It's a Doggy Party!

Monday, March 17

It was this little lady's second birthday. Contrary to the looks of this picture she actually loved it! She was a bit uncomfortable with the ALL the attention on her but like a princess ... she got used to it in no time.

Since this post is about her (if dogs aren't your 'thing' click out now.. also, what's wrong with you?!) I thought I'd share how she came into our lives. 
A year and half ago el novio was going to get us Starbucks. It was Summer and the temperature was in the 100's! Well, mister here forgot his wallet in the garage and came back for it. We have an automatic garage door so I had no interaction with the process. He called me and said, "can you check the garage, I don't think I turned off the light". If you have dogs you know those fkers beat you to any door so I barely opened it, saw pitch black and went back to whatever I was doing. Boyfriend comes back and says "come in the garage, someone wants to meet you".. I was like crap, it's that one neighbor that dresses like a pimp! I open the garage door and I see the dirtiest, yellowest dog ever! It's wagging it's tail and was kind of shy and didn't really want to be touched by BF. I'm still standing at the door and I just say "Hey buddy!" and this little lady JUMPS on my arms like we're best girlfriends. She was just so happy to see me! There's no effing way I was going to throw her back outside in that Summer heat. Looking at her closely I could see she was either abused and neglected or had lived on the streets for a while.. She had ticks the size of my nails, fleas, extremely matted and those balls of her matted hair where full of urine... she had urine all over her back and so so yellow.. I carried her straight to the bathtub and bathed her numerous time and sort of groomed her (she had very little hair and her head was bald!).. I wondered how I'd introduce her to my other dogs but she came downstairs and jumped on the couch and went straight to sleep. Like she owned the place. The other dogs gave her a sniff and went on their business as usual. 
We took her to the Veterinarian and based on her teeth he gave her the birth date of March 12 of that year. She was around six months when she sneaked her way into our lives.  

March 12 of this year fell on a Wednesday so we moved the celebration to Saturday...

That moment she jumped on me I called her Mozzarella. If you've seen FRIENDS, Joey is really sad and Phoebe brings him the happiest dog in the world to cheer him up... He calls him Mozzarella. She was so happy when she saw me that that's the first thing that came to mind. The happiest dog ever: Mozzarella. We call her Motzi for short but she answers to both.

Nowadays she's a little tomboy! She roughhouses with the boys but wants to be treated like a princess when she sleeps. She will not sleep on the floor or a doggy bed for any reason. The couch with a throw and a bed with her own blanket are a must. She is also a Class A thief. The other dogs have their treats (she inhales hers) and it's invisible to the human eye how she manages to take it away from them. Every time.  She's extremely obedient and so so sweet and always wants to "give you 5". The only thing is that she's deathly afraid of sudden movements or anything that has your hands going up in the air. She'll pee on the spot thinking you're out to hit her. Is what led me to believe she was abused... 
but never again!

Back to the partaay, we got her a cake and treats from Jackboy's Dog Bakery. As soon as we walked in everything smelled delicious! We got her a hat, treats, cake and a toy and she (and the other pooches) loved everything!

My other bebe, Roxy, turned 7 in January but someone (me) forgot thier phone when we took her to the Dog Park to celebrate so we decided to borrow Motzi's hat for a min... 

This lady came into our lives when my Brother called me to ask if  if I could take a dog for a couple of days. Some idiots dog got pregnant, had one too many puppies and he decided to rip her away from her mom and give her to a friend of his. His friend threw this three week puppy in her backyard with her two feisty pit bulls (absolutely NOT their fault.. horrible humans) and my brother said that the new owner wasn't feeding her, didn't really want her and that the pit bulls we're looking at her like a chew toy (he put her in different part of the yard where they couldn't reach her in the meantime..)
On that Sunday... I went to pick her up. I was 17 and still living with my parents, I was a bit afraid my Mom would say we couldn't keep her but there's no way she'd allow her to be left to her death in her previous home. ;) 

... and the rest is history!


Tuesday, March 11

My weekend was rather uneventful hence no Weekend Recap this week. I took my parent's to the movies on Saturday and window shopped Sunday morning with my Mother. 

Most weeks the beau surprises me with some sort of bouquet. The way I choose to preserve them is through photos. I've never been a fan of pressing them. 

So here is the last weeks bouquet in wallpaper form. For MacBook, iPad and iPhone. 



Friday, March 7

  1. BookBook for MacBook laptop case
  2.  Inside-Out-Pocket Tote by Kate Spade
  3. Dog's Life PJ's from Anthropologie
  4. Harry Potter magnetic bookmarks (love these Carl and Ellie ones too)
  5. Cat Mug
.... things that have found themselves in various online carts. ;)

Weekend Activities

Wednesday, March 5

Twas a rainy week leading into the weekend and it was perfect. California Winters equal to other states'  summertime temps so when it rains it's that one time a year to pull out that umbrella and scarves. 

Saturday - Breakfast at Goodfella's Cafe. It was amazing! They serve Coffee Bean coffee which was an awesome surprise. I love it a million times better than Starbucks.. They should have one of those in every corner! I had a Greek Omelet with home potatoes. It was phenomenal but I skipped the potatoes. I don't like onions (I do eat them if they're finely chopped and practically invisible to the naked eye.. ) and the ratio of potatoes to onions was 50/50. But the omelet was on point. My fellow had the huevos rancheros. He loved his meal as well ... but he's a guy. As long as it's warm and edible he don't curr.

Barnes and Noble.
The place where I spend hours adding to my never-ending 'To-Read' list.

.. Saw these and figured why not start the collection?! 
The fellow and I binged watched the first three seasons on HBO GO around Christmas time. Can't wait for the fourth! We also wanted Khaleesi (and perhaps a few dragons.. ) but she was no longer in stock. A bunch of other nerds beat us to her so we went with our favorite character, the only likeable Lannister.

It seems interesting and a bit different from the stuff on my bookshelf..

After getting our nerd on we went to the movies and watched Non-Stop. It was alright ... extremely predictable. Not the worst thing though..


El novio worked and I spent all day cuddling with our furry bunch and rotting my brain with crappy made-for-TV movies.

I never watch award shows but I love Ellen DeGeneres so I tuned into the Oscars to watch her do her thang. 
They were alright.. I still don't get the hoopla.. People pretended they didn't have a speech prepared and them winning was a total shock yet their speech was obviously rehearsed.. sigh.. 

Before they started, I might add, I picked up some Olive Garden for dinner (it was raining, I was too lazy to actually cook and too lazy to go sit like a lady in a restaurant.. the struggle right?).

After dinner and the Oscars we watched Captain Phillips on the Apple TV machine and it was AMAZING.