Sunday, April 21, 2013

Blog Dogs | Here & Now: Doug & Scout

I'm SO PSYCHED to introduce you guys to DTP, the thuggest pug in the streets, and his new baby sister Scout. (I'm fangirling out a little bit right now - I've got a huge Doug crush.) Their mama needs no introduction - if you're not checking out Jess's style on Here & Now already, you're missing out big time. Plus, you'd be missing gems like "the pug monorail" (you'll see in a minute)...

1. Introduce us to your little furbabies!

My little babies are Doug The Pug & Scout. Known on the Internet as #dougfan & #scoutthepug. Or at home as Douglas, Dougie Fresh, Frankenstein, Dergals. And Scouter-pants, Baby Girl, Squirrel.

2. Where and when and how did you get Doug & Scout?

I have wanted a Pug named Doug since I was 8 years old (along with a Great Dane named Wayne, but that is a story for another day). After receiving multiple stuffed animal pugs growing up that I named "Doug", in the summer of 2010 I finally convinced my boyfriend that we needed a pug. We found a breeder in Kentucky that raises show pugs & sells the ones that aren't made for competition in the ring...

Doug was a show pug reject, but perfect for us! We caught the pug itch again this past February & drove back to KY for our 2nd child, a little girl we named Scout.

3. What are the pugs' favorite toys?

Doug prefers stuffed animals - if only to gnaw on their beady little plastic eyes.

And Scout is quite the hoof connoisseur.

4. Tell us your favorite pug story. Come on, you know you have one.

There are too many to name - really!

Pugs are the comedians of the dog world - here only to entertain & occupy laps.

There was the one time that Doug had some stress poo inside my boyfriend's roommate's room (think LOTS & reallllly sloppy)... and if that wasn't enough, he flicked said poo on every vertical surface in the room... I guess I should add the nickname "s***storm" to the list.

We have only had Scout for a month - but she has quickly earned the moniker "squirrel" because she is very peculiar & squirrel-ish... hard to explain on the internet, you just have to meet her!

5. Do Doug & Scout have any funny quirks?

Everything these two do is a quirk.

We have even video taped them several times while out of the house - we have to watch it in fast forward because they do so much sleeping, but then there will be this weird "Paranomal Activity" style movement (like Doug sitting on the coffee table) & then back to sleeping!

Scout sleeps with all of her paws tucked underneath her - pug monorail style, has to sit on my lap while I use the restroom & has the worst case of dog FOMO I have ever seen.

Doug watches TV. He can pick out a child, horse or cat, even in cartoon form, from across the room.

6. Where do the pugs sleep?

Well sharing my pillow of course! Doug is the little spoon & Scout is the big spoon. It is a beautiful snore fest!

7. Can the pugs do any tricks?

Is begging a trick? Or being ridiculously cute? Not known as the sharpest members of the Animal Kingdom...

8. If you could describe the pugs' personality in one word, what would it be?

Doug: little Prince

Scout: squirrel

9. Are there any doggy products you can't live without?

um, poop bags?

Before becoming a pet owner I never realized that picking up another organism's poo would become so routine...

10. What's the best advice you have for someone who's considering getting a dog?

If you aren't going to be able to love them like an extension of yourself, don't even think about it!

Thanks for sharing the puglets with us, Jess! I'm even more smitten than I was before. Next up is Ginny from My New Favorite Outfit, one of my very sweetest bloggy friends, and Gracie the beagle. See you next week!


  1. Awwww! Such little cutie pies:-)

    XO, Gina

  2. oh my goshhhh I LOVE PUGS, and these little ones are so precious! The picture with it's little tongue poking out- too freakin cute.

    -Jenna Brianne

  3. These two are adorable and I love when Jess has them in her pictures!


  4. Seriously cute dogs! This is such a fun series, Samantha!


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