Dog: Nigel Thegaypug (Pug) (Jan 15, 1999 – Jul 1, 2014)
Nigel Q. Jellybean-Carlton (aka Nigel Thegaypug) passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 1st, 2014, after a brief illness.
Born in 1999 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nigel’s life was an eventful one. He was a perennial winner of the Princeton Pug Club’s Halloween costume contest, was certified as a Canine Good Citizen by the American Kennel Club, had a bar mitzvah in 2012 and was a social media maven.
He had definite opinions on a variety of topics, from distemper shots to classic movies. He was not a fan of physical exertion, though he was an avid tail wagger and greeter of anyone who crossed his path.
A lifelong devotee of bananas, peeing on other dogs, Joan Crawford and barking at the air, Nigel napped, ate, forgave and loved with all his heart.
He is survived by numerous friends and family both canine and human and by his sidekick of 15 years, Biz Carlton, to whom he taught the meaning of devotion and unconditional love.