Armchair veterinarian

This guy’s squished muzzlepuff forced his tongue out. Tough when that happens; not enough room inside the muzzle for his tongue.


Give him a scratch between the eyes on that soft patch for us, Brenda!



  1. Gagh! What cute tonguitude!!

  2. Little tongues are so cute!

  3. December says:

    …The tongue.. o.o

  4. Haha! Tasting the air with his tongue. Always cute.

  5. FIRST POST!!! FIRST POST!!! Love this website! Love pugs!

  6. Oh well – maybe next time 🙂

  7. Alejandro says:

    “Heah’s what I think of ya! thhhppbttttt! So theah! Whatevs!”

  8. WUGGLE!!


  10. Hmmm…

    I’m noticing a pattern here. Black pugs seem cute. The tan ones can be quite pugly. Curiouser and curiouser!

  11. positively pug-a-licious!

  12. It looks like this little guy’s tongue could be a little piece of soft candy. Mmmm. Delicious puppy-tongue.

  13. having owned pugs—-

    YAY! however, while the tween the eyes area is soft, it’s the pug muzzlepuff that is the sweetest. Unique to squish faced dogs.

    oh, and also the ears are Fabboo!

  14. E-Snorgle says:
  15. MaggieBelle says:

    Hee! This lil bugger makes me giggle!

    I love the squish-face dogs. Reminds me of my bulldog.

  16. [rolls eyes]
    Oh, I can’t *wait*, Teresa.

    E-Snorgle: I believe you do.

  17. Oh my. It’s a pug. With his tongue sticking out.
    My day, she is complete.


    The quality and cuteness of images today is just too fun!

  19. It’s the ears, though, really. How soft do they look? And how tiny is this guy? Looks like that whole smooshy face would fit in the palm of a hand.

  20. He looks so soft and that tongue!

  21. The cute de la cute –
    My cute runneth over –
    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any cuter-
    this day has been truly Cute Overload!!!

  22. Barney Google! With the
    googley eyes!

    (I love pugs’ eyes – they’re a bit wall eyed)

  23. Driver B says:

    Wah! I want to kiss him!

  24. zee airre. Eet ees zeh taistee! Ah weell eet et weeth ma tong of deth ohnhohohonn

  25. i wonder if you push his tongue back in does his ears fly up?

  26. Mad_Mike says:

    Them’s called “atchaforya eyes” – one’s looking “atcha”, the other’s looking “forya”.

  27. Wow, now I know why I don’t bother reading the comments. Can you say, snarky, Theo?

  28. I actually think your “diagnosis” is right. My black pug’s tongue used to come out like that sometimes. I really wouldn’t be surprised if it IS a side-effect of the squished-in face.

    That soft path between the eyes is heavenly to scratch (they thing so, too). On the fawn ones, the wrinkles in that area make something that, according to some books I’ve read, approximates the Chinese character for “king.” (Appropriate, I think.) They used to actually crop their ears, thinking that the pain made their wrinkles more pronounced. Thankfully, though, that barbaric practice is obsolete.

  29. to chacha—and any others—this is a puppy.

    the good news is, ANY pug’s face will fit in the palm of your hand.

    and then manual snorgelage is de rigeur. That’s right, just smoosh that flat face and feel the soft muzzlepuffage.

    It is likely that the pug will reward you with a snort or sneeze afterward.

    and DON”T get me started on snoring pugs….very comforting in the dark night.

  30. I can and do, Daisy.

    I’m also perfectly capable of moving on to other topics, once I’ve made my point.

    So I hear there’s a smooshy dog around here. Anybody seen one?

  31. Brak_Silverbone says:

    I love pugs! And I especially love black pugs. They’re so squooshable!

  32. pixie-stix says:

    OY, I just wanna hug him. What a smushie face – ahh!

  33. Gentlewoman says:

    Cutest pug pic EVAR!!1!!

    PS The ears are the best for snorgling IME.

  34. Cuuuuuuuuute little puglet wit da widdle toungelet all pokin’ out. Cuuuuuuuute! My Missy pug with her “atchaforya” eyes didn’t make the cute cut. Tooo pugly..*Heavy sigh* This pup will give her something to aspire to!


    Also, a question: Do pugs snore badly or is that a myth?

