Sunday, February 14, 2010

ValenPug Party!

I was totally clean and ready to roll this morning when I got out of bed. I knew I was going to finally meet some friends in person today at the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue ValenPug Party. I paced and paced through the house all morning until Mom and Dad were finally ready to go. I was so excited when Mom picked me up and loaded me into the car for the short drive to the party.

Mom told me that the party was so close to our house that if there wasn't any snow on the ground she would have hooked my buggy up to her bike and we would have rolled there. Luckily for me there's lots of snow on the ground so Dad drove us to K-9 Playtime for my first ever Valentine's Day party.

Even though K-9 Playtime is right by our house, I've never been there. Lots of dogs go there for daycare but I've never gone to daycare. The place was really cool and there was lots of room to play. We got there five minutes after the party started and there were already at least fifteen dogs there.

Look who's here? It's Rainy and her mom Karen. I was so excited they came to the party. I've wanted to meet them for so long and here they were. They drove all the way from the city to attend the party. Isn't Rainy adorable? She's teeny like Tweedles.

Mom said it was hard to get a good picture of Rainy because she was running around like a crazy pug. She had lots of puppy energy and she loved to jump in peoples' laps.

Dad tried to get a good picture of me and Mom but of course I didn't want to look at the camera. Don't I look cute in my sweater? I got lots of compliments on it and I told everyone that Emmitt's mom Melissa made it especially for me. Next time we attend one of these events we are going to get Melissa's business card to hand out instead of just telling everyone the website.

There were lots of pugs at the party and Mom and Karen were petting all of them. There were also pug wannabes in attendance, but we didn't get any pictures of them.

Dad and Karen were chilling with Rainy and I or maybe it's the other way around. This was one of the rare occasions that Rainy was sitting still.

I met some new friends at the party too. This is Josie and she was at the party with her parents and siblings. Isn't she sweet? She lives in Elgin which is where my aunt Colleen lives.

Josie is mature like me and we really hit it off. Josie can't really walk and her parents carry her everywhere.

I know that Betty has been flirting with me and O'Mally is kind of sweet on me, but I need a girl who lives close to my house. I might have found just the right girl in Josie.

Josie, will you be my Valentine?

That's Josie's mom sitting on the floor talking to Mom. Mom looks like a pug magnet, doesn't she? Don't worry, she didn't want to take puggies home.

I was chillaxin' with Dad when this pug ran over to us. He was an old guy like me so Mom called this area the old pug's home.

As soon as the old guy left this guy showed up. Sheesh puggies! I know my dad is lovable but give him some space!

I was ready to go home after a half hour but Mom insisted we stay because some of my other friends were on their way.

Can you tell where the food was located? Right behind this fence. There were hot dogs and all sorts of yummy treats. These guys were trying to figure out how to get to the food.

I don't know where this lady came from but she got right in Mom's face. Her name was Isabel and even though she was very photogenic she wasn't really my type.

All of a sudden Dad came over to Mom and told her that Gen and The Foo had arrived with their mom Peta, her Honey, and Honey's daughter. Look at Gen looking all cute in her dress. Peta was so smart to put name tags on her ladies.

Here's The Foo! Her and Gen had matching dresses and the dresses were definitely the hit of the party. The Foo was a real social butterfly. She checked out everything and everyone loved her.

The Foo even hung out with me, Dad, and Karen. The Foo loves the scratches!

I wasn't a total wallflower. I wanted to visit with the puggies and make friends but sometimes all the excitement is just too much for me. I can't run and play like I used to, so I take things nice and slow.

I finally warmed up to all the excitement in the corner and introduced myself. The puggies and people were very welcoming.

I had such a great time at the party. I'm so glad I got to meet Karen and Rainy, and Peta, Gen, and The Foo. I felt like I already knew them but it was great to finally meet them in person.
I'm so exhausted from the party that I'm sure I'll be sleeping in late tomorrow. I sure hope I get to go to another party soon while I'm nice and clean. Maybe I can talk Mom into having a party at our house. Hmmmm. I'll put that on my to do list this week.

