Without further delay, let's talk adventure! Some of you guessed right...Texas!
Just to warn you now, this post is going to be as big as Texas. There is so much to talk about and my mom took a lot of pictures. My adventure started Wednesday night when I had visitors. I couldn't believe my eyes when Miss Tiffy Tippy Toes showed up at my door! Tiffy took a tour of the house, but then we ended up in our usual hang out spot...the kitchen!
After a long drive south to see me, Tiffy was getting pretty tired and rested her pretty face on the table.
Don't you just love this picture of Tiffy with her momma?!? We all had to get up early to set off for Texas (yes, Tiffy was going too!), so we headed outside for one last potty break. Tiffy helped me patrol the perimeter, and then we synchronized our poops. I only mention this because our peeps were excited about our mad skills. Hehee!
Thursday morning, right after breakfast, we piled into our cars and took off. Mom thought I'd go right to sleep since I usually do after breakfast, but all the excitement got to me and I wanted in front with dad.
But I soon calmed down and was actually pretty good in the car. Must have been because Tiffy brought walkie-talkies so we could stay in touch while driving. It was a blast! 10-4 good buddy, roger that, over and out! We are silly girls sometimes and had fun in the car. I'll tell you what wasn't fun about our drive...cold and rainy! Yep, it was utterly miserable. Neither of us would cooperate during rest stops. I held it in for almost the entire drive. It's a good thing Tiffy got me 2 cool fleeces because I needed them on this trip for sure! I will have to model them later, although you will see the pink one in upcoming pictures.
When we were almost at our destination (Dallas/Fort Worth), we broke up the caravan and parted ways with Tiffy and her peeps, but don't worry, I'll see her later in the weekend.
Our destination was none other than Gracie the Agility Pug's house! And guess who else was there? My good friend Suki!! Everyone was waiting at the door to greet me, including Gracie's brother (and Suki's sweetheart), Arnie. Dad passed out treats right away to make sure everyone would like me.
|clockwise from top: me, Arnie, Suki, and Gracie|
I also got to meet Levi, one of Gracie's other brothers. You may see him in the photo above (naked pug to the right). He is so talented and sneezes on command! I didn't get to run around with sister Snap (a beautiful boxer), but I was completely mesmerized by her and kept watching her through the gate.
Suki handed out presents. Look how beautifully wrapped it is, with a homemade picture tag!
I was too preoccupied being at a new place, meeting friends in the fur for the first time, that I didn't open it, but as soon as I feel much better, mom said she will take some pictures because she knows I will love it. Mom and I, and especially our chauffeur, dad, were beat after a long drive so we called it a night and headed to the hotel. Better get our sleep with all the activities planned for us.
I was so ready for fun and adventure Friday morning, but the weather was not cooperating. It has been in the seventies almost all winter in Texas, but the two days we were there it was only in the fifties and was damp and rainy. Yuck! But we didn't come all this way to stay inside, so we all ventured out to the Stockyards (where there just happened to be a 1000 Pugs photo shoot) to meet up with a very famous pug. But first we explored the area and there were plenty of spots for photo ops.
Gracie was so upset she had on a coat that she walked around with her head down. She made us all laugh. I don't like clothes either but it was too cold to not wear any. My dad works for Wells Fargo, and since their logo is a stage coach, we are going to have the last picture framed for his desk. If the weather had been better, we would have taken pictures with the cows and other cowboy things. Oh, well.
Soon it was time for the pug party at the Love Shack restaurant! All the 1000 Pugs crew was meeting there, but since the weather was so bad, the only other pug that joined us was THE PUG! Mr. Puglet himself, in the fur!
After Pug demonstrated his super modeling poses, he joined us for lunch at the table. In the photo below, from left to right, Gracie is completely focused on a cup of dressing that she will later spill all over, Arnie is watching dad's hand as he eats nachos, Suki is getting cold, and Pug is utterly depressed that his human is cheating on him.
But soon Miss Amanda comes to join us and tries to make it up to Pug by giving him a hamburger. Half of one anyway, donated by Suki's mom.
Our jaws dropped to the floor in amazement. Pug should totally enter an eating contest. The rest of us finished our lunch at a slower pace and we enjoyed being able to talk and get to know each other.
|Gracie and Arnie waiting for a few nibbles of Love Shack chicken fingers.|
Yeah, I know. What's up with that? Shouldn't I have a picture with Pug? We better remedy that in Milwaukee after my 1000 Pugs shoot! Sheesh!
At Gracie's house, there was a break in the rain so we all headed outside to take care of business. And then Gracie and Arnie gave us an agility demonstration. Suki joined in too. I guess I was inspired because even I leaped over the 8 inch jump! I also went through the tunnel, scrunched up though. None of the peeps had cameras to capture my athletic moments. My mom always thought that if I hadn't got sick, I would have enjoyed agility and I think she's right. We were all pretty tired from a long but fun day at the Stockyards so we all found a lap to take a nap. Unfortunately for Suki, Gracie snagged her mom's lap before she could.
I just love the expression on Suki's face as she looks at Gracie sound asleep! The 'rents had fun talking the rest of the evening, making plans for the next day, and enjoying a wonderful spread of foodables, while we dreamt about stealing said foodables.
On Saturday, we headed to another 1000 Pugs location, downtown McKinney. It reminded me, mom and dad of Naperville, IL. We had a lot of fun shopping.
And posing for a ton of pics that the peeps thought would be so cute and funny. I should say that I look pretty rough and tough with my pink fleese in these pictures because at this point, dad had my harness under it. Anyway, before we left, we were so lucky to run into Pug again!
It was time to leave McKinney, but we had another stop to make. We were invited to hang out with Tiffy and the pugs from The Pugpant Chronicles! It was a fabulous pug party and so great to meet even more friends in the fur!
|Left to right: Tiffy, Annie, Hannah (hiding), Java, Howie, Suki, Arnie, me, and that's Gracie on top of the couch!|
Thanks to Gracie, Arnie, and Suki for showing me their great state! I had a blast hanging with them and also seeing my girl Tiffy, The Pugpant gang, and last but not least, Puglet! What a weekend this was!