melvin & ruby | well loved

oh melvin.. so regal and aloof when the camera is on you and so snuggly and cuddly when it was not.  that is the way sometimes.  some pups truly loathe the camera.  and i was sans treats so melvin, with no reward for being a super model, could really not be bothered.  that said.  he is just the sweetest fluff with cameras turned off. then there is ruby, melvin's 'sister'.  a sweet part chow girl,  who once upon a time was tossed aside.   a family friend found her walking along the road in warm springs, very sick and weak.   11 years and a lot of love later, her life has been just grand.

thank you all for stopping to chat and for letting me love on the furr kids.  they are tremendous.

*sniff out*

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walkies | tuesdays with dogs

it was my second day in carmel, and i was taking a tour of the barnyard (a shopping center that i spent a LOT of time at as a child) when i ran headlong into a pup and their owner coming around a narrow corner. 'oh excuse me' ... and i stepped to the side to let them pass... and their friend.. and... umm, their friend.. and their friend... and, my word that's a heap of dogs!  then i heard,

'you might be here awhile.. there are a LOT of us.'

'oh really?' i grinned.  'that is so not a problem,  but i have to ask, what are you all doing?'

'dog walking club!!' was the shout out from behind me.

well, if i had any doubts that carmel was where i needed to be right now, this blew those doubts out of the water.  aaand you can probably guess where i was the following tuesday.  it was  like christmas morning as i waited for them all to arrive.

first on the scene was cameron.   An adorable, sweetie pie westie who is battling some horrible allergies, poor bub.  (post on cameron to follow soon :) )

then one by one, they all the others  started to arrive... eeeeeEEeee.. giddy!

now i know i'm going to forget a few names,  but i want you all to know that you are just the nicest bunch of people + pups  around.  i had a blast walking and talking with you.  thank you soo much for letting me tag along and take a few photos of your besties.

and to nancy, the manager at pet food express,  'you rock!'  thanks for being awesome.

*sniff out*

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leeva | san francisco traveler

i noticed the waggy nub of a tail swayed gently to and fro as the crowds walked past. then i saw her sweet grey muzzle and soul-filled eyes. oh yes, must stop to cuddle. after a good batch of "ooo.. who-eees the cutest..bestest girl... *scritch*sritch*" i gave her the doggy biscuit she found in my pocket and asked if she wouldn't mind a few photos. i'm not sure she really said yes, but she was gracious.

her parents were in having a sweet snack at ken's artisan bakery, so i didn't get to meet them or find out more about her, but her tag named her as leeva and the phone number as a local resident of the Bay Area.

welcome to portland leeva.. i hope you enjoy your stay. we are glad to have you!

*sniff out*

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wet + waiting

  hello my lovelies. i can sincerely say i've missed you and my daily sniffing!!  funny how life can come along and have other plans for you. a car accident that i thought would be a 'pfffttt... i'm fine' turned into more of a 'holy frick i can't hold my head up!?'

but healing is happening and along with other insights, i have a new found love and appreciation for  the human neck..bravo little neck braaavo!  you do a mighty job. (and god bless all my healing fairies at asula wellness center love  you mucho!)

there weren't too many furries out today but i did meet one little wet one waiting patiently for her people outside papersource ... she was cute as a button and VERY focused.

'tis all for today...but with a hearty roawwwr.. i say more more more.. {tomorrow :) }

*sniff out*

hello? | random sniffs

I was heading out the coffee shop when I burst into giggles and dug for my camera.  Peeking at me thru the glass .... a pair of eyes... sweet expressive eyes.  Oh goodness, how could I just walk past and not snuggle?  Answer?  I couldn't.  I have very little will power when it comes to cute. I do not know a name an age a profile. I do not know one bit about this sweetie...but we had a moment, some fun and a good little chat. Details in such cases are irrelevant.

Thanks my random fluffy friend...I do hope I see you again.

{psssst.... the first two daily sniff fans that can tell me the name of the coffee shop in these images... bonus day for you!  $5.00 gift cert to said coffee shop coming at ya!}

*sniff out*