Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Main Event

Here we go!
Put on our Pug sneakers, grab our $$$ and Pugs and on our way!
Getting these 2 to pose in the big crowd was a little crazy
I made Kiki and Stewie "leather" vests for the event.  I can't believe I didn't get a good photo of the two of them dressed!!!   I know I  don't look too happy here.  I lost my camera and was having a bit of a meltdown.  It was HOT outside and had just returned from looking in the car.
We were really having fun...can't tell here!

We volunteered to help out for a couple of hours at the event and our job was ticket sales.  When we got in for our shift...there was my camera!!!  Seems it fell out of the stroller on our way in and someone turned it in!  Woo hoo!!!
Ticket sales volunteers!

Kiki guarding the cash box!

Is it lunchtime yet?

Stewie's skull/crossbones

This little guy was exhausted
So he took a short nap while mom worked
There were TONS of people here.  I was happy to meet up with these great blogger friends!!!  They are all just as wonderful in person!
Gordon, Ellen, Tim, Christy, Gamps and me!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Pugs!  Ellen you so should have won!

and bought a couple of glasses
 and bought lots of other items too! 

The crowd resting between events

Lots of people and Pugs!!!!

We stayed until the end and I still discovered that I missed stuff!!!  Kiki did enter the races, which I'll share tomorrow! 

Pug fest rocked!!!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pugfest Preparty

Kiki looking a little worried about the crowd

Stewie giving his serious look

and rocking out the great t-shirts we got!

I think Jess and Cindy may have wanted to take a nap.  Looks like Mia is snatching a drink and Elle some food!
 A group shot of the "PS" ladies in attendance.

I won this!!!!

Kiki giving a stink face

Vinny was exhauted

Ellie, Stewie and Kiki share some stories

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bus tour - Dog park - Lunch....and this was just Saturday morning!

A real Pug bus!

We stopped to visit the Fonz in downtown Milwaukee
Then we gathered for a group photo with him!

Then back on the bus to the dog park

Kiki wasn't sure about the whole thing

Then the Horney Goat for lunch

 Unfortunately it was VERY hot and there were no umbrellas on the tables.  We poured pictures of water under our table to help keep the dogs cool.  There was a nice breeze but too darn hot.

After lunch we headed back to the hotel to cool off and relax for awhile before all the evening activities started.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mini Family Portrait in Milwaukee

Had to get a photo in the hotel lobby!  Sort of reminded me of the staircase in Titanic!!! 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hello? We heard there's a party here tonight?

I was greeted at the door by Heyroad and Shorty, the hosts of the Friday night party.

A dog's eye view....Stewie at the left!

The room was PACKED

I'm fairly certain it involved food or treats in the area!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

We're here! Hotel de' Pugs!

We were so happy to be out of the car after our long drive! The hotel couldn't have been more welcoming. They had welcome bags for each room and cute little water bowls set out.  Unfortunately no Pugs played the piano during our stay!

We were on the third floor, so the elevator became VERY  normal to the Pugs!

Third Floor Please!

My bf had our room all decked out for my birthday!!!!  It was amazing!!!!  She absolutely rocks as a friend!!!
Flowers in the bathroom!

Kiki and Stewie made themselves right at home on the bed!  One thing...this wasn't the bed I was sleeping in!  They decided to park themselves on my bf's bed every time they could, even at bedtime!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Milwaukee Pugfest or Bust - the drive

I have been wanting to go to MPF for YEARS. Last Spring my bf L and I decided that 2012 would be the year we went. We made our reservations early and starting planning. Thursday evening at the stroke of midnight (well, actually the stroke of 12:30) we headed out. I had not slept one minute, so was of little use for driving at the beginning. I did however know that when we reached Buffalo we should be heading Southwest...NOT Northwest!!! I finally convinced L that we should NOT be headed for Niagara Falls via Grand Island. She knew I was serious when I yelled STOP! We had to back up (yes illegal) and get ourselves turned around with no thanks to the Garmin. That Garmin was out to get us for the entire trip! Once we got ourselves turned around and out of the projects we headed back on route. I dozed for a minute here and there while she drove. When she couldn't go any further I took over. I was very happy to see the break of dawn!

I forgot to mention that Kiki and Stewie were chosen by me for the trip.  Kiki for a reunion with her KPR peeps and Stewie because he is adorable, sweet, AND he was scheduled to be in a photo shoot for 1000Pugs while on the trip!

The Pugs seemed to amuse themselves in the back and then I realized that Stewie was wayyyyyyyyyyyy back.  

We ran into a lot of traffic around Chicago.  We also figured out that you are supposed to pay a toll every so often on the xway.  Clearly we don't have any such paying schedule here!

Then at 1:00 p.m., we drove ourself right to the hotel!!!

Woohoo!!!  Welcome to Pug Fest!


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