What you’ve been waiting for, fellow pugophiles, is about to take place: One of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays, Hamlet, will be performed entirely by a cast of pugs. Originally intended as a joke–ha!–Puglet will feature pugs strutting about on stage (accompanied by their handlers) while human actors read their lines. The performance is the brainchild of Kevin Broccoli, an actor from Rhode island who set up a Kickstarter for the project in July. The play will be performed a year from now and filmed–so stay tuned!
Read more about the production on BuzzFeed.
Of all the tributes pouring in to social media sites, it’s strange to see how many fans primarily remember Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire or as the voice of Aladdin. To me, he was Mork from the planet Ork. It was obvious even then, though, that the small screen could never contain his genius.
As I was reading up on him, I was surprised to learn that Williams was a fellow pugophile. In 2010, he adopted a pug from Curly Tail Pug Rescue. The pug was the only surviving pup from a litter born to a mother rescued from a puppy mill. Williams rechristened the pug Leonard Bean, aka Lenny, and was often spotted in his neighborhood walking his new friend. The Bark has a short piece on Williams and Lenny which you can read here. Perhaps the best way you can honor the memory of Williams’ is to adopt a rescue pug and give it a forever home.