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Orange Ya Glad The Space Needle’s Not Orange, Anymore?

10 Nov
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Green Needle seen from South Lake Union (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

The Space Chameleon, er, Needle changes color again. We noticed workers high up there today making the change while we were visiting some pups in South lake Union.

The top of the Needle has been orange for the last six months. For the first time ever, the Needle will be sporting a design from a contest winner. Take a look at the new, green-theme.

For us Seattleites, it’s a whole lotta color goin’ on. The Space Needle has been basic white up top since its earliest days 50 years ago. What do you think of the Needle’s new ‘do?

Greg Valentine

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Look What I Saw On A Long, Long Dog Walk

25 Oct
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Lady Liberty (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

I recently went on a long, long walk with Tweak and Kasper from West Seattle. And look at what we passed along the journey!

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OK, so the walk wasn’t “New York Harbor” long. For people reading this who’ve never been to Seattle, we have our own Statue of Liberty, admittedly somewhat smaller in stature.

And hey, there’s people from Seattle who’ve never seen it, either.

So, next time you make it to Alki Beach in West Seattle, be sure huddle your masses over to see our Mini-Liberty.

Greg Valentine

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Seattle Pier 57 Ferris Wheel

16 Jun
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Ferris view here (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

You see some pretty cool stuff while walking dogs. Like this view of the just-about-completed Seattle Pier 57 Ferris Wheel.

I took this shot while walking the two big Akitas on the Bell Street Pier. Someone told me the wheel’s opening June 28. Don’t quote me on that. Quote “someone told me.”

One of the cool things (as if being a giant Ferris wheel wasn’t cool enough) about our new waterfront attraction in Seattle is that it’ll have thousands of LED lights.

So, if the Sounders are playing that night, the wheel can be lit up in the team’s colors. And that’s not a “for instance.” That’s something they will be doing — along with similar tributes to the Seahawks and Mariners.

Red, white and blue on the Fourth of July. Orange and black for Halloween. Looks like they’ve got a lot of fun possibilities.

My mom’s coming to town in July. And, yep. She’s already put a ride on the new Ferris wheel on the itinerary!

Greg Valentine
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Orange Space Needle Catching Everybody’s Eye — Even Our Dogs!

24 Apr
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Niko checks out the orange Space Needle (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

Yesterday, we wrote about our world-famous Seattle landmark, the Space Needle.

For those of you who don’t live around here, the Needle is orange on top. That may not seem like a big deal to you. It’s just that we’re used to seeing it white.

But orange on top was the Needle’s original look once upon a time. So, the Needle got a makeover last week in honor of it’s 50th anniversary.

The new look is certainly catching the eye of Bella and Niko, the two beautiful Akitas who live close by that we often walk around the Space Needle.

They haven’t shared their opinion (with me, at least) about the Needle’s new “Crayola” shade. But when they do, I’ll pass it along right here!

Greg Valentine
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Bella ponders the Needle's new look (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)


 
 

Orange Ya Glad There’s A Space Needle?

23 Apr
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Seattle landmark goes orange on top (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

We just wanted to take a sec this morning to congratulate the Space Needle on 50 years of being … uber cool!

There was a lot of hoopla over the weekend, and the Needle has been noticeably orange on top since last week. The Space Needle folks decided to return the landmark to it’s 1962 paint job for the commemoration.

Congrats on 50 years!

Greg Valentine
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The Akita And The Firetruck

18 Mar
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Bella the Akita loves firemen! (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

I snapped this pic recently during one of my daily walks with two gorgeous Akitas, Bella (pictured) and Niko (not).

We were strolling through Seattle Center and we came across this firetruck from Belltown’s Ladder Company 4. It looked like they were stretching out their ladder — maybe even working on it.

Seeing that these ladders stretch pretty far, my theory is that you need to go somewhere with a whole bunch of wide open space like Seattle Center to work on them.

Well … unless anyone can offer an alternate theory, that’s what I’m going with.

Greg Valentine
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Woodland Park Zoo Facebook Friends Name Python Snake ‘Kaa’

23 May
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That's a hundred pounds of snake! (Photo Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo)

“Kaa.” Like the snake in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. That’s the name of Woodland Park Zoo’s new reticulated python.

The zoo asked their Facebook friends to submit names for the snake — then picked five of those submissions for people to vote on. Kaa got 44% of the votes, beating Sundara, Java, Rimbo, and Pogi.

We love going to the zoo. So I’m sure we’ll be seeing Kaa soon!

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
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