POPULAR PUGS: Social media page surprises woman with 21K followers, business opportunity

Pugs Cnb

The pugs' popularity has led to a one-year endorsement deal with Getpetbox.com, according to owner Amy Forehand.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 12:29 PM.

CRESTVIEW — When Drew Forehand looks at the Vine.co account for his mother's four pugs he can't believe his eyes.

More than 21,000 followers, it says.

“I would have never thought that they would be that popular,” the 23-year-old said. “They definitely have more followers than me.”

Rise to fame

It all started last December when Drew's mother, Amy, shot a brief video of Taz, Bitsy, Gup and Caesar wearing party hats for her birthday. She posted the clip on an account she named "Four Florida Pugs." 

“It got over 8,000 likes and over 6,000 revines,” she said. A revine is when visitors repost the video on their pages. 

The birthday video really set if off for the pugs, which range from 10 to 7 years old.

1 2 3 4

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top

Local Faves

Tonight in Prime Time