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What a beautiful face I have found in this place that is circling all round the sun. What a beautiful dream that could flash on the screen in a blink of an eye and be gone from me. Let me hold it close and keep it here with me. And one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea. But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and LIST every beautiful thing we can see.

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Dog Parks:

  • Eagle Rock Dog Park & Trails
  • Hermon Dog Park
  • South Pawsadena
  • Silver Lake Reservoir
  • EL Dorado
  • Alice's Dog Park (Pasadena)
  • Ernest Debs Field


  • 6th and Rossmore neighborhood (by ronaele’s)
  • Arlington Garden (Pasadena - sweet small romantic gardens)
  • Arroyo Seco Trail (San Rafael @ San Pascual up to Rose Bowl) park near San Pasqual Stables
  • Atwater Village (neighborhood)
  • Ballona Wetlands into Playa Del Rey
  • Desiderio Neighborhood Park and neighborhood streets nearby (Pasadena)
  • Eagle Rock Neighborhood (by cacao)
  • Eagle Rock Recreation Center Field and dog park
  • Echo Park Lake
  • El Dorado Park (cerritos)
  • Elyria Canyon Park (in neighborhood with trails in hillside)
  • Elysian Park (echo park near dodger stadium)
  • Ernest Debs Park (trails to top with pond)
  • Franklin Canyon
  • Garfield Park (pasadena)
  • Griffith Park
  • Hikes: switzer falls, eaton canyon, malibu creek state park (rock pool)
  • Huntington Library and Lacy Park (neighborhood)
  • Kenneth Hahn State Park trails ($7 cash - lovely)
  • LA Historic State Park (chinatown - lovely)
  • McDonald Park (Adam’s neighborhood)
  • Moon Canyon (just a small valley between neighborhoods)
  • Occidental College
  • Our Neighborhood!
  • Pan Pacific Park
  • Rio De Los Angeles Park (by gym - hike around back of park)
  • Rose Bowl Loop
  • Rosie’s Dog Beach
  • Runyon Canyon
  • San Miguel/San Rafael (pasadena neighborhood walk)
  • Sepulveda Basin Dog Park (agility course)
  • Silver Lake Reservoir
  • South Pasadena Streets (by vet villa - Milan to Marengo Park and down Marengo)
  • South Pawsadena Trail (dog park through the hillside around the gold course)
  • Whittier Narrows Recreation Area


    • Rumi Poet: “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
    • Ru also for: Rupaul / Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Breed:
    • Rumi's Dad F1: 50% poodle/50% golden retriever
    • Rumi's Mom F1B: 75% poodle/25% golden retriever (1 full + 1 Goldendoodle)
    • Rumi = 63% poodle / 37% golden retriever "F2B"
    • Midnight and Riley
  • Alter Ego: Sydney
  • Nicknames: rummikub, ru, munchkin, rummy bear, rumi-san, little coo, rooster, boop the floof, cutie batootie, dorkus malorkus, rumi buns


  • 8/16/20 - 12am birth
  • 10/11/20 - adoption 8 weeks old
  • 11/16/20 - Rumi’s first walk
  • 12/16/20 - 16 weeks of age - out in the world - 4 months - finished vaccinations
  • 1/17/21 - graduates puppy class
  • postponed - reunited with his siblings and birth mom for a playdate
  • 1/31/21 - 6 months and licked the vagina of a Great Dane then tried to hump her
  • 2/18/2021 - you rode in a bicycle basket

Rumi Decision:

  • Finally got to the point of thinking of adopting after losing Toki.
  • Toki, bless his soul, was a rescue with let's say "issues". He was overly protective of me and had been known to herd, and bite others, including kids and my dad, lol. Not severely, but enough to be anxiety-inducing. I wanted this round to be a bit easier.
  • I applied for 6 specific rescue dogs over a month but rejected due to high applications rates.
  • So we decided to raise a puppy, something I had never done.
  • We decided to step out of the rescue network to adopt a specific breed but not from an irresponsible breeder etc.
  • I’ve fostered dogs. I’ve rescued 3 rabbits, 3 cats, and a dog before. I've volunteered at animals rescues and still include this as part of my trips. I donate regularly to rescues and I have two rescue organizations in my will. So I let go of the guilt a little.
  • I decided on the one time experience of raising a puppy of a specific breed that's children friendly.
  • We adopted from a family that we could have a relationship with and visit.
  • And then we found you Rumi (after a very terrible 2020).


  • Bordetella Vaccine (every year or 6 months depending on risk, NOV)
  • DA2PP Vaccine (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis) 11-25-20 completed - every 3 years
  • Rabies: 16 weeks and 1 year (Dec 2021/Dec 2022) - every 3 years


  • Rumi likes to lay on his back and air out his crotch for everyone to see.
  • I love that he stops on the stairs for a butt scratch just the way my Toki did.
  • He barks when we wants us to do something, like he's using his voice!
  • His sweet little teeth.
  • When he runs in circles like a crazy person.
  • Sounds he makes in his puppy dreams.
  • How he has to go the bathroom with me every time and just lays at my feet.
oct 13 2020 ∞
may 2 2021 +