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, August 10, 2009

Better Ways to Chase Balls

You'd think that on a Saturday morning, the peeps would let me sleep in. I'm just out of the teen years and need my zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs. But no... got wakened up around 0-dark-hundred, given my breakfast and hauled off to... where? Never saw it before and I hope to never see it again. (Woulda been nice to have backpacked up that mountain though hehe.)

Dad and Ma packed me off instead to a place of green grasses, where I, for the most part, wasn't allowed, to watch them hit balls with sticks. I can tell you about sticks and balls better than any human I know, but this was a total snoooooozzzzzzze.

Dad wears these funny shoes - check 'em out - then stands there on this fake grass. You couldn't fool me.

Look how serious these peeps are - hahahahahahahahahah!
Looka Ma! What you trying to prove, anyhoo?

I never thought oldest grandpeep woulda succumbed to this. Sheeesh! I could tell all of them how to chase balls with sticks hehe!



Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
My mom says that she'd love to be there with you and your family!
I agree with you. There are better ways to chase balls!
Kisses and hugs

Sierra Rose said...

That is great! Sammie, you will just have to put up with the silliness of the hoomans that love us so.
Hope you had a nice parkie time somewhere along the day....I am sure you did!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Ms. ~K said...

And the weird thing is they hit the ball away with the stick and then they go chase it and hit it some more!
Hoomans! Go figure!
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Reese =^..^= said...

They could have at least let you chase the balls.

Gennasus said...

That mountain did look far more appealing. As far as golf is concerned, we're with you. Seems like a waste of a good walk!

The Thundering Herd said...

Fortunately, our humans no more understand that game than we do. Does look like a great place for zoomies though.

Ludo van Doggy said...

hm I prefer tennis balls.

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

How rude of them, not to let them play, Sammie. We think you should steal their balls and sticks when no one is looking.

Tucker and Daisy

SEDONA said...

Too bad they wouldn't let you retrieve their balls, Sammie...a sporting dog's gotta feel useful, right?!
Your pal,

The OP Pack said...

Too bad they didn't let you help retrieve the balls - that would have made it so worth the early morning call. Maybe you can convince them to take you back to that mountain since you were so patient with them and their silly game.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

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

I get to watch THOSE silly peeps all day when I'm out...

So many other ways to spend time but fur some reason, humans seem to like it!

At least I get to nap whilst watching!


YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Sammie, tell your mommy and daddy, one word: BORING!!!
You are right, there are better ways to chase balls!

Sam & June

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Mason Dixie said...

Looks pretty boring to me too, sorry you did not get to at least chase after what they were hitting now that would have been funny. =)

The Army of Four said...

I don't get the whole "ball that we aren't allowed to play with" thing. I mean... what's the point?
My dad has an indoor practice thingie. When I try to help him by keeping his ball from falling in the hole, he seems to get frustrated with me. What!??!? I'm just trying to help!
Any woo... I got a cool new toy yesterday! Stop by today's post and check it out!

Dory and the Mama said...

I am so with you Sammie..I don't know what those peeps think they are doing with those sticks and balls but it looks boring!!


Nibbles Treats said...

We agree. What a snooze!

Lots of treats,
Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

MAX said...

Hi there Sammie!
I think 'walking sedately' around a golf course is not much fun! Digging up the bunkers, though....that's magic!
Tons of licks licks

Sam said...

What a drag! I hope they took you to a REAL place for good and normal ball & stick play afterwards. Like the woods.. with a Kong and a river.. ;)

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

very confusing to us a ball you are not allowed to play with

Woodrow - Sweetie & Sherman

Brownie said...

BOL! Hoomans sure do strange things, don't they? ;)

Farley said...

Sammie, I think they want to be dogs like us. Don't you?

Chris and Mackenzie said...

Hitting balls w/sticks? Who would have thunk it?

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Sammie, I agree - the humans have got it so wrong!!!

Still, it's nice that they took you along to join in! :-)

Honey the Great Dane
ps. am so excited to hear that you might be doing dancing too!!! PLease do keep me updated!!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

It is nice they took you along but we would have been a bit bored as well..hehe

Nice shots of your human's though!

Holly & Zac...XX