Monday, July 28, 2008

Hiking in the Redwoods

Yesterday we went to the Santa Cruz Mountains to go hiking in the redwoods. It was a really nice warm day--perfect for a long walk in the forest. First we had a picnic near the parking lot and gift shop. I got to sit on the table because I'm such a Good Doggie. See how patiently I am waiting for a piece of sandwich?

After we ate lunch we went for a walk through the redwood grove. There were signs that had pictures that looked like this:
Clearly this means "No West Highland White Terriers Allowed." Since I am definitely not a Westie, we decided that this sign didn't apply to me, so we went in anyway, of course. Yes, yes, we are Rule Breakers!!! Being a dog in the US means you have to be a rule breaker sometimes, doesn't it? Truth be told, the sign that was actually posted was that brown one of a great dane that you see all over you know the one I mean? Well, clearly I am not a great dane either, so no problem!

While we were in the redwood grove I peed next to this tree:
Wow! After our illegal jaunt through the grove, we walked along a little creek. We saw several other dogs, including a very friendly one named Wally, but he didn't look like the Wally I know.

All in all, it was a very nice day. I heard Mommy and Daddy talking about going hiking again tomorrow, too!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Pee Ess:
I just found out that I got an award from Dobby! Thanks ever so much, Dobby!
I would like to pass this artsy award on to Daisy the Curly Cat, because she and her Mommie take such beautiful pictures.

If you would like to pass on this award, you should do so, making sure to leave links and notes and yada yada, you know the drill. Also we should say that this award originated with Arte Y Pico.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Pictures are Baaaaack!!!

We finally figured out that the picture uploading problem only exists on our desktop, and not the laptop. So the pictures are baaaaack!!! Woo hoo! Here are all the pictures I wanted to show you of my recent adventures during the month of July.

This is my basket ride on the Fourth of July:
Mommy thinks maybe she should get a "Dog is my Copilot" bumper sticker for her bike. We passed two women who thought I was so cute that they asked if they could take my picture. Of course!

At the park I wasn't allowed to run around a whole lot because there were too many people who might have stepped on me. So I got to sit on a lot of laps:

And here is my Zuke's bone! Oh golly, it was soooo good! Mommy used to give me Greenies, but then there was that whole hubbub about them causing intestinal blockage, so she stopped.
Anyway, she used to cut the small ones in half and give them to me half at a time. She forgot about this method though, and gave me the whole Zuke's. When I was halfway done, she wanted to take it away and save the other half for later. When she came towards me, I tried to swallow the whole thing! It was a bit scary for her. She had to pry my jaws open!

And of course this is me with my smoothie cup. Here I am warming up my tongue for the deep plunge into the waaay bottom of the cup:
Yes, I did it!
Thank goodness I have a small, cup-shaped head!

Bye for now!
Poppy the LBC

Still No Pictures

Well, the problem seems to be that our internet connection has become so slow that we cannot upload any pictures at all. We don't know how to fix it, and my personal computer guru just had a baby, so he is too busy to help us. :( I have so many fun pictures to share, and I am so frustrated that I cannot do it! Blogging is just no fun without pictures. Here are some updates on what I've been doing:

*I rode my bike basket to the park for a 4th of July picnic.
*I got a Zuke's bone, which was so awesome until Mommy tried to take the second half away from me, at which point I tried to swallow the whole thing!
*I tried to swim in my pool again, which went a little better than the first time, luckily!
And last, but certainly not least:
*I had some more smoothie and said a silent thank you that I have such a small, cup-shaped head.

Please don't forget about me while I am in picture-free purgatory!

Bye for now!
Poppy the Little Blonde Chihuahua

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

arrrgh the internet!!!

I have a very nice post all written about my Sunday afternoon encounter with a frozen raspberry, but something is wrong with either my internet connection, my server, or Blogger, and I haven't been able to upload my photos or videos since the weekend. Aaaaarrrrgghhh!!!

I will have to ask my personal computer expert (aka Uncle Ben) if he can help us. Until then, I'm stuck!

Bye for now,
Poppy the Little Blonde Pictureless Chihuahua