Sunday, August 4, 2013

MOM's Mischief

Hello Friends.

I know I have been MIA for a little while.  Butt it is not my fault.  It's my MOM's.  That's right the MOM has caused a lot of mischief.  Let me show you what I mean.

This is where my MOM went, Camp Pinecliff.

It's a beautiful place and I have been there several time.  13 different rustic cabins that sleep anywhere from two to twelve.  Now I could have gone with my MOM, BUTT there is a new strict rule that dogs must be on a leash at ALL times.  WHAT?!  It has always been a rule, even back when my MOM served on the board of directors for the camp, but it was a pretty lose rule.  Butt this year MOM decided for my sake (and hers) it would be best if I stayed with Bert.  Pffft to that is what I say.  And as it turned out there was a dog there, Lady, and she never once was on a leash.  MOM almost drove all the way back home to get me, butt she didn't.
So as a part of MOM's mischief of leaving me I am going to show you some of Camp Pinecliff, which I was NOT a part of this year.

 MOM walked along the Caulk Creek which runs on both sides of the camp.  Yea I have walked in that water, but not this time.

MOM hiked through the woods and she meditated and prepared for the message she would give on Sunday.  It was a little tougher for her, I just know it.  I mean without me for guidance it had to be.

If I was there I could have protected her against this shifty eyed critter.

Oh I did keep myself busy at Bert's.  Here I am showing the other pups how to hold down the recliner.   They are practicing on the doggie beds.

Meanwhile back at camp my favorite little peep, "L" played some baseball.  I could have helped here too, as I am excellent at shagging balls.

Bigger peeps played Frisbee Golf.  That looks like fun.

AND they played horseshoes in the new horseshoe pits that they built earlier in the day.  I bet me and little "L" would have made a great team at this.

There are tons and tons of hummingbirds at the camp too.  And if you stand still and hold your finger up to the feeders they will land on your finger and get a drink.  I bet they would of liked to land on my tail and chow down.

There were beautiful sunsets through the trees.

And a campfire at night.  

MOM always gets up to watch the sun rise.  Yea, we normally do this together every morning.  

Mean while back at Bert's I am holding down the dog bed while Abby watches out the window for me in case my MOM came back.

This is some of the beautiful area that surrounds the camp that my MOM hiked through, WITHOUT me.  

This is a BIG cliff that over looks Camp Pinecliff.  If you look real hard at the top of the cliff is a cross.  Can you see it?

Here's a closer view.  I have hiked several times up there with my MOM.  It is a great hike and so beautiful along the way and the view at the top, WOW.  On a funny note: once a few years ago my MOM had to carry two gallons of paint all the way up there to re-paint the cross.  OK MOM may not have laughed on the way up there carrying the paint, but I get a chuckle out of it.  Especially now that I did not get to make this hike with her this year.

While my MOM did have a wonderful time, she did miss me lots and lots.  And she thought about me often.
And I thought of her too.  
In fact this is how I spent most of the time while we were a part, thinking about her.  


  1. Oh I am glad you are back together now! Sounds like an amazing hike up to the cross.

  2. Goose, I am so glad she is back home and I am sorry you couldn't go with her. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. I hope you had fun at Bert's place and I bet you went crazy when Mommy came back. I know I would have.

    Loveys Sasha

  3. Looks like mum had a wonderful time even if you were not there Goose. We know you were missed and we can see you diligently kept an eye out for mums' return. LOL! Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Hari OM
    HAH! Goose old boy, rub it in why don't ya?! No doubts, it would have been heaps more fun to have been with Mom, but if these piccies are anything to go by, you were staying in five star accommodations yourself!!! I am sure there will be compensations too - like an endless hug and maybe a double length throw of the ball in that paddock you call a back yard? Have a great week together.
    Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. I'm so glad you have your mom back and she has back her bestest Goose.
    I saw you both had a nice time (even if beer isn't allowed at Bert's).
    Oh and please ignore that running girl - it's just my mom she saw the snake and turned into the roadrunner.

  6. Howdy Goose, at least when your mum goes away you stay in the next best place, Berts! The camp certainly looks like a beautiful place and maybe next year you will go again, hint, hint, to your mum! You look soooo comfy Goose. Move over mate, we want to snuggle with ya. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  7. Oh Goose, I am glad your MOM is back! The nerve of her!! Hope you guys are spending some nice time together this week! Say hello to Bert for us!

  8. What a beautiful would of loved it for sure!

  9. What a beautiful place. Sorry you did not get to go. We know you had fun at Bert's, but still...

    the brown dawgs


  11. Hi Y'all!

    Oh Goose, so sorry. I bet your mom was lonely without you there.

    At least you got to spend the time with your best friend Bert.

    We missed you, and I do mean "we". Even my Human was wondering if someone was ill there. So happy all is well.

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  12. Your Mom is such a busy Bee Goose.. Looks like you had a fun time though and it's great to have you back :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  13. What a beautiful place. We just know your Mom missed you lots and would have had a much better time with you.
    My Mommy gets shaky knees thinking about how high that cross was for somebody to paint!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics with us, we've never seen that many hummers in one photo. Gorgeous!
    Happy Monday, Goose and Mom. XOXO

  14. I know you missed your Mom and wished you were with her but at least we can see you were not alone... you had lots of canine company at Berts... what a beautiful campground, and you know my firebug self LOVES that campfire pic and the woods and water..

