This is Mimi. She is my niece and I adore her. She is also a very talented dog -- confirmation, rally, agility -- she does them all. And yet, she does them in fabulous pug style (translation: only if she feels like it).
Those of us fortunate enough to share our lives with pugs know that pugs are special. They often don't listen, they think kitty poop is a cookie, they consider furniture their personal chew toy and they love us and pretty much everyone they meet with every fiber of their being. This last part being what makes them absolutely irresistible to us. After reading the comments experienced by fellow-pug lover and blogger, The Misadventures of Pug(s) and Bugg, I have to join the troops of pug-defenders. Pugs are not herders, guarders or sporters. In fact, pugs are not really dogs. They are marvelous fur-wrapped creatures who delight, infuriate and keep us grounded in what fun life can be all the time, if you are a pug. Ho-Tei, Myoki and Woody make Dixie and gang look positively well-behaved and perfectly trained and I wouldn't have it any other way. I say pug lovers and pug humans unite and defend our furry pals' right to be who they are -- PUGS.
To those who are appalled by the (mis)behavior of pugs: Get Over It. To the pug moms and dads and pug fans out there -- Brudabaker and his humans have come up with the Dog Disobedience Award. My posse is planning some extra special pug behavior in the hopes that they will be awarded this prestigious award.
Happy Friday. Hug your pugs and non-pug furry babies, enjoy the day. Life is far too short to behave all the time.