Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Surprise

Hello Friends.

When MOM picked me up from Bert's place on our way home she said she had a surprise for me.  I love surprises.  When we got home, MOM started cooking.  That's not the surprise, she likes to cook.  But what she was cooking was.  She was cooking fish (not a surprise she eats it 3 or 4 times a week) but she also was cooking a yummy looking steak that had this bone in it.  WOW she is cooking a whole steak for me.  There was some potatoes and vegetables and  a salad.  Then she mixed up some fancy desert thingy that looked real good.  We almost never have steak or potatoes or desert stuff.  I was drooling all over the place.  Not sure how I was going to eat all that food, but I was going to do my best.  Then there was a knock at the door.  WHAT?!!  I was about to chow down on my surprise dinner.  And who should be standing on my door step... Mr. Mark.  I like him, and he has a real cool dog named Gunner.

This is Gunner

This is what Gunner and Mr. Mark do.  Well actually Gunner retired a couple of years ago.  Sadly Mr. Mark did not have Gunner with him.  They live in California and Gunner had to stay home this time. But Mr. Mark played with me, he really knows how to play with a dog. He can pick me up and toss me on the couch.  That is tons of fun.  After dinner MOM said we were going to watch a movie.

Wait a minute.  This is not right.  That is my spot.

"Hey Mr. Mark that is my spot.  And this is my leg and that is my hand that is holding my paw, got it?"
"Got it.  But you know what I got you?"  

"A bucket of jerky and Gunner got you this bone and brown toy rodent of some sort."  

"This is for me?"
"Yes it is, if..."
"If what?"
"If you let us watch this movie."
"Throw in a after movie walk and a hike tomorrow?"
"You got it."

"It's a deal, enjoy your movie."
WOO HOO guess what I get to do tomorrow?

Now here is an opportunity to help doggies and their families in need.  Next Friday (the 14th) is "This moment See Beautiful" blog hop.  Our beautiful host, SUGAR, has offered to donate $1 for everyone who joins in the blog hop to St. Anne's Homeless Shelter Pet Area that will be built.  This area is for the pets of the people who find themselves homeless.  With the completion of this Pet Area pets will be able to stay with their families while they get the help they need to get back on their feet.  So next Friday won't you join us?  


  1. That sounds like a date!! Marking our calendar for next Friday :D

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  2. Wow, I think you scored pretty big there dude with all those goodies and walks and was the steak???
    We're looking for a See Beautiful photo now.....
    Have a great hike!!

  3. Hehehe, I would have given him the stink eye, for sure!!! :-/ But at least you got some fun stuffs!! Enjoy, but make sure he knows it's all about you and your Mom! :-D We'll make sure to join in on the blog hop!!!

  4. Goose, we are so glad you and Michelle got a special visit from Mark. We hope you have a wonderful weekend too....

    Bert adn My Vickie

  5. We will be there! And me hopes yous enjoyed the movie!

  6. That is awesome - sounds like a winning plan for all! Love the blog hop idea too. We will try to do it. Have a great weekend!

  7. Sounds great! Count us in, too. Hope everybody has a great Friday. (looks like you're off to a good start, Goose!) XOXO

  8. Goose, you are very polite in your "jealousy."

    It looks like your nose is healing fine. I can't even see any cat-claw marks. Now, if it was a bite, that might be a different thing! I know that kitty did not know you were a gentleman dog, or he/she wouldn't have jumped on you like that. Sometimes kitties have had a bad experience with doggies.

    It hurted my feelings when I saw some comments where people said mean things about cats. Though I know they were trying to console you.

  9. Woof! Woof! You got me worried on one of your photo. WOW a bucket of Jerky, Tasty! Hope you guys had a FUN night. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    Golden Delight to help out and Looking forward on the See beautiful Blog Hop next week. Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. Your hooter is looking better Goose. Looks like you had a swell time of it. Visitors can be gun. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. YAYAYAYAYAYYAY Goose we saw your name in our comments..I guess the gremlin has gone!

