Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's day poodle style

Cole here... It's father's day and I am here to tell you I have the very best human father possible.
We went out to lunch at Brio in Annapolis. They have a lovely patio with cool tile floors perfect for a dog to cool their jets on a hot summer day.

Momma, Dad and I sat at a great table, the server brought me a bowl of ice water while we looked at the menu.

We started with Shrimp on parm crispy eggplant and I enjoyed the shrimp. I could have made short work of that plate believe me!

Then my people had some salmon salad with asparagus and shoestring potatoes. I'm allergic to salmon so I had a snack of some food Dad brought from home. 
This is a good time to tell you what my Dad does for me. He is my favorite playmate because he gets down on all fours and plays keep away with me, he chases me in the yard, we walk together, he buys my food, lifts me into his car as I can't jump these days, feeds me, bathes me, pets me and holds me tight during thunderstorms.
Sometimes I watch him sleeping at night, standing next to his side of the bed staring at him. Momma suggests I go to bed and stop watching him so reluctantly I will lay down on my bed next to Dad.

After a good meal, and people watching and feeling a warm breeze on my hair, my people enjoyed some iced tea while I took a quick nap
I heard the people come in next to us, but all they said was "he's so good" not come and get a shrimp so I kept resting knowing we'd shop a bit after lunch. We all three hold 4+2+2 paws up for Brio!
After a shopping spree I went home to rest while Mom and Dad went to pick out his gift...
Funny, how did the store get a picture of dad??!!

Here he is trying out a traveling guitar, one smaller so it can be easily taken on trips. Dad started playing guitar at Christmas when he got one from Santa.
He loves it! He plays every day. Now both my people have hobbies, Momma sews and Dad runs and plays guitar.

I often lay outside the office door just listening to his practice and never tire of hearing strum strum strum pause...

Mommy showed me this picture and said if she played guitar, she'd like this one with a henna tatoo!

LeeAnna here
I would like this one, but I already have a ukulele I can't play, and a woodrow (sort of dulcimer ish) a flute, a keyboard that I want to learn first. I am also happy to listen to Drew strum strum strumming.

I would like to learn this someday
mandolin or banjo would be fun to play!

There are just so many things to learn in this life, so much to try and experience even without leaving your town. Don't get me started on all the books to read, the quilts to make, the paintings to do!

I love that Drew has awakened a love of music within himself. I love that he is the kind of man who continually learns and explores the world. He doesn't need to do dangerous activity to grow as a person.

so we ordered one of these. Be careful Drew or you'll have as many guitars as I do sewing machines!!
Back to Cole to tie up this Father's day 2015 with a bow...
My Dad gives me care, discipline, fun, and love.

He does all the things a good Dad could do.
 I have big shoes to fill!

He is proud of me and he loves me . He provides me with love and safety...
and teaches me to be the best poodle I can be

Here's to you Dad!
Shrimp for everyone! 

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  1. Cole you are one lucky dog!! Lots of extra sloppy kisses for "daddy" today.

  2. Yes, yes, shrimp for everyone!
    Who's a good daddy?

  3. Hi LeeAnna!
    A great day out!
    There's lots of love and creativity in that house !
    Hope you all can enjoy warm Summer evenings out on the porch with "live" guitar music!
    Take care,

  4. Wow Cole..... Looks like you treated Dad to an amazing Father's Day..... Happy to see you did Poodle Style... Good boy!

  5. are so luckily to have a Dad like you do. That is why I work so hard to make sure the CAAWS dogs find fur-ever homes with great moms and dads. The Basset Boyz consider themselves to be almost as lucky as you......but they don't get taken to restaurants!!!.

  6. Awww...
    Shrimp for everyone, indeed!

  7. Happy Summer Solstice and Happy Father's Day Paylor family! You did a wonderful job showing us how special your Dad is, Cole. And you really did remind me of all the great things that can be done right at home. Yep, shrimp for everyone, indeed Cole! I'm glad you all had a great day!

  8. Sounds like a brilliant day out - very cool guitar - haven't seen one of those before!

  9. What a cool looking guitar! Everyone in the family but me plays musical instruments. I just sew and burn things. ;)

  10. LOL@Cole sleeping on Dad's shoes! Adorable! How is it you all have so many restaurants that allow dogs? I would go out to eat more if I could take Seamus! Anyway, it was a lovely day! Happy first (full) day of Summer to you and Cole!
    Hugs, Mickie

  11. What a great Father's Day! Don't you love it when a server cares enough to bring your pup a bowl of ice water when dining out? That's the easiest way for a server to get a big tip from me!

  12. What a special Father's Day, he seems to be a great dad. Love Dolly

  13. Looks like a lovely day for everybody!

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  15. That looks like a great day. What a lovely restaurant. And the food looks scrumptious!

  16. Sounds like a great Doggy Daddy Day! That's so sweet that you watch your daddy sleep, Cole! :) You're right - there are so many things Id like to learn to do but never enough time for it all! Wish I was one of those people who didnt need much sleep!

  17. Sounds like you have such a wonderful Dad! Glad you all enjoyed your day together as well!

  18. Sure looks like a day to be thankful for :)

  19. Looks fun! I've never been to a restaurant with my dogs, though I think there are some pet-friendly patios in the city (St. Louis)

  20. PepiSmartDog:great post and what a great dad you have Cole!
    Looks like a wonderful day had by all.
    My travel bear Teddy Rupert has a series of musical instruments - from a number of countries around the world. The ost expensive is his drums from Morocco, which had to be taken away by Australian customs and given special treatments which cost mom hundreds of dollars, before they were shipped back to Teddy Rupert almost two months later. BOL!
    Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
    Hope you can join us this week too. *waves paw* :=o)

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