“A dog has one aim in life. To bestow his heart.”

~J.R. Ackerley

Chloe & Gracie have some Emily & Einstein inspiration and fun for Food for Thought

 Mad for Plaid joining the Tartan Parade!


Cheaper than Therapy!

Raylen Drinks & Dogs2

Boating with Dogs 



Amazing Gracie

Winery Dogs of Napa Valley

Dog Days of Summer

Christmas with Tucker

A Dog’s Purpose

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

How Dogs Celebrate Holidays

No Tricks, Just Treats

A Visit from the Easter Bunny

Chloe & Gracie Easter1

Boating With Dogs


Dinner Cruise

Boating with Dogs1-001



Swimming Lessons for Chloe


Reindog Games

Reindog Games

Nose To The Air & Wind In Our Ears


Water Dogs

Chloe & Gracie dock-001

Dear ThunderShirt…♥


Paw, Splash, Drink, Repeat

 Chloe dock-001

Sunset Cruise with Chloe and Gracie

Sunset Cruise Lake Norman Chloe & Gracie

Top 10 Things Chloe & Gracie Love About Fall

Chloe & Gracie Fall Favorites

Hooked on Fishing

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Dog Gone Good Thanksgiving Pumpkin Treats!

Happy Thanksgiving from Two Turkey Lovers


A Christmas Cruise on the S. S. Noel


Wishing You Peace, Love, and Licks!


A Happy and Healthy New Year with Wholesome Treats #AlpoDogBiscuit

Happy New Year

My Name is Chloe and I Have the Punxsutawney Blues


Love Bites for Chloe & Gracie

Love is a four legged word

Lucky Dog Shamrock Treats

PicMonkey Collage Lucky Dogs treats1

First Pontoon Ride of the Season


All Paws On Board

Quick and Easy Frozen Dog Treats for Summer, aka Copycat Frosty Paws

Homemade Frozen Dog Treats

Weekend Waterview: The Dog Days of Summer


Weekend Waterview: Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise on Lake Norman

White Dog Love: They’re Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

  46 comments for “Dogs

  1. January 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    such cute pics!

  2. June 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Well, they are just too cute for words! They make me think of my Boudreaux. He is a cockpoo…and is my baby…my rotten baby.

  3. July 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I, too, have the sweetest Bichon named Keeper! She’s the light and love of my husbands’ and my life!! We are so blessed to have her and she makes our days fuller with her presence. She goes to work with me everyday and has a huge following of friends that drop by to see her. Chloe and Gracie are beautiful and I know you are happiest when they’re with you, too. I love the photos of them!

  4. July 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I have a Bichon named Jazz who we rescued about 3 years ago. He is definitely a joy and a delight. I can’t imagine my life without such a faithful friend! Bichons just have the sweetest disposition, don’t they?! Vicki V

  5. Stephanie Allred
    July 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Absolutely love, love, love your pictures.. I have 3 bichons.. (actually, one is a bichon/coton) and they truly do make life worth living!! Your pictures are so similar to pictures I have of my babies..

  6. Mom
    January 31, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I, too, loved reading about Chloe and Gracie. I laughed and laughed. We have a little rescue dog (shih tzu named Winston) and he also is scared of the scarest things – plastic bags and man hole covers. He truly brightens our days. Sandee Meeks

  7. Eileen Jourdan Thompson
    February 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I just found your blog through Mosaic Monday from Little Red House. Your photographs are speaking to my heart. Sooo beautiful. Thank you.

  8. February 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Your sweet doggies have won my heart!!!!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  9. May 17, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Nice Bichons! I have a house full of the fluffs

  10. May 17, 2012 at 11:36 am

    An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been doing a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me lunch simply because I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this matter here on your blog.

  11. Diane Wall
    April 13, 2013 at 9:52 am

    “Too cute for words!”

  12. Janice Moore
    May 24, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Chloe and Gracie look just like our Zsozso and Zellie….precious!…love your photos…..just found this blog…love it..

  13. May 29, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Your baby poodles are adorable! Chloe and Gracie must bring so many thrills into your life – I had poodles for years (amber, usually) and talk about bonding, they become your very best friends. These two dolls’ faces are beautiful, and their coat – well, PERFECT! I really enjoy your page/blog! I was drawn to your FB page first because of the name – we’re boaters as well – sailboats. We’re in Florida and love it! Look forward to getting to know you better. Enjoy every moment of your life. Fondly, Mary Back

    • grannyberg
      September 27, 2021 at 8:05 am

      They are so beautiful and simply perfect I love this Bichon Frise Breed especially the full thick hair .

  14. Alice Huff
    September 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    When I adopted a new rescue the only requirement was that it would go in the kayak with me. I fostered Jimee Jane for a month and she is perfect. She jumps in my kayak before I do.

  15. Evelyn
    September 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Great pictures of Gracie and Chloe! I have loved many Bichons over the years and currently my heart belongs to Cha Cha, a precious 2 year old Bichon. They are the sweetest babies with the greatest dispositions. Congratulations on having your heart stolen forever!

