PupAid 2018 - The Year Of Lucy's Law
Hello, Plum Pudding here!
The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind for me but I wanted to put my paw to paper and share with you one of my favourite events of the year, PupAid.
Enjoying the view over Primrose Hill
It’s always an extra special day but this year it was even more poignant with Lucy’s Law being announced in August. Named in honour of my big sister, Lucy, Lucy’s Law calls for a ban on third-party commercial sales of puppies ie by pet shops and dealers. So if you want a dog to become part of your family we would urge you to either go to a rescue centre and adopt a dog like me (I mean I'm pretty cool, right?!) or go to a reputable breeder where you can ALWAYS see mum interacting with her puppies.
Yoshi, Victoria Stilwell, Me & The PA, Peter Egan, Ricky Gervais, Paul Christian & Marc Abraham
The hugely popular PupAid event is held in Primrose Hill, London and is the brainchild of TV vet Marc Abraham. The event which is now in its 9th year raises awareness of the horrific puppy farming industry and rescue pet adoption.
I think big sister Lucy was certainly looking down on us, as the sun was beaming and the event was the best ever. There was a HUGE turnout supporting the cause and such a feel-good factor and buzz about the whole day, it was just a really lovely event to attend.
Me posing on the Nutriment red carpet
There was lots to see and do on the day including trade stands full of treats for you and your pooch as well as an array of ethical charity stands to support. There was also have a go agility, a super fun celebrity-judged dog show, entertainment from Britains Got Talent Lucy And Trip and when you needed a rest and refuel there was yummy vegan food available too.
There were four-legged friends and celebs galore! As you will see from my gallery of pictures I had cuddles with A LOT of people, what can I say I'm just a cuddle monster!
I had cuddles with Ricky Gervais, we even posed for a Tongue Out Tuesday pic, clearly, he’s heard about my modelling skills and liked my style!. At one point he even tried to put his sunglasses on me, I think he thought I needed to hide from the puparazzi.
Me & my new BFF, Ricky Gervais
Go on then Ricky, I'll try them on....Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Britain Photography
I’m a big fan of power naps, so mid-way through the day I fell asleep on the grass in the VIP area with my legs in there air (as you do) sometimes a girl just needs her beauty sleep, right?!
Quick power nap!
It was heart-warming to see so many familiar faces attend the event and showing their support. The PA had a couple of wobbly moments but I was there, by her side, the whole time with a smile on my face to guide her through! Rachel Riley wanted to take me home, luckily mummy caught her in time hehe!
With the lovely & very supportive Rachel Rily & Pasha Kovalev
I hope you enjoy looking at my pictures, I think I’m becoming quite the pro at this posing malarkey, what do you think?
Jane Fallon, Yoshi, Me, The PA & Ricky Gervais
Gemma Atkinson, Gorka Marquez, Pasha Kovalev & Rachel Riley
Cuddles with the wonderful Owen & Haatchi
The amazing Say No To Pet Shop Pups & CARIAD gang & of course the lovely Peter Egan
Smooches with the lovely Gail Porter
Getting lots of love from Penny Lancaster
Cuddles with Lizzie Cundy
Kisses with Lisa Armstrong, so many kisses i had lipstick on my head!
Cuddles with Love Islands Kady McDermott
Cuddles with Sinitta & Marc The Vet
Yoshi, me, Callum Best & The PA (clearly the PA needs a lesson in having her picture taken!)
With the wonderful Candice Brown from the Great Britsh Bake Off
Cuddles with Matt Johnson
Cuddles with Love Islands Zara McDermott
The Lovely Hannah Waddingham from Game Of Thrones
Reflecting on an AMAZING day! Thinking of you big sister!
I would love to know your thoughts about my blog post in the comments below.
Paw-hugs and kisses,
Plum Pudding xx