"The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor"- Margot Kaufman

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I was reading some puggy blogs this morning, some of which were tributes to pugs we've loved and lost - and it made me reflect on the way these little guys truly have the power to make us FEEL. I realized that one of the absolute best adjectives I can use to describe the way I feel when I am watching them play (so silly!), or watching them sleep (so sweet!), or watching them eat (so happy!) is DELIGHTED. I absolutely delight in their zest for life, in the way the smallest things can be so BIG to them, in the way they never take the simplest of pleasures for granted.

To some people, they may be "just animals" - but they have taught me SO MUCH! They have taught me how to be kind and compassionate. How to be patient (or at the very least, how to ATTEMPT patience). How to nurture. How to sacrifice. How to appreciate a cool patch of grass or a sun-warmed step. How to PLAY! How to be STILL. How to accept a comforting touch, instead of shying away from it. How to giggle uncontrollably, or roll around on the floor unabashedly. How to put someone else's needs first.

I've never been a mother, but I know now that I have the capacity. The experience might not be the same, but I think that the basic elements are. They have taught me LOVE.

It is not spring here yet, but it is just around the corner - and we will DELIGHT in it when it comes. Some photos from last spring:

Who knew a field of clover could be so much FUN! See what I mean? :)

I promise to let go, to allow myself to fully ENJOY this spring with you, and to see it through YOUR eyes.

I promise not to take it for granted, because life is SPECIAL - and life with YOU is especially special!

Thank you for being mine...and for letting me be YOURS.


Pearl said...

Oh goodness, I just love this post! Sometimes I could just explode with the love I have for my little munchkin.

Bring on Spring!!!!!!

Minnie and Mack said...

Well said! Hu-mom agrees 100%. Thanks for reminding us....

Hu-mom to Minnie and Mack

Kitty+Coco said...

Well said!! I am not yet a mother either, but I hope to be as great a mom to a human pup as I am to my two furry girls. They couldn't be any more loved (and spoiled, I'll admit it). Love these pics of Klausie and Natt in the clover.

Kitty and Coco's Mom

The Mama Monster said...

Beautiful and very well said!!!!

Noodles said...

It is definitely the little things we need to appreciate more.
Love Noodles

Minnie Moo said...

Awww...everyone should appreciate the dogs that make you smile everyday.


Minnie Moo

dw said...

What a fantastic post! I think you hit it just right - they delight in even the smallest things, things we humans might see as inconsequential, they see with delight. Thanks for a reminder of how we humans still have a ways to go to become as 'human' as these puggies!

(and here's also hoping for an early spring in our area!)

Marianne said...

Animals are by far the best teachers. My dog has taught me to be patient and not sweat the small stuff... Like doggy drool on newly painted walls or car windows... or black pants.

Benny and Lily said...

Very well said. We got to enjoy every second
Benny & Lily

Life as a spoiled pug.. said...

VERRRY well said, great post. Our Pugs surely have brought a lot of joy to our home. :)

Wilma said...

What a lovely post. I agree 100%. aren't we so lucky to be owned by pugs?

Jennifer said...

Awww, I love this one!!! :)

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

OMP mum is getting all teary eyed. She is so touched by the words heres. You could not have said it betters. We needs to stop and smell roses sometimes and see them through the eyes of a pug. We reflects upon our recently lost friends Emmitt and Stubby and cherise what you have written heres.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

Oh what a beautiful post and wonderful way to start my day!
Every word is so true!

Pearl and Daisy said...

What a beautiful post. You made Mommy's eyes all leaky. She feels EXACTLY the same way.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

PugSlope.com said...

Hi Klaus and Natty - We just found your blog today! What a wonderful post! You hit the nail on the head about the delight a pet can bring. We can't imagine life without Sid. You two are both adorable and are lucky to belong to such a caring family. We look forward to following your adventures!

Pug love,
Jenn & Brian & Sid