Oliver and Snow Show Off Their Sporty Haircuts

August 31, 2012

Oliver poses in front of a vintage Chevy, while Snow shows off her bandanna (I put it back on her for the photo, as I had removed it when I saw she kept wearing it like a toga).

Oliver with bandanna in front of vintage Chevy:

Snow with bandanna:

Fiona looks sleepy:



Oliver and Snow Get Rockstar Top Dog Grooming at PetSmart!

August 30, 2012

Oliver and Snow get Rockstar Top Dog Grooming - a bath, nails trimmed, teeth brushed, a summer haircut, and a Brett Michaels bandanna! Fiona enjoyed a few hours hanging out at Grandma's being (temporarily) an only grandchild/child.

Rockstar Top Dog Oliver:

Rockstar Top Dog Snow:

Fiona with her regular hair:



Another Morning Walk with Oliver, Snow and Fiona!

August 29, 2012

Oliver stands in front of a topiary sailboat, while Snow and Fiona look sleepy on the walk back.

Oliver in front of topiary sailboat:

Snow and Fiona look sleepy:




Early Morning Walk with Oliver, Snow and Fiona!

August 28, 2012

Early morning walk while laundry was running and before breakfast of freshly boiled organic free-range chicken!

Oliver in front of vintage Citroen:

Snow looking sleepy:

Fiona also looking a bit sleepy:




Lots of Walks, Dinner of Organic Chicken, and Oliver Attends PetSmart Training!

August 27, 2012

The pups enjoyed lots of walks, a dinner of organic chicken, and then the girls plotted/schemed while Oliver attended class at PetSmart.

Fiona and Snow plot against Oliver:

Oliver goes to school:



Early Morning for Oliver, Snow and Fiona!

August 26, 2012

Today was the Surf Town Duathlon, so we awakened at 3am rather than our usual 4am. Snow and Fiona were wide awake as I had my coffee, while Oliver went back to sleep.

Fiona and Snow awake at 3am, guarding my bike:

Oliver goes back to sleep:



Snow Visits the Surf Town Duathlon at RoadRunner Sports, and Oliver, Snow and Fiona Take a Ride in the Kayak

August 25, 2012

After everyone enjoyed a long walk and organic chicken for breakfast, Snow and I picked up my Surf Town Duathlon race packet at RoadRunner Sports.

Snow picks up my Surf Town Duathlon race packet at RoadRunner Sports:

Oliver, Snow and Fiona each go for a paddle in the kayak:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Take a Bath - in the Van!

August 24, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed a nice warm bath in the van. Everyone came out clean and sparkly!.

Bathtime!




Oliver Plays Dead While Snow and Fiona Play Watchdog

August 23, 2012

Oliver's favorite trick is to play dead upon exiting the salon - but he's not very convincing as his little tail wags like crazy! Snow and Fiona's favorite hobby is to look out the salon windows and bark at everyone.

Oliver plays dead:

Snow and Fiona check out what's happening in the neighborhood:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Organic Chicken (again) for Breakfast!

August 22, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona love their organic, free-range vegetarian-fed chicken.

Oliver, Fiona and Snow check out breakfast:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy a Bedtime Story

August 21, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed lots of walking and ended their day with a bedtime story.

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoy a bedtime story:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy a Morning Walk, and Oliver Attends PetSmart Training

August 20, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed a long walk together, and then each got to have "solo" time: Snow took an evening run, Fiona went to the vet for a recheck, and Oliver attended PetSmart training.

Enjoying an early morning walk together:

Oliver at PetSmart before class:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Organic Chicken for Breakfast!

August 19, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed organic chicken for breakfast - delicious!

Patiently waiting for breakfast to be served:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Go to the Playground

August 18, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed an early morning walk to the playground. Snow didn't want to leave and refused to climb off the jungle gym!

Heading to the playground:

At the playground:






Oliver, Snow and Fiona Stay Cool and Enjoy a Laugh

August 17, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed a morning walk followed by a relaxing afternoon on the boat. Snow parked herself in front of one of the fans, while Oliver and Fiona shared a laugh as they relaxed in the salon.

Snow stays cool:

Oliver and Fiona share a laugh:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy a Sunset Walk

August 16, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed lots of short walks throughout the warm day, and especially enjoyed their evening walk when the temperature cooled down.

Oliver:

Snow:

Fiona:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Stay Cool

August 15, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona relax after their morning walk. The boat stays cool with two fans running and lots of ventilation. Maybe it's *too cool* as Snow and Fiona are snuggling on the blanket on the sofa, despite the heat!

Fiona and Snow snuggle on the sofa:

Oliver continues to stay cool on the bamboo floor, while the girls relax on the sofa:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Relax on the Boat after a Nice Walk and Breakfast of Organic Chicken

August 14, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona relax after a nice walk and a breakfast of organic chicken. Snow enjoys watching from her observation post all the activity at the marina. Funny to watch her jump down to the sofa when one of us is in her way. She always jumps down next to or beyond one of the dogs, but always jumps right on top of my if I'm napping there!

