Saturday, February 18, 2012


So this weekend MOM took me to the bird refuge to explore and romp.  I ran, and sniffed, jumped and climbed.  Then it was like I had a dream or something, cuz I felt that my buddy Bert was with me.  It seemed so real that he was there.  I have pictures:

I can't believe he is really here.  MOM do you see him too?

Bert where did ya go?  Are you in here?

I should have known.  You're in the water

Me and my best buddy Bert

In a strange way it reminded me of the time when Jesus took his friends up a mountain (Mark 9:2-9) and right before them Jesus transfigured.  And like me when I saw Bert, the disciples were scared and didn't know what to say.  
Transfiguration Sunday is a celebration of the light of Christ that we need to focus appropriately and intentionally. 

See I think Jesus brought his disciples to the mountaintop to witness the Transfiguration so that they too might be able to reflect that “dazzling” light out to this world.
There are times when God suddenly breaks into our lives, like Bert did to me.  The confused disciples were given a preview of what was to come. They were given a glimpse of what the future held.

Maybe that was what Bert was doing, showing me what the future, when he returned from his MM duties, would be like. At that very special moment the disciples saw an amazing sight, a combination of heaven and earth, time and all eternity. All Peter could say was, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here!"

What a difference that made to the three disciples who witnessed the event and what a difference that can make for us. God breaks into our lives sometimes. When it happens, our perspective on life is changed. Such occurrences prepare us for life in the valley. Such experiences tell us that whatever the situation, we are not alone.
And in a way that's what Bert taught me. Because he broke into my life I am never alone and I can face the low days because he is near.


  1. What a wonderful post, for a wonderful time of the year. Have a pawsome Sunday, furriends. xoxo

  2. We look forward to reading about your adventures...a wonderful post indeed!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  3. Goose it's fabulous to have such a wonderful friend like Bert. It's definitely a two way street where your friendships are concerned!
    We are looking forward to lots of new adventures from you both very soon. Happy Sunday.
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  4. Bert is a gooooood furend to ALL of us. I love that pic of the two of you waaaay up on that fallen tree.

  5. Woof! Woof! Oh what a blessing to have a friend like Bert. Happy Sunday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  6. This post made my hackles stand up! But in a GOOD way!
    Very enlightening and uplifting, friend Goose!
    Play bows,

  7. Hi Goose!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful message... and thank you for visiting me and commenting on my family's two life changing events.

    Yes... we were and are truly blessed!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  8. Dearest Goose,
    Me mostly has visions that seem real, is when me has been eating catnip! Me loves the Jesus story, that is one of my favorites!

  9. Between Bert's dream and your transfiguration experience, you have to be on to something good, Goose.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. My last post for the day before I go to bed--A perfect way to end it. You all are the best, THANK YOU for reminding me that we are never alone when we have God and friends.

  11. Very sweet & great pictures. Thanks for the message.

    Also I was greatly amused that the youth group thought the stop sign was hilarious. Happy Sunday!!

  12. So glad to see you and Bert romping together again!

  13. Looks like you and Bert had a great time. Love the photo of you boys on the log. :)

  14. Very nice post. I like that picture of you balancing on the log. :)