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Bean, The Pug

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Bean and Gaby.

“‘Bean loves to chew on squeaky toys and water bottles,’ says Gaby. ‘He loves to jump on top of the couch to be able to push the curtain open so he can see when someone is pulling into the driveway. Whenever you lay on the couch, he likes to cuddle, especially with his Tia (Aunt) Nadia.’”

Comedian Gaby Sandoval thinks she sounds typical on paper. She loves coffee, painting and cooking. But she’s also constantly performing and putting her creativity to use; sometimes that includes poking fun at people (in endearing ways). But the most important thing she wants you to know about her is that she loves her family, including her son Bean, an adorable black pug.

“Bean was the runt of the litter,” Gaby says. “He’s six years old now, and even though he walks like a gawky teen, he’s actually an alpha and suffers from major FOMO so he’s very hyper. He wants to stay awake and be with the cool kids.”

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Bean IS a cool kid.

Gaby has had Bean since he was four months old. After work one day, she and her mother drove to New Jersey to meet a breeder. The breeder had three black pugs, and one of those babies was Bean. 

“Bean loves to chew on squeaky toys and water bottles,” says Gaby. “He loves to jump on top of the couch to be able to push the curtain open so he can see when someone is pulling into the driveway. Whenever you lay on the couch, he likes to cuddle, especially with his Tia (Aunt) Nadia.”

You can also find him in the backyard with his Uncle Samuel listening to his guitar weeping. During the day, Bean’s usually playfully seeking Gaby’s sister Patty’s attention while she works. But his favorite activity is waiting in the kitchen and praying that food falls on the floor. 

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Please, food, come to me!

“I love giving him a piece of any fruit I’m eating (not the dangerous ones, don’t worry) — he’s a fan! And he loves peanut butter, of course!” Gaby says. “And for his birthdays, a doggie rendition of Banana Pudding and Whipped Cream is his all-time favorite!”

Gaby says Bean has the cutest yawns and, when he’s dreaming, he barks with his mouth closed. Just take a look below. 

He’s also a muse! Gaby’s gotten a tattoo of Bean, and her brother was inspired by Bean to write a song that’s featured on his album. 

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Gaby’s tattoo of Bean.

“At the end of the day, Bean is so loving and pure,” says Gaby. “He’s got a lot of chutzpah and has brought immense happiness to me and my family.”

You can follow Gaby and Bean on Instagram @mrgabysandoval.

Here are some more adorable photos and a video montage of Bean. Enjoy!

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