Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays or Bah Bulldog?

Seriously, I don't get what all the fuss is about these "holiday" things. What's with the goofy hat and stuff? The things I put up with... But Mami and Papi are enjoying it, so I guess it's worth the humiliation. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pooch Scoot

Hey, Papi! Can you scoot over a little bit?

It's kind of crowded here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

First Skateboard Ride


I tried out my new skateboard for the first time today. I'm going to need some practice, but not bad for the first time.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Lola Meets Skateboard

Papi brought me home a skateboard for the first time (that they know of). I couldn't wait to get it out of the box and onto the road. I'm going to need some practice, though.

Lola's Got Tongue

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloweeeen!

Happy Halloween!
I've always wanted to fly...
so Mami and Papi found me some wings...


Whew, it's a lot of work!
You can have your tricks,
I'll take the treats!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I Spy...

...fooood!

Do Not Disturb

Is it windy in here? Did I forget to put up the "Do Not Disturb" sign again? Sigh...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kogi Dog


Mami and Papi love Kogi tacos (spicy pork in particular) whenever they can get them. But they never bring me along. All they brought me was this tank. Well, they bought it for Mami, but I think it looks better on me.

Hm, is it wrong to want a Kogi dog?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Papi Rides, I Rest













Papi loves to ride his bike. I don't really get it, but he sure makes a good headrest when he returns.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lola a la Bleu

Mami & Papi like blue, a lot. It's growing on me.

Papi Tastes Good

Not quite as yummy as a turkey leg, Papi's leg is a good substitute.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

On Target Hat


Papi let me try on Mami's Target hat. I think it looks better on me. Bull's eye.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Beach Walk

Took a long walk to the beach today.








Maybe a little too long...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cycle Dog Collar: Recycling Cycle Tubes Rocks

Mami bought me a brand new collar from Cycle Dogs. It's my favorite color (purple) and matches my natural beauty marks (a.k.a. spots). She read about Cycle Dogs on UrbanBulldog.com (a super cool bulldog blog), where Sherbert rocked it, and I secretly coveted my own. What's uber cool is that Cycle Dog makes collars and leashes out of old bike tubes. And since Papi's a crazy cyclist, he was all on board.

To celebrate the occasion, I took the liberty of breaking it in with a ceremonial dust dance. Mami and Papi failed to see the significance. They'll learn someday.

I Heart Corn - on the Cob!

Mami and Papi just introduced me to corn -- and I love it, as you can tell. On the cob is the best, but trying to track down those little kernels requires serious skills. Practice makes perfect. More, please!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cue the Umbrella: Bulldogs in Italy Have It Made

Papi's biking buddy Wayne Jacobsen took this photo in Florence, Italy. Ever since, I've been trying to convince Mami and Papi that umbrellas are a necessity. They're not obeying. More training is necessary.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

En Route to Dog Park

Did someone say, "Dog Park"? Yes, please!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

R.I.P. Gidget (Taco Bell Chihuahua)

Story photo: Taco Bell Chihuahua Dies at 15 Sadly, Gidget, of "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" fame, has died at the age of 15. She seemed quite the character. Maybe Mami and Papi will do a drive-through in her honor. They liked the commercials, not the food... I'm sure I'd like the food. Hmmm, Yo quiero... (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com Us Magazine, from Yahoo's OMG site)

Etsy's Guest Curator: CityDog Editor

Check it out Etsy's guest curator Brandie Ahlgren, founder and editor of Seattle's CityDog Magazine. She highlights some pretty cool canine gear. I hope Mami gets me a velvet collar. Paws up to cutomized cuteness.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Melon, Schmelon

What the heck is that? Mami and Papi say it's a melon, specifically a chaemi (Korean) melon. Whatever. All I know is that if it's not a bone, I'm not interested. Hmph...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Surf's Up: Slide Show!

Surf's up, dogs! Check out OC Weekly's slide show of surfing pooches. Gnarly, dude! Photo by Keith May (via OC Weekly)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hot Dog!

