At our request, Li'l was kind enough to send along some photos of Albert. First, the Casual Yet Active Sears Catalog pose, showing Albert with his posse at the dog park:
He does indeed appear to have the most popular hindquarters in town. It's like the dog park is East High School, and Albert's butt is Zac Efron.
Then we have the Sears Family Portrait Studio shot. Look at that beautiful, soulful face. L'il writes:
Rest in Peace, Albert. A flight of angels sing thee to thy rest, and a thumb perpetually rub thy adorably furrowed brow.Albert doing the head-tilt, just one move in his extensive Anthropoid-Management System. A pug-serving human is a happy human.
Just as an aside, the way pugs get you is not only by being cute and smart, but by being amazingly funny. We used to watch Dog Whisperer religiously, and it was interesting that Caesar Millan never, in the time we were watching anyway, had a pug as a patient. I don't know why this was -- maybe a shortage of troubled pug owners? -- but it would have been very interesting to see him get around the cracking-up factor!