Francisco Goya painted “The Marquesa Mariana de Pontejos” in 1786 which features an adorable little pug trotting at her feet. We think the pug really makes the painting.
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.
We love this painting called “Party Animal” by 20th century American artist Pamela Hall. That is a party that we would happily join.
Monday mornings always seem to be a little sluggish in our house, and this Monday morning after the Daylight Savings Time change is hitting particularly hard. It looks like Nickie could use that extra hour of sleep back just as much as we could.
Daylight Savings Time has arrived! We’re going through all the clocks this morning and rolling them forward an hour. With the clocks set forward and spring just around the corner, these pugs (Nickie included) are ready to spring forward into action!