Happy Holidays and a merry Christmas!! Blogmas day 25!

Too much fun! Blogmas Day 8!

Happy Travel Tuesday Internet friends! We have been having an amazing time in Texas. The weather is beautiful and we really couldn’t ask for better company.

Basil has been running around the hill country every moment he can.  

More fun to come soon. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram @Basilstravels  for even more crazy Boston terrier in Texas shenanigans!

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

Travel day! Blogmas day 5!

  Today is travel day. The majority of our day was spend in the airport or on a plane. We have successfully landed in Texas and Basil did great. We are going to spend the rest of our day enjoying our family. 
Big thanks to Alaska Airlines for a great flight and welcoming crew. 

More adventures coming tomorrow. 

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Something about last Christmas… Throwback! Blogmas Day 3!

Christmas tree 2014

Christmas tree 2014

Check out these photos of last years Christmas tree. We cut it down at Little Switzerland Fraser Firs in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. If you are in the area and need a beautiful Christmas tree make sure to check them out. Great little family farm in the hills of North Carolina. Also, there is a coupon on their website and they are dog friendly! Can’t go wrong!

We are currently super busy getting ready for our upcoming trip to Texas. I’ll be posting for Blogmas while we are there so make sure to check back daily to see all of our adventures. Also, follow me on Instagram for even more fun!

What does your house look like for the holidays? Do you get a tree? Let me know in the comments!

Until tomorrow! Xoxo

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

“All I want for Christmas is…” Blogmas Day 2!

 This is Basil’s present face. He notices there is yet to be any gifts under the Xmas tree and wants to make sure we all got his list.
Today I’ll share with you Basil’s Christmas list. He slipped this very list to me just the other day. Can you say needy? Geez!

What Sir Basil Boston- Pants of Fancy-ville wants for Christmas

  1. All the sticks. (10 inches in length or shorter preferred)
  2. A years worth of Puppuccino from Starbucks
  3. New boots. For hiking. I hike now.
  4. A new daily meal between lunch and dinner.
  5. A subscription to Loot Pet. Loot Crate’s new upcoming monthly box for dogs.
  6. Season tickets to see the Seattle Seahawks. Well, better make that a suite because I have delicate ears and the sound at The Clink is really loud.
  7. Treats!

What do you think? Is this a good list? Has Basil been a good dog this year? What does your dog get for the holidays? Let me know!

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

We’re Back!! Day 1 of Blogmas!

Hello to all our internet friends! How was your November? Ours was busy, and stressful and we just needed a little break; but we are back now!

Today is the 1st day of 25 days of Blogmas. If you are new to my blog that is where I post everyday until Christmas. We have done it that last 2 years and really enjoyed it. So here we go again!

For today enjoy our 2015 photo with Santa. We all wore our “ugly” Christmas sweaters and the pictures are adorable.

Basil's 2015 photo with SantaFunny Santa Photo 2k15Classic! I pretty sure my husband wins at best “ugly” sweater. A t-rex wearing an ugly Christmas sweater ON your sweater? Magic!

Has your dog/cat/kid/dolphin met santa yet? Let me know I would love to see photos!

Until tomorrow! Xoxo

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

P.s. It’s great to be back!

The Happiest Dog in the World in the Great State of Texas!

Happy Wednesday all! I thought I would post just a few pictures from our current trip for your “wordless Wednesday” enjoyment. We have been having a ton of fun hanging out with family, enjoying the weather, and just letting Basil go nuts. A lot is happening so I’ll be taking a lot of photos and posting them here soon!
Have you ever seen a happier dog?! Basil pretty much thinks this is the best trip ever!
ps. The Petco Pupcrew boots you see him wearing are amazing! They are protecting Basil soft paws from all the rough terrain here in Texas hill country. 

-Abbey & Basil


It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!

Well, thanksgiving is done and over and Christmas is now everywhere. We got our tree a couple of weeks ago but it’s just now that the harvest decor is coming down and it’s really starting to feel like Christmas.
Since getting our tree all of our local friends have been asking us where we got it and I’m happy to share.
Our beautiful 8 foot tall Fraser fir came from a little family farm in the Smoky Mountains called Little Switzerland Fraser Firs. About an hour and a half from our home outside Charlotte, high in the mountains sits a dog friendly, family friendly slice of Christmas tree utopia.
Little Switzerland Fraser Firs has hundreds of beautiful Fraser fir Christmas trees to chose from. From tall to small you really can’t go wrong. This is our 2nd year cutting down a tree from there and as long as we are in North Carolina, it is the only place we’ll go.








As you can see we really had a great time. Basil even made two new friends, a horse and another Boston terrier!
If you are in the area and still in the need of a Christmas tree make sure to check out Little Switzerland Fraser Firs.

What does your Christmas tree look like? Send us photos and I’ll post them here! Hope everyone is surviving the week and the weather!

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

PS… As I’m posting this I had to stop Willow (our 20 lb. cat!) from drinking our of the Christmas tree stand, TWICE! 

Baby its cold outside! Getting ready for Winter!

Where is this year going?! Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away and then its Christmas and before you know its 2015! We have been super busy getting ready for our upcoming Christmas trip to Texas as well as counting down the moments until Thanksgiving. On top of all of that its been really cold here! Basil has been wearing his Chilly Dog sweaters everyday for warmth but I started to worry about his little puppy paws. Last winter, when we got our Christmas tree and when we had our Valentine’s Day snow storm, Basil loved running around outside until his Boston terrier paw pads where so red mommy had to take him in.

We have talked about getting him some little dog booties in the past and even tried them on, with much resistance, but never committed to purchase. I felt now was the time, especially when we are traveling into the smoky mountains this weekend to chop down our 2014 Xmas tree.

Basil, Nate, and I took a trip to our local Petco in search of ridiculously cute boots for dogs. Oh, we found them! We decided on the Pup Crew Fall 2014 dark blue quilted zip dog shoes in size Large.Pup Crew 2014 Fall dog shoes

Basil is such a good sport and let me put these boots right on him in a flash, this time with little to no struggle.Pup Crew 2014 Dog shoes

Once his four paws hit the floor he was a little wary. As he “walked” around the house he  looked more like a prancing pony or bow-legged crazy than my normal happy go lucky dog. It took a little getting use to. We even had him wear them outside on a walk to Nana & Papa’s house. After a few minutes of that same silly gate Basil seem to understand what was going on and started to walk normally. I think he actually realized that his paws were warm and dry while outside and he liked that.

If you are looking for some affordable dog booties for your pet we highly recommend the Petco Pup Crew shoes. They are soft, warm, cute, and most important stay on your dogs paws! They come in a lot of colors and have nice rubber soles. You can check them out here or at your local Petco.

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe. What are your plains for Thanksgiving and Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.

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

Petco is not sponsoring this post! We just enjoy this product and love to share what works for us!

Christmas Day is here! December 24th-25th!

Hello all! Hope everyone is having a great Christmas and got everything they wanted from Santa. Basil was very blessed and got a few bones, a Good Day Dog collar subscription, and a Seattle Seahawks themed bow tie. We are having a great day with more family and now its time to just sit back and relax. 

So, have another glass of eggnog enjoy the last couple of hours of Christmas 2013.

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

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