Pug hug. A way to send love and touch during a complicated time. Send a bit of cheer to a child, adult, friend, nurse, or whomever!

$24.90

Shipping to United States: Free



PUG HUG special gift for a special price during a confusing time. You know who could use love, hugs, touch, or a special note. Pick from the attached designs or ask if I can create something unique.

From my blog:
Well, here we all are in our new reality in the US. Kids are going to school at home on the internet, parents are being teachers and working from home, and social distancing is the new practice. Nurses are exhausted, groups cannot be more than 10 people, and many of us adults have curfews. Restaurants are take out only, businesses have closed "indefinitely", and we are avoiding an unseen thriving enemy. Yes folks, this just scrapes the surface of what is going on.

In the midst of all of this there are somethings that remain the same: anniversaries, births, birthdays, holidays, family dinners, special moments together, proposals, and more. With the social distancing it seems that our sense of touch is going unmet.

Remember those "old" psychology studies about some animal that was deprived of touch vs the same animal that at least had something soft to "cuddle" with? (If not google research on touch or touch deprevation or something of that nature.) With the 6' rule in place now for social distancing, things like hugs, kisses, pats on the back, handshakes, interlocked arms, holding hands, and the majority of touch related actions are disappearing or at least being discouraged.

Now, I do not have any kind of cure for this, obviously. But I can do what I am considering my small part. I am sending out tangible hugs. Well, okay, maybe not actually hugs per say, but tangible items for hugging. It is my goal to send out at least one special item per day to someone who needs it. Maybe they do not know or do not want to admit that they need it, but your or I know that they do.

Tomorrow I am sending out the first item that I made today. (Well, my son designed it and I did the rest.) It is for his Great-Grandfather who is 95, soon to be 96, in a locked down assisted living home. His Great-Grandfather Smith Sr just moved out of Grandfather Smith Jr's house at the beginning of this month, March 2020. Everyone was excited that he would be around other Veterans, in his own space, with the possibility of girlfriends, yet nursing staff would be available 24/7 "just in case." Less than 3 weeks later he is being served all of his meals in his small "studio apartment", visitors to the facility are banned, and social distancing is being enforced. So, for a thriving man who has limited eye-sight and hearing, mild onset dementia, but yet is a fully functioning, semi-social "grinch" with the heart that has grown over the years, the lack of interaction and touch will now take its course. The XL-large button landline phone just rings and messages are usually not retrieved. To me, this is sad.

So tomorrow we are going to mail him a stuffed superhero bear embroidered with a special message on his tummy and a little note. It is not a lot. It was not expensive. It is probably "not practical". But it is a 16" bear that is so soft and huggable. It is something that has meaning and love in every stitch. It is a heartfelt message. It is our love in a tangible form that can be a bright spot in Great-Grandfather Smith Sr's day. Perhaps the superhero bear will listen to the loneliness, catch tears, enjoy dreams, and provide touch. I do not know, but I am going to try.

Want to join me in a small effort? Do you want to send a hug? I am going to put together a few options for anyone who wants to participate. I have some animals that I have multiples of and some that are discontinued. I am going to offer these up for my costs. Sometimes I will include shipping fees, and sometimes I will cover them. Sometimes I will cover the cost entirely. If you can participate, please take me up on the offer. If you want to participate but do not have the means, send me a message. If you are capable feel free to send any animal and not just the discounted ones.

Here are some ideas of people who may benefit, and feel free to help me add to this list:

Elderly
Children with birthdays
People who have lost loved ones
Isolated people
Please stay tuned for the special links, videos, and pictures to come. Please also post your thoughts, pictures, and videos in response. As of tomorrow communications about this personal project will be available on my website and/or Facebook.

Thank you for joining me in this effort.

~Granny Smith

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 7 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your policy on customization, personalization and returns?

Since all items are CUSTOM made just for YOU they are NOT returnable if you approved the proof. You have 24 hours to cancel the order and receive a refund. After 24 hours I do not allow refunds or cancellations. As soon as the order is placed the process to make your personalized item begins. Be sure all of the information is correct INCLUDING spelling, dates, times, lengths, and all personal information on the proof design that I will send to you. EVEN IF YOU ORIGINALLY SENT ME CORRECT INFORMATION, PLEASE BE SURE TO DOUBLE CHECK THE PROOF. Once you give me the "ok" to start the customization, it cannot be "fixed" or "changed."

I am happy to help in any way possible so please feel free to contact me with any questions.

When can I expect my order?

My current turn around time is about 1 week, but often sooner. Please do not include holidays. (Listings might state longer, but please check my front page banner or send me a message for the most accurate current turn around times.)

I can RUSH ORDER but please contact me prior to be sure that it is possible based on your needs and USPS or UPS.

Expect about 2-3 days to receive your item after it has shipped within the US via USPS Priority Mail. (Longer with First Class and shorter with Express Mail.)

International shipping will take longer, please ask me for a estimated time.

Please note ** Once your package is scanned into the post office, its out of my hands. I can happily track it for you, but it ultimately arrives at their speeds.

What is your response time if I have a question?

I try to answer each message as quickly as possible during the day but that is when I am making orders. I will try to answer every question at night as I am often designing the custom items and artwork proofs in the evenings.

I also try my best to answer you over the weekends, but again, I am not always available and usually will respond at night.

If I have not responded to you in 24-hours, please resend your message. I receive and respond to a lot of messages each day and, even though I try hard to catch each one, it is possible that I may miss one occasionally.

Do you offer large quantity discounts?

I do offer discounts for larger orders!

Most multi listing show the discount but, if you have a question
please click the "Ask A Question" button for the listing you would like.

I will create a personal listing for you that reflects the discount and any other special request. You will be able to purchase directly from that custom listing link.

Where are your thread colors and font options?

Etsy only lets me list so many thread color choices. If it is not listed but is on my chart, I have it. If you do not see my thread color chart on the listing, please ask me and I will send it directly to you.

I can only post so many pictures on each listing as well. If there is no font option on the listing, please let me know and I will send you font options to pick from.

Do you gift wrap?

I do offer a "Granny Gram" if you request one. I will set up a custom link for you to PURCHASE the "Granny Gram" option. I will hand write a note, wrap in tissue paper, and wrap it in an occasion appropriate gift bag. I will ship it in a box as opposed to a regular poly mailer.

If you do not want to PURCHASE a "Granny Gram" you CAN include a personal note. Type it into the comments section at check out and it will show up on the packing slip that is put in with the item at shipping.

THERE ARE NO PRICES ON THE PACKING SLIPS.

Where do I put in my custom information? Then what?

Please list in the comment section at checkout what you want on the item, the item color if I offer more than one color, the thread color choices, and the font options. If you do not see this and would prefer I set up a custom listing link for you, please contact me and I will set up a custom link for you to purchase from.

Keep an eye on your ETSY inbox. I will send a proof for you to approve within 24-72 hours after purchase---not including weekends or holidays. If you do not get a proof in that time frame, please contact me! After you approve your proof it will take me 3 to 5 days to create your item.

Occasionally there longer turnaround times but usually shorter!

I can RUSH ORDER but contact me first to see if it is a possibility!

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