Monday, May 14, 2012

A Sticky Situation

Today MOM broke away from all her work and from the endless studying.  She has so much "school" work to do.  As I have said before even though she is a pastor she has to continue her education and there is a tremendous amount of studying to do.  But for a little while today she broke away and took me to the Fort.  We met Bert and his Vickie there.  We had heard that the Fish and Game was taking over the Fort area and they were draining the pond and cleaning it out and stuff like that.  Then they will let the river fill it back up and they will stock it with fish.

We saw a snake along the way

We played in the river

I looked for sticks along the bank

This is the big pond they are cleaning out.  Can you see the big yellow machines digging the muck out at the back?

They are dumping all that sticky muck back in the woods.  MOM thinks it looks like a lava flow.

See those dark marks in the muck?  Well friends that is where I got stuck up to my belly and could not get out.  It was like quick sand and very sticky.  Inside MOM was freaking.  On the outside she was very calm and rushed to me.  But she could not step into get me because she would have been stuck also.  As she was beginning to look for sticks and branches to lay across the muck so she could crawl out to me I mustered all the strength I had to get out.  I mean I could not have my MOM getting stuck just to get me.  I made it out and was OK.  Funny part of this story is Miss Vickie asked if MOM got a picture of me stuck in the muck.  It wasn't funny to MOM at the time.  But her and Miss Vickie laugh about it now.  I sort of wish now I had a picture to show you.

When it was all over and MOM's heart began to beat normal she wrote this in the muck, "SEE BEAUTIFUL".  Why you ask.  Well even though this was scary for MOM (and me), and to most, the muck is ugly.  To MOM the muck and the experience just showed her once again the beauty of our relationship.

Hey MOM I'm A OK.  Can we go play some more?

MOM thought a trip to the river bank would be a good idea.  Not sure why.

But first I stopped for some salad lunch

Bert and I had a good tug of war with a stick

After we were all wet Bert found some grass clippings along the trail to roll in.  You know what that means...

Back to the river

How cool is this picture? You can see Bert's face UNDER the water!

And no adventure is complete without me finding a nice stick.  "I claim this stick in the name of Goose."

Then we each went home.  Later in the day my gal pal Belle came over with her MOM and Jenni came too.  While the lady's had a lovely salad dinner Belle and I played.  But then something happened.  Sneaky Snake sneaked up on Belle and it scared her and this happened...

She ripped most of his face off!  Poor Sneaky.  MOM says it might require surgery.

Wednesday is getting closer.  I tried to get Bert to tell me what we are doing but he was very hush hush about it.  So let me tell you a little secret about Bert.  MAY 15TH is his 4th Birthday.  How about you go over and wish him a happy one.  Just click HERE.


  1. OK Dude, My Vickie just wants to appologize again to your mom for laughing when you were stuck in the mud. But she really did think it would have been a really cool picture.
    Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me on my Pre Birthday Walk.
    And just so you know, Wednesday is gonna be great.

  2. Poor Sneaky Snake..I too think an operation is in order!

    Goose, that was a verv scary story....quick and Mom..whoa Mom was sweating just reading the story! Well, maybe it was a Hot Flash..but she was still sweating!

    Your furiend,

  3. it's good to break away for a little fun sometimes. But that quick sand could be a bit scary, be careful
    Benny & Lily

  4. I can't believe you and my peeps were at the same place and looking at the same things and you did not talk to them! It's a good thing you got out of the quicksand Goose because we MUST meet!!

    Your Friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Holy cannoli! We can't believe you saw a snake and the Moms didn't freak out. (my mom is) And you got stuck in the muck! (skeery) Then, beloved sneaky snake got his face ripped off. What a busy day. Hope you had a nice rest after all that. xoxo

  6. We are glad MOM took a break from all of her demands and made time for some adventure...maybe a little TOO much with the getting stuck part... but still, being together and having best friends along had to be pretty special. Sorry about Sneaky, MOMs do wonderful things with stuffie surgery...don't worry.

  7. Goose, you and your Mommy were so brave. I was scared for you just reading about how you got stuck. Wow I am gonna be more careful when we go to the park and woods from now on. I am glad you still had lots of fun with Bert. Alls well that ends well! I can't wait to find out the surprise.

