Saturday, June 25, 2011

Traveling with Dogs: Tales from our Road Trip

A picture is worth a thousand words ... this one sums up the rest of the adventure better than we can.  Thanks for coming along on our adventure and Happy Weekend everybody!!!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Traveling with Dogs: Tales from our Road Trip

So by now we gather that you are a little tired of the details of our trip, yes?

We will spare you the long version of the day, and will only say that by now we were getting into a routine that went pretty much like this:

Wake up, play with Garmin in the back yard until my feet are so dirty I look like I have socks on.  Get first paw bath of the day.

Take obligatory "let mom practice" photo.

Go to the beach, and in this particular case, ponder the green stuff on the beach.  We don't have that down south.

Go home and play with Garmin in the back yard again until tired, all the while thanking the puppy gods that mom thinks these "socks" are cute enough not to worry about it.

Take second paw bath of the day ....


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Traveling with Dogs: Tales from our Road Trip

I am pleased to report, that "the best of times" was better than the best!  Right off, I got to hit the beach.  Just me and mom, out for a sandy adventure. 

Get that subtlety there ?  Just me and mom.

Anywoof, first thing I did was get the compulsory "pose so mom can practice with her camera" photo out of the way:

olbligatory posing while on vacation shot
Mom was bummed because she did not really get the shot she wanted.  I couldn't help it.  All of a sudden a bunch of duckers flew in and I got distracted.  I am going to go ahead and dare to say that even if I'd have had more behavior training, I'd have still relinquished the pose I was holding and turned around to check out those ducks.

Nice shot of my back side Mom ...

The best part about being on vacay is that Mom relaxes the rules a bit and that scene up there turned into this one:

Oh, be still my heart ...

Continuing along the "Mom in Wonderland" relaxed control scenario, here is what happened next:

Come on in, the water's great!

Dang, I love me a good roadtrip!!!!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Traveling with Dogs: Tales from our Roadtrip

At first I thought we were gonna get "the worst of times" out of the way right away.  I mean, really, look at the size of this dog.  When I first met him it was all "Look Duncan, you get to meet your cousin Garmin.  Garmin is a great dog and we all just know you two are going to be great friends ...."

Me and the Giant, facing off ....

Hello, eveybody.  Anybody see the size of that dog????

Compared to me he is a GIANT.

Let me tell you something, when I went up to introduce myself and do the requisite sniffing, I walked right under the dude ... with about a 4 inch clearance.


I had been in the car for a while, so after the initial size inequality impact wore of, we headed out to the back yard and played and ran and played and ran.  I got to run around without a leash which was fab.

Note to self:  ask for backyard for Christmas.

But do you know what happened next?

Anybody recognize that bed???

That darn giant goof of a dog claimed MY bed as his own.  Just because it was his house and his kitchen that my bed happened to have been dropped in, I kind of thought it was down right inhospitable of him to takeover my bed.  I mean, really, there go my comforts of home for this trip!!!

I thought was probably it for "the worst of times" given how much people rave about the fun factor of road trips.  I mean, think about it, don't each and every one of you have a road trip story you're thinking of as you read this???

Yep, I was thinking that was it until this happened:

They locked me in the kitchen with the Giant.
I got left behind on my own roadtrip.  Right after we got there.  And, I wasn't just left behind, I was left behind behind a dog gate.  With Garmin.  Who wanted to keep playing, and playing.  I had met my match, people.  I had met my match.  That dog has more energy than my left paw. 

I know what you're thinking, but really, it's true.  He made me look like the batteries had finally died on the Energizer Bunny.

At last, I found  a spot to get some peace.  Yep, as a testiment to the smartness we all know I have, I found a place Garmin was too tall for:

And, yes, in the giant bed turnover that was occurring right under my snoz, I did, indeed, steal Chammy's bed under the desk.  Thank you my friend, it was nice and comfy under there!

best friends
I am pleased to report that after day 1, we got it figured out between us.  Yep, Garmin is the best cousin a pup could ever have.  Surrendered my bed back to me and one day we even got in it and took a little nap together ... each on our own end, of course.

And, as an added bonus, I am pretty sure if there is a NO NO FRIDAY this week, Garmin is gonna be the featured guest :)


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Monday, June 20, 2011

Traveling with Dogs: Tales from our Road Trip

Me, cruisin

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Yes, indeed puppers, mom and I just got back from one. 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Mom thought after checking travel tips out here and here, that we were ALL SET.  You know, we were all "Come on Toto, Kansas here we come."

