I posted back in September the old photos I found of James when he was three weeks old. I realized today that I never posted his six week photos! James was so tiny – he could be bathed in the kitchen sink! James and all of his Standard Poodle littermates: One puppy wandered off the…
It seems like it has been a long and cold winter. But the days are sunny and the temperatures aren’t quite so cold here in Geneva (we still have our radiators on though). I was excited to see signs of Spring in the park: crocuses and daffodils! We planted a bunch of bulbs in our…
Marseille is definitely one of my favorite cities in France. I’ve been waking up before sunrise to walk James and I just love the view from right outside our apartment’s door: I usually walk James around the grounds of Abbaye Saint-Victor and we look out over Fort Saint-Nicolas and the Mediterranean Sea. And before bed,…
While we were in Ketchum, Idaho, we found a cute dog shop called Thunderpaws. They had so many toys and of course dog food and treats. They also had dog boots! And then we spotted this giant frisbee from Ruffwear. It is a floating foam disc and it is HUGE! And the best part: James…
I am going through old photos and I found these photos of James when he was three weeks old back in May 2010. We don’t know for sure which puppy is James but we have a pretty good guess in some of the photos. Which puppy do you think is James?
I am really enjoying all of the summer flowers. These flowers are planted but other areas in Oregon have beautiful wildflowers all along the road!
When James got sick a few months ago, the support we received online from other Poodle owners and friends was priceless. We even got a card in the mail from a Poodle friend! Thank you Shauna and John for the sweet card. Hugs to you both and Poodle hugs to Oliver, Finch and Gunner!
James used to be a fetch Poodle. He still LOVES fetch, but at 9 years old, he isn’t running quite as far and as fast as he used to. Last summer, we bought him this frisbee when we were in Breckenridge, Colorado. He doesn’t chase the frisbee like a Border Collie. Instead, Chris and I…
We decided to get up in the middle of the night and take some night sky photos. I didn’t bring my big cameras – just my little Canon G7x. Chris brought his 360° camera and he also did some time lapse videos of the sun rising. He might show those off later here on the…
We walked past a veterinarian office in Gouda and noticed a big Poodle decal on the window. We wanted to get a photo of James by the Poodle decal! We later found out from someone on the street that this Poodle belonged to the veterinarian and that Poodle has since passed away. But they have…
One of my favorite artist shops in Florence is La Bottega del Mosaico. I really want to go back to Florence to buy one of these mosaics to hang in our home.
If you were quickly walking past the
I love the streets of Florence. Some are SO small – I realize the FJ would not fit! I love the random fountains, the triangle shaped buildings where two street meet and the people watching!
“Hey James, pose like David!”
I thought James was striking a similar pose to David looking slightly over his left shoulder.
This is the original location of Michelangelo’s David and this is a copy
Since 2018 is the Year of the Dog, Bottega Veneta included dogs in their window display in Florence, Italy! Do you see the Poodles? Well, the Poodles in addition to James?
During our first Spring in Washington, DC, I spotted the Crocus flowers starting to bloom in the park where I walked James and in a lot of flower boxes along the streets of Georgetown. I had never seen
James really likes our big red couch in Florence, Italy!
I was going through old photos on my phone and I spotted this gem! At some point, I had an app on my phone that converts photos to cartoons. I have since deleted the app so I can’t tell you which one
My heart aches for our friend Amanda. Her Standard Poodle Jackson passed away on Friday May 25, 2018.
Back in March, Amanda took Jackson to a neurologist when he had some unexplained leg weakness.
I can’t believe James is 8 years old. He is such a sweet and mellow boy but he also still has his puppy energy when it is time to play fetch!
Here are some formal 8th birthday portraits of James.
I feel like we went from 90Â° Fahrenheit when we left Washington, DC in September to 50Â° Fahrenheit in Austria. We skipped those beautiful 70Â° days and went right into winter. Because of that, I am