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!



  1. That is so great that your mom and "her kids" will be helping the sanctuary. Bert sure has taught you lots of fun things but we don't think we would like sticking our heads under water like that.

  2. Hari OM
    Crikey Buddy - so much happening over your way!!! ...and I am super impressed with your submarine abilities!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. An old dog saying: The head is never responsible for what the tail does

  4. Buddy I saw the project of the kids at fb and I loved it :o) and I love your fabulous crystal clear river... aaaah how refreshing and relaxing to jump in after a walk in the sun. Maybe you should wear an upholstered tail-cover? the mama said my tail needs a gun licence too, so maybe we could be tail-cover fashion twins ;O)

  5. The collies won't even get their paws wet, nevermind put their heads under water! But my old golden retriever, Chloe, used to do that.

  6. That IS a lot going on! How exciting that your momma and the kiddos are helping an animal sanctuary get off to a strong start. Your momma has a grreat big heart that is always giving so much to others -- no wonder she had some of it reflected back to her by that wonderful gift.

  7. Oh my dawg what exciting news!
    Lily & Edward

  8. playing in the river looks like so much fun. and HUGE applause to your mom and the kids for helping get that sanctuary off the ground

  9. How cool! Maybe you're part otter, Buddy!!!
    It sure was nice of someone to send your mama a new camera!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  10. It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks