Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My New Friend

Hello Friends.

Oh my goodness did I get a surprise yesterday.  MOM picked me up from Bert's place after she finished work.  Now normally we go home butt this time we did not.  To my surprise we were going on a little adventure.

We ended up at The Pond!  WOW!!  See MOM works 11 to 14 hours a day so normally we go home, she does paper type of work or studies and she takes me for a walk around the neighborhood.  BUTT yesterday we met up with some friends (Bert, Miss Sophie, Wyatt) to take a stroll around the pond and down by the river.  Then...

This guy caught up with us. His name is Murphy and he is 12 weeks old.  Isn't he cute?  Now I am going to admit something.  See at my age I am not a puppy kind of dog.  Oh I like them, I just don't like them jumping all over me.  Butt there was just something about Murphy.  We all went to the edge of The Pond.  I guess a puppy needs to learn how to swim right?

Well this little pup was in luck cuz he was in the presence of Water Golden Boy himself, Bert.    Murphy was going to be taught by the VERY best.

Trouble was Golden Boy was playing kissy face with his girlfriend, Miss Sophie. 

So I stepped in to show Murphy the ropes or the waves as it were.
"Come on little one I'll show you about water."

"This here is water."
"Yep.  Now we are going to take this slow.  Just put one paw in front of the other."

"Like this Mr. Goose?"
"Just like that Murphy."

"Now come on out to me."
"But it's getting deeper."
"Don't worry, I'll be here for you.

"You're doing great Murphy!  Now lets head back to the bank and see if Bert has some time to show you the finer things about water."

"Hey Goose did you notice there is a puppy over there?"
"Really Goldie Wet Locks.  Are you kidding me?????  Yes I know there is a puppy over there.  His name is Murphy and I thought you could show him how to....."


"Is Bert going to show me 'the finer things about water'?"
"Ummmm.  Well right now he is searching for rocks at the bottom of the pond."

"Come with me little one.  Well go check out the water over there."
"Why does Bert look for rocks at the bottom of the pond?  There are lots of rocks right here.  See there's one and there's one and there's one."
"It is one of life's mysteries my new little friend."

"Now come on, I'll race you to the reeds and back."

I sure had fun with Murphy.  As we walked back to the parking area we had a talk.  He is a very smart for only being 12 weeks old.  I mean he already knows that diving for rocks at the bottom of a pond is CRAZY.  We chatted all the way back.  I sure hope I get to see him again soon. 


  1. Murphy are a cute dude. Luv da pictures of y'all together.

  2. you just have to love making a new friend and he sounds like he is going to be one smart little cookie.....maybe you need to limit Berts interaction with him.....don't want him to learn how to swallow balls :)

  3. Great meet and greet and fun with your pals there Goose and looks like you'll teach young Murphy a thing or two. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Hari OM
    I can think of no better mentor Goose-ji... other than dear Bert of course... that pup's in for a fun time. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. your new friend is adorable and you were so good to help him.... we had one dog that dove for rocks. we would put one in the bottom of the bucket or on the first step of the pool and he would get it... but not in the 4 foot bottom of the pool... it looks to me like all of you had a wonderful time at the pond

  6. Dude!!! do you realize how long it has been since My Vickie let me go swimming and get as dirty as I want? I know I should have cared more about what little Murphy was doing, after all, My Vickie says he is a cousin of mine (whatever that means) so I gotta thank you from the bottom of my very wet and happy heart for taking such good care of him whilst I swam and dove and played and got everyone wet and courted my girlfriend Miss Sophie.....YOU ARE THE VERY BEST GUY EVE. and the best friend......

  7. Goose you did a SUPER job of introducing Little Murphy to WATER. GEE WHIZ.. we are stunned that Bert was more interested in his Girrrrrrlfurend Sophie than in Sticks and Swimming.

  8. Oh bro, a Weim has to show a golden boy how to swim... while the other golden boy was busy. And you are a great teacher. I tried it together with Murphy but first on my bed without water... but I think I can swim now too... theoretically...

  9. That little Murphy is a cute guy - we bet he will always remember the day that his new friend Goose helped him learn all about swimming in the water.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. What a cute little guy! And Bert may know all about water, but I think Murphy was lucky to have YOU as his mentor.

  11. Well that pup sure is lucky to have such a great teacher!


  12. What a cute lil friend you found there... sure looks like you 2 had some fun!

  13. There was a puppy there? Seriously! I guess it's true I only have eyes for my boyfriend, Bert. Mom says the pup is adorable and you are such a great guy to help the little fellow out. When I was his age Bert led me straight into a raging river and I had to bob my way along until I reached the shoreline. I'm sure he didn't mean to do that -- well, kind of sure he didn't.

  14. I'm glad Murphy did not jump all over you like some other puppies we know . . . 'nuff said . . .

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. dood....dont forget ta tell him bout car bumpers N STIX if ewe due meet up again sum day !!! ♥

  16. Oh, how FABulous Goose!!!! You did a great job of gettin' the little guy ready for the deep end!! I am so glads he had you there to show him the ropes!
    Next lesson....stick rescue!!
    Ruby ♥

  17. Murphy says "Thanks for showing me the ropes Goose. I can't wait to do it again !

  18. These are fantastic pictures with awesomely adorable pups!!

  19. You are such an excellent mentor, Goose! Just think of all the things you are going to be able to teach the little guy!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  20. You are an awesome big brother, Goose! I'm glad you like the little guy and are taking him under your paw. It seems that Bert is too busy between kissie face and diving for rocks. Murphy is SO cute. I hope you get to hang out with him again.

    When we had one of our first Lab puppies, we wondered how we were supposed to teach her to swim. We lived near the ocean then, and we decided to go for a walk on the beach. To make a long story short, our little puppy dove straight into the waves and started swimming straight out to sea! No teaching needed. :)

    I wish she'd had you as a big brother calming influence!

  21. You are an awesome guy for showing Murphy how to swim so that he wasn't afraid!! We wish we lived near you so that we could all be friends! Bet Murphy will remember that day as one of the best in his life!!

  22. Hi Y'all!

    Seems I missed this post 'til this mornin'! What a wonderful mentor you are Goose.

    Speaking of diving for "stuff" on the bottom of "bodies of water"....stop by and see Phoenix in "Wet Dog Sepia Saturday" go underwater to save a stick. Phoenix is at

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  23. Oh, Goose! Your new friend looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!! And you taught him to SWIM!!! You're the best!
    I KNEW you were a puppy-lover deep down inside!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher