Black and White Smiley Selfie Sunday

Life is like a mirror, 
we get the best results when we smile at it. 
~Author Unknown

We are joining Nola and Sugar for Black and White Sunday this week!!


We are also joining The Cat on My Head this week for Selfie Sunday


Demolition Derby Royal Court

 Arty here, reporting live from the Demolition Derby....We are having a BLAST!!!  Jakey and I are here to announce the Derby King and Queen!! Take it away Jakey!!

 WAHOO!!! I am having a speedy good time here at the Blogville Demolition Derby!! Click HERE to head over to Oreo and check in and see who is in the lead!!!! 

Hungry, in need of some nommy Derby snacks?? Head over to Ziggy and Angel Sasha's Food Truck by clicking HERE.

 Let's take a break from the race and bow to the Royal Court of this year's Derby! 

What a nice looking bunch of Princes and Princesses we have this year but we know there can only be one King and Queen of the Derby! 

Blogville came out in force to vote for their King and Queen. It was a VERY close race!!



Please join us in congratulating the King and Queen of the 2015 Demolition Derby
Ziggy and Whitley!!!!!

Queen Whitley

King Ziggy

We hope everyone enjoyed this year's Demolition Derby Day, we can't wait until next year!!!


Flowery Beach-y FFHT

OMD....Summer is almost over, only 4 weeks left of Weekly Flower Friday!
Starting in October,  Flower Friday will move to monthly, on the First Friday of the month!

Today is also FFHT, hosted by our Honorable Mayorz, Murphy and Stanley! It's pretty easy peasy, you tell a story, and include a "special inclusion" that Murphy and Stanley have chosen. This month the phrase is:
"It would be really embarrassing if everyone knew . . ."

You can click HERE to go read more about FFHT! 

Look at those cool surfer dudes!!

This week's FFHT story is a TRUE story about Mama....but make sure you don't tell her I told you, ok??  She thinks "It would be really embarrassing if everyone knew . . ." I think it is kind of funny, and she IS only a human...and we all know they are not perfect!!

Beautiful flower-y trail to the ocean!
 You see, she thought today was the
BLOGVILLE DEMOLITION DERBY!!! Somehow she got the days mixed up, and thought today was August 29th......

California Poppy
 This morning she got up really early to count the votes for the Derby King and Queen, and was just about to push the magic button so you all could see our bloggy...I put my paw on her hand and told her that the Derby wasn't until TOMORROW!!!

A mothie-pillar
OMD....Now what was she going to do?? She had no postie for today and not only was it Flower Friday, but it was also FFHT!!! She was FREAKING OUT.....I told her to relax, and I would take care of everything!! Funny how things work out,  I just put these flower-y pictures we took at the beach and told you our true story and TADA, all done!

Stopping to smell the salt breezes
Sometimes, Mamas just stress too much! 

So...make sure you tune in TOMORROW for the Blogville Demolition Derby and the announcement of the Blogville King and Queen!!!


Vote HERE for King and Queen of the Derby!!

What a wonderful selection of Princes and Princesses we have for you today! There can only be one King and one Queen of the Derby tho, and it is up to you, Blogville citizens, to pick this year's Royal Court!

So without further ado, here is this years Princes and Princesses!

 Prince Casey

Princess Jessie

 Prince Stanley

Princess Madi

 Princess Hazel

 Prince Easy

Princess Whitley

Princess Cinnamon

 Prince Ziggy

 Princess Mabel

Princess Ruby and Prince Murphy

 Prince Travis

Prince Bailey and Hostess Dory

 Princesses Anne, in orange, and Abbe, in pink!

 Prince Marty

Prince Ralphie

Please vote for one Queen from the following Princesses:
1. Jessie
2. Madi
3. Hazel
4. Cinnamon
5. Mabel
6. Ruby
7. Anne
8. Abbe
 9. Whitley 


Please vote for one King from the following Princes:
1. Casey
2. Stanley
3. Easy
4. Ziggy
5. Murphy
6. Bailey
7. Marty
8. Ralphie 
9. Travis

So, in your comments you will leave two names. One for a King and one for a Queen!!

Mama has used magic so only she can see the ballots, so there are no worries about anyone seeing who you voted for!!
Stay tuned Saturday to see who you have chosen as King and Queen of the Demolition Derby!!!



WW-Reason #87 Being a Senior Dog Rocks!

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to vote for the 2015/2016 Derby King and Queen!!

We are joining  BlogPaws for Wordless Wednesday this week!


Fun in the Bay Area!!

Happy Travel Tuesday!!

Whew...is it us, or has this summer flown by??!!
Hopefully the rainy season will start real soon, putting a stop to the yucky wildfires up here so we can get out and show you some of our local fun things to do!!

In the meantime, we are going to show you all a bit of the wine country and Mama's trip to take pictures of the San Francisco Bridge!

Every year, usually during the summer time, Daddy has a few busy-ness trips he takes for work. Since Mama has this addiction love of photography and travel, she tags along with him. When he has his meetings and stuff, Mama takes off and enjoys the local scenery!

The first day of this trip, Mama left Santa Rosa and went over a big mountain to wine country!

Since Mama was only visiting for a few hours, she only went by one winery, her most favorite, St. Supery! 
Mama likes them because they have good wine AND a beautiful winery!!

The entrance is surrounded by beautiful flowers!!!

 Mama says these are some of the most beautiful fuschias she has ever seen!!!

 Mama had a picnic lunch and enjoyed the beautiful weather in the vineyard!

Of course, she also took lots of pictures of the grapes before heading back to meet Daddy for dinner!!

The next day Mama took a ride down the California Coast to take 
a million pictures in the views!

This is the coast just south San Francisco! The Pacific Coast Highway is full of twists and turns in this area and Arty and I were pretty happy to not have been in the car for this ride. Sometimes it's just as fun to be "Zapped"  into a photo!

Of course, you will all be surprised (or not) to know that Mama found a light house during her ride. This is the Point Bonita Lighthouse! It is located in the Marin Headlands area of the Golden Gate Recreation Center.

The lighthouse is closed to the public right now, so Mama didn't get real close. She did get this cool picture with the lighthouse and a big ship!! 

If the ship above was headed the other way, he would go under here:

The Golden Gate Bridge!! 
Mama has seen the bridge before, but never from up above like this! This was also taken from the Marin Headlands section of the Golden Gate Recreation Area. There is a very cool road and it has lots of places to pull over and take pictures,  she says this is a "must see" if you are ever in the San Francisco Area!!

We had a blast showing you around the Bay Area a bit!! 

Join us next week when we travel south along the Pacific Coast Highway!!!