Saturday, July 26, 2014

Carmel is a doggie-dog wonderland!

We love visiting Carmel!
Carmel is a doggie-dog wonderland! Solo and I had a great time sniffing around Carmel with our South Bay Yorkshire Terrier group. This is our group's second trip to Carmel and we plan to make this an annual event. Woof woof!

Solo, me, and Nellie waiting for our breakfast
9:00 AM - We love to start the day off with a yummy breakfast with our furiends at a great dog friendly brunch spot in Carmel. Village Corner Bistro is a small restaurant with a spacious dog friendly patio in the heart of Carmel. The patio had a fire pit and a few heat lamps to keep us warm. We ate hard-boiled eggs and mixed it in with our kibble and treats. It was a furtastic way to start off our visit to Carmel.

located in Carmel Plaza
11:00 AM - We met up with other members of our Yorkie group at the Fountain of Woof. The Fountain of Woof is located in Carmel Plaza. I have visited this fountain many times in the past and never get tired of posing in front of this dog-centric landmark. My furiends loved posing for pictures and sniffing butts around the fountain too.

my yorkie posie
socializing with my furiends is pawesome
12:30 AM - After a long walk down Ocean Avenue we sniffed around Carmel Beach. This beach is dog friendly. We saw lots of big and small dogs playing in the sand and swimming in the water.

We love sitting in the sand.

There is a small outlook over the beach too. We could see the entire beach from this spot and we decided to put our paws up in our strollers and take in the view with our furiends.

the view is furtastic
Jun, Solo, me, Bullet and Rio loved this chillin spot
We found lots of furbulous courtyards and met lots of new furiends during our walk up and down Ocean Avenue. You can read more about my favorite hidden courtyard in my posts Carmel, first paw and Carmel, second paw.


The puparrazi was in full force during our trip to Carmel too. No matter where we walked or sniffed they always seemed to find us. Thanks uncle Howard, auntie Charmaine, and uncle Ray for always following us around with your cameras.

Pupparazzi!

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1:00 PM - Diggidy Dog is a must-stop-shop for any canine visiting Carmel. Manager Robert and his wooftastic staff helped us find every item on our wish list while showering each of us with head scratches and samples of food.

in front of Diggidy Dog
Rio, Solo, and I shopping for new outfits
2:00PM - We finished up our trip with a pawesome lunch at Forge in the Forest. We sat in the Dog Pound patio and ordered off the dog menu. Solo and I ordered and shared The Quarter Hounder. It was de'lick'cious! Woof woof!

Forge in the Forest Dog Menu
4:00 PM - Our trip came to a close and my furiends and I all headed home. We loved sniffing around Carmel, hanging with our Yorkie homies, and eatting at dog friendly restaurants.


Until our next trip to Carmel... keep wandering!




Who were we wearing and how do we roll? Solo and I wore Diggidy Dog tank-tops with our Puppia harnesses and strolled around =in our camo PetZip stroller.

Monday, July 21, 2014

9th Annual Poodles on Parade: Wooftastic red carpet event for a furtastic organization


My brother and I attended the 9th Annual Poodles on Parade event to help raise funds for Hospice of the Valley. Hospice of the Valley's mission is to help "those facing serious illness by providing comfort through compassionate palliative, hospice and grief care."


My family and I love to sniff out and support these generous organizations that help any living being find care and support during times of need.


What made this event extra wooftastic was the glitz and glamour of the red carpet. Each dog that donated to Hospice of the Valley was given the opportunity to walk the red carpet. Our uncle Chad was the master of ceremonies and we thought he did a furtastic job. Go uncle Chad, woof woof!

uncle Chad on the mic
Solo and I also participated in the competitions. There were four competitive categories (Best Dressed,  Best Kisser, Best Look-a-like, and Most Talented) and one noncompetitive category which gave pups the opportunity to walk down the red carpet without judgement.

panel of judges from Hospice of the Valley & Okashi Barkery
Solo completed in the Best Dressed category and I chose to complete in the Best Kisser category. We did not win any awards but we had fun strutting down the red carpet in style.

We loved watching our furiends walk the red carpet too!
Many of our furiends came out to support the canine festivities and Hospice of the Valley. Obi and Darth Maul were there cheering us on while their mom judge the competitions.

Obi and Darth Maul in custom Raider outfits
Solo's girlfriend, Jun Ko, along with furcousins Boo Boo and Bullet participated in the Best Dressed contest. My girl Rio is a natural kisser and beauty so it was only natural for her to enter into the Best Kisser category.
Jun in a custom couture harness dress
Bullet in his tux
Boo Boo is a designer scarf, leash, and harness
LB Steak hosted this pawesome fundraiser. The umbrellas and chairs helped coral the guests into the shade on this hot day while the free human appetizers and ice cold water gave this event a special s'wag'ger for all to bark about.


Solo loved the beef treats!

TWO BIG PAWS UP to the LB chef and staffers who made the cow shaped beef cookies. These yummy doggity delights were passed out to each dog that attended the event. Solo and I gobbled ours up, woof woof!


We cannot wait to use the attached 15% off lunch coupon in a few weeks with mom too. I am secretly hoping mommy will order me a steak to share with my brother... paws crossed.

We all had a furtastic time, woof woof!
This was a great fundraiser and we cannot wait to help raise funds for Hospice of the Valley next year.  Until then... keep wandering.

Who were we wearing and how do we roll? Solo wore a Black Tie Affair Boy Dog Vest by Emma Rose Designs. I wore a non branded dog tuxedo suit purchased from Amazon.com. We strolled around the event in our camo PetZip stroller.

Wagging exclusive! The event was featured in the San Jose Mercury News. I was mentioned in the article along with pictures of my furiends Zeus, Thalia, and Rio! Woof woof!