Monday, November 30, 2009

The puppies are growing fast

The puppies are three weeks old now, their eyes are open and they are trying to walk. It won't be long until they are running around, I can't wait! I want them to play and chase me around the house. Cocoa gets a little nervous when I'm sniffing them and kissing them.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Introducing the Baby Beans!

The Baby Beans were born last night. All went very well and Cocoa is taking very good care of them and herself.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Howl, Howl, Halloween

Trick or Treat? We prefer the treats!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Update

Mom just reminded me that the last time I updated my blog was the beginning of June! I don't want to lose my faithful readers so I think it's time I give you an update of what has been going on.

Work - Cocoa and I continue to go to work with dad everyday. We really enjoy the routine and seeing all of our friends everyday. We love that they bring us treats and visit us every day. We are lucky dogs.

It has been busy lately with moving stuff in and out. We went to the antique show with mom & dad and grandma & grandpa. It was Cocoa's first time there and I had to work really hard to keep her safe, everyone wanted to pet her and well, I don't really like a lot of strangers.
We ran into this guy at the antique show. I wasn't afraid at all, he did smell kind of funny.

Lots of playing, running, visiting with friends, playing in the pool, helping dad with the landscaping and gardening at home, BBQing, you can see why I haven't had much time to update here. When I have some down time, I like to relax and get some belly rubs.

We did get a new ride for the antique show. We were just too uncomfortable in the crate all day.

Hope you all are enjoying the summer.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sunday at the Beach

Yes, that's me - Big Dog on the Beach. I really wanted to be off the leash but again, mom insists I wear it. Something about running off and getting into trouble . . . . blah, blah, blah. The water was huge. Much bigger than my pool at home. Cocoa didn't like the water and mom had to carry her when we got near it.

Hmmm, if I could just pull this big bag into the very back of the car maybe they won't notice and I can eat all the treats myself.

One of the best parts of the beach was searching for hidden treasure. Dad & I found a few things. I really liked digging in the sand. Dad used a shovel, I just used my paws.
There were lots of people, other dogs and big birds at the beach. Some of the people walked up to see what we were digging for, I had to scare them off by barking at them - get away from our hidden treasures! Cocoa really liked the seagulls, she wanted to chase them and bark at them. She liked the pretty kites too.
Mom & Dad said we were really good dogs (well, except for when I chewed up the kleenex in the car while they were having dinner, but I was really bored) and that we would go back to the beach again.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pool Party!

We have been enjoying the sunny and warm weather by spending lots of time outside playing in our new pool.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I could be Portland's Next Top Dog Model

I just entered to be Portland's Next Top Dog Model. You can see my entry posted in the store at Lexi Dog in The Pearl (on 10th between Flanders & Glisan).

We all know how I love to shop at Lexi Dog, they have the cutest clothes and everyone is so friendly there. So, when we saw their contest for Portland's Top Dog Model 2009, I had to enter. It is also a fundraiser for The Oregon Humane Society so that's a really good cause too.

Be sure to watch Andy Carson live on KPTV 12, early morning Friday June 5th, when the top 10 finalists (10 small dogs and 10 large dogs) will be chosen. I sure hope one of them is me!

The questions were pretty easy and mom printed some photos of me to include with my entry.

Here's how I answered, my answers are in red:

My name is Pinto Bean Sellers , I am 1 years old.

I am a Chihuahua (breed) and I weigh 6 lbs.

To me, a dog's life should be filled with:

hugs and kisses, walks, friends, playtime, treats, belly kisses, naps and shopping at Lexi Dog.

I would describe my personal Style as:

Handsome, rugged, outdoorsy, athletic, a real chick magnet.

My best feature is: If I had to pick only one it would be my personality.

My "motto" about life is: "Aim high!"

I entered the TopDog Model contest because:

My parents are pushing me into modeling and acting.

Why I think I should become Portland's Next Top Dog Model:

I have been featured on

and this is the next logical stop for my career path.
I think I have a pretty good chance. What do you think?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Big News and some new adventures.

I have been super busy lately so I haven't been posting much here on my blog. I do have lots of news to share though.

First of all, the weather has been great! Warm and I am loving it. Some days I only need to wear a light shirt and some days nothing at all.

About a month ago I spent a whole week with G-ma and G-pa while mom & dad went to Hawaii. That was fun. I get to do anything I want and they feed me special foods that I don't get at home. I think they called it ice cream.

