A 4-legged 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from Ronald Reagan Sports Park!

Animals love to celebrate as well.

My dogs are afraid of fireworks so they have to stay home.

As you can see they are not too happy about it.

This guy loves the park. Boo, eat your heart out!

Dressed to the caNINES!


Ooh, a leopard spotting!

Yes, I know I have lovely eyes.

Ohhhhhhhh, say can you see?

You can’t tell from the pic, but these dudes are Packer fans!

Proud to be an American-ine.

Standing guard.

What, you’re serving wieners?

This schnauzer wishes you a happy 4th of July!


hobos: a poem

our fluffy who isn't so fluffy

My daughter says a Maltese is combination wolf and bunny rabbit.

She named him Fluffy though I wanted

Falcon – my clever play on words.

Or Henry, the name I wanted for a

boy though I had two girls.

Or Boo-Boo, my nickname for my brother

whose passing made me stand there with Fluffy

in my arms that day.

One day he brought home Missy, a Cocker

Spaniel whom he laid at my feet while I washed

dishes.  I jumped to see a brown lump of fur who

looked like Lady in that Disney movie.  A

pedigree, he said.

Before that it was Baron who hobbled

around on a broken leg.  Before him, there was

Blackie who stood with paws on my brother’s

shoulders as he waved his hand in front of

his face symbolizing rank breath.

In our lives for just a few moments like

travelers hopping off trains, asking for food, then

on their way to the next destination.

birthdays, carnivals and pumpkin murder

Inspired by the many pictorial blogs on WordPress, I thought I’d give it a try.  My favorite month of the year is October.  We celebrate a birthday, attend pumpkin patch carnivals and commit serial pumpkin murder.

We start with a birthday

And celebrate the day we met

find some weird bounce houses

ride creepy looking bunnies

pray we don't fall out

buy $5 halloween shirts from target

don cowboy hats and hold our dogs

swim in the ocean because we live in california

enjoy a jury of my pier

you get used to the water - no really, you do!

who need sunshine?

show no mercy

resistance is futile

here's MY pumpkin seeds - where's yours?

finally a soccer mom