We went to Lincoln Square for the afternoon on Saturday for eye exams and to look at new glasses frames. This is the pair that Martin is considering, but they look great on Max too.
We were quite pleased to learn that Spex is dog friendly (they had a jar of dog treats by the door, which is apparently the tip off). We're learning all this as we go along, but we are certainly surprised at the amount of dog friendly businesses out there.
After the optician, we met up with JoJo, who is, if you can believe this, Lilli's great uncle. He's from the same breeder as Lilli, and he is the dog we met on Father's Day weekend, the one sitting with his owner Beth, outside Letizia's Bakery. Beth introduced us to Jackie, and therefore to Lilli. We were so busy talking that I didn't get any good photos. But here's vague evidence of the dogs' meeting.
Also at the square: balloon animals.
Sunday morning: Lula's. We have managed to eat out quite a bit with Lilli, we are just exploring every restaurant's patio or outdoor seating area. And trying to pick those with shade, as it is still hot hot hot and anything other than absolute shade is intolerable.
Lilli sat quietly underneath our chairs, in a puddle of water, of course. She always lays her head in her water bowl.
Luigi and Mario are hungry.
Farmer's market: snow cones.
Yard sale find on the walk home:
First visit to the groomer. We meet Chalie and tell her our ideal puppy cut.
And then...we leave her there! It was the first time we've been away from Lilli (aside from a few crate training sessions where we sat in the back yard and listened to her barking hysterically). The groomer told us it could take 3 hours, to get the heck out of there and have some fun. We hardly knew what to do with ourselves. And then we did. Go eat in some place with air conditioning! We chose Thai Lagoon.
We ran a few errands in the neighborhood, visiting some stores where we can't take Lilli, and then, while we were loading garbage cans into our cart at Home Depot (and the boys were playing with the galvanized steel lids, a la Stomp), they called and told us to come and pick her up.
You can actually see her eyes!
Tuft of her hair for the scrapbook. In reality, it will go in the box of random things from the boys that have also not made it into a scrapbook.