Preparing for Action… Or Maybe Not

Our pug oscillates between boundless energy and heavy, snoreful sleep; daring adventure and devastating lethargy. Nickie was really psyching herself up to go down those stairs, and it was looking like she was going to descend. Then she started having second thoughts and was clearly trying to evaluate whether it was really worth all the effort. The verdict? Not worth it.

Preparing for Action

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Formal Invitation for a Belly Rub

Most dogs can’t resist a good belly rub, and our pug goes crazy when you rub her tummy. This is the characteristic position she assumes when requesting a belly rub. Note the half rolled body and bent raptor paw. With those puppy dog eyes, how could anyone turn down the invite?

Formal Invitation for a Belly Rub

Origins of Pug

Pugs may have been given their charmingly apt name in the 1700s because they shared similar features with marmoset monkeys that were known then as “pugs” and commonly kept as pets. We can definitely see the resemblance.

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Dedicated Listener

One of the things we love about having a pug is that we always have a good listener available (except when she is sleeping…). Most times when we tell her a lame story, she just sits quietly and occasionally gives us the characteristic pug head tilt.

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Feats of Athleticism

It seems that pugs are generally considered somewhat lazy and less coordinated dogs. Most of the time, we’re inclined to agree with this rule of thumb, but Nickie has also demonstrated stunning athletic prowess when properly motivated. Here are some recent highlights.

 

Flying pugs

Flying pugs

 

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