17 May 2007

It's a Boy...Pug!

Well, we did it. Last night we added Bruno to our family, and already we're in love. He's a one-and-a-half year old pug. He's already house-trained (and so far no accidents!). He follows us around the house and loves playing with his toys. But, of course, the funniest thing about this little guy is his tongue. Yes, it is always sticking out of his mouth, even when he's not panting. It adds to his funny pug character (as well as adding to the general slobbery-ness of our house).

Already there have been adjustments to our household. First, I can already smell "dog" in the apartment. I am pretty sure this is due to all the dog food we inherited from his previous owner, but we'll have to figure out something there and include frequent vacuuming. Second, I spent a restless night worrying about the little guy! Was he alright in the kitchen? Would he realize he could sleep in his crate? Was he feeling abandoned? Third, C and I had an early morning so that we could get him out and walked before we left for work. This might turn out to be a good thing, however, as we might actually speak to each other in the morning, thus replacing the usual grunts.

We're still working on the training though. We want Bruno to be a good dog, one who doesn't scare visitors, make anyone uncomfortable, and is generally well-behaved. We want him to realize that we are the bosses. Hopefully this will all come with consistency and time. But now that we have him, I wonder what's the point in having kids?!


6 comments:

Ambular said...

Holy cannoli that is one huge tongue!

Gretchen said...

I've never seen a black - uh I mean - a pug of color before. I thought they were all tan & black. Who knew!? Not surprising that I didn't since I'm especially ignorant about pets and all their varieties.

Bienvenidos, Bruno Long Tongue!

emily said...

i love bruno, too!

and i'll have to think about your last question. . .

Megan said...

I am with you on loving dogs, but the love you feel for a dog is nothing like the love you will feel for your child. Granted, there will be times you will wish that your child liked to stay home in a crate while you went shopping. But sorry, no comparison between the two.
That aside, he is one DANG cute pug and I know you will/do love him to pieces.

erin said...

hmmm...crate training for kids. i never even thought about it! but now, whoa, i will! thanks megan!

Niederfam said...

TOO CUTE.............I congratulate you both on a FINE decision......let the good time roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!As for the tongue....oh my goodness.....