Cheese & the Hot Dog!

I woke up today and for a split second I genuinely thought it was Saturday.  Isn't that the worst ever?!  I also woke up in a fog like I have been most of this week...not so fun.  But the weekend is nearly here and I'm hoping for lots of time to veg with Antoine.

Since it's Friday and I have a knack for sharing gifs on Friday I thought I'd post this little gem; Cheese gingerly eating a hot dog!  See, when we went over to my sister house to grill out and relax in her newly finished backyard/patio-area Antoine had the brilliant idea to bring along the lone hot dog in our fridge for Cheesy.  You know, as a special, holiday treat!  After the humans ate their dinner, Antoine threw the hot dog on the grill for a minute or two and then I got my camera ready.  I expected Cheese to flip out, but he was ever so gentle and polite about receiving this delicious, July 4th snack....
What can I say, he's a class act!

I hope you Friday (and mine) goes by quickly and you have a wonderful weekend!


4th of July Backyard Fun with Cheese

After our long walk in French Park on the 4th of July Antoine and I ran some errands and then headed over to my sister's house to relax for the evening.  My sister and brother-in-law were out of town for the weekend and we were supposed to feed their cats that night so we decided to take advantage of their newly finished patio and grill up some dinner while we were there.  Hijacking your backyard is what family is all about, right?  Anyway, we decided to bring Cheese along since our backyard isn't fenced in so he doesn't really have the opportunity to run around unleashed unless he's at the dog park.  And we also obviously brought his beloved ball to keep him company.  He loves that thing!  And I brought along my camera, because obviously it's been too long since I dedicated an entire post to Cheese.  Prepare yourself for some cuteness...
Playing fetch is awesome!
Except when mom won't give you the ball!
Not surprising, but after a while he usually gets tired and gives up.  
Basset hounds need to relax too!  But once they get their second wind, they're back at it...
That face!
Antoine snapped this photo of me and Cheesy and I'm in love with it!  I usually hate having my picture taken, but I had had a couple drinks and look at him posing like a little angel.  So cute!

That was our 4th of July; a nice long walk in French Park, running errands, and some fun with Cheese in my sis' backyard.  It was laid back and relaxing, just the way we like it.  I have some more photos to share from that weekend, but I'll probably save those for next weekend.  Until next time...



We all know how crazy I am about flowers.  Obsessive is probably the best way to describe me when there are flowers around and I have a camera in my hands.  The only thing that's with bees buzzing around them.  I don't know what I find so interesting about it, but bees collecting pollen/nectar is just so mesmerizing to me!  Maybe it's that they are busily doing their job and barely noticing that there's a large camera shoved in their little bee faces?  They're so intent on collecting that pollen or nectar, so focused on the task, that they aren't scary anymore.  When a bee is just buzzing around, especially around my head, I find them terrifying.  I am constantly worried of getting stung.  But when a bee is busy at work all my fears melt away because I really seem to be the last thing on their mind.  It's kind of awesome.  So, here, a photo dump of flowers and bees...

I have more July 4th photos to share, probably this week, but I also took a bunch of photos this weekend that I'm really looking forward to sharing soon.  Until then, have a great day!


A Walk on the Fourth

Let's rewind for a bit and go back to July 4th weekend.  I took a bunch of photos that weekend, but of course I was too busy editing and sharing Hawaii photos to think about them, until now!  Our fourth of July weekend was very laid back, mainly because my back was still bothering me.  But I was also getting antsy from spending most of my evenings resting indoors so I was dying to get out of the house and do something.  Antoine and I decided to go to French Park and take a long, slow walk with Cheese...
I really don't know who likes French Park more, us or Cheese!  It's such a great park.

I love when Cheese gets a burst of energy and goes nuts!  It's so much fun to watch him run around!
Haha, this just makes me smile!
And just like that, the energy is gone!
After his running spree Cheese proceeded to pull Antoine over into the shade of a tree and plop down for a while.  Poor guy!

I'm not going to go on and on about how much I love this place, because that's already a widely known fact in these parts.  But there's just something about a walk in the woods when you've been laid up in the house for a couple weeks that brings you back to life...even if it does leave you a little sore in the end.  I have some more French Park photos and July 4th weekend photos to share next weekend.  Until then, happy Friday and have a great weekend!