Friday, June 28, 2013

sizzling temperatures

we're supposed to have triple digits temps for the next few days but look at bailey just a couple of days ago. she had to wear her fleece lined harness on our walk because it was so chilly.

ok, bailey says it's time to go but before we do, i would be remiss if i didn't speak a bit more on the sizzling temperatures.
-if you are in heatwave, as we are here in so cal, please make sure your dog always has plenty of fresh drinking water.
-pay attention to the time of day you go on your walk. don't forget the asphalt gets really hot for your barefoot dog.
-and of course, NEVER leave your dog in a parked car.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

shopping at the home depot

visiting the home improvement centers is always fun ... and a bit dangerous because we are avid DIYers ... plus it's one of the few places that is dog friendly.

bailey is helping me decide on a paint color for an accent wall in my kitchen. (btw, i went with behr's carrot stick, BAM)

"ok, full steam ahead. there's work to do at home."

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

bailey's mini-me

"mommy! i got royal mail! wow, i really am a princess.
i think it's... it's..."

"it's my mini-me! hi mini-me! i've been expecting you..."

"you're gonna love it here in the states..."

"i will protect you from harm..."

"i will show you how to make funny faces..."

"we can take pictures together..."

"and we can upset mommy by not looking at the camera, BOL
we'll have such fun together."

"i shall call him squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my squishy"

thanks so much to lynne over at dip-dip and the bridge for creating such an adorable mini bailey. she customized her for us by adding the white around her snout and eyes and even gave her a pink bandana because my little bailey is (as lynne put it) "such a cute girly-girl."
thanks again lynne. we love her!

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Monday, June 24, 2013

oops, she did it again

it appears aoife has been up to a bit of mischief at poor mr monkey's expense.

"what? i found him this way. really!"

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Friday, June 21, 2013

take your dog to work day

did you take your doggie to work with you today?

"hey daddy, you taking me with you to work today? i can help!"

"hmm, wonder what this is for?"

"oh, a vacuum hose! ya, i know."

"skimming shouldn't be too big a deal."

"ok, these are the chemicals"

"i've got this whole thing figured out now. can i be a pooldog today?"

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

all good things must come to an end

our trip up to the monterey peninsula has come to an end. gotta get back to the real world now. we had a blast and look forward to our next visit, more coffee shops, and more fun!

"wish we didn't have to leave here."

well here's our onramp. goodbye monterey. we'll see you again soon.

i'm a city girl so when i saw this sign, i had to snap a picture. really? bears could cross the highway? wow!

little bailey is such a good traveler. she just finds a comfy spot and stays there till the car stops. thank goodness she doesn't get car sick!

yep, looks like los angeles to me! wish we could just teleport right through this la traffic. ya, we were stuck in this forever.

"we're home! where are we going next???"

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

coffee w/ bailey (& aoife): parker-lusseau

i know this is supposed to be wordless wednesday, but i still have a few more things to say about our trip.

ok, one more coffee shop before we leave the peninsula. daughter #1 recommended we go with parker-lusseau pastries and cafe because they had lots of outdoor seating for the doggies. it was a cold morning, so the doggies had to be wrapped in their blankies. (a good doggie mommy is always prepared.) we got lots of comments on how cute they looked.

aoife's a big girl, so she gets her own chair.

this cute sign was hanging on the end of their porch.

they had quite the pastry selection but i just went with the peach danish.

"mmm, a sip of that hot coffee sure would warm me up"

this sign is posted outside the cafe.

539 hartnell st, monterey

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

bailey in monterey

the delicate floor bailey is standing on is made entirely of whale vertebrae. the bone was cut into diamond patterns which give the sidewalk an irreplaceable and unique look.

it is now illegal to kill whales in the united states but in the mid 1800's, monterey had a busy whaling industry.

close-up of the above plaque.

bailey: "look at all the beautiful flowers."

bailey: "hey where'd all the pretty flowers go? mommy stuck me in this scary tree for a picture! help!"

bailey: "oh, i like it here much better. look at me. i am queen of the flower mountain!"

historic old monterey sign under a camino real bell. el camino real is the "road that linked the missions, pueblos, and presidios in early california". there are hundreds of bells up and down highway 101, which "follows the general route of the original trail."

here is one of the bells we passed on hwy 101.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

coffee w/ bailey: crema

another quaint little coffee shop daughter #1 took us to, while in the peninsula, was crema espresso and wine bar. yep, you read that right; a coffee and wine bar. the building is an old multi-level victorian with tons of charm. there are three indoor rooms plus a small outdoor patio for your seating pleasure. they handcraft each drink and they offer free wi-fi.

as you can see, it was a bright and sunny morning.
"smile a sunny morning, sunny all the way,
something new is dawning, bet it's called today."
sorry, my daughters grew up in the 80's and this song just popped in my head. anyone recognize it?

the mischief happened because aoife had claimed this area as her own. so when guests would exit through the patio area, aoife would express her displeasure at the trespassers by barking at them. how dare strangers invade her personal space!

the day has barely begun and bailey is already pooped. she's been such a trooper on this trip. we've really put her (& aoife) through their paces and they just chug right along side of us. rest up sweetie, we've got another full day ahead of us.

481 lighthouse ave, pacific grove, ca

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