Get ready to say awwwwwwwww...... that's so cute! If you don't have that reaction, well, something just might be wrong with you. My friend Justin Rudd's organization Haute Dogs had its annual beauty pageant for English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Pugs, and senior dogs (all breeds/mixes) with a Vendor & Pet Adoption Fair today in Long Beach, CA. I was lucky enough to be on the judging panel for the pug and french bulldog portions which is completely appropriate as I'm a freak for both breeds. My brother has one gracefully aging pug and my oldest sister has three and a house full of pug related bric-a-brac celebrating her mania. I suppose pug fondness is built into my DNA.
That's Justin with the winning pug. I think we the judges chose very well.
Those are my buddies Ralph and Amy (co-judge) helping the winner with its crown. I thought this photo was nice as the only full face you see is that of the pug. It's all about the winner!
That's the winner perched on it's throne in front of a throng of pug paparazzi. Or pugarazzi as I was calling them. Sappy I know. I know and I should slap myself for typing that but as I said, I'm a pug freak!
On to the frenchies......... If and when I do get a dog, it will definitely be a french bulldog.
Above is the frenchie winner.
Just take a good look at that winner's face.
I appreciate the poise, dignity, and serenity of the winner. Calm in a sea of commotion. It took everything in my power to not grab that frenchie and make a mad dash for my car. I so wish I had that beast here in my casa. One day, one day.
Here's an array of photos from the event......
A red carpet should always have heels and a gown.
Pugs! Pugs! Pugs! Pugs!
More of Ralph and Amy and the winner. I think all three should have had crowns, but that's just me.
Ralph and the winner.
One more of the man who made this whole event happen. Thanks Justin for all that you do.
Hope you enjoyed the photos. I'm exhausted from smilling. Night night.