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July 17, 2012 6:53 PM   Subscribe

Pug stealing food.
posted by Wordwoman (26 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Pug needs food badly...

Pug shot the food!
posted by Hicksu at 6:56 PM on July 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


A useful reminder that I make as little sense to my dogs as that Japanese announcer does to me.
posted by Egg Shen at 6:57 PM on July 17, 2012 [8 favorites]


After just watching my two dogs wrestle over who got to play with a tiny piece of rope (one of several spread around the room), my conclusion is that the other dog just wasn't that interested in the food to begin with. Either that, or my dogs are way too smart to let this happen.
posted by fremen at 6:58 PM on July 17, 2012


I've never see a pug that healthy looking before.
posted by 2bucksplus at 6:58 PM on July 17, 2012


pug coo is a universal language
posted by found missing at 7:06 PM on July 17, 2012


At first read I was wondering how some food could steal a pug.
posted by unliteral at 7:07 PM on July 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I've tried to warn you people before. Sure, that criminal behavior looks cute now, but it won't be so cute when they come for your throat.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:09 PM on July 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


To Serve God is a typo!
posted by hal9k at 7:26 PM on July 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


Frank? Frank, is that you? Frank, get out of there Frank, you know you're visa doesn't cover TV appearances.
posted by Slackermagee at 7:32 PM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Suppose intelligent life evolved from dogs rather than apes? How would that change humanity?

I have some ideas. Here they are:
  1. Theologians would debate the existence of Dog.
  2. Baseball teams would have nine catchers.
  3. Every business deal would be concluded with a firm handshake after everyone sat down together.
  4. Butt-sniffing would be the main way of verifying identity. You wouldn't be able to get a credit card or a home loan without a preliminary butt-sniff.
  5. There would be a popular TV show where contestants barked, and others judged whether it was worse than their bites.
  6. Beds would be designed so you could walk around them in a circle before you laid down to sleep.
  7. Apes would have become man's best friend.
I'm sure this has something to do with the topic at hand, because it gives me paws.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:32 PM on July 17, 2012


your, not you're

I blame the summer flu.
posted by Slackermagee at 7:32 PM on July 17, 2012


That's a shrewd little guy. You can see he's got major brain power going on in the way he carries itself. It seems out of character though. Most pugs strike me as quite dumb.
posted by Skygazer at 7:34 PM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


In the sequel the pug is the food.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:34 PM on July 17, 2012


My chihuahua/corgi mix has the same trick, but he tries to use it on me and I'm not a giant lazy aleutian or whatever that dog is.
posted by cmoj at 7:53 PM on July 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'm not a giant lazy aleutian or whatever that dog is

Sorry, I'm not believing anyone on the internet who tells me they aren't a dog.
posted by found missing at 7:59 PM on July 17, 2012 [10 favorites]


Isn't the pug just being submissive to show s/he's not a threat, then taking some food when the bigger dog doesn't seem to mind?
It kind of reads like the opposite of stealing.
posted by mrnutty at 8:19 PM on July 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


Isn't the pug just being submissive to show s/he's not a threat, then taking some food when the bigger dog doesn't seem to mind?

Obviously the video is contrived and you can tell the pug is preforming a trick for the person off camera to the right. But this video is cute nonetheless, I love pugs.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:10 PM on July 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


What a bitch!
posted by zouhair at 12:35 AM on July 18, 2012


Have you guys already seen the pug sneaking away after stealing food? (May have misunderstood the context.)
posted by Telf at 12:56 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


I like this one better. Pug steals from cute baby.
posted by IndigoRain at 4:37 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah, the pug is asking for permission to take the food from the big white dog by rolling over and showing the belly. He's getting no corrections or threats so he's free to grab the ... whatever that is.
posted by thinkpiece at 4:38 AM on July 18, 2012


This is exactly how a pug stole my girlfriend from me.
posted by orme at 4:48 AM on July 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


my conclusion is that the other dog just wasn't that interested in the food to begin with

Maybe. OTOH, there seems to be a subset of huge dogs that are just gentle giants... no predators, so nothing to prove? Contrast them with those tiny yapping lapdogs, completely oblivious to the fact that no one else is remotely convinced that they're a threat.
posted by Rykey at 6:30 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


found missing: I'm not a giant lazy aleutian or whatever that dog is

Sorry, I'm not believing anyone on the internet who tells me they aren't a dog.
Actually, in these cases it's safest to assume they are an ASPCA agent.

One minute you're texting innocent messages about "Who wants a belly rub?", when suddenly there's a knock at the door...
posted by IAmBroom at 11:53 AM on July 18, 2012


Contrast them with those tiny yapping lapdogs, completely oblivious to the fact that no one else is remotely convinced that they're a threat.

Napoleon complex.
posted by sweetkid at 4:44 AM on July 19, 2012


The Best Of The New York Times' Pug Journalism
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