Friday, August 11, 2017

See Beautiful

Hey All.

It's that time for This Moment See Beautiful.

Seeing Beautiful is spending an evening with your best pal as the sun sets.

And enjoying a sunset swim. 
 
No matter where I am, morning, noon, or night when I am with my BFF, I always see beautiful.  Best pals bring out the beautiful in us and we just can't help but spread the love and beautiful.
 
Blessings,
Buddy
 



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Kayaking

Hey All!

I know, I know, I have been away for a while.  But the momma is so so busy with work at the shelter and at church and she is spending a lot of time at Furever Friends Animal Oasis to help them get up and running that there is not enough hours in a day to do all she wants to, which includes blogging.  But we do think of ya all often.  One thing momma makes sure of is that I am happy and healthy and any "free" time we spend together.  And earlier this week momma took a whole day off so she could take me and Bert to Gooses Rock to have fun and to try out a new way for us to spend time together.  Let me show you.

KAYAKING!!!! 

Bert and I were so excited to be our in our special place we were no help at all in carrying the kayak to the water.  We just sprinted ahead to play in the water. 

Here we are at Gooses Rock.  My Angel Brother Goose loved this place and it hold a special place in my momma's heart.  What better place to start a new adventure.

And up I go.  This should be good.  Momma was sure that it would be a very wet day for her.  Not sure why she would think that.

Oh look over there.  Bert is splashing around in the water.  I had a hard time deciding what to do, stay with momma or go join Bert.

Guess what I decided?   Hehehehhehe.  This is why momma thought she would get wet.  hahahhaha.  But to the old girls credit she stayed in the kayak.

Meanwhile I swam back to my pal Bert.  It seems he has found a rock that I must check out.

Not to worry I spent time with momma on the water both in the kayak and swimming along side her.  I loved swimming by my momma's side.

And even more fun was jumping from high places into the water and swim out to my momma.  I did this over and over.  I think I am going to like this kayaking thing.

Then an amazing thing happened!  A moose came down to the water to get a drink and take a swim.  Do you see her in the upper left corner?

Isn't she beautiful?

My momma thought she would paddle a little closer to her (she is crazy like that).

What my momma did not know is that I started to swim after her.  I mean I must protect her if something happens, right?  When momma finally saw me coming (thanks to Miss Vickie yelling at her that I was coming to her and the moose) she did some pretty fancy moves in the kayak to keep me away from the moose.  Sheeeshhhhh, I just wanted to say hi.

Miss moose got out of the water at Gooses Rock and watched as momma got me in the kayak to paddle away.

Safe back in the kayak and head in the opposite direction I kept a close eye out incase miss moose wanted to join us.

When we got to the other side Bert decided he wanted a ride.  I thought he would tip my momma in the water with his mighty lead in.

Since I am an expert kayaker now I was giving Bert instructions on what to do.  Momma said she could handle it and I could go take a break on shore.  I think it was her way of saying I was no help.

I think they might have gone in the water without my instructions.  What you don't see in the photo how much Bert was shaking.

And there you have it.  This is going to be a wonderful way for me and my momma to spend time together. 

Blessings,
Buddy

I hope we can get back to regular blogging.  But I know that there is much work to be done at the homeless shelter and at Furever Friends.  And that is ok.  My momma makes sure that I come first and we walk everyday, and try to have an adventure once a week, and we snuggle at night and I have as many treats as I want.  I told momma that maybe our goal should be that we post once a week until things calm down.  We'll see how that works out.



















Friday, July 14, 2017

See Beautiful

Hey All.

It time for This Moment See Beautiful!!  I have to tell you that this past week I was feeling sorry for myself.  See my momma took her kids (youth at our church) on their annual Summer Retreat.  They went to a place called Bear Lake.  I was so excited about it.  Then I found out I was not going with them.  WHAT!? Seems she would not be taking me because she would have to taking care of 15 teenagers and that is a lot of responsibility so I would have to stay behind. I was one say pup I tell you.  And just look at all the good times my momma and these kids had.


Now doesn't that look like fun?  Plus Miss Lori, one of momma's adult chaperones took her pups.  But momma said Miss Lori could do that because they are her helper dogs.  I'm a helper dog I told her.  My momma just smiled at me and said "Yes you are Buddy, but this is different."  I understand, I really do.  And those kids learned a whole lot of stuff about themselves and deepened their relationships with each other and with God and that is a Beautiful thing!  Plus it was not like my momma lock me in our house all alone for a week.  Nope, she took me to Bert's place, my best pal.

But still I was sad because I missed my momma.  So sad that I just laid on my bed and did not want to eat.

"Thank you Miss Vickie, but I am just not hungry.  I miss my momma to much."

But Miss Vickie kept talking to me and you know what she did?  She feed me my meals in my bed.  She even hand fed me.  Bert's Vickie is one BEAUTIFUL person I tell you what.

All the other dogs were a bit jealous I was getting breakfast in bed.  Especially my pal Bert, he kept licking his beautiful face and telling me he would eat my breakfast for me if it would help me fill better.

Then during the days my momma was gone I would lay on Bert's big bed and look out the window waiting for my momma.  Emie kept me company.  The is Beautiful.

While I was looking out the window my pal would do silly things to make me laugh, like sitting his big fluffy butt in this weird round wheelbarrow all full of water. He did crack me up and that is way Beautiful.  Laughter is always beautiful.

