Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pug Poop Cycle

Pooping for Sunny can be a long, drawn-out, and complicated process.  Rosy just starts sniffing, circles a few times and then squats and does her business.

Sunny has to sniff every inch of grass near her until she finds a potential spot.  Then she'll circle, sniff, circle, sniff.  If I see her pawing at the ground, I get hopeful that she's finally going to poop.  But this is no guarantee.  Scratching at the ground means there's a 40% chance she'll finally do her business.  More often than not she'll circle a bit and even go so far as semi-squatting until, for some unknown reason, she realizes that this is not the right spot and she dashes off to find a new place to poop.  This process can repeat for up to 5 times.  Sometimes I feel like a ringleader in a circus with Sunny running in circles around me and then making tighter and tighter circles until she finally poops.

I never see any other dog in my neighborhood do this so I'm thinking it might be a pug thing?  Like they need the centrifugal force to poop?  This can be frustrating when I'm in a rush in the mornings, but it's always entertaining and hilarious!

15 comments:

  1. My two female pugs do exactly the same :-D
    Chela is the first in pooping, and she do it quite fast. Coc├▓ instead have to smell all around and do a lot af "circling", exasperating me when I'm in hurry...but you're right: it's so hilarious!

    Very nice drawing, you reach to catch so well the "puggines", well done and go ahead!

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  2. Both of my female pugs have been known to do this, Lola more so than Ellie. It's very annoying on a cold night having to stand by the back door waiting for them to finish up.

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  3. My pug is also a circler. She does it before pooping AND peeing.

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  4. I have on that searches out the perfect spot, and the other one just goes out and gets the job done. I love your blog and illustrations.

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  5. YES!!!!!! My pug does this every. single. time. This was a funny post! Loved it!

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  6. Knightley does this too! It's not quite as drawn out as what Sunny does, but there is definitely a 50% chance that once he's FINALLY found a good spot, he'll get up and try to find another one mid-poo. Sigh...

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  7. too true.
    then there is the whole "after" ritual too.

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  8. my puglet Buddy does the same thing.... :-)

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  9. lol it has to be a pug thing!! my pug bites a piece of leaf off after circling then poops!

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  10. haha, both my pugs do the same things :)

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  11. This blog is the maximum, in my life I hadn´t read something so funny, sparkling, delicious and tender at the same time, just love it. I am the happy possessor of a most tender and loving pug, his name Piki, and i tell you that your blog is a super-creative and accurate expression of the lives of these little ones. Congratulations

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  12. Mine sniffs, then circles a few times, strafes from side to side a few times, repeats twice, makes a few smaller circles, sniffs, spins, then finally gets to business. He then takes several small steps and "pumps" his back foot. His poop always ends up in the shape of a question mark. I am suddenly ashamed I know this much information about how my dog does his business...

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  13. My pug, mya, does the same thing...maybe not as repetitive as Sunny but she definitely has a picky butt

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  14. My Pugsley does the sniffing thing, but hen he'll rub his face through (preferably) tall grass until the urge to poop is so great he can't help but spin 3 or 4 times around and then out it comes. But he's definitely the "gotta find the right spot to sniff first)

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  15. This is so true!!! Loving the illustrations.

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