Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Showers Bring March Flowers

The weather has been incredibly fickle lately here in NorCal. This morning it looked sunny at 7am. By 9am it was pouring buckets of rain. Finally, this afternoon the sun came back out and Zuko and I went out for a quick hike.

The huge rainstorms have one upside - everything is blowing and so green it makes your eyes hurt to look at it.

Pretty. (Before we got rained on).
No rain here!

"Mom, I'm not sure this is a good idea...."
"My Shiba senses smell rain coming. You should really trust me mom"
We made it to the lake and the wind kicked up...and as we started back to the car the rain came down in buckets. Luckily, I'm training for a half marathon so we ran back to the car as much as possible - the path had started to get muddy and slick. By the time we got back to the car, Zuko was muddy from splashing through puddles and I was soaked.

Wet and Muddy Shiba
"I'm wet and muddy!!"

I did have time to compose a new Shiba song as we ran:

"Itsy-bitsy Shiba, climbed up the hiking trail.
Down came the rain and washed the Shiba out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy-bitsy Shiba climbed up the trail again."

Rain Freckles
Rain freckles and a pissed off look. 

-- Posted by Zuko's Soaked Humom

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Return of Shibasquatch

It is an amazing day in the Bay Area and Zuko and I trekked out to the famous dog beach Ft. Funston with two Boston Terriers, Winston and Porco.

Some of you may remember the infamous "runaway" when our little Shibasquatch was last let off leash back in November. Since then his life has been tightly leashed. Always.

But Ft. Funston has huge cliffs that I don't think even Zuko could climb if he tried. And we were with other dogs so..... maybe? He only received half of his breakfast this morning so he'd be hungry and I took with me the secret weapon: cheese.

Once we were down to the beach I left him off leash and he was a good boy. He ran around, farther than I am comfortable with, but he always came back.

Good boy!

- Posted by Zuko's proud mommy.