Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Since Mom had a busy day already, visiting her Mom in rehab and feeding the horses she needed some nourishment before starting the festivities. Sam was most dismayed by the delay.
It's Christmas, Mom!
Monty on the other paw, has a unique way to beg. He knows we know he is there, so he is not concerned he will be missed if any crumbs happen to be passed around...
Monty didn't quite understand how to open the presents, but I did realize I made a major mistake this year. No more shiny paper for Monty! He spent most of his morning chasing the reflections from the paper on the wall.
Although, he also seemed to be pleased by our choices of squeaker filled toys!
Sam seemed pleased that he got to open every one's presents, not just his own!
We all had a good Christmas and hope all of you did too! Monty definitely seems happy with his first Christmas with us!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Except for a barking issue that continued through the day whenever someone came into the office, Sam was very well behaved. I think he thought the office belonged to me and he had to protect it! I managed to squeeze in a few pictures, although not as many as I wanted.
Here is Sam in front of the office Christmas Tree.
You could've done this at home...
And here he is waiting for Mom to complete her work!
He could have done this at home!
He seemed to spend an awful lot of time waiting for me to do stuff...
So I finally put him to work!
I'm making copies!
One thing that was kind of neat about today was Sam's fascination with a full length mirror in the bathroom. I realized this must be the first time he is really seeing himself, and I think he understood who it was he was looking at! When I talked to him he would look at my reflection and make eye contact.
We are getting closer to Christmas; we hope you all have your shopping and preparations done!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
First off, here is Cody with Mom's sister, Becky.
Sam find it very odd that Dad's sister is also named Becky and she is the Mom of the cat Frisky. Sam very puzzled by all this. Sam thinks there is a conspiracy going on.
Anyway, Sam is glad to see Cody also likes to play with toys.
Sam is offering Cody a visit in nice warm Arizona. Here he is begging to come in before he freezes his butt off. Look at this! He has been sent outside without the proper gear!
Sam also update on Grandma. Grandma still in hospital and still sick. Mom and Dad says she will be spending Christmas in either hospital or rehab. Mom very sad about this. However, she is slowly on the mend but it will take time. Sam wants her to get better quickly, 'cause Grandma always sneaks the Sam an extra cookie. Don't tell Mom, though!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I wanted to share something with you that I got as a free sample in the mail. These are really too cool! First you take an ordinary Christmas tree, like so:
...and then add a pair of specs from here...
And look what happens! Keep in mind, the haziness in the picture is from shooting through the glasses with the camera.
Do you see the reindeer? You may have to click on the picture to enlarge.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Aaron did mention that I should post an update on Sam. We've had great news! All of the tumors have come back as benign, which was a great relief to us.
Sam got his stitches removed last Saturday, but decided to do a little self-surgery and managed to re-open one of the sites. We had to bring him in for more stitches.
We do think this was all part of Sam's master plan, though. We had mentioned the word "bath", and you know Sam, he will do his best to avoid one!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Here is Sam discussing his follow up treatment with the his favorite vet tech, Michelle. His stitches all look good, and they will be able to be removed next Saturday!
After that, I decided to drive up to the park and see how things were going at Woofstock. Sam was quite happy to have a car ride, and even happier to be out and about in a park!
Welcome to Woofstock 2010!
There were so many vendors and booths spread over the park! There were demonstrations for fly-ball, agility and K-9 Police!
...and a band playing on stage. These guys were excellent!
I always enjoy looking at dogs and was completely amazed at all the different kinds that were there
Could this one be related to Sagira?
Sam and I also spent some time watching the police dog demonstrations. These exhibits never fail to amaze me! How precise and well trained the dogs are, and so devoted to their handlers!
This poor guy didn't stand a chance - the dog threw him around like he was a towel! I bet he is glad the dog is muzzled!
There were also lots of games to play!
Sam is very good at games, and won himself a bag full of prizes!
I was a little disappointed to not be able to take Monty - I had looked forward to doing this with him, but am still glad I was able to make it with Sam. We didn't stay long, but still managed to have a great time!
Friday, November 19, 2010
This is Monty waiting for Sam to come home. Sam's Mom spent most of her day the same way!
...and here is Sam. You can see the surgery sites - one on his side and one above his hip, as well as the one on his leg she was able to wrap. There is also a fourth right above his tail, but it doesn't show in his picture.
Sam will leave the stitches alone if we tell him so, which is why he doesn't have a cone collar on. He did have the Official Surgery Shirt on to help protect them (Monty is finding them fascinating!), but Mom sent him outside this morning without rolling it up first, and Sam is a boy dog... Let's just say it is currently in the wash.
Sam was sent home with pain medicine and antibiotics. He is very sleepy, and is spending a lot of time snoozing. Mom is just relieved to have him back. Sam will need to go back in for surgery to remove the rest of the bumps after these heal, and we are worried about the results of the biopsy.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Hello! Remember me?
Now, Monty is a very active boy, and doesn't always like to sit for photos like Sam does, but he is learning.
Is this a good picture, Mom?
Monty loves to play! Sam is a little too quiet for him at times, but if you give him a toy or a spot of carpet he can entertain himself for hours!
Monty loves his toys!
He also loves it when Mom "rumples" him!
Now, Monty does have a special friend. We gave him "Wendella" the first day he was here, and he absolutely adores her. He carries her with him wherever he goes!
Maybe we should have named him "Linus"?
Monty and Wendella snuggling...
Hey, no cameras please!
Of course, Monty considers himself a great explorer and can't wait for us to take him on wonderful adventures!
Next Saturday we are bringing Monty to Woofstock! With the weather finally getting cooler here in Arizona, it should be a really great day!
Friday, November 12, 2010
I like how he spits the pieces out in a neat little pile next to him.
Sam also pulled that tags off of both toys:
Yoda sent two rope toys for the boys. Both of the boys would like to say thank you for these great presents!
Thank you, Yoda!
Yes, thank you, Yoda!
After that, the boys went to the their "spots" for some serious rope chewing.
Sam in the living room...
...and Monty in the pool room.
Sam's Mom would like to thank Yoda too! The boys are very happy!