• Melody Chalaban

Brody's Pug Life Now



Brody was found on the streets in Korea as 1yo pug. The woman who found him did her due diligence in trying to locate his owner by posting signs up on the street and visiting the vet clinic where he was found but nothing. She then stumbled upon us (pug community) at that time and handed over him to me. A year old, Brody was a playful and happy pug when Kim rescued him.


Current age: 6 years

Gotcha day date: 12/23/2014


How did you happen upon Brody?

My daughter (age 8 at the time) fell in love with pugs and really wanted a pug. I saw him online and immediately applied for him as I knew he'd have a lot of interest.


How did you know he was the “one?”

It's funny because I always liked the name Brody [he was already named Brody]. He was tiny and cute. I'd never seen such a small pug. Renee was fostering him and sent us pictures. With each picture, I was more excited to meet him.



Describe the day and your feelings the moment you met your pug.

I drove to meet Renee. I wanted to surprise my kids, and I also didn't want to get too excited in case it didn't work out. He was standing with Renee in the parking lot looking around. He was so little and innocent looking. I picked him up, held him and fell instantly in love. He was quiet on the car ride home. When I took him inside to meet my family, they were so excited. They couldn't get enough of him....holding him, playing with him, walking him.


What’s Brody's personality like?

Brody is very quirky. He naps a lot. He likes to snuggle up in my husband's office all day while he works. People over at the house make him nervous. He typically stays upstairs. If there are too many people over at the house, or strangers, he goes to doggie daycare which he LOVES! He likes snuggling with the people better than the dogs, but he always has the best time at daycare.



Brody likes going out, but he doesn't like to walk. He prefers to ride in his doggy stroller. He will stop in his tracks and refuse to move, so I'll put him in the stroller. When he wants to walk, he'll stand up and I'll lift him out and let him walk awhile until he wants to ride again. He'd much rather sniff than walk.


Brody sitting at the front of his royal carriage with sister Ginger

How has Brody fit in with your family and in your home?

He absolutely loves us. He loves the other dogs, all who were adopted after him. As the king of his castle, he expects to be waited on and doesn't do anything for himself. If he wants to play, he'll bring you a toy. If he steals something that he's not supposed to have, he'll bring it to you to show you what he took.



What’s his favorite food, or rather--let’s make this pug-appropriate-- is there anything your pug won’t eat?

He's actually very picky. Cheese is his favorite. If we need him to eat something that he doesn't want to eat, we'll put cheese on it. He will only eat soft, chewy treats, nothing crunchy. He only likes wet food, and he eats very slowly. I have to keep the other dogs from stealing his dinner because he'll let them.


If your pug could drive, what kind of car would he roll in?
He'd roll in a limousine. He'd expect a driver. He won't do anything for himself.

If your pug could talk, what would he say?

He would likely bark out orders. He can be a baby and want people to carry him around or feed him. He would tell us to sit on the couch so that he could snuggle up to us.



If your pug had thumbs, what would he do?

Brody would open the refrigerator and get himself cheese.


How has Brody survived the pandemic lockdown?

He has absolutely loved having everyone home all the time. He loves snuggling with his dad all day while he works at home. He enjoys sitting with the kids while they're doing their homework. He doesn't like being left home alone, so he is really enjoying having his humans home all the time.


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