Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Boys Part 2

Hello Friends.  As promised here are some more photos of Murphy, Bert and me from our walk on Friday.

Bert bringing back a rock from the bottom of the river.

Me trying to bring this stick back to shore.

Bert searching for more rocks.  I think he must breath through his tail.

You know it would be easier to save these sticks if Murphy was not standing on the other end.

Here is Murphy the "fuzzy bedspread" floating down the river.  Can't you just picture a family of Dachshund's riding him like a raft.

 This is just amazing.  See Murphy does not swim on his own.  He does not like it.  He likes swimming less than me.  So we all were amazed.

Bert found this great stick for me.  That's him on the bottom right letting me know he had a great stick for me.  And it was.

More proof that I am getting better and better at swimming.  I saw a stick that needed saving.

Bert is holding this stick down for me.  Trust me it is not going anywhere with him on it.

See it's not just getting the sticks to shore.  You then must try to revive them.

What's that out there?  Is that a leaf?  Well you know what they say, "where there is a leaf there must be a stick."

Bert approach to the leaf is different than mine.  My technique is slow and steady, never take your eye off the leaf.  Bert is, no holds bared, barrel right out with a big splash technique.  Unfortunately Bert drowned the leaf with his big wave.  

OK I may not have the grace of Bert swimming.  But I am out there and trying.

Murphy IN THE WATER digging for something just below the bank.  I think he may have found the river monster's hidey hole.  

Bert get your nose out of my arm pit.  Personal space dude.  Sheeesh.
Glad ya all could come along with me and my boys on our walk at the river.



  1. Hey Goose, OUr walks are my total favorite times ever. You and Murphy are like my best friends. And I have a secret thingy coming up and it means I am gonna need you two at my side. Boy I sure hope you will.

    Talk to you tomorrow. I hear your coming to spend the evening with us.


  2. I love the floating bedspread pictures. You are too funny..."a family of dachshunds could ride him like a raft"! You boys have too much fun together. Thanks for your prayers for Nina.


  3. What a glorious walk you all had. There are so many sticks that can be thankful for you saving them Goose. It is so much fun to watch you all play.

    Loveys Sasha

  4. What a nice adventure, sounds like a perfect Friday!!!

  5. hey guys, looks like you had a fantastic time, i am so jealous... stormy is so not a swimmer, hes never more happy than when he is in the middle of a big boring flat field of grass with a frizbee shooting thru the air. My Deefa use to love swimming and going for walks in the woods, i miss that :( maybe one day stormy will like that one day but right now he just cant be bothered at all xxx guess i will have to live thru your adventures for now eh x

  6. Goose we love your river walks with Bert & Murphy , albeit we are a little jealous of all that water and sticks. Have a great Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Great walk, Goose !! I loved all the pictures and it seems that you are swiming like a pro !!
    And you are right ... Bert must breath through his tail, heheheheheh.....!


  8. I am so impressed with your stick skillz Goose, so impressed! Have a great Monday!

  9. Boy, it sure does look like you had fun in that water. It almost makes me wish I liked the water!

    Nubbin wiggles,

    I see 3 bests Buds having the more fun than any other pups in the entire state. So inquiring minds want to know...what color was your bath water? MOL
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  11. What great swims!!! Murphy is quite a sight in his floating bedspread maneuvers! I hope you all have big towels waiting at the vehicles. I am sure everyone has a good nap after such fun adventures.

  12. Oh wot fun..Bert looks like Doggle off the "Magic Roundabout "
    Have a great day
    Mollie xx

  13. You certainly know how to have a great time, my friends!

  14. What a fun postie! You all look like you are having the very bestest time. Now, I myself do not get in the waters. Very dangerous since brindle furs are Most Delicate and can wash right off if you're not careful. But I always like watching my furends swim and have a good time!

    Wiggles & Wags,

    PeeS. We just read your mom's "Coffee with a Canine" postie and I LUVED your gotcha story and how the rescue lady let your mom have you for no charge. You two were meant to be together, for sure!

  15. Great times! I have to say Goose that your swimming is coming along just great. I'm proud of you! That Bert though, he's a regular Jacques Cousteau!!

  16. Such happy photos! What an enjoyable time y'all have together :) Goose you're becoming a regular superswimmer! Way to go guy! And yes, I could see Murphy carrying a caravan downstream on his cushy back ;) Bert's tail is shaped like a snorkel when he's underwater. You may be on to something there Goose!

    Waggin at ya,

  17. How do we sign up for a ride on Murphy? We're just the girls for the maiden voyage!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  18. Wow, you sure look like you're having a good time! I admire how dedicated you are to saving all those helpless sticks.

  19. Goose, buddy, you made me laugh. I never thought of being a raft before but that could be fun! Since you started paddling away in the water to get sticks, I didn't want to be left behind. Hope nobody knows I could still touch bottom in those photos. But you and Bert inspire me and I am still thinking about trying to swim! I love my walkees with you guys!!
    Murphy (the big one)

  20. Goose, buddy, you made me laugh. I never thought of being a raft before but that could be fun! Since you started paddling away in the water to get sticks, I didn't want to be left behind. Hope nobody knows I could still touch bottom in those photos. But you and Bert inspire me and I am still thinking about trying to swim! I love my walkees with you guys!!
    Murphy (the big one)

  21. I love these photos of friends working together! What a blessed Sunday!

    I'm wagging, love,

  22. My mom pays the grandboys .10 a stick to pick them up out of the yard so we don't get our eyes poked out...does that tell you a little about what our life is like...geez..yours looks so much more funner!!
    stella rose

  23. Great fun for all the boys. Do you think Bert might have spotted Allred under all that water? BOL

    We don't think we would be that much into swimming either, but you and your pals make it look like a lot of fun.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  24. That just looks like a BLAST, Goose! And ha roo roo roo, "a family of Dachshunds riding him like a raft"!!! You really made us smile at that thought!
    Great job saving all those sticks! You're the very best guy I know at that.
    Play bows,

  25. Hi Y'all,

    Thanks so much for stoppin' by for a visit. I'm so glad y'all could make it!

    Golly, wish I lived close enough to come play with y'all!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  26. Wow, we missed a good one. Everyone had such muddy paws too!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  27. Yous guys look like yous having a blast!
    Yous would not mind if me did NOT goes with yous!

  28. you are all having the time of your lives - all that swimming and stick collecting must just wear you all out. i am betting your peeps know you need all that activity.

  29. So much fun on day 2 also!!


  30. Wowserzzz... those are really some amazzzing water photos! I wish I could join in the fun! :)

    Woofs & huggies, <3

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

  31. Hysterical! You three are like the Three Amigos, making people smile and laugh with all your wholesome goodness and beautiful. Goose, I think he must breathe through his tail too. I just don't see any other way...except beautful!

  32. You must live in the land of giant sticks!

  33. Wow - you guys just dive right in, don't you?

  34. You looked like you all had such a wonderful time! By the by...I'm Goose too!!! Nice to meet you! :-D

  35. Goose that is one wonderful adventure with Murphy and Bert!
    It looks like you all had a blast, river monsters, bert breathing through his tail, Murphy the fuzzy rug river creature and you with all your sticks (good job on being such a great swimmer!!)
    Love and Tummy Rubs from your pugalier pal Frank xxxxxxxxx