4.02.2011

Sun and Fun on Saturday ...

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 ...
Phoebe decided she didn't really want to paint (this after she decided that what she DID want to do was paint Mom's jeans instead of the canvas with bright pink paint.  And even though Mom knew it was washable paint, she still said a bad word.  I know - can't take her anywhere.)
   
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!) ...   

DEE ...

... LICIOUS!


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!






14 comments:

Sam said...

Sounds like a fun day! We'd like to go to an art benefit too!

Sam

Sherry said...

What a wonderful day. Love the photos--they're the closest we're getting to sunshine!
Sherry, Alanis & Miro on Blog Hop

House of Carnivores said...

Sounds like a fun time, pooches and humans alike. :) I love the photos.

Old Kitty said...

What a fantastic day for you and Phoebe and mum!!! You are all very creative and deserve your treats in that fabulous cafe after!! yay!! Take care
x

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Now, you had an interesting day! Sounds like it was a lot of fun.

Sagira said...

Now that is a day to talk about. Looks like you had a great time. :)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, you all had such a special day together. Bet it was a lot of fun painting. And we all, even Mom, agree that the gelato was a great way to end a perfect day.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mr. Pip said...

Sounds like had lots of fun! I love that blue cat!

Your pal, Pip

Terry said...

What a great day!

Dog Foster Mom said...

Oh, that looks like it was a lot of fun!! I'd love to do a similar fundraiser for our rescue, and let the pets paint their own pictures - very cool!

Ann said...

Whoa, you guys had one awesome day. So did you get to take your paw painting home with you?

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Well, that was a WAY more exciting Caturday than I ever get to have. My Human wrinkled her nose at the violet ice cream though because she says if ice cream doesn't have chocolate in it, it isn't really ice cream.

tubby3pug said...

Oh what fun! We love dog events. Your weekend was definitely way more exciting then ours, we are officially jealous.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Wowie.....I is sorry I missed dat one. I was still home tryin to dry off my playroom after all dat rain on Turdsday and also didn't have my Inner Nut so I couldn't use da puter. I should have been wit you guys instead...:o(

Maybe's next time.