Sunday, July 18, 2010

I broke the golden rule

I made the dogs gets out of bed early. It's the only way to get in a walk before they melt for the rest of the day. We live in Los Angeles and we don't have AC. I know, it sounds crazy but when you rent with three dogs (two of which are pit bulls) and you want to live in a certain area you have to make sacrifices. To help keep the pups cool we have made pup pops using the sample food bags we get at different events, handfuls of treats, water and Ziploc bags. Mix everything in the bag and freeze.

This weekend, the hubs and I went on a hike (another early morning adventure) in Pacific Palisades. It is a beautiful area. It's on the coast and not near all the action that is what we have come to expect, but we have been talking about renting a new place that actually has a yard. We started looking and found some reasonably priced places though we are still working out all the logistics. Now that I commute to and from the airport, staying in West Hollywood is not as much of a must even though we both love the area and would hate to leave. We have come to realize its time to do whats best for the entire family, a hard lesson taught by the heat wave.

Lastly, on Friday we will be moving the blog over to wordpress. For the next week I will be signing all my comments with :
Don't forget, we are changing our blog this Friday. Please update your reader to follow
we don't want to loose any of you so I hope spreading the word often will help!


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Don't worry, we will follow you to the ends of the earth! A shady yard would be nice not just for the pups but for evening cocktails for the humans...after a week away! Happy house hunting (although we love the energy of West Hollyood, too)!

Frankie Furter said...

I want to follow too. Can we put that in NOW or do we have to wait?
Don't furget to remind us!!!

Rescued Pittie Family said...

Oh my good gravy! No AC. Bless your hearts.
I think I already have your new site saved so we should be good.
Can't miss the Mesa!

Lorenza said...

I have now your new blog in my GR!
Here is very hot too and we don't have A/C either! And like my mom says... you have to make the best with what you have!
I hope you find a pawesome house with yard!
Kisses and hugs

1000 Goldens said...

That is a good idea to freeze their treats! Thanks for letting us know about your new site, I will add it to my reader :)

Dory and the Mama said...

Can't wait to see your new digs at wordpress!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Deborah said...

I'll follow you over to word press! I'm glad you get to go on nice walks. It sounds real pretty!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We will be there for you when you move to wordpress or anywhere for that matter:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! So exactly what Golden rule you broke. Nothing wrong for not having AC but how about those portable one (its inexpensive now that lots are are needed for areas that does not allow ACwindow... you got to check it out(better than moving to another town). Can't wait to see you new blog. So why Wordpress? Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We will follow you forever!!! It's hot here too...really hot! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Wyatt said...

Thanks for the heads up about your blog move! We will follow you over....stay cool!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

With treats like that, I'll follow!


Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

We didn't have ac in our house in San Diego either - typically not needed. Except for now - thankfully we moved and DO have it...and a yard...and patio cover! All a must with pups. A pool would be nice though!!!

Prinnie, Digby and Atka

Serendipity said...

Happy house hunting! It would be nice to have a yard. I've got your new site.

Teddy Bear said...

We will be following to your new site.:) A nice big yard for all your pups to run around in sounds nice.:)

Teddy Bear

Mango said...

No AC? Oh the horror. The frozen foodables help, right? I have your new bloggy in my reader, ready to go.


Dennis the Vizsla said...

It has been toasty warm lately -- we're three miles from the coast and it's still been 85 degrees the last several days!

Daisy Dog said...

We will follow of course! I like wordpress much better and made the switch a while ago. yes it has been soooo hot! I live up near Pasadena, and it was upper 90's to 100 this past weekend. YUCK! I couldn't even muster up a walk in the early am with the humidity!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

That's a great idea for keeping cool, I may have to steal it this summer.

And I definitely won't miss the move!!

Peppy Sheppys said...

Blog AND house moving. You are BUSY. We didn't have central air until last year--whew! Good luck finding a great place.

Sheps w/Pep and Otis the Potus

ps. DWB stopped updating last year when the people who founded it lost their dog to heart failure and it was too hard for them to work on. They will prolly start accepting new members later this year.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you don't have to worry abouts me. I'm pretty good at following peoples. Specially if they have treats. Do you have treats?

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. I sure do hopes you find a place with A/C. It's DEE-vine!

ingrid said...

booo - I'm not good with wordpress. Can't seem to follow/connect properly with my friends who are using that. It all has to go through email, which I delete, then forget later (when I'm ready) to visit their sites. ugh.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

White Dog's mom here: The Opera, Tales of Hoffman, by Offenbach, was great in that it is not often performed, has an interesting story behind it...but it is long...3-1/2 hrs. Next Sat. the Santa Fe Opera is doing a world premier, The Love Letter...if you get the chance, please make time and go see an Opera this season. SFOpera is especially wonderful because it is open air backed by the mountains. The performance strikes its first musical notes at the last flame of sunset (9pm).

Ruby and Penny said...

Stay cool.
Love Ruby & Penny

Life With Dogs said...

Like I'm going to lose track of you either way! :)

Wordpress is killer - I hope the move is easy - that import blog button is the best invention ever...

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

WE will make the change to your blog, don't worry!