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, June 1, 2010


(note from mom: some of you have asked for pix of Sammie and Avalon, so here are a few of "day in the life...")
Back to ME: I'm totally flummoxed by this new thing that seems to dwell here now. But I'm starting to get used to her, even though I make my dominance at this place well-understood heheh!

For instance, she played with this old toy that I didn't particularly care for anymore... except when she decided she liked it.

Yeah... you know your place dear sis! Good job!

You know, you smells really funny.

(Avalon: I can't help it, I'm little and need you to helps me get the odors of a real doggeh like you!)

Here - look at me run real fast!

Uh oh... what's that??? It's new... and pretty scary.

I'll protect ya - it's just a new pail where Momzers puts our... well... you know!!! I thinks I'm doing pretty good, even though I'm flummoxed!!


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


Khyra & Khousin Merdie

caboval said...

OMG!!!She is so precious!!! Keep giving us more pictures!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Scout and Freyja said...

There is NO way Avalon could BE any cuter or sweeter! Sammie, you have grown into a lovely young woman☺

Wyatt said...

Samantha and Avalon-
You both are so adorable. We want to give you big hugs and Airedale kisses!

Wyatt and Stanzie

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What precious pictures. We all know too well what it's like to introduce a puppy into your life - but we're learning and so are you.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Bruce said...

You're a lucky dog Sammie...Avalon is a keeper!
your cat pal,

The Thundering Herd said...

Sammie - you may act all flustered, but the pictures tell the story of some maternal instinct kicking in. Protect the pup!

houndstooth said...

It looks like you're both doing great! Mom is sighing over the puppy cuteness!


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

Holy cuteness!
Sammie, you are such a good big sis!

Sam & June

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Sammie. Avalon is so adorable. I'm a bit jealous. It will be soon she'll be big so enjoy her 'pawpiness' Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Wrigley said...

AHHHHHHH! Hang in there Sammie - you are still the leader of the pack!

Wags and Kisses,

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Sammie! You two are just adorable together! You're being a really, really good big sister!!!

KB said...

OMD, Avalon is SO cute. She has that totally innocent puppy look about her. Don't worry Samantha, you'll figure her out and I bet that she'll be your best friend before you know it.

What wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing them!

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Sammie, that new sister of yours is cute as a button!
We are really glad you are there to tell her everything is OK cos the world can be a scary place for a little pup.
(or a big one like Martha!)
Avalon will be glad to have you as her big sister - just you wait and see the fun the two of you will have.
And as for that bucket - our mum wants you to know that you do get double everything with two doggies!!!
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh, Sammie! My little heart just melted into a puddle looking at all that sister sweetness. You are Most Wonderful with little Avalon, helping her become a good doggie like you!

Wiggles & Wags,

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Just be patient Sammie!! You're going to be a PAWSOME big sister!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Woo Hoo - thanks, Sammie - we LOVE it. Flummoxed - TD and Phantom have been very perplexed about Ciara the past few weeks:) We love the contrast in your colorings - one light, one dark. We have all the confidence that you will teach Avalon well.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Asta said...

You awe doing wondewfullly well. Little Avalon is sooo lucky to have you as a bootiful big sissie to give hew advice and teach hew to be a pawfect golden doggie
smoochie kisses,
pee ess,you asked if i swim Sammie, I went in a lake and the ocean and swam and swam and loved it, but I don't know if i'll have a chance this yeaw..it's faw and fwiends have to invite us, hehe

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwww Sammie.....
you're being a wonderful big sis for Avalon....
We know she needs you and your support....and she's very very very lucky having you and your special humans as her family!!!!
You both are adorable....
we would love to be there with you and play all together.....we bet we'll have tons of fun!!!!

The world all around your sis sure is very scary for her....give her time to learn from you how to live in this big and crazy and strange world....
you'll be a wonderful teacher for her....
You girls are adorable and very very very beautiful!!!!
Thanks for sharing your pics together....Pleaseeeeeeeeeee......tell your mommy posting tons of them more!!!!!
And we love love love the pics of Avalon and your dad with crazy hair in one of your prev post!!!!
Take care of you!!!!!!
WE LOVE YOU TONS and you're unforgettable friends!!!!!*MUAHHHHHHHHHHHH

K9friend said...

Soon they'll be very best buds.


Kari in WeHo said...

it gets easier

Ms. ~K said...

You + Avalon = 2 x beautiful

Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Sierra Rose said...

Cutie pies!!! Sammie, you and Avalon look super sweet together! See you in the mornin' for a road walkie :) And....Miss A puppy...better get ready for puppy class:)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Lorenza said...

Those pictures don't lie!
You love your sis!
Kisses and hugs

MAXMOM said...

Your new sister is simply stunning! With all our own happenings, I am sorry that I've missed the wonderful past weeks in your household. Congratulation on Avalon!!! I hope she is going to bring you all immense joy (I am sure she is).She really is very beautiful... Oh, how I love puppy breath!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello sammie its dennis the vizsla dog hay i -- aaiiiieeeee noo pail!!! run away run away run away!!!! ok bye

Barbara said...

Samantha, you have a beautiful sister!!

Sue said...

Hi Samantha, thank you for visiting our blog. We love making new friends. Avalon sure is cute and you're a very good big sister. Will you two join us for Red Bandana Day?

We hope you will. Just have your Mom send your pictures to our Mom and we'll post them on the 10th.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Aw...Avalon is so cute - and what a great name!

Maggie Mae said...

You are beautiful and Avalon is a cutie patootie, a perfect pair!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Thor said...

My! So much cuteness!

The Life of Riley said...

Avalon is so cute. I'm sure you are both going to have so much fun playing together.


Huffle Mawson said...

Avalon you are adorable!

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

Adorable puppie,
Have a nice day with sun,
Greeting from Belgium
Louisette passion golden,scrap, pets

Sally said...

Oh my good what a cutie. You must be very orud of her, isn't it?

Happy weekend

nice woooh

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a cutie.. Samantha you take good care of her...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie and Mitch said...

Avalon is a lucky girl to have a wonderful sissy like you, Sammie!
She sure is a cutie!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sue said...

You are both so precious! Congratulations on becoming sisters. Before you know it you will be inseperable!

Love to all of you!
Sue and the gang

Ludo van Doggy said...

Hello new little Avalon!!
What a cutie pie!!
Samantha, you does right putting her in her place. You looks like you doing a real good job at being big sis!
~lickies, Ludo

Life With Dogs said...

Looks like you have made serious progress in establishing who's boss!

Any chance you can bottle some of that puppy smell and send it my way? :)

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Oh the puppy pictures slay me!!

the booker man said...

miss sammie,
i just love the pictures of you and miss avalon! so so cute like! :)
i think you are a super wonderful big sis, and you are doing a grrreat job teaching miss avalon how everythingie works at your house.
the booker man

silvieon4 said...

Ok ok Let's blame it on life... but we lost your address and have looked high and low so we can ship your Bichon candle. Your GABE win. Can you forgive us? Momma says that middle age dementia is kicking in. You can e mail it to Lissa9892@aol.com.... Please forgive us Silvieon4.

How gorgeous you are!!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Hi There. Just want to wish you guys Happy Bandana Day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar