Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gotcha Day!

Today we took the boys to AZGRC's 2010 Gotcha Day. Let me tell you, it almost didn't happen. The boys were so excited they got themselves in a lot of trouble before we ever left the house!

The event was held at Vista Del Camino Park in Scottsdale. This is a beautiful park with nice shade trees, grassy areas to sit and play, and a very tempting duck pond!

One of the best things about Gotcha Day is seeing all the Golden Retrievers! Nearly all of these are rescues, and every single one is happy and well loved.

Just look how happy they are!

As usual, they had games to play too! We got there a little too late to play musical chairs, but I did try the ball toss with Monty. We managed 2 catches in 60 seconds. Let's just say we didn't win, but we had a lot of fun!

I'm not sure, but I think Monty might need glasses. His hand-ball-mouth coordination is a little off.

After that, Mom wandered off for refreshments. Dad call this the triple fanny shot.

Coming back with sodas...

While we were resting, we watched some of the other dogs. We thought this one looked rather dignified...

...and this one was really enjoying himself!

We also tried Bobbing for Hot dogs again. We didn't get any pictures, but Sam managed to do it in 11.99 seconds. Monty wouldn't even put his head in the water. Sam didn't seem upset by this - he got to eat Monty's hot dog!

Monty and Sam got lots of attention. Monty got some loving - which he adored!

...and Sam was quite happy begging for brats and barbecue!

Gotcha Day never lasts long, and soon we were heading home! The boys had a wonderful time, and so did we!


  1. What a great "gotcha" celebration! Both Sam and Monty looked like that had a stupendous time :)

    Can't believe Monty let Sam have his hot dog! Sam you're one very lucky dog :)

    Waggin at ya,

  2. What a great time you had!
    They bobbed for hotdogs at our Planet Airedale last week and we wouldn't put our snooters beneath the water either, Monty!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. This looks like everyone had such a great time!! It's wonderful to see all the smiling faces of those 2 and four legged--Add me to that list!!! :-D

  4. We love going to our reunion, too! It's so much fun seeing all the other Greyhounds there!


  5. That looks like so much fun!!!! Hotdogs...yummy!!! Sam you are lucky to get Monty's hotdog!! I don't like water either though so if I was there, you would have gotten mine too!!!! It looks nice and warm's cold here!!!! Have a wonderful weekend! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  6. A great day for all - we would have eaten all the hot dogs. Sam and Monty look so very happy and handsome.

    Now you didn't tell us what they did to get in trouble - we thought that would have been fun to hear:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  7. Hot dogs, yummy! Looks like a great day!

    Your pal, Pip

  8. We liked the triple fanny shot ;-)

    Since I've been to Siberian events, I know how khool it is to see so many of your kind!

    Thanks fur sharing!

    PeeEssWoo: But RUTROH on the almost not getting to go...

  9. Love love love this!!!! What a great event with super fun games :) No duckie pond diving?
    But, yay for hot dog bobbing!!!!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  10. Wow, it looks really nice there. A lot of Goldens...

    Looks like you guys had a great time. :)

  11. Sure it was a pawesome day!
    The Gotcha Day is a great celebration, right?
    Kisses and hugs

  12. I hope your wife gave you a good slap for that triple fanny shot! BOL Looks like everyone had a great time. Great pictures.

  13. What a great celebration with lots of friends - and yummy hot dogs !
    Love from Bella and Ollie.

  14. The celebration looked great, but you left out the details of what trouble you got into. Us juvenile delinquents want to know.

  15. Hi Sam!

    We came over to visit and say hello. We have never been to a reunion. That looks like a ton of fun :) You have a great blog and we will come back to find out what your next adventure is!

    Emma Rose

  16. Hallo SAM!

    We are so jealous of the wonderful weather you are having. We haven't had t-shirt weather since sometime in AUGUST!!!!! Now the Russians claim we are going to have the coldest winter in 1000 years :-((( You certainly must have had a lovely day. Hope you have a nice week!


  17. That looked like a whole lot of fun!!!

    Elyse and Riley

  18. Awww.. this is so much fun! Glad you boys had a good day out with mommy and daddy.

    We have this in our country too.. we call it the Dogathon.. and loads of different dogs to sniff on that day.

    woofs & licks,

  19. Oh wow, all those goldens! Take me with you next time! :)