Everyone knows I love me some Spencer, we're the best of friends (no this picture is not him). Spencer and I hang out all the time and I love his mom and grandma like I love my own, but I also love other pugs I've never met. See mom and I follow blogs, it all started with Puglet (who inspired my own blog) then it grew from there. Mom and I follow lots of other blogs, yep all pug blogs, and we keep up our own blog too. As mom was reading to me my Elgin gang's blog, we first read that our buddy Anakin had needed surgery....Anakin (the birthday boy) is pictured above....had eaten some chicken bones. I'm sure they were yummy, but they caused him to need surgery. Mom instantly became worried. She told me we have to send pawsitive thoughts his way, and we were glued to his blog to make sure he was ok. Long story short, he did have some complications from the surgery, and this made mom even more worried. I saw mom constantly checking the blogs for updates. Then it dawned on mom....we have friends then we have "virtual friends".
Now my Elgin gang (ie friends) live very far from me and chances are we will never meet, although I know we would be instant friends. The fact that we have never met doesn't diminish the concern mom and I shared over Anakin's well being. She pondered the fact that we follow this blogosphere, and if we weren't pug people, we would never have the chance to know all these wonderful people. When I had my brush with danger (dang piece of grass) mom was touched by all the well wishes. If you read my Elgin friends blog, you'll see how concerned everyone was for him and his mom and dad. Mom thought how cool is it that this pugverse exists and that we're a part of it.
So while it's cool that I've got to hang with Puglet and Phoebe and they are my friends, I realize that I love them just as much as my virtual friends.