Saturday, October 13, 2012

In which we finally do something exciting...

Exciting news - our boys did not get a bath for nothing!  We packed up the car, the boys, and their leashes and took them to the cool pines of northern Arizona.
I hope you don't mind a lot of pictures!
We decided to make it a little easier on ourselves and rent a cabin, which I think Monty appreciated - he isn't fond of roughing it.   
I'm not talking to you...
It was nice to get out of the heat and dust of the valley and see something green for a change!
Dad and his boys
...and wet!
You are seeing correctly - that is Sam in WATER!
He really seemed to like the creek:
Splash, splash, splash...
We even found a little dog park where we could let Monty run off leash!  This was a rare treat for our boy.
I is a wolf....

The brothers....
Playing catch...
This is great!
...and of course, there had to be a photo-bomb somewhere in all the photos.
Monty, you've got something stuck to your head...
Even Sam enjoyed the dog park!
I'm loving this!
 The boys enjoyed resting in our cabin in the evening.
Especially Sam, who takes begging seriously:
Don't try this at home - I'm an expert...
We spent a lot of time on the front porch listening to the wind in the trees.
It blows my butt furs something fierce too!
We had a little restaurant nearby where we could get dinner: 
We want fries with our hamburgers, Mom!

We got lot of hiking in:
...but it didn't matter where we went - it was all gorgeous!
The path to the dog park.
We took time to enjoy the scenery!
At the See Canyon Trail Head
We had two very happy boys!
...and a very happy family!
If you look closely you can see Monty between us!


  1. That looks wonderful! Looks like your whole pack had lots of fun!

    your pal,

  2. I love all your pics, but that last one is fantastic! What a wonderful place - and a nice way to beat the heat! Glad you had a great time!

  3. What a totally amazing trip! I envy you. It looks like everybody had a blast!


  4. What a wonderful trip!!! I think I am a little jealous. Isn't it great to get out with the whole pack. And thos eare some serious begging eyes. I am off to practice your perfect begging look.

  5. What a fantastic holiday. That place is so beautiful and has lots to investigate. No wonder the family is so happy and rested.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. Oh, that looks SO wonderful!!! What a great adventure. We're so happy you got to have such a wonderful get-away!
    I think my favorite pix are the last one -- and the photo bomb! Ha roo roo roo!
    Play bows,

  7. What a fun trip! Love the little cabin, and how awesome that dogs are allowed to stay too.

  8. What fun! I don't understand why you needed a bath though.

  9. A perfect trip! We love the outdoors. Seeing this post makes us miss our Rosie and we are sure another Golden is in our future.

  10. Oh what a wonderful trip for all of you. One of My Vickies favorite searches was in the mountains far above Flagstaff. It was so incredible.

    Staying in the cabin is a perfect way to do it. That sleeping in a sleeping bag on the ground can be a little rough on her bones these days.

    Thanks for sharing


  11. We can tell just from the tone of your words how much you enjoyed this trip. How fun for the boys!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. Awesome adventure. It all looks like so much fun. Glad you had a good time. I have to agree with Monty cabins are much better than ruffing it. I needs my couch :)


  13. Oh, I loved this post. What great fun for the dogs to get to be dogs and hike in the woods and walk in the creek. So glad everyone had a good time. I'm with Monty...cabins are much better.

  14. what an awesome adventure!

    Stop on by for a visit

  15. Woof! Woof! How FUN! Of course we had a sneak peek on FB. Oh SAM you know exactly how to beg. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  16. What a great break for you and the dogs. Looks a really lovely place. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  17. What a fun adventure! We love the last picture best!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  18. Looks like our kind of vacation too. Glad everyone had such a good time.

    I love the picture of Sam on Monty's head, it reminds me of Johnny Knoxville's character in Men in Black II. :-)

  19. How great that you got to get away to a cool cabin with the boys! I really looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. I love Monty's "wold" impression. heehee! There's nothing better than a cool breeze blowing through your butt fur! :)

  20. Hi Sam and Monty.... WOW that is a super BEAUTIFUL place. It has a bit of somethingy fur EVERYBUDDY!!!

  21. Hi Sam,

    you mentioned a facebook flier for Angel? We are not on facebook, if you have a way of spreading word, you are welcome to use any info to make a flier. I would be so grateful. Thank you,
    24 Paws of Love

  22. P.S. Anything I can do to help, please email me.

    Thank you,
    24 Paws of Love

  23. We facebooked for Angel as well and tweeted and popped around Blogville. Paws so crossed.

  24. hello sam and monty its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that luks like a reely grate trip!!! tucker sez the log kabin reminds him of the howse he and trixie livd in owt in the woods bak in the mithical land of noo york but i think maynly he is wundring if their is enny beef jerky left!!! ha ha ok bye

  25. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time! All those trees to sniff - must have been heaven. :)

  26. How lucky! I wish my humans could take me to a place with such a cute cabin. It seems you guys had a nice adventure and those pictures are lovely.

  27. Hurray for wilderness adventures! :D What a super getaway y'all had! I would luv to smell the forest. Maybe one day we can take a big trip to one :)

    Waggin at ya,

  28. A cabin in the woods do be the bestest place to be! What fun time you all had there.

  29. Wow - what cabin is that? That looks pretty nice! I bet Blueberry would love it - I keep promising to rent a cabin up there so she can see some snow this winter!

  30. Wow that looks like an awesome trip. A cabin acepting dogs, fresh water, enclosed park, cafe near by, so many things to sniff-lucky boys!

  31. Wow that looks like an awesome trip. A cabin acepting dogs, fresh water, enclosed park, cafe near by, so many things to sniff-lucky boys!

  32. Hi Sam and Monty,

    So wonderful to be out hiking! I'm missing my time in TX where I get to run around the huge dog parks and travel around with my daddy and mummy.