  36. Also, when I click on “comments” for the entries on the front page, it opens in a new window. Is that new or something on my end? Not really complaining, it just makes it a little harder to hide the windows at work…

  37. hehe
    i saw this picture on and wanted to send it in…

    looks like somebody beat me to it!


  38. Thanks, t-o. I had to wipe off my screen after clicking on that.

  39. We need a category called “Tongue out” or maybe a new rule of cuteness: “Sticking your tongue out a teeny tiny bit is ALWAYS cute” See the kitty of a few days ago
    or hamster tongue!

  40. Alejandro says:

    Theo –

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Touche, madamoiselle! I think I love you.

  41. Madamoi-what?? Now lookie here, Alejandrecita… [ahem]

  42. Sarcasta says:

    LOL… (chanting) Theo’s a girl! Theo’s a girl!

  43. Jackie from Michigan says:

    Is this the canine version version of the toungulence cat a few posts back?

  44. I want a pug so badly!! Or a Frenchie.. but I’ll take a pug since they’re cheaper heh.
    My bf’s great aunt has the cutest fattest black chinese pug and I just wanna steal it whenever we visit her!

  45. Teughcats says:

    Wait, I think we established the other day that Theo is a guy. Besides, Theo? Isn’t that short for Theodore?

  46. Laurie C says:

    (strongly resisting Theodore of Alvin and the chipmunks comment)

    And I believe those are his melifluous male tones on the Lorna and the Doones videos, yes?

  47. hrh.squeak says:

    Theo – love the tthppppbbbttt (sp?), must send it to someone, is that ok?

  48. Ka.. Kawaii

  49. hihihihi dog’s got Down syndrome?

  50. Two Sheds Jackson says:

    The ttthppppbbbttt makes you all dizzy if you leave it running.
    rainbow – I think a scentific study should be set up right now … who do you think might fund it?

  51. Meg, I think we need a PTHTBTBTBTTTTT!!! section.

  52. pugmamatimestwo says:

    PUG! Yay! Those snorgly muzzles are the best. My babies, if you tickle their muzzles with your fingers, they’ll open up their mouths really wide and kind of laugh. They LOVE it! So cute! Pugs!

  53. “BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Touche, madamoiselle! I think I love you.”

    To quote a popular movie, “He’s a MAN, baby!”

    (Unless there’s something he ain’t tellin’ us…*runs away really fast*)


  54. BTW–The tongue of pug, she is much cuteness in the happy place. I am heart full with sweet laughing at the little dog. Let’s coffee and play with little dog!



  55. HRH Squeak — sure thing. I just prefer that you do the standard internet-etiquette thing and credit me & Cute Overload along with it. Copy & paste away!

  56. Smuuuuuuuuuuuuuushy face!!!

    The girls in my treatment center all went for a walk last night, and we walked by a house with TWO puggles… they were behind a fence, but I still got kisses. No day is complete without puppy kisses.

  57. Subhangi says:

    AWWWWWWWWWWW. Look at the glossy black fur – that is one GORGEOUS pupper.

    And the tongue!!!! ^_^

  58. Oh, that is just the cutest little baby tongue!

    It’s too cute!

  59. Unhealthy shape. Not cute. (He can’t breathe properly, nor keep those skin folds clean.) Selective breeding to an unhealthy form is cruel.

  60. Sarcasta says:

    Hate the game.. not the playa, Zefram!

    It’s not the pup’s fault he has a wrinkly face, so give him luffs. Lots of luffs. And keeeeses. And treats. And peench his leetle tongue-ster (gently).

  61. zosterops says:

    thanks, zefram, finally someone states the obvious.

  62. pugmamatimestwo says:

    *shrug* My pugs are in great shape; happy, bouncy little critters. We’re just careful with them in the heat. Otherwise, they’re fine.

  63. Oh eeek, here we goes agen.

    Peace, love, dove, y’all.

  64. OMG!!!! I can’t take all this cuteness!

    We heart black pugs!

  65. Oh no! That is too prosh…will implode now.

  66. He’s my namesake:)

  67. HE IS EVIL!!! He knows that he’s beyond cute and he’s using it against us! Look, he’s sticking out his tounge at us!!!


  69. Who doesn’t just want to touch that tongue and see how soft and warm? What a face, what a face!!! You should be in pictures mister!!!!

  70. What a wuggy pug !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!