Thursday, July 5, 2012

Did Anyone Sleep Last Night?

I used to love the 4th. It was a great kid holiday. Where I grew up, the week of the 4th was always fun. Our little town had a carnival every year, the block bbq, the parade and, of course, the fireworks.

Now, though? Hate it. It means at least 4 days of no sleeping. Four days of worrying if something is going to be set on fire. San Jose had three fires last night. Not reported if they were due to fireworks or not but I am pretty sure the brush fire and the wood shake roof fire were due to the boom booms. We had a very light winter rain-wise. Only 7 inches, I think. We are dry, dry, dry. Do folks not think about that?

Happy birthday ‘Merica. Land of the free, home of the people who think they have the right to set their neighbors house on fire?

We celebrated by getting up early to beat the crowds and meet our agility buds at Point Isabel.

Super cool view of the city from there. You have to trust me on this. Maybe if you squint? Was early, still foggy. It is SF, after all.

Poor Willie still not getting any action from the collies.

Kate? No.

Bella? No.

The poor guy just wants to have a little romp. Totally not understanding why pee on a bush is more interesting than him.

He finally give up and decide to find his own fun. DSC_4274

We lost him briefly to a pack of Poodles. Perhaps they were discussing haircuts? DSC_4285

Kate is clearly torn between family and someone holding treats. Flaky that one. Bella, though? Dedicated camera whore. I don’t know why she is standing like a bulldog, though.

Low tide makes for a very bendy nose. DSC_4296


Always the same side.

No bending for Kate.
Nothing on Kate bends.

Hope you American folks enjoyed your holiday and you still have all your digits and your house is in one piece.

I am going to take a nap.


  1. It's dry where I live as well. They announced on the news that people caught shooting fireworks would be fined. We were surrounded by them anyway! Figures.

  2. Mom agrees. Maybe because the older you get the more you realize there are irresponsible knuckleheads out there
    Benny & Lily

  3. Great photos! They are so cute. :-)

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  4. We lives in San Jose, too. It was very loud and crazy in our neighborhood but luckily no fires. My Mommy #2 remembers a couple of July Fourths where the neighbors had fires. And they were all set off by fireworks. And those were the days before these major fireworks shows going on in neighborhoods these days.
    Love Noodles

  5. I grew up in an area where fireworks are illegal and everybody attends firework shows, which are awesome. Allowing anybody buy fireworks frightens me due to the risk of fire. I'm also afraid Marley will decide fireworks are scary.

    I'm glad there were no fires reported after the holiday.