29 March 2010

{29mar2010: weekend review}

We had another beautiful Saturday here in Seattle!  To take advantage of the beautiful day and kick off spring we decided to plant our first garden!  We tried herbs on the balcony last year with some mixed results, but this time we decided to expand our herb garden and add some veggies.  
After a run to the store to get supplies we tied Darwin up outside and she supervised our planting.  We planted some wild flower seeds in one planter box and salad greens in another.  We even planted some broccoli starters in another bed.  
{ours are the first and third bed}

{broccoli starters!}
It's my first attempt at real gardening so we'll see how this all goes!  I keep rereading the seed packs to figure out what (and when) to do next... hopefully in a few weeks we'll have fresh salads from our garden!
Of course in the excitement of planting I forgot to bring the camera out to get a picture of Darwin, but supervising must have been tough work because as soon as we got inside she passed out on the couch.

After the princess got her nap, we took her out for a walk.  I had discovered a trail behind a park near our house last year, but never actually walked it because I'm a bigger panty than Darwin and was always scared of homeless people coming out and attacking me.  We were reminded of this trail by our neighbor and decided to finally check it out.  
{woo hoo!  a walk!} 
It's a quick walk there and the trail itself is only about a quarter of a mile, but it's a nice change from the usual urban street walks we take.  It was longer than the prescribed 15 minute walk, but she's been walking better and we stopped a lot for rests and practice sessions for her basic commands.
On our way home, Darwin found a ball on the sidewalk and was quite pleased with her find.  The only problem was that she kept putting it down and it would roll down the street.  As we neared our street she dropped it again and it rolled down a steep street, turned the corner and ended up heading down our street.  After I chased it down Jason and her caught up to me and she took a rest with her ball on the grass.  
When she was ready to walk the last block home, I turned to look at her and saw this:
{what's up mom?}

She's such a goof.  
Sunday the rain came back so we all stayed inside and lazed around on the couch.  We did order her ramp today so hopefully it'll get here soon and we can start training her to use it!
Tomorrow is the big MRI day and we've got our fingers crossed for a "it's not Wobbler's" post!


  1. It's not springtime until you get flowers stuck in your drool! Paws crossed for MRI day!

  2. looks like you had a fun fun weekend! Mom and I will be sending good vibes & have our paws and fingers crossed that the MRI has good results.

    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  3. Darwin, I'm so happy to see you smiling again, even if it's because the flower petals must've been tickling your nose!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  4. Good luck Darwin

    you are such a gorgeous gal :D It looks like a nice walk.

    P.S. Did Brooke get my email? Just not sure I sent it the right address.

    Darcy's mumma

  5. Um... Darwin? You've got a... ya know... a little thing on your nosey-nose. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

  6. What a GREAT weekend Darwin! That trail looked very nice and I am SO happy you are walking better. :) The blossoms on your nose sure were cute too. I will be in your neck of the woods for Easter...I can't wait to hunt some hard-boiled eggs! Hey, tell your Mom her garden looks nice...we hope it grows well. Oh, thanks for the award..I LOVE it!


  7. Ooh - Darwin, you found a ball! How cool! Looks like you had a nice family walk! ;-)

    Honey the Great Dane