Friday, January 19, 2018

road trippin'

aoife loved roadtrips and has been to the mountains, the desert & several beaches. i went through daughter #1's social media accounts to pull some pictures to share with y'all.


thanks for bearing with me this week as i said adios to our sweet aoife. it's been a really tough week for us. our dogs are not just "dogs" to us. they are a part of our family. casa chihuahua will never be the same without her. ever. i'm glad y'all got to know her.

it's still can't believe she's gone. just like that. life is so precious. hold your fur babies close and never take them for granted. they are with us for such a short time. we have to love them, just as they love us, unconditionally.

aoife, you have left our lives, but you will never leave our hearts.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 18, 2018


i loved taking pictures of the girls together because i never knew how the shoot would turn out. sometimes i would get nothing but other times i would capture moments that were serendipitous. this set, from 2012, shows aoife staying calm, cool and collected as bailey loses her footing and ends up slowly sliding down her back. BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

turn back time tuesday

aoife and bailey loved to play together. this series of pictures is from 2014 (1 month before bailey's accident). they would play like this all the time. aoife was twice her size but bailey wasn't intimidated. she could hold her own pretty well.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 15, 2018

angel aoife

along with the joy and happiness that comes with having a dog, also comes the pain and heartache when they have to leave us. this is what we went through early saturday morning. eef had been dealing with some health issues lately but nothing that would lead us to expect this outcome. preliminary diagnosis was a ruptured heart valve. they resuscitated her a couple of times but the only humane thing to do for her was to let her go. it was sudden and unexpected and we are all devastated.


daughter #1 brought aoife into our family in april of 2006, when she was just 2 months old. she was so tiny, she fit in hubby's hands! it's hard to believe she was ever smaller than bailey.

a month later, her ears stood up and they were huge!

she was such a cutie.

kibbles, my heart dog, was still with us, and let's just say, she tolerated little aoife's puppy antics. poor kibbles was so patient with baby aoife. they shared 4 years together.

aoife was the coolest and she totally rocked her shades.


she was just as comfortable with mud on her face...


as she was all glammed up.


she loved going out on new adventures. as long as she didn't encounter any people ... or dogs. she wasn't very social. BOL


she loved to hunt lizards. no matter where they were, she'd always find them.


she was a beautiful ring bearer when her mommy (daughter #1) got married.


but most importantly, she knew how to have fun and not take herself too seriously.


when kibbles crossed the bridge in january of 2010, aoife was here for me. then bailey came into our family in november 2010, and she and aoife became fast friends. she was bailey's best gurl. they went rock climbing...


they'd go shopping...


they had pajama parties...


they were the best gal pals.


we are all going to miss aoife something fierce. she was a part of our family for almost 12 years. she was woven into the fabric of our lives. and now there's just a hole. a big, ugly hole.

nobody is ever prepared to lose a fur baby but when it is just hurled at you, out of the blue, it's just so unfair.

run free sweet girl ... i love you.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, January 12, 2018

flashback: christmas bee

doggie scarf and leg warmers: a few bucks
furbaby dressed for the holidays: priceless

thanks for being such a good sport, bee.
love ya lots and miss ya much.

christmas 2017

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

how does she breathe?

sometimes bailey sleeps with her nose smooshed into the sofa. she seems quite comfortable but how can she breathe like that? BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 8, 2018

shopping and making new friends

we usually carry bailey while shopping, but sometimes she gets to ride in the shopping cart. we line the bottom of the cart with her blankies, because, you know, she's a princess.

plus, it makes it a lot easier to meet and greet the other doggies that are also shopping.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, January 5, 2018

bailey two point oh

we, at casa chihuahua, are very excited for 2018. bailey has made so much progress in the last few months, we can't wait to see what this new year will bring. she has been more present and is more alert and engaged. she used to be kind of like a flashlight with weak batteries, just a little dim. but now, it's like we just changed the batteries, because she's brighter and stronger. bailey 2.0 is awesome. yay bailey!

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 4, 2018


daughter #2 was supposed to fly back to new york today but with the weather conditions on the east coast, she decided to extend her visit by a couple of days. hopefully winter storm grayson will have moved on by then.

poor bee will just have to endure our california weather for a couple more days. (sorry, not sorry.)

UPDATE: mayor de blasio just declared a winter weather emergency in new york and jfk & la guardia have suspended flights due to weather conditions. praying this will end soon. stay safe.

until we meet again my friends-