Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chasing the Light

Hello friends.

One of my favorite things I love to do is chase the light.  Oh Dog is it Fun with a capital F.  It does not matter if I am tired, or don't feel well or if there is some grilled chicken waiting for me.  Just about every time I will choose to chase the light.  So I had MOM put together a video of me doing just that.  Normally we make it completely dark in the house, but for video purposes we had a light on so you could see me in action.  MOM wants me to say that it's not easy to work the laser light and the camera at the same time.  So if some things are out of focus or you don't see me, it's because she does not have four hands.  But I think you will get the idea.  It usually starts out the same way.  I go over to the the entertainment  center and put my nose to the drawer where the laser light is kept.  MOM goes to the stereo and cranks up some tunes, turns out the lights and the fun begins.

Oh how I love it!  And let me tell you it's even more fun when it is completely dark.  Even in the darkness the Light will always shine.
And let me tell you how much fun this is outside and then you add a snow covered ground...... pure joy!

Sometimes we find ourselves in a dark place.  But time and faith play a role in our finding the light.  We should not fear the dark...just keep walking or running or barking and what you will find is the light is seeking you.  And the gift we will receive is living with deep peace, beauty and joy.  May you be blessed with enough dark to move you to deeper faith.  May you be blessed with friends who nourish you in light and encourage you to grow.  May you be a blessing to others who are tripping in the dark, encouraging them with words, and licks, and hugs and acts of beauty and hope.


  1. Oh Goose that looks like some serious F-U-N. We gotta try that here!

  2. My Vickie says she saw you play this game once when she came over to visit. She said you get so excited and have so much fun. You look realy happy to me.

  3. Oh Goose, you look like a puppy runnin and chasing the Light. What a great analogy. Purrs, xoxo.

  4. You must be totally worn out by the time that game is finished! It looks like SO much fun! I wonder if we'd have a house left if Kuster played that game...


  5. Oh, that looks so fun. I bet you were exhausted after that though.

    Jazzi and Addi

  6. That makes me wanna play too - wonder if my peeps have a light like that!!??

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  7. This entry really touches my soul. Love the words of wisdom, the encouragement. And how Fun is that? I will try with my pets. Maybe they like chasing lights too.

  8. I just watched the entire video. I have the biggestnsmile on my face and how I giggled. You silly Goosey, you just made me so happy.


  9. that was so much fun to watch but your light made me think of godspell's 'light of the world', which is now looping in my head! "you are the light of the world but the tallest candlestick ain't much good without a wick, you've got to live right to be the light of the world." i love that soundtrack. let's have a sing-a-long!

  10. That's brilliant Goose, we had one of those lazer light fings..Alfie use to chase it..Wez don't knows where it's gone now.. Let me nose when youz receive your prize xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie

  11. Wow ! That's FUNNY !! you look so happy ! but I think that your bed is in danger.....


  12. Brilliant Goose. We want a go. What fun. Have a terrific Thursday and 'Go To The Light'!
    Best wishes Molly

    Goose my mom is laughing so hard she is leaking!! Thank goodness she did not take a sip of coffee first. this is hilarious it should be submitted for funniest video.
    OMD YOU have laser zoombies!!!!
    thank you for the LOLs
    Goose I cannot find your email and I have an offer I'm sure you cannot refuse. Please send us and email at
    thank you
    Madi your BFFF

  14. Hey Goose, that looks like really good Fun. I need to try this with my gang and see if they enjoy it as much as you.

    You are one handsome Weim!.

  15. Goose that was fun!!!! I should try that with my 4!!! Tee hee hee!!!

  16. You and Monty must be related, Goose!


  17. That was HYSTERICAL! I'm bookmarking this post because it made me laugh out loud so many times! When Cheeto and Sneaky Snake were "filled with the light" you were on top of it. No light better mess with your friends - even if they are a little sneaky.

    My favorite part of the whole post is the thinking about chasing the light - needing enough darkness in our lives to understand the thrill to chase light. That was absolutely BEAUTFUL!

