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.