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Monday, March 8, 2010

Santa Monica Promenade | Not So Sunny California

As I told you yesterday, we were entertaining friends from out of town this past weekend, so M decided, despite all the weather forecast warnings, to take them to the Santa Monica Promenade.
We felt tiny

Especially next to our bro
(see the lady snicker in the back?)

Frankie and I are getting better on the double leash

But sometimes we can pull too hard

See the human straining with the effort to hold us back?

We stopped for coffee and Frankie was convinced that
 I was getting whipping cream behind her back

She finally accepted the lack of whipped cream,
but she was bummed by it
M didn't bring any homemade dog treats either!

M decided that the weather would hold a while longer and her friends should definitely get to see Venice Beach. BOL

It wasn't such a great idea, was it, M?

That's why this is our only photo from Venice
The storm hit fast and hard and we ran for cover

The drive back took forever because both Frankie, the chiweenie, and I were in a hurry to get to our warm home. I was particularly missing my heating pad.

One thing you should know about Frankie,
she always says her prayers before going to sleep

 I was so tired...I simply crashed

I apologize for sounding so exhausted in today's post, but please take into account that I'm still commuting back and forth between Los Angeles and France. Mack and Sally Ann took us all the way to the French Alps where  Asta temporarily took over as our tour guide. We're still having a ball, but with all the travel, time difference, skiing the Alps, jet lag, and that horribly cold walk at Venice Beach and the Santa Monica Promenade ... a pup's gotta rest sometimes. 

Have a great week!



Sugar said...

Oh no! Sounds like SoCal got hit with the stormy weather, while NoCal was drop dead gorgeous yesterday. Bummer...luv, Sugar (and her crazy lady)

Deborah said...

I thought it was always sunny in SO. Cal! I thought you would have been at the Oscars on the red carpet! We have a double leash and I can't get the dogs to walk on it! LOL
Have a great day! I hope the sun comes out soon!

Two Country Poodles said...

What a bummer that you got rained out...but looks like you had a nice walk and coffee break.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Foster Sibling Maggie Mae

Schwang said...

You look so great on the promenade. And I like your matching outfits. I love seeing what the city looks like.

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Sorry about the bad weather, it looked like you guys were having a blast!
You guys are soo cute:)

mayziegal said...

Gosh, Twink, I hopes you can get some rest. You must be exhausteded.

I was Most Impressed with how strong you and Frankie are! Did you get any coffee to helps warm you up?

Wiggles & Wags,

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Twink....great pictures of you and Frankie taking your brother for a walk!! HA!!! That lady lol doesn't know there are two mighty dogs itching to get out right?
Boy those were some fierce looking storm clouds. We're glad you made it home safely,
Madi and Mom

Life With Dogs said...

That's one heck of a commute, no wonder you are beat! ;)

K9friend said...

I noticed that you two pups could almost compete in a synchronized walking competition. Nice job!

Madi and Mom said...

Twink yes there was catnip involved and there is also a bell in the head of the wubba...Madi definitely needs to be in nip detox program. Is the # still 1-800-niptox?
Madi and Mom

Draco and his Mom said...

Hi looked fantastic on your walk with Frankie and your human...I have never been to the beach and want to go. My mom and dad just love it. Dad grew up in California and misses it very much. Did you get some whip cream? I sneak some once in a while from my mom YUMMY. I loved how pretty you looked snuggling in your blankie and heating pad.

Martha and Bailey said...

You two do look small when you are out in the big world with humans!
Still you get to sit up and have coffee!
We did so like Frankie saying her prayers - very cute.
lovely pics.
Martha & Bailey xxx

CreekHiker said...

Coffee and NO cream??? Is M abusing you????

BTW, I've given your blog a sunshine award...check out the bead blog later in the day! K???


Bijou said...

Hi Twink,

You and Frankie sure had a fun adventure. Thanks for sharing the sights with us. I never get to go anywhere! *pout*


Rambo said...

Looks like you had fun and got lots of attention despite the nasty weather.
BTW....I have a heating pad too! I love it, especially when there is not sun to bathe in.


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

You do lead a busy life, Twink! It's been sunny here but there is a bitterly cold north wind blowing. I don't mind in the least but #1 looks pretty miserable as she trudges through the field behind me. She is a trooper!


Ruby and Penny said...

Too bad about the weather Twink. You and Frankie look so cute in your matching sweaters.
Sweet Dreams.
Love Ruby & Penny

Frankie Furter said...

LOVE the peeple puller pick!! You two should go to Alaske and get in that I dad a rod thingy!!! You could be famous like Balto!!! I'm just sayin'.

Remington said...

You sure like to go a lot! You look great in the city....what did you buy? New clothes, a new book or maybe a fancy new car....hard telling with you....ha ha!

dewdana said...

What a grey and stormy looking day! Being from the sunshine state I rather like some weather excitement. You were certainly well outfitted for it but I bet you were chilly though. That last picture of you might be the cutest (and most deer-like) photo I have seen of you! Frankie is precious too. I think she should be called Mini-Mango on account of her brindle-y coat (not the blue one, the real one!).

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

It looks like you had a great time despite the weather.. Home for a nap sounds great.. Mom wishes we would take a few more of those but with the Pest around it is quite difficult..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Dory and the Mama said...

