Posts Tagged ‘Ruby Cavaliers’

A Fitting Halloween

November 3, 2014

How many people can fit into the same outfit at age 14 and then again at 35? Not me. But Parker donned his old Halloween costume, sported four years ago. He helped greet all of the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood as well as many dressed up dogs. He was a big Halloween hit with kids, adults and our four-legged visitors.

Parker Catching … Well, Avoiding … a Wave

November 24, 2012

On a recent trip to San Diego’s Coronado Dog Beach, Parker was introduced to ocean sand and water – both of which were foreign to our land-locked Dallas dog. Coronado’s leash-free, year-round dog beach runs along Ocean Boulevard. On the south side is the beautiful Hotel del Coronado and to the north is the scenic Point Loma skyline. It truly doesn’t get much better than this.

Not Ready for Primetime

November 24, 2012

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!

Did Someone Say “Treat?”

September 23, 2012

My Two Faves

August 23, 2012

At Home

June 26, 2012


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.

Dog-Friendly Denver

May 29, 2012

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.

In the Blink of an Eye

June 13, 2011

People tell me all of the time, “It just happened one day. My child grew up.” Well, it happened to our dog, Parker. He leaped from puppyhood to teen in the blink of an eye. It took a friend to point it out. We were oblivious. Today, he weighs in at 17 pounds – much of which is his added furry coat – and enough cute to last a lifetime. Long live, Parker!

Parker as Art

April 24, 2011

Sunday Patio Dwellers

April 11, 2011

Parker hanging out on the dog-friendly Blue Mesa Grill patio with 4-week-old Scarlett, a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. All went well until she took a liking to his biteable ears. In Cavalier style, he didn’t get angry. He just tried to avoid the sweet pup after the second tug.