    OMDs, fish, steak, jerky, playing toss and movies dang I want me a Mr. Mark..Gunner is very handsome. Tell Mr. Mark we said thank you for what he does to protect the people in his town
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  12. Well I suppose all those lovely treats, makes it alright for Mark to sit in your place..BOL Did you get your steak?? ;0 XX00XX

    Mollie and Alfie

  13. Okay, at first I was thinking the same thing as you Goose. What the heck? That is your spot! Then when I seen how Mr. Mark brought you all those nice pressies, I figured he must be okay. Well, when he threw in the after dinner walk and a hike.......I knew he was a great guy! After all, it's only one movie......right? By the way, it's only 7:30 a.m. and I am drooling over that steak!

  14. Oh yes, we'll be sure to be there next Friday. How wonderful of Sugar! :)

  15. It looks like you made a good deal with Mr. Mark.

  16. I love a deal when everybody wins! I hope you get to go with Gunner the next time, too!


  17. Sounds like a plan Goose!!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

  18. It's good to set the ground rules right up front. Good job, Goose.

  19. It's called a BRIBE Goose, a BRIBE! Guess Mr. Mark fooled you because it worked (well sort of.) We glad to see that he let you get in some snuggling time too!

    We're happy to see your little nose is looking so good!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  20. We think we want Mr. Mark to come visit us and bring us presents. We'll be by for the blog hop....

    Have a great weekend,

    hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

  21. Well, all we can say is anyone who comes to our house with a bucket of jerky, bones, and some good playtime is very welcome. Looks like Mom picked a great guest to have over for dinner.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. Hi Y'all!

    Oh Goose, you had such sad eyes! Hope you'll remind us about Sugar's "fund raiser" next week.

    Thanks for visitin'. I'm always happy to see you.

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  23. Bribes are good. I'm glad you enjoyed your time! It's so FUN to have a human who really knows how to play like a dog, isn't it? My boy Neil is grreat at that.

  24. Sounds great! That Mr Mark better leave your stuff alone, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  25. You are a shrewd negotiator Goose. Have a nice weekend.

  26. Hey Goose... other than the gettin in YOUR SPACE thingy... it sounds like you had a grrrrrrreat time with Mr. Mark. We are SURE you could train him... to sit somewhere else.
    What a super time and FUN too.

  27. Goose, you sure nose how to cut a good deal!

  28. He may have stole your spot, but at least he came with a bucket of treats!!! Can't wait for next Friday!!!


  29. I'm glad you were OK with sharing, it's good to share. We will be around next friday for the blog hop, great idea!

  30. I'm still laughing while reading your post... you know what? I think we are related, because I do the same thing... I love XXL-movies - they are good for tons of treats ;o) wonder why my staf isn't laughing too ;o)BOL

  31. Goose ... I did GASP a bit when I saw someone in YOUR spot!!! But I have to say, Mr. Mark seems like one cool guy! Throwing you around? Bringing you presents? Taking you on a walk AND a hike!?!? Yeah. I think it's a fair trade off - but you got your MOM's feety-feet back after the movie ... right?!?
    We will go check out Sugar's blog and will try very hard to join the hop!

  32. Treaties? Movie? Oh, that sounds like a GREAT time Goose!! I hopes you had a great times on your hike!!


  33. "Gospel of Goose" has been included in the Sites To See for this week. I hope this helps to point many new visitors in your direction.

  34. I see you can be bribed! I don't think I could turn down all those good tings either. Have a fantastic walk tomorrow and enjoy the movie too!

  35. Way to hold out at the bargaining table, Goose! See, that's my problem. I always give in too soon when I shoulda held out for more. So...did you get the steak or did Mr. Mark eat it?

    Wiggles & Wags,

  36. Hi Goose, I'm so glad you shared your mom with Mark-way to go buddy! Look what you got in return, two walks and some special treats. I'm wondering if Mark is a police man? Hope you had a wonderful hike today and have a great weekend; looking forward to next week with Sugar.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  37. But you never even got a bite of the steak? Now that is just wrong!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy and Stanley

  38. This sounds like a wonderful visitor and treat for all involved. We hope it was a beautiful, beautiful fun evening for everyone. Goose, we know you made him smile lots! His sweet Gunner is beautiful too!