Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The eighth wonder of the world

Today I met an eighteen-year-old pug.

I know. It's the internet, you have no reason to believe me. I don't even have photo evidence. But I swear by the head of Horus it's true.

Interestingly, and possibly related to his longevity, he appeared to be poorly bred. And by 'poorly', I mean he has a waist, an incredibly long (for a pug) nose with an actual, distinguishable muzzle-like shape, and a lowish-set, barely-curled tail.

Other items of possible interest: he's had the same owners since he was a puppy, who have fed him various brands of kibble with occasional table scraps.

He is deaf and mostly blind, but what else do you expect from a creature who, according to our "age estimate" charts at work is, like, 500 in human years.


BorderWars said...

Three cheers for bad breeding! Because if having a dog with a nose is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Jess said...

Don't you have a camera phone? I mean, everybody else does (except me.)

Our oldest so far has been Romeo, a byb IG that died of cancer at the age of fourteen this year.

CyborgSuzy said...

Yes! I'm kicking myself for not taking a photo - I keep it in my pocket for just such occasions. It was just so busy I didn't get a chance.