Monday, December 31, 2012

new year's eve

every year we watch the ball drop in times square from the comfort of our home. we are nice and warm in our jammies as we watch the crazy brave people of new york freeze their tushies off. however you ring in the new year, please be careful.

aoife patiently awaits 2013

until next year my friends-

Friday, December 28, 2012

a new steinbach

every year we like to add a new ornament to our steinbach ornament collection. in honor of bailey's chihuahua roots, this is the little guy we added this year. olé!

until we meet again my amigos-

Thursday, December 27, 2012

look what santa brought!

bailey wanted to share a couple of the goodies she received from santa this year. she has been needing a new carseat for a while now, so when she saw santa a few weeks ago, she asked him for one. since she's been such a good girl, he brought her a new skybox booster seat. safety first!

he also got her a red leather leash to match her collar. you know how santa loves red. bailey be stylin' now!

we hope santa brought you everything you asked for, and a few surprises too!

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

have yourself a merry little christmas

bailey & i wish you peace, love and happiness this holiday season and throughout the new year! we truly appreciate each and every one of you and we love reading your comments. thank you for being our friends.

merry christmas / happy holidays everyone!

Monday, December 24, 2012

'twas the night before christmas

when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

bailey was nestled all snug in her bed, while visions of sugar plums danced in her head.

merry christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

3 days till christmas!

if you think you might be on the naughty list, you have 3 days left to redeem yourself. remember, don't chew the morning paper or drink out of the toilet. instead you should be giving lots of kisses and cuddle time to your people. oh, and don't forget to look adorable at all times. this will no doubt put you back on the nice list. feel free to add your suggestions to help any other "bad" dogs out there.

until we meet again my friends, be good-

Friday, December 21, 2012

baby, it's cold outside

it's been sooo cold these past few days, i had to break out bailey's crocheted hat.


until we meet again my friends, stay warm-

Thursday, December 20, 2012

special delivery from higgy!

our mailperson brought bailey a very special delivery from higgins. the box sat under the tree for a bit until she just couldn't take it any more. her curiosity got the better of her and she just had to open the box.

"wow, is it all for me?"

"look at all of my goodies!"

"mmm, these cookies are really good. nom nom."

"mom, aoife stole my raw hide!"

"after piggy aoife nearly finished the whole thing, daddy got it back for me. stare all you want, it's mine now."

"it's mine, all mine!"

"oh higgy, thank you so much for my treasure box. i love everything. mom tried to get a picture of me playing with the pink butterfly, but i never stayed still long enough to get a good shot. i'm sure she'll keep trying though, BOL. thanks again higgy, you're the best!"

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

striped jammies

hubby had to have an emergency appendectomy last week. when he returned from the hospital, bailey has been his constant companion. she's just hanging out in her jammies and getting extra spoiled with him. she's gonna be devastated when he finally returns to work.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, December 14, 2012

half an outfit is better than no outfit at all

this is only part of bailey's outfit. it also has a hat and more cuffs for her back legs. i'm still trying to get her to wear all pieces at once but she's not too happy with the idea of wearing a hat. for now, she is happy to sit with sam the snowman and santa in half her outfit.

you can't beat a good candid shot. i could never have planned and executed this pose. sometimes distraction can be your best friend :)

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, December 13, 2012

a matching set

aoife hates to wear clothes, so i got her a scarf. she doesn't seem to mind it as much and she kind of forgets she's wearing it. it works for her and for any dog that doesn't like wearing clothes.

(aoife's scarf is available at kibbles place)

bailey on the other hand loves wearing clothes and has amassed quite a wardrobe. here she is wearing the matching shirt to aoife's scarf.

don't they make a cute set?

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

o holy night!

the stars are brightly shining, it is the night of our dear saviour's birth.

it took dozens and dozens of photos to get this shot, but i think it was worth it. getting both dogs to look exactly where i wanted, and staying still, and staying in frame, and keeping good posture... it took 3 days to get a shot that made me happy but we (hubby was my helper, holding the star in one hand and a treat in his other) had lots of fun and doggies got lots of treats for their effort. i hope you enjoy the fruit of our labor :)

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, December 10, 2012

monday mischief: wardrobe malfunction

when i'm taking bailey's picture, my main focus is on her eyes. i love the big marble eyes she makes when she's focused. if i'm lucky, i'll get a yawn or a sneeze, so when i got a tongue i was thrilled. then i noticed her arm had come out of the arm hole of her coat. so now her expression takes on a whole new meaning. instead of just capturing a silly face, it looks like she is sticking her tongue out on purpose because of her wardrobe malfunction! this is my new favorite picture of her.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, December 7, 2012

professional holiday portrait

a couple of weeks ago true emotions photography set up shop at our local zoom room. they were taking holiday pet portraits. i wasn't gonna let this opportunity pass us by. i made a reservation and took bailey for her first professional christmas portrait. i dressed her in her christmas coat and off we went.

i was surprised they could get her to make her big marble eyes! i was very pleased. here is a close up of the same shot.

she was being such a good girl, and i just happen to have taken a change of clothes, i got this shot too :)

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, December 6, 2012

giddy up!

a horse is a horse, of course, of course.

yesterday at the dog park, bailey came face to face with a horse! she was a little scared but daddy held her tight. this is the best shot i could get because she didn't wanna get any closer. oh well, maybe next time.

has your pooch ever met a horse?

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

the chihuahua was hung in the stocking with care

mom: "hey bailey, whaccha doin' in that stocking?"
bailey: "just hangin' BOL"

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

santa claus is coming to town

santa found time in his busy schedule to visit one of our local dog parks this past weekend. i wasn't sure how the doggies were going to react with this jolly old elf but they were both surprisingly good.

looks like santa took a liking to bailey :)

aoife was a little nervous but i think we still got a good pic out of it.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, December 3, 2012

monday mischief: my christmas helper

i put aoife in charge of the garland and this is what happened.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, November 30, 2012

bailey's new coat

i found this adorable coat at homegoods. isn't it cute? the detailing is really nice with the toggle buttons and the satiny lining. only one problem- there is no place to hook her leash! i never attach her leash to her collar, so i wish the coat had a d-ring sewn to the back so she could wear it on our walks on these cooler days. oh well.

looks like bailey is having quite a chat with santa!

bailey: "i just asked santa if he could find homes for all the homeless pets!"

bailey: "does this coat make me look fat?"

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, November 29, 2012

bailey's red jammies

well the weather is turning. news report says we should have rain by the time you are reading this. bailey and i are so cal girls and we don't like the cold. i put on the fireplace and gave her a nice warm bath then she warmed up in her thermal long johns. i told her she looked so cute, i had to take her picture. she just wanted to curl up and nap, hence the sleepy eyes, but i told her i needed a new blog post and that this would be perfect.

bailey: "wait mom, lamb chop has an itch she can't reach."

bailey: "ok last pic, then me and lamb chop are off to dreamland."

until we meet again my friends-