Friday, September 21, 2007

Winter Storm???

So mom heard that there was going to be a winter storm today here in Los Angeles. Ok... we could certainly use some rain (we haven't had any since April and even then, it wasn't much), and maybe we'd even get some thunder, lightning, or gosh maybe even SNOW. She got REALLY excited because she misses "real" weather. Yes it's September in the desert, but it was in the newspaper and on the news...

I spent my first big Winter Storm day in Pasadena. You can judge for yourself how winter-y and storm-y it was...

Notice all of the snow on the streets and the silly humans - unprepared - wearing shorts and flip flops.

I stopped for a cold drink at the outdoor "ice" fountain...

A little game of hide-and-go-seek (mom kept the leash on so she would be able to find me in a snow drift or through the violent hail in case we got separated)...

Traditional winter foliage...

Ok how wrong is this... a giant Drinkwell fountain like the one I use at home, outdoors, just where I'd like a big drink, and it even has a kind of FIRE HYDRANT in the middle of it, I ask HOW MUCH MORE PERFECT COULD IT BE FOR A DOGGIE DRINKING FOUNTAIN... and it's got metal chain surrounding it, a big Keep Out sign. Bastards.

Me and Dad outside of Gordon Biersch - another place that won't allow well-behaved dogs to eat al fresco, but will allow screaming, pooping human babies. Go figure.

I couldn't figure out why this little guy didn't want to play - he looks just like the coyotes that run down my street every night (and that I LOVE to chase) but he didn't run even when I barked. I lost interest quickly.

On such a winter-y day, I considered taking up a hobby. At the pawn shop I saw lots of cool guitars... maybe I could be a rock star... I've got a nice long tongue, I've heard that this could make me a STAR...

Well it appears that we weathered the storm rather well - all 80 degrees of it - and the ride home in the Bogie-mobile went well (no skating on any ice or reduced visibility because of wind and rain). Whew... I guess I can remove my tongue from my cheek now...

Love,

Bogart

To Aire is Divine

7 comments:

Stanley said...

Bogie!!

I was thinking we might have to airelift you some provisions because of the blizzard.

Did you sneak a drink from the cool fountain despite the bastardly sign & fence.

Anytime your mama wants some real weather she's welcome in GooberStan!

Goober love,
Stanley

Lux said...

O Bogart, you're funny! That was no storm! You sure look cute in all your pictures, though ...

Asta said...

Oh Bogie
My Mommi Finally left LA 24yrs ago, cause she'd get up evewy day, and say to Daddi"oh S#&%,another f*^@%!* sunny day! She missed the seasons..so come and visit me and we can have weal weather..I even have some westauwants you can come to...I hate sweeming pooping ......maybe they scawed the coyote stiff
smoochie kisses
Asta

Maggie & Mitch said...

I don't see any snowflakes on your back, Bogie?????!!!!
I was ready to take the first plane out to LA to visit you! I LOVE snow! Bummer! I wish it was really true for you! No rain since April? UGH!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Ruby Bleu said...

That's California weather for ya Bogie!!! It's kinda cool, gray and gloomy here in Sacoftomatos...they say rain too, but who knows. I just want it to hold off till this after noon so I can get a run in at the park!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Yo, Bogie...do you need us to send you Scruffy's winter coat? It's red, and might be a tad snug for a big Dale like you, but better than freezing to death in that cold! We saw that one dog/coyote thingsy had frozen solid. Good thing you're still warm and moving!

Wiry sarcastic barks, Scruffy

Koobuss said...

Great pictures of you Bogie!

But that's not the way I remember winter from last year, my very first winter. Maybe I have it wrong because I was so young then. I hope your pictures of winter are right.

Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie