Wednesday, December 7, 2011

@ 3 years, 8.5 months: evidence of bed-monstering

I think maybe someone has been a bed-monster all day today:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tilly-sitting gifts!

Our friends returned from their around-the-world trip, and picked up their beloved Tilly. In exchange, they came bearing flowers, and an extremely thoughtful gift of a choice of a little weekend getaway (illustrated with three charming watercolor drawings). They even illustrated which of of the two options is Bailey-friendly. We've opted for the tent cabin in Big Sur Redwoods, sometime in the spring. Can't wait.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

@ 3 years, 8 months: Bailey & Tilly bed time

Bailey & Tilly enjoy some evening on-the-bed time.
Too much cuteness:

Tilly is actually going to go home soon. We'll miss you, Tilly!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

@ 3 years, 7 months: Bailey and the weird face

Sometimes Bailey makes this weird toothy face. Here it is for your enjoyment:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

@ 3 years, 7 months: Bailey & Tilly at the dog park

We decided to take the two buddies to a dog park this weekend. They thoroughly enjoyed their two correspondingly favorite activities: fetch, and wrestling with puppies.

Tilly finally gets in some un-interrupted fetch (unfortunately, fetch with Tilly in the house consists of Bailey suddenly taking an interest in fetching, muscling in, and taking over all the action):

A friendly terrier friend:
Tilly looking cute:
Bailey finds his wrestling partner for the day:
Tilly looking cute and doing some more fetch while the crazy boys go at it:
Tilly gets tired and takes a break:
Still going at it.
Wow...this photo looks a lot like this one from a previous post:
Still taking a break:
...and still going at it:
Tilly just waits out the craziness going on in the background:
Attempting to grab a not-too-blurry photo of our pal:
Someone came home very dusty and very sandy, and very, very happy:

Saturday, October 29, 2011

@ 3 years, 7 months: Bailey + Tilly + MSG chicken

Bailey and Tilly wait patiently while I get bubble tea and some spicy fried chicken snacks.
The chicken snacks...too spicy to share, though:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hanging with Tilly weekend #6: Tilly bath time!

Tilly needed a bath. We haven't hooked up a sprayer-on-a-hose head for our shower, so we took her to a wash-it-yourself place. They have raised tubs, sprayers, towels, etc. Tilly loves going in water, but doesn't loves baths. She did alright though:
Cute in her bathrobe:
The husband thought that she looked more dignified without the bathrobe:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

@ 3 years, 7 months: the leash coupler + hanging with Tilly weekend #5

Our friends are hilarious—we joked about needing some kind of leash connector for walking the two dogs and this week, they bought and shipped to us this leash coupler:
These two don't quite realize that they're connected to each other:
Overall, the leash coupler works pretty great; makes it way easier for one person to walk both dogs (one of which likes to dawdle, sniff, lick, and pee on things, and the other of which likes to weave, and plow forward in constant pursuit of tastiness on the sidewalk/gutters/people's gardens/by trashcans/below picnic tables). Occasionally, one totally spins the other one around.
A stop for a little for you, and one for you...and then wait while everyone finishes chewing...

This is the typical situation: Tilly pulling ahead while Bailey sort of keeps up. Sometimes he wins and yanks her to a stop while he gets to investigate something.
Our friends also shipped us a big batch of Happy Hips! Perfect for treating, with glucosamine and chondroitin to keep Bailey's hips, well, happy.
Tilly & Bailey looking extra cute while we look for breakfast on a Sunday morning:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

@ 3 years, 6.5 months: hanging with Tilly weekend #4

We're clearly extremely boring creatures of habit. Yet again we're having breakfast at the same place on the weekend. Here's some Bailey and Tilly cuteness at breakfast.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tilly Kitchen Watching Time: fennel-spiced salmon

Bailey practices kitchen-watching for the big ticket items, like fennel-spiced, pan-seared salmon. (Ok yeah he doesn't care about the fennel spice; he just wants that intoxicating-smelling hunk of something I put into the pan.)
Tilly just looking adorable:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

@ 3 years, 6.5 months: Bailey luvs ramen, Tilly luvs the top of the couch

Tonight we ordered some take-out ramen. Yum. Bailey (and Tilly) were both intrigued. It was delicious. They'll just have to take our word for it. Because we didn't share any.
Tilly likes climbing and squashing out a nice seat for herself in the top of the couch cushions, then doing adorable things like nuzzling:
We're certain there are turf wars over the bed/cushy spots during the day because these two very rarely lay down next to each other. A rare moment of shared prime real estate: