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!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Varmint Dad Brought Home

Look at this!
Boy... it looks like Stalag 13 around here (anyone remember "Hogan's Heroes"?). As you can imagine, we are fairly outta our skins about the wild charlatan that Dad showed up with tonight.

We had to make lots of noise and hoopla over it in hopes that it would run away. Then we could really indulge in mayhem, prey and all! Here's a little movie of our meeting the beastie.

We began figgurin' out that we could play with its nose...

And another movie that will show you how we are not at all scared by the varmint.

Avalon even managed to capture it. She was workin' on destroying it last time I saw her.

Again, a million thanks for all your pawsitive comments about Ozzie. We continue to be amazed by her stellar progress. Her adjustment has been so quick, as so many of you assured us would happen. You were so right on! Here, in a pretty bad photo (but we didn't want to go in the room and have her jump off) is Oz on the third level of this tree. A neighbor brought this over for her to use and she loves it! We know she will continue to do well - physically and with spirit! Yay!

Happy Friday, Happy Weekend!


Sam said...

HAH! That's too funny. I tortured Marge with a squirrel toy one time in the yard. Put it on a rope and swung it around. She was confused for a little while!

Sammie, in that first video, your face is priceless. You look SO concerned that that thing is in your house!

Kari in WeHo said...



MAXMOM IN SA said...

Aren't goldens so special!? They all have that soft, gentle, totally focussed look when something interesting is on offer.
Sending lotsaluv

houndstooth said...

OMD! If one of those ever came into our house, we would have the best time ever!

We are so glad to hear Ozzie is doing so well!


The Thuglets said...

Get it, get it, get!

You certainly had lots of fun with that one.

So pleased that Ozzie is adapting so well and on the mend.

Have a great weekend

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Maggie and Mitch said...

How dare that bold squirrel invade your house! Take care of him, Avalon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm sure that is just about how Khousins Merdie and Harley would be!


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

It looks like you've got that squirrel under control!! And we're happy to see that.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ahhh, the patient and cautious interest from Sammie and the exuberant delight from Avalon!!! Great videos - hope the squirrel will be around for some more fun movies.

So wonderful to hear that Ozzie is doing so well.

Happy Weekend to all of you too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mr. Pip said...

I am glad to see you took care of that pesky squirrel! Also, so happy that Ozzie is doing well! The third level is great!

Your pal, Pip

Lauren said...

Look at this!!! I almost found myself rooting you on as I watched the videos, saying, "Get that squirrel! Get that squirrel!"

Can you guys loan this to Bernie? He would have a heyday!

Barbara said...

I want one!! You guys are BRAVE!

We're very happy about Ozzie's recovery!!

Homer said...

Hey Sam and Ava,

Glad to hear that Ozzie is doing well.

I bet you guys are having fun with your toy squirrel!


KB said...

I just read over at the White Dog Diary that today is National Squirrel Day. Then, I visited your blog - and your dogs were hell-bent on killing a squirrel. Very very funny videos!!!!!

That is a very realistic squirrel. I love it!

I'm so glad that Ozzie is recovering so fast. What an adaptable boy!

Sue said...

I love how Avalon gets up on her back legs to check things out closer. So cute!

Hugs to you all!

Sam said...

Good thing you guys took care of that squirrel! You never know what it might have been capable of!


Thor said...

Well done with that squirrel! You are brave, guys!

So happy to hear that Ozzie is doing well!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
I loved the videos!
Two different approaches to that varmint!
I am very happy to know Ozzie is doing so well.
Have a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs

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

Hi! Just wanted to let you know, you won the giveaway for the Doorway Dangli! If you send us your mailing address, we will get it out to you right away! :)
- Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe

BRUTUS said...

Good thing you two have a sense of humor! That varmint would have made me hoppin' mad I think, especially if mom was teasing me with it like that! Hope Avalon gave it a good de-
stuffing by now!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Pup Fan said...

Haha... and just in time for Squirrel Appreciation Day too! =P

euthymic said...

Samie and Avalon are a good pair. Samie is a thoughtful intellectual and Avalon is hyper. Very good for squirrel science.

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Oh, so glad Ozzie is doing well. It is amazing how these animals rebound, isn't it? That squirrel looks super fun. I keep looking for a duck with a retractable tail like you guys had at Bark in the Park that day. If you see one for sale, please let me know--Cabana loved that thing!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Sammie & Avalon,

Long time no woof! Don't know if you've had time to check my blog but we have a crazy few weeks staying in a B&B while havign lots of troubel findnig a place to rent that would accept a Great Dane! :-( But we are finally in our own place now - whew! - and a really lovely home too!

wow - what a scary beastie invaded your home!

And I'm sorry to hear abotu Ozzie - I've been out of the loop a bit with my blog friends - but am glad to see he is so much better now!

Honey the Great Dane

Augie and Ti's mom said...

I had the biggest grin on my face watching these movies! Their reactions were too cute!

the booker man said...

hihi miss sammie and miss avalon!

i loooved watchin' your videos. first like, i was at mega attentions cuz of miss avalon's barkin'. second like, i was gettin' the giggles every time miss avalon got up on her hid leggies to get a better look at the evil squirrel invader. heehee. miss sammie, you were so calm 'n stuff through out the whole squirrel situation!!
i'm super duper glad to see that miss ozzie is recoverin' so grrreat! i bet she's really enjoyin' all the way delish noms she's gettin', too!

the booker man