Have you ever noticed, dear reader, that when you are feeling sick enough to take a day off from work, your pug(s) is always ready, willing, and able to assist in your recovery? Pugs have an innate sense of when you are not your usual healthy energetic selves. Being highly adaptable and sensitive creatures, we quickly don our Clara Barton hats, assume the position (either in bed or on the couch), and tuck in for a day of intense cuddling and napping, with never a thought for our own needs or wants. We are truly unselfish and giving in this regard.
We know instinctively what you need during the acute phase of your illness and happily gird our little loins for the task. We can’t bring you tea, toast, or meds, but we can offer our warm furry bodies as a source of healing and comfort. Who says pugs are not working dogs? We are prepared to go the distance too; if you are still weak and need another day of recuperation, we are right there to help you in this endeavor.
Pugs are not just pretty faces…we are skilled caregivers. We don’t mind that you haven’t bathed, combed your hair, or even cleaned your teeth for several days (we actually prefer you that way). In fact, we encourage you to take as much time as you need for a full recovery.
Here’s another secret: we really love it when you are sick.