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, January 14, 2011

Mango Minster Entry - Me, Sammie...

Who doesn't know, by now, that the MangoMinster 2011 is now in progress? Time to get your entries in - we are so excited! For your viewing pleasure, esteemed Judges, I present you with my submission!

Since I don't understand the concept of moral (is that a mushroom?), I will proceed with what Mom labels as my "shameless" (immoral) behavior. Yes, I am a shameless dog. Above, you see that I am furry happy and not at all unashamed to display my fine self with furs and scars alike.

I have no compunctions (is that a word?) about counter-surfing, whether I go after a full pan of gingerbread, half of our doggeh Christmas cookies, any and all hooman foodables I can lay my paws on, or even Ozzie's food, as shown above. I am profoundly proud of my excellent skills.

I bark at dogs and/or hoomans with abandon, particularly at those I don't recognize, and also including balloons and giant "stuffie hoomans" anywhere I see them.
I am totally and most easily flattered by praise and treatables, except when Momma or Pa run out of them, as in the above pitchur, when I was chasin' after a marmot - wouldn't have come back fur anything. And even when Ma HAS cookies, I distinguish myself with absolutely awesome work - see movie, below.

Don't ya think I am a great spokesdog for the title of "Shameless Dog?"


Sam said...

Shamlessly shamless - ESPECIALLY the "stand on recall!"

Best of luck to you, Sammie, you will have our vote!

Mr. Pip said...

Definite Shameless Dog! Though I do a little counter surfing myself - actually, it is more like coffee table surfing for me, but I grab what I can!

Your pal, Pip

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my my!!!

Woo go GiRl!


Tanuki Maxx said...

You got my vote for sure!!


Barbara said...

See, if you run fast to mom when she calls, she'll just expect that every time. I like the way you roll, Sammy!

Jazzi said...

Yes, I do think that you qualify to be a shameless dog!! Good posts!!


Lorenza said...

Oh.... yes!
Sure you are a shameless dog!
Pawesome entry!
Good luck at the MM!
Kisses and hugs

houndstooth said...

"I'm a model, you know what I mean, and I do my little turn on the catwalk!" Tee hee! Your sashaying is going to get the judges all in a tizzy! I think you've got a good shot, Sammie!


Maggie and Mitch said...

You definitley qualify bigtime for shameless doggie, Sammie!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

George said...

You are lucky that you can counter surf, I could do with a step stool!
lol!! that video, you didn't look to enthusiastic!!!
Paws crossed for you in MM
See Yea George xxx

Ludo van Doggy said...

You make a great case!
~lickies, Ludo
pee ess: I just read about Ozzie, I hope she does well being a three legger!

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent entry!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! You are just too cute to be a "Shameless Doggie". Golden Luck to your entry. Sending my Golden LOVE to Ozzie. Happy Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

AFSocksScylla said...

We certainly think you are in the running. Nice to meet you.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Shameless for sure, isn't that what we girls are supposed to do? And at the same absolutely gorgeous. Great entry, Samantha - all the best of luck to you in MM.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Thuglets said...

Go girl go! Sammie, Good luck with your entry.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

sprinkles said...

My chi's would counter surf if they were a bit taller and could reach up there.

I kept meaning to stop by your blog and tell you that I finally got your Christmas card. Thank you! I don't know if you'll remember but it got returned back to you as undeliverable for some reason but the address was correct so you sent it back.

El'bow and Hauwii said...

this was so funny ^^

El'bow & Hauwii

abby jenkins said...

Haha Sammy, low and slow sister, low and slow.
You are looking good.


Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

You sure are shameless! In a sweet way! We wish you good luck in the contest!

Sierra Rose said...

Heehee!!! Nice entries!! Yes!
Still giggling over your super speedy drop on recall moves :)
Hope Ozzie is doing ok today. Miss you!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Hi! We're new to your bloggie. You are definitely a shameless diva in a very good way, in the sense of being so comfortable in your divahood you don't have any reason to feel ashamed for behaving like a perfectly normal dog. We are impressed. We're also a lot like you, even though neither of us is a Golden.

Being new, we just read about Ozzie. We're so sorry she was so badly hurt, but we're glad you found her and she's safely home again. We wish her a speedy recovery. It will take some adjusting, but we bet she adjusts quickly to her new status.

Our verification word is "lionize." That has to be a good omen for you!

Jed & Abby

Augie and Ti's mom said...

I liked the counter surfing the best!

Sam said...

We will be rooting for you!


HoundDogMom said...

Yep, shameless for sure. At least you didn't get placed in the Cracker Dog category. :)

the booker man said...

miss sammie,

a lady who counter surfs is a most wonderific thingie! heehee. good luck with MM!!

the booker man