Friday, June 24, 2011


Woof! Woof!
Hello everybuddy, it's me - the Sweet Hooligan, Goof-ball, Toby - here...
..and it's MY time to write on this blog.

How are you all doing?
Maxmom says she's sorry she hasn't been blogging much lately.
We are having very big 'puter problems.
But hey...we all have them, don't we?

Guess what?
Maxmom took me to my assessment on Tuesday this week, and I am now an official...
drum roll...


The nice trainers at
gave me a special rosette for my efforts and now it's all official:
Smart hey?
What does this all mean?
A Canine Good Citizen?
Maxmom says she's very proud of me, because it means that
I am acquiring more manners and I am becoming socially acceptable...
What? BOL!
I thought I was socially acceptable already.

Oh well...

One of the things, however, that has happened since then, is that Maxmom has found a beautiful new park for us to go and romp in.
Where are we going, Aunt Tam'?
Woof! Woof!
This park is special because...
I am allowed to run freeeeeeee!
Aunt Tam' showed me how it is done...properly!
She looks pretty good for a doggie who is 11years old!

During my 'Annie' Adventure and my CGC training, Maxmom kept me on a leash most of the time, but she says I am well behaved enough now and that she hopes she can trust me.
Of course you can, Maxmom!
Aunt Tam' showed me that there are interesting things UP a tree too.
Geesh, and I didn't know that Maxmom could run too.
What fun!
I got to meet some other lead, BOL!
Luckily this park is very dog-friendly.
I just love my new park!
The park is not very big, but at least it gives me a lovely walk and I am really able to exercise properly.
We get to collect canine friends along the way...:)
Maxmom says she loves watching me's apparently like...
Poetry in Motion!
mmm...please explain.
Yes, I love my new park!
Perhaps, it is indeed a good thing afterall for us doggies to train and pass our
Canine Good Citizen assessments.

I have another surprise tomorrow ...
Maxmom says I have to wake her up very early so that we can leave the house on another adventure...

I will be participating in another dog breed show -
a championship show this time. 
It should be really exciting, but Maxmom says she's not taking me into the ring herself.
She has asked my special buddy, Donovan, to help her with this.
I have to be on my best behaviour too and am really looking forward to seeing Donovan again.  Do you remember Donovan? 
This was him, with me, at my last show, in February this year...
I've grown a bit since then, BOL!

Are you ready for action, Donovan?
Lotsalicks to you all.



Scout and Freyja said...

I always knew that you'd ace your CGC, Toby, no question about it.

Yes, you, and Tammy, look like poetry in motion. There's not quite as pleasurable as watching a dog run 'all out' with a happy grin on its face - make the humans smile, too. Nice to see that Maxmom can do a little jog, too, even if she only has two legs☺

Win, lose or draw at the dogs show, I know you are blue ribbon material and that no other Golden in SA can hold a candle to you, sweetie pie.

Berts Blog said...

Gosh it is good to see you again. Congrats on the CGC. Sometimes I act like such an idiot, that My Vickie says I need to be careful or they will take mine away from me.

They can't do that once you pass....Can They?

Have a great time at the show. You look so good, you are sure to win.

Take care

verobirdie said...

Congratulations for your good citizenship! And your runs seem to be fun :-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your CGC! I is so very proud of you!!!!

That sure looks like a pawsome park to run in!

I guess that Moms just can't count on puters. Our puter is 11 years old and is havin probs too! We sure hope it lasts a bit longer!

Good luck in the Dog Breed Show! I sure hope that you win!

woos, Tessa

sprinkles said...

Congrats on your "good citizenship."

That park looks like fun. I'm sure my boys would love it but I wouldn't trust them to let them run around off the leash.

Good luck in your dog show. I hope you win first place! In everything!!!

rottrover said...

Big congrats, Mr. Toby!! Enjoy your day tomorrow. We can't wait to hear all about it!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Congrats on earning your CGC, Toby - we are not at all surprised - we think you can do anything you set your cute little mind to. Have lots of fun at the dog park, but be sure to come back when Mom calls you. Paws crossed for a good showing at the show.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Two French Bulldogs said...

Congratulations on your award Toby. Glad to see mom let you have some computer time. Maybe she needs to get fired. You could hire Toffee
Benny & Lily

Rob said...

Well done for getting the award Toby, you must be a very good dog. That new park does look like lots of fun, I think my dogs would love to run round there with you.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Great job Toby-you and your mom have done an exceptional job!!! The park looks incredible but then I was mainly looking at you and Tammy.
Have a splendid weekend.
Hugs & pets, Noreen

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We are very glad you passed your good citizen test, but we figured you were a good citizen all this time anyway.

What a great park for you! running off leash must be the best thing ever!

Good luck in your show tomorrow!

The Life of Riley said...

Hi Toby,

Congratulations on your CGC Bronze! Well done. It is great your humans now trust you to return to them when you are off leash - remmeber that this is a great priveldge (and lots of fun!) so always return when they call you. Enzo has yet to learn to come back, so I get to be free-range and the little one is attached to my humans.

Have lots of fun at your dog show today. I know whatever the judges decide that Maxmom will be going home with the best dog there.


How Sam Sees It said...

Good luck at your show! We will be thinking of you!

We like your new park too - all that room to run!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Toby
I love to see the photos of you and Tammy and Maxmom running in the park. It looks like a park where you can be free as the wind!
Congratulations of receiving your Good Citizenship Award! You are just one awsome Golden!
Toby ,, have a fun time at your next adventure,, remember it is all a learning experience,,, you will do perfect, no matter what.

Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations on your CGC, Toby! We knew it would only be a matter of time! You are one smart boy and most handsome too! Have fun running leash-free in your park!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Scooter said...

Hey Toby!
Wow, congrats on your big award! Love that pix in the car...very cute! That is one pawesome day in the dog park!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Valerie Cummings said...

Of course you passed your good canine test!!!! You are TOBY!!!!! You look like you are having so much fun at the park!!! We love parks too where we meet new friends!!! Have fun tomorrow and good luck! We are proud of you and we love you!!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Toby, Congratulations on your award. I always knew you were a good boy. Your new park looks fab too. I hope you went well at your show. Hugs to you. No worries, love Carol.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Toby
That sound like my kind of a park. Great to see you and Tammy running around all free and off lead.
And congratulations on the Bronze award. I bet you got top marks didn't you, but are just too modest to boast!
We'll look forward to hearing about your exploits at the dog show.
Toodle pip!

Curt Rogers said...

Congratulations on the award! It looks like it's much deserved.

What a beautiful park you have to play in. Duncan has been looking forward to going to his favorite park around Denver, where he gets to swim in the river and get a good rub-down with a nice clean towel when he gets home. Very soon!

I look forward to reading more now that those pesky computer gremlins have been handled.

Curt (and Duncan)z

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Way to go Toby on achieving your CGC are such a superstar. Also good luck on your competition tomorrow!! I'm sure you will do great.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Becky Andrews said...

Toby. Congrats. i have your great music from annie in the background as I'm typing. Good work.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We nevr doubted for a single second that yoo'd be a CGC! Congrats! Smoochies.

Mrs. JP said...

Wow, that park looks like lots of fun. Did King Toffee go or stay home and man the fort? I know Toby and Tammy had loads of fun and came home a "happy tired."