    Loveys Sasha

  8. looks like you had a great day Goose!
    Lotsa Licks
    Casper Bear

  9. Goose You got Stuck in the MUD BAFF?? That would be really scary. It was good that you got to rinse it off. Buddy... that "Stick" you claimed.. is a LOG.
    So sorry that Sneaky Snake's Face "Fell Off" PAWhaps seein that REAL snake just BLEW HIS MIND.

    OH BOY... Bert's Birfday!!

  10. PS buddy, I am so sorry about Sneaky Snakes face. If I had known that was gonna happen, I would have tried to get that snake we saw and bring it home for you. But I guess Sneaky Snake was one of a kind for you.

    sorry dude

  11. Boy your Momma must have been a little panicked when you got stuck in the mud, Goose! I'm glad you got out okay. You sure did look muddy afterwards! LOL! I'm so sorry to see that sneaky snake got his face ripped off. I really think a good surgeon could fix that right up! :-) All in all it looks like you had another great day!

  12. Hey Goose mate! Just saw you at Bert's and thought I'd come & say hello! I'm Deccy the Greyhound; it's nice to meet you! Deccy x

  13. Hey Goose,

    That was some adventure buddy!! So happy you got out of the mud ok - lucky for your Mom you had a nice river to wash it off in :)

    Have a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  14. Goose you have the very best Mom in the world!!! She was going to get out in that mud and save you!!! Best MOM'S Award!!!!!!!
    You know if Zoie had a friend like you have and water--pond to go to, I'll bet she would get over her fear too. So glad you got out!!!

  15. Oh poor Goose, stuck in that mud. I would have been scared too. Too bad about Sneaky Snake...I'm sure you can find a good surgeon and he'll be good as new.

  16. Woof to you Goose!!!! I'm so glad that you managed to extricate yourself from that awful, sinkhole-like patch of mud. And I'm so sorry to hear about the run in your Invincible Snake had with Belle and the aftermath. Poor snake - I hope he recovers soon. Much love to you - XXOO - Mazzie

  17. you guys sure know how to get dirty!

    Stop on by for a visit

  18. Hey Goose!
    Wow, you guys had a wonderful adventure! Mud is good for the skin and swimmie is fun to wash it off. That's a win-win fur sure! Love that snake pix...I mean the live one, not the one with half a face! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  19. Wow, what an amazing time you had! Looks like an incredible place to hike, with cutie snakes and places to stick your whole head under water. I can't imagine Wednesday could be any better than that but we'll just have to wait and see.

  20. Wow, that must have been so scary, Goose. We can just imagine how freaked out our Mom would have been. So glad you and your Mom were able to get you out of that mud. And it seems like the rest of your time out there was pretty good.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  21. Oh, Goose, we LOVED seeing See Beautiful in the mud! You're exactly right, some might dismiss it as ugly or "in the way" but you and MOM used the opportunity to stop and give thanks for the amazing relationship and love you two have for each other. I think that's brilliant.

    I'm so sorry about sneaky snake. Maybe he's just shedding his skin?

    Can't wait to see what you're surprise brings! Heading to wish Bert a happy birthday!

    Happy seeing beautiful!

  22. Hi Goose, So very thankful that you were able to get out of the muck! How very scary for you and your mom; I would have panicked inside too.
    Glad the rest of your time was so fun. Hope you and Bert have so much fun tomorrow-can't wait to hear what you did.
    Happy Paws to you.
    Noreen & your friend Hunter

  23. What a day yous had! And yous was stuck in the mud!!! Me is glad me did not see that! And it is Bert's Birthday? Me shall has to goes and sing.
    Kisses and stay out of the mud!

  24. Glad that you escaped the mud. Poor Sneaky Snake. :(

  25. Wowie Goose you did have an adventurous time! You can't beat getting muddy ...but that was rather scarey being stuck.
    Poor sneaky snake.
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  26. This sounds like quite the adventure! For some reason, all we get are black boxes with exclamation points in them, though - not pictures or vids. :(
    Play bows,