Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Duck Hike

This past weekend we had pretty nice weather. So Mom and Aunt V took us to feed the ducks for the first time and for a short hike afterward.   

We had never seen ducks this up close before. We thought they were funny looking. They were also making funny noises. Squacking and hissing at us!

Aunt V took us off leash to explore a little. And Swisher started chasing the ducks for hissing at him. Bol. I don't think they liked that very much. 
Swish didn't read that 'no water contact' sign before heading towards the water, so back on leash we went. 

I tried to tell them I was a friendly Boston and I wouldn't hurt them, and just wanted to hand them bread crumbs... but no luck. They kept their distance. 

Not all the ducks were unfriendly though. Cautiously some of them would come up pretty close to us...

 ...and a few of them ate right out of our hands. (Well Aunt V's hands. Bol.) 

 We followed the near by trails for a hike.

It was pretty warm out and Swisher was already out of breath from all the excitement from the ducks.
 Swish, there's a bench up ahead. C'mon dude you can make it.

We rested a bit and headed back to the car.

On our way back to the car, we came across this sign.
Don't feed the ducks? Ooooops. Bol.

Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day Weekend!

Lots of licks,
Oakley and Swisher

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gift from my girl Coco

Just like my girl pawmised, my birthday packaged arrived.

She never fails with a hand made card.

 First out the box, 2 charms.

 Mr. Perfect, yup that's me! Hey it says 'Talk to the Paw'. 
Pawesome! Just like our blog!

 She also sent me 2 rubber star toys. 
A blue one and an orange one. Neat.
 Tasty. Bol.

::sniff sniff:: I smell a flea!
It's a flea stuffie! I'm going to enjoy getting some much needed revenge on this flea. For those times they get me!

Next was a Megalast Long Dog chew toy. Interesting. I've never had one of these before. It should be fun trying this out. I think I might keep this one away from Oakley. Bol.

 No present is ever without treats!

Sweet girl sent me a bag of Pork Chomps Mini Twist.
 I told Mom to open these right away!

Oakley wasn't sure about them at first. Just smelling them.
 But of course, like anything else, he doesn't want it until I have it. So I gave him the one I had, and started a new one. Bol. He's weird.

Coco, I added your card to all the other cards Mom and I got for our birthdays. You're very pretty sitting up there.

Thank you so much Coco for all the cool gifts. 
You made this dude feel extra special.

Lots of licks,

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Birthday/Mother's Day Mom

We all know this past Sunday was Mother's Day. But what most of you don't know is that it was also Mom's Birthday! Yup. Her birthday happened to land on the same day. So we needed to make sure the day was extra special for her. 

During the week, Mom and Aunt V went to have dinner at one of their favorite restaurants, Benihanas. They like that place because they cook right in front of you. We like that place because they make Mom wear a birthday hat, just like she always makes us. Bol.

Aunt V said they came and sang Happy Birthday to her in English and Japanese and got she got a free dessert. Yum!

We got Mom a Birthday and a Mother's day card. Can you guess which one is from Oakley and Me? 

We also got her balloons and gifts. 

On the weekend, Mom invited friends over and they had adult fun time that we weren't allowed too. We had to go in the room. But we didn't mind, since it was Mom's special day. 

...and they sang Happy Birthday to Mom.

Mom said she had a great Birthday/Mother's Day week and weekend. She's continuing to celebrate this week. Just because she can. She said we couldn't tell you how old she turned. All we know is that it's more than 30, and less than 32. Bol

Happy Birthday/Mother's Day Mom!
We wuff you!!

We hope all your furry and non furry Moms had a Happy Mother's Day.

Lots of loving licks,
Swisher and Oakley

pee.s. Thank you Aunt V for your help on this post. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pizza. Presents. Cupcakes. Oh my!

Hey everyone!
So lemme tell you bout my birthday bash last Sunday...

Mom never disappoints. She knows what I love. And what I love is PIZZA! Yeah that's right. That's bacon on there, and loads of it!

 Because I'm worth it. Bol

Even though I turned 6, Mom said no birthday is without the dreaded birthday hat. Luckily Mom said I only had to wear it for the birthday singing. Aunt V bought me a birthday cookie and I made a wish. 

And then I licked the frosting.
OMD so good!

After I stuffed my face with pizza and birthday cookie, it was presents time. First from Mom.

I got a box of poop bags, (yeah not funny Mom) two stuffies, and a hoodie.  

I love this hoodie! They're from Zach and Zoey. Called 'Special Ops' hoodies. Pawesome!

 Mom got Oakley one too.

 Don't we look cool!?

Next was presents from Aunt V. She bought me a card. 
That's right, I am a great nephew!

Treats! Yes!!!
These are bacon and cheese star cookies. First time trying them. Will be a regular in our home now, fur sure!

A little nerf football! Pawesome! Soft enough for me to grip.

Two Shapleez. I don't know what Shapleez are, but I'm PLEEZed either way. Bol
Red for me. Blue for Oakley.

This might sound kinda silly, but Aunt V bought us string cheese.
Cheese is a delicious snack. This was me sharing with Oakley. Bol he looks funny on his two back legs.

Last but, definitely not least, cupcakes!
Confetti cupcakes!

List of eatables today:
1.  Pizza: bacon, sausage, peperoni 
2. Cookie and frosting
3. Bacon and cheese star cookies
4. String cheese
5. Confetti cupcakes

Yeah, I had a PAWESOME birthday!

Thank you so much Mom and Aunt V!

Lots of licks,

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wag n' Walk 2012

This weekend was full of fun times! Saturday we went to the Wag n' Walk. And Sunday was Swisher's Birthday! But instead of making this a super duper long post, we're going to split it into two posts. 

So this past Saturday, we went to the annual Wag n' Walk. This is our 4th Walk in a row we've attended. The event is a 2 or 4 mile walk benefiting the SPCA for Monterey County. This fundraiser helps our SPCA care for more than 5,500 homeless animals each year. When we get there, we get to enjoy a free breakfast and picnic lunch (that Mom and Aunt V usually share with us), while visiting with other walkers and their pets.

You can also visit different sponsor booths, like from Petco, or enter to win prizes and contests and lots of delicious treats. 

This is us hanging out waiting for the walk to start.

Mom gave props to this lady with six dogs. Six! She said she's grateful for Aunt V helping her out with one of us, but she could never handle six dogs. That lady is a professional! Bol.

 And we're off! "Who let the dogs out? Woof-woof-woof!"
(They play that song once the walk starts. Bol.)

We like to wear fun shirts for the walk. Oakley's shirt says 'Got Biscuits?'. Swisher's shirt says 'Better than a Boyfriend.". Bol.

It was a very warm day. So Mom poured a little water on my head and belly to cool me off.

At one of the rest spots, there was a Blue Dog Bakery stand that was giving away snacks and bandannas.


Usually we see a lot of the same pups from previous walks we have done. This time we didn't, but we did finally come across another Boston Terrier. Her name was Penny. Just like Swisher's Moms name. She was a nice gal.

During our walk, we passed this little cove area in Pacific Grove where Harbor Seals like to come and sun bathe. There are big ones and baby ones.  

I was getting super hot in this weather, and having a smushy face and black fur was not working in my favor today, and after Mom took off my shirt to help me cool off, I saw this little guy. He was my hero. He only had 3 legs and he was doing the walk with us. You are pawesome dude!

After the walk, we got our lunch snack bags and chilled in the shade with Mom and Aunt V and rested. It was a great walk. Can't wait until next year.

Lots of licks,
Swisher and Oakley