Monday, November 26, 2012

Athena and Bingley: Holiday Shoppers

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  We sure did!  Athena has been pretty spoiled with the turkey leftovers.  She also got to meet a new friend this weekend whom she LOVED!  Our friend from college was visiting Portland for the holiday, so we decided to meet up for a doggie date with her and her dog Bingley (a seven month old Corgi).

Athena & Bingley- besties in a heartbeat!

We started our date at Furever Pets in NE Portland to do a little bit of Christmas shopping for the pups. Athena and Bingley acted like they had been pals forever as they paroozed the store together.

Shopping at Furever Pets (notice Athena's fancy reindeer antlers that she tried on)

Next we took a break for coffee and as we sipped our drinks, Athena and Bingley became the stars of the day's news.  We were approached by a local news station to be interviewed for a segment about Cyber Monday.  Below you can see the segment where we talked about our holiday shopping for the dogs (start at 30 seconds):


If you viewed the video above, you may have noticed that Athena and Bingley were getting a bit restless sitting and waiting for us to finish our coffee and interview.  We rewarded them by taking them to a local park where they chased each other all around, played ball, and tumbled in the mud.

Bingley gave Athena a run for her money!

Hanging out at the park

Sir Bingley was in his glory as he splashed in every mud puddle that he could find.  Much to our dismay, Athena chased him in the puddles (she usually avoids getting dirty at all costs) which meant that our afternoon ended with a trip to the self-serve dog wash.

Bingley says, "C'mon Athena!  Let's roll in the mud!"

I couldn't help myself, mom!

How did you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with your pups?  Have you started your holiday shopping for the dogs yet?

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  1. Aww what a cute puppy! Athena looks cute in those antlers. And how cool that you got to be on the news!

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    1. She is pretty cute when wearing antlers! We ended up buying her a pair at a different store that fit on her heard a little bit better. Can't wait to get some pictures of her in them!

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  2. That's awesome! Athena looks adorable, and she and Bingley make the cutest pair. :)

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    1. Her and Bingley are quite adorable together I will admit!

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  3. That's cool! Athena looks so fashionable in her sweater...no wonder they wanted her on camera:) I want to buy my pups a pair of american apparel dog hoodies but first I have to talk myself into going to the store to try them on...not sure I'm up for looks from the hipsters when I walk in with my pit bulls, haha.

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    1. We love her sweater that we just got in the mail this weekend (It's Tiennot from Our Waldo Bungie). I had no idea that American Apparel had dog hoodies?! How cute!

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  4. I laughed out loud at the pups under the table, that's so cute.
    They look really cute playing together! I need a camera that captures action shots. SO JEALOUS!

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    1. I was wondering if anyone would catch those two playing under the table! That's pretty much what they did for the entire time that we were filming the interview.

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  5. Adorable!!!! Who doesn't love a roll in the mud!!

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  6. I love how Athena was rocking her sweater for her shopping day out (and television debut)!

    PS - the way you answered those interview questions just cracked me up - I was instantly transported to that coffee shop where you and I sat and chatted for hours the first day we met!

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    1. I was so excited that she was wearing the sweater for the TV debut!!

      I'm glad you enjoyed my responses =) I can't help it that all my life revolves around is my dog so even the topic of "Cyber Monday" must involve Athena!

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  7. This sounds like the best day ever! Playing with a new buddy! Christmas shopping! Mud! And Athena and Bingley are famous! Wow, that is so cool. They looked great on their television debut :)

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    1. Oh, it pretty much was the best day ever!!!

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  8. We bought some treats on DoggyLoot and Chewy.com. And by "some", I mean we should be set until spring...

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    1. haha I have yet to buy anything from DoggyLoot...I look EVERY SINGLE day and put things in my cart, but still haven't made the plunge and actually bought anything!

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  9. I love doggy dates (as does Miss M!). And so funny about the news crew! And I always love seeing the sweaters people pick from Tie Knots. It literally took me months to figure out what type of stripes I wanted. She looks very pretty in pink!

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    1. We love Athena's new sweater! I wanted to make sure that whatever it looked like, Athena must look like a girl! Everyone always thinks she's a boy, so I've made it a point to start buying her very girly things!

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