Sunday, April 25, 2010

pups and plants

Well, this was a busy little week for me! Last Sunday we decided to adopt an old man West Highland Terrier named Westley from the SF SPCA. He's 8 years old and he's my new pal. He follows me around everywhere and he's as sweet as can be.

Westley the Westie


He's got some bad allergies and skin problems. He's currently on a strict diet and has anti-itch pills and medicated baths and ointment for infected bumps... awh, poor guy. We went to see a dermatologist on Thursday so hopefully he'll be feeling a lot better soon!

Etsy and Westley


I have to say, working at home has also been a lot more awesome! I now have an etsy friend and someone to walk with me to the post office! And I've been getting out and about more ... exploring things in my neighborhood that I've never seen before... Like this nice pastel hobbit door..

favorite door


And a nice peeley old church...

always curious


My favorite neighbors are moving this weekend and we also ended up with all their house plants! Which is lovely because finding some nice plants for our fire escape has been on my to-do list ... but, I never knew what to get or where to get 'em

new plants!


While I was out watering/pruning yesterday Westley sat impatiently on the bed whining and trying to hop out there. He's got some separation anxiety... But, he was a pound pup after all, so I can't blame him!

65 comments:

Thais said...

Adoption is the best! I adopted my Silky Terrier a year and a half ago and he overcame many of his health issues faster than we expected. Your doggie is so cute too :)

Anniina said...

He's such a cute dog! Love the picture of you two in front of that mint green door. :-) You're wearing such lovely dresses, too.

Under Capricorn Vintage said...

uastYour new friend is adorable! And these images are quite lovely. xo

Malin said...

Oh, how cute the dog is. Also, I love the pastel-coloured door and your dress in the same picture!

Lizzy said...

Hi,
I've never commented before but have read your blog for a while. I just wanted to recommend accupuncture for your pup. I know it sounds a bit kooky but I knew an old dachshund with similar problems and his owner took him to get it somewhere in SF and it worked wonders on him, he looked like a puppy again. It was pretty amazing actually. Anyway, good luck with him, he's a cutie pie.

this is cyclogenesis said...

That white dress is adorable!

Charlotte. said...

ohhhh he's so sweet!
i love your photos in front of the old buildings too.

LUU H. said...

oh, so cute dog ! i agree wtih thais! adoption is the best solution if you want dogs ; ) love you drsses too !

You & Me::Love & Peace. said...

My family used to have a Westie! Her name was Molly. She was such a great dog.
Congrats on your Westie! I hope your pup continues to get better!

kater said...

Oh he is so sweet! I've loved seeing your pictures of him on flickr as they popped up--he is just the most adorable little guy! I hope he feels better soon <3

My dad is the biggest green thumb ever. When we lived in an old brownstone in our area he had the best windowboxes, which I kind of miss. He keeps plastic bags and shovels in his trunk so when he sees wild plants he likes he takes a little bit and coaxes them into growing. We get wild morning glories that way, and lots of nice ferns and things.

I suspect it might be something we're not supposed to to, but he takes just a little bit, one root or sprig, sometimes collects seeds if the time of year is right, and makes sure not to hurt anything. Scientist dad are funny! But it's a good way to get some plants :p

Sarahrah said...

oh my gosh! he matches you perfectly!

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PrettyDamnCute said...

He is so precious! Congrats!

Beatrix said...

Oh my goodness! Westley is adorable, and what a perfect match for you! He looks like a wonderful little friend... You are so lucky to have such a cute Etsy buddy!

Francesca♥ said...

westley is lovely, what a precious dog ♥

my dog primrose who sadly passed earlier this year (from old age) had bad skin allergies but with medication is can be controlled :)

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BaronessVonVintage said...

congrats on your new arrival. My pup is the love of my life and he makes Etsying and exploring so much more fun, too.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

You're so lucky that you're allowed to have a dog. It's hard to find places that will allow it. Matthew and I would love to adopt a Boston Terrier but our landlord won't allow it. I'm not sure our two kitties would either! haha. Really lovely pics. I'm glad it's been nice and sunny and good for doggy walking. :D
XOXO

Hat said...

lovely pup and dress! :)
x

reilly said...

I think it is so, so great that you not only adopted an older dog, but one with a few problems that probably made other people pass over him. You rock!

Ahline said...

lovely dress .. omg ur dog is too cute .. awesome blog


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tess said...

aww he's adorable

vanessa said...

Oh my gosh...he's SO cute!! Ahhh! Dogs with wirey hair really are the cutest, it makes them look like muppets. I've heard that natural soaps made with oatmeal are good for doggy skin too.

Hooray for friends!

Jen said...

good for you! These pictures are wonderful!!

Emily Blackapple said...

Oh my goodness - that pup-on-a-quilt picture is a killer. :)

We had a Westie when I was little, but she wasn't as adorable a ragamuffin as your fella.

I'm so glad you have a little pal to keep you company! My (rotten) cat made working at home all the better for me, too.

Leslie Marie said...

Oh, what an adorable dog (and dress)!

Sally Jane Vintage said...

Pound puppies (and kitties) are the best! What a lucky little guy to find a home with you. Oh, and the ears are killing me with cuteness!

Alisha Lauren said...

He's so adorable! and your dress is lovely of course!

lion heart vintage said...

wow, what a great little pup! i'm always so happy to hear people finding homes for SPCA pets. love how he matches your outfit!

PS that white dress looks so elegant on you. i'm really enjoying your blog! very inspiring!

idée_géniale said...

