Everyone loves reading the Social Pug Profile interviews with pugs from the social media scene. Well now it is time to put the pug parents in the spotlight to answer some questions about what it is like to own a pug in the Pug Parent Profile. Get to know the humans behind the pugs you love and pick up a tip or two for life with your pug. This week we are getting to know the humans of Moose, Caitlin & Derek.
Name: Caitlin & Derek
Where do you live? Toronto, Canada
How many pugs do you own? Just one (for now!)
What are their names? Moose
Is your current pug/s your first?
No, we had a black pug named Buddha for 11 years before Moose.
Do you think your pugs personality matches yours?
In many ways yes; he’s always tooting like his dad and momma & Moosie like to relax on the couch watching TV together. Moose has got a good mix of energy and calmness, which seems to fit our lifestyle.
What did you expect a pug to be like before you got one?
We didn’t have too many expectations going into it, we just knew that we couldn’t imagine life without a pug!
What was different to your expectation once you got a pug?
Like many people we thought that pugs didn’t necessarily require a lot of exercise. But we learned that they do have a lot energy, and that you need to have plenty of time to play with them. Which is the best 🙂
What would be your number 1 tip for new pug parents?
They require a lot of attention and care. They can be totally crazy but if you’ve never experienced #puglove you’re in for a real treat!
What do you hate most about having a pug?
Nothing! Except missing them every time we’re apart.
What do you love most about having a pug?
They are the best snugglers, and they just love people.
What has been your biggest fear about owning a pug?
That they have more medical considerations that other dogs. Our last pug Buddha was blind for 6 years which took a lot of special attention. We are very careful with eye care.
Have you experienced any of the typical pug health problems? If so, how have you overcome them? If not, what precautions have you taken to prevent health problems?
We did yes, with Buddha. We learned a lot through his blindness. With Moose, we take good care of keeping his eyes lubricated and steer clear of situations which could cause damage (scratching) to his eyes. We also keep his teeth clean, little pug mouths can be a tricky place for lots of teeth.
Why did you choose to start a social media account for your pug/s?
We loved taking photos of Moose and also didn’t want to bombard our fiends & family with his photos on our own social media. We wanted to create a new space for his photos in which people we knew could choose whether or not they wanted to follow his adventures. It has become such a fun and creative activity that we can do together, we love it!
I hope you enjoyed getting to meet the human of Moose and picked up a tip or two about owning a pug.