Saturday, March 2, 2013

A blog update and a new Secretary needed....

 Sam here...
Photo of me, just if you forgot what me look like...
Sam taking over his blog.  Again.  Is my blog after all...

Sam seriously considering firing his secretary.  Again.  She not updating my blog like she should.  Something about taxes and being tired and site visits to parks.  Which me and brother Monty have not been able to go to.  Sam keeping notes of this. 

Yes, we have been lagging behind in blogging.  ...and we have stories to share with you and updates that need to be put together.  Let's start with Monty's big day!

What was Monty's big day?  A walk at Tempe Town Lake with our friends from AZGRC!  We also had some friends join us - Samantha and Avalon came up to walk with us.  Thank you, Miche and Bill, for making the drive!

To be honest, we weren't sure if Monty would be joining us for his day.  He had trouble waking up!

Five more minutes, Mom?
Of course, when you get this many Golden's together you know this has to be the happiest place on earth!
Samanth and Avalon are in the front, and yes - we had a few guests with us! 

Are you ready?  Here we go! 
Heading out - thank you Miche for letting me use some of your photos! 
It was a beautiful day to walk by the lake.  We weren't the only ones out enjoying the day!
I wonder if Monty would like one of these?
I think Avalon wanted to swim with them!
Monty had a little accident....
Okay, I'm just kidding - he is demonstrating his weird way of walking in grass.  Partly to get his Halti leader off and partly because he likes grass.  Which, by the way, we don't have in our back yard anymore because of this...  He'd walk the whole way like this if I'd let him.
It was great to see our friends again!
Sam and Avalon wrestling.
CJ in pink and Simon in blue...
...and a few new friends...
...and yes, we were having a party!
Big smiles!
Some of the dogs even got to wet their toes in the lake!
Walk and water?  These Golden's were happy!
 I'm also very proud of Monty!  He can be a bit silly around other dogs, but he behaved himself well!
Monty and me!
We had such a wonderful day!  We can't wait for the next "Cruise the Valley" event with AZGRC!

What a wonderful group of pups and people!


  1. Wow...looks like a great time was had by all.

    PeeS...If you find a new secretary, please ask if she has a furiend. I think I need a new secretary too.


  2. Well that looks like a super great time. So much Golden Fun! Glad to see ya all again.

  3. Tell your Mom I know exactly how she feels--I think if I weren't the cook in this house, I think our crew WOULD have fired me!!! I'm glad you're finding time to have some fun though, that always makes up for it!!

    Enjoy your Saturday!!

  4. What a great time you all had. Yikes you mentioned the Halti! NOOOOOO! I used to have one but likewise kept trying to rub it off. Peeps gave up. She now has long arms. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Sorry to hear about the workers slacking off Sam! Make sure you tell your secretary to enter you in the TWO contests we have going on right now! One is for Mom, One is for You!

  6. Seems like a lot of us anipals are having staff momz was AWOL for a week but we woofed about it and I've got her back on track now..Looks like a fun pawty...was it mardi paws?

  7. Hi Sam and Monty!! Secretary??? What's that?!? We'd LOVE to walk with a pack of goldens - or at least Bart would - They are his favorite breed to play with!

    Nice to see you! Have a fun weekend!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  8. Don't be too hard on your secretary, Sam. It's a tough job.

    Thank you for sharing your blog to tell us about Monty's big day.

  9. Sam, good secretaries are hard to find! I feel your pain. Still, I think you might want to keep the one you've got and hire an assistant.

    Monty, your big day out looks like tons of fun! I'm glad you woke up in time to go out and enjoy your big day! It's good to see Sammie and Avalon, too!


  10. Looks like you guys had a good time! We know all about slacking secretaries - we are LUCKY if Mom posts once a week. Something a "work" and "having to make dinner" and (can you get this excuse?!?) "taking you on walkies". Really. Our Mom needs to get her priorities straight. We have yet to go to a funballs dog party.


    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  11. Wowza that looks like one fantastic day!!
    Love Milo :)

  12. Looks such a great time AND brilliant weather...lucky you. Love all the photos especially the final Group lovely to see you all together like that.

  13. That was a fantastic day out! Love the Grass Walking.

    We understand the secretary bit, it's so hard to get good help.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  14. I've been wondering where you got to. Taxes will sap the energy out of anyone.

    Love that Monty walks like that! Georgia does it sometimes too, but not all the way LOL. Itchy cheeks. Looks like Spring has arrived in your part of the world. All that sunshine. Sure could do with some here x

  15. How fun how fun!!! I know exactly where you were because I went to ASU. I can't remember if I shared that with you once or 8 million times or what not. How beautiful to see it again. What a wonderful time you guys must have had! Sometimes the secretaries need some time off, mine took off for like 3 months. IMPOSSIBLE PEEPS.

  16. Ohhhh, guys, don't feel lonesome, we got that same problem here, Moms soooooo busy at wotk because of tax time and Dad's job has him working like 87 hours a week, so we need a new typest also!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

  17. If you want a job done right, Sam, you just have to do it yourself!

  18. Monty and my sister walk the same way. Never seen anyone else do that till now. As long as your having fun that's all that matters.

  19. We love that picture of you having a hard time waking up, Monty!
    What a great time you had with Sammie and Avalon!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  20. Looks like a great day indeed!
    It's difficult keeping up with the blog at times and it seems we've been busier than ever in January and February. I'm sure when the summer heat sets in we'll have more inside time to blog.

  21. Sure looks like a lot of fun. I need to find a new secretary as well.

  22. Great post! Don't get rid of your secretary just yet.

  23. All those obedient GOLDENS in one spot -

    Too much fur this Siberian -


  24. Woof! Woof! That's was sure FUN. good we r friends with your mom in FB ... she blogs from there. You guys have a great weekend and stay cool. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  25. Hi Y'all!

    Looks like a fun day was had by ALL!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  26. Looks like a great outing with all those Goldens...
    Tell your mom to post since I gave up FB for Lent and can't see what you are up to there. Need our Sam and MOnty fix!! :)

  27. hello sam its dennis the vizsla dog hay that luks like a gud time at the golden retriever meetup!!! and yore mama has a hat wot is almost as big as dadas hat wot he hides frum the sun underneeth!!! perhaps they are both vampires or sumthing!!! ok bye

  28. OH so many goldens in one post. My Vicke's heart was so happy.

    Glad you found my new site, but it seems that it didn't solve the problem. We are still ending up in some bloggers spam.

    Oh welll......


  29. What a great day you have sam, you look so happy on your training today! :D
    Dog Supplies

  30. Wowzers, does that look like a blast!
    PLay bows,

  31. What a funtastic day Sam, I would consider putting an ad in pawpapew for new staff..BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  32. I'm glad Monty woke up sufficiently enough to participate. Perhaps you might try clicker training your secretary, I've heard they're quick learners. :-)

  33. I sympathize with you Sam, I need a new secretary too:) That looks like it was a GReat meet up.

  34. Hi guys,

    What a party, you must had a lot of fun !!
    All the sun at your place, we are so jealous !!

    Woos of love.

    Echo & Link

  35. Have you offered your secretary more money? That might do the trick! ;)

  36. Sam, yeu are the hamsummest ob the hamsum... the blogger whee all asbire teu be!!

    Lord knows I know... It iss juss hard teu get good staff.

    Wif lubbs from Little Reufus

  37. Such a great day!!! So wonderful to see the beautiful faces!!! Golden's have the prettiest faces of all the dogs!!