Food: Check
Treats: Check
Water: Check
Extra Leash: Check
Extra Collar: Check

You know Martha, she was all over it.  And, of course, my stuff was all packed in a stylish gear bag as well.  I thought we were all OUTFITTED and ready to go ...


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Happy Father's Day to the best dad ever!!

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Friday, June 17, 2011


This one is on YOU, Mom.

If it looks like a bed and has a cushy inside, I am probably gonna sleep in it.

If you don't want me sleeping in your tablecloth tub, MOVE IT, Mama, MOVE IT!!!!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dog Quotes: And another thing ...

"You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, 'My God, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!'"

- Dave Barry

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Actually, we are OK ...

photo courtesy of and treat jar from jonathan adler

Dear Dad,

Actually, enjoy your trip!!!

Look what mom says we get to buy .... PUPPY UPPERS!!!

Woo hooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

I got a feeling today is gonna be a great, great day!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Don't go, Dad

Dear Dad,

Please don't go to that work place you go sometimes. You know how mom gets when you leave. She is gonna make me organize something again, I just know it. We are going to have to clean something.


Seriously dad ... come back fast ... come back FAST!!!!!

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Westie Notecards: Happy Birthday Sophie Sue

Card Available Here
Happy Birthday Sophie!

In Honor of your birthday, we designed a special card in your resemblance.  We think it captures your real essence.  You know, your Westie-tude and all of those other characteristics that make us Westies the wonders that we are.

Enjoy your day in the Westie way ...... make it all about you!



Friday, June 10, 2011

NO NO FRIDAY, kind of ....

photo by Craig Thomas for Vanity Fair
we found it here

Just when you thought the Royal Wedding hoopla was over, look what we found.


I guess it's safe to say after seeing this that anything is possible with Will and Kate.

And along the lines of NO NO FRIDAY, don't paint your pup, people.

Don't paint the pup.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Take that, Part II

Ok, June Gloom.

This time I am serious. If going to the beach to spite you didn't do it, then surely CRUISIN' will.

Yep, got the top down, my dad is in his Hawaiian shirt, my mom has on her floppy hat, and we are taking you down, you nasty weather you.

Go away, gloom, GO AWAY!!!!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Take that, June Gloom!!!

Life is good when you are a Southern California dog. No doubt, life is good.

But every year we get this icky season we like to call June Gloom.

I've had it. Done with it. Over it.

Fini, June Gloom.

I am chosing to ignore you and I am going to the beach.

To the beach, darn you, to the beach!

Maybe if I ignore you, you will GO AWAY!!!!!

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Monday, June 6, 2011

A note to Frontier Airlines

Dear Frontier Airlines,

My mom and I were traveling (Ok, we all know I was really not with her; work with me people) the other day and we noticed that you have Polar Bears on the tail of your planes.

No disrespect to the bears and/or your marketing department, but do you know about Westies? We are tenancious, we are real go-getters and we are cute. REALLY cute, in fact.

Based on these breed characteristics, I think we'd look real good on the tail of one of your planes, and I would be happy to step up and offer myself for your use. Not to worry, mom can get me wherever I need to be. Plus, you own alot of planes right? Gotta love ease of transportation.

Anywoof, I think it would be a great idea and I look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully Submitted,

Little D Breazeale

Friday, June 3, 2011


Well, we all saw this one coming, didn't we?

Listen up puppers.

If your mom goes so far as to actually find and buy a book written especially for dogs, DON'T EAT IT!!!!

These books are few and far between so keep your fangs off of 'em puppers.

Read don't chew puppers.

Read don't chew!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Reading, Books, and Puppers

Tail Waggin' Tutors, Reading with Rover, Library Dogs, Reading Education Assistance Dogs ... did you have any idea we puppers were such avid readers??

Well, OK, turns out we're better listeners. Mom and I were at an event recently and there was a whole area set aside for kids to come in and cuddle up and read to a pupper. And LOTS of kids were doing it. And LOTS of puppers were listening.

You see, the fact that we puppers rarely offer critiques is good for the wee ones learning to read. And most of us are gentle souls with really big ears ..... what a perfect combination!

And, one more amazing fact ... mom found a moi a book. A scratch and sniff book made just for dogs. Woo hooooooooooooooooo.

Off to the library puppers.

Off to the library!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

And another thing ...

"A cat sees us as the dogs ...

A cat sees himself as the human."


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