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!

Monday, October 3, 2011


It has been a long, dry spell since July... while we fired our secretary, we still haven't had any luck finding a replacement, so we hired Momma again to help with this post heheh!

We got an enticingly fragrant box, brought by the brown truck man. Guess what? It was from our fun and very entertaining pal, Chester!

We started pawing at the box and out came some colorfully wrapped pressies and a card!

Wait til you see what was in THIS!!!

And Sammie started right in, working on this pressie, below!

Isn't it cuuuuute? Not to be outdone, Avalon grabbed the other gift and began tearing off chunks of wrapping...

... while Sammie pondered on negotiating the rest of the pretty purple tissue! Looks like a very pawesome newspaper woo hoo!!!

But not for long! Very soon after Sammie got the Loofa Gazette hot doggeh freed from its wrapping, she ate off one ear. Soon after, Avalon snagged it away.

So Sammie picked up the "Daily Fetch" and played with her own special newspaper!

Check out this awesomely fabulous card! Chester, you are too cool! And y'know what? We also love to play "seek toyz"! Momma hides a kong without a rope (empty) somewhere, while we're in a sit/stay. Then she returns and tells one of us to "get it"!!! Hope we get to meet you one day - maybe we could play it together!

We absolutely-tutely adore our pressies and can't thank you enough! Especially for the chicken breast yummies - ohhhhhh, they are so good. We're not surprised you had difficulty restraining yourself! We don't blame you!

Here are some photos of us enjoying your treats to the max! Slurp! Delish! Drool drool!

Here's what is left of poor Loofa Gazette! Score: Both ears, an eyebrow, the tail and a hind leg. Probably not as thorough as you, Chester, but not bad for us.

All that work made us furry, furry sleepy, as you can imagine.

We're dreaming of those super nomzers chicken goodies and hope we get some more when we wake up! Again, a zillion thanks Chester - what a wonderful treasure trove!


Mango said...

Those were some nice pressies for sure, although shame that the stuffie was not structurally sound. Now it will be hard of hearing.


Mr. Pip said...

Nice pressies! Playing is such hard work. Rest up!

Your pal, Pip

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

While we were out walking tonight, we ran into two beautiful goldens that reminded us of you two beauties (of course, you are far more beautiful than these two). We were thinking about how long it has been since we saw a post and lo and behold, here you are:)

Great pressies, but you loved those chicken treats. So good to see you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Frankie Furter said...

HI.... sorry you couldn't find a more reliable secretary... butt in a Pinch.. I guess the mom will do. RIGHT?

Now that Loofa Gazette looks like it was a BLAST... WAS being the mostest impawtant word. I mean really, isn't that how they SHOULD look after a proper play session??? Good toys are like good books... they are always dirty and worn and sometimes torn. How ELSE would anybuddy know they were GOOD???

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Such wonderful toys for you pups to share and play with. I've got to get our new grandpup a few special toys and yours look like winners. Have a wonderful week.
Noreen & Reggie

Barb said...

Hello Sammy and Avalon, Long time no see. Good thing you dismantled that Loofa - I think it was going to snatch those treats! I love when the truck man brings me a present. Don't be strangers.

houndstooth said...

We met Chester in canine in April, and he is one awesome guy! I'm not surprised even a little bit that he sent you such great loot. He knows what everybody likes!


Wyatt said...

That is a "PPPP" (pretty pawesome pressie package!)


Maggie and Mitch said...

What supernice pressies from Chester! Oh well - Loofa Gazette didn't need those body parts anyway!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Chester said...

New pressies are always the bestest, aren't they? So glad that your PUs allowed you to go into full play mode and remove body parts. That's what they are all about!

Good luck in findin' a new secretary. I, my ownself am thinkin' of hirin' at least a temp. Mine has been slackin' in the bloggie dept. also.

What's a dawg to do?

Woofs and chicken slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

HoundDogMom said...

Hey nice to see you guys again. If you find a good secretary will you share because our secretary is slacking sometimes as well. if they only made a Paw keyboard we would be able to solve the world. Great pressies by the way. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

The Army of Four said...

Woo! That sure was nice of Chester! I would have ripped those toys up JUST like that! What fun!
We missed you girls! It's good to see a post from you!

Kari in Vegas said...

Im sure she has been happy to be tired again


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Hi Girls, It's so nice to see you!!

The Rocky Creek Scotties and Ivy

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

Looks like y'all really enjoyed your presents and wore yourselves out too!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Great pressies!! We know all too well about those typists!! We've been having the same problem with ours!! Glad you're back!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Pup Fan said...

That's some good mail!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

This was such an adorable post!

Wrigley said...

Looks like a lot of fun cool stuff!

Wags N Kisses,

Snowie Baby said...

nice presents over there uve got!!!
love how u destroy the loofa! i love doing that too!!

Nola said...

That's so sweet!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Berts Blog said...

YEAH, Your Back.

My Vickie says to tell you that you should go easy on your secretary. She might be all you can get.

Really are glad you are back. Missed seeing your beautiful faces.

Sally said...

Wow, what a great pressie.

Nice woooh

Sierra Rose said...

Really nice of Chester! :)
Thanks for the fabulous hikes we have been joining you for!
More more more....
Enjoy the weekend pals!

Big hugs,
Sierra Rose

Bassetmomma said...

That is too funny! What great pictures!