Monday, April 24, 2017

pop goes the question

we had some exciting news over the weekend ...
daughter #2 got engaged!
her fiancĂ© popped the question (in new york) on thursday night and then he surprised her with a whirlwind trip home (to california) so we could all share in their joy together. thoughtful, right? 

daughter #2 shares a special moment
with bailey before she heads back to new york.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, April 21, 2017

flowers for dory

bailey is taking some time to stop and smell the roses jasmine as she remembers sweet dory.

stop and smell the jasmine

dory, these flowers from my garden, are for you.

calla lily


lemon tree blossoms


plum tree blossoms


we found daisies aplenty on our walk yesterday.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, April 20, 2017

product review: chicken soup for the soul savory snacks dog treats #ChewyInfluencer

"hey chewy, whatccha got for me?"
bailey's product review

"chicken soup for the soul? i'm reviewing a book?"
bailey's product review

"hmm, doesn't smell like a book."
bailey's product review

"doesn't taste like one either!"
bailey's product review

"i think i need to taste a couple more, you know, just to be sure."
bailey's product review

"ya, definitely not a book. nom nom"
bailey's product review

so as you can see, we are reviewing chicken soup for the soul savory snacks dog treats, beef flavor, sent to us from the wonderful folks at they are dog treats made right here in the usa with beef as the first ingredient. they are heart-shaped soft treats that are made without any corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or by-product meals.

be careful with these though, they are 8 calories per treat! that can add up pretty quick so bailey only gets one treat a day. everyday when i have my afternoon coffee (my treat, BOL), bailey gets her treat. it's our favorite time of the day.

bailey's product review

this product is awarded bailey's pink paw seal of approval.
disclaimer: i received these goodies free of charge from in an exchange for my honest review.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

mind your manners

looking through my pictures of aoife's visits, i noticed a pattern.
do you see it?

me first!

me first!

me first!

bailey steps out in front of aoife so she is sure to get the first treat! and poor aoife sits so patiently behind her. now bailey, when we have aoife over as our guest, it's only polite to let company have the first treat. mind your manners.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, April 17, 2017

easter 2017

half the fun of taking pictures of bailey, is laughing at the outtakes. and i end up with a lot of outtakes. it definitely is a challenge to get a good shot of her, but it's worth it in the end.

chihuahua bailey with bunny ears

she was hamming it up on these next few shots and then she just went goofy. BOL

chihuahua bailey with bunny ears

chihuahua bailey with bunny ears

chihuahua bailey with bunny ears

chihuahua bailey with bunny ears

chihuahua bailey with bunny ears

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, April 14, 2017

gone with the wind

in february we had baby hummingbirds. and just 9 days after those birds left, i found another egg in the nest, and 5 days after that, a second egg appeared.

6 march
hummingbird eggs | via

28 march
baby hummingbirds | via

31 march
baby hummingbirds | via

4 april
baby hummingbirds | via

sunday mommy bird stepped up her feeding. she kept coming and with each feeding the baby 1 would flutter and test out his wings.

10 april
baby hummingbird trying out his wings | via

he would even fly out of the nest and back in again.

baby hummingbird getting ready to leave the nest | via

he left monday morning leaving baby 2 alone.

baby hummingbird | via

mommy came back to continue feeding baby 2 that monday but on tuesday, she never came back. i had been hearing a chirping all morning and when i went out to investigate, i noticed it was baby 2! she was calling her mommy, but mommy never came. she was hungry and all i could do was hope mommy would show up. it broke my heart to hear her chirping for food and not being able to help.

i ran back in the house to grab my still camera and when i came back outside i found her on our swing cushion, still calling for her mommy and still getting no response.

11 april
baby hummingbird fresh out of her nest | via

the eggs came almost a week apart, so even though they hatched one day apart, i felt baby 2 was much younger. i'm positive that if mommy had come to feed baby 2, she would have stayed in the nest a couple more days, growing a little more and doing her practice flights, like her sibling. i'm confident that baby 1 was ready to leave and is enjoying life in this crazy world but i pray for baby 2.
and then, in the blink of an eye, she flew over our fence and was gone with the wind. stay safe little one. godspeed.

to honor sugar and her constant smile, i looked and looked for a smiley picture of bailey that would be worthy, and this is what i found :)

chihuahua bailey with a happy smile

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, April 13, 2017

that face

i just can't get enough of that face!

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

barking bailey

bailey will bark when she hears aoife barking, even if she doesn't know what she is barking at. this is her "i don't know why i'm barking" bark.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, April 10, 2017

national siblings day

bailey is an only "child" but she does think of aoife as her sister from another mister. they can be great friends and they can get cranky with each other. you know, like real sisters! bailey is probably glad when aoife's visits are over (no more competing for attention) but she is genuinely happy to see her again and they greet each other with waggy tails. again, like real sisters! BOL. happy siblings day!

and now, for your viewing pleasure, a chihuahua totem pole. enjoy!

chihuahua totem pole | via

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, April 7, 2017

i'm outta here

"ok, just one more picture and then ..."

"i'm outta here!"

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, April 6, 2017

lovin' it

we've been having some lovely weather this week and, as you can see, the girls are lovin' it.

until we meet again my friends-