Chancho and the Hedgehog

I just can’t resist posting adorable pictures of Pippi’s best buddy Chancho. I swear he is the cutest pug that ever was.  I call him my little Pug-loaf.   This is his new toy hedgehog, he shows it to everyone when they come over and as you can see, loves to snuggle with it.

Chancho 1

Chancho 2

Chancho 4

Chancho 3

Pippi Had a Little Lamb

Pippi had a little lamp, its fleece was white as snow. And every time that Pippi gets ahold of it the lamb gets its but kicked! Hahaha

My dear friend M. in New Zealand sent us a package filled with my favorite kiwi junk food and a muttony treat for Pippi. This cute toy is almost as big as she is and now her best buddy. At least when one of us isn’t stealing it from her to use as an awesome pillow.


But I am a Big Dog

While dogs are allowed in Yosemite they are not permitted on most of the trails. Not that Pippi minds all that much, she’s more of a leisurely stroll kind of gal anyway. The trail we did on day one was one of the dog friendly variety. A gentle 2 miles hike to a sequoia grove. Even that was tough on those little legs. Our second day was planned for a day/overnight trip. I would accompany Josh for part of his hike in for an overnight stay and finish my hike alone. Not something Pippi was welcome to join in on. Many of the park services are not available yet, like their day boarding service. That’s how we found Big Creek Boarding after a quick chat the owner agreed to take Pippi for the day. The next morning this lucky dog got to spend the day playing with about 6 other hounds. I know she had a blast. Everyone treated us and Pippi like we were old friends and took wonderful care of her. We are partial to smaller and in home boarding service. Big Creek Boarding is exactly the kind of place we want Pippi to stay when we can’t have her with us. They do cater to larger and well socialized dogs but who ever convinced a scottie they weren’t a big dog.