If you’re not smiling right now I’m confident when I say there’s something wrong with you. Look at this pug. Does is get any better? It does because now we get to meet the man behind the bowl. Say hello to Frankie. He’s from Tennessee and clearly he’s enjoying himself.
-He looks like a Frankie. Free-lovin’ Frankie from down South in Tennessee, lovely.
Location: Clarksville, Tennessee
-And now your daily dose of rock and roll history… A quote from Jimi Hendrix when asked how he learned how to play guitar with this teeth, ”The idea of doing that came to me in a town in Tennessee. Down there you have to play with your teeth or else you get shot. There’s a trail of broken teeth all over the stage.” He was referring to Clarksville where he jammed out for a few years after he left the army. Awesome.
Adjectives: “Frankie is a very spoiled but very loved dog. He is one of three dogs we have. He is a needy dog and pretty much stays close to his mommy. He loves to sleep on his back. I could go on and on about this amazing pug. He is my baby.”
-We need to talk about the milkstache; so amazing. This may just be me but I had no idea that dogs enjoyed milk. I’ve never thought about it or tried it so why would I? But after seeing Frankie and knowing that there is a pug that loves cereal, I’m must. Marlo let’s do it. But seriously, the human foods we offer up as treats to our babies are pretty silly. From peanut butter to carrots to bacon, our pugs eat better than us sometimes! I want to know Frankie’s Dad’s thought process as he let Frankie finish off his leftover milk and Kellogg’s for the first time. Maybe Frankie asked for it politely and it would have been rude not to let him try it. Either way, I think it’s flippin’ pugtastic. Also I hate wasting food so I’m pumped thinking even the soggy Crispix and few sips of not-so-cold milk won’t go to waste.
To Frankie’s Family, obviously this dog is very spoiled AND very loved! Is there a difference? We love our babies so much; their wish is our command. And at the end of the day, letting them finish off our leftovers every now and then is a small price to pay to have precious puglove in our lives.
Well hello there Handsome! Just working that smile like there’s no tomorrow. He looks like he’s got perma-grin. In the best way, like the “I’m so happy all I can do is smile!,” kind of way. Let’s find out how Nacho spends his days loving life in lovely Idaho.
Name: Nacho aka Nachito
-I included the nickname from Nacho’s Mom because it just plays into the accented voice I’m hearing in my head when I say the name Nacho or Nachito. I know you know what I’m talking about and I love it. Clearly he was born with the bandana.
Location: Pocatello, Idaho
-Pocatello, the “Gateway to the Northwest” is a place that’s making things happen. Also Heinz Ketchup is made there so that alone is pretty cool.
Adjectives: “My baby pug Nacho hearts his dolls and I can’t stop myself from buying him new ones every time I go to the store! He’s got the best of the best and a huge front and back yard that is extremely well maintained to run, bark, play and live the happy, loving and PugFabulous’ life he deserves. Spoiled with love and happiness Nacho Pug is one amazing lucky little pug and has found his forever home with his human mommy and Uncle!”
-What I haven’t told you yet is that Nacho is a rescue (makes the name even better right?). This little angel had been in and out of way too many homes; tossed around from family to family. And then it happens: a pug miracle. Nacho’s destiny had been decided and in simple terms, he hit the jackpot. Seriously, I need to come back as Nacho. I wish I could tell you everything I know about this handsome man but since I can’t, just know he’s got the life. That’s what I’m talking about. So much pug love to be had, felt, and radiated worldwide. If I didn’t live in a closet in lower Manhattan I’d start a pug rescue headquarters in VT and make pugtastic things happen. That’s my dream… so now you know. Anyway, Nacho you’re the man. You’re wiser beyond your pug years but that’s only because you’ve had to be. Enjoy the good life mi amigo, you deserve it.
To Nacho’s Family, I could feel the puglove oozing out of my screen as I read your email. He seems to have everything he could ever dream of and I know with him in your life, you do too. The joy our pugs bring us, as we all know, is priceless. I guess that’s why almost everything we do or can do seems so insignificant. That’s where the bacon comes in… Pugs and kisses always.
This is absolutely incredible. Lick it Gene Simmons. I mean, this guy wins. So let’s give it up for this winner, Jack. He’s a Georgia boy riding high with his tongue in the wind.
-Love this name and I LOVE that I met THIS Jack.
Location: Acworth, Georgia
-Lake town in Georgia: awesome.
Adjectives: “He is a very active pug with lots of personality. He loves bath time
and playing outside. I adopted him when he was 6 weeks old. He has
been a great part of my life and pretty much is my child.”
-I imagine Jack has permanent shotgun in that vehicle. Who else better fit to be your copilot than this amazing pug? He’s a good-looking guy; he’s in shape and seems to be in good health. But there’s something I can’t quite get past and really I don’t want to. And I think we all know what that is. Jack’s tongue is something quite spectacular. I’m sure this picture doesn’t do it justice either. There are many reasons why some dogs have outie-tongues. Whatever the reason, I think pugs in particular have a certain poise about them when they do. It goes along perfectly with the overall look. Pugs are loving, lounging, bundles of puglove. Besides leaving the tongue out makes it easier to give you kisses.
