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, November 12, 2010

Super Duper Doggeh Organizations Near Our House!

TGIF! We just pawed Ma to tell about all the people-to-dog and dog-to-people organizations within two miles of where we live! Just down Highway 101 is the Marin County Humane Society
which has a lot of amazing programs, including one of which you'll find by clicking on the "society." Our pal, Sierra Rose just mentioned its director, Trish King, in her last post, who was also at the K-9 Carnival, courtesy of the Rangers at McInnis Park. And... even closer to us is the California campus of...

Guide Dogs for the Blind (this is the Facebook address.) It is a gorgeous setting and anyone coming to this area to visit should schedule a tour - amazing! Above is one of GDB's biggest supporters - the golden girl herself with... who else? Another lovely golden girl!

And this picture is not about a furpal organization, but rather, about a TV program we caught the other night. We don't watch a lot of boob tube, but stumbled on this NOVA program by accident: Dogs Decoded. It was quite scientific and we were a bit horrified by so many dogs kept in what seemed like a zillion cages for research in part of the program. If you get a chance to see it, we'd like to know what you think. You can click on the program site to learn more about the premise, which is actually very interesting. Also, I was looking for a wintery template and want to give this blog designer a big thanks for letting me use this one that we chose! Have a great weekend!


Sam said...

We will look at those sites!

Thank you,


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We will check it out too. Isn't it wonderful to have those organizations so close to you?

Mom says she really likes that human Golden Girl, but she loves Samantha, Avalon, and Sierra Rose:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Barbara said...

Ah, Betty White. Who couldn't love her?

My dogs don't like Santa! At least, not enough for pictures!

Kari in WeHo said...

we watched Dogs Decoded, it was a great show!


the booker man said...

miss sammie and miss avalon,
wowsers, ya'll sure do have lots 'n lots of grrreat organizations like that near your house! i think it would be so super duper cool to meet miss betty white. i'm a little jelly. heehee.
me and asa and mama heard about dogs decoded, but we haven't had a chance to see it. we will try to catch it on the teevee!

the booker man

pee s -- thankies buckets 'n tons for the happy birthday wishes!! i need to woof big sorries to ya'll cuz i haven't been by to see ya'll in too long. my mama has been "BUSY". whatevs!!

Oskar said...

Thanks for telling us about all of these cool things to check out!

Nubbin wiggles,

Tank said...

ditto what Oskar said!!

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Pals! Love the new festive header! Hope for SNOW :)
I am looking forward to my MHS classes. Great organizations indeed. The tv show sounded so awful. We are very lucky and thankful furries :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Sounds like you have a lot of wonderful programs near your home.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Pawesome lokhation fur woo!

We didn't get a chance to watch the Nova show but will chekhk it out at another airing or online at some point -

Lots going on here now!

Happy Weekend!


Mr. Pip said...

I really wanted to see that Nova special, but I missed it Hopefully, I will catch it another time.

Your pal, Pip

houndstooth said...

We wanted to see Dogs Decoded in the worst way, but it wasn't on for us here! :( We plan to try to catch it online this weekend.


Huffle Mawson said...

My mum sponsors a guide dog puppy here!

Asta said...

Sammie and Avalon
What mawvelous pwogwams! it sounds like a faboolous commuity..and THE golden giwl hewself..wow

I will go look
thank you
smoochie kisses

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We hope you have a great weekend too!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Sonic said...

Wow it's cool to be so near those cool groups. I don't really have anything like that near me.

Have a good weekend!


Jazzi said...

Hey you two,
A new christmas list is out so check it out cuz you have a name for christmas


KB said...

Your banner photos always catch my eye. Gorgeous!

I caught a tiny bit of that Nova program... I'm hoping that they replay it.

Lots of researchers are now using pet dogs for their projects when possible. They look for volunteers who are willing to bring their dogs to the lab for a few hours (and the owners stay to watch or help). It's a much better alternative than caged dogs, imho.

When I lived in your area, a project like that went on at Berkeley. A very fun project that the pet dogs loved participating in!

HoundDogMom said...

Sammie and Avalon, we are stopping by to say Woof and that we have your names in the Christmas Exchange. We have been reading up on your blog since we are new to it. Is there anything really special you all like to play with. Hope to hear from you soon (ws_jeakins@hotmail.com). The HoundDogs (Cleo, Winston and Amiee) HoundDogMom

Thor said...

Have a great weekend too!

Thor x

Lorenza said...

Your blog looks pawesome!
I like it a lot!
I did not know about those programs!
Thanks for telling us about them!
Happy Weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Noah said...

I will check them out. I a new follower Sammie and Avalon. I was intoduced to you by Titus and Brutus. You two are very cute. Hope to get to know you better.........Noah

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you have all those great organizations nearby!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Er, anonymous = me