Tuesday, January 30, 2018


i told bailey i needed a picture for tongue out tuesday and she was more than happy to oblige.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 29, 2018


"hello friends,"

"i'm sorry i can't stop to chat,"

"i've just gotta check this pee-mail."

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, January 26, 2018

remembering angel kibbles

before bailey, there was kibbles, my heart dog, and today marks another year without her. i found kibbles, a scrawny little dachshund mix, at a local shelter in 1995.


she was the smartest little dog i've ever known. she understood everything i said and even things i didn't say. it was like she could read my mind. she was sweet and gentle and full of life and i loved her more than anything.

in november of 2009, my beautiful little girl was diagnosed with kidney disease. that was the beginning of the end because 2 months after that she was diagnosed with cancer and just like that, she was gone. she was my once-in-a-lifetime dog and my heart still aches for her.

kibbles was such a sweetheart, i have no doubt she's been sitting patiently at the bridge, just waiting for aoife to join her. i can just imagine how happy she was to see her again. and since there is no illness in doggie heaven, they can run around and play, just like they used to.

kibbles & aoife in 2007

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, January 25, 2018

indoor sunset

as the setting sun envelops bailey with it's soothing rays,

she fades into a peaceful slumber.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

profile of an apple head #tot

i am in love with bailey's profile. she has the perfect little apple head. i'm not teasing her. that's the type of chihuahua she is. (aoife, may she rest in peace, was a deer head.)

an apple head also has bulgy eyes, a short snout and a 90 degree stop.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, January 22, 2018

Q & A

question: what do you do when you are so comfy warm in your bed, but you have to get up for a drink of water?
answer: you take your blankie with you!

until we met again my friends-

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-