  18. Hah, that looks like FUN! I wanted to jump right through the screen and join you.

  19. Hey Goose!
    Wow, that looks like so much fun! I can't get into the light deal, but Ernie is crazy about it like you are. Must be a your barking! My peeps used to have a Retriever who loved it too. Sometimes they had trouble getting him to go outside because the glass in the door sent light around the kitchen when it opened! BOL Love your video and barking and wagging!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  20. Hi Goose, What fun you have with the light; you and your mama shine brightly too and I know you help many. I thought maybe Hunter would hear your barking and be interested but he is a sleepy head today! There is a song called Valley of Vision that talks about the fact that only when it is dark can we see the stars. Keep sharing the light my friends.
    Noreen & Hunter

  21. Hellooo Goose ~ WOW you have fun chasing the light. Lee says the light of life is sometimes illusive and it is sometimes hard to hang on to the light in these times. Great words.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Sot

  22. We had to turn off the sound because we were going crazy hearing you barking Goose. Butt we can see you are having a grand ol'e time with the light.

    What a great lesson today for all of us.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  23. Isn't it just the best fun. In our last house we had a really long hallway and me and mom would play for hours

  24. Goose in action - I love it. It's the first time that I hear your voice - I understand every word , but I don't tell it to my humans :o))) ok, I admit I ran in the wrong direction and looked& barked out the window when I heard you ...

  25. Woof! Woof! YES "The path of darkness is really lightness". Lots of Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  26. That looks like fun. We will tell our peeps. See you later on at the pond!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  27. That looks like loads of fun. The cat that lives in our house likes to chase the light too but we don't think she can jump as high as you Goose.

    the brown dawgs

  28. I might have to try that - you make it look like a BLAST!!! And hey, isn't everything more fun in the snow?!?! HA roo!
    That last paragraph is beautiful, Goose. Mom read it 5 times and wants to come back to it again. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.
    Play bows,

  29. Woof to you Goose!!!! I'm going to try and convince my assistant to let me play with the light. Looks like a TON of fun, with the potential to cause a lot of apartment damage. Much love to you - XXOO - Mazzie

  30. Bahahaha, omd, Goose you are too funny! You look like you were having an awesome blast!!! You must have been exhausted at the end much energy! ;-) I thought that those flashy light things were just for kitties, but you made it look like so much fun I'll have to ask Domeek to get my brothers and I one too!!!

  31. Goose as Sarge said... Ernie is CRAZY. Well Crazy about LIGHT... he has 4 of those laser thingys... AND.. he FORCES Dad to make light in the DAY time with his WATCH and ANYbuddy who wears jewelry... and makes light he just LOVES them... and Drives THEM Crazy wanting MORE Light.... LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT... Ernie even saw and heard YOU in the video and TRIED to BITE at YOUR light. C R A Z Y I say.

  32. you find beauty in everything!! thanks for the great message too :)

  33. I want to try this new game. Goose, you do KNOW Fun:)

    Mom likes that last part on your post too...about darkness and light and finding faith.

    Capital F:)

  34. My mom person is always searching for the light. Nice post.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  35. I always leave your blog with a smile on my face and good thoughts to remember!! Thanks for that!

  36. I love to chase the light too. I have a glow in the dark Frisbee but have never chased the laser outside. I will have to give that a try. Our light is fading as Winter gets closer and closer. But the light always returns inthe Spring!

  37. Hi Y'all,

    That's a nifty video! Love your action!

    Thanks for visitin' me!

    Hope y'all are havin' a great week!

    Y'all hurry back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  38. What a beautiful, fun and insightful post! Momma always says we need the darkness to remember to look up and discover the wonder that are the stars.

  39. Such a lovely fun.. you're very cute Goose! :D
    Let's chase the light!

    André Moreiras
    Passos Caninos

  40. Our R honestly has been diagnosed as OCD. And, one of the HUGE instructions that we were given was to NEVER EVER let him start chasing a laser light. We were told that he would become obsessed beyond belief. (We have whole routine of behavioral stuff we do with him to keep the OCD under control. Otherwise, he obsessively drinks so much water that his kidneys malfunction.)

    I'm glad that you can just love doing it, Goose, without getting obsessed!!!

    I "chase the light" a lot with my camera. Literally, I zoom around our mountain with the dogs in tow trying to capture those instants of pure sunny bliss.

  41. Oh Goose, you are sooo funny! That laser looks like funs...gotta get me one of those!
    I just love your Moms words of peace and hope. Thanks Moms!



  42. Such fun Goose, I would love to try that but Mum says I'm so silly that I would be too focused on the light and go crashing in to things! BOL! I love what you said about the dark, very beautiful, one time in our life we will all have to face the deep darkness and in that time it is good to know that the light will always find you, even if you are not actively seeking it, the light always enters our hearts, my little Puggy light shines bright! Love and Hugs from your Furiend Frank XxxxX