After a really long car ride we finally made it to Eagle Lake. It was getting dark so we quickly set up camp and had our doggie dinner. We took a walk to the lake tonight and it looks like Lake Tahoe. We can't wait to see it in the morning. Today is Grandpa's birthday so we celebrated with cupcakes. Happy weekend everyone!
Oh boy did we have a fun adventure last weekend. Daddy took us to the San Joaquin Delta to meet Grandpa and go for our very first boat ride. We've ridden in a canoe before but never in a real boat. Grandpa has been wanting to try out his new boat all summer and boy was it fun. Unlike myself, Sierra was too scared to hang over the front of the boat and watch the water splash against the bow. We even saw a family of ducks swimming along. What a great time. Have you been in a boat before? Did you love it?
Hi there everybody, it's Sierra here. Does anybody see anything wrong with this picture? That's right, whenever Teddy and I are in riding in Daddy's truck, I usually have to lay on the floor. I can sit in between them on the bench but sitting in the middle is tricky because there's just not enough room. Maybe Daddy will get a bigger truck someday so I won't have to lay down there anymore.
So tonight we were walking along the creek that runs through our neighborhood when out of the shadows ran this cute little raccoon. He was running and hopping away from us so we just walked slowly and quietly observed it as long as we could before it disappeared into a drainage pipe. We didn't even know any lived around here. Mommy said they can cause lots of trouble at night when the are looking for food. Have any of you had any bad or good experiences with any racoons?
We still have not been able to guess what kind of tomato's are growing through our fence but I think they are starting to look like roma's, what do you think?
After only a couple weeks, can you believe our kale already has fresh new growth that is completely bug free.
After a late start, the basil is looking really great. We keep pulling off the flowers that are growing and still eat all the leaves we want. Thanks little basil plant.
We are also starting our second week of Mommy going to work so I hope everyone understands that we will try to read and comment on as many blogs as we can during our hectic new schedule. I hope every one will be patient because we love our blog friends all so much.
To celebrate Mommy's new job our pawrents went to eat at their favorite Mexican resteraunt Casa Orozco. Mommy ordered chili relleno and Daddy ordered carnitas. Thankfully Daddy was too full to finish his dish so
he brought some home. Since you didn't finish Daddy, maybe we can try some of that signature dish. Congratulations Mommy on you new job.
Even though Sierra and I have only been going to work with Daddy since Wednesday, we already feel like hard working pups. TGIF, too bad Mommy has another long hard day ahead of her tomorrow. We can't wait for the weekend to begin.
When Mommy brought home a new mini cooler on Tuesday we really didn't pay much attention. Up until the other day there was always only one lunch box sitting on the kitchen counter at night. Well it turns out that Mommy got a new job and that is why Daddy has been taking us to work this week. Is this like the old times when we go to Daddy's work everyday?
P.S. We miss reading catching up with all of you. Mommy says things are beyond hectic right now. We can't wait to visit all of you on the weekends.
It looks like our heat wave is finally over and we are so pleased to see that more strawberries are ready to eat.
We lost the battle against spider mites, so Daddy stripped all the leaves off of all our kale plants. It's only been a week or two and there is already new growth. We have had a real kale shortage around our house so Mommy is eagerly watching it grow.
Oh boy did we pick a really big cucumber this weekend. It was a little too big for our taste so we will definitely have to pay more attention to all these little ones growing.
After a half a dozen failed attempts, Daddy gave up on me sniffing a lime for this photo. Sorry Pops, better luck next time.
Our friend Casper crossed the Rainbow Bridge this morning. He was one of our first DWB friends and we had the privilege of spending a fun day with him in Napa a few years ago. He was the sweetest Eskie and he'll always be in our hearts. Run free, dear Casper....
"There is one best place to bury a dog."
If you bury him in this spot, he will
come to you when you call - come to you
over the grim, dim frontier of death,
and down the well-remembered path,
and to your side again.
"And though you call a dozen living
dogs to heel, they shall not growl at
him, nor resent his coming,
for he belongs there.
