5 More Things I Never Thought My Rescue Pug Would Do

I’ve already written about 5 things I never thought my rescue pug would do but since then, Serina has come a long way and I now have 5 more things I never thought my rescue pug would do to share with you.

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But first, I wanted to update you on how Serina is going using the doggy door. In my previous post, she had just started to use the door. Now, she owns that door. She is in and out of it all the time and absolutely loves being able to go sit in the sun whenever she feels like it. She also is 99% toilet trained because of it and understands she needs to take herself out to the toilet. And the reason I say 99% is because she will punish me on the odd occasion when I get home and not pay attention to her immediately and pee in the house. That’s the pug in her.

So here goes….

Be a lapdog

The last thing I thought Serina would be is a lapdog. But here we are… I am writing this with Serina, and Ref of course, curled up on my lap. It only started happening in the last few months when it started getting cold. She was climbing on me when she realised her death stare for dinner wasn’t working but she would never stay on me for more than 30 seconds. Then all of a sudden, she started sitting on me for a few minutes. As it got colder, she started snuggling up to my legs and before I knew it, she was sleeping on my lap. And I totally love it!

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Greets people at the front door

Serina would bark if people were at the front door and as soon as they’d come in, she’d leave the room. Now, she is totally different. She still barks but once she realises who it is, she sooks until they come in. And then she is all tail wags. When my mum gets home, Serina is the first to greet her at the door with tail wags, excitement, asking for pats and giving out kisses. This makes me so happy.

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Love being around kids

Serina didn’t even like being around any person let alone kids. We all know kids can be overbearing and when a dog is timid, this can just be way too much for them. But since Serina has come out of her shell, not only is she cool around adults, she is cool around kids. She even loves my two nieces especially when they love giving her pats. It makes me feel at ease knowing she isn’t going to freak out around even the boisterous kids like the littlest niece.

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Being jealous of another dog

Serina is obsessed with me. More than even Ref is. But she also gets very jealous. Jealous of other dogs getting attention, mainly Ref. For a dog who didn’t like attention when I got her, she loves the attention now. And the jealousy isn’t just me giving attention to Ref, but others too. If you see my mum or sister giving Ref pats, you’re guaranteed to see Serina making sure she gets some too. She will even bite my hand if I’m giving Ref too many pats instead of her. Who knew hey?!?

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Craving human attention

Now this is where the pug in her really shows. Serina craves human attention. And what surprises me is that it’s not just with me and not just at home. We head to the park for a pug meet and she happily trots off to say hi to people and pugs. At home, she has to be with me all of the time. She even gets excited first thing of a morning to go and say hi to mum and get pats. She loves people now and this makes me happy considering how terrified she was when I adopted her.

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Every single day Serina amazes me how far she has come over the past 2 years. I’m now convinced, based on her personality now, that if I was lucky enough to have had her from a puppy, she would have been the naughtiest pug puppy and would have been more challenging than Ref was. But I love her little, or should I say big, personality.

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Kristy Beck

Kristy Beck

Owner & Content Producer at The Pug Diary
Kristy is the founder and editor of The Pug Diary, a photographer and pug mum extraordinaire to Ref + Serina. Kristy has combined her passion for photography with the love of pugs to bring you all of her knowledge of pugs and more to you through The Pug Diary.


  1. Avatar Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict on August 27, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    It is so awesome you were able to take that scared little rescue and give her such a happy life. All of my dogs are rescues and they have all evolved in different ways. I have one that was a puppy mill rescue and even though I’ve had her for over 2 years, she is still terrified of everything and everyone. Except when she is in bed with us. Then she is the most loving and silly pup there is. She feels most comfortable in my room in our bed with us.

    I’m so happy your little one came out of her shell. It just shows what love can do!

    • Kristy Beck Kristy Beck on August 28, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Tanya. I love that your little one feels safe and loved and you get to she her true self even if it is just in bed. Love is a powerful thing.

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