|Mika checking out the surf at Venice Beach, California|
Much Love shows available dogs in Santa Monica across from the Farmers Market on Sundays and this is where we first saw Mika- though that wasn't her name then. She had already been given two different names in her unstable little life and neither of them felt right to us. It was a new beginning and we decided her name should have meaning and significance for us.
|"Yay! Road Trip!"|
|"Are we there yet?!"|
We have to turn away and try and keep a serious face when this happens so as not to encourage it further. It is quite hilarious. . . She grabs part of her harness as you attempt to put it on, then gnaws on it vigorously -with her tiny front teeth only- all the while grumbling, arr,arr,arr,arr. It's as though she has some inner struggle going on and is doing her very best to contain her frustration:
I really want to go for a walk, but I can't believe I'm subjected to such nonsense. This stupid @#&! thing they want me to wear. I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!
(By the way, her harness couldn't be more comfortable, so we know that's not the issue.)
|Mika and "friend" caught napping.|
|"I have no idea what you are talking about. |
I've never seen this thing before in my life."
First picture: I just took the photo and said nothing. Second photo: I said, "Say Cheeese!"
and sleepy girl obliged me. :)
|Tired but happy. -Mika Girl at the beach.|
|"Mr. Demille...I'm ready for my close-up."|
|Mika's "Count Dracula" impression|
|"Sigh. I'm trying to nap here. Is misting me with the garden hose really all that funny?"|
|The art of camouflage..."They'll never find me here." |
|"Uhhhhhh...--Is it my favorite treat?!"|
(Mika with her Christmas stocking.)
|"Love. Ain't it grand?!"|