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, April 6, 2010


We are so late to jump aboard with Twinkie's First Annual International Animal Blogging Event (whew!), but wanted to climb on the bandwagon to pawticipate in this pawsome happening. I've been seriously AWOL lately and I believe it's time to consider firing my typist. However... we'll cover that in the near future. Since many of you know Ozzie's and my "histoire," I'll briefly tell you that both of us found our furever homes here, just north of San Francisco - Ozzie came here in 2006, and I followed about a year later. It took us a while to come to terms with each other, but now, Ozzie actually scratches her back by running through my legs, figure-8 style to greet me. We live with Mom and Dad and are lucky to have lots of cool visitors - hu-son, Anthony and his spouse, Cheryl who bring the newest grandpeep, Emma. We often hear the doorbell ring, only to find the other grandpeeps, Hannah and Cameron. Cam's been a constant companion for the last few days and will be back again tomorrow - yay! We have pawsome times together at all sorts of parks! I do obedience (Ozzie is sorely lacking here) and recently earned my CD title. Now Mom is teaching me furry hard new moves that I need to do in order to get my "Open" title. Ozzie and I hope to meet more of you out there and give Paws Up to Twinkie for putting this super GABE event together! Thanks Twinkie! All commenters on this post up until midnite 4/18 will be eligible for the cool prize below. Just leave us a way to reach you! We will paw a random drawing for the treat dispenser (it's fun!) from the commenters here who are automatically entered for a chance to win, and post the winner on 4/19!

We look forward to getting to meet y'all! GABE and what Twinkie is doing here... ROCKS!


Sam said...

Oh boy? More giveaways? I must be a fool to not be participating in this! (To be honest, I didn't know that much about it, nor what day it was supposed to be on!)

Stella said...

Like Sam, I am not so much here for the giveaways, but just to see you and say Hi, Sammie!

That is such a good thing that you are learning so much. My Mom isn't much for teaching me, but now and then we try some stuff.


Anonymous said...

TREATS! I would be so excited if I won that treat machine. I bet I could figure it out in no time. Great prize Sammie!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Treat machine??
I mean, nice post :)


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

Will the treat machine khome filled with khytties?

SERIOUSLY, welkhome to GABE!

It is a pawesome event!

Mom dedicated her leg with Buddy and Nutmeg to it!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
Your giveaway is pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

houndstooth said...

That is the prize of my dreams! Oh, please, count me in!


BRUTUS said...

Hi there Samantha! Another new furiend thanks to GABE! Wasn't it a great idea that Twinkie had? Looking forward to learning more about you! Believe it or not I do obedience too (no CD yet, just an RN so far), so maybe you can give me some pointers!

Brutus the Frenchie

Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Hey Samantha,
We've been watching your bloggie, but Mama doesn't always have time to comment on all of the blogs we visit. But do know we read yours. Wow, Miss Sunshade has a treat machine like this one. Do you think my new sissie would like it? Hehehehe! I'm sure Mama will be using lots of tiny treats to train her when she arrives. (that means more treats for me too!)
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie in Ohio for 1 1/2 more weeks, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh Man...my mouth is watering over here...NOMMY TREATS!!!

OH...Mama says I should also say that this is a very good GABE post and that we are so happy to have you as bloggie friends!!!



SGR said...

Woof! Woof! SAMMIE & OZZIE. Great to be blog friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Samantha said...

Oh how much fun that treat machine would be! Nice to meet you guys! We do obedience as well and LOVE it!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Cool and pawsome giveaway!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

GABE is such a Pawsome thing!!! Drop by our bloggie too! We have some giveaways!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Twinkietinydog said...

No worries because you joined late :) The links will be up for a long time and they will be revisited. These dog events continue to get hits for months. Love your giveaway too. We have it, but we don't know how to use it yet BOL

Anonymous said...

OREO & I are happy to participate in the GABE event!

Oreo would like to win that PAwesome treat machine!
———– ( Her Birthday is this Month!!!)—————————Oreo has genetic skin alergies, and she is on a limited ingredient diet. Yet, I do allow her banana chips!!!

Yes, OREO would like to win this prize!!! She likes to maintain her 100+ lb plus size figure.

Woof the Words to all pet parents and their friends …

**** “Adopt, don’t Shop!!!” ****

Rescue a canine companion, and help stop puppy mills in the USA!!!

the booker man said...

miss samantha!
it is i, the booker man, and i am here to visit you for GABE! it's super cool to meet you. wanna be friendz? :)
you sure are a smart doggie to know all of those tricks 'n stuff. i'm still kinda young, but i'd like to be a therapy doggie when i'm older and less excitable. heehee.
anywho, that treat machine thingie is soooo win!! all i have to do is touch the bone handle and all that goodness will come out?!?! sign me up!!
you should stop by my bloggie cuz i am doing a GABE giveaway, too!
the booker man

KB said...

