Month: March 2015

The day of rest!

“Can’t Get out of bed!
SEND HELP or waffles 
Just send waffles!”
-Leslie Knope (Parks & Recreation)

Happy Sunday! The sun is shining and the birds are chirping outside my window, and I have yet to get out of bed! Nate ventured off the the grocery store in search of waffle mix and Basil, Sebastian, Willow, and I are still snuggled up in the sheets. I foresee the rest of this beautiful day being filled with waffles, more Philly trip planning, and Doctor Who on Netflix.

Are you doing anything exciting today? Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend… We will! Xoxo

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

First Class, Boston Terrier Style!

This last weekend we checked out a pet store in York, SC called Dogma & Fetch. It was kick ass! Two stories of everything dog related. From dog collars to dog decor, they had everything… Literally everything! Little rooms of different treats, beds, clothes, and dog hygiene supples as far as the eye could see.

Basil couldn’t get enough of the place. The forks working there were so nice and didn’t mind my dogs overly enthusiastic hello. We picked up a few things including an awesome bone-rug combo toy, (Basil’s new favorite) a cold weather sweater that we are going to save for next winter, and this classy first class Boston terrier luggage tag.

I firmly believe that this is the cutest luggage tag I’ve ever seen. This will be on my luggage on all our upcoming trips and can’t wait to show it off at Blogpaws.

We will for sure be back to Dogma & Fetch next time we are around York, SC. Check out their site here!

Our Philly trip is coming up! We can’t wait! Wishing & hoping for nice weather!

Hope you are having an awesome Wednesday. Just remember, its almost Friday! Xoxo

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

It was a Boston take over…

Seriously, Frazier park was taken over today by a ton of crazy Boston Terriers. The sun was shining and the dogs were out. Basil had an amazing time and loved seeing all of his friends. We can’t wait until our next Boston terrier meet-up.

If you are in the Charlotte area and are in need of a good dog park check out Frazier Park. Large, clean, small dog area, and large dog area.

Frazier Park
1201 W 4th street ext
Charlotte, NC 28202

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil


Black & White Sunday Funday!

This been a lazy Sunday morning. We woke up late and have been working on our Philadelphia trip itinerary. I love days like this and I think Basil does too!

Later we are headed out for a Boston terrier meet-up so Basil can we with his brethren. I’ll post those silly photos tonight. How has your weekend been? Do anything fun with your pets? Let me know!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Historic South End Craft Beer Crawl

This last Saturday was the Charlotte south end craft beer crawl. 8 breweries and bottle shops hosted craft beer lovers and a boozehound or two for sampling and an all around good time. The crawl started at 11am at The Unknowing Brewing Co. and ending at 9pm at The Common market.

We hoped in at about 1pm and our first stop was The Beer Growler. A great little “growler spot with tasting privileges” (As overheard from one of the employees.) with a food truck outside, gyros! Yum! The place was small but comfortable and the staff for knowledgable and kind. Nate, Basil, and I were a little overwhelmed by the amount of choses and in the end just told the bartender what we liked and she put together a flight for us. We enjoyed out stout flight and made new friends.

Our next stop was Sycamore brewing company where we enjoyed more beer and more good conversation and people watching. Basil got a lot of attention and sat in a lot of new laps!

After that we hit up Lenny Boy, Good Bottle, and Triple C Brewing before calling it a day. We had so much fun. Drank a lot of good North Carolina beer and met a lot of like-minded, craft beer loving people.

Thanks Historic South End Charlotte for putting together this awesome dog friendly event. Also thanks to all the breweries and bottle shops for hosting and supporting North Carolina brews. It was a blast!

Our next trip is coming up fast. In a couple of weeks we will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! We have a lot of fun stuff planed but would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Let me know!!

Hope everyone is having a great Saint Paddy’s day! Remember to drink responsibly and if you do drink please don’t drive… your pets need you!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Upcoming Events — Spring!!

Events with Basil

Hello friends! Here are a few events Basil will be attending and a few events that we won’t be able to make, but are still a rocking good time. We would love to see you and your pups there!

South End Craft Beer Crawl 
March 14th 11am – 9pm Free
Starting at Unknown Brewing Company
Come hop on the free trolley and explore 8 craft breweries and shops around southend Charlotte. We went last year and had a blast! Meet a lot of awesome people and chill dogs.
Don’t forget to wear your green! St. Paddy’s day is on Tuesday!

Bark for Life Gastonia
March 21st 9am – 12pm $20
Sims Park/ Gastonia Grizzles Ballpark
A 1 mile doggy walk as well as games, food, and prizes!
Register at here!

South End Hops Festival
May 16th 1pm – 6pm $35/$50 VIP
Craft beer, live music, food trucks, and corn hole… do I need to say more?!
Super fun!

Charlotte Pet Expo
May 30th 10am – 6pm Free
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
Come check out local pet vendors, get free swag, meet new dog/people friends!

These are only a few great events that are happening this spring in Charlotte. If you know of any other please let me know in the comments and I’ll add them to this list.

To find dog friendly events in your area back sure to check out

What are you doing for St. Paddy’s day? Show me your pets in their Saint Patrick’s day green!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil


Say what?! Finalist for Best Pet Blog Photo!

“You like me, you really like me!” -Sally Fields (Oscars 1984)BST-PETBLOG-PHOTO-n2n2015-FINALISTbadge

I am beyond words to express how excited we are to be a finalist at the Nose-to-Nose awards again this year! I feel like Sally Fields at the 1984 Oscars; crying and spouting gibberish. And if by chance we do win this year I will probably be completely ridiculous!

 This year we are up for Best Pet Blog Photo for Basil discovers the joy of mudI personally love these photos and I’m so happy they were nominated.

Basil discovers mud

I share this category with these 3 other awesome blogs. Make sure to go check them out!

The Nose-to-Nose awards are held every year at the BlogPaws blogging conference. This year the conference is taking place in the country music capital, Nashville, TN. In 84 short days (We are hoping they are short because we really can’t wait!) Nashville will be over taken with dog/cat/ferret/bird/hippo bloggers and their pets. (Hopefully no hippos!) Along with the awards show the weekend will be packed full of classes, lectures, and socials so bloggers from all over the world can meet & mingle.

Last year was our first BlogPaws conference and it was such a blast. In honor of BlogPaws and throwback Thursday here is a photo of us on the red carpet from last years Nose-to-Nose awards. blogPaws 2014

Now I need to amp up my bow tie making game. This year I am thinking maybe matching bow ties for all of us? We’ll have to wait and see!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Thursday. Have any awesome weekend plans?

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Life Lessons from Basil Part 1

You can learn a lot from your dog. Sometimes all you need to do is pay attention.
Today at the dog park Basil showed me that anything is possible.
After a good 45 minutes of running balls-to-the-wall with all his new puppy friends it was time to find the watering hole. Well, we were in the large dog area so the only water dishes were 5 gallon buckets. Knowing that these buckets are almost taller than my Boston terrier I went off in search of a Basil sized dish. I turned my back for a moment and when I got back I was amazed.
Basil had climbed up the side of the bucket to make himself tall enough to reach the water. I was pretty astonished! He saw what he wanted and he made it happen.

Sometimes I need to take a clue from my fur baby and try a little harder. It’s funny how life is.
Thanks Basil for being cute and amazing!


Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil