Tons of Fun!

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Nalle and Me playing in the cold, wet sand. It’s almost like snow!

We have tons of fun

Playing at Fort Funs-a-ton

Wrestle, chase, and run

 

 

 

 

 

Woohooowooooooo Efurrybuddy! Sometimes on the weekends we goes to Fort Funston (we call it Fort Funs-a-ton WOL!) with our BFF Maggie next door in her big truckie to go run and play on the sand dunes above the beach. Fort Funs-a-ton is a magical place too! Mamaclickyfingerssecretary furinally took some good piccies of us playing in the cold, wet, almost snow-like sand.

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Run, Nalle, Run!

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While I was looking fur gnomes (they are best found at sunrise), a fairy orb payed me a visit!

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Mama calls us her fluffer-butters, but we do not know why.

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Me, Maggie, and Nalle playing hide and seek!

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Me and Nalle darting around the dunes and ice plant. p.s. There is sadly NO ice in ice plant! WOO!

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BFF’s Maggie and Nalle being gossiping girls.

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Nalle in the golden sunlight

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Me and two of my Collie furriends. We’ve known the Irish Collie clan fur three years now!

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Me wanting to follow Seamus to the beach but Mama said we were going the other way. WOO!

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Nalle taking a breather from all her crazy zooomies!

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A rare piccie of Mama with Nalle, Me, and Maggie in front.

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I discovered this sun portal in the forest.

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I was curious and entered the portal. I won’t tell you where I went, but it was furry furry snowy! I made sure to come back to the exact same time so Mama did not notice I was gone fur a while. Shhhhhhh!

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Reflective Lake Merced and the city beyond. We lives behind that tower on the left.

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From the trail at Fort Funs-a-ton looking towards Marin.

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Nalle running up from the dunes above the ocean with the Marin Headlands in the fog.

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The Ocean

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The Blessing of the Animals!

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Nalle and Me with Mama outside Grace Cathedral in front of the golden doors!

We are blessed pups

Blest by the priestess lady

And Saint Francis too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooohooowooooooo Efurrybuddy! Remember how last year Mama took me and Nalle to Grace Cathedral for the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals, and the Blessing of the Animals fur World Animal Day?!? Here is a link to last year’s piccies and story. This year we went again, and it was just as pawesome! Here are some piccies of the Cathedral, but there are much better ones, including the Chartes Cathedral inspired labyrinth here on our photography bloggy.

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The main hall.

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Nalle checking out the labyrinth.

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Nalle paying her respects to our buddy Saint Francis.

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The side chapel, which as big as a church itself, where we had the service.

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Nalle and Me waiting patiently fur the service to start and watching all the people and pets arrive.

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Me and Nalle being furry good and listening intently to the sermon. Nalle was so into the sermon about the wonderful Saint Francis that she called out a furry loud AMEN-WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Nalle, aka Nurse Nalle, is a therapy pup, and she made sure to give her wuvwuvwuv and blessings to all the people sitting around us!

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Bye-bye Beauwoowoootiful Grace!

Here is the furry beauwoowooootiful Pawrayer of Saint Francis and Susan Boyle singing it:

Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me bring you love,
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord,
And where there’s doubt, true faith in you.
Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope,
Where there is darkness, only light,
And where there’s sadness, ever joy.
Oh Master grant that I may never seek,
So much to be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love with all my soul.
Make me a channel of your peace,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving to all men that we receive,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

The Blessing of the Animals!

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Grace Cathedral

Me and Nalle sat

And listened to the service

For a whole hour

 

We had gone to church today

To bless all the animals

 

 

 

 

 

Wooooohoooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! In honor of the Feast of Saint Francis yesterday, many churches in the this city named fur Saint Francis had services fur the Blessing of the Animals. That means we went to church! Not just any ol’ church, but the big big beauwooowooootiful Grace Cathedral. We were a little too excited fur Mama to take too many piccies, but if you want to see some pawesome piccies of the cathedral, including it’s beauwoooowoooootiful stained glass, the big labyrinth, and many many murals, clicky on over to our photography bloggy here and here!

Me and Nalle had never been to a church before, nor had we been to a Mass before, but we behaved furry furry good. I paid attention constantly. Nalle laid down on the super coowooowooool stone floor (it’s been up to 90°F/32°C here fur days!), and looked like she wasn’t paying attention, but when the priest asked if anyone was familiar with a certain book about animals, she said: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That made efurrybuddy in the chapel smile and laugh! WOL! Mama had no idea that Nalle was reading so much! Going to therapy pup school has sure paid off fur Nalle! WOL! Here are some piccies:

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A statue of Saint Francis near the entrance to the cathedral.

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The big labyrinth and altar.

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The side chapel where we had the animal service.

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Me paying good attention to the priest’s homily (sermon).

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Me sitting patiently in the pew.

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Nalle being blessed by Father Randall. He thanked her fur speaking up during the sermon. WOL!

World Animal Day and The Feast of Saint Francis!

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Happy Happy World Animal Day!

World Animal Day

Is there any other day?

Love is here always

 

For the love of animals

Is unconditional love

 

Wooohooooooooowoooooooo Efurrybuddy! Besides World Animal Day, today is also the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals. Mama wrote about him and his beauwooowoooootiful prayer on her bloggy. Check it out and listen to the prayer sung by the angelic voice of Susan Boyle here!

Tomorrow Mama is taking us to Grace Cathedral to be blessed fur the Blessing of the Animals in this city of Saint Francis! Me and Nalle will try to pose fur piccies, so stay tuned! Woooooooowooooooooooo!

At the Beach…

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Can you see the beach? It’s furry foggy efurrywhere!

A day at the beach

Soft sand to run on and dig

Dense fog all around

 

Woooohooooooooo efurrybuddy! This morning Mama took us to a part of the beach we’d never been to before! First we parked way high up above the beach where the sand dunes are at a place called Fort Funston. The fog was so super thick we couldn’t see more than a few feet in any direction. There was lots to sniff and Mama let us dig dig dig! They should re-name this place as Fort Funs-a-ton! WOL!

Me and Nalle checked out the ice plant fur gophers, but did not find any.

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Any gophers Nalle?

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This ice plant isn’t icy! Woo! Mama let’s climb down to the beach!

Looking down from the dunes.

Looking down from the dunes.

Looking back up at the dunes.

Looking back up at the dunes.

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Isn't it beauwoowooootiful!

Isn’t it beauwoowooootiful!

There was this sand rock and lots of black sand! Mama says there wasn't any black sand here when she was a little pup. She says it must be coming from Hawaii! That's furry far!

There was this sand rock and lots of black sand! Mama says there wasn’t any black sand here when she was a little pup. She says it must be coming from Hawaii! That’s furry far!

Me admiring the black sand. It was much prettier and darker in pawson.

Me admiring the black sand. It was much prettier and darker in pawson.

we found this super pawesome giant stick too!

We found this super pawesome giant stick too!

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And DoggieBuddha!!! Who knew? WOL!

It was a most pawesome super wet and windy foggy day at the beach! Wooooowoooooooooo!

It was a most pawesome super wet and windy foggy day at the beach! Wooooowoooooooooo!

Room To Zoom…

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The beach where there is lots of room fur me and Nalle to leave our bear-paw prints! 😀

We like to have room

To walk, run, wrestle, and play

And most of all zoom!

 

Once upon a time I did not have any room. I grew up on a four-foot chain in a puppy mill in Alaska. Please help me help other animals be free to zoom, by purchasing my book here: Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. 50% of proceeds are donated to animal rescue and welfare! Thank youwooowoooooooooo!

Now here are some piccies of my recent roomy adventures:

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Me and Nalle wuvwuvwuv the spacious beach, but be careful, the water will chase you if you get too close!

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On a cool day the sand feels a lot like snow!

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Nalle is ready to go chase some seaweed and hunt fur sand crabs.

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The doggie parks have lots of room fur play!

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And fur a race!

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Looks like Nalle is winning!

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Zoom, zoom, zoom…

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I’m showing our neighbor Bella around the doggie park like a gentleman. It was her first time here.

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On the streets there is lots of room fur long long walks and hikes. Here we are all walking home from the doggie park.

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Me taking up some of Bella’s room – I was protecting her on the street like a gentleman.

Snow Pups…

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Sisfur Nalle and Me walking in the rain. We really need it fur the drought here in California!

We are true snow pups

We don’t like the rain that much

Raincoats out again

 

 

 

 

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Mama made us stop fur a picture, but we want to keep walking. We wuvwuvwuv our walkies!

 

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Me sticking my tongue out at Mama fur deciding to stop at the French bakery.

Double Rainbows…

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Photo by Mama! Click pic to learn about double rainbows!

Evanescent light

Mirror image of color

Auspicious sighting

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Evanescence

Haiku Heights #311: Rainbow

 

Wooohooowooooo! Thank you Haiku Heights for changing your mind and continuing with the pawesome haiku prompts!

Strutting My Stuff…

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Me and Nalle strutting at the Strut Your Mutt Walk. We were the first finishers! Wooooohooooo!

Proudly we did walk

Enjoying the Strut Your Mutt

To help rescue pups!

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Greatness

Strut Your Mutt was put on by The Best Friends Animal Society, whose motto is, “Together we can save them all!”

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Me not being so nervous in the crowd! I even passed out my business cards to promote my book!

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Nalle looking for more people to ask for tummy rubs!

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There were lots of pups there.

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And lots of people and booths with treats!

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The Strut was on Treasure Island, so I thought I should try to find some buried treasure.

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Marauding Pirates!

sf_western_addition_map-dThey came to our land

And plundered our toys and food

Marauding pirates!

 

 

Our friend Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny is having a Pirate Party! Woooohooooo!

But then me and my sisfur Swami Zoe stumbled across Sammy’s post, saying that he has been made the Viceroy over a certain territory in California, which happens to be where we live. And he’s given our home to other animals! What Cattitude! We will hold our ground from the marauders! I’m sure it was all just a BIG misunderstanding and that we can end this dispute peacefully and then head back to the Pirate Party because it looks like lots of fun! 

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Me and Zoe were getting ready for the party when we were informed about the invasion!