Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Finding New Spots

While wildlife finds have been easy, finding our new local dog park and favorite running spots after moving to Oakland has been a little bit more of a challenge. Right off the bat, looking at the map, I identified some nearby spots and tried them out. Read on if you're interested in our initial take on running and dog parks in the Oakland area.
Captain at Lake Merritt

Finding New Friends

Change is hard for anyone- including dogs. Getting to know a new neighborhood can be exciting, but it can also be a little disorienting. Over the past week and a half in our new place, we've been searching for our neighborhood dog park, the good running spots, and, as insisted by Captain, where the squirrels are.

That last one may be the easiest...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tales from the New Backyard

Don't turn your nose up at us for not posting recently... we're still unpacking and getting settled! It's definitely been disorienting for Captain- poor thing, he keeps following me around as I unpack boxes, go from room to room - even I don't know where things go yet, so he's totally bewildered. We still need to get back into a routine, find local doggie friends, and... one big thing.... Captain needs to learn it's ok to pee in the backyard!

Oh the irony- he won't do his business in our yard! I think we need to invite some doggie friends over... or maybe he just needs more time to get settled. BUT, we are loving the new neighborhood- sunny, lots of new running spots to explore, and plenty for a Vizsla to sniff ;-)

 More tales & adventures from Captain to come!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Poor Captain. It's been a rough week. Just yesterday I sold HIS couch. Why on Earth Mommy would ever get rid of HIS couch, he'll never know. Nevermind the fact that it was stained, faded, and, lest he forget from his puppy days, had a giant tear in the corner from an overactive puppy left at home for too long (by Daddy, of course).

It was time to get out with the old so we can get on with the new- we're moving this Sunday! Hopefully Captain will be happy when he sees I'm replacing his couch with a little back yard and deck to lounge in the sun, but for now, I think he's just completely bewildered. In addition to losing his cozy couch corner, he also experienced another sad and serious loss this week...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Walk softly...


Now that's a big stick.

Captain wishes a very big, happy 4th of July to everyone!
He's not too excited for the fireworks, but is poised and ready to snag any food that just might get dropped at the BBQ.

AND here's some news: if anyone remembers, a few weeks back we had a "doggie interview" for a new place we wanted to move to, and were waiting to hear back. Well, good news: Captain passed with waggy tails, and in just a few short weeks, we will be moving to this new place! It has a little more room, and Captain's first (albeit small) back yard of his very own! Very excited to share pictures and stories to come...

Monday, July 2, 2012


 Hi there. Are you sure you really need to be working right now? Are you suuuuuuure? 

I'll admit, he's my favorite coworker. But he also happens to be very distracting.

Big thanks to Brown Dog CBR for passing along a Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Check out fun photos over there!