Next stop was lunch with Tanya & Seamus... pizza! And yes, the dogs got the crust. After eating, we consolidated: 2 crazy dog ladies, 2 large
I was so excited to see Booth and couldn't help but smile when he acted just as excited to see me as I was to see him! After the initial shower of puppy kisses and loving, he proceeded to show me how happy he is and how much he loves his family. He would run over to me for a bit, then go sit by his Mom or Dad. I believe it was his way of letting me know that he "got it" about transitioning from his loving foster home to his loving forever home. They really are smart when it comes to showing us they are happy and doing well and that truly makes me smile!
Lola was also very happy to see her little Boo man, although his sister Brita wasn't so happy to see her. Brita is a little protective of her home and ended up going inside to hang out while we were there. Boo gave Lola some kisses and was very interested in following Seamus around (maybe he thought he was getting a big brother?). Unfortunately (and so not like me), I didn't think to get the camera out until we were getting ready to say goodbye. Booth's Mom tried the good 'ole treat trick to get him to sit for a picture with Lola...
After she realized she was going to have to wait for the treat, Lola promptly decided to do what she does best and lie down... I do adore this shot though!
This isn't a fantastic shot of me, but I adore that big puppy grin and had to share! The combination of that big 'ole pearly white smile and those ears gets me every time. The second shot is my favorite of Lola & Boo, just haning out. It was a wonderful visit and I hope we can plan a dog park play date soon so that Matt can catch up with the little man as well.
After the visit, it was off to the farmer's market. The dogs were quite the hit as soon as they got out of the car. I had several folks ask what kind of dog Lola was and some were just pointing and laughing at Seamus (Tanya tells me he gets that alot). The little girls who were pointing to both of our kids exclaiming "BIG doggie!" were the cutest however. Just as she does at the dog park, Lola took a stroll around and then went in to old lady mode as she found a nice shady spot to call her own.
At least she picked a good table... Sweet Lydia's! The treats on the table are some of the most amazing s'mores you will ever taste, made with their own marshmallows and graham crackers inside chocolaty goodness. The Toasted Coconut one is absolutely delish! (Yay, so Tanya and I went to the farmer's market and came home with mostly unhealthy goodies, but that's ok, right? I found maple cotton candy too... and you know how much I love that!)
My girl made friends with the sunflower man...
After the farmer's market, the crazy dog ladies - who were now well stocked with chocolaty treats and cotton candy - needed a pick-me-up, so it was straight to the drive-thru for iced coffee.
From there, we made stops at a farm stand (who happened to have the cleanest veggies I've ever seen, and most delicious snap peas) and at Thwaites Market for some fabulous British meat pies. Tanya bought one for the dogs to share in the parking lot. Yup, there we were... two crazy dog ladies feeding a much sought after meat pie to dogs. We're sure the older women in the parking lot thought we were nuts. Imagine if they knew that between the two of us, we had six more spoiled dogs at home...
Lola & I had an absolutely fabulous day out with Tanya & Seamus and can't wait to do it again! My old lady was completely pooped by the time we got home!