Twinner & Pug Madness

3 10 2010

Wow. I don’t even know where to start with my weekend. I got to see my longest blog friend, my Twinner. It was as if we had been friends for YEARS! She got off the plane (I greeted her with cupcakes!), and then we went to my house, exchanged gifts, took out the pugs, and then went straight to get Mexican. Twinner had never seen white queso – apparently in Oklahoma it’s yellow?

Then we did some crafting and baking before getting ready for our evening.

We went to Rock Bottom so that Twinner could try some fun beers. We shared the sampler and a pretzel appetizer. I wish I had taken more pictures of our meals! But we weren’t at Rock Bottom long- we had a Big Fat Gay Pug Wedding to go to!

The whole point of the weekend was to get together a bunch of pug bloggers from around the continent (yes, we had a Canadian blogger come!) I had a pug blog for a long time, The Misadventures of Pug(s) and Bugg. I couldn’t keep up with all the blogs, so I stopped, but these other bloggers have remained my friends and I love getting together with them. There are tons of pug bloggers in Indy and a bunch of “celebrities” came in from out of town. Two Indy pugs, Salinger and Pugsley, decided to get “married” this weekend in front of all the blogger guests. It was pretty hilarious!

Twinner and I then had a little run-in with some mud. There were some sketchy characters in the hotel hallway (where the event was held) so we tried to exit out a different door after we used the bathroom. Turns out we were stuck in a courtyard and couldn’t get back inside. We tried to walk to the fence side, but found out quickly that it was a field of mud.

After cleaning ourselves up in the bathroom (after a nice older man let us in) we realized that whoever used the bathroom next would NOT know that it was mud.

The night was awesome- there were rainbow favors, a doggie cake, and lots of hilarious people. We head home and crashed after such a long day!

The next day was the monthly pug meetup at the park up the street from us. It was insanity!

Check out this cutie, THE FOO! Isn’t that a cute pug name? I just love little Foo. She came to visit from Illinois with her pug sister Genevieve. Here’s Foo:

Pug celebrity Punchy came from upstate New York. She made my pugs’ wedding outfits! (You can find her on etsy at PugPossessed) She wore her pug meetup pants for the occasion.

B was in charge of Sophie, while I was in charge of Harles (he doesn’t do well around other dogs, he gets nervous and snippy) and Twinner had the Bugg, who, it seems, smoked a few crack pipes before the meetup. Seriously.

Harles’ “girlfriend” is Clover who lives in Ottawa, Canada. Clover didn’t make it out but her mom Jess did! Here I am with Jess and Twinner.

This is Miley, whose tongue is TO DIE FOR!

Twinner giving Bugg some cuddles:

These are the ladies from out of town! Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, and Canada!

And then there’s this cutie patootie…. Josie. I fell in love!

Laura and Twinner hung out, even though Laura’s pug Salinger didn’t seem to want to be in pictures.

After the meetup, we went back to our house and watched the OU game for Twinner. Although I’ve been christened a bandwagon fan. BOOMER SOONER! Bugg was concerned about the game.

When the game was pretty much locked up, we went to Vikki’s (who has 11 pugs!) Her husband had just had knee surgery, but she and joined in some party festivities. Which means food!

This is one of Vikki’s crew, Rosie. She had barely any hair when they rescued her. She’s a pug mix and only has one eye. She stayed right in that spot all night!

This is another mix (with Twinner) he is a puggle named Jeff Saturday! Jeff’s owners have three others, a pug named Reggie Wayne, a pug-shi tzu named Dallas Clark, and a Bugg named Peyton Annie Manning. Do you see a (Colts!) trend here?

Here I am with some of the ladies: Stacy (Harles’ foster mom), Michele (Stubby’s mom from Chicago) and my Twinner!

More people- left to right are Jess, Punchy, Gerry (Michele’s husband), Vikki, and Cindy. With various pugs!

Little Josie got tired and had the whole chair to herself!

I tried to get a good picture of everyone, but it didn’t quite work out.

I did get a few more pics with my Twinner though! She got me this beautiful scarf as a gift! Clearly she knows me too well. (The crafts we were doing? These nametags! You can see mine in this picture.)

We took a picture with our good friend Laura as well…

And then discussed doing duck face. (Know you love this, Laura L!)

And yes, I did get everyone to do the duck face.

Poor Salinger (Laura’s only pug) was pretty much pooped at the end of the night. He’s not very social.

