In this photo my little troublemaker has gotten her paws on a sock someone carelessly left on the floor. On her nose is piece of cheese that I was trying to use to distract her from the sock. As you can see, she is not planning on letting anyone or anything come between her and that sock.
Sadie is starting another relaxing staycation today! Unfortunately, cruise lines still refuse to realize that Sadie would be the cutest passenger ever, so she can’t come on a cruise with me. This time my family and I will be gone for a 12 day Caribbean cruise which happens to coincide with my 31st birthday. I don’t like that I’ll be missing my favorite family member during my birthday celebration, but who could say no to a birthday cruise? So Sadie will be in charge of the house while I’m gone, helping out our family friend who will be house sitting. On the blog I’ve got some random cuteness scheduled to post, so don’t worry, you’ll still get your Sadie fix while I’m away!
Today is the Day of the Dead, the traditional Mexican holiday where you honor the spirits of those you have lost. Sadie and I love the cool skull decorations associated with this holiday, but what we love even more is the spirit of the holiday – honoring the memory of friends and family. It’s the perfect day to make time to visit the cemetery and remember your loved ones. Or sit at home and look at old photos or tell family stories at the dinner table. Make sure that those you love, whether they’re still around or have moved on, know that you still care and are thinking about them.
The other morning I was sitting and eating breakfast when I thought of an idea for some cute photos of Sadie. (Hopefully I’m not the only one who thinks about taking pictures of my dog while eating breakfast, lol). I had some time sensitive errands to run, so I wouldn’t be able to take the photos until I got home later. But I didn’t want to forget the set up I had in mind, so I figured I would get everything ready really quick before I left the house. I have this pop up cube that I use for a photo backdrop whenever I don’t want anything else to show in the background of my photos. I set up the cube on the floor and put a few props nearby to use in my photos later. Then I went and got dressed and ready for my errands. Once I’m finally set to leave the house, I grab Sadie’s collar, harness, and leash to get her ready to come with me. But Sadie is no where to be found. Normally she comes running when I open the front door, but this time she is no where in sight. So I go looking around the house and finally find Sadie. My little model is sitting in the photo cube, all prepared for a photo shoot. She looks at me like, “Come on Mom. I’m ready for my close up. Where’s the camera?” I’ve gotten her so used to posing for photos that when she sees the pop up cube she knows a photo shoot is about to begin. She’s such a good, cooperative little pup that she assumes her photo shoot position without my even asking!