Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Monday, September 28, 2009

Rumors of an unopened gift!

This morning, I reminded mom that we should make a visit to Golden Samantha, as we had heard of an unopened gift over there....something about Happy Hearts.....mmmm
And, gosh, it seemed like it had been a long time since we had played together, and that I was long overdue for a toy-squeeker- testing of all the fuzzies in Sammie's toy basket! Off we was great to visit!
With a bit of light nudging, we encouraged Sammie's mom to bring the box out. The box had 'FRAGILE' all over it...and smelled pretty gosh darn good! Go Sammie!
I took a break from squeeker testing to sniff things out....
Breakthrough! Sammie could smell all those delicious aromas....
The box was FILLED with treats galore from Gerri Duquette of HAPPY HEARTS!!!!!!!
What a really nice gift! All shapes and different sniffs.... Let me have a look, Sammie!
I will just open the box a bit more, ok?
Just the right size for Sammie's head!
I kept myself busy and let Sammie investigate....had a few more things to chew, squeek, and snaggle.
Get it! Football squeeker!
But, couldn't help going back over to see more of the box contents. Lovely Happy Hearts!
Yes! Was able to wrangle myself some of the inner wrapping. Love this stuff....shreds nicely....snaggle, snaggle, snaggle.... Wooweeeeeeee!!!! Can you believe what was in there! Lots of animal shapes, and cinnnamon, garlic....mmmmmm smells good!
Below is the nice note from the box that Sammie's mom was reading to us....I decided that it might taste good too! Oh! The most specialist cookie, a heart shape with 'Samantha' on it. That's really sweet!
Ok, well MY mom got involved...and good golly! Mom had to sample EVERY cookie flavor before us!!! And, we were sittin' really nicely (well, I was jumping really nicely too!) But gosh! MOM!
"""Mom's just teasing us....seeing how long we can sit NICELY! Sammie did a much better job at waiting.
"Hey! Sierra Rose! SIT DOWN!"
"""Look at this! What's up - MOM?!....... No lunch again? Gotta eat our yummzers cookies! Your're embarassing me!"""
"""Ok! If I need to come up there and get us our patiently deserved delicious HAPPY HEARTS that you decided are scrumtious to you too....well! Here I come!!!!""" We had a fun time sampling Happy Hearts! What a neat, and delicious gift. Sammie was really pleased, and oh so much more patient than I! Gotta love her sweet face!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Morning walks.....

Most mornings, mom and I make the 5 minute drive to McInnis Park for a walk, jog, and sometimes sprint...(but mom never wears the right shoes to keep up with me). Looking out towards Mt. Tamalpais...this is the path we like to take.
A tidal marsh. Home to egrets, sandpipers, mallards, geese and many others. I'm just watching...lots of movement. This county has a diverse fall migratory bird population, and this area is quite popular for bird walks.
Midway bench. Las Gallinas waterway behind me...the bench looked quite enviting.
Might as well just get a taste and sharpen my snagglers, while we are here.....
Mom quickly cut that activity, just sniffed the bench.....'ah, bench..I'll be back!'

We watched this lovely egret fly....those magnificent wings.

And, a pair of mallards swimming along.

Back past the tidal marsh.....

Tough to see, but there are lots of birds feeding here.

Taking a sniff...

Back we went.....

See you next time McInnis!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Weekend at the Art Bark Fest & Lake Tahoe

Let's play mom! Get this harness off me!

Still got the harness on mom! But, LOVE my new skarf.

Saturday morning in Lake Tahoe

Quiet on the lake

Lots of rocks to check out...pretty colors too

I'll just hang out here on this carpet, ok?

Mom! Let me play! I don't need you holding on ALL THE TIME....

Finally! Dad came along and let me GO play! Yipee.

Much more fun in the waves!

Got a good workout in Lake Tahoe!

What!? No doggies at this beautiful area, Sand Harbor. Darn!

Mom and I spent Saturday afternoon at the Squaw Valley Art Bark Fest with Golden Samantha and her mom and dad. We had a really fun time!!!

Keeping an eye on Sammie, while she goes far out there to retrieve her Kong. Go Sammie!!!

Lots of nice doggies and people at the Art Bark!

Sniff, sniff, sniff....
Sammie and I .... sitting patiently. And, sideways, for some reason!

More snacks? Wine? Hugs?

Just chillin' out!

Squaw Valley Resort has lots of great outdoor lounge areas.

Dad missed the fest on Saturday...on a long bike, we went back late Sunday to catch the tail end. Another good time!

Rock doggies! And, some sweet goldens. (They liked my skarf!)

THANKS for a fun weekend dad!