girlie. how could i pass up the opportunity to share a picture of my big girl? blue has been with us for six years. we were at the silverlake dog park with hank one day just before i launched the napcake pajama company when we saw her. i was already working from home and hank needed a friend (so he would leave me the hell alone). her owner was actually her rescuer (a woman who makes a career out of busting dogs out of the pound)and was seeking a home for her. blue had been hit by a car and had a horrible kennel cough. someone had taken her to the south central l.a. pound after the accident and because of her sweet nature, they kept her there a couple of days extra in the hopes that someone would pick her. she was delivered by her kind captor that week and here she stays. blue is a blue merle australian shepherd mixed with we don't know what. she likes to kiss forever. her breath smells a bit like a river bottom, but we kiss her still. she loves sweets, especially ice cream and cookies. she likes to sleep on the couch at night, but comes to get in bed with us in the mornings. she sits sleepily on the saltillo tile floor each morning and poots a few times. they are so dainty, i try not to let her know i'm giggling at her. a few years ago, she was bitten by a rattlesnake on the nose while we were hiking through the wildflowers off of 138. we thought we might lose her, but she pulled through. what a scare! she is our matriarch and is so protective of miles. blue is the week's theme at one of my favorite sites: mama says om. today i honor my Blue Girlie.