Rotten Showers!

As many of you may know, I hate water! I have the same affinity to baths as I have to being dunked in a tub full of acid. As life goes, my owners love to bathe me once – sometimes TWICE – a week!!!

They find it entertaining. They carry me into the tub while laughing and joking, plop me into the tub, and hose me down.  After I’m soaking wet and freezing they squirt shampoo all over me. By the way haven’t these people ever heard of Johnson & Johnson “no tears” baby shampoo?!?! Vanessa always seems to get suds in my eyes.

Last week they decided it would be funny to conduct a photo shoot of me in the tub…here are some of the pics.

Peek a boo

Peek a boo

My bootie

My bootie

Damn I look good

Damn I look good

Mommy training

I never knew there were two kinds of dogs – the ones you treat like a pet and the ones you treat like your kid.

Doyle is our kid.

So one of the things Mike is teaching me on this new adventure together is how to be a good mom to Doyle. I’ve learned how to read him so I know when he wants to eat, poop, or needs water. I’ve trained myself to put the toilet seat down so Doyle doesn’t drink from the toilet (ewww) and to wipe his paws every time we come in from a poop.

My latest task is to learn how to properly feed him a breath bone. According to the instructions the dog needs to suck on the bone before swallowing it .  Problem #1 – if you’ve ever met Doyle you know that he doesn’t eat; he inhales. Sooo…. if I follow the directions I need to hold out the bone and have Doyle suck on it except when I tried that last time he almost bit my hand off.

So, with a bit of encouragement from Mike here’s my second attempt:

Jar O' Bones

Jar O' Bones

Step 1: Keep Doyle at a distance as you pull the bone from the Jar O' Bones.

Step 1: Keep Doyle at a distance as you pull out the bone from the Jar O' Bones.

Step 2: On the balcony let Doyle chew off his first piece (of the bone, not your finger).

Step 2: On the balcony let Doyle chew off his first piece (of the bone, not your finger).

Step 3: Doyle stars at you with sad puppy eyes and you just give him the rest of the bone.

Step 3: Doyle stares at you with sad puppy eyes and you just give him the rest of the bone.

Third time’s a charm?

The most amazing bridesmaid dress…ever!

One of the most exciting parts of the wedding planning process is choosing a dress for your bridesmaids. This item is such a key piece of the wedding as it helps to pull together the complete look and tone of the wedding.  A long traditional dress suggests that your wedding is formal, while a short dress usually indicates a day wedding,

Mike and I are breaking a few rules by selecting the dress we’ve chosen. Our wedding is in the late-Fall, in the evening, and formal; however, because our location is in South Beach we’ve decided to go a little more chic and sexy with our bridesmaid’s dress.

Check it out and let us know what you think:

Love by Enzoani

Love by Enzoani

Florist Booked!

A few weeks ago my parents and I met with my sister’s florist. This company was actually setting up at The National the last time we stopped by so it made me comfortable that they had experience with the space. We met with Eduardo from Petunia one day after work and from the start he was great – a shot of cuban coffee, a slice of pound cake, sample books galore, and LOTS of great ideas.

Eduardo basically put all of the visual pieces of our wedding together. Not only did we talk flowers, but lighting, chargers, napkins, dance floors, etc. He was really amazing and completely sold us on his recommendations!

Here’s a quick taste of some of the flowers we will have at the wedding.

White Gerberas with black centers

White Gerberas with black centers

Very delicate and feminine tiny flowers

Very delicate and feminine tiny flowers