House Of Puppy’s mission is to tell the puppy play through the voices of those who live it every day.
And what better time to learn about puppy play than by interviewing its representatives? Here is the interview with the new Mr Puppy Holland 2020, pup King, elected during the Dutch fetish week of late October.
Axel: Hi Pup KING! Welcome to House of Puppy, How are you?
Hi Pup Axel. Thank you first of all for asking me to do this interview. I’m doing pretty good actually. I’ve had some busy weeks and between the craziness, I still have a fulltime job as well. So yeah, busy but doing great!
Axel: Congratulations on your election! You are the new MR Puppy Netherland… How do you feel now?
Thanks! It still feels a little crazy to be honest. A little time has passed now but the first weeks it was definitely something I had to get used to. Of course, when you’re active in the scene and use social media or other platforms for kinks, you get to see a lot of other titleholders. And it feels kind of unreal to be actually a titleholder myself now.
Axel: being a Titleholder is important, what does it mean to you?
I mostly feel appreciated. I think that’s the most important thing for me. The feeling that people are supporting you in what you like and what you do is just awesome. I could have never dreamed of the friends and people I have around me and get to meet over time. And being trusted as Mr. Puppy Netherlands actually makes me feel that people appreciate what I do and try do to for the pup scene.
Axel: How can you describe the Netherland puppy community? Do you have any kind of puppy association?
Since I have actively joined the Dutch pup community I’ve always said it is like a big family. And to this day I still feel the same. And I think the most important thing is that we have a really diverse community. Be it gender, sexuality, opinions, beliefs, and so on. Of course every community has smaller groups of friends or packs who hang out with each other, but in the end, I think everyone would agree we’re an awesome big community.
Most of us meet every 2 months at Bark & Play. This basically the main event of the pup community in The Netherlands. And the people who organize this also deserve a major shout out as they basically are the foundation of what pup play is today in our country. It’s something you really would have to see, and of course, you are more than welcome to.
Axel: Let’s start talking about you! How do you discover your puppy site?
The funny thing is that I actually discovered it by accident. It’s actually about 5 or 6 years ago when I was in a relationship. I’ve always been more submissive and one thing leads to another, and one evening I was basically being treated like a dog for fun. So after that, I actually started to like it more and more. It was only after about half a year later I’ve found pup play online. However after meeting some lovely pups at that time, I could not combine being active in the scene, with having a relationship. So I’ve gone back to doing it in private.
After about 4 years later I just felt like pup play, and the whole kink scene was something I really wanted to be a part of. So I ended the relationship and went to my first Bark & Play, and I guess the rest is history.
Axel: How do you live puppy play in your daily life?
Well in my daily life I work fulltime as well so it’s not like I can wear my pup gear all the time (unfortunately). But I think that it did help me in my daily life as I’ve got a lot more confident about myself. I like to think that (Pup) King is a sort of alter ego to my normal self. Everything I wouldn’t really dare or do as myself, I do as King. And over time I have noticed that in normal daily situations I’m more and more thinking “what would King do?”.
Besides that, I’m also hosting a new monthly pup meeting “Kennel78” in Belgium, just over the border. So usually I’m also busy trying to arrange everything and do some advertising and marketing. So although I’m not pupping daily, I’m still busy with pup play in my daily life.
Axel: Do you have a boyfriend or a Handler/master? and if you don’t have a handler, would you like to have one?
I don’t have a handler, but I do have a boyfriend. And actually I am his handler. When we met he contacted me because he had an interest in pup play. I told him to come to an event so I could introduce him and show him what pup play actually is. Basically we had great chemistry and we actually cuddled the entire evening. It’s only after that, that I thought it would be cool to be a handler myself. And so I proposed the idea and we actually liked it so much that I decided I would give him a tag and so we became boyfriends, and pup/handler. And to this day I’m still a pup, but a handler to him.
As for myself. I don’t think I really would need a handler or master. I have a lot of friends around me who know me well and in a small way act as my handler when we’re just having fun. And that works for me.
Axel: how do you describe yourself?
I’d like to think I’m a funny guy. I think humor is the most important thing, and especially don’t take yourself too seriously. It helped me allot to just take my insecurities and spin them around and have a fun look at them. And I just always try to be nice and try to treat others as I would like to be treated myself.
Axel: You have the opportunities to leave a message for a new puppy, What would you like to tell him?
My advice would be to try and be yourself. There’s no right or wrong way to experience pup play. It’s about your own mindset and what it can do for you. Be it a sexual fetish, or mind space for you to relax. Be the kinkiest sexual pup you want to be in the sheets, or be the most social and friendly pup at events. And of course, you can be everything in between! Don’t let others dictate for you what pup play should be. Be yourself!