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, May 30, 2010

Award and Nice Day for a Mini-Outing!

Sweet Yoda from Barking Out Loud passed this award to me and I send apologies to Yoda for not having acknowledged his thoughtfulness in thinking of me sooner! There are rules for accepting this award: First, I have to list 7 things to share about me!
1. Here's one y'all already know: I LOVES my kong! - in the water, on the grass - anywhere at all. It is my furry favorite toy ever!
2. I love to eat - anything...but foodables is best. Mom just changed up my diet this week - I am eating part raw food and this morning (hold onto your stomachs...) I ate raw ground turkey and organ meats and it was pawesomely good.
3. I am learning more and more about my new baby sisfur, Avalon, every day. I'm trying to be a good example for her morning outside bizzness, if you know what I mean heheh. She's doing purty good at copying me! I'm furry interested in her and she seems to love me with great amounts of enthusiasm - mayhap too much sometimes, fur me! We'll be workin' on working it out!
4. I adore swimming - I will swim in ponds, oceans, streams and lakes. There is nothing better in any weather, any season than paddling around in deep waters! (Add kong to the recipe and I'm in heaven...)
5. I loves my peeps and they really love me. Especially getting a ton of loving lately from lots of people! I also loves the grandpeeps - I'm furry good with little, little peeps!
6. You should probably know that Ozzie and I are getting to be pretty good pals these days! She still doesn't know the rules of canine play, but that's okay, cause we've kinda figured out our own rules!
7. Many of you know that Sierra Rose is my BFF, so I loves it when she comes over and plays - she's a firecracker dog, even though she's a golden, and stimulates me to get moving and play hard! Loves you Sierra!
Part the second is to pass this award on to 15 pals and since I think the entire bloggie world has this cool award, PLEASE, if you don't have it yet, take this award and tell us all seven things about you - it's neat to find out your fun facts!
So here I am at Blackie's Pasture yesterday. Something got on Mom's lens, so it's a bit blurry, but I think that this shows how much I love my kong heheh! On land....

On the beach....

In the water...

Showing my sister about how cool kongs are! Isn't Dad's hair funny in the wind?!!! Hope you are having a great weekend.


Wyatt said...

You are the best big sister ever! Keep up the good work.

Sam said...

Aww, your little sis was transported in the backpack? How cute.

Congrats on the award - we got it too!

Asta said...

I got that bootiful awawd and mommi has been too lazy to do my post about it..shame shame.
I love the pictoowes of you delighting in youw kong. I bet you'we the bestest swimmew! I know you awe a pawfect example fow youw baby sissie (and I kind of love youw Daddi's haiw, hehehe)
smoochie kisses,ASTA

houndstooth said...

It looks like you and Avalon are having a great time at the beach! I'm jealous!


Stella said...

Soon Avalon will be your size and
competing with you for almost everything. You will have soooo much fun!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We think you are the best role model your sister could ever have - love that she got to go on the mini-outing too. Mom says that she is sure Ciara learned to take care of her outside bizzness so quickly because of our good example. But she doesn't know where she learned to love dirt so much:)

Happy weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Bailey said...

You are so adventurous!

Thanks for being such a good friend to me.

I have figured out a lot more about FaceBook - but it took me a while to figure out that you were the same Samantha that was my friend over there - FB makes you give yourself hooman names. so stoopid.

See you soon!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm catching up on your blog and I agree with the previous comments, you really are a great mentor and big sister!! CONGRATS on the award!! I also enjoyed getting to know you a bit better too, because it reinforces that you are a special pup!! :-)))

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Congrats on your Award. Mmmm Avalon is looking great. Glad you are happy n proud to be a big sister to Avalon. Oh! to Ozzie too. Happy Great Weekend to you. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
Congratulations on your Award!
I know you and your sis will be having lots of fun together soon!
Happy sunday!
Kisses and hugs

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya Sammie! Love Avalon's beach hair doo! It's WILD! :)
Thank you for including me in your award list!! That was super sweet of you! Miss our play dates the past few days....soon soon!!!!
Have a fun time today at the parkies!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Isn't it great being a big sister??

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

mayziegal said...

Congratulations on your awardie! I can tell you luvs your kong a lot! I just get mine at bedtime. I never knew you could carry it around with you everywhere. I need to remember this!

And gosh, Avalon sure is cute. I know you're going to be the bestest sister ever!

Wiggles & WAgs,

Mango said...

I like the puppy sack your dad is modeling there. But she is growing fast, huh. Might get too heavy for that soon.


Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...


What GReat things woo shared!

We are sooooo furry happy woo are showing Avalon the GoldenRopes!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

The Army of Four said...

Woo! That's not just a Kong - that's a Kong-on-a-Rope!!! The bipeds can throw those REALLY far!
Your new sis looks like a doll, according to our mom!

Anonymous said...

I still cant believe you got a little sister!? What was your secret?? I've been trying to get my Mommy and Daddy to get me a little sibling!!


Sam said...

By any chance did you shake some of that water on the camera?


KB said...

Samantha: Any puppy with you as a big sister is very lucky! She's going to grow fast - she won't fit in the backpack for long! Funny - we have photos of all of our dogs in backpacks when they were tiny tykes, too small for long hikes. It is so cute!

I hope that you enjoyed the beach. I used to live in your neck of the woods, and the beach is something that I miss.

Kari in WeHo said...

oh wow! looks like it was super fun

Yoda_the_Dog said...

No worries - there was no time limit! Sounds like we have a lot in common, especially the swimming!

Life With Dogs said...

Oh my do I have some catching up to do. Your new sister is a beauty!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations on your award, Sammie! Avalon is sure a cutie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Congratulations on your award and your new family member!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

K9friend said...

Those are some beautiful pictures. And baby sister is adorable!


Ms. ~K said...

Cool award for a cool pooch...
Hugs and belly rubs to you and Avalon

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

We know firsthand how much you love your orange Kong and swimming! Glad you're still getting to do it, even with baby sister around! The backpack is a great idea for keeping bad germs away!

Maggie Mae said...

What a great way to beat the heat!
Congrats on your award too!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae