Why Dogs and Food?
It's simple. Write about what you love. And what is better than dogs and food? If you are anything like me - and millions of other people - you will relate to and understand the unwavering love I have for my dogs and my passion for cooking - and eating - great food. I hope you will enjoy reading about my day to day experiences with good food and a couple of very special dogs.
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
It was the most perfect day in San Francisco! Bright, blue skies and sunshine with a warm breeze....Summer in San Francisco begins in the Fall! WOW!
We headed out in the Jeep with the boys in tow, plenty of water and plastic bags. We drove south on the 101, over the Golden Gate Bridge and headed towards The Presidio. We wanted to check out Baker Beach so we found our way to Gibson Road. It was packed with tourists and locals; anyone and everyone who was out enjoying this spectacular afternoon in the city by the bay. We drove around and around but could not find parking. Bummer.
Then Brian decided to head over to Crissy Field to see if we could find a place to take the boys for some fun. We drove past all the old military barracks (they are so cool - many of which have been restored into apartments and office space) and lo and behold, we found a perfect parking spot right across the street from Crissy Field, a restored grass aircraft runway and now a Golden Gate National Park.
What a breathtaking spot! We crossed the street with Walter and Henry on a leash and once we stepped foot on the grassy park, we let them run! .
|The boys get to romp off leash|
Soon, like magnets to to metal, Henry and Walter dashed down to the beach. Henry was in the water in a flash with Walter right behind him. This place was too good to be true! Views, views everywhere! We looked up to see the Golden Gate bridge, suspended above us in all its stunning glory....we looked ahead and had a bird's eye view of Alcatraz and Angel Island floating in the bay and turned around to the right where we had a full snapshot of the San Francisco skyline. You can't get much better than that. Where else can you be on the beach with all these incredible views? Not anywhere I have ever been! And all the while, the boys are romping on shoreline, swimming in the tide and having the time of their lives!
|The boys having a blast on the beach|
|Walty follows Henry into the bay|
What a joy it is to live in this magical place.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Today is Pit Bull Awareness Day.
These poor, lovely souls are so misunderstood. So many people think that all pit bulls are mean and aggressive and unadoptable. But these people are mistaken. These dogs need love and caring just like any other dog and will give love back a million times over if just given the chance. They seem to be the number one abandoned dog and there are many bad owners out there that train their pit bulls to fight and abuse and then abandon them in droves. It is a tragedy.
I have a dear friend who has rescued two delightful pit bulls found wandering the streets of L.A. with no home and no loving family to care for them. You can read about their stories on My Life with Tommy. Tommy was the first pittie that warmed his way into Susan's heart. Then came Louise. Unfortunately, Tommy and Louise are not a match made in heaven and so Susan finds herself having to make a difficult choice. She also has two cats that need her attention. Alas, she has to put Louise up for adoption. After all, Tommy was there first.
I am posting a photo of the beautiful and loving Louise. You can read and see more about her on Susan's blog My Life with Tommy. If you know of anyone who would like to have this expressive, well-behaved little pittie as a part of their family, please, please let Susan know.......she wants to find a great forever home for this lovely girl.
Just look at her!
We must give these misunderstood pups a chance at a great life!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
|Guaymas by the Bay|
|Lovely patio setting|
|Our view of the Ferry Pier and Angel Island|
|Aren't they beautiful?|
|Lovely Enchiladas de Pollo|
|Happy Birthday to me!|
Friday, October 07, 2011
|The Buckeye Roadhouse in Marin County|
Now for some clarity on the title of this post: “A Room with a View”. The Buckeye Roadhouse doesn’t provide the views you might expect. I think most folks would agree that one dines at the Buckeye Roadhouse for the food, the ambiance and the wonderfully friendly service - and not necessarily the view.
Where is Michael Jordan when you need him?!