Sunday, 19 August 2012

Seaside visit to Brighton

Last weekend, Sam and I arranged a day trip to Brighton since it was the first bit of proper summer weather we had. Emily and Dan joined us, and of course Eggs came along for his first trip to the Sea.
 It was the perfect day for it, a nice light breeze, sun not to hot. Friends, and did I mention the beach! Being a West Coast girl from Canada, I instantly feel at home near the water. Everything is in place and just gorgeous! 
I had been to Brighton once before, a few years ago that trip wasn't great. This visit made up for that a billion times over. I had such a great day, it was nice to watch Eggs explore new places. He was a bit shocked at the big waves and took a tumble, but soon we had a hyper Frenchie doing laps around us! 
Sam and I have decided we need to make the trip to Brighton more often, I can't wait to explore the city more.

*Photos by Sam / Last two snaps of Eggs on my Instagram.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Roid Week

As Roid Week comes to an end, Sam and I decided to pull some of our favourite's from the past year. It makes me smile that we have Instaxs from all our vacations, and all our adventures!
Last year Sam flew back to the UK a week before me, leaving me with the in charge of the final Vancouver Instax. In typical west cost style me and my sister enjoyed some vodka and soda pop on the beach.
Another from the Vancouver trip, a lot of bike riding took place down 4th and around Kits.
This is from the April monthly project that Sam and I have done for the past year. I usually complain during these - but I loved mucking about and jumping in puddles.
 The view of downtown NYC from the Empire State. I snapped Uptown on here.

 The one thing I had to do during our trip to NYC, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge! I did it, and documented it of course.

 Probably the most moving and emotional place I have been to, the 9/11 Memorial Pools at ground zero.
Little mans first debut to our instax wall - he was just over 3 months. I remember feeling bad that he hadn't had one sooner!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

London French Bulldog Meet

I have been waiting to the Eggs to a Frenchie Meet since the day we got him. Once the time came I took the first Sunday off work I could and arranged to take Tiny Eggs into London! He looked so proud to be on a train, and of course was loving the attention people gave him on our way into London.
This lined up perfectly with a visit with a friend from Vancouver, so she came along and loved up all the puppies with us! It was such a gorgeous day, this was actually the best weekend we have had in a few weeks time, so naturally we arranged as many things as we could for the weekend including a trip to Brighton.
The event says there was 78 owners (many had two Frenchies some even three). I was so over whelmed I didn't know what to think it was amazing! Sam and I went to our first meet up back in November after we learned about the breed, being able to take our own was so much more fun. Its a strange world to be apart of, Eggs is from champion title parents so naturally he is of show quality although he is just a 'pet' and my baby. I have to get use to the opinions of other owners who see the breed as just a breed, and even a money making business.
Eggs is now 9.5kg at just over 5 months old, I would think that is about average - hes a growing boy! He definitely takes after his parents and I couldn't be any more proud of him. He loves puppies - girls in particular, he met Brompton a 13 week old lady who he loved to wrestle. It makes me want to get him a little sister so badly! I am going to try and wait until his wonderful breeder has another litter in 2014.
I was shocked and slightly scared when a few teeny tiny puppies showed up - I thought they were around 13 weeks old, experiencing their first real world adventures. Nope! They were all the same age as my Eggs, my Tiny Eggs!!! How!? What, I have a Dinosaur on my hands.
This was a first for Eggs seeing all the Frenchies, a first for being on the train and a first for being in London. He did so well tagging along on our busy weekend, he keeps on amazing at how well he fits in to our life.
*Photos by Sam.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Eggs Benedict - 5 months

So Little Man is 5 months old! I say it every week on his blog and daily but seriously where has the time gone! He still seems so small and innocent but at the same time not.. it's really hard to believe just how much hes grown in the 3 months we have had him!
He has now lost all of his baby milk teeth and it seems immediately the adult pair are coming through. He has surprised me at just how clever and how much information he takes in, I trained him to sit, ring a bell to be let outside, lay down, paw, and Sam taught him speak. Each trick took no more then a few days!
Doing what he is told isn't always what he wants to do, when we are on our walks at the park if he is playing with another dog he wont come back until he is ready, or tired. That is the only thing I'd say he needs to work on, he has also gotten so much better during the night.
Since Sam and I naturally wake up early Eggs has adapted and wakes up early, he use to wake at 3:30am - then at 4, he now wakes around 5am for the toilet then a quick snuggle before we start our day anywhere from 5:30-6:30. Occasionally me and Eggs are left in bed and have snuggles until I need to get up, those are the days I'd rather just stay snuggled with him. Ahh I love this little guy if you haven't noticed.

PS* Sam took the wonderful grownup shot of Eggs, while the grids were made using pictures from both of our Instagrams (Hannshrose, Yoursamrevel)