"People may scoff at you, who see
no lightest blade of grass bent by his
footfall, who hear no whimper, people
who may never really have had a dog.
Smile at them, for you shall know
something that is hidden from them,
and which is well worth the knowing.
"The one best place to bury a good
dog is in the heart of his master."
--- Ben Hur Lampman ---
Mommy and Daddy went to a birthday party without us today. At the party, Uncle Tim made yummy sliders for everyone to eat. Guess who's Mommy brought a couple home in a doggie bag? That's right. Our Mommy. We were totally freaking out when she pulled them out tonight. We've had a small patty before but never with a small bun. Yippee-ay-yay mini sirloin burgers!!! Yeah!!!
...lots of peppers. The red ones are heirloom mini bells and the green ones are heirloom Italian peppers. The mini bells are sweet while the green ones have a slight kick to them. They are delicious raw or cooked. They smell pretty good to us but Mommy won't let us try any. Have any of you ever eaten a bell pepper?
Happy Tuesday everyone, it's Sierra! We're in the middle of a crazy heat wave. The best thing to do is play inside where it's nicely air conditioned. A long time ago before I came along, Teddy Bear met a Boxer puppy outside of Whole Foods. They were both happy to meet each other. The Boxer puppy wanted to play with Brother Bear. That was Teddy's first experience with a Boxer. Then I came along. Did you know that I like to box too? Well, that's what Daddy says. He thinks I could be part Boxer. What do you think?
...so wishes that I would cuddle with him all the time. (Ok, so Mommy does too). But don't you see, Daddy, I just get way too hot. There is too much hair on me. But I'll cuddle with your for just a little bit. Oh the things we do to make the pawrents happy. Are you a cuddler or are you a non-cuddler?
Mommy and Daddy were given a very nice E.N.T Advanced Field Kit. It includes an ophthalmoscope and an otoscope. Plus lots of attachments to do a complete eye, nose, and throat exam. Can you say aaahhhh?
Tonight we went back to concert in the park. This time we were much closer to the stage where the music is super loud and we had lots of fun watching people dance. Even though it was super hot outside everyone was having a great time. Tonight was also special because it was the last time we will see a friend for a long time because she is moving to Washington state. There were a few other dogs there too but we were all on leashes. We guess this is a no playing park.
...the carrots. There were short ones. There were long ones. There were round ones. There were even twins. Mommy says she's going to use them in a roast. Whew. We sure are glad they're not going in our dinner because they look a lot different than the carrots that go in our dinner.
Hi there friends, it's Sierra and today we had to wait all day to go outside because we are having a heat wave. Temperatures are supposed to be over 100 degrees for almost a week straight. I hope everyone is staying cool. Teddy Bear and I are going to stay indoors and drink plenty of water. Hows the weather where you live?
Look at what we encountered on our walk last night? A huge branch fell off this tree that we walk by almost every day. It hasn't been too windy lately so we're all very curious as to what happened. Daddy thinks maybe the wood was dry. I wanted to jump over the fallen branch but Mommy said no way. I think I could have cleared it, easily.
I was thinking about the day we brought my sister Sierra home. She is a great sister. I know she had a rough life before us but once she came home with us she was instantly part of the pack. She's a great protector and she can play a mean game of tug of war. Life wouldn't be the same without you, Little Sister. Thank you for finding us.
...in Yosemite. Here I am trying to figure out how to meet Mr. Squirrel.
There were squirrels everywhere. We've heard that they walk right up to people and trying to get food.
This fawn was having a little snack. We all admired her beauty and wished we could play with her.
We saw this bluejay on our way out of the park. He sure was pretty.
On our way out, we saw a line of cars that were stopped because of bear sighting. Mommy was hoping to see a bear on this trip. We weren't able to stop because we were rushing home for dinner. We hope to see Mr. Bear the next time we visit.
I am a 6 year old American Eskimo. I live with my Mommy, Daddy, and sister, Sierra. I enjoy long walks, hikes, camping, and going to Lake Tahoe. I love to play. My Daddy is my favorite toy...I love to bite his hands. I love my parents very much and they love me.