The second Pugoween event turned out to be an even bigger (and funnier) event than the first one.
I wasn’t able to capture all of the amazing costumes, but if you buckle up for a it of a ride, here’s a taste of what to expect if you get a few dozen pugs and their people together at Halloween to raise money for rescue.
Candy Corn Witch pugs…
…Lobster Pugs who aren’t really lobsters…and aren’t really pugs, either…
…same goes for the Taco Pug…
…and the little Genie! (seriously – check out her NAILS, people!)
This little doll was dressed as a roadie for her beloved uncle’s band…
…what more need be said?
Another Genie Pug!
You can’t deny the awesomeness of a great outfit.
Our Candy Corn Witch pug won a prize in the costume contest, and she seemed to be pretty stoked about it…
…although little Magnolia the Sock Monkey seemed to feel a bit slighted.
…the pug who came dressed as a bath sponge did well, also. I think that his yellow rubber ducky had been purloined by the time I got to take his photo….
But it was the giant Pug Spider and his sibling the giant Pug Fly who took home first place honours in the costume contest, and it’s easy to see why.
Lola took a moment to congratulate Pug Fly on his win. …at least I’m assuming that’s what she was doing.
Little Peggy the Ladybug wasn’t too impressed with the event.
…okay. She wasn’t too impressed with ME. She had a great time at the event.
Lions MUST wear pearls, don’t you know.
Formal photos were taken upstairs.
This little gal, Raisin, is a recent puppymill rescue, and a good portion of the funds raised will help with her upcoming medical costs. Poor darling has had a very rough go of it until now, but I think she knows she’s safe now.
Little men wore their best ties.
And some pugs preferred to hang out with their humans.
Best seat in the house, no?
Peachy Keen Pets was there to sell their fabulous harnesses, collars and leashes – with a portion of sales donated to the rescue!
With raffle prizes awarded, contests judged and pug portraits taken, the happy pugs started to slow down and give the universal signal for “can we please go home now?” to their people…
It was clear that everyone had a simply marvellous time.
But even Lola Pug was ready to call it a day. So many pugs and costumes to dream about on her homeward bound nap.
A total blast for pugs and their people, alike, and all for a fantastic cause. It was a of pugs helping pugs event, I suppose…with a little bit of human intervention thrown in, of course.
Until next Halloween….