Wednesday, November 30, 2016

a surprise package from #chewy

two boxes from chewy? i was expecting one, not two. yesterday we showed you what was in box #1, but what could be in the mystery box #2? aoife hopes it's for her.

oh look, it's not for aoife, or bailey ... it's for me! thanks chewy. this past weekend was so cold and wet, these items were just what the doctor ordered. (and don't worry 'bout the broken mug, i will super glue it.)

thanks wow team at chewy. thanks for bringing a ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy day.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

product review: merrick lil' plates grain-free tiny thanksgiving day dinner #ChewyInfluencer

it's time again for a product review, brought to you by our good friends at

this month we are sampling merrick lil' plates grain-free tiny thanksgiving day dinner in gravy. we have tried the lil' plates before and i really appreciate the little size (3.5 oz) for tiny dogs like bailey.

the first 5 ingredients in their turkey dinner are deboned turkey, turkey broth, chicken broth, chicken liver, deboned chicken. it also contains dried egg whites, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, apples, peas, and potatoes.

i think the pictures pretty much sum up bailey's opinion of this dinner. she finished every morsel! she definitely gives this meal her pink paw seal of approval.

added bonus:
made in the usa
no corn, no wheat, no soy, grain-free, gluten-free
no ingredients from china

thanks to sugar and oz for hosting the chewy influencer blog hop.

btw: provided us with the food in exchange for our honest opinion of the product. we did not receive any compensation for this post.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, November 28, 2016

6 años

i don't know the day bailey came into the world, but i do know the day she came into MY world.

chihuahua bailey via

6 years ago today, bailey became a part of our family.

chihuahua bailey via

happy gotcha day my sweet little bailey!
i love you to the moon and back,
to infinity and beyond,
forever and ever.

chihuahua bailey via

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, November 25, 2016

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

¿bilingual chihuahua?

bailey is learning to read in español ...

... and inglés! BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, November 21, 2016

product review: simply salmon strips

i was recently contacted by pet botanics to sample and review their simply salmon strips. i agreed because of the limited ingredients: salmon & sea salt (used in the smoking drying process). the end. just two ingredients and no antibiotics, hormones, artificial flavors or colors.

their salmon is fresh-caught in the coldest waters of norway. it is then frozen and shipped to the states where it is dried and smoked, right here in southern california. it is available as strips and cutlets.

simply salmon is a healthy and nutritious treat you won't mind giving your pup. it was a big hit with both girls and as you can see bailey doesn't want to wait for her next taste. she wants her simply salmon and she wants it now! BOL

would you like to give them a try? we are giving away a package of simply salmon cutlets on our instagram feed (@kibblesplace). to enter the giveaway, follow us, like our giveaway pic & tag a friend. that's it. winner will be announced friday.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, November 17, 2016

life is precious

can you believe it's been 2 years since bailey's fall? it feels like a lifetime ago and yet it feels like yesterday. her week in icu, not knowing if she was going to pull through, the possibility of brain damage. this was almost more than i could bear. it was one of the worst times of my life and the weeks and weeks that followed weren't much better.

bailey's come a long way since her accident. she's not 100% but she's pretty darn close. she has a couple of lingering issues that she'll probably have to live with. she gets small seizures, which only last for a moment, and she has some problems with her balance, so i get a lot of pictures of her looking a little tipsy (like the one below).

however, when bailey gets going, she does very well. balance is a funny thing. if she's moving slowly, she loses balance and the quicker she goes, the better her balance is. take a look at this!

life is precious and you never know what tomorrow will bring. hold your furbabies close and give them a kiss for me.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

san diego marina

"strolling the marina can be exhausting."

"being carried is so much easier."

come sail away 🎶

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, November 14, 2016

bird rock

not a day goes by that we don't have a cup of coffee. this holds true even while day trippin'.

daughter #1 lives in san diego, so she took us to bird rock coffee roasters, a small independent roastery. bailey approved of this dog friendly location and we approved of their organic fair trade coffee.

bailey! get off the table! we're not at home. BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, November 11, 2016

{this moment} see beautiful: hms surprise

last weekend we drove down to san diego for the day and we ended up at the maritime museum.

ahoy mateys! via

this is the hms surprise. she was built in 1970 and is a detailed re-creation of the hms rose, a 24-gun british frigate built in 1757.

you may recognize her from her appearance in master and commander: the far side of the world with russell crowe ...

or from pirates of the caribbean: on stranger tides with johnny depp.

"yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me!"

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, November 10, 2016

throwback thursday: bee

throwback to bee's visit last month. she came and went so quickly, i didn't get a chance to share this picture, so i saved it for a throwback post.
yes, she is just as sweet as she looks.


until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

christmas list

have you ever seen a doggie teepee? we saw one the other day and now bailey has added it to the top of her christmas list!

"i've got to have this. maybe santa paws will get it for me."

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, November 4, 2016

aoife will do anything for a treat

"what do you want me to do?"

"ok, i think i can reach that."

"got it!"

"i'll do pretty much anything for a treat."

until we meet again my friends-