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During our trip down south we had to make a stop at Hollywood Blvd to check out the stars and hand prints on the sidewalk. It turned out that our only time to go there was New Year's Eve in the evening so it was very lively, though I'm guessing it might always be like that. Norman has no aversion to crowds, noise or chaos so we brought him along.

One of the main attractions there is the people who dress up as popular characters and take pictures with you. Norman was interested and curious about them but did not want to get too close. Except for Batman. Norman marched right up to him, as Batman knelt down and Norman licked his (gloved) hands and (half-exposed) face.

photos via Google images

I figured I had to get a picture of it so I took out my phone and just as I was about the snap the picture...out of nowhere a big Shar Pei stuck his nose in Norman's face! Luckily Norman is not phased by surprise visits from other dogs so he took it well but I could see in the dog's face that he was about to start something and I quickly pulled Norman back. What the f@#*$#@! ran though my mind for so many reasons. And I was even more baffled when they let out the leash and kept letting the dog come towards us while I backed away with Norman close by my side. Just then Batman held up his cape and ushered the dog (and his people) away from us!

photo via Flickr

It was so awesome but then Batman was swarmed by eager tourists and we had to get going. I never got my photo but I did get a pretty cool story.

Norman says goodbye to his hero, Batman.

As I was looking for pictures of Batman online for this post, I cam across this one from the L.A. Times. Could it be the same Batman? Could it be my future husband? ;-)

photo via Los Angeles Times

Does your dog have any super heroes (besides you?)

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Monday, February 3, 2014


I'm not usually one for doing super touristy things but I figured the Hollywood Walk of Fame was one of those things I just had to check off my list on our recent L.A. trip. The only time we had free to go there happened to be on New Year's Eve so I am not sure if it was more or less busy than usual but it was chaotic and fun either way. Norman came along for the adventure. His highlight was being surrounded by admiring tourists who considered him to be the "real attraction" over the hand prints, stars in the sidewalk and street performers. Norman dished out kisses to any outstretched hands and faces.

He did take some time away from schmoozing to pose for some pictures...

There were only 2 stars I really wanted to see...

The original hero dog!


But we caught a couple others along the way...

I had dreams of coming here and running into a Jimmy Kimmel interviewer, but obviously it was a night off:(

I guess I love Phil Collins more than Norman...

The other original hero dog...Rin Tin Tin:)

It was a really fun evening. I love taking Norman places where most (or many) dogs would freak out. He is the coolest. We stopped at this pretty outdoor mall on the way back to the car...

Norman and I climbed up to the 4th level to try to see some city views but all we saw was this big elephant...

Check back tomorrow to find out how Batman rescued Norman that night! It is probably my favorite Norman story to date.

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