Sunday Morning 'Dunkin' Run With Pepper



It's Sunday Morning ..

Here on the East Coast (or was a few hours ago). Every so often I head over to Dunkin to pick up coffee and sweets for my wife and I. Pepper LOVES to go for rides in the car or Jeep, so he did not hesitate to get his little legs moving when the offer was extended to "Go For A Ride"! He was a bit on the lazy day gloomy side anyhow. He needed it.

Mr Gloomy .. but with a spark of curiosity in his eye


So the offer was extended to Pepper..

"Pepperoni, You want to go for a ride??" and of course I have to practically yell it, due to his ever so growing deafness (poor guy). When the words come out of my mouth, he perks right up wondering if he heard me correctly. Then comes Molly to find out whats going on. Now, I am not taking the both of them. Not because I am mean or dislike taking Molly, rather because she will shake uncontrollably and pant till we get back home. Where's the fun in that.. so I leave her home where she can remain calm. She wants to go but doesn't want to go, and will actually run away from me if I try to coax her to the door.
After the big stretch, Molly runs off to find mommy and take refuge in one of her beds. We hit the road, Pepper and I, which mostly consists of him riding shotgun or on the center console. He's strapped in and looking out the window. The whole way he is content looking out the window at the scenery quickly passing by. After an order screw up and two stores later, we have the goods and are ready to head home.

I Am Walking Out Of Dunkin ..

To the following scene .. Pepper quietly sitting on the center console waiting for his daddy's return. He kept his eyes fixed on the store the whole time I was in there. He used to get sort of anxious in the past, but since he has gotten used to this and knows I am coming back with goodies, he tolerates the separation. He's just so stinkin cute sitting in there!
He will tend to get slightly aggressive and bark furiously if someone, other than me, would approach the Jeep.
See his tiny head there in the middle?

I pause for a moment to document his cuteness ..

Coffees and goodies in hand, I struggle to capture the moment before he decides to run over to the window to see why it's taking so long to open the door. Sorry for all the reflection, but its sort of cool on it's own. I think my head lines up almost perfectly with his. haha...


We Start Heading Home ..

And wind our way with a series of lefts and rights, down main roads, until we are a few turns away from home. When we get into our neighborhood, and there is no traffic, I roll the window down. Pepper is unhooked from his harness and he quickly, without hesitation, jumps over to my lap. He positions himself with paws and head out the open window for some 'wind in the face' time. Man oh man does he love an open window in the car. It's a short distance before we are home, but he enjoyed every last second of the expedition, especially the last mile or so.

The Coffee Is Gone Now ..

Pepper is quite happy and Molly is happy that she didn't have to endure any trips in the Jeep. It's loud and rough in there and usually ends up with a stop at the groomer or veterinarian. Everything is right as rain and I am again perked and peppy from all of the coffee now in my belly. Your good need to worry. No more rides until next weekend :-)

The Look Of 'I Mean Business' ..

Also know as the look of a dog that need a bath and a haircut .. Shhhhhhhh... Don't say anything or she'll just start shaking again ;-)

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” -Kinky Friedman


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My art work incorporates a wide variety of subject matter, including landscape, seascape, cityscape, and still life images. My works are the product of a continuing process of exploration through which I seek to portray personal and visionary interpretations of my surroundings. My paintings are impressions of places and events from everyday life, an interpretation of my imagination, and personal responses to what I see and feel on a daily basis. More recently I have invested generous amounts of time into my landscape painting. I am surrounded by natural and man made beauty, which inherently presents itself in the tri-state area, and almost demands that I paint it.

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love the shot of Pepperoni (never hear that name before) as you zoom in closer and closer to see how Pepper is watching your every move. Love it!


We call Pepper by all sorts of names. Don't know if you do that with Nadi? We call him ..

  • Pepper
  • Pepperoni
  • Pepperchini
  • Pepperroonski
  • Pep
  • Roni
  • Ronski
  • Snoopy
  • Stop It
  • No
  • Bad Boy

My wife called him a few choice things yesterday after he decided to disobey her order to "come" and instead pranced away and right through the mud, thus requiring a thorough cleaning.. by me.. I think her exact words were, "He's your boy, you can clean him. He's a bad boy!" hahaha.. She asked nicely if I could help. He was a mess though! Dogs will be Dogs!!!


oh i have lots of names for Nadi and a lot of them like "Popcheck" an "Shooples" don't really relate to her in any way. One was from Seinfeld and the other was from a book i was reading. She'll respond to anything if there is a treat involved, that's for sure.

"No" and "stop it" is every dogs name at some point, no matter how good they are. :)


HAHAHAHahah... LOVE Popcheck! Peppers now pretty much def, so we call him whatever and no feelings hurt. Your right on that last part!

Goodmorning from a dog mum to a dog dad, this is pure furry love and having two , well a bit bigger furry kids, I do relate to the 1. Wanting to go with me in the car( joe jumps in the car every opportunity he gets, even if it’s just putting something in the car. ) 2. Charlie will shiver extremely when in a car , nothing helps. And those eyes 👀 I love the journey to Dunkin donuts and the reflection in the window made the blog even more personal. I don’t understand people who hate dogs or are afraid

And we are not familiar with getting coffee it’s something we do at home I kinda found it funny to read.

Here are the furrys in the car left is relaxed Joe right is anxious Charlie


And for you as an artist some inspo



Oh My GOSH! I just Love This photo.. Charlie and Joe .. I just want to squeeze them with big hugs. They take up a considerable amount of space in the back of your car!! wow. They are so cute though. Poor Charlie, he can stay home with our Molly (all 3 kilograms of her).. they can shake together hehe.

I drink about 2 to 3 cups at home, then when the wife wakes up, sometimes I go get something different and sweets too! The art above.. is this a photo edit from app or actually painted? Looks very cool with all those different colors.

I've been reading a lot of dog stuff and quotes lately. This one I remembered after reading your thoughts on people who don't like dogs..

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” – Roger A. Caras

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