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!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Wild Weekend

Hi allpups! Whatta weekend I had! First a hike-a-thon, then this! I had no idea what mama and dad had in mind when we loaded up the jeepster and headed off for ... someplace. When we stopped, here is what we ended up at. I had no idea what this was all about.
Hmmmm... "Splashdogs"!!! What could that be? I was still exhausted from my hike-a-thon. Could my peeps wring a bit more out of me? ABSOLUTELY!!!

Here's dad trying to hold me, but it is a tough job, cause I've had one practice jump and I'm shaking from the excitement of it all, and squeaking and making a lot of whiny noises in the hopes that I can do it again... and... again!!! Yeah!
And there's ma, throwing me my all-time fave: my kong-on-a-rope! Off into the waters beyond! Can I get it! And go miles and miles over the pool? There are tons of labs. Labs are so furry good at this!

Well... here I go - novice that I am! Not bad, but more important - oh - SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!

Sploosh!And sploosh again!

And finally, all doggies were removed from the practice dives area. Now some rest until the competitions! I was only entered into them so I could swim and dive again! My first time, and I would like ma and dad to get me one of my own splash doggie pools for my backyard hehe!

Okay, well, I had to stop for a sec to figure out the distance. Besides, Mom is such a rookie!

Okay - sploosh! Here I go! After my kong-on-a-rope!
Got it!!!! Now where's the getting-out-ramp?

And when we left, I there was a real problem. There was an animal that I needed to protect all peoples from.



Sam said...

That animal is scaaary! Are you training for dock diving? That big pool looks like alot of fun for a water dog like you!

Reese =^..^= said...

Wow! What a very exciting time for you. I wish I liked water, because that looks like a big bunch of fun.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Oh, Samantha, we just love to see athletic lady doggies at work. You really do strike a cool silhouette when you are flying through the air like an Eagle☺

Mango said...

I would have gone into fierce dog mode too if that giant stuffie got near my mom.

Splash dog looks like fun. I have only ever gone into the pool using the stairs or kind of slithering off the edge, but now that I see how it works, maybe I will give it a try.


Gennasus said...

That looked a lot of fun! I don't think that sport has caught on over here yet but I hope it does.

What a busy weekend you had! That hike looked fab too.

Abby said...

Hi, Sammie...

Wow...It looks like you had alot of fun...

Abby xxxooo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

WOW!! That looks like fun. We know you loved it.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

The OP Pack said...

That looks like so much fun, Sam, and look at how well you splash!!! We are glad to see you working so hard to scare off that scary creature.

Woos, the OP Pack

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

I wonder what that khreature smells like when it gets wet!?!


YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Wow Sammie, you are such a pro! That's so furry exciting! Oh good job barking and protecting all humans from that scary creature.

Sam & June

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Just think of all the fun that you'd have if they did build you a splash pool!

A big giant stuffie! Can I de-stuff it for you?


Dory's Backyard said...

WOW...Sammie you are an awesome splash dog!!

Wish I liked getting in the water...can you splash with out water???

Tee Hee Smileys!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

i knew it was going to be a fun day right when i saw that first picture!!!

The Army of Four said...

Woo! Kong-on-a-Rope! Kong-on-a-Rope! Kong-on-a-Rope!
I'm not sure if I'd be willing to dive into water to get mine - you're very brave! But oh, how I love to play with my Kong-on-a-Rope!
Great post, Sammie!!!

Chloe and Libby said...

You made that look soooo fun, but ummmm....I think I'll just set on the side lines and watch you!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Woo! Welldone! What a good activity for you. I glad you protected everyone from the scary monster!

Honey the Great Dane said...

OH my goodness, Sammie - what an amazing event!! I've seen something similar here too but water-wimp that I am, I have only observed from a safe distance! :-)

You looked fantastic for a first-timer...am so impressed!!

I'm so sorry, too, that I haven't been visiting you for ages...my human is also giving me the same excuses: busy, busy, busy! But that's OK coz when I finally come round to visit, I always make sure I catch up on back-posts so I don't miss any of your news!

Honey the Great Dane

Sierra Rose said...

GOOD JOB!!! Looked like a lot of fun. Was that the Cookie Monster? Cookies,...mmmmm...
Hi from SR and mom and dad....

caboval said...

HI Samantha!!!!! Wow that is so awesome cuz Joey loves to compete in Splash dogs too!!! They were just here in July!!!!! Isnt it tons of fun?????? Whooo Hooo!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Wow Sammie

What a great weekend you had. Hiking, and diving, you are a great athlete. We bet you have been taking it easy the last couple of days.

Tucker and Daisy


Hey Sam
You were super flying! I hope you get a splash pool for your yard. That was fun! How far did the winner go?


MAX said...

Lucky, Lucky, Lucky!!!
We wish we had 'Splash Dogs' here!...not fair :(
Looks like you had an amazing time, lucky devil!
Tons of licks
Maxdog in South Africa

Miley said...

Oh Sammie!!!!! You are such a good diver, I could never do that!!!! You are very brave, maybe you could come give me some tips!!!! Congrats and I hope you gave that big character a piece of your mind!!! BOL!!!!

lotsa licks,

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! It sure looks like you had lots of fun at Splash dog, Sammie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Team 3 Dawg Flite said...

Oh my gosh! I am so proud of you!!!! That is so cool. Isn't dock diving just the greatest thing in the world!! I am so glad you tried it and enjoyed it so much. How far did you jump? If you want any help or tips or links to more events around you, just let me know. I would love to help you get started in this great sport. Can't wait to see that first photo of you with a dock diving ribbon! Love, Sally

SEDONA said...

Go Sammie Go! You were pawsome! Hope I can do that some day!
Your pal,

Dog By Nature said...

Wow, that looks like a blast Sammie!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a great time you had our swet Sammie!!!
You look like a great great diver!!!
It must be very very very exciting!!!
But we think that we'll have lots of problems doing a splash like your!!!
We're water dogs...we love swimming...but we don't love to much when we must dive into water!!!!!
and we're proud of you!!!!
We're sooooooooooooo sad couldn't meet you in october....but humans don't want give to dogs possibility to fly in good way!!
Hope to meet you in the future!!!
We love you a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!
You and your family are very evry very special friends for us!!
Have a great day!!!
Maya send you her special baby kisses and licks!!!

Ms. ~K said...

What fun you had!!!!
You and Mom looked great!
Hope you used some ear rinse afterwards...you don't want swimmer's ear...us Labs know all about that.
Wrooo wrooo,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

SGR said...

WOOF! Sammie. WOW, what an exciting event ... I am very jealous. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Amber and Nala said...

Wow!!! Great job Samantha!