Friday, January 31, 2014

pet lovers license plate

it's here! months and months and months ago, like back in 2012, i ordered the pet lovers license plate for hubby in memory of our original pound puppy, kibbles (pictured), that we lost in january of 2010.

the dmv had to reach a pre-order of 7500 plates before it could even go into production and i am proud to say i was one of those 7500 people on the waiting list. the artwork was done by pierce brosnan (did you know he is an artist?) and proceeds from the plate go to provide funding for no- or low-cost spay and neuter programs throughout the state.

it took a looong time, but it was worth the wait and now hubby can show his love for animals everywhere he goes.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 30, 2014


bailey is debating whether she should follow the detour sign or go rogue.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

from the island of misfit toys

a dolly for sue was always my favorite misfit toy and now she's bailey's favorite too. she ended up on the island of misfit toys because she was unloved. as you can see, that is no longer a problem because she is now a dolly for bailey! BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 27, 2014

cupcakes for everyone!

over the weekend we visited one of our favorite cupcake shops, dots cupcakes in pasadena. chocolate coconut for hubby, raspberry lemon for me and an orange pupcake for bailey!

she could hardly contain herself!

yes, bailey eats off of bavarian china. it was a special treat, that deserved a special plate. BOL

tasty goodness

nom nom

good to the last crumb.

it may look like she ate the entire cupcake in one sitting, but don't worry, after she had a few bites, i took away 1/2 the cupcake. although i do believe she would have eaten the whole thing if i had let her. that would have been some big time mischief!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

spoiled rotten salon

when walking downtown the other day, we came across a beauty salon that could have been named after bailey. what do you think? BOL

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

bailey and her toy chihuahua

bailey loves toy chihuahua...

and toy chihuahua loves bailey.

they are good buddies...

and best friends.

toy chihuahua available at kibbles place

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 20, 2014

look who's back in town

daughter #1 planned a weekend in san diego with the girls and guess who got to baby sit aoife? we did!!! and needless to say with aoife, comes lots of mischievous fun. of course the weekend flew by in the wink of an eye and daughter #1 took aoife back this morning.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

welcome to historic downtown upland!

we are thinking bailey should be a part of upland's welcome waggin' wagon...

or at least their mascot!

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

bird watching

something has gotten bailey's full attention.

what could it be?


"excuse me, but would you happen to have any more bread crumbs?"

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

out for a stroll

yesterday was nice and warm, but the day before was a bit chilly. ok, well, it was chilly for bailey. BOL

when we got home, she was so pooped, she didn't even wait for me to take her coat off. she fell right asleep.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 13, 2014

go away, don't bother me

daughter #2 took this video of bailey. when she is on my lap, she can be... how should i put this... well, she can be a twerp. see for yourself.

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as you can see, nobody was bothering her, nobody was even talking to her. daughter #2 was going to take her picture, but when bailey began to express her objection to being photographed, she decided to push record instead.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

the sparkle has returned

so the results of bailey's poop test came back negative. yay! so what was the problem? good question. we don't really know. doc said she might have eaten something she shouldn't have but, no, that's not possible. i know everything that goes into her tummy. another possibility is that she stepped on something then licked her paw. ok, that one is possible. we take her just about everywhere and she does walk on the ground (well, usually. BOL). so the $517.00 lesson we learned (that was the total vet bill) is to always wipe her little paws off when coming in from a walk.

her poops are not quite what they should be yet. actually, there is no poop at all, so doc said to stop the centrine (the medicine to firm her poop). first it's too many poops, now it's no poop! ugh.

but look, the sparkle in her eyes has returned, and she is back to wearing silly hats and being her adorable self. what a relief! our home was topsy turvy with bailey under the weather. not knowing what was wrong and waiting for test results was absolute torture.

UPDATE: bailey pooped and all's right with the world. BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 9, 2014

a trip to the vet

thanks to everyone for your concern and well wishes for bailey. she started feeling bad tuesday morning at 3.15am and had to go out for an emergency poop, and then again at 4.45am. all day she had the runs and the shakes. she wasn't very hungry and hadn't eaten much, so she was getting weak. again yesterday morning she woke up before dawn with an emergency visit to the "bathroom". i called the vet at 9am, because over 24 hours of the runs can't be good for a little 4# doggie. he took some blood, checked her poop, gave her 3 shots and i came home with 2 prescriptions. [doc said there have been a lot of cases of pancreatitis lately, so that's why he wanted to check her blood.]

when we got home, all she wanted to do was sleep in the warm sun.

she slept all afternoon and all evening. for dinner she had some chicken soup i had made for her, and looked to be feeling a little better, but then back to sleep. she didn't have any more runs after the doctor visit, so hopefully that's over with. the doctor will call today with the results from her blood work and poop sample. fingers crossed for some good news.

UPDATE: doc just called and her blood work looks good! red blood cell count, check. white blood cell count, check. liver, check. kidneys, check. no signs of pancreatitis. whew! still waiting on her fecal test. since pancreatitis is ruled out, now he is hoping she didn't pick up something from the cats or possums that frequent our yard.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

under the weather

bailey was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday (tummy troubles), so i don't have any stories to share today. this picture is from her new year's eve photo shoot with the new year stuff cropped out.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

some light reading in the sunshine

the new year has brought with it, some lovely weather here to so cal; perfect for sitting out on our patio with some light reading...
bailey agrees :)

until we meet again my friends-

Sunday, January 5, 2014

to follow or not to follow, that is the question

bailey deciding whether to follow the arrow...

or not. BOL

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Friday, January 3, 2014

never stop improving

hubby and i love doing home improvement projects together, so we love going to lowes...

and bailey just loves going wherever we go :)

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 tournament of roses parade

dogs were featured on several floats in this year's rose parade but the two that stood out to me were the beverly hills pet care foundation & the lucy pet foundation. the pet care foundation is "dedicated to the rescue, care, spay/neuter and adoption of homeless pets" and "the goal of the lucy pet foundation is to have spay/neuter and adoption mobile clinics in every major city in the country." all the dogs that were featured on lucy's float were all shelter dogs. they were all performing tricks and having the time of their lives! also on lucy's float was daniel, the miracle beagle mix that was put into an alabama gas chamber along with 17 other dogs, and somehow survived! can you believe the barbaric gas chamber is still legal in 31 of our united states?!? (more on the lucy pet foundation float)

the beverly hills pet care foundation

the lucy pet foundation

well i can't publish a post without a picture of bailey in it, so without further ado, here she is!

"here i am!"

until we meet again my friends-