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, July 11, 2010

Fun Match and BBQ with Dogs!

This club (they have great facilities in Santa Rosa and lots of cool classes!) put on an obedience fun match Saturday (tho we did miss y'all at the Hop), and I entered a couple of my very first practice "Open" classes. Dad sat by the ring and taped my performance. Twice, I decided I had to leave Ma for a sec to go say hi to him. Apparently, that was not a good idea. (He just looked as if he could use a few licks.)

Here are a few of us, just hangin' between classes. I also had to do very long sits and downs - with Ma out of sight. On my down, I got up for a bit, then lay down again. Ooops. If you want to see me do a final Broad Jump exercise (with a bad front - oops), you can see it here. Then we were on to better things!

Here I is, waiting for some human to throw me my kong. Below is a collage of McInnis Park, where I go to play and also practice obedience a couple of times a week. It's a pretty nice place and close to my pad. Ma can park in the shade, so Avalon can hang in the car while we play... well...until the lil tyke is allowed to go on doggeh park grass (next week, I hope!).

Ooops - think there are two identical pix in that! And below, I'm getting ready to toss my kong at somebuddy's foot, hoping that they will throw it again heheh!

Here are some of my doggie pals - some of you is missing from this collage. Dumb Ma has forgotten some of your names and didn't get your pictures, although I tried to woof them to her.
Even though this wasn't a golden event, a lot of us seemed to have shown up!

It looks like Olivia and Roxie are trying to get the dogs away from Maureen!

Look at all the puppers who came! And so many of us were so hungry for those dogs too... well, most of us got yummy treats! Thanks so much for putting on this great party - we had a wonderful time!


Stella said...

Hey Sammie!

I love it that you went to give your Dad a hug. You can always tell when the humans need one, can't you?

They should write that in to the rules of the silly games . . .needing is needing now, not later!


The Thundering Herd said...

When dads need attention, you got to take care of that right then.

Kari in WeHo said...

what a great event. good job on making sure your dad got enough hugs :)

Maggie Mae said...


It looks like you had a fun day! I am sure you did your best in the competition, WAY more betters than I could ever do, that's for sure.
Good for you!

Woofs And Licks,
Maggie Mae

houndstooth said...

What a fun day! I'm in envy!


Frankie Furter said...

Wow Samantha what a day you must have had!!!! Wish I had been there to see you.

Oskar said...

That looks like an excellent day! I would go see my dad person too if he looked like he needed a smoochie.

Mr. Pip said...

Gosh, looks like lots of fun! Some great pictures!

Your pal, Pip

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~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I haven't done anything this weekend but bathe the dogs, and I don't know how much fun the dogs had doing that...So I'm glad you had a fun weekend!!

Sam said...

Back when I was showing my first Golden at obedience, and even Cisco before she went blind, I had to tell my family to either stay hidden or stay home. They both wanted to visit! Great photos!


Lorenza said...

It is pawesome to see lots of happy faces there!
Sure you all had a pawesome party!
Kisses and hugs

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, Sammie - looks like a packed day! So many doggie friends! EVeryone looks so happy and like they;re having a great time!

Honey the Great Dane

Sierra Rose said...

Lots of fun times there Sammie!!! You will do great in Open, we just know how much you all practice!!! The pawty looked super fun, gotta get my mom on the parkie program...help please :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Dory and the Mama said...

Looks like you all had a blast!!!

Smileys and Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

the booker man said...

miss sammie,
heeheehee! i totally dig the picture of ya'll rushin' the picnic table to get at the foodables!! :)
looks like you had a super fun weekend for sures!
the booker man

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So much fun!!!

Thanks fur sharing!!!


The Life of Riley said...

That looks like you had a great time!

Ms. ~K said...

Looks like a great day and you are looking great on the video!
Wrooo wrooo,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

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

Dogs know how to have fun!!!

Sam & June

Thor said...

What a great day you had! Looks like a tons of fun!

Bailey said...

That looks like a fun day!

K9friend said...

Yah! A puppy party! Looks like lots of fun, too.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We watched your broad jump video, Sammie and we thought you did a great job! Mom told Mitch that he should be taking notes on obedience!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Lots of good looking FUN dogs at your event. For sure you had a great time. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

roxie said...

It was so much fun to share picnic playtime and treats with Samantha, Avalon and Mom at McInnis Park on Saturday!

No goldie is a better Kong retriever than Samantha and Avalon is one amazing wonderpup with all she's already learned to do- her sits, downs and cutiepie smiles are rebarkable!

Hope to see you again at the McInnis Rangers Day picnic this Thursday from 5-7!

Many grateful woofs for the these fun pix of our favorite party pals!
Livy and Roxie

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Another fun time! I think Augie and Ti are going to move in with you guys, LOL

Life With Dogs said...

I knew you would provide us with superb coverage! I can see you getting hooked on this in a hurry. :)