Thursday, January 31, 2013

free coffee? yes please.

yesterday's coffee was provided by the coffee bean. [they were celebrating their 50th anniversary and they were giving away FREE coffee all day.] bailey loves to chill at coffee shops and we love coffee, so it's a perfect combination. cheers!

you can read more about our adventures on my coffee blog

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

need a plumber? call a chihuahua!

over the weekend my handy hubby was under my kitchen sink cleaning out the trap and the doggies were right there... "helping."

"this pipe wrench is bigger than me!!!"

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 28, 2013

monday mischief: green beans? no thanks!

normally aoife is a very good eater and rarely leaves anything in her bowl.

however the past few days, i have been finding this...

notice how her bowl is licked clean, except for the green beans! BOL
is there a food your furry one refuses to eat?

until we meet again my friends-

Saturday, January 26, 2013

remembering kibbles

january 26 holds some very sad memories for me. it is the date we lost our kibbles to cancer. she had had her share of illnesses throughout her life (a hernia, tumors, melanoma, torn ligaments in both her back legs, congestive heart failure...) but she always pulled through each one. however when cancer took hold of her, it didn't want to let her go. it was heartbreaking to watch her decline. i was watching cancer taking her away from us. each day was worse than the day before. her back legs were giving out and she had to be carried everywhere. she had no more strength to fight and no more strength to live.

it's a terrible thing when one has to be put in the position of deciding when it is time to say goodbye. unfortunately on january 26 we had been put there. i looked deep into kibbles' eyes and asked her if she was ready to move on... if it was time to make "the decision". i needed her approval. i could see in her eyes that she was ready. she was tired and the sparkle that once was in her eyes, had gone. we called the vet that very day and we took her that afternoon so she could finally be at rest. the final drive to the vet took about an hour and it rained all the way there. it's as if the heavens felt our pain and were crying with us.

i found her at a local animal shelter in 1995. she was a scrawny little mutt that stole my heart from the get-go. we were blessed to have had her as a part of our family for 14+ wonderful years. she was so much more than just the family dog. she was family in every sense of the word.

this picture was taken on the morning
of the day we had to say goodbye.

i love you kibbles <3

Friday, January 25, 2013

fun with apps

the weather kept us inside pretty much most of the day so we just spent it taking pictures. i downloaded a new app to my iphone, so i was playing with that today too. it is called instaframe and these are just a couple of examples of the frames it has. you can add effects and text and you can even upload your finished photo directly to social media sites. it's a free app and it does have a few pop-up ads but what do you want for gratis?

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 24, 2013

aoife finds a surprise in the birdhouse

hubby & i were sitting in the backyard, enjoying a cup of coffee, doggies roaming, when all of a sudden aoife said there was something in the birdhouse that was sitting on the ground. i went to investigate and yes, i heard something in there too.

i put it up on the wall and waited to see what would appear. after a few minutes...

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

good day sunshine

bailey is so happy the sun is still shining and the cold is gone. shh, the weatherman said rain will be back for the weekend, but let's not tell bailey quite yet.

on another note, i was surfing around for linen closet ideas and i found this little gem. someone turned the bottom drawers of their linen closet into a doggie house! i don't think bailey would use it, as she is pretty much a velcro dog and has to be with me at all times, but it sure is a cute idea!

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 21, 2013

aoife's day at the park

last week when the dog park was closed, aoife spent her time posing for pictures...

conquering a mountain of dirt...

crossing a suspension bridge...

climbing a slide...

& contemplating life.

even after her day of fun and frolic, you'd think she'd be dog-tired, but it looks like she's ready to go for round two!

what did you do today?

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, January 18, 2013

dog park closed

our cold weather is gone (for now) and the sun was shining so we decided to go to the dog park and guess what? it closed for maintenance. so now what?!

not to worry, the dog park is adjacent to an equestrian center so there are acres of land to explore.

bailey had lots and lots of new areas to investigate and many new scents to smell.

there was even a jungle jim that she could play on.

there was so much to see and do, bailey was pooped at the end of our visit.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 17, 2013

the secret's out

while bailey was modeling her new floral fling harness for kibbles place (shameless plug), she took it upon herself to expose how i get her to make those big marble eyes...

yep, zuke's minis is one of my secret weapons. they are moist miniature treats that she's crazy for.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

bailey and the giant orange

i have an orange tree in my backyard and it is full of oranges. i picked this one because it's bigger than bailey's tiny little head! BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 14, 2013

oompa loompa do-ba-dee-doo

BOL, doesn't aoife look like an oompa loompa?

here's a secret. the green "hair" is actually a frog! it's all in the cropping. hubby was doing what hubby does (putting toys on doggie heads) when i noticed the oompa loompa resemblance. see?

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, January 11, 2013

it's still cold!

our temps are still bone chillingly cold. weather report says tonight is going to be the coldest of the season. are you wondering why bailey is sleeping so soundly in her cotton dress, WITHOUT being piled under blankies?

it's because she has a radiant heater!!!

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 10, 2013

cheek to cheek

yes, bailey sleeps in our bed and yes she sleeps on my pillow. actually, when we go to bed she's completely under the blankets but when i wake up, she's on my pillow. i just love waking up to her adorable little face.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

gotta love that face

i have to admit, i am in love with bailey's tiny little face. i think she is absolutely adorable. sometimes she makes the cutest expression that i just have to zoom in on her little face with her big marble eyes. this was one of those times.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 7, 2013

nighty night little bailey

no mischief here, just bailey finding the most comfy place to take a nap.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, January 4, 2013

cold snap

we have been having some really cold days lately! even aoife, with all her pudginess, is cold! i know there are some of you out there that love the cold but i have chihuahuas and they don't appreciate the cold snap that jack frost has let loose on so cal. my chi's are counting the days until mr sun once again unleashes his soothing rays.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 3, 2013

babooshka bailey

as you can see, hubby is feeling better after his appendectomy and has returned to putting stuff on bailey's head. yay!

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

happy new year!!!

farewell and good riddance to 2012. i am so glad to see that year end. i look forward to a healthier and happier 2013 and i wish the same to all of my readers.

until we meet again my friends-