Chances are you’ve seen a video clip of Minnie and Max without even realizing it. The world-famous head-tilting pugs have gained international attention thanks to a viral video of them. Invited on TV shows as big as The Tonight Show and Ellen, the two have gained celebrity status.
“It always fun to run into people who recognize them,” said their owners in an interview with Hello Bark. “We ran into a fan jogging in Chicago who stopped us on the street. We occasionally see fans who obviously recognize them but don’t want to bother us. They should know we’re always happy to stop for a photo. Almost everyone says we look smaller in person. They also tell us that following them brightens their day. That means a lot to us.”
According to their owners, despite being litter-mates, Minnie and Max have quite distinct personalities. While Minnie is said to be very smart, focused, energetic, and self-confident, Max is sweet, devoted, and relatively reserved and shy. “One of the great things about having two pugs is they always have each other, even when no humans are around,” they note. “Minnie and Max are very bonded. They usually hang out together and use each other as pillows. Plus, it’s always nice for each human to have their own pug next to them at all times.”
You can follow their antics on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube.