Sunday, March 28, 2010

Meeting New Friends From Limelite Golden Retrievers

Today Luna was able to meet some of her future extended family – well, in a roundabout sort of way, that is.  As my mother gradually approaches the point where she will be able to have a dog again, she has been getting very excited about the prospect.  Since she was going to be in town for the week, she contacted Limelite Golden Retrievers (the home of my family’s old dog Sasha's father – see the connection now?), who will be expecting puppies this summer, so that she could meet some of the dogs.   In the video below, you’ll see two of the three dogs we met (and Luna got muddy with) - Mia (3) and Portia (8). They are both quite beautiful and VERY red – Luna looked like an albino next to them!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Can you guess which one is Luna and which one is Sasha?  I thought it was quite simple however D didn’t quite get it.  When I asked him to come look at these two similar photos he sort of dismissed the exercise with, “so what, they’re cute pictures of Luna”.  Hello!!! I don’t think so!  I had been staring at a recent photo (the first one) of Luna trying to figure out why it looked so familiar, when suddenly I realized that I had a very similar photo (the second one) of Sasha in my collection of doggie photos.

Monday, March 22, 2010

From ‘Luna the Domesticated Dog’ to ‘Lola the Downtown Debutante’

Today is my 31st birthday (gasp!) and like I mentioned in a previous post, we all celebrated my birthday last weekend, since D had a short-fused meeting out-of-town and would miss my actual ‘big day’.  I couldn't have a more thoughtful husband; once he found out he’d be gone, he very quickly orchestrated an overnight getaway at our favorite hotel in Seattle, a fantastic (and wine-filled) four course dinner downtown, AND he gifted me two (yes that’s right ladies - TWO) purses I had been drooling over.  The best part (okay, not really, but humor me…) was that our favorite hotel (a Kimpton boutique) is pet-friendly (all shapes and sizes), and our little Luna was able to accompany us!

When we checked into the hotel the concierge greeted us and asked for Luna's name, proudly announcing that all of the visiting dogs’ names were displayed on the ‘dog chalk board’ in the lobby.  We grabbed all of our things and proceeded up to our wonderfully-appointed room, got ‘prettied-up’, settled our pooch princess in her travel crate, and headed back down for a cocktail before dinner. On our way past the front desk we paused at the dog chalk board to scan for our little girl’s name… only to find it missing. We did, however, find a freshly-erased leg with the name LOLA scrawled out! LOLA?!?!? But how? Whaaa? Huh?!??  We each scratched our heads and glanced at one another trying to determine if we were going to say anything to the folks at the front desk. We decided, instead, to grab that cocktail first. I will admit that D came up with the title for this post while sipping a martini in the hotel’s restaurant/bar, and we then mutually decided to let sleeping dogs (or, more precisely – sleeping chalk dogs – lie), and not correct the mistake. 

Now please enjoy a few pictures of our evening!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Start Luna Up


Friday, March 19, 2010

New Awards



Luna and I recently received a very nice award from saying:

“On behalf of we have selected your site to be one of our top favorite sites! We love how informative and interesting your site is.”

Thank you Dogster, we are very honored and we enjoy your site very much!


We were also invited to be apart apart of the Delightful Blogs ‘Pets and Animal’ category. 

As Seen on


Again, Luna and I are truly humbled and we thank you very much!!  Happy Blogging.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday #35

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy (early) Saint Patrick’s Day














I can’t believe how fast the year goes.  Here was my Saint Patrick’s Day post one year ago.  St. Patrick's Day blog post 2009

Friday, March 12, 2010

Luna’s Weekend Plans

It appears that Luna has weekend plans.  Actually, in lieu of celebrating my birthday at the end of the month (the time where D will be traveling) we will be spending this weekend at the lovely Hotel where we got married.  Talk about a nice birthday celebration!  Luna is especially excited as she gets to spend the day with us walking in downtown Seattle.  I wonder if Anthropology or Banana Republic will let her do some ‘window shopping’, or better yet, I wonder if I can find her a cute pair of walking shoes at the big, beautiful downtown Nordstrom.  Probably not.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Birthday Shout Outs

Upon reading your blogs this morning and I noticed that there are a few birthdays happening this month, including mine...(Oh snap!).  So I thought I would do a quick shout out to those lovely people (and dogs of course) that have birthdays this month.



Happy Birthday to-

My Father -3/1

Ruby A Red Dog -3/10

Simona from Pacoemilo's Blog -3/10

Max -3/12

My dear friends Somer and Rina.  My cousin Shelly and my aunt Anne.


Did you know that:

National Reading Day in the United States is March 2.

International Women's Day is March 8.

Save a Spider Day is March 14 (ya right!)

World Water Day is March 22 (the day I turn 31!!)

March starts on the same day of the week as November every year.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday #34


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Something Out Of Place

I know there is something wrong with these pictures, but I just can’t quite put my finger on it.

Is it the fact that it was around ten thirty in the morning when these pictures were taken and my bed was not made? Hmm…no, that’s not it…

…or maybe it’s that dirty, stinky fish that’s laying on my bed…nah…

Oh, I’ve got it!  It’s that my dog thinks that just because my husband isn’t lying on his pillow, she can!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Broken Dog

I think my parents broke my dog.  No seriously, I really think they broke my dog!  I mean look at her, she is not smiling at all and looks seriously depressed.  She is probably thinking to herself, “why, oh why did Jim and Janet leave me?”  Well my sweet little girl, they had to go eventually.  But don’t worry, Grandma Janet will be back in April to visit you!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Parents Visit

This visit with my parents (although short and sweet) was nice and relaxing.  We did the usual out to dinner, shopping at the mall, a few hair cuts here and there and of course some cuddling with Luna.  I find it absolutely funny to watch Luna hoist herself on top of my parents once they have seated themselves on a chair.  She just makes herself at home and of course, my parents don’t mind.

Luna visit
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