Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Awkward Positions

I've done many posts about the funny poses pugs have but this time I'd like to do a post on the funny poses that we (the humans) are forced into by our pugs.  It's amazing the awkward and uncomfortable positions we are willing to put up with for our pugs' comfort and entertainment.  These are all pretty common for me.  The "behind and around leash dance" kills me - every day Rosy (and sometimes Sunny) does this non stop on our walks and I have to either twirl out of it or step awkwardly over the leash.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pug Curfew

I have terrible sleeping habits and often go to bed really late at night.  Sunny and Rosy are pretty good sports about it but sometimes they just get fed up and give me subtle and not-so-subtle signs that they are ready for bed.  Sleeping on the couch and in the dog beds is all fun and good, but when it comes time to catch their beauty sleep, they need quality sleep in the big bed.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pug Alarm Clocks

When I first got Sunny I told myself that I would never let her sleep on my bed and she would have her own separate bed next to mine.  This lasted for several months but I noticed that I kept falling asleep on my couch at night only to wake up in the middle of the night (or even pre-dawn) and make my way to my bedroom for real sleep.  I couldn't figure out what was wrong with my sleeping habits until one night I was about to fall asleep on my couch yet again and I caught myself thinking, "Ooh I'll just close my eyes a bit so I can snuggle with Sunny some more."  Aha!

Because I work full days I don't have that much time with my dogs so when I'm home I want to spend as much time as possible with them.  So Sunny and Rosy sleep with me on the big bed.  I don't know if my sleep quality is necessarily better though since they have some unique ways of waking me up every single day (including weekends).  Still, I wouldn't have it any other way!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pugs - Descended From Wolves?

Domesticated dogs have come a long way from their wolf ancestors.  This is probably more evident in pugs with their unusual physical features.  Whenever I spend a ton of time or money on my dogs, I often think to myself about how far they've come from their ancestors and how they wouldn't stand a chance living in the wild without a human to take care of them and pamper them.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Food Pugs

Maybe it's because pugs love food so much but have you ever noticed how so many of their positions resemble food?  The pug loaf is well known and is also referred to the puggerpillar, but do your pugs ever do any of the other positions?  Most of these are based on Sunny but Rosy is often doing the donut and popcorn.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Why Pug, Why?

One of the things I love about having Sunny and Rosy is how they do so many strange things that crack me up.  It almost never fails - if I have a bad day, as soon as I come home I completely forget about it once I see Sunny's and Rosy's happy dance and the other silly things they do.  So here are a few things that I love to wonder about - why do they do the things they do?