Lola Pug and I are BIG fans of Christmas, so around this time of year, we absolutely MUST head down to meet Mr. Claus, himself, when he comes into town.
Fortunately for us, Santa has a soft spot for rescue dogs, so he made a special visit this year to the annual Pugalug Pug Rescue Pug Claus celebration.
So many pugs came out to meet Santa and spend the afternoon showing off their festive outfits, all while raising much needed funds for pug rescue.
This little guy is a rescue from a few years back – can you even stand how well he rocks that bow tie and suit?!? (and how about that cool shirt on his dad!)
Remember this little charmer from last month’s Pugoween event? (Hint: She was the taco!) She’s grown a bit since then, and clearly I can’t stay away from her gorgeousness. The camera loves her, no?
Lola’s somehow actual relative (we’ll say he’s a cousin), Higgins, was there with his people. He was looking stately and handsome, despite his people’s best attempt to make him look jolly and festive.
…the happiness…the cuteness….
Josephine was all-eyes on her mama, Mrs. Claus…
I would have just handed her all of the sardine snacks in my hand…proof that her mama clearly has WAY more willpower than I do.
I mean LOOK AT THIS FACE!
But as fun as it is to mingle and socialise, the Man of the Hour was upstairs, and in a rare moment of excitement and affection, Lola welcomed Santa with a BIG and clearly welcomed kiss…
…and then proceeded to whisper all of her hopes and dreams for Christmas and the New Year into his ear.
The pug who is usually Little Miss Wriggles in anyone else’s arms was as comfy as anything in Santa’s lap.
He’s kind of a special dude that way, I guess.
We had such a fun time, and all funds raised are headed to help pugs like little Blossom here find love and health and a brand new life. If you’re looking to donate to a great cause this holiday season, I highly recommend Pugalug, by the way. They are a group of amazing, experienced and committed rescuers, and they are 100% volunteer.
Friends, family, love and giving back. What more could Christmas possibly be about?
Thank you to Steven Chung for the gorgeous formal Santa portrait at the end of the blog post!