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!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bigtime Funtimes with Pals

I have been sooooooo lucky to meet some of the pawsome bloggers in the flesh, as well as in the blosgosphere! A couple of days ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Cabana (http://oursforayear.blogspot.com), who lives pretty nearby. We met at a furry cool park about 8 miles north of us and had a funderbul time! Check it out!

Sierra and I did end up getting major bathies - mine took about an hour arghhhhh - but I got a great massage in the process hehee! Yesterday, Sierra and I went up to the mountains for some snow fun and I'll be posting that when I get back. We will be taking a mini vacay for about five days and will be return next week. Have a wonderful weekend pals!

Big Hugs xo

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Belated Valentine's Day Greetings!

Ozzie and I got some help from our neighbor, Birgitta, to make a Valentine for Mom and Dad. Here it is Ma and Pa - we love you furry, furry much and wish you both a happy Valentine's Day! We also want to wish our incredibly warm and wonderful blogosphere friends a belated Happy Valentine's Day. What a special day it has been...

As soon as the clock struck 10:00 this morning, we all headed over to a smallish town nearby for a homey birfday brunch in honor of Ma's and Pa's oldest grandpeep, Hannah, who is 17 today! Happy Birfday Hannah!

Some of you are familiar with Cameron, pictured above with 1 year old grandpeep, Emma! We are all helping Hannah celebrate the big event!

Awwwww... better make some pawsome wishes, dear Hannah! Happy Birfday and a very Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Welcome to San Francisco, Max!

Max. You are the the Creme de la Creme Tour Operator when it comes to hosting foreigners to your country. With fanfare and flourishes, you guide wayward tourists through parks with truly wild aminals, present interesting foodables to your followers, and point out extraordinary scenery, such as Table Mountain with that special "layer of tablecloth." I would love to show you San Francisco from a unique vantage point! But first...

... you'll need to don some flowers in your hair! There ya go! Let's trip on up to the Marin Headlands where we can get the perfect view of everything "San Francisco"! (There's some gentle doggies there hehee!)
You can lay down here on this log, and I'll do some woofing about those "little cable cars that climb halfway to the stars"... well, according to somebody called Tony Bennett! Tony also says that "the morning fog may chill the air - but he doesn't care!" I'm pretty sure you don't mind a bit of fog, Max. I think I'll just lie down there with ya too and warm up a bit as we check out the view!

Look at that city beyond the Golden Gate Bridge! I can't tell you how incredibly grateful we are that you've woofed so much about South Africa to us all - thank you, thank you bigtime, our 'round the world friend. We know you have so many more pups to visit on your world tour, but we really appreciate your stopping by here on your global trip.

While you hang here in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
I woof to you while we watch over San Francisco
Your golden sun shines out to me!

You will always shine for us, Max! Happy Valentine's Day, dear pup and thanks a billion for stopping by.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Summer Mem'ries...

Mom today: for the last couple of months, I've been searching for old photos of family enjoying summers at a place we went to each year. My mother and sister are compiling family stories and photos for a book that will be published by next summer. I found many pictures that I took as a girl, teen and adult, chronicling decades of summers spent at "Camp Togus" or "Camp Killoquah" in the Adirondack mountains of upper New York state.

My parents loved black labs - here is Cleo, who, along with other family dogs, got into all kinds of trouble in the wild woods up here!

The boathouse and dock: where we cast off for lovely paddles, where we fished from, from where we dove into those velvety black waters and emerged totally refreshed!

A paddle on Forked Lake.

Secret fishing places... So many beautiful places there - lost to us today, but wonderful memories will linger forever! Have a super Friday!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ozzie's Tale

MEOW! Yeah, I know the rain's pummeling the patio, but I would appreciate it if something would get this door open, because I'm going to get out somehow.

It may take a couple of minutes to break outta here, so I thought I'd give you the short version about my appearance here! About four years ago, when I was a couple of months shy of my first birthday, my original person left town for about a month. She'd been leaving me home alone a lot with only a bowl or two of kibble left outside. Other creatures would steal it natch, so I got hungry. I was totally an outdoors cat then and lived about five blocks away from my current peeps and big sis.

Okay... pretty please let me out. No? Alright. I'll continue. I started wandering the neighborhoods around here to find food. I'm extremely good at catching all things furred or feathered, but I was sick of that. I wanted a warm place to curl up once in a while. I narrowed my choices down to four places which should become my new home. I made this place my new crib, with daily visits to Birgitta, three doors up from mine, where I get dancing lessons and other fun stuff. I have a warm bed here right near the heating, great food (which I only eat part of, of course) and in exchange, I bring lots of pressies to my folks that I leave on their doorstep. Mom and Dad can tell I've been happily busy with creative and difficult endeavors while they've been gone. And they do pick up all my leavings too, so I know they appreciate my gifts.

A promise is a promise.

Rain's letting up.

Here's my excellent but rare smile... Whew... I'm outta here!