Thursday, December 11, 2008

Theda and Sam meet the Caps

As you know, Sam likes to play hockey and last night, we received some tickets for the Bruins-Caps game. First, the Caps won. Then we went down to the locker room to meet Mike Green and Sergei Federov. Sam and I both had our pictures taken with them and Mike even signed my CCI vest. We were supposed to meet Ovechkin but he was having treatment, so we met Federov instead. I have to say these Caps players are very nice. I wonder if I can learn to play hockey like them - and Sam :). Thanks to Randy and the Cool Cats and the Caps for giving me and Sam this opportunity.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sam goes horseback riding

Sam loves to ride horses and this weekend he took part in the TRAV horseshow in Lexington VA. He came in second in the show ring where he showed off his horsemanship skills and first in his class in the pole bending class. It was great fun - and I love those horses too.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

CAST for kids fishing

Today, Sam and his dad - and of course me- went to a wonderful day of fishing put together by Ken, Sarah, and a wondeful orgnaization called CAST for kids at one of the state parks in VA. We had a wonderful time - and I especially enjoyed going on the boat with Captain Charlie. Sam caught three fish. Charlie was a little nervous of me as he explained he was a former U.S. Postal worker who had not had the best experiences with dogs. But Sam's dad told him I was a CCI dog and he was impressed with how calm I was. Charlie is a relly great fisherman and he helped Sam get the most from the ay. Thanks to all for such a wonderful day. See you next year.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

A swim party

Sam's dad took me to the old town swim party. Lots of fun in the water - except I split open my front paw and ended up at the vet with a bandage. But I am much better now.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Long Car journey

It was a long ride to and from South Carolina and Georgia - but I had plenty of room :)
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Three Dog Bakery

One of my favorite places to visit was the Three Dog Bakery where I was treated to a couple of special treats by Sam and his dad. I love this bakery - full of wonderfully, healthy dog treats. Not sure what Lisa my dog trainer would say of this place - but I liked it anyway :).

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Charelston Trip

We just went on my first family vacation where we visited South Carolina. It was a long journey. I loved walking with Sam and his family around the streets. Lots of fun things to do.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

My doggie Pals

There are many great dogs where I live - but my favorite dogs to play with are Barnaby - a wonderful labradoodle and Ellie who looks just like me. We see each other early in the morning and some days I go on a playdate to their backyard to run and play. I tire Barnaby out. It's great fun.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008


On Friday evening, Sam's dad took me to a memorial celebration for Dave - one of CCI's most incredible puppy raisers. Sam was going to come too but he was a little tired so I went with Sam's dad.

We saw Jan - Dave's wife - and Eric his son as well as many wonderful puppy raisers and other graduate teams. It was a nice celebration and it was good to meet so many wonderful people who help make CCI the family that it is.

Best of all, I got to see L.A. from the N.E. center. Boy, when I saw L.A., I sat up and was on my BEST responsive behavior. It was great to see you L.A. - and I think it was so nice you came all the way from N.Y. for the memorial service. CCI is indeed a family and I think your coming down showed how much the puppy raisers mean to CCI.

I only wish I had met Dave more often. He seemed like such a great person and I think there are many of us CCI dogs who owe him and Jan a big warm thank you for all they have done for us.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Alexandria Birthday Party

I had a lot of fun this weekend. We went to the river front for Alexandria's birthday party and met lots of interesting people. Check out the pictures of Sam and his sister and of me enjoying the evening sunset. We left before the 1812 overture and the fireworks though as Sam's dad did not want me to be scared as I do not like fireworks. Hope everyone had a good weekend.

We did hear though that one of the great CCI puppy raisers (Dave) passed away on Friday after a long illness. I went with Sam and his Dad to see Dave and Jan a few weeks ago and I had a blast running around with lots of

dogs at their house in VA. Dave was one of the best and he and Jan have done so much for CCI over the years. Without PR's like Jan and Dave there would be no CCI dogs so I know I speak on behalf of all CCI grads that we send our love and thoughts to Jan at this difficult time. Dave - we will all miss you.
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Friday, July 11, 2008

Screech and me

I went to the Nationals game on Thursday and though the game result was not so good, Screech came up to see Sam and me during the game. Sam loves Screech the mascot as you can see in the picture on the left. At first, I was scared of Screech (truth be told, I thought he was dinner !!), but now I can see why he is the best mascot. I even posed for a picture with him and earlier on I even got to catch a soft baseball from Clint who does many of the fan competitions. I love going to Nats games with Sam and everyone in the stadium makes Sam and me feel welcome. Let's go Nats.
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Some great photos from July 4

Here are some more photos from Delray on July 4 courtesy of one of the best photographers in Alexandria - Louise Kraft. Visit her site at for more details on Louise - I love these photos of me and Sam
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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Bath time

Sam and his family gave me a bath this afternoon. Sam and I had a blast in the play pool and then they gave me a nice shampoo so I smell nice and clean. It was lots of fun. I especially like trying to drink the water from the hose :).
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July 4

I have had a VERY busy weekend. First, Sam and I walked in the Autism Speaks 1 mile walk on July 4. It was a lot of fun and lots of people stopped by to say hi. Then we went to a July 4 celebration in Delray - but we missed the best dogs parade. I am sure I would have won. We also went for lots of long walks in the neighborhood and I was wearing my new U.S.A. scarf which Sam's dad bought for me from Emma and Co. How patriotic was I.?

Hope you all had a great July 4.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

End of Season Hockey Party

Sunday was the end of season party for Sam's hockey team - we also had a cool birthday cake to help celebrate Sam's birthday. Sam liked his birthday cake. But Sam's dad would not give me any :(

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