Thursday, July 17, 2008

Trip Day One...

O'Reilly, Lakota and I got to enjoy a weekend AWAY!!! It was Wonderful!

We left early last Friday morning (4:30 am) and drove to Northern California, just below San Francisco. We were going to see Sam, O'Reilly's brother, who we fostered until they adopted him last August. We suspect they are littermates but have no proof. (Sam's blog)

They started up right where they left off! I don't know if they really remembered each other, but it sure seemed like it! Rei, her daughter Gabi and I had a blast watching them get reacquainted and play! They are AWESOME folks, love animals, and treated us like royalty. We had such a great weekend!



O'Reilly is on the left, he has more black on his muzzle.


This is Sam's sister Foxy Brown. She was adopted a few months ago from the Oakland shelter where they get a lot of rescued pits. The poor girl was used as a bait dog. She has some physical scars and a bad back leg, but emotionally she's just about as happy and friendly as they come! She's living in the moment and loving her family that spoils her! She's in the best family she could get!



Lakota just doesn't understand those boys!


They're like the energizer bunny... just keep going and going...


and going...

We decided it was time for lunch so we left them going and went to the cheesecake factory for lunch and then walked the downtown area which was delightful. We stopped in Borders to pick up a copy of a book I highly recommend - and they had ONE COPY ... it was meant to be!


It's a great book, you need to click on the pic and order a copy now... i'll wait...

Then we decided to get the dogs to the local dog park so that they could maybe run off some energy and get tired out!

The definitely ran and played...


Here they are checking out the small dog section, wishing they could chase all those little dogs i'm sure


i've always loved how O'Reilly (left) is always the greeter at our dog park... apparently so is Sam (right)... they are SO MUCH ALIKE, not just in appearance.


So much for wearing them out at dog park... well, at least Lakota was tired! Yes, Janay, that is my glass of wine ;-p

But it's Sam that looks drunk with Joy!! He's loving having his brother for a visit.

Coming up next, Carmel by the Sea...

6 comments:

L.Bo Marie said...

:) thanks (re:comment)
lol, I turned the comments off on that one knowing that the two people who I didn't want to hear an opinion from... wouldn't know to switch to a different post.

Amy-and-Fez said...

wow what a great family sam has! his sister doggie is so lucky. it always amazes me how these animals come to us so abused and beaten down, but many easily forgive and become loving companions.

mum of critters said...

yup amy and fez - animals could teach us a lot if we listen...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So that's the Foxy you mentioned. It is amazing how resilient those dogs can be. We're glad she has a good home now! And we agree with your comment about a special place in hell for those dogfighters/abusers.

Glad you had a good time.

PJ said...

There's just so much joy in those photos.

FrecklesandDeb said...

Those are the most fun vacation pictures ever! Those dogs look like they are having a great time (& isn't that what vacations are all about????)