I can hardly stand the excitement and anticipation for my chance to pose for THE Nikon, held by the one and only Amanda (Pug's human and his thumbs for The Daily Puglet)! I am going to be one of the 1000! My mom was able to help sign me up for the shoot in Milwaukee. Which means I also get to go to Pug Fest! You may have noticed a new feature on my right side bar for 1000 Pugs. If you are going to be in Milwaukee for the photo shoot and/or Pug Fest, click on the side bar picture and email me! I'm trying to organize a informal pug blog party. Won't that be fun? And to make things even more enticing, I think Gampy may be there too!
Ok, this does tie back with my recent adventures in Chicago. While we were downtown, mom wanted to take advantage of the great scenery and take pictures for the December Shoot Your Own Pug contest for 1000 Pugs. The theme was winter wearables. We headed over to the Water Tower.
Mom thought this was a perfect excuse to break out my Pug Snuggly coat, matching Chilly Beanie (hat), and scarf. Technically, the scarf is my mom's but she was no nice to let me borrow it. Did everyone get my sarcasm there? It was quite a sight to behold. Mom was lying on the ground trying to juggle the camera while this "decked to the nines" pug was looking around trying to get the attention of strangers who might rescue me from the embarrassment. I think dad was pretending he didn't know us.
|Excuse me, sir. Will you take pity on this pug?|
|How much more of this do I have to take?|
|I think we have a winner!|
Later on that evening, after all three of us had thawed out from the cold, we ventured out again to the Water Tower. The lights were so pretty.
I wasn't sure what my peeps had in store because we were just standing around...waiting. I guess it wasn't too bad. The wind was blowing, but I was all bundled up and getting lots of attention from passers by and others in line, so that was good. We kept hearing, "Does that pug have on a hat?" Then a carriage pulled up and we got in!
It was so much fun. We rode down Michigan Ave and even on Lake Shore Drive. All of the lights were so pretty! The driver was nice to take a picture of us.
Mom wanted to get some ice cream from Ghirardelli (which is right across from the Water Tower), but dad and I thought she was mad. Well, I was hungry of course, but I didn't want her to get some because I knew I couldn't have any. So we just called it a night. Just as well, because coming up next was New Year's Eve, and I wanted to see that ball drop! So stay tuned tomorrow and see if I make it to midnight!