But the educated among us know him as the author of Oh Pug
Oh, what is the matter with poor Puggy-Wug?
Pet him and kiss him and give him a hug.
Run and fetch him a suitable drug.
Wrap him up tenderly all in a rug.
That is the way to cure Puggy-Wug.
The poem was reportedly composed when Churchill's daughter's pug, Punch, became ill with an unknown ailment and it worked! Punch recovered completely.
For his part Churchill, despite the legions of bulldogs named after him, was actually a poodle man. He had two brown Poodles named Rufus who he was extremely close too.
|Ping after surgery last year, she may look upset because of the surgery and the cone, or it may be because I was singing Oh Pug!|