So there’s this blog I follow (along with Guardian and Gus) called The Daily Puglet. And Puglet’s human, Amanda, is a professional photographer, so Pug’s photos are really great. Guardian needs to take Canon lessons or something ‘cuz our photos just can’t compete. I have photo envy. Are you hearing this Guardian?
So Guardian entered us into a contest for a new thing called "1000pugs." Y’see, Puglet’s human is doing a book about 1000 pugs. She’s going all over the country (starting in January in San Francisco, where she and Pug live) and next Fall she’ll be on our coast. She’s gonna shoot (y’know with Nikon, not guns) pix of 1000 pugs along the way. And there’s this website called 1000pugs where she’s gonna log her trip. They have a Facebook page, too. Amanda will be having professional pug and other dog photo shoots wherever she goes. Some of the money she charges will go to a bunch of pug rescues across the US. So it’s a really good cause.
Anyway, 1000pugs has contests, and Guardian tortured us by making Gus and me pose for photos to enter one of them. We had to have some kind of cold weather gear on or near us, and that was about it. We’re supposed to look cute, warm, fuzzy and ridiculous. One out of three ain't bad—you decide which one we are. Still, we’re not fru-fru dogs, Gus and me, who like to be dressed up. Between that and Guardian’s lousy picture-taking, we sort of look dorky—me more than Gus. HE got to eat something, while I just had to sit and stare into Canon and hope that I didn’t see green dots for hours after each photo.
Here are the photos that Guardian entered.
I think I look goofy, not ridiculous, but someone said I looked “sheek.” Can a flat-faced dog ever look sheek?? Maybe it’s the hat?
And BTW, those things around my neck---Guardian wears them on her ears!
If you have a pug, hurry up and enter. You’ve got to get it in by New Year’s Eve. Just Google 1000pugs and you can read all about it. Or, you can go to 1000pugs on Facebook to see all the entries. There are some food prizes, too, but I think we ought to get some treats just for posing--wait, Gus did! Hey Guardian--I'm one bone behind!