Queen Victoria was one of the most well-known royal pug enthusiasts. She had kept 36 pugs and was also a pug breeder. This is a lovely painting of Queen Victoria’s pugs by Gourlay Steell called The Drumplier Pugs, circa 1867.
Though Mardi Gras is not nationally observed in the United States, it is celebrated with festivals, dancing, sports competitions, and parades in many other countries. A few cities in the U.S. do host festivities, and many of them are already underway this weekend. To get you in the spirit to celebrate, check out some of these Mardi Gras pugs!
Photo by lauren_dw
We are excited to introduce you to Chopper, the winner of our February Pug of the Month contest hosted on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AboutPug). Chopper is a darling little pug who loves playing with his favorite ball. Congratulations Chopper!
I think Nickie is just as excited about the upcoming weekend as we are. While we were getting ready for work, she graced us with a beautiful mix of weird pug sounds. We like to think she’s just starting to celebrate the weekend a little early.
Even though it it is still freezing out, and there’s no end in sight to the wintery weather, Nickie is still leaving little puffs of fur everywhere she goes in the house. I tried to explain to her that this is why I had to vacuum this morning, even though I know she doesn’t like the vacuum. This was her response. The puppy dog eyes plus head tilt combo were almost enough for me to put the vacuum away.
William Hogarth was an English artist and pug enthusiast that lived from 1697 to 1764. In 1745 he painted a self portrait with his adorable pug. He also included a pug in his 1730 painting entitled “A House of Cards”.
Nickie has some irrational fears of strange things like plastic bags and paper, but is actually pretty curious and unfazed when it comes to things like the vacuum that objectively seem much scarier. I think she’s interested enough in us opening a big pile of mail to want a better look, but not brave enough to come closer. You see, all that paper might be dangerous.
Our friend Prince the pug is 3 years old, and has mastered the art of making sweet puppy dog eyes. He is the proud winner of our January Pug of the Month contest hosted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AboutPug
We’ll be crowning our new winner for February soon!
As another week comes to a close, we can’t wait for another pug-filled weekend.
Photo by Jaime Gonzalez