Monday, November 28, 2011

Winston Churchill-Author of Oh Pug

Some people remember Winston Churchill, whose birthday is Wednesday, as one of the greatest war time leaders in history a man who saw England through World War Two.
from wikipedia

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.
from wikipedia

Nevertheless the song is a classic and I have tried it on my own pugs when they were feeling poorly.
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!


  1. Interesting historical info! Who knew?

  2. Interesting about Mr Churchill. Ping we know you are wishing the singing would stop, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  3. Interesting tidbit of history. Love your header!

  4. Well you've educated me too... I'm from good old Blighty but I didn't know that about Churchill :)

  5. Hearing that famous folks love(d) dogs as much as the rest of us always makes them seem more normal. I had never heard that poem and it is pretty cute.

    There are some wonderful books of pets and their owners that I have enjoyed.

  6. Thanks for sharing! It gave us something different to learn about in homeschool today. My third grader didn't know who Winston Churchill was, thanks to you, now he does!!

  7. Very interesting information. Ping appears to be pleading with you to get that cone off now!!!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily