Friday, July 18, 2008

My Little Velvet Ears

I was playing with our dog, Flash, today and notice she is starting to get a bit more white in her face. It's hard for me to believe that she will be 9 years old in January! She is my first dog. I never really had a pet growing up. I had 2 parakeets but it's just not the same! Since we do not have children yet, she is my 'daughter'
Christmas of 1999, hubby's gift to me was a dog bowl and I thought he was nuts. We decided to really do research and find the right breed of dog for us. We looked at the Portuguese Water Dog but they need to be near the water a lot. Since we are both fans of the show "Dukes of Hazzard", we decided to find our "Flash". We initially liked basset hounds but worried about their future health problems. We then looked towards the Beagle. I have always been a fan of Snoopy so I fell in love when we got her. We found our Flash and I cannot even imagine our lives without her!

Flash - Spring 2000
(Don't mess with her porkchop!)

Flash 2006

The 2nd photo was taken by hubby at a local dog park. We have a large print (I think it's 16"x20") of this framed and hanging in our hallway.

She is now napping on the couch in the family room. Hubby is cooking something and that nose of hers is keeping her near the kitchen!

Side Note:
Tonight was the first SF Giants game after the All Star Break. Even though #33 had a homerun (a BIG woohoo!), my G-Men lost. ARGH..... Pitchers and catchers reunion tomorrow at the ball park - and it's a radio only game.....of course! :(

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Independence Day Weekend 2008

We had Friday off from work so I am finishing up my three day holiday weekend. It was basically a quiet weekend. On the 4th we went with hubby's parents and cousins to the Central Vally area to see his father's side of the family. They live in the country and are almond farmers. My hubby's cousin J2 invited us because her parents (Tia and Tio) used to have holiday parties and bbqs years ago and with them getting older, J2 thought it would be fun to do again. Tia DeeDee reminds me so much of my mom - a bit thicker accent than my mom had, though . She showed me her sewing room - she used to make wedding dresses for some of the affluent families of the Valley. We drove home by sunset, just in time to see the fireworks shows in our area. I look forward to our next visit to our 'country' cousins!