Wednesday, February 5, 2014

DESPERATELY SEEKING SLEEP


Hello everybody! I know it's only Wednesday and I'm not supposed to be here yet but I have a problem and really need your help. Don't worry, nobody is sick or anything terrible like that. But lately Pug has been snoring REALLY REALLY LOUD and it's driving everyone crazy. Everyone but Pug anyway. Somehow he sleeps through it.

I think our human might want to strangle him and I think I might want to help her. 

Last night the snoring got soooo bad we had to sleep on the couch. By we, I mean snoring Pug and me. Yes. Even though I am a perfectly perfect sleeper, I got kicked out of bed too. Our human says she feels bad making Pug sleep alone, but what about me? I don't want to be snored at either!

This is not the first time we've been couched and I'm afraid it won't be the last. Google says pugs and snoring go together like peanut butter and jelly (?) but that doesn't exactly explain how to fix whatever's broken. Does anyone out there know how make a snoring pug stop snoring???

Desperately, 

Dutch
xoxo

32 comments:

Mercy said...

Dear Dutchy,
My pug bro & sis are really loud at night too. My human dad wears earplugs every night. Obviously, us big dogs have better manners than the wrinkleheads. Fight for your rights! Don't get couched because of Pug. You are practiclly perfect (like Mary Poppins) in every way! You deserve to stay in the big bed. Assert your pack leader authority ! You are the pack leader, aren't you?
Kisses, Kisses,
Mercy

Sorry Gnat said...


A pug snoring is music to my ears; and I'd probably decapitate a human for doing so.

Can you tell I desperately miss having my own lard of a pug, that long nougat with a tail that curls at the end, and is wrapped in such shedding hair?

bmccloy said...

Dutch - my heart goes out to you, poor guy! Run into your humans room and catch a little shuteye for awhile, sans Puglet. And we will be waiting to see if anyone knows of a solution for a snoring pug, cause there are two in this house. Usually it's the human that goes and sleeps on the couch though. Good luck!!

Juli said...

Sorry to mention it, but overweight pugs snore more. Is it time for a diet?

Butch and Sundance said...

Unfortunately Dutch, Pugs and snoring DO go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly. Our momma runs her ceiling fan so it kind of? drowns us out, so, she doesn't hear us snoring so loud! She can't bear the fact of not sleeping with us...she is such a good Momma....

Susan said...

Or a husband for that matter! Clearly we are desperate for answers!

Pearl and Tessa said...

Pearl snores soooo loud that when she is downstairs, I can hear her upstairs. Tessa's is soft and actually soothing. However, I have no problem sleeping with them, actually have a hard time sleeping without it, it is very soothing and comforting to me.

Kris (Pearl and Tessa's human). Something weird, normally get you thru www.dailypuglet.com....you are not there, but searched google and found you!

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Nope. It's just a fact of life. Maybe try wearing some nice pink, fuzzy earmuffs so you won't hear him.

♥♥♥
Meredith & Scarlet

Hopper said...

A constant stream of bacon will keep a pug awake and not snoring.

Joanne said...

The older pugs get, the louder and more they snore. I bought a white noise machine,,,but if you have a smart phone, there are white noise apps.

Joanne said...

The older pugs get, the louder and more they snore. I bought a white noise machine,,,but if you have a smart phone, there are white noise apps.

Anonymous said...

Such a treat that we get to hear from you two times this week!
I think pugs do go together like PB&J, Dutch. I snore so loud that my mom's hubby has to wear ear plugs at night because I keep him awake.. and I sleep in another room underneath the blankets with my teenager!
My mom keeps asking for another pug or a bulldog, but 'no way!' is always the answer. He's afraid he'll never get any shut-eye!
Lafayette Lola

Mejane Minejane said...

I dial in to my home security system from work just to hear the Pugs snore. Maybe Mom could get a "white noise" machine for about $20. It makes sounds like rain and waterfalls and you don't even hafta get wet.

Anonymous said...

I dial in to my home security system from work just to hear the Pugs snore. Maybe Mom could get a "white noise" machine for about $20. It makes sounds like rain and waterfalls and you don't even hafta get wet.

pugtux said...

I have had Pugs and Boston Terriers for the last 30+ years, and their snoring is one of my favorite things about them! Like many of the others who have already posted, I find the sound reassuring, and soothing. In fact, I've told friends of mine who suffer from insomnia to get a PUG. It puts me right to sleep at night, and makes it difficult to get up out of my warm bed on cold mornings. Love...love...love it! Sorry, Puglet.

Anonymous said...

Our mama calls our snoring a symphony and doesn't complain about not being able to sleep. She does complain about Fannie barking at 5 a.m. though. She says the snoring is comforting and at least we are not into something if we are snoring, grinning. Good luck, Dutch.

Licks and pug hugs,
Ladybug, Fannie May and Holly Berry

Anonymous said...

Pug waistlines correlate with snoring volume. Sorry Pug but Juli is right, its time to trade bacon for broccoli.

When Porter adopted us he was 24lb and snored horribly. Ever since he got to an ideal weight (for him thats 17 lb) he rarely snores and when he does its very quiet. It takes a whole lotta love to tell a sad little puggy face he has had enough!! Good luck

Anonymous said...

Although pug snoring is normal, you might want to make sure his nares don't need widened or that he has an elongated soft palate. Both of these issues increase snoring. I have two pugs and both snore, but not loud enough to keep me awake at night.

Anonymous said...

Pug snores are the best! I can't sleep without them. Such a soothing lullaby :)

Beatrix's Mom said...

Morning Dutch

So something my dad discovered is that if you elevate my head when I sleep (on a pillow or my mom's leg, whatever), I snore less. A whole lot less.

Good luck!
Beatrix

Anonymous said...

I love the snoring as well! My pug is now 7 and I noticed her snoring was getting louder. I had the vet check her out, just to safe, and she recommended losing a couple of pounds to bring the snoring down. We did so and it worked! It went back to her normal, softer snore. Even when it was loud, I still loved it!

Maggie and Lucy the Pugs in Dallas said...

Pugs and snoring will be a constant! I snore more than my sister Lucy but she is still so new that I don't think she knows how to do it right yet! We can get loud but our cuteness is supposed cover up for that! Right?

Anonymous said...

Pug Snores are beautiful.
Let the pug sing in sleep.

Neko

Ollie said...

Dutch,
I'm a light snorer (I think it's an age thing) BUT I howl,wail,yodel and kick in my sleep. I dream A LOT.
I used to wake up my human with my
piercing midnight howl but she's gotten used to it and doesn't wake up unless it's really loud (even the neighbours hear it).
You know what's worse than a pug snore? A beagle howl. Consider yourself lucky :)

Anonymous said...

I love the snoring of my pugs they put me to sleep..Dutch have your mommie try some nice furry ear muffs that might work.

Andrea @ This Pug Life said...

When Pug starts snoring worse than usual it's often because he is congested. I give him a natural product called "Spring Tonic" to help with his snottiness!

Aleece Klaisner said...

My Dexter snored really loud but I found that putting a good air purifier in the bed room and running it at night made a big difference! Now we both sleep better!!

Aleece Klaisner said...

My Dexter snored really bad until I put a good air purifier in my bedroom. Now we both sleep better

Aleece Klaisner said...

My Dexter snored really bad until I put a good air purifier in my bedroom. Now we both sleep better

Buddy said...

Buddy got his nares widened and his palette shortened. He barely snores now. And for all those saying its weight related, buddy is a 40 pound pug. Its not always correlated.

Buddy said...

Buddy had his nares widened and his palette shortened and he barely snores now. And to all those who think its a weight issue, buddy is a 40 pound pug. Snoring and weight arent always correlated. =/

Rachel's Thoughts said...

That picture is really precious. Pug looks very cute. :) The person I share my bed with is a really bad snorer too so I feel your pain.