Saturday, January 21, 2012

Special Olympics Tennis Fun Day

 Sam had a very important day today - we joined our friends at AZGRC to participate in the Special Olympics Tennis Fun Day held at Troon Country Club.  This gave us all a chance to share our Golden's with a wonderful group of athletes.
Getting ready for the big event...

Plenty of kids - our dogs all received lots of attention!

Sam ready to start asking for donations to support his favorite rescue!

He was really loving all the attention he was getting!

(It was hard to get photos of Sam interacting with the kids.  When the kids wanted to interact with him, I had to make sure to talk and interact too!  No time for pictures.  He was so well behaved and kind with them.  He performed tricks for them and played fetch.  I was so proud of our little guy!)

Sam wasn't the only pup asking for donations!
The Golden's offered support to whoever needed it.  We didn't go out on the tennis courts, but we were available to anyone who wanted a little puppy love...
...and all were willing to be a little silly!  Here is one boy who enjoys being rumpled!  I wonder if he is related to our Monty?
"Don't stop petting me please!"
Sam made all kinds of new friends!
...and like every little boy, wanted his picture taken with the fire truck.
We weren't the only dog group there - the Arizona Canine Musical Freestylers entertained the crowd with their awesome dance moves!
This big guy even got in on the dance moves!  He was quite stylish!
This poodle was super graceful....
...and of course, more Golden's!  They danced to "I Like to Move It".  (Think Madagascar...)
Stepping out...
They invited the crowd to dance with them, and even Sam and I joined in!  I'm hoping nobody took photos - Sam is an awesome dancer, but I am definitely not!  (...and if there are photos - could someone send them to me, please?)

The event kept the dogs pretty busy - this is Casey (I hope I remembered the name right!) - he is almost 12 and is such a kind old boy!

Sam had an awesome day - we can't wait to help out AZGRC again!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Breaking News!

A major event has happened at our house that is so huge, so enormous, we had to alert the media!

In fact, they are gathering on our lawn right now waiting for our press conference...

This news is so big, scientist actually moved the Doomsday clock forward one minute...

Dogs every where have been horrified by the news!
 What is this news you ask?

What could be this big?

Are you sitting down?

Our Monty - Mr. You-tried-to-poison-me-by-feeding-me-a-vegetable - has eaten a...

Are you sure your sitting down?

He's eaten a carrot! 

We can't believe it either!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Aaron and I had the chance today to stop in and watch an agility competition going on this weekend.  We  didn't take the boys along (don't tell them!) but really enjoyed watching the dogs do their stuff! 

This boxer was so happy he jumped into his Mom's arms!

First Flat-coated Retriever I've seen!

Jack?  Is that you?

Look at that face!

I found the perfect place to take pictures.

I hope I get a picture of Sam or Monty jumping thru the tire one day!

We saw one Sibe there too!
...and he saw us!  I think he knew the paw-parazzi was watching him!

...and a happy Sprollie!
We couldn't stay too long, but we really did enjoy ourselves!  I can't wait to try this with our boys!

Friday, January 6, 2012

An oldie but goodie...

I'm having one of those days and needed a little cheering up.  I always like looking back through the thousands hundreds of pictures I've taken of Sam and Monty.  This photo is a particular favorite of mine.  This is Sam and I at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Arizona.  It always makes me smile.

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.  You are his life, his love, his leader.  He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.  You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Authur Unknown

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In which Sam gets fired...

One of my favorite things to do is bringing Sam into work when the office is quiet.  

The floor mats are  very cool to Sam - he likes snoozing on them.

These pictures are from  before Christmas - Sam is a good office dog.  He's quiet, doesn't mind sleeping all day, and is happy to spend some time with his Mom.
Changing mats...

However, right before Christmas, another dog was brought to the office that didn't have Sam's manners, especially in the potty department.  Due to this, all dogs have been banned from the office.  I haven't told my boy yet - I think he will be crushed!

Poor guy is going to be so disappointed!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I apologize for my absence this week.  I had some time off from work and spent most of it riding...

Christmas Day - preparing to go...
Best seat in the house...

We wish everyone a Happy New Year!  2011 is gone, and it's time to start new - hopefully 2012 will be an awesome year for all of us!

The boys are spending today at the spa - they want to start 2012 freshly washed, trimmed and looking great!