lotta snortin' going on"
They're here. And they seem to be multiplying. Just
check-out Amphitheater Park in Hamilton the third Sunday
of the month. Pugs everywhere.
The idea was the brainchild of Novato pug owners Jett,
owner of Yogi, and Linda, who owns Reed. The two women
had witnessed the popularity of Pug Sunday events in
San Francisco and wanted to bring the K-9 concept to
Jett and Linda contacted a few pug owners via e-mail
and the event took on a life of its own. Rain fell the
first Pug Sunday, April 18, but the pugs and owners
didn't seem to mind. The second event drew even more
pugs as owners and dogs basked in the sun at Amphitheater
Pug owner, Carole Aubrey says she fell in love with
pugs after seeing the movie "Milo and Otis." Perhaps
she felt her Labrador needed a companion.
I said,"I have to get a pug someday. I went to buy
one and came home with two," she said.
Jett says that anyone owning a pug is invited to Novato's
"It is an opportunity for the community to get together,
get to know one another as neighbors and enjoy their
special little dog breed," she said. "Pugs play well
together. They're a gentle funny breed that brings smiles
Owners say the breed is very agreeable, even with other
pets. Take the Aubrey household, for example. The hierarchy
of sleeping arrangements hasn't seemed to phase her
two pugs. Rather than sleeping in the master bedroom,
the pugs sleep in another room.
"Because the Lab sleeps on our bed. I mean, how many
dogs can you have on your bed?" Aubrey said. "My husband
does put limits on things."