Saturday, March 31, 2012


I asked MOM if I could PLEASE go play with my friends this morning.  She said, "I don't know, you didn't eat hardly any breakfast today.  So maybe we should go another day." 
Guess I'll just lay out here, by myself while my friends have fun.

I gave MOM the "look" then went outside and laid in the grass.  It was more than MOM could take.  hehhehe So off we went to the Fort to meet my friends. Here are a couple of photos from the day followed by a foolish message.
Look how deep in the water I am

Watching Bert do what he does best

That's right, making a big splash

Me and Bert having a tug on a stick

And now today' Foolish message with a few Photos:
There is no better day for Palm Sunday to fall upon than April Fool’s Day. Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem is a classic “April Fool's” experience.
First, the two disciples Jesus chose to go “borrow” that colt must have been waiting for Jesus to say “April Fool's.” But he doesn’t. Instead Jesus seriously instructs his disciples to go and commit the first-century equivalent of “grand theft auto.”
Jesus’ suggested “get out of jail free” card sounds like another “April Fool's” — just say, “The Lord needs it.” Yeah. Right. That will work. But . . . it does!

After playing with my friends I helped MOM get the church ready 

The disciples and many in the crowds bared their arms and back, they lay their cloaks, the garments that most physically identify who they are, down upon the roadway, creating a cushioned path for the skittish young animal bearing their master. What April Fool’s was this, what April Fool’s were they for stripping down and looking undignified and under-dressed, in order to honor a scriptural image of the messiah.
Jesus never flinched from playing “the fool” in order to fulfill God’s will. He directed and rode in a pilgrimage parade to the tune of “Hosanna” into Jerusalem. Then he left it all to plod a dusty path back to Bethany. His disciples were not scholars or star students. They were fishermen and tax collectors, nobodies and less than desirables. His “foolish” path took him into Jerusalem to the chants of “Blessed be” and had him driven out of Jerusalem with a cross beam strapped to his back on his way to Golgotha.
How willing are you to become an “April Fool” for Christ? Are you willing to admit that you are part of a truly “foolish” family?

I'm willing to be a fool

Throughout the two thousand one hundred years of Christianity the faithful have stepped forward form the safety of anonymity or the security of a well-heeled position to embrace . . . foolishness, nakedness, a Palm Sunday parade mentality . . . in order to proclaim Christ.

MOM leading Rosie and Jesus in the church last year

If we get all “dressed up” on Easter Sunday, then Palm Sunday should be the time we get “dressed down,” the time we “get naked.” Wave palm fronds in the parking lot — even when cars are driving by. Take a risk at caring about someone who is truly risky. Go out on a limb. Take the path usually not taken. Don’t cross the street or room to avoid an undesirable encounter. Don’t’ be afraid to be naked. To be on parade. To be different.
To be a follower of the One who never flinched when it came to being a fool for God, is to be an April Fool for Christ.



  1. Yay fur gettin out on Saturday! Yay fur Palm Sunday! Great post! xoxo

  2. Dude, really cool post. I hear you threw up your dinner tonight though. Man, I sure hope Dr. Eddie can figure out whats up with you buddy. I am getting worried.

    Rest well my friend.


  3. Dear Goose,
    Yous is right about Palm Sunday and the Fool. Goose me is worried about yous! me shall comes and dreams with yous tonight and purr comforting purrs.
    The Easter Bunny is a cool guy! Me did not realize how much Rabbits is like cats.

  4. Hey Goose we also hope Dr. Eddie can figure out what is going on with you. Meanwhile, today we hiked, probably for the last time, on Sand Lake. It is still frozen but the sun has been shining so we won't be walking on water anymore. And while we were at Sand Lake there was a dog hiking with his people and he looked just like you!!! We said, Hi Goose! but he gave us a funny look so we just smiled and kept going.

  5. Looks like you had a great day yesterday! Happy April Fools!

  6. excellent post for Fools day. LOVE the pics of Goose and he looks like he is much better.

