Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Playing "Tagged" and Sugar's Contest Picture

Oh my non-dogness! Before I go into the story, Sedona (http://tollertales.blogspot.com/) tagged me a while ago, and I haven't gotten to "play" before today, so here are my instructions for the game:

1. Open your "My Photos" folder and select the 6th folder.
2. Select the 6th photo in that folder.
3. Post the photo along with the story behind it.
4. Tag five of your friends to do the same thing.

Sounds like fun, huh? You never know what might show up on someone's blog!!!

This is what came up when Ma followed all the above rules and she's a bit red in the face. For the last seven or eight years, she's been writing (mostly editing) a book that was published last December. This is a picture of her answering questions at a reading she did in New York last February. (Mom's photo files are alphabetized rather than arranged by date.) It was apparently a successful trip, but I missed her a lot cause I didn't get to go, but I'm very proud of her! I know that a ton of you doggies have been tagged to do this, and it is interesting to find out what pops up. So any of you pups out there who have not been tagged to play this fun game, please consider yourselves... Tagged!!!

And this photo is for Sugar's (http://I-need-a-sugar-fix.blogspot.com) contest - I may be a little late, but finally found the picture I remembered I had - I am "not where I am supposed to be" hehe!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Captions

First of all, I woke up to the great news that Laska has been found!!! Power of the paws! This land of blog can truly make one believe that magical things can and do sometimes occur! Onward...

Good morning to all pups and welcome to Monday Captions. This lively photo was sent to me by none other than Momoko - Woofing out thanks for sending it on to me! You can visit Momoko at http://naomi-miona.blogspot.com/ - there are some cool videos to watch there today! Have fun and don't hesitate to send me your photos for Monday Captions at http://sammiegolden.blogspot.com/.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Attempt at Sunday Salute to Dakota

Unfortunately, as Samantha listens to Mason Dixie's "Wolves" video, she just bows her head. I tried to lure her into a howl or bark several times this weekend, but I can't seem to get her to utter a sound. Dont' know why this is so fuzzy, but here's Sam's "listen."

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pawty, Pawty!!!

Here was the invitation I passed around to everypup pal I know at McInnis Park. (Note from Mama: notice that the invite reads: "No pressies please..."). That's enough Ma.

(My pup pals have been asking for my blog address, so that is why it is on the invite!) The first thing Ma did was to put out all the party stuff, of course. Doggies were already there! We had non-toxic tiny containers of bubbles for all pups to take home after the fun. The humans had more fun with that activity. Then the guests began to show up. We passed everydog a hat - this
pup wore her hat so stylishly that it never fell off, even when in serious playmode.

Chasing my new kong that I really like, if only other pups like Tully would stop herding me!
Love the bubbles! Provided great entertainment for some pups. Below, you can see how well Bear and Lucy (dachschund) get along! Lucy, 7 mos. old has absolutely no fear!

OKAY! It was time to get this party really started! Everypup and body sang a song and then... we all got food! I never had food like this before - it was scrumptious! I had the first bite and then it was a free-for-all.

We passed everypup's mom, dad or younger peeps some portions of yoghund and some pupcake and you can see how dogs stopped playing for a while and came to investigate the good scents!

The word got out quickly and dogs were eager for seconds - even thirds and maybe more! We had plenty.

This is Miki with my pup-pal, Tucker.


And here's a collage of the general feeling of the pawty. Humans seemed to have had as fun a time as we did - there were a lot of humorous things going on - doggies smiled and humans laughed too.
For an hour, us doggies played, ate and slurped up goodies and there was never even a scuffle.


Awwww - very cute! The older peep is going to start a dog blog!

I'm very tired, but had a pawsomely good time. It couldn't have been a happier event and the guests were very polite... well... a little disobedient regarding one thing:
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Remember that one phrase in my invitation? Many of you pups disregarded that, to add rosiness to my-already-reddish coat. But I want to graciously say huge thanks for the amazing pressies that came from you. If you are reading this and I've omitted anypup or made any boo-boos, please let me know and I'll correct. Mom and Dad also got me a Brick, about which I'll have to consult Dexter.

I have one more image before I try to practice my howling (see http://whosaysdogsdontblog.blogspot.com/ ). Khyra made a super suggestion in her comment yesterday, so before Mom lit the candle for my pupcake, we lit another one - for Laska: this one's for you when you come home. We hope to hear the good news imminently.


Pee Ess: I want to say huge thanks to Sierra Rose's mom for taking most of these pawsome photos - I wouldn't have had many pictures without Kristin!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Frozen Yoghund and Pupcakes

We've been planning to have my third birthday party for a while at the park this evening, although it's difficult to post in view of all the sadness in DWB land. But ma didn't want to disappoint me, so I want to share some of the preparations. (Even though the vet arbitrarily assigned July 1 as my official barkday, mom can't help me on Wednesday, so we are having it tonight - yay!) I can't wait.This is the doggie pupcake mix, frosting and sprinkles. Mom mixed it up and I helped by licking the bowl.
Mmmm - looks and scents yumzers. (smells sort of like bran muffins.) Next job?

Doggie frozen yoghurt in my fave flavor - peanut butter and banana - deeeeeslish!

We put treat sized portions into plastic "slider" cups and voila - enough for lots of doggies!

