Dating’s RUFF If You’re a Pug (…I’ll See Myself Out)
12:11 pm, August 27th | by Colette McIntyre
While I am a fairly content spinster (I mean, I never come home to find that my banana pudding has been eaten without permission and it is the best) , I have to admit that the single life isn’t easy — it’s a road riddled with the potholes of awkward family parties, having to make your own soup when sick with a cold, and exorbitant battery costs thanks to all your “personal massagers.” Sometimes we single ladies need a reminder that routinely receiving OkCupid messages from juggalos doesn’t mean that we have the worst of all possible love lives. That’s why I watch a lot of nature documentaries in which lions lose their prides (and, therefore, their hunnies) to intruding males. I’m not proud. A single lady’s got to do what she’s got to do.
Because I constantly need to wallow in other’s romantic travails and because my love for pugs is in-CORGI-ible (I AM LEGEND), I have been obsessing over A Pug’s Guide to Dating. This upcoming illustrated book by comic-making person Gemma Correll is a charming exploration of “the pitfalls facing young pugs in their quest for love”; it is guaranteed to make even the happily betrothed heart squee with delight. From the Guide’s Amazon description:
Who knew that sniffing someone’s backside in a park could be so alluring? For every pug, the road to romance is filled with dramatic highs and crashing lows. For every successful lick there’s an aborted leg hump, for each whiff of a pretty posterior there is a howl lamenting unrequited adoration.
A Pug’s Guide To Dating has not yet been released in the US but it is available to pre-order on Amazon.