Monday, December 24, 2007

Waiting for Santa

We hope mommy sent him a change of address.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Going for a run with Daddy

Its freezing out there. But we shouldn't be running in our good sweaters.
Doesn't Nike make pupwear for active dogs like us?

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Charlie Brown Christmas

Because we are spending way more time in San Francisco this holiday season...and because we're not hosting a family Christmas, our
decorations are VERY low key this year.

Mommy brought in the live miniature Alberat Spruce from the back year. And, I (Brownie) think in honor of my hunting instinct, mommy decide the ornaments would be all birds.

I (Rocco) think it looks like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Toss a Possum?

I (Brownie) think its more like slaughter!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Momma's New Slippers

Brownie thinks mommy's new slipper is a new toy.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Four Exhausting Days in the City

We love looking out the window on California Street. Left to right...then right to left.

We could spend all day and all night watching the activity below. The people, the cars, the dogs, the's all so very facinating. BUT, it's also a BIG responsibility protecting our little piece of San Francisco. I (Brownie) especially take it seriously. Looking left to right; and right to left hour after hour. And then letting out an ear-piercing bark when something or someone 'suspicious' strolls by.

A holiday weekend in the city is exciting. But after four days 'on patrol', all that left to right and right to left is exhausting!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Thanksgiving Recipe

Fresh herb roasted turkey
Sweet & creamy butternut squash
Rich giblet gravy
Warm homemade buiscuts

= Puppy Triptafan

Nothing better than spending this special day with family & friends.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Meerkat Rocco

Daddy says I look like a Meerkat.

Mommy disagreed.

Until she saw this side by side comparison.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Gary Danko

This weekend was mommy's birthday. And to celebrate, daddy took mommy out for an extra special dinner.

Mommy has wanted to dine at this very fancy restaurant for years!

And finally, she got the chance.
Daddy got a reservation.
Mommy was very happy.

And we got a 'doggy bag' from the famous Gary Danko cheese cart.

S-C-O-R-E !!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday Night Football

The Raiders really aren't very good this year; I'm (Brownie) embarrassed to be in gray and black. But I love momma's warm hoodie...and I'm always cold.

I'm (Rocco) more of a 49ers fan...which is almost as embarrassing. But my fur crimps in the San Francisco damp air...

Maybe we should start rooting for the Indianapolis Colts...they have a winning record AND a dome!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Its Raining - Its Pouring

Drats! Its raining.

We hate going potty in the rain, especially in the city.

In the country when it rains, daddy just opens the back door, we run out to the edge of the grass, do our thing, and then sprint back inside. We want , minimal raindrops, so we don't mess around.

In the city however, we need to be WALKED two blocks on leashes to our favorite spot.

This is what we needed to endure just for a little pee. And we still got wet!

At least we got a cookie after the embarrassment.

Yeah, but I (Brownie) can't reach mine. HATE moving in clothes!

Friday, November 9, 2007

"The Beav"

Mommy takes a vanpool from the city to the country every Friday night. Its a long drive, with lots of traffic. But she says its worth it to be able to come home and spend the weekend with us. Our momma loves us soooo much.

She gets dropped off at the Fairfield Transit Center. Its across the street from Target. Which is a good thing, because she usually has to wait for daddy to pick her up. He works late a lot.

So mommy spends the time walking up & down the aisle at Target. She could spend hours there. Which again is a good thing, since she usually is waiting & waiting for daddy to pick her up...

Tonight mommy bought us a present....a new puppy AKA stuffed beaver.

We love new toys!

Throw it dad. Throw it!

Daddy tossed it and we played fetch and tug-of-war. Again and again.

It was so much fun.

I work hard. Concentrate & dig in.

I (Brownie) REALLY get into it. I can't help myself.

The next thing you know the beaver is a shell of its former self and stuffing is everywhere.

I (Rocco) can't stand it anymore. I go in. I get it and steal it.

I just lovvvvve teasing Brown.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Brownie Burrito

Monday, November 5, 2007

Mommy Goes to Paris

Momma's going on a business trip to Paris.

The Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, that is.

We helped her pack.

It's only one night...and we'll be back together for our regular Wednesday night visit.

But we'll miss her anyway.

...what DOES happen in Vegas anyway?

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Rocco Says No To The Hose

I (Brown) can't stand the hose topping off the spool. I wanna play! I wanna play with it!

