Friday, October 31, 2008

Jolly good London!

Dear mom & dad, 
I am having a great time at the pawty!  London is fabulous!  The bloody tower was a bit scary but Eric was there (and Riley) to protect me.
Don't worry, I am not doing anything that you wouldn't do.
Toffee xo

p.s. Could you put more money on my credit card?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What to wear to the Howl-o-ween pawty?

I am so excited for the Howl-o-ween pawty at the Tower of London this upcoming weekend!  I wanted to dress up as a witch but mom said that may scare Eric away so we decided on this ladybug get-up instead.
I am working hard on my "flirty eyes" thanks to Lacie!  (mom says I still need to practice more).  How is this?
Riley is representing New England by (begrudgingly) dressing up as a lobster.
Mom made us pose together before we left to wait for Aire Ruby to pick us up - you know how pawrents can be about taking pictures!  Sheeesh!
I have my bags packed and my pawsport ready!  Eric! I hope you are feeling in tip top shape for the pawty!

Wishing you all a treat filled HOWL-O-WEEN!!  Be safe!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A brush with DWB celebrity

All week my mom has been a "flutter" with excitement about meeting a certain DWB celebrity on Friday.  I seriously had no clue what she was talking about since we have already had splendid encounters with Agatha & Archie, Momo & Pinot, Ms. Sophie Brador, and the Pawlimpic CEO - Lenny.  What on earth could she be rambling on about?  

After work on Friday night we made the trek to Rhode Island - are we going to see a Rhode-E-shun ridgeback? No.  Riley tried to figure it out by reading the sign 
but he realized that he cannot read.  Next he tried to read some pee-mail on a fire hydrant.  
No luck. 

Finally we arrived at our destination - and who were the DWB celebrities you may ask??  They were none other than Asta's mommi & daddi!!!
(I think that Asta's mommi looks a lot like the lady in the painting behind them!)
Can you believe it!!! I got to meet Asta's mommi & daddi!!  Look at me!
Okay, I was a little shy and aloof at first because I was eyeing the hors d'oeuvres in the distance. I did warm up eventually - but truth be told I was very overwhelmed by meeting such a celebrity!
...oh yes...and look at Riley...he always has to get in on the action...
Asta's pawrents were such lovely people!  I am so happy that I had the opportunity to meet them.  I couldn't help thinking that it was the pawfect meeting...except for one impawtent missing element...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Special treats from special friends.

Look at this most bootiful rose that my most special friend Eric gave me!!  I am so honored and excited and oh I just don't know how to put my feelings into words.  Do you think that ERic knows I have a crush on him??  **blush** ummm, thank you so much **blush**

Isn't he just the cutest?? tee hee.

I also received this special golden paw award from the sophisticated Asta!  Believe it or not my pawrents get to meet up with her pawrents this Friday!!!  Thank you Asta!  I would like to pass this on to Ms. Sophie Brador as I think the "paw d'or" would highlight her magnificent golden locks.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Not a regular Thursday!

So we were hangin' out getting ready for our work shift to start when mom dragged us out of the apartment an hour and a half before our normal departure.  What was going on?  She told us that we had a very impawtant playdate.
With whom? I wondered as I stared out the window...
Agatha and Archie!!! Oh my dog!  I totally forgot!!  You see originally we were supposed to go to the Arboretum but the ticks are out in full force and mom and A&A's PL apparently like their blood to remain in their body so they nixed that idea and decided upon the Jamaica (tick free) pond.  I didn't care - I was just happy to walk with my friends!
Aren't they the best!  Unfortunately mom forgot her camera so she only had the pics she took on the cell phone.  For a better description read Agatha's post on our play date here.

We had a magnificent time!  And to top it off Agatha and Archie even provided us with a snackie knowing that we had to keep our energy up for our work shift half an hour later.

Thank you Agatha & Archie!! You are the best!

pee-ess: I promised Lacie that I would not look at Archie - and I lived up to that promise - besides there was more than enough pee-mail to read to keep me occupied!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Off to the races!

The other day mom and dad ran the Boston half marathon.  The day before we went on a little adventure to scout out the race and to pick up their numbers at the registration tent. Above is a picture of us on our way to public transportation.
The "T" was a little crowded so dad had to carry me - notice he also has a mug of coffee!
We helped our pawrents pick up their race number at the registration tent:

There were a lot of helpful people there...but not a lot of treats...
Is this not the most giant water bottle you have ever seen?!

The is what the finish line looked like:
...I decided to mark the spot just in case my pawrents got lost....
Thanks to me they did not.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pawsitively frightening!!

With the recent problems in the stock market I decided to check how my 401 K9 plan was doing.  So I dug through my pawrents' pile of mail and found my most recent statements.

OH. MY. DOG. Are you kidding me???  My 401 K9 plan has just plummeted!!  What am I going to do? How can I retire to my comfy couch and munch on carob cookies and bully sticks to my heart's desire?
Desperate times call for desperate measures...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Polka Dog goodness!

My mom just started doing some per diem hours at a rescue league in the city.  I was truly excited when I found this out because not only does this mean more treat money for us it meant that she could visit the famed "Polka Dog Bakery" right down the road!  Check out the beefsteak in the window!

We did not go on this trip as mom did a "quickie" this time (during her break) to make sure it was worthy.  Here is the bag of goodies that she bought:
Here is a sampling of the homemade cookies sold there...let me tell you they are YUMMY!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How you like them apples?

This past weekend we traveled to New Hampshire to participate in a half-marathon relay.  I honestly was quite surprised with how they did; they placed 4th out of 37 teams in their division!  That being said the only reason that they did the race was for the homemade goodies, namely the Apple crisp, at the finish.

There was apple crisp as far as the eye could see...and the nose could smell...(note that the apple crisp you see was the top layer of a zillion layers!!!! woopee! there were these homemade delicacies....notice the Apple crisp in the background?
We also met this cute pup whose name I forgot.

And, finally, me sporting my very own finishers medal

Monday, October 6, 2008

To Aire (dale) is divine.

Yesterday dad stumbled upon this cool video while on the interweb.  It is about an Airedale who found its way home after an unfortunate accident separated this pooch and packleader.  A truly amazing tail and a happy reunion for all involved!  To all of my DWB Airedale friends - I am in awe!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A day late...but not forgotten

Four years ago, on October 4th, my mom had to say goodbye to Bagel.  Bagel was mom's first dog and the canine love of her life; her doggy soulmate.  She adopted Bagel from a shelter in the city where she went to professional school.  Unfortunately, they only had three and a half years together before Bagel succumbed to heart disease.

On a happy note - October 4th is also my grandma's birthday - sending out a heartfelt Happy Birthday shout out to my grandmother Sue!  Woof.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pane (pron. pah-nay) from heaven.

                                         photo from:

Yesterday we were on our morning walk and lo! and behold! pieces of bread fell from the sky!!! It was all that I could do to gobble it all up before my brother or those pesky birds hanging about got any!  Do you think Gizmo sent this to me?  If so - thank you!

Please sign my guest book. Woof.