December 30, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Santa's Helper

Lola wanted to be Santa's little helper. :)

(I had meant to post this while I visited family, but I didn't have internet access... I have much to blog about.)

I hope everyone is having a great holiday.

Merry Christmas (belated) & Happy New Year!

October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween
[Lola must head to her Luau now.]

She was supposed to have an ankle bracelet, but she kept flinging it off. She did NOT like having something on her leg. For more details, click on the pic.

We both hope everyone had a good Halloween!
I did mean to post this earlier but I work late on Wednesdays. Sorry.

July 16, 2007

I love...

...coming home to this face:


I could have a good day or bad day, but it doesn't matter - Lola just makes me smile.

July 09, 2007

Jindo in the Yard

Lola & I spent Sunday morning in the yard - she played with the dirty, disgusting ball as well as her KONG squeaker ball and chased flies & bugs. She had a grand time.


July 08, 2007

Cat on a hot tin roof...

well, not exactly.

I was in the office typing away at the computer when I asked Lola to join me. She jumped up onto the Ottoman (where she usually takes a nap while I type away). And she just sat there. Looking out the window. She has seen squirrels and birds out the window, but never this:


She started barking like crazy ["Mom! OMG! A kitty! Right there!"] & I calmed her down. She stayed there, entranced, hoping against hope that somehow the kitty would be magically transported into the office (or she to the roof):



June 17, 2007

But, mom, this one's *dirty*

The landscapers found a dirty, muddy, disgusting tennis ball buried in the front yard; they thought it was Lola's (it wasn't) and left it on the front porch. When I went to take Lola out for a walk, Lola spotted it & immediately took it into her mouth. She was all, "this is the best ball ever!" I played with her a little, bouncing it & tossing & she dutifully chased it. Then she took it in her mouth, turned around and stood in front of the door until I opened it. She stepped into the house, dropped the ball inside and came back out ready for her walk...all with a very "oh, hey, that ball's neat. I will keep it. Thank you." attitude. When we got back from the walk, she wanted to play with it again. We did. Then she took it to her bed & settled in:



It's not like she doesn't have a half dozen of her own...but apparently she likes the ones that are left abandoned [This is the second one she has picked up & kept. The first was found in an alley near the old apartment.]

Also: I forgot to take the camera on her playdate with Kaylee (which was just as well - when I got home, I discovered that the batteries needed recharging.) The girls had fun - Kaylee ran around and played nice, like the good girl she is. Lola watched the other dogs play. :) It was nice to spend time with D & Wes. Thanks for coming over guys!

June 11, 2007

Mom, I need a 'Paw'dicure...

Lola sometimes sleeps like that - her front legs ramrod straight. That can't be comfortable. I have no idea why/how her hind paws ended up under Red, her bed buddy:

Cold Paws?

I wonder what was going through her head...

"Mom! Don't take a picture! My paws are horrible!"


"What? My paws were cold. I was trying to sleep here, woman, till you came over and woke me."

Tomorrow she's going on a playdate with Kaylee! Yay!

March 20, 2007

Glamour Wednesday

Last Wednesday, I got a haircut & Lola got a bath (at home). Not even a bath kept her away from squirrel watching:


[note: she was mostly dry at this point so there was no sogginess transferred to my bed.]

March 05, 2007

Excuse My Mess...


I guess she got tired of watching the squirrels through the window. :)
[And hey, look, my palm tree lamp!]

February 23, 2007

Must Sleep... & random updates

Sleepy Girl

Lola has been dreaming a lot lately. I'm not sure why - maybe she is dreaming of catching the squirrels she keeps watching from the window? :)

Have I told you how ecstatic she gets when the squirrels actually walk on our roof? It's so cute to watch her get so excited.

Her allergies had not really bothered her since we moved to the house - she had been just fine with just some Benadryll in the morning. A couple of days ago she started chewing her paws and her mouth was itchy [notice the swollen red area around her mouth], so she's back on Atopica. That stuff is like a magic. I gave her one pill last night and today she's been itch free. Yay!

February 17, 2007

Doggie TV

Lola's newest bed is apparently a queen-sized Serta with a view (yes, squirrels and kitties right outside!).


Mind you, this was a bed that she didn't really like all that much in the apartment. I actually had to bribe her with treats to get her to join me. Now? She will sit there all day long if allowed, just watching the world go by [read squirrels are just outside!] She will even skip breakfast, if it means she gets to stay on the bed. Silly pup.

[sorry about the glare...again. I'm working on it. Also, you can see my temporary curtain/cold weather blocker (made of fleece & bought on super-sale at Jo-Ann fabrics).]

February 16, 2007

Lola didn't used to like to go on the sofa before. At the apartment, I would ask her to come up so I could scratch her, then she'd endure that as long as she could then leave me to return to Bed #1. I could understand that, though; the sofa was a little slippery for her. Here at the house, I temporarily placed Bed #2 on the sofa and Lola luuuves that:


(click on picture for notes)

She's really liking the couch now. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that she can look out the window and watch the squirrels outside. :)

January 28, 2007

Back Soon

Hi, all.
We've been busy moving to Casa Lola and were without internet access for almost two weeks (stupid cable company!). My camera is MIA, but I'll figure something out soon.

Lola has been pretty happy with the move - even though she's been pretty much confined to my bedroom whilst remodeling/painting continue. More soon (with pictures, I hope!)

January 07, 2007

Noeligator "rasslin"

Lola & her Christmas present. I think she liked it. :)

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