Birminghan Pride 2019

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May 312019
 

The late May Bank Holiday once again saw me travelling up to Birmingham for the annual pride event. With excellent weather, it was great to see so many pups out and about … and so many other people too. It’s a bit strange being asked by the Chief Constable of the police for a selfie though! With thanks to Wolfy and Halvor for organising the walk, I think the pictures of the day say more than I could in words!

There’s a selection of pictures of me… and a few of the rest of the pups too!

Mr Puppy 2019 – Title Handover

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Feb 182019
 

Having been the first Mr Puppy UK back in 2015/2016, I’ve always enjoyed watching the title go from strength to strength… and that goes without saying as the title passes from Buumi to Trumpet for 2019.

The handover was planned, quite rightly, to be at Club Scritches, an event that Buumi has set up during his title year that runs in the Eden Bar in Birmingham. This was in January, and since I was free, it would be rude to not go along. This also marked my first visit to Scritches in the time that it has been running. *paws over eyes*

With the event happening in a large enclosed area of the pub, it was a really enjoyable event – plenty of good music (which lots of pups – including me – ended up “dancing” too!), lots of play space and lots of pups!

It was also nice to have a few puppies come up to me and want pictures with me or to talk to me as being part of the reason why they’d got involved in the pup scene.

With speeches by Buumi and Trumpet, the formal handover was completed, and the pups continued to play and party. Then, it is onwards to the rest of 2019.

With Thanks to Pup Snap for the photos πŸ™‚

Birmingham Pride – May 2018

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Jul 132018
 

Apologies for this post being so late… I’ve been so manic recently that I haven’t had time to write the post or get some of the photos edited.

The late May Bank Holiday weekend saw me going to Birmingham to join in Birmingham Pride, as I’ve done for the last few years. Thankfully, the weather was a lot better than I was expecting, as the early forecast was for rain… and I go a bit see-through in the rain!

I joined the Midlands Pups walking group again who were, perhaps ironically, placed behind The Dogs Trust walking group. This caused some amusement in the crowd but we didn’t really get up to any mischief – although I did manage to get a snappy wristband!

The parade, as ever, was enjoyable and the crowd fantastic. I managed to do quite a bit of it on all 4s, but not all of it as most years. I do prefer to do it on all 4s but sometimes, needs must… from the pictures, it also looks like I had a sleep half way through!

After the parade had finished, and after queuing to get the wristband, I went in to the village to have a wander round and also to join @Puppai_Buumi‘s Club Scritches outside Clonezone. Buumi roped me in to helping him with a contest as well for the pups that were there, so we had some fun with that as well πŸ™‚

I had a little rest here as well, but for some reason I seemed to end up half in the tent and half outside it!

During the time in the village, I also took a wander around, looking at what else was happening and posing for photos with people as they requested. The village had a different layout this year, which meant things weren’t quite in the same place, but it was still enjoyable and I ended up chatting to a few people – including the Chief Constable who was quite cheerful!

Of course, as is becoming traditional – Spot had to go on the funfair!

As I got off the funfair ride, a couple of the staff came up and asked if they could have some photos with me as well as they aw my owner taking some as well.

Birmingham Pride Parade – 2017

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Jun 092017
 

I’ve still got a post to write about the remaining part of my holiday, but as Colin has published some of his photos tonight of Birmingham Pride, I thought I’d best write a blog post about it.

This year’s pride followed not long after the Manchester Bombing and that meant there was an increased police presence on the streets around the start of the parade – but that didn’t mean to say they weren’t getting in to the spirit of things – and their Chief Constable even posed with the Pup Group for a photo – and tweeted it!

We also had a chat with people from The Dog’s Trust before the parade, as they had a giant dog at their float.

It was also suggested that we form a Pride Rainbow out of the pups – so that was soon organised!

As we approached the start of the parade, a minutes silence was held in memory of those that had been affected by the events earlier in the week, and this was a very eerie moment. However, as soon as it was finished, the parade was underway.

The parade set off, following the same route as previous years, and as usual there was the usual good natured fun as we went down the streets. Thankfully, it wasn’t quite as busy as last year, but also the puppy group were still getting attention off the crowd.

Thankfully, the weather held out – although if the wind was blowing it could be kind of cool – but as usual, it was great fun to walk in the parade with everyone.

Enjoy the photos of the walk on this post – there will be another blog post to come from when Colin and I went in to the events in the village.

*woofs*

Spot

Buster’s Birthday Bonanza

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Dec 272016
 

One of my last outings as Mr Puppy UK 2015 was to attend the Birthday Bonanza organised by Buster (@BirminghamPup) for his Birthday – a Puppy event being held at Underworld in Birmingham, designed to be a fun evening where you could be a pup or take part in other activities.

The event itself was fun, with a raffle, various games going on and many pups just chilling out and hanging out – as well as a fantastic buffet provided.

Unfortunately, I didn’t really get many photographs of me as a puppy, but I did get some of puppy getting up to other things πŸ™‚

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