Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pug Nationals - Day 1

I had a HUGE adventure last week. It's so big, I'm going to have to break up the recap by day. Yup, that's how much happened.

Pug Nationals are a Pug-only competition that lasts for a whole week. It's held in a different city every year, always in September or October. There are competitions for show pugs, agility pugs, obedience pugs and rally pugs. There are also banquets, a showcase and lots of seminars. Folks come from all over the world, just to get together with pug friends.

This year, it was in San Jose, California. We used to live in Sacramento, so mom and dad combined the show with a trip to visit family and friends.

Day 1. It was really half a day, because we didn't get rolling until afternoon. We rode in an airplane, and I got to ride in the cabin, under the seat. I've been practicing for a long time. Mom taught me to get into my Sherpa bag quickly, to stay inside when the front was unzipped until I was given the "OK", and to sit quietly when the top was unzipped.

We got to the airport, and after the chaos of security (I got carried through the scanner), we hung out at the airport, drinking Jamba Juice and relaxing at the gate. We flew nonstop, and landed in San Francisco, then had to take a taxi to our hotel. Yup, lots of firsts on Day 1. A plane ride and a taxi ride. We hit the hay right away, because tomorrow was going to be a long day.

Day 2 tomorrow.....


  1. Gracie can't wait for tomorrow and all your news.Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Oh My Gosh Gracie! We can't wait to hear all about it!! Mom has relatives in that area too, she sure would have loved to gone and watched!

    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

    PEE S
    When you get rested up from your trip, would love it if you would visit our blog we got going.

  3. Great start. So excited to hear more!

  4. Hi Gracie!

    We are do proud of you! Can't wait to hear about day two.

    Suki & Arnie