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French Fry.
Thursday, May 16, 2024


After Chel sent me this photo of this stray cat she took in, I sent her a gabillion IG reels of cute cats. She was like, ‘Ok whyyy do you have so many cat videos at your disposal? 🤣’ I follow a lot of animals on instagram, and bookmark a lot of cat videos, and now I can finally share them with someone! Yes, I’ve already invited her to do kitten yoga.

My favorite cat on instagram is named Francis. He’s 13, but he still looks like a kitten because he has dwarfism 🥹 You’re welcome 😽

Good Boi.
Friday, May 3, 2024


Walked to World Market again to get my steps in, and ran into this good boi across from the fire station.

Rise & Grind.
Thursday, May 2, 2024


Got my steps in bright and early and walked to Casa de Otay for my iced Mexican mocha. We ran into Bruce Wayne, my favorite frenchie ever, and he wanted all the cuddles this morning. I even saw Thierry Henry (my favorite German shep) and Lucille (my favorite doodle). It’s only 9am, and I’ve had a great morning so far 🤎

Puppy Yoga.
Sunday, April 28, 2024

puppy yoga

puppy yoga

puppy yoga

Not to be dramatic or anything, but today was the best day of my life (@ Spirit Yoga Studios)

I was like, ‘If one of these puppies falls asleep on me during savasana, I’m gonna have to adopt him.’ I don’t make the rules ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I can only do yoga now if puppies are involved.

I can’t remember the last time I was in PB…  to get a brazilian wax at Viva Brazil? To drink Adios, Motherfuckers at PB Bar & Grill? To party with Jesse and his friends when he still lived in PB, crash on his couch, and get offered coffee and ketchup packets in the morning?

Sometimes, I forget how nice San Diego and SoCal really is. I def take the beach for granted. My apartment in LA is on Manhattan Beach Boulevard, literally 2 miles from the beach, and I never go.

Here’s to more puppies and more beaches in the future 🐶🌴

Puppy Surprise.
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Actual footage of me finding out that Spirit Yoga Studios in PB does puppy yoga.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

my driving scares me too bumper sticker

Our catalog comps were pushed a few days, so I took a nap this afternoon, and had the weirdest dream. A groomer was calling me to confirm the address to drop my dogs off at. He says my ex-boyfriend’s old address, so I call my ex like WTF? And he tells me we’re married with two dogs.

I woke up, because my sister texted me that she saw Lucille (my favorite dog) on her balcony outside.


BRB never sleeping again 😅

Tuesday, April 2, 2024


I feel better already ❤️‍🩹

Bath Time.
Friday, March 29, 2024


Do you also love watching videos of dogs getting baths and haircuts, or are you normal? My favorite is this chill ass Shiba ♥️

Thursday, March 28, 2024


Donna was telling us how she had the famous turtle soup at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, and she told her friend (who loves turtles), and her husband was like, “Why would you tell her that?” and she was like, “Because the name of the dish is cute. Turtle soup.” And he was like, “You just told your friend who loves turtles that you just ate turtles.” She was like, “No, I didn’t. The description didn’t mention turtles. It said, ‘The authentic Louisiana favorite with veal fond, egg and crushed lemon. Finished tableside with a splash of aged sherry.’ I thought I was eating veal.” #1 I would never eat veal (I don’t eat baby animals LOL) and #2 it says ‘turtle’ in the name! She was like, “A lot of dishes have animals in the name, and doesn’t contain those animals.” I was like, “Name one dish.” And she couldn’t think of any 😂

BBQ & Corgi Butts.
Sunday, March 10, 2024

(via @grubwithgreg)

A few people sent me this reel of this new BBQ spot in OC. It looks so good, but I haven’t had BBQ since it made me sick in NYC my birthday weekend 😅 I wanted to check Peg Leg Porker off my BBQ Bucket List in Nashville next weekend, but I don’t want to ruin the trip by getting sick again…

A few people also sent me this reel of this Corgi Cafe in the Philippines. Do my friends know me or what??? Also, I need that corgi butt bread.

Stage 5 Clinger.
Friday, March 1, 2024


My parents are dogsitting this stage 5 clinger this weekend.

