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.