happy birthday, Jimmy!

Hi, everybody! I wanted to start writing here again; I miss it so much. I said I was gonna start writing at the beginning of the year, but bam, it’s now mid February already!

Anyway, what better way to make a come back on my little corner of the internet than to show you the celebration we did for my dog’s 6th birthday. We love Jimmy so much. He was a bit crazy the first years, but now he’s more calm and is so friendly. We put up decorations, got him a cake, and sang him happy birthday.

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I think his favorite part was jumping to reach the balloons we hung from the tree– especially that red one!

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We got him a cake from a local barkery, June Bug’s Barkery (get it? dog bakery, but they bark so bark-ery, hah!)

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We tried to snap a photo of him next to his cake, but he went in for a bite before my sister could even put it down! At least he liked it!

If you didn’t know, I have a lot of dogs (six, to be exact), and I tend to foster some for a wonderful organization, pets alive laredo. My dogs were guests at Jimmy’s paw-ty, so I decided to photograph them too.

Meet: Cake the mini poodle, Angie the chihuahua, Tallulah the chi-weenie, Max the pug, and Franklin the french bulldog.

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I just adopted Franklin last month. He’s 5, kinda blindy, and so chunky. I got to take this photo of him eating his cake. It was so funny! His crooked teeth and a big piece of cake!

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I hope you enjoyed this post. I loved that my family is as crazy as me about animals and went along with his party.

I promise to keep uploading more posts. I already have some in mind! Feel free to follow my blog to keep seeing my four-legged babies and my adventures (that aren’t all that adventurous, haha). I’m also going to start sharing more about me, since I sometimes feel I just started this blog, but people from the internet who aren’t close to me don’t really know who I am. Also, a lot of things in my life happened recently, so I wanna talk about those too, briefly.

For now, have a very nice Tuesday!! <3

–diana

primero de septiembre

this september started so well. I know we are in the third day, but so far it has been fun. on the first day, I went to my botany class laboratory in the morning and looked at slides under the microscope – which I love to do. it is probably one of my favorite things to do in school. you get a hands on learning experience and get to see things in a different light. truly magnificent.

at night, david & I got ready and headed to an art gallery downtown that was displaying local photographers’ work. and it featured a photo I took when i went to india back in january. since the airline had lost my luggage, i was forced to take photos with my iphone (and wear the same outfit many many times). I was disappointed that I went to a place I always dreamt of going and not have my camera with me to capture such vibrant colors and amazing people. but, after seeing this photo displayed like that, it made me proud to still get good shots with what I had in hand. and it also made me proud that i survived in another continent with not many things at hand!

here are some photos of our day, which turned out to be pretty random yet perfect.

THE GALLERY

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as beautiful as the gallery was, we honestly felt a little bit out place. it was our first time ever going to an event there (so that itself was a little nerve-wracking), and it was full of fancy people and hipsters of all kinds. not that that is a bad thing, cuz they were all so nice, but it is just weird to be in among a different crowd, y’know? being the new kid in school, the outsider kinda feeling.

THE CONCERT

we only stayed for a bit and then left. we couldn’t decide what to do, but there was a concert in town of a man whose music I LOVE: leon larregui! so we called my friend didi who lived nearby, asked her “what are you doing? do you want to go to a concert right now?” she said yes (without even knowing who’s concert it was) and joined us. friends who agree to going anywhere with you in heartbeat are priceless.

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I still can’t believe I got to see the man who created the music I listen to almost daily. he’s amazing, I swear.

THE FANCY DINNER

then..we got a little hungry and since it was late we just decided to go cheap and eat mcdonald’s. (i know, we’re always eating there! oops!) i made didi pose (more like randomly screaming, “Don’t move!”) for a few shots. I just enjoy photographing other people so much, especially in a candid manner if possible.

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hurray for cameras with wifi that let you take photos with your phone!

THE BEDS WE SLEEP IN

then we went to didi’s apartment, played with her dogs molly & zelda, and slept over.