We loved hearing your history... that puts you in perspective. Study hard, Samantha, so you can get your open title!!!!

Your giveaway looks pawsome! But, I think that we'll stay out of the contest so that someone new to your blog can win it!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! It is so very much nice to meet you and learn all abouts you! I luvs your GABE giveaway! I have some friends - Maggie & Mitch, maybe you've met 'em? - that has that very same thing! I luvs treats and I luvs figuring stuffs out so that would be a Most Wonderful prize!

Oh! I'm having a GABE giveaway, too! Come by and sign up!

Wiggles & Wags,

The OP Pack said...

Another great giveaway!!! And thanks for sharing a little about all of you!!!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kari in WeHo said...

Im pretty sure my gang would ignore the treats and try and eat the bone handle :)

K9friend said...

So very nice to meet you. I hope the winner won't become too efficient at dispensing treats!


Maggie and Mitch said...

That treat machine is just like the one we have! It's a wonderful gift! Anyone would be thrilled to win it!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Raising Addie said...

Very cool gift!

We enjoyed learning more about you!

We have been slacking too but are going to do our post tomorrow.

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Twix said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you. I love GABE and am meeting some great new furiends. So, I was wondering....if I win do you think Mom will let me use the treat machine as much as I want?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pawsome update!! Being kinda new to your blog that was some very useful stuff to know! I wonder what you two will do to pick your names! BOL


Sierra Rose said...

Happy GABE to you and Ozzie! Cam's the sweetest! See you again soon I hope!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Santa and Minnie said...

Hi Samantha, nice to meet you. We love this GABE as it's a way to make new friends. We like your giveaway, hope we win.

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a good prize Sammie!
It so cool to see more of my furiends joining in GABE!
~lickies, Ludo

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Giveaways seem like a lot of fun! I think we will have to try it ourselves one of these days :)

3 doxies said...

Thanks for coming by my bloggie...so nice to meet ya'll. Ummm...does you mind putting some squirrels in dat dispenser thingy.

Nubbin' Tails said...

Our very own treat dispenser! That just might be the coolest thing EVER!

Nice to meet you!


Mr. Nubbin'

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Hey Sammie,

We're sorry we're so swamped that we haven't participated. We need to go by and check it out - hope it's not too late.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Sam said...

Sam would really love a treat machine! It's been a lot of fun to see all the people who have participated in this!


Oskar said...

What an awesome giveaway, I would love to win!

Please stop by my blog and enter my GABE giveaway!

The Musketeers said...

What a cool giveaway you have there Sammie ! :)

Piappies World said...

Hi Sammie!

We are so happy to be in GABE with you. Your giveaway is truly pawesome! Not only do we get treats, it's a machine! Woohoo!

We are also a bit behind with our bloggie life. Our Mommy says being busy with work means more treats for us. Perhaps your mom is also busy to get you more treats.

Enjoy the weekend!

-Fudgie, Princess, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Bella the Westie said...

Wow, That's one of the best giveaways I've seen !
I'm happy to be your friend so I feel I've already won something.
Love, Bella.

Mack and Sally Ann said...

It it nice to meet you. Your family sounds nice.
Sally Ann

Scout 'n Freyja said...

What a cool pressie! We are in like crazy to win that contraption! Do you have one? Can you make it give you stuff? Tell all...

ocmist said...

This looks like a WONDERFUL prize! It will let us learn a new trick! Please put the Country Corgis in for this!

Thanks for coming over to Corgi Country for a visit! We love meeting all the new friends we've met through GABE! The Corgi Country Crew

Bunta + Yumi said...

Wow! How cooool!!
I love that!!
It's nice to meet you, Samantha.
Looking forward to following you!

elbouwii said...

omg how cool is that :D
well thank you fur visiting our blog :D your now in our furrrriends liest yeah a other pretty golden as furiend :D

El'bow & Hauwii

Ruby and Penny said...

OMD!! We have been bugging mom to get us one of those. We hope we win!!
Love Ruby & Penny

Dog Foster Mom said...

That is a very fun prize! Thanks for participating in GABE - it's great to meet so many new friends.

Olive said...

Hi there!! It's so nice to meet you!! GABE has been PAWESOME!!! I love prizes and new friends!!
Great giveaway!!
Licks from me!!


CreekHiker said...

If I win, could you please pleeeze tell my momma that I need at least a hunnerd treats aday???

Gabe is fun!!!

Mabel Lou