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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pug Club of New York at The Alice Austen House

This past Sunday was one of my favorite events of the year,   The Pug Dog Club of Greater New York's yearly meetup at the Alice Austen house on Staten Island.  Alice Austen was one of America's first female photographers and a pug lover.  

Alice with her pug Punch
Alice's devotion to the breed is the reason the club holds the yearly event at her home.  I first learned about it last year through Fry's breeder who is a member of the club.  It's amazing to see a crowd of pugs, and their owners, take over the lovely victorian property.

This year we brought Ping, Fry, Weasley and Mr. Tuvok (who was not the only non-pug dog in attendance.) I dressed them in their festive neck scrunchies from Deb of pug possessed and they looked great.  I'm biased but I think they where the cutest does there.

The weather was really nice and we spent most of the morning sitting on lawn chairs or the lawn and watching the dogs.

The lawn at the house is quite large for an urban area and the garden is really pretty. 

The house is right by the water, you can see Manhattan, so it stays pretty cool.

Pugs get hot though so there where lots of baby pools about.

None of our guys will go in them though.   

They did have lots of fun meeting other dogs and people.  I was particularly pleased to see Mr. Tuvok showing alot of confidence and having a great time.  Sometimes he can be a bit shy, or maybe he just seems that way next to super outgoing overly social pugs.

I was particularly happy to see Fry's breeder and she had his relatives with her.  The black pug is Fry's father and one of the fawns is his mom, I forgot which.

A lot of Fry's other relations where there since many of the attendees where dogs from his breeder.

It was a lovely and perfect day and I can;t wait to return next year.


  1. I'm glad you had fun and I love the last picture x

  2. Oh yes, you all look very very cute!!!!
    What a fun day out and in such a beautiful location, just pawfect
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. What a lovely house and garden. You make me wish I did not live way on the other side of the country. I love the way your 4 guys lined up for the first picture.

  4. that is a beautiful house, and we bet you did get a cool breeze off that water, we liked all of their neck attire. stella rose

  5. That's such a beautiful place and the view is stunning!
    Looks like you all had a wonderful time :-)

  6. What a great day out.
    And OF COURSE your lot were the cutest pups present!
    Toodle pip!

  7. What a lovely event, and how cute the dogs (and you, of course) are looking! xxx

  8. It's a puggy extravaganza
    Lily & Edward

  9. Fabulous event! We love Tuvok trying to blend in!

  10. How fun! and to see some of Fry's relatives too!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. That looks like so much fun! What a lovely day! And the pups look SO cute in their neck ruffles!!

  12. Wow - what a fun event! I'm sure Fry was happy to see some of his relations. Looks like a really lovely location. I love the fabulous neck scrunchies, too!


  13. It looks so lovely and relaxing! What a great way to spend a day.

  14. Looks like another fun meet up!

  15. How fun!!! It must be so cool to get to interact not only with one of your dog's breeders, but to meet his relatives, too. Aww!

    Big hugs & happy end of spring wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  16. Such a wonderful event! All your dogs look so cute with their little neck scrunchies! And that was great getting to see Fry's father and mother! A perfect way to spend the day, out in the sun by the water at a gorgeous Victorian property surrounded by all those dogs and dog lovers! <3 I can see why it's one of your favorite yearly events!


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