Monday, August 29, 2011

Yosemite trip preview

Captain all packed up in the car and ready for exploration action! 

Blog posts of Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, and Stanislaus National Forest coming soon! (Once I catch up with work and sort through the hundreds of photos I took!)

In the meantime, here's a teaser photo: Captain taking time to read the signage with Daddy in Yosemite Valley (on one of the paved, dog-friendly trails).

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Three's a Charm!

Happy 3rd Birthday, Captain!!

I am willing the candle to blow out with my Vizsla mind tricks,
so I can eat the frosty peanut butter goodness.

Captain proves turning three means he's just hitting his prime...

This morning we went to coffee bar. I LOVE that place, because they always give me a treat. I mean, ALWAYS. I think the girl who works there loves me. I *might* have been a little excited, and put my front paws on the counter (I know that's not very 3-year-old of me, but I just couldn't contain myself). Luckily they always think that is cute, even when Mommy tells me no.

THEN at lunch I went to the park with Daddy. I am frustrated to say, there have been no new developments with the elusive chirping squirrel. He just sat on the branch, chirping and looking at me again. He is soooo annoying. Stupid squirrel. But I keep jumping and clawing at the tree, I know I'll get him one day. One day....

After some good napping in the sun at home, Mommy took me on short run #1. Do you know where we ended up? Holistic Hound, to buy me birthday gifts! The woman who works there really loves me too. She gave me a chicken treat. Mmmm, chicken.

Look what Mommy got me! This ball is awesome, because it is so squeaky.

I love to squeak, and squeak, and squeak, and squeak it. Especially when Mommy & Daddy are working and it's time to play.

AND, look at all the treats I got.
Please can I have some??

Fine, I'm just not looking then.

Thank goodness she gave me one. YUM.Then it was time for another run, and then some park time playing with my friends. (I eat runs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love to run, run, run. That's how come I can eat whatever I want and still maintain my rock-hard abs).
What is that?

Ooo, I think it's a birthday Frosty Paws.

Maybe if I sit, I'll get it.

Not yet? How about a down?

Finally! Birthday Frosty Paws Zen.
Mmm, that's a good day.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What's that you say?

Did somebody say we're going on a road trip?? To somewhere new?? To somewhere OUTDOORSY NEW??? How long do I have to wait???

That's right! We're back to adventuring around California! Woohooo! NEXT weekend we'll be heading through Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Mountain/Mammoth Lakes. We're pretty psyched to be doing the Mammoth Mud Run (a down'n'dirty 6K), to explore a new place we've never been, and see some beautiful scenery along the way.

Being an East-coaster (yes, I still consider myself one, even if I've been here 3 years), I've never been to Yosemite, so can you tell I'm just a little excited?! I'm hoping we can track down some dog-friendly spots that are still representative of what this amazing national park has to offer. I'll be doing my research on Fido Factor, Dog Friendly, and the park websites to find the best spots for our trip. And of course, if anyone has some suggestions for either Yosemite, Mammoth, or spots in between the Bay Area and there, feel free to chime in!

Can't wait to come back with some great pictures!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August VLove

(Aka, I'm sharing some Vizsla Love photos again because I haven't been taking any of my own

What a great photo from VeruBeru on Flickr!

Steph-o-Rama also has some great pics on Flickr:

And a little bit of relaxation sweetness from Lbaker94:


Captain says hi! Hope you are enjoying your August!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Another me?!

Look, we found another Captain the Vizsla! This guy lives in Seattle and is so adorable! I thought he was our Captain at first.

A while back I posted about a photo shoot we had with a local photographer... well, no pics from that yet, but Kira is planning on having her photo book, including pictures of Captain and other Bay-area dogs, published! Check out the Project Dog pledge website to help her reach her goals. Imagine Captain (along with ~169 other breeds) in a coffee table book!