Many of the posts I have made have featured some great costumed dogs from prior PUG – O – WEENs. Last year we had some non-pugs play dress up too! If you didn’t purchase a ticket online you can still go and pay at the door!
All pugs are invited to participate in the 18th Annual Pug-O-Ween at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1202 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051 — 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Door open at 11:00AM
Join approximately 400 pugs as they parade around in their hair raising, blood-curdling, spine-chilling Halloween costumes. You can bring your human owners as long as they behave and try not to be in the spotlight.
Don’t worry about an accident – they happen. But you can be stylishly covered in panties and wraps made by The Belly Band Queen.
Yes it is the dog days of Sunday here. The weather is nice so the back door is open. And three of the doggies are laying in front of the open door, two are sleeping but Chester is checking out the goings on in the backyard.
October 26, 2014 is the 18th Annual Pug-O-Ween. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Grapevine, TX Convention Center. Admission price is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Come see the fun, enter your animal family (doesn’t have to be a pug) or come adopt a deserving, loving pug.
This year we are in limbo, so we can’t contemplate participation or making costumes. The foster pug and bug are disappointed. Okay the Bug, Ambrosia – pug and boston terrier is Not disappointed. She has seen my posts of doggies in costume, she is not a fan.
But Pippa (aka Madlina in pug rescue records) is disappointed. She wants everyone to know that she is cute and that her collapsing trachea isn’t holding her back. And she wants to meet Couch, a special needs pug with the same issue.
Couch is adorable and needs some donations to help with her medical expenses.
Here is a darling pug that needs a forever loving home, Hula. Meet Hula! She is a little Hula girl. She is around 7 years old. She dances around waiting to find you. She is an absolute little doll.
She had a very bad life of being a breeder girl and that life is now gone forever. Her little eyes were so damaged and blind that they had to be removed. She is a trooper and is recovering great. Thanks to DFW Pug Rescue for saving Hula and her friends. She is available for a forever home and you can inquire at www.dfwpugs.com.
You don’t know what you are missing until you own a blind pug and welcome them in your home as a new family member. Most rewarding experience ever!!
I have to go – Someone just let out the alert that they have seen a squirrel. Everyone is answering the call to duty (except the parakeets). We must make the yard safe for caninekind. Happy trails and tails.
Please DONATE to DFW Pug Rescue .I have had Vanessa, Sophie (originally Dutchess), Jelly Bean, Diane, Rajah, Pippa (Madlina), Pookie and Ambrosia. Luleen and Blossum and have spent time in my home on their way to foster and homes.
Vanessa was only with me just over a week, the last days of her life. Her family of 12 years surrendered her because she had spinal damage and ‘accidents’. It was my joy to love her the last days of her life and as always grief and pain. But Vanessa and Sophie (this blog began in memory of Sophie) Jelly, Rajah and Pookie brought me so much love.
Please consider a gift in memory of a loved companion this holiday to one of these organizations above, below or one of your choosing.
Showcase Take Me Home Pet Rescue rescued Adele. They have a marvelous Angel Christmas tree with information on the animals currently in the groups care. They will take In Kind Goods as well as Donations. Check out the groups wish list on Amazon.And they host many fund-raising events. If you live in Dallas area, consider being a volunteer or foster.
TMHPRdoesn’t focus on any particular breed. They rescue dogs and cats they come across in need and do what they can. Most rescues come from kill shelters and many have injuries. Check out the blog at TMHPR website and read about Desiree.
Showcase Azle Animal Shelter Humane Association. Many animal shelters operate with dedicated and caring workers and volunteers (some not so much but today I am not showcasing those that need to improve or need to be called out).
One of the wonderful things about Azle Animal Shelter Humane Association is how this small operation takes time to showcase every adoption on Facebook. One of the things I do is comment with a note of gratitude to the adopters and a kudos to the shelter staff.
Donations are helpful too because community shelters don’t have enough money. Through donations the shelter went from this to a wonderful facility.
More Showcases Coming in the Future. Right now I am focused on:
I introduced Rosie in my post Rescue Stories: Rosie. Rosie and her loving mom, Cinnamon, have become a strong voice against puppy mills.
Recently and unexpectedly sweet Rosie died. Cinnamon is devastated as any of us that have lost a beloved companion understand. I am still grieving for Jelly Bean and I often cry in sadness and joy for all my other darling babies (my dogs) I have lost. This blog is dedicated to the memory of one of my special needs girls I had to let go a year ago, Sophie .
With the death of Rosie, Cinnamon has received condolences and messages. Apparently some fans of Rosie and the icon she has become have spoken of breeding their dog and naming a puppy after her. A link to the page Everything Rosie is below.
Be The Change. Sometimes the Difference Between Life and Death IS YOU!
Even in grief Cinnamon has remained a staunch advocate against puppy mills and for animal rights. I want to share one of her facebook posts to help spread the word.
Even in grief Cinnamon remains a staunch advocate against puppy mills.
“Rosie was and always will be beautiful to me. I see a spectacular otherworldly creature from a children’s storybook when I look at her pictures and she radiated something magical when she was in my arms. HOWEVER…what I also see and remember is how those little legs didn’t work as well as she wanted them to and as well as they should have. I see the joy she can hardly contain but can’t fully express. I see a face I
dearly loved and will go to my grave loving; yet, I also see the face of a dog that entered this world through a toxic gene pool because of greed and ignorance.
So please understand why I am worried and disturbed to receive emails from people saying they are going to breed their dog and name a pup after Rosie.
. Please understand that my head and heart ache when people write to say it is such a shame she never had puppies. I know those folks mean well.
Rosie and I made the best of what she had, and with an army of assistance, we still couldn’t repair the damage wrought by greed, ignorance and neglect. Please look at Rosie’s video and celebrate her life.
Please promise her that you will never let another animal come into the world this way. Make her life have meaning and purpose.”
Soon a worldwide memorial will be held in celebration of Rosie’s life and to bring awareness to the plight of dogs bred in puppy mills. Cinnamon has asked you “Make her life (Rosie) have meaning and purpose.”
I also ask you to make Rosie’s life have meaning and purpose. Make my sweet Jelly Bean and Sophie, puppy mill rescues with Congenital birth defects. So many animals have suffered due to the greed and inhumanity of humans.
Please be aware and raise awareness. As I always ask and say: Be The Change. Sometimes the Difference Between Life and Death IS YOU!