Scout showing off one of his unique kitten talents…we call it making biscuits.
I’m not sure why cats need to knead, but my cats have the additional habit of drooling while they knead. Scout lets loose a drop of drool towards the end of this video.
We made it to 100!
Thank you to everyone who follows this blog and especially to the folks who take the time to comment on the adventures Kona, Pumpkin and Scout.
There are plenty of blogs out there with thousands of followers, but reaching 100 is pretty darn special to me. Wags, woofs and purrs to all of our furry friends out there in blogger land!
Happy Labor Day!
Maybe every Monday should declared a holiday, what do you think? We’ll make it a world-wide day off to include everyone outside of the U.S. as well.
The Mister is working on his boat today, so Kona and I decided to do some dog-shopping. I’ve been promising Kona a new toy for a while now, since his favorite old squeaky bone has seen better days.
Squeaky bone and I share many happy memories
This old bone is special because Kona got to pick it out. It was once covered with bright yellow tennis ball felt, but he tore the skin off and ate it.
We made our way to the local pet supply store, and as soon as we walked in, the man at the counter handed Kona a snack. Instant friends.
There were so many toys! Kona headed straight over to the Kong toys, and sniffed out his favorite giant squeaky bone. We moved over to the snack area next, where he licked some of the tasty treats on my way down the aisle.
This is MY toy. I will bring it to you and growl when you try to grab it from me. Growl = grab bone and throw so I can fetch.
For now, until he drops it into something disgusting, this Kona’s inside
What kind of dog toys do your pups like to play with? Do you have a favorite that you keep going back to again and again?
I started back to school this week, so I probably won’t be posting quite as frequently as I have been. Stay tuned, though. I’m working on a post about one of Kona’s favorite subjects – DOG TOYS!
We didn’t want to miss out on Tongue Out Tuesday, so Kona gave me a little tongue shot. We call it #LittleTOT.
*Note to myself: maybe if I had some peanut butter? Just sayin’
Have a terrific Tuesday.
I’m going to let you in on a dog photography trade secret. Kona’s been trying to teach me this for a while, and after many frustrating photo sessions with him refusing to look directly into the camera, I think I’ve finally gotten the hint.
Are you ready for the big secret?
Yep. Dogs are a simple bunch. Eat, play, poop, pee, sniff. If you want them to look into your camera, show them the FOOD!
I finally remembered to bring some cut up cheese on our last adventure and it was a SUCCESS! An all around win-win. I got eye contact, and Kona got a delicious treat. 🙂
We woke up to bright sunshine this morning, instead of the usual June gloom. I decided it was a perfect day to hike the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Kona agreed.
Kona seemed to enjoyed exploring new scents from the multitude of critters that pass through this reserve, and like clockwork, sneaks away from me to get a quick roll on a dead bird when my back is turned. Dead birds = stinky puppy.
There is usually a wide variety of birds hanging out next to the water’s edge, ranging from beautiful cranes to predatory hawks and vultures.
The wetlands have a unique beauty. I love the huge, rusty old oil pumps seesawing slowly, groaning and squeaking. Growing up in Huntington Beach, these were always a part of the urban scenery.
Cactus bloom is a part of the indigenous landscape.
Sunshine with a cool breeze. All-in-all it was a lovely afternoon spent with my boy.
Saturday morning is made for window-shopping at Pacific City.
Though not all the stores are open yet, there are some really great restaurants and a wide variety of shops.
One of my favorite stores.
Kona’s favorite store. Well, not the bath part of it.
This place smells great! Let’s go in! Hey, who’s that looking at me? She’s kinda cute…
Just a little lick. They’ll never know.
Which way is the beach? Are we going swimming now?
The view from the restaurants isn’t too shabby.
There’s plenty of outdoor seating available, and a few glass-fire pits for chillier evenings.
Okay, okay I’ll look at the camera. Sheesh!
Most of the stores were still closed so we got to peer in and snap lots of pics without disturbing anybody.
Have a superb Saturday, friends!
When I’m feeling overwhelmed with the state of the world…
I go where the love is…
Should I tell my brother about the ghost hovering over him? Nah.
You know how cats have a habit of suddenly staring up over your head or behind you, with eyes as big a saucers? It can be unnerving. Do they see ghosts, or are they just messing with us simple-minded humans?
On this fine Saturday morning Kona and I started off to Dog Beach. As we were cursing along Coast Highway, the traffic became thick with brake lights and people were swarming the are. Oh crap. I finally realized it was the final weekend of the US Surf Open.
Luckily, we got through downtown without a glitch and found great parking. This guy found great parking too.
Good ol’ Ruby’s Diner. Back when I was a kid it was The End Cafe, before it was destroyed by huge waves in 1983.
No, bub, I’m not following you into the water just yet.
Harbor Patrol keeping it safe.
Remember what happened last time you drank salt water? Highly undesirable after-effects.
C’mon already! It’s time to get wet!
Pretty houses on the way back to the car.
More pretty houses. Some were empty! Do people actually live here?
Cheers to a fabulous weekend!