Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The San Diego Pug Party 2009!

The theme was Rockn' Through the Ages and it was a blast!

Hundreds of people and pugs turned out for a day filled with contests like a cupcake eating contest, pug kissing contest, costume contest, a huge raffle, all you can eat meatball pug bar and more!

We were so excited to see our friend Mindy and her pugs, Elvis and Dandy.
She is wearing a shirt with a portrait of her Elvis puggy done by our very own Nancy Medina!

Our friends Liz & Jon brought their frenchie, Henri Hopper, and their new baby boy, Noah, to the party. We were so excited to see them!

Noah with his new bear made by Melanie. :)

Me and Liz

The winners of the costume contest...

Billy Idol and his pugs dressed for a White wedding. :)

The all you can eat meatball bar!

and Elvis waiting for the all you can eat part!

My friend Kathe Gogolewski came to see us.
We have been friends online for years and finally got to meet!

My Booth!

and lots of wonderful puggies!

Happy faces!

New forever homes being found!

Melanie's handmade bears were a huge hit!

We love San Diego and cannot wait until next year!

I will show you our trip to Seattle tommorow!

I also want to thank all of you for playing with Emmitt while I was away! Your special posts, comments and photos all made me happy and laugh out loud. I am very lucky to have you as friends!


Manon said...

It looks like you had a blast Melanie! Great show! Poor Emmitt got to miss it all but I guess he had his own fun....hee, hee!

Allison Walton said...

What a great trip, Melissa! We hope you had good sales, as well. That picture of Elvis is too funny! He looks like a gymnast on the pommel horse or something. :)

Gus and Waldo

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your adventure with us Melissa, the photos and your story made me feel like I was there!
Howie said he really enjoyed visiting Emmy while you were away. Do you know anything about that? ; )

Nancy at the Farm said...

Mum was enchanted with your booth and the wonderful way you show your prices - you two are so creative.

Could you let Emmitt know that we found a DVD for him but we need to know if you already have a copy of Milo and Otis. It is one of our favorite movies and we're kind of sure you probably have already seen it. Anyway, Mum bought one and if you don't have it she would be happy to send it to Emmitt.

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Laura said...

What a fabulous time you must have had - great photos captured it all! Thanks for sharing - hope you sold out!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow looks like you had a blast in San Diego!
Look at all those cute pugs!!! How fun :)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

...meanwhile, bakhk at Emmitt's ranch..........

PeeEssWoo: What a great time woo had! Tank woo fur sharing!

Unknown said...

oh so cute!!! what a fun party Melissa!!!


GAIL said...

Great photos. What a fun day. Thanks for sharing!

Apollo said...

Great Pics. Looks like a blast. I hope lots of Pugs got great homes. Your booth is way cool. I sure wish I could have participated in that meatball bar. Mmmm...

Clover said...

Hi Melissa and Emmitt!
Wow, looks like a great event! I wish I had been closer so I could have attended too!!
Thanks for sharing your pictures!
Love Clover xo

Rosie said...

That looked like a fantastic event in a beautiful place too! I was wondering are you two twins? You look exactly a like!
Loves from pugs,
Rosie Marie

Unknown said...

Wow! You are a party where ever you go! I love that photo of Elvis at the Meatball bar.

Liss said...

Oh I wish I were there! Would have loved to seen all those pugs and all that great merchandise. Someday I will have to come to one of your events! Or maybe you should come to Ohio or Kentucky for a pug event here ;)

Frances Louise said...

Awesome! Looks like it was such a blast! I wish I could have been there -- I would have won at that Meatball Eating contest, paws down!!

The Devil Dog said...

Ohhh, that looks like so much fun. We wish we could have gone, but we are stuck here on this coast. Oh well.


Molly the Airedale said...

What a great time you had, Melissa! We love all of the pictures! The one of Elvis sitting cracks us up!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It's good to hear you had such a good time in San Diego. We had a blast playing with Emmitt - oops, maybe we shouldn't have said that.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Puglette said...

san diego looks like so much fun! i love elvis!! he is so cute waiting for the meatballs.

Hank said...

All-you-can-eat meatball bar??? Dang! Why can't KPR have one o' those at their fundraisers?!

Melissa, honey....as KPR's transport coordinator's son, I am extendin' an open invitation to you!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Melissa
It was so much fun looking at all your pictures that you took of your trip. It looked like so much fun. What a special time to share with your sweet sister Melanie. I know you had fun together - sharring a passion.
I know so many people will never forget the two of you- for all the joy you share.
We wish we coulda been there- we wish we could have met you both.
Thanks for sharring your world with us.

Nevis said...

What a fun time you must have had!!!! I love it! AND an all-you-can-eat meatball bar??!

dreameyce said...

I *LOVE* your price markers! So awesome you got to travel, and have so much fun!