It is not everyday that I meet a rock star, but last week I did encounter one. His name is Jamba the Pug.
Yes, he is a pug. An adorable, photogenic and unassuming dog who makes girls shriek with delight in his presence. Like a lot of rock stars, Jamba goes by another name, Yoda, which is maybe due to his overly pronounced folds of wrinkles. He also looks as contemplative as the Jedi master. I bet that if he could talk, he would jumble the words in his sentences. Unlike Yoda and his one dowdy garment, Jamba has a closet full of costumes that can make any girl turn green with envy. He has the perfect outfit for any occasion and the complementary accessory to boost his rock star appeal.
As a fan, I asked Jamba “slum book” questions, which he, with the help of his owner, gamely answered. Jamba fangirls, take note.
- Birthday: Feb 3, 2015 (We share the same birthday. I can say that the Force is strong with this one.)
- Weight: 9.3 kilograms
- Hobbies: Sleeping, stealing slippers and eating
- Likes: Food, any food
- Dislikes: Plastic bottled water, especially the round container for plastic dispensers
- Personality: Charming, cute, naughty, hungry 24/7, clingy and introverted
Here are some of Jamba the Pug’s photos to mark some of the important milestones in his young life. They are courtesy of Julianne, Jamba’s human.
Jamba the Pug giving off some serious Yoda vibe.
Jamba the Pug sneaking under the bed.
How can anyone say get mad at Jamba the Pug’s adorably pitiful face?
They say that it is lonely at the top, so Jamba the Pug spends time with his doppelganger friends. How cute are they?
Jamba the Pug and his name catching some ZZZZZZZs.
Jamba the Pug does not discriminate and makes friends with members of other species.
Sometimes Jamba the Pug hangs out by his lonesome, still dressed to impress.
Jamba the Pug blends in beautifully with this collection of stuffed toys.
Jamba the Pug steps outdoors to commune with nature.
Jamba the Pug knows how to protect himself from UV rays during the harsh summers in Manila.
Jamba the Pug sticks his tongue out to those who think that he looks loopy with those sunglasses.
Jamba the Pug is also prepared for the rainy season, with a blue umbrella, no less.
If it ever gets unbearably cold in the Philippines, Jamba the Pug has this lion costume to keep him warm.
Jamba the Pug and a lady friend as Batman and Superman, respectively.
Jamba the Pug as the Cape Crusader, the hero we deserve and need right now.
Jamba the Pug as a cowboy. He can be Woody’s sidekick.
Jamba the Pug living the #thuglyf. That is his photo embossed on the shirt he was wearing.
Jamba the Pug gives a shit about shitting.
Jamba the Pug also takes good care of himself by regularly washing his face.
Jamba the Pug unleashes the not-so-hidden vanity in him. He thrives under the harsh glare of the spotlight.
Jamba the Pug working as a dog clothes model.
In order to keep himself in shape, Jamba the Pug exercises.
Jamba the Pug working on his biceps.
Of course, Jamba the Pug also exercises his brain cells. He looks exhausted after reading five books.
Jamba the Pug knows the importance of education, so here he is in his uniform about to leave for school.
Jamba the Pug on his first birthday.
Jamba the Pug with his birthday cake. It is cooked liver topped with sweet potato icing.
A few days after his birthday, Jamba the Pug dressed to the nines for a romantic date.
Jamba the Pug on Valentine’s Day, in red and ready for some loving.
Jamba the Pug celebrates Easter Sunday surrounded by Easter eggs.
Jamba the Pug also supports the commemoration of Philippine Independence Day. In his barong Tagalog, he looks more respectable than most politicians.
Jamba the Pug wishes everyone Happy Holidays.
For more Jamba the Pug photos and updates, follow him on Instagram and snapchat @jambathepug.