Sunday, August 25, 2013

I'm Back Baby!

Hello Friends

I just want to shout it out: I'M BACK!!
There are still a few bugs to work out, butt I'm back and I am so happy.  MOM got a new laptop and the funny thing is that a guy at Hershey's thought he could fix the old laptop (which isn't really that old).  And guess what?  He DID!  I know what you are thinking.  Hershey's?  The candy company?  Yep friends that's right.  Seems all that was needed was to insert some peanut butter cups and twizzlers. Go figure.  Now all he has to do is replace the screen and it will be like new.  Good thing because Windows 8 is driving MOM a bit crazy, butt she is still trying to learn all the weirdness of it.  The smashed in back window of my Blazer will soon be fixed too.  MOM got a new back window a little bit ago butt has not had time to install it.  And as for the camera, well as I said it did not make it.  Butt tomorrow I will tell you a beautiful story of generosity and grace about the camera.

So what else has been going on?  Well kick back grab a cool drink and I will show you. 

I got a package in the mail.
Let me open it to show you what's inside.
Oh I think I know what this is.
Almost got it.

It's the Mischief Master Class book!

I was the highest bidder at the auction and I got this GREAT book.  The best part, as you may already know, is all the proceeds go to help our friend Benny with his Chemo treatments.  I bet I will ace this class.
You see this beautiful girl?  This is Bert's big sister, Abby.  I am sorry to say that this past week Abby crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.  As you can imagine Miss Vickie is just heart sick over their loss.  Abby was the peaceful, calming presence at Bert's place.  In a world at Canine Country Club (Bert's Place) where sometimes it can get a bit hectic, and loud, and rambunctious, she was that calmness that soothed the hearts and minds of dogs and peeps alike.  She was a good friend and I will miss her dearly.
I've been playing with my friends at the river.
Of course there have been many stick rescuing.
And taking many walks with my MOM to bring smiles and peace to both of us.
This here photo is for my beautiful friend Cam-a-Roo.  When MOM and I were walking and I saw this I could not help butt think of her.  We thought of many of you as we took our walks.
Check this out!  I call this Dinner!
Lord I am so thankful for all this bounty. 
The garden is doing wonderfully.  And the best part is that we pick all kinds of veggies twice a week.  On Sunday we pick loads and loads of the stuff and the peeps at church get to take home as much as they want.  I mean we fill wheelbarrows FULL of this yummy stuff and wheel it into the church.  Butt wait there is more.  On Wednesday we pick even MORE and we take it to St. Anne's Homeless Shelter where my MOM uses it to create nutritious and yummy meals for the people they feed there.  On a daily basis they feed over 200 people for lunch each day and there is more than enough veggies to do that.  AND even more beautiful part of this is that some of the folks from church come each Wednesday to help my MOM.
Of course we get to enjoy some of this at home as well.  Ooooo tear drop tomatoes.  I love those.
And over here we have cucumbers and squash.  Nom Nom.
And what do we have here?  My taste buds tells me they are beans.  Ya gotta love that.  Not to mention the peppers, big tomatoes and white flesh peaches.  Not pictured (because there was not room on the table) carrots, chilies, okra, onions, greens.
You are looking at one hap happy dog. 
I am back in Blogville, MOM is doing better, my cup runs over with the abundance of the earth, I am loved beyond measure, and I have the bestest friends any dog could even hope for.  Yep this is the face of a happy and blessed dog.
Did you notice the bright, vivid, life like color of the veggie photos?  You did?  Well friends that is apart of that generosity grace story I will tell you about tomorrow. 



  1. WooHoo!!! I'm super glad that you and your Mom are not only back but also doing incredibly well!! We've missed you both! Hm, who'd have thunk that Twizzlers could fix a computer...I like the way you guys think! ;-) I'm so sorry to hear about Abby, she looked beautiful, and I'm sure Bert and Miss Vickie will miss her thoughts are with all of them! Gorgeous photos, we can't wait to hear more!! Take care brother Goose!

  2. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're back! I love your book. Will you be giving lessons from it on your blog? It might also make good material for sermons on the dog days at church. Just a thought!

    Your post is full of so much beauty. Thank you!

    I was so sorry to hear about Abby. She was a beauty, with eyes full of love.

