Friday, June 29, 2012

93 degrees

well yesterday was a scorcher. it was 93 degrees at 3.25pm! i hope today isn't as high, but it is summer, and this is southern california. oh well. we will stay hydrated and stay inside as much as possible.

a reminder that should go without saying, but always have plenty of fresh water available to your doggie and if they must be outside, please provide plenty of shaded areas. remember they are wearing a fur coat. and of course NEVER leave them in a parked car!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

so close, yet so far

bailey was minding her own business when all of a sudden a lizard invaded her domain appeared on our patio. when they saw each other it turned into a staring contest. it was like a scene from a gunfight at the o.k. corral, just waiting to see who was gonna make the first move. only problem is bailey was inside and the lizard was outside. i don't think the lizard would have been so brave if there wasn't a glass door between them. well the lizard made the first move and lost the staring contest. bailey then became very upset that she couldn't forcibly remove it from our property chase it away.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

it's a bird, it's a plane...

it's super aoife! my granDOGter may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but it sure looks like she can fly!

Monday, June 25, 2012

monday mischief at kitchen 24

west hollywood has so much to offer dog lovers. it is a super dog-friendly city so we support their businesses as often as we can. on a recent visit to see daughter #1, she took us to brunch at kitchen 24. the wait for a table was ridiculously long so when we finally got our table, we were more than ready for our meal. bailey was very well behaved, even after all the waiting. her only mischief was that she kept staring at my french toast...

& hubby's turkey provolone sandwich, hoping for a taste.

kitchen 24, santa monica bl, west hollywood

Friday, June 22, 2012

eyewitness to a 911

on a recent coffee date with daughter #1, there was an emergency two doors down from the coffee shop. first the fire engine arrived, followed by the paramedics and the police. eventually a man was taken away in a stretcher, and bailey was an eyewitness to the whole thing. hopefully the guy will be ok.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

hello summer

bailey is enjoying some early morning summer sun while i am enjoying my morning cup of coffee :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

the doggie stroller

sunday we went to the long beach antique & collectible flea market (with bailey!) and she rode in her, ok don't laugh, doggie stroller. technically it's not her stroller. i bought it for my kibbles in her final stage of life, so actually, bailey inherited it. it was her first trip in the stroller and she was, surprisingly, very well behaved. i really wasn't sure what to expect because she does NOT like to be in a carrier. i put her cozy blankie in it and i think she enjoyed the royal treatment of being pushed around for the two hours it took to go through the show.

"woo hoo, this is fun!"

"are we done already?"

have you ever taken your pooch out in a doggie stroller? how was your experience?

Friday, June 15, 2012

pawprints in cement

we had some extra cement mix left over from our weekend project, so i told hubby to mix it up and lets make a little slab for a flowerpot. while the cement was still wet, i pressed bailey's little paws into it. i think it is the perfect addition to our garden :)

"my pawprints will be here furever!"

Thursday, June 14, 2012

the tale of a tail

this morning when bailey went outside to take care of business, she discovered a lizard tail on the patio! imagine our surprise! i wasn't sure if i should let bailey check it out but she just sniffed it and walked away. has your pooch ever found anything as strange as a lizard tail?

i wonder what could have scared poor lizard so much that he would lose his tail and i wonder how long it will take him to grow another? poor little lizard without a tail :(

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

weekend project

this weekend hubby built up our little retaining wall so i can have another place to plant flowers. instead of capping the cinder blocks, i will plant in them!

"daddy's gonna build up the retaining wall and i'm gonna supervise"

"supervising is hard work, i think i need a rest."

"make sure you get it good and level"

"daddy's doing a very good job!"



"two hours later they're all done. i think they did a pretty good job!"

Monday, June 11, 2012

monday mischief: a preview of tomorrow's post

this is how bailey felt about this weekend's gardening project. notice how she is sticking her tongue out! BOL

bailey, amidst a sea of marigolds

Friday, June 8, 2012

silhouette of aoife

i see a little silhouetto of a dog, scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango. thunderbolt and lightning - very very frightening me. gallileo, gallileo, ...

thanks to freddie mercury for the inspiration

Thursday, June 7, 2012

frosted cupcakery

daughter #2 introduced me to frosted cupcakery some time ago. i think they are the best cupcakery in los angeles, paws hands down... & it appears bailey agrees. they make pupcakes for the doggies, but this cupcake is mine!

no, no, no bailey. that's for mommy!

frosted cupcakery, highland ave, los angeles

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

cherry on top

hubby's been craving frozen yogurt for a couple of weeks now so over the weekend we went to cherry on top! i get a sample cup for bailey, then fill it with vanilla. i don't get her anything fancy, because the fancier the flavor, the more ingredients she shouldn't be eating.

"mmm, froyo!"


Monday, June 4, 2012

mischief monday: wake up!

this is how bailey wakes me up in the morning: she drapes herself across my neck and bombards me with chihuahua kisses. do you have a doggie alarm or is your dog a late riser?

Friday, June 1, 2012