When you think of pugs, what traits come to mind? Sweet, funny, entertaining, playful, loving, and at times, serious and deep. It’s no wonder that the late, great Robin Williams loved them so much.
In 2010, Williams adopted Leonard, a pug puppy through the Curly Tail Pug Rescue. There was no denying the love Williams had for this wrinkly little canine. Leonard made his way into Williams’ comedy routines from time to time, and the two posed in a benefit calendar for the LaRussa Animal Rescue Foundation.
Curly Tail Pug Rescue has been remembering Williams on their Facebook page with sweet posts highlighting the late actor’s love for pugs, especially Leonard.
“Robin was TRULY committed to rescue & working with Curly Tail for several months, with the adoption in the works since that November,” the pug rescue recounts. “In March 2010, Leonard… joined Robin at home and was officially adopted. We are so thankful to Robin for his unforgettable creative work, but also for his generous heart, and for opening his doors to a rescue pug.”
Curly Tail also shared an image of Leonard from Williams’s Instagram account, which the beloved actor had captioned, “This is my buddy, Leonard. Miss him when I’m on the road.”
The pug rescue also shared a wonderful quote from a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA), in which Williams stated, “For pure loyalty, there is nothing like a pug.”
Photo credit: Curly Tail Pug Rescue