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 Porsche!
Name: Svetlana (Porsche the Pug’s human and PA)
Where do you live? Russia, Moscow
How many pugs do you own? 1 – as for now 😉
What are their names? Porsche the Pug
Is your current pug/s your first?
The first pug, but not the first dog. My family used to have dogs since I was born.
Do you think your pugs personality matches yours?
I think we are a perfect match!
What did you expect a pug to be like before you got one?
My expectations totally correspond to reality – pugs are super kind, very friendly, they feel your emotions and don’t want to be trained, often being stubborn 🙂 And I was totally ready for permanent adorable loud noises!
What was different to your expectation once you got a pug?
Shedding – I really thought it’s gonna be a least a little bit less than it is 🙂
What would be your number 1 tip for new pug parents?
Pug is a full family member – never forget about it.
What do you hate most about having a pug?
Hate? About having a pug? You can’t possibly hate anything about having a pug!
What do you love most about having a pug?
I love everything. But if you need to choose 1 thing – then it’s their loyalty and unquestionable love they give you.
What has been your biggest fear about owning a pug?
Probably I was a little bit worried about health care – but it turned out that it’s not much different from taking care of other dogs’ health, just a little bit more attention needed in particular areas (nose wrinkle, eyes, ears, skin).
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?
Many different problems have already arisen during these 4.5 years – problems with skin, with eyes, ears. Also Porsche had an infection when we adopted him – so we had to give him antibiotics when he was a puppy. We have a set of medicine, which we use in ‘standard’ cases – but it’s very individual and depends on country you live one. The advise I would give is to care about pug’s health in advance – don’t wait for problems to appear, prevent health issues by regular care!
Why did you choose to start a social media account for your pug/s?
Firstly the idea was to have a chronological timeline of Porsche’s life. But then we started making friends on IG, meeting them in reality – and it appeared to be an amazing community of smart and interesting people!
Where can we follow your pugs adventures?
On Instagram, @pugporsche. We’ll be happy to share our life with everyone! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed getting to meet the humans of Porsche and picked up a tip or two about owning a pug.