Sunday Sam

February 24th, 2013

Well another week gone by in a flash!  It’s going to be March in no time and that means spring and I can’t wait to see all this snow gone.  I can’t complain this week because for us it’s been pretty nice weather or what we consider nice anyway.  What has everyone been up to this weekend?  I tackled my laundry and got the bed changed.  I have lots of reading to catch up on so that’s what my focus has been – or would be if I didn’t get distracted so easily.  Lol.

What’s everyone reading?  I’m finishing up Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent for review tomorrow.  I’m enjoying it – it’s a book with a unique twist kind of – well something different anyway and I’ll tell you about that tomorrow.  Also up for reading is Sapphire Sun by Suzi Davis as well as a guest post this week and finally The Girl’s Guide to Love and Supper Clubs by Dana Bate which is coming up for review on Saturday.  So as you can see a busy reading week so I’d better quit getting distracted right!

Poor little Sammy had his shots this past week and I had to leave him at the vets for the day because last year he had a bad reaction.  It broke my heart to leave him there and it was just a horrible day without him in the house.  I know I have bad memories of leaving Buddy there and I’m not sure if that will ever go away so that I can separate the two and not cry my eyes out.  Anyhow he didn’t have a reaction this year thankfully but this will probably be something we have to do every year just in case.  Yesterday though he didn’t seem to feel himself so we’ll see how he is today – hopefully much better.  I do have a few photos for you so enjoy your Sammy fix…


 Awwww, this is all I felt like doing after my shots.  I scratched myself up a pillow and went to sleep…



By Saturday though I was feeling much more like myself and thought I’d try climbing this snowbank to get to the lady walking down the street.  It didn’t work so well though…



I know I’m the cutest ever with my big furry coat but I’ve heard talk of a haircut coming soon.  Yikes!  I’ll have to find somewhere good to hide…



 Maybe I’ll just hang out under this table and stay there!  Just maybe if I’m lucky she won’t find me…


That’s all for this week folks.  I hope you’re all having a great weekend and that your week ahead is a good one!

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Sunday Sam

February 17th, 2013

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you’re all having a good weekend – what have you all been up to?  Not to much happening here other than the usual boring stuff.  I can’t seem to completely shake off this flu this winter so I haven’t been feeling all that well again.  Spring sure can’t come soon enough for me.  At least the weather has been warmer although it’s supposed to cool off for a few days again but with March around the corner it doesn’t seem so bad anymore.

As for reading this week I’ll have a review up of The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin tomorrow.  Wow, what a fantastic book – it’s my favorite of hers so far and it’ll be a favorite this year.  I’ll also have a review of Ruta Sepetys newest Out of the Easy up at the end of the week.  It’s very different from her first book but also very good.  I’ve been so lucky lately with all of the books I’ve been reading. Of course I don’t generally pick anything that I don’t think I’ll like so I guess that helps.  LOL.  Speaking of books – look at what I got this week…



Oh yeah, Beth Hoffman’s newest novel releasing May 28 called Looking For Me!  I am so excited to read this one.  Of course my review won’t be posting until close to the release date but I did tell Beth that her book may be the earliest ever that I’ve had a review ready to go because I just don’t think I can wait until May to read it.  Anyhow, isn’t it pretty how she wrapped it up in pink paper with a bow – I love it!

So what has the Sammy Bear been up to this week?  Not much really.  He was really pretty lazy all week as you’ll see in the pictures and video I have for you this week.  He has to go to the vet on Tuesday for his check up and to see what we’re going to do about his shots since he got sick last year.  I’m leaning towards leaving him at the vet’s for most of the day and just maybe they’ll let me stay with him if I beg enough.  Enjoy…


 Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh – one of my most favorite places to sleep – in the sun!


 More sun!  I love to sit here.  My most favorite thing to do is sit right here in front of this door and bark at absolutely everything and everybody I see especially those other dogs who dare to use my sidewalk and walk in front of my house!



Another favorite place to sleep.  Mommy simply can’t understand how I can be comfortable with my head up on this hard table but I am.  I love it under here!  It’s also a great table to hide under when mention of baths or brushing happens to hit my ears…


Last but not least is this video of Sam I took.  It’s about a minute long so not too bad.  I wish I had turned the volume down on the tv though as he was making some cute noises but I couldn’t really make them out over the tv.  This is what he does when he wants my attention or to go outside – he’s just too cute!



Well that’s it for this week.  I hope you all have a good day and a great week!  Happy reading!

Sunday Sam

February 3rd, 2013

river valley

The River Valley covered in snow.  There’s some beautiful walkways and such and it’s a wonderful place to take a walk when it’s not too cold.


Happy Sunday everyone!  What are all of you up to this weekend?  Well this should come as no surprise but it’s snowing here again. Yup, more snow.  I can’t believe it already – this is the worst winter we’ve had in years and I’ve had enough.  Not that Mother Nature cares that I’ve had enough but I can still voice my frustration.  It has thankfully warmed up though – at one point last week we were at forty below with our windchill.  That’s already dangerous weather as you can’t even step outside if everything isn’t covered up so I’m glad that passed through.  Anyhow as usual Sam is loving the snow as you’ll see in a picture below.  I’ve got to remember to take a video with my phone when we go walking and he’s dragging his head and body through all the snowbanks for next week.  It’s hilarious.

As for reading I’m savoring Temple of a Thousand Faces by John Shors (be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven’t already).  I am loving it.  It’s a chunkster so it’s one of those perfect books that you can really sink into and enjoy for a while.  I’m also reading Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell and it’s really good as well.  One is a paper copy which I can only read in the daytime and one is a digital for nighttime reading.  The joys of getting older when you can’t see paper copies at night anymore.  lol.  So those reviews will be up at the end of the week and the beginning of the week will be devoted to a few book spotlights and giveaways so I hope you’ll pop in and check them all out.

Now on to Sam.  I got a few pictures of him although it’s like pulling teeth sometimes.  I beg him to turn around and he adamantly ignores me.  I got a few more under the covers because I can’t resist them – they are so cute.  Enjoy…


Sam and the shovels

 Sometimes I like to do naughties up against these things but mommy gets a little excited when I do.  There shouldn’t be so many of them standing there tempting a puppy like me since they look a little like trees if you want my opinion.  Sometimes I like to chase them when one of my humans is pushing them along the sidewalk – that’s pretty fun too!


climbing snowbank

 This is my favorite snowbank.  I come from my walk and hop right up on it.  Mommy says I’m going to roll myself right off the other side onto that sidewalk but I don’t think so…


sam peeking

 I’m really tired but she insists on pointing that iPod of hers at me whenever I bury myself under my favorite blankie.  Oh well it must make her happy because she does a whole bunch of oooooooooohs and aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahs when I do it so I guess it’s ok.


sam in bed

 Ok, enough mommy.  It’s sleepy time for me.  I know I’m cute but I want to sleep already.  I love everyone on your blog too but two pictures is enough when it’s bedtime for puppies.


sam sticking out tongue

 I didn’t want my picture taken and nor did I want to have the hair trimming that mommy had every intention of giving me.  What do I care if I can’t see out of my eyeballs anymore.  I know where my food is and my treats – that’s good enough for me so I stuck my tongue out at her.  She laughed – that wasn’t quite the effect I was looking for.


gorgeous sam

 Bye everyone.  Have a good week.  Mommy and I send hugs to all of our bloggy buddies.


Isn’t he the sweetest!  I just love him so much and he’s such a cuddle bunny.  I’m very blessed to have him in my life.  I hope you all have a great Sunday with family, friends, or just relaxing and reading a good book which is exactly what I’m going to do.

Sunday Sam

January 27th, 2013

Happy Sunday everyone!  I think that will be the new title to my Sunday posts.  I may have to tie Sam down to get pictures but I’ll give it my best shot.  Things have been quiet over the last few weeks because I’ve been sick.  I haven’t been able to shake this awful flu bug that’s gripping our city.  I think a lot has to do with the horrible winter we’re having weather wise.  It just keeps snowing and snowing and it’s pretty cold out most days.  It’s getting a little depressing already with all the snow and we have a few more months to go yet.

On the reading front I haven’t been doing a lot.  Things will pick up this week with a few reviews.  I have The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan up for review tomorrow and later in the week I have The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society up for review.  There will be a few giveaways too so be sure to stop by and check them out.  Starting in February things will be picking up a bit more.  I’ll see if I can manage to get some of my blogging mojo back or not.

In the meantime Sam will keep me happy and hopefully you guys too with a few pictures.


sam pose

Ok Mommy.  Enough is enough.  I want to play!  NOW!


Mommy, what the badoodles is this???  Why is it singing to me?  Mommy, I’m really not at all sure I like this.  (Mommy bought Sammy a Christmas card that sang.  He growled at it. LOL)

sammy pose

Did you know if I pose really pretty and stay when she says stay that she gives me a treat!  Yes, a treat!  Who knew.  I think I may have to try and milk that a bit more – I do love my treats!


I love all these blankies mommy has on the bed for me.  I especially like to crawl under the ivory one and then stick my little nose out. Mommy laughs and laughs and I do like to hear her laugh.  Can you even find me in there?  I try really hard to be invisible.

Hope you all enjoyed Sammy this week.  He is a sweetheart!  Have a good week everyone – if you stop in today let me know what you’ve been up to and what you’re reading. I always love to hear what everyone else is reading.


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