Friday, November 27, 2009

We are still here...

Hello, all! We are still here! We have been very busy on top of having internet issues. We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and we will post as soon as we can.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sam's Momma is Freezing...

Sam here. Sam have update on Mom - who has gone missing... Sam's mom is currently in sunny (ha-ha-ha) Denver, CO for training. It is 45 degrees in sunny Denver. Sam not know why Mom keep calling it "sunny". Mom says Sam not understand irony. Mom says that is a little more than half of what it is in sunny (this isn't lie!) Arizona. Sam's mom is freezing and complaining of hi-po-ther-mia, whatever that may be. Sam's mom is convinced death is imminent, which Sam is hoping not. Who feed bones? Who take Sam for walk? Who scratch that funny spot on back of head Sam can't quite reach? This is all very stressful!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


It takes a lot of work to keep the Samster looking great, you know. It takes hours to give him those Fabio locks and collie-like paws that he is so proud of!

The "Before" photo - mind you, this is taken in the wee morning hours, when Sam first rolls out of bed.

...and, the "After" shot. Sam would like everyone to notice his paws:

In the first picture, Sam is wearing his "Hercules fighting the Lion" scarf that Aaron made him. It is currently getting a much needed washing!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Gotcha Day!

Yes, Sam is feeling better. I’ve been hesitant to say so since every time I thought he might be on the mend, he became ill with something else. However, we have now passed the two week mark with good solid poops and no sneezes or sniffles. I think I can now say Sam has made a full recovery!

We had a pretty big day today. One of our local Golden Retriever rescues, the Arizona Golden Retriever Connection celebrated their 10th annual Gotcha Day. AZGRC has helped many Golden Retrievers find forever homes. We are proud to be members of this great rescue! Aaron and I took Sam to participate in the fun.

The event was held at Vista Del Camino Park in Scottsdale. It is a beautiful parks with lots of ramadas and a lake.

One of the first events we watched was musical chairs. The owners had to step on the paw prints.

The music has just stopped, and everyone is diving in! There was a lot of laughter and quite a few colliding Goldens!

The circle is getting smaller… We ended up missing who won.

This guy was at the lake enjoying a day of fishing with his family – I think he might have wanted to play!

We took a break for lunch.

Isn’t this a great way to spend the day?

Sam was really enjoying himself!

This guy took some time out for a quick brushing.

After lunch, we watched the ball toss game. All the teams had to see how many balls their dogs could catch in 30 seconds. These three goldens are waiting to start.

Sam took some time out to pose for pictures.

I don’t think there are ever bad pictures of Golden Retrievers!

There was some serious ear scratching goin’ on! Wait a minute… how far can that leash stretch?

We decided to enter Sam in the “Bobbing for Hotdogs” competition. Here he is getting ready:

All these dogs were waiting for the competition – can you find Sam?

Oh! There he is!

This one wasn’t sure what to do…

…and his friend got tired of waiting!

Can I help?

Sam couldn’t wait to go!

He needed a little help:

Eventually he got the idea. He got his hot dog in 12 seconds. The winning dog made it in 4 seconds!

He did ask for another hot dog before we left.

We were beat! We put his head collar back on:

Then did a little shopping at the boutique!

All in all, it was a wonderful day!

We would also like to thank our dear friend Samantha for this great award. Thank you so much!