Happy March! Springtime is just around the corner, and we have a new pug to celebrate again! This month, we want to talk about Tzipporah von Slurpenstein, otherwise known as Tzippy! She was nominated by Maddrox & King PB, who said, “She is kinda new but she is very fun, funny, and friendly. She always adds a slurp to all of her tweets.” Let’s meet Tzippy, shall we?
Tzippy cuddling with Sis when she was a puglet.
First of all, I would like to state what an honor it is for me to be nominated for Pug of the Month! When Mommy told me of the nomination, I couldn’t even believe my velvety ears! This is truly, truly an honor.
My full name is Tzipporah Feistypants Pumpkinloaf Snuffalo von Slurpenstein Leibner Santos Doyle and I was born on October 9, 2013 in Jefferson, Wisconsin. I lived on the farm with my birth parents, Ginny and Brutus, their very kind, responsible human, and my three pug brothers until I was 8 weeks old. On the day after Thanksgiving, 2013, I became part of my forever family!
Tzippy with her family when she was Pug Of Honor at her Mom and Dad’s wedding last September. Her dress is just like Sis’s, but a lighter color.
Mom and Dad came to the farm house to see us as puglets. They had been wanting a pug for a very long time. When they came in, I was in a little crate with my three brothers. Mommy and Daddy were supposed to get one of the boys, but when the man let us out of the crate and I saw Mommy, I just knew she had to be mine! She sat down on the floor and I came right to her, climbed right up and started kissing her face! She smelled like bacon and milkshakes (she’d just had lunch at Culver’s) and she was really good at cuddling. After about 20 minutes of non-stop kissing, Mommy told Daddy that I needed to be their puglet. The man asked if they were okay with a girl, despite the extra costs for spaying and such. Of course, they didn’t mind because they were already smitten with me and my kisses. Mommy named me Tzipporah because she thought it was a beautiful name for a beautiful girl, plus the nickname Tzippy would fit my personality. We said a quick goodbye to Ginny and I had my first car ride. I rode inside Daddy’s coat while Mommy drove. I got to meet my Grandma and my Human Sis and Uncle Lenny. That was also the day I saw Star Wars for the first time!
Tzippy’s Uncle Lenny. His legal name is Leonard Cohen.
That was over a year ago! I am now one year old and I live in a cozy house with a pawsome back yard where I like to supervise my Daddy when he grills out in the summertime. I also love playing tennis ball with Daddy and Sis – it’s like fetch, except when you get to the part where you bring it back to the human, I prance around with the ball in my mouthface and it turns into a game of chase!
Tzippy says about this photo, “This is my favorite tennis ball. Humans say they’re all the same but they are so NOT. This one is the most fun, by far!”
I also like running with Mom – we do an 11 minute mile, but she totally holds me back! I also enjoy chasing the laser pointer, watching TV (especially shows about food), foraging for schmutz, licking textiles, protecting my family from passersby, and supervising food preparation. I am a very friendly pug and love making new friends. I’m not a fan of car rides, but I do like being in new places once I get there.
Tzippy and family at the Milwaukee Pug Fest last year. It was the first time she tasted bacon.
Last summer, my Mommy was sick and had to have surgery on her stomachal area. She was scared and sad and bored and watched lots of pug videos to cheer herself up. She found my hero, Chubbs the Wampug, and through her we found out about #pugchat. One week, Mommy and I decided to join Twitter so that we could #pugchat too. Mommy liked seeing all the pictures of pugs, but she didn’t really like Twitter. I, however, love it. I convinced her to let me take over her Twitter account, but I have a hard time typing with my handpaws so Mommy types for me. She makes sure not to censor anything, so she transcribes my slurps and lets me butt into conversations because I have a very in-your-face kind of personality.
One day, my life changed completely when my pseudo-brother Maddrox, welcomed me into the fold of the #DoritoPugs and #TCFP. He gave me the title of Happy Eager Beaver, and Mommy agreed right away that it’s totally me! I try to eagerly welcome new pugs (and anyone in line with the pug spirit of spreading friendship, love, good vibes, and stealing snacks. Oh wait, maybe not the last one…) and make everyone feel welcome. I hope to one day be a therapy pug at a local hospital.
Tzippy taking care of Sis when she wasn’t feeling well.
I also met my love Humphrey the Pug on Twitter. He is such a wonderful, caring pug, and I am so lucky to have him in my life!
I started #pugscouts because my Sis is a Girl Scout, and around Christmastime, she went to a meeting where she came home with a lot of cookies. I wasn’t allowed to go to the meeting, so I asked Mommy if I could have my own meeting with my friends. #Pugscouts is a fun way for pugs (though it’s not ONLY for pugs, of course!) to hone our pug skills and celebrate everything that’s great about being a pug. We also hope to do things to help those in need and make the world a better place. Thank you again for this honor!
What a fabulous story from Tzippy! She really has done so much for the world of pugs in her short time being here! She’s not even 2 years old and has accomplished so much! Thanks again to Maddrox and King PB for the nomination and congratulations Tzippy! Be sure to follow @Tzippypug on Twitter!
To nominate a Pug of the Month here on Pug Geek, tweet @Pug_Geek or email firstname.lastname@example.org! Be sure to share your pug’s story and lots of photos!