Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Swan Song and Walkin' the Dog

Hello Friends.

After Golden Boy's mischief of dragging up and tearing up the water buoy we continued our walk at The Pond.  I even did a little fishing.

I was fishing under these trees hanging over the water when I felt like I was being watched.

Oh my goodness, it's a Swan.

"OK, now what would ZIM do?"

Oh yea, don't look at them directly in the eye and do a mind meld with the feathered friend.

I had a hard time not watching the Swan.  But the mind meld worked GREAT!  In the meld I sang the Swan a song.  And it just kept swimming closer and closer.

When our song was done the Swan swam to the other side of the pond.  I was a little sad.

But then this little guy swam up close to me.  I guess he heard the song too.  Check out those crazy eyes.

Let me tell you that Miss Vickie heard from the people who own The Pond.  They said they wondered who would do such a thing to one of their buoys.  I am happy to say that all is forgiven and we can still go there.  Whewww.  But Golden Boy Bert did have to do a little work on our walk to make up for the whole Buoy fiasco.

He had to walk KC.  KC is Miss Vickie's mom's dog.

Bert could not run around like he normally does.  He had to walk the dog.  hahhaha.

Next thing I know Bert and KC pass me up.

Then Bert started going so fast that poor KC had to run to keep up with him.  "Hey Bert!  What's the hurry?  You do know that KC's legs are much shorter than yours don't you?"
It was then that I realized what Bert was doing.  He was headed for the water and dragging KC with him. 

But not to worry, after Bert dipped his paws in the water he dragged KC back up the hill and KC was all smiles.  KC loves when Bert walks him.
"Bert you have just given me a GREAT idea.  We could start our own dog walking business   I mean who better to walk dogs  than DOGS!  It's brilliant.  
Special note:  We might not be around much until Sunday or Monday.  My MOM has a lot a lot of work to get done.  She is going without food for 40 hours Friday through Saturday.  She is doing this with her kids.  They are raising awareness about hunger and they are also raising money to feed those who are hungry here and around the world.  The kids are also giving up all electronics for 40 hours.  You want to guess which is harder for those teenagers?  hahhaa  So MOM has a lot to get ready for and stuff to set up and stuffs like that.  And in case you are wondering, no I am not doing the 40 hours without food.  I might hang out with them for part of the time and eat a few Cheetos in front of them.  Hehehhe.  


  1. Yes Goose, My VIckie thinks it is a punishment for me to have to walk KC but as you noticed, I kinda love dragging the little guy around. Finally I get control of the leash.....It is very empowering.......

  2. You and mom do such incredible service - We will be thinking of you and hope the weekend goes well!

  3. Glad the owners were ok with the buoy incident and the Bert did community service to make up for the damage.

    We are very proud of MOM and her kids. Hunger is a very serious problem in the country and around the world. I come from a very poor state and hunger is epidemic. Please spread the word and let people know that hunger is an problem that we can end if we all work together! You rock!

  4. Dogs walking dogs!!! Now that's a business! I'm glad the pond people weren't too mad!

    Good luck to your mom and her kids...that's a hard thing!!

  5. I hope your mom has good luck with her weekend! My mom will be scarce, too.

    Your walk sounds great, and the swans around here a bit mean! You're lucky they're so nice where you live. Bert's penance cracked me up!


  6. Looks like another swell walk Goose. No worries we see you when we see you. Mum try and get some me time at some point. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Love Bert's punishment, that's pawesome!
    But how did you resist not chasing that duck??

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  9. 40 hours without food? That sounds really hard. Electronics would be much easier for me.

  10. Goose
    Golden Boy cracked us up looks like he got his wings clipped for the day. KC is pretty cute in fact your entire posse 2 and 4 leggers are pretty cute.

    Good luck to your mom and the kids on their declaration for hunger. Tell them we will keep them in our prayers. Mom and I would do the electronics surrender.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  11. OMD! Bert is so cute walking KC. Those kids are probably going to have more trouble giving up the electronics than the food. Good luck to your mom and all the kids.

    Millie & Walter

  12. SHE was a pretty swan - I wonder why she is there alone? Loved that funny other little bird too. Good to see Bert having to do some work - although we would be a bit scared of being dragged into the water by him :)

  13. We think a dog walking business would be pawfect for you and Bert! We see that he is already an expert at it.

    Best of luck to Mom and the kids! We can't wait to hear how it goes.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  14. you are so right, brilliant idea for dogs to walk dogs... and i love the cheeto trick you plan to pull. and i nearly fainted thinking of no electronics for 40 hours... yikes. glad the nice lady allowed bert back.

  15. Good luck to your Mom and those kids! We will think of you this weekend. And that is pretty impressive that bert can walk KC! Wow!

  16. Hari Om
    That is one glorious swan-shot with you in the foreground Goose! Well done to Bert for (ahem) mouthing his responsibilities too.

    I have done three 40-hour famine events. In Sydney it is usually very cold so the camp out is fun with fires in barrels and lots of layers in the sleeping bags. The community feel is what keeps it all going. I agree - there are some of these young'uns who are hardwired to their phones and things, so you might end up doing some counselling Goose, old boy! Hope it all goes really well.

    Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty. xxx

  17. Oh, Goose we don't think you would eat in front of them, you to good a pupper for that, hope all goes well for Mom and the kids, you be there to cheer them on!

