Let me start todays with a sincere thanks everyone who left comments on our post yesterday. It will take time to heal, but your words of support and understanding have warmed our hearts tremendously. Thank you all!
After such a difficult day Friday, I was lucky to have lots of good things to keep me occupied over this past weekend. Spent some time at an AKC event, where we got to watch our friend/vet Dr. Hunt win best of breed two days in a row (over 20+ other dogs) with her fabulous Frenchie, Neill. We also went to play at another "dog fun day", where Brutus got to steal the show himself as part of an agility demonstration put on by our club. Of course I took lots of photos, so have tons of new posting material!!!
How do you not smile at a face like that??
So today, we salute all our puggy buddies. Although there are a few other Frenchies who regularly contribute to DWB community - Lily & Benson (Dog Days), Tank (of the Plus-Sized Pug blog), and Spock - Brutus & I have also found ourselves a part of the pug community. A quick glance down the sidebar will show you that we are a sort of honorary member of the pug family. As fellow "B-boys/girls" (short for brachycephalic, or "smoosh" faced), one cannot deny a certain familiarity between the breeds. You know what they say about birds of a feather - guess it's true for dogs too, at least in the blog world!!
Almost everyone has seen a pug, but many people have never seen, or even heard of, a French Bulldog. Consequently, I often hear "Oh, what a cute black pug" when someone sees Brutus. I've often joked about getting him a T-shirt that says "NOT a Black Pug." Don't get me wrong, we are very pro-pug, but there are certain differences once cannot deny if given the opportunity to look at the two breeds side by side. Ears, tail, overall bulk - we each have our own take on the brachycephalic package.
The best thing pugs have going for them is a very stong presence in the rescue community, since it seems like almost every state has their own organization that stirives to keep homless puggies to a minimum. Although Brutus has met pugs before, we had a opportunity to meet a few cute pug-girls that were at the fun day as to promote Ohio Pug Rescue Network. Brutus was quite taken by both of them, so we hung out for a while & I snapped some photos to share!
"Hi there muscle boy - there's something different about you, but I think I like it!!"
How can two dogs be so similar, yet so different??
"Hey hottie, I lost my phone number - can I have yours??"
So although Brutus wants the world to know that HE is NOT a black pug, apparently he is more than happy to hang out with them!!
Stay tuned for more posts from our weekend!