Friday, March 14, 2008

My Big Snowshoeing Adventure

My Lake Tahoe vacation was great! We stayed in a nice cozy cabin and my parents had lots of time to spend with me sitting on the couch, like this:

This weekend was the first time I had ever seen snow. It was kind of a bummer to walk on. Luckily I didn't have to do it very much because all the roads and sidewalks were plowed. Here's a video of me walking in the snow for the very first time. You can tell that I get about halfway and then try to turn around and go back.

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Even though there was a bunch of snow on the ground, it wasn't that cold--only about 50 to 55 degrees. That is a bit chilly for a chihuahua though, so I wore my rainbow sweater while we were outside.

And speaking of outside, guess what I did! Snowshoeing!!! I got to ride like a baby kangaroo in a pouch that my Mommy carried. I had so much fun! Before we went out on our first snowshoe hike, we went to a boutique called Dog Dog Cat where they got me my very own...

DOGGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They are shiny and RED, which is one of my signature colors (along with orange and yellow, of course). They block UV rays and feature interchangeable lenses. I was happy to wear them while I was riding in my pouch because the sun was so bright on the snow. I had such a good time snowshoeing that I want to do it again next year!


Bye for now,
Poppy the Little Blonde Chihuahua Who Owns a Smashing New Pair of Red Doggles

Friday, March 7, 2008

Grr, Gruff, Bark!!!

At the park the other day there was this thing--this big WEIRD THING. But I showed it who was boss by barking and barking until I was sure it wasn't dangerous. I helped make sure the world is safe for all dogs.

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After my stunning display of braveness, I had my picture taken in front of this nice purple stuff. I am enjoying my trips to the park a lot. I get carried to and from the park, but I get to walk around the whole park on the grass all by myself. I don't even use my sling anymore! But I'm still not allowed to run yet.


When I had my surgery Mommy and Daddy put most of my toys away so that I wouldn't be tempted to play rough with them. They left my favorite ones out, but it's not much of a selection. So the other day I was in the office and guess what I found! All my toys! They were all packed into my old puppy bed. I took the opportunity to pull them all out right away. It was so good to see my old friends: intella-bone, squeaky duck, mousy, hedgehog, and all my various sizes of tennis balls! I played and played--but not too hard.


We are going to Lake Tahoe this weekend and I might get to go snowshoeing. I'll post pictures when we get back. By the way, my new sweater still has not arrived! Something about being backordered. Grruff, I say. I was hoping it would be here in time for my vacation.

Bye for now!
Poppy the LBC