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, June 24, 2010

Beautiful GABE Pressie and Some Other Adventures!

It has been a bit nutsy around here, and I apologize for my mom's rudeness in making me so AWOL with my pals - I finally pawed her to take some dictation today. Here we go!
We won! We won! Silvie (check out her blog here), a cheerful and happy Bichon, sent us a wonderful pressie! Here I am inspecting it carefully, as I wanted to make sure it wasn't another new puppy. It didn't smell like one; in fact, it smelled very sweet!

Here I am, snootering it a little bit more...

And some more!

As Silvie said on her GABE post, I'd have a huge void in my life without a Bichon candle.

And you know what? She was right. It's guarding Ma's and Pa's pix of my Splash doggin'! Thank you a ton, Silvie! What an adorable candle!

Look who showed up for our next adventure??? I was so jazzed! Here's a little photoshow of our walk with Sierra, her mom, Eric (who is the all-time greatest doggeh caretaker in the world) and his two charges, Smudge and Prius (the hybrid hee hee)!

Another beautiful day on the Bay and a pretty park that had asphalt, so my sister could come too. Nothing beats a swim out to my kong on a rope! Yeahhhhh!

A little movie of my sister walking. She's been doing a lot of practicing - that's not bad, Avalon!


Sierra Rose said...

Oh yay!! How much fun was that walkie :) Beautiful spot too!!!! Glad we could all coordinate!
Congrats on the Bishon pressie!
Another parkie walk soon I hope :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

mayziegal said...

What a happy post! From pressies to walkies! It made me smile all over!

Wiggles & Wags,

Maggie Mae said...

Congrats on your pressie Samantha. It sure does look like you had a fun day!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We love that candle, especially Mom - she had a little white cockapoo who looked more like a bichon - bet it smells pretty too.

And we really enjoyed your photoshow. Avalon is getting bigger and cuter and cuter - you are both just so beautiful.

Good to see you again.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh you just wait. In a few months you and Avalon will have so much fun together. So sweet, and I love the candle.

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful post Samantha!! We loved seeing all the fun footage off your day!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

PeeS...We also got a candle from Silvie!! Isn't it wonderful.

Sam said...

I'd love to walk there every day!


Deborah said...

Nice prize and what a walk, if our neighborhood looked like yours, we just may walk more!! LOL

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
Congratulations on your prize!
The candle is beautiful!
Glad you had a nice walkie!
Kisses and hugs

Wyatt said...

Presents in the mail, are the best!
Nice walk with your little sister!


the booker man said...

miss sammie,
gratsers on your GABE pressie. that's a pretty bichon candle! it looks grrreat next to your splashy pictures. :)
and, wow, what a super fun adventure with your little sis and miss sierra and smudge and prius!!
the booker man

caboval said...

What a great walkie!!! So cute!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Tanuki Maxx said...

Kongrats on your gifts!
The bay area sure looks like a nice place for a walkie!


Sonic said...

Between the pictures and the actual swimming and the kong on a rope, you really love the water, don't you? I'm still a bit nervous... especially when it rains.


El'bow and Hauwii said...

ooooh lovely

El'bow & Hauwii

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Congrats on your beautiful GABE prize! It looks great next to your pictures.

We know you had a fun walk with your friends - Avalon is growing up too fast!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

BRUTUS said...

Hey, we didn't know you did dock-diving too! What a versatile pup you are! Cool candle, but we think it's going to look a little creepy when it burns down some.... BOL!

Multiple Snorts-
Brutus (& Carmen) the Frenchie(s)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Hey Good to hear from you. I was wondering if your peeps were having computer problem again. Anyhow, for sure Avalon is keeping them busy. GREAT present ... candle next to your fabulous photo. Hope you read my weekend post about my Delight Golden Swim ... my pees found a place for me to swim indoors. I wish they have a Splash dogs around here. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I love the framed photos of the Splash Dog competition. It's gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Wow, a candle AND a visit! What a great day!

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Cool candle!
What a nice day for walkie with furfriends! Look at that Avolon go, her tiny feet going so fast!

Sam & June

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I wonder if they have greyhound candles! ;-)

Kari in WeHo said...

maybe someday we will cross paths at a splashdog event :)

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Sammie,
That was a very pretty candle - the kind you never want to burn! It looked very nice beside your very cool framed pics!

We loved the slideshow - we liked the collage effect then zooming in on one or other of you.
Everyone looked great and that looked a very pretty place.

Avalon was walking very smartly in her video.
She is coming along fine!

Great for her getting out with all you other dogs - she will be well socialised.

Sorry we are late..........again!


Martha and Bailey xxx

Huffle Mawson said...

And where is my friend Ozzie when all this great fun is going on?

The Army of Four said...

What a great, fun post! I think that picture of you with your Kong is the BEST!!!

Elizabeth said...

So Cute!!!!!

Elizabeth & Luna

K9friend said...

You get to walk in some of the coolest places!


Augie and Ti's mom said...

What a fabulous post! You guys sure know how to have fun! (PS Love the little puppy butt!)

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

What a great pressie!! We love your splashdoggy picture!!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

road-dog-tales said...

Hi. Hopping by from the blog hop. That looks like a great place for a swim!
The Road Dogs

silvieon4 said...

We go to the ocean a lot here. Only thing... DO NOT SIP it. It is very very salty. I know. I tried it. Is yours salty too? And do sand crabs make googly eyes at you and chase you? We are not fond of those because they can pinch, but I love the boardwalk because it is full of petters!!! Watching momma "de sand" herself is really funny. Not so funny is getting a bath because you are full of sand... oh well...
Golden Samantha, we love you.
Silvieon4, JD and The Wendy too.

Oskar said...

Summers get the people busy doesn't it?

Congratulations on winning such a great prize!

Thor said...

What a great walkie, Sammie!
That place looks so cool! I bet you all had lots of fun! Congrats on your prize!

Ms. ~K said...

Life is good, huh?
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

bermudabluez said...

We sure did love your slideshow!!! We came over from Silvie on 4! Congratulations on your win! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a wonderful walk you had with your friends and your sister. She is doing so well..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Asta said...


That is a lovely candle especially in fwont of those bootiful pictoowes of youw splash..
I loved seeing you all wet fwom a wefweshing swim
it must have been a pawfect day wif youw sisse and fwiends..I wish I could have been thewe too
smoochie kisses

Scout and Freyja said...

Looks like the practicin' is payin' off!