This year, we were all asked to think about how a pug could participate in Star Wars. Let me say, right off the bat, that I know little to nothing about Star Wars. But clearly, there were plenty of people who were well-versed in Lucas world, as some of the costumes were darn extraordinary.
This was my favorite set of pugs and people.
Notice that the two pugs are dressed like ships. And see how happy their child is to be acting out some evil fantasy? This is a costume set that the child probably developed and put into action. Here's a side angle, so you can see all the work that went into this little display. I was impressed.
But, there were plenty of people who brought pugs in no costumes at all. These little guys, who are 14 and 11, respectively, were not willing to wear costumes, their person said. So they just came in their pretty furs. I think they look great just as they are.
The day was intermittently rainy, too. That meant that costumes simply had to be water-resistant, else they would melt away or transfer dye to sensitive pug fur. The people at the end of this girl's leash couldn't find anything that wouldn't dissolve, so they let her chill in the nude. And this might have been the most relaxed pug I saw all day yesterday. She sat sidesaddle like this most of the day.
Since Liam hurt his back a week or so ago, he couldn't come to the crawl this year. So Sinead made the trip solo, and she seemed to really enjoy herself. She wanted to be carried from time to time, when the crowds were thick and the rain was falling, but she also initiated play with a few pugs and she even took a few cookies from strangers.
Despite the nasty weather and the slightly uninspiring theme, there were plenty of people at the event this year. And that makes me happy, as this is a fundraiser for homeless animals. The more we can raise, the better.
Note that this is the line for the beer. After a few laps around the event space and a few photo opportunities, Sinead and hubby and I were ready to head out for beer in a place that was a little less crowded. So we engaged in our post Pug Crawl tradition and headed to the Lucky Lab in NE Portland. Much drier there.
While I wish Liam had been well enough to come with us, this was a great day overall. Did you miss it? Maybe this will help. I've covered past crawls here and here and here and here. Maybe looking at those photos will inspire you to come next year!
Were you there? Would you love to come? Leave me a note in the comments. Love to hear from you.