4/30/19

Waiting is the Hardest Part!

 
I'm ready to go Mama...let's hit the road!




What do you mean we have to wait another day?!?!
PPhhhhhhttt!! No Fair!



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4/29/19

Getting Ready

 It's getting a little crazy around here with Mama and Daddy running around getting things ready for our Mini BAR trip. We will be heading out later this week to Rosy's home state of Utah to meet with a few of our blog furiends AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, my gal Mabel!



 I don't know about all the car riding but, I think it's going to be great to spend some quality family time together. All of us in one big wheelie house sure sounds like FUN! Wait a minute, I sure hope Rosy isn't scared of the wheelie house!



 I won't be afraid Jakey, ummmm, what is a wheelie house anyways??  I 'm just excited that I get to play with my Uncles Murphy and Stanley!



Only three more sleeps until we leave!!!





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4/26/19

A Walk in the Forest on Final Fiction Nature Friday



As the end of April draws near, we reach that magical day when Nature Friday and Final Friday Fiction come together! Today I, Jakey, am going to tell you a story based on a recent walk I took along a forest trail!





This month's "page 87" is from Angel Bilbo's favorite book, The Hobbit, written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
-line 8 ~ as cold as death
-line 12 ~ because he was always thinking of the answer
-line 16 ~ the water if he could help it
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It was a beautiful Spring day, not nearly as cold as it had been the day before, when Mama and I decided to hike along a forest trail.




I always love feeling the sun through the trees and seeing the shadows it makes on the trail.




We passed a few big redwood trees, and their trunks. This one even has moss growing on it!





Look at these leaves! They are almost as big as I am!




We stopped to enjoy a serenade by a pretty stream next to our trail...





The sound of the water is so relaxing, don't you think?




I also took the time to smell the flowers. I am always thinking how I should tell Arty and Rosy to slow down a bit more and enjoy nature. Most of the time they speed walk but  I like to meander and enjoy all the great sights and smells!




Mama saw some pretty Forget Me Nots right next to the trail.




...and some little daisies!!




As we headed back to the car we saw this cute little Banana Slug crossing the trail...a sure sign it's going to be a wonderful weekend!!



Make sure to slow down and enjoy all the little things this weekend!!



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4/25/19

Thankful Thursday!

Rosy here today to let you know how much we are thankful for our freshly mowed green, green grass!



 It almost smells like Summer! It's nice to be outside with my brothers, Mama even comes to hang out with us...


 
She brought the treats out didn't she?  We don't work for free!
 



Did Mama just say we are going to eat dinner sooner, Rosy??
Ummmm...boyz....Quick,  go hide!!!

I'm pretty sure she says she's thankful she's taking us to the groomer!




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4/23/19

Tongue Out Tuesday - Pack Style

 Rosy: Arty, you know my tongue is the longest!
 Jakey: Oh man...I don't even have a chance!
Arty: I don't know...My tongue is pretty long!


Who do you think wins the longest tongue award??



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4/22/19

A Whirlwind Tour of Napa Valley


Arty here today to tell you about my whirlwind visit to Napa Valley last weekend! It all started when I told Daddy he had been working too hard and needed to get away for a relaxing day away from the house! 


This is the surprised look on my face when Mama said, since it was my idea, I could come along while Jakey and Rosy went to camp for the day!  

(...or maybe it was because I do better with the pawrents, than I do at camp...whichever)



 
I must say, I picked the pawfect weekend! The sun was out in full force when we made the 5 hour trip from our place to Wine Country! We even stopped at a nice rest area to stretch our paws. These itsy bitsy daisies were everywhere! 


 
We arrived at the winery just in time for our wine tasting reservation.
 



I changed into my fancy winery cap and tie, then found us a table on the tasting room porch. I brought my own bottle of Rose wine to squeak drink and before I knew it, I found a new friend!




This is Fitzy, she was also there helping her pawrents pick up their wine. She was a very friendly girl and kept flirting with me!  I told her about  my best gal Mabel, and how I was going to be seeing her soon. I think she finally got the message, and went back to wine tasting with her pawrents :-)




As we all know Shih Tzus are master sommeliers!  I snoofered lots of delicious notey smells coming from this full bodied red wine....




 
BOLBOLBOL!!
Just kidding!!!
I don't anything about wine but, I sure had my pawrents fooled! 




We headed for the hotel after our afternoon of wine tasting, and relaxed, watched TV and I had a nice little walk before bedtime.




...and left early Sunday morning for a nice uneventful and sleepy ride home!



I had such a fun afternoon at the winery, and hope Mama and Daddy take me back there again soon!




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4/21/19

Hoppy Easter!

Happy Easter, Happy Passover.....

and



 A very happy


 end to the dreaded...



 BUNNY EAR SEASON!!






4/19/19

A Visit to Napa for Nature Friday

Arty here today to share some of the nature I saw on my trip to Napa Valley last weekend!




We went to the St. Supery Winery, where Mama and Daddy have their wine club. We picked up their wine order, did a bit of wine tasting, and then took a walkie around the winery!





St. Supery is a medium size winery and has two vineyards. 



 
We visited the Rutherford Estate, where the winery is located. 


The leaves are just starting to pop out on some of the grapevines.



One good thing about all the rain California had this winter is everything is blooming and the hills are so very green! I found this Wisteria just starting to bloom!
The skies were so very blue!!




Here I am sitting in the front garden of the winery.





The flowers look a bit like wine and sunsets, don't you think?





Some of you asked what the statue I was posing in front of on Monday was. I know Aunty Sandra and a few others guessed correctly when they said it was a cork screw! Those round things to the left are wine corks! 
Pretty cool, huh??




Thanks for joining me for my winery nature stroll! Join me Monday when I tell you more about my fun day with Mama and Daddy!






 Show us your nature! It can be flowers, your current weather, a scene out of your window, or maybe a picture from a walk! Any kind of nature picture will do! If you don't see a link below, click HERE 
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