Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An Outing With My Best Friend

Hi Everybuddy!

I got to have a little outing with my best friend Maggie today.  We had lunch and then went for a little walk in the park.

We did this very nice pose on a bench.  Don't you think so?

We found something very good to smell right here.

Look how coordinated my outfit is with these pink flowers!

After lunch and a walk, I was tired and ready to head home in my basket.
I love to basket ride!!!

I hope you are having nice weather wherever you are!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Oh, Google Reader, What Have You Done to Me???

Hi Everybuddy,

My Mommy and I are having a hard time getting around to read everyone's blogs now that Google Reader is no more.  What is everybuddy else doing to keep up with blogs now?  Please tell me what your method is!  I am thinking about making one of those BookFace thingies...  Mommy's not so sure.  I promised her I would do all the work, but she says that my paws might have a hard time reaching the keys and clicking the like button.  What do you think?

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

Hi Furiends!

I am resting my back and taking my meds. I am allowed to go in the back yard for fresh air and bathroom breaks, as long as I don't run around like a crazy dog. Today I did my best patriotic pose on my bridge. I hope all my American furiends have a safe and fun day celebrating with their peoples!

Bye for now,
Poppy the Little Blonde Chihuahua

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Livin'

Hi Furiends,

Oh my goodness, Mommy has gotten a little behind on helping me with my blogging.  Hhmmm, I will have to have a talk with her about that.

Are you having a good summer?  I am!  I have been enjoying the sunshine and the fruit, in that order.  Mommy got a new camera and has been having a lot of fun taking eleventy million pictures of me.  Here I am enjoying the sunshine in the backyard:

This grass is kinda prickly, but I'll just lie here for a little while.

Mommy, what are you doing over here?  Mommy?


Hey, check out this big tree at our park!  We have redwood trees at our park and when it's hot outside, a little bit of coolness can be found underneath the redwoods.

We went to the beach on Saturday.  It was warm, but windy.  I don't mind the wind that much, just as long as I get to sunbathe!

Do I have to sit like this with my butt in the sand?

Maybe I'll just lie down riiiiight here.  Aaahhhh, yes.

What's that?  I have a little sand on my nose?
Don't worry.  Mommy will get it later.

I promised there would be fruit.  I haven't forgotten.  Here I am enjoying some of the sweet bounty that summer has to offer:

This is a teeny tiny strawberry from our very own backyard!

I hope you all are enjoying your summer, wherever you are (or your winter, if you're in the southern hemisphere).

Bye for now!
Poppy the LBC

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Little Dog in the Big City

I had a little adventure in the city with Mommy. I peed like a city dog!

Bye for now,
Poppy the Little Blonde Chihuahua

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Chihuahua Mind Tricks

You will give me those foods, Daddy. Now please, Daddy.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Case of the Zoomies

Hi Furiends,

Some people call it "the zoomies," some people call it "THOE" (Thundering Herd of Elephants).  Well, whatever you call it, I did it the other day in the backyard.  Oh, yes, I zoomed and thundered real good!  Check it out:

What do you call it?  Do you like to do this too?

I am feeling pretty energetic today too.  When Mommy got home from work, she threw my wubba snugga for me.  I love my wubba snugga!!!  Grrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Monday, May 13, 2013

My Policy

I have a strict two-pillow-minimum policy. What's your policy, furiends?

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Day In a Nutshell

Went for a walk...87 degrees...took a power nap with Daddy...that is all.

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Hi Furiends,

I have really been enjoying the sunshine lately.  I like to go outside in the backyard in the afternoons and sunbathe a little bit.  Mommy calls it "sunbaking" because I like to get really hot.  The poppies are blooming right now, and after I relax a little bit, Mommy likes to take my picture with them.

Today I did a little sunbathing at my Grandma and Grandpa's house.  I like to sunbathe anywhere!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Desert Trek

Hi Furiends!

Last weekend we went on a desert trek day trip.  Just cuz.  It was a long drive, but I didn't mind because mostly I just like to be with my Mommy and Daddy no matter what they are doing.

We found a tiny little desert park with lots of joshua trees.  The nature trail was a little narrow and Mommy was worried about rattlesnakes, so I got carried.  I like to dangle my feets when Daddy carries me like this.

In the places where the path was wide, I got to walk.  Daddy said I was "walking in the sands of my ancestors" on account of I am a chihuahua and I guess we come from the desert.  Hhmm...

Mommy said I am a good little road-tripper.  I guess that means I like to sit quietly in my chair and watch the world go by.  It was a pretty fun day, all in all.

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Poppy-ful Birthday Hike

Hi Everybuddy!

Yesterday was my 8th birthday!  Can you believe that I am 8 years old now?  People always think I'm still a puppy.  The other day at the pet food store, the treat lady asked how old I was.  Whey Mommy said, "almost eight," the nice treat lady said, "months?"  Mommy laughed and said, "no, years!"  The treat lady was very surprised to know that I am a...ahem...senior dog now.  Mommy and Daddy said they can hardly believe it themselves sometimes.

To celebrate my big day, we went for a little walk in a beautiful place with lots and lots of POPPIES!  They are Mommy's favorite flower, which is why I am named after them.  There were tons of them right at the entrance gate to the park:

Once we started walking, Mommy saw some more spots of orange on top of a hill and said we had to go up there.  So we did.  It was so warm and sunny and I was panting and panting, but I was a very good hiker and walked to the top.  (It really wasn't very far because Mommy's knee is a little bit injured right now.)

When we got to the top, sure enough, there were lots more poppies up there!  And a great view, too!

I am smiling my best smile in this picture because it was such a wonderful day and I am so happy that I have gotten to live eight of the bestest years anyone has ever lived!

