Many have heard of the benefits of having a pet: they support us emotionally, and they provide infinite affection and entertainment. You’ve probably heard a lot about having a dog explicitly, too, how loyal, keen and loving they are. But do you know what it’s like to have a pug? And a very adorable and funny one at that?
Well, all of these and many more questions shall be answered once you take a gander at the comics below. Made by the talented artist Gemma Gene, they encapsulate their life together perfectly, and thousands of people find this lovely duo extremely hilarious, cute, and fun to watch.
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“Mochi is a very sweet and happy dog that sees life in a particular way. He is super sweet and well behaved, but he can be very sassy and pretty much does whatever he wants. His favorite activities include sleeping, eating, and going for walks, especially when he is being carried.”
Mochi is a lovely and unique pug, but many find him relatable. “A comment that I get a lot is ‘do you have cameras in my home because my dog does the exact same thing!’” she said. “As it turns out, what I thought was so unique about Mochi is common in many dogs! We accidentally created a very supportive dog-loving community that has gradually grown over time.”
Gemma wants the comic to be consistent with her real life. “The main characters are Mochi, my husband Peli, and me,” she said, but over time, two new members were added to the fold, and many characters were introduced, like “Mochi’s twin chihuahua brothers, the Twinchis, or Mochi’s BFF Ben.”
The lockdowns and quarantines changed a lot of things in the Mochi household, but it seems that it changed for the better. “I work from home, so in that sense, it didn’t really change much. Only when the parks started closing down, Mochi was no longer able to run free and see his friends. Meanwhile, I stopped all the activities I used to do outside the house, but Mochi and the Twinchis loved that.”
Though Gemma lives in New York, she’s originally from Barcelona, Spain. Though the comics are the thing she’s mostly known for, she’s a jack of all trades, and her interests range from sculpting to writing. Over the years, the dog owner’s follower count has grown to a whopping 363k on Instagram and over 170k fans on Facebook.
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