I ran across this article over at The Onion and thought I’d pass it along as an important safety notice. Hey, this Blog can’t be all Celebrity Miis, all the time. Sometimes I have to serve the public trust.
Anyway, true to form, the master humorists at The Onion have written a pitch-perfect satire of this most inexplicable of dogs. Yes, despite it’s slight stature I do consider these walking fire hydrants, dogs… a status I refuse to bestow upon similarly constructed canines such as chihuahas and the like. Men in Black had it spot on when they pegged this bewildering beast as Alien. These things are not of this Earth.
Part of the reason I posted this is because I’m looking to ferret my Aunt Sharon from the woodwork to get her take. A die-hard pug enthusiast, she is bound to drop the nine-to-five and go all Cindy Sheehan on the staff of The Onion once she gets a load of their missive. Anyway, she can regale us all about her pug posse, but what I know of these two is that Millie is the meek one and Buford apparently lost his re-election for Sheriff of Dade County and is back to burping in Bog Country.
I can’t leave without dropping a little personal intel. I actually have a fondness for pugs – which goes way back to vacations spent at my Nana Pearl’s house. My grandmother had the greatest pug that ever lived, Mischa, who later went on to OD on the O.C. Anyway, Mischa was a great dog who loved kids. You always knew she was around – what with her labored breathing and constant methane production. Throw in those bug eyes and it was kinda’ like having our own personal Rachel Dratch.
Anyway, here’s to the pug. And remember – if you have one of these laying around the house, make sure to check the Born On Date and follow those recall instructions.