Before my pug Edie, I had not had a small dog. I’ve had a Golden Retriever, I grew up with a Doberman, and for a time, I lived on a farm with a variety of large dogs. So when Edie the Pug came into my life she taught me all about what’s known as “The Pug Life”, but most importantly, she taught me I could not live without a pug.
The following is just a sample of some of the things my pug has taught me.
Privacy – No Such Thing
Pugs follow you everywhere – I mean everywhere, privacy will be a thing of the past. You will never again sit on a chair or couch alone, and should you break down and let your pug sleep in bed with you, you will never sleep alone again – ever!
Pugs Favourite Things
Pugs are happy go lucky dogs with a love of life, a passion for their humans, but go into the kitchen, open the fridge or crack open a cupboard and you just might find your first place standing challenged.
Pugs have those eyes for a reason and it’s not just to see with. They use their cute, wrinkly, full of expression faces to their advantage, and that advantage is usually to score food and treats. This leads many pugs to become overweight.
Pugs are full of drama! They will make you believe their world is coming to an end when its nail trim time, just ask any groomer or vet about pugs and nail trims.
Don’t let anyone tell you pugs don’t shed because they DO, my clothes and furniture will testify to this.
Those cute wrinkly pug faces require daily cleaning and you WILL be snorted in the face while cleaning said folds.
Pugs are heat sensitive so air conditioning is a must. Pugs will not be joining you for a walk on a hot summer day, instead, they will be staring at you from the window, giving you the “pug eyes”, making you feel sooo bad for leaving them alone that you WILL turn around and go back home.
Pugs require daily exercise. However, your pug will have exceptions to this rule:
- It’s raining
- It’s snowing
- It’s too cold
- The wind is blowing in the wrong direction
- Any combination of the above
Important note: As a pug parent “Potty Strike” will become a part of your vocabulary. Pugs are known for their stubbornness and determination, especially when it comes to refusing to go potty for any and all of the above-mentioned weather alerts.
A group of pugs is called a grumble – because the word grumble is cute and so are pugs 😉
Although pugs are small, they can be stubborn – such as the “potty strike” example above.
Pug zoomies! Short bursts of energy that result in a pug speeding around, full speed, tail uncurled, running in circles – picture the tasmanian devil cartoon character. These zoomies are usually followed by a pug nap 😉
Pugs are EXPERTS at getting their way! They are cute,they know it and WILL use it to their advantage.
Just a warning to those fashionistas out there, don’t be jealous, but your pug WILL have a better wardrobe than you! Pugs require appropriate attire and protection during cold, wet and winter months. But trust me, once you buy your pug that first cute jacket or sweater you will be hooked and no longer mind playing second fiddle on the runway because your pug will look so darn cute.
Would I have thought twice about bringing my pug Edie into my life had I known any or all of the above pug facts?
Not in your life!