Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sticker Placement Fail

So as we were leaving the pet store, I saw a Halloween monkey and had to get it for my little monkey.  It wasn't until we got home that I noticed the poorly placed sticker.

I didn't know that our pet store has an adult dog toy section.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Mischief

 Kelsey found yet another friend to play with in the yard.  It kind of looked like it was a grasshopper-but not the same kind she has been chasing over the summer.

Here she is trying to get him to jump and play.
Love the look of curiosity in her face.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Countdown

 Kelsey is very excited for Halloween to come.
So, I let her wear her costume from last year just for fun.  Our friend added tons of bling to make the costume fit for a princess.

I seriously don't know where she got 
her modeling genes.

We did some without the hat to show off 
her cute little ears.

Mom, can I have some candy now?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Where there's smoke...

Today, I went out to check the backyard before letting Kelsey out and I saw a ton of smoke.  I've lived in the area and know that the fires are always farther away then they look.  So, we took a drive to see where the fire was (about 5 minutes away).  I didn't get any other pics as I didn't see a "safe" spot that would be out of the way.  The smoke was carried really far too due to the Santa Ana winds.  Glad they got it out though.  

Friday, October 26, 2012


 So, our little squirrel friend came back again for the third morning in a row.  He comes back to the same exact spot each time.  
I think it's probably a baby, based upon its size.

Kelsey is not sure what to think about it.  She watched it, but does not bark.  But, you can see how curious this squirrel is about what she is doing.  I do not let her get too close.

 Later that morning, this is what we saw!
This is the guy that was eating his breakfast exactly a week ago at the same time.  He stayed for about an hour and a half this time.

 He is absolutely gorgeous and looks HUGE in person!  He didn't mind the humans watching him or the dog barking at him in the next yard.  I think he is a red tail hawk.

My neighbor noticed something in his claws.  
So, I zoomed in on the picture and can see a gray, bushy tail.  I was really hoping that he caught a rat, but I don't think that's what he was eating for breakfast today.

Later in the afternoon, some official-looking people with id badges were looking in the backyard and pointing to the spot where he had been.  Not sure who they were.  On another note, there was yet another squirrel there in the evening, so I'm thinking there is a whole family of them hiding out in that yard.  We don't have huge yards here.  We usually just see wildlife just passing through, not staying.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


What is Kelsey looking at?

Can you see him?

 It's a squirrel in my yard, Mom!
(she is soooo cute in this one)

I blinked my eyes and he was gone.
Where could he have gone?

There he is again!

I will faithfully guard our yard 
from that squirrel.

So, lately the wall in our yard has become home to all different types of wildlife and I have to check the yard before taking Kelsey out (don't want her catching something nasty from one of the little critters or being targeted by that big old hawk).  This squirrel definitely has Kelsey intrigued though.  She will just sit and watch for it, but she didn't try to chase it away.  It came back to the same spot today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Do I LOOK like a boy?

 So while we were at the pet supply store, a lady asks, "Is it a boy or a girl?"  I kept shopping, not thinking she was talking about my Kelsey.  Then, she asks again and I realize she 
is talking to me.  

Kelsey was wearing this girly dress that has pink heart on the back, a pink collar, a pink leash that had pink waste bags on it, and her little pink heart dog tag was sticking out.

Kelsey thinks she was just plain nuts.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween is Coming!

 Kelsey is getting so excited for Halloween.
This is what she wore for her 1st Halloween...I updated the pics though.  It is my all-time favorite outfit for her.  She has the sweetest face.

 We are also excited that it finally cooled down today.  We have had to run the a/c several times this past week.  Yuck!

Are any of you going to be dressing up for Halloween this year?

On a side note, we walked out in the yard on Thursday to find a huge hawk on the wall (so bummed I didn't have a camera).  It still had its bloody prey in its claws.  There were feathers all over the yard and it left some of its meal on the wall-so gross!  It then perched itself on the neighbors' chimney and watched my yard for quite some time.  So, Kelsey was only allowed out on a leash and I have been checking the area before taking her out too.  So, message to Mr. Hawk: Kelsey is a friend, not food!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tongues and Lizards

 This is my view when Kelsey is sleeping.
She frequently sticks her tongue out just a bit.
I can never capture her picture with closed eyes though...she love the camera too much.

Kelsey's Catch of the Day
The weather was nice and rainy one day, and the next day it was hot enough to turn the a/c back on. And the weather has stayed hot...which means the lizards have come back out to play.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Snuggle Monkey

While watching tv, I looked over and saw this cute sight...my little monkey snuggling her monkey.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


This was last year's attempt at getting a picture of Kelsey with a pumpkin...this was the best we could do.  Apparently, Kelsey is a bit afraid of pumpkins.  The other dogs are curious and want to sniff them...not my Kelsey.  Maybe this year will be better.

Today, we have finally had some amazing weather...rain, thunder, lightning, and we are finally out of the 90 and 100 degree weather.
Kelsey isn't fond of going out in the rain and has so far ignored all the thunder (keeping fingers crossed that it lasts).  

So pumpkins are a no, but thunder is a yes?!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Cutie

Okay, prepare for a little oversharing 
(we couldn't decide which ones to share).

I absolutely love Halloween.  
The cool weather.  The festivities.  Everything.

 We found this dress last year.  Our friend, Brigett, added some extra material below the tutu to make it longer for Kelsey.  Then, she added some cute bling to the pumpkin.

 I love when she looks right at the camera.
We had to do an inside photo shoot, because it's just been way too hot to be outside.  Today is overcast and in the 80s though, so we are heading in the right direction.
Kelsey has her Halloween costume all picked out and we can't wait to show it off soon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Short Visit

 Guess who came for a quick visit today...
Uncle Simon!
He absolutely loves Kelsey's bed.

Kelsey snuggled in her blankie.
Doesn't she know it is way too hot for that?
It has been over 100 here.
Where is the cool fall weather we love so much?

This was as close as they were going to get to snuggling this afternoon.  As soon as Simon decided to go rest on the cold tile floor, Kelsey immediately jumped in the bed and reclaimed it.

Awwww...I love my little monkey.

Isn't he absolutely adorable?