Monday, April 5, 2010

On the Way to the Cafe

On Saturday, Nat and I had plans to meet up at one of my favorite cafes to get some work done. But as we were walking over, we saw this:

A whole collection of Bassett Hounds! I can't even begin to tell you how much of our days Alan and I spend talking about or making up stories involving Bilbo, his parent's Bassett. I would say a good 10 to 20 minutes of our conversations a day are devoted to him. So I was super excited to see all these fellow Bilbos.

As a point of reference, here is an action shot of Bilbo getting his daily exercise in.

Okay, back to the Bassetts we saw.

It turned out we just so happened to be at the staging area for the beginning of the Easter parade. All the Bassetts were there in support of the Golden Gate Basset Rescue, a very noble organization indeed.

And they're off! Slowly, but surely. If only they would stop smelling everything along the way.

Another parade highlight was the boy scout troop.

I mean, they just exuded confidence.

Check out the navy blue trumpet!

This brings back memories of being in band.

I had to get a picture of the bunny. He was just so very Donnie Darko.

After the parade, we got even more totally derailed on the way to the coffee shop. We stopped by Therapy (all in the name of market research!) and I was bowled over by this adorable glass jar. (FYI, Bay Area readers, Therapy now sells more home goods!)

After all the pre-Easter shenanigans, we finally made it to the cafe.
Proof of us getting down to business.


Cat, Chaps and Emma said...

Hi! Loved your basset hound post! I get google alerts when the words basset and hound come up! I am addicted to them! GGBR is really great. San Fran is one of my favorite places in the world. I live in KY. Thanks for all of the pictures!

Cat, Chaps and Emma

2busy said...

Scouts are funny. They are probably shuffling along thinking "My mom made me do this..I'd rather be play Halo" It's true. That's what my scouts would be thinking...

I love the Daisy bassett. Very cute.

Curious Character said...

I liked the daisy bassett hound too, but for different reasons. There was a real air of long suffering 'if you take one more photo I'll be pushed too far TOO FAR' about that dog. :)

By the way, Bilbo, best name EVER for a bassett hound.

Razzberry Corner said...

Loved the pic of the basset hounds all smelling the ground! They are too cute! And the boy scout boys all looked so bummed...
Happy Belated Easter!

J.Me. said...

I was in band, too! What did you play? Dan and I would have been the same if they were poodles! He has a toy and I have a mini!

~Rachael~ said...

You were a band geek?! Awesome! I wasn't, but I was in my high school color guard, which is like the band's little kid sister. Do you ever find yourself marching in place for no reason? Or how about when you hear someone call a group to attention - ever feel like calling out something and standing up straighter? Probably just me.


P.S. That blue trumpet totally rocked. I bet he's the envy of the entire brass section.

Sobrina Tung said...

Cats, Chaps and Emma -- I love basset hound people! Thanks for visiting :)

Curious Character -- LOL

Razberry Corner -- I know, it made us laugh seeing them all smell the ground too hahah.

J.Me -- the flute! what did you play?

Rachael -- haha, totally the band's little kid sister ;)

J.Me. said...

Clarinet! Go woodwinds! :) Have you guys considered getting your own basset?

Thai said...

your pictures are looking awesome. i am impressed and proud! i especially like the 2nd photo.

btw, is there anyway you can turn off the captcha? pet peeve.

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