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THE NEXT DAY

the next day, we went to the gallery again because they were selling local artisanal crafts. this time it was more welcoming and friendly. I bought handmade soap and a crotched donut!! then, we bought wings, went to didi’s place, ate while watching bob’s burgers, and slept over once more.

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two very good days for the beginning of this month.

PHOTOS TAKEN WITH MY CANON EOS 6D, WITH A 50MM F/1.8 LENS. AND WITH MY IPHONE 6S.

did you know I sell handmade dog & cat bow ties on etsy?

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you can visit my shop by clicking

HERE!

there are more items there, with quirky names as listings.

and if you know any pet lovers out there, make sure to show them my shop. you would do me a huge favor!

the money collected will be used for my rescued pets needs only. (i have 20 rescues, can you believe it?? when did that happen!?)

thank you so much for your support! if you’re interested in purchasing one, send me an email and I’ll give you a code to get 15% off :)!

just wanted to quickly stop by and show you my shop since kind of proud of it.

and say to hi. so, hi! hope you’re well! and i hope you had a marvelous weekend!

i will see you very soon..

–diana

nice fall afternoons with Jimmy

the weather is just so amazing right now! as I write this I am sitting on a bench of my university, just taking it all in. this is definitely my favorite season.

lately I’ve been going outside more– you know, to take advantage of this blessing– and going outside means spending time with jimmy, our 3 year old golden retriever. we play fetch and we get dirty in the mud the light rains leave behind. we’re something like phil and lil from the Rugrats:

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jimmy loves it but I end up looking like angelica:

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see:

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dirty feets. some pictures of this day, since jimmy is a cute model (and since I’m kind of practicing my photo skills):

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we’re doing some construction around the house. hence the holes on the ground. jimmy is pretty careful with them. plus he already knows how to take out his ball if it gets stuck in there.

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did I mention that his ball is a star wars death star?! well, now after so much chewing it looks more like an egg star, ha! (get it, cuz it looks like an egg?)

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aw, happy jimmy.

well, this was our day. how was yours? :)

have a happy tuesday!

–diana

oh, by the way, this is the second “nice fall afternoons” post I’ve done. the first one was with napoleón and linda, the guinea pigs. you can check it out here :)

silly photos of a human and a hedgehog

     

I am running late for class (and having a pug, a chihuahua, and a guinea pig next to me doesn’t help to get out of bed), but I wanted to share these pictures of last night with alexander the hedgehog, after david, his brother, and I went to watch The Martian! And yes, you should go watch it!

today I have a long day ahead of me –including dissecting a cat for my anatomy class– but I’ll be ok :) what are your plans this weekend?

have a happy friday!

diana

she just knew.

If you read the post I wrote about being in a hospital, you might remember that I was there accompanying my grandfather.

I wrote that entry on May 29; he passed away June 11.

We were sad. We cried – so much. We still do sometimes, secretly, in moments.

We knew it had to happen, like it does with everyone else in life.

Grandpa – an amazingly strong man – and I were two hours away from our hometown. When the doctors told us it was time to come say our goodbyes, everyone gathered.

I know this might sound strange, but a couple of days before this happened, our Chihuahua, Angie, did not leave my grandmother’s side, not even for a second, not even when my sister called her. She didn’t even leave the room where my grandpa lived for a while in.

It was as if she knew we were sad and that something was about to happen.

I took this photography of her with my grandmother. And seeing it makes me think of those times again.

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I treasure it.