Squirrel Watch.
Friday, March 1, 2024


My sister and her husband are in Vegas, so I’m at my parents’ house on squirrel watch 👀

All Dogs Go To Heaven.
Thursday, February 22, 2024

dog sleeping

I’ve always heard that “heaven is a place where all the dogs you have ever loved run to greet you.” IDK if that’s true or if I’m even headed to heaven LOL, but it’s a nice thought. Today, my aunt put her last pup down. I looked after her when her moms went on vacation, and she was the sweetest girl.

baja ponchos dog mexican blanket

I hope she’s in doggy heaven playing with Rocky and Myko in the matching Baja Ponchos I got them for Christmas 🥹

Stage 5 Clinger.
Sunday, December 3, 2023


The dog my parents are watching has grown super attached to my dad. My dad says it’s because he’s a boy, but I think it’s because he gives him pupperoni treats. Here he is waiting for my dad outside the bathroom 😆

stage 5 clinger gif

Saturday, December 2, 2023


My sister is in Vegas again, so I’m at my parents’ house cuddling with this good boi and I’ve already burned 2 bags of popcorn in the microwave. Feels like the holidays.

Sad Boi.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023


My parents are dogsitting while my aunt and uncle are in Paris for Thanksgiving, so this sad boi is my roommate for the next week (he misses his pawrents).

Squirrel Watch.
Thursday, November 9, 2023

My sister’s in OC for work, then she has to go into the office three times next week, then she’s going to Vegas for her anniversary and F1. So I’ll just be here at my parents’ house on squirrel watch till Thanksgiving ✌🏼

Saturday, October 14, 2023


I’m already a monthly donor for ASPCA (to help animals in need. Also, the commercials and Sarah McLachlan got me. Plus I got a free t-shirt LOL).

Well, I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

Monday, October 2, 2023

Whenever I see a stroller in my sister’s neighborhood I’m like, “Child or dog?” (I always hope it’s a dog). Today, Pammie was like, “Neither. It’s a bunny!” 😅 I can’t with this neighborhood.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Me after solving today’s wordle:

dawson's creek ugly cry gif

Tourist Things.
Saturday, August 19, 2023


My parents are in France right now, and instead of sending us pics of delicious food they’re eating and beautiful sights they’re seeing, my mom is sending us pics of the dogs she’s meeting. This is my future LOL (JK, I’m already like this).


Tuesday, June 27, 2023

dog door

dog door

dog door

I usually see this dog on my walk (who I call “Thierry Henry,” after the French pundit on Ted Lasso), but he’s always perched on the 2nd floor balcony. I looked for him up there, but today he was staring at me through the window in the front door 🤣

Yesterday, I ran into Chico on my walk, and learned his name is actually Tharu! The owner’s sister was walking him and didn’t know why her brother named him “Tharu” or what it meant. I looked it up, and according to wikipedia, Tharu is an ethnic group indigenous to southern Nepal and northern India (or a Volkswagen Taos in China). His family is Latino, so I doubt it means any of those things. I like “Chico” better, so I’m gonna keep calling him that behind his back. Whenever I ask my sister’s husband if he’s seen Chico (every day), he tells me to please get my own dog LOL.

Goodest Boi.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023


My parents are dog sitting the goodest boi ever for the next month and they are so excited. The dog, not so much LOL.

Amazon Prime.
Thursday, May 25, 2023

amazon prime packaging

Can’t I be both???

Walk Things.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Things I see on my afternoon walks:


This fenced off spot reminds me of the infinite abyss from Garden State. There’s so much tumbleweed around here for some reason.


I hate vanity plates, but I love pizza, so I’m torn.


I’ve seen these heart balloons in this window since Valentine’s Day… It’s May.


I name all the dogs I see regularly on my walks. I see this sweet girl almost every day, and I call her “Lucy” (“Lucille” when we’re being formal). I’ve never heard her bark.

There’s this asshole dog who always barks whenever he sees me. I call him “David” after David Bogdanov, a convicted murderer I watched a docu of on ID who fled to Ukraine after he killed a trans teen (the dog’s pawrents have a Ukrainian flag on their balcony LOL).


With a lot of great dogs, comes a great lot of poop. These little flags are everywhere.

Cat Mama.
Thursday, April 20, 2023

chel chat

Do you stay up at night googling if cat mamas get sad after you give away their kittens or are you normal???

Thursday, April 20, 2023

chico sidewalk

Even my sister’s husband creeps pics of Chico from the rooftop when he’s on his walkies. God, we love Chico so much, and he doesn’t even know it LOL.

Saturday, April 8, 2023




The best part about my afternoon walks in my sister’s neighborhood is seeing all of the dogs (@ Millenia)

I even saw Chico on my walk today! No picture, though, because Pammie told me to, “be cool” LOL. He was so happy to see us, though 😊

Thursday, April 6, 2023

bao chat

Does anybody want a kitten??? 😿

My sister won’t let me have a cat at her house LOL.

My dream is to have two animals (either a dog and another dog, a dog and a cat, a dog and a bunny, etc.) and for them to be best friends.

