Hi, everyone ... it's me, Tucker!
Usually on Saturdays, Mom spends a lot of time doing stuff that, frankly, we don't find all that exciting. Like cleaning the house, going to the grocery store, and running errands. The reason we don't find these things all that exciting is that none of them generally mean a lot of time or attention spent on us (Phoebe, me, and cat kids). Not that we're neglected, and it's true what Mom says - these chores are necessary evils that keep our household running smoothly. But I digress.
Since Saturdays are usually boring days for us, imagine our surprise when, instead of saying "see you later" and leaving us home alone, Mom grabbed her purse and our leashes and said "come on, let's go!"
Obviously we were ready to go immediately ... but Phoebe had no idea where we were off to. I had a hunch ... and I was right! See, during last Saturday's Blog Hop, we stumbled upon a blog called Chihuahua Wisdom, authored by a lovely Chi named Chanel, who actually lives pretty near to us, in St. Petersburg. And she had posted on her blog about an event going on this Saturday that she thought would be fun to attend! And it was! It was called Paws for the Arts, and it was to benefit the Canterbury School for the Arts.
There were raffles, free treats, and all the pooches got a chance to express their inner artists by doing some paw painting with washable, non-toxic paint on our very own canvases! Phoebe, Mom, & I met Aunt K. and Cosmo there, and we were pretty excited.
When we arrived, there were all these paintings on display of dogs and cats that had been done by the students at the school. Mom thought they were really good, and she even took pictures of some of them. Here are her favorites:
Then it was time for us to paint ...
|Standing in line to paint and taking in the scene ...|
Cosmo was very interested in the goings-on ...
|And here's me, painting my canvas ... |
After we were through patronizing the Arts, it was time to eat! So we headed to Downtown St. Pete and settled in at a table at 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House
Cosmo and me relaxing on the sidewalk cafe ... a great spot to human watch!
Phoebe enjoyed the opportunity to sunbathe ...
It was such a nice day, and I was so relaxed ... I might've even fallen asleep there for a second!
After that, we walked around for awhile, until it was time for dessert ...
So we strolled down the street to Paciugo Gelato
Mom couldn't decide between the Viola (made of crushed violet flowers) or the caramel and sea salt ... so the nice lady inside gave her a little bit of each. Aunt K. had mocha swirl ... and WE each had a treat that the lady gave Mom to give to us)
We were so good that Mom gave us each a tiny taste of the viola flavor (AFTER she was done, of course!) ...
Can't help but smile after a fun day like that!
After this we went shopping ... but maybe I'll tell you about that tomorrow. Hope everyone is having a sunshiney Saturday!