Iryna Pugachova is a classically trained ballerina who now teaches Monaco’s favourite Barre workout at Ms Fit, http://www.ms-fit.net/. Her pure white Pomeranian, Hugh Hefner, is a suitably elegant companion. This week Monaco Paws spent some time learning more about this charming couple.
How long have you had Hugh Hefner?
I got him from a little farm when he was 2 months old. He was just a little fluff ball. He is almost 4 years old now.
Did you have dogs before you got him?
I used to be a cat lady, but dogs are better. I wanted a dog for a long time, but waited until I was more settled down.
What do you like about Pomeranians?
I did my research. They are good, smart dogs. They are very classy, just look at the way he walks. And they are the cutest dogs ever. I think he looks a little like a tiny polar bear.
Heffy seems to be a very well mannered dog, is he always so good?
He has amazing manners. I take him everywhere. He is perfect with children. He is really obedient and easy to train.
As a dance teacher, have you taught Heffy any tricks?
He can do lots of tricks. He loves to perform. He’s got lots of energy and a little treat can make him perform miracles. He knows how to pirouette. (A treat is found and Heffy duly performs a perfect turn.)
What does he like to eat?
He likes everything, especially chicken and tuna.
What is the best thing about Heffy?
He just takes away any tension. He is always happy, and has so much personality. Sometimes my friends even ask to borrow him.
Does Heffy have some special outfits?
Of course he has a tuxedo. He will always wear a bow tie to formal events.
Does he share any traits with his namesake?
He likes ladies. He will always find his way to beautiful young ladies. I don’t know how, but he always finds the prettiest girls.
So he is a bit of a playboy?
Of course, just look at his Hollywood smile.