6/23/17

Together Again - A Tribute Flower Friday


Arty here today, with a special tribute Flower Friday.
As you may have heard, my best gal Mabel's brother, Mr. Bailey, went to be with Dory and Bilbo(and so many others) at the Rainbow Bridge.
Dory and Mr. Bailey made such a perfect couple and went together to so many wonderful Blogville Parties and events! Dory once told me one of her most favorite dates with Mr. Bailey was the Valentine's Day Flower walk they took in 2016.


But that's enough from me, let's flashback and take a look at that special day...

Welcome to a special Valentine's Day Edition of Seeing Beautiful on Flower Friday! Thank you to my Valentine, the handsome and debonair Mr. Bailey of the Idaho Pug Ranch, for joining me as co-host! He has been having such a cold winter so I invited him to our house in Northern California, where we have been experiencing a very early Spring!


 We found a most beautiful path to walk on.




 The Magnolias were in bloom, and they smelled soooo beautiful!!



 We took a little break to sit and listen to the birdies.



 They sing such beautiful melodies!



 We found a romantic spot to sit and listen to a beautiful little waterfall!!




Bailey found some beautiful yellow flowers along our path.




 We couldn't believe all the beautiful flowers we saw in February!





 We ended our day with the most beautiful sunset!!



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Thank you so much for joining us for this special Flower Friday Flashback Tribute for Dory and Mr. Bailey! Please stop by the Idaho Pug Ranch HERE leave words of love for Bailey's Family.

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 Hop aboard and show us the flowers blooming in your corner of the world (If you don't see the link here, please click HERE to go to our Hoppity page)!!


6/16/17

Flower Friday - Until we Meet Again

Mama here this week, doing a Bilbo in the Blue Bonnets Flower Friday

I have been looking back through our Bilbo Blog History and, once again, I  realize how very happy I am I to be documenting the lives of our fur family. Looking back helps me see through the tears, and even give me a smile or two as I remember the events triggering a specific blog post or the feelings behind a picture.  If there is one thing I could recommend to any new pet owner, it would be to document your new friend's life,  because it will bring you comfort one day.


Below, I have included a link to two of the posts that made me giggle or remember why Bilbo, and the relationship between Bilbo and Dory, have been so special to me.



and, I also want to thank whoever was the mastermind behind "Letters to our Pals" (Murphy and Stanley's Mama NB, I believe) because they really do help express why I am so thankful for each of my "kids"
Here is our letter to Bilbo:

A Letter To Our Oldest Boy
 Dear Bilbo,
   Thank you for being our first "furkid" and letting us be your furr-ever home. We feel blessed to have been able to share so much time with you. You beat all the odds when, with your challenges(birth defects),  you stuck around more than 10 years more than what the doctors predicted. 



 Without you, we would have been a pack that overslept, forgot to give you all cookies, had no idea when we should be sitting on the couch and would probably never have known when bedtime was! Thank you so much for keeping us scheduled.



Most of all, thank you for teaching your Daddy and I that dogs, like humans, need routine in their lives.  
We love you Boney man...and always will.
Love,
Mama and Daddy 





 Thanks so much to all of Blogville for showing us so much love and support during this time. We are so very thankful to be a part of such a wonderful and caring community!


The Boyz and I will be taking a week off to adjust and renew, but will return next Flower Friday for our monthly look at Sequoia Gardens.





Hop aboard and show us the flowers blooming in your corner of the world (If you don't see the link here, please click HERE to go to our Hoppity page)!!







6/14/17

I Had a Dream...

 I had a dream last week....




 Dory and I were on our couch way back when we were only puppies.  She let me know she was in a place where sun puddles appeared whenever you needed them, there are unlimited pumpkin crunchies, squirrels appeared just for her to chase and there is never, ever any pain.  

She thanked me for helping Mama and Daddy get through the past couple of months and what a good job I had done training Arty to take over as family scheduler! 

Dory let me know the hardest thing about going to this place was that Mama and Daddy couldn't go with me and they would be sad. I asked her if we could check in on them from time to time to make sure they were ok?? She said we would always live in their hearts and we could visit them in their dreams and memories all the time.

She told me she was saving me a place,  for when I am ready. 

Earlier this week,
I let Mama and Daddy know I was ready....
 I am now with my Sissy Dory at the Rainbow Bridge. I told Mama and Daddy to not be sad.  After all, Dory needs someone to make sure she does everything she is supposed to do! 

I will really miss Blogville and I know Arty and Jakey will do their best uphold the legacy Dory and I began way back in 2009! 

Love and Growlies, 
Bilbo








6/13/17

Travel Tuesday


Jakey here today to tell you about our first full day at Dash Point State Park!




Arty and I woke up to this beautiful view of the woods! 




Needless to say we had Mama take us out to do some exploring!





We saw LOTS of bunnies!!





We posed on a few tree stumps...




 
...and even saw a duck!!!









While we were walking around the campground we saw this cool map of all the trails! 
Arty and I decided a nice hike to the beach was in order!




We stopped by the wheelie house to pick up Daddy and we hit the trail! 

 





Along our hike we walked on some pretty bridges over some fast moving streams!





We were amazed over how green everything is so close ocean. It's even more green than our corner of the world!!







We walked next to the Thames Creek...








 
We even saw some tiny pine cones!






We also saw this old tree stump from back when they used to do logging in the area!





Just when we thought we were never going to get there, we went under this big bridge...




...and were at Arty's happy place:
The Puget Sound Beach!!



It was very serene and beautiful...





You can see Mount Walker in the background!





Isn't the water calm?!?!





It was so very pretty  with the trees right next to the water!





Here is a pretty view of the coastline





We saw this happy trio of Viszlas




I thought the one in the middle might be Dennis the Viszla, but Arty had a point, usually Dennis travels with Kitties, Smurfs and other fun friends..




Before we knew it it was time to head back to the wheelie house!





Hey Daddy, wait for Mama!!!

Join us next week for our last day and a wrap up of our
trip!!

6/12/17

The Summer Dance!

Have you heard, have you heard??
Christmas is holding the Second Annual Summer Dance over at Paw Province! It sounds like it is going to be a BLAST!!
Make sure to read all about it HERE at Chris's place! 


We aren't going to waste anytime asking our sweeties to go with us!
 Mabel, I would be so very honored if you would agree to go with me to the Blogville Summer Dance. Will you dance the night away with me??





Abbe, would you like to come with me to the Blogville Summer Dance?? I bet there will be some great music to snuggle listen to!!



We can't wait to see all of our Blogville friends there!!!

6/11/17

Happy Jakey Selfie Sunday

Wahoo!! 
We're headed out for Sunday walkies!!!
Happy Sunday!




 
We are  joining The Cat on My Head this week for Selfie Sunday