Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tickle, spaz, omg

This video reminded us so much of Lucky. He go into a moaning puddle of goo if you rubbed his ears just right, or if you scratched his chest just right he'd thump his right hind leg, tremble, moan, and spaz until he fell over. I wish we had video cameras like we do now 10 years ago! Just has to share this adorable penguin that reminded us so much of Lucky!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fiesta Pooch Parade!

We made it! We attended the 2011 Fiesta Pooch Parade!!! There were so many people and dogs! I think there were almost 1000 dogs!! Not people and dogs, just counting dogs!!! Lots of small breeds but big ones too! Especially Great Danes! My human saw about ten different Danes! She also saw a Saint Benard puppy, a New Foundland, three Berneses Mountain dogs~ Oh and there might have been a cat too, I'll explain that in a moment. My human didn't get any good photos of me, it got crowded so fast!

Okay, a little background on Fiesta in general. Fiesta started a 120 years ago, yes that's one hundred and twenty, with the battle of flowers. It was in a way to remember several of the battles that gave Texas its independence from Mexico. Now it is a huge party time of ten days but with one important detail. To be an official event it in some shape or form be about fundraising. The Fiesta Fido Coronation that we missed last Saturday was crowning El Rey Fido, El Rey Fido is the top dog in a fundraising contest for the local Humane Society. The Fiesta Pooch Parade raises money for pet programs in general, its had different ties over the years so its a bit sketchy to remember, we're so tired! My human was VERY impressed, several official Fiesta human royalty!!!

This is the Queen of Soul, she arrived first just before the costume contest began. She didn't stay long, she had to go attend of few other Fiesta events before the Flambuea parade tonight!
Then Miss Fiesta San Antonio arrived with her princesses and stayed for the whole costume contests.
And then King Antonio arrived! He took a photo op with King Anbarkio!
We spotted El Rey Fido and a few members of her court but weren't able to see if her Keeper of the Catnip was along, that is the cat that might have been there. 

These are a few of the costume contests my human took, there were over 60 entries!!! I'm glad I'm not a small dog.. lol. My human dresses me up enough when there are holidays! She's thinking of dressing me up next year if she has time to put a Fiesta outfit together.

Yes, that's as mini skirt on that pretty dane! LOL! Then there were cute costumes that weren't even entered in the contest, they were just there for fun!

Now a few parade pictures!! My human couldn't get a photo that showed how long the crowd was as we walked! We were about in the middle of the it.

Don't worry my friends, I'm tired but there were a lot of water stations set up by the parade people and then some of the people living on the route had huge bowls of water between stations too. Lots of Fiesta parties with little kids also lined the parade, giving treats! Plus the parade was early this morning and nice and cool, especially for the big dogs and the senior doggies that came too! I say there were about 300 people just there to watch all of us doggies than to walk in it! We also learned there were people trying to get another dog park in this area built in part of the existing park!
My human is very hopeful! Its even better design that the only current fenced dog park that is near where we live! This one would be a10-15 minute drive away but its in a very nice area that is in a low lying area that is naturally cooler.

I am soooooo tired. I think a nap is in order...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Human Finals suck >:p

My poor human is so busy trying to get ready for her semester finals in three weeks. She didn't get to take me to the Rey Fido Coronation this past Saturday, she slept half the day since she doesn't work weekends. She didn't even take me to the dog park or bookstore cause she was so tired and studying for a big test today! She doesn't know if we'll make the Fiesta Pooch parade this coming Saturday either.

She has family coming in this weekend too, and if they catch her out of the house with me doing stuff they'll accuse her of not studying hard enough, being lazy, and making excuses when stuff doesn't get done. They're not doggie people at all! Her uncle actually wanted her to get rid of me and Lucky when she first started taking classes! My human lives alone and doesn't have any directly family anymore, just relatives, and they don't understand how I help her just by being her best friend.

She hopes to get three papers done by Friday and if the relatives wait to arrive Saturday afternoon and not Friday night she'll sneak out with me to the parade since its at 8am Saturday morning.

Keep your paws crossed!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

River Walk and Half Price books

In San Antonio one of the things its known for is the River Walk. A few years ago they built a new section and my human took me to this area. The old area is really crowded, even though its very nice, she thought it was best for me to get the sights and smells in a calmer area. She forgot however the one thing they didn't do very well was build or plant trees for shade. When the sun came out 15 minutes after we started walking it got HOT. Only one section of the new area is dog friendly with water bowls at the fountains we discovered so I ended up walking a lot more than planned without a water break. My human didn't find any fountains for herself either. My human had us take a lot of breaks under the bridges where it was really cool, we just had to be sure no pigeons
were over head.

We even walked by the building where my human's mother used to work for many years and stopping for pictures where there were nice decorations and toward edge of the old area. You can tell the old area from the new because the old has a lot of buildings around it and LOTS of shade from really tall tree!

There also lots of ducks. I was a bad girl and tried to chase a few but I didn't dare with the mama ducks with her babies. She gave me nasty eye and I knew better.

I was SO tired, and my human too, we decided to go where I would be allowed in with air conditioning before heading home. We made a short drive to the Broadway location of Half Price Books. My human loves buying some half price books but hates having to sell any books. You hardly get any money from them. You can sell $80-100 worth of books and you'll be lucky to get $10 for ALL of them. My human rarely parts with books but there are some that just aren't her tastes after reading them. The Broadway location is our favorite location to visit because its an old house! There were a lot of people there today so I didn't get many photos.