Saturday, January 21, 2012

Special Olympics Tennis Fun Day

 Sam had a very important day today - we joined our friends at AZGRC to participate in the Special Olympics Tennis Fun Day held at Troon Country Club.  This gave us all a chance to share our Golden's with a wonderful group of athletes.
Getting ready for the big event...

Plenty of kids - our dogs all received lots of attention!

Sam ready to start asking for donations to support his favorite rescue!

He was really loving all the attention he was getting!

(It was hard to get photos of Sam interacting with the kids.  When the kids wanted to interact with him, I had to make sure to talk and interact too!  No time for pictures.  He was so well behaved and kind with them.  He performed tricks for them and played fetch.  I was so proud of our little guy!)

Sam wasn't the only pup asking for donations!
The Golden's offered support to whoever needed it.  We didn't go out on the tennis courts, but we were available to anyone who wanted a little puppy love...
...and all were willing to be a little silly!  Here is one boy who enjoys being rumpled!  I wonder if he is related to our Monty?
"Don't stop petting me please!"
Sam made all kinds of new friends!
...and like every little boy, wanted his picture taken with the fire truck.
We weren't the only dog group there - the Arizona Canine Musical Freestylers entertained the crowd with their awesome dance moves!
This big guy even got in on the dance moves!  He was quite stylish!
This poodle was super graceful....
...and of course, more Golden's!  They danced to "I Like to Move It".  (Think Madagascar...)
Stepping out...
They invited the crowd to dance with them, and even Sam and I joined in!  I'm hoping nobody took photos - Sam is an awesome dancer, but I am definitely not!  (...and if there are photos - could someone send them to me, please?)

The event kept the dogs pretty busy - this is Casey (I hope I remembered the name right!) - he is almost 12 and is such a kind old boy!

Sam had an awesome day - we can't wait to help out AZGRC again!


  1. Sam (and Christine), you guys are THE BEST for helping out AZGRC!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

  2. What a GREAT day you had!

  3. Looks like it was lots of fun. Lucky Sam, to get to do that.

    Tucker and Daisy

  4. Oh wow, that looks superfun! I love dancing!

    Elsie x

  5. What a great day! Sure looks like a lot of fun was had by all!

  6. This event looks like so much fun!!! How I would have loved to come along and enjoyed the fun too!!!

  7. Harley,Marley and meJanuary 21, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Wow Wow Wow. I heard the day was so much fun. I am bummed I did not get to come. And yes you did get Casey's name right. Loved the pictures. Thanks for sharing the pictures and more importantly for sharing Sam. Rumor had it he would be a terrific therapy dog.

  8. Pawsome Day in The GReat Blast Furnace State!

    Thanks fur sharing this special event!


  9. A Great GOLDEN day was had by all!

  10. The look on your face clearly showed you had tons of fun.

  11. What an awesome day you had, Sam!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  12. Oh, does that look like FUN!!! Meeting all those other pups and people and stuff - and for a great cause!!! Way to go!
    Play bows,

  13. Wow!
    It is pawesome to have lots of fun for a good cause, right?
    Glad you enjoyed it!
    Good job!
    Kisses and hugs

  14. Oh wow..what a fabulous day you had Sam!
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  15. Sam what a fab day you had and well done with all your support. No wonder all the kids loved you. You are so gentle and kind. We would loved to have seen the dancing dogs and their peeps. Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  16. Sam you are so special! You certainly had a busy day. You worked hard for such a great cause. Kudos to you!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  17. Uff ! I think that is for young dogs like you. I would have been exhausted in ten minutes. And chased any available cats. (were there any?)

  18. Oh Sam, you are really something. I'm sure you just loved getting your picture by the firetruck, any boy would! It's so loving and kind of you to help out. Sam, you are a blessing.

  19. Sam we are so proud of you! What an awesome job for a great cause...and to offer moral support to all those Special and your mom are so wonderful!

  20. Sooooo awesome! You look exceptionally handsome in your purple cape Sam!

  21. Ohhhhh...that looks like a super fun day! Especially the petting part. I luvs pettings...cuz, uh, you makes the two-leggers so happy. You sure did do a good job making lots of two leggers happy!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  22. What a great day that was. Awesome job Sam (and everyone)!

  23. WOW! That looks like SO much fun :-) What a good ambassadog you are, Sam! WOOFS!

    -Katie, Nugg & Osc

  24. Way to go Sam. You're quite a trooper!

  25. sweet Monty and Sam just to let you know that our sweet furiend the Bleu went to the bridge last night ...

  26. Sure looks like everyone had a wonderful day!!! Love all of the pics!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  27. hello sam its dennis the vizsla dog hay it luks like yoo had a grate time their dooing wurk for a gud kawz wel dun!!! ok bye

  28. Woof! Woof! What a FUN and great event. Lots of Happy DOGS. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  29. Sam! You look great in purple! Mom never lets me get dressed up! And I hear you got to dance! Dancing is one of my favorite things to do, especially right before we go out the door.
    And that is a great picture of you with the fire truck! Did you get to nibble on the tires?
    Have a great day!

  30. Hello, new here but just wanted to say this looks like it was a great and fun day. And Sam is so cute all dressed up like that!