Josephine, Napoleon’s wife, had a little pug named Fortune. Although pugs have a reputation for being easy-going, friendly dogs, Fortune spent most of his time at Josephine's side, and over time, became possessive and hostile toward men when they were around her.
On the night of their wedding in 1796, when Napoleon and Josephine attempted intimacy, Fortune stepped in. Napoleon later said of the dog, “Do you see that gentleman? He is my rival. He was in possession of Madam's bed when I married her. I wished to remove him, but it was quite useless to think of it. I was told that I must either sleep elsewhere or consent to share my bed. That annoyed me considerably, but I had to make up my mind. I gave way."