On Friday our human said we had to get up early because we were going on a picnic by the lake. We would have been satisfied with just that, but you could imagine our delight when she told us we were meeting our Dalmatian Friends, Miley and Boka, Puglet and Brother Dutch and that we were going to meet Buford and the Pack O'Pugs in the fur! Okay we'll admit we lost it and went nuts. What lucky pugs we are. Our human agreed and she told us that many humans don't like Friday the 13th because they believe it's a bad luck day. It might be unlucky for humans but it seemed to be very lucky for pugs. Everything seemed to be going well; we did have to go back to the house once but we wouldn't call that bad luck. We finally get to the lake and were unable to find our friends; there were so many little trails and nooks to get lost in. We were hot, lost and started to think that Friday the 13th was unlucky for pugs too. Thank goodness for modern technology our human called Miley and Boka's human and with help from Puglet and Dutch's human we found our way to the picnic. There we met Buford, Pearl Li Mae, Lacey and Bambi and they are the cutest, sweetest Pack O'Pugs. Puglet, Brother Dutch, Miley and Boka were already in the water. We went for a little swim to cool off and then we had our picnic. This was the best picnic ever. There was plenty of food and the humans didn't mind us at the table with them. Then the humans decided to take a group picture. Of course we avoided being in the photo and hid under the picnic table. After the chaos of trying to get a picture of 7 pugs and 3 Dalmatians lined up together.(silly humans), everybody was tired, except Miley and Boka. It was time to go home. We don't know if Friday the 13th is a bad luck day. We had both good and bad luck with way more good than bad.
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That's right, the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz.We didn't place in the contest but we received a special acknowledgement for our costumes. Our human was proud especially since she made them without a pattern; our vests, fez's & our wings (since no one sold small black or fawn colored wings). We must confess there were a couple of days we had feathers glued to our fur - we had to help...feathers are so much fun. A really cool dragon costume placed first. Our human wanted to show you a picture of the really beautiful craftsmanship went into sewing the dragon together but none of the pictures came out. Okay, okay we were a little unsure of the dragon & wouldn't get close to it. He was a big dog & an even bigger dragon.
We were really excited to meet Miley the Dalmatian & her super sweet human. It's so nice when you can meet your computer friends in the fur. We showed our friends Lani, Simon (they're brother & sister pit-mix) & their Mom (one of our most favorite humans) around. They just turned 1so it was their first time at the show. Later Puglet, Dutch, Frank & their human with the big camera (another favorite human of ours) showed up. Could the day get any better? It can & it did. When we got home, we shared Yoghound peanut butter & banana frozen yogurt. The perfect way to end a hot day of fun with our friends.
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We love going to all the booths with cool things for dogs & humans too. The best part is all the booths have treats for us. You can literally eat from one end of the show to the other. It's fun to meet the dogs from all the different rescue groups. There were even some cats there, poor things. Actually they were in the air conditioned Humane Society van so they didn't mind all the dogs.
People bring picnics or you get food there. There's a playground for the human kids, where our human cousin spends most of his day.
We hope to see lots of our friends there & make lots more. If you want to go its from 9 to 3 at Niles Community Park in Fremont, Ca. Here's the web address http://www.niles.org/dogshow.html.
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Every family is made up of characters that creates the unique qualities of that family. Often we relate our family to a book, song, TV show or movie, etc...It's no different for pug families or families with pugs. Ours just so happens to be an old western minus Clint Eastwood it was that or a three-ring circus with clown music in the background.
Zoey is the "good" girl in the family. She likes to do what she's told & is good about keeping everybody else(mainly Phoebe) out of trouble. She loves to cuddle up next to you with a toy & just relax.
The Bad(not really bad):
Phoebe is our little trouble-maker. If "something" has happened, it's pretty safe to say she may have had a paw in it. Phoebe is the baby & has had no real opportunity to be the "Alpha" even though in her heart she is. This creates her "bad" reputation at the park. She just wants everybody to play the games she chooses. When she doesn't get her way, she's not afraid to vocalize her protests. Phoebe's not bad, just misunderstood.
Yoda was everything that makes pugs; pugs. He loved to play, eat, sleep & play; in that order. He loved to be around people but kept his pug family close. He, like so many pugs do, had a special way of melting your heart & making you his friend for life. Yoda would go up to a random stranger, as if to say, "you're going to love me." He was both Zoey & Phoebe's favorite. They always wanted to do whatever he was doing; where ever he was doing it. No matter what was going on, what time it was, Yoda was always ready to cuddle & be held. If you babied him even better.
Yoda is no longer with us & all is left are the memories: his favorite toys, things to do & places to go (like Pug Sunday).
We dedicate this blog to Yoda. Zoey, Phoebe & I continue to miss him everyday but the joy & love he gave us, remains in our hearts.
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