38 comments:

agent99 said...

Just when Mom thought we'd get the scoop on you guys......it was great to meet you in person Stubby! I hope we can play again soon.

Love
Gen & the Foo

Heather and Walter said...

wow!!!! what a pug party! Wish we could have been there to kiss all those faces!!!

Stubby said...

Hi Gen & The Foo! It was pawsome to meet you guys. I had such a great time hanging out with you. We will definitely get together as soon as all the snow melts.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Heather & Wally! It's so great to hear from you guys. Florida looks amazing and I know you guys are having a good time there.

The party was great and Mom got lots of kisses. I haven't seen that many pugs in one place in a long time. It was so cool!

Stubby xoxo

THE PUGLET said...

Hey Stubbs!

How cool!!! Puggy friends AND hotdog snacks? Sounds like the Valenpug party was worth suffering through that bath.

My human thinks your sweater is VERY cool. I'd totally get "she'd" in it, but you're rocking that pink trim.

Maybe Flat Puglet can go to your next event.

PS> Good thinking, finding a girl who lives nearby. My heart really ached for Jenny The Pug today.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi stubby!
oh my gosh! you are so lucky to get to meet gen, the foo and rainy and their families!
we so wish we could have come too!

you look so handsome and your pictures made our whole day! we are so happy you like your sweater vest.

xoxoxoxoxo
m & e

Stubby said...

Hi Puglet! Unfortunately, I didn't have any hot dogs at the party but I did have some french fries when I got home.

The party was totally worth taking a bath for. I didn't really want to wear my sweater but that was the only way my friends could identify me. Tweedles has the same sweater and she's a girl. Go figure.

Flat Puglet could totally go to the next event. I even mentioned Flat Puglet to Josie and she said she'd love to have him visit her.

Have you heard from Jenny today? I checked her website yesterday to see if she received your haiku but it wasn't there. Maybe she is out of town or something.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! I had such a great time meeting my friends. We talked about you guys because everyone loved my sweater.

I told my new friend Josie that Emmitt makes meatloaves and she said she'd love to try one sometime.

Stubby xoxo

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Stubby, we're glad you gots to meet Rainy and her mom. Our paws are crossed that Rainy's mom grows comfortable with the idea of being a pug mom.

As far as Betty... she doesn't warm up to just anybody. If you got your eye on another puglet, it's best to tell her now before she gets too serious.

Gunther

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Stubby
I wish I could have come to the party to meet you and Rainy, and Gen and the Foo. Why do I have to live so far away!!!
You look so handsome in your sweater! Your just cute as a bug!
I know you had lots of fun getting cuddles and kisses- and eating, but to make the icing on the cake- i will blow some hearts your way!
love
tweedles

Stubby said...

Hi Gunther! You guys would have loved the party. There were over 50 puggies there and at least 5 other non-pugs.

I really like Betty but I didn't think she was serious about me. I hope I didn't ruin my chances with her so please don't tell her about Josie. I never thought I'd have this problem because the ladies have never been beating down my door. I guess I need to figure things out.

Stubby xoxo

Deborah said...

That was a lot of fun! All the pugs,it looked like you had fun at your party!!

Yoda & Brutus said...

What a great pug party! So great that you got party with so many pugs. Can't wait to go to our next meetup, but will have to wait until it warms up a little bit as it is outside.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Apollo said...

Oh how cool! I wish they'd arrange one of those in the Indy area. I'm glad you got to meet and play with some of our fellow Pugblogger friends.

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Stubby,

Wow, what a party! We wish we was pugs! We never get to go to any parties!

Luv ya,
Riley and Star. xoxoxox!

Lex said...

Look at all the pugs!! That is so cool :)

It looks like you got some phone numbers there Stubby! :)

Pearl said...

Stubby love,
Here I thought I had a piece of your heart, and it seems you have tons of ladies vying for your affection! I hope I am still one of them!

It's ok. I suppose I have lots of boyfriends too. There is plenty of our love to be spread around.

