Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Digs For Good!

Yes, we've had to move permanently groowlll, but will leave this blog up for our own reference! So glad Mom could figure out something! (Note from Mom: Sammie does not know that Mama's going to NY for a week beginning Monday, so there's even less chance of filling out the new bloggie -but Dad's on vacay all next week, so Sammie's got company! Yay!) Excuse me? What did Mom sneak in there? I love you all and practically repeated this post in my comments on the new page. If I can get Mom to post one more thing today, that would be cool - we'll see! I love you all and again, my new digs are at
Hugz and Licks,
Sammie xo

Saturday, February 21, 2009

New Address

Hi Pals!
I hope you can read this. Ma has started anew and here's the place where Sam can be found! We'll build from here!
xo Licks,

Friday, February 20, 2009

Something has Happened!

Something has happened to this site and I will be barking again soon here! Woof and Hugsz xoxoxo Sammie

A Mini-Vacay!

Mom and Dad loaded me in the car with the grandpeeps late on Tuesday in a driving rain. After a couple of hours, the rain turned into white things coming down. Then, about three long hours later, I got to sleep with Mom and Dad on their bed!!! In the morning, the sun shone brightly and I got to go out. Guess what? It was coooollddd and there was fluffy powdery clouds covering the ground! Did I ever have a great time in this yummy thing called snow. I got to gallop in it, search for squirrels and hunt for gophers. I got to play with the grandpeeps, Mom and Dad, who attached weird webbed things on their feet. And, there were other doggies. Sometimes pine branches dumped their loads on my head - Woof! I had a pawsome, pawsome time and did not want to go back in that car and go home!

Happy Weekend and xo Samantha with love and hugsz.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


I'm running as fast as I can to tell you that I'm going on a trip! A shorty - just for Tuesday and Wednesday, but I am so excited! When I get back, I'll tell you all about it! WoofHoo!!!! And I also just want to say how great I think you bloggers are out there - what a show you all put on - with the contests and awards! Me and my peeps are always excited by what's happening out there. And YOUR peeps ain't bad either - three woofs go out to them all!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Honest Blog!

Thanks to Abbey and Bosley of for awarding me this really nice "Honest Weblog" prize! Here are the rules to follow:

"When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog”. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on!

Ten honest things about me:

1. I'm a rescue girl doggie.
2. I had a really bad case of kidney disease when I met my forever family.
3. If my peeps leave a bathroom wastebasket unguarded when they are gone, I'll take everything out, if there's something in there, and chew it up. (they rarely forget anymore, tho)
4. I get peas and carrots with my kibble - yum!
5. I heard my mom refer to this one really bad habit of mine as "copraphagia."
6. I bark a lot - loudly and in an obnoxiously ear-piercing yelp I've been practicing - at strangers - at the park, at my home, from the car. It's a very effective noise that I've worked on for a long time now. It keeps the weirdos away from my peeps.
7. I really try hard at obedience, but in all HONESTY, it's the treats I'm after.
8. I'm only allowed on one couch in the house, but in the mornings, I will jump on my peeps' bed to say good morning.
9. I eat the foul, furry thing's food whenever I can possibly get it.
10. I don't have a dog door, so I like to play a little game. When I want some attention, I ask to go out. When I spy mom or dad (through the glass doors), sit down comfortably to read or work, I immediately squeek to come in again. I never ask to come in unless they are occupied with something unimportant.
Okay! Time to pass this on to some of my friends!
Sugar and...
The Sibes at Chronicle of Woos: Phantom, Dakota and Thunder

Happy Wednesday!

Love and Licks,

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Park Discoveries - Mud Puddle Sam - Again!

Has it EVER been a busy day! First, Mom and Dad actually took me to a fun match again! Exhausting! For being such a good girl, I was rewarded with visits to two of my fave parks this afternoon! At Marinwood, I got to chase my kong over the fence, which I really love to do, although I'd never do it on command for obedience heehee! Then guess what? I found another mud puddle. A huge one - all before my peeps could get me out of it! Then, because there's a creek by the path, I guess they decided I could bathe off all the mud in the stream when we crossed it! I just lay down in the cool mud and hung out. I tried to get a couple of other dogs that came by to join me, but their folks tsked tsked the idea. Bummer.

Finally, I chased the kong some more near the squirrel hide-out on the way back to the car. Little did I know, as we drove away, that my peeps were about to take me to McInnis to hang out with my pals there! What a happy day for me! There's Olivia and Wesley and me getting treats from my dad - yum! Hope you all had a good weekend. We left just as the sky dropped a bunch of big drops. So glad we're finally getting some rain - I adore wet anything.

Hugs and Slobbery Kisses,


Thursday, February 5, 2009


We have another member of the family. I haven't exposed her identity because I'm not real nice to her. Then again, she's not real nice to me. I try and try to play with her, but she is not a dog. When I first found my forever family, I thought she was a dog who dug playing. But she is not a dog and she really doesn't understand my ideals in the art of play. But lately, I've been encouraged! She has started to get the idea that I don't want to hurt her; that I just want to play. So sometimes now, she checks me out when she comes in at the end of the day and I just let her hang out without bugging her. Only tonight, she taunted me. See the evidence, above. Her name is Ozzie. You'll probably be seeing more of her.
Love and Slobbers,

P.S. She exhausts me.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Humpday!

A quickie post to say good morning. My great pal, Honey has started a new blog and I hope you check in to say hi to my cool friend! And a couple of pictures from summer past - even though we really need rain so badly, I still dream of beaches and hillsides!
Slobzeremous licks and drool,


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cow Palace...