  7. I dunno knows why your MOM leadin' a donkey cracks me up but it does. Ahem anyways, very profound message today Brudder Goose...I has no problems actin' or bein' a fool or bein different...hehehehe. Some peoples has issues avoidin' things cuz it may not end up likes they like but not sirre bob...we has live life to da fullest regardless, besides you never know what you may miss.

    Dude, I is gettin mighty worried bouts you. I knows your MOM is doin' everything in her power to gets you betters. I hopes you gets some answers tomorrow at da VET's. Please let us knows how you is doin.


  8. Oooops...maybe some Cheetos would, no...guess not. Ummmm, lets me ponder dis a bot mores.


  9. Sometimes a dog just has to do what a dog just has to do!!!! Even though you still might be feeling the best - having a good time with friends is so important and it does make you feel better. Just don't go over doing it okay. I must say - Rosie has to be the BIGGEST donkey my Mom has ever seen. Mom use to have a donkey called peppermint (cause he was addicted to eating peppermints) but he was just a miniature donkey and Mom loved him so much. He passed away at the grand old age of 17 - she has a soft spot for any donkey though :)

  10. Oh, Goose, we're fools for Him too! Seeing you swimming and playing with Bert must have made Him smile real big! It did for us, so I have no doubt God's was infinitely bigger!

    Happy seeing beautiful!

  11. Hi Y'all,

    Oh Goose, I was hoping you were on the mend. Digestive troubles are really serious. My paws are still crossed for you!

    Get well soon!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  12. What a great lesson for Palm Sunday! Thanks, Goose! I think we would ALL love to attend your MOM's services! How memorable it must have been for everyone there to have "Jesus" and a donkey enter the church! I'll bet they never forget what Palm Sunday is all about!
    You did a GREAT job decorating - how do you do it all, after that great play session!?!? I think you need a super-sized snack!

  13. Goose we hope you are on the mend! Looks like you have had fun with your fiends. Happy April fools day!
    Our "Ivor the Thuglet" donkey used to always lead the Palm Sunday parade at church. He had a very busy schedule 3 parishes to visitin one morning. One vicar used to ask if Ivor could go every Sunday as he was such a crowd (he meant congregation) puller!

    Hope the Doc can get to the root of your not being well. Pawsative healing vibes.

    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  14. What good thoughts for the first of April!!

    Goose, I've been thinking about you and hope that you continue to feel a bit better...

  15. I'm so glad to see you got out to have some fun with Bert!

  16. Woof to you Goose!!!! I am so proud of you for going so deep into the water! Way to face you fears head on! Looks like Bert's love of the water and assistance has really helped you. I noticed in Bert's comments that you threw up your dinner. We are keeping our fingers and paws crossed here in NYC that your vet finds out what's up soon. Much love - XXOO - Mazzie

  17. We loved this post, Goose - but we're really concerned about your tummy. We have our paws crossed that you feel better soon.

    -Bart and Ruby

  18. Hey Goose, I'm sorry you still aren't feeling like yourself. Looks like you had fun yesterday though. I'm praying for you buddy and your mom....come on now, Easter is almost here and we all need you to be well.
    Hugs, Noreen

  19. We think maybe the doctor forgot to add the part about having fun to your prescription, Goose.

    Great Palm Sunday message, the humans here have been to celebrate at Mass and came home with some fresh palm.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  20. Goose, we are worried about you. We had hoped to hear you were getting better by now.

    the brown dawgs

  21. You're still sick?! I'm getting a little worried, Goose! I have my paws crossed for you!

    I wonder how often Palm Friday falls on April Fool's Day. That has to be pretty rare, but I think you made a good point!


  22. Lovely post.
    Nice to see you out playing Goose, but hope you get your appetite back soon.


  23. I hope you're feeling better Goose, and I like your analogy for Palm Sunday.