Saturday, August 30, 2008

We don't like the new bed

We have a new bed in the guest room…we don’t have a reason to go in there very often, unless we have family or friends stay over. We like when we have guests visit, especially our cousins or Grandma or Nico and his mommy & daddy…or Aunt Susie. When she sleeps over, she let’s me (Brownie) snuggle under the covers with her. I (Rocco) don’t like covers…even if it IS Aunt Susie…my fur is all I need to keep warm.

Momma was complaining that she couldn’t store anything under the first bed because it was too low. Now this new one is very tall & she can get all our extra supplies under there. She is very happy. But, it is so high, that I (Brownie) can’t jump up on it—I’m too scared I’ll fall. It IS really high—I (Rocco) jumped up but even I couldn’t make it, not even with my long legs. We’ll both be staying off that bed, unless, of course, we get a lift.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Our City Doctor

Now that we live in the city fulltime, we need to get a new doctor here. Rocco: “Especially with all the gross stuff you want to eat off the sidewalk Brownie.”
Brown: “I’m just sampling what SF has to offer Rocco!”
Rocco: “Disgusting.”

Anyway, momma asked her stylist & friend Alix about Lola’s vet. Alix was very happy to recommend the Marina Pet Hospital on Lombard. Lola has been going there for years. Alix is picky, so momma trusts he’s judgment.

Mommy made the appointment, but made daddy take us. Mommy was afraid the doctor was going to weigh me (Brown) and scold her for feeding me too much...when its really daddy who gives us all the treats & people food.

Daddy liked Dr Melcon. She is very wise and was very gentle with us. But when she picked up Rocco to take take him to be examined, daddy heard her say: “Rocco, you’re a little chubby.”
Rocco: “THAT was humiliating!”
Brownie: "Daddy & I thought it was rather humorous."

Daddy couldn’t wait to get home and tell mommy. He smiled the whole way home.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Brownie's Perfect Bday Dinner

The perfect birthday dinner...

Starts with my favorite dish: Perfectly steamed Halibut. Simple, straightforward, delicious.

Then on to dessert...

My favorite: Fancy Italian Cannolies with carob drizzle. Yes! Happy Birthday to Me (Brownie)

I just can't wait...need just a little lick...No one saw that, did they?

Quick. Blow out the candles.

We have the best momma ever. She breaks up our cannoli into bite size pieces (we are STILL her babies after all)

Slow down Brown. You're going to get a stomach ache.

Time for presents!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Rocco!

Today is Rocco’s fifth birthday.
I (Brownie) will be 5 in four days.
We’re having Rocco’s birthday dinner tonight.

Aunt Susie is coming to celebrate with us. Yeah!

But we will have to wait till this weekend to open our presents together. (We think momma has not yet gone she's probably feeling guilty...we like 'guity gifts'.)

It’s a family tradition that we get to pick what we want for dinner on our birthday. Gramma Rita started this when mommy was a little girl.
Rocco picked Thai food. It’s his favorite. And we all agree Modern Thai on Polk Street is the best in SF.

Mommy makes sure to order enough steamed rice and “plain steamed chicken for the kids” when she calls. ...We think we would like Thailand.

Hurray Dinnertime!

I have a foamy rice mustache AND a grain of rice that I can't get to on my right 'cheek'.

Brownie: “Hey Rocco.”
Rocco: “Yeah Brown?”
B: “What were you dreaming about at 4:32 this morning?”
R: “I don’t remember.”
B: “You woke Mommy & me up because you were talking in your sleep.”
R: “Don’t remember.”
B: “You were tucked in really close to daddy—half hidden under the comforter—with one paw raised over your ear…”
R: “Still not remembering.”
B: “Mommy guessed you were dreaming about the day you were born. I think you were dreaming about your bday dinner. Wonder if we’ll have cake…”
R: “I asked for an ice cream cake.”

Time to sing & then blow out the candles.

Happy Birthday Big Boy!

D-LISH! Nothing better than a Doggie ice cream cake.

Hey, where's my (Brown's) piece?

Drats! Now I(Brown) have an ice cream headache!

What an awesome birthday!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Opening Ceremonies

8 . 8 . 08

Tonight mommy & daddy hurried home from work to watch the Opening Ceremonies of The Summer Olympics. Daddy kept saying it was incredible. Mommhy said it was way more than anything she's seen before...and she's watched every Opening Ceromony since she was a little girl because Gramma Rita lovvvvvvvvves the Olympics.

The Olympics happen every four years, said Rocco. So this is our second Summer event.

I don't remember Sydney at all, said Brownie...But I bet we were snuggled with mom in her chair in Vallejo.

Good Luck U.S.A.
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!