Monday, December 17, 2012

Miracles Miracles Miracles

Hello Friends.

OK OK OK.  I can barely contain myself!  OK OK, OH KAAAAY! Let me start from the beginning.  There MOM and I were hanging out at home Monday.  I wondered why we were not out playing or hiking or something.  She said we had to stay at home because she was suppose to get a delivery and it was important.  A gift for me I thought.  But she said "no, it's for our friend and as soon as it gets here we have to then ship it to them."  It all seemed confusing to me, but whatever.  Then my MOM went to the basement.


I almost never go down to the basement.  The stairs are narrow an much steeper than this photo shows.  But I thought something was happening, but I could not pin point it.  MOM carried up a little box and then went to the garage and brought in a little bit bigger box from the Blazer.  I was intrigued, what was this all about.  I sniffed and sniffed the two boxes.  What was inside?  Then MOM opened the bigger of the boxes and Oh My Dog look what she pulled out!!!


A TREE!!

My very own Christmas tree!!  I kissed and licked and licked it.  I have a Christmas tree!  But wait, it gets even more miraculous.  A lady at our church gave MOM something for me.  Her name is Jan.  You must know this: MOM is very strict about opening gifts before Christmas.  We just don't do it.

So imagine my surprise (see the look on my face) when she hung up my gift from Jan.  My very own Christmas Stocking!!

Just look how beautiful it is.  It even smells like Christmas!

I was so excited I wanted to hold it, and check what was inside of it.  But MOM said I would have to wait until Christmas before there would be stuff in it.  But that is OK, I can wait.  I mean I have a tree and a stocking!

Oh and I can not forget all the wonderful cards I have received.
Card Count
Goose- 76
MOM-  11
Both-      6
These totals include all interweb cards.

While I love love all my cards I wanted to point this one out to you.  This is from my very sweet friend Nellie from Cat from Hell.  Isn't it just beautiful.  I could look at it all day.

And she sent me a photo of me and her of when she telaported over to my place in her magic tunnel to visit me.  I had MOM put this special picture in one of my special frames so when I sit on the couch I can look over and see me and Nellie.  And now the biggest miracle of the day for me (as if the tree and stocking were not enough).  MOM opened up the little box she brought up from the basement.  When she did she got a few tiny tears in her eyes.

Then she hung these six ornaments on my tree and put Santa Paws next to the tree.

My friends, these ornaments have not seen the light of day for 30 years (that's more than twice as old as me).  They belonged to my MOM's Grannymom.  Granny gave them to my MOM before she went to the Rainbow Bridge (MOM was only 16).  MOM said that Grandpa made them for Grannymom.  There is a Santa Mouse and the other five are Moose doing different stuff like hanging in the center of Joy, riding a train, sittin' in a sled, decorating a tree, and sittin' in a porch swing with a heart over them.  Then MOM went outside to the pine tree cut a few branches and put them around my tree.  Then we just sat back on the couch and looked at it for a long time and she told me all about Grannymom.  Miracles are beautiful.

I was not the only dog to receive a Christmas Miracle Monday.  Click HERE to see Bert's Christmas Miracle.  Miracles are all around us.  Sometimes you can't miss them other times (most times) all we have to do is open our heart and what you find is that beautiful miracles are everywhere.  Don't get so caught up in the hustle and bustle that you overlook them or worse yet, step on them.

Blessings,
Goose


50 comments:

  1. OH MY DOGS, CATS, STARS, DONKEYS GOOSE THIS HAS BEEN A TRULLY EXCITING DAY OF MIRACLES..(yes we are shouting), YOUR TREE IS BESUTIFUL AND JUST THE RIGHT SIZE FOR THE PURRFRECT SPOT WHERE YOU PLACED. THE ORNAMENTS ARE JUST ABOUT TOO SPECIAL FOR WORDS. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE GOOD TIME YOU AND MOM HAD DISCUSSING HER GRAND PEEPS. WE LOVE MIRACLE MONDAY!
    Lots of hugs
    Madi your BFFF and mom

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  2. OH YES... BLOGVILLE is the PLACE fur REAL Miracles. THAT is for SURE.

    All of your grrreat thingys here... AND ALLRED has come HOME.

    NOW if Blogville could just work some magic on my intermutts....

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  3. How wonderful fur your Mom. She must be so hap-pee to have those ornis on her tree (or on your tree). BOL

    Christmas miracles really do happen.

