Sunday, January 27, 2013

In which we meet friends!

Sam and I had quite the adventure today!  We were just settling down for another fun-filled day of fighting floof and laundry, when we got a message from our friends Miche and Bill of The Adventures of Sammie and Avalon.  They are passing through Arizona and due to some issues with their travel trailer are spending an extra day or two here.  Sam and I thought this would be a great opportunity to meet some of our great blogging/Facebook friends and immediately hopped in the truck and headed south.
I hope they like me!
Sammie and Avalon were wonderful!  We took them out in the desert and let them have some off leash time....
The fuzzy butts are off and exploring!
Avalon is a champion hole digger and she gave all the dogs plenty of things to keep busy with.
Dig dig dig dig dig dig dig....
Even Sam was intrigued by the holes!
I had no idea this was down here!
Samantha and Sam enjoyed snootering through the fresh dirt.
What did you find in this hole?
These roots are quite tasty!
The excavating continued....
Hmmm...  I better shore up this hole....
Sam tired himself out....
I'm gonna need a nap....
...and so did Avalon!
Just claiming this whole dirt pile as mine!
Sammie took time to remind us she needed some attention...
A little to the right, please!
We managed to get the pups to pose together for a photo.  From left to right:  Avalon, Samantha, and Sam
We represent the Golden Retriever color palette, from light to dark red.
Avalon decided she had enough of posing for pictures - she was off for another round of hole digging!
Samantha:  Pups.... Sam:  Yup.  I've got one too!  You will meet him on your way back...
We had a wonderful afternoon and once again marveled at how many wonderful friends we made through blogging.  Thank you Samantha, Avalon, Miche and Bill!
I had a wonderful day!
...and yes, we left Monty out again.  We are working on being able to take him and Sam in the truck together.  There is less room than the car, so longer trips are a little tricky.  Stay tuned for further adventures! 


  1. What fun! Oh I wish I could have been there to get my Golden fix. ;)

  2. Woof! Woof! Oh My! Lots of Golden FUN. We read on their FB that they are on the road again. How FUN to meet them. We hope to meet them too. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. That looks like awesome fun! We found the instructive photo of the Golden Retriever palette to be most informative.

    Sam and Pippen

  4. Well that looks like a TON of fun fun fun. How cool to meet blogging friends. You sure showed them a great time.

  5. I love meeting blogging friends! Looks like you all had a great time - sorry Monty! :)

  6. That is so cool. I wish I could have been there to make a fivesome out of it. What a great thing to meet up with a bloggy friend in person.

    I am glad you had a great time.


  7. Laundry can always wait! We'd love to meet some blogging friends AND have so much freedom...that's just icing on the cake.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  8. What a wonderful suprise for you guy's..Sod the laundry..BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. Great fun and nice to meet pals. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. There is no better way to spend a day then with friends. Looks like a great place to dig and run!

  11. That looks like SO much fun! I'm really glad you got to meet them!

  12. Great photos of what looks to have been a great adventure! Especially love that trio of color! :-)

  13. What a pawsome adventure you had! Always wonderful to meet your blogging buddies. And to have the day diggin' together was extra special. Hope they pass your way again in the near future.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  14. Awwwwww, too fun!! I love all those Goldens together! You're right, you had the whole color pallette there. Glad you got to meet some blog pals!

    Elyse and Riley

  15. How neat to get to meet in person! Everyone looks so pretty together. They dug some great holes.

  16. I was worried when Monty wasn't there! :) sounds like you had fun meeting your friends in real life!

  17. That might be the first time I've seen the GR colour palette. Very cool. Poor Monty to have missed out on such a great day! X

  18. Looks like loads of fun - spending times with friends and digging - bliss:-)

  19. My Jimmy would have loved all that hole digging!

  20. How awesome that you got to meet Sammie and Avalon, guys, and it looks like you had a great time! We love meeting fellow bloggers. It's the best!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  21. OMG this is awesome! If I would have been in the area, seeing this golden fun would have warmed my heart! So awesome. Look at their smiles!!!!

  22. How fun that you got to meet and play with other blogging friends! looks like you all had a blast!

  23. Isn't it great to meet blog friends in the fur? It was so cool of you to show them such fun in the desert.

  24. Oh Sam, I am so jealous of all the fun you had! You look like one very happy pup!

  25. (Not sure if my previous comment went through, so sorry if I duplicated!) I'm also going to meet some bloggie friends when I go visit my mom in March. What fun!

  26. That is SO COOL! We just love Sammie and Avalon! We're so glad you got to meet up with them. The hole-digging looks like a blast!
    Play bows,

  27. I agree with Parsely... It would be a wonderful Golden fix to play with you!! How fabulous to meet Blogger friends. I hope Monty didnt feel too left out when he smelled Sam and knew he'd been out partying!!


  28. Sounds like fun, meeting other bloggers and their pets. Question, do you have snakes there? Do you worry about the dogs getting bit?

  29. Hello there i'm Milo!!
    It looks like you had a FANTASTIC day!!
    Love Milo :)

  30. Wow that was so much fun! So glad you got to meet with Sammie and Avalon! Monty, sorry you didn't get to go.


  31. It must have been wonderful to meet Samantha and Avalon!!!! Wow! It looks like you had a blast. I'm jealous!

  32. Oh so fun!!! You Golden's have the prettiest faces of all the dogs in the world!!! You are wonderful dogs!! So happy for you!!

  33. That looks like too much fun. All that dirt and so little time to dig.

  34. What a super fun day!!! Good to meet furiends!!!