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....

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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  1. wow that was a super place you saw... and your own wine... maybe you can help the mama now to pick wine what's no vinegar? that would be good before she offers it again to da neighbors LOL

  2. Hari om
    Arty, you sure showed us a good time! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  3. What a wonderful time for you, Arty, and you even met a pretty girlie!

  4. How nice you got a special day with just you and your parents. Sounds like a fun short trip!

  5. It sure looks like you had a great time. You are so cute in your hat and tie it's no wonder Fitzy was flirting with you.

  6. Arty what an brilliant idea to take a road trip...I bet you had to sign lots of autographs while you were traveling.
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. What a nice trip! I think you looked like a master somm - some -- wine guy!

  8. You sure were having some fun Arty!

  9. Well, Arty I can't think of a better place for a wonderful get away. I'm glad you got to go along too. As it should be. A huge Awww.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday, Arty. My best to your peeps. ♥

  10. I am thinking the reason you don't do well at day care is you KNOW you will get to go if you misbehave. got to be the reason. what a great day/night trip with just the 3 of you. yummy and fun

  11. We love your wine cap, Arty - very debonair!!! That looks like a great getaway for you and the peeps. Fitzy makes a nice friend, but we are happy you let her know that you were already spoken for:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. What a wonderful day trip! How could any girl resist you in that dapper hat and tie?? I was swooning myself.

  13. Wow Arty, you almost had me convinced there, about the Master Sommelier business!
    Gail tells me she visited a Napa Valley winery when travelling in California with a boyfriend in 1982. Which I find surprising as surely the Ice Age was not long over at the time...
    Toodle pip!

  14. Another great weekend away--although SHE shuddered at you on a white hotel bedspread! We have a problematic history with white stuff. You look very convincing and authoritative as a wine sommelier...

  15. Arty, you looked like you knew what you were doing sweetie! What a wonderful day and a good idea!

  16. What a fun time you had Arty!! Can you believe we will be together in the furs very soon!!!!!

  17. Love that pic of you sashaying through the daisies, Arty! Looks like a pawsome weekend. 'Course how it could not when we're talking about vino? 😉

  18. You look so adorable in that hat. No wonder Fitzy fell in love with you.

  19. Oh Arty, you sure did have funs there!!! I wish Ma would take me on such special trips! Can I come lives with you??? heheheee
    And that HAT! pawfect!
    Ruby ♥

  20. Mom let us have a tiny taste of wine and we like it! You had a super trip and are such a great boyfriend to Mabel! Xox Lucy and Xena

  21. Dat sounds like some pawtastic fun wif da parentals Arty!!

    Matt & Matilda


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