One of our favorite dog parks is Oyster Bay in San Leandro, where these pussy willows got our attention, especially the ones with the purple hue. Tucker has become inseparable from me and pretty much has claimed his place flanking me, particularly in our couch spot. Some great pictures of handsome Shando and one of Monte finding it cooler (September is our warmest month) on the ground under the other dogs is also included.
Our friend from San Francisco was visiting Clearlake and renting a hotel room with air conditioning during the heat wave, so with him and the other couple who were in the general area, we had six dogs and five bears for a slumber party in the cooled home of our friend Bob, who graciously lets us stay in his vacation home in Clearlake whenever we can make it up there.
After knowing my mom’s cousin Ferruccio, I think for the first time I got to meet some of his sisters and their husbands. After having some issues with communication, we were heading to the local supermarket near the Coliseum and actually heard someone call out my name! They thought I would be heavier because they probably saw pictures of me from years ago, but it was indeed me, so we had a lovely evening catching up, talking about Mom who died last year, etc.