Tuesday, October 13, 2009

AND THE WINNER IS...

A 1658 pound super-pumpkin from Des Moines, Iowa. We went to see it yesterday while waiting for the bad news about the Hansen's contest.

Super-pumpkin is 5' 4" tall and more than 14 feet around the middle. Its human drove all the way to California to compete in
Half Moon Bay's 36th annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off. We watched them unload it from the back of a big truck using this yellow fork-lift thingy that made Brother Dutch a little nervous.

The human who made the giant pumpkin said these suckers can grow about 30 to 40 pounds a DAY. That's like two whole pugs worth of pumpkin!?! My human says you can make tasty pies out of pumpkins. You know how many tasty pies a 1658 pound pumpkin must make!?!

Here's a clip from our local news. If you make it to the last few seconds, you'll see me sitting on the super-pumpkin for today's photo.


15 comments:

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Sorry ya didn't win, but that sure is a big pumpkin you are sitting on there!

Anonymous said...

So sorry you didn't win. Hey you are like Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin..... Your human rocks, she takes you and Brother Dutch to great places.....
Your friends in South Carolina

Meg n Lola in Las Vegas said...

Dear Puglet,
You were robbed... But, my Mom is a teacher so she's happy to know that the schools got some moola. That pumpkin is pretty cool, you go the neatest places.
Love, Lola in Las Vegas

Stubby said...

Hi Puglet! I have been out of commission for the past few days because my Dad was in the hospital. He's home now and I'm catching up on all the blogs.

I'm so bummed that you didn't win the Hansen's contest. Mom was voting (on her phone)from the hospital last week and even turned on a bunch of computers at the college and voted on them. Despite all that, someone else had more votes.

You are still a winner in my book Puglet. And you made it into that cool video with the pumpkin. You and Dutch always get to do the coolest things. Mom loves Half Moon Bay and says I would too.

Stubby xoxo

Lola in Lafayette said...

such a bummer!

Katrina said...

They picked a pumkin over you?! What do they know?
You look marvelous on top of that giant pumpkin! Let's jusy say that I think you were like a great pair of shoes to the outfit.
Your new friend, Maggie

Anonymous said...

Puglet,

We saw you on tv last night.

Miley

THE PUGLET said...

Yeah, I'm kinda bummed about the Hansen's upset. The clouds here are leaking up a storm. I think they may be sad too. Maybe the contest Gods have something else in mind for me?

Stubby! Glad to see you back. Please pughug your mom for trying so hard and give your dad a great big snort to help him feel better!

Lola - how's the new house?

THE PUGLET said...

Hi Miley!

I saw me on the TV too. You know how I always bark at animals on the TV? Well, last night I barked at MYSELF during the news previews.

DOh!

Lola in Lafayette said...

The new house is fabulous! We lived in an apartment before, and now we have a house with a yard... and a doggy door. That thing is sooo scary! My mom pushed me through it, and then my girl, Whitney, crawled through to show me it was ok. It's a size XL, so she fit nicely, even though she's 12! I'm still not too sure about it, but sometimes it's ok.
Thanks for asking,
Lola

THE PUGLET said...

Lola,

You get a whole house?? Cool! We live in a compartment, but it has a doggy door too. That thing reeally freaked me out at first.

I mean, if you're a pug you have to push the door open WITH YOUR FACE. It takes some practice to get the head-butt technique down, but once you do you'll never have to wait to pee again :)

Anonymous said...

Pug - you were robbed!!! We demand a recount!!!

So cool to see you on the news - thank your mom for putting the link up. You'll be the world's most famous pug yet!!

Frodo

THE PUGLET said...

Hi Frodo!

One of my human's friends mentioned a recount too. Said something about a hanging chad? I don't know what that means, but it made the humans laugh.

:)

pugsmom said...

Puglet, You are a winner in my book anyday. Loved seeing you on the news and the blog picture today is priceless. I want to kiss your face. Love the way you jump back into life and don't let things get you down. Well, maybe the gimpy foot thing.
Hugs

Mr. Puggle said...

bad news about the hansen contest? bad news? puglet, you are a rock star. nothin' bad about it. you had an awesome picture and loads of people who voted for you. you were all good like that. nothin' bad. shake those bad thoughts from your head. you are still the same with or without a soda title. all good. i think you need to think BIGGER! you are on to something.