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, December 22, 2009

Bigtime Gratitude

So when's Sandy Paws coming???
Woofs to all my incredibly wonderful blog pals. And may I add a bundle of holiday wishes too. I just wanted to let you know that Mom and Dad are beside themselves by the blizzard of card, virtual and paper, that I have received from so many of you throughout this holiday season. Almost every night, my dad makes a fire (when burning is allowed) and we open and read your cards together near the tree and fireplace. It has become the highlight of my day and, wink, wink, I think my pawrents' highlight too! Then we stick all the booty on (one of several now) ribbons that we've hung on the wall and gaze upon your bootiful mugs. We are so moved and grateful for your friendship and know how much effort it has taken for you to address and send these letters/emails to us and other pals out there. It's a reflection of what we doggies do effury day for our hoomans, right? No strings attached. Well...except I'm having trouble waiting now...waiting for Sandy Paws to show up with a treat or toy or sumpin for me! I've baked cookies for Sandy and I'm carefully going through all the carrots and apples around here to make sure there are no bruises, cause after all, those reindeer don't want bruises on their apples - but goodness there are a lot of them! May all your dreams and wishes come true (and I do woof hopefully) now and in the New Year. I send you all virtual kissies and hugs for a most wonderful howliday and again, a million thanks for your wonderful notes and cards.

Oh how we love looking at these!

Here's what we sit in front of when we read and gaze upon your pictures and wishes!

And here's that tree we cut down in the rain that day, all decorated up!

Okay... now I'm furry tired Dad and it's time to go to bed or eat or sumpin'! Thank you so much again - a zillion times! I love my blogging pals so much.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
Yes! It is pawesome to receive the cards everyday! My Grandparents and my mom get very excited when we open the envelopes!
I can't see my card there but sure I hope you get it soon!
I am very happy to be your friend too!
Kisses and hugs

Emma Rose said...

Hi Samantha! We hope you have a blessed Christmas and New Year. We are so glad you are our friends.

Merry Christmas Kisses!
Emma Rose

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

We love you too, Sammie. Thank you for your card. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and that Sandy Paws is good to you.

Tucker and Daisy

Deborah said...

That looks like so much fun! Next year I'm going to join in on the cards!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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

We know!

We khouldn't pawticipate this year but we've gotten so many great khards!

We have some furry pawesome furiends!


Ms. ~K said...

Wouldn't it be great if the rest of the world got along as well as we all do in the doggie bloggie world?
Your evenings in front of the fireplace sounds wonderful...
Santy Paws is going to be very good to you this year I'm sure!
Hugs and belly rubs,

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Sammie!
Your house looks very komfy and warm!

I'm soo grateful to have you as a friend too!!!

Happy Holidays to you and family!

Maxx & Family

Bruce said...

Merry Christmas!!
your cat pal,

Life With Dogs said...

How perfectly festive! Have a great Christmas! :)

Cocorue said...

have a wonderful Christmas and TQ for being in our lives


KB said...

You have a very merry Christmas Golden Samantha! What a sweet girl you are, sending us so many wonderful Christmas wishes. I love the photo of you and your dad by the fire!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

We love you too, Samantha!


Hi Sammie,

So good to hear from you! We love your tree!!!!

You have been a great friend all year long and we love you!

Merry Christmas and we will see you next year! Yeah!

Riley and Star.

Kari in WeHo said...

happy holidays! we too have been enjoying our cards :)

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Merry Christmas to you Sammie! We can't believe we missed your oh so delicious post about cookies last week! It's all mom's fault, she didn't pay attention.
Cookies are even yummier when there is a loved one to share with!

Sam & June

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Sammie!! The warmth your cozy fireplace, all the cards from pals, the tree and festive decorations...brings us big smiles! Sandy Paws will come for a nice visit we are sure of it! No mistaking him for a racoon or squirrel...with alert barks, ok?

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

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

Awwwww sweety...
what a lovely post!!!!
We're so happy seeing you sooooooooooooo happy and loved!!!!
You made our day!!!
You and your humans are sooooooooooooooo special for us and you left a wonderful pawprint in our hearts!!!!
You're like our family now....and hope to meet and hug you again very very soon!!!
We loved get Christmas cards from our Blogger pals too!!!!
It's sooooooooooo exciting when postman comes and get Cards for us!!!!
We loved your wall...and your Christmas tree and your Fireplace....
Awwwwwwww.....we would love to be there and snuggling all together close to it!!!!!
We and our humans are waiting you here ok???!!!!!!
We're thankful life gave us the gift to know you and have you in our days!!!!
HAve a wonderful and happy and warm Christmas!!!!
We'll keep you in our hearts furever!!!!!

Chester said...

Hiya Sammie! I wish so bad I could find the time to visit all my best bloggie friends because you are all super duper great! My workload has been heavy and I don't get to visit near as often as I'd like to. We very much appreciate you stoppin' by so often! I love your evening card readin' tradition, what a beautiful way to remember your friends as each day ends. Dad just said the other night that I get more cards than him and Mom do. BOL!

Merry Christmas and we wish you a wonderful 2010!
Chester and Mom ;0=)

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy holidays to you, Ozzie and your mum and dad, Samantha!

caboval said...

We see our card! We see our card!!!!! Yahoo!!! We just cant tell you enough how much we love you and how much you are in our hearts!!! We hope that you have a most blessed Christmas! Oh! By the way we got your present!!!! Thank you so much! Mommy is going to blg about it today!!!! That was so cute with the cookies with our names on them! How did you do that Samantha? Well any way we love so much!!!! Your mommy and daddy too! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Momma has been so busy baking and candy making that we haven't been blogging mucho but we told her that we just HAD to drop by to see what you were up to and to tell you that one of the highlights of our first bloggy year was meeting YOU☺

The Thundering Herd said...

Woo - so many cards, so awesome.

Dory and the Mama said...

We love you too Sammie!! What a wonderful post!

Merry Christmas!!


Mango said...

We love having such wonderful pals too. I share my cards with momma and master which makes them most happy as they get almost none. Hehehe.


Thor said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Love you Sammie!

☮momoKo said...

Merry Merry Christmas ! And Happy Happy New Year !

Lexi said...

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

laurie said...

merry christmas!!! i hope the snow doesn't get in your pads.

Ludo van Doggy said...

It has beed very wonderful to be in the card exchange!
Merry Crisp mas!
~lickies, Ludo

The OP Pack said...

Wishes to you and the family for a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Bailey said...

Hi Sammie (er - may I call you Sammie?)

I can't believe you made cookies for Santa, and you didn't turn right around and eat them yourself - that is what I do, every single year. I never learn.

Love the pictures of your cards and your fireplace!

Happy Holidays!