Thursday, March 21, 2013

Continuing Education

Hello Friends.

I know I said I would be gone a while cuz of MOM's crazy work hours.  But seems she can't sleep.  I've never understood humans inability to not sleep.  But since that is the case, here I am.
Let's continue on my adventure shall we.  I think it is important that everyone keep learning.  Even if you have mastered your special gift it is no reason that you should stop learning.

Here I am waiting for my teacher to come across the river for my lesson.

My teacher, Betty the Beaver, is a great teacher.  Today's lesson is how to create your own sticks.  WOW, my teacher is a master at this.  Just look how she made this tree into a beautiful stick.  And she works fast.  

Professor Betty is giving me my assignment.  Always listen very closely to your teachers.  She suggested I might want to start off a little smaller and work my way up to this size.

    Here is my first attempt at making a stick.

What you think?  Not as precise as Professor Betty, but I bet with a little more practice I'll be making piles and piles of sticks.  

 Practice, practice, practice.  I love doing homework.

Remember friends you are never to old to learn.  Even if you are the master of your "thing".  Learning is FUN.


  1. Excellent piece of advice Goose! You are definitely never too old or young to learn new stuffs!! Oh my dog, with a few more practice sessions, you will be able to teach Stick Crafts 101 to the rest of us!! Keep up the pawesome work dude and try to get a bit of sleep tonight!

  2. You are the stick master Goose. I always look to you for advice on my stick selections. Keep up the good work. Now about your mom...usually if my mom is having trouble sleeping she just snuggles up to me and it helps her fall fast asleep.


  3. Goose that is some stick. We are going to re name you Log Dog! So diligent with your homework pal.
    Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Howdy Goose, you are definitely the stick master, we agree. We never see a stick on our walks without thinking of you. Hope your mum gets some sleep soon. Our mum gets cranky if she's tired. Have a good weekend mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  5. Goose, you really enjoy your training today and I'm sure you learned a lot with your trainer, keep up the good work and enjoy your day!
    Puppy Bond | Frontline Flea Control

  6. DIY sticks...what a great idea Goose...gotta love continuing education :)

  7. Looks like fun with that stick. Keep learning.

    urban hounds

  8. Those classes are right up your alley Goose. I bet you are an excellent student!

  9. You are the stick man! Deccy x

  10. We bet that by the time you left there, Professor Betty was giving you an A+. We just know that you can master any project that you put your mind to.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  11. We hope your Momma can get some sleep soon. I wonder why the peeps can't sleep sometimes? Don't they know they puttering keeps us up too?

  12. So true, Goose! I am sure you'll be making perfect sticks in no time, too! :)


  13. I think I met Professor Betty's cousin a while back. I was swimmin in his pond and he told me to "GET OUT" I thought he was quite rude, but My Vickie was with him, she was screamin "Bert, BET OUT" too. I guess Beavers are good teachers when they are on solid ground and moody when they are in water. My Vickie said if Cousin Beaver wanted to, he could swim under me and bite my guts out. Wonder what kind of a swimming game that is. Oh rule...Beavers on ground...OK (at a distance) Beavers in water.....NO NO NO NO NO. See I am learning to.

  14. "The Stick King" present another masterful lesson to us kiddies on proper stick control, thanks Goose, I think I am starting to get the hand of this "stick" thingy, cause I am driving Dad nuts by getting many sticks off the wood rack daily, Barharhar.

    Your Pals
    the Mad Scots

  15. Practice makes perfect mom says......and when you love sticks as much as you do - the practicing is always so much better then the perfect :)

  16. Learning is fun, Goose! My assistant has trouble sleeping sometimes, too. I think your mom and my assistant need to learn how to sleep! Maybe we can teach them.

    Your pal, Pip

  17. OH BOY.... OUTDOOR EDUCATION. THAT is super grrreat.
    This was a super lesson.

  18. Never too old to learn or teach an old dog new tricks :) My Humom doesn't always sleep well, I fink it's bloggin OCD she has..Bawahhaaa xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  19. I understand the sleeping thing only to well Goose!
    My mum does the same sometimes, she comes down and wakes me up, puts me on her lap and then begins a long voyage of stroking!
    I am rather flattered that it is only me who can comfort her in her hour of need!
    Thanks for the lesson, I think you are more of a teacher than Professor Betty, you are born for it!
    Enid x

  20. I agree with you, Goose, I can't understand why mom's have this insomnia thingy sometimes. But I'm always a good guy and get up with her, even 2 AM in the morning, because she does the same for me.
    I think your stick looks great - for me this is a masterpiece of a chewed stick :o)

  21. wow that is one BIG stick, Jake would love it. tell Mom, I think sleeplessness is a female thing... to bad we can't sleep like our canine friends do... just lay down and instantly be sound asleep

  22. You certainly found a professional teacher there, Goose. It's looks like you're a mighty quick learner too. Buddy's been eating corn the squirrels have dropped from the bird feeder all morning. It's transitioned from bird feeder to squirrel feeder to Buddy feeder. I say this because, who knows, maybe you'll be building dams before we know it. ;)

    Happy gnawing beautiful!

  23. Goose, I would like to be your apprentice. Although I am pretty good at stripping small branches off trees, the big sticks look really good!
    Bailey & Hazel too

  24. You have a very good teacher. But we think you have a tree trunk not a stick
    Benny & Lily

  25. Morning Goose my good and handsome buddy!
    Oh dear my mom has sleep issues too...we feel bad for you mom cause we know she has lots to do. Give her a hug.

    Goose next to being top Chaplain of Blogville I think your continuing education in Stickology is amazing and you do it so well. Keep up the good work
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  26. Hari OM
    Graduate Goose you are amazing - what a talent! I was really glad to find lots of gorgeous photos of you here again today.

    I am sorry to hear of Mom's insomnia though. All too familiar with the condition myself - as I don't have a canine carer to keep me straight just now though, I ended up going blogging instead!!! Funny that... Licks from YAM-aunty

  27. Oh Goose, that stick looks good to us. Looks like you are learning a lot from your friend the beaver. Keep working at it. Hope all of you have a great week end.

  28. Goose, you hit the jackpot because you are not only learning but you also LOVE what you are doing - can't beat that.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  29. Mom never lets us have sticks goose cos she tells us they will poke our little funny eyes out...i am changing that rule as soon as i can find one around here....
    maggie mae
    p.s. where is sister stella hiding from me at?

  30. I don't understands the peeps not sleepin' either Goose!! I can always sleep! Well, it sure looks like you are makin' progress on your stick manufactoring process! Maybe you can start a whole assembly line with all your furends!! BOL

  31. Goose, it always so much fun to learn! Also, I have no problems sleeping at all, mom struggles with the sleep thing, but never me!


  32. Happy Friday Goose, You and your mom always bring a smile to my face. I think you teach me how to See Beautiful. Take care dear friends.
    Noreen & Hunter

  33. We love learning too. We were wondering how often you get to take "homework" home with you. Surely there are sticks out there just too special to give up? We bet you have a collection, Goose.

    Have a great weekend. XOXOXO

  34. you are such a great teacher. Be sure to take care of your MOM-don't let her get sick.

  35. Goose! You and your MOM make great teachers!! Hope her sleeplessness goes away soon and you get to do some more homework! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  36. Woof! Woof! Lots of Golden Thanks ... so true and we believe in it. Happy Friday n Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  37. Goose you have such a way with words :)! You are a great teacher. Hope mom slept well last night. xoxo

  38. You're a quick learner, Goose! I wish I could make my own sticks...then it wouldn't matter that mom always takes them away from me. Something about eating splinters =P

  39. Wowzers! I'll bet Betty's real proud of you!
    Sometimes my mom can't sleep, either. I don't get that at all.
    Play bows,

  40. I wish I could sleep as easily and soundly as my dogs

    Stop on by for a visit

  41. Now that is great chewing form!

  42. Wow! I bet your beaver furiend is very proud of his student! :D

    Waggin at ya,