Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas

I has to help St. Nicholas find the candy!
I was a good doggie this year!!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Jake at a Halloween Party!

Jake went to his first Halloween Party at the Boathouse in Forest Park.  It was to benefit BiState Pet Food Pantry!

Get it off!!!!


I so hate you right now.
Pwease take it off.
Sniff Sniff Sniff

I evil Bat Wizard

The other doggies are laughing at me.
Get me out of this.

Unca Mark.  Buddy.  Pal.
Friend to doggies in need.
Take the hat off me.
Can I have your pizza instead then?

Free!  I'm Free!

Where are you?

Fall is Here!

It's an acorn.
A big acorn.
Can we walk now?

Oh look.
Another acorn.
Acorns get in my paws and I don't like them.
I peed.  Let's move on.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

At the Grafton Lighthouse

I'm smiling.
I'm perfectly happy all by my lonesome.
Tied to the lighthouse.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jake the Metro Dog

Jake's a metro dog.  Out and about on the town!

Jake taking in the City Garden
(Picture taken by Mark of

Watching the Barges on the River

Are we done?
I wanna go look for lady dogs.
Try not to cramp my style k?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Jake at Klondike Park

I want out.
Are we playing Chinese Fire Drill?
I can't open the door to play....

That was delicious.
Uhm.  Nuttin.  I wasn't eating nuttin...

The fog's gonna get me!
Can we go walk now??

Really.  This is a walk.  You go places.
Not stay here and take pictures.
Let's go....'re in there without me!
*sniff snort*
Whatcha doin?
(seriously.  Jake wouldn't leave his walking buddy.)

While we are waiting, can I have another bacon guy?
I so sad and pitiful
I need more bacon.
and something's stuck on my nose
so I need bacon.

You need to work on better shots Mom
I don't look good with power plants in the background.
Can we go walk yet???

I'm only here because you put a bacon guy here.

dum de dum da dum
I so happy
walkie walkie
sniff snort sniff

Hey Mom!
Come On!
I gots place to pee on and things to sniff!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the local Franciscan parish, St. Anthony of Padua, blesses animals every year on the Feast of St. Francis which is October 4.  Of course I took Jake to get blessed!  I took Jake last year and it followed roughly the same structure.

Jake getting blessed.  

Jake and St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Whatever Mom

I was really enjoying sniffing that hole over there.
I'm not photogenic today anyways....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jake the Sailor Dog

I'm Jake the Sailor Dog!
I'm strong to the finish
cause I eat me spinach
I'm Jake the Sailor Dog!
(Mom...I don't like spinach....)

I wanna statue of me!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Jake at the Balloon Race!

This is what I think :P
I wants to go sniff the bunny balloon, 
not look at.
I wanna go walk.
Stop takin my picture.  
(yes.  he howled.)

Can I have a cookie?
I wanna go sniff.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jake at Howell Island..part 1

Capt'n Jake's favorite second mate (His mom's first mate), Mark, offered to take Jake to a new port of call on the way back from Pirate Fest.

We stopped at Howell Island Conservation Area on the Missouri River.  Unfortunately, the Missouri was over the causeway in Centaur Chute.  It was too deep and fast for Jake to cross.  I also didn't have bug spray or the right shoes.  We plan on going back when the river is much lower!

Yes I know you gave me nice fresh water in the car.
I don't want that water.
I want this water.

Is this good?
I don't want to get any closer.
My paws might get wet.

Is this side better?

I'm not crossing that.
No way.

Jake at the Pirate Fest!

Arrr Me Scurvy Dogs!  Capt'n Jake here!  I went a plunderin' booty today.

You were supposed to get me an eye patch!
Not wings!!!
Pirates don't wear wings!!!!

I believe I can fly!
(especially when you have a cheezeburger)
Red gave me wings.

Okay.  I guess the wings are cool
d na na na na na na 
d na na na na na na

I is sleepy.
I tired.
Let's have the siege tomorrow.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Jake at Bangert Island

On Monday (9/9/10) Jake and I went to Bangert Wildlife Area in St. Charles right off the KATY Trail.  The is an "island" in the Missouri River.  It's been closed since I found out about and it was finally open again.  If the Missouri River is high, you can't get to it.  Or if there is a danger of flash flooding.  Although the island is flat, the trail goes up and down a bit.  Nothing very steep.  In some places you are walking through mud and in other places, like on top the hills, you are walking through river silt.  It is a very popular area for mountain bikers; we ran into quite a few on our walk.  There are a couple of different trails:  Jake and I took the trail straight down the middle and then the loop that was closest to the island's edge.  Although the skeeters weren't bad, I bet they are terrible in the spring as the area is pretty swampy.  It was nice and shady.

Jake crossing the Missouri River.

I wants a cookie.

No really.
I want a cookie.
Those salmon crunchies don't count.

I'm going to stand right here in the worst possible spot
(for pictures)
and eat my cookie.

I'm not eating anything...
Uh...let's keep walking...

I'm stuck...
I spent quite awhile picking burrs out of Jake's fur..

my favorite thing to do on walkies
sniff sniiiiiiiiiiiff sniff