Friday, March 20, 2015

Le Marcel Specialty Bakery for Dogs

Today mommy was walking home from an appointment on Union Street and discovered a very special place: Le Marcel Specialty Bakery for Dogs.   

She can't walk past any store that has anything to do with pups.  She had to stop and go inside. She was hopeful that she might find a new place to buy us a treat.     

She walked up the steps and found a very fancy bakery inside.  There was a lovely big counter, shiny professional ovens, a nice big ‘prep’ area and lots of extraordinary pastries, cakes and cookies of all shapes and sizes in glass cases. And more cookies on  displays on the counter in lovely wrapped packages.  It was so amazing that she needed to double-check that she was, in fact, in a "dog" bakery.  It was. And it was beautiful. 

As she gazed at all the remarkably delicious-looking goodies, she smiled because she knew she was in trouble.   

After 15 minutes in the bakery she sent daddy this picture with the text message “$20 later.”:

We were extra happen when she came home. She walked to the dining table, carefully opened the pretty green bag and gently removed the fancy wrapped goodies from inside to show daddy.

We like it when mommy takes walks.

Always remember:  Walking is great exercise! Get out and walk everyday.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Brownie Needs a Tissue

Last year, I (Brownie) developed an increasingly annoying ‘sinus congestion’ condition that resulted in me regularly ‘blow my nose’ to remove the ‘congestion’.  I won’t go into the slimy details, but being a dog, I don’t have hands to use a tissue…

Mommy was rather disgusted by this habit, but she was also concerned that something serious could be wrong.  Could I have something up in my nose that didn’t belong (like a pea in a human kid’s nose)?  She started to research my symptoms online and didn’t like what she found.    
So I went in to see Dr Rob and he suggested a specialist do a procedure to see what was happening in my nasal cavity via a tiny scope.  Mommy and daddy were very scared but agreed to the procedure.

I went in, went under, and was scoped.  And at the same time, Dr Rob did a quick cosmetic procedure to remove a little ‘beauty mark’ from my muzzle.
Mommy and daddy were relieved it wasn’t serious.  But the mystery continues. And unfortunately, so do the 'rockets'.  

The results of the scoping: Nothing.  All clear.

I say, if it works for Madison Bumgarner...

Always Remember: We all have annoying habits. Sometimes you just gotta accept them.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Momma Gets a MacBook

Today momma told daddy that she has decided that it’s time for her to get a Mac. 

So she went down to Chestnut Street and a couple hours later this is what she brought home.

We don't know what a Mac is, but it definitely doesn't look like a Book. It looks like a white box to us.  
But as she showed it to daddy she declared: “Let the fun begin.”

Always remember: It’s what’s on the inside that really matters.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Commotion on California Street

There is a lot of commotion on California Street this morning.   Momma noticed it right away when coming back from breakfast with daddy.   The SF bomb squad was sweeping the street.  Daddy didn't notice, until mommy pointed it out to him.  Then she remembered who was in town...

...A couple hours later, here comes the leader for the free world driving by.  We love this view.

Always remember: Keep your eyes open and pay attention to your surroundings – you never know who you might see.

Sunday, February 1, 2015


As Northern California pups, we've never been in snow.  Never seen it, never played in it and never had to go potty in it.

Momma called us today to tell us that it was snowing at Grandma's house in Ohio. And she sent us these pictures.

Daddy tried explaining to us that when it get's really, really, really cold instead of rain, snow falls from the sky and it covers the ground with a blanket of white.

We asked daddy: If you put water in the freezer you get ice. Why when it get's cold outside doesn't the rain turn to ice?
He answered: That a great question! You should look it up on the internet.
So we did and found this: How winter storms bring rain, ice and snow

Always remember:  Don't be afraid to ask questions.  You might learn something new and exciting!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Suitcases are Scary

I (Rocco) do not like when the suitcase comes out because I know that means someone is leaving and my separation anxiety starts to take over.   No matter how much momma and daddy try to comfort me and tell me it's ok or that I'm going too, I'm afraid I'll be left behind or they won't come back.

This time momma is leaving to go visit grandma in Ohio.  I know grandma is very excited to see her, but I will miss her so...

I (Brownie) will miss her too. Once I notice she's gone.

Always remember:  It's ok to be scared, but don't let your fear get the best of you.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

New Steps

The bed in the other bedroom is really high.  And when our cousins come to visit we like to hang out with them.   And when mommy works in there on here WFH days, we like to be in there with her.  We are her ‘assistants’ after all. 

But without steps, we both need help getting up on the bed.  And getting down is really scary.  I  (Rocco) can jump, but everyone is afraid I might hurt myself.   And being afraid of heights, I (Brownie) would be stuck up there for days without help getting down (Brownie).  Come on, we’re little dogs and we’re 11 ½.

Daddy is tired of carrying our steps from one room to the other (and mommy cringles with every nick of a wall as he does), so today they came home with new steps for us.  They are a bit steeper and a little strange, but we are learning to go up and down.

Always remember:  Don't be afraid to take the first step to try something new…you just might have fun in the process!