Today’s flashback takes us back to my late 90’s New York apartment- the dressing room, to be exact. My dear friend Frank had come to stay with me. I’m afraid Henri wasn’t exactly house-trained at the time and he kept peeing on Frank’s things, but Frank took it in the best spirits possible and remained friends with the both of us! Not the most flattering picture of a young Henri, is it? But it brings back some good memories of fun times in the city.
This action shot goes back quite a few years to one of Henri’s trips to Santa Barbara. He and his friend Chloe got along incredibly well and it was so adorable when they played together. Doesn’t someone look like he’s about to bite a girl’s face off? Vicious!…and with the classic Frenchie buggy eyes to boot. Don’t worry, Chloe held her own when it came to putting the smackdown on Mr. Hopper. You can see it’s about to go into effect here. Frenchie pancake coming up!
Can you imagine getting a package containing this from Mr. UPS? A Frenchie in a box, not much cuter than that…just messing around, about three years ago. Happy Friday, friends!
One of Henri’s favorite things to do is wander on the beach. We live only three blocks away but I’m sure if he could speak, he’d tell you he doesn’t get to go enough. Also depending on whether there is anyone around, he may or may not get to go off his leash. In case you were wondering, for Henri, leash=major BUMMER. And for me too really. He is a terrible walker!
In the picture above though, he runs unencumbered through a leash-free sandy paradise- Ocean Beach’s dog beach. It was a beautiful day and for some reason unknown to me to this day because I am still not an intentionally very good photographer, all my pictures turned out stunningly great (if you don’t think the above is a lovely picture, just don’t tell me) and still they are some of my favorite pictures I have ever taken of Henri. This one just makes me smile because he seems so happy and free.
In his younger days, Henri was quite the little jetsetter. Paris was a favorite destination…of course! He’d fly in-cabin, under the seat, or sometimes on the seat, being fed tidbits of salmon and omelette by a cadre of adoring stewardesses…We’d wander round Montmarte together, go into restaurants and shops…I’m pretty sure Henri adores Paris just as much as I do! Here we are at the Eiffel Tower circa 2000. Such good times…
This is tooo cute not to share! Henri’s friend Stella got a haircut, which happens to be the most awesome haircut we have ever seen on a doggy. Stella’s mom is a talented hairdresser, so when Stella got her head stuck between some porch railings this week and had to be oiled out of her predicament, necessitating a mega-grooming session, this was the result:
Isn’t it fabulous??
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It’s so much fun seeing your artwork go out into the world and really, I feel like that in itself is reward enough. So when someone takes the time to share with me why they bought the artwork, or who it reminds them of, or how it looks in their home- well, it’s just extra special and I love it!
Today I discovered this awesome collage thank you that Lauren made, featuring her dog, who happens to look an awful lot like Henri. Don’t you think?
It’s so great! Thanks for sharing, Lauren!
Another snapshot from a long-ago visit to Henri’s favorite dog beach at Coronado. On this particular day, he enjoyed running along the beach, chasing seagulls, a little dip in the ocean, sunning on a lounge chair with nose in the air, catching various scents that drifted by on the breeze, and this…
liked it tolerated it, promise! What a patient family dog he has been throughout the years! We <3 you, Henri!
Going way back to 2000…vacationing on the beach at Coronado.