Man are wearing us out!!!


PeeEss...My Mama says to tell your Mama thanks for the link!!

Jazzi said...

Sorry bout the bad weather. Good thing you can take cover fast. Gee...I thought it was always nice in CA~~You are quite the traveloe arent you??


houndstooth said...

I'm sorry the storm ruined your fun! I like whipped cream, but we don't have it often! You're doing a great job entertaining your guests, though!


Amber and Nala said...

Wow, you and Frankie must be VERY strong...hehehe! Good job making the human strain at the leash. :)


Sierra Rose said...

Hey there! Well...what a beautiful spot to be visiting in a storm. Those palm trees did look like they were breezin' with wind!
Yet, glad you made it home to your heating pad!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Hi Twink,

I know exactly how you feel when you're out walking in crowds. I get overwhelmed by all the gigantic humans so the parents will usually hold me.

That's a shame about Venice Beach. There is a lot of good people watching in that place...

Your girlfriend,

The Doxie Diaries said...

You two sure are cutie pies!! Looks like you had a nice walk. I hope we can be friends!

Woof Y'all,

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! Woo may have been small but woo presence was huge!
Sorry your walk got cut short by the storm. Maybe next time.
Enjoy your nap!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Martine said...

Oh Twink,

Your back and forth trips must be exhausting... but they sounds just delightful!! What a lucky world traveler you are!!!

We had a bit of sun up her in Norther CA yesterday... but it's back to gloom doom wind and rain today. :(

xo martine & the kiddlets

kissa-bull said...

wow you guys
lookit how strong you are
whats your secret???
guero wants to know immediately
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

Mango said...

Frankie is a GIRL? Did I know that? The Mango is confused.

You are very powerful. That human looks about to topple.


The OP Pack said...

Andnow we have that rain and you can just imagine how much fun it is for mom trying to get Ciara to go potty quickly outside:( At least part of your trip with your guests was nice. Mom tried a double leash once for Dakota and Phantom- way way way too much for her tohang on to with Phantom and Dakota trying to get to Alaska.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

And Mom thought Merdie and I were strong pullers when we spotted something!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

GonetoTheSnowDogs said...

Wow you are super strong!!!

How fun was that!

Woo Woooo
Shiloh, Shelby, and Their Mom

Benny and Lily said...

What a fun day despite those clouds. We had them down here too. You guys are the strongest kids!! BOL
Benny & Lily

Remi said...

Dang! You two are POWERFUL!!!

Oskar said...

It looks like a cool place to hang out. I hope you get sunshine soon!

Being in California, it probably won't be too long!

Tanuki Maxx said...

You two sure look very snazzy in your shirts!
Hope your sunshine will come back!
We got lots here to share!!


Ina in Alaska said...

We too are bummed by a lack of whipped cream but we get over it too... but there is a lot of pouting.... xoxo Toby, Ginger, Jeter and Halle

Lorenza said...

Hi, Twinkie!
I can understand you were so tired after all those activities! Walking... pulling... running...
Kisses and hugs

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

We loved all your photos. It was very interesting to see your town. We look like that next to our brother too.
Ooooh, al fresco dining, how wonderful, hope you had a happy day.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Cocorue said...

yeah, you guys sure look so cute and i agree that it's so exhausting commuting between France, Italy and Malaysia!!!

but, it's so fun huh Twink Twink...

hey congrats on the beautiful award that the PurpleMan just did for you.....such a cool design


KB said...

You're lucky - your humans include you in almost every outing! Many dogs don't get that honor. Enjoy!

And, catch up on your sleep...

achieve1dream said...

LOL I love the picture of the human trying to hold you two back! You guys are strong! Sorry your weather was bad. It's been raining here too.


Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Mommy is screaming and crying and laughing all in one!!!!
She's thinking her wonderful vacation in LA....and looking at your photos she's remembering when she walked on Santa Monica's 3rd street Promenade....and when she put her feet on Venice beach.....
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww......we were soooo jealous of her.....
You guys are soooooo lucky to live such in a wonderful place....
Maybe mommy and dad could come again in Nov.....she would love to know you!!!!!

Your pics are great and we're so sorry you got bad it's snowing again a lot!!!
Spring...where are you??????
Ehyyyyyyyyyyyyy Frankie.....we say prayers before going to sleep too!!!!!
And Always we say a prayer for you too!!!!
You're soooooooooooooo special for us!!!!!
Guys....WE LOVE YOU A LOT!!!!!!!
HAve a wonderful week!!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks and have a sweet rest!!!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Wow, you are more powerful than we knew!!

Sagira said...

Your missing sunshine is visiting us here in Ohio for a few days...thanks for sharing it FINALLY!

Love the photo of the person trying really hard to hold you and Frankie back, too cute!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello twinkie its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow yes it has been verry verry rainy heer in sandy eggo this yeer too!!! i think it has sayvd up all the rayn we havent gotten in preevyus yeerz and is sending it all at wunse!!! ok bye


Hi Twink,

We just ran across your blog and we think you guys are cute and funny! We would like to be your friends.

So, come by and see us.

Riley and Star.

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