Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Mystery Continues....

So today we present Clue #4 on our "Guess My Location" contest.  We've had some good guesses and even had our very own "Thelma and Louise" style movie poster created by our good friend Leigh!  Thank you!  Although, I would like to point out - we aren't on the run from anyone!
I thought today we would do a little recap of where we are.  You have ten more days to guess just where Harlow and I are heading - we will announce our location on May 22nd.  To help out, here are the clues:

Clue #1 - my detail is NOT in Arizona
Clue #2 - the park I will be going to contains lakes and rivers
Clue #3 - I will have to travel through at least one other state to reach my destination
Two whole months without a bath!
Are you ready for Clue #4?  A Lassie movie was filmed there.

Here are the guesses so far - you guys are getting closer!

Yellowstone NP
Valley Forge NP (We'd love to come visit, Khyra!)
Lake Meredith NRA
Big Bend NP (I sooo want a chance to visit!)
Tuttle Creek (Another place I want to visit!)
Joshua Tree NP

We are putting together our prize basket - make sure to put your guesses in the comments!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Clue #3:  I will have to travel through at least one other state to reach my destination. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Since I missed Wordless Wednesday, I decided to post for Throwback Thursday. Haha - the photo might be a little fuzzy, but so are the pups!  The photo is from June 2013.  Enjoy!
Angel Sam, Monty and Harlow
Thank you everyone for your travel suggestions - I'm making my list for Harlow!

Clue #2:  The park I will be going to contains lakes and rivers.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A little bit of adventure....

This summer will be a little bit different for those of us at How Sam Sees It.  I've been assigned a detail in a park outside of Arizona (CLUE #1) for two months.  I've been given permission to bring a pup along and am furiously knocking on wood hoping that doesn't change.  After some deliberation we decided Harlow would be the best candidate, due mainly to the fact that she rides quietly in the car and has a good recall.  Plus, Monty can get a little panicky in strange situations and likes to dig - floor, furniture, people...  (...and just recently I noticed he tried to dig a hole in my riding boots!).  Plus, Aaron would be a little lost without his Monty.

I've decided to do a "Guess My Location" game.  The first person who can guess where we are heading between now and May 22nd, based on the clues I'll give in the next couple of weeks, will win a prize.  I haven't quite got the prize together, but will try to come up with something fun.  The first person who guesses the correct park (for those that don't know - I work for the National Park Service.) will win.  NPS employees who already know cannot play - sorry guys!  Let me know your guesses by commenting below.

Harlow is getting her suitcase packed and I never realized how difficult it would be!  We've had her at the vets to make sure she is up-to-date on shots, verified her microchip is still accounted for, and have packed enough poop bags to last a year.  While our leave date isn't until the end of May, I don't want to forget anything!
A princess suitcase fit for a Princess.
For those of you that travel with your pups, any suggestions on things to bring?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mr Monty's Gotcha Day!

Today is Monty's Gotcha Day!  Aaron and I can't believe that 5 years have come and gone since we adopted our lovable boy from AZGRC.  Monty has made us smile and laugh every day. 
Click to make bigger!
Monty is as quirky as ever, carrying on his affair with Wendella (his beloved blue blanket), stealing tissues whenever we aren't watching (or he thinks he can get away with it), and chasing every little bit of light that he can find. 
....and I iz handsome as all get out!
I went through and found a few (there are so many!) of our favorite Monty posts: how he harassed his brother, Sam.... how he is a styling fashionista.... how he resists taking orders... the day he got over his aversion to vegetables... he is a champion, two years in a row...  (...and yes, this October we are going for three!)

...and why walking the dogs stresses me out...

Our wonderful boy has been an adventure all to himself!
Happy Gotcha Day, sweet boy!