Monday, May 21, 2012

Did Someone Say Dig

My MOM actually took her whole day off.  I thought that would mean we would go hiking.  But she said she needed to get things done around the house.  {{sigh}}.  

This is a bush in our back yard.  I don't know what it is but it gets this weird fruit on it that looks like a star when you cut it open.  Anyway... See we have flood irrigation to water our yard.  It's rather cool, once a week our half acre yard turns in to a pond for a few hours.  Problem is the water does not flow everywhere.  Sometimes obstacles get in the way.  This is where the bush behind me comes in.  So the MOM decided to dig a trench/ditch through the middle of the thing.  Did I here someone say "DIG"?  I'm on it!

In I go.

Almost through to the other side

Inspecting my work

Almost done

What do you think MOM?  We make a great team don't we?

Hey I have idea.  (This is my Great idea face)

I could sit here at night and charge the Raccoon's a toll.  They love this bush and I figure I could charge a few treats to pass through.

I thought the work was done, but I was wrong.  Seems it is ironing night.  My MOM irons everything.  Well except her socks.  I really don't understand the whole ironing stuff, but I figure I better help out with that too.

Hiking shorts.  She is ironing hiking shorts!  I really don't think the wildlife care if her shorts have a wrinkle or not.  "Hey Sneaky Snake I see you going after my deer antler."

 It was a long day, what with the excavating and ironing not to mention all my normal duties.  MOM says I need to rest up cuz I have a visitor coming tonight and she will be staying until June 2nd. That could only mean one thing..... Belle is coming!  So I better get my handsome rest.


  1. Boy Goose, you had a busy day and I think it is great that Belle is coming to stay. Does that mean she gets to stay here tomorrow night while our humans go Moose hunting?
    See ya tomorrow dude. see ya soon

  2. hey Goose,

    What a great day of fun and work, and being with your mom. I think you did a pawsome digging job and what a terrific idea about charging a toll to the racoons. And, I love your "Great idea face."

    FYI, your sneaky snack keeps trying to get your yummy treats. He is brave to mess with a dog's yummy treats!


  3. Whew!! I am tired just reading about all the work done today!

  4. All day and no hikes? It sounds oddly familiar to my weekend... I hope you and Belle have a great week together! Is she prepared to be a blog co-star for the week?


  5. You are so lucky that your mom lets you help with the yard work. Most dogs aren't lucky enough to be able to dig in their own yard.

    I just noticed that I am on your blog roll! Yours is the first blog I have seen my blog listed. I feel like I have finally arrived in blogville now. Enjoy my new post...major cuteness factor involved.

    Cindy & Peanut(Nina)

  6. WOW Goose, you are a great trench digger, Good job There buddy!!
    You get your rest and enjoy your company!!


  7. Holy Cow! You are a GREAT digger!!! Awesome job!! You needed a nap after that...and you have to get ready for your visitor! Have fun! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  8. Oh Goose digging is one of my fav pastimes , lucky you and great job. Pop over and say Hi sometime.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. It looks the perfect spot to dig and you did a great work, Goose !
    I love the way you help your Mom in home work !!
    and I love your picture "Great idea face" hehehe so cuuute !!


  10. i love your great idea face goose, but i think i love the pic above that one the most, so cute xxx

  11. You are a really digger there Goose. Did you know the term digger is Aussie for an army solider? They called them diggers because that is what they did during the 2nd world war - dug the trenches. It also means an all round good guy, a mate, someone who stands for what they believe in. Yep you are a digger Goose - PS> I think you should charge those racoons 2 treats!!!

  12. WOW Goose you really did dig right through that bush!! NOW you have a cool drool place to HIDE. I like the charging a toll idea.

    I don't think Sneaky Snake will bother your antler.

    You have Company coming... OH BOY!!! FUN is on its way!!!

  13. I just wanna kiss that great idea face!!!

  14. You are such a good helper Goose! We liked the progression photos, made us feel like we were there watching the action!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. Goose, Great job digging the passage around the bush-I'm sure the raccoons will thank you. I know your mom so appreciates all your hard work. Ironing, really??? I iron when I have to but here in Colorado, everything is casual so unless my clothes are really in bad shape the only time I iron is fabric for quilts. Can't wait to see who is coming for a visit; I hope it is Belle.
    Have a fabulous day.
    Noreen & Hunter

  16. Woofs to woo, Goose! I finded woo from the AO4 bloggie! Woo looks like a nice fella. And woo worked so hard wif da digging! Is woo part Siberian? Cause we sure love to dig, too!!

    Mya Boo Boo,
    Painter Pack

  17. I'z lovve yoor Grayt Iydeea Facey! eeet ees veri cyoot! love n likkers, pdorg xox

  18. Great work! You guys make an amazing team

    Stop on by for a visit

  19. Goose, you sure are lucky to get to dig, and to do it with your mom. WOW that's a treat.It was a pretty big bush, must have been a lot of work. Your great idea face is the best.

    The silvers and more

  20. Goose, for a second it looked like you were digging to China! I wonder how the water will flow now? That is so cool that your yard pretty much tuns into a slip and slide! Charging the racoons a toll of treats is hysterical. The image is just brilliant. I don't do the ironing thing either, but it always makes others clothes look so lovely. Mine are wrinkly. We're okay with that though. Have so much fun with Belle! We know you'll be seeing a whole lotta beautiful!

  21. Where did you get the long stuffed snake?

  22. Way to go!! You did a wonderful job at all that digging!! Now get get some beauty sleep!!! :o)


  23. You are such a big help for mom. Bet you were digging faster than she was.
    Benny & Lily

  24. Oh Bert! Me just loves to dig when Daddy or Mommy is digging! We all does, but Daddy gets mad - cuz we digs where he does not want holes - sometimes.
    Especially my hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon!

  25. Goose, next time you need to dig a trench, give us a holler, we would love to help and then maybe a few raccoons could pass at one time and you could collect double tolls - boy, this is one long sentence:)

    Have lots of fun with Belle. Is your Mom really going moose hunting?

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  26. Looks like some fun in the dirt!

  27. So very busy...but at least digging is a fun kind of busy! Rest up and have a great time with your friend!

  28. Nice bit of diggin there Goose. We've been doing a bit ourselves! Must be something in the aire!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  29. Boy Gooseberry! Your Momma sure had a busy day off! She sure was lucky to have you help with the chores though. You'd better think again about the whole raccoon thingy, after all; look what happened to Stanzie!

  30. Hi Goose! Gee that snake sure is sneaky! Good job digging! We love youe great idea face!

    Snuggle Bug

  31. You sure a good helper Goose. That trench was a work of art!

  32. Thanks for the snake info. I don't shop there. Is there a name brand etc. I could search for?

  33. I ... I don't want to start anything, but I think I saw Sneaky Snake try to take your antler, too. Beware, Goose. They don't call them "Sneaky" Snakes for nothing!
    Play bows,
    PS: My mom loves your Great Idea Face.