Monday, July 30, 2012

Urban walk downtown Willow Glen

A sculpture called Portal in Bramhall Park by Keith Bush by Alzbeta&Nigel

Lenny's favorite walk is downtown Willow Glen, where he gets to meet lots of new friends.

Lenny is always confident that people will fall in love with him and want to pet him. I must admit that he really is very good at stopping people in his way. When he sees somebody that he'd like to meet, he 
tries his best to walk towards them or he just sits down and waits for them to come to him. At times we have to make sure he doesn't apply this technique to bicyclist coming our way or unsuspecting people that could trip over him. But nine out of ten times this works great for Lenny; people are happy to say hi to him.

Today when we were walking by local gym, he used his charm on the whole gym staff and they all came outside to pet this handsome boy. He was a happy camper going from one person to the next. At the same time Petey was trying his best to avoid being stepped on by Lenny; it's hard to be so little sometime when your buddy is an elephant ;o)

Both Abbey and Lenny are shameless flirts and love to meet people, they're great at starting conversations with random strangers. They would be perfect for a single gal, looking for a new guy or the other way round ;o). Good thing is that Lenny is available for adoption from Our Pack and you can have your own flirty dog to walk downtown and meet new people. Lenny is the perfect companion if you just want to browse downtown or sit outside a coffee shop and just watch the world go by.

Recently, we've noticed several new shops opening in the downtown area of Willow Glen, this includes a new chocolate shop, the "Crepevine", "The Table" restaurant, and a new Unleashed by Petco. It's awesome to see the town buzzing with new businesses this year. 

We also noticed an upcoming event Taste For Trees, Willow Glen Wine Walk 2012

A little further on and we saw an artist working on his mural,we stopped and admired his work for a while. I can't wait to see it finished, it's going to be beautiful.

There's a surprise behind each corner of Willow Glen. For more adventures of our dogs, you can check our facebook page.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Finders, keepers

DSCN0097 by Alzbeta&Nigel
DSCN0097, a photo by Alzbeta&Nigel on Flickr.
Our foster dog Leonard, is very easy going and fun loving dog. He finds joy in simplest things and is always happy to share with our dogs.

Lenny loves laundry days, all of the sudden the ordinary cloth or sock become a great tag toy. I don't ever remember Abbey or Jake ever having such an imaginative mind as Lenny. 

Penny, one of our previous foster dogs, used to collect shoes.

DSCN6670 by Alzbeta&Nigel
DSCN6670, a photo by Alzbeta&Nigel on Flickr.

Living with dogs, we had to learn to put things away and out of their reach. So I guess we should thank them helping us go minimalist in our house.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Lenny hiking with HikeABull at the Palo Alto Baylands

Palo Alto Baylands was just as exciting for Lenny as his first time there. Lenny had so much fun watching the ducks and geese and tracking various scents...well mainly duck poop.  When I asked Lenny if he was snacking on the way; he gave me the most innocent look ;o)

Being the beginner HikeABull member, Lenny was feeling a little bit like Goldilocks. He was trying to find his spot in the pack. Middle wasn't quite right, at the back it was too lonely and at the front of the pack it was just right.

We love HikeABull structure, there's no dog to dog meeting during the hike. It helps to teach our dogs boundaries. They're learning to stay calm around other dogs and that they don't need to play every time they see another dog.

When we came home, Lenny found the nearest bed and fell asleep for the rest of the evening. The hike wasn't long or difficult but there was lots of stimulation. I'm sure he was still dreaming about his duck friends - he sounded like a water cooler dispenser (barking in his dream) and his feet were twitching.

HikeABull @ Palo Alto Baylands by Alzbeta&Nigel

If somebody is interested, Lenny is single handsome dog and is available for adoption from Our Pack, Inc. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Snuggle buddies

Snuggle buddies by Alzbeta&Nigel
Snuggle buddies, a photo by Alzbeta&Nigel on Flickr.
It looks like our foster dog Lenny is adjusting great to our house routine.

In the morning we go for a nice long walk stroll around our neighborhood. After everybody finished their walks, we let all the dogs out in the garden for the play time. Make their breakfast, congratulate ourselves on job well done and watch the dogs lounging around taking their naps.

Lenny or Petey are usually the last one to give up on the fun time and cruise around the living room bagging Jake and Abbey for one more play. I love to watch their crazy stuff, muzzle punch the other dog and run away, in hope that they will motivate them to play. The other favorite game is, I got your foot what you gone do about it.  And all of the sudden they realize they're tired and crush wherever they're.

I remember the time when Abbey and Jake the young snappers and in threw lots of wild parties in our house. We used to wonder if they would ever stop playing. These day they play a little bit and sleep a lot.  It's amazing how changes in to two years.

For more information about our foster dog Leonard, visit Our Pack website.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cowboy Petey walking with Leonard

Petey and Lenny make an interesting pair walking in our neighborhood. Quite often I see people smiling at them and giving them compliments.

Both of them flirt with people shamelessly and love all the attention. Even our short walks end up longer with all the stops :)

Leonard is available for adoption from Our Pack


5370672016_71493db65e_b by Alzbeta&Nigel
5370672016_71493db65e_b, a photo by Alzbeta&Nigel on Flickr.

Forever Sweethearts, Abbey & Jake... Testing Flickr blogger sharing