| Monday, March 31, 2008

What are my aunt Halley and my uncle Orie doing?

We call it the Taco


This is one of his favorite sleeping positions

My California Family

| Saturday, March 29, 2008

With my aunt Ashley

With Uncle Nathaniel
The whole family!
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Everything about him is perfect

| Friday, March 28, 2008

I will neeble you, my lovely

| Thursday, March 27, 2008


| Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Toby and Chewie help themselves to some toys.

New friends

| Tuesday, March 25, 2008

As usual Chewie found a large stick
Then he and his new friend Brokaw played tug.
Brokaw won.

Later at the dog park Chewie met Tucker, Lola and Mia. He's even been invited to a pug party.
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Little buddy

| Monday, March 24, 2008

Chewie would have given anything to be let out to say hello!

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My dad and his dog

| Sunday, March 23, 2008

I found this picture of my dad, Giancarlo De Battisti, and his dog, among his things after the funeral.

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Grandma was full of bad ideas

| Saturday, March 22, 2008


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Tug o' WAR

| Thursday, March 20, 2008

Here they are on Fenway's turf, but still acting up.

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Chewie on the way to see Fenway for a week


While mom and dad are away for the funeral Chewie is staying with his aunt MJ and his cousin Fenway. This picture was taken by his loving aunt as he tells her "you have no idea what you're in for, lady" with his eyes.

More cousins

| Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My father, Chewie's beloved granddad, passed away last night. Postings will be sporadic and likely older pictures or of cousins like this: Chewie's uncle Leo, who lives in Spain, and his kitty cousin Maku.

Chewie's cousins in Costa Rica-- Ilka and Chac

| Monday, March 17, 2008

Both these ladies are champions in obedience competitions, so little Chewie has a lot to live up to.

Chiqui, Chewie's Miami girlfriend

| Sunday, March 16, 2008

Living it up in Miami


With Olga
With Ana

Chewie at the Grands

| Friday, March 14, 2008

This is Chewie's dad and my first post here. I wanted to throw up a pic of Chewie checking out the new digs and the grandparents house. He seems to like what he sees, he seems to think grandma is a giant loofa toy like Bluey.

Here is another picture of the little guy enjoying
the nice Florida grass

Chewie emotional assistance animal extraordinaire

| Thursday, March 13, 2008

Today Chewie took his first flight. We had to come to Miami to see my dad who hasn't been doing well. Given that I have a horrible fear of flying, I had a doctor write a note asking that he be allowed to fly with him as my emotional assistance dog. The good news is it worked! I was able to fly without taking any medicine, without digging my nails through my husband's hand, and without having any panic attacks. Chewie was perfectly well-behaved during the flight thanks to a long walk before-hand and a lot of planning.

We put on his little coat to make him look more "official" and it did. Here he is lounging on floor of Reagan National:
Once we arrived in Florida he immediately had his first encounter with a grandma.Enjoying the much thicker "Florida Grass"

Tug of Doom

| Wednesday, March 12, 2008

We never played tug with our little wookie because we were fearful it would make him aggressive. However, two weeks ago a trainer taught us how to play correctly, saying we should do it because it is good for agility. Below is the result. I know I am evil for doing this to a 15 week-old puppy.

Pictures of the day


Drop the top and let the sunshine in

| Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Chewie loves the kids.

Thanks to Alex (above) and the little girl below for the cuteness.

Picture of the day: look how big he is


Vote Chewie for MVP


He's the Most Valuable Pet to us and would look awesome on the box!

Possessive much, Fenway?

| Monday, March 10, 2008

Dude, you don't even know what that frisbee you took from Chewie is! Does anyone think he looks like Walter Matthau in Grumpy Old Men ?

Tyler, the awesome dog walker, tries to teach Chewie some manners


Tyler begins the lesson on not biting Fenway's delicious ear:

Tyler tries really hard. "I know this ear is yummy, but no!"

Tyler gives up and lets Chewie play with Fenway's toy instead.

Argh, Chewie wins again!

Daisy, the sweet neighbor dog

| Sunday, March 9, 2008

This is one of our favorite neighborhood dogs, Daisy. She is blind, but has incredible hearing and sense of smell. She is the sweetest dog in the world, and we're hoping when she gets to know Chewie better she can his buddy. Is she adorable or what?