Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hopping at the Art Hop

Our first festival alone. It's bittersweet - last year when we all arrived in Portland, the Alberta Art Hop was the first festival we went to here. And now it's our first, just mama and me. I am intent on showing her a GOOD time...

The Alberta Art Hop brings out the crazy - and the fun. Maybe hard to see in this photo, but dad would have LOVED this car...

Just like last year, it was HOT outside. So hot that the asphalt on certain parts of Alberta was too hot for my tootsies. I spent a lot of time maneuvering mama onto the sidewalk away from the hot-ness.

Verrrrry Portland. A big green bus that serves thai food. One frost thai iced tea would be perfect to take the edge off... I mean, tea for mama, ice cubes for me.

Now this is AWESOME. Finally the world is starting to understand that AIRE is always the proper spelling, no matter what the word:

Uh, really? Maybe other mamas, but not my mama...

There were a lot of people out this time, and lots of dogs. All of the bipeds were doing that slow-walk-slow-look-around thing which makes me nuts. I try to nose my way through the crowd to make way for mama.

Ah... Airedmiration.

I just can't help it - my butt smells GOOD.

I think I saw these last year too - for some reason the horse ones always make me bark.

Mobile espresso? Another place that dad would have loved.

Mama got a little emotional - she tried to blame it on the heat, but I could tell that something wasn't right. She needed something from the Man of the House.

Yep, I pulled her down so that I could plant a big 'ol smooch on her. Had my paws on her shoulders and everything so she had to submit.

Don't worry mama - it's important for us to go places, and do things that dad would have loved. He'd be pissed if we didn't.

You know I'm right...

Hehehe. The tongue of doom always works.

As fun as this all is, and as much as we wanted to wait for the parade, it was just too darn hot. So we walked through one more time - nothing we had to have, so it was time to head back to the Bogcedes.

Ok, maybe this:

Or this (mama always wanted to get an Ural with a sidecar - she has a vision of me riding shotgun with goggles and a scarf... go figure):

That's all folks!




Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hi Bogart and Lulu! Looks like you guys had a lovely day're doing a great job Bogie, recognising when Mama needs some lovin, such a sweetie :D
WTF is that thing anyway? A pig with a cigar? Pretty scary, we'd bark at that dude for sure!
Slobbers xx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hahahaa....look what we just saw when we left your place....
We think you would look grand in goggles :D

Sally said...

Hey there - looks like you had a fun day - glad you kept your Mom entertained and fully smooched up.

D wants a motorbike and a sidecar for us too! She even looked into buying one - Paddy was all for the idea - I just run and hide and hope she changes her mind...

Keep up the good work - lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Martha Basset said...

Hi Bogart
What a great day that looked albeit a little bittersweet for you both.
You know that is always going to be the way of it. It is cool that you are seeing things your Dad would have loved!
You are so right - he would be pissed if you didnt!
We love the idea of you and your mum touring round on a motorbike and sidecar - you would look like Biggles with your goggles and scarf!
Keep up the good work Bogie and thanks for making us smile and such a great post. We had never head of Portland and are seeing it through your eyes!
We ordered the curry at the trailer where you got the tea and ice cubes!
Stay cool.
Martha & Bailey xx

Molly and Taffy said...

That great big kiss you gave your Momma was brilliant.
Your day looked most interesting, Bogart you are an excellent Man of the House.

Enjoy the rest of you weekend.

Molly and Taffy

Lynne said...

Bogart, you are such a wise one and, as Molly and Taffy said, an excellent Man of the House.
Hugs to you both.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We think you and your Mom would love a motorcycle with a side car - how debonaire you would look with goggles and a scarf flying in the wind.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what fun. We love the smoochies you gave mom...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie and Mitch said...

We can sure picture you in that sidecar, Bogie! Dad wants to get one for Mitch! Maybe you guys can go motorcyclin' together!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

Sorry you were missing your Dad but you are so right that he would have wanted you to go out and have a blast. That smooch must have made your Mom feel great.

Drea said...

:) so cute.

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

That is a very cool outing indeed! Glad to hear that you cheered your Mom up with some Aire loving...*grins* Keep up the great job, Bogart!


Inky and Molly said...

Love a boy who is not afraid to use his tongue... Airetongue gets rid of the blues every time!

Noah the Airedale said...

You're a very wise dale Bogart. We hope your mum enjoyed the day out as hard as it must have been. She had you along so that would have made her happy.

Noah x

Hollie and Janie said...

That looks like so much fun! I love the pictures of you and your mama!!!

Marvin said...

oh Bogart, you are being such a good dog to your Mama!

just keep on keeping on looking after her please!

sorry we have been silent, we have had computer troubles.

We been thinking of you both though through this difficult time.

lotsalicks Marvin xxxxx

lotsaluv Jeannie xxxxxxxxxxx

pee ess your Dad would be proud of youse!

The Meezers said...

that looks like a good time Bogart!!! it is 'portant to do fun things that your dad would haf liked.

mommy wants the pig.

Randi said...

Awww Bogart..

so happy you were able to enjoy the sun & the art fair with your momma...

love & licks,

Moco said...

That looks like you were having a nice time. Good thing your mom has you for support.

Deetz said...

Hi Bogart
Sorry I have not been around much.
Who could be sad with that face and tongue of yours...Bogart, you always save the day.
Thanks for sharing the festivities with us