Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wallace's Day in the Farm!!

Wallace was a City Dog visiting his Country Cousins at the Rodrigues Farm today! He loved meeting Gina and playing with Patton and puppy Stonewall! He also met (and chased!) chickens for the first time!

Monday, August 22, 2016

First Things First

Dick has been looking forward to this meal for 5-1/2 months.

We walked in, sat down, and the waitress recognized us as "The Biscuit and Gravy Couple". :)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here...

...except for Gina, but she'll come home tomorrow!!!

It's so good to be back with The Gang! Gina dubbed us, "The No Kids Club" a couple of years ago, and it stuck.

Wallace had a great time meeting everyone. It's going to be a good week! :)

We made it!!

Wallace loves Seattle/Bellevue already!! Paula and Reeves even gave him a cool new toy to welcome him.

PS: we drove six hours today, and he didn't get car sick!!! Yay!!!

Hitting the road for day two!!

Had a good night's sleep at our fab little hotel, and we're ready to go to Seattle!!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Greetings from Springfield, Oregon

We made it to our first pit stop of our trip! The drive from our house in SF to our hotel in Springfield, Oregon took 9-1/2 hours, which is great! We didn't hit any traffic and we stopped every couple of hours or so at rest stops.

Wallace did great! He did get carsick after the first 4-1/2 hours, but hey, that's a record for us! We were well prepared with paper towels, baby wipes, plastic bags and clean towels, so clean up was pretty straightforward. 

Turns out it was a pretty hot day for such a long drive. Temps got up to 104F!!  

Our hotel for the night is pretty great. They have pet friendly rooms, and even provided a little doggie treat bag for Wallace!

It is also walking distance from a lot of stores and restaurants. The three of us went for a bit of a walk to stretch out legs and ordered Mexican food to bring back to our room.

BIG Road Trip

...and we're OFF!!

We're taking Wallace on his first big road trip! We're driving up to Seattle to visit our friends, and to introduce them all to Wallace!!

We'll make the drive up in two days, stopping tonight in Springfield, OR.

Wallace has a tendency to get car sick. A friend told me last week that she used to give her dog Dramamine until she eventually got accustom to car rides. We looked it up, saw that it's safe to give to dogs, and figured out the correct dosage for his weight. We gave it to him about an hour before we left (as directed) and it has kicked in and is making him sleepy. Our driving time today will be around 10 hours (with short breaks) so I'd rather have him sleepy than carsick. Fingers crossed!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Another Wallace Milestone!

Wallace had an unexpected first this morning: he discovered that we have a whole other level in our home!

When we first adopted Wallace, we still had our little kitty, Noe. We had decided that the upstairs floor (where our bedroom is) should be her safe space - no dogs allowed. Because of this, we didn't encourage Wallace to go up or down the stairs in our home. Actually, we tried to get him to go downstairs, where Dick's office and music room are. We've actually had to carry him up and down those stairs because he wouldn't go on his own.

Yesterday we had Wallace downstairs with us and for the first time, he came up those stairs to the main level, where he usually stays. We praised him and he seemed very proud of himself!

That must have lasted until today because this morning, out of the blue, Wallace followed me upstairs to our master bedroom level! No coaxing at all from me, he just wanted to come upstairs with me. I showed him around the upstairs level, and he seemed amazed at how much larger the house is. :) I brought him to the outside deck so he could see the view.

He's been so excited all day, and keeps following me up and down the stairs. :)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Another Wallace & Kayak Play Date

Kayak and Mike came over for another play date this afternoon! Kayak is six months old now and is over 40 lbs. He's getting so big, and is already much larger than Wallace. They played really well today and had a great time!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

glassybaby Fundraiser for the 2016 Immediate Impact Walk

I'm hosting my annual fundraiser with glassybaby at their store in Berkeley this afternoon!

TODAY through August 28th, 10% of all purchases made at glassybaby online will go towards my fundraising for the 2016 Immediate Impact Walk! Please use the giving code "impact" at checkout. Shipping is always FREE!

Shop online: http://glassybaby.com

Thank you!!!