Pippin was stunned...
On Saturday everything started normally...but it was a little early to start a Saturday. Daddy took Sam to his school because he had an all day picnic for ROTC. Yes, that's right, Sam is in ROTC. The best part is that he really seems to like it! Then when Daddy got back home, he and Mama left to go to the Indy Moto GP at the track where they have the Indy 500. They went there to work! We forgave them though since the work was volunteering for KPR. The job was selling souvenir programs. A portion of the sales was to be donated to KPR and Mama keeps saying that they kicked butt! They sold so many programs that they had a hard time keeping them stocked!
They were a little too busy to take many pictures, but they did get a few. This is from their walk into the track. Mama said they probably walked a couple of miles from the parking lot to where the program stand was.
The whole oval track wasn't used, but they had the grand prix track twisting around inside the main oval.
These guys had a lot of flags flying from their cooler...
Here is the view of the pagoda from the program stand they were working...
Saturday was qualification day and after the qualifications were run one of the riders, James Toseland, and his band played for the crowd. The stage was right behind Mama's program stand so they got to enjoy the music. See the kid on the stage? He somehow got up on stage and was playing air guitar while the band was playing!
Mama said Daddy was rocking the orange smock! She manned the stand while Daddy and some other volunteers wandered around the crowd. They didn't go too far because they couldn't carry very many programs at once. Since it's the Centennial celebration of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there was a special section of the program sharing the history of the track, so it was extra thick and heavy! At one point during the day, Mama said a guy with a big camera that said "SPEED" on it walked right up to the stand and filmed her selling programs to some people. Later that evening she saw that SPEED channel had something on about the Moto GP and we saw her on TV!!! Our Mama is a TV star now!!! Ok, so she was only on for like a second, but it was still exciting!
Now for the really insane part of the weekend. Saturday night Mama and Daddy got home (Grandma and Grandpa had picked up Sam from his picnic so he was already home) and started relaxing. Then Hank's mama came over and dropped off 2 more pugs! WTF??? Mama said they're just staying here until Saturday and then they're going to travel all the way to Seattle. See, there aren't enough foster homes here and not enough adopting homes. But Seattle's pug rescue has no pugs and they saw that we are overloaded, so they offered to help some of them find homes.
Anyway, their names are Patience and Ming. Patience is almost as big as Pippin. Actually, she might be a bit rounder even though she's not as tall. Ming is a bit chunky too, but she's smaller than Neecy! And they are very light colored, they look almost white compared to us!
I'm not sure Gus really knows what's going on. He's just happy as usual...
That's Patience in the middle and Ming following right behind her.
Ming has a tongue that sticks out a little bit even when her mouth is closed. Mama thinks she looks like our friend Sophie...
When they first showed up they had to go straight into the bath. Not only are they rather overweight, but they also had fleas! So they got an immediate flea bath before we could even meet them! Good thing Mama has flea shampoo!
They are really sweet girls. They had no problem fitting in with the Posse. They even had no problem climbing into bed with us (after Mama and Daddy got rid of those fleas of course)! But Mama learned the hard way that 7 is enough pugs! She woke up very cramped on the edge of the big bed because all of us wanted to snuggle with her! Serves her right!
Notice Gus making a Popeye face in this picture...it's in honor of Stubby taking Popeye's chicken to our dear friend Pearl who had emergency surgery last week...They're going to make someone in Seattle very happy!
Gus is happy...
Neecy looks a little sad because she's worried she's being replaced as head Munchkin. Mama promised she's her only Munchkin :-)
Aren't these the most handsome pugs ever? Especially the one on the far left ;-)
Well, that's enough craziness for now. Mama found out she has to have the 2 foster girls to Annie's house by 6 in the morning on Saturday and then we have our meetup at 10:30. I think we're probably going to be napping Saturday afternoon!
Pug hugs and kisses,
Ernie and the Pug Posse