Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Fish Story

Hello Friends.

I am glad you are here to see my fish story.  The day started out like this:

A beautiful sunrise.  You know it is going to be a great day with a sky like that.

First Belle and I made sure that the squirrels knew we were watching them.  Well, really it is Belle who keeps watch, it's her thing.  She lets me know if she needs help.  But soon we would be off to find something MOM is just sure is out there.

OK, see the bright light green brush?  MOM was just convened that a creek or river runs through there (after all we were in an area called Pebble Creek).  And on our previous day outings we did run into some marshy like areas.  And because of that she was just sure there was a Beaver pond somewhere.  All I knew was that we were headed out together and that was all that mattered.

Belle is standing in front of the thick thick bushes that MOM said stood between us and what she was sure was a Beaver pond.

So in I go.  Can you see my butt?  Wait let me show you a closer shot.

You thought I was talking about a closer shot of my butt?  You guys are silly.  No, closer of what we trekked through.  Can you see me?  I'm at the bottom center.  And yes my MOM got through all that, with only a few scrapes and scratches.

We did find water.  But not a Beaver dam, so we pressed on.

Then we found more water, but still not a Beaver pond.  You guessed it we kept moving on.

We took a little snack break... yummy cheese.  Then on we went.

Then Belle came running back, she found something.

A stream!!  Leave it to a Golden Retriever to find water.  Am I right Bert?

The bush is kind of covering me up (middle left).  We decided to go up stream.

One of my MOM's favorite things to do is to hike up streams, rivers or creeks.  She can't think of much that is better than that.  Belle and I are glad she loves it so much, cuz we like it too.  So we kept moving up stream.

And then there it was, the Beaver Pond!!  MOM was right.

Here is the other end of it.

It was so cool.  And the Beaver was just across this pond that he/she created.  I was amazed at the creature.  Couldn't take my eyes off it for a long while.  But MOM said we could not chase it.

Belle (like Bert) just loves to swim and swim.  So she was very happy about the Beaver Pond.

While MOM fished (yes besides carrying her day pack she also carried her fishing pole) Belle and I played around.  Like hiking up a stream my MOM LOVES to fish.  It doesn't matter if she catches anything, she just loves doing it.  Of course it is a little tougher with Belle swimming in the water and me splashing around at the waters edge.  But MOM did not mind, she was  just happy to be where we where.

Then I did something that MOM has never seen me do.  I plunged my head COMPLETELY under water.  MOM was shocked and when I came up and looked at her (her eyes as wide as a full moon), she took out her camera and wondered if I would do it again.  I did not disappoint.  I even gave her one better than just submerging my head under water.  This time when I came up out of the water...

I came up with my own fish!!!  A 10" brown trout.  I caught my own fish!  I thought MOM was going to fall into the water she was so surprised.

Then I ran up the bank with my fish.  Better click on this one for a closer view.  Sushi anyone? hehhe  No one and no dog would have believed us if we just told them.  Sooooo glad MOM had her camera at just the right moment.

MOM then caught a few like this one.  We make a great pair.  It's like we were made for each other.

After a few hours of fishing and swimming and just being, we hiked back to our tent.  We even took a different way back and saw some other areas to check out the next day.  We may look tired, and we are, but it was worth every effort.  It was a beautiful day indeed!

"Hey MOM I'll trade you some of my fish for a sip of your beer."  (MOM always packs in a beer, rolled up in the tent, so if she does get some fish she has the perfect beverage to go with it.)

I'll try to wrap it all up in my next post, even though I could go on and on about our trip. 


  1. OMD! I can't believe you caught a fish all by yourself! I bet Bert has never even done that before.


  2. How beautimous! That looks like pretty much the funnest hiking trip ever. I is so glad your mama's hiking boots no went to the sale of the garage, and instead they tooked you out for a fantastic journey!




  4. ::thud:: Sorry, we fell over when we saw you with that fish! Stupendous, Goose! Concatulations on your first catch. What became of Mr. Trout? Was he yummy?

  5. What on Earth? I have never seen a pup or thought about doing something like that!!! Goose you are the coolest!!! I'm so glad your Mom had the camera, cause there's no way we would have believed you!!! You are like the Fish Whisperer!! :-D

  6. Wowzers! Goose! Yous caughts a fish! That is just too cool for words! Me is sooo impressed! And Your MOM caught it on camera! Now that is the trip of a lifetime! Me is so very happy yous having a great time!

