Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Epic Cuddle!

I just shared the most epic cuddle with Wallace. He must have stayed like this for 10-15 minutes. It was amazing.

Late night explorer

Last night was the second night that Olive slept with us and had free roam of the house. Every time I woke up, she was sleeping with us, until I woke up in the morning and heard her playing in the other room.

However, when I looked at the Wallace-Cam from last night, I discovered that she had walked around the house and visited Wallace around 4:00am!! The video is pretty cute- she went right up to Wallace's crate. It woke him up, but luckily, he didn't seem bothered. I thought he might bark (from being startled) or cry/whine (as he did the first the first several days when we first got Olive). He seemed fine, though. Just tired, and eventually went back to sleep.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Olive loves her new Daddy

Olive slept in our bedroom for the first time last night. It went very well! She had full reign of the house, but spent most of the night in bed with us. We're very happy with how quickly she has adjusted to our family and home.

Her Daddy is smitten with her, too. :)


Drum roll, please........

The kitten's name is "Olive".

It took a long time for us to whittle through our short list of about 10 names, but I think we got it right.

What helped finalize it? I mentioned the name to my sister, Tiffini Chow, and she loved it. She told me that one of her most favorite characters on any show that she ever worked on was Olive Ostrovsky from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Her favorite Olive line:
"Did you know that if you switch the first two vowels in "Olive", it becomes "I love"?"

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Pink Martini at SF Jazz!!

What an amazing performance by Pink Martini tonight at SF Jazz! A late show (9:00-11:15!) but so worth staying up late.

Coincidentally, Dean and Jose were also there and had seats directly in from of us!

Wallace & Saki's Play Date!!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Macy's SPCA Holiday Windows

Made it out during the break in the rain today to visit Blane while he volunteers at the Macy's SPCA windows. So many cute puppies and kittens (I managed to *not* bring another home with me). The photos of the kittens and puppies are from when I went Wednesday. It was quieter that day and my photos turned out better than today.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We had such a nice Thanksgiving afternoon/evening at my parent's new home in Brentwood today. We had a nice size family meal of 13 - my parents, my Sis and Graham, Dick and me, my Auntie Lani, Uncle Rob, and cousins Kenneth and his wife Angela, cousin Cheri, and both of my Grandmas! Wallace also joined us for his first Chow Family Holiday! My parents (and their kitty, Nikolas) also surprised Wallace with a stuffed Turkey toy! :)

The food was amazing! Angela made lumpia (yum!) and brought shrimp, Mom made the turkey, and mashed potatoes, my Auntie made the mixed veggies, Dick and I made the stuffing and sweet potatoes and my sister made butternut squash soup and brought THREE (count 'em) desserts: pumpkin pie, banana cream pie and peach cobbler. SO yummy!!

I'm glad that I remembered to take photos today. There are some nice ones in here.

Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks to Mom and Dad for hosting. It was a really lovely day spent with family.

Wallace and his new turkey!

Grandma Chow and Grandma Chan

Dick, helping my Mom move the 23lb turkey from the pan to the platter to be carved

Mom expertly carving the turkey (her Dad would be proud)

Dad, Mom and Auntie Lani

Kenneth, Cheri and Dick

Angela, Uncle Rob and Tiffie, with a photobomb by Kenneth!

Mom carving the turkey, while Wallace supervises and happily helps out with any droppings on the floor

Tiff and Graham

Full family photo (Dick took the photo)

Chow family with both Grandmas

Mah family

The 2016 Thanksgiving Spread!


My meal. There was nothing left. :)

Mom and Dad

Wallace was sleeping under the table during dinner

Tiff and Mom showing off the amazing banana cream pie!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Nose-to-nose without any hisses or growls!! I'd say the introduction has been a success!! Yay!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wallace's Human Friends at the Dog Park

Wallace was so happy to see some of his favorite humans at the dog park today. There aren't many people that Wallace would be this comfortable having them carry him, but he loves these three.

More Progress!!

After more great progress of Wallace meeting the kitten, we have successfully advanced to: our new little family can now co-habitate on a sofa together without needing to pay attention to each other.