Well, I can't believe this, but I had a really good time at the Cow Palace fun match! Unfortunately, my dad couldn't take too many pictures because I kept trying to run to him at compromising times. Then he went MIA. That was the only problem! Otherwise, I did my novice routine just great! Then I did my sits and downs and only me and another doggie did it nice and cleanly for the whole time. Mom is so proud of me and I got a LOT of treats and goodies after! I'm stuffed and need a walk now, so Mom and Daddy are going to take me for a hike. They aren't watching the super bowl (or most of it) this year. Good luck to the team you are rooting for! Have a great Sunday!

Hugs and Licks,


P.S. I am the 2nd in from the right - staring at my dad. The 1st dog on the left is Terra's housemate, Shanti! She did perfect too!

Saturday, January 31, 2009


Hi Folks! I'm taking a rest from this busy day swimming in the bay at Blackie's Pasture, one of my fave places to go with my dad. I'm resting because tomorrow morning, my peeps are taking me to the Cow Palace (what's that?) for a huge, but fun-show obedience workshop. I know I need to nap a bit, because my brain gets fried when I have to do those heeling patterns and my mom's still such a rookie! We'll take some pix tomorrow and let you know how it goes. Meanwhile, I'm watching the Eukanuba dog show and just cheered for the golden that came in second in sporting dogs - awesome! Happy Saturday doggies and cats and all!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Another Post! (So Soon?)

Hi and Happy Monday! For me, Mondays mean obedience. Here are some pictures of me doing what my mom's tried to teach me (with the help of Barbara, the teacher who I have a crush on) for the past year and a half! Can you believe it's taken me so long to get ready to go for my CD? Well, to make up for it, I passed my Canine Good Citizenship test after 3 months, so I don't feel too awfully bad. My mom had to learn as much (I think MORE!) than me! I'm so smart! Here are a couple of photos. I have a fun match on Sunday at the Cow Palace and then the shows will be for real (suck in breath!).

See you all later! Now I get to eat, finally! Yumso!

Big Loves and Licks,


PS - My mom can't figure out why there's so much blank space at the end of this heeheehaahaa! She's totally confounded and confused. Boy, I sure know how THAT feels!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

From Dear Friends Sugar and Thor!

My mom is exceedingly late in thanking Thor and Sugar for the Friend Blog Award and also another Lemonade award! I'm so very grateful and very honored to be pals with Sugar and Thor and so many more buddies I've made through Dogs with Blogs. You are all wonderful and I wish I could meet you for real and take you on a playdate to some of my fave places to play! For now, I'm going to high five many of you who are and have been my friends for a while now. Thanks for everything you do and have your peeps write to make us all so informed. Your shares make us laugh and also cry. We love dogs that blog!

Here's the Friend Bloggy Award Scoop: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
There are so many of you doggies who I dig, but here are a few DWBs that I don't know - who I'd like to get to know more about!
Check out these great blogs and wonderful new friends! And thanks so much again to Thor and Sugar for these lovely, wonderful awards. I love you all!
With Kisses and Slobbery Licks,

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Mom made a quickie "Obamicon" of me. She only had time for a fastie post today, but tomorrow is another story! Here's my Obamicon.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Comments - Woof!

One of my Favorite Swim Holes!
Woof to all you wonderful dogs who have not only left comments, but also a couple of you who have given me an award. I have pestered my Mom to thank you all, but she's been very busy. My peeps have a new granddaughter (like that matters to ME!), so, they say, we can't get out a proper blog until the weekend - groan, errgghhhh! So we will connect this weekend - until then doggie friends, have a great Friday! Love and Licks, xo Sammie

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day at the Spa... Hi all! My mompeep's been sick, so it's been a few days, but I needed a bath real bad - no, not a bath - a day at the Spa! My pal, Kelsey was there too and we had a lovely laid-back afternoon at the doggie spa, getting groomed and all. I'll be sleeping great tonight after my (I hope) gourmet spa meal. My non-high-tech mompeep hopes the link works and I certainly do too! Happy weekend pups!
Hugs, Drools, Licks and Love

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fun and Games With My Friend, Terra!

Hey there! Here I am (far side) with my friend, Terra, and with my Mompeep. Terra really wants my kong bad arrrfffffgrrr!

On the way to the water hole, Terra spied a squirrel and freaked out! Yikes! So did I, but Dadpeep didn't get a picture of me, of course! We kept on fetching the kongs our peeps threw at us and we were FAST! Peeps couldn't keep up with us! When I get MY kong, I put my nose under the water and then played with it a little, just-you know - to make sure it was DEAD! I shook it a bit and then returned it to my mom or dad to throw it again (for me, of course - not for Terra, although she gets it sometimes - hah hah hah - pant).

We raced to grab those kongs and let me tell you - the pebbles are slippery and hurt our feet, but it was sure fun! Even more fun than the mud puddle I found at McInnis! I love Marinwood and I also love playing with Terra!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mud Puddle Sam

I've taken a little vacay and discovered a new trick. Happy New Year to you all, by the way. I've discovered a cool new trick for 2009. I bet Mom and Dad are really proud of me for thinking this one up. After chasing after my kong and other dogs at McInnis Park yesterday, Mom, as always, said, "Okay - go get water!" So I started off towards the water pump, where there's a bucketfull of cold, clean water, but this mud puddle caught my eye. I brought my kong, splashed around in this tiny "pond," and then laid down in its cool muddiness - ummmmmm. Mom looked horrified and then laughed and laughed. A friend caught me in a bad picture with her cell phone and sent it off to Mom. Here it is! Thanks a heap, Rory! I guess you all know where Mom took me next. Yup. Pet Express' dog wash, where I got the royal spa treatment - grooming and all. I hope it rains again soon at McInnis. Very cool discovery I think I made, if I do say so myself! Next time, I'll get pictures of my bath routine. Love you all - woof, woof!
Kisses and Licks,