This lovely portrait of a pug (and princess) was painted by Louis-Michel van Loo in 1759. The painting “Portrait of Princess Ekaterina Dmitrievna Golitsyna” captures the luxury and opulence of the Russian court. Pugs were very popular in Russia since the days of Peter the Great, and they had become a symbol of aristocracy.
Nickie is a smart little pug, and she has learned where her food and all her tasty treats are kept (the pantry). She often just sits or stands right in front of the pantry and gazes longingly upward, hoping treats will fall from it’s high shelves. It’s a good thing she’s too short to sneak in there and raid the pantry.
Monday mornings are always the hardest after a great weekend. This little pug named Bebop appears to be trying to escape from Monday morning by hiding behind a curtain. We appreciate your ingenuity Bebop, but we don’t think it’s going to work.
Photos by LoveMaegan
Nickie is looking quite content after her spa treatment at the groomer’s, complete with nails, ear cleaning, and teeth brushing. Maybe she’s just happy it’s Friday. Either way, you can almost see the sparkle in that smile.
We think the media has always recognized how adorable pugs are. Check out this centerfold engraving from Harper’s Weekly in 1878 entitled “Beauty and The Beast”. “Beast” must be referring to the angry black cat because that pug is beautiful. :)
As many know, it is tradition to wear the green of the Emerald Isle and shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks are a symbol of Ireland, and the word shamrock was derived from the Irish word for “little clover”. Interestingly, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with parades was a tradition started in America that has spread all over the world.
Today we are celebrating the luck o’ the Irish with a charming St. Patrick’s Day pug and his friend!
Photo by Maegan Tintari
Nickie is excited to be wearing one of her favorite dresses this lovely Saturday morning. We think it’s the perfect attire for playtime and her mid-morning nap.