Friday, September 22, 2017


bailey may be a full blooded mexican but i am quite the mutt. because my roots run far and wide, i get to celebrate, or at least decorate for, most occasions that come up. my german roots say oktoberfest is wunderbar but since i don't drink Bier, i must say nein danke. oh well. at least my Nussknacker is enjoying his pint, Zum Wohl! and bailey can rock her deutsch scarf.

this year, oktoberfest runs from 16 september - 3 october

until we meet again my friends, Auf Wiedersehen-

Thursday, September 21, 2017

norman rockwell life

the other day as i was cooking dinner, i looked around at my little family and it made me chuckle. it made me chuckle because it felt like i was living in a norman rockwell painting:

i was in the kitchen cooking dinner,

hubby was knocking an item off his honey-do list,

and bailey was getting some crate time. it just felt like we could be on the cover of the saturday evening post. BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

product review: instinct raw boost mixers #ChewyInfluencer

g'day y'all. it's product review time and bailey is ready to get this ball rolling. this month we picked a good one. actually, every month we pick good ones, because chewy only sells good ones.

this month we are trying (and when i say "we" i mean "bailey") instinct by nature's variety raw boost mixers beef recipe freeze-dried dog food topper. as the name indicates, they are freeze-dried which makes them very soft and crumbly. as a "mommy" to a tiny doggie with very weak jaw strength, and not all of her teeth, this is always top on my list when choosing what i feed her.

these little morsels contain:
beef, beef liver, beef kidney, pumpkinseeds, beef spleen, carrots, apples, butternut squash, ground flaxseed, montmorillonite clay, dried kelp, broccoli, mixed tocopherols, apple cider vinegar, salmon oil, rosemary extract, blueberries, dried chicory root
247 kcal/cup

* all natural, minimally processed, pure, real nutrition
* supports proper digestion, healthy skin & coat, energy and vitality
* made without - grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives
* made in lincoln nebraska "with the finest ingredients from around the world"

from their web site on their ingredients:
"We strive to source our ingredients from the U.S. where possible, but our first priority is superior quality. That’s why our grass-fed lamb and venison are sourced from New Zealand and our farm-raised rabbit is from France. We hold ourselves, and our suppliers, to the highest standards."

besides adding an extra "boost" to your dog's kibble, they are also perfect to use as a treat.
i like to carry a small container of them in our doggie bag, just in case.

bailey loved these mixers. when she finished her taste test, she wanted more, so she is happy to award instinct by nature's variety raw boost mixers beef recipe freeze-dried dog food topper her pink paw seal of approval

disclaimer: i received this product free of charge from in exchange for my honest review.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, September 18, 2017

so long summer

did you know this was the last weekend of summer? have you noticed the days are getting a little shorter and the evenings are a bit cooler? bailey has noticed the cooler nights, for sure. when i took this picture it was 64° and she needed to be covered up to her ears.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, September 15, 2017

tuck it

what's going on here?

oh, it's just bailey finding a cozy place to tuck her little face. she has such a cute little face, we don't know why she likes to tuck it away.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, September 14, 2017

messy eater

bailey is a messy eater. that's just the way it is and this day wasn't any different. except for one thing. as she was finishing up her dinner, i noticed something. do you see it?

there's a carrot on her foot! how in the world did that happen? and how did it manage to stay on while she was eating? i dunno. BOL

as she was cleaning up after dinner, she noticed her carrot foot and quickly cleaned that up too. good girl.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

unexpected visitor

when hubby took bailey out for her bedtime business a few nights back, he found this not so little guy just sitting on our fence. bailey didn't see him and he was too busy posing for pictures to care about little bailey. when we came back inside, he continued along on his merry way across our fence.
and this is exactly why bailey never goes outside alone, especially at night.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

crate training (part 2)

it's been about a month since i started crate training bailey. i've been taking it pretty easy so far and not rushing it at all. i don't want to force her because i need it to be a happy place. i have been leaving the door open so she can come and go as she pleases.

she had a bed by our sliding patio doors, so i moved the crate there. she wasn't going to the crate at all in it's previous location and after i moved it, she has been using it every day as i prepare dinner. i've only closed her in a handful of times, mainly to see if she'd freak out or not (she didn't).

in the next few months i will be closing the door more often. i will also start to close her in and leave the room. she is a very slow learner so i am taking it very slow but her walking in on her own, is a very good start in the right direction.

why are we crate training bailey at this point in her life? the venue daughter #2 chose for her wedding is not 100% dog friendly. in other words, bailey can attend the wedding but not the reception, so she must be crated during that time. pfft.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, September 11, 2017

usc 42 - stanford 24 #FightOn

college football is back and this weekend usc took on stanford. bailey is dressed and ready to cheer on her trojans.

"oh no, an interception! i can't look."

our boys played a good game and pulled off a 42-24 victory.


until we meet again my friends-

Friday, September 8, 2017

joy ride fail

now that hubby got his camaro running, aoife thought she'd try to take it out for a joy ride.

"hmm, i can't really see..."

"maybe if i just..."

"or maybe i could..."

"i give up"

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, September 7, 2017


yesterday on our way to get bailey's nails clipped, a little brown chihuahua ran right in front of my car. i was going north and he was coming south. he basically made a left turn right in front of me. if i hadn't seen him coming, i would have hit him because i had the green light and i was already in the intersection.

his little tongue was hanging out of his mouth and he looked so scared. he was running around without knowing where he was going and without direction. by the time i was able to swing back around, he was gone. i drove a up and down a few streets but i couldn't find him. now i can't get that poor baby out of my head.

bailey is a rescue that was also found running on a busy street and now she lives like a princess. i pray someone was able to get him off the street and that he slept in a warm bed last night. it's the worst feeling knowing that i wasn't able to help him :(

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

triple digits be gone

finally a day that wasn't in the triple digits! it was so nice, i decided to give bailey a bath and let her air dry on the patio.

she's been stuck inside for a week, she was so happy to be able to sun again.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, September 4, 2017


if you follow our instagram feed, then you know we've been having some unusually HOT weather the past few days. bailey and i are southern california girls and are somewhat used to the heat, but this is ridiculous.

if you don't follow us, take a look at what we've been dealing with.

if you are also experiencing some crazy heat, try to not exert yourself, stay indoors and stay hydrated!

until we meet again my friends, stay cool-

Friday, September 1, 2017


hey aoife, today is friday.

what do you think of that?

until we meet again my friends-