I got a picture with the famous Punchy. We all autographed a picture mat for her! She is so talented and lovely.

Twinner gave my little girls lots of hugs and attention while I was busy getting an autographed book!

We crashed hard last night as well, since it was such a long day. Luckily we got to spend some time together this morning before Twinner’s flight. We got breakfast at Perkin’s (disappointing… don’t ask) and then did a little shopping on Broad Ripple Avenue, a cute street with small shops (and lots of bars at night.) Then it was sadly time to take Twinner back to the airport! We miss her a lot but I’m sure she’s happy to get back to her one-pug household after all this crazyness!

I haven’t laughed this hard or had this much fun in a long time! It was a wonderful weekend! Thanks to all my friends, new and old, for making this great, crazy weekend a success!

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19 responses

3 10 2010
Laura

Oooh my GOODNESS. I love all the pugs! So freaking cute. Oh, and your hair looks awesome in every. single. picture. And that scarf she got you? LOVE it! Where’s it from? So glad you had a great weekend!!

How about a bride blogger meet up next??

3 10 2010
Emily B

So. Many. Pugs! I’m trying to think of how a cat meet-up would go and the visuals are making me laugh. Every cat would find a couch to hide under and only the humans would be left. Definitely not as fun.

Looks like you had a fabulous time w/ your Twinner! Isn’t it crazy how we make friends, like REAL friends, on the internet? I love it šŸ™‚

3 10 2010
Hannah

You make me want to blog. Just for the friends. So glad you had a pug-filled fun weekend and I hope to visit you someday!
Thanks for being awesome šŸ™‚

3 10 2010
Maria

How cute!!! This entry made me smile like a big goober the whole way through šŸ™‚

4 10 2010
Christina

SO many cute pugs! I love the ones with their tongues out, haha. Glad you had such a fun weekend!

4 10 2010
Cindy G.

It was great seeing you again!! Meeting your Twinner and the rest of the out of town bloggers was wonderful! The name tags were a great idea too – thank you šŸ™‚

I think we should work on making this an annual event!

4 10 2010
Laura

I FINALLY FOUND YOU!!!!
So I finally find your new blog and am greeted with a pic of me doing the #$%&@ DUCK FACE with you and Twinner!!!! Oy!

So great to see you again this weekend…it’s been ages!

Seriously…let me know when you have a few free hours and I’ll make you a master of the basketweave!

Love,
L.

4 10 2010
Twinner

YOUR TWINNER LOVES YOUUUU!

And has been convinced to start a hard-core diet after seeing these pictures. My face looks like I got stung by a bee.

AND… in other upsetting news, I just realized I inadvertently stole the lipstick you let me wear on Saturday. I shall mail it to you.

BEST WEEKEND EVERRRRRRRRRRRR! xoxoxoxoxo

4 10 2010
Jenell

Cute new do! And holy pugs!!! Glad twinner made it to Indy.

4 10 2010
Dancy

So cute! I’m loving all the puppies. Are those your brand new red shoes though? Are they ruined? That sucks. šŸ˜¦

4 10 2010
Brandi

What an awesomely fun weekend! Plus, I love the haircut. You look superfly!

4 10 2010
Morgan

Looks like such a super fun weekend! Cutie pug picture overload!!!! šŸ™‚

4 10 2010
Jessica

Oh my god. A pug party! I love it. Poor little Bugg looks wigged out. Hahaha.
Sounds like you guys had a blast!

5 10 2010
shelikesruffles

Oh my goodness – so much pug awesomeness! I love that you guys do meetups…how freaking fun!

5 10 2010
Anni

So much Pug goodness! I love it.
I especially love that one of the Pugs has the same pink harness we have our our flufftastic Aussie. They would look so cute in a picture together. šŸ™‚

5 10 2010
Mina

that looks so incredibly fun, i don’t even have words. pug heaven, made better by all these fabulous people!

7 10 2010
Jami

Hey Girl! Neat new blog (miss the pugs and bugg though). It was great seeing you this past weekend! Missed you! Can’t wait til after the holidays, when you’ll hopefully have more free time to hang with us!

7 10 2010
Jess

It was so nice meeting you (and twinner, and our other bloggy buddies) this past weekend. Indy is such a big city and I can’t wait to go back and see more of it, and eat more food. Please give a big kiss to your puglets for me, they are awesome!
xo

10 10 2010
therealnutritionist

That little pug puppy is SO CUTE. Want to take home with me. So cuddly. Elliot wants too.

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