Snow tries to figure out how to jump around Fiona (by landing on me):

Oliver stays cool on the bamboo floor:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Play in Grandma's Yard

August 13, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed playing in Grandma's yard and practicing their lessons.

Oliver sits on the porch, waiting for breakfast to be served:


Fiona and Snow hang out together:

After we return to the boat, Fiona naps in my toolbag:



Oliver, Fiona and Snow Start their Day at 3am

August 12, 2012

Oliver, Fiona and Snow took their morning walk at 3am as it was a race day for me. Fiona and Snow were ready to go, but I had to wake up sleepy Oliver.

Sleeping Oliver and ready-to-go Fiona and Snow:


Oliver slept the entire night fully stretched out, lying on his back:



Oliver, Fiona and Snow Visit the Great Blue Heron

August 11, 2012

The Great Blue Heron landed on the dock near us. Oliver and Fiona didn't appear to notice it on our walk back to the boat, but Snow did. Snow didn't bark at it, but she did stare it down and it eventually flew back to its nearby home.

Great Blue Heron:


Fiona ignores the Great Blue Heron:

Snow sees the Great Blue Heron:


Oliver ignores the Great Blue Heron:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Keep Cool on a Warm Day

August 10, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona keep cool by relaxing on the bamboo and vinyl flooring, next to the fans!

Fiona and Oliver relax downstairs in the the galley:

Snow relaxes upstairs in the salon:

Everyone heads upstairs to the salon to hang out together:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Organic Free-Range Chicken for Breakfast

August 09, 2012

After a nice morning walk, Oliver, Snow and Fiona wait patiently for their organic chicken breakfast. Oliver especially enjoyed drinking the cooled-down chicken broth after breakfast!

Waiting patiently for their organic chicken:


Oliver enjoys chicken broth right out of the pot:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Go Kayaking!

August 08, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona each took a turn in the kayak. Snow is a kayaking veteran, so she's easy to load in/out and likes to help with the paddling (by sitting still and enjoying the scenery). Oliver is still a bit apprehensive in getting in/out, so I end up lifting him…and he's a big kid! He loves modeling his life jacket, and acts like the dock is a modeling runway. He enjoys kayaking, but always looks like he'd rather be swimming. Fiona is getting more comfortable wearing the lifejacket (she no longer becomes completely immobilized) and only near the end of our ride did she climb into my lap (which makes paddling a bit difficult ;-)

Snow, the kayaking veteran:

Oliver would rather be swimming (that's a spaniel for ya'!):

Fiona becomes more comfortable, but is still trying to figure out the whole kayaking thing:

Fiona enjoys modeling her lifejacket (and realizes she *can* actually walk while wearing it ;-):



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Play in Grandma's Yard

August 07, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona had a blast spending the afternoon playing in their Grandma's yard. Lots of fun barking at all the neighborhood dogs!

Taking a break from barking:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Take Over the Entire Sofa

August 06, 2012

At bedtime last night Oliver, Snow and Fiona took over the entire sofa, with Oliver lying on his back and fully stretched out. There was no room for me to sleep, so I brought out my camping/backpacking mat and slept on the floor. Throughout the night Snow and Fiona took turns sleeping on the floor with me, while Oliver happily parked himself on the sofa for the entire night!

Early morning with Oliver on sofa and Snow on mat:

Early morning with Fiona in dog bed next to sofa (and life jackets ;-)

Fiona hops up on to the sofa to snuggle with Oliver:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Nap Time

August 05, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed a nice morning walk and breakfast that included Natural Balance lamb and brown rice wet food (courtesy of the San Diego Spaniel Rescue). Then it was nap time. Snow and Fiona napped next to each other on the sofa, while Oliver decided he wanted some time away from the girls and napped in one of his favorite spots - the cat bed in the galley.

Fiona and Snow nap together:

Oliver in his cat bed in the galley, away from the girls:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Relax in the Salon

August 04, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona relax in the salon after a nice walk :-) It's rare to get a pic of all three of them without one grooming himself/herself.

Family pic:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Tuna for Breakfast

August 03, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoy tuna for breakfast after their nice, long morning walk. I only have two plates, so Oliver ate his tuna out of the cooking pot :-)

Tuna for breakfast:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Organic Chicken on Deck

August 02, 2012

After a fun day playing in Grandma's yard, Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoy a visit with Missy and dining on organic chicken. Fiona also enjoyed another kayak lesson, just in time before sunset.

Dining on deck:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Chicken Broth after their Morning Walk and Practicing their Lessons

August 01, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona politely take turns enjoying a bowl of chicken broth, after a nice long morning walk (together) and practicing their lessons.

Enjoying chicken broth: