the alara shop dog

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Our hardest-working team member, Ida is a French Barbet, which is an ancient and rare breed. She's a little shy, a little goofy, a huge chair thief...and she happily works for treats.

Alara and Bozeman. . . through the eyes of ida

She's got it made. In the shade, and otherwise.

"Bijoux" is the French word for jewelry. Don't tell her--she thinks her middle name is "bisous," which means "kisses." Shhhhhh...

BOzeman in June

everyone comes to bozeman to pet me

Little peoples. Big peoples. All the peoples.

Belly rubs. Ear scritchin's. Baby talk.

[And despite what the sign says...treats.]

Da Beartooths are Da Best

I can smell Timberline Lake. Just. One. More. Mile.

Why do Momsy and Pops hike so slowly? Let's go, let's go, let's go!

camping chair mastery

There's no reason to think camping has to be uncivilized.

Notice how I am comfortable stealing a chair in any circumstance or locale.

Bozeman in May

the mother's day giveaway

I love my Momsy, and apparently everyone else loves theirs, too! So many entries in our Mother's Day Giveaway, and I had to read them all!

Without any extra treats.

Check out the winners

i have an apprentice!

FINALLY--someone I can show the ropes! (Chair-theft, treat-wrangling, proper begging technique...) There's a new human working here, and this beauty, named Clementine, came along!

Luv ya, girl.

(Now please find my missing bone.)

my most stylish friend

May means seeing my buddies up on Peet's Hill.

Dixie Louise is my sassiest friend. Check out the mohawk. And despite being a Southern lady, she lifts her leg to pee.

She's a badass.

Bozeman in April

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Spring Coming in like a Lion

On April 1st, we continued to dig ourselves out from the late-March Snowmageddon. Momsy and me were still trudging through narrow snow paths to get to work.

Then she made me pose with a lion...dunno why.

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First Spring Swim! Woo-hoo!

On April 12th, I was focusing hard on sniffing, swimming, stick retrieving, and stick theft (sorry, Tui).

Is all the snow gone?

Is This "going out like a lamb?"

On April 15th, it's back to the ski adventures for me! Say whaaa?

Somehow, good video of Tui and me did not lead to a crash for my favorite cameraperson.


bozeman in march

Just a Ski Dog in a Ski Town

When I'm not sleeping in a chair at Alara, I'm cross-country skiing with my besties, Sarah and Tui... and all these other people and dogs that are of no consequence to me.

[Don't tell Momsy, but I'm in love with Tui.]

luckiest dog in the world

Can you BELIEVE how gorgeous all the cross-country skiing is here?

I must have been a very good human in a previous life.


I don't mind pulling up the rear. As long as my boyfriend, Tui, is right in front of me.

Thanks, Sarah, for getting the Best Covid Puppy ever!

Bozeman in February

galentine's is great. . . love my bitches!

Momsy makes sure we have all kinds of Galentine's Gals coming in to get their ears pierced at the Annual Galentine's Piercing Party! Woo-hoo!

It's fun to allow the celebrants to pet me so they can be less anxious!

sign up for next year

Where is My Mommy? it's so cold here.

Miss Jaye and Miss Izzy are watching me while Momsy is away.

But no one will take me outside.

Ida sad.

i miss skiing. . . . and My friend, tui.

I'm so lucky to have so much skill with my paws, that I can text Momsy while she's away!

Cracking the passcode is definitely the hardest part.


there's always bubbles afoot at alara


Put me in a silly New Year's hat, force me to pose by a flute of champagne, and then get Rembrandt to paint me.

I know I'm a princess, but...seriously?

I give kisses. . . when I steal chairs!

There's so much chatter about how I steal the green rolling chairs at Alara. I understand this can be frustrating for my co-workers.

But I'm willing to make up for it in slobber. Here's Kaycee getting a face full!

my boyfriend sucks up to my mom on her birthday

As if I weren't the greatest gift in Momsy's life, Tui just had to bring my momma a gift on her birthday. Golden retrievers are such suck-ups. Phooey.

Momsy's a Capricorn. And let's just say I like goats that swim.

Bozeman in december


All the people. Needing all the things. All the time. All month.

It's exhausting.

On top of everything else, mom made me sit with a guy named Salvador for a portrait. He's kinda a pain. But a genius . . . or so I hear.

The inhumanity of christmas stroll

Why? Why? Why?

I'm French. This is insulting.

I don't care how cute I look.


Another outfit, another reason to hide in a chair.

December ArtWalk is apparently another flimsy excuse to make me wear a ridiculous dress. These are not Pantone colors of the year, so it seems I'm worthy of less attention than the jewelry.

Bah. Humbug.

Bozeman in November

nom nom nom

So, my friend Pablo P stopped by for Thanksgiving leftovers.

He repaid me with this very unflattering portrait...I know better than to use a knife on a turkey leg.


The "Bench Trick"

I trained Momsy to give me a treat every time I jump up on a bench on Peet's Hill.

My friends Tui and Ginny each owe me one for teaching them this little trick.

little miss reindeer

Oh, hell no.

Is it already time for this monkey business? [No offense to monkeys.]

Admittedly, I make a pretty cute reindeer. But shouldn't someone be calling the SPCA?