Wednesday, March 7, 2012

All Work, Some Play

Well it has begun AGAIN!  MOM got her syllabus in the mail.  Lord Jesus help me. 

MOM, MOM, MOM!!  Look at me.  MOM!

See MOM being a pastor has to continually continue her education.  I don't really get it, and truth be told MOM is not always thrilled about it.  She would much rather spend her free time doing ministry, you know working with her hands, doing with her feet, building relationships with those she encounters, stuff like that and of course she would rather take me for hikes, wrestle with me, and just play with me.  Not spending endless hours readings dozens of books and writing countless papers (this class requires her to write 37 papers.  Some are only 3 to 5 pages long but over half are 15 to 28 pages long and she has to conduct 3 interviews of 2 to 3 hours long each).  Something has to give and I guess for a little while I might not get as much wrestling and stick throwing.  Woo is me.  So I try enticing MOM with a few of my favorite toys to see if she will give in to the temptation.

Wanta play with my chicken?  It squeaks

OK how about with my snake?  It squeaks AND the tail rattles.

I'll even throw in my super squishy football.  You know you love the football.

OH NO MOM look the snake has got me!  Help Help!!  MOM!

OK let me see what you are working on that is more fun than playing with me and my toys.  hummmmm.  It's all Latin and Greek to me.  What does this button that says "DEL" do?  

Note to self: "Do Not press the "DEL" button because when you do you get sent to your bed.  At least I got to take my toys with me.

After what seemed like 87 hours MOM closed a few books, stacked up her notes, and put the cap on the highlighters and turned off the laptop.  Then she walked over to my bed knelt down and said, "Come on, let's play.  I can do some of this work after you go to sleep."  I love that woman and I am going to try to be more understanding when she has to study.

Mom would like you to ignore her Scooby Doo pajama bottoms. 

See MOM I told you this is more fun than all that stuff you were trying to do.  You know I am right.   Oh for the record MOM says she did not give into temptation.  I'm gonna let her think that.  But these eyes and my soft fur are pretty tempting.  


  1. I think it looks like your mom gave into the temptation of the snake (since that's what she is playing with). Isn't there something in the Bible about snakes and temptation? I hope that doesn't send her back to the books.


  2. BOL - we think the temptation by the Goose was just what Mom needed:) Great post and super pics.

    Good luck to Mom with her studies.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. Goose,
    e just want to say, we found your blog several months ago and it is the highpoint of our day to read your and you wonderful Mom's adventure.
    . Just want you to know you are very much appreciated.

    Sheila & Bob
    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

  4. Blimey Charlie Goose, we know what you mean. Mum had been caring for kids about 20 years (Government regulated) and was then told she needed a Certificate (three month course) to show she could do it! Sheesh. Good luck to your mum. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory Hey by the way, what's wrong with Scooby Doo PJs????????? Mum wants a pair! x x

  5. Oh Goose, me feels for yous! My Mommy is always reading (and writing) cuz she writes the stuff that other peoples reads to know what to do. Me kmakes sure she does not get too sucked into it too!
    Keeps up the good work!

  6. Work work work! Geesh, what is it with these jobs you already know how to do. You crack me up Goose! How could anybody resist a squeaky chicken! Glad your Momma took a break. I can't believe all the work she has ahead of her!

  7. Goose sweetie, I just don't know how your momma held out so long. You are pretty tempting as far as I'm concerned. Glad to see it all worked out well and you got exactly what you wanted.

  8. I am pretty sure your mom will make it up to you. Let her study for a little while and then she can take a break and play!

    Your pal, Pip

  9. Good job, buddy. Piling on (with toys) always works for me -- eventually!!

  10. I'm sure it was the snake that made your mom do it! At least the class can't last forever, Goose. Just try to go with the flow!


  11. 37 papers! Many pages each! Oh my goodness... that's a lotta work, Goose. Maybe you should learn to read and type so that you can help MOM finish sooner and go play with you!

  12. Mom's facing a big bunch of work for this class...worse than when my momma was taking classes. Don't tempt her, Goose, you know she would rather be doing fun stuff with you, and it is mighty hard to stay focused. Be her angel.