  7. You caught a fish! You are a marvel! We love to eat them but do not have too many chances here in the desert to practice fishing skills. Your trip has been one amazing have been so blessed.

  8. Oh my you caught a fish -- you are indeed amazing, Goose. Sounds delightful.

  9. Holy mackerel, er, trout! That is one of the very best fish stories I have ever heard and I am SO glad you have the pictures to prove it!


  10. What a fun day fishin. Kind of looking like you did all the work
    Benny & Lily

  11. Fishing we love fishing, We cannot believe you Goose caught a fish, about fell outta the chair laughing. Priceless that your mom got a picture of it. We didn't think your mom would catch one with belle swimming around,and she did to. You've found the honey hole of fish. Best fish story we have ever heard.

    The silvers and more

  12. OMD BOL BOL BOL, I am so impressed Goose! Mommies mouth was hanging open when she saw that you caught that fish. That is amazing. I don't know what to say. What a great trip you had. Did you have a fish boil?? Are you gonna mount your first fish??? Goose, you are the master, I bow to you, my sweet pal. Those pictures could totally win contests!!

    Loveys Sasha

  13. Wow, that's cool! I want a fish too... but I have to figure out first how to get a fish outside of the water :o)

  14. Goose!!! You should totally be on the NEWS or something!! We have never, ever heard of a dog actually CATCHING their very own fish!! We bet your MOM's eyes about popped out of her head!!! So glad she got a picture!! What a great trip you all are having...great bonding experience!! You never cease to amaze us Goose!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  15. Wow Goose that was some catch. We bow to your many hunting talents. Cool one pal. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  16. Oh wow!!!!!!!!!!!! Goose you are amazing!!!!!!!! what a skill!!!!!!!!!!! i am just totally blown away, your like a bear that catches salmon. i am just so gob smacked and amazed and happy for you xxxxxxxxxxxxx you mum must of been so proud she almost burst i know i would of been. YAY FOR GOOSE THE BEAR DOG WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Charlene and Stormy

  17. OMDs Goose that is the absolute best fish story and pictures I have ever seen/heard. We re worked this little nursery rhyme just for you
    Fishy, fishy in the brook
    Goosey caught him without a hook
    Mom caught hers with a hook
    She cooked them in a pan
    Goosey ate him like a great big man

    Hugs Madi and Mom

  18. We love fishing too - we can't think of a better reason to sit for a few hours in peace and quiet.


  19. Way to go Goose! We are so dang proud of you for catching that BIG fish. You're right, it's a good thing Mom had that camera with her when you caught it. Cuz we've all heard the stories about the big one that got away... And kudos to your Mom too for catching a great looking fish. I just bet it was a totally pawsome dinner that night.

    What a great adventure for the three of you.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  20. My jaw dropped. My head lunged forward. A smile spread across my face. I laughed out loud. Goose is catching fish! Head-under-water-catching-fish! Holy moly me oh my!!! It immediately reminded me of the "“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime" quote. I think its a beautiful illustration of two things 1) Not just men know how to fish - CLEARLY and 2) Goose, it's easy to tell that you've spent your life knowing how to fish because you feed those around you with your unconditional love. I'm glad your MOM has gotten to live this, but seeing the literal catching of a fish is spectacular too!

    Happy seeing beautful!

  21. Wow Goose, i never heard anything like it! You've got to teach us your technique! And write a book! Fishing Lessons for Dummy Dogs!
    Lots of love
    Indigo the Great Dane

  22. Wow Goose, Wez can't believes yos caught that fish..You is so great, and Mommy, that was a real Whopper!! Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures..just beautiful xx00xx

  23. BRAVO CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU GOOSE!!! A 10" Brown Trout... THAT is just FANGtastic... and YOU CAUGHT IT ALL BY YOURSELF!! BRAVO BRAVO!!! I am soooooo PROUD OF YOU. Did you share it with Bella?
    WOW!!!! I am sooooooo glad that your mom had the flashy beast ready and CAPTURED the PROUD MOMENT fur you. She had better have that picture FRAMED.

