Goodnight My Micey

My little Shadow and Hamish Macbeth’s big brother, Micey, died today.

Micey was 16 years old and also leaves behind his brother Darwin who is also 16.

Darwin and Micey were litter mates and have never been without each other.

We love your My Mice.


Hamish’s Artwalk

RDP Tuesday: CHALK

Here is my dog, Hamish Macbeth, enjoying some sidewalk chalk art in our neighborhood.

He seems to enjoy some pieces more them others, don’t you think?


Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.,M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Everybody Loves A Parade ( especially if dogs are involved )

I don’t do the shopping thing after Thanksgiving, but I do love a parade and today in  Seattle, WA was the Macy’s Holiday Parade.

This year my cousin and his Saint Bernard ( aka, my Cousin’s son ) Xavier got to march in the parade with their Saint Bernard Club-  before you ask the dogs weren’t carrying brandy.

Sorry parade watchers.


Here are a few pictures of them having some fun ( check out the smiles!)

Just as a side note, my cousin has been raising and training Saints since 1969 and I’ve more or less considered his  Saints as his kids.

It was a great way to learn about dogs- but it also skewered my sense of what big dogs are because anything smaller then a Saint is ” medium ” sized to me.

Weird right?

Anyway, here are the really sweet pictures I mentioned earlier:


John and Xavier


Inspired By the Ragtag Daily Prompt: Shop

You Have One Job Hamish Macbeth

This post is about my dog Hamish Macbeth who is a Labrador Retriever.

Labs are famous for being great family dogs, easy to train and they are uber friendly.

Safe to say all of that is true and all of it applies to Hamish.

( This is where you can imagine me coughing delicately against my hand and rolling  my eyes heavenward )

Here are pictures of Hamish laughing at a dead human body.

To be fair, the body was a Halloween decoration but Hamish Macbeth didn’t know that.

I have the best dog EVER.

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso


Daily Addictions Prompt: JUBILATION

What the Cat Said

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I should not care for you

but I do

We should not have been friends

but we are

I watch you laugh and dream and wonder

at the world

with my eyes shaped for the night

my familiar who lives for the day

Hamish Macbeth of Echo Lake

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Inspired by Pic and a Word Challenge: Gesture



When Worlds Collide


Photo A.M. Moscoso

When we are out walking and Hamish sees one of the dogs he likes to play with, he gets excited. He jumps around a bit and will stare at me over his shoulder until I get the point- we need to go OVER THERE and see his friend…like… Now!

If it’s a dog he doesn’t know or socialize with there can be an issue- like sometimes the other dog will freak out a bit.

When that happens I make Hamish sit and like magic he turns into the best little dog in the world. He’ll just sit there and stare straight ahead. It’s pretty impressive because some part of Hamish is always alert and happy and moving about.

It took me a while to figure out he was good at this because my cats do it- they turn into little statues and set off dogs walking by their window.

So my best little dog in the world aces this command in the hopes that the other dog will go crazy- and most of them do.

The minute I tell him to walk, he twirls his tail around in a circle and does his version of a laugh.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I love my dog, I love my cats but I think they have rubbed off on each other in some unexpected ways and I don’t know if I should laugh or be worried.

At this point, I think I choose…


Photo A.M. Moscoso

Inspired By The Daily Addictions Prompt: Alert