Friday, January 30, 2015

pocket bed

our temperatures here in so cal, are in the mid 70's and bailey has snuggled into her pocket bed. can you imagine if she were living on the east coast? ay chihuahua!


pocket bed available at kibblesplace.com

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 29, 2015

{52 snapshots of life} #dream

i love watching little bailey sleep. she is so peaceful. i'm sure she is dreaming of the day she can walk with perfect balance and not like a drunken sailor. that day is just around the corner, sweetie. just wait and see. it'll be here before you know it.



thanks to the lazy pitbull for hosting 52 snapshots of life blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

fire hydrant graveyard (+ a medical update)


i know this is supposed to be a wordless post but i have news to share:

monday we had another follow-up visit with dr w. bailey has made great strides in her recovery; miraculous really. doc was so pleased with her progress and was thrilled when he saw her walk. he said she is doing so well we can stop her meds! he still wants her to continue with the folic acid (i believe for her red blood cells?) and the cottage cheese (for her skull). then he totally shocked us by saying she doesn't need any more follow-up visits! can you believe it?!? her skull has healed 60%-80% and will continue to mend over the next few months. his job is done and it is just up to her little self to complete the healing process. also, the wobble in her walk will eventually disappear and she should be good as new.

it's only been 10 weeks from an accident that could have killed her and incompetent care that could have left her paralyzed, or worse. OMD. i can't believe it. our little girl has beat the odds and is coming out a winner. thanks again to everyone who has been praying for our little bailey.
you all rock. {{{hugs}}}


thanks to blogpaws for hosting wordless wednesday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

{52 snapshots of life} #music

there is ALWAYS music on in our house. i can't stand silence. our cable provider offers several music channels that play music 24/7 with no commercials and no dj's. love it. i have it on all day.


but on sunday mornings, we listen to breakfast with the beatles on this radio, with coffee in hand, and doggie on lap.

"i am the walrus, goo goo g'joob"

and what is music without song? bailey asked me to include a new sonata she composed specifically for this post. enjoy.



i know what you're thinking. #music was the theme two weeks ago. this week is #dream. yes, i know. time flies when you have a recuperating chihuahua in the house but i'm caught up now. let's hope i stay that way. BOL


thanks to the lazy pitbull for hosting 52 snapshots of life blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 26, 2015

bonkers for blueberry bagels

bailey goes bonkers for blueberry bagels. check out her intense stare. it's as if she was willing it to magically fly into her mouth.


then her request for a taste ...


turned into an all out plea! i really wish i had video'd her. she was creating such a ruckus. we were afraid she was going to injure herself!


finally she tries the sweet and adorable approach.
of course i ended up sharing my bagel with her. there was no way i could resist her.



thanks to alfie's blog, my brown newfies & snoopy's dog blog for hosting monday mischief blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, January 23, 2015

unzipped and tethered

when i have bailey in her stroller, i usually have her zipped in like this. she is free to move around and can't fall out because she is completely enclosed. the other day i wondered how she would react if she were not zipped in but tethered instead. i had a typing project, yes i still type BOL, so i thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. i put her in, hooked her up with the two safety tethers, left the canopy open and the mesh panel down. she behaved very well and sat very patiently until i was done typing. the tethers restrict her movement quite a bit so i won't be doing it often but it's good to know she was ok with it.


until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 22, 2015

{52 snapshots of life} #joyful

we've pretty much been shut-ins since bailey's accident. taking care of her has been a full time job and our number one priority. she's not yet 100% but she's feeling well enough to start making little trips here and there. if you follow us on facebook, you saw our little outing yesterday. but what i didn't show you was how happy she was to be out again. i think this shot captures it quite well. pure joy.



thanks to the lazy pitbull for hosting 52 snapshots of life blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

too many cooks in the kitchen

"don't forget, i can't eat anything with onion."


thanks to blogpaws for hosting wordless wednesday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

at-home pawdicure

normally, i take bailey to the groomer every three weeks or so to get her nails trimmed because they grow like weeds! however our groomer just increased her price by 60% and since i go so often, that adds up to a lot of coffee money. my solution? trim them myself. i already had the clippers, so i dusted off the cobwebs (i've had them for quite a while but i've been afraid to use them) and gave them a try. hubby held her and distracted her with little yummies and i clipped away.


she hadn't had her nails clipped since before her accident so they were veeery looong! a couple of them are still a little on the long side, but i'll trim them again in a few days.


until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 19, 2015

aoife throws a tantrum

"who me? a tantrum? nah, never!
what? there's a video? um, must be trick photography."

this is what happens when i ignore aoife.




thanks to alfie's blog, my brown newfies & snoopy's dog blog for hosting monday mischief blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, January 16, 2015

love-a-lot bear

hubby went to petsmart and came home with a surprise for bailey ...
love-a-lot bear!


our daughters grew up in the 80's, so care bears are no stranger to our house. we had every one ... and their cousins! now that our girls are grown and gone, we can buy the care bears for bailey! BOL


as you can see, bailey's silly personality is returning. she's trying so hard to be her old self again and every day a little more of bailey comes shining through.


until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

nat'l dress up your dog day

it's always 'dress up your dog day' at casa chihuahua. she has a full wardrobe from thermal pjs to fancy party dresses and everything in between. she's quite the fashionista.



thanks to blogpaws for hosting wordless wednesday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

nat'l rubber duckie day

in honor or rubber duckie day, bailey would like to model her rubber duckie bathrobe and show you her giant rubber duckie!


"me & my duckie - my duckie & me"

can you think of a rubber duckie without thinking of ernie and sesame street? ya, neither can i. does his rubber duckie song go round and round in your head? after watching the video, i bet it will. play it, if you dare! BOL



until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 12, 2015

c'mon people

i mean, really people, how much effort does it take to pick up your dog's poop? check out the orange arrows i added to the picture. you will see one is pointing to poop on the floor and the other is showing how close the poop bag dispenser and receptacle are! there is no excuse for leaving the mess on the floor. c'mon people, there are bags just an arms length away. please be considerate and pick up after your dogs. ugh.


found by daughter #1 at john wayne airport


thanks to alfie's blog, my brown newfies & snoopy's dog blog for hosting monday mischief blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, January 9, 2015

it's inauguration day, tra la la

bailey is proud to be a member of the blogville choir.


she composed this aria last year and would like to sing it to the newly inaugurated mayors, murphy and stanley, as well as the entire newly appointed cabinet of blogville.



after the festivities, there is a sleepover at dory's but since bailey's accident, she hasn't been out much. she is sorry that she couldn't be there in furson, but she will be there in spirit.


until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 8, 2015

chihuahua nap time

it's nap time at casa chihuahua.


and aoife's back in town!



thanks to ruckus the eskie, love is being owned by a husky & barking from the bayou for hosting thoughtless thursday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

enjoying an 82° winter day

"gotta love a so cal winter"


thanks to blogpaws for hosting wordless wednesday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

alternate mode of transportation

bailey's stroller has made life so much easier, but for an alternate mode of transportation, sometimes we use the puppy pouch crossbody sling. not having to maneuver the stroller room to room allows us to move more efficiently through the house.


there is a little chain attached to the inside of the sling that fastens to her harness for extra security but i always have a hand on her as well. and because she's so tiny, i had to stuff the bottom with a blankie to give her some height. otherwise she'd be sitting at the bottom of the sling in darkness. BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 5, 2015

{52 snapshots of life} b & bee - #new friends

bee's so cal christmas holiday ended yesterday and she is now back in new york :( we sure are gonna miss that little cutie. while she was here, i had two goals: i wanted her and bailey to become besties and i wanted to get a decent picture of the girls together. well, i got the pictures. BOL.


can you tell i'm holding a treat to get bailey's attention? BOL
i couldn't get bee's attention because she was distracted by what was happening outside.


as you can see, bailey still has to be tethered to help with her balance. just pretend you can't see hubby's hand holding her steady.
adiĆ³s bee! hasta luego.


i am double blog hopping today. besides monday mischief, i am hopping into the 52 snapshots of life, a weekly themed photo challenge, hosted by the lazy pitiful. this week's theme is NEW, so these pictures are bailey with her NEW friend bee.



until we meet again my friends-

Friday, January 2, 2015

bee, my grand doggie

i've totally been enjoying my new grand doggie. it's been a week since her spay and hernia surgeries and she's feeling more like herself. now that she's off her pain meds, her personality has returned and she's an absolute sweetie. i'm really gonna miss her when she goes back to new york. just look at that face!


i've been taking a lot of pictures of her but poor thing was always wearing her cone. i gave her a little break and took it off so i could get a couple of shots of her without it. she was very cooperative and i got these shots pretty quick.


she still needs another week of wearing the cone, so after we were done, she went back to being a conehead. sorry bee but we have to protect your incisions.


until we meet again my friends-