Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday Update

Sam here. Sam giving weekend update on Sam and Monty. Sam hope you have had a wonderful weekend.

First off, Mom spent part of her weekend trying to teach Monty to wear a hat. As you know, Sam is a pro. Sam is good at wearing a hat. Sam look cute in a hat. Monty not so good. Mom finally got him to wear a bandanna. Monty needs some work.

Due to Mom and Dad's various aches and pains this weekend, Sam and Monty had to entertain themselves. Sam, being quite literary as you know, spent his time catching up on his reading. Currently, Sam reading Sherlock Homes.

Hmmm... Sherlock and Sam have much in common...

Monty? Monty entertained himself other ways...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Weekend is Here!

The weekend is finally here! Sam's Momma can sure use a rest. The boys are happy to have everyone home.

What do the boys have planned? First of all, they want to continue working on their synchronized napping. This is a very advanced maneuver!

Of course, they plan to spend lots of time with family. Sam sure is lucky to have Monty as a little brother!

We hope everyone has a great weekend! (...and yes, that is Monty's latest deconstruction project at the top of this photo!)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Goodbye, Sweet Max.

Our dear friend Maxdog from Africa passed away today. If you get a chance, head over to his page and send his people some love. Max was a grand dog and deeply loved by all.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sam and Monty play together...

Hi dere! Sam here, reporting on strange rumors that Monty and Sam don't get along. Sam wants to tell you this is not true. Sam likes Monty. Yes, Sam agrees Monty is kind of strange, but Sam like Monty all the same...

Here we are playing together...


Do you have a three, Sam?

Nope, go fish.

See? We get along just fine!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Busy Weekend

We've had quite the busy weekend here trying to wear Mr. Monty out! We bought both the boys rawhide chewies, hoping to immobolize Monty in one spot for at least 15 minutes. Was it successful!

Here is Sam enjoying his bone...

...and here is Montyzoomie enjoying his:

After spending a good hour chewing on them, the boys decided to work on their teamwork. Because of the dismal failure of Sam's bid for Olympic Dog Bathing gold medal, Sam and Monty have decided to team up and try for Synchronized Dog Napping. Here they are trying the rather difficult "Tandem Floor Position". Keep the ears up, Sam! Monty, paws together!

Here they are working on the advanced position, the "Floor Head Lift". If they can nail this, then they are sure to win any competition!

Now, we must tell you... our weekend took a rather frightening turn. Don't look at these pictures if you are weak of heart! Our house was invaded by...


Did you see the size of the teeth on it?

Oh, wait, wait... Our mistake! It was Monty all along!

Of course, good boys deserve lots of adoration. We have no worries about Sam's behavior, but Monty's is always a little bit questionable. Remind us one time to tell you about his little endeavour to find out what our leather couch cusions are stuffed with... However, this weekend, Monty was excellent!

...and what does Monty think of all of this?

Couch cushions? I have no idea what she is talking about...

We hope you all have a great week!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sam's Package

A while back, Miley had a giveaway for Bo Hoefinger's new book "Memoir of a Rebel Doggie Blogger". We entered and guess what? Sam won!

I have a package?

What do you say, Sam?

Thank you, Miley!

Hmmm, what is in here?

Wow! Is this for me?

A new duck! Sam loves his ducks!

Sam also got a great card! Being quite literary, he can't wait to read the book.

Thank you very much, Miley!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Energy or the Lack of...

One of our biggest issues with Monty is trying to wear off all of his energy. As far as we can tell, this isn't possible! If we don't try to at least make a little dent in it each day, he is constantly in trouble. This morning for example, we started off with a brisk 2.5 mile walk. Now, let me present you with Exhibit A and Exhibit B.

Exhibt A - Monty

Exhibit B - Sam (Shhhh....)

Anybody have any suggestions on how to wear this boy out?

Saturday, May 1, 2010


This week has been very busy with Sam and Monty. They are settling in well together, and Monty is shaping up to be the good dog we know he can be! Today we took both Sam and Monty to AZGRC's annual Swimfest! The boys had a great time!

Welcome to AZGRC's Swimfest!

We let Monty off leash as soon as we got there, but were a little hesitant with Sam. He doesn't always realize that he is a dog!

Please, Mom, can I go play too?
How could we resist?

Both boys had a new bandana to wear! I finished sewing these just in time for them to wear to this event!
"S" for Super Sam...

...and "M" for Mighty Monty!

Lots of dogs were already in the pool when we got there.

I went to find Monty to see if he wanted to go swimming. We didn't think that Sam would swim, but we were sure that Monty would! How could he not want to? Look at how much fun these Goldens are having!

Look at this guy diving in!

To our surprise, Monty wanted nothing to do with the water!

Both dogs had a great time visiting with everyone.

Here is Sam being very social and greeting everyone...

...and here is Monty!

This is great, Mom!

Of course, Sam couldn't resist asking for a little food from everyone too!

Excuse me, Sir? I'm the food inspector - I'll need to test that hotdog to make sure it is fit for human consumption...

When that didn't work, he moved on and tried other people...

What?? I'm just offering to help them finish their food!

Sam did find a little time to visit with his Mom.

This sweet girl kept coming up and asking Aaron for attention!

I think both boys had a great day! Did you have fun, Mr. Monty?

I sure did, Mom!

How about you, Sam?

I've had a wonderful day, Mom!