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!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Now I Am Four!

Hi Pals. Please visit Miley's sister, Maggie, who has been dealt a bad blow at 8 months old. We're also sending out a bazillion golden vibes to Phantom and Clive.
It's my very belated 4th Birthday! And Happy 4-month Barkday to Avalon too! We had a little celebration recently, even though (ahem... cough, cough) my Vet pronounced my official day of birth as July 1st. So... Mom is embarrassingly late in putting together a little celebration... We had a grrreat time anyway though, as you will see. (Note from Mom: We promised a Splashdogs post, but there were no photographers there this year and I just couldn't snap any pix or take movies while working with Sam and Avalon - but both had a ball there and so did Shanti! We really wanted to do our Sammie birthday post today! Have included a couple of splash pix at the end of this post - from last year!) Now... back to the important things! The first thing we did was play out on the patio, which was fun enough, except Mom totally insulted me! I certainly had an answer for her! Watch this little movie!

Then we did some wrastling before dinner - I always win - like my fighting stance from the floor?

Then I got to go to McInnis Park for a pre-party kong fest - that was pawesome! Avalon's starting to return her mini-kongball too! Then we left to get supper; well... one of my fave parts of the day! Finally, the party got going! Here are a bunch of pix that will show you all about it!

And finally... that heavenly, yummy Yoghund - Avalon and I just lapped and lapped at our bowls - seemed like it disappeared in seconds. Did you see the flavors? Apple with Cheddar, and Papaya with Peanut Butter. Oh that was tasty all right!

And to cool off those of you who are sizzling in various parts of the globe, here's a couple of pictures of me jumping from last year! Have a great weekend and see ya at the Hop!


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Sammie. Happy Happy 4th to you. n Happy 4th month to you Avalon. What a FUN birthday video ... LOVE the song. I see that you are getting some white stuff around your mouth/nose.
My mom found an event similar to Splash Dog but she is so hesitate to join caused it is on a lake. I have allergies cause of polluted/dirty lake water. That's a great precious splash photo.
Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Deborah said...

Happy 4th birthdays to both furiends! The video was pawesome! Glad you had a nice day!!!

Maggie Mae said...


Happy 4th Birfday to you AND Happy 4th month Birfday to Avalon. That was so much fun watching your video. Your pressies look pawsome too!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie MAe

Yoda_the_Dog said...

Happy Happy Birthday! You got some cool presents!

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Birthday!

Your pal, Pip

houndstooth said...

Happy Belated Fourth Birthday! It looks like you had a great celebration, even if it was late! We hope you have many more!


Sam said...

Happy 4th Birthday, Sammie! You are still so young and you will accomplish so much more in your lifetime! (Speaking of which, when are you getting back in to the obedience ring? Can't wait to hear about your next time out there!)

And to you, little Avalon, happy 4 months old!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 4th birthday, Sammie and happy
4th month birthday to Avalon! We loved your video!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

NCmountainwoman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It's a good thing Ellie and Lucy can't use the computer. They don't know other people celebrate doggie birthdays, poor things.

The Army of Four said...

Happy belated birthday, Sammie!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Happy Bday! So much fun! They are so spoiled! Beautiful Jumps! wow I love Golden retrievers...I have one too :)

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Happy 4ths to you both -- looks like you had a terrific celebration!

Piappies World said...

Happy happy 4th Barkday to you Sammie! The video is so fun to watch. We also greet Avalon Happy 4th month barkday! Weeeee

Treats, pressies and lot of love is best. Weeeeee

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Kari in WeHo said...

Happy Birthday!

Don't forget, we've moved to dogisgodinreverse.com

Barbara said...

Happy, happy birthday both of you!!

Thor said...

Happy 4th Birthday Sammie!

Happy 4 month old Avalon!

Cool video!


caboval said...

Happy Barkday sweet Sammie!!!! Whoo hoo!!! Little sis Avalon, Happy 4 months to you too!!!! We love you!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Lorenza said...

Happy 4th's for you two!
You got pawesome presents!
Glad you enjoyed the celebration!
Kisses and hugs

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday to Sammie and Happy Four Months to Avalon - you are both so beautiful. Your Mom does such a great job with your videos - we loved it AND the music was so good too.

Thanks for the wishes for Phantom, we have our paws crossed for him, Clive and Maggie too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Tanuki Maxx said...

Happy Barkday to you Sam!