Oh pleeeeaase give me a lick Ma!

Okay, pupcakes cooled, so now we can frost them - they look and smell so good - don't know if I can wait til 5!

This is how I helped with the frosting! Mmmmm slurp lick!

Hope all the doggies enjoy sharing pupcake and frozen yoghund with me tonight!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Old News...

I think my secretary had entirely too much time last weekend when she made this. And... it's already old news - just like all the rags are - fishwrap (you can biggify). But if you have way too much time, you, too can make your own mag cover, with poissonalized stories and all at http://dogs.thefuntimesguide.com/ -
Hugs xo,
Sammie

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Captions

This pup seems to be expressing himself to great effect, but what exactly is he trying to say? Have fun and remember to send your "caption" pix to me, Sammie: samanthae17@gmail.com. Have a great Monday!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Dad's Day Pa!

Huggers and Licks,
xo Sammie

Friday, June 19, 2009

Evidence...

Ozzie here. I'm just chillin' - enjoying the sun while I wait for my supper. Little did I know what was happenin with the mom.

Chillin' s'more.

Picked up one of the hairy giant's toys (cause I happen to like hers better than mine) and started playin' with it.


Feels good... Then I heard a scream from inside the house. I guess ma found my pressie of this evening. A nice bird. Under the coffee table. She apparently stepped on it barefooted. Then she came out to me and found this.
The Evidence... that the peeps talk about...

What freaks I live with.
Note from mom: I emitted such a bloodcurdling scream when I stepped on that bird that I think Sammie might be deaf at this point. Ozzie looked amused.
Note from Sammie: The scream issuing from ma led me to believe that something had broken into the house again - like the raccoon last night that opened the giant garage door all by itself and walked in, calmly as "I own this place" and went for my food. The nerve! I woke everybody up, you better believe it. And now look at the eviedence above that simply makes my peeps crazy.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hot Tip

Oooooh Wesley, my ears are simply burning and I know just where you can cool your jets!

xo Sammie

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lolly

I know, I know - I've always maintained that I am disinclined to play with anyone or anything except for kong-on-a-rope. (Oh... and Shanti, of course.) Well, today at McInnis, where I went for the express purpose of chasing my kong, then go patrolling for squirrels, I ran into Lolly at the water cooler. "Wanna play?" she seemed to offer.
I'm a sucker for puppies. Lolly is just nine months old and well... couldn't keep her paws to herself and besides, she was a kong thief!

So the time was right. I had to summon up my "play" stance and attitude and then I was ready to go at it.


Oh, she knew how to engage all the right tactics! I think I have a new buddy!

I was pretty tired from kong chasing, but summoned up some energy for this gymnastic maneuver.



Time out...

For about a second...

This little girl is good!
Think you can get away from me? Think again pup!

Haaaarrrr!

Gotcha!!!!!


Next Tuesday at 4?

Okay bye.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Captions

Abject pain? Blissful delight? Or something else? Tell us all about what you think is going on here blogpals!!! (And have yourselves a great Monday!)

Hugs xo,
Sammie

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Awards

Thank you to Chase, (http://chasethepuggle.blogspot.com/) who gave me this generous award while my secretary was away. I feel so lucky to have received this!

Here are the rules:
1. Post it to the blog and link to who gave it to you;
2. List seven things you love;
3. List seven blogs you love;
4. Comment on those blogs and let them know you've given them the award.

1. I love my kong, 'natch!
2. Swimming is one of my favorite things to do!
3. Oooohh, ahhhhh.... belly rubs!
4. I love my blogging pals so much!
5. Lately, I've loved rolling in grass - pure, unadulterated pleasure!
6. I love the bones I sometimes get from my secretary's butcher - yumzers!
7. Hikes with mom and dad should have been at the top of the list!

It's been so hard to pick 7 blogs I love, as I like to read all of your coming and goings, but I came up with this list, and please, friends, take either of these awards if you don't already have...

1. June and Samantha at http://ydsalittlebitofeverythingplace.blogspot.com/
2. Momoko at http://naomi-miona.blogspot.com/
3. Sugar at http://sugarthegoldenretriever.blogspot.com/
4. Sierra Rose at http://goldensierrarose.blogspot.com/
5. Scruffy at http://scruffyyachtdog.blogspot.com/
6. Martha and Bailey at http://marthabasset.blogspot.com/
7. Tucker and Daisy at http://tuckerdaisy.blogspot.com/

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And my secretary has been extremely late in acknowledging this very nice award from Thor! Thanks Thor!


Here's what I need to do:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.

2. Copy the image, rules and questionnaire.

3. Post in your blog.

4. Answer the four questions.

5. Pick 7 friends to share with.

6. Come back to BLoGGiSTaiNFoCoRNeR at http://bloggistame.blogspot.com/ and leave the URL of your post in order for your blog to be added to the master list.

7. Have fun. Questions and answers:

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1. The person who tagged you? Thor

2. His or her site title and URL? Thor's World at http://meupequenograndethor.blogspot.com/

3.Date you were tagged? May 15, 2009

4. Persons you tagged? Scout and Freyja at http://lovingforaliving.blogspot.com/


Thanks again Chase and Thor! Happy Sunday!
Hugs xo
Sammie