Today’s Best Phriend is an adorable young pug named Dr. Rufus. Dr. Rufus is not, in fact, male – and her “most embarrassing moment” makes me laugh out loud.
Name: Dr. Rufus
Age: 14 months
Owners’ names: Ryan and Bethany
Nicknames: Doc, Rufie, Joby, Joberson, Goodness, Goodie Pup, Dr.Dog, Rufisimo, Rufasa, Rufador, Pugglestein, Pug-baby, Fur-baby, pug dog, pug-pop, shadow, snow-bunny, snow-pup, snow-pug, pigsnort, Sir Snorts A Lot, etc….there are probably hundreds
Arrival story: We researched several breeders and found a great breeder. We went to see the puppies a couple times and picked the one that we thought had the best energy and personality. On the way home she was nervous and pooped everywhere so first order of business she got a bath immediately. She then slept the rest of the afternoon on my lap and has been attached ever since. When it came time to name her hubby said she looked like an old man….and she looked too important for a regular name and needed a title, and that is how she was named Dr. Rufus.
Favorite food: the mail and garbage….if anything is left out I will find her munching on it
Special talents or skills: Every time I cook, she closes all the cabinets and drawers for me, and even the fridge!
Best trick: She gives Michael Jordan high-fives.
Biggest fear: being left out…she is super nosy and she needs to always know what is going on and be in the middle of it
Special honors or achievements: She is an AKC star puppy and a certified therapy dog
Most annoying habit: Every time she drinks water, she comes to lick my toes.
Best friend: Gatsby, her Aunt Boston Terrier
Arch nemesis: The blue car across the street
Upon graduation from training school, Dr. Rufus is named: Best Looking, or Most Likely to Model
What’s Dr. Rufus’ most embarrassing moment – or the most embarrassed YOU’VE been thanks to her? She pooped in the middle of puppy preschool, and in her poo was my ear plug that I had been looking for.
If Rufus wrote her biography, what would it be titled? Rufus, The Guide to Divine Napping
If Dr. Rufus were on “Survivor,” why would she be voted off the island? She is far too lazy and not that coordinated.
If Dr. Rufus were a superhero, what would her special power be? Her cute face would turn villains to good.
If your pup had a job, what would it be? I suppose she would be a doctor – it is in her title….not sure what type….maybe a psychologist?
Dr. Rufus is such a great dog, hardly ever causes trouble, and her face is to die for! This poor girl has to put up with me and hubby squishing her morning noon and night, although she seems to enjoy it. She literally follows us around all day!
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