Hi it’s Charly, welcome to my page. When I’m not hanging with my five furry family members, I’m volunteering with animals, enjoying a Bay Area microbrew or vineyard, and I’m here, interacting with you!
While this sign is probably photoshopped, it also has a ring of truth for both genders. We've all seen the pictures on Facebook that burn our eyes & we can't "unsee" them.
You know the ones, like this of the man at the beach in only a...
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Or this pic of the woman walking down the street wearing...
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So yes, this "real-or-not" sign has the right idea!
All photos courtesy Frazer Harrison & Jason Merritt/Getty Images
RED DRESSES everywhere at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards last night! Did you think red blended in with the red carpet too much? Or did you like it? Personally, I LOVE red. It's a power color, and I feel empowered wearing it.
So I guess I'd better hurry before the tide turns and red has fled the runway!
* BE CAREFUL * with your dog - or cat - on an escalator!
The San Francisco SPCA has been seeing a large increase in escalator-related injuries, especially with small dogs. It is PAINFUL, not to mention very, very expensive, with a long recovery time.
Pick up & hold small dogs when going down an escalator. For large dogs, use the steps or an elevator if possible.
If not possible, WATCH THEIR FEET &FUR to make sure they don't get caught. You can even put booties on large paws, but make sure they can walk in them normally before attempting them on an escalator.
Yes, that's Ryan Gosling at LAX, holding his dog, George, because the sign said, "No dogs on escalator." Pic courtesy Her Dog Blog
* For a more graphic description of what can go wrong, read this article in The SF Examiner. *
Behind the registration counter at Bellagio Las Vegas (all pics by Charly Kayle) A quick stop at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens during my drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas, to bring Shadow, the rescue dog, to his new adopted family. (Story: #Vegas or BUST Starring Shadow)
The indoor display - made completely of flowers - changes five times a year, is open 24/7 & is FREE! Current theme SummerGardenParty is on display until Sept 7, 2014.
Koi fish & bubbling fountains bring peace to an exhilerating display. Looking forward to the Autumn display in September.
Floor-to-ceiling Chocolate Fountain in the Bellagio Las Vegas.
I made a quick stop for some of my favorite sights while I was delivering Shadow, the rescue pup, from the San Francisco Bay Area to his new Vegas home. (For story, see my KOIT blog: #Vegas Or BUST Starring Shadow)
View from underneath the chocolate, all dripping above my head. How I wish it could fall in my mouth.
Perspective of humongous size. I have no idea who this man is, but he was so entralled that I got tired of waiting for him to move before I took another picture.
Tomorrow: views of the Summer display in the incredibly gorgeous (and free!) Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.
"My Summer Vacation" ~ by Charly Kayle This is the impromptu trip I made to bring a shelter dog profiled on #WetNoseWed on KOIT, from FurEver Animal Rescue in the East Bay, to his new family in Las Vegas.
Back story: I posted Shadow's pic on my Charly Kayle Facebook page, and got a reply from a guy saying they would adopt him in a minute, but lived in Vegas and had no way to get him. I thought, "I'll call his bluff" and wrote, "If you are SERIOUS and really want this dog, I will DRIVE HIM TO YOU." It was no bluff. So I followed my intuition (and my heart), and after FurEver checked out and approved the family, here I am... on the road with my two dogs, driving from San Francisco to Vegas!
Shadow watches the road. (All dogs strapped in using dog seat belts.) Safety first!
Shadow fell in love with Sasha, and spent most of the trip nuzzling his head in hers.
Brooklyn was thrilled to be next to his mommy, in the front passenger seat...
Except when Sasha drove so I could nap. (I WISH!) Shadow was the backseat driver.
Busted! Only way to get pics was while driving. I really wanted that nuzzling shot!
After a grueling 10-hour drive, I had to say goodbye. I was ecstatic to meet Shadow's new family, whom he took to right away. (And who hate pictures after a long day even more than I do.) There's Brooklyn, photo-bombing as usual!
NEW HOME! Enzo (in pool) brings ball to coax Shadow in to play.
Shadow (l) & Enzo (r) are pooped, as new sister Shelby (top) decides naptime is over. ~ Another KOIT Wet Nose Wednesday success story! ~
... which means I can't take any pictures and post them to this blog. Pictured: happier days in the past, when I was editing selfies of me with Sue Hall, on the same phone, in the same studio where I left it behind today.
I was charging my phone in the KOIT studio this morning, and forgot it. I feel like I have one hand tied behnd my back, not being able to check for texts, take pictures, send pictures, edit pictures.... wow I really depend on my phone for pictures!
There's my phone with it's extra case! It had better still be there tomorrow.
Looks like I won't have my back-up alarms in the morning. And I swear I keep hearing it buzz on "vibrate". What the heck is buzzing in my house, if it's not my phone?!
The dryer, maybe? Gotta go and check!
Beautiful Shadow, a black lab rescued by FurEver Animal Rescue, is cleaning up to head to his new perfect home in Las Vegas.And I promised to take him. ROAD TRIP! Loading up my two dogs and hitting the highway.
Now he's ready! Hop in, Shadow... let's go.
Off the grid for a bit. Details to come... lots of details!
Mommy keeps the treats coming for Sasha on the water treadmill!
Rehab in water is the perfect low-impact therapy after Sasha's recent arthroscopic surgery on her front leg.
Canine hydrotherapy treadmill courtesy of Dr. Ilana Strubel of "A Well Adjusted Pet" at The Rex Center in Pacifica, CA. Credit all photos: Julie Stiefel
Close up of the hydrotherapy treadmill, with one of Sasha's new friends. Note the treat in the top left-hand corner, which keeps the dog walking.
Of course, some dogs, like adorable Jack, are motivated by something OTHER than treats (hint, hint Sasha...)
Heather, the dog massage therapist, lets her patients know she is ALL out of treats. Sasha's jaw drops open, incredulous that could ever happen.