BREED:Pug AGE:8 COAT:Short hair, black/grey OBSESSED WITH:Grinning sheepishly LIKES:Video games. collecting fossils, doubles tennis DISLIKES:Micro-breweries, science fiction novels based on inner earth adventures, lemurs DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC:Eerie ability to synchronize her head tilting with housemate Jake WTW CLIENT SINCE:12/07
FUN FACTS ABOUT PUGS!
*The Pug is a toy dog breed with a wrinkly face and medium-small body. Pug puppies are often called puglets. The word "pug" may have come from the Old English pugg, which was an affectionate term for a playful little devil or monkey. The breed is often summarized as multum in parvo ("much in little"), describing the Pug's great personality and small size.
*The stern expression of the Pug belies its true sense of fun. Pugs are sociable dogs, and usually stubborn about certain things, but they are playful, charming, clever, and are known to succeed in dog obedience skills. Pugs are sensitive to the tone of a human voice, so harsh punishment is generally unnecessary.
*While Pugs usually get along well with other dogs and pets, they generally prefer the company of humans and require a great deal of human attention; they may become slightly anxious or agitated if their owner ignores them or does not play with them; however, some may happily occupy themselves when the owner is away.
*Bred to adorn the laps of the Chinese sovereigns during the Shang dynasty (1600-1046 BC), in East China, they were known as "Lo-Chiang-Sze" or "Foo" (ceramic foos, transmogrified into dragon, with their bulging eyes are very Pug-like). The Pug's popularity spread to Tibet, where they were mainly kept by monks, and then went onto Japan, and finally Europe.
*Odie the talking Pug - First appearing on David Letterman's "Stupid Pet Tricks", Odie went on to win America Online's Top TV Moment of the Year 2004.
*Frank the Pug was featured in the films Men in Black and Men in Black II.
*Marie Antoinette had a pug named Mugs.
*Molly Moon, the main character in the series by Georgia Byng, has a Pug named Petula, whom she keeps with her at all times.