Holy smokes, it's HOT!!! But I've scoped out the coolest spot in the house. Mami & Papi will just have to fend for themselves.

Surf's Up

OC Register has video of "Surfing Dogs Hanging 20"!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

It's New to Me!

Tia J gave me a bag of toys that S no longer wants. It's firsthand fun for me!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Good Is ...


Mami liked Real Simple's Daily Thought today: "My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am." —Author Unknown.

Well, if they could only speak Dogese, they'd know how good I really think ... sleep is. Hey, stop staring at my eyelashes!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

'Wendy and Lucy'

Mami just watched the film "Wendy and Lucy," which made her cry. Why? It made her sad for humans who have to make difficult choices -- and so grateful for my old family(ies) for giving me up so I could find her and Papi. She appreciates rescues and shelters (like Southern California Bulldog Rescue) all over the nation who give doggies second (and third +) chances. Happy Independence Day!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Smile, It's a Holiday Weekend!

All paws up for long holiday weekends! It's tough work training Mami and Papi new tricks. But we're all smiling now about having extra time together. Cheers to everyone! Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Martha's Summer Pet Tips

Martha Stewart just posted some very helpful tips for summertime pet care. Mami's looking into getting me a cooling vest, but Martha's ice cubes in a tube sock might be just fine.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Put Me on the Team

Too bad I wasn't on the U.S. soccer team for the battle against Brazil. We could've taken 'em. There's always next year.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Working Like a Dog

The Boston Globe posted photos of Take Your Dog to Work Day. Paws up to that! I'm partial to No. 8 of Bruce Barnett and Chloe. Work makes me sleepy, too.

Tilda Picks Tallulah as The Weekly Monster


Tilda in the Burbs picks Tallulah as The Weekly Monster. She's pretty doggone cute. And I love popcorn, too!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

"A Breed Apart" Gives Mutts Their Props

Martha Stewart features the new book A Breed Apart: A Celebration of the New American Mutt by Amanda Jones. The sweet portraits illuminate the beauty of mutts in all their glory. Paws up!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Take Your Dog to Work Day 6/26 (Alternative)

This Friday, June 26, is Take Your Dog to Work Day! Not all workplaces are open to this fabulous holiday. But Mami's supervisor has thought of an alternative: Bring a photo of your beloved to the office and post in a public space -- like the breakroom bulletin board. People could even try to match owners with their dogs. Paws up to all the workplaces who welcome four-legged friends!

Oprah Goes to the Dogs




Paws up to Oprah Winfrey! She dedicated the entire June issue of O magazine to pets! Photo by Pamela Hanson.

What's in a Name?

CBS 4 in New York reports "Half of Pet Owners Give Pets Human Names." Not surprising at all, considering how much we mean to our human companions. Best line from 10-year-old Sebastian Parks: "I think it is better to treat dogs like humans because some people treat them badly and they don't deserve to be treated that way." Paws up, Sebastian!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Haute Dogs

Harper's Bazaar puts pooches (and their celebrity companions, like Isaac Mizrahi) in the spotlight. Paws up to that! Photo by Martin Schoeller, Harper's Bazaar.

Lola Likes Carrots video

Mami & Papi just discovered that I like carrots. Oh, so crunchy and sweet.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dreamy Tyson, the Skateboarding Bulldog at PetExpo

My No. 1 crush Tyson, the Skateboarding Bulldog, shows his stuff at the PetExpo. Sorry for the quality. Mami is figuring out how to use the point-and-shoot camera/video. Taken 090419.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Words Dogs Know


J.R. Carpenter has really helped translate canine into human (via Geist magazine) with Words Dogs Know.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Canine Crush #1


It's no surprise. My first crush was Tyson and now he has his own MySpace page. He'll always be dreamy to me...

It's Hot: I Has a HotDog


Paws up to I Has a HotDog. I like dogs with 'tude.

Free Verse Project Goes to the Dogs


Free Verse Project has a cool rep of "A Dog on His Master" by Billy Collins.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Welcome


Hello! I'm just learning how to deal with this technical space, but I'm excited to start this new blog. Hope you have fun with me.