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Ahem, Shelby I'm working...

Sometimes she insists on a lap. She's infinitely patient and equally insistent when she wants to sit on you. In this case, I still needed to get some work done, so she's become my lapdesk.

August 31, 2005 | Permalink


My pug Emma does the EXACT same thing.

Posted by: Beth | Aug 31, 2005 6:26:40 AM

Winnie, where did you get Shelby? She reminds me so much of my first pug, Murphy! All her antics are just like Murphy's. I have a second pug who's named Shelby but she's very different from Murphy (still absolutely precious, though!). Just curious as to your Shelby's origin. I might need a new baby in the future! :)

Posted by: Delaina | Aug 31, 2005 7:09:12 PM

I read that the late Duchess of Windsor owned and adored Pugs! She had them in her residences and preferred their company to some people! Do Pugs have a natural instinct to seek out human laps? Or, is it a trait that is "taught" to Puggies?
Do Pugs bark loudly? Just wondering.
They are adorable. You mentioned that Pugs
are descended from the Ancient Chinese Dogs? Thanks for any information you can share.

Posted by: jade | Aug 31, 2005 7:57:47 PM

We get Shelby from Mary Ward, a breeder in Redding. She's the daughter of Sir Coffe Bean of Newton Court. Quite the long name. The she calls him Beanie for short.

Apparently pugs originated in China, but they are different from the modern day pug. It was the Dutch that bred the black mask and tan body.

I can't speak for all pugs, but Shelby can be loud. Luckily, she doesn't bark that often.

And I don't know if pugs are trained to like laps, but I have yet to meet a pug that doesn't like them.

Posted by: Winnie | Aug 31, 2005 9:08:43 PM

She looks JUST like my pug Emma, too. I have a bunch of pics at: www.justmycupoftea.typepad.com

Posted by: Beth | Sep 1, 2005 10:59:42 AM

Laps are to sit in; my mom always drags up an extra chair to the desk so that I can sit right next to her (on a nice pillow, of course) but the lap is so irresistable!

Posted by: polly the pug | Sep 1, 2005 4:50:06 PM

hi!!!! we are first time commenters on your lovely blog!
our names are natalie and jenna and we are going to be pug owners in the summer! we are so pumped...and we LOVE shelby! shes an inspiration to all pugs and future pug owners.


Posted by: jenna and natalie | Sep 10, 2005 12:44:55 PM

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