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"I am a happy pug therefore.... I am a smiling pug"! My mum is called Smilingpug... after me! Because of her love of animals and nature, she is a Buddhist and a vegetarian (thank god). She is most inspired by the Dalai Lama. We live on the West Coast of Canada and I share my home with my two older feline sisters Tika and Kizzy and my NEW little brother Sam Cooper who... is all the way from MidSouth Pug Rescue in Tennessee!! I am 11 and I don't walk to well anymore, but that doesn't mean I don't get around! Welcome to my blog.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

I am enlightened by His Holiness!

This past Sunday the house was a flutter of excitement. Yup, that guy in the burgundy robe was back in town again, the wise and noble one they call "Dalai Lama". The alarm went off at 6:3o Sunday morning and boy was I not thrilled about being woken up at that hour. After all I had a busy day on Saturday and was tired. But Dad, Mum and I piled into the car and went to collect Granny from her house. We arrived out at UBC (University of BC)around 8 am. Then Mum and Granny got out and did not take me with them! She said that pugs were not allowed. I was wondering if it was because I am a Chinese pug and there are some issues with this "Lama" and China. Mum said not at all and that this "Lama" is kind to all beings, it is just unfortunate his country is being occupied by China. This doesn't mean he doesn't like China and Chinese beings, pugs can't go because pets aren't allowed! PFT! Pets not allowed! I was growly about this. Anyway, they went to see this guy in the robes, this "Lama", as he was here in Vancouver for a Peace Summit. Mum was very moved by the whole event and even sneaked in some photos at the end.
Here is the pic Mum captured on her blackberry. This was at the end of the talks.
The whole point to my post is that when Dad and I went to pick up Mum and Granny, after the event, we found them outside the building on the grassy hill waiting for something. I greeted Mum and then got loads of attention from others that were standing around. We then all waited and waited and waited (this was tough as I could smell Mum's sandwich in her snack bag, which she did not offer me any) and after about 30 minutes Dad scooped me up in his arms so I could see above the people to see just what this waiting and sudden excitement was all about. Then I turned my head and saw this "Lama" in the burgundy robes. He exited the building and walked toward the waiting car. I was in awe! I felt a sudden calmness surround me, and then I felt a sense of enlightenment. He looked at me then put his hands together in prayer and bowed toward me! I could not believe my little puggy eyes...... that I saw His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in person! I now understand why Mum was so excited to see him talk at this event. I really wished I could tell him that they really should have let us pugs attend the event. Us pugs could really teach humans about peace and compassion. Maybe next time he visits he will consider us puggies!
Me on the grassy hill outside the Chan Centre. Here is where we waited and waited and I got some attention from some media folk.
Scooped up and in Dad's arms while we wait. I was starting to get sleepy!
Wait.... some action is happening at the doorway. I can't see anything yet but I hear them.
Oh my here they come... bodyguards and all. Oh look there is His Holiness (he is the second monk facing away from the camera).
There he is coming toward the car, I can see him now and he seems to be smiling or laughing.
Getting closer to us now. He is just about near the crowd of us. But we had to keep back on the grass we weren't allowed to get too close. (Again he is the second monk not the first one)
And here it is! The picture of him looking directly at me. Hands in prayer then he bowed toward me and acknowledged me! What a lucky puggy I was.

5 comments:

  1. Oh wow! You are indeed a lucky pug!

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  2. You are a most lucky puggy!!! Most people, let alone pugs never get the chance that you did!!!

    Lilo

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  3. Oh my goodness you are such a lucky pug to go see him! We also wanted to say how cute you looked in your 'sleepy' picture!!

    Pug Hugs,

    Sequoia and Tuni

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  4. Oh wow that is so cool that you went!

    Haha Yup Gus is pretty big/tall. We have come across a few other pugs that have been tall like Gus but never any that are the same size. :) I can totally see Gus looking like Winston when he starts getting his grey chin.

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  5. Whoa, Winston, buddy....the Dalai Lama??? Way cool!

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