Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

It is a busy day in the blogosphere today! Our new pal, Frankie, is sponsoring a Name Game, and our other new friend, Sallie, is hosting a Hawaii Party! Wooo, the boys are going to be busy today!

Lets start with Frankie's Name Game!

We will save Monty for another day, and let you know how Sam got his name!


There isn't much of a story with Sam. I've always tried to keep my dogs names simple and short. I thought long and hard about Sam's name, and for the first month after getting him as a puppy he remained nameless. I kept a list with me with all sorts of names on them. Whenever I had a minute I would pull out the list and study the names. I wanted it to be short, simple but be a great name for a dog I knew would be a great dog one day! He was too reserved for a silly name, too friendly for an authoritative name, and too cute for a serious name! Sam kept popping up on my list, and Sam the pup seemed to like the name. Sam was named!

On to the Hawaii Party!

This post seems to be mainly about Sam, and it really is! Monty would not cooperate with the wearing of leis and funny shirts! Sam, on the other hand, is always ready for a party!

I sure hope Maya thinks I'm cute in this shirt!

We wish you all a wonderful Independence Day!


  1. We like your name, Sam. :) Good name!
    ~Milly and Shelby

  2. I like simple and short names as well! And love the Hawaii pictures! You are rocking that shirt!

    Your pal, Pip

  3. Well, short and sweet is always a good way to go! What did you call him for the first month when you wanted him to come to you?

  4. OMD, Sam looks so in those pictures! I think that Sam was a wonderful choice. Sam sounds genial but solid and down to earth. Nothing pretentious about a Sam. Sounds to me that Sam is a lot like that.

    wags, L ola

  5. Sam is a perfect Golden name - like an old friend. You look awesome in your Luau wears. Farley would never cooperate like that :)

  6. Mom's grandpaw was named Sam -- so she loves that name. It's a straightforward, honest name. Good choice.

    And we think you look pawsome in that shirt!!

    Wirey woofs,

    Jake and Just Harry

  7. I hope your friend Maya likes her men with lots of chest hair!

  8. Sam is a great name for a doggy! (And by the way, have I told you I love the length of his ear fur?) The Hawaiian pics made me laugh, as usual!

  9. Sam! I love your name too!
    The pictures from the party are pawesome!
    Happy Independence Day!
    Kisses and hugs

  10. How handsome you look, Sam! Your name totally suits you!
    Have a happy 4th!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. We love your name Sam! You look charming in your Hawaii party shirt!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  12. Happy Fourth to you all!!

    Love the Hawaiian theme and thank you for sharing the photos too!! Adorable.

    Blessings~ Angela and the aussie flock

  13. A khase of KISS - NICE!

    Nice pikh too -


    Happy FoURth of WOO-ly!


  14. Don Ho would be proud of you Sam. You are looking good. Good name story, keep it simple, make sure it fits, love your dog.

  15. Happy Independence Day, you guys!!!

  16. Sam - I LOVE that name. Perfect for a golden! Your wear it well.

  17. Belated Happy Independence Day to you all too!

    My Jeannie says she used to have a cat called Sam years ago, and her first cat when she got married was called Monty!

    So they are lovely names, she agrees entirely.

    lotsofluv, Marvin xxxxxxxx

  18. Woof! Woof! SAM is a great short name. Love yor hawaiian shirt photo. Hope you had a good 4th. Lots of Golden Woofs,Sugar

  19. Love the name Sam, we have a Samick over here but call him Sam usually.

    How could she not think your cute in that shirt? You're adorable!

  20. Oh Sam... you strike a most handsome pose in that shirt and lei! Yummy! And of course, I just LOVE your name heheh!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo

  21. Oh Sam, you look mighty handsome in your Hawaiian outfit! I hope your holiday was great. :)


  22. We think the name Sam suits you pawfectly, Sam. We also think you made that Hawaiian shirt rock. We had a blast at the party and were so glad you were there too.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  23. You are absolutely handsome in your Hawaiian shirt and Lei! I hope you had a Happy 4th.

    Wags N Kisses,

  24. Looking very studly! And hey, the name fits, no need to complicate it. :)

  25. You could be a model in dat attire fur sures.
    Sam is a great name, my mum had a doxie named Sam about 140 years ago.

  26. Sam is a great name and suits you! Looking handsome in your hawaiian shirt!

  27. We are soooo furry glad that you came to our pawty!! We miss efurone already!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  28. Nice name Sam! Love your Hawaii pictures. You look handsome!

    Sam & June

  29. Nice shirt - it matches the pool!

  30. Love ya Sam!!! And, Monty too :)
    A perfect name for you and such a handsome Hawaiian party pal!!!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  31. Sam, do you ever have a WONDERFUL smile! We bet you must brush your teeth each and eFURy night!

  32. Sam - you sure are a festive and snazzy dresser! I'll be sure to invite you to my next party!
    Berner bumps from Scout

  33. I hope that you had a great party!!!! Where are Sam's sunglasses? He needs them in that sun with his party shirt! What a handsome guy!

  34. Gosh Sam, you look so very pleased with yourself, wearing that shirt in the last photo!
    Toodle pip!

  35. Sam you look so cool pool side.