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eau de pug
May 22, 2007

So I receive a lot of weird emails from people asking me for advice on random things. For all the emails that don't end up in my spam filter, I try to respond to the ones that I feel are serious and genuine or where I can contribute something back.

For all the others...I'm thinking of starting a new segment where I reply on the blog to those emails that well....just deserve a reply for all to see and learn from. After all my blog is here to entertain, share, offer advice and spread my own unique wealth of experiences and knowledge...

Like this one that I received today:


Hi Lori,

I was surfing the Internet trying to find out about Pugs and how bad they smell, and I came across your website. How bad do Pugs smell? I have a roommate who wants to buy a Pug. I'm fine with the dog but I'm not fine with the house reeking.




Dear Alex,

Thanks for your email. First I must say that I find it incredibly ironic and almost suspect that you, in searching the world wide web for how bad pugs smell, happened to stumble upon the website of possibly the one lone person on the planet who, if she could find a way would bottle up the pug essence in all its glory, and manufacture into a fine fragrant spray. Don't you think? Yea, maybe I'm not the right person for you to ask this question. Or maybe I am. That goes for head to toe pug redolence. From spicy Frito feet, to the musty clam bog odor that collects and emanates from facial wrinkles and excuse me for saying so but there 'aint nothing sweeter smelling in all the wide world than waxy pug ear. These are all good, normal pug smells. A medley of delectable aromas to the most discerning of pug afficionados.

Aside from the above noted endearing scents, the only reason I can think of that a pug would smell bad is if he was sick or not properly cared for. Pugs with allergies that are not treated for instance can smell foul. People who own pugs have to be diligent about cleaning out their facial folds weekly or they can become nasty little odorous sea beds of infection. Infection = bad smell. Infection = sick pug. Will you and your roommate be diligent? Will you take the pug to all of his vet appointments and buy him medicine and feed him a special diet if he needs it? Will you put him outside if he smells instead of dealing with it or sequester him to a damp moldy basement? Ask yourself if it will bother you when the pug gets gastritis and passes gas while his ass is in your face. Ask yourself if when he is sitting on your couch or your lap will it bother you that he leaves behind a wet spot, a strongly offensive mephitis of anal gland leakage and excretions because you don't take him to have them drained often enough?

So Alex, I must implore you now -- If you or your roommate have answered "yes" or said "ew" to any of these "reeking" questions and or scenarios, then please, please do the pug he is thinking of "buying" and moving into your house a big favor and try to dissuade him against it. Because more than likely a couple months from now or maybe in a year -- I or some of my friends will end up rescuing that poor pug from a very bad situation.



For the record, I would not have the anal gland secretions bottled into my eau de pug parfume.

Posted by Lori on May 22, 2007 9:49 PM permalink Comments (8)



ScallyWag commented May 22, 2007 11:50 PM

Damn you write awesome!!!



marni commented May 23, 2007 7:49 AM

Well said! I love the way my boys smell. And you are so right... their ears are so sweet.



marni commented May 23, 2007 7:49 AM

Well said! I love the way my boys smell. And you are so right... their ears are so sweet.



MacGuy commented May 24, 2007 9:59 PM

Wow is right, as always a great read... My statement (not written as well) is similar to the old remark - "if you have to ask how much something is, most likely you can't afford it...."



Kelly commented May 24, 2007 10:11 PM

What is it about that delicious pug smell? (Lola's feet do smell like spicy fritos!) Her smell is comforting. I tell her "You smell so pretty!" Is it some phermone that was bred into them hundreds of years ago that would make us their slaves? I think it was the smell that hooked royalty and ensured that pugs would be pampered. There's something to this! That smell has made me spend money I didn't have, stand in the rain holding an umbrella over my pug while I begged her to pee and convinced me that I had to have items I never would have owned, only because it had a pug's face on it! I'd buy essence of pug alright, inhale it like mad and then try to find out where I could get her a diamond grill.



Lori commented May 26, 2007 10:02 AM

Haha! Kelly, I can see you understand EXACTLY what I mean for you too, have been "Pugged" ;) It's a necessary surrender, isn't it?



coffeypot commented May 27, 2007 8:22 PM

Lori, Stop by Marni’s site and read the article on Pugs. It’s cute and funny.



Nicole commented June 2, 2011 6:25 PM


I just found your site and am laughing hysterically at your post. Absolutely you are right about that wonderful smell of a pug ear!!!

Also hilarious is the title of your pug fragrance "eau de pug" because I have a blog and it is called Eau De Pug!!!! It hasn't really been updated much in the past few years though.

Your writing is fantastic, and you are right on about those pug smells :-)
And there is no better sound than a pug snort.

Bookmarking your page. Puggin' awesome!

Nicole (and Tyler the pug)


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