Pugalug History - 2001,
|Feb. 16th Valentine's Day
||This was supposed to be at the Niagara Community Centre. Unfortunately,
the Parks and Rec staffer did not show up to unlock the door. It was
a very cold, snowy and windy day. However, undetered by this situation,
pugaluggers went over to Donna and Larry's house for a cozy 'lug.|
March 23, Niagara Center
||The Toronto Parks and Rec offered this facility for free as an aplogy
for leaving us in the cold the previous month. It was hilarious to see the pugs zipping in
all different directions and the humans stood still and laughed. |
April 27th Sherwood Park
||This was our biggest turnout since the 'lugs started,
as you can see in the photo. At this pugalug potential pug owners came to ask questions, locate breeders and to find
out if a pug was the right dog for them. This educational aspect of the pugalug continues to
Pug Island, June 1st
||This was our first official
pugalug on Ward's Island. It was rescheduled after a May rain date but the day turned out glorious. The location was on Snake Island and was about a 2Km
walk from the docks. It offered a cool breeze from the lake plus a secluded sunny area. The pug race was won by Dodo and Molly|
|June 22, Withrow Park
||A photographer from the East York Mirror showed up to take a photo of the pugalug. This photo shows our infamous "Running of the Pugs" starting line.
We had about 25 pugs charging across Withrow Park, something the Mirror photographer had never encountered berfore.|
July 27th Eglinton Park
|| This was our first time at Eglinton and many new faces joined us that
day. We met on top of a hill which offered a terrific view of the
park below. Although a bit of a climb from the parking lot. the shady
trees provided comfortable rest spots. We were joined by many new puppies, plus a contingent
of friendly Boston Terriers|
|Aug. 17th Cedarvale
||Another new park which, because of the number of one way streets,
was difficult to find. Also, the shady location I had scouted out
was being use for a cricket match. Pugs and cricket don't mix.
We did find a shady spot next to the walk way but we had to watch for the bicycles.
This park was scratched off the list.|
|Sept. 28 West Deane
Old friends returned (Deb and Ross), new friends joined (Simone) and some were moving
from Toronto and had come to say goodbye (Trish). Teddy the pug found the nearby stream
but there was lots of room for a great pug race.
|Nov 9 Pugoween at Sherwood
||Pugoween at Sherwood Park was rain date rescheduled 3 times but finally
we got a sunny crisp day for our annual pug dressup. There were some
great costumes and they can be viewed in the Photo album.