Tuesday, December 14, 2010

PUGTACULAR!

On your mark. Get set. Go?

I was really bummed a few weeks ago when Pug Sunday got rained out, so I was superexcited to get a second chance at fun at the 2010 Pugtacular. Oh, and it was fun.

There was food. And games. And food. And friends. Did I mentio
n there was food?? Lots of food. Tasty food.

FOOD AND GAMES
To make things extra fun, the pugtacular had games. Kinda like a the Olympics, but with pugs. There was a contest for best tail, best trick, best lap pug. And best of all - a race. I didn't win any of the contests, but people always say I'm really fast, so everyone totally thought I'd win the race. But I had other idea
s.

Bellatrix's race (she followed the rules and got a ribbon for 2nd place)

If you've never seen a pug race, it's supposed to go something like this: pugs line up on one side of a pen and run really fast to their humans on the other side. The first pug to reach their human wins. So Bellatrix's dad held onto me until they said GO!... and then I went... straight out of the pen and over to the food table.

I couldn't help it. Even though I knew the rules, and could hear my human calling "Pug! Pug! Pug!" from the finish line, the food was calling me too. And it was louder. So I lost the race. As in never crossed the finish line. And I didn't even get to eat the food because my human knew *exactly* where to find me.

Sigh.

FRIENDS
So I didn't win anything. Or get to eat as much as I wanted. But I did get to see a bunch of old friends. I even made some new ones. Noodle (who has the human with the talented knitting thumbs) came up from Monterrey, which was extra amazing because he brought his grandmother and she likes to hand out snacks.

Massimo the sock-eater was there too, dressed in a holiday outfit that made me glad I just have to wear deer ears (he's a pretty chill guy and didn't seem to mind though).

Massimo's holiday humiliation outfit.

Princess Daisy-on-wheels was too busy cruising around to play with me, and Bellatrix + Spencer were kinda busy with each other, but I got in some serious sumo time with Phantom. He kinda reminds me of Frank, but bigger and with an even cuter face. Yeah, I know. Cuter than Frank.

Sigh.

28 comments:

Molly in PA said...

Hiya Pug,

Pugtacular looked like LOADS of fun, and you better watch out for that Phantom due, he looks like a mega cookie stealer :)

Licks,
Molly in PA

Anonymous said...

Hey there Puglet,

Pugtacular looks like something we would luv especially the pug races, mom says we have racing jeans or is it genes, whatever ! Emmitt won a race at the monthly Pug Party 1st place and he got a gift certificate for treats at Petsmart.

You ran out of the ring, were you the only pug that did that??

That Phantom pug, he is spooky looking but a cute kind of spooky.
Ellie, Emmitt and Eli from San Antonio

Noodles said...

SO bummed I missed Pugtacular!!! You have a totally conspiratorial smile on your face before the race - no surprise you headed for the food. To be honest, I would have too.
Love Noodles

Wilma said...

Hahahaha Puglet you are so funny. I did the same thing once. We were at a pug event and the rents entered me in a race. As soon as Dad let go of me I ran in the complete opposite direction from Mom towards the pavilion where they were grilling MEAT. That's when I got my nick name Grilma. Your friends are all real cute,I am glad you got an awesome alternative to pug Sunday.

THE PUGLET said...

Hee hee - "Grilma"!!

I was the only pug who raced to the food table, but good to know others have had the same brilliant idea.

I mean, I didn't want a ribbon. I wanted food. My idea would have been even more brilliant if my human didn't race over to the food table to find me :(

THE PUGLET said...

San Antonio Pugs ~

Maybe if we were racing *for* food, I wouldn't have raced *to* the food. I really am fast (I mean, I can outrun a cow) but kinda specific about where I'm going.

Thanks to my race exit, I don't think I'll be doing agility anytime soon.

Bellatrix- I'm a pug! said...

It was so much fun and mom and dad put up my ribbons. Mom says if people can put ribbons up for their snotty kids, then she's puttin' them up for me! I had a great time playin' with ya, and orbin' mom for those pumpkin treats. You were totally smart for running to the treat table...multiple times.

Minnie Moo said...

Hi Pug,

Lincoln did the same thing in his race. He kind of skipped through it confused :) hehe.

Muah,

Minnie Moo

Laurie A Kirkpatrick said...

I feel your pain, Puglet. I went to a Pug Party a few months ago, and was sooooo close to winning my race. Then all the people at the finish line reached out to grab their pugs, and I FREAKED OUT! Inches from the line I turned tail and ran back to the start line.

And you're wrong about the agility thing. I would do anything for food, but I run in the ring, no problem. Mom just makes sure I know she's the one that doles out the treats.

Gracie the agility pug

ILoveLucy said...

Hey Puglet,
Sorry you didn't win anything or get to eat as much as you wanted, but it looks like you had a blast of a time! What fun! I wish I could have been there.

