Friday, February 20, 2009

First Hanami of 2009 - for Patsy

A walk in a park while out with Alice. Blue skies, warm sun, snow covered mountain tops in the distance, and slightly damp grass. Perfect for walking. I could stretch out for hours while Alice enjoys the blossoms.
I heard from Pele today about his loss of Patsy. She's off on her next life. I am sure she will be a human, perhaps a monk in a warm and peaceful clime? Yes, she deserves that. Farewell Patsy, my big and gentle friend. May you be showered with cherry blossoms every year until you find your own Nirvana.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Gabrielle Goes to Olympic Trials!

Alice was out very late last night curling. She came back smelling of ice and fleece. I don't know why she doesn't take me to see curling. There is a nice lounge overlooking the sheet of ice with a fire, carpet and lounge chairs. Here is the view!


Hmmmm. Maybe she is afraid I would make silly faces or be bored? I promise, no funny faces if someone could hold me in their lap with a blanket to stay warm.... But honestly, when Alice does something I don't like (aka too cold, too wet, not enough chicken to eat...) I just sulk and silly faces.
Last night one of Alice's hands smelled of Barry Ivy since she shook his hand after curling to recognize his success at coaching the first California Lady, Gabrielle, to the Olympic Trials this month. I doubt Gabrielle will be silly at the Trials. Maybe she will see my silly face photo and laugh. When one has "trials" it's always good to laugh no matter what.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Chocolate Curling Stones

Pika's people went to Davos, Switzerland and got Alice some chocolate curling stones. This picture makes it seem I like chocolate but really I was just savoring some kibble flavor in my mouth when Alice interrupted my afternoon kibble snack to show me these fancy chocolates. One of Pika's people says things are very expensive there. A cup of coffee is about $30US. I doubt that. But if so, they should stick to cheap fun like dog walking.... and curling!, says, Alice. I bet she'll save those chocolate stones for a special occasion which ought to be just a cold day, a warm blanket and a cozy with me!!