Sunday, April 29, 2012


Last Sunday, we celebrated Earth Day at the park.....I heard we had over 60,000 visitors. Booths were set up along the Prado to represent different interest groups who wanted to spread the word, and the aroma of cheese burgers permeated the air. Brandon, my poodle buddy, and I layed around and got pets on the head, and an occassional belly rub. I asked him if he understood Earth Day, and he said he understood a good, cool, freshly dug up hole of earth in which to lie down......I can't say I disagree. I guess you could say the Earth is a provider of many necessities and enjoyments.....some call her Mother Earth..... Somehow, I don't remember my Mother, but I do know Mother's Day is coming up next month....the same weekend of the big patio glass sale. If you can, come on out and check out the glassware and art, find something for your Mother......and rub my tummy!!! Love and Kisses, Bella

Friday, April 20, 2012


TITANIC Do you believe in ghosts? Priscilla and Erika claim to see them all the time....perhaps a feline predisposition. However, humans remind themselves of the past by dressing up in period costumes, viewing old photographs, and collecting old memorabilia. Last weekend was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the doomed luxury liner. There was much excitement over the anniversary throughout the Park. From the Natural History Museum, where the Titanic Exhibition is being held, the captain of the ship, and a first class passenger, pose for a photograph, as they stroll through Spanish Village Art Center, helping to commemorate a wrinkle in time, where people believed they had, indeed, built 'The Ship of Dreams... .....little could they have imagined, less than a hundred years later, an international space station, floating out in another ocean of space. As for me, I would like to dream of an ocean of pizza and milkbones.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


DREAMING You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one...................John Lennon Here I am at Tom's house, on my favorite sofa, ready for my afternoon nap. (yawn)....I am pooped out from taking my morning walk through Spanish Village Art Center, saying 'hi' to my artist friends, enjoying the artwork and listening to the live music. Every Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, Tom and I enjoy the beauty of the Park....I get belly rubs, compliments, and pats on the head from passerbys, and Tom tells our friends about my blog..... There is nothing like a soft, comfy, sofa....well, except, a warm, cheesy, piece of pizza!


On Sunday, the Easter Bunny paid a visit to our village.

Colorful, plastic eggs, stuffed with candy and necklaces, were hidden throughout the day for our yearly egg hunt.

Laughing children, armed with baskets, brown paper or plastic bags, searched the patio for eggs, hidden in the planters, perched on benches, or waiting on the window ledges.

Brandon, my poodle buddy, who spent the afternoon with me, observed the festivities. I asked him what he thought of the Easter bunny, and he said they tasted like chicken.....Agghh! Erika, the rag kitten, scampered by with a mouse squirming from her mouth.

I guess it was a good day of hunting for the children and for me, I prefer a slice of pizza.