Saturday, July 31, 2010

Now THIS is a Saturday

After what seemed like a year and a half (ok - it was a mere 4 weeks*)....we returned to Central Park this morning to spend the day - like a dog should....ROMPING! ZOOMING!
Everything was just a blur...

We raced...

Don't laugh. The little guy is strong and loves to just knock me over!

I rest.....he charges from behind (and I LOVE it)

From where I lay....this is the PERFECT way to start the day. Of course Mom needs coffee - but that's fine with me. I've least here in the Park, where there's coffee...THERE'S BACON!

I hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful Saturday with your peeps. Ran. Laugh. Nap.
Doesn't get any better than that!

*NOTE: 4 wks people time = 28 weeks SPT (Standard Puppy TIme)...
That's like 6 MONTHS with no Central Park...that's NOT RIGHT...
Just sayin'

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Elsie's Mat

I wanted to share a special mat that we made for a special friend.
ELSIE - is Miss Amy's pup.
We thought since Miss Amy's spent her vacation here with us in NYC helping Central Bark Designs with our Lincoln Center Craft Show - she deserved a special mat of her own.

Here's Miss Elsie enjoying her new mat at home in Orlando.

Thanks again to Rhoda, Miss Amy for coming to our aid....and I hear the margaritas were pretty good too!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Date Night

It was yet ANOTHER hot week in NYC - so I have not been able to spend much time with my beau, Due. When it's this hot we don't get to meet up after work for a spin, and we haven't been in CENTRAL PARK in weeks.

All is not lost, Due invited me over to his place Friday night. (OK - Fine - In 2-legged speak - Tom & Deborah invited Mom over for a summer dinner of crabcakes, corn and tomato salad - but I got to tag along)

Due was such a gentleman - he made sure to point out the best spot for A/C action.

Then proceeded to lick my face for half an hour. Why? Why does he do this? I mean it's nice - for a couple of minutes - but this guy would go to town all night if I let him. Men!

So we're staying' in and catching up on our movies. Mom's working on some new designs and getting things organized. I'm enjoying the cooling powers of my own personal floor fan.

I'm hoping to make it out to 47th Street Plaza this week with my Aunt Dana. They finally opened the outdoor bar we hung out at last year.

I've heard Mom talking about this place called "The Cape". Seems she's thinking about running away for a long weekend. I'm hoping that since it's a place she can drive to - she'll take me with her! I've already started campaigning. Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sweet Dreams....SNOW Dreams....

Our friend, Farley, had a great suggestion. He knew we'd be suffering through another steaming New York City Heat Advisory this he suggested we cool off by DREAMING OF....

ahhhhh remember......
It may have been a hot steamy weekend, but Due was here for a sleepover....I told him about Farely's suggestion and we both had sweet snow dreams.

Unfortunately, I think Due may have had a flashback to this painful adventure....OUCH.
We had a great time just hanging around in the AC. Playing. (We de-clawed the crab! I don't think we were suppose to do that - but now it matches the 3-legged kong frog).

Stay cool. Drink LOTS of water....and dream of SNOW!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rollin' On The River

This is our river. The East River.
It's much nicer than David Letterman would lead you to believe.

Sunday, Due's Mom had a great idea for an outing - instead of making the trek to Central Park - which on many days turns into a 4 hour adventure - we went for a leisurely stroll along the Riverwalk.

I found a great spot to watch the boats go by...

Due was chillin' in the shade....

WHAT? Mind your own business. So I found a couple of sticks in here. A little privacy please.

Then I heard the 2 Moms talking about stopping by a nearby sidewalk cafe....for some "refreshments"

This is NOT what I had in mind. Oh Waiter....

NOTE TO MAYOR BLOOMBERG....just because the West Side has their new "Hi-Line" Park - please remember our East Side Riverwalk. Although it's a great place to take a stroll, it is in terrible condition. Shrubs chopped off, all weeds, empty planters, no grass. Broken benches and missing cobblestones. At one point the barricades and "caution" tape have been up so long - the yellow tape is bleached white by the sun.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Faces in the Park

It was a little cooler in New York today....but wiser (2-legged) ones decided the BIG (Central) Park might be a little too much for those of us with we opted for the neighborhood dog run. No worries, Mom and Aunt D still managed to find iced coffee for our morning adventure. (Do you think it's possible for them to function without coffee...I have serious doubts).

There are lots of trees for shade and benches for our peeps. We hung out for a couple hours and enjoyed a lazy Saturday morning in the city.

I was happy just to be the shade...and with my buddies.

How does he make his back legs do that?

We're still laughing at these cute faces!

Maleki - always so calm and collected.

Max - this guy LOVES his ball.

Yep - everyone was in the mood to just hang out and chill.

I hear there's a gang going to the Park tomorrow - but we're going to stay close to home. I think Mom is overreacting to my "heat issue", but I guess it's better to play it safe.

I hope the rest of my friends who suffered earlier this week with the heat wave are recovering. I do have one tip for you. If you give your peeps one of those, "oh man, I can't believe how I have suffered" will get lots of extra pets and more importantly...EXTRA might even get ice cubes in your water bowl!

Until our next adventure....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hot Enough for Ya?

I'm a little over heated here in the big city. 100+ is not proper city girl weather.
Thanks to Due's Mom for checking on me this afternoon. Apparently the A/C is not enough for me. I'm not hungry and don't really see the need to leave the apartment - at all. Mom has positioned my own personal fan on the floor to cool me off directly.

I bet Sierra Rose and Ben are enjoying the California cool. Farley is probably chillin' out west as well. However I'm pretty sure Connor is in the same sweltering boat that I'm in down there in Baltimore.

Any one out there have any tips for keeping a golden girl in a full length fur coat cool in this heat?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Name Game

We're joining in the fun by playing Frankie's Name Game.

My official name (not the registered - because even though I had papers...Mom never got around to filing them!)...Abigail Marie ....known as Abbey.

My first given name was Sunflower....but I was returned to my breeder after my first family discovered their 4 yr. old was allergic to me. Mom didn't think "Sunny" fit.

Here's the breakdown....Abigail...because Mom is a White House history buff - and Abigail Adams was the first First Lady to take up residence in the White House (besides - if she named me Martha - folks would assume it's after Stewart - not Washington).

Nicknamed "Abbey" because I'm british. Get it Abbey Road, Westminster Abbey....

Marie - because Mom always planned on giving an actual daughter that middle name. (It's her Mom's middle name). Since it just didn't seem to be in the cards for an actual 2 legged one - I got the honor instead. (Hope I make you proud Tutu!)

Of course when I'm in trouble, like most kids - I go by all THREE names. When I'm cute it's "Abaliciuos" and when Mom can't figure out what I'm up to or why - it's "Sparky the Wonder Dog".

That's my Name Game. And yours?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tap Water is Fine

Now this pup was thinkin'.
He is NOT drinking from the fountain, but is being served a fresh stream of NYC's finest tap water....into his bowl....and drinks from the bowl. Brilliant!

As Cindy Adams would say, "only in New York kiddos, only in New York!"

Check out the close-up of the same shot. We just loved this one.
The concentration alone makes me laugh!