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Howdy, Cyber Space.

Frugal Hound–your source for the latest news and gossip on personal finance pets–reporting for duty. Today’s interview is a triple delight!

I’m pleased to welcome all three pugs from The Daily Whisk and I hope you’ll join me in exuberantly sniffing August, Magic, and Mirabel!

1) Who are you? What are you? And who are your parent(s)?

We’re the pug trio from The Daily Whisk household. We live in Vermont and we do what we want! There are three of us: August (11), Magic (10), and Mirabel (9). Our parents are Kara and Matt. Apparently we didn’t meet all of their needs as they’ve let not one, but two human babies move in over the last few years.


2) What frugal tips and tricks does your human use in your pet care regime?

My mom went on a mission to find us the highest quality dog food at the lowest price. She consulted with our aunt, who is a veterinary technician, to make sure it would be a good fit for us in our golden years. Also, sometimes our mom makes us these frugal peanut butter dog treats.

3) Favorite treat?

We live by the philosophy of “beggars can’t be choosers.” We’ll happily accept anything that falls from a toddler’s plate! However, we really love carrots. And one of us has been caught in the compost a time or two…


4) Favorite toy?

We like our toys ratty and stinky. We like to leave them in the middle of the floor too, which drives our mom nuts! She tries to hide them in a different room, but we always find them and drag them in to the middle of the kitchen floor.

5) What’s the most expensive thing you’ve destroyed?

Oh, definitely the carpet. It was new when we moved into our house, but over the past year and a half we’ve really mucked it up! We actually like it better this way, but our parents disagree and spend lots of time vacuuming and shampooing it.

6) Most embarrassing moment?

We don’t wanna talk about it:


7) How often do you get a bath and would you say it’s too often?

Baths are stoopid! We get about two per year, usually in the summer. Afterwards we sprint around like crazy and roll in the grass. That’ll show them!

8) What is your family’s financial plan or goals and how do you contribute?

My mom is all about saving, saving, saving, and paying down debt. My dad is all about listening to my mom! Smart guy. Our main contribution comes in the form of moral support via cuddles.


9) What is your best skill?

Cuddling! We offer a variety of pug therapy services including: sleeping on your pillow with our chin resting on your shoulder, sleeping between your feet, spooning, and knee nook napping.

10) Why are pugs so amazing?

Glad you asked! We’re laid back, happy, and full of love. We’re also good with kids. So patient. So tolerant. We deserve a carrot!


The End.

Thank you, pug trio! That was three times the fun. Although I must confess I don’t understand your penchant for carrots. I myself turn up my snout at anything resembling a vegetable or fruit. However, to each hound their own treat!

Mrs. Frugalwoods here: Many thanks to Kara from The Daily Whisk for assisting the pug trio with writing out their interview (it’s tough to type with paws, after all). At The Daily Whisk, Kara shares tips on how to save time and money (especially in the kitchen!) She’s a toddler mom, pug mom, and frugal lifestyle enthusiast. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

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  1. Biscuit loves carrots, too! We toss him raw carrots for treats and I think he loves the crunch. But he loves cooked carrots that the toddler feeds him from her plate. She’s got the sharing thing down 😉

  2. I love their little faces! Especially the sleeping ones, they look so gentle and you just know that it is a false front because when awake, they can be crazy! One of my dogs is a Pekingese, similar squishy and adorable face.

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