To Jack’s Family, he really is spectacular. A smile from him is worth a thousand words. You’re very lucky you have that gazing back at you everyday; I know he keeps you smiling. Pugs and kisses always.
This looks like a sweet and gentle pug. The kind of pug that will nook up on a stranger’s foot for a pet or two. A loving pug that just lies around, or on top of you, and radiates puglove. This is Bentley and he’s fueling my pugflames all the way from Dallas.
-I immediately picture Bentley in a Bentley and the mental image is glorious.
Location: Dallas, Texas
-I’ve always wanted to go to Texas, and my favorite t-shirt says “Don’t Mess With Texas,” it’s awesome. My sister was born there too so I think it’s in my cards to love Texas. I love it even more now that I know Bentley’s there.
Adjectives: “He likes long naps, short walks, and plenty of snacks. Definitely a momma’s boy!”
-This sounds a lot like another pug I know… (Cough)(Marlo)(Cough)… Bentley’s Mom also told me that he’s 4 years old so he’s hit his plateau of puppy-pug wickedness. What I mean is that our babies only get sweeter with age. Pug puppies, although disgustingly adorable, are quite a handful. With time, these precious angels are less about the destruction of your belongings and more about loving the sh*t out of you. Why? Because that’s what pugs do best, and that’s all they have to do really. We are blinded by their love to the point where feeding them bacon isn’t cause for special occasion, it’s because in our minds they simply deserve it.
To Bentley’s Family, I imagine this baby has quite the life filled with air-conditioned naps, sunny walks, and delicious pork cuisine. Big love for this precious pug because even puglove is bigger in Texas. Pugs and kisses always.
This one time… I fell in love with a pug and his name was Charlie. Not only is he a beautiful Brit but he’s got the paws to prove it.
-Great name all around.
Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
-More specifically, Charlie lives on the Exmoor. Look it up, incredible. As is he.
Adjectives: “Charlie is funny and kind. He’s so gentle but he loves everyone and isn’t afraid of ANYTHING. He joins in with whatever I do especially if it involves long walks in the hills, chicken or cheese!”
-So you’re telling me there’s a pug who’s British, who lives on the coastal shire, is brave and loves cheese? Um, he’s like my dream man. Charlie is a total gentleman. His manners are impeccable. And the idea of a pug with a British accent excites me. If only pugs could talk…
To Charlie’s family, I’m not sure how you met Charlie but the Pug Gods have blessed you. I’m glad you both ended up together. Pugs and kisses always.
If I saw this pug struttin’ along, I would most definitely stop to inquire. Who is this fabulous creature? Well, now I know. This is Ziggy and he’s magical.
-Obviously, he’s a Rock Star.
Location: Salem, Massachusetts
-Spreading his pug magic all over the state.
Adjectives: “Goofy and Caring. Ziggy is the love of my life. He makes me smile and laugh everyday.”
-I’m going to go ahead and rule out the possibility that this could be a wig, because it’s not. Clearly this dog was blessed with a full head of purple hair. And you know what? It’s not everyday you see a purple-haired pug. Until now I didn’t think they existed, much like a unicorn or a pegasus. This gives me hope.
To Ziggy’s family, I’m jealous you have a magical pug. All pugs are special but not all pugs are magical and Ziggy is. His hair tells me so. Pugs and kisses always.
Canada loves their pugs. And here’s why. Meet the heroic Auggie from North of the border.
-Clearly short for Augustus, the first Roman Emperor.
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
-Lots of land to pug around.
Adjectives: “Handsome & Heroic. Self explanatory I’d say haha. He got his name from the movie “Role Models” where one of the main characters was named “Auggie”… he was a knight in shining armour in that movie and Auggie is most definitely my knight in shining armour!”
-And we couldn’t agree more. Look at him! Standing there in all his glory; shining puglight for all to see. This outfit is amazing so thank you Mom for finding Auggie this epic costume. At the end of the day, our pugs are protectors of our hearts and homes. They are all our heros.
To Auggie’s family, thank you for reminding us how much we love our precious babies. He is wonderful and I’m glad the world can meet him. Pugs and kisses always.
Well isn’t this just a dashingly handsome little pug. Meet Ollie, a black beauty from Canada.
-I’ve never met an Ollie and now I know why. The Pug Gods we’re waiting until our paths crossed and thank heavens they did.
Location: Montreal, QC
-Bonjour monsieur Ollie!!
Adjectives: ”Sophisticated & Determined… He’s a simple pug just lookin’ for hugs in all the right places. He knows what he wants and he’s not scared to ask for it. Also a big fan of pugstep music.”
-First and foremost, I love that he’s posing for this pic while admiring himself in the mirror. Generally pugs are their own biggest fans excluding their human counterparts. I also can’t help but the notice the mouth; I wonder if he knows his lip is tucked into his smile. Goodness you’re attractive Ollie. If I were a pug I would totally get weird with you and do all the things only pugs should do.
To Ollie’s family, he is a whole lot of pug and we adore him. Pugs and kisses always.