Dog Days.
Thursday, October 13, 2022

dog sleeping

My roommate for the next two weeks! She’s only been here for a few hours and she’s already bogarting the bed. She’s lucky she’s cute.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

fb memory dog

Wow Facebook making me cry this early in the morning 💔

Puppy Bowl.
Sunday, February 7, 2021

Chunky Monkey is my spirit animal.

Monday, July 20, 2020

squirrel picnic table

I got a tiny picnic table for the squirrels who visit my parents’ backyard, and my mom texting me pics of them eating and enjoying the view has been the highlight of my day.

This is where I’m at in quarantine, guys.

Home for the Holidays.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

rocky - in loving memory - dog - personalized custom keychain

rocky puppy hat

The holidays aren’t the same without you, bud 💔

Spirit Animal.
Saturday, November 23, 2019

find someone who looks at you like roger looks at bbq

Roger is my spirit animal.

Monday, October 7, 2019

I miss you already, bud 💔💔💔

9/1/05 – 10/7/19

Lookie Loo.
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Staring contest going down on the 405 rn.

Happy 13th Birthday, Rocky.
Saturday, September 1, 2018

birthday puppuccino and pupcake

A puppuccino and pupcake for the goodest boy ever ♥

Wind in my hair, don’t care.
Saturday, April 21, 2018

rocky dog in car gif

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

sea world flamingos

Behind the scenes (@ SeaWorld)

Cinco de Mayo.
Friday, May 5, 2017

baja ponchos dog mexican blanket

#FBF to these three amigos in their Baja Ponchos 🇲🇽

Bed Head.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

bedhead yorkie rocky

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

(via @acoustictrench)

Even dogs love the dulcet tones of Young the Giant.

Paws in the Park.
Monday, May 11, 2015

san diego humane society - walk for animals - paws in the park - beckham superman dog

Darien, his dog Bluey, and Beckham the Super Dog sitting for treats (@ San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals)

We scored a ton of free swag for Rocky and my aunt’s sweet dog who we brought along, but I’m paying for it with a serious auto detail. There’s dog fur in places I didn’t know there could be dog fur!

Finish Line.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

homemade diy beer bones - dog treats

Pammie and I have raised over $450 for San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals with our homemade beer bones! Thanks to everyone who donated!!!

We’re bringing some bags of beer bones to the walk this Saturday if you’d like to meet us at the finish line… otherwise known as mile 2! Ha. Don’t judge us!

Happy Monday, Internet.
Monday, March 30, 2015

(via @acoustictrench)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

homemade beer bones dog treats spent brewing grain progress brewing

Did you donate because of the animals or because of my cute packaging, be honest.

I’ve reached 70% of my fundraising goal! Help me get to 100% HERE and receive a bag of these homemade beer bones (they’re dog tested and Rocky approved, if that helps sway you at all).

Homemade Beer Bones.
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Make a donation of $10 or more to sponsor my participation in San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals and receive a bag of homemade beer bones made with repurposed spent grain locally sourced and generously donated by LA craft brewery, Progress Brewing!

You can donate HERE. Please put your address in the “Personal Note to Walk Participant” field if you want dog treats. If you’re in LA or SD, I can probably just meet up with you 🙂

brew bones

I battle my obvious love of dogs on a daily basis.

I can’t watch a cute puppy video on youtube without clicking on all the related videos. Next thing I know, I’ve lost three hours of my life watching 103 videos in a puppy surprise playlist and have been crying for at least two of those hours. Just kidding. (I cried for all three.)

When Pammie asked if I wanted to do a walk for animals, I immediately said yes without knowing any details other than dogs were somehow involved. Her office organizes this huge fundraiser that includes a bake sale where homemade dog treats are sold for donations, and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to combine my love for dogs with my love for baking and get involved.

I reached out to some local LA craft breweries, and Progress Brewing in El Monte was generous enough to donate some spent brewing grain towards my cause. I drove out to what the dude described as “east of east los” with nothing but a 5-gallon bucket and a friend to witness my death in case the dude chopped me up into little pieces and dumped my body in the mash tun (I did meet him on the internet, after all).

progress brewing mash tun

Kevin, the co-owner of Progress Brewing, was actually a really nice guy. He asked if I preferred “Black IPA” or “American Red” doggy biscuits! Ha. I went with American Red, obvi, since I’m not a fan of IPAs. Dogs are also allergic to hops, so if you’re going to repurpose spent grain, make sure the brewery didn’t mash hop the batch you’re getting.

It’s best to use the spent grains within the first few days after brewing, otherwise they’ll go bad. I used a FoodSaver and froze them in portion-sized bags for storing and later use, since they gave me around 40 pounds of grain.

