Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mystery Solved, Sort Of

So as you know yesterday my MOM took me to work with her instead of taking me to Doggie Day Care.  She said someone wanted to talk to me.  No matter how hard I begged she would not tell me who.  I started to get worried.  There has been a missing cat in the neighborhood.  But I swear I know nothing about that, really I don’t.
As the day went on I got more anxious.  Then MOM took me outside, for a little “romp” she said.  With my uneasy state it felt like a “last” walk. 
This is me standing on a hill on the back of the 10 acres of the church.  I’m trin’ to see if I can make a break for it and pleading with MOM to tell me what is about to happen.
Then we went back into the church and I waited and waited.
I find some comfort that my friends said they would have my back.  Bert said he would provide me with an alibi and Nellie from Cat from Hell said she would vouch for me and my character. 
Then a man came in with a camera bigger than Bert’s Vickie’s and started taking my picture.  He took pictures from the side and front, sitting, standing and laying down.  What is all this for?  Will these be mug shots or a part of a photo lineup?  Should MOM hire a lawyer?  Am I about to be sent to the doghouse?  Then he left and said someone would be coming to question me!
It was more than I could take.  Moments later a lady in a trench coat came in with a pen and pad in hand.  MOM shook her hand and offered her a seat.  This is it; it’s the doghouse for me.
She asked all kinds of questions from the time my MOM rescued me (although MOM told her it was the other way around).  Good, good MOM tell her about my sweet side, to present day.  After about an hour of answering questions the lady patted my head and said that is all she needed and she would contact some of the people MOM mentioned.  And then MOM took this picture of me with the lady in the trench coat.
You can tell I am all wore out from the “interrogation”. 
Then MOM smiled and gave me a hug.  At first I thought it was a hug good-bye.  But as it turns out the man with the camera and the lady in the trench coat were from the newspaper and they were doing a story about me.  It wasn’t a hug good-bye it was a hug of “I’m so proud of my boy”.
Whew!!! I was so tired I could not even sit up for the car ride home.
Then I collapsed and gave thanks to God that I was not going to the doghouse.
So the newspaper article is about how we are trying to raise money to build a pet area at our local homeless shelter.  If you go to the top of my blog you can click on a link to make a donation.  Your donation will help families stay together and be cared for while their humans are getting back on their feet. All donations are welcomed and appreciated.


  1. Hi Goose! Hope your mom is indeed feeling ok...lots of super bugs floating around...take good care.
    How super neat to be interviewed! Looked like a lot of hard work, and no wonder you were pooped on the ride home :)
    Love that one of your bestest pals is Bert! How fun!

    Cheers to 2012,
    Sierra Rose

  2. That was a close call, Goose. We are thankful you didn't end up at the doghouse either.

  3. Glad that you aren't going to the doghouse Goose. Can't wait to hear what all of this is about!

    the 2 brown dawgs

  4. Hey Goose Brother, I saw you internet interview this morning and you were pretty darn good. I put the link to the interview on my blog so all our friends could read about the cool work you do.

    This calls for a celebration. I'll ask My Vickie to get the group together for an extra days hike for tomorrow. Baci and Larry's human has one more day off so we should have a big group to run and play with.

    You and I can hit the river if you like too.
    Good job Dude. I hope it helps with the Homeless Shelter too.


  5. Whew, that was a close one! So glad that you are not going to the doghouse!! HA! So exciting that you will ne in the newspaper!


  6. Boy that was a close one Goose! I followed the link on Bert's Blog and read your story. It really warmed my heart! You and your Momma really are a match made in Heaven! Thank goodness your Momma went into to get that turtle mat that fateful day! Now we all know how wonderful you are too! Love your headedr!

  7. We heard all about your special interview from Bert. What a wonderful experience for you and your Mom!!! You two do such good work for others. Hope Mom is feeling better.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. I'm gonna go check out the linky thingy.
    WHEEEEEEEEEW.. That was almost as Scary as Allred is. HEY... he isn't the one missing is he? OMD.. I'll be scared to go outside now.

  9. Aww, great post. We hopped ofur from Bert's. Goose is a handsum woofie. We enjoy seeing pics of him wif Bert. xoxo

  10. Oh, whew! I was waiting for the part about the bright light shining in your eyes and the incessant questions and trimming your toe nails and stuff! A newspaper interview! Now that is mighty cool, my friend! I'll hustle on over to Bert's so I can read it! Congrats in advance - you're a star!
    Play bows,
    PS: And seriously, after that, you deserve some snow! It's so horrible outside here that our dad is going golfing this afternoon. GOLFING! He should be shoveling the driveway this time of year!!!

  11. Great post Goose. I really was afraid something might have been said about that little problem you had with some skunks awhile back.

  12. Hi Goose! I has seened you ofur on Bert's blog and then today I read the most pawsome story about you being famuss and all so I sayed to myself "Self, go sniff around ofur by Goose and be furrends." So here I is!


  13. Dearest Goose,
    That newspaper article was wonderful! They said nice things about yous and your Mommy and the works that yous guys do! What a wonderful thing to let the homeless keep ther pets with them at the shelter!
    If yous is doing a auction or anything, Mommy would donate one of her doggy prints. Just lets us know.

  14. Goose! You are famous!!!!!


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  16. Sorry, our assistant misspelled a word, so we had to delete original comment...it's so difficult to get good help these days...aaaaanywayyyy,
    2nd attempt to comment:

    Hi There Goose!
    Nice to meet you and WOW you are a celeb, how cool is that?
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  17. Hi Goose, whew, that was nerve wracking. What a lucky dog to be in the newspaper. We love your photo with the newspaper lady. Take care all and hope your mum is feeling better now. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  18. Whew! You had me a little worried there, Goose! I'm glad it all turned out for the very best. No doubt lots of people will want to help out after they read your article!


    P.S. Don't send the cat here! I met Grandma's cat on Monday and I may never recover!

  19. Way to go Goose. We just read the article on Bert's blog. Nice job!

  20. Wow, that's an amazing idea! My mom sees lots of homeless people with their homeless animals here in Chicago. Many of these people are so dedicated to their animals that they won't go to shelters where they can't bring their animals. Great cause!

    Your pal, Pip

  21. How fantastic is that? What a great idea. And we will go help right now. Gett the word out there, my friend. Keeping families together, all of the members, is important in helping them get through the hard times.

  22. Oh Goose, I'm so proud of you! You are obviously loved so very much. You are truly beautiful.

  23. Goose, What an honor for you and your Mom. What a wonderful plan your mom has to help other pups when their family doesn't have a home. I'm glad that it wasn't anything scarey, but I knew that because I know how much your mom loves you!
    Have a great afternoon.
    Hugs, Noreen & Reggie

  24. Hellos theres Goose (I loves your name) I seen you overs at da Dachsies With Moxie and Frankie Furters...so i is heres to meet you. And I was lovin' your comment at da dachsies blog....hehehehe...yous a trip!
    Anyways, wonderful to hears you is gonna be famous, dat has always been a life long dream of mine.

    Puddles...eatin' Cheetos

  25. How wonderful!! That was definitely a great surprise! :)

    I'm sorry I haven't been around much. :( I hope you are enjoying the holidays, and I hope you have a very happy New Year! :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  26. This was a great post, Goose. Can you post a link to the newspaper story when it comes out. I'd love to read it and I bet that others would too.

    You had me going with the "mug shots" etc. I'm so glad that you weren't in big trouble. Then again, I can't imagine you doing anything that would get you into big trouble...

    I'm so glad that your MOM is feeling better. I know that she was feeling really awful around Christmas so I was worried. I like good news.

    Finally, I love your choice of your favorite gift. That was a wonderful post!!!!!!! I'm sorry that I've been absent. I missed you.