1000 Goldens said...

Happy, happy birthday my beauty!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I believe this post wins fur the khutest one EVFOUR ;-)

The header pikh is so khute with your khute smiles!

Happy Birthday to Sammie!

Woo are one furry lukhky GiRl!

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Sue said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sammie! It looks like you had a great one! Your little sister is gorgeous, and we love the slide show Mom made.

Sue & the gang

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy birthday Sammie! At least you got to celebrate eventually.

MAXMOM said...

Hi there Sammy
A very happy, belated birthday wish from us too! Wow!...4 Already?! I am so glad you had a good celebration and that you got awesome pressies too.
Sending lotsaluv

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Happy Birthday to you two beautiful gals - it looks like you are having a great time!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

The Thundering Herd said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. We think you should be able to milk the late birthday celebration for weeks!


Happy birthday! Girl you know how to Pawteee! I gotta come pawtee with you some time. And happy 4 mos to that lil sis of yours. I was grooving to your barkday song but MosT impressed with your cool dock diving fotos. Hubba hubba

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Happy birthday to you, Sammie! Sounds like a wonderful party, with delicious treats (the most important part)!

Clive said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Samantha!

Many thanks for the mention and the good wishes! We're very happy to be back to normal again!

take care
Clive and Murray

the booker man said...

happy belated 4th birthday, miss sammie!! and happy 4th monthiversary to miss avalon!! even if the pawty was a little late, it sure looks like it was super awesome and full of cool pressies and yummy treatsies!
the booker man

Life With Dogs said...

Belated birthday wishes from afar beautiful - I hope it was perfect!

Emma Rose said...

Happy Birthday Sammie! You two look like you are loving life :)

Emma Rose

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

Happt 4th to you both, Sammie & Avalon! Looks like a fun pawty with Yoghund! Yummerz!

Sam & June

p/s: mom haz sweet potatoes! She picked 4 the other day.

Miley said...

Happy Happy Barkday to both of you!!! LOVED the video and pics!!! THANK YOU so much for mentioning Maggie in your post!!! How super nice and thoughtful, I can't tell you how much I appreciate everyone's support!!! And Sammie, you are the best dock diver I have ever seen! Mom is wondering if they have those on our coast, she would love to go watch one! Have a wonder week!! xoxo

Miley & Maggie

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

What a bad friends we were for you in this period....
Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee......could you forgive us???

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.....you and Avalon are soooooooooooooooooooo cute and beautiful....
We're soooooooooooooooo glad you had a wonderful time together and withy our special humans....
Your video is GREAT!!!!!!!!
Awwwwwwwwwwwww.....How much we would love were there celebrating with you all!!!!!!!

We miss you tonsssssss.....
We met you and your humans and we would love meet your sis too and give you all tons of sweet cuddles!!!!
You're sooooooooooooooo precious for us!!!!!!!

Maybe mommy could see you throught Skype again....
Awwwwwwwww......why we don't live in the same town???

Don't forget us ok????
We keep you in our hearts everyday!!!!!!!

Tons of love and kisses and licks!!!

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

Avalon looks like Maya twin!!!!!!
That's incredible!!!!!!!


K9friend said...

Happy birthday! Four is the perfect age, isn't it?


Augie and Ti's mom said...

Happy birthdays, you sweet dolls! Sammie, you're the same age as Augie :) Glad you had a great day!

ben said...

Happy Bark Day.
McGinnis Park? Oh boy I have played there...next time I am north I will give you heads up and maybe you two girls can romp with me and the fellas.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Belated Happy 4th Birthday, Sammie.
It looks like you had a really fun celebration. :)

Sierra Rose said...

Happy Barkday sweet friend! Sorry to miss your special day and Splash Doggies! Have been doing much of the splash doggie stuff here at Hume.
With you all were here! :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Honey the Great Dane said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Sammie! It sounds like you had a great one - and boy, you sure know how to talk back! :-)

Those pictures from SplashDogs last year were great too - I hadn't seen them before!

Honey the Great Dane

Homer said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sammie!

Hugs to my cousin too!


Oskar said...

Happy belated birthday! My mom person totally dropped the ball on my birthday this year. I'm holding her accountable next year!!

Emerald said...

Happy Birthday! I know I'm late but I just found your dog blog. :) I LOVE the picture of you jumping into the water!!!!
I hope my humom can find me a place to learn to compete like that. Then maybe one day, if I practice a lot, I might get to be just as good as you!!