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 human of Sidney, Jasmine.
Name: Jasmine Ottley
Where do you live? East Nottinghamshire, UK!
How many pugs do you own? Just the one
What are their names? Sir Sidney The Pug
Is your current pug/s your first? Yes, he’s actually my first dog
Do you think your pugs personality matches yours?
Definitely! Both me and Sidney love to run and play and then at the end of the day snuggle and relax. He’s my perfect companion ?
What did you expect a pug to be like before you got one?
I was told by books and the internet that pugs were very laid back and quite lazy… Boy were they wrong!
What was different to your expectation once you got a pug?
So much energy!! Even after a 2 hour run, Sidney just keeps going and going and going… But I wouldn’t change him for the world.
What would be your number 1 tip for new pug parents?
Enjoy every moment you can but be prepared for bad times. Health issues, stubbornness and bad behaviour at times can be upsetting as you just want everything to be perfect.
What do you hate most about having a pug?
Definitely the heartbreak of having to deal with health issues. Even when Sidney is healthy I always worry about what might happen next.
What do you love most about having a pug?
There are so so SO many reasons I love having a pug but my biggest love is the companionship and loyalty they provide. Plus, Sidney never fails to make me smile!
What has been your biggest fear about owning a pug?
The two main things I was worried about when getting Sidney as a puppy were toilet training and separation anxiety. Luckily, (with lots of training) Sidney is a model student!
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?
Unfortunately we have had a lot of issues with Sidney’s eyes. He’s had numerous operations now to save his eyes but (fingers crossed) we seem to be on the mend. Overcoming any pug health problem requires a lot of trips to the vets and a great pet insurance. Now we just have to give Sidney eye drops for the rest of his life.
Why did you choose to start a social media account for your pug/s?
Before I got Sidney I followed a lot of pugs on social media so always liked the idea of it. But it was when I got a new camera and realised how photogenic and comfortable Sidney was in front of the camera, I had to post all the pictures somewhere so I started his own Instagram!
I hope you enjoyed getting to meet the human of Sidney and picked up a tip or two about owning a pug.