A couple of weekends ago, I visited Bridget in the Daegu area. And I got to meet the adorable Philopena for the first time. When Bridget goes back home this summer, guess who gets to dog sit? ME! I am so excited! Philopena is the sweetest, most laid back dog. We will get along fabulously.
Bridget first took me to Tumuli Park, which have hills or mounds of earth that are tombs of the important people of a dynasty from a long time ago. The bigger the mound, the more important you were.
We even got to go inside one of the tombs, believed to have been for a 6th or 7th century king. Cool but a little creepy.
It was really pretty.
Bridget just HAD to do her famous “come hither lizard” pose…on the top of the mound of some dead person.
And we had to be sneaky because of this little sign…
We went shopping afterwards and brought Philopena.
She was a huge hit. Like a little ambassador for people young and old.
This is my favorite picture! I just loved standing back with my camera capturing it all.
Do you see the little girl in the middle? Yeah, I want to bring her home. With me. Forever.
I don’t know if Philopena is saying, “Auntie Angela, help me!” or “Look how popular I am!”
Is she not adorable?
Meeting another fan… She blew kisses to Philopena.
Anytime we were in the car, Philopena had to ride in Mommy’s lap.
When we went to the museum, this was her spot.
So…let me explain. We were in the town of Gyeongju, and we saw the signs for this place.
In Korea, it is very popular to go to the sex museum. Many couples go there on their honeymoons. I’ve even heard of teachers going there together on a big teachers trip. Can you imagine?
Most of the pictures are a tad inappropriate, and I don’t feel comfortable sharing them on Facebook. Some of them, like this one, I’ll let you figure it out.
The gardens were beautiful.
This one is my favorite.
I will share one and only one “inappropriate” picture.
If you would like to know more about the museum, you can check out this guy’s blog. http://johnnyvagabond.com/love-castle/
Afterwards, we went to Bridget’s favorite dinner spot.
They had Disney dolls, so of course I was happy!
So Philopena had a bad ear infection from being at the shelter, so she had to get ear drops. So that she didn’t mess with her ears after the drops going in, she had to wear a cone for about 10 minutes.
Yeah, that face…
And then got to chill in Mommy’s lap.
This is the next round of putting in drops. She just sits there and doesn’t make a peep.
And just look at her! She’ll stay like that for a good 10 minutes!
Um yeah….can you tell that I missed taking pictures of my dogs?
Our little photo session while going for a walk in the neighborhood
When it was time to pose for the camera, Philopena just laid down on her back.
I had a fantastic time with Bridget! As I always do…