A Dog's Life.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

{Warning: This post is 100% Sammy-centric. So, if dogs aren't your thing, you may want to skip this one.}

As you may know, my little guy turned one last month and this mama wanted to make sure we celebrated this milestone properly. Yes, that meant a trip to the doggie spa (which makes me feel better than saying I took him to the groomer - even though he loved it - on his birthday), plenty of presents, a visit to Three Dog Bakery to pick out his own pup-friendly cake and even a little party in honor of his big day.

And this past weekend, we packed up the car, put Samson in the backseat and headed to my favorite state, California, for time with family and trips to the beach. This was the little boy's first beach experience and we honestly weren't sure what to expect. You see, Samson - like many cocker spaniels - is afraid of most everything. Leaves, wind, plastic bags, you name it. And don't even get me started on skateboards. Oh, and then there was that time Jenner put a piece of pasta in his bowl and he ran terrified onto my lap. Yep, that's our boy. Also, much to my disappointment, Sammy doesn't love the water. His dad once put him in the pool and, I swear, he refused to look at him the rest of the day.

Luckily, however, Samson loved the ocean. His pure delight at chasing other dogs up and down the beach and in and out of the waves brought me more joy than I can even say.

With Samson by my side, days like these are nothing short of perfection.


  1. so adorable :)
    happy birthday samson!

  2. omg such cute photos ;) Happy Birthday to the little guy.