  3. We did notice the loveliness of the veggies! But, your pics are always great. So glad to see you back and can't wait to hear more. In the meantime, have a wonderful Monday! XXOO

  4. Oh Goose we have missed you and please tell your MOM that we totally understand the Windows 8 thing. We are still working at it as well.
    Loved the garden goodies photos...made me miss my Nebraska garden.
    We were sorry to hear about Abby and know how sad Bert,Miss Vickie and the gang must be.
    Cant wait to see and hear about the gift of grace. HAve a great Monday and welcome back!!

  5. Dude, I hasn't been 'round neithers but heck fire am I happies to sees you and even more happy dat ya'll is workin' things out. I seriously hope all is well with you and your mom.
    Before I get to far, please give Miss Vickie and Bert a hug and lets them knows I is sorry to hears of Miss Abby goin' to da bridge.

    Okays, now bouts these veggies...we ought ot skewer them and has a little squirrel and beer...PERFECT COMBO!!!!! I mean, you does has to has protein you knows. What time should I be at your place?


  6. Welcome back, Goose.

    And R.I.P., dear Abby, beautiful pup.


  7. Welcome back Goose and my that is some harvest. Nice one. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Goose I have missed you and your Mom and I'm thrilled you are back better than ever. Mom says peanut butter is a cure all....I guess she is right. MOL

    We are so very sorry about Abby's passing. What a beautiful little face. Run free Abby there are lots of friends in heaven waiting to meet you.

    OMDs those are beautiful veggies and I would like to commend you on your good behavior. If mom was around that many 'maters she'd eat them lickety split
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  9. So much going on Goose. It is good to have you back. You and your

    I have heard about Windows 8 from some who have it and do not like it at all. I think they were able to downgrade their new computers to Windows 7. I don't understand why Microsoft feels the need to revamp operating systems when people like the ones that are out. I guess that is a whole other story.

    So sorry to hear about Abby. Poor Miss Vickie.

  10. Boy those were some great veggi pictures and you are right, they are such beautiful clear and colorful pics. I can't wait to see what your mom is doing to make such beautiful shots.
    see ya in a bet dude

  11. so sorry to hear about Abby, what a beautiful face she has.. and yes, Goose, i know Geese can dance and I certainly know you can. i was reading your blog and heard my email go ding dong and we were both on each others blog at the same time... i can't wait to hear about the camera.. those veggies jump right out of the photo... and it makes your beautiful face even better...
    glad everything is settling down for the twoof you

  12. OMD Goose we don't know where to start. It'z fantastix youz back, and all that wonderful food..Nom Nom.. We sorry to hear about little Abby, our hearts go out to Miss Vickie xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  13. Hi Y'all!

    Oh Goose, I agree! You are one lucky fellow! What a special, special mom you have!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  14. I'm so glad you're back, Goosey! It sounds like you've been having a fun, busy time. So sad to hear about Miss Abbey, though. :(

  15. Furst... PLEASE tell Bert and his Vickie that Ernie and I are VERY VERY sorry to hear about Abby Crossing the Bridge. And we are sending them our prayers. She must have left them with some beautiful memories.

    Now... WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Goose is BACK... in BEAUTIFUL BRIGHT COLOR.. We are SO glad that thingys have all worked out and everythingy is right in your world again.
    Can't wait to hear about what you will tell us tomorrow.

  16. Awwwww Goose, we always seem to tear up when reading your blog. We are very blessed too bcuz you are our furend and that warms our hearts.

    We are so very sorry to hear about Abby. We pray that she had a peaceful journey over the bridge. Please give Miss Vickie BIG hugs from all of us.

    We are happy to hear things are getting better on your end. So much has happened. We're glad that you and your Mom always try and keep a positive attitude.

    The bounty pictures are amazing! (We think you got a new camera, but we won't tell anyone.) Your garden has produced a lot of goodies this year and so many people will benefit from it.

    It's great to have you back again Buddy.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  17. Aww Mom is unsure where Bert has been the past few months but tell his mom that we are sending love!!


  18. Hey Goose and Pastor Michelle it's good to have you back in Blogville. We love your pictures and thanks for the update on what you have been doing. We were sorry to hear about Bert's sister crossing the bridge though.

    Millie & Walter

  19. Our Mom feels your Mom's pain about having to get a new laptop and dealing with that crazy Windows 8... boo!
    Great mail!
    We are very sorry to hear about your friend crossing the Bridge...


