That’s right, today is National Mutt Day. At Baby Pugs, we celebrate Muttnicity even though most of our focus is on those darn tootin’ cute little pure bred pugs. But, we love all animals here, especially our mutt brothers and sisters. Before we delve back into whether or not welcoming a new pug puppy into your life is the right thing, please take a moment to kiss the mutts in your life and tell them just how much you appreciate them. And if you don’t have a mutt, please just keep them in your thoughts today. Feel free to stop by the National Mutt Day website to learn more about NMD.
Ok–back to pugs…
Last time, we talked about the time factor involved in caring for a new pug puppy or dog. If you missed that post, you can read it here. Today we’ll look at how getting a new dog affects the other people and pets in your life, and what kind of support system you have to help you with the new addition.
Does Your Family Agree?
A new baby pug or adult pug will affect everyone in your family. It’s important to make sure everyone, including any fur babies that are already in the home, agrees to accepting this new family member. This ensures the baby pug comes into an entirely welcoming home and that you do not create any issues or strain between family members.
Do You Have Support?
It is hard work taking care of a puppy. Think about your life. Will you have any support to help you when you need a break? Support comes in many forms; the family member who is willing to dog-sit when you are out of town, the friend who can offer potty training advice and help, or the neighbor down the road who walks your dog once in a while. Having a support system is not required when bringing a new dog into your life, but if your life is busy and you find it hard to make time even for yourself, it is a good idea to consider what type of help you have available to you when you take on an additional responsibility. If you don’t have help available to you right now, don’t fret — you’d be surprised at how easy it is to get if you simply ask for it.
That’s all for today because I’ve got to get the house ready for the Christmas tree we’re getting this weekend! Woo hoo! And Licorice is starting her gentle whine, which means she’s ready for some toast… I’m telling you, these lovable pugs demand a lot of time and attention. But they are so, so worth it
See you next time for the final installment when we go over a couple of important points.