PHOTO OP: I Got a Stick
PHOTO OP: I Got a Stick
Child Anthropologist Accepted by Pug Tribe
A young anthropologist named Jackson has been living among a New Jersey tribe of pugs since early 2011 in order to document their complex social interactions.
“It’s really the disguise — an oversized pug face T-shirt — that has endeared him to the family group,” says Dr. Marc Henning, a colleague familiar with Jackson’s research. “They have truly accepted him as one of their own — eating together, sleeping in the same huts. To my knowledge, no one has been able to study this remote group so intimately.”
Jackson is set to publish his first paper in the journal Pug Science this August, but has no intention of returning to civilization.
“He’ll likely remain embedded with the tribe for a few more years,” says Dr. Henning. “The opportunity to collect more data here is too important.”
Via Adam Berberich.
Area Pug Just Saw Justin Bieber’s Buttstagram
When pop starlet Justin Bieber posted a pic of his bare bottom to the popular photo sharing network Instagram on Monday, the Internet had a field day. The photo accumulated 100,000 likes before it was removed.
But a local pug named Barley, who has spent little time online this week while recovering from the flu, just discovered the photo in his Tumblr feed.
“Quite frankly, he’s horrified,” says Jenny Goldman, a source close to the situation. “Who would post their naked butt like that? It’s uncouth.”
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Pug Still Indecisive Over 2012 Election
While there’s still plenty of time until November, most Americans have made up their minds on whether to vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney as the next president of the United States.
One undecided voter is Carlo the pug. While he is a fiscal conservative, he just can’t get behind the social platforms of the Republican party.
“He’s a little freaked out that he can’t decide right now,” says Chelsea Mason, a source close to the situation. “He takes voting very seriously.”
Via Juan Esteban Duque.
Pug’s Olympic Training Off to Rough Start
It’s always been Rider’s dream to compete in the Olympic Games, but he may have gotten started too late, according to experts.
“He just started training yesterday,” says his coach Darren Cobey. “There’s no way he’ll be in shape for the triathlon competition.”
Local Pug Already Misses Ann Curry
It’s only been two days, but Pepper the pug is longing for Ann Curry, the former co-host of NBC’s Today Show.
“There’s a big hole in his heart,” says Fran Colbert, a source close to the situation. “He loved waking up to Ann every morning. It just won’t be the same with Savannah Guthrie.”
Via Belinda Davey.
BREAKING: Pug Prefers Chunky to Regular Peanut Butter
In a move that sent shock waves through the peanut butter industry, Murphy the pug has publicly declared his love for chunky style.
“All this time we thought creamy was his favorite,” says Cathy Cole, a spokesperson for Teddie Peanut Butter. “This is just a lot to handle right now. I think I need to lie down.”
Analysts predict that Murphy’s high profile preference could influence sales of chunky peanut butter across the board.
“We’re anticipating a ripple in the PBI,” says Stuart Akron, who studies and trades against the Peanut Butter Index. “A big, delicious, creamy ripple that you can spread on toast.”
Submitted by Tina Haupert, Carrots ‘N’ Cake.