Real Men Love Pugs

Before I launch into today’s thoughts, I must first thank all of you loyal readers for casting votes in the Blognet contest. I am happy to report that  “A Pug’s Voice” won First Runner Up for all categories of blogs. Now I am not really sure what happens next but I will keep you posted. I would also like to congratulate my California pug friends, Roxy, Blue, and Bono for placing third in the Valentino contest. I must admit that they look fierce in their photo. Check them out at: http://www.pupstarsonoma.com/

 I want to assure you, dear reader, that Lizzard and I are not going to rest on our proverbial laurels. I will continue to speak freely, intelligently, and frequently about matters of concern to a pug and from a pug’s perspective. This weekend actually proved the above adaptation of the old adage, “Real men don’t eat quiche.” How wrong it is to make assumptions about the appropriateness of certain breeds of dogs for either men or women. Why do people presume that toy poodles are for women and Labradors for men? We pugs have been assigned the female gender for centuries (not that I object to women, mind you), but we are also a man’s breed. I have seen proof of this repeatedly in my lifetime. This weekend was a perfect example. A very large, muscular, no-nonsense, tattooed, man’s man friend of my parents (Matt) visited our apartment on Saturday. To witness this oak of a human dissolve into a pool of emotion over the sight of Lizzard and me was truly revelatory. He scooped me up into muscle-bound arm guns and held me while reading my book, SUMMER PUGS, aloud. I am first and foremost a male pug and I am not interested in gushing, swooning, simpering, baby talk (unless there is a treat involved), but to connect with such a man is a privilege. Lizzard, on the other hand is a silly little girl pug that prefers all that I loathe, and so I won’t digress into her needs or likes.

  It must be  clear that we pugs are not gender specific; we are multi-sexual! If the inner brute in you men needs full expression, then perhaps a pug is a wise choice. We are tough, resilient, companionable, brave, eager, and keen. Don’t ever judge a book by its cover (except for ours) or its size. There you have it, more deep thoughts from a pug named Mason.

 

 Respectfully submitted,

 Mason

 

Here I am hanging with some big guys...standard poodles. You wouldn't call those sissy dogs, now would you?

Here I am hanging with some big guys...standard poodles. You wouldn't call those sissy dogs, now would you?

 

I really would have liked a photo of Matt holding me but I was too embarrassed to ask, so I think this shows my butch stature for you men who are insecure about liking a pug.

I really would have liked a photo of Matt holding me but I was too embarrassed to ask, so I included this photo since I think it shows my butch stature for you men who are insecure about liking a pug.

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7 responses to “Real Men Love Pugs

  1. Roxy, Blue and Bono

    OMG Mason…you’re talking about us!?!

    “I must admit that they look fierce in their photo.” LOL! Yes, we did our best to look fierce for Valentino…it worked!

    We are patiently waiting for our copy of SUMMER PUGS. We will have to have “a very large, muscular, no-nonsense, tattooed, man’s man friend of my parents” read it to us when it gets here…that sounds like the way to go!

    Great seeing you on the Valentino Most Fashionable Pug Contest…how cool and fun was that?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Your fans,
    Roxy, Blue and Bono Pugstar

  2. Roxy, Blue and Bono

    …AND Congratulations on First Runner Up for your blog…awesome! …going to go and check that out right now!

    Your fans,
    Roxy, Blue and Bono Pugstar

  3. Mason,

    That is so true—real men do love pugs!!! There’s nothing that I love more than seeing my husband laying on the couch with his blanket of pugs!

    I love reading your blog……..it always puts a smile on my face!

    Pug-hugs,
    Tania

  4. Congratulations on winning First Runner Up in the blog contest Mason! We really like reading about your life in Manhattan and can’t wait to read about your adventures on Cape Cod. My MaMaFigure says it is “fortuitously fatalistic” that we found your blog!

    Mister Bean

    • You are too kind. I wish I had time to read blogs but I think that will have to wait until I retire. This summer on the Cape will be spent doing book signings and appearances…so much for summer relaxation. Thank you for the good wishes and encouraging words. Mason

  5. You are very welcome. And if you are ever down my way doing a book signing or a photo shoot, please stop by and we can ride the porch swing.
    Mister Bean

  6. Congratulations on the win Mason!

    I agree and can be the perfect example for you. I am a man and I own 5 pugs: Myrtle Jean, Madea, Ella Mae, Cora Faye and Deacon Leroy Brown. I love them all and would not trade them for all the money in the world.

    Rob Cluxton

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