zeus | birthday boy

i was visiting my friend in her beautiful shop, the lights of rome, having a lovely conversation about all things puppy when she got a big grin and said,   'by the way... have you met zeus?'  well, i hadn't and zeus's papa was visiting the shop as well, so we all tromped out of the store to meet this furry god, who apparently was having a bit of a nap in the truck. ohmygoodnessohmygoodnessohmygoooooodness!!   to what do my wondering eyes!?

as i peered in the truck,  i was greeted by a glorious wall of shimmering golden furr.   with his frame filling the entire front seat and spilling over a little round the edges, i was in deep love.   if it's sooper tiny or sooper large... oh how i swoon.  and for the love of all things cute, i needed to meet this boy immediately!

his papa sensing my desperation,  opened the door to let zeus come say hello.   ahhh... that's better... :) what a puddle of love.   i could have sat with him all day.

i was told zeus would be turning 12 this week and while he's certainly not a puppy, he didn't act or look 12.  he was bred as a pig hunting dog and is a mix of rottie, ridgeback, plott hound,  airdale aaand.. ummm...   even as a cute puppy.. he was just too big and was deemed unable to hunt.  he needed to find someone to love him just as he was.  seems he found the perfect human for the job.

zeus, you totally made my day!

may you dream of liver munchies and may all your dreams come true.

happy birthday big boy... giant sized hugs to you.

*sniff out*

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muffin | georis garden greeter

gooooood day my snifflings!  the daily sniff is on the road!!   after a week of sniffing the sage + sea scented air along the coast,   i landed a sweet comfy landing in carmel valley, ca.  be still my heart for the adorable pups i've met so far. for our first introductions allow me to present -- 'muffin' -- the cutest fluffy white bean with an adorable under-bite.    she and i locked eyes yesterday at happy hour as i loaded my napkin full of sausages.  her steely gaze and mega watt smile were hard to resist, and yeah.. i didn't.

she is the unofficial mascot of georis tasting rooms and gardens , and a failed foster pup.   failing being the best thing ever,  as she was too perfect and she was adopted by her foster mum.   :)

as the servers cleared the tables and i eeeked out the last bit of sun in the corner of the garden, muffin started her 'clean-up' and i wandered over to say goodbye.

-- thank you miss muffin!  see you soon. --

*sunny sniff out*

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