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!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Working Weekend, That's Fur Shore!

It's very hard to woof with your mouth full, but we gotta turn this bloggerino into a braggerino today. Me? Nahhhhh... I 'nq-ed in my Open B class and luckily there weren't any photos. Jes' didn't feel like dropping on the recall, if you know what I mean. Today, it meant that Momma expected me to come running towards her at 122 m.p.h. and... any time now, Mom.... yell "DOWN" in a loud voice, which is what I am supposed to do - yeah... like in motion - hah! I crouched intead of "downed" and flunked. Anyway, here to tell another story.

See my sister, Avalon up above there? She qualified in her ginormous Novice B class and guess what? She earned her third leg and got her CD title! Congrats Avalon! She got that nice little medallion! And there's more...

Above is a picture of Ronan, Avalon's brother, who qualified in his Novice Rally class on Saturday afternoon, then today, got second in the same class! Congrats to Ronan! There is more...

Above, right (in an awful picture... c'mon Momma!), is a photo of River. Well today, he got a second prize in a runoff in that ginormous Novice B class that Avalon was in. We are so furry proud of him! Congrats River!

And in the picture above... is Sporty (Mom - that's a terrible picture of Avalon's purty Momma) who is River's, Ronan's and Avalon's Momma standing next to Christine! Congrats to Sporty! She got a second in her Novice class and earned her CD title as well today!!!

Twin CDs - mom and daughter! Thanks to Don McKee of Topflight Photography for providing the above photograph!
So cool! Congrats to everybuddy! And.....

... last, but certainly not least, here is our pal, Shanti, who already has her UDX, but is working on her OTCH and will probably get it soon. She passed 10 UD trials in a row - yikes! In another Utility class today, she nailed a fourth - congrats to Shanti and Sue! What a weekend! Thanks for letting us braggerino!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bitey Dog at Dogbone Meadow Dog Park...

So excited to go to Dogbone Meadow. We love hangin' there, but today, there was a nasty bitey puppy. Yup. Nine months old and what a monster! Check him out!

This is the bitey dog of all bitey puppers. He is nine months old and ruthless. I, Avalon, think of myself as the ultimate racer-chaser, but this one outfoxed me on every turn.

Here we are on a picnic table, for goodness sakes! And all to escape that ruthless bitey-pupper!

So... Avalon finally decided to settle scores - how brave is she?

I am a certified chicken - here I am escaping the bitey pupper by reversing my course!

Then we had a peaceful interlude and met a couple of goldens - Avalon gives a shout-out to Leah!

We had more than an interlude and got to try out the agility course at this supah doggeh park!

Avalon is so speedy that Momma can't get anything but a fuzzy photo!

Standing on the table - "Pawesome Ma, eh?"

Sammie takin' a nice walkie!

Poor Avalon! Finally finding a place from which to escape "bitey-doggeh."

And not only moi, Avalon, but Sammie had to escape the mean bitey-dog!

Avalon, through the dogbone door, in a moment free of bitey-dog!

And Sammie also chose to jump through the dogbone door before the scary bitey dog came 'round again to... well... BITE!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

MangoMinster! We Dig the Extreme Sports!

As everybuddy must know by now, the great Mango, famed far and wide for his many feats of incredulity (all performed with a humble soul of course), has sent out loud woofs to all potential competitors for his 2012 MangoMinster! You can go to the site of the games by clicking on his name, above! We are entering in the Adventure category!

Hi y'all! If it's Adventure ya wanna have, come join me doin' the Splash Dawgie thang! It's pretty scary at first, but then ya get into the swing of it and jes' let go and fly! On a hot summer day, there is nuttin' like it to cool ya off! Lemme know if'n any of y'all wanna come join moi, Avalon, in the sport of Dock divin'!!!

Hey! Moi here: Sammie the Rock Jock. I am soloing steep Sierra granite without chalk or even my climbing shoes - somewhere around Lake Margaret at an elevation of 8500 feet! I'm watchin' where I place my paws very carefully. This. Is. Extreme. Anybuddy who wants to learn how to climb like this, contact me, Sammie, at PawesomeGranite!

We are jes' so "up" for the MangoMinster that we can't help ourselves to enter! Maybe this is the harbinger for Mom to get her butt off the youknowwhat and start being the assistant we know she can be heheh!

Happy 2012!

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Hmmmm... anybuddy got any idea what that means??? (We'll chew on it a while!) Meanwhile, we're runnin' into 2012, fast as we can, wishing you all a very...