Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pug-O-Ween approaches

Over the weekend, my thoughts turned to the leading social event of the year: Pug-O-Ween. Pug meetups and dog-park outings are wonderful, but Pug-O-Ween, well, that is on a whole other plane. Hundreds of brilliantly festooned pugs, all snorting as one in an Arlington gymnasium. The sound of labored breathing hangs heavy in the air, a never-ending symphony of short-snouted soulfulness. It is enough to bring a tear of joy to this ayatollah's eye.

So I put my team of tailors and artisans to work. Their task: Turn an outfit from the toddler aisle into a Pug-O-Ween costume befitting the world's foremost canine religious scholar. It is still a work-in-progress, with further cutting and sewing required. I pray that my garb will be ready in time.


T-man said...

Please give us a preview when you're ready!! Can other breeds attend the Pug-o-Ween, or is it a pug event only?

Sid the Dog said...

Exciting! My Great Oppressors do not celebrate Pug-O-Ween or the Great Oppressor equivalent due to B's unfortunate experience of being forced to dress like a chocolate chip cookie with the other kindergartners. It's so unfair... Don't they understand that I just want to party?

Leslee said...

I'm sure you're going to be the best dressed pug at Pug-O-Ween

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

The attendees are primarily pugs, T-Man, but I did see a few non-pugs last year. I think everyone is welcome. Word is, the infamous Bella the Chihuahua may wish to attend.

I feel your pain, Sid. Keep prodding them and maybe, God willing, they will relent. Perhaps by dressing you as a chocolate chip cookie, they could overcome their costume fears.

Thank you, Leslee.

Eagle The Pug said...

Mugsy, I hope that we will get a chance to meet up at Pug-O-Ween. Unfortunately I do not like to wear a costume and fear my mother will once again trick me into wearing my Yoda outfit.

Speaking of dog gatherings, we are also planning to attend Barkotberfest. Do you fancy running for mayor of Fort Woof?

rpm said...

Tollah Mugsy, can you come trick or treat over here and resue us? Our oppressors keep up behind a gate in the bedroom while the little kids are knocking on the door and making noise and we are so MAD to not be able to join in the fun.

Chelsea said...

Mama's got me a costume this year again. Last year I was a viking but people thought I was a devil or the guy on tv that always wears the clocks around his neck...I think his name is Flava Flave?
Anyhow, I shudder to think what Mama's got up her sleeve this time.

fee said...

will you wear your signature blue headress with your new garb?

may your presence illuminate the party!

Bogart said...

I think I must try to celebrate Pug-o-ween with you, oh great one, for your words bring me much joy throughout the year. But being a larger, fuzzier creature do you think I could get away with just wearing a turban? I know a full shave might be more appropriate and pious of me, but I'm not sure if I can persuade the Oppressors that this is best.

Awaiting your wisdom,

Tigersan said...

Oh, a Chihuahua is going to come :) Chi-o-ween might be next ;)

Happy Pug-O-Ween :()

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I will have to look into Barktoberfest, Eagle. Saturdays aren't always the best days for my parents, though. Something about work. I'll see what their schedules are like.

RPM, they really should let you see the kids. I understand that some children are afraid of snorting canines, but really, isn't that part of the Halloween fun?

Did you have a big clock around your neck, too, Chelsea?

I'm thinking of leaving the turban at home, Fee, and going incognito.

I think a turban would be a fine costume, Bogart.

There is probably a Chi-O-Ween somewhere, Tigersan. Allah smiles upon costumed dogs of all breeds.