Those soft, heavy-lidded brown eyes. That ear-to-ear grin shaped like a tightly strung bow. Everything about a pug’s lumpy, smushed little face plastered on that weirdly shaped head just radiates an infectious, simple kind of joy.
We are all going to beg for an ounce of that kind of instant happiness in about two months when Halloween is in the rearview, just about four weeks after the first caches of Christmas wreaths and egg nog have shown up on store shelves beside the candy corn.
One look at this adorable Pug Head Ornament, and you won’t even wait to put up a tree. You will hang this sweetly smiling little ball of weapons-grade happiness anywhere it can peer into the warmest pockets of your soul at a moment’s need. Ready to exit your car and throttle someone in the middle of a traffic jam? Pug it up with this guy dangling from your mirror. Thanksgiving get-together with irritable relatives making you wonder what the record is for most people bludgeoned to death with a frozen turkey? Pug it up.
Thinking about braving Black Friday events that make the Battle of Helm’s Deep look like a preschool brawl over stolen animal crackers? Chill. Breathe. Put down the two-handed great sword, and pug it up.
Now, if only we had a companion Pug Head Ornament that captured this noble, derpy breed’s other default expression: wonderment with eyes the size of apples.