Bella and I just came back from a very busy weekend. I turned 21 on Sunday and the family loaded up and drove to Grapevine for the Pug-O-Ween festival. It was a fun time, Bella was dressed as a purple butterfly and the place was full of adorable pugs, both big and small. There was a costume contest, which we didn't enter due to getting to the event late.

 

My mom got me a pug scarf, t-shirt, coasters, and small wall hanging.  My apartment has somehow developed a dog theme without me realizing it, from the pug picture above my couch, to the chili pepper pug salt and pepper shakers. I have to put my foot down before it goes any further. My family is concerned, but it is partly their fault, I don't go out and get some of these things myself. Who knows, maybe I'll find someone who understands and will love my dog adorned abode. Until then, I will continue to be perceived as a crazy dog girl. 

 

Anyways, back to Pug-O-Ween. When I say loaded up the family, I mean the whole family. My aunt, her two sons, her husband, my grandmother, my mom, my brother, Bella, and myself. We took two vehicles and DFW Pug Rescue received a sizable donation from just our entry fees. All proceeds from the event went to the rescue, which made my birthday that much better. I wish I could say that Bella had a good time, but she didn't. Bella was a bummer pug all day. She was very excited when we got there, bounding off of the car in her costume and walking with that pep in her step all the way inside. Then something must have happened to change her mood. She didn't want to associate with the other pugs, she wanted me to carry her, and Bella was just not a happy pug. I thought it had something to do with the loud noise from the announcer, Bella is not a fan of loudness and shows disapproval when the car radio volume is too high. Also, she wasn't "the pug". When we go to dog parks or out, she is "the pug". At Pug-O-Ween, there were sooo many pug babies getting attention. Bella was just another curly tail and squished face in the crowd. Hopefully next year she lightens up, because next year, Bella is going to win the costume contest, and sweep the pug races. Training begins today, and our costume ensemble is going to take the cake :)

 

Update on blood test: I'm not sure if I posted before the results of Bella's blood test. Today I called the doctor back, she had contacted me before to say that everything was normal, but she had to speak to me. I thought something was wrong, but she just told me everything was great, almost perfect, but if Bella continued to have seizures, we could treat them. I'm so happy for Bella's health, but after catching her drinking from a glass of water on the coffee table today, all is far from perfect with my bratty puggy. 

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Helena Brown on November 9, 2011 at 8:55am

It was great to hear about your birthday and about beautiful Bella. She sounds a bit like Hektor, he is not that keen on his own kind, in fact he can be a bit bad tempered with Stan, who is one of the few Pugs we see in the neighbourhood. I think that the noise probably put her off, if you think how acute a dogs hearing is, very loud noises do nothing for them. I agree with Pug Chock that owners enjoy these affairs more than their Pugs. It must be very disconcerting with all the Pugs and people being there specially when she is not used to it.

As for all you Pug related things, I am just as bad, the only two things I have bought myself are my large Pug ornament and I have a printed Pug Shaped screen thingy, don't not know how to describe it. I now use it to hide the wires beside the Bedroom TV. I have had given to me several Pug ornaments, pictures and I have a Victorian white clay Pug and a separate cat ornaments which weregiven to me by a lady we used to meet when walking the other two. So you just enjoy yourself, you only want a man who loves you and your Pug plus pug things. My Husband buys me Pug Books.

Comment by Pug Chick on November 7, 2011 at 10:37am
So enjoyed reading all your news.  Pug-a-ween sounds like great fun.  Well for everyone but Bella...poor girl.  We just went to our annual Pugfest put on by SEPRA (Southeastern Pug Rescue Adoption)  I know what you mean about the noise.  Loud music and loud announcer.  This was my kids second time and they did pretty good other than being tired of getting dragged around.  Last year Pixie layed down and refused to move...lol  I think they get overwelmed with all the goins on and all the other puggies.  We took chairs and set up a home base where everyone could sit and rest from time to time.  It probably scared Bella somewhat.  I think the owners enjoy these events more than the pugs...lol
Comment by Pam & Pugs :0) on November 5, 2011 at 4:50pm
What a great blog post, so much news!  Pugoween sounds fun!  And I am so glad to hear about Bella's test.  I had a pug who lived to be 15 on anti-seizure meds.  Worked great!  :0)

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