Sunday, May 24, 2009

Milwaukee Pug Fest 2009

Hey, y'all:

Sorry I've been MIA this past week. Mom was sick as a dog I tell ya what. Some kinda bug got a hold o' her and knocked her on her you-know-what! Anyhoo, now that I've got my typist back I'll bring ya up to speed.

Mom and some o' her KPR friends headed up to Oak Creek Wisconsin to the 2009 Milwaukee Pugfest last weekend. I guess it was a real barn burner.....food, vendors, music, even a belly dancer! (Which mom failed to get a picture of....I woulda liked to see that!) Here's a few o' the highlights:





Yep.....KPR's own Annie W. got to wear the Pugfest mascot costume!





A blessing o' the Pugs (and other assorted breeds)





Speakin' o' other breeds, this gal and her Chinese Crested bear a strikin' resemblance to one another, don't ya think?




While perusin' the silent auction table, look what mom found......a great Pug pic donated by Emmitt's mom, Melissa, honey!




She also met some o' the nice people with Homeward Bound Pug Rescue. Now I'm pretty sure one o' y'all's mom volunteers for HBPR. Pearl, honey.....is it your mom?



This country quartet really livened up the place I tell ya what. You should o' seen mom tappin' her toes to Foggy Mountain Breakdown (by request)!




Here's Lois walkin' Pip in the parade of rescued Pugs. Now I gotta tell ya, Pip was born with dysplastic joints in his front legs. Poor little guy could hardly get around since he couldn't put weight on his front legs. Anyhoo, KPR fixed him with surgery at 7 weeks old, and look at him now!




Mom says there was a real good turnout.....she reckons close to 1,000 folks came through, and everyone was real nice. All I know fer sure is lots o'money was raised for Pugs and she brought me home a brand new bed, so I'd say the trip was worth it.





Yep. Mmmmhmmm.

13 comments:

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

Did Molly get a prize?

Salinger The Pug said...

GREAT pics! We had no idea that there was an actual Pug mascot!!!!

Glad you made it back safely and we're glad to hear that you're on the mend.

Ok, so now where are the Laverne and Shirley pics? ;-)

Love,
S-Dog and L.

Hank said...

CC: the bed is for Molly, too. Hank failed to mention that part.

S-Dog and L: Lenny and Squiggy made off with my camera!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Nice to see your pug butt again!

I'm furry glad it was khwite the great fundraiser!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: BTW, I smell furry good!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi hank!
oh what fun! i love that your mom got to go and brought you home such a nice present!

how fun to see the pug print framed! thank you so much for showing it to us!

we would love to come to that show one day too!

xoxoxo
m & e

Sequoia & Petunia said...

We love your blog!!

The Devil Dog said...

We are glad the event went well. What a nice bed. Too bad you don't have anyone to share it with, like I have Lucky. If you want company, just let us know.

Roxy

Stacy/Brutus said...

Those pics look like a fun time!

Pearl said...

HANK! It IS my momma who volunteers for HBPR! How exciting that you got to meet some of our peeps!

PS I love your new bed! Paisley looks good on ya!

Pearl and Daisy said...

Whoa! That party looks so fun!

We hope your mom is feeling better.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hope your mom is feeling better!
We are so glad the show was a sucess, with a big turn out, and you got a new bed? How cool?
We love seeing happy smiles on humans faces. Thank you for sharring this special event with us.
We have missed you
love
tweedles

Apollo-of the Greek God's Pug said...

Looks like you guys had a blast. That has to beat a PBR. And how nice of your Mommy to get you a new bed.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Howdy Hank! This here is Howard Pee Pugpants. My Maw got your note that your Maw bought one of her All Good Pugs Go to Heaven cards at the Pugfest. I jest got one questions, why the heck didn't I git to go??? Surely amongst all them peoples somepuggy's maw cudda given me ride to come and visit with yew!
My maw has been sick all week with the bug, and now she is finally catchin up on my mail. It's a good thing, cuz I was about to fire her and get a new seccry-tarry!
pughugs from Texas,
Your good pal, Pee