Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pugtacular 2007

There are pugs, pugs and more pugs. If you like pugs for their utter cuteness, you are in heaven. It's the heavenly snorty panting three hours that I look forward to every year. Three hours drive round trip, worth every minute.

Per popular request, I took lots of pictures. In fact, I think that's all I did, when I was not in and out of the ring with Bucky, shopping at the vendor tables, looking for raffle winning, yakking with other pug people ....

Here is a team of Christmas pugs in the costume contest.

Pug with dreadlocks

Roxanne of PugSavers holding a rescue pug

A group of rescue pugs, some of them are available for adoption. Look, they are all black!

The singing pug that won the talent contest. She really did sing! Just look at the head tilting back.

Poor blind reindeer. The dad kept fixing the costume, but the face never made it out.

In the non-Christmas costume contest, she became a tiger, a seeing tiger. Here me roar!

Group (human and pug) costumes. Chewbacca and his ewok ....

they won the first place by a wide margin.

Bucky (in the back ground) in the "find the cookie" contest. Pugs were supposed to sniff the upside down cups and find which one has a cookie. The humans all watched the judge set up the cups, so it's a short term memory test for the humans. Free cookies for pugs.

Bucky (and his dad) won a second places and the cookie was rather tasty.

Princess Pearl, a rescue with PROS (Pug Rescue of Sacramento), born with disabled front legs, now outfitted with wheelchair.

Princess Pearl in the race, zipping like the wind.

More pugs getting ready for the race. Ready, Set,

No picture for Bucky's race, cause we were too busy doing the race! The judge this year didn't give us any senior advantage and Bucky had to race with a bunch of seven-year-olds. Well, he did offer us to race Bucky in the "disabled" category and we turned it down. Bucky came out third, not too shabby for an old grizzly pug.
Later Bucky won this little doggie cushion for being the second oldest pug there, the other pug was fifteen.

The loot: couple of t-shirts for me, the doggie cushion, a stuffed pug, second place and third place ribbons, and a handmade pin with a black pug face and says "I love my pug".


Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm first! I recognize one of those pugs too. It was a great performance for Bucky. Your Husband

Jennifer said...

Wow - Bucky really scored big! Good for him - he's so cute! What a face on that rescue pug too. Thanks for the adorable pics!

Lynn said...

OMG how much fun was that!!! Congrats on the ribbons and all the fun stuff you got to bring home. Bucky should be very proud!!
Thanks for posting the pics.

Cactusneedles said...

Oh, all those cute pugs! And the rescue ones (all black!)...ohhh...too cute! :)

Pooch said...

Oh how cute!! Pugs and people having SUCH a great time together!! Looks like lots of fun!


lora said...

This is one of the funnest posts I've ever seen. Way, way too cute.

Romi said...

OMG! So adorable. :) Go Bucky!!!

Sarah said...

Yeah, Bucky! And, btw, I tagged you on my blog. Happy New Year!