Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wags & Waves 2012

On Saturday Shawn and I took our pups to NRH2O water park for the annual Wags & Waves day, the last day of the season, when they open the park up to the dogs. I looked forward to this event most of the summer, until last week when the weather forecasters predicted a strong cold front and rain for the weekend. When we woke up Saturday morning it was quite chilly and overcast, but since we'd already purchased our tickets we decided to go ahead and brave it, hoping the weather would clear. I wasn't sure I'd get in the water, but I knew Brodie and Zoey would have a good time swimming. When we got there, we quickly found a spot by the kiddie zone and let the dogs off-leash. They were so excited! They raced into the water and just ran all over the place. I finally had to put Brodie's leash on when we weren't in the water because he would take off without me. We let the dogs play at the edge of the wave pool for a while, then ventured over to the lazy river to check it out. Brodie started jumping off the stairs into the deeper water, swimming in circles, and barking his happy bark. So cute! The water was chilly but we went ahead and grabbed tubes and floated around the lazy river a few times until Zoey got bored and started trying to climb out. After some lunch and meeting up with Ariel and her dog Lucy, the sun actually came out and it started to warm up. We went back to the wave pool and headed farther out into the water playing with the dogs, and Brodie and I floated for a while until the waves started and eventually sent us back to "shore". It was such a fun day - I love sharing new things with Brodie and my dog-loving friends. I'm already looking forward to going back next year!

For a cute video of Zoey going down the kiddie slide, see below:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

It's Crimson Tide Time!

It's one of my favorite times of the year - college football is back! 
And if last night's Alabama game vs. Michigan is any indication, it's going to be a great season.
I'm so happy it's time to deck out in crimson, houndstooth, and Alabama gear and cheer on my Crimson Tide. Here's to winning National Championship number 15 this season. Let's ROLL, boys!

Happy 3rd Birthday, Brodie!

August 13 was Brodie's 3rd birthday (the second anniversary of the day I adopted him). I was trying to come up with some way to celebrate with him, mostly because I wanted some cute photos of my boy. But I knew it would be really difficult to beat last year's pics. So when a friend posted a photo of her dog on facebook enjoying a bone-shaped birthday cake, I knew I needed to find out where she got it. I drove to Southlake to the Three Dog Bakery and bought Brodie his very own carob cake - that was an adventure in itself due to the construction traffic. On Sunday afternoon I brought out the cake and took these adorable pictures of my birthday puppy. He was a little freaked out by the fire when I lit the candles, but he cooperated so well. He sure liked the taste of the icing. Then after church Shawn and Zoey came over - I cut a big slice of cake for each of the pups and let them chow down on the balcony. They scarfed it up like it was going out of style. I'm so glad my big birthday boy enjoyed his celebration. I can't believe I've had him for two years. He sure does make my life richer. Happy birthday, Brodie!