Saturday, November 1, 2014

AZGRC's Gotcha Day 2014

Those of you who have followed the blog for sometime will know that one of our favorite events to go to each year is AZGRC's Annual Gotcha Day.  We were well pleased to see that today would be cool and breezy - the perfect weather to spend outside playing games with the pups and visiting with friends.
Mr Monty happy to be out and about!

Harlow, of course, was excited to go out and greet her adoring public friends.

I iz ready to meet da people, Momma!
It didn't take long for her to get the attention she so loves!
Holding court with her fellow people...
...and a meet and greet with Leilani...
Harlow gets to be our social butterfly since Monty is reactive around dogs.  We had to keep him a little separate from the others, but I think he enjoyed himself hanging out with Dad and keeping an eye out for any birds that may want to make it ashore.
Harlow, Dad and Monty
We also played a few games with the pups.  No photos, unfortunately, but the pups both had a lot of fun!  Harlow played musical chairs/paws and Monty played the ball toss.  Unfortunately, Momma wasn't quick enough to help Harlow place in her game, but Monty did very well in the ball toss - well enough to earn 2nd place with a grand total of 9 balls tossed and caught!
Monty is a champion!
Harlow also got to visit with her friends Higgins, Emma and Sadie (no pictures!) and CJ and Simon.  Harlow always gets a little nutty around Simon and Higgins for some reason. We were also very surprised to meet some wonderful folks who read our blog. 
We were trying to get them to all face the same way for a photo...
We waited until we got home to take photos of Monty with his 2nd place ribbon.
I iz proud of my ribbon.
He also got a gift bag full of toys.
Thank you, AZGRC!
On a side note, I won a raffle prize!  Woot!
Chock full of relaxing spa items!
Of course, in true Princess form...
Dis for me, right Momma?
We all had so much fun today, and both pups are very happy with all the goodies they get to share.  Thank you, AZGRC!
Thank you!


  1. The flowers/bows on Harlow's ears are adorable!

  2. Sounds like a great day for everyone. Congratulations to Monty. Our Ellie was an excellent ball catcher but poor Lucy jumps and opens her mouth the instant the ball leaves our hands. She has never caught ONE ball, even by accident! Love the photographs of handsome Monty and the princess.

  3. So glad we got to see you all today! CJ and Simon are flattered to be included in your world famous blog....even if they weren't polite enough to turn around for the picture.

  4. No wonder you love going to that event. It had just everything! Fantastic day out.

  5. It sure looks like a fun day for all. Congrats to Monty - great win. Harlow, you are such a sweet girl, no surprise that everyone loves you:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning


    And then some!

    KhonGRats fur such a GReat khatch of a day!

    PeeEssWoo: Mom just read the post highlights to Auntie Di as we read this!

  7. Looked like you all had a swell time. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Looks like a fun filled day for everyone and then toys !!!
    Doesn't get any better!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. What a fun day! And you're all winners ☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  10. That really looks like a fun day out! And great prizes too!


  11. Harlow, you look so sweet with your flowery headgear. Glad you all had such a good day.

  12. Going to have to get a golden pup to join in.
    Aw, such good fun. Well done Monty. :-) x

  13. Haha adoring public sounds about right! Enjoy your goodies!

  14. Had to grin at the comment above mine about "American Women." Obviously this guy hasn't met the likes of you or me, and had enough Harlow's in his life! :-) I'm glad you all had a fun day, and Monty did too, and a raffle prize at the end of it, it can't get any better!! What a great day!!!

    1. Gotta love those spammers! Through them I've learned who my real father is, where to buy the best cheap sunglasses, the list goes on. Off to hit the delete button! :)

  15. You look beautiful in your bows! Looks like a great time!

  16. Congratulations Monty! Look at your bright sweet eyes, you're just as special as your pretty sister.

  17. Way to go, Monty!!!!! It must be tough being the brother of a princess so I'm very happy for you. Harlow is cute, as always!

  18. Looks like you all had fun with your pals! Congrats on the prize and the swag bag!

    Wyatt and Stanzie