Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday foolishness

Monty, what the heck is that?

What's what?

That thing on your head!

Hmmm? Just bedhead I guess...musta' slept funny on it.

That's not bedhead, it's some sort of what...hat? Ribbon? Explain yourself lil' brother!

It's a hat? Then no, I can't explain that...I can't explain that at all.

Ed. Note: just a quick addemdum, but this is what I saw when first viewing that photo.

Judging by her ceremonial Mitre, the Princess Bea is obviously a high level acolyte of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Pleasant Surprise

Remember back in February, Monty and I participated in the PetSmart Charities Petswalk? Well, much to my surprise, we got a special gift in the mail!

They sent us a toy for Monty (who promptly claimed it after Sam modeled for this picture) and a water bottle for me! The timing is great; I was looking for a new water bottle!

Thank you, Petsmart!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ownership is restored

OK then, everything's back to normal.

Weeellll, almost normal.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chez PooPee

Both Monty and Sam have picked up a stomach bug that has left them with the runs, and in Monty's case, one bout of vomiting. Originally it began with Monty over the weekend, and we assumed he had picked up something in the yard. After all, if it isn't nailed down he will try to eat it. Monty seemed to be fine by Sunday evening.

Yesterday, however, Sam started having issues. If you all remember, Sam has had a couple of episodes that has required him to stay at the vet for several days. We would desperately like to avoid that, especially since we are not sure Dr. Kerne has forgiven us for staging a daring jailbreak and busting him out the last time! Neither boy has a temperature, and the runs have been thankfully controllable with a few extra outside trips. We've also been picking our brains trying to think of what they might have gotten into. We've have thoroughly washed their dishes, and remain convinced that they found something in the yard.

As you can see, the boys barely have any strength to remain upright.

We've switched the boys over to the standard bland diet - lean ground beef and rice. This time we are also trying something new. I've heard so much about giving a few spoonfuls of pumpkin, that we picked up a can and have properly dosed the boys. Sam is in absolute doggy heaven - he is getting a variety of people food, which is his goal in life. We weren't sure Monty would eat the pumpkin, but found out he absolutely loves it!

It's the rice he is suspicious of!

Dinner is served! Even though Monty is better, he is also getting the bland diet, although his is mixed with kibble.

Keep your paws crossed that Sam will be fine and we will be able to avoid a stay at the vet. For now, we are glad he still has his appetite!

Friday, April 15, 2011

First seen aboard the Orient Express

I noticed something the other day about our Sam. As he's gotten older, and his muzzle has grayed, something else has become apparent. Can you see it?

It took me a moment to realize just who it was that he reminded me of, but then I saw him:

It's already going to his head...

"I think they all did it."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad!

We know it is only 4am, but could you please wake up and give us each a bone? Dad, we hope you have a wonderful Birthday! ...and remember to share your cake with us!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Last Call

Last Chance

The staff here onboard the SATELLITE OF LOVE is telling us that it's a wrap, so Monty and I want to thank all of our guests for coming to the 2nd blogiversary party for "How Sam Sees It;" and as things wind down we'd like to invite you up on the floor for the last dance of the evening.

Remember, you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here. Good night everyone!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Roller Disco Dog!

Sammy is steppin' up, bustin' big, and spreadin' the love! Sittin' here, eatin' my heart out waitin', waitin' for some lover to call
dialed about a thousand numbers lately
almost rang the phone off the wall
Lookin' for some hot stuff baby this evenin'
I need some hot stuff baby tonight...

Woohoo, do us another one Sammy! Let's show the world we can dance
Bad enough to strut our stuff
The music gives us a chance ...
Funky sounds wall to wall
We're bumpin' booties havin us a ball y'all
Shake your groove thing Shake your groove thing, yeah yeah
Show 'em how we do it now...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

He's a Dancin' Machine!

The boogie fever is going around and Monty's got it bad. He's entered the dance contest aboard the DISCO PARTY SATELLITE OF LOVE, so let's take a look inside and see how he's doing. Yeah baby, I am on fire tonight! Let's see you match this move Mr. Tight Pants! Hey Monty, you better step it up, the judges have you behind! Behind? I'll show 'em some behind! Oh, too bad Monty, the judges felt that you weren't dancing in the correct stylistic period for our disco party. Apparently break dancing didn't come along for another 10 years or so. Better luck next time!

Friday, April 8, 2011

2nd Bloggiversary!

Come join your hosts, Sam and Monty, as we celebrate the second bloggiversary of "How Sam Sees It"! So grab your dancin' shoes and come boogie down with us, 'cause we'll be shakin' our groove things all weekend long!

Monday, April 4, 2011


So that's what a doodlebug is!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Flowers

Well, I think summer has reached us here in Arizona even though officially it is spring. The weather people have threatened us with 100 degree days this weekend, although the latest check has us firmly in the mid 90's. We don't think we will see many flowers this year - we had to cut back many of our plants due to the severe frost we had this winter, but a few of them are managing to show some flowers.

This trumpet vine is bursting with flowers. This actually belongs to our neighbor but has grown over our wall. We love it and don't mind at all!

Our white Lady Bank's Rose has also survived. Mom loves this vine, but does not recommend them for small yards. If we aren't vigilant with keeping it cut back, it quickly overtakes our yard and all the other plantings in it. He is kind of hard to see, but Sam is sitting in front of it. Monty is looking for sunbeams!

We don't think we will see too many other flowers. Our beautiful Orange Jubilee bushes have taken a tremendous hit from the frost, as well as our Bird of Paradise, lantana and ruellia. We've had to cut most of these down to ground level!

Last year we tried growing flowers in pots, but those didn't last once Monty came. We are not sure we will try those again! April is actually a very important month for us at "How Sam Sees It". First of all, next week will be our 2nd Blogiversary! Also, April 22nd will be Monty's Gotcha Day! Can you believe our beautiful boy has been with us for a year already?