Friday, November 19, 2010


Saturday, we are going to be in the Grand Illumination Parade in Norfolk! It's the biggest parade in the area and kicks off the holidays here. At the magic hour of 7 pm, the city skylines of Norfolk and Portsmouth light up and the parade begins.

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue and the Hampton Roads Pug Meet up are one of two doggy units in the parade. The theme this year is Lights, Camera, Action. So what are we going to be? Men in Black, of course. How many of us pugs are minding our own business, walking down the street, when out of nowhere comes "Frank, Men in Black!" from some crazy person.

Our humans are all dressing like agents in the black suits. We are wearing whatever keeps us toasty. Does it really matter if we wear a pink tutu? No, everybody's going to get the picture. Right?

So mom has built this flying saucer thing out of wagon for Quincy and Isabelle to ride in. They wouldn't be able to walk the whole two miles. We are walking with two special little girls, named Emma and Allie. All the walking dogs will have light up leashes and the wagons and strollers will have lights.

The spaceship

Looks cooler without the flash

Spooky alien pugs have left their ship

It even has a glow underneath!

Okay, so mom's not really into the alien thing, so her friend had to design this for her. But she did all the work. It has five strands of lights and one rope light on the bottom. Mom got this thing called a battery back up that lets her run the lights. We are hoping it lasts the whole parade, but so far it only lasts about 43 minutes. Fingers crossed for us!

More pictures after the parade! And if you want to watch it live on line, go to at 7 pm Eastern time. If she can, mom will put the link on here later. There's going to be pugs, pug mixes, and honorary pugs-a French bulldog and a big bulldog. 

Check back with us Sunday, if mom can get it together in time. We expect to be completely exhausted after being so adorable for so many people. Later!


  1. Girls that looks awsome! We hope it lasts the whole parade too. Have a great time and stay warm.


  2. That is pretty cool!! Have fun at the parade!! We can't wait to see pictures of the parade :)

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

  3. That is some float! Can't wait to see the pictures. One of our human brothers is in college at Old Dominion, we'll tell him about the parade!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  4. Oh...we so exciteds to see how the parade excitings.
    Much luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

  5. Thanks for the kind works for my son who goes to ODU> He's a senior and lives in a apartment with his girlfriend so he's pretty secure in his surroundings. He's child #4 and the last one to be getting out on his own.! Yipee....His major is Economics with a minor in Finance.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving you guys. Tell those pugs to not eat too much!

    Minnie and Mack and family