Oprah’s Yard Sale


My Mom and I headed out to the Santa Barbara Polo Fields early this morning to take a look at Oprah’s “yard sale.” It was an auction full of her personal belongings to benefit her Leadership Academy Foundation. We arrived super early so we had time to preview the items and take our pick of seats.poWe were happily surprised to find out that Oprah herself was there! She came out at the start of the auction and stayed for about an hour. She took bids and told funny stories about the items. She got the crowd fired up for some bidding wars, which was entertaining to watch. Before she left, she posed for a few minutes for pictures. We were less than 3 feet away! It was a very fun morning 🙂

Snake Surprise!


I have been exercising and training this beautiful Aussie, Indie, for the last two weeks. We often go on morning hikes at one of my favorite local spots. (Check out this post on my pet blog for more adorable pictures of Indie and our adventures together!)

But on the last two days, I came across these two awesome snakes! First was the beefy gopher snake, then came the king snake! I moved them off the path so they wouldn’t get caught by any dogs or stepped on, and Indie and I went on our way 🙂sn

On the Alley

otaOn the rare occasion that everyone is home at dinner time, sometimes we like to head to the harbor for a dinner treat. We often hit up “On the Alley,” one of our favorite local restaurants by the harbor. The pork tacos are oh so yummy!

uThat night there were fishermen unloading thousands of urchins off of their boats and hauling them up onto the docks by the net full. They had several large truck loads stacked full of urchin crates. After a walk down to the breakwater, spotting a heron night fishing, and running into a dear old DogWatch customer, it was time to head back home.

What a nice evening!

Our Day.


Saturday, September 21st. It was a good day. Casey made me a tasty breakfast of chorizo, eggs, and french bread. We then headed to a nearby trail to walk some of my client’s dogs. Penny got to come too. Then we headed back to Boston’s house, who I am caring for for several weeks while his family is in Europe. Penny got to hang out with us at Boston’s house which she enjoyed. We had mac n cheese out on the back deck while the dogs begged and tossed tennis balls at us. Casey had to get back to work on his medical school applications, so why not do it poolside? It was a nice day.