And we have big news!
First, Pugapalooza! It's the 3rd annual Pugapalooza, and this year's theme is Mardi Paws! It's going to May 21 from 1-4 at the Ballentine Bark Park, our neighborhood dog park. It's going to be totally kewl!
Check out the details here! If you live near Norfolk, Virginia, you should come. We've had folks come from Richmond and North Carolina! It's so worth the drive. If you are coming from out of town, leave mom a comment. She'll hook you up!
If anyone has anything they'd like to donate for Pugapalooza, LET US KNOW! We can use anything and everything. Maybe you got a pug thing for Christmas and don't really have a place for it. Send it to us and we will sell or raffle it. Someone will love it!
We have to say, we really miss Sequoia and Tuni right now. They always had awesome costumes. And their parents were so awesome to help out at Pugapalooza when they were here. Their mom made the best photo booths. If we can find a kissing pug, we will use her wonderful kissing booth again this year. We really miss them.
We've got to give a shout out to Wilma and her mom, too. Tallulah won the Bad Girls contest a little while back and got a sweet gift certificate to CSN for all her badness. We used it to buy some things for Pugapalooza, so thanks Wilma!
Second, our mom is a founding member of a new pug rescue in Virginia. Pugs U Gotta Save (P.U.G.S)
The paperwork to be non-profit has been turned in, so we're just waiting on the official word. It's unfortunate that we adorable pugs need so much rescuing, but it's true.
We know a lot of you volunteer with your local rescues and we salute you. If you don't volunteer, please consider it. There's lots you can do to help pugs.
- You can check references. You can do that without even leaving home!
- You can transport pugs from one place to another.
- You can foster. It's really hard and it's not for everyone.
- You can volunteer at events.
- You can raise money.
- You can design posters and websites.
- You can make stuff to sell like clothes and bellybands and blankets.
- You can make stuff to sell like wine bottle charms and ornaments.