BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
(click to see movie trailer)

Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Monday, November 30, 2009

I'm Juz Sayin'

Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.

~Josh Billings

Happy Trails,

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday is for Family

Rita and Daddy
Christmas, 1976
Savannah, GA

Rita was my best friend in high school and my first college roommate. Rita passed away November 30, 2008. Like most of my friends, she loved my father as if he were her own. I miss Rita and Daddy very much.

I realize many of you are missing loved ones during the holidays. I hope your happy memories bring you comfort.

Happy Trails,

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Doublemint Twins

Double your pleasure,
Double your fun.
Two yellow Labs are better than one!!!

(unless it's Jack!!)

Happy Trails,

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sassy Says

Friendship is the only cement that
will ever hold the world together.
~Woodrow Wilson

Following along with the Friendship theme, we received this cool award from our furiends at Rocky Creek Scotties.

Here are the rules:

1. Publish it on your blog, referring to the furiend
who passed it on to you.
2. Share five things you like to do.
3. Pass it along to keep the circle growing.

Five things Zack, Sassy and Buddy like to do:

1. Travel in the RV with Mom and Dad
2. Chase tennis balls
3. Swim in a lake, river, ocean, creek or mud puddle.
4. Chew Nylabones
5. Chase squirrels

We pass the award on to:

1. Jack
4. Madi
5. Giz

May the Circle Be Unbroken

Happy Trails,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This isn't just a turkey,
As anyone can see,
I made it with my paw,
Which is a part of me.
It comes with lots of love,
Especially to say,
I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Happy Trails,

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gumbie- Yukon Quest Poster Dog

Remember Gumbie, Warren and Kate Palfrey's sled dog who didn't particularly like to run, was adopted by Doug, and is now living the "Good Life" in Oklahoma?

Well, you'll never believe who was selected as the 2010 Yukon Quest Poster Dog! You guessed it, Good Old Gumbie. His handsome face will appear on posters, patches, pins, etc. while he relaxes by the pool in Oklahoma with his new fur-ever family.

Lilly, Max and Gumbie

From Tugline, the YQ newsletter:

When Kate and Warren Palfrey saw this photo of Gumbie, taken by photographerJohn Gaedeke, they predicted this lovely dog would win us over with his noble posture and handsome face. And they were right! Gumbie is the inspiration for our 2010 Yukon Quest merchandise design, a project currently in the works with the help of volunteer artist Amber Walker.

But it was more than Gumbie’s fine features that eventually landed him title of 2010 Yukon Quest "Pin and Patch Dog". According to Kate, Gumbie is an "absolute love junkie". He loves to give big hugs by wrapping his paws around his human-friends and squeezing tight!

Gumbie is also an accomplished Yukon Quest veteran, finishing 9th alongside Warren Palfrey’s team in February of 2009. After running a number of races with Warren in the Northwest Territories, this was the 5-year-old sled dog’s first Yukon Quest.
Seen here beneath the Finish Line of the 2009 Yukon Quest, Gumbie looks right at home, sitting in one of his favourite poses. We’re honoured to have Gumbie as the Yukon Quest’s 2010 Poster Dog.

Back to blog homepage: http://kit-dogdaze.blogspot.com/

Happy Trails,

Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm Juz Sayin'

Life's a Beach!

Happy Trails,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday is for Family

(The Holidays are always difficult, since she passed away 8 years ago.)

Happy Trails,

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Hubby

Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.

~Robert Browning



Happy Trails,

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sassy Says

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Trails,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

How Pumpkin Pie is Really Made

(Thx, Liz)

On a more serious note; if you live in Vermont, have a loving heart and are looking for a fur-ever companion, please check out Mia.

Happy Trails,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Co-Pilot

Have you seen this bumper sticker?

It's true...

We need to work on Zack's map skills.
I think we shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque.

Happy Trails,

Monday, November 16, 2009

Guess Where We're Sleeping Tonight

We're in Toomsuba, MS and will be home by sunset...
We've had a wonderful trip, but are ready to get back to the North Ga. mountains.

We were looking forward to the Leonids Meteor shower tonight, but the forecast is calling for rain. If it's clear in your area, check it out!!!!

Homeward Bound,

Happy Trails,

Friday, November 13, 2009

Apache Creek Valley, NM

We took a detour and spent a couple of days in the area Hubby goes star-gazing.
The Apache Creek Valley is beautiful this time of year with yellow cottonwoods lining the creek. We had our last campfire and cookout of the trip while listening to bugling elks.

This has been a wonderful trip, but we are anxious to get home!

Happy Trails,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Olympic Torch Mushes On

The symbol of the Olympic games continues to travel across northern Canada.

The Olympic torch relay got under way bright and early last Wednesday morning in Old Crow, Yukon.
The Olympic flame rode into town in style on a dog-sled. Martha Benjamin was the final torch-bearer in Old Crow. She used to be a member of the town's cross county ski team. After arriving via the dog sled, Benjamin lit the Olympic cauldron at the community celebration in old crow.

The torch is on a 106-day journey across Canada on the way to Vancouver, the host city for the 2010 winter games.

Happy Trails,

Monday, November 9, 2009

Shake Your Groove Thing

Thanks for sharing Chelle...

Happy Trails,

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cooper, A Lucky Dog

Hubby met Cooper and his mom our first morning at Tillicum Beach. Cooper and his paw-rents live one block off of the beach. He and his mom walk in the campground every day. And as if that's not lucky enough,
Cooper is also a rescued pup, which makes him doubly lucky.

Until next year....take care Cooper and Cooper's Mom!

We're in Kingman, AZ this evening...It's looks like we left a gale in Oregon and are headed for Hurricane Ida in the Gulf.
Happy Trails,

Friday, November 6, 2009

Saying Goodbye to Oregon

Sassy and Me
Tillicum Beach Sunset

It was difficult leaving Oregon, as always. Fortunately, we left before a huge storm hit the coast. (Surf's Up, Dude!)

We drove down the Redwood Highway (Hwy 101) and through Napa Valley-beautiful! I always feel so small and insignificant in the presence of those giant trees. After being on deserted beaches for a month we're having trouble adjusting to the traffic and multitudes of crazy drivers.

The vacation is over and we're in the "GOING HOME" mode, driving long days and staying in commercial campgrounds-not fun for the dogs. Only good thing about commercial campgrounds is wifi access.

I must say, I'm looking forward to getting home and preparing for the holidays. We have a very dear friend coming to spend Thanksgiving with us. I am also looking forward to being able to catch up with all my blogging buddies!

I'd hoped this break from blogging, (my intervention), would cure my "Blog-aholic-ism." But here I am, blogging away instead of enjoying the lovely California sunset.

Happy Trails,