  16. Peg M from Ohio
    November 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Being a crafter and also a great dog lover I am wondering how to make your Halloween dog collars? Love, love all your ideas! Thanks again! Peg

    • November 9, 2013 at 6:23 am

      Thanks Peg, I didn’t make them, they were $4 at HomeGoods :)

  17. LeAnn
    January 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    The picture’s of your Bischons are beautiful. I have rescued two toy poodles and they are the love of my children.

  18. Kym R. Brown
    March 16, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I have two sweet little terriers, Holly Noel ( a Westie delivered the week before Christmas) and Angus McDuff (a scottie that came the following summer) They are the loves of my life and really keep things interesting at my house on the lake. I really enjoyed reading about your dogs. Kym

  19. May 26, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Your dogs are adorable! I am also a dog lover! I really enjoyed scrolling through these photos!

  20. June 8, 2014 at 9:15 am

    These photos really cheered me up. They look thoroughly spoilt as all pets should be. Emma xx

  21. Caz
    August 17, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    A special thank you goes out to you and your furbabies, such a delightful post. Truly a gorgeous family you have here, you can feel the loving bond through your posts :)

  22. MaryAnne Deckard
    September 9, 2014 at 10:28 am

    How sweet ate these babies

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  27. Lee Ann Harney
    November 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I enjoy your blog so very much… thank you for sharing your time and energy and creativity with us. I’m in love with your precious pups !!!!!!! Would you please share with me where you found them. We live in north georgia, it would be a fun trip up to come and pick up a precious baby to make a part of our family.

    • November 26, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks so much Lee Ann! We got Chloe & Gracie from a breeder in Tenessee 9 years ago which is hard to believe. I don’t remember the name, and did a quick Google search to try and jog my memory but no luck. She also bred Westies though. Happy Thanksgiving :)

  28. December 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Love your babies, makes me miss my little pugs even more

  29. December 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Love love your pictures! I also have a male bichon . He is so well mannered . Loves children, he is 13 years old and is small . How do you keep the eyes and his muff so clean. That’s the only thing . He has a stain from his eyes. Would love your comments. Thanks , was reading your blog on the gingerbread bird house. Can’t wait til my granddaughter gets here to do this project. Merry Christmas!!!!

  30. January 25, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    J’aі comme l’impression que je vais een parler sur mon site perso

  31. Jan
    February 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Your photography is awesome – and your baby pooches are absolutely adorable!

  32. Stacy
    June 11, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I just found this blog today…..precious pics of your two little sweethearts!! I am blessed to share my home with a 17 yr. old Bichon named Molly ;-) Yes, 17….hard to believe! Still wagging her tail every morning to greet me and when I come home from work! Love, love Bichons!!! Thanks again for the beautiful pictures, you really capture their personalities.

  33. Susanne Craig
    July 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Chloe and Gracie are adorable and my grandchildren love to keep up with them when they come for a visit. Our little morkie (l/2 maltese, 1/2 yorkie – is only 6 lbs. but has always loved to play with ice cubes; so when I saw your idea for doggie-pops…I set to work. I found a mini ice cube tray and mixed the yogurt, banana and peanut butter, pouring it into the tray – them placed one of his mini-dog biscuits in the middle of each one. What a delight to watch him eat them on a hot day….he gives the idea one thumb’s up!

  34. August 16, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Chloe and Gracie are so darn cute! We have a Maltese/Shih-Tzu named Miss Molly. I try to do at least one posting a month named Moments With Molly where I share her boat rides with us, the doggie birthday cake for her and her latest fluff and puff (grooming). Dogs make our lives whole, there’s no doubt about it!

  35. Darlene
    December 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Love, love, love your pictures. We had two Bichons but lost one last year. We dearly love the breed (have owned three pair over time) and truly cherish our beloved Shivers. We can’t imagine a life without a Bichon. I sure would like to know where you get the adorable “party collars” like pictured for Halloween. I would love to find something like that for Shivers, especially for Christmas.

  36. Bonnie
    October 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Just found your great site and noticed your puppies right away. They are adorable and i’m sure very spoiled, as they should be. We have a rescue Bichon who makes us laugh every day. She’s the highlight of our lives. Unfortunately she has heart problems that we’re dealing with. We went on a New England car trip three years ago and Maine was my absolutely favorite of the six states so I enjoyed your Maine Lobster Roll blog:)

  37. Cristan Lamb
    September 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Your dogs are so adorable and the love that you have for them melts my heart <3

  38. Suzanne
    January 21, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Nothing like a Bichon. My Lexi lived 17 1/2 years. I miss her everyday. Awesome memories you created.

  39. March 13, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    How great to see these lovely photos. Your babies are precious. Thanks for sharing them.

  40. Bonnie Sullivan
    May 6, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Did you get Chloe & Gracie from the same litter? I had to send my Maltipoo, Dixie, to Doggie Heaven last week. She was 12 years old, and like Chloe? had Heart problems. I remember when you lost your precious baby, I felt so sad for you & your husband, not thinking that I would loose Dixie after only 12 years. It helps me grieve to know how many of you feel so passionately about these Furr babies .

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