  20. OH Goose!!!!!! WE are so glad you are back and in vivid color too!!
    All is right with the world, well almost but you are great to give us our Bert Fix too. We are soo sorry to hear about Abby, we will send our love to Bert and his Vickie.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  21. Welcome back!! We hear Windows 8 is a nightmare and full of glitches. But a little candy will fix anything. Look at that pressie and veggies!!
    Benny & Lily

  22. YAY...The Goose has returned. Butt just look at all that food. Now I'm hungry!


  23. My goodness - so much happening - so much to tell - and some sadness too. We sure did miss you though.

  24. So glad you're back, Goose. We've been missing you!

    Ruthie & Bella

  25. It is so good to catch up Goose but I feel out of the loop about the back window on the car? Maybe something happened while I was in Alaska. Sorry about Bert's big sis-but we know she is having so much fun running free. Love your produce-you have a green paw.
    Have a great day.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  26. Hari OM
    Oh it is sooooooo good to have you back in action Goose and Mom! Loosing a loved friend is never easy, my condolences to all who knew dear Abby.

    Mate that's my kind of dining too!!! what an incredible bounty, I was drooling... Much love, hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  27. What a great idea fo fix a computer with chocolate! Much better than to use a hair dryer. I'm glad now you have a book for doing mischief, please keep me informed LOL I missed you and your mom and I'm so happy that your are back! Now my world is as colorful as your veggies :o)

  28. Welcome back, Goose - we are overwhelmed by all the good things going on there, but we are also very sad to hear about Abby. Too many losses this summer. Soft woos and gentle hugs to Bert and His Vickie from all of us.

    Those veggies are awesome - and so much good they are doing.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  29. We are glad you are back! But you better tell your mom some of the photos look weird, just a bunch of pixels. Maybe it's us?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  30. Welcome back - we missed you. I see Murphy and Stanley had trouble with the pictures, they all looked excellent to us! Lee and Phod

  31. Happy Monday, friends. :)

    Woofs & huggies, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  32. WElcome back and what great veggies!

    Stop on by for a visit

  33. It's wonderful to have you back running at full steam! Your photos look fantastic!
    On the down side we are saddened to hear about Abby. Hugs to you and Bert.

  34. This post just made me so HAPPY!!!! Happy, happy, happy!!!! You know why? Because of the smile on your face, Goose!!! It sounds like you have so many beautiful things to tell us and I just can't wait to hear it all!
    I love that you thought of me when you saw the sunflower! They make people smile, don't they? I like making people smile, too!
    My mom is back at the beginning of your post still, going "Mmm.... Hershey's!" I think my mom is hungry.
    That's a remarkable bounty from your garden. Your MOM and you must work very hard growing everything!
    We were so sorry to hear about Abby. What a wonderful girl she was! I know you and Bert and everyone must miss her an awful lot.

  35. Welcome back! Those are some beautiful veggies. How did you not eat them while mom was taking the picture?

  36. Goooooooooose!! I have missed you so much. Just seeing your handsome and happy face brightened my whole spirit. I am so glad you are back. Mommy is crazy for all the fresh veggies. She has been making tomato sauce and cooking all kinds of good stuff over here. It is so cool that you give some of it away to people that need it so much.

    I am so sorry to read about Abby crossing the bridge.

    Loveys Sasha

    p.s. Goose is back!! Puddles is back!! What a day

  37. HOLY COW PATTIES!!!! Oh, it is so good to see you back dude!!! And, might I say, lookin' more vibrant than evers!!!
    I'm so sorry abouts Abby crossin' the bridge. I will bark at the moon tonight just for hers.(okays, I do that everynight, butts tonight will be in Abby's honors)
    Ooooooh, those veggies (well, just the tomatoes!) look yummers!!! And Ma's favorite is the white peaches!! Oh, they are delish!!
    Thank goodness for those chocolate kisses and Twizzlers Goose!! Who knew??
    Ruby ♥

  38. Goose, you have been missed! So glad the technology and the car boo boo are getting fixed! Love the veggie pics! Wow!

  39. WE are steadfastly keeping Miss Vickie and her family in our thoughts and prayers. We know this is a hard time for you too. Please know we spread those thoughts and prayers to you too!