Merry Christmas!

From all of us to all of you, have a Merry Christmas! -Sabrina & Andrew -Bianca & Sorcha Ko-Yeung-Bowers (The Fluffy Puppies)

Happy 9th Birthday, Fluffy Puppies!

Today, the Fluffy Puppies turned nine. Every time I think about how old they’re getting, it makes me a little sad and I wonder why people learn to love things that will inevitably die before them. It doesn’t seem very rational but I guess these things aren’t meant to be rational. There’s a line from …

Fluffy Puppies Adore the Snow

The Fluffy Puppies, Bianca & Sorcha, love winter in Tahoe, particularly because they adore the snow. Even in their senior citizen years, they act like puppies as soon as their paws touch the white powder, playing and roughhousing, barking and digging. And although it’s a treat for them to jump around our balcony, they have …

Dog Days at Fort Funston

The Fluffy Puppies have always loved going to Fort Funston. Over the years, they’ve gotten less scared of the water, and hence have gotten more dirty on these weekend trips. I’m just grateful that neither of them are into rolling in the sand on their backs like this pup: Fort Funston is always a great …

Dogs will be dogs

Golden retrievers are my favorite non-snow dog, meaning if there were no Samoyeds, Malamutes or Huskies, a goldie is the dog I would get. Andrew, however, loves them and wants our next dog to be just like this one. They do quintessentially doggy things, like fetch, give you cute innocent “who me” looks, and roll …

Sleeping Bee-auty

Such a precious puppy when she sleeps. It’s quiet and calm – no barking, no knocking people over, no trying to steal food from the kitchen table. For 10 minutes, all is quiet in the house.

Snowy Birthday

The Fluffy Puppies turned six on Sunday. For their birthday gift, they got a trip to Tahoe for a hike in the snow. They were totally in their element.

Looking Back on 2009

Here are a few of my favorite things from 2009…what a delightful year it was. #10. July 4th weekend in Sea Ranch/Mendocino #9. Camping at Lake Tamarack – 1st backpacking trip ever #8. Monterey/Carmel Trip – February 2009 #7. Attending Matt & Lilia’s wedding near Washington, DC #6. Taking Nicole Hill’s Photo 101 and 102 …

Snow Dogs

Do all dogs love snow? These ones did. Some dogs love the snow, some dogs hate it. But only a few breeds are made for the snow. Sheba, an eight-month old husky, was clearly in her element. Can’t wait to bring the Fluffy Puppies up to Tahoe to frolick and play. They live for the …


Whenever I used to make an angry or pouty face as a child, my grandfather would say in a teasing voice, “Don’t make that Al Capone face. Show me a Marilyn Monroe face instead.” Well, if he could only see this Capone face, maybe he would feel differently.