We celebrated Mac the Pug’s birthday yesterday at Round Rock Dog Depot. I had never been there before, but my friend said it had plenty of room to run around, some shaded tables, and divisions for large and small dogs.
Although Mac is considered a small dog, we spent the entire time in the large dog area (just to clarify, small dogs are allowed in the large dog area, but large dogs are not allowed in the big dog area…not like this is strongly enforced though).
We got there around 5 and stayed for 2.5 hours. It was hot!! I thought I was being clever by starting the party in the evening, but I forgot how long the TX summer days are. Supposedly, the park gets packed around 8 pm when it’s slightly cooler.
I think we all had a fun time…the dogs, especially! See below for pictures:
There was a small kiddy pool for the dogs.
There was this hill/tunnel thing that I called the Teletubby Hill. It was pretty cool, but Mac was a little too scared to run through it.
Leon is sharing secrets with Mac.
Enjoying homemade doggie cake
The Three Musketeers
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