Happy Monday!

It looks like Mondays are good days for walking to the beach:

So much to explore!

I met a little pug named Jote this morning…silly Liz should have taken some pictures!  We were running around in the sand.

When I got home, I was so tired, I couldn’t even make it through the door…

After being rinsed off is a good time for a nap!

Don’t worry, I’ll be back soon…


A Trip Downtown

One evening this weekend, Liz asked me if I wanted to go out. This is my look that says, “um…YES!!”

So off we went in the car. When we arrived I couldn’t wait to get out!

Finally, after posing for several pictures like this, I was allowed out and we went walking down the street. Liz warned me not to get squished by the trolley, but I wasn’t worried about it:

I haven’t been downtown in a very long time, so I was quite interested to see all the new buildings that are going up everywhere:

I stopped to pose by some new graffiti on the exterior of an art school called the Art Academy of San Diego. Liz used to go paint there. It is a nice studio space and they have classes in all kinds of painting and other kinds of art making. They are also “dog friendly”, although they do not appreciate dogs randomly walking through the sculpture studio, as I found out one day! Oops.

Here we are, nearly to our destination. Petco Park is in the background. Can you tell I am getting a little tired?

When we arrived, I was overjoyed to see my friend Martin:

Liz told me if I waited patiently I would get a special surprise. So, after visiting with Martin and some other bystanders, I waited by the door of the bar (I wasn’t allowed in).

This is the Neighborhood Bar downtown. They have very nice beers, burgers and other food. I have never had any, I’ve just heard through the grapevine… The next thing you know, another french bulldog appeared from around the corner!

I was so happy to see another dog just like me. Liz told me his name is Cassius and she met his mom at the Neighborhood. When Liz & Jon found out she had a frenchie too they decided we had to meet!

Cassius wanted to play but I was a still a little tired from the walk. He is only two and I am eight, so even though I’m still playful, I admit I’m not as exuberant as I once was! So Jon helped us out:

Maybe we’ll meet again at one of the San Diego french bulldog Meetups. I hope so! Then it was back to the car to our next destination. Jon let me sit on his lap so I could see out the window:

A very exciting night out!


A Day at Coronado

Yesterday Liz decided we should go to the beach. It is finally starting to be sunny and with daylight savings time, it feels very summery.

Of course I am always ready for a trip to the beach. It’s pretty much my favorite place, although the park is a close second.  Or any walk, really.

Here I am with the famous Hotel Del waaay in the background:

It was pretty hot but we decided to walk to the end of the beach because I like to do that. I met a few dogs along the way:

But I wasn’t feeling too playful. I’m a bit discriminating when it comes to other dogs. Usually I like other smushy faced dogs, and I tend to like girls better than boys. There are exceptions of course, and Liz has never been able to figure me out completely.  I’m just more of a people dog.

So we kept walking, towards Point Loma:

That is it in the distance. This is one of Liz’s favorite beaches in all of San Diego. Maybe you can see why.

I like to walk to the end, where the beach becomes a military-only beach, to sniff around the rocks down there.

I have sneaked across a few times, but the guard finds me so charming I don’t get into trouble. Only with Liz!

And then we headed back! It was a lovely and relaxing time.

Of course, when we got back I had to face a bath. But now I’m nice and clean, and snuggling in my bed:

And quite frankly I’m ready for Liz to stop taking pictures of me!


Walking with Parker

Last week, Liz took me to visit my friend Parker again. He lives in a part of town called “Banker’s Hill”, in a lovely apartment with lots of glass and great views.We were very excited to see each other again:

Here I am waiting for Parker to come off the couch and play:

And here he is pretending to ignore me:

Then he attacked!

After we played for a while and Liz & her friends drank some tea and ate cookies without giving us any, they decided to take us out.

We are both very well trained and immediately sat down so we could get our leashes on. (Okay, maybe we were bribed a little).

It is a nice neighborhood to go walking in. There are a lot of big old houses and there is an old suspension bridge that goes across a canyon. Here we are on it:

Liz does not like that bridge very much but we don’t care. We just want to get to the other side! There are even bigger houses at the other end. Liz & Frank like to look at things like that & choose their favorite ones.

There is one house that Frank likes, with a very Asian themed garden. It has some cool black bamboo around the outside. He & Liz always peek over the gate to see what’s new with the garden. I couldn’t see anything, but here is the view to downtown San Diego. As you can see it is very hilly around there.

When we got back to the house, Parker and I were both very tired. Parker decided to have a little rest on the couch.

We still had a little energy left over to play some more, though.

And then we went home! I hope we get to see each other again soon!


A Visit to OB

Today Liz made me go with her to see the tax man. He talks a LOT about un-tax-related things, and Liz says he likes having a captive audience. She figured I’d be her ticket outta there if things got real bad.

So, I had to sit in the office (on the floor, mind you) while he asked her boring questions and told stories about his dachsund, who, obviously, is not as cute as me.

BUT the reward for this was I got to go to the beach.

Yes, this makes me happy.

I haven’t been in a while, and usually we don’t even go to this one. Liz says she likes it more these days though. They seemed to have cleaned it up since she last lived here.

The tide was out so I could explore the rocks, and of course I had to pose there (literally, Liz made me).

How handsome, no?

Once that was over, I ran away.

As usual I was not so keen on the water, even though it wasn’t that cold today. If it’s hot I like it more, but I never go swimming. Just up to my chest, and I don’t like the waves, because I don’t like water on my head.

I decided to head back up to the rocks to check out the social scene. This young fellow was very friendly:

A little too much so, if you ask me.

So I decided to go for a walk, but not before saying hello to this dog:

Then I made a run for it.

Dang it! Liz made me pose again.

I am quite accommodating, but that’s because I thought she might have a cookie for me.

But she said she was all out! Next time, she needs to bring more than one!

So, it was back off down the beach with me:

The sun was just beginning to set. I couldn’t help but take a moment to myself to reflect on its beauty.

We started making our way back up the beach. Then I spotted this little lovely:

I do like pugs! This one was a cutie. It’s too bad you couldn’t see her face.

After a quick hello, Liz and I were off, back to the car for a drink and a rest!

And the best part is, we’ve been home ages and she hasn’t even made me have a bath yet!

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