Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!


Did I scare you?

We hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Hey, Sam!  Did you notice Mom didn't put a mask on me?
Yes, Monty - It's because you are our favorite little MONster already!

(That and he always seems to disappear when a photo shoot involves him having to wear something! - Mom :D

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sam's Birthday Party

We celebrated Sam's birthday last night with a home made cake, dog treats, and a present for Sam!  We had a little help from our friends for this party.  We got the recipe for the cakes from Finn, and the recipe for the dog treats from Helios!

I added a little plain, low-fat yogurt as icing!

Sam and Monty couldn't wait to try a bit of the cake.  

Gimme some cake!
Yeah, me too!
Of course, both boys had to sit...

...and  then the boys had permission to dig in!

Sam had his done in record time!

Yummm....  That was good!
 Monty needed a little help!

This is tasty!
After the cake, it was time for toys!

Sam was very happy with his new tennis balls!
You gonna open those, Sam?

 ...and so was Monty!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sam!

Our beautiful boy turns 9 today!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Monty, Super Genius!

Monty the Genius

We are continuing to take Monty to agility on Wednesday evenings, although we aren't meeting with the success we are hoping to have.  Monty will do okay on some things, but absolutely will refuse to try other things.  So far, we haven't found a treat or toy that will motivate Monty.  He has turned his nose up to cheese, hot dogs and even meatballs!  The past Wednesday, the instructors declared that it must be because Monty is a genius!  They believe we haven't hit on things that interest him yet, and are boring him with the basics!

Having said this, Monty has been looking at all his options, just in case he decided not to pursue a career in agility.  We've been getting all kinds of catalogs in the mail for him - MIT, Harvard, Yale... 

Hmmmm...  Where should I go?

I'm hoping Monty choses Harvard - that's my Alma Mater!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


The weather here in Arizona is finally turning nice, and we decided to have fun this weekend!  We joined our blogging friends, Brenda and Eugene, from Brenda's Arizona and headed over to McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park to enjoy Railfair 2011!

Since it has been a while since he has had an adventure, I took Sam along.  Monty stayed at home with Aaron - after seeing some of the train displays, I think it might have been the better decision.  Monty has been known to be a little, ummm... destructive..., in his happy-puppy-go-lucky kind of way!

Sam's excited to go!
The park is beautiful.  There is a carousel, several engines and cars on display, a museum, and a building housing train layouts from four separate clubs!  There is also a narrow gauge train that takes you for rides around the park.

Sam was a little startled at first to meet Sophie - she is a very happy and exuberant pup!  After the first few minutes though, they were good friends and willing to explore the park together.

Sam, Me, Brenda and Sophie!

Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed in the museum and on the train, so we had to take turns to look at some of the displays - it worked out well though!

Eugene, Sam and Sophie - waiting for the girls!

I'd like to be able to create a model train layout one day.  Some of the detail we saw was just amazing!


Miles of scenery...

I really love these tiny sheep.  If you look at the top left of the green area, you will see a tiny speck - that's the sheep dog!

This tiny guy is making sure the trains are running smoothly!

I did manage to take Sam into this little museum.  He was getting so much attention that he wanted it from everyone, including this guy...

Maybe he reminds Sam of Dad?

Of course, he was also getting a little tired.  Sam has never liked sitting on hard surfaces, so when he gets a chance he sits in my lap!

I'm not heavy, am I Mom?

We had a great day and look forward to meeting Sophie, Brenda and Eugene for more adventures!