikala and Shayna Chapman (Bonnie Hunt Show, Seriously Funny Kids) with "Goody Girls" cupcakes 

Morgan Lilly-"X-Men-First Class" and "Flipped" and Karley Scott Collins- "Fringe"

Katherine McNamara-"Madison High". She's only 15 (that's about 2 in dog years) but so grown-up!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Best Friends Super Pet Adoption in LA

Best Friends' Candi Crawford, Events Specialist was in charge of this amazingly well run event.

Wow! I can't believe there were over 1000 pets available for adoption at the 2 day event held at the famous La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.  Over 400 pets found homes!

Harrison Forbes-(Host of Pet Talk-Regis & Kelly) taking a break backstage.

Local Animal Shelters including Los Angeles Animal Services and Pasadena Humane Society were there and over 30 dog rescue and 13 cat rescue groups!

Joanne Krupa-PETA Poster Girl and Super Model
Strutting their stuff in front of prospective human parents....

Gwenn is a paraplegic pug adopted last year into a loving human and canine family.
Linda Sheehan of Pug Nation (far left), Mom, friends and volunteers

This is Pebbles-I hope she finds a good home!
Pat Guilfoyle, is the owner of the famous Phydough gourmet dog treat truck. Talk about a great idea!!!!!
He's even on-call for birthday parties! Mine is in October-(hint!)

"So hard to decide between the carob swirl and the apple cinnamon
...or maybe I should try the Red Velvet!"


"You can't see her but, this is my new Mom"

"I got a new Dad and a lot of cool stuff!"

"Camera shy" but happy to meet his new family!

"These are all for me, right?"

"Guess what guys? I'm getting adopted!"

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What to Do about a Pug Going Gray?

There are two things that a girl/pug does not like to talk about: her age and going gray.

I can deal with my age (in human years I'm in my 40's).  But, going gray in Tinsel Town is a canine starlet's worst nightmare!

However, after quite a bit of on-line research, Mom found out that many pugs start getting gray fur as early as 16 months old!  Okay, I did feel a bit better when I found that out.

Its also worth mentioning that both fawn color and black pugs get those "nasty grays" most often under the chin, on their tummies and most embarrassing of all (in the region of their private parts).

Yes, I understand that it can look "distinguished", but honestly, as a girlie-girl fashion forward canine, I'm not going for that look.
I really try to avoid closeups-under the chin is the most common area

I've been noticing a lot more around my "muzzle" (really don't like that word)

And under my tail (well, okay, not so noticeable)

I joined Mom at Naimie's Beauty Center in Studio City (celebs and makeup pros swear by this superstore of beauty supply essentials) and enlisted the help of popular staff member, Henry.

Henry suggested a mascara wand that covers gray and is non-toxic-I'm not yet convinced.
Part II of a Pug Going Gray to be continued.......

Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp Welcomes Pug!

Its not often that a pug gets to hang out with legendary hard rock musicians-but a pug living in Los Angeles does have more of these opportunities than most.

At last week's Hollywood *Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp (also a VHI reality series), the hard rockin "Rock Star Counselors" took time out from band rehearsals to show their "soft side" for a canine.

The "campers" (traveling from as far away as England) spent all week rehearsing, writing songs and finally performing in front of cheering friends and fans at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. There was even a wedding on stage (but more of that later!)

These guys may look like "bad boys" but they are "do gooders"- ready to help out a fellow musician or a worthy cause.

"I'm with the band" -Rudy Sarzo (Bassist for Ozzy , Quiet Riot and Whitesnake) and Def Leppard's Phil Collen

Guitarist Kip Winger (Winger and Alice Cooper band)

Striking a soulful pose with former Poison and Mr. Big guitarist, Ritchie Kotzen

Musicians and well known radio personalities autographed this leather vest -to be auctioned off for Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund-"see I told you they're really nice guys!"

Fantasy camp rock "counsellors"- drummer, Sandy Gennaro (making a "pug" face) and guitarist, Robert Sarzo

Check out the Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp Wedding that took place on stage at the House of Blues Fantasy Camp Wedding-Exclusive!

Congrats to bridegroom Taft Stricklin and his lovely bride, Mina!  Thanks, Taft for the great pictures of your handsome pug, Gomez!

How cool is this?  Gomez has his personalized stationary cartoon logo.

Gomez -back home in Cincinatti (brrrrrr!)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wayne Pacelle, President of Humane Society "bonds" with Phoebe Rose

I do consider myself a Renaissance Pug-fashionista, canine lifestyle maven, foodie (of course) and book lover.

Yes, although, I am unfortunately not able to "read", I do enjoy curling up "on top of" a good book while my Mom is trying to read (and I need to have her attention).

This is an endearing habit that I picked up from a neighbor's cat. I also like to kick up a lot of dirt to bury my little turd blossoms in the garden.

But, back to the point of this post. I had the extreme honor of attending the recent lecture by Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society at the Festival of Books at USC.

Wayne was talking about his new fascinating book, "The Bond" which delves into the deeply satisfying relationships between humans and animals.

I took advantage of the photo op...(well, who wouldn't!)

( Sorry Wayne, I didn't mean to snort and have a reverse sneezing attack during your talk.)

Sharing a "bond" with Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society

"The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them" continues to engage the nation in a lively discussion about our relationship -- and our responsibility -- to animals.

The best-selling book by President and CEO Wayne Pacelle has started a national conversation about animal protection, and is exposing millions of Americans to the work of The Humane Society of the United States.

Wayne Pacelle on the NBC Today Show interviewed about "The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them" exploring the on-the-ground work of The HSUS to end organized dogfighting in the nation’s urban communities.The Bond

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Nickelodeon Studio hosts Lollipop Theater Network’s GAME DAY fundraiser

Wow! I had a fantastic time this Saturday morning meeting all the stars of Nickelodeon and Disney channel shows who turned out to support *Lollipop Theater Network’s Game Day fundraiser.

*Lollipop Theater Network is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to bringing the magic of movies currently in theaters to children confined to hospitals nationwide due to chronic or life-threatening illnesses-

Stars signed t-shirt for fundraising auction

Erin Sanders-"Big Time Rush"

Dora the Explorer giving me a friendly pat

Guest, Jade Ramsey and Ana Mulvoy Ten-"House of Anubis"

I'm not sure who this is but he knows just the right spot to scratch 

Jeff Sutphen-"BrainSurge"

Ryan Newman-"Sweet Life"

Madeline Carroll-"Flipped"

Sammi Hanratty-"Zach and Cody"

Maria Canals-Barrera-"Wizards of Waverly Place"

Ariana Grande-"Victorious"-love her hair bow!

Jared Kusnitz-The Secret Life of the American Teenager and  Allison Ashley Arm-"Sonny With a Chance"

Becky and Millie Rosso-Legally Blondes

Glenn McCuen-"Bucket and Skinners" and Jordan Monaghan-"True Jackson"

Just relaxing after meeting and greeting