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  4. PS WE Are ELATED ALLRED is home. Too bad he cannot talk. I bet he has a story to tell. A real life incredible journey
    Hugs
    Madi

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  5. Oh Goose, you did get that tree, and a stocking of your own, how special of Mom to get them for you, and bestest of all she put her special ornamnets on YOUR tree. Merry Christmas a few days early buddy. Hope your practicing getting whaped!!!!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

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  6. we are crying tears of JOY!!! What a wonderful Christmas you shall have Goose. Miracles, yes, miracles do happen. We love you!!

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  7. Amazing, goose!!! Amazing MOM!!! Why has she been waiting so long to share those beautiful ornaments??? We are so happy you have a stocking AND a beautiful tree - now you have to be so good so that stocking gets filled to overflowing. Somehow we know it WILL be overflowing with love from your Mom.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  8. A great day for you Goose! I can't believe you finally got your mom to get a tree for you. Today is a day of miracles especially in Utah.

    Millie

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  9. What a sweet, sweet post, Goose. So heartwarming in these days of such sadness. Bless you and your MOM and the spirit of Grannymom too.

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  10. What an amazing day. The spirit of Christmas all over the place. Your card wall is amazing! Your mom might have to add something to her Sunday message about the importance of sending your pastor a Christmas card. That would be TOTALLY wrong, but maybe her only chance to catch-up.

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  11. Hey Goose, it has been a great great day for both of us. I mean, DUDE you got a tree with ornaments and a framed picture with you and Miss Nellie and I got Allred back.

    Hey wait a minute......Somthing deep inside me tells me you got the better end of this deal. Oh well, Ill worry about it later.

    See ya in the morning
    Bert

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  12. What an exciting day!

    What a wonderful story about the ornaments. The lady wishes she could see a close-up of them. Love your new stocking. Your Christmas card collection looks great. And, that Nellie is quite the character!

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  13. You're making us cry Goose! Your tree is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  14. Oh Goose,
    me is just so furry happy! Yous gots a tree, Allred has come home, Yous gots a Christmas sock! There is much Happiness and Joy this year!
    We sends you special love, wishes and kisses.
    Nellie

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  15. Dear Goose...

    What a beautiful stocking!!! I bet it will be filled with wonderful things for you on Christmas Day! And your tree...absolutely beautiful as are those wonderful ornaments your Mom put on the tree. The story about the ornaments is great and probably was hard for your Mom to bring out and talk about. Lots of miracles around, thank you for sharing your great day!
    Take care,
    Lucy (Troy, Ohio)

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  16. What a wonderful Christmas miracle Goose. It made mom smile on a day that she has been very sad. We are so glad that we are friends
    hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  17. Oh, it is indeed MIRACLE MONDAY!!! Oh that tree is glorious, magnificent, showstopping, and yes, studly! I am so glad the spirit of Christmas has visited you and Bert today.
    Warm fuzzies....

    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  18. Oh my Dog Goose we are so happy for you and your mom. She had a special tree & ornaments all along just waiting for the right moment to bring them out to share with you. How special they were her Granny's and that grandpa made them. What a wonderful stocking. What a beautiful post.

    The silvers and more

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  19. What a wonderful and beautiful day Goose! Your tree is absolutely spectacular and your Grannymom's ornaments are just stunning!! It was very special and awesome that your Mom decided to decorate in honor of you, my friend! :-D I love love love your stocking...I can't wait for Christmas morning to open mine too!!! You are a lucky and wonderful pup!!

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  20. We believe a million miracles happen all over the world every single day. You just have to stop and listening for the tinkling sounds of joy.

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  21. Woof! Woof! You got your own wall. LOVE it! My mom can relate to your mom in regards to the tree n tree ornaments. We certainly do believe in Miracles and We Believe. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  22. What a wonderful day, Goose!

    Bart and Ruby

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  23. What a miraculous day! We are so glad you got your very own tree, Goose. (and a stocking to boot!) When Mommy saw the title of your post, she wondered if Allred had come home. It is the season for miracles. Have a blessed Tuesday, furriends. xoxo

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  24. Goose you got a tree, woop-pee! You got a stocking too. We loved the little story behind the ornaments. We think this should now become a Goose tradition to get them out and remember Gran. Our pressies went back in the box till Christmas. The peeps is cruel. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  25. We are so happy that you have a tree this year! Enjoy the season, Goose!

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  26. OMD, We got the happy tears of joy for you.
    Miracles are in the spirit of Christmas.
    May you continue to be blessed all year.

    xo Cinnamon

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  27. I wish you could see Lilly, Buddy and I's smiles. You needed that tree, for a few reasons. I can see the happiness in your eyes, Goose. I'm also sending thoughts of seeing so much beautiful in the ornaments that can now breathe their beautiful from your Grannymom. This is a very special day and incredible holiday season - in fact, it really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. This post did that for me. Thank you so much.

    Happy seeing beautful!

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  28. Your own stocking, those fabulous ornaments on your own tree - what a wonderful day!!! I love Miracles!!!

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  29. Yay for u! Merry Christmas! :)

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  30. How totally PAWSOME - you have a tree! And you have a stocking and you now have a special story to go with the tree and those ornaments are beautiful. And you going to get boxed in the ears when Allred sees you....it is indeed the time for miracles

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  31. OMPUG!!!! Goose my mom is shedding tears at work....we are so happy you got your tree, and the blessing of hearing about your granny..those ornaments are just beautiful!! Christmas is full of miracles just like you said, sometimes wrapped in ways we would never of thought!!
    Bless you and your mom and your tree.
    Your friend always
    stella rose

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  32. oh Goose im so happy for you, you finally got your very own tree, your mom must love you very much xxx and what special tree decorations you have. ive got dar making me my very own special tree ornament, hes carving me a wooden seagul, its taking him a while tho LOL! he might finish it by next year :D

    Charlene and stormy
    xxx

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  33. Hi Goose, So very happy for you(and mom); may your days be filled with joy unending!
    Wags, Noreen

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  34. you and your mom are truly blessed, thanks for sharing your cards and tree and grannymom's ornaments.

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  35. Oh dog!!! I have such tears in my eyes Goose! This is such wonderful, wonderful news! I just cannot believe you've got a Christmas tree and stocking! Those decorations and the story behind them have me all choked up. They are so special and beautiful and should be adorned every Christmas! This is just the best news ever!!! Enjoy my friend. :)

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  36. Well we just can't say how touched we are that your mom got you a tree and the story of the ornaments. And that she told you all about her Grannymom was even better because those stories are meant to be shared, not hidden away in darkness. We bet your mom felt extra good that she shared those things with you. And to top it off you have a stocking? You never had one before? We are so glad you have one! We have stockings and sniff them every now and again. We aren't sure what is in them but we think it is something good!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  37. Christmas is all about miracles!
    This is so touching, Goose! Full of beauty!
    Luv,
    Dave

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  38. Oh, Goose! This is too good to be true! What a wonderful Christmas miracle! I just love your Christmas tree. Those ornaments must have very special memories for your mom.

    And Allred is home again too! I hope he doesn't whap you too hard...just keep thinking about your wonderful tree :D

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  39. What a great miracle for you! Just a lovely tree and the ornaments are stunning.

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  40. Howdy Goose, wowza what an absolutely wonderful day. We hope your mum's memories are all beautiful. We can't believe Allred is back too. Enjoy your tree mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  41. I scrolled ahead looking for a picture of Boyd, oh well. Can I watch when Allred whaps you upside the head! We are so excited that he is back home!!!
    We have a cool little tree too, good things do come in small packages!

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  42. What a sweet and happy post. I loved it!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  43. How cool that you have your own tree. You sure have a lot of cards.

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  44. Oh boy! You got a tree with beautiful ornaments and a cool stocking and 800 or so beautiful cards. You are blessed Goose!

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  45. You are all ready for Christmas--You're right about those miracles, sometimes I don't see them until afterwards, but at least I do, right?

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  46. What a wonderful post, Goose. I loved so many parts of it. You have a tree that is filled with meaning that you and your MOM love. I am smiling.

    I thought that your last sentence was perfect... especially ending with "...or step on them". Hmm, I might have stepped on a few lately (although my illness is partly to blame). Thanks Goose, for making me think.

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  47. Oh Goose I am so happy for ya! :D A tree, a stocking, and ornaments! All with very special stories :D

    Merry Merry Christmas my furiend!

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  48. Look at all that woofy good fun!

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  49. Oh Goose, what a Christmas miracle! Your very own tree AND stocking, and it comes with wonderful ornaments and a story from Grannymom. It just doesn't get any specialer than that. I don't see how your Christmas could get any merrier, my furiend!

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  50. Oh my Goose, what a pawsome day! A tree, a stocking, and handmade ornaments (which are the very best kind) all in one day! Blessing abound. Our tree is finally up, but so far no stockings. Lady Caroline

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