Lovely Lajatico, Italy, experienced an extraterrestrial invasion over the weekend when pugs from all over beamed down to this town near Pisa for the ninth annual Ugopiadi pug festival. Named for Ugo, the founder of the pug racing club Ugoclub, the festival celebrates smooshies from around the world as they participate in a parade, races, and this year's alien-themed costume contest. Check out the intergalactic fashion, and get some ideas for your pet's next Halloween costume!
Pugs are an awesome breed. Despite their small, toy stature, they're are super intelligent and full of personality. Pugs are well known, and much loved, for their smooshy and sweet expressions. I've pulled some pictures of their fun looks for your delight. Enjoy!
Los Angeles celebrity Pug, Phoebe Rose, dashed over to Burroughs High School in Burbank to meet the celebs walking the Red Carpet prior to the celebrity basketball game benefitting Angeles in Fur Dog Rescue.
AIF (Angels in Fur) is a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates and restores animals to loving homes.
Didi Benami-"American Idol"
To see more of Phoebe the Pug hamming it up with celebs, visit her post in the PetSugar Community! Got any sweet pet pics of your own to share? Upload them into the Dress Up and Play or Pet Pic of the Day groups, and you could be featured on PetSugar.
Our black pug Oliver has a hard time with other dogs, partly because we think he doesn't consider himself one. Our good friends have a big Rhodesian Ridgeback mix named Red, who loves to try to play with Oliver. On a recent vacation in Sonoma, this adorable picture was snapped of the two doggies having a moment. Well, I'm not sure Oliver was quite as into it as Red was. They're pretty cute together, especially because of the huge size differential. While Oliver might not consider himself and Red "friends" per se, does your pet have a disproportionately sized buddy?
It can be hard to photograph our black pug, since using the flash makes him so shiny and gives him demon red eye, and no flash usually means he looks like a black blob. My friend Hannah took this picture, which manages to show that expressive face and those eyes we love so much. She got him to pose by saying his favorite word: dinner. So cruel, but it's a keeper.
Any tips for photographing an all-black pet?
While Brad, Angelina, and the big kids were off touring Budapest, three pooches enjoyed a romp around their home. The littlest Pug tries to play keep-away with a plush toy, but none of the other dogs seem to care one way or another.
It looks like one creature from a version of Hide A Squirrel, which would come with one squirrel for each pug and the big Bulldog, too. Maybe that's why the other two don't give chase? Judge for yourself and see more pictures of the smooshies in the gallery below.
Did you watch Batman on Saturday morning cartoons? Well, even if you didn't, this little puggy helps us all remember the theme song.
This smooshy Pug does a better job of keeping the planet green than many humans I've witnessed. I'd love to see him come over for a lesson but watch it for yourself below!
Super smooshy and cute to boot, see how much you know about the Pug! Described as "multum in parvo," there truly is a lot of dog in a little space with this breed so check your knowledge and start answering now.