Saturday, December 18, 2010

@ 2 years, 9 months: inspecting the new house

Bailey waits for permission to enter:
Lots of Bailey rump as he wanders the house:
Bailey waits for you longingly at the door:
Bailey surveys the premises:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

@ 2 years, 7 months: Bailey luvs Halloween

Bailey is curious about what we're doing on the balcony.

Investigating the pumpkin-cleaning.

He gets hot and lies down.

Posing for pictures involves treats, which can involve drooling/licking.

Looking handsome.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

@ 2 years, 7 months: would you sell a house to these people, and their awesome dog?

Bailey knows he would.
(Participating in the California real estate market may entail writing a letter to the seller detailing why you want to buy the property, along with a photo of yourself, ideally with a dog. Alas, Bailey's powers of cuteness have their limitations: we lost to a competing bid at least $60-$70K over asking price, all cash, with a 7-day contingency.)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

@ 2.5 years: Bailey luvs familiar faces

Bailey totally remembered my sister-in-law. He thought her visit was awesome and trotted out to the living room to bug her each morning. Bailey is decidedly a fan of overnight guests.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

@ 2 years, 4 months: a sprained ankle

Someone started limping on his front leg; turns out it's a sprained joint (see slightly swollen tissue around the right ankle joint). Doctor's orders: at least 4 weeks of low activity.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

@ 2 years, 3.5 months: Crissy Field Beach & 4th of July

My most favorite handsome guys:

Crissy Field, one of the many dog-friendly beaches in San Francisco:

Bailey walks the bulkhead:

Bailey managed to drink a lot of seawater while not getting wet at all. He proved pretty adept at avoiding all incoming waves. Later, he proceeded to vomit up all his breakfast along with all the seawater. In the car.

Tilly, however, enjoyed getting thoroughly soaked:

Bailey finds a doppelganger:

Bailey thinks he wants some sangria:

We departed to watch fireworks from another location. Unfortunately we discovered that Bailey's habit of barking and howling when we leave creates a vicious cycle when another dog joins in. See the progression from whining, to barking, to all-out head-pointed-at-the-sky-in-despair howling:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

@ 2 years, 3 months: Dubious Black-and-white Dog in White Doorway

The husband's workplace allows dog friends. This lucky guy gets to go to work for 2 days in a row. (Finally after a few trial days at the office, Bailey is behaving in an office situation. The first time was full of constant barking and escape attempts. It's gotten much better.)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

@ 2 years, 3 months: Bailey may or may not luv his first bike ride

Looking happy in the trailer:

Bike rack assembly is boring:

Getting that itch:

On the road. We made one stop at a nearby park. Bailey wasn't in a hurry to get back into the trailer. We wonder if he didn't like the bumpiness of the ride. We didn't have time to go anywhere super fun this time. We'll see how he likes the trailer after we take him to a dog park.

Fully assembled:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

@ 2 years, 3 months: Bailey looking handsome in Sunnyvale

You have a friend below the neighboring chair:

Friday, June 11, 2010

@ 2 years, 3 months: Bailey meets the bike trailer

In the suburbs, dog parks and playmates are harder to find, and it's a shame to drive a car 2 miles to a dog park. Hence, the purchase of a bike trailer.

Treats coaxed Bailey into the trailer (which was first stabilized on a box...a previous experiment with a wobbly trailer was wholly unsuccessful) where he found it cozy enough to lay down in:

Looking cute in the trailer:

And exit. Next step: hook this baby up to a bike.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

@ 2 years, 2 months: Bailey luvs Noe

At the Shoreline Dog Park, Bailey met a new girlfriend, a puppy (of course) named Noe (the tan and white one):

There was lots of wrestling:

And running (with a puggle friend who pursued them, barking all the while):

And more wrestling:

Some rest in the shade:

Maybe it's time for some more wrestling...