Monday, July 23, 2012

Apple Sticks

Today I thought I would share my joy of sticks with my friends, Sneaky Snake and Rex the Dragon.  

I gathered Sneaky and Rex outside and showed them what a good stick looks like.  These are my two beaver sticks MOM hauled back for me from way up in the mountains.

Before we begin we need to give thanks for these sticks.

I am showing Rex how to take on a stick.  He was a natural.  Sneaky on the other paw thought sticks were just for wrapping around and sunning himself.

While I was teaching Rex and Sneaky how to chew a stick.  MOM went and picked apples from our trees.  She came back with a couple bucket fulls.  I love apples.  And I could not help myself, I took one out of the bucket and brought it back to my friends.

Rex was more interested in the stick than the apple.

Sneaky on the other paw was very interested in the apple.

I showed Sneaky how to gulp one up in one bite.  I know, I am a dog of many skills.

Nom nom.  Ya gotta love apples and sticks.

Another fun thing to do is "Apple Toss".  Come on MOM toss me another one.  A fast apple right down the middle.

This Goose does not need a glove to catch a fast apple.  Woo Hoo!

Whatever your "Sticks" or "Apples" are, I hope you enjoy them and share them with your friends.


  1. Goose, what a fun day! It was nice of you to share your sticks with your favorite toys. I love apples too, but I can't eat one like you do. You are the master and I bow to you. Thanks for the informative picture, but I don't think I could ever do that.

    Loveys Sasha

  2. you have some of the best adventures!!

  3. Goose Goose Goose, My Vickie and I must say, myself, are very impressed with your "Apple Toss" skills. What technique, the way all four feet leave the ground, your mouth opens and your ears shoot straight up in the air. Very Imressive.

    Dude, you are my idle....

  4. Goose, you are living the sweet life....sticks and toys and apples...throw in some green grass and your bestest mom ever. Life IS good :D

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  5. APPLE TOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my dog, I never knew there was such a thing. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Oh Wow! What form! Me is so happy that your Mommy gets yous such cool sticks and throws yous apples! Me is not really interested in either, but what makes yous happy makes mes happy!

  7. What a great Mom you have that will haul beaver sticks back from the mountains! Truly, we are blessed furbabies! Now, let's play apple toss! xoxox

  8. Goose! Not only do you have such fun when you hike and swim with Bert and his friends, you also have fun with your sticks and toys at home! You sure do have fun!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  9. You are one athletic and skillful dog, mate! Deccy x

  10. Goose you are a true Olympian. Happy Tuesday to you all.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. Great series! Have a good one!

  12. OMC Goose you have some very fine looking friends BUT oh my stars those are some super duper sticks. I love the vista from your backyard. Mom always says she'd love to have a mountain view.

    Should you tire of your day job of pampered pet I think you have a future as a catcher for the hot-Lanta Braves.
    Hugs to you my handsome friend

  13. GOOOOOOOOSE, um...can you and Bert come break me out of dis jail cell so I can go stay at his place? I thinks I would has a funner time theres with ya'll! I mean alls I can see is bars. Oh and can you bring some beer withs you, da kennel confiscated mine.
    Awesome Apple Toss game, I always knew you was multi-talented.

    Puddles...locked up

  14. BOW-WOW! That it really AMAZING! I love the apple toss, you have some great skills there Goose! I love apples too! I'm a fan of sticks but those are HUGE! I think that Sneaky Snake has the right idea, just curl up on a stick and sunbathe but hay Rex seems to be getting really stuck in to that stick! Its always good to share, so thank you for sharing this post today! It made me and Mum smile really big! Love, Licks and Hugs from Frank xxxxx

  15. What a great lesson for all of us Goose!

    I'm so glad to see that Sneaky and Rex got out of the house for a while and were able to play with your lovely sticks.

    You are so kind to share the spotlight with them both.

    Lily Belle

  16. Goose I think your furends really took your lesson to heart. If they study hard and STICK to your plan... they will end up a Master of the Stick... like YOU are.
    You have apples... ALREADY??? Ours won't be ready until September. GREAT CATCH... would you consider playing fur the Cleveland Indians???

  17. We have apples here too! They are awesome to play with! Enjoy your day, my friend!

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  19. Woof to you Goose!!!! You are a very patient and kind teacher. And I so wish I had a beaver stick of my own, but I think the odds of finding one in my West Village neighborhood are pretty slim. Much love to you Goose - XXOO - Mazzie

  20. Hi Goose, My youngest daughter & family have an apple tree in their backyard-it is a new one they just got this year. Today there were only three apples on it because Samson(their big 120 lb dog)keeps picking them; the tree is a miniature also so it is easy pickins.
    Love that your mom was seeing how well you can catch apples; I love your sticks.
    Have a waggin day.
    Noreen & Hunter

  21. Apple toss sounds like fun

    Stop on by for a visit

  22. Hay Goose, I ate an apple once, well's meeee nicked it ( sorry for my sins, though shalt not steal! )well, it bit me in the ars ( cross that out ) I mean's butt.... cos I had the ( Whisper ) Squits!!! BOL
    Big huggies
    Mollie.... xx

  23. Wait a minute, Goose. Sneaky Snake and an apple?!!? Doesn't this whole thing set alarms off in your head?!!? I mean ... really! BEWARE, GOOSE! BEWARE!!!!

  24. Hi Goose as to your last comment we thought we'd just park that issue as us poor tax payers are a bit browned off as it is , let alone with the realisation that we are paying for Olympic nocturnal activities too. Mind you might be a bit of an Olympic feat in those little single beds with Excellence, Friendship, Respect’ printed on the duvets. You couldn't make it up. Have a great evening.
    Best wishes Molly

  25. Hi Goose, my name is stella rose and I live in iowa. I have been reading your blog and am enjoying it much! It is so nice to meet you. I am a new blogger.

  26. I can see now why you are the host of the stick events. Next is apple bobbing!

  27. We cannot believe that your mom throws you apples. Maybe your mom could teach our mom to throw them to us, we only get apples from a basket off the counter, when she is not around BOL......

    The silvers and more

  28. Goose you be careful with the centers of those apples! They are dangerous for us doggies because mom says they contain a poison called Arsenic!

    Mom always cores apples for me!

    ~stinky kisses, Mason

  29. Goose, you always have the very best sticks ever. We are going to tell Mom she has to go up in those mountains and find some for us. It sure would be a good way to keep Lightning busy and out of trouble.

    Apples - yummers - fun to play with AND good for you. An apple a day . . .

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  30. Oh Goose, freshly picked apples!! YUM!!!!


  31. Yeah Goose, we heard the same thing about those apples so be careful buddy! Those beaver sticks are great, we still have the one you gave us. When we go to the ocean there are some things called redwoods and mom said they are really big sticks. We'll let you know. We aren't going for a couple weeks.

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  32. Wow, sticks and apples too! Awesome! :)

  33. Goose, piggies want to be your best friends. They wheek for your support to catch apples for them ;) your love for apples will bond you together, forever.

    Thank you for being our friend,

  34. Those are some serious sticks Goose. And you are quite the apple-catcher! Glad you could share the fun with your friends.

  35. Boy Goose, you sure know how to show your friends a good time. That apple catching sure beats bobbing for them. :)

    I'm just playing a bit of catch up while on holidays. :)

  36. The apple toss picture is my favorite. It's like the apple was made to be caught by you - not sneaky snake - though that was real sweet of you to share. ;)