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!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Great Pressie from Dad; Ho Hum Pressie from Mom...

When Dad was working in Scotts Valley this week, he brought home a pawsome pressie for me! It came from this famous store in Santa Cruz.

I love my new surf shirt, Dad - thanks tons. Just in time too, cause check out this movie. There's quite a problem here.

Did you check out the bitey marks on the sides? Those were put there by my pal, Shanti, who gave me the pool a year or two ago. So Mom decided it was time to put in a new swimming hole for me.

As you can see, I'd rather beg treats from Sierra's mom than touch that new plastic pond.

Maybe I'll get used to it, but no matter what, I still love playing with my pal, Sierra, lots and lots. And maybe I won't like it - but it doesn't matter today, cause it's raining heehee!
Buckets... although you can't tell very much in this picture!
From Mom: Thanks so much to the MangoMom for telling me where I could find a pool like this.


The OP Pack said...

Sam, it won't be long and you will be loving that pool. We had one like it with a slide too, but we aren't much for the water. Maybe you will like yours better if you chew a few holes in it like the old one - BOL.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Deborah said...

Samantha, what a good idea for a doggy swimming pool. I think I'm going to that too this year!!! I liked your pictures and videos, your weather looks perfect!

Kari in WeHo said...

im sure you will soon LOVE your new pool

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

It looks like a cool pool Sammie. Bet when it's really hot you will love it.

Tucker and Daisy

the booker man said...

miss samantha,
it's an uber nice new swimming pool! i bet you'll get used to it reaaaally soon.
the booker man

Mango said...

Glad you found a new pool! Crazy water dog. I see your old one suffered a hull breach just like mine did. Those wal-mart ones usually make it through one season here. Good luck.


Stella said...

Hi Sammie:

You are gonna have a very fun time in that pool this summer. I wish I was there to play with you!


Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are thinking that your momma should get into the pool and demonstrate to you how to splish and splash and do it on a Saturday Night!☺

Honey the Great Dane said...

Aw...shame you're not so keen on your new pool, Sammie - maybe you just need a bit of time to get used to it! :-)

I have never had a pool like that - but I have to admit, I'm not really a water dog and don't like to get wet so even if I did, I probably wouldn't go near it!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

houndstooth said...

That is one excellent swimming hole! I hope you grow to like it!


KT and Lady said...

OMD, there's a leak, there's a leak, abandon ship.....Oh never mind, we see the hose now! Looks like tons of fun.

~Kim~ said...

My crew hasn't had a new pool since we moved to the country--But I think if I get them a new one, they will be like you and learn to LOVE it, especially on a hot day!! :-)))

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! COOL! Sammie. You even had a playdate with Sierra. What a great FUN Day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Sam!
Wow! Kool pressies!! Wish i had a pool too! The weather's killing me over here..!


Thor said...

Hey Sammie! You're going to have lots of fun in your new pool! Great pics and videos!

Sam said...

I definitely think that treats are better than a pool, but I sure do hope you get used to your new one! I'm sure you'll have just as much fun in it, or maybe even more!

Sam said...

Cisco used to love her pool! Sam isn't fond of them at all!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
I know you will get used to your new pool soon!
Maybe if you ask someone to make some bitey marks on it!
Glad you had a nice time with Sierra!
Kisses and hugs


Hi Sammie,

Oh we just luuuv your new swimming pool! We want one too but we're so small that mommy said that her big salad bowl will work just fine!

I don't care as long as it's pink!


Life With Dogs said...

Maye you should tell her you want a hot tub! :)

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

Khool pressie from your dad!

My silly mom furgets to get my pool out!

I mean, I khould have used it earlier this week!

I'm sure woo will learn to enjoy it!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

That's a nice pool, Samantha! Now you just need a drink with a little umbrella in it!

Sue said...

That first pool looked very well "loved"...I'm sure you'll grow to love your new pool just as much...

Hug your Mom and Dad for us!

Sue & the gang

ocmist said...

Grammy got us a pool like that last year, too! She quit filling it up, though a couple of months ago when we kept jumping in and it was all ice! She tended to gripe when we'd go and jump in, break the ice, get freezing wet and then come in while she was still asleep and jump on the bed to dry off... Don't know WHAT her problem is!?! The Country Corgi Pups

Bruce said...

What a great way to stay cool! Happy Swimming!
your cat pal,
p.s. it's raining here right now too!

Cocorue said...

hey Sammie, yes, it's been a long time, too long.
love your pool and i hope you get used to it. if not, just dunk your mumster in it and she'll put it away bol!

chikisses and don't be a stranger now

K9friend said...

In no time at all you will be the diving dog champ of the neighborhood!

Sierra Rose said...

It's pool time!!! I'm loving mine, even in the RAIN!! Thank you so much for picking one up for me too! The bestest pal!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Yepper old broken in pools are much better. Sorry to hear about the rain. We have another nice day. We are sure it will turn HOT in no time..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

You look fab in that new shirt!! We have a pool like yours. It won't be long before we'll be swimming - at least Piper will be. Mom floats treats on the water so we girls will consider going it.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wait till it gets super hot, Sammie, and we bet you'll be loving your new pool! It does look very refreshing!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

You look so happy wif youw good fwiend Siewwa..I hope you get to love youw new pool eventooally..I think you will...it looks vewy pwetty.
I love you smoochie kisses

The Army of Four said...

I"m all in favor of Kongs and Wubbas and Fetch and stuff..... but I'm not so sure about getting my feety-feet wet! Woo.

Wrigley said...

It is still kind of cold here for swimming, but it sure looks like fun!

Wags and Kisses,

Wyatt said...

Hi Samantha

Very nice to meet you! What a bathing beauty you are...you can swim in my pond any day!


Dog By Nature said...

We know you'll be in that pool lickety split when its hot:) Are you gonna take up surfing with your cool new tee Samantha? Have a feeling you'd be pretty darn good at it.

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Aww, they both look so cute in the pool! Happy doggies!

Hi! I'm Sierra-Dog! said...

Your a surf girl now with your shirt Samantha! So cool! Dads always give the best presents!

Sally said...

Nice pool you got there. Hope you can invite some buddies for a little splashing.
Nice woooh

Anonymous said...

I love dogs and it doesn't take much to make me stop and take a look at them. This was a nice set of videos. I hope they both enjoy the what looks like a newer pool.