Two’s Company and Three’s a Crowd, or There’s Only So Much a Pug Can Take

Believe it or not, dear reader, I am not a pug who asks much of life.  I also consider myself to be fairly tolerant and accommodating. I alluded to there being too much excitement in my apartment lately and that is the topic to which I turn today.

I know Grandma is coming tomorrow, but not to see Lizzie and me. You are probably asking, “Why not?” and the answer is diabolically simple. She and my mom are traveling to Pennsylvania to “just look at” a French bulldog puppy. I, for one, am feeling a huge range of emotions…shock, confusion, betrayal, and outrage. The puppy is not for us, but for Grandma. I cannot understand why she would want to tamper with what is a fine and somewhat equitable arrangement. I mean, really, what is to be gained by such foolhardy and wanton behavior? Look at how I’ve struggled with the inclusion of one simple-minded, weak-willed, nincompoop of a pug (read “Lizzie”) into our family. And at Grandma’s I’ve had to endure the crack-addict antics of an adolescent female cat (read, Zoe) and her arrogant, dismissive consort (read, Oliver). I’ve dealt with all of these inequities with grace, dignity, and patience…but this is a low blow to yours truly. Forgive me, dear reader, but the last thing Grandma and Grandpa need is a peeing, pooping, puking little puppy!

Mom says that Grandma and Grandpa love us so much that they are having a hard time dealing with the yearly separation…that they need a full-time dog of their own. That they will always love us first and that we will still be there for our summers, and that blah blah blah. Does any of this sound familiar, folks? I make no apologies for my resentment. It is just another nail in my proverbial coffin.

I will keep you updated, rest assured.

Respectfully submitted,


Here she is...I just don't get it...


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7 responses to “Two’s Company and Three’s a Crowd, or There’s Only So Much a Pug Can Take

  1. I stammer, I stutter..I’m in shock!

  2. The Hersey Hounds

    Ahh Mason- the true reason for your dismay is perhaps less kitty crullers for you??

  3. Poor Mason!! Don’t look at it as being replaced. Look at it as the opportunity to groom and mold a protégée to do you bidding. You can make this work to your advantage!!! Think about it.


  4. We, personally, are appalled. Our Mom however is a freaking puddle on the floor from “all the cuteness.” Humans! Ugh.

  5. As they can not compare with the Pug cuteness of you two…they have to cross the lines to another breed….sigh….but…ahhh, such cuteness in their own little french bulldog way!

  6. Roxy, Blue and Bono

    Oh so cute!!!

    Your pug fans,
    Roxy, Blue and Bono

  7. Lexie, Chloe & Coco's Mommy

    Look at it this way, Mason….you should feel honored that Grandma and Grandpa love and miss you guys so much and feel so lost and empty without you that they want to fill that void in their hearts with a little bundle of fur and love. I’m sure you and Lizzie will remain first and foremost in their hearts though, no matter how many adorable frenchies they adopt!

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