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 16, 2009


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!



Next Tuesday at 4?

Okay bye.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Just wait until Tommy sees HER flying ears!

I'm glad woo had so much fun!

I had fun just watching!


Mango said...

Very good action! You just need the right playmate.

Come and visit my bloggy. I left you an award!


Rocky Creek Scottie Adventures said...

Looks like you found a new buddy!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

The OP Pack said...

Oh, how fun to have such a great playmate!!! Hope you and Lolly can meet up again soon.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Thor said...

Great shots of you in action Sammie!
You had lots of fun with Lolly! Glad you found a new buddy!


Mason Dixie said...

Looks like a great pal in the making. =)

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Haroo!! Purrfect playing!

Gus and Waldo

Checkers said...

looks like you had a lot o fun with your playmate

Sam said...

Nothing like a good doggy play mate. Marge has a Spaniel friend, too! I love the play bow picture.

Sammie, I hope you will participate in our festivities on MargeBlog on June 29. You can ask your mommy about it and let us know. :)


Princess Eva and Brice said...

That looks like a really fun playdate. I hope you can meet up again.

Princess Eva

Scout and Freyja said...

My gosh, your photos are absolutely remarkable! You were able to capture the moment and at the same time place the right words exactly where they should be. Loved it.

Sierra Rose said...

That was pretty funny! Love the 'next Tuesdday at 4? Ok, bye!"
Can't believe Sammie left the kong aside for some puppy rollin'!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Wow you could totally join the circus or something, with those moves.

Huffle Mawson

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Sammie - what FANTASTIC action shots of you playing!!! My human was squealing over them - she loves action shots and is always trying to get some that aren't blurry! My favourie is the one of you jumping, with your paw sticking out (I think it's No.3).
I think Lolly is a fantastic playmate and I can't wait for you guys to meet again so I can see more photos!

Honey the Great Dane

Elizabeth and Luna said...

Oh what a great friend you have made! Let's hope you can get together soon. I'd love to see more fun pictures.

Martha Basset said...

What great fun you both had there. We loved your battle tactics Sammie!
You go girl!
These puppies need to learn their place.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Ludo van Doggy said...

oh Great piccures!!
An Auntie Penny dog!

The Army of Four said...

What GREAT pictures! Isn't it nice to find a new friend?!? You two look like you had such a nice time!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fun playmate Lolly is! We're so glad you're getting together again for another playdate! yeaaaaaaaaaaa

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Wow Sammie, you sure showed Lolly how to play!

Sam & June

p/s: Sam & June's mom here, those strawberries are for me not the girls. I let them try 1 and they just spit it right out. Samantha likes apples and June loves olives

caboval said...

Oh those are awesome pictures and we love Sammies paw actions! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Pedro said...

Wow! You two sure looked like you were having a great time. I bet the watering can tasted great after that work out. Hope the two of you meet up again some time.


pee ess - I don't really play with dawgs other than Ziggy but maybe I should try cause it worked out ok for you...

Fenway said...

Dear Samantha--

I just learned how fun Golden Retrievers are! Come by my blog and see my latest adventure. Your breed are terrific pals and you know the best games.

Your pal,

Andrea said...

Love all these photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time! :) Great action shots. :)

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

What a great day you had dear Sammie with your friend!!!!
We're a little bit jealous of your friend....we would love to be with you and play togheter!!!!
You look soooooo happy....and sure you had tons of fun!!!!
And great grteat great shots of you and Lolly in action!!!!
Your flying ears are gorgeous!!!!
Hope you and Lolly can meet again soon!!!!!!!!!!!
But pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...can we come with you next time????
Wer love you soooooooooooooooo much!!!!
Lots of love and kisses to you and all your special family!!!!!

Miley said...

Wow, you sure do know how to have fun!!!Great pics!!!


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Haha watching two bitey faces playing make me jum up in chair!
Both of you have so much energy to spend, good excercise and fun, right?
Kisses and hugs

Abby said...

Hi, Sammie...

Great fun...

Can't wait to see the pictures of your next play date...

Abby xxxooo

Life With Dogs said...

I bet a couple of dogs slept very well after that great battle!

Farley's Mom said...

That was the best post ever - I loved those photos so much! What a great day for Samantha :)

Parsley said...

Wonderful pics! We have a Golden too, plus 5 other dogs in the home!

You and your friends are welcome to stop by my blog. I have a dog cookie recipe in this month's posts that's PAWesome.

Lexi said...

It looks like you had a fun time with your new friend. But I don't like kong thieves........I met one at my puppy training last night. I don't mind sharing but that is just too much when they won't even give it back ! Have a fun day.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That looked such fun!

Holly & Zac...XX

Glennis said...

WOW those two sure know how to have fun, love the flying ears.