Who’s the Boss?

Ever since we left Sid with Fun Aunt Liv for the weekend and his bowels exploded a week later (two completely unrelated incidents), we’ve been a little…um, permissive…as to where Sid sleeps at night. What can we say – It’s nice having a warm pug in the bed now that it’s chillier outside. I’m pretty sure that GUILT and PITY play a huge role in this as well.

But we’ve got to put a stop to this. Now.

“What’s the big deal,” you ask? Why do we not just enjoy the fact that we get eight extra hours to snuggle with the Hooth?

Well, after about a week of sleeping in the big bed, Sid starts to forget who’s in charge here at the Pug Slope Headquarters. And I don’t mean that he starts wandering around aimlessly, looking for a leader. What I mean is that his little pug brain decides that it’s going to dictate the frequency and volume of his meals, and he starts demanding food at all hours of the day.

Here’s a video of Sid – who, bear in mind, had a full breakfast and a gigantic lunchtime treat bone filled with peanut butter, apples, and venison – aggressively hilariously trying to demand that I serve him his dinner at 2:30 in the afternoon.

We’ve created a monster.

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7 Responses to “Who’s the Boss?”

  1. avatar Payton Says:

    Sid, sometimes I think we were separated at birth. Something your mom wrote was so confusing…”forget who’s in charge”. It would be a little hard to forget that we are the ones in charge, right? Maybe it is our peeps that keep forgetting… My lunch call can start as early at 10am and my dinner call about 3pm. A couple times I’ve even gotten out of bed at 4:30 or 5am to ask for an early breakfast. It hasn’t worked, but I don’t intend to give up, and I wouldn’t either if I were you. I also sometimes try to dictate when bedtime is. Now that you are back in the big bed, you may want to try that one later.

  2. avatar Mariel Says:

    Oh god, they are such BUTTHEADS, aren’t they? Cute. But buttheads nonetheless.

  3. avatar Meredith LeBlanc ૐ Says:

    Scarlet says Sid’s behavior is completely normal. Just like she thinks its completely normal to jump up on the coffee table to drink the water from my glass rather than from her mug in kitchen on the floor. She also says that if she’s ready to eat at 7:00am (not 7:01 or 7:02) on the weekends and I’m still sleeping that I better get my arse out of bed.

    Sid Rocks.

    as dictated to her mother, Meredith

  4. avatar Payton's Gampy Says:

    Sid, I don’t know what to say, we humans are sometimes confused by the fact we have only two legs to walk on I guess. Frankly, I’d be happy with the new sleeping arrangements and not push it too hard. I’m just saying……


  5. avatar Noodles Says:

    Hi Sid,
    My Mommy says if she even twitches at 2 am I am up and insisting it is breakfast time. Where she can SOMETIMES convince me that I am wrong and to go back to sleep, the noise wakes up Sunshine the Cat who gets loud and destructive when SHE wants to eat. A couple of times I pulled the twitch = food thing and I was escorted from a nice warm bed to my CRATE! Lesson learned.
    Love Noodles

  6. avatar Urban Hounds Says:

    I am not sure that the too are related. I think Sids behavior may be classic pug hunger attacks (a pug is alway s hungry). I let four of my five dogs (Dr. Z chooses to sleep in a crate) in the bed and I have read a lot and talked to a lot of trainers who say its fine as long as they dont guard the bed. The pugs still want to eat all the time. The only one of my dogs who is really demanding though is Zira who chooses to sleep in a crate. She will wake us up at 5 am! on weekends so she can have breafkast (we do get up at about 530 on weekdays. We try ignoring her but its the only time she barks and begs. So clearly she knows who is in charge, she is, as we always cave

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