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!

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Secret Place...

Despite the fact that I blatantly display pictures of me swimming around here, I have been unable to find a DOCK from which to practice something I learned to chatter my jaw about last summer: Splashdoggin', Dock Diving... you name it... I absolutely "hearted" jumping off a "cliff" to dive in deep waters to chase my kong!

I'm very excited to be entered into a Splash Dogs event about an hour north of us in a week, but I needed a place to practice. Mom scoped out a place a couple of months ago and finally... me and Shanti (who's also entered) went to check it out!!!

Okayokayokayokay.... when do I get to go?????? NOW, Sammie! Here's a little show of Shanti and me (mostly Shanti, cause Mom was trying to hold Avalon, while tossing me my kong and take pictures at the same time heheh!) Enjoy!



We can't wait for da real thing! Shanti and I think Avalon should enter... whaddya think of our little idea?

39 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What fun!

I do think Avalon is SO taking notes!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Barbara said...

How exciting! I hope you catch big air! Avalon looks ready too!!

Piappies World said...

Hi Sammie!

That's really pawesome! We hope you can share more updates on this fun activity! Weeeeee

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

Tucker said...

YOu are crazy diving in that water like that. Not me, not me. I hope you do well at the event.

woof - Tucker

Mr. Pip said...

Looks very cool and refreshing, but I am with Tucker - not me either!

Your pal, Pip

Mango said...

I think that the practicing looks like as much fun as the competition. Tell mom and dad you need to practice every day. Maybe twice a day.

Slobbers,
Mango

Frankie Furter said...

Best of luck. I would be soooo afraid.

The Thundering Herd said...

Ok - not our thing - but looks totally like fun. Best wishes in the contest.

mayziegal said...

You retrievers are just the weirdest with your jumping in the waters and getting all wet and stuff. But it sure does look like you had fun! Good luck with your competition. I know you'll do super great!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

It scares us to think of Avalon jumping in the water, but her time will come and then you'll be competing with each other.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Ms. ~K said...

Wroooo wroooo,
Great video, almost as much fun as being there!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Sam said...

Love the song choice - how I wish Marge would at least SWIM! It's just a nice way to keep cool in this heat...

Best of luck at Dock Dogs!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I say GO FOR IT!! :-))) We have friends who do this with their Golden and I can tell you first hand it's a lot of fun for everyone!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We aren't sure we would do that either but you do know how to make it look like fun. Avalon seems to be basking in the sun there. Yes indeed, let's see her give it a try too. She is so cute, Mom can't stop with the oohin and ahhing.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

caboval said...

Avalon will love it!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Asta said...

Sammie
That looks like the funnest way to spend summew..I've been lowewed off a dock, but not allowed to jump in..I'm suwe It would be fun, but I wouldn't be neawly as good as you and Shanti..I think you'll do wondewfully in the competition and Avalon should do it too..

And meanwhile ask youw Mom to let you do it evewyday just fow the fun of it
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Alien said...

Sounds good to me.

Sierra Rose said...

That was awesome!!!! Looks like you indeed found a great spot to practice! Love the last shot of Avalon...looked like she was doing a 'harooooooo' cheerleading maneuver for Sammie and Shanti!!
Lots of cheeleading from us for the actual Splash Doggin' events :) Wish I could join you! :(

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

El'bow and Hauwii said...

coooooool intro :D
every clever

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

The Army of Four said...

Hee hee hee! I think you and Shanti should stick to the dock diving ... and ... Avalon can be your cheer leader! :)
Good luck!
Love,
Ammy

Dory and the Mama said...

It looks like you are having SOOOO much fun Sammie!! We think that Avalon should start training now...so when she is all grown up she can compete too!!

Let us know how the contest goes!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo
The Tree Dogketeers

Maggie Mae said...

Jumping off a dock, into waters, for a kong....NO WAY! But it looks like you is having a grreat time so you go girlfuriend! I am proud of yous!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Huffle Mawson said...

Good luck Sammie! And hi Ozzie!

Bruschi said...

That looks so fun! I found you on the blog hop and wanted to stop in and say hello!

Lorenza said...

I can see Avalon is ready too!
I loved your photoshow!
Happy weekend!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Sam and Avalon...
I really loved your photo show! You guys are so agile. I wish Tammy would venture into the water, but she's always been rather shy of it! Good luck with your Splash Dogs event next week! With all the practice you've had at the Dock place your mom found, I am sure you are going to do marvellously! Keep us posted!
Take care and sendindg lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Maggie and Mitch said...

No way would we be diving off of any docks ! We think you're most brave, Sammie! You're such a talented girl and Avalon will be too, in her own time!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Ooooo, it looks like so much fun! Our momma especially loved the last photo of little Avalon doing her woo-woos! You MUST share with us photos of the actual event☺

Kari in WeHo said...

Isn't dock diving lots of fun?


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K9friend said...

Oh yeah! Go for it!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What great photo's you are sure to win to contest. If nothing else it will be so much fun...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Marcoblue, Midnight Rainbow and the Paws said...

How exciting!! Remember, practice, practice, practice and have lots of fun!!

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Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Love the new header! Oh Sammie, Cabana could learn a thing or two from you--like how to retrieve and swim! You're going to be great at that super fun event!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! How FUN n exciting!!! can't wait to hear more about it. Avalon is so cute n getting bigger. My dad LOVES Avalon's breeder. oh! Glad that Avalon is part of your blog ... Mmmm how about Ozzie.
Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow, what fun!! I think Avalon wants to try it too!

BRUTUS said...

Yeeeha! That looks like fun! Wonder if anyone would laught if I tried to enter a dock diving competition with my life vest & all....

Snorts-
Brutus & Carmen

Thor said...

How fun! Avalon looks ready too!

the booker man said...

miss sammie,
oh, that is so so super duper cool!! i bet you are gonna be the bestest dock diver!! are you gonna have somebuddy video tape the real thingie next week? i'd looove to see it!
*woof*
the booker man

Ben said...

Come on down to our place...WE LIVE for DOCK DIVIN".
Ben