  15. UhOh...Mom had a great time and lots of cool drool stuff to do...without you. Demerits for her too! But at least you got a lot of snoozing time.....just love that photo with everyone sleeping in all the beds! A big PAWS UP fur that one!


  16. Sweet Goose, I know she thought of you so often. I know that while she was taking those pictures she was imagining how much fun you'd be having and she knew you were dreaming about her. You do look like a comfy couch potato and that brings about even more beautiful dreams. You are well loved, Goose. Well loved.

  17. OMD, she abandoned you!?!?! How cruel! I hope you gave her the silent treatment for a while when she came back -- after you finished kissing her, of course.

  18. Hi Goose, I loved hearing what you and Mom have been up too. What a beautiful camping spot; so glad your mom was able to go(even without you-I know it was a sacrifice you both made). The weather looked perfect. I know that you rallied at Bert's-encouraging your buds and Miss Vickie. Your mom would have loved Alaska; I hope she gets up there someday!
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  19. We know that your MOM would have had a much better time if you were there with her but it was great of you to show the little dogs how to hold the beds down!! You are a great mentor Goose.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  20. I'm sorry you couldn't go, Goose. It looks like a nice place.

  21. Oh Goose, that is so sad that you didn't get to go on that wonderful camping trip. That is one gorgeous place. Glad the Mom had a good time. Take care Goose, maybe you and Mom can go somewhere else.

  22. Oh Goose, we think your MOm had your best interests at heart. But maybe you and she will have a fun adventure together this week. That camp looks like a great place and we hope Mom was able to enjoy her time away even though we know she missed you a lot.

    Have a great week.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  23. bummers about you not getting to go...but what a wonderful homecoming there was...we wondered where you momma was....those are pretty cool pink beds at berts...we wondered what those things are.
    stella rose

  24. Goose, even though your Mom had a great time, we know she would have enjoyed it so much more with you. And just remember she took you with her in her heart.

    Janice, Snuggles, Sassy, and Dixie

  25. Oh Goose, I know she missed you tons!!!

    I love the dog beds in the kiddie pools! What a fab idea!

  26. Shame on your mom for going someplace without you. You COULD have gone if you had promised to stay on a leash though. I always have to be on a leash so that wouldn't have been a problem for me. But Mommy won't go places I'm not allowed anymore.

  27. Bet mom was thinking about you every day too. What a beautiful place. Love all the doggies in their beds, hilarious
    Benny & Lily

  28. Holy Cows Goose! She left without yous???! Oh my. Well, I'm sure you won't let THAT happen again!! Well, it sure is a lovely place up there, and it looks like all the peeps had a FABulous time! Of course, they would have had a better time if YOU would have been there!!! just sayin'....
    Well, at least you kept all the doggies there at the kennel entertained! That was nice of you to show them the ropes!
    Don't let your Moms out of your sight Goose!! She seems a little sneaky! BOL
    Ruby ♥

  29. Reunited and it feels so good!

    That Camp sure is a beautiful place, butt we agree, it could have been much nicer if you were there.

    We know, in some little way, you had a great time at Bert's house.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  30. Sounds like your Mom's got a lot of good mischief going on!

  31. Goosie, I must tell you - I missed you TONS! I was so relieved to get a comment from you after your MOM got back. I was WORRIED!
    OK. After reading your post and thinking deep thoughts, Zim and I came to the conclusion that your MOM most likely had absolutely NO fun at all up there in that beautiful place without you. I'm sure the sunsets and sunrises didn't have the same meaning to her and the colors weren't as ... colorful. Games probably were no fun, balls probably didn't bounce, and without your guidance, I'll bet her Sunday message was just blah. Well, no. Actually, I"ll bet that was still really good, because Zim said God probably helped her and His help is mighty good. Where was I? Oh. That Frisbee golf thing? There's a Japanese family across the street from us and the guy plays that all the time. He has his own bucket-y thing to throw Frisbees at. I used to roo-roo-roo at him but I don't now.
    Anyway... I MISSED YOU, GOOSE! Welcome back. And welcome home to your MOM. You two should spend extra time eating berries and watching the sunrise together to celebrate!

  32. We know you missed her like crazy! Me and Stanley went to Pinecliff last year and we had to stay on leash. So it was probably better you stayed with Bert.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  33. Hey Goose!
    Wow, that's just wrong wrong wrong! You should have totally been allowed to go to camp. Looks like a fun and beautiful place. OMD those hummers are amazing! My Mom has had them on her finger too. She loves that. Oooo a snakie!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  34. We understand your pain. Why can't people take us with you everywhere.

  35. Just not fair - huh, Goose?
    I think you should definitely go next year, leash or no leash!

  36. But we enjoyed having you stay with us...really we did.

  37. well, if you couldn't go to camp with Mom staying with Bert is the next best thing!

  38. Hmm... I hope she brought you back lots of treats!


  39. That sure is beautiful views. My mom would FREAK if she saw a snake thingy....EKK!

  40. Aw, Goose, I'm sorry you didn't get to go this time :( That place looks pretty amazing! I bet you and Bert and the gang had plenty of fun though too :)

  41. We don't have your email address, but we wanted to let you know that your very pretty card and gift from Ruby arrived in today's mail. What a very pleasant surprise - that was so kind of Ruby to do! And of you to have that fun contest. We are going to make sure Mom gets something good at Petco. Thanks, Goose and Mom.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning