Hereâ€™s Mamma in our office, basking in the afternoon sunlight as it poured in through the windows last weekend. I just love when our little gremlin climbs all over my body to get closer to me. Thereâ€™s something about her weight and those beefy ham hock paws on my leg that makes me giddy and happy as a clam! I love it even more when she presses her snout in my chest or in my armpit, sniffing, snorkeling, licking and making really wet gremlin sounds like a piglet. This happens often when we are sitting on the floorâ€”at eye-level with herâ€”when she begins this pacing-in-circles play and walking on top of our legs or feet.
Another thing you should know about Mamma is that every morning she has a routine of running around my gigantic, long bodyâ€”climbing over my pillow, pawing on my face and my ankles with every crooked and clumsy revolution around my body. At first we thought it was because she had a specific need to pace in circles on my side of the bed but after running an experiment on her by switching spots with Tommy, we learned that itâ€™s just ME sheâ€™s singling outâ€”what did I do to deserve this honor? Maybe itâ€™s payback for constantly taking photos of herâ€”and if it is, then sheâ€™s one smart pug!