Saturday, April 14, 2012

Allred, Sneaky Snake and Duck Tape

So there we all were at Bert's place just kicked back enjoying the evening, barking stories, passing the Cheetos and bottled water around (Miss Vickie's is a beer free zone), barking out loud and just having the best time.  Sweet Jamie telling us stories of her SAR days.  Scrappy and Abby telling us of their days on the street before Miss Vickie came along.  Willa with her tale of being left in a crate out side the daycare.  There were stories of squirrel chases, hole digging, my encounters with six skunks last year, toilet paper roll fun, counter surfing. The barking and the Cheetos flowed freely.  But we never saw what was about to happen.
Like a bat of of Hell, or should I say a cat out of Hell, Allred swooped into our K-9 party and grabbed Sneaky Snake and took him to his outlook.

Oh no my Sneaky Snake in Allreds lair. 

I tried to talked to Sneaky to see what his involvement in all this was.  But then I noticed his tongue was gone!  Had Allred ripped it out to keep him quiet? Was Sneaky Snake in alliance with Devil Cat or was he just a pawn in Allred's plan?  And what is Allred's plan?  If I could only somehow get Allred held down I could get Sneaky back.  Then I remembered I packed the duck tape, cuz as my friend Puddles tells me Duck tape can fix anything.  
Bert said he would get it out of my bag but he was not going to help me tape Allred down.  "Dude I have to live with him" he said.  In fact I was on my own, no dog wanted to help me.  Can't say I blame them, I didn't even want to help me.  
Do any of you have any idea how hard it is to duck tape a cat?  I do not recommend it.  First my paws got all kinds of stuck to the tape, then my tail.  While I was trying to un-stick it from me and stuck to Allred every thing went black.

I don't know what hit me.  All I remember was the sound of tearing tape and evil laughter.  

But how did his furry paws not get stuck to the tape?  Did, indeed, Sneaky Snake cross over to Allred's side and lend a scaly tail to help tape me up?  This whole duct tape thing is not going how I planed.  Out of my one eye I could see out of, I could not see my friends.  All I could think was I hope they all got out alive, or at least tape free.  So this is how it ends, me, Goose, duck taped.  Some how I thought it all would end differently.  Not that I have given that much thought but I can tell you this, I never thought my ending would involve duck tape and a cat.
But then there was something wrapped around my head.  What next......

It was Sneaky!!! Was he there to finish me off?  Oh why Sneaky, why?

But no, he wasn't there to finish me, he started to take the tape off!  I knew that my snake buddy would never betray me.  OK I had my doubts, but they quickly vanished as he gently pulled the tape from my face.
I wish Sneaky could tell me what happened, but with out his tongue I guess I will never know.  

All I know is he is smiling and that's good enough for me.

Sneaky made some new friends later that day.  He even gave Willa a ride, or is a slide.

And he rested with sweet Jamie.

Bert was still a little upset about the whole thing so he laid on his bed and held on tight and closed his eyes.  But I guess I might be worried too.  I mean most of us get to go home soon.  But Bert, well Bert has to stay there with Devil Cat.

But Sneaky Snake assured Bert that if he ever needed him he would be there in a flash.
I guess there are many morels to this story.  One- wear gloves when handling duck tape so it don't stick to your furs.  Two- never under estimate the craftiness of a cat.  And three and most important- your friends will always come though for you in the end.
As for Allred, we have not seen him since.  But just in case I had MOM lock away the duck tape.



  1. We are laughing our tails off! What an adventure you are having. First your mom with no coffee and now you getting all taped up. You never know what that Allred is going to do. But thank goodnes for our TRUE friends that come to our rescue.

    Logan and Baci

  2. We unnerstand your hesitancy to trust Sneaky after the bunny incident. We're glad efurrything worked out ok. Yep, he is a true friend. xoxo

  3. What an adventure, Goose. I'm so glad that your friends came through for you. I was really worried when you were all wrapped in Duck tape and Allred was on the loose. Sneaky Snake is a hero!

    Thanks for the photo of sweet Jamie. She melts my heart.

  4. You are having quite the adventure at Bert's place. Thanks for retelling this horrifying tale. I'm so glad you came through relatively unscathed.


  5. Dearest Goose,
    me is having another trip with my train Sunday afternoon! Me will stop by and picks up yous and Allred and Bert! Wes going to Kelowna!

  6. Oh Goose! That was quite the ordeal with Allred! I tried not to but I had to laugh at you in all that duct tape! heehee! You can tell Sneaky Snake was happy to be back with you just by the smile on his face! Thanks for sharing such a wild adventure. :)

  7. Woof! Woof! You guys are being goofy and having such great time. Love the Snake. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

  8. Aiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I was SOOOOO scared when I saw that Sneaky Snake had seemed to JOIN the Evil One. You are sooooo right ... Furends DO take Care of Furends.

    I have NO idea why... butt my mom was Screamin and Laffin and Coffee was comin out of her NOSE when she saw your post. WHAT is UP with HER?

