Fan Profile: Gringo

Who would our celebs be without their adoring audience? Fans and followers are really what makes a celebrity. PETS decided to go out and have a chat with our most loyal readers to dig their views and best gossip on who’s who and what they think we should all be wearing. Our first profile is on Gringo the Pug and here’s what he has to say:

First of all, could you start by introducing yourself?

My name’s Gringo, I’m a pug from North London and an avid celeb-dog follower. My human is Ruyi and she gives me all the cuddles.

Describe yourself in three words.

Short, wide, witty.

How would you describe your personal style?

I’m kinda going through a tough phase with my body at the moment. I’ve been eating way too many dog biscuits and really need to get back on track with my walks. I guess I therefore like to wear loose things; wide harnesses, maybe a kerchief but NEVER any tight, knitted jumpers.

© Ruyi Meer

What is your favourite S/S 2018 pet trend?

I mean, I’d never really wear it myself but I’m really digging onesies at the moment. They suck all the fur in but I think to look good in one you’d need longer legs than I have.

Can you let us know of any Instagram accounts you follow?

Doug the Pug– of course, but I’m also obsessed with Ryder The Samoyed.

What are your top tricks so keep up to date with our fav celebs?

Every morning I wake up and the first thing I do is scroll through all my favourite pets’ Instragram stories! They’re a super great way find out immediate info on what they’re doing, wearing, or even eating! Keeping up with all the pets I admire is a really motivation start to my day. But then for those times where I need more in-depth and structured news I will always turn to Pets Mag. It has the 411 on all the pets you need to care about.

Who is your biggest inspiration in the animal kingdom?

I’m going to have to say Ryder the Samoyed. As a fellow plus-sized pup, I love seeing my kind being represented and think it’s important for pets to see that skinny-minnie Chihuahuas are not like the average dog!

What is your favourite scandal story so far?

A couple of years ago Doug the Pug was in London and came to visit The Batman Pug– it was all over my Instagram feed. They looked really cute and happy together but apparently Batman chased Doug’s tail so ferociously that he bit it, leaving Doug in tears. I was a real fan of him before but I can’t believe he did that to a fellow brother! The day I heard I blocked him off Insta, I don’t really want to see him pretending to be nice to all of his followers- it’s all fake!

Any celebrity crush we should know about?

Not at the moment, I’m at a place in my life where I want to just focus on my owner and myself- she gives me all the love I need!




SCANDAL: Doug and Batman, not friends after all!



How psyched was everyone about Doug the Pug coming to London??

Doug The Pug, originally from Nashville is the typical jetsetter. Him and his humans are constantly travelling across America and the globe for press conferences and book tours. But how happy were we Brits when they announced his book signing was coming all the way to London? Not only did that mean that his biggest fans could get a precious pawtograph, but that would also fill our social media feeds with very exciting pictures and videos! Doug next to Big Ben, Doug in a red bus, Doug at the platform 9 3/4, and all the best poses in the best locations were definitely on point.

Another thing that was going to be very exciting was this: Doug finally meeting our own UK-famous pug, Batman. Batman is (or was!) our little nation’s sweetheart and we couldn’t be happier for these two pugs to have some valuable bonding time. That was until our so-called friendly Brit started biting Doug’s tale! We know it is his money maker (all those tale waving videos are to die-for), but come on, only friendly competition is allowed here. At Pets, we don’t condemn animosity and that’s why Batman is now on our blacklist. We encourage our readers to do the same.

Rumor has it Doug was crying to his human Leslie for hours before it got better. They almost had to rush him to the emergency vet but that was before Leslie distracted him with a little detour by Pizza Hut, which made everything better. Well, almost everything. One thing that won’t get better anytime soon is Doug and Batman’s relationship which is definitely OVER!