OMG, never have I seen so many pugs in one place! Yesterday was insane. We went to Austin Canine Central for Pugapalooza. I did not expect to meet so many pugs and pug owners. It was great. I was really hoping for Mac (my dog) to meet other furry friends since he hasn’t had the chance to socialize much since we moved here, but he kept running from other dogs and jumping into people’s laps.
There were fat pugs, thin pugs, old pugs, young pugs, fawn pugs, black pugs, puggles (pug/beagle mixes), chugs (chihuahua pug mixes), and even other non-pug dogs!
The costume contest was super cute. I didn’t get too many clear pictures since none of the contestants would stay still long enough, but here’s one shot I got of “Willie Nelson”. He had the best costume in my opinion.
Mac was pooped!
Chuck (the black pug) meeting a non-pug friend
Although Chuck doesn't have use of all four legs, he sure is a quick one! He's up for adoption.
Here's Old Boy. He's about 12 YO, slightly blind and deaf. He's such a sweetheart!
Pugs sure love treats!
I cannot wait for this upcoming weekend. Not because I don’t have to work (well, that’s part of the reason), but because the Pug Rescue of Austin is holding Pugapalooza!
What is Pugapalooza? According to the Pug Rescue of Austin’s website, it is a “family-friendly event [that] will dwarf any SXSW event!” There will be a live band, pizza, drinks, and I will personally bake brownies. You can even dress up your pug in rock-n-roll attire or as your favorite musician and enter him/her in the costume contest. How cute will that be?
And if you’re one of those judgmental few who think it’s ridiculous to dress up your pets, then keep quiet for this one day because this is all for a GREAT cause. The proceeds will go towards helping out the “orphans” of the Pug Rescue of Austin. This organization would not be able to pay for all the neutering/spaying, medication, check-ups, etc. without generous donations from the community.
So, come out and enjoy live music, eat yummy food, and meet other pug-loving friends!
See YOU Saturday, March 24th from 1 – 3 pm at Austin Canine Central!
“Please come to Pugapalooza and help my pug brethren.” — Mac
Photo Credit: Andrew Boey