A few months ago, a friend emailed me a picture of a knitted pug and asked if I could make some for him. He tends to be a smart-ass and I thought he was kidding. But I wrote back saying "Sure, how many do you want?", thinking I was being equally smart-assed. He replied "Three, please."
Lesson 1: E-mail is not the most effective means of conveying sarcasm (or sincerity, for that matter).
So I found the pattern on Ravelry (it's called "Wasabi, the gregarious pug") and here are the results.
Lesson 2: Pug owners are a fervent and devout lot.