Interview With the Pug
We asked one of our pugs to be interviewed.
He agreed, if we gave him plenty of treats, and kept his name out of it.
Here are the insights he agreed to share with us, and we ask that you read them and agree with them before you adopt a pug.
And Now . . . Interview With the Pug
- My life is likely to last up to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Please remember that before you adopt me.
- Give me time to understand my new home, and your expectations of me.
- Please place your trust in me; it's very crucial to my well-being.
- Don't be angry with me for long, and don't isolate me as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I only have you.
- Talk to me -- even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice.
- Be aware that however you treat me, I will not be able to forget it. And remember always that before I came to you, I may have been treated badly by someone else. It will take me time to recover from that.
- Remember before you hit me that I choose not to bite you.
- Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be wrong with me. Maybe I'm not getting the right food, perhaps I have allergies, or maybe my heart is just getting older and weaker.
- Take care of me when I get old. You, too, will get old someday.
- Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "It's too painful, I can't watch." Everything is easier for me if you are with me.
And through everything, remember that I LOVE YOU.
(With our thanks to A Place to Love Dogs.com.)
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