Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Meme

I got tagged for the Adore Le Pug meme by Emmitt and Brutus.

I am going to let Mommy do this one since she has not been pulling her weight around the household recently. Something about working too hard and catching a cold . . . as if Daddy and I are going to fall for that "oh-pity-me" act!

Rules: Obey the pug! Answer the following, and pass it on!

1) How did you first learn about pugs?

I have always known about them off-handedly, but had never actually came across one, until of course, the Men in Black II movie came out. When I was growing up, we always had German Shepherds in the house. My husband, however, from the beginning of our relationship, always mentioned how he would maybe one day get a pug. We were living in an small NYC condo at that time, so a pug seemed like a perfect fit.

2) What made you get a pug?

We were at a puppy store looking for a dog for my mother (she recently had both her dogs die on her) when we came across Frances. Now I know it is much, much better all around to acquire a dog from a breeder, but when we saw little Frances, we couldn't resist and brought her home. She was the most adorable thing in that store.

3) Most memorable moment with your pug(s):

Probably the moments we cherish the most is at night, when she is cuddled up between the two of us. All three of us sound asleep in bed (and the two of them snoring away). It is so comforting to be able to go to bed with the ones you love.

4) What is the most important thing pugs (or dogs) have taught you?

Patience and tempering your expectations. Like whenever we think Frances is 100% housebroken, she will poop or pee somewhere in the house out of the blue. We used to get quite angry with her about this, but after a while, we simply decide that in the grand scheme of things, that is not so bad.

5) Best thing you ever did for your pugs . . . aside from loving them, keeping them healthy and happy, and giving them a great life?

Exposing Frances to a different environment. Moving to Alaska might not have made me so happy, but Frances loves it here. The weather is better for her and the air is much, much cleaner. She loves hiking and walking the trails and meeting all the neighborhood dogs (everyone here has at least one dog). The children here are very into dogs as well, so Frances gets her fair share of attention and cuddling from them. It was strange: in NYC I found that about half the children we encountered were deathly afraid of dogs -- even little ones!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

good morning frances!
what a beautiful meme. you were meant to be with your mommy and daddy. our puggies teach us so much don't they?
frances you are a very special girl!
m & e

Puddleglum said...

Frances, I'm so glad that you enjoy life out there in the Land of Ice and Snow! I bet there are a lot of big dogs you meet every day.

Lex said...

I am the same way with Gus about the inhouse accidents... after awhile there is only so much you can do. Besides, when you have to go, you have to go! :)

I am sorry that Alaska isn't/wasn't(?) that great for you, it sounds from Francis's posts you are really enjoying it now.

Nevis said...

What don't you like about Alaska? Is it too cold for you? Too far away from civilization?

rpm said...

I think where you live would be wonderful for pugs! I'm so glad Frances is enjoying it way over there. I've also seen little kids scared of doggies...too bad for them. But some dogs don't need to be near kids.