I love pugs with ALL of my might. ALL OF IT. This is why the Oregon Humane Society’s annual Pug Crawl (this was the 15th one!!) is basically the best day of the year. Ankle deep in pugs, is where I love to be. Let me take you on a journey of some of my favorite moments from this most epic day of Major League Pugs (the theme, ya’ll).
I feel like more time gets added on to my life somehow when a particularly dazzling pug is around. The pug parade every year will turn me into one of those people that lives to be 120 and then in about 86 years when I am interviewed about the secret to my longevity, I will get to answer, “Pugs.” The pug people will nod knowingly and the others will be bewildered, but maybe, just maybe, they will get themselves down to the pug parade that year.
I am so not kidding, this really happened.
We actually had glorious weather this year, unlike the torrential downpours of years past. This time the pugs got to take a dip in the pool!
You guys, you guys, you guys!!! This pug made my life complete at the NW Pet Fair with her hilarious moves. You MUST check this out if you haven’t already seen it (it’s the second photo in the blog post): Upside Down Dog Wins at Life
Thank you, punk rock pugs. Thank you for existing.
I don’t know how this pug got fuzzy, but I am so pleased that this occurred. And for some dapper dudes, a polka dot bow tie IS sporty. I don’t make the rules!
Every pug parent knows about the incredible weaving abilities of pug hair through your clothes (well, and theirs). We used to call this “pughairy”. It’s much like glitter! If you hang out with a pug, you will find pug hair on you until the end of time. Our solution was to make all our furniture and carpet pug colored. Whatever, sir- I will wear beige for you! <3
I have failed to capture just how “big boned” this pug is. He weighs 45 POUNDS!! He’s actually only just a little bit plump, it’s just that he is twice the size of your average pug. Twice the love, people.
If that smile can’t win you over, seriously — WHAT WILL??
I can’t help but notice that there is a pug melting all over his lap.
Behold the majesty!! I can’t even believe my incredible fortune of meeting this beauty and all of her dang shoes.
I guess SOME pugs just weren’t into it. Not naming anyone in particular.
So creative! So awesome!
Such good pug shirts out there! This is the tip of the pug shirt iceberg. Pugs are just INSPIRING.
He has serious school spirit.
The puppy is awake and I just have all the feels.
Meeting Jenny the Pug was a total dream come true!
I was so stoked to meet Amanda of Panda Paws Rescue. They are incredible, please please please check them out!
With Amanda was Duncan, the most amazing dog ever. I had wanted to meet him for so long!! He doesn’t let having only two legs stop him, and he is just SO happy!
These surfing pugs were super legit.
Things started to heat up during the parade between Pug Lake and Pug Woods. The electricity between them was undeniable.
The secret to winning the match is that no other pug can fit in the ring. Whatever works, bro!
Can someone please sponsor this guy so he can ride around Portland with his side car pug full time? The world needs this.
Roman and Izzy won second place for their epic costumes! Well done!
The moment you all have been waiting for- the winner of the Pug Crawl was Leeloo the race car driver!! Powered by treats, she will drive right into your heart. Awwwwwwwww!
We all raised over $16,000 to help pets in need. That is amazing!! Many, many more photos can be seen on the Oregon Humane Society website. Enjoy the insanity!!! See you next year, pug lovers <3