Before you snap to judgment – no, I did not take my dog to see Santa Claus. He was staying at Camp Bow Wow, where the kind staff arranged a photo day for all of the dogs. But, isn’t this the funniest photo of Parker? It’s like he’s saying to himself, “Don’t be afraid. Look dignified. Look dignified.”
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The best laid plans of mice, men and dogs. I tried to pose Parker in front of the Hilton Bayfront sign. I wanted to post the photo on the Hilton Facebook page as a way to say thanks to the pet-friendly, guest-welcoming hotel management and staff. But, it didn’t turn out as I would have liked. While it’s not ready for prime-time, it had to find its way onto his blog. Take one: “Parker sit,” my husband says pointing his finger. Take two: “Stay Parker,” my husband says as Parker looks at us with inquiry as well as a little trepidation. Take three: Parker dashes away, as if to say, “I’m so out of here.” If you are planning a trip to San Diego and want to stay at an amazing, pet-friendly destination, check out this hotel. We will be back!
This is Parker’s “I’m happy to be at Home Depot” face. What you can’t see is his tail wagging feverishly. He struts around like he owns the place, as kids scream “puppy” and adult dog-people stop by the give him a pat on the head and a kind compliment. Given the fact summer began in March this year, the store continues to be an air-conditioned, welcome relief.
We packed our bags, as well as our Cavalier, and headed west to Denver. After checking into the dog-friendly Curtis Hotel, we began our Rocky Mountain adventure. Parker posed for a snapshot, which they posted on their K-9 Club welcome board. Meeting up with family and friends, with Parker in tow, we toured the vibrant downtown Denver scape, the red rocks of the Garden of the Gods, the cobble-stone streets of Vail and the scenic town of Boulder. On a scale from one to 10, we give Denver and the surrounding area a rating of 10. We loved the health-conscious, outdoor-focused, dog-inviting city/state. If you want to travel with your pet, I wholeheartedly recommend The Centennial State.
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On Easter Sunday, my husband’s mom suffered a stroke. After a week at the hospital she moved to a rehabilitation center, where she is receiving physical, speech and occupational therapy. Since we are frequent visitors, I asked if we could bring Parker. Now, he spends his weekends getting attention from staff and resident dog- and cat-people. But, he’s always willing to give Bob’s mom his brand of Cavalier nap therapy. In just a few weeks, she has already made progress. Is it due, in part, to Parker’s therapy? I bet he’d like to think so.
Parker has reached his adult weight. He’s now 18 pounds, two pounds under American Airlines’ 20-pound pet weight restriction. I resurrected his travel bag from the storage closet to see how a full-grown Cavalier fits. He jumped right into the cushion-lined bag without hesitation. He just looked up at me, as if he was saying, “Where are we going? I’m ready.”
In this fast-paced, 24/7 world, who isn’t searching for inner peace and balance? After attending a meditation class, I stumbled upon this great $1.99 iPhone app, Relax & Rest. Night after night, I’ve been lulled to sleep by this 24-minute unwind-a-thon. One particular night, after a tough, stress-filled day at work, I listened and was wide-awake after the session. However, in the distance, I heard Parker happily snoring. The app might have been lost on me that night – but not my zen-filled Cavalier.