Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween!

we hope you have a fa-BOO-lous halloween!

don't forget that chocolate can be deadly to dogs. please keep all candies out of your doggies reach.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

heeere's aoife!

i love taking pictures of aoife. she listens and she does what she's told. it's not that i don't love taking pictures of bailey, it's just that aoife makes it sooo much easier. i have to work to get a good photo of bailey where aoife just gives them out for free.

trick or treat!

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, October 29, 2012

getting ready for howl-o-ween

Q. what is dracula's favorite dog breed?
A. a blood hound!

these girls are hoping for more treats and less tricks!

until we meet again my friends-

Saturday, October 27, 2012

dog park!

this is rocket. he is a brussels griffon we met yesterday at the dog park. doesn't he have the best face?

bailey wasn't too sure about him but she was cordial when he came to say hello.

aoife was surrounded by white dogs!

looks like bailey is telling tails tales.

have a great weekend my friends-

Friday, October 26, 2012

dia de los blancos

while shopping at cost plus, i wandered into their extensive wine department, looking for a bottle that might by chance have a doggie on the label. and guess what? i found one: dia de los blancos! i'm more of a coffee drinker than a wine drinker but i just had to get it. it is a white wine produced in so cal's temecula valley wine country. the label says it is 67% sauvignon blanc and 33% muscat blanc. i don't know what that means but i stuck it in the fridge. maybe we'll open it up for dia de los muertos! BOL

here is a close up of the label. do you think that's a chihuahua?

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

road trip up the 101

daughter #1 got a promotion at work but with that, she had to move up north to monterey (which is about 2 hours south of san francisco). so, we packed up her west hollywood apartment, and the doggies, and moved her up to monterey this weekend.

"ok, i'm ready for our road trip!"

aoife patiently waits while the uhaul gets another tank of gasoline

(photo courtesy daughter #1)

hello? hello?

if you ever wondered where santa spends his summers,
it's in carpinteria! lol

monterey town clock

our uhaul before the unload

some of the work ahead of us

the girls were very patient while we were busy unpacking

after our work was done, we had a nice dinner...

...and got in a little sightseeing

harbor seals enjoying the fresh sea air

from my daughter's previous apt she could see the hollywood sign,
now she can see the monterey bay!

i hope you enjoyed our little excursion up north. we did a lot of work, we had a lot of fun and we found a couple of new coffee shops that will show up on my coffee blog over the next three days.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

road trip!

we took another road trip this weekend but i came back so pooped, i'll think i'll post about it tomorrow when i'm more rested.
here are bailey's pre & post road trip pictures. she's pooped too :)

for now, i'll leave you with a little clue of where we went.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, October 22, 2012

monday mischief: blitz attack

4# bailey, once again, takes on 13# aoife. but notice how aoife is on her side playing with her toy? thats when bailey jumps in for the blitz attack!

until we meet again my friends-

Saturday, October 20, 2012

we've been awarded an award!

my sweetie over at the adventures of higgins awarded me this award a couple of days ago. thanks higgy!

now i must in return, pass it along to five other blog furiends that never fail to put a smile on my face:

1. a bowl of noodles
2. betty the bichon
3. life with lulu & wally too
4. gospel of goose
5. finn howard

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, October 19, 2012

trick or treat

on our way to see daughter #1, we just happen to be in the vicinity of frosted cupcakery! well we couldn't be so close and not stop in for some guilty pleasures.

mmm, what's inside???


hubby likes chocolate/coconut, my favorite is lemon and the pupcake is for bailey! i won't show how we devoured our cupcakes, but i will share bailey. i could barely get one shot in before she went in for the kill!

the trick was getting her to wait for her treat!

oops, all gone!

have a yummy weekend my friends-

Thursday, October 18, 2012

stop in the name of love

bailey put on a little talent show for me the other day. here she is performing stop in the name of love by diana ross and the supremes. she's got the hand gesture down pat, don't you think? BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


bailey offered to help me decorate for halloween. looks like it was a bit more than she expected. BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, October 15, 2012

strike one, strike two...

before we found the beautiful prince of a park in temecula, we had to kiss a couple of frogs.

"where's the pretty dog parks at?"

frog #1: this sad park was crickets dog park in encinitas. the big dog side had lawn and shaded benches for people. there were quite a few people with their german shepherd sized dogs there. we had high hopes until we turned the corner and saw the little dog area. it didn't have dirt or grass, it had indoor/outdoor carpet to give the appearance of grass!!!

frog #2: this one was sunset dog park in san marcos. it was attached to a beautiful people park; lush and green, lots of trees, lots of room. there was a couple of very overweight dachshunds on their way out when we got there, so we had this barren park to ourselves. we stayed only long enough to take this picture, then we were on our way.

i had only mapped out three dog parks for our weekend getaway, so with two strikes against us, we would either strike out or we could hit a home run with our next stop in temecula; and as you saw on my october 5th post, it was a grand slam!

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, October 12, 2012

splish splash i was taking a bath

nails clipped, check.
warm relaxing bath, check.
pink fuzzy bath robe, check.
looking adorable for the camera, double check.

have a great weekend my friends-

Thursday, October 11, 2012

ghost of halloween past

last year was bailey's first halloween as a member of our family so i have a very short stroll down memory lane to share with you. i guess it's more of a step onto memory lane rather than a stroll. BOL

bailey halloween 2011

peter peter pumpkin eater, had a dog but couldn't keep her;
he put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well.

bailey halloween 2011

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

chachi jammies

look what i found at target. chachi pajamas for me! well i just had to get them. i love how paul frank reminds us to not take life so seriously. (and i love that he added a chihuahua to his cast of characters.) we should have fun everyday and not sweat the small stuff.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, October 8, 2012

monday mischief: elephant dog

this is bailey's impersonation of an elephant. BOL, not really, it's just my silly hubby putting toys on her head again :)

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, October 5, 2012

temecula dog park & froyo!

after our beach adventure on saturday, we headed up to temecula on sunday.

i used my handy dandy dog park finder app and found margarita community dog park. it was really hard to find as there are NO signs on the property that it even existed. it is hidden way behind the closed down ymca and not anywhere near the human park. it's as if they don't want anyone to know it's there! we were looking for it for quite a while in triple digit temps but i was stubborn to find it and didn't give up. bailey deserved some off leash time and i was determined to give it to her.

unfortunately we were the only ones there but that's ok. it looked to be fairly new and was full of trees and green lawn!!! there were two separate fenced sections, one for big dogs and the other for small dogs. each side had a water fountain and a cement park bench. isn't it pretty?

she enjoyed sniffing the scents and relaxing on the cool lawn under the trees.

it was a scorcher of a day... after the dog park we went to cool off with some frozen yogurt at mangoz.

we had a great weekend, full of fun and adventure... and lots of coffee. it doesn't take much to tire little bailey so two entire days away from home had bailey pretty much zonked, but in a good way.

do you have any adventures planned for you and your pack?

have a great weekend my friends-