    The Mad Scots

  18. If you have time please check out our blog on friday..it will make you smile.....wowzer we didn't know that one dog could walk another.....i would be afraid for my life for mags to walk me.....bert is so smart.
    tell your mom to drink alot of water!
    stella rose

  19. Bert being a DAWG WALKER is grrrrreat.
    WE think that your mom's Hunger HELPER thingy is just a super thingy. We Wish HER and her group well and hope that they bring tons of awareness and HELP fur keeping everybuddy fed. WE are proud of your mom and all that she does fur others.

  20. How amazing that you get to see such a beautiful bird on your walks! We see pigeons here - they're cool too. ;)

    Seeing Bert walk the dog was hysterical. He did a great job, I must say.

    We'll be thinking about your MOM and her kids while they raise awareness for hunger. We have great respect for what they're doing.

    Seeing beautful!

  21. Maybe Bert could walk me too? That would be great! 40 hours without food - oh that sounds hard... 40 hours without electronic would kill my dad. Good luck for your mom and the kids and enjoy the cheetos...

  22. That must be an amazing bunch of teenagers to be willing to give up both food and electronics!!! Good luck to all.

    Any time you want to start a division of your new business in the KC area, we would be very willing participants:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  23. OMD no food for 40 hours or electronics.. I'm starving just thinking about not having it..BOL Your Mom does some wonderful stuff Goose..Good luck and can't wait to hear what you stuff after the 40 hours are up.BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  24. Oh, Goose, your people are the best! Your mom is the best!

    I'm going to try the mind meld. Not sure how to do it, though!


  25. Good luck to MOM and her kids. She is doing a wonderful thing. 40 hours no food is a long time. Our mom gets grumpy if she misses 1 meal. BWaa HAA. Maybe we can get Bert to take us for a walk on Friday!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  26. That's a fun walking adventure, Goose. Did you get to talk to the swan?

    Good luck to your mom!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

  27. Oh, that swan is beautifuls!!! Ma just LOVES swans!! Such regal burdies. What the heck was that crazy eyed one thou??? Wows, that's gonna give me nightmares fursure!!
    Bert is sooo funny...I'm glads he loved havin' control of the leash for once! BOL

  28. Your walks look like so much fun!

  29. That swan was very pretty, but I like that wild looking little bird even better :) I'm glad you got to see him up close, Goose! And Bert looks like an excellent dog walker! Definitely more fun than my mom ;)

  30. A SWAN!!! That is SO COOL, Goose! I have never seen one. I'm glad you remembered all the "how to"s about making friends with birdies! I'll bet he loved meeting you!
    And look at that Duck! I think he's a type of Merganser, isn't he? LOVE the hairdo. Really. I'd like to do mine like that.
    Bert sure is one multi=talented guy.
    Play bows,
    PS: You wouldn't REEEEEEALLY eat Cheetos in front of the fasters, would you? HA roo!

  31. Oh, Goose, dear what a beautiful walk with your friends. The swan is simply glorious and we crabby girls are certainly relieved that Bert's buoy incident is forgiven. Whew is right. A hearty congrats to your Mom for her dedication to the cause and going without foodables is certainly a feat. How very sweet of her.
    Little Pinches,
    Shelldon, Beachnut, Oceana

  32. Hi Y'all!

    Poor Bert...he sure has been havin' his problems!

    Good luck with the Fast. Sounds like they aren't askin' you to Fast too...

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  33. BOL Eat cheetos in front of em, your bad Goose, funny but bad BOL
    Glad that you can still go to the pond!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  34. We totally love your dog walks!! The scenery is just beautiful!! Wow...that is a long time to go without food...guess it's a good thing you don't have to do that Goose!! Chomp down on a couple of those Cheerios...BOL!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  35. Bert is so funny! Looks like a splendid day for a walk. I don't think brown dawgs could resist the water either. Goose you would not really eat Cheetos in front of hungry teens, would you?

  36. I saw that Swan in your previous post and you never mentioned it. Now I know that you were just saving it. I really liked that second bird...we don't have those up here.
    Bert walking another dog...that is priceless! He always has a surprise up his hocks!
    Cheetos huh? Good idea! Good luck to you mom during her fast : )

  37. Goose, it is not right that you should give up electronics AND food so enjoy your cheetos!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  38. Amazing photos! Wow...a swan! And a walk with buddies...you have really great places to walk! Hope your mom does well w/o eating...sure glad you don't. It's a great cause they are working for. (Shhh...hope you enjoyed your sneaky Cheetohs!)

  39. Love the baby swan, and Bert walking the dog. : )

  40. First off, I wish the best for your mom. I admire her for doing this to raise awareness for hunger awareness.

    Next up the swan -,they scare me. Geese scare me,too. I'll be sure not to look them in the eye next time I see one!

    Your pal, Pip

  41. Hi Goose!
    Awww KC looks a lot like me, is she a King charles Spaniel?
    I love your photos they are so very beautiful, the photo of you running after the swan is so pretty, gorgeous views and countryside! I love that Bert helps with the "puppy sitting" duties, its great that KC dosent mind Bert walking her! The photos are amazing, love it! Love, licks and hugs from your Furiend Frank xxxxxxxxx

  42. Ooo!! That second bird is scary looking!! Take care of your mommy!


  43. Ur Mom is very kind. :) I like birdees too.

  44. LOL! Loved Bert walking KC :)

  45. Bert walking KC...BOL :)

  46. LOL! Poor Bert having to walk a dog as punishment!