G-ma & G-pa bought us a swimming pool for the backyard so hopefully this week we will get to fill it up and play.

Yes, I said us. The BIG NEWS is that my girlfriend Cocoa has come to live with us! Yay! I'm jumping up and down for joy and I'm so happy. She loves to play and we wrestle around all the time now. I have to be careful with her though because she's smaller than me and well, you know, a girl.

She is going to live with us forever and ever and ever. Her other family couldn't take care of her anymore and so they gave her to me (I mean us). We are all really happy about it. Well, except for the cats.

Last weekend mom, dad, Cocoa and I all went for a really long ride in the car. We went to visit some family in Washington. Mostly it was just riding in the car and stopping at different places along the way to rest. The back of the car was set up nice though so we could play and look out the windows. Mostly we sat in mom's lap or sometimes dad's to help him drive. We got lots of treats along the way but we were happy to get home to our backyard.

We have been busy working at the store and watching customers. Our good friends come in every day to visit and bring us treats which we really, really like.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A little nap time with a new favorite blanket.

Yes, I am still here. I've just been taking a little break from the blog. I've been busy with other stuff. I do have some exciting news to share as soon as mom takes some more pictures. I have to have pictures because you won't believe it if you don't see it for yourself!
I discovered this super soft and warm blanket at our new store. I really like to curl up in the chair with it. Sometimes I'll hide under it and then I can still see through the holes so when customers come in I can keep an eye on them without them knowing.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Meet Sammy Joe - and check out his sweater!

I haven't actually met Sammy Joe, but I know I would like him. He is a tough guy just like me. He hikes the Appalachian Trail. What you have to see though is the sweater he has. This is what I need to keep me warm but I can still hear what is going on around me. I have to stay on guard you know.

Sammy Joe's sweater was knitted by my mom's new friend, Laura - aka BirdLuvrKnitter on Ravelry - my mom says you have to be a member to see Laura's info. Laura was nice enough to let us post Sammy Joe's photos here on my blog.

Mom says she is going to make me one of these hoodie sweaters soon, but she will make mine a little longer so it covers all of my back. You all know now I love my hoodies.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I love to go for walks

Dad and I have been walking to work when it isn't raining. I love it. We walk about a mile and a half from our house to our store. I'm tired by the time we get there but I can always sleep during the day. Mom likes it too because then I sleep all night long.
We see lots of birds. Sometimes we see other people that are walking too, I have to keep an eye on them to see what they are doing. I hope we get to walk more soon, but it has been raining lots this week and it is even suppose to snow again tomorrow. Good thing mom is making me another sweater.

Snuggle Time

I have won over most of the cats in the house. This is Batcat and she can be a little unpredictable as mom says. This picture is from a few days ago when we were both snuggled in dad's lap. We slept like this for about 45 minutes and then I wanted to play some more. She makes a funny sound, like an engine softly running, it is very relaxing. I think it's called purring, I like it.
I don't like it when she lays on my toys though. She tries to use them for pillows and I have to sneak up on her and steal them away. Sometimes she hits me and hisses. But they are MY toys. I'm getting better at getting them away from her. I have learned to stay away from her when she is eating, she gets really mad then.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hey, I'm still here!

I haven't posted in awhile because we have all been working lots. I help back and forth between both stores. Entertaining the customers and checking them out to make sure they are okay. Some of them are not. But most of the time people are very nice and yesterday one lady gave me a nice massage. I am hoping she will come back again.

Here are some photos of my latest sweater mom bought me. It has been really cold here and this sweater keeps me warm, it is kind of scratchy though and I get out of it as much as I as can.
I did get a gigantic chew stick last night - I am loving it. I'll have mom take some pictures of me with it so you can see it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Meet my new Pinto Pal - Ricky

I met Ricky today when his mom brought him into our antique store. It was fun meeting him and playing. I hope he comes back to play soon!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

My New Year's wish for everyone . . . Peace. This is my new hoodie that mom bought me yesterday at Lexi Dog, one of my new favorite places to shop.
So, I guess I'm supposed to have a New Year's resolution huh? Well, I want to make more friends, eat more treats and go more places this year. Mom & Dad keep saying it's Happy Neuter Year, I'm not really sure what they mean by that . . . . . . .