April 2007 Archives

Did you get a haircut?

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Hobie got a haircut this weekend! He had been getting pretty hairy, but it always takes a little while to get an appointment at a groomer.

This is Hobie sleeping in our bed one lazy afternoon.

Hobie the sleeping sheep dog

Yes, he could really use a haircut! We went to Kate's Cat and Dog Salon again. The groomer did a great job.

The weird thing is that even though the groomer told Gladys he would call us when Hobie was done, nobody called. This is the third time this has happened, and it's getting a little annoying. You'd think that for $55 they could spend a minute on the phone letting us know when Hobie is done. We're happy with the result though, so we'll probably go back.

His eyebrows were perhaps a little long, but the rest of him was great. I took him to Alamo Square.

Hobie at Alamo Square after his haircut.

I guess Hobie must have picked something up from the cows when we went to Bolinas Ridge, because he's been grazing a lot lately. Here's Hobie eating grass:

Hobie eating grass at Alamo Square Park

When Hobie chills during the day, he likes to be in the sun. After he had gotten his haircut, a chair was blocking his access to the sun. That, however, is no match for a Schnauzer. Hobie simply jumped up into the chair so he could get as much warmth as possible from the sun. I've never seen him jump into this chair before, so it makes me wonder what else he does when we're not watching him.

Hobie does seem happy with his new haircut, though. He does seem a lot colder, and has been spending more time laying next to whatever he can find that's warm.

Hobie chilling on an Ikea chair after getting his haircut

Pug Sunday

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Hobie went to Pug Sunday in Alta Plaza Park today.

It was a little chilly, but there were still around 20 pugs in attendance. There were pugs of all shapes and sizes, from tiny pups to one that looked a lot like Jabba the Hut.

A few pugs wore clothing. One fashion-conscious pug simply wore an LV collar, while the pair in the picture donned SF Giants jerseys.

Pugs in SF Giants costumes play at Pug Sunday

Hobie trotted around a little bit to check out the other dogs, but he didn't really care too much for them. In fact, he decided to just sit down and look at us.

Hobie does not want to play with the other pugs on Pug Sunday

There were more people than dogs at Pug Sunday, and several people brought blankets and just sat on the grass waiting for playful pugs to approach.

Alta Plaza

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Yesterday, we took Hobie to Alta Plaza Park. It's about a 15-minute walk away from our apartment, and the views are great. I think only part of the park is supposed to be an off-leash area, but dogs run around happily throughout the park. There's also a dog watering hole near the tennis courts.

On our way there we picked up some croissants at Le Boulangerie on Pine Street. There's usually a few dogs waiting (patiently) for their owners outside.

Hobie waits outside a bakery

Once up at the park, Hobie ran around while we had breakfast. The hill behind Hobie is USF's Lone Mountain campus.

Hobie at Alta Plaza park

There are a lot of small dogs at this park, at least when compared to Alamo Square.

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