Here’s a simple, all-natural recipe if you want to try making these at home:


  • 4 cups spent grain
  • 2 cups organic barley flour
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 organic eggs

homemade dog treats using spent brewing grain

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients and mix with your hands until a thick dough forms. Roll out the dough on a generously floured surface and cut out shapes with cookie cutters like this cute dog bone.

homemade beer bones

Line the biscuits on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, then reduce temperature to 225 degrees and continue baking for 2 hours. Cooking them the additional time at the lower temperature will help ensure they dry completely, extending their shelf life.

homemade beer bones

The dried biscuits will keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container and even longer if you freeze them in zipper bags. You can give them to your dogs straight from the freezer as a cool summer treat, or, if you’re in LA, in the dead of winter when it’s 90 degrees out!

Sunday, May 11, 2014


I was promised mojitos, and all I got was this picture of Anthony and his LOML.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

doggy stairs

Rocky’s doggy stairs have been out in the hall since he doesn’t need them to get on the bed anymore. I think he just uses them to stare at himself in the mirror now.

Obsessive Corgi Disorder.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

When we were at Chike’s place in SF, I noticed a calendar in his kitchen with corgis on it. Please tell me every month of this calendar is corgis, I said… AND IT WAS.

Because of his love for weird socks and his shared obsession with corgis, we sent him these awesome socks as a thank you for being such a good host:

corgi socks charles ballestamon

And today, he sent me this video:

Cuteness overload. I’m officially dead. Please invite this corgi to my funeral!

Whale’s Vagina.
Sunday, May 19, 2013

seaworld walrus aquarium

Outta my way, kids! Upside down animals are only my favoritest thing in the world.

It’s been 21 years since I last went to SeaWorld in the fifth grade (do the horrifying math). Yesterday, I went back there with the BFF and her kiddos, and the only souvenir I took home was this walrus photo and a fierce sunburn.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

sad cute kittens licking sad cute kittens licking
sad cute kittens licking sad cute kittens licking


“I’m sad.”

“OK. I’ll lick you until you’re not sad.”


Coincidentally, this is also what I like to hear when I’m sad.

Saturdays + Sleepmonsters.
Sunday, March 3, 2013

sleeping babies

OC Fair.
Monday, July 23, 2012

oc fair 2012

Things I learned at the OC Fair yesterday:

  • Young the Giant is just as good the third time around.
  • The porkabello kabobs from Bacon A-Fair are gravely disappointing.
  • I only like cute farm animals on the interwebs—IRL the smell of livestock elicits my gag reflex.
Good Friday.
Saturday, April 7, 2012

brunch the mission - french bulldog

I usually try to go hard on my days off, but I just ended up going to the DMV, having brunch at The Mission, playing with my favorite frenchie, and calling it a night at 9:30. What has my life come to?

Spirit Animal.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

fat cat rolling on back

12:23 PM Jesse: one of my cats at home will eat until it throws up
  me: your cat is my spirit animal
Cat Mommy.
Thursday, June 2, 2011

BRB dying.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

bella and rocky dogs

Marion, I just stumbled upon your blog last night and spent hours reading all of your past entries up to 2007. I just couldn’t stop! You’re so incredibly witty. I’m sorry if I come off like a creepster, but I just thought that I would let you know that your blog brings a smile to my face.

Thanks, Min! 🙂 I read on your blog that your dog smells distinctly like Fritos, and I was just telling Rocky last night that he smelled like corn chips (a sign we were meant to cross paths, obvi).

Oh My Corgi.
Sunday, February 6, 2011

Puppy love.
Friday, January 21, 2011

corgies on a treadmill

I don’t look half this cute when I’m pounding the treadmill.

Kittens & Country.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

cute kittens

I’m sick in bed and googling pictures of kittens while listening to country music. I’m like an old white lady. Except I’m twenty something. And Asian. And hardly a lady, depending on who you ask.

Happy birthday, Rocky.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

He’s usually a riot when it’s not his birthday. Maybe he has something against party hats?

rocky birthday puppy

(Rocky’s 4th birthday, 2009)   (Rocky’s 5th birthday, 2010)
Might as well be underwear.
Monday, April 12, 2010

Slowly but Shirley via email:

Hi love… I saw this pic and thought of you. Since you were all about those upside down animals in your blog. And this dog TOTALLY reminded me of you. I mean… how many times have I seen you in this position anyway? In your short shorts that might as well be underwear!? Hahhaha =)

dog doing yoga on floor

#1 How dare you? Shorts, by definition, are short! It’s in the name.
#2 I’m totally in this position right now as I type this in my underwear.

This really did cheer me up today 🙂 Thanks, babeway ♥

Upside down.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

After a particularly shitty afternoon, these upside down animals really turn my day around. Seriously, what has my life come to? Off to the gym to de-stress.

upside down bull dog

(image via overflowing)

upside down kitten

(image via milkteef)

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