27 April 2010

{26apr2010: weekend review}

I've got a case of the Monday's as usual.  It was another beautiful weekend in Seattle.  Friday night we went over to visit our friends and Darwin got to visit her bff Friday.  She spent the whole day at the office with us and was pretty pooped out when we were at home, but as soon as she saw Friday she was a nut!   
Saturday I was hanging out with Darwin, and noticed something new on her collar.

Turns out her favorite Aunty Kristie (brother Boo's mom) slipped on a new i.d. tag the other week for her birthday!  I never even noticed it til Saturday!
On Sunday Darwin and I headed out for a walk at Golden Gardens.  There's a dog park near the beach area, but I'm not sure if she's ready for dog park action yet, so we opted for a walk on the beach.  Of course I'm never without a camera, be it my point and shoot or dslr, but for some reason I left the house with only my iphone (I must've been feeling ill or something).  I rarely see Danes at Golden Garden but we did meet a 6.5 year old Merle Dane, Nikki.  She was a beautiful girl,just slightly taller and fuller than Darwin, but very sweet.  Darwin got a ton of attention as we walked along... eventually we stopped at a big grassy area and sat around enjoying the sun.

This one's for Ammy:
{I love the sun!}

Eventually I joined Darwin on the grass and she got nice and comfy.

Then someone walked by and she got excited and stood up and proceeded to lean on me... while I was still sitting.  Her 115lbs leaning into me sitting on the ground pushed me over and soon this is what I was seeing:

Yes, after pushing me over she thought the best place to stand was over me.... sometimes on top of me.

Thank goodness she didn't try to put all her weight on her back legs or I would have a Great Dane sized hole through my stomach.
After a little more sun time we decided to head home.


  1. BeaWOOtiful pikhs!

    Thanks fur sharing!


  2. Great shots! You are one tall lady!

  3. Gorgeous gorgeous lady! You should be a model Darwin x

  4. I knew she was big, but I never realized how tall. She almost looks like a statue (totem pole?) in those sitting shots.

  5. Oh, I love ALL of your smily pictures!!! What a great post!
    Your new tag for your collar is really pretty!
    PS: Sorry we're so far behind reading - we're trying very hard to get caught up!