Thursday, December 30, 2010

Where The Red Fern Grows

Monty gives it two paws up!

(Mom recommends the original - just don't forget your kleenex!)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our Christmas

Since this was Monty's first Christmas with us, we made sure to concentrate on making it a good day for him. After all, this is only one of the two days each year the pups will get to shred paper without being in trouble! They need to enjoy it! (The other is their birthday/Gotcha Day.)

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

A Quiet Moment...

Sam and his Mom spend a quiet moment together. Tomorrow is a big day for the boys, and Sam needed some assurance that he has indeed been a good boy all year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chasing Shadows

Monty enjoying the morning sun...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sam's Day at the Office

I decided today that since it would be a quiet day in the office that I would take Sam in with me. I've always wanted to do this, and since most of my fellow workers are on vacation, I thought today would be a good day.

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

Meet Sam's Cousin Cody

Sam here! Sam taking over his blog to do update. Mom busy visiting her Mom in hospital, so Sam has to take matters in his own paws. Sam decided to introduce you to other cousin. Not the "alleged" cat cousin, Frisky, but his other cousin, Cody. Cody lives in Iowa, where it is cold enough to freeze Sam's butt off. Sam definitely not visiting till summer!

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

Too Cool

After over a week of worrying, things are starting to look better for Sam and Monty's Grandma. She has a long road for recovery, but things are definitely starting to look up.

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

Very Late Update

Hello, Everyone! I'm sorry for the lack of activity on our blog lately - Sam and Monty's Grandma is in the hospital, and we've been rather distracted.

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!