Thursday, February 19, 2009

Defending the manliness of the pug

While perusing a canine message board today, I came upon a post asking a simple yet provocative question: "Is owning a pug ... unmanly?" I felt I had to respond.

There is no manlier dog than a male pug. As I type this, my little pug brother Wendell and my human father are sitting on a recliner. Despite two of us three having been neutered, the scent of testosterone is palpable in the air. Mother will surely be overwhelmed when she enters the room.

Women commonly swoon in my presence, sometimes offering me their underpants (OK, perhaps they don't always offer, but I find them all the same -- especially in unwatched luggage). Men I pass on the street envy my carefree, confident ways, and my stocky yet chiseled physique.

Yes, there is no manlier living organism on God's green earth than a male pug.


Anonymous said...

Amen my husband. AMEN. Even I as a WEE puggy, was oogled by human males of and above the drinking age - aine

Anonymous said...

As always, you are correct!

sarah s. said...

Ya know....I used to consider pugs "girl dogs" but have found men to be equally attracted to my Hank. Let's face it....everybody loves pugs!

And I do hope mother can keep her faculties amidst all the testosterone.

Lucy said...

Uh, I have a female pug and swoon over her all the time, am I still still cool?

LemonySarah said...

Unmanly?! Other than the actress who played Mama in Throw Mama From The Train, I've never seen a female look remotely like a pug.

Furthermore, pugs are definitely a dude's dog.

But chicks do dig them.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Don't even get me started on the stunning femininity of the female pug, Aine.

Bless you, Anonymous One.

I agree, Sarah S. Anyone can love a pug.

But of course, Lucy.

Well said, Lemony Sarah. And might you have the phone number of that vision of heavenly Hollywood beauty so that I might court her?