    As an added PAWcaution.. I think you should PEE on that Duck Tape. I'm just sayin.. beclaws we all know that Allred can NOT be trusted.

  9. Woof to you Goose!!!! Well, that certainly was a "sticky" situation with Allred and your Invincible Snake. I'm glad that you emerged relatively unscathed (sorry that I can't say the same for your Invincible Snake) and I hope that you don't have any bald spots after removing all of that duct tape. I think I may need to come down there and teach Allred a lesson.... Much love - XXOO - Mazzie

  10. Goose, you crack me up! I loved the photos and story. You sure know how to spin a "tail" my friend! I am glad Sneaky Snake came to help you. True friends will always come to your rescue when you need them most!

    Your friends, M & S

  11. Hi Goose,
    me hopes yous taught that sneaky snake a lesson! Me hopes yous and Bert and Allred enjoyed my train trip to Osoyoos this afternoon. Me is really tired now. me thinks me will sleep all week. 2 trips in one day is a lot for this old girl!
    PS Thanks for letting me use your pictures!

  12. Woo, Goose. I wonder ... maybe you could Duck tape Sneaky Snake's tongue back on him, then he could tell you what happened!
    This whole thing is pretty scary, if you ask me.

  13. Oh those tape photos are kind of funny...

    Stop on by for a visit

  14. Oh poor Bert.......and that tape BOL, momma is cracking up for some reason
    Benny & Lily

  15. Wowserz, that duck tape is dangerous stuffs! Did I tell you that I have that same snake stuffie?! I LOVE it! ;)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

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

  16. BOL!! Oh Goose, I was So worried you were going to be covered in that Duckie Tape forever!! Thank goodness sneaky snake came through butt, tell me, what happened to his tongue??
    Did da Cat get his tongue??

  17. OMD, we are so glad you are all fine, Goose. That duck tape sounds nearly as dangerous as Allred. We knew Sneaky Snake would come through in the end. Sorry about his tongue. Thank goodness you mum was able to take photos! Hey, hang on. Take photos??? Oh yeah, it must have been in case anything terrible happened so she would have evidence for Sarge, Cop. Phew. Thanks mum. See ya mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  18. OH Dog! Allred is as bad as June Buggie!!!!!

  19. We are all in stitches laughing at this great story, Goose. Mom says you need to talk to the manufacturers of duck tape and have it changed to Goose Tape:)

    We are so happy to see you and Mom are having lots of fun at Bert's. Hope sweet Jamie is doing well.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  20. BOL!!! BOL!!! What a fun time you are having at Miss Vickie's!!! We admit we were worried to see you all wrapped up in the tape though!! They need to make a fur stick free kind!! Glad you ended up OK!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  21. LOL !! I love your picture with the tape and the snake in your face, Goose ! so funny !!!

  22. BOL!!! I stay clear of duct scares me more than Allred!!


  23. Poor Goose!!! That wasn't looking good for you for a while!!!! I am so glad that the one you least expected would help you,,, DID!!!!!!

  24. Ouch! That was quite the incident with the duct tape and the snake and that nut-so cat. Are you better today!?!? :)

  25. I wish I could join you when you all are barking stories... about fun with toilet paper rolls I know a lot! And Sneaky takes care of my beloved Bert - I love your pictures and your stories! Hope your MOM has locked away not only the duck tape - Hope she has locked away Allred too....
    Sealed with a kiss Charlotte

  26. Hi Y'all,

    Just stopped by to say "hi" and see how y'all are doing.

    Thank heavens for Sneaky! Or you might not be doing at all! What with all your friends deserting you in your hour of need!

    Hope y'all have a great week!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  27. Hi Goose,

    Mommy loves your Sneaking Snake, he reminds her of her make belive snake Clyde that she had from about 5 tears old until she grew up. When we had the dwb'S MY PEEP OS A FLAKE thingie we posred about. Did you get to see it?

    We went all the way back to where sneeky snake are most of your rabbit. That was not very nice of him. Lookjs like you all had aq great time at Bert's even with that darn cat

    Sniff ya later........Weenie

  28. Awww Jamie is very cute. But that sure is scary about the Allred....


  29. Goose, I'm kind of worried about you over there with that cat. I'd offer up some help.....but, I'm pretty sure that I'm booked up for a month or so...GOOD LUCK!!


  30. Sneaky Snake is GOOD? What a curve ball! Oh, Allred, you are one crafty little kitty! LOVE it!

    I'm so sorry Sneaky Snake can't explain how he lost his ability to sssssssssssssss.

    Happy Sssssseeeeeing Beautiful (I think this is how Sneaky Snake would have said it post tongue removal).

  31. Goose, you poor guy, I am so glad that you are ok now. Dude, it seems like Allred always wins somehow and now she is out there somewhere. I don't know if I can sleep knowing that. Just to be safe Goose, sleep with one eye open until Allred shows up.

    Loveys Sasha

  32. Oh..Goose we can't see the screen for laughing! LOL
    Poor you and the duck tape!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx