Even when Nickie’s not licking the fridge, a toy, the floor, or someone’s leg, she’s still likely to be sticking her tongue out at something.
Rather than the typical dog bark, Nickie uses an assortment of other miscellaneous sounds to communicate with us, often with perfect comedic timing to punctuate our own sentences. She’s a natural.
Try as we might, neither of can master the techniques and finesse of The Dog Whisperer. The problem is not the motivation of the subject. The pug would pretty much do anything for a treat… if she could just figure out what we were asking her to do. We were just standing there holding a treat, and she promptly went through her whole repertoire of cool tricks. Well, namely just the three (sit, lay down, and speak). It didn’t take long. She became offended when we laughed at her, so we gave her the treat as a consolation prize for her efforts. We’ll have to re-think our backup plan of creating a pug circus.
Nickie likes to collect her plush toys from all over the house and place them in her dog bed before joining them for a glorious sleepover. I daresay by the look on her face that we weren’t invited to this party.
Nickie is definitely ready for her close-up!
Our pug has a serious staring problem and takes that uncomfortable level of eye contact to the next level, but we don’t mind. We think we found our biggest fan and couldn’t be happier with our little brown-eyed girl.
Here is Nickie enjoying those few short cuddly moments after playtime but before she rolls over, falls asleep, and starts snoring louder than your average old man with a cold.
Nickie is “gracefully” modeling her Christmas gift from the family. Spots really suit her!