Bye for now,
Poppy the Little Blonde 8-Year-Old Chihuahua

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

I found some eggs in my yard today. They had my favorite treats inside them!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Pee Ess: My eighth birthday is tomorrow!!! We are going hiking!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My New Tracksuit!

Hi Furiends!

I got a new outfit today. It's fuzzy and warm and just right for chilly evenings around the campfire. I love it!
The pants and the sweatshirt are attached. My Mommy had to go to another town to get it in my size because they didn't have it at our local store in size medium. I need a looong one because I have a looong torso.

Do I look very fashionable?

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Woof Pack

Hi Furiends!

My BFF Maggie and I are thinking about starting a doggy gang.  Her Mom bought us these super cool matching black zip-up hoodies.  Don't we look awesome!  We are thinking of getting them embroidered with our club name:  The Woof Pack!!!  Or maybe with our initials, just like Laverne and Shirley!

Speaking of shopping, my Mommy went on a little shopping spree the other day.  She says she bought some stuff for me, but she won't tell me what it is.  I can't wait to find out!!!  Perhaps it will be delivered by my very own courier service:

I don't remember starting a courier service, but I guess I must have.  Does anybuddy need anything delivered??

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring is Here, I Think

Hi Everybuddy!

Spring has arrived in my backyard. Can you see all the plum blossom petals on the ground behind me? They all bloomed and then the wind blew and they all fell down.

When the weather is nice, I like to amble around the yard and nibble the grass. Sometimes I just sit on my bridge and think. (And when I say think, I mean "think about the treats that I will get if I sit and pose nicely.")

I hope you are enjoying your spring!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Do I Have Something On My Nose?

I was out in the backyard today and the ground was all covered with these little white petals. They kept getting stuck to my nose as I was snuffling around for tasty grass. I may have accidentally eaten one or two...

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I Can Has Pizza?

Please? Pretty please? What do you mean, I am "still on a diet"?

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Playdate With My Bestest Friend!

Hi Everybuddy!

I had a super-fun playdate on Saturday with my bestest friend in the whole world!  Maggie is so tiny and cute.  I just love her.  She is such a good jumper and she loves to get up in the planter boxes.  I wanted her to come down and play with me, since I'm not such a good jumper and I can't really get up in the planter boxes.  Eventually she came down and we played a little bit of chase and also found some sticks to chew on.  This was Maggie's first stick chewing experience!

Mommy made a scrapbook page about our fun afternoon.  I hope you like it!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Pee Ess:  On the scrapbook page, Mommy used the Color My Love kit by Katie Pertiet, Dog Park Classic Cardstock by Katie Pertiet, Fanciful Felt Trims by Pattie Knox, and I Am A C Glitter Alpha by Libby Pritchett.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valendog Day!

(That's a thing, right?)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Coastal Beauty

Hi Furiends,

Yesterday we went on a walk on the coast along a bluff overlooking the ocean.  I had lots of fun because there was tons of grass to graze on.  I kept forgetting that we were supposed to be walking because the yummy nummy grass was so distracting!

It was such a beautiful day and such a lovely place to walk.  I'm a little short, so sometimes I had trouble seeing the view over all the scrubby bushes.

When we got to the top we had a great view!  Daddy picked me up so I could see really far.  It was so clear we could even see all the way out to some tiny little islands way off in the distance.

I was really tired at the end of our hike.  I slept all the way home in the car!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Sunday, February 3, 2013

I'm Ready!

I'm ready for the Puppy Bowl, are you? Apparently there is some sort of other sporting event on today as well. I am ready to cheer for my Daddy's favorite team.

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Friday, February 1, 2013

My Busy January

Hi Furiends!

As you can see, I have been very busy this month!  My days were full of napping while wrapped in fleece, helping my Mommy finish her smoothie, worshipping at the alter of the magic heat box, sunbathing, and walking at the park.

But my month was not all sunshine and rainbows, my furiends, no not at all.  The other day we went to the v-e-t for a pawdicure and my Mommy decided to put me on the big-dog scale in the lobby because I am often way too wiggly for the little-dog scale on the exam table.  So anyway, she put me on the scale and discovered that I weigh 9 1/2 pounds.  This sounds okay to me, but Mommy was kind of not too happy about it.

So now for the horrible news: I AM ON A DIET!!!  So far this has meant no people-food treats from the dinner table.  Noooooo!!!  I am using my best big-brown-eyes look to try to return things to their normal state, which is that of Daddy feeding me all the time.  So far it is not working.  I will keep you updated...

Bye for now,
Poppy the (really very svelte) Little Blonde Chihuahua

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sick Day

I'm keeping Mommy company on the couch while she has a really bad headache and cough. My job is to sit on top of her and lick her nose every now and then. I think I'm doing really good job.

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Friday, January 11, 2013


Hello Furiends!

I journeyed last week to a very cold place with lots of snow on the ground.  I spent three days being carried around.  My feet never touched the ground outside!  Mommy and I had to wait outside while Daddy shoveled a path to the cabin door.  I waited inside Mommy's puffy jacket.  It was so cold!!!

The place where we stayed had a nice fireplace.  As soon as we got inside, my preferred location was on my big puffy travel bed right in front of the roaring fire.  It was so warm in that spot that I didn't even need to wear my sweater!  Oh, how I wish we had one of these at our regular house!

Mommy and Daddy took me snowshoeing.  I rode in my backpack the whole time.  It was really cold, so I wore my fleece jacket AND a fleece blanket AND Daddy's puffy jacket.  The only thing that got a teeny bit chilly was my ears.  I wish I had a hat with ear-cones.

I hope you are all having a nice winter and staying warm!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC