Burger's Birthday!

We are babysitting my friend's dogs for the Holidays and today is Burger's birthday. I thought I would be nice if we did something special for him.

We started the day with a walk at the Park!

Looking for birds

the birthday boy!

Then they all got a bath!

It is So much easier to bathe little Derby!

Cinnamon the Hostess!

Derby the guest :)

Goodies for the pups!

He enjoyed every minute of those cookies!

Having three kids at home is hard, but these guys are easy to take care of. They sleep all day and don't request going outside to the park every hour like Cinnamon!! We are going to miss them next week when they leave :(

Christmas in Tahoe!

So this year we spent Christmas in North Lake Tahoe. It was a bitter sweet Christmas because I missed my family a lot. Besides I found out that my brother's pup is missing. When I spoke with  my little bro on the phone he was devastated and couldn't stop crying :( It made me really sad, and the fact that it was Christmas eve did not help at all!! :(
I really hope he finds the dog!

On the other hand, I was excited to spend Christmas with my two loves: Marco and Cinny!
I am so fortunate to have Marco in my life. He always brings a smile to my face and cheers me up when I need it the most :)

These are some pics of Christmas day:

Cinnamon got a lady bug plush toy and a yummy bone for Christmas!

We  went for a walk and Cinny loved playing in/with the snow!

She also ate some snow...yummy!

Looking for her ball!

Marco and Cinny!

She was very exhausted that night!

My little ewok keeping me warm!

Merry Christmas to all dog lovers!

Shih Tzu Claus!

This is my baby getting ready for our Christmas portrait!!
This is the first year we are going to have a portrait together with Marco, Cinnamon and myself! I got this Santa outfit at Petsmart and it looks so adorable on my precious.
I'm going to share more pics when our pictures are ready....

Grooming! finally....

My poor  baby was the victim of a busy schedule again. It's been two weeks since her last bath and two months since her last haircut. She was starting to smell :(
So I drove up again to my our favorite grooming place (hollywooddoggrooming) in the city and, once again, it was all worthwhile. She looks adorable.

Before grrrooming!
Mommy where r you? I can't see!

After: Oh, there you are!!

I'm a supermodel now!

(Finalmente lleve a que le corten el pelo a mi bebe. ya llebaba como dos semanas sin bano y ya emepezaba a oler! ahora se ve guapa!)

Play date with Bella!

Finally Bella and Cinnamon are bffs!
Bella, a lovely pug, came to visit this past weekend and  for my surprise Cinnamon was excited to see her.
Cinnamon is a very sensitive young lady and does not like when other dogs bark at her, or make funny noises. Bella is one little pup who makes those funny noises when she breaths. So, when Cinnamon met her, she was not really interested in her and would growl at her. Not anymore!
After our trip to Big Sur they bonded!

Now they play and chase each other. They still have issues sharing stuff and being jealous, but they are improving!
I am excited because now they can have more play dates, so they learn more social skills ;)

Bella the pug!

She is looking for Cinny

Cinny looking for Bella!

Yay, fun at the park!

(Mi preciosa Cinnamon jugando con su nueva amiguita que se llama Bella! Fue un feriado donde la pasamos con mi amiga y su perrita!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving full of joy and food :)

Cinnamon's longest hike ever!

This weekend Marco and I decided to spend some quality time together with Cinny. On Saturday we went to see an art exhibition, but Cinny had to stay outside. I wrote about this art exhibition here. Right after the exhibition we drove to South Lake Tahoe for a hiking adventure.
We stayed in a cozy hotel and woke up early in the morning for our hike. It was really cold out there, but after a hot coffee and some yummy eggs we were set to go. We went to Echo Lake were pooches are aloud.

One cozy looking cabin on the Lake.

The view was amazing! The smell of clean air and woods kept us going. As soon as Cinny got out the car she was jumping from rock to rock, chasing birdies, leaves and everything that moved. We walked for about 7 miles when we decided to go back because it was going to get dark.

Cinny looking for birds!

The return was faster, but we were tired. We were impressed with Cinny, she kept walking and walking always in front of me, always vigilant!

Climbing rocks!

Yes, we had some snow!

Water break!

Posing with daddy!

It was already dark when we got back to the car. We praised Cinny for her hard work. She walked 14 miles for about 8 hours! She refused to have her delicious chicken bone. All she wanted was to rest inside the car. We are so proud of her!

Our precious, so exhausted!

(Now en espanol: Este fin de semana decidimos hacer algo de aventura juntos con cinnamon ya que andamos muy ocupados y hace tiempo que no hacemos algo asi. El Sabado nos fuimos a ver a Mamani. Y despues de eso manejamos hasta Tahoe para hacer una caminata con cinnamon. Hacia mucho frio pero despues de un cafecito caliente estabamos listos para ir. Nos impresionamos de cinnamon que camino por ocho horas con descansos. El lago donde caminamos era muy bello y se sentia el aire fresco. Ya de regreso se nos hizo tarde. Felicitamos a cinnamon por caminar tanto. le ofrecimos su huesito favorito pero ella solo queria dormir en el coche. Nosotros tambien estabamos cansados y hambriento pero nos fuimos a comer unas carnes deliciosas en el camino de regreso.)

Shih Tzu Breath!

Cinny excited to get the tooth brush on her mouth!

I love kissing my pup and she loves kissing me and licking daddy everytime we get home.  She even knows the command "go kiss daddy" and she runs and kisses Marco! We are proud to say that she does not have a dog breath because I brush her teeth every other day and she enjoys it. It is a routine; every night we are brushing our teeth she comes and begs for her turn (as you can see in the pics).
Her kisses are so yummy!

Can you hurry up mom and brush my teeth??

(Now en espanol: me encanta besar a cinny, y a ella le gusta besar y lamer a su papi y a mi. Lo bueno es que no tiene aliento de perro. Por que le lavo los dientes al menos dos veces a la semana y siempre esta oliendo a menta je je. A ella le encanta lavarse los dientes. Como se ve en la foto, ella se desespera por que le lavemos y siempre muestra su sonrisa! Su besitos son yummies)

Halloween 09!

This is the second year we celebrate Halloween with our pup. This year I made Cinnamon's costume myself. She was a daisy flower and she looked very cute. On Sunday we went with her friends Bella, Derby and Burger to a dog Halloween parade in Los Gatos, and they had fun sniffing other dogs and getting free treats.

Cinnamon as a Flower!

Camping trip!

This weekend one of my friends convinced me to go camping to Big Sur and I am glad I decided to go at the last minute because I had lots of fun! And not surprisingly enough I took Cinnamon with me!

It all started at 7am. I woke up and started packing like crazy and fortunately I did not forget anything. I had my tent, cinny's tent, some headlights, sleeping bags and food for Cinny. We stopped at Starbucks for some coffee and pastries and we were ready to hit the road. Big Sur wasn't as far as I thought and Cinny slept the entire time.
Our campsite was close to the beach so we took the puppies (Cinnamon and Bella, her new BFF) for a walk. This was the first time Bella and Cinny played together. It was a magical experience to see them chasing each other and getting close to the beach.

Marco couldn't go with us and we know he would have enjoyed as much as we did :(
We would definitely go back again and maybe spend more time in this fabulous place!

Cinnamon had her own tent!

Where is my dinner?

Big Sur!

Cinny and her new friend, Annete!

Bella and Cinny enjoying the sun, sand and water!

Just beautiful (Cinny and Bella)!


A beautiful day!

Stylish Dog Bowls!

It is amazing how time flies. Halloween is coming and before we know it its going to be Xmass again. The first thing that came to my mind when thinking about Xmass was what we were going to give Cinnamon! I know she is just a dog, but it is fun to think and start looking for presents!
I always wanted to buy her a new set of dog bowls because the ones she has are really old. I was looking online for modern dog bowls that will look cute on our apartment and these are some of the cute ones I found from the cheapest to the ones that will hurt someone's wallet ;)

Studio Scoop Rose Bowl ($5)

Studio Scoop Small dog ($4)

Hugx Pet Fedding Bowl ($60)

Studio Duo Dual Bowl ($50)

Lil' Pup Dog Dish ($80)

Lupita Dog Bowl ($80)

Holden Design Pet Feeders ($94)

The Bowl by Petbitat ($165)

Which one would Cinny like??? Hummmm........