Fall

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. 

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-Abbey & Basil

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Basil loves Santa!

Santa Photo 2014The 2nd year of getting to see Santa Max at the Carolina Place mall and Basil did great! I even love the silly side eye he seems to be giving everyone in this photo!

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season! Around here we are getting ready for our next adventure. Tomorrow we leave for the great state of Texas! I’ll be posting from the road with lots of photos and even more fun!

Make sure to be following us on Instagram for even more photos I don’t post on the blog.

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-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.

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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!

Thank You Veterans!

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Thank you to every veteran past and present for your service! Both of Basil’s papas are veterans and we couldn’t be more proud.
Don’t forget to thank any veterans in your life and never forget the men and women who protect us everyday!

Hope your week is going well. Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? Traveling? Let us know!

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

Happy Halloween!!!

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Basil loves Halloween and he really can’t wait to put on his Spock costume and go trick or treating. A few of our neighbors even make home made dog treats and give them out to the cutest pups! I’ll post more photos and video as the day goes on. Make sure to keep everyone safe tonight and have a lot of fun! We would love to see your photos!

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

The many looks of Basil… Halloween Edition!

With Halloween just a few short days away you may still be looking for something fabulous to wear. Well, we are here to help! Basil and I pulled out our Halloween tub and put together some easy and super cute options for you or your four legged friends. All the looks below are put together with pieces from past Halloween costumes from Nate, Willow, Sebastian, Basil, and myself. You can find a lot of these looks and other cool pieces at your local Target or any Halloween shop. Make sure to let us know which look you like the most in the comments below!

Spock Harry Potter Robin Hood Turtle Hot Dog Hot Mess

Spock | Harry Potter | Robin Hood | Boston Turtle | “Hot Mess”

What is your dog or cat going to be for Halloween? Are you doing anything fun for Halloween night? Let us know!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

B is for Barktoberfest!

October means fall. The changing of the colors, the wearing of boots, scarfs, and hats, and Oktoberfest! In every city across the US this month there is a event celebrating our love if beer! Lucky for us Charlotte, NC has just one of those events but better!
Barktoberfest was this last Saturday October 18th at the fabulous Triple C Brewing Company in the Southend neighborhood of Charlotte.
It had copious amounts of beer, dogs in silly adorable Halloween costumes and great friends. This event hosted by Triple C Brewing Company, and Canine Cafe featured a mile walk to support cancer in humans and dogs as well as a silent auction, and doggie costume contest.
We had an amazing time. Basil made a lot if new friends and ran into some old ones. Enjoy some photos below, even though a few are a bit blurry. It just shows how much fun was had by all!

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Hope everyone is having a great week and getting ready for Halloween. Do you know what your fur babies are going to be yet? Tomorrow I’ll post some last minute ideas for costumes that are super cute and super easy!

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

It was the 3rd day of October and my hipster gave to me…

… A manly Boston terrier in a blue floral scarf!
Basil is secure in his masculinity and loves to add floral into his wardrobe. This blue scarf (made by Juicy Couture. Okay, it may be mine…) is in honor of Blue Friday where ever 12th man, woman, and dog wears blue to support our Seattle Seahawks.

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What is everyone’s plans for the weekend? Is everyone enjoying the fall weather? Let us know in the comments below.

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

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