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Pet Sitting Oscar

When Oscar and I aren’t at the dog park or taking our walks around the beautiful Queen Anne neighborhood…

Oscar enjoying the water at Magnuson Dog Park

Oscar enjoying the water at Magnuson Dog Park

Walking around the neighborhood amongst the fall leaves

Walking around the neighborhood amongst the fall leaves

we are hanging around the Condo overlooking the beautiful view of Seattle and Elliott Bay.  I enjoy watching planes of all different shapes and sizes circling over the city on their way to SeaTac.  I have even seen a couple of unique aircraft.

Plane pulling a banner

Plane pulling a banner

I even saw a blimp come in and land at Seattle Center and leave again

I saw a blimp come in and land at Seattle Center and leave again!

Barges and ferries are constantly coming in and out of Elliott Bay.

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Since I’ve been here there has been all kinds of weather.  We’ve had a wind storm with gusts of over 50 mph.  The big planters on the deck blew over and there were fallen branches and debris all over on our walk.  For over a week the city was covered with an unusual fog bank.  And we’ve had cloudy and sunny days.  Every day is beautiful in its own way.  Here are some shots I’ve gotten of the beautiful view.

Space Needle peeking out of the fog

Space Needle peeking out of the fog

Morning shot with the morning sun shining on the buildings

Morning shot with the morning sun shining on the buildings

Space Needle with Mt. Rainier in background

Space Needle with Mt. Rainier in background

Beautiful view of the city at night

Beautiful view of the city at night

On Oct. 26th the Space Needle was lit in Husky Purple as a tribute to UW football coach Don James.  The fog cover made it look Absolutely awesome!

On Oct. 26th the Space Needle was lit in Husky Purple as a tribute to UW football coach Don James. The fog cover made it look Absolutely awesome!

Oscar isn’t too interested in the view.  When I’m not rubbing his belly or playing tug of war with him, he’s pretty content hanging out on his bed.

Oscar hanging out on his bed

Oscar hanging out on his bed

 

When I’m not enjoying the sights of the Bay and City, I’m watching the birds coming onto the deck and getting their breakfast.  I put out peanuts every morning for them.

Western Scrub Jay grabbing his morning peanuts

Western Scrub Jay grabbing his morning peanuts

Steller Jay coming for his breakfast

Stellar Jay coming for his breakfast

The crows sneak a few peanuts too

The crows sneak a few peanuts too

And the hummingbirds come to get their nectar.  There are two that I see.  I think it’s a male and female.  They’re so sweet and delicate.

This hummingbird hangs out on the deck quite often

This hummingbird hangs out on the deck quite often

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Soon I’ll be leaving Oscar and this wonderful place, but I’m looking forward to going to the Phinney Ridge neighborhood to pet sit for a couple of pups I’ve watched before with a new little 4 month old Yorkie addition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 3, 2013 at 7:26 pm Leave a comment

60th Birthday – Willapalooza Day 3

Heather & Joe came to the hotel to pick us up on our third and last day of my birthday celebration and away we went!  Our first stop was at the original Starbucks on Pike Street for a yummy cup of coffee.

Coffee time!

Next we made our way down along Pike Place Market to get a picture with Rachel the pig.  I’ve seen the pig standing at the market for years but just recently realized that she’s actually a piggy bank and collects between $6000 and $9000 in just about every kind of currency in the world.  The money goes to the Market Fund and is used for social services such as senior and preschool programs and feeding the hungry.

Susie's riding Rachel

Then of course we had to add our contribution to the Gum Wall in Post Alley.  This was voted one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions in 2009.  You can see how much Bonnie’s enjoying this one!

It's not THAT bad Bonnie!

L J is in charge of the gum

Our next stop was at Kerry Park.  This little park has the most beautiful view of the city!

Space Needle shot through sculpture in park

Kathy and L J are getting tired of Willapalooza!

I can't get out any more I'm too tired!

Will this party EVER end?

And the day wouldn’t have been complete without going to visit the Fremont Troll!

Fremont Troll

Our last stop on this wonderful adventure was to the Space Needle for lunch.  It was such a beautiful day so the view was fantastic!

Beautiful view from the Space Needle

A toast to the perfect ending of a perfect day!

November 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm 1 comment