 
Ellie was waiting on her momma too.  Me and Ellie are good friends.  She is Bert's cousin and I see Ellie a lot at Bert's place.  We kept each other company and we would take turns making each other feel better.  That's what friends do. 
Soon enough my momma came and got me.  I did the HAPPY dance like you would not believe!  The was so much love going around that week.  Love with my momma and her kids, Beautiful.  Love at Bert's place in all kinds of way.  Not just with me, but with all the doggies who parents place their trust in Bert's Vickie when they have to go away.  And Miss Vickie treats us all like family and goes  way beyond just giving us shelter and food while we wait.  She pets us all and plays with us and gives us special attention and reassures us that our momma's and dad will come for us soon. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!  Can you See Beautiful?  I sure hope you can cuz it's out there my friends, even when we are sad, it's out there.  Now go create it, share it, and be it.
 
Blessings,
Buddy
 
 

 



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Best Pals

Hey All

I know I have said it before.  But you can never tell a friend enough, I Love this big, fluffy goof ball called Bert.  He is my best pal and I just can't imagine life without him.  Coming soon more photos of our adventures.

Blessings,
Buddy

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

From Mud to Crystal Clear

Hey All.

Let me apologize for being gone for a while.  Several things came up that momma had to take care of.  One of the things is a special project with her kids.  See a new and exciting thing is happening just 3 miles from where I live.  When my momma told the kids in her youth group they just begged her to see if they could help.  I am so excited about this.  There are to woman who are building their dream.  It's called Furever Friends Animal Oasis!  It is a non-profit no kill animal sanctuary.  It will be much like Best Friends in Kanab but a little smaller.  But there is much work to be done to get it ready, a lot of HARD work in the blazing sun.  But momma and her kids are committed to helping these to ladies get up and running.  For the next 8 weeks or so they will be working their tails off with the hope of them opening a section by the end of August.  Then after that momma and her kids will go there once a week to help out.  I can't wait to show you the place.

The other thing that happened is.... well momma says it was not my fault.  But still I felt bad.  See when I was outside in my yard with my momma I was so excited and I was dancing around momma and wigglin' and waggin' my tail.  And then, and then, well all of the sudden my tail hit the lens of momma's camera and I kid you not, my tail sheared off the lends of the camera.  I am not kidding.  It went sailing into the yard!  Oh I felt bad.  Momma kept saying it was not my fault and that it would be ok.  With my recent tooth surgery we would have to wait a few months before momma could get a new camera.  Boy did she love that camera.  Did I tell you how bad I felt?  The just yesterday when momma came home from work there was a package in the garage.  The note inside said, "A life without pictures of Buddy is a less beautiful life."  And you know what was in the box?  A CAMERA!  NOt just any camera but the exact same model as my momma's beloved camera.  We have no idea who sent it.  My momma was over whelmed. 

No on to mud to clear.  Last we met I was in mud from my tail to my nose.  Oh that was fun.  But you know what else is fun?  And new thing I am into.  My pal Bert has been doing it for a long time and now I know why.  When we had no camera Bert asked me to come to the river (lucky Miss Vickie had her camera so I can show you the fun I had.)  Ready.

Momma walking me and my best pal Bert to the river.

It was a hot day and momma joined me and Bert in the cool cool river.

That there is Bert.  And he LOVES getting rocks off the bottom of the river.  Don't worry he does not go for the little rocks.  Nope not my pal Bert.  He grabs rocks that are BIGGER than his head.  It's crazy I tell you.  Well that's what I thought.

Then I thought, "If Bert does it, it MUST be fun."  And off I went.

Oh my goodness, look at me.  Bert was right this is not crazy, it's CRAZY FUN!

You would be surprised how long I can hold my breath.

Momma had to check to see if I had gills.

So So SO much fun!  Almost as much fun as getting all muddy.  Momma says we are going back sometime the end of the week.  I can hardly wait!

Blessings,
Buddy










Sunday, June 18, 2017

Beautiul Comes in Many Forms

Hey All.

First thank you for the thoughtful comments about my friend Belle.  Her mom was overwhelmed by how Blogville has shown the love.

As promised I will tell you the tail of this.....
One of the best days EVER!

On the last day of my momma's birthday weekend me and Bert took her and Bert's Vickie to a special place in the mountains where there are wild Poppie fields. 

Bert and I had a blast running through these beautiful flowers.

The flowers are so tall that I had to stand on a log to see Bert coming.

Then we played leap log.

My pal Bert has great form doesn't he?  But after all that runnin' and chasein' Bert and I got thirsty, so.......

I found a cool spot to quench our thirst and wet our furs.

Bert finds muddy H2O refreshing.

And I find muddy water BEAUTIFUL!  My tag says "See Beautiful.. We Do"

And we do, even in mud.

Momma and Miss Vickie could not help but smile and laugh at us.  So you see we made others See Beautiful.

Do you see it?

Beautiful flowers and beautiful muddy me.

Before we went home I washed off my face in this cool mountain stream.

Then we went back to the Poppie fields to play and dry off.


So you see my friends Beautiful is all around.  Sure it's easy to see standing in a glorious field full of beautiful flowers. 


But trust me Beautiful is right here too. Two best pals having a great time, who also make our humans laugh until they cry.  And you know what?  Without all that glorious wet mud from that awesome muddy stream those beautiful flowers would not exsits.  Yea, think about that.

Blessings,
Buddy and my Muddy Pal Bert.