Thursday, October 31, 2013

I love Halloween

This year I was a skeleton. My costume even glows in the dark!
Here I am trying to look scary!

Here I am posing with part of my Mom's team at work.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Opening Day of NFL - GO Seahwaks!

Pre-game . .. . Cruising around Seattle in my new jersey trying to rile up the fans.
Being born and raised here, I am a big Seahawks fan!  Let's go Seahwaks.



Game time. Watching on the big screen at the neighbors. Game One - not pretty, but it's a win! Undefeated so far this year . . .all the way to the puppy bowl . . . I mean super bowl!
If I was playing, I'd be a linebacker. Big upper body, little butt.




http://youtu.be/FlcF3JT5EdA

Watch me strut my stuff on the video link!



Sunday, August 4, 2013

West Seattle Pet of the Week



I was out walking with my Mom the other day when I was approached by two reporters from the West Seattle Herald, our local paper. Apparently they thought I'd make a good Pet of the Week. I figured it was good publicity for my blog. I am a bit famous here anyway after winning the Halloween contest and all, but my Grandma Yvonne says not to let it all go to my head. You can read the feature here:


http://www.westseattleherald.com/2013/07/31/features/pet-week-winston-dog-blog

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Summer in Seattle


Arizona was fun, but we returned to fantastic weather here in Seattle. Fishing and crabbing has been good and enjoying time with friends even better! My family is very blessed to be enjoying this good life!
Yum . . . . doesn't this crab look good! Fresh from Puget Sound.




Mom, can we have a drink! I love playing with my friend Scupper, but we get hot and thirsty so order water through the kitchen window.                            

We even had a fireworks display in front of our house! It was a neighbor's private party.
The Barge was straight across from us, but I wasn't even scared.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Trip - On our way home

Are we there yet?












We returned home from Arizona via a new route - through the Grand Canyon!
It's a long way down . . . hang on to me tight!




Amazing views!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fourth of July

 What a great treat . . . my cousin Jamie was also in AZ studying for the Bar. We spent July 4th together. I didn't like the sparklers much. It mean, it was already 120 degrees. We didn't need fire!

Summer Vacation

We made our annual trek to Arizona. The road trip was long, but the hotels were comfy!




Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day

Me giving my Papa his card this morning. (He's getting a new grill too we just don't have it yet.)



Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there and to all the men who make this world a better place for dogs and humans. That describes my Papa! I do so love him!
A beautiful Father's Day in Seattle. We got to spend it together!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

My Fifth Birthday




I had an amazing start to the day with my very first birthday party.  My friends from the neighborhood, Scupper, Cheeto, Paddy, and Gizmo, all attended and I gave out treat bags. I can't believe my mom used pooh bags for that. I hope no one got them mixed up with the "official"ones that were also being collected!
Wearing hats incorrectly! What a clown!
Wearing hats correctly.
Scuppers parents created their own "Pawty" hats!

Grandma Yvonne








No comment!

Gizmo arrives by car. He's 16, but can still pawty!







Paddy arrives with his Mom






Great neighbors . . . Great friends . . .  a great place to live!

What a Pawty!





As usual, the excitement tired me out!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
- Erich Fromm


Had a great Mother's Day here in Seattle. I got up early (quite a feat for me) and got my Mom a Cinnamon Dolce Latte and delivered it to her in bed.  The best part was snuggling in again when I got home. My Mom loves that too!

Then, I got to go on a Frenchie Walk/Playgroup. My dog Mom didn't get to come today, but my Grandma did. Below is a picture of me with my Grandma Gertie.

Happy Mother's day to all the human and dog Moms out there! Lots of kisses coming your way.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

NFL Draft

Watching the draft with my Papa.  Go Seahawks!!!







Sunday, March 3, 2013

Happy March!

 
We were blessed today by an unexpected, sunny day! There are signs of spring everywhere - flowers, new growth, longer walks.

My Mom knitted these booties for the next Stoyer generation (Niece Emily's son born a few days ago). She made me model them before sending them off.  Sorry Emily and Bentley!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Christmas 2012

We finally made it to AZ. High and dry! Although it was a little cooler than normal. The surprise for me was that my Grandma Stoyer came down to spend Christmas with us. What a treat. I can't believe I didn't get a picture taken with her. What was my Mom thinking! 
Is that a present for me under the tree? Yes!  A sock monkey!! Thanks Grandma. I do love the sock Monkey. And yes, that is our tree from Washington that was floating in the flood!
 


  Back home in Seattle. Calmer weather prevails for now!



Flood

I haven't blogged since Thanksgiving so thought I'd take MLK day to get caught up with all of you! A lot has happened since then. Most notably a week before Christmas we had what is considered a "king" tide (over 14 ft.) along with that came a wind storm. Even though my Papa was pumping water out of the bulkhead to the street and we had sandbags, the whole apartment flooded. I was scared. I am  pretty low to the ground and can't swim! I was upstairs with Jerry (our landlord) through the ordeal. Mom and Dad managed to get most of the furniture to high ground. In the end between 7 and 10 inches of water was in the apartment. Interesting fact . . .  My bed floats as do most of my toys. We stayed with Jerry and Yvonne until we headed south to AZ for Christmas and warmer/dryer weather!

 video at:  http://youtu.be/MKj3D5pQFow
That's me barking in the background!