Congratulations on your ribbon Bellatrix - awesome!
Princess Daisy is so cute on her wheels. I have a brother who has wheels, and he's some kinda crazy on those things.

Anonymous said...

Holy cats! Phantom is amazing?! I've never seen a pug with features like that.

Noodle said...

Hi Pug! It was awesome seeing you at Pugtacular. Isn't my grandmaw awesome?! She gives me treats all the time! I mean I like my humans and all, but when grandmaw's around, I keep my eyes on HER!! I didn't even compete in the races. Everything was so overwhelming! So many smells, sounds, and pugs EVERYWHERE! I don't see how you can be expected to perform under those circumstances! I was so exhausted! I've done nothing but sleep (and eat, of course) the last 2 days! Good fun....

Massimo said...

Puglet! Dude! It was so nice seeing you!
Thanks for the cool pic! I had a blast at Pugtacular! Did you see the royal family?!
Hope to see you again soon!

Lola said...

Hey there,Pug!
That looks like so much fun! Phantom is the coolest looking pug ever! He totally caught our eyes at PugSun.
We are going to UCDavis on Thursday to talk about my face lift. Cross your paws for us!
Lafayette Lola

pugtails.net said...

Wow Puglet,
Pugtacular looks so awesome! I go to a lot of pug parties, but we never have races and contests. I'll have to speak to my mum about that. I know I'd win best lap-pug in any contest out there.

I love your picture at the food table. We pugs are never happier than when there's the potential for snacks, especially stolen snacks. Classic!
There's a senior pug that goes to our pug parties, Malo (he's like 10 or 11) and if there's food out, his mum has to keep him on a leash because otherwise he'll jump on the food table. I've never seen a pug jump like that dude, never mind that he ancient.

Looking at Massimo's outfit, you should be grateful your human just makes you wear deer antlers. Sorry Massimo, you do look very handsome in your humiliation outfit, but....

Pug snuggles,
Sabrina

Lori @ According to Gus said...

Love this! We have family that lives in SF with a pug named Buddy. I will share your blog with her so they can be sure to get all the latest pug news. What a fun event!

Scoutie said...

Oh, Puglet, I am SO jealous! Pugtacular looks awesome! My humans took me to small dog play day at Fido's Indoor Dog Park on Sunday (it's pouring buckets here in Portland), but I was the only pug. THAT'S no fun!

p.s. Do your antlers squish your head? Mine do. Now I run when I see 'em coming- but I do like to chew on them!

XOXO
Scoutie

Suki said...

Hi Pug!
I can just picture you running to the food. I go to pug parties, but we don't have races. Will make this awesome suggestion. Paws down, I would win.

Bella's Dad's jacket is like your sweater.

Phantom is really cool looking.

Thanks for sharing your adventures.

Hugs,
Suki

Mel said...

Wow, being surrounded by pugs, that's my kind of heaven. :) Looks like a great time Pug and I think you probably were the smartest one there given what you did during the race. It's always about the food!

Anonymous said...

Hi Puglet!
I had so much fun meeting you at Pugtacular and finally got around to seeing your blog.(:
Your human took pictures of my puppy, Joon, and I was wondering if there was any way I could see them?
Love,
Izzy and Joon.

Anonymous said...

You mean you are not suppose to run to the food...whats the point! Boy, looks like a lot of fug...pug fun. We will have to go some time.

Pearl and Tessa

anti snore said...

Waw!
Thanks for sharing your adventures.That looks like so much fun.

THE PUGLET said...

The ears *totally* squish my head, Scoutie! My human thinks it's funny because I don't normally have frinkles (forehead wrinkles) but the deer ears make me wrinkly. Silly humans.

THE PUGLET said...

Hi Lola!

The UCDavis people took away my boy parts after it didn't go so well the first time. They are all supernice and if anyone was going to lift my face, I'd totally want it to be them! Good luck & let us know how it goes?

THE PUGLET said...

Phantom is pretty cool. And I gues it's better to be out-cuted by a cool genetic mutation than, say... Frank!

THE PUGLET said...

Hi Benny & Joon's human!

My human is going to put Joon's picture on the Daily Frolic next week (she said it's "ridiculously, painfully cute).

jYou can email me and I'll send you the link {dailypuglet-at-gmail.com}, or just Like her stupid Frolic thing on facebook. She posts the pictures there too!

www.facebook.com/frolicphoto

Kitty+Coco said...

Food or Ribbon..Food or Ribbon...Every pug in their right mind would choose food! Love a pug with a plan.
Never had a pug bar, but man, that sounds good. Mom made a crap ton of Christmas cookies the other day and I made sure to be the official crumb catcher. Mom's friends even started calling me over to clean up their crumbs. I made her proud.

Kitty and Coco

Anonymous said...

I just noticed Phantom's face for the first time! How awesome!