As if the underground train-riding wasn't enough of an adventure, above ground was like a totally different planet. Downtown San Francisco has about a million more smells and sounds and feet than my neighborhood.
There were lots and LOTS of feet.
My human was a little worried about me getting stepped on, but I'd rather get stepped on than be carried in public. We only had to walk a few blocks from the train to Ellen + her friends, so I took my chances. The risk paid off big time when I got to make an entire flock of pigeons fly away.
Anyway. We made it to Union Square and found Ellen + her friends, no problem. Even though we'd never met, I knew who they were right away. Pugs can always pick out pug people - it's like our eighth sense. Ellen also happened to be packing an edible surprise that totally set off my snack radar.
Ellen + her friends were all extrasupernice. They gave me loads of love and I got to show off for them. I did the Yeti. And the Jimmy. And posed on a few random objects, supermodel style. There was awwwing. And cookies. It was awesome.
I want to pause and talk about the cookies for a minute. They're called Charlee Bear and each niblet has only 3 calories so you can eat a whole bunch of them without getting tubey. And they're supertasty. I immediately stuck my head in the bag and sucked down as many as I could. That didn't work a second time, so I tried to eat a hole in the bag to get more. I have no idea why my human has never bought these things for me. Major thanks, Ellen!
Oh yeah. I was not the only fan of the Charlee Bear. A little dog named Sassy wandered over and used the cone of shame to score some sympathy snacks. The humans totally fell for it. Sassy just had her parts removed (and a whole bunch of people were watching) so I didn't chase her away from the camera. But I wanted to.