Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday Thoughts - Monty Edition

“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.” Louis Sabin

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bathday, again...

The boys had a bath on Sunday before I left. Sam, of course, has been working on some new tricks to avoid taking the dreaded bath.

His first new trick is his patented "Chameleon" maneuver. Here he is attempting to make himself blend into the couch. It almost worked - I told him next time try not to wear a leash.

Not to be discouraged, he moved right into the "Hide Behind the Pillow" maneuver.

This might have worked, except Monty decided to help give Sam a bath.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

What's this?

Hey, Monty! Come here!

What is this place, Sam?

I don't know, but there's an awful lot of space!

Yeah, I bet you could fit a lot of stuff in here.

Hey, Sam! I know what this place is!

What is it, Monty?

This is the new blog for the Arizona Golden Retriever Connection!

You're right, Monty! Hi, everyone - Arizona Golden Retriever Connection has a new blog! Click here to check it out and add them as friends! We hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Play time with Monty

Our boy Monty is quite a rough-housing pup. There is nothing he likes more than a little "rumpling"* with Mom. It doesn't matter what the game is, Monty is ready to give it his all!

Tennis balls are some of his favorite toys, right up there with anything with squeakers, soda bottles, and sun light.

I just stole this from Sam!

Tug-of-war is also one of his favorites. We are very mindful of his teeth (we don't want to pull them out!), but he does like to wrestle for his toys. We just found these road-kill squirrels in Wal-Mart. No stuffing and with squeakers on each end.

My squirrel!

Monty has also learned that making "eyes" sometimes wins him the toy!

She always falls for this face!

...and where is Sam during play time? Having a rather relaxing snooze!

*rumpling (v) - the act of getting on the ground, making as much noise as possible, and tickling every spot that makes a pup wriggle around like crazy. May involve mock chewing, paws in inappropriate spots, and zoomies.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday Thoughts - Monty Edition

"I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that."
W. Dayton Wedgefarth

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mom's leaving again...

Well, this week I'll be working at both Tumacacori National Historical Park and Saguaro National Park. The boys have both begun to suspect something.

What? Your leaving again?

Don't you love us?

Monty especially seems to be taking it hard...

I promise to be good! Please don't leave!

I think he's going to need a hug...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday Thoughts - Sam Edition

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." - Unknown

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

From the archives....

Since I'm away from home and travelling this week, I thought you might enjoy a picture from the archives.

This photo is from August 2009 - Sam enjoying one of his many hats! He takes his job as unnofficial Park Ranger very seriously!

Hope you all are having a great week!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Something's afoot!

Sam here. Sam and Monty doing some super sleuthing. Something going on. Sam not like it.

The black box is being filled with Mom's clothes. Last time this happened. Mom went away. Travelling for work, she said.


Sam also give you update on Monty's jail time. The crime was most serious. Monty tried to mug a biker. Mom thinks he was after his shiny earings. Thank goodness biker Dad's friend.

Monty had to go to court. Here he is outside court. He is thinking he will get off easy-peasy. Sam like word easy-peasy. Sam adores peas.

...but he was very contrite in front of the judge.

It'll never happen again, you honor, I promise.

Monty has community service to do. Then he free and clear. Here he is entertaining kids.

Monty promises to behave, but he not allowed within 20 feet of bikers, per Mom and Dad.

In the mean time, Sam spend time near the great Milk-Bone tower. This most scenic, peaceful place in house. ...and tasty.

Mom says she will still post this week. Just in case, here is pictures of Monty and Sam. Don't forget us!



Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday Thoughts - Sam Edition

“My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dogs eyes.”