Oh my, you two are the cutest little duo ever! These pictures are so pretty. I really love that dress.

kate said...

awwwwwwww! what a cute pup! <3

violetville said...

these are gorgeous photos. it's so wonderful that you've adopted an older guy (and such a handsome one at that!); everyone always wants puppies, but the older ones are already ready-to-go, you know?

i feed my dogs an all-raw-meat diet now - no more allergies. anyways, a change in diet is something to think about maybe? (better than medication IMO, if you can help it).

Lulu said...

he's so cute! aww i'm so glad he has a nice home now =]

eliza said...

Awww Westley is adorable! I'm a vet nurse & I love it when older pooches are adopted, its so sad when they can't find homes because of their age and/or medical problems. Glad his visit to the dermatologist went well, with the right medications they do really well! My boyf loves westies so I showed him this post & he too thinks Westley is gorgeous! :D

Beautiful photos :)

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the spectator said...

I think it's wonderful that you found yourselves a dog at the RSPCA. It makes me really mad how animals end up in shelters.

Our previous cat, Coco the burmese, was a rescue cat. He was the most loving boy - eva!!

Monster Girl said...

He is absolutely adorable! I've always wanted a westie. Can't wait to hear more Westley tails (hee!)

jessica said...

Aww! Your dog is so cute! I'm glad you have a new friend! Your photos are so lovely and I love both of those outfits!

naomi said...

your dog and dress go so well together.
it's meant to be.


naomi.

Jay said...

He's completely adorable!
And I love your dresses, both of them.

Lara said...

He is just adorable!! I want to adopt an animal. My cat was not adopted and I sort of wish she was. I wouldnt trade her for anything but I would adopt her a buddy

Kelly said...

Aw, congratulations for Westley! He looks like a real sweetie!<3

Love your new garden! I don't know if I could survive living in the city without my fire escape jungle.

That "peeley church" isn't on Hyde Street, is it? Looks familiar.

~ Kelly

Amalena said...

Awww.. I love Westley he is so adorable!! How wonderfull that you adopted him! and btw your dress is amazing :) Have a nice week. xoxo

Antonella said...

wow he's the cutest!!
yay for adoption of an oldie but goldie doggie.

Mystery Flight Vintage said...

westley is gorgeous! i love these photos and your new plants.

Veronica said...

Awww, Westley is the cutest! I have a 7-y.o. Westie (named Duffy). They are the sweetest, most loving dogs. Mine has skin problems too (apparently that's common in the breed) AND has separation anxieties, but he was NOT a pound dog. I'm not sure why they're like that, except for because they just love us so much! Congrats on your new buddy!!

nettieboop said...

What a cutie!!! My parents have 2 Westies, and I have a Rat Terrier, love the terrier family! Such personalities and such loyal little companions. Our dog has really bad skin allergies and we've found that putting a few pumps of fish oil on his food (Avoderm) every day really helped a lot. You can find this stuff at pet stores. It didn't 'cure' but it definitely lessened the agony. Have fun with your new guy!

LindaR said...

We adopted two sick old man terriers about six ago, they had bad skin problems and allergies. Prescription food and lots of fresh baby carrots (we've had to change to canned vegies, carrots and peas, as their teeth are not great anymore), and of course medication helped tremendously. Today, Bert and Ernie are happy sweet and very loved very old men. I can't imagine life without them! Enjoy your pup!

the snail and the cyclops said...

I'm totally blown away at how sweet all of you are!!!

Thank you so, so much for all the kind words and well wishes!!! It means way more then you can ever imagine!!!

Jocelyne said...

awww, your new little friend is adorable. I wish I could take our cats for walks, it's just not the same, ha! I love your sweet dress and shoes. SF is so much fun to explore, I finally hung out at Crissy Field this weekend, it was lovely.

Bostonista said...

Westies are my favorite dog! They are so cute & sweet! Also, I'm glad you adopted! I can't wait to do the same when I have my own place!
xoxo

hannah said...

he is just the most adorable pal! give him a pat from me :-)

Andi B. Goode said...

He's lovely!
-Andi x

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

shelter dogs are the best. i hope everything goes well with him!

anne said...

what a cutie! love your outfit, you look awesome :D

Bree said...

what a cute dog! I hope he gets better soon. you look so pretty!

Anonymous said...

really beauty!!!!

deb h said...

Rescue a dog and you may not change the world, but you will change the world for that dog.

reckless daughter said...

oh...he's such a little babe! adorable. how fun for you (and wonderful for the pup)!

Pets are the greatest.

PS: I love that dress and the hobbit door ;)

Alli XT said...

what a darling little man! many kudos to you for adopting an older dog who really needed a home. Hopefully his skin will clear up to - sometimes it's related to anxiety. Our kitty's skin cleared up within a month of living with us because she was so much calmer and happier living in a home with people who wanted and loved her.

seesaw said...

loving the white dress.

Wanderlusting Fool said...

You are the sweetest to take on an older pound puppy, especially one with some skin problems and such. He is so adorable. Love the pics :)

Siubhan said...

Aw, I love your westie! I had one a few years ago – she had horrible eczema and was allergic to everything... She still managed to be cute and lovely though, all the same!

maru said...

Lovely to see the adoption of older dogs...hat's off to you.

Kennedy said...

im so jealous! all i want in the world is a dog.

Natasha Jane said...

Gahhh, what an adorable doggy!

Pansy said...

Oh I LOVE him!! I'm such a sucker for dogs, I love mine so much. I do the same thing with tons of photos.

CrisG in CA said...

I have a Westie. Separation anxiety is a Westie personality trait, they are such people lovers and crave companionship. Great dogs, gongrats on the adoption!

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