Pug vs Baby

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

If you’re a regular around these parts, you’ll know that we are a family of four. Mummy, Daddy, baby and a feral pug who occasionally answers to Winnie but always answers to ‘TREAT’.

Both pug and baby are vying for Mummy & Daddy’s attention, but who’s winning?
Round 1: – Food

Winnie can be quite creative when it comes to seeking out food in addition to her daily bowl of wet food. She’ll scratch at the treat drawer, she’ll jump in the dishwasher, she’ll edge slowly over the plate you’ve rested next to you on the floor until you don’t even notice she’s there until she’s licking it. She’ll crouch outside and pretend to wee in hope she’ll be rewarded. Baby feeds on demand without having to resort to any trickery or manipulation. After a few months, the baby is allowed to eat Winnie’s ultimate goal – human food.

Winner – Nice try Winnie, but baby wins.

Round 2 – The bouncy chair

Winnie has a bed. A very nice bed that cost more than I care to admit we paid for a dog bed ,purchased when she was an only child and we obviously had more money than sense. As if that’s not enough, she’ll sneak onto the sofa and the bed. But her ultimate goal is Henry’s bouncy chair. She seizes any opportunity to try to claim it for her own, even if Henry’s in it. I once left the room for a second to grab the changing bag and returned to find Henry sat in his chair staring at the pug who was straddling him.

Winner – It’s Henry’s chair, but after the straddling incident this round has to go to the pug.

Round 3 – Noise

Winnie barks and she’s told to be quiet. The baby cries and gets a cuddle. Or food.

Winner: Baby.

Round 4 – The neighbours

Our neighbour to the left is an elderly lady who spends her summer afternoons sharing her lunch with Winnie (much to my annoyance). When Winnie gets fed up of sleeping in our house, she nips next door, takes herself upstairs and naps on our neighbours spare bed. This has happened more times than I care to admit and I’m not quite sure how she does it. Baby on the other hand is yet to receive any food or nap space from our neighbours.

Winner: Winnie is the clear winner here. She has our neighbour wrapped around her little claw.

Round 5 – Sleep

The baby is allowed to sleep upstairs even when he cries all night. The pug has to sleep in the kitchen because she snores.

Winner: Baby

Overall – despite Winnie put up a good fight, Henry just pips her to the post.

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. August 17, 2016 / 11:40 am

    hehehe! This made me chuckle.
    Winnie sounds such a character x

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 17, 2016 / 9:23 pm

      Oh she is! She’s harder work than Henry most days! Thank you for commenting! X

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 22, 2016 / 4:08 am

      Thank you! x

  2. August 21, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    Has ha. This is hilarious…Henry and Winning are very cute! #KCACOLS

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 22, 2016 / 4:05 am

      Thank you! X

  3. August 21, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    I’ve just found your blog through #KCACOLS and I’m so excited because I LOVE pugs! I’ve told my hubby i want one for my 40th (8 years away!) Thanks for linking up with #KCACOLS, hope to see you next sunday xx

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 22, 2016 / 3:59 am

      Thank you! She’s completely mental but we love her. They’re such funny dogs! X

  4. August 21, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    I love that image of Winnie just perched on top of Henry in the bouncy chair! They’ll be firm friends as they grow up though, there’s nothing like the relationship between a child and a dog – even if it is a bit competitive at times! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 22, 2016 / 3:57 am

      Thank you, Henry finds everything Winnie does hilarious, they’ll be such a double act! X

  5. August 22, 2016 / 5:52 am

    I keep thinking about getting a dog, this made me laugh and think about different things!!! She sounds ace though and will be an excellent playmate when Henry’s a bit older! #kcacols

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 25, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      She is a character, he finds her hilarious already! x

  6. August 25, 2016 / 11:59 am

    your pug sounds exactly like my cat! we actually had to get him his own baby bouncer !! #KCACOLS

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 25, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      She loves the car seat too, anything she’s not supposed to sit on she’s attracted to, including the baby! x

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