  24. My mom and I were absolutely amazed at your much we can't even spell you think your mom might offer a class trip next year for us pugs that never get to experience the call of the wild? maybe you should teach a fish catching class??? Everyday Goose you amaze mom and i even more...your mom is super also! You guys are meant for each other..cos if she would have taken a pug we would have just gotten hot!
    STella Rose and Mom

  25. I AM impressed! You rock, my friend!

  26. Woozers Goose - you are fisherdog extraordinaire. All those time we see Bert with his head stuck in the water and he has never caught a fish - and look at you - you do it once and dinner!!!!!

  27. OMD, you caught a FISH!! I never would've believed it, but your momma took a picture! That's soooo impressive.

  28. What a beautiful day and a lovely fish you caught! Thank you for taking us with you - just wonderful!

  29. This has to be the BEST fish story ever!! Dog and fish story that is..the one about the fish & bread feeding the 5000 is still tops!!
    See all those times you watched Bert stick his head in the water you were just observing his technique, honing your skills, waiting for that perfect moment to nab a 10inch trout. Great job my friend!!
    P.s. if I remember correctly, it was not long ago that your didn't like to be in the water!! YOu've come along way baby :)

  30. OMD?!?!?!?! You are the bestest fisher of all times!! I am so impressed Goose!!!


  31. Wow, you caught your own fish!!! Congrats! Do you have a license? LOL

  32. YOU CAUGHT A FISH!!!! Wow Goose, that is IMPRESSIVE!! And you had us at the point where you put your head under water. WOW!! We are just so amazed and impressed!!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

    PS - Did you eat the fish?

  33. WOWZERS, Goose! That is the COOLEST fish story I have EVER heard!!! And SEEN!!! You're an awesome fisherman! So is your MOM!
    You guys have the best adventures! And we all know the most wonderful part is being together! It's what's in your heart that turns an "outing" into and ADVENTURE!!!
    Play bows,

  34. What a great post.... and you caught a FISH... we love fish. If there's any leftover sushi...we would love to have a little nibble.

    Have a great day.

    hugs, Max, Bugsy, and Knuckles

  35. Goose, I didn't know you could fish-wow I am so impressed. I'm glad you found the Beaver Pond and didn't find any bear-I was concerned for you guys. Did Belle's mom go with you? What a beautiful area to go to. Hope you have some more pics. Hey Goose, you know what-I'm thankful for you and your mom. I also wondered about that book when I saw the author had the same name as your mom.
    Have a delightful day.
    Noreen & Hunter

  36. Goose you are a pretty amazing fisher-dawg!

    the brown dawgs

  37. Hey Dude, My Vickie and I just got back from camping and the first thing we did was come and see if you posted about your fish story. My Vickie is so impressed and I am, well, very very proud of you.

    On our camping trip my Vickie said that I had been invited to come with you guys on your trip but she was jelous and said I couldn't go. But she made up for it. We had a great time too.

    But we did not go fishing.......

  38. You need to be on Survivor!! Now you had fish and a beer, can you make chips out there also. What a great adventure.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  39. Wow, that is awesome! U swimmed unner the wotter and u even catched a fishie! :) I am very happy for u and ur Mom and ur friends. :)

  40. Woof! Woof! HOW FUN FUN FUN !!! A FISH WOWie. I swim with little fishes in the ocean n its FUN. So how did your mom kept her "B" cold? Golden Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. YES we Goldens LOVE the water n swimming of course. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  41. BWHAHAHAHAHA...OH MY FREAKIN' GOSH!!!!!! I CAN"T BELIEVES YOU CAUGHTED A FISH!!!!!!!! I hads caps on fur emphasis! Dude, I is beyond impressed withs your fishin's. I mean it's kerazy you stuck you head in but dang you caught a FISH! I is just so flabbergasted I don't even knows what to say.
    Oh and yea...I was lookin' furs your butt in da foto. Yea, I knows I is a dork sometimes.

    Did your MOM save me any of dat beer? Hers drank it all didn't she?

  42. OMD! Goose you caught a fish!!!!!!!! How cool is that! You and your Mom fishin together BOL! What a marvelous pair :D Yap, don't know how the day could have gotten any better from beautiful sunrise to trekkin through criks to findin beaver, to..... WOW! Hurray for the three of you! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  43. OMD, you caught a FISH !!!!!! My heroe !!

    You really had a great time !


  44. OMG, you caught a fish!!!! That was amazing!!!
    But I must warn you that your mom is right...stay away from those beaver. They routinely put dogs in the hospital here. They will rip your inderbelly wide open if they get a chance.