Thursday, June 28, 2012
One of my favorite pug poses is when Sunny is super relaxed and drops her ears so her wrinkles get smoothed out. My sister and I refer to this as seal pup or baby pug. I know a lot of pug people have noticed and commented on the seal pup face and so of course I had to draw a side by side comparison!
These pugs, like Sunny, are sexy and they know it! See their bored model-y expressions?
Moral: A full belly is worth ANYTHING to a pug.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Moral: Borrowed fine feathers do not make pugs into fine birds (duh).
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Here we have a country pug and a town pug. The country pug may enjoy the simpler foods and pleasures in life but he does it in relative safety compared to the rich but dangerous life of the town pug. Although going back to the original fable, I think a mouse has it pretty risky either way. I have one word for the supposedly safe country mouse - OWLS. Anyways getting back to these pugs, I drew these mainly because I've been looking for an excuse to draw a pug in overalls or fancified with an ascot, top hat, and monocle! (obviously Monopoly and Scrooge McDuck were big parts of my childhood). But really, if town pug is so fancy, then where are his pants? (answer: see above reference to Scrooge McDuck).
Moral: Poverty with security is better than plenty in the midst of fear and with no pants.
Moral: It is easy for pugs to forever remember food they cannot get.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Moral: Slow and steady, makes pugs sleepy.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Pugs have no concept of personal space. I can be sitting on the very edge of my couch and Sunny has to be smashed right into my side. I can't even move without her giving me stink eye for bothering her comfy pose. Forget about sneezing - that'll give me a good solid 30 second death glare. And of course...I love it. She's my velcro dog!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Never make a pug mad. You run the risk of getting the cold shoulder, pug version. I also encounter this view about 85% of the times I wake up for some reason. My sisters and I always call this getting the unfun end. It's especially unfun if the pug is gassy.
Sunny and I are very compatible. One example of our compatibility is that we both have extreme heat intolerance. We prefer strongly air conditioned indoors during the hot summer months. I never understood how other people could be frolicking in the extreme heat and humidity. I've even seen people wearing long sleeves and pants! No thank you. Sunny and I will be inside setting the thermostat super low.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A lot of people have commented on how Sunny sits. I think probably 99.9% of the time that she sits it's in the classic pug slump. The pug slump is hunched over with the legs going straight out or slightly to the side. Like so:
You can also see her persistent but smart begging (humans can't get to the fridge without her knowledge). I've often thought this lazy pose resembles the athletic pose gymnasts strike on the balance beam where they use their core strength to lift themselves up with their legs out. So here's a gymnast pug using her core strength (hahaha! Pugs and core strength in the same sentence??) on the balance beam.
Monday, June 18, 2012
This past weekend my mom and sister kept telling me how chubby Sunny was looking. I try to be good about her diet but she can look so sad and pathetic when she wants food! Plus, I switched her to a protein rich food recently and I think it's partly to blame for the weight gain until I figure out the right portion for her. That made me think of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. Thankfully Sunny doesn't demand that I feed her blood and humans, but she can be pretty demanding when it comes to kibble and baby carrots.
Friday, June 15, 2012
#7 - Guaranteed secret keeper.
If you have any secrets that you're dying to tell someone have no fear, pugs (any dog or pet actually) make the best secret keepers! You can tell them anything and they'll keep your secret safe!
This is also my drawing for this week's Illustration Friday topic "secret."
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I love love my vet. Everyone there is so nice and caring and they all love Sunny. Sunny, unfortunately, does not love the vet. She likes the individual people working there, but she hates what they do to her there. Every time Sunny has to have a shot, eye drops/stain, or her nether regions' glands expressed, she tries to squirm out with all her might until she becomes a big squished ball of fur. Imagine trying to fit a square peg in a round hole and that's how Sunny looks as she tries to wriggle out of my arms, but with a lot more fat and fur. She also sheds like crazy and makes these weird snorting honking sounds. It's tragically hilarious.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Boodapug suggested the chicken dance! While there aren't really words to go with this I figured I could just do the "nanananananana" sounds for the song part.
Friday, June 8, 2012
I tried my best to show the pug doing the spider climbing with her paws, but pugs lack the finger dexterity and thumbs (their declaws are nothing but another pair of nails I have to trim).
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Pug Hokey Pokey yesterday and wanted to do another one. I couldn't remember that many that have accompanying dances/movements, but of course I had to do I'm A Little Teapot. Sunny is very short and stout!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Sunny has no shame. She loves showing off her goodies to everyone. Sometimes I debate whether to post certain pictures of Sunny because she looks cute or funny but her lady bits are exposed and waving hi to the camera. I usually just post them because I figure if Sunny doesn't care then I don't care!
Monday, June 4, 2012
True story - Last night I woke up shivering and discovered that my blanket was folded over to the side with my fat pug perched on top. I tried pulling out the blanket from under her but Sunny is too heavy and I was weak from being so tired and sleepy. After one last surge of energy I finally got the blanket out from under her, but Sunny was so mad at me and we grumbled at each other as we both tried to settle back into sleep. So which one of us is the bed hog?
Sunday, June 3, 2012
I thought of this drawing during my long run on Saturday. I see a ton of cyclists on the trails and most of them are high speed. Of course I knew pugs wouldn't be like that - I think of pugs more as leisurely cyclists, on tandem bikes, unicycles (I have seen a unicyclist on a trail once!), or those old school early 20th century tall bikes. Maybe more cyclipug drawings will follow soon!