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.

img_2199 img_2201 img_2178 img_2235

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

img_2210 img_2204 img_2198 img_2197-2img_2177

 

img_2159

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

img_2249 img_2277

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.

img_2136 img_2148 img_2138 img_2149

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!

img_2308

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

photos by my beloved canon 6d + 50mm f/1.8 lens

Advertisements

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 lab 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

IMG_8120 IMG_8126 IMG_8121 IMG_8136 IMG_8127IMG_8118 copy IMG_8124 IMG_8125 IMG_8133 IMG_8137

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.

IMG_0814 IMG_0815 IMG_0818 IMG_0822

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.

IMG_8141 IMG_8154 IMG_8158 IMG_8162 IMG_8163

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

THE BEDS WE SLEPT IN

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

IMG_8177 IMG_8180 IMG_8185 IMG_8194 IMG_8195 IMG_8200IMG_8198

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.

IMG_8206

two very good days for the beginning of this month.

p.s: I took this photos with my trusty Canon 6D + my beloved 50mm f/1.8 lens, and the last photo with my iPhone.

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

IMG_9954 ww IMG_9924 ww IMG_9928 ww IMG_9950 ww IMG_9943 ww

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:

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 11.19.28 AM

jimmy loves it but I end up looking like angelica:

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 11.16.26 AM

see:

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 5.16.11 PM

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

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 5.16.16 PM Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 5.16.25 PM Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 5.16.33 PM Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 5.16.37 PM
Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 5.16.41 PM

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.

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 5.16.51 PMScreen Shot 2015-11-09 at 5.16.44 PM

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?)

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 5.16.57 PM

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