May Eleventh

Well, I suppose by now you may be thinking that I should change my blog name to something along the lines of:

“Abra Alani: The pursuit of Toby and more Toby”

But, what can I do, when he’s acting so ridiculous, doing such random doggy things like barking at his own reflection and freaking out while walking over a steel-grid bridge as if he’s going to fall through?

May 21st, Day 141: Dog Day

Isaac and I went to the dog park with Toby this afternoon, but because of the rain and such, there was just one other dog, a 9 month old boxer named Rhaego (Game of Thrones, anyone?).

Luckily, he was full of energy, and loved to play rough the way Toby does. They chased each other around for a solid half hour before his owner wanted to leave.

Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet

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I asked the other owner if it was okay for me to take photos. He said “I don’t think you’ll steal his soul”

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One of my favorites

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Crazy eyes!

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Toby was covered in dog slobber and rain puddle water by the end.

Until next time.

Until next time.

He was pretty tired out on the drive home (and filthy!)

He was pretty tired out on the drive home (and filthy!)




May 10th, Day 130: Toby Loves the Farm

I think this dog was meant to be a farm dog. He LOVES going up the community garden, and as soon as I turn down the road that it’s on, he KNOWS. He starts to get excited, bouncing around the backseat and whining (not my favorite part).

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When we get there, he jumps out of the car and commences his immediate sniffing.  Of everything.

So far, we have usually been up there alone. A few times there have been other people, once a couple little kids, and once another dog. Toby loves everybody, and he had a great time playing with Daisy the Golden Retriever, as well as exploring every inch of the farm with the kiddos.When it’s just us, he wanted around and explores on his own. He knows to stay inside the gate, and once in while comes and checks back in with me.

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Oh, and he likes to eat the grass there too. It’s his fav.

April 20th, Day 110: My Little Helper

I spent time out in the ‘yard’ today planting some of our future dinners – kale, two types of lettuce, basil, cilantro, and spinach.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll plant the other stuff out at the community garden. I have a couple different kinds of tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, beans, peppers, and eggplant!

I did have a helper today. He was quite curious what I was doing.

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Well hello there

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As long as he doesn’t pee on my raised bed, we’ll stay friends. :p