Rocco wants nothing to do with the hose. Nope. Nothing.

If I (Rocco) ignore it, will it go away? Let me try it...

Friday, November 2, 2007

Seven Minutes FLAT.

Mommy bought us a couple new toys tonight. They’re from the AKC, they’re green & they're cool...Woodland Green Toys.

I (Brownie) gutted mine in 7 minutes. Flat.

Mommy timed me.

I think it was an owl. But I'm not sure...

Stuffing was everywhere. Then the squeaker came out. Mr. Owl was as flat as a pancake.

Whatever Brown. ...Just stay away from my (Rocco's ) Mr. Porcupine.

Whatever Rocco. ... ... ...Stuff really does happens Rocco.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

We guess it could be worse....

At least we glow-in-the-dark!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


We have a sixth sense...but tonight at 8:04pm we didn't feel a thing.
A broom did fall in the garage...that caused us to bark. But that was it.

Earthquake ?

Granted we're in Fairfield...and the earthquake was centered in Alum Rock near San Jose. And when we learned THAT, we were worried about our cousins. But mommy is 'earthquake ready' and quickly went into action.

She called A. Jackie on her cell & when she finally got through and learned everyone was ok there...she hung up & called grandma and daddy & then txt'd A. Susie & A. Jonalyn, to spread the good news. phewww....

She knows a thing or two about a good communication strategy... After all, she IS in marketing.

She also asked daddy to let Nana Rosie & Pappa Rich know that all is ok here. And there was no need to worry. (MISTAKE)

Daddy needs to take a lesson in communication from momma...P R O N T O !

You don't send an email with a subject line "Earthquake!!!!" and no copy...unless you want to cause panic in the family tree.

Daddy. Daddy. Daddy...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Super Heroes? Not an Option.

No Wonder Woman.

No Superman.

No Batman.

And definitely, No Robin.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Halloween Costumes? This is NOT an Option.

Tonight mom & dad talked about what they would dress us up as... IF they were going to dress us up.

Snow White & a Dwarf...NOT an option.

I have pride. And although I think Brownie would make a good Dopey, I (Rocco) am NOT dressing up as S. White!




(Note: This is a 'professional dog model'.
This is not Rocco. Momma would never do this to her boy.)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Aunt Jackie as Marie Osmond

Aunt Jackie loves Halloween.

She’s nostalgic.

She loves a come back story.

And she loves a good laugh.

We think she should dress up as “Marie Osmond fainting on Dancing with the Stars”. Its the P E R F E C T Halloween costume for her.

We can't wait to see her in light blue ruffles.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Can you spell "Die nah sore"

We found the perfect Halloween costume for Mochi.

She's a fancy girl. A Teacup Yorkie, we think. Mommy works with her daddy.

And he's been searching and searching for this costume. But its been on backorder. We don't know what that means...but we know our momma never says never.

We hope Little Miss Mochi likes it...

...but we're just not quite ready to give it up.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bringing Daddy the Newspaper

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cozy in the condo

Brrrr....It's cold in the city tonight. So after our walk, we cuddled up on the couch together.

When it was time for bed, momma looked at the fur we left on the throw & told daddy it was time to take it to the cleaners.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rocco Snags a Rose Bush

We were out back this morning making sure all was right with the world…well, at least in Fairfield.

All of a sudden something on the side yard got our attention. We needed to investigate.

Daddy opened the gate. I (Brown) was quickly on the scent. Up on the hill. Sniffing fearlessly between rose bush & rose bush. I was in my element.

I (Rocco) decided I'd better follow. Brown’s got the nose, but I’ve got the brains. I needed to keep her in check. I gracefully leaped up the hill. I carefully followed Brown’s 'pawsteps'…weaving in between the rose bushes.

And then I suddenly stopped. Reality check: I couldn't move. I was stuck. Hooked. Stranded.

My plumb of a tail was attached to a rose bush.
Drats. All I could do was plea to daddy for help.

How totally embarassing.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Toss a Possum

Mommy got us each a new toy on Friday.

Fling a Frog for me (Rocco).

Toss a Possum for me (Brown).

I (Rocco) love a toy I can play tug of war with...

I (Brown) love new toys I can rip to shreds...

Yeah I do!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Bella Luna

We have another NEW cousin.

She's very cute. And very small.
She's a rescue pup.

Her name is Luna. She likes to poop on the floor.