Sunday, May 11, 2008

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the Pugapalooza Kissing Champion: my pseudo sister Cosette Colbert d'Bonapug, the Stray. But how, you may ask? Wasn't I supposed to be victorious this year? Indeed I was, but on occaison I must be benevolent if I am to be a benevolent tyrant. The affair unfolded like this-- on Friday night the stray confided in me that she felt very unfulfilled in her life thus far; she believed she could do more than sniff butts and power nap. I at first counseled patience, but it then occurred to me that I could transfer all my kissing knowledge that Daddy and Me had acquired over the last year and give it to the stray. The end result ... 102 kisses in one minute and a championship for the household!!!

This is the stray in her victory hoist. That is the emmcee smiling in wonder at such an achievement.

This is what the crowd at pugapalooza looked like at its peak. An estimated 3 million people and 12 million pugs packed into a single hanger for the festivities.

This is a view of the pug race forum. Each heat consisted of a twelve mile sprint by lumbering beasts of fantastic stamina.

This is Daddy and the stray giving what would ultimately be a victorious kissing performance.

This is an action shot, note the tongue. That is the counter in the background.

Yet another shot of the spectacle that was only possible due to my kind hearted ultruism.

This is me completing my turn at the kissing booth. I did not want to outshine the Stray so I refused to kiss Daddy even a single time. Like I said, this was by design.

This is the stray with her prize, a zanies (TM) bunny. I think she should have also gotten a medal. Note that the contest seems to have exhausted my young protege.

This is us at home afterwards, snuggling and savoring the victory.
Snarf everydog later,
/s/ Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth
and Cosette the Stray


Pug and Bugg said...

Winston, you should look out! You don't want her outshining you in EVERYTHING, now do you?

TwoPugs said...

That was very kind of you, Oh Wise and Knowing Winston to share your kissing power with her.

We think Pugapolooza is a very funny name which we really can't spell.

Happy pug snorts!
Pearl & Daisy

Lucy said...

Winston, where did you learn to count? I think we need an independent audit of all figures you've given in your tale.

Wilson & Henry said...

Congratulations to Cosette! She looks so sweet napping with her new toy.

Lynn said...

Congratulations Cosette!
And a gracious nod to you Winston. At least Daddy was laughing while you were NOT kissing him.

Great pictures, Mom.

Nevis said...

Winston...! You're so funny and cute. I vote for more about Winston and less about the stray! (She is adorable, though). But it's Winston that's kept me reading this blog all the time.

aunt roni said...

Excellent work!

Pug Mommy said...

Congrats Cosette. How humble of you Winston, to let Cosette take the spotlight.

Suki Sumo said...

We great pugs give our kisses sparingly. You're a smart dude, Winston. And Cosette... SO DAMN CUTE.

Clover said...

Awwww I love your snuggling picture! Congrats Cosette on your victory, and good work Winston on your benevolence!
Love Clover xo

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!!! I think that is a record even in my kissy household. Winston you are turning out to be very considerate toward "the Stray". Of course that shows your true nobility. I love your blog and have been reading for awhile. Keep up all the great photos and tales. Malissa from CA

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

Congratulations to your household! It was so kind of you to allow her to enjoy a victory :)

Frances Louise said...

Congrats to the stray! I hope she thanked you in her acceptance speech.