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, December 26, 2009

My Pawesome Secret Santa!

Now can you guess who my secret Sandy Paws was???

I got this in the mail a few days ago, but Momma hid it from me!

On Christmas morning, I finally got to OPEN IT!!!

Here I am examining what could possibly be inside! It looked like it was made of grated cheddar cheese! What could it be???

I couldn't quite get it open, so I concentrated on the other pressie that had a most beautiful pink satin ribbon - mom stole that from me - she loved it!!!

WOOFFIES!!! Robbie Dawg Peanut Butter Carrot cookies!!! Gimme some Ma!

Oh My Dogness, are these ever yumzers! I ate half the box and could have snarfed down the whole thing if Ma had let me heheh!

And the shredded cheddar cheesy thing??? A wonderful parrot that, as you will see, I simply adore!

Look at all this loot! Okay guys, enough posing - it is time to play!

I totally favor Mr. Parrot as you can see and can't thank you enough, Asta! You were too thoughtful to think of me on my fave holiday - mucho smoochies back at you - big sloppy kissies too! We all hope you have a furry pawesome 2010, dear Asta and family. We also want to send huge thanks to Sally for organizing this fun secret santa arrangement! And if you don't know Asta, you can say a big hello to her at. Hope all you doggies have a wonderful time playing with the new loot in... the new snow, rain, but hopefully sunshine and with your peeps! Happy Boxing Day!

PS: Tomorrow is another "steak" day. I have an obedience trial again - will let you know how it goes - Mom is a nervous nelly about these things, but I know it'll go great heheh!


Sam said...

Oh, Samantha! It looks like you had a very Merry Christmas! Look at all those toys and treats! I think Sam would like to come over and play with you!

Sam and Cisco

Deborah said...

Hi Samantha, what nice gifts from your secret Santa paws! I'm going to visit their blogs now.
Happy Boxing Day!!
Deborah and my crew!!

Asta said...

Dawling Samantha,

Happy boxing day to you too!!!!

I'm so glad you like the pwessies..I see I should have had a much biggew
box of tweats fow you,hehehehe..hoomans have no idea how we love ouw cookies and how those awe too tiny fow a big bootiful giwl like you..I hope you have a gweat day playing wif mr Pawwot.
I love you
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
Happy Boxing Day!
Asta sent you yummy cookies and Mr. Parrot is pawesome too!
Have a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs

LouPeb said...

what a nommy present! and the parrot looks fun to play with!
Love the tongue pic :o)
always a lot of sunshine here. I want snow! *woof*


Ms. ~K said...

The cookies sound yummers!!!
Hugs and belly rubs,

KB said...

Awesome loot! You're a lucky girl, Samantha!

And, I bet that the obedience trial will go great. You're a shining star!

Lexi said...

Hi Sammie,
It looks like you had a great Christmas. How fun having a secret Santa. I really like your parrot...it looks like a lot of fun. My mom thinks you and I look like sisters. Good luck on your obedience trial. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Thor said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas!
Your toys are so cool!
Good luck in your obedience trial! I am sure you´ll do furry well!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a cute parrot! Asta sure did pick wonderful pressies for you, Sammie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

That Asta sure knows how to shop.


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

What a great box of pressies!

Did they smell like Asta too?

Tank woo fur sharing them with us!


The Army of Four said...

Woo, Sam! That's so exciting! It sure looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!
We had a blizzard - you should come over and play in the snow with us!

Farley said...

Oh my gosh, that bird is the cutest stuffie I have seen in a long time :) So glad you got fun gifts Sammie!


Hi Sammie..
That Asta gives the best pressies. Cheese and parrots or a cheesey parrot or a parrot that looks like cheese! How can you go wrong. Good luck at trials. I know you'll do grate- I mean great! I got cheese on the brain now and keep repeating myself.

Augie and Ti's mom said...

That's a great haul of toys and treats! Merry Christmas from Augie and Ti!

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Sammie
What a great secret Santa gift and now you know it was from Asta.
Well Asta is a girl who think of everything!
Something to play with and lots to eat - now Sammie don't even be thinking of the calories until after the festive season!
We have kinda let ourselves go over here in Scotland but we will be making New Year resolutions.
Lovely pics Sammie - you looked wonderfully happy.
love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxx

SEDONA said...

Happy Christmas to you & your family, Sammie!
So cute to see Ozzie in the bag and you and Sierra snuggling :-)
What a fun Secret Santy gift you got! I wanna play next year!
Thinking of you today at your trial; I know you'll do grrr-eat!
Your pal,

The Thundering Herd said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas - with all of the presents!

caboval said...

Hi Sammie! You look so gorgeous and we love your jingle bell collar! We have one too! We really miss you and want to see you again soon! Tell your mommy ok? Hugs Joey and Kealani

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Sammie! Happy Holidays. What a wonderful gift from Asta! Lucky to have such a Secret Santa.

How did the trials go!!?!?!?!
We're home from the snow...more bungles, but home safe. Whew.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Moco said...

Those were great goodies you got from Asta. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kari in WeHo said...

Good luck on your trial and enjoy the parrot and pb treats!

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Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, Samantha - you're training hard, even in the holidays! Good luck with the trial - I'm sure you'll do brilliantly!

Looks like you are having a fantastic Christmas!

Honey the Great Dane

Huffle Mawson said...

Sammie, I hope you and Ozzie and your whole family had a wonderful Christmas.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We really like the wrapper on the peanut butter cookies -that would be the part our Mom would grab.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java