It shows that even these little creatures know more than we know. She really did feel my grandmother’s sadness. And ours.

how we’re dealing with the weather

first off,

happy new year! :)

we hope you had fun over the holidays! did you eat as much as we did? we still kinda are, to be honest.. why is food soo good haha! but, gosh, can you believe that we’re already 10 days into january?? wow!

this year brought with itself really cold weather! (ok, maybe our city doesn’t have it as cold as others do, but still, it is pretty cold for us!) especially when there’s wind. regardless, i still really love this weather. i like going outside and seeing the dark sky and my surroundings as if they had a blue filter on them, and feeling like i need to get wrapped up in a big jacket and snuggle. i also like that i can go in bed and feel the perfect temperature under my comforter. not too hot, not too cold. just right. ahh! so cozy! <3

my pets are still getting used to the cold. they are potty trained to go outside, so whenever they get an urge, they go do their business, and come back running as fast as they can! especially angie, who has to wear two sweaters and sleep under big comforters in order to not shiver. poor thing! jimmy doesn’t seem mind to mind it. he still runs around and takes naps in the concrete. at night though he does go into his cage and sleeps in his blankets. max doesn’t get bothered by the cold either. his rolls keep him warm all day long! except when he goes outside. he doesn’t spend as much time exploring lately, but i don’t blame him. that little nose of his probably freezes. plus, he hates wearing sweaters so that’s not a way to help him keep warm, sadly. cake is the smart one! she’s loves taking naps on the floor, but since it has been super cold lately, she goes into my grandfather’s room to nap there since he always has the heater on. and at night she sleeps in a recliner he has there. she has it all figured out..

napoleon and linda jump from corner to corner of their cage; from floor to their blankets. they always do that so i don’t know if they’re actually cold.. they have a lot of thick hair and seem the same to me.

today, however, i carried napo and wrapped him in a big scarf i was wearing. he loved it! he was so comfortable that i felt bad for putting him down.

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to make up for it, i put my scarf on his bed so he could cuddle with it, since it was still warm from the both of us.

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he melted!!

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i think that means he loved my idea..

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linda figured out how to open her cage and jump from it to the floor and back in. i don’t know how she figured that one out, but she did. she’s always been rebellious though.. her wild can’t-be-tamed spirit :p so i often find her under my bed in a blanket that fell or a pillow that the piggies have now conquered and proclaimed as both theirs.

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how cold is it where you live? what do you and your pets do to keep warm? :)

p.s: did you see we changed our theme? i like it! i hope i don’t miss the other one too much to change it back.. we’ll see!

have a nice day!! :)

say hello to the rest of the gang!

so you already met max, napo, and linda. they, however, are not the only pets we have!

in total we have four dogs: max, jimmy, angie, and fei; one bird; and two guinea pigs!

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first, there’s angie:

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she’s a chihuahua that looves to sleep and be lazy! and yes, the stereotype is true: she is feisty and will bite you and bark nonstop. just feed her chicken or french fries and you’ll be fine! she’ll automatically become your best friend haha

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then, there’s fei, or how i like to call her, cake!

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^ excuse the background mess, but it’s rare when cake sits still and in such a cute position. i had to take a picture! ^

cake is a poodle with a little of chihuahua in her. when we got her she was tiny, tiny, tiny! (even napoleón was bigger than her!) she then grew and got crazy hair

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^ see. what’d i tell you! tiny cake ^

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next up is jimmy, the golden retriever!

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^ this was jimmy as a baby. such a cute puppy model! ^

jimmy is going to be 3 years old on february. we had wanted a golden retriever for the longest time, and when the opportunity presented itself, we did not hesitate. jimmy stays mostly outside. the house is too small for him, but the backyard is perfect for him to run around!

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^ that’s jimmy today, enjoying a nice afternoon with max ^

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like i said, we also have a bird! but he’s my mom’s so we don’t really interact with it. he’s happy though! and sings when he wants to. sadly we never named him. we just refer to him as ‘pájaro.’

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^ aren’t his feathers so cool? almost like a little optical illusion of color. it was hard to get a picture of him since he kept flying around and dancing. happy birdie though! ^

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we also had three little fishies, but sadly they had a little accident:( they are now happily swimming in fishy heaven †

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for now we don’t plan on getting any more pets. we got a full house; we don’t need more haha. my baby sister wants to get a hedgehog, but we’ll see once she’s a little older. there are a lot of pets out there in adoption we would like to bring home, but it’s not that easy. especially with all the other babies we have to take care of. we’ll see in the future. for now, we’re good (: