Saturday, October 13, 2012

Southern Fried Pugs Take Manhattan!: Little pugs in the big city

Sunday, we had big plans to go into the big, bad city of New York. Manhattan and Washington Square Park, specifically. The Sunday 1000 Pugs! shoot was headquartered there, and we were going to meet up with more friends!

Unfortunately, mom woke up with one of those migraines that made her really sick to her stomach. So bad that if she took the medicine to help her headache, she would not be able to keep it down. She was dizzy and couldn't even stand up straight. She had some medicine to help with upset tummy but had never tried it. Even after taking it, she knew that she would not be able to drive into the city. That would take way too much concentration that she just didn't have.

But Wilma's mom to the rescue! A true pug hero, she offered to drive all of us into the city for the meet up then drive all the way back to the hotel. Now, they live an hour to the north of the city, and our hotel was an hour south of the city. So awesome woman that she is, she went two hours out of her way to make sure that we got to go. We absolutely <3 her! She completely saved the day.

Believe it or not, there's five pugs back there. 

It was cold and rainy in Manhattan, but so worth it because we got to see Tim and Christy again! And Scarlet's mom for a little bit. And a brief glimpse of Sid and his people. Plus, we got to see Marshmallow, Mochi and Macho and their people! They are adorable!

Washington Square Park
Pugs took over the small dog park, and it was just like yesterday. So many people stopped to take pictures of all of us! We are going to wind up on so many people's Facebook pages. The puparrazi attention has gone to our heads!

Waiting for treats! There's half of Petunia, Wilma, Sluggo and Brigitte.

We heard this was a fountain in the summer. The water was turned off to get ready for winter. 

Petunia and Brigitte checking out some pee mail.

Tallulah now automatically poses when someone holds up a phone. 

What the pug? Why are you out there, and     we're in here?

It's not a big park, but not too bad for little dogs like us. 
It's Kathy, Christy and mom! And all six of us pugs. Mom's bundled in the coat because we are southerners. We don't do 70 degrees or less. 
 Look, it's Miss Amanda again! She had to jump on a bench to get away from the voracious pugs. Treats!

We're chilling on the park bench. 

Puglet apparently has this thing about sitting on stuff. This time is was someone's foot!

We hung at the park for a few hours, getting super dirty and wet. Then it was time to go. Although the headache thing was a pain (literally), it worked out for the best. Mom never would have made it into and out of the city intact. The folks here drive on the offensive. We are southern and were raised to be polite, even when we don't want to be. Mom would never have lasted in the traffic to the tunnel. Again, a huge thanks to Wilma's mom for braving the city with six pugs.

Sluggo, sleeping on his mom's arm.


  1. So sorry you where sick. The rain coats are too cute

    urban hounds

  2. So sorry your mom couldn't pawticipate but glad your friend came to the rescue! Love the raincoats and jackets on you! Very cute!

  3. i'm so sorry your mom felt so bad! but how sweet of wilma's mom to take you guys into the city. i would have hated to miss all that pug fun! and i agree, new york driving is to much for my little southern heart. i'd never make it!

  4. Hope your mom feels better, and how great for Wilma's mom to take you! Great pictures!

  5. How great to have a friend to take you!

    Stop on by for a visit

  6. Wow what a great time it looked like! And to see all those furiends for 1000 pugs. Sorry your Mom wasn't feeling good. But good thing someone came to the rescue!

    Lots of licks,
    Swisher and Oakley

  7. Oh, migraines are terrible. We are glad Wilma's mom was able to come to the rescue! Awesome job Wilma's mom. I imagine NYC is even worse than Boston and Boston is pretty bad. We love the photo of the moms with your mom all bundled up. It's so cute.


  8. We're sorry to hear your mom wasn't feeling well.
    That was very nice of Wilma's mom to drive
    you guys! Looks like you had a
    super fun time!

    -Dana, Daisy & Bruce

  9. Well this explains a lot. Too bad your Mom wasn't feeling well, those migranes are the devil. But three cheers for Wilma's Ma taking the reins. You girls looked adorbs. We agree completely, anything below about 80 degrees and we are shivering. Brrrr!


  10. I luv seeing all the pictures from the shoot. Good times!

  11. Oh, goodness...I didn't know it was a migrane that was making you ill! Now I am really honored that you made your way to the big city (with help from Kathy). Thank you so much! It is always great to see you and look forward to another visit very soon!

  12. So glad you all made it! I wish the weather was nicer so we could have stayed longer to hang out. I would have enjoyed joining you guys in taking over the small dog park. :)


  13. Hi there! Just wondering if any of you there have seen photos yet? I know there have been some issues but just making sure I haven't missed anything. Thanks! Sasha (and Lila #855)

  14. Haven't heard anything since the spring unfortunately. Hope Amanda isn't in the hospital again. We are positive the pictures will be done and will be spectacular. We just have to be patient.