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Thanksgiving Dinner Fit For a Bichon Frise

March 31st was Max’s 15th birthday, and to celebrate, we cooked his favorite meal — a full Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Despite the plethora of nature reserves, it is surprisingly difficult to find a fresh or frozen turkey in Northern California in March....
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Top 5 Moments From Our Trip to Ashland, Oregon

Once we passed the tornado in Northern California, the rest of the drive to Ashland, Oregon was pretty much smooth sailing. I love exploring new places, and part of the fun of being new to the West Coast is that everything is new. When I travel to a new place, I like to experience that...
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California Bichons: Dog Friendly V. Sattui Winery in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is about an hour drive from our house, making it a perfect destination for a weekend day trip. Our favorite spot for a wine country picnic is V. Sattui Winery. Not only do they have beautiful picnic grounds, an impressive deli, and BBQ on the weekends, but also they are very friendly towards...
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California Bichons: Point Reyes Station

A couple weeks ago, Amy and I left the dogs at home on a Friday afternoon and headed north to Point Reyes Station. Point Reyes Station is a small town located a short distance from Point Reyes National Seashore, a beautiful National park which we visited a few months ago. Point Reyes National Seashore was where...
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California Bichons: San Francisco Cable Cars

After an afternoon connecting with nature in Muir Woods and appreciating the natural beauty of the Redwoods, on Thursday, Tom and I decided to embrace our inner tourist and head straight for Fisherman’s Wharf. This neighborhood is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the City. Home to everything from Ghiradelli Square to Cable...
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California Bichons: Jelly Beans With Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan and I have the same taste in jelly beans. The average jelly bean takes 20+ days to make. These were just some of the many exciting things we learned yesterday on our visit to the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, CA. For most people, Jelly Belly’s factory/world headquarters probably isn’t on the list...
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How To Beat the Heat With Bichons (Take Them For Fro Yo Of Course)

This week, Max and Jack are staying with the Morgan grandparents in Towson while Tom and I are in Chicago. We never have to wonder what the dogs are up to; my parents are diligent about sending photos, most often of the dogs lying around the house. On occasion, however, they decide to take the...
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Cats, Cooking, and Color Palettes

On Friday night, Tom and I had dinner at our good friends Judy and Nathaniel’s “new” apartment. I put the new in quotation marks because they’ve been living there for at least 6 months, but every time they have a party or invite us over, we turn out to be busy. So, Friday night was...
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Flemington, NJ: Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

Dear Human Readers, As my last “weblog” post received a fair amount of attention here and on The Facebook, my human owners have asked me to write another one. Last weekend, following my direct orders, my humans put me and Jack in a car and took us to a bichon party¬†in Whippany, NJ. Personally, as...
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Yappy Hour at the Colonnade Baltimore

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with my Bichon Frises – Max and Jack. I am always looking for ways to include my dogs (“I can’t bring my dogs to your bridal shower? How rude!) and consider an evening curled up on the couch with my husband, dogs, and a good book...
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