Friday, August 31, 2012


today was bathday for bailey. (ha, reminds me of bedtime for bonzo, but i digress.) she is so tiny that i can bathe her in the sink. she loves when i get the handheld sprayer and hose her down.

after her bath, she gets wrapped up like a burrito :)

have a great weekend my friends-

Thursday, August 30, 2012

good morning world

it's time to rise and shine! let's stretch out the lazies and let's get movin'. come on, who's with me?

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

howlin' for you

it looks like bailey is trying to impersonate a coyote but really she was just sniffing the air. there were some crazy scents floating around our backyard and her nose was having a field day!

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, August 27, 2012

monday mischief: yakety yak, don't talk back

when i was taking pictures of the doggies, bailey decided i was just taking too long to snap the shot. her impatience got the better of her and she actually got vocal and started complaining! in this shot i captured her agitation.

"i'm sitting here, looking adorable, give me my treat already!"

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, August 24, 2012

a tender moment?

i thought we were having a tender moment until i saw the photo. what do you think?

have a great weekend my friends-

Thursday, August 23, 2012

watering the yard

yesterday when i went out to the yard, i found hubby sitting on the retaining wall, holding bailey while watering the lawn. he said she was cold and asked him to pick her up. bailey's got him wrapped around her little finger little paw.

should i be jealous? bol

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

wasp nest

i found a wasp nest in my bird feeder, of all places, and bailey was right there to investigate the situation.

as you can see in this shot, several of the cells are occupied by larvae. one of the grubs has even spun his silk cap over the top and if we hadn't removed the nest, in a few more days he would have emerged as a wasp.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, August 20, 2012

have blankie, will travel

even though we've been in a heat wave for the past couple of weeks, bailey still gets cold; especially when we have the air conditioner on. so i put her t-shirt on and tuck her in her bed under a blankie. her silliness is that when she gets up, she drags her blankie all around the house with her :)

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, August 17, 2012

las chihuahuas bonitas

this is the big eyed stare i get when i have treats in my hand. it's also how i manage to get them to pose for pictures. posed shots are the hardest because if i take too long to snap the shot, they get antsy and start moving around. it's all in the timing.
what's your secret for the perfect shot?

have a great weekend my friends-

Thursday, August 16, 2012

another fab shipment

ups made another visit to our house a couple of days ago. this time he brought a fab package for bailey. i ordered her a couple of toys from planet dog. she got a squeaky baby blanket buddy for lil pups. it is made of a very soft fabric and as you can see in the picture, she already likes that one. she also got an orbee-tuff ball made for old souls. it smells like mint instead of the usual nauseating rubber. even though i ordered the small size, it still turned out to be a little too big for her little mouth. but not to worry, aoife has a larger mouth and she can enjoy it next time she is here for a visit.

remember every thursday night, after 7pm est, they open their pet shop where everything they offer is for your pets. go check them out! what have you got to lose?

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

whirlwind trip to frisco

daughter #2 was living in san francisco but is moving to new york, so we (hubby, bailey & myself) drove up on friday, packed her up and came home on saturday. whew! can you say... exhausted?

bailey is posed and ready for our adventure.

at a rest stop near los banos, we found this pitiful pet area. it was a fire hydrant in the middle of a gravel patch. no plants. no tree. nothin'. what dog is gonna wanna go there?

bailey thought it was a joke and just laughed and laughed while doing her business on the lawn, in the shade, under a tree.

in gilroy, we stopped at this fruit stand...

and bought some fruit. (notice bailey trying to steal a cherry!)

hey look! it's hay! sorry, i get a little punchy on such a long trip.

i guess morgan hill heard what a super special doggie bailey is cuz they named an entire street in her honor! BOL
(no that wasn't what the sky looked like. i streamzoo'd the pic)

at first glance, this just looks like the tire of a big rig, but look closer... see the car in the reflection? yup, that's us! it took quite a while to get this picture at full freeway speed but if we have to be in the car for over 8 hours, i'm gonna at least try to have some fun :) props to hubby for keeping the car even with the rig long enough for me to snap a couple of pix!

i still can't believe what a good traveler little bailey is. this is how she spent most of the trip. (this was her 2nd trip to frisco. once to move daughter #2 in and now to move her out!)

rooftop view of san francisco city hall

leaving san francisco on the bay bridge, this was my view most of the way home. follow that truck!

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, August 13, 2012

monday mischief: lap dogs

yesterday was daughter #1's birthday so we met her at fred 62 in the los feliz area of los angeles for breakfast. after eating their scrambled eggs, both doggies wanted hubby's lap. check little bailey's face, she's not too happy about having to share lap space.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, August 10, 2012

road trip!

favorite part of a road trip? coming home!
bol, i'm already talking about coming home and we haven't even left yet. (but coming home is always my favorite part of any trip). however during the trip, the change of scenery is lovely. getting out of the house and seeing new sights is priceless. also priceless is the one on one time spent in the car with hubby (& bailey). bailey has turned out to be quite a good traveler. my precious kibbles (may she RIP) was a lousy traveler. she would never sleep; she wouldn't even lay down! she would stay awake and in the sitting position the entire trip. not little bailey! she'll spin circles until her car seat is just right and she'll fall asleep until the car stops. no car sickness, no whining. did we end up with the perfect traveling dog? why yes we did :)

have a great weekend my friends!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

don't let the sun go down on me

even with our temps in the triple digits, when the sun is setting, bailey still seeks out the last bit of sunshine.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

family portrait (sort of)

the other evening when we were sitting on our backyard swing, and the sun was setting behind us, it cast a perfect shadow on our patio. i grabbed my iphone for an impromptu family portrait and this is what i was able to get before the sun disappeared behind a cloud.

a captured moment in time.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, August 6, 2012

mischief monday: lizard fever

bailey has lizard fever. every time she goes outside, she looks for them. aoife, her bff, has taught her that they are to be hunted. today she saw one run under the doghouse, so she's waiting for him to come out. little does she know, it ran out the other side. BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Sunday, August 5, 2012

dog shoes for the ladies

hey dog lovers, look what i found. designed by kobi levi, these shoes would surely be the talk of the dog park town. ARF!

till we meet again my friends.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

paw-ty time!

parsley has been having a paw-ty at her blog and we were invited to join in on the fun. for admission into her exclusive gathering, you don't need a password or have a secret hand shake, all you need to do is show a paw. so here, for your viewing pleasure, is bailey's little paw :)

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

fab shipment

i love it when the ups man comes to my door. he always brings me such nice things.

this time he brought me this adorable umbrella with, of course, chihuahuas! now i just need a rainy day.

it's another great deal i found at if you aren't on their mailing list, you're missing some pretty good bargains. btw, every thursday at 7pm est, they open the pet shop where all the sales they offer are pet related. hey that's today. go check them out!

until we meet again my friends.