Pug Fest

The 9th Annual Pug Fest was held in Milwaukee over the weekend and by all measures, it seems to have been a huge success!  It's a fundraiser for pug rescue.  This was the first time I've ever been to such an event.  I don't have a dog, but my son and grandson are crazy for small dogs, so it seemed like a great place to take them for a Sunday afternoon.  We timed it so we were there for the costume parade, and it didn't disappoint.  If I had to guess, I'd say there had been more than 1000 dogs there over the day.  There were many fewer for the costume contest, but they were as cute as ....well....pugs in costumes!

What I loved about this event was that all the proceeds benefit rescues, and that they have a full weekend that includes out of town guests.  There were bus tours (bring your doggie along) and a local hotel that welcomed dogs.  Even lunch at a restaurant where (you guessed it) pugs could eat with their owners.  You could buy anything you wanted pug related- lots of choices for harnesses, bedding, food, grooming tools, t-shirts, and even food for humans that looked like pugs.  We tried some pug cupcakes and they were delicious!

You do have to be prepared for a little mess.  You can imagine that with that many dogs, there is some hair shedding all over the place.  And of course, you can't resist petting them so there may be slobber involved too.  It was all worth it, never the less.

I'll post some very cute pics for you to enjoy.  If you have a pug, or are interested in attending such an event, you can follow them at the pug fest link.  Enjoy the cute little dogs!

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