Santa Clara University // POM Friday

Santa-Clara-headerWe never stop exploring. I think that’s what keeps me excited about living here in California. There is just so much to see, and do — and luckily most everything seems to be quite dog friendly.

Santa-Clara-Uni-fountainAlfie is our little buddy (his name is NOT buddy for those leaving comments haha!) and we take him almost every adventure we go on. This time, I explored the Santa Clara University campus on the 4th of July weekend while my husband cycled down in Santa Cruz.

Walkways-in-Santa-Clara-UniConsidering it was a long weekend, add in the fact it’s summer break and you have a secluded almost eerie feeling University campus. I left Alfie off the leash for a bit of it, since it was all walk-ways, no roads, and zero pedestrian traffic. Perfect time to snap some shots!





PalmI’m not entirely sure what Santa Clara University is known for, but I’m going to guess Law School, and Engineering.

Alfie-and-flowersPretty sure Alfie loves a bit of freedom from time to time, so being off leash he’s a little happy boy! Look at him sitting up on that bench like he owns the place. Ha!




Mission-Santa-Clara-doorsIf it wasn’t such a scorcher of a day, I’d spend a little more time here. All we could both bear was about 30 minutes and my face was sweating, and Alfie’s tongue was half way down to the ground. Lil’ fella needed to head home and get some water.



Uni-Santa-Clara-churchAlfie just taking in the views! Is it a dogs life, or what.


I’ll let the rest of the photos do the talking. Hope you enjoyed this week’s Pomeranian Friday. I try to post about Alfie’s adventures once a week. But sometimes we run out of time, or don’t go anywhere in particular. But clearly this day was one to be captured — and I took an abundance of photos. Yay!






Horse-statueI’m going to take a wild guess and assume that the sign “Do not climb. Under video surveillance” was put there for good reason. I can imagine University students being a little tipsy and gettin’ up and giv’ner on the horse. Ya knows now.

Santa-Clara-UniProbably one of my favourite photos of Alfie, of all time.



Full-tiltHe loves the “Alfie — COME!” command. Look at that smile as he runs to me full belt.

Fountain-Santa-Clara-UniverBeautiful water feature with those huge palm trees in the back. Perfection man.


Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

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  1. You do a great job of exploring. I’m sad to say that my hubs and I have slowed down on that over the past year or so of living in California. We need to get back on it! And Alfie is so photogenic. Unrelated question: how do you brush him and keep him without tangles? As you know I have a new fluffy puppy, and his fur is hard to maintain!!??
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    1. @Ashley @ A Lady Goes West: I brush him frequently with a “soft slicker” brush for dogs. It’s like tiny metal bristles, but I gently go over his fur with it. Sometimes he needs his tangles cut out (especially near his ears) from time to time. Considering your pup is only a young lil’ fella, I’d get him used to the brush on a daily basis and make it a happy time lol. Feed him treats after. Alfie loves to get brushed now (before… he was a bit angry with it lol).
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  2. You took so many amazing pictures Nanc! It is the most beautiful school I have ever seen. It feels a little eerie looking at a bunch of pictures of a University without any students though… hahaha

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