I am SO glad you got to meet some friends and enjoy the ValenPug party! It looks sooo fun!

xoxo
Pearly

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Stubby I knows how you feel being a little seasoned shall we say. I keeps to myself and pawrents too much excitment isn't good for us seasoned puggers! You looked really cute with your sweater on and I am happys to see you have a special valentine date too!

Tuni

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! I wish you could have been at the party too. I was secretly hoping that you would climb in your magic bubble and travel across the sky to the party but I knew your moms would miss you too much.

I just caught the hearts you blew my way. Thank you so much for them. You are so sweet!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Deborah! There were so many pugs at the party. It was crazy at times with all the puggies running around. It was such a great party and I can't wait until next year!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Yoda & Brutus! The party reminded me of the Indy meetups except inside. I had such a great time at the party even though I spent most of the time on the sidelines.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Apollo! You guys should totally have a ValenPug party in Indy. I can just imagine how many puggies would show up and how they would be dressed.

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Riley & Star! How funny that you wish you were pugs. That's just not right. I'm sure there are parties for maltese doggies, don't you think? If not, then you guys should organize one.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Lex! I totally got some phone numbers. I can't believe how many friends I made and how many puggies loved Mom and Dad. They had pugs all over them every time they sat down. It was totally crazy!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Pearly! You are still my number one girl, don't you worry. I know that you have so many male suitors calling on you and that I'm just one of many. Oh Pearly, you are just the one for everyone!

There's enough of me to go around so don't worry about that. I have a huge heart filled with love.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Tuni! I knew you would understand my situation. I am seasoned and all that excitement is often too much for little old me. Mom insists I get out and meet puggies so I do it to make her happy. I did have a good time and I'm glad I got to finally meet some bloggie friends.

Stubby xoxo

Hank said...

Hi, Stubby!

Looks like a great time, and you look incredibly handsome in your sweater!

Well, guess it's time to gently break the news to Molly.....oy vey!

Sarah

Stubby said...

Hi Hank! Please don't tell Molly about Josie. I feel bad for Molly and I don't want to break her heart.

I owe you some PBR dude!

Stubby xoxo

Pugsley and Lola said...

WOW!!! Looks like a PUGTASTIC party!! Wish we could have joined you.

Pugs & Kisses
Pugsley & Lola

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Stubby!

This looked like such a fun
Valentine party! Everyone looks
so sexy and festive!

Penny and I hope you have a great
week!

-Dana & Penny

Debbie said...

Wow that is some party - I bet you all had fun.

dw said...

Stubby, it was great to meet you on Sunday! You sure are a handsome boy! And I'm glad I got to meet your mom, too! We'll have to get together from time to time so I can get a little Stubby-time! :)

Stubby said...

Hi Pugsley & Lola! It was a pugtastic party. There were so many cool pugs there and I had tons of fun.

I still need to get down to Indy to meet you guys. I'm thinking a road trip this summer is called for, don't you think?

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Dana & Penny! You guys would have loved the party. There were many sexy pugs there but none as sexy as Penny.

The festive outfits added to the fun because it was hard to keep track of the puggies that were naked. Mom left my sweater on me so she could keep an eye on me!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Debbie! The party was even more fun than the pictures show. There were so many pugs and people everywhere. I loved every minute of it even though it took me a full day to recover.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi dw! It was so great to meet you too. Thanks for the compliment.

We definitely have to get together. I will ask Mom to take me to the city so I can hang out with you. And when you come out here to go shopping, please let us know so you can stop by and see us.

Stubby xoxo

Aniemother said...

That looks like fun! I'd be running from hooman to hooman (they're the ones giving kisses and treats after all), too.

How fun you've discovered curling. Mom did it two olympics ago and is watching every day now, too. It's good with something that's interesting to watch even if two other nations are playing.

B

Stubby said...

Hi Bajas! Lots of puggies were running from hooman to hooman to give kisses. None of the food made it into the big area where I was unfortunately.

We have been watching curling all day (and all week) long. You are so right that it's interesting no matter who is playing. Mom likes the Danish players' outfits.

Stubby xoxo