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!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Marin Stables & Trails Ride & Hike-A-Thon

Today, I participated in a Ride/Hike-A-Thon for Marin Stables and Trails. They have a public outreach program in the form of educational, therapeutic and mentoring programs for adults and children that involves horses and the environment. A great cause!
Tell ya what. Crash and burn. I really haven't much to say right now except one thing: "What exactly, were my pawrents thinkin'?"
Here's a collage of what was goin' on when we arrived at 7am. Coffee and yumzers for the peeps. And for me? Nottin!!!!!!
I got to watch the biggest doggers I ever saw get groomered and pampered, then an horrific thingamoboboober put in their mouthies. Uccchhhhhh!!!! And then.... if you can even think of it, an ginormous packeroonie thrown on their poor backies. All this while Dad and Mommers was watchin' and drinkin' coffeees.

Okay then, we followed the big guys toward the trail and pass these ones making some kind of yumzers chicken and who knows whatzers. Smells amazing! Hope I get to have some!

Uh oh. Now I get outfixtured with this backpackerooni thing. The indignity of it! Two bottles of water, snackies, poopie baggers and a clothie camp bowl. I can feel my spine compressing.

Actually, (gotta tell the truth) Momma's been practicing all week, so I'm starting to get used to it. I now know that it gets lighter as we go hehe!
Resting on the trail with my fave dadpeep!

When we reached the highest elevation, I met Roscoe, a Bull Mastiff, who should meet Mango. He and his mom would ensure that we wouldn't lose our way "home."
Hi Roscoe!

And here we are not only on our way "home," but greeted with love at Marin Stables!

Then Mom took me to see if our pal, Sharon, had arrived. There was a weird spotted horse flying around in the air. It scares the pants off of me (if I wore them hehe)!

Time to go into guard mode to protect us all from certain disaster!

Yummers food, drink and dancing! Man! Was the music ever pawsome!
Some of the riders had come from faraway lands and had to leave. We sent them off on their way with big cheers!

And when we finally left to find our cars, we passed this truck, loaded with half a baker's dozen of Khyras. You can't see them all, but there were eight Sibes in the back. And all ready for furever homes. Anyone?
Momma wants to express heartfelt apologies for not having visited for a while. She's been up to a lotta work and duties and loves ya all and will try to catch up before the weekend's out. But hugs from me, Sammie. More adventures tomorrow that you won't be able to believe!


Sierra Rose said...

Hi Sammie and family!
Looked like a FANTASTIC day! Wow! Great people, hiking, doggies, music, and a benefit for it all! Wonderful. So, proud of you and mom and dad.
Maybe I can participate next year!?!?!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and family

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


Look at all those KHUTIES!!!

Tank woo fur snagging the beaWOOOOOtiful Sibe pikhs!!!

I hope woo get extra khompensation fur being Sweet Sammie The Pakhk Mule!


Mango said...

That poor mini-mastiff must have been tired. We are not made for long walks like you are.

Sorry you had to be a pack mule. Sheesh. At least they didn't put a rider on you.


Princess Eva and Brice said...

You'll get used to being a pack mule. But I sometimes forget and run into things with my pack.

Bricey the Pack Mule

p.s. It's like the Thundering Herd + Khyra + 1

Sam said...

Aren't those cloth bowls great? Someone bought me one and we haven't looked back!

Looks like a fun day you guys had!

caboval said...

HI Sammie!!! Wow looks like such a fun day!!! You must have been tired from carrying all that stuff! Wow! Luv u! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Dory's Backyard said...

What a fun, fun, fun day Sammie!!


Ludo van Doggy said...

What a pawsome day! You got really close to all them horses too, you is brave!

The OP Pack said...

Sure looks like a tiring but very fun day. If we had been there, we would have taken at least one of those sibes. At first we thought it was the Thundering Herd there. Thanks for sharing your fun day.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Brownie said...

WOW! What a super fun day! My favorite photo is of the truckfull of doggies ready for their furever homes. :)

Scout and Freyja said...

What a wonderful day you had with your momma and dadda and having all those adventures and meeting new friends. WOWZA!

Checkers said...

WOW - bet that was a very fun day -

Sammie remember to drop by my blog if you can to pick up your award which I made for all my friends! :=))

Farley said...

You have the greatest adventures Sammie! I love you backpack, so cute :)

SGR said...

Woof! Sammie
Hi there .. Its bee a while. Hope you are doing well. WOW! You sure did had a great day. LOVE the photos.
Lots of Goden Woofs, Sugar

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
You had a pawesome day with lots of activities!
Kisses and hugs


I don't even know what to say. That looked like so much fun and a great event. I can't believe you had to carry a backpack and didn't get any treats. Well the 5 zillion Khyras was treat enough.


Reese =^..^= said...

Wow! What a fun, long and exhausting day. Thanks for sharing.

Lexi said...

Hi Sammie,

What a big day you had....it looks like you had fun. The hiking sounds fun , I really want to try that....I like your backpack too. Have a great day.

Tracey and Huffle said...

What a day! I hope you got something nice for carrying that backpack around all day.

Hey maybe Ozzie could post this week?

Huffle Mawson

Miley said...

Hi Sammie!!! Wow, it looks like you had a great weekend, how lucky!!!I enjoyed looking at all the pics!!! Very proud of you my dear friend!!!

lotsa licks,

Martha Basset said...

Hi Sammie
What a great post - that looked like such a worthwhile day and fun!
We loved the pictures - the collages were great too - we must give them a go!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Oh wow Sammie, that looked a pawsome day. Bet you were tired after it.

Holly & Zac...XX

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, Sammie! What a great day! You must have been exhausted!
You didn't have to carry a biped on your back like those horse-dogs did, did you? Ha roooo!
And a truck full-o-Sibes! How cool is that!?!?
Play bows,

Thoughts said...

Wow, what a fantastic adventure Samantha! That sounds like so much fun. We have never met giant dogs like that that carry humans on their backs, I wonder what we would do if we did...hmmmm.

We are glad you had a fun time. Mom really likes the pics of you with your little backpack on, she says you look very stylish and outdoorsy and cute!!

Wags and woofs,
Benson and Gibson

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a wonderful time you had and it definitely was a worthy cause..
We sure hope all those pups find a great forever home..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Sammie - I WANT TO COME TOO!!!! (although actually, us Danes have such pathetic stamina, I would probably need to hitch a ride on one of those horses after 1/2 a mile...and forget carrying any backpack!!)

What a brilliant idea this is! I wish we had something like this here but they don't usually let doggies walk with the horses...and anyway, most of the time when I'm out walking on the streets, people make rude comments about MY missing saddle...can you believe it?! Humph!

Honey the Great Dane