Monday, February 27, 2012

Catch Up: November 2011 Trip to Whidbey Island

As mentioned before, this and the next few posts will help you play catch-up with our comings and goings during the past few months!

Every year, Spoiled Dog Winery on Whidbey Island holds a Spoiled Dog Contest. The winner receives wine and a complimentary copy of the book that is published with all of the entrants. Last November, one of our besties, Tag, won first place!

Winemaker Karen Krug presents Tag with his book and bottles of wine

The book featuring Tag in First Place!

The winery held a special event for all of the contestants, so we decided to take a little day trip to Whidbey Island with the dogs. I met Janis and Lindsay at their house, and we carpooled with 3 humans and 4 dogs.

Silly puppies on the ferry

View on Whidbey Island

Of course, our first stops were to the pet stores.


Amber trying on a fashionable hat in Myken's

Amber and Tag got stylish scarves and Swift got a squeaky ball

We made quite a scene walking around downtown Langley. We made friends with all sorts of people.

After our walk around town, it was time to head over to the winery. Tag was presented with his awards, and we showed off how Tag won.

Yes, that is a stroller for the dogs.

It was a long day for everyone, but we all had lots of fun.

Sleepy babies

"Don't worry, buddies. I'll keep watch while you sleep!"

pictures courtesy of janis higdon

Monday, February 20, 2012

Catch Up: October 2011

As mentioned before, this and the next few posts will help you play catch-up with our comings and goings during the past few months!

In early October, we had our normal weekend meetups. But the most exciting event was when we went to Dog-O-Ween held at Magnolia Manor Park. I had never heard of this park before, let alone taken the dogs there. It was quite a nice area. They're working on developing the park and adding an off-leash area. It might be a new place for meetups!

Since it was October in Seattle, it rained the entire morning (surprise, surprise). I arrived a little early, so the boys and I waited in the car until we saw some friends. It gave me a chance to put the boys in their costumes and to observe some of the other dressed-up doggies. Some people got very creative, and some people had store-bought costumes like us. We finally braved the weather when our buddies, Janis, Lindsay, Jessica, and Deb showed up.

There were some booths set up, so we wandered around a bit. And then we turned around and went back the other way. And then we visited the booths again. It got a little boring. There was a little mix-up with the time of the costume contest, so we had to wait a few hours. It did give me time to take lots of pictures, though!

Little Red Riding Hood, the Hunter/Wood-Chopper, and the Wolf Dressed as Granny!
(Yes, the Wolf is a Dachshund!)


Jolly Green Giant, a Can of Peas, and Two Peas in a Pod

Kool dressed up as a cute little pumpkin, and Swift showed off his bad side with a skull shirt and bad-to-the-bone skull collar.

Chester in a Halloween Jacket

Sienna Dressed as a Witch

Our friends, Tag and Amber, won Funniest Costume. They were dressed up as Hugh Hefner and a Playboy Bunny. Tag was Hugh in a smoking jacket and pipe, while Amber strutted her stuff in a bunny costume, complete with fake boobs! A shout-out to Lindsay for making the costumes by hand!

Lindsay with Amber and Janis with Tag aka Hugh

Amber Showing Off Her Playboy Bunny Boobies!

I felt really bad for the dogs to be out in the rain, but we made it up to them! (Can you find all 4 doxies in the stroller?!)

"No, Mom. We're not spoiled!"

Monday, February 13, 2012

Apology for the Absence

I would like to apologize for my absence over the last few months. I had meant to tell you all I was taking a break over the holidays, but time got away from me, and it just kinda snuck up on me.

So what have we been up to the past few months? I'm glad you asked! The next few posts will help you catch up with what the dogs and I have been doing during our hiatus from the blog.

Keep coming back for updates!