Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Hello Friends.

First let me again say a BIG thank you for all the POTP you all have been sending me.  I am still hanging in there, and doing for the most part OK.  Living each day, each moment as full as I can.

Butt I come to you today asking for POTP for my buddy.

That's him right there at the tip of my nose.  My buddy Bert.

Seems my buddy Bert spent Wednesday at the Dogtor.  Why?

Well, Bert ate a ROCK!  Not a pebble, a rock.  Oh he was very sick.  He kept throwing up.  So Miss Vickie took him to the Dogtor.  On the positive side Bert and I share the same Dr. Eddie, and he is wonderful.  Dr. Eddie kept Bert all day rehydrating him and he took pictures of Bert's insides (just like he did with me).  And what he saw was a ROCK and a couple of pebbles.

When Bert came back home I asked him why he ate a rock.  He really could not give me an answer other than it was big and round and he may have thought it was a ball. 

So my friends please send my Buddy Bert all the POTP you can.  On Thursday morning he will have surgery to remove the rock and pebbles.  Dr. Eddie and Miss Vickie say he will be just fine.  After all this is not Bert's first rodeo.  He has had two or three other surgeries to remove rocks AND once a tennis ball (this is the reason you will never see my MOM throw a tennis ball for Bert).  I am sure that Doc Eddie and Miss Vickie are right, he will be fine.  But POTP can only help.
One other thing, on Sunday is Bert's 7th birthday.  In addition Miss Vickie is leaving on the 13th for a vacation.  I told her that I would do my very best to keep an eye on Bert and make sure he does EVERYTHING Dr. Eddie says.  Believe me he will not be eating any more rocks on my watch.


  1. We send prayers to BOTH of you! Sending lots of support and love across the miles.

  2. You got it Goose! We are sending our POTP and prayers for Bert and still sending lots for you two dear friend
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  3. Sending Bert POTP times 4 for a successful surgery! We are also sending some extra for you!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  4. Oh no! Sending lots of purrs and prayers for Bert and of course for you too, Goose.

  5. Hi Goose, my name's Melon and I've been meaning to comment here for a while, started comments multiple times but don't think I ever finished them. Oops! So, hi. I used to help my guinea pig Cocoa blog but he's at the rainbow bridge now, but I'm still here and love to read everyone's adventures.

    You made a post the other day about stopping to smell the roses and I wanted to say thanks for reminding us. I'm glad you're here with us for a bit longer because I'm sure your mom will never forget these days of grace.

    Also please send on some POTP to Bert, another one I've been following but not yet managed to say hi (not sure they have an active blog). I think he'll be fine as he has so many depending on him for help and support with all the good work he does.

    Okay now that I've broken the ice I'll be back. Thanks Goose.

  6. Goose: all Paws crossed here for Bert.


  7. We're sending Bert lots and lots of AireZen and POTP and of course, some for you too, Goose!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  8. Sending POTP to Bert. Our angel Bagheera cat once at a magnet. He had surgery too.

  9. Oh Goose, we too wonder just what was Bert thinking! We are thankful to hear he is gonna be OK after the surgery. That's just so scary. You can bet we're adding him to our POTP list right now. We know you'll take great care of him when he's home. No more rocks!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  10. we will keep sending both of you POTP - but you think that big fluffy butt would have learned his lesson by now and give up the whole rock eating thing


  12. Goose mom copied a portion of your post to put on POTP for Bert!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  13. prayers for both of you.. a ROCK, oh my... you guard him well and we will pray for all of you.

  14. Hari OM
    Oh Bert - this is one lesson not learned, eh? Definitely added to my POTP list - and of course continued prayers for you dear Goose! Hugs and wags, for both of you, YAM-aunty xxx

  15. OMD....Some Buddy needs to have a talk with dat boy! You DO NOT EAT put dem in your Mommy's shoe fur safe I used to do.