  13. That is a LOT of work! Now I'm tired!

  14. You are pretty tempting, Goose! We would be tempted to make "biskits" on you and haf a snooze on your luxurious furs. xoxo

  15. I think your mom needs to schedule her Work times.. during YOUR NAP times. THAT would solve all the troubles. BUTT Goose.. PLEASE don't ever push that DEL button. I'm just sayin.

  16. LOL!!!!! i have just laughed my head off at the help mom the snake has got me pic, that was fantastic!!! goose you have some great toys i think i would of given in too :)

  17. Brudder Goose, is dat cheeto spew I sees on your 'puter screen? Hehehehehe!
    Nows, I totally knows wheres you be comin' from. Around heres, da peeps say dat learning and education be da most important things...whatevers. I still thinks some priorities should be re-evaluated though....uh, don't tells my mum i said dat though.
    Tells your MOM good luck on all her stuffs.


  18. Wow Goose, that is a lot of paper writing! But I know even if your mom is busy, she will not ignore you. She just has to schedule play time more carefully. Nice pics!

  19. LOL !!! Please don't push DEL button again !!
    But I know your Mom will have always time to play with you !

  20. BOL, Goose! Great job getting your mom to play with you!
    Kudos to you!

  21. What a lovely blog post. And the Lady Of The House says she WANTS some Scooby Doo pajama bottoms (no accounting for taste). I think you and your mum are working things out so well between you. Hope her studies go smoothly.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  22. Who on EARTH could resist playing with you, Goose?!?! I'd go for the Squeaky Chicken. Or Squeaky Snake. Does the football squeak, too? Oh, I can't decide! We could just wrestle!
    Sorry about the DEL button. Maybe you were just trying to teach your MOM the importance of saving her work? Woo.

  23. Goose that is a lot of work your Mom has to do. Thank goodness she has you to keep relaxed and have fun playing games and to snuggle with.
    Well yer Mom's scooby doo bottoms are a hit her someone we know wants a pair! LOL
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  24. That's too many papers, Goose! I don't care how short they are! I teach a six-hour class and would never expect my students to do this much! Maybe she can weave you into some of her writing to get creative? It might make the time pass by more quickly. Maybe you could tell mom about the book Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, it helped me get into the habit of writing.

    Happy seeing (and not pressing DEL) Beau-T-Full!

  25. Your mom sure sounds like a hard worker! Just try not to press the DEL button again! BOL!


  26. AFter all that work, then she comes over here and helps at the Kennel. I don't know when she finds time for you. However, I know for a fact that she is taking you for a walk tomorrow with My Vickie. I also know, I still can't go.

    Have fun for the both of us. Maybe next week I can come. Just need clearance from Dr. Doughty.

  27. I'm so glad that the mom decided to stop the school stuff and do important stuff with you!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  28. Aww, that was so sweet of your mom to stop and play with you!! I hate it when my mom is busy at her computer because that mean less Higgins time!


  29. Sure am glad Goose that she finally gave in and played with you. You know what they say about all work and no play.....

    Lily Belle

  30. Hi Goose,
    Life does get in the way from playing with our dogs or blogging everyday of the year!!! I guess it can't be helped!!!

  31. I knew she couldn't resist that sweet face. :)

  32. Woof to you Goose!!!! It's me, Mazzie. I'm a Black Lab/GSP/Hound mix who was born in GA but now lives in NYC. I just discovered your blog and can't believe how much we have in common. We both have mothers that make us eggs and spend lots of time on their laptops, we both have Invincible Snakes, we both get sent to our bed/spot when we engage in troublesome behavior.... and the list goes on. My mother also told me to make sure that you know that she has a bit of a soft spot for Weims. We both look forward to learning more about you and hearing about all of your adventures!

  33. We are glad that you were able to get your mom to take a break Goose. 37 papers is a lot!

    the brown dawgs

  34. Goose I love your header picture!!! And I love how you take such GOOD care of your toys!! Our living room is full of tore up toys that Zoie tears up!! I put her toys away and she gets them right back out, I put them away and she gets them right back out!!! That is our day ~~~ everyday!!!

  35. Wow...with toys like those your mom's 37 papers will have to wait :)