Monday, February 13, 2012

First things first.  This is for K and KB, and really her whole pack.  There are no words to tell you how much we value your friendship.  You two really are a Pillar of Strength.  KB the images you capture in your photos are breath taking and inspiring.  They never fail to make us smile, and see pause to reflect.  Your insights just add to their beauty.  Thank you for sharing so generously your life with us.

On February 14th 2000 I was born.  The first 6 months of my life were not exactly ideal.  But then at 6 months old she walked into my life and gave me a forever home.  I can't believe all these years have passed so quickly.  I've been on more walks than I can count, many, many hikes, camping and backpacking adventures that have been incredible.  But it's the love that is the best part of this relationship I have with my MOM.  She cares for me, loves me, worries about me, includes me in most everything imaginable.  I would not want to know life without her.

For my birthday she got me all kinds of fun and tasty things.  But I don't need stuff to be happy on my birthday, all I need is my MOM and plenty of hugs.  The video MOM helped me put together is of my birthday fun along with a few other photos of our hike last week and some others of times during the year.  I hope ya all enjoy it.  I'm going to go now and eat my birthday dinner of turkey balls with cranberries and my heart shaped pumpkin pie.  She does spoil me.  So now I will turn it over to my MOM.

Gooses MOM here.  I just want to say how incredibly blessed I am to have this sweet boy in my life.  As the music in the video says, Everything changes when you love somebody."  And that is true for me with Goose. He indeed was a ray of light that shined through the clouds in my heart.  It was right, right from the start and I have never been the same.  He has helped me see beauty where I otherwise would not have.  He is a true reflection of love in its purest form.  Without Goose I would never have met many of you and we would never have found the beautiful friendship with Bert and his Vickie.  I best go now.  Goose is barking something about wanting beer and Cheetos.  Happy Birthday Goosey, I love you.
I LOVE YOU TOO MOM.  Now where are my Cheetos and beer?


  1. Goose Buddy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. YOu are a great dog and we (My Vickie and I) are so glad to call you and your mom our friends.

    We love the video especially the picture of you jumping. Dude your as good as me.

    We will have to have a party at the Country Club when you come

    Happy Birthday again my friend.


  2. Happy Valentine's Day Birthday Goose. You are truly a Heart Dog!!! We are so happy for you and your Mom to have found each other. It was meant to be.

  3. PS is it ok to have craisins? We know raisins are bad for pups. Just wondering.

  4. Replies
    1. yep they are OK. At least that's what the doggie cook book says. I have had them every year for my birthday. They also have whole wheat bread and eggs and olive oil it them. yumm yumm

    2. OK! Thanks! I had a few Senior Moments when typing those comment(s) last evening!

  5. Happiest of Birthdays, Goose! What a special Valentine you are!


  6. Happy Birthday Goose!

  7. A Very Happy Happy Birthday Goose!
    We loved your video and the music was terrific.
    Have a lovely day with your Mom!

    Extra Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  8. Happy Birthday Goose !
    I love love your video.
    Have a very happy day for you and your Mom !
    Kisses (a lot...)

  9. Bwhahahaha...I'm heres and I has your beer and Cheeto's...never in a million years would I lets da Goose Man down on his birfday!

    I believes you both are so blessed to has found each others. We dogs seem to bring out da best in peeps. And what better furiends do we make, no one could evers come close to da friendship we has withs our hoomans. I likes what da MOM said, Love in da truest form...couldn't have said it betters myself.

    Happy Birfday Goose and I hopes you has many, many more! Gosh, I am just so darn happies dat I has met ya'll!

    Nows, Lets eat some Cheetos!

    PS: my brudder used to eat said it wouldn't hurt him withs just a few. He is still brudder, not da vet. I mean they is both alive. Never mind!

  10. Happy Birthday Goose!!! Have a super duper happy day.

  11. Happy Birthday, Goose! What a special day for such a special boy!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. Happy Happy 12th Birthday Goose! Such a wonderful day for a wonderful doggie!

  13. Happy Birthday Goose!! You truly are one special Valentine!!

  14. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRFDAY GOOSE. I hope that your big day is full of love and snacks and toys and bones and NAPS with beautiful dreams.

    PeeS.. that dinner sounds DELICIOUS.. my mom puts cranberries in LOTS of the foods that she makes fur US.. and we LOVE them.

  15. Happy Birthday Goose!! May you have many more fence jumping years!

  16. ♫♫♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♫♫♫

  17. Happy birthday, Goose! How apropos that you were born on a day full of LOVE!!!
    Happy Valentine's Day to your mom - give her a hug for me, OK?
    PS: Hey... don't knock getting poop bags! That means you're going places!!! Wooooo!

  18. Happy Birthday Goose! Kisses to you!
    Hope you get lots of treats today!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  19. Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's Day, Goose!

  20. Goose
    I'm so happy to have found you thwoo fwiends' bloggies
    So vewy nice to meet you. You awe a twoo love and have made youw family's life complete
    Happy Biwfday to you and mamy many mowe
    smoochie kisses

  21. Happy Birthday, Goose. You got some nice prezzies. Jan would have stopped spending at the poop bags.

    Nice tribute to KB and K.

  22. Happy Birthday, Goose! We wish you a "new year" filled with health, friends, adventures, blessings, happiness, family, and The White Dog Army

  23. Happy birthday as well as Happy Valentine's Day Goose! What a great day to be born on, it's obvious you must be a very very loving dog. Momma sure loves you! I love your blog and all your activities. Blessings.

  24. Happy Birthday Goose! You and MOM hit the jackpot when you found each other. I'm so glad that you share so much love.

    She said about you "He has helped me see beauty where I otherwise would not have. He is a true reflection of love in its purest form." If I were as eloquent as your MOM, I would have said the same about K.

    Thank you for your kind words about K. This has been a very special day for us, thanks to you and others.

  25. Hi Goose!

    You are right to love your mom... it looks like you have a wonderful life! A forever home is what every dog dreams of.

    I understand about not really fully understanding about the poop bags... my two boys (the 'human' boys) never cared much about getting underwear and socks...

    Kiss your mom and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  26. OH Goose - you do so have the gift of words! An so true! Sorry I missed your big day bud! Happy belated!! (Pictures were GREAT)

    All I can say about K is - "Power to the Paw"!



  27. What a great video of pics and I love that song, never heard it before but yes it is so true.

    My mom just loves you Goose, but then again Weims hold a VERY special place in her heart.