  16. OMD Bert, I'm so sorry you ate that rock and made your tummy yucky! You are such a great furiend and I'm sending you tons of my bestest healing vibes. Lots of warm hugs to Your Vickie too.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  17. Oh Goose, I cannot believe this has happened to Bert. I can't imagine eating rocks...but obviously this is not the first time Bert has found a tasty rock to eat! Oh, I am sending POTP to Bert. I sure hope his surgery goes well and that he recovers quickly.

  18. Mom is a rockaphobic now since she first read about Burt and his eating rocks. We are sending him all our love and prayers today, and extra ones to his momma.
    stella rose and mom

  19. Oh GOOSE.... we are glad that you are letting us know about BERT and the ROCKS... We are sending him our POTP... and PRAYERS.... that guy needs to eat more KIBBLE and Fewer ROCKS... Silly Boy...
    We have our Paws Crossed fur a Successful... ROCKECTOMY.

  20. Oh nooo Bert..... I cross my paws and I'm sure your Dr. Eddie can help you. That's not really rock n' roll buddy.... Please hang in there; I'm there in my thoughts to hold your paw.... POTP to you and POTP to you too Brother Goose ...
    easy rider

  21. Bert, Bert, Bert . . . how you gonna worry your mom so much? We know Dr. Eddy is really good at this stuff cuz YOU give him so much experience with it! We sure hope everything goes just fine and you recover fast and STOP eating those stuffs! POTP to Bert!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  22. Oh, Dear Goose. You sound like you're doing just fine!

    Now we have Bert to worry about - eating rocks? Oh, my.

    Well, we're sending the power of ALL our paws to both of you dear boys, along with lots of love:-)

    Ruthie and Bella the Rat Terrier (neither of whom writes in our blog;-)

  23. Hi Y'all!

    We're sending lots of POTP to Bert, but we're still sending POTP to you and your Mom. Bert's so lucky to have a friend like you, Goose.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  24. I don't know why Bert would eat a rock either. We are sending our bestest wishes for a speedy recovery. He wants to feel great on his birthday.

  25. We are sending you so much love and hugs to both of you
    Lily & Edward

  26. goose....dood..ewe can bet we will bee mor N happee ta ask R pal St Francis ta watch out for, and over...bert.....he haz blessings ta spare N heez willing ta share

    bert.....dood....we hope by de time goose reedz hiz mail ya iz outta sir jerry N doin GRATE...but seer ee iz lee dood...a ROCK !!!! knot even dino frum de flintstonez eated rocks ~~~~ yur teethz must be like de strongest teethz in de hos tree oh dawgs....ever ☺☺

    N they call uz kittehz crazed for eatin mice !!!

    bee well bert, bee well,goose ~~~~~ ♥♥♥

    1. pee ezz...N look at R spellin two day...HOS bout HIS TREE...thatz better ~~~ ♥♥♥

  27. Oh, no!!!! We will be saying tons of prayers for Bert while we keep praying for you. Oh, Goosie! Please tell Bert no more rocks!!!

  28. Lots of POTP for you, Bert, and your mamas!

  29. Bert!! You big doofus!! Paws crossed, buddy. Feel the betterment soon!

    -Ruby and Otto

  30. Oh Bert!! Get well soon buddy!

  31. For all of Bert's Therapy Dog This and Be Nice to Little Kids That, he really is a trouble-maker, isn't he? Eating rocks? You would think as one of our distant cousins, Bert would know better than to eat rocks.... Pizza, steak, anything we can get our paws on, but rocks? Tennis balls? Ah well. We'll keep our paws crossed for Bert, and we are certain that you'll keep a good eye on him while he recovers!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  32. Oh no! That silly Bert. We will keep our paws crossed and hope he did great and is through his surgery already.

  33. Oh noes!!!!!! Oh Bert~ dude! Whatcha doin' eat those rockies?? I knows they must smell all delish and everythings, butts they are not good for you!
    I am sendin' you TONS of POTP and lots of healin' vibes and AireZens!!
    You and Goose are two pawsome furiends, and you guys are very lucky to have eachother!
    Ruby ♥