Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"I've got sunshine, on a rainy day!"

"...When it's wet outside, Petey makes my day...."

Sure it's been raining cats and dogs - don't step in a poodle! - but that doesn't mean we can't go outside and find some sunshine and spring colors to smile about, right?

I think a certain Not-So-Little-Man will like these photos of me in my rain slicker with these bright golden daffodils at the park across the street.

Looks like these flowers may be blooming by Easter!

I do look awfully sunny next to these flowers, don't I, Mom?

Oooh! And it looks like the tulip tree will be bursting with blossoms any day now too. We can see it from our apartment - that's it across the street.

Ahhhh, even in the rain, you've gotta stop and smell the flowers! Spring has sprung indeed.

Okay, Mom, I think they've gotten the idea - let's get going already...

Here are some bouquets of beautiful Spring flowers at the corner bodega...

And here are some bouquets of umbrellas on almost every corner.

They look like sculptures from the Museum of Modern Art!

More bursts of yellow sunshine - did NSLM do all the gardening in the neighborhood this Spring?

Even dripping with raindrops, it's still awfully pretty.

This azalea should be ready to pop by the weekend.

Hmmm, I know a fella in Ireland who'd love these Marc Jacobs high-tops. I wonder if they come in sets of four at Bark Jacobs?

Oooh! And just look at all these colorful Wellies—how can you be glum in these puddle-stompers?

No cookies for me at Marc Jacobs but I did spy this guy in the window - he's on a skateboard.

Can you see Mom's reflection in the window of this little French shop? She says it reminds her of the stalls at the Marche de Clignancourt - the big flea market in Paris.

The actress Liv Tyler used to live in the brownstone on the left. I used to play with her King Charles Cavalier spaniel Neil, but now she lives in Los Angeles and probably misses this beautiful white tree flowering in her backyard. In a few more days, it will look like it's covered in fragrant snow.

Heck, even the bags of laundry looked bright and cheerful on this cloudy gray day.

This restaurant was greeting patrons with a candy-striped azalea.

I checked out the daffys on the stoop next to my pal Bear's building while a man who lived there admired my raincoat.

I showed you the decorations at Christmas time at the pharmacy downstairs in our building...

...now they're all decked out for Easter! And I thought I was the only "chick magnet" in the building...
There's a lady in the neighborhood who decorates her bicycle for every season and holiday. We thought it looked especially beautiful today with its Easter and Springtime attire. And we like her "Bicycling for Peace" sign, too.

I hope she won't mind that I tried out her bicycle basket. I think I could give the Easter Bunny some real competition in the basket catagory, don't you?

(Sing along:)
"I guess you'd say,
who can chase the rain away?
My dog! (My dog!)
Talking 'bout my dog!
MY DOG!"

28 comments:

Lorenza said...

You had a pawesome walkie, Petey!
Very colorful!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo soooooo are my sunshine my furry sunshine!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

houndstooth said...

You look so dapper in your raincoat! Thanks for sharing your beautiful, colorful walk with us!

Bunny

TwoSpecialWires said...

Aren't ya glad everyone is home? We are! And we really enjoyed your NYC in the rain!

Yellow just became our favorite color for the evening!

Thanks for the cheeriness,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

MAX said...

Hey Petey!
What an awesome and cheery post!!!
I am sure the NSLM is smiling from ear to ear! Your daffodils are exquisite and your yellow jacket...very dashing. All in all...a sunny post (despite the rain)
I also want to say a special THANK YOU for your wonderful contribution to the "MAX-TERPIECE". I am so, so grateful for your gesture of love!
Lotalicks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Gail in Aberdeen said...

Hi Petey
Love the colourful walk, and especially the last picture of you in the bicycle basket. We desperately need some spring colours here in Aberdeen, but no, instead we just got more snow.....
Cheers!
Gail.

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my what a wonderful neighbour hood you live in Petey. We have a Magnolia tree like the one you showed us in our garden. They are a lovely tree.

Noah x

Mango said...

You got some sunshine? Maybe we will today too. I am really liking the sporty slicker.

Slobbers,
Mango

Clive said...

Oh Petey

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

What a great yellow filled spring Easter post!

The NSLM loved every photo! Your jacket Petey is just gorgerous - than the daffs, the Easter decorations in the shops, the bicycle, the wellies, the yellow shoe - it just got better and better. You've got to love the colour yellow!

You have put a big smile on our faces on a very wet, sleet filled, freezing morning here! Spring seems to have deserted us - but we loved looking at Spring in NYC!

Thanks Petey!

lots of love
Clive and the NSLM

Jake of Florida said...

How lovely that yur mom brought her tourist-in-Israel approach back to New York with her and captured all the little things we often don't even see in our own backyards. It's a gift to be able to spot what's happening on the sunny side of the street in the midst of the rain!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

(Mom says to get ready for lots and lots of squishes and scritches and oohs and aahs!)

McGillicutty said...

What a great Spring post!!! Me eyes are blurry because it's been so long since we've seen so much color!!!! Beautiful!!!

Me McMuffur and I have raincoats JUST like yours!!!

Irish Love,
McG

The OP Pack said...

Hey Petey, you sure turned a rainy day into quite the colorful one. We loved seeing you in your bright slicker and all those gorgeous flowers. And that bike basket shot is beautiful. Thanks for sharing all that beauty.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Gus said...

Petey!

Your Mom is spoilin' ya because she feels bad about going away and only bringing back a camel.

We LOVE your raincoat, and the whole post is pawsome.

gussie n teka

Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Ooooh, such pretty pictures. Sure cheered up our day with the flowers.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Martha and Bailey said...

Petey, you look delightful. Your yellow jacket and the daffodils go together so very well.
Our daffodils are not yet out and with the blizzards we are not sure if they ever will be!
It was lovely to see your sunny post.
We came by yesterday and saw you sitting on a camel but couldn't leave a comment for some reason.
Tell your mom we loved the pics of Israel and reckon she had the trip of a lifetime.
Our mum is hoping to visit New York with the 'girls' later in the year so perhaps you can meet for coffee.
(The girls are getting older by the minute!)
We are about to set off - well Friday - for a holiday however road currently closed with snow!
Keep your paws crossed.
Have a great Easter and we will catch up when we get back.
love
Aunties Martha & Bailey xxx
ps we really loved that decorated bicycle - very innovative!

Twinkietinydog said...

I promise not to step on a poodle if you promise not to step on a Twink.
Twink!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What a great walk and an uplifting post - Mom loves seeing all of the different colors, especially the umbrellas and the wellies.

XOXO
The Rocky Creek Scotties

Amber-Mae said...

Looked like you had a soooper FUN walk!!!

Love licks & Hugs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Angus said...

What a great trip through the gardens of the village - you've made us envious. As soon as the BA strikes are over we'll be winging over.

Honey the Great Dane said...

My goodness, you knew Liv Tyler? (Well, her dog, at least!) How cool is that! She is one of Hsin-Yi's favourite actresses!

I love going on walks with you around your neighbourhood, Petey - you seem to live in such a trendy, interesting place!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Bocci said...

What totally great pictures, Petey-you sure are good with the camera!
And do you really have a "Bark Obama" T-Shirt?
I want one too!!!!!

Your buddy,
Bocci

Maggie and Mitch said...

You look so cheerful dressed in yellow, Petey! We loved your walkie with all of the pretty flowers and sights to see!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Petey...you're right...I'm fallin' in love with you all over again!!!

That rain slicker brings out the yellow in those DAFFY DILLIES...what a bootiful georgous postie...and ya don't even have a pic of me on it...sheesch.

Is your fur longer than usual? You look totally HOT!


Kisses,

Laciegirlie

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Haven't been by to see you in ages!Wow Petey, this was a great tour of your flowerful city! So colorful too. We like your yellow slicker as well. And a tulip tree!! Would love to see pics when the blooms open up. Thanks for the tour and have a great holiday!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

The Thundering Herd said...

We came looking at the comments just to see what the NSLM said. We knew he would love the jacket.

Darcy and Bailey said...

Hey Petey!
You're so cute and we're happy you stopped by our blog! We LOVE your raincoat and especially love the photo of you sitting on your stoop! Your city sure looks interesting, lots of things to look at! Looks a lot different than our city. Momma oooo'ed and ahhhh'ed at your photos.

You're a gorgeous boy Petey and I [Darcy] think I have a crush! If I had black tipped ears like a real Cairn (like you) we could probably pass as twins! Our haircuts are good, although we like being shaggy! Hope your stripping goes alright, hee hee!

We got out of bed just to reply to your post on our blog. Now we're going to curl back up in bed and dream of more lamb!

Licks & Love,
Darcy & Bailey

Eric said...

Petey. Loved your photos. Mom drooled and I dribbled. You do look almost sprung. Cute too in yellow. Like a little yellow catkin....or a fluffy pussywillow... or maybe one of Mom's faves ...mimosa!!

Wiry love Eric xxxx

Anonymous said...

I stumbled on your blog when I was hunting out some lyrics, but I love it! Beautiful pics, really cheered up my day!
Helen