Saturday, July 7, 2012


I want to talk to ya about friendship today.  I will also show you some photos of some of my bestest friends on a recent play day.  Some of the photos might be a little dark cuz it was getting dark as we played and played.  I love these guys and gals.

Ty and Tucker

I would like to ask you two questions, first: "What would you consider the highest honor that you could receive?  The second question is: "What is the finest gift that you could give?"

Everyone's friend, Murphy

Answers to these questions can vary widely. But I can answer these questions very simply, I believe the highest honor I can receive is the friendship of another.  I believe the finest gift that we can give to another is our friendship.   

Bert, a buddy if ever there was one

When  Jesus met with his disciples in the Upper Room he shared with them many things that eventful night.  Jesus gave his disciples the highest honor they could ever receive. He took them into his heart and said, "You are my friends ...."

 Me, Ty, Tucker, Boci, and Logan

You know what I think characterizes a friend?  It's one to whom you may pour out all the contents of your heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands, or paws as it were, will take it and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. 

 I had to show you this.  Look I am WET from head to tail!  Yes I did it, got all the way in the water.  True it was because I slipped and went in head first.  But I did it, I SWAM!

Friendship is like a thief that was wearing a mask, and his gun was pointed toward a frightened victim.  The robber is holding out a sack and saying, "Give me all of your valuables!"  The victim then begins stuffing into the sack all of his friends.

Ty, Tucker and Bert's Butt

I don't believe there is hardly anything in life, outside of the grace of God, that is more valuable than a friend.  I can honestly say I don't know of anything more valuable, more blessed, more strengthening, and more encouraging than a true friend.  A friend is someone who multiplies your joys and divides your grief.

While Logan swims I try to get this stick out of his way.

There is a scripture that talks about friends and sticks (I know, how cool is that?) it says "a friend who "sticks" closer than a brother."  Did you know that the Indian word for friend translated into English means, "One who carries my sorrows on his back."

This would not be complete without a picture of my best gal pal Belle

Friendship is a loving relationship. You see, a real friend is not only someone who likes you, it's someone who loves you. Prov. 17:17 says, "A friend loves at all times..."

 Me and my best friend, my MOM.



  1. That was so sweet and so true. True friends are hard to find and great to have when you do find them. LOVE the picture of you all swimming.


  2. Goose I kinda think FURENDS are More special than Relativs.. Furends are there fur you... beclaws the WANT to be.. NEVER beclaws the Have to be.
    Butt I love my relatives, too.

  3. Gosh Goose, that was a very sweet post and it makes me very proud that you can call me and My Vickie "Friends"

    sure wish we had the words to say it like you do.

    bert and my vickie

  4. What a great post, Goose! I'm going to come back and read it again every now and then. Sound advice and great photographs!

  5. Woof! Woof! Beautiful and soooo TRUE. Lots of Golden Thanks for sharing. You got lots of wonderful loving friends. Bert looks so different in that photos. You got your collar wet ... how was it? Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

    FYI: Did you receive our email for next week's blog hop? Golden Woofs

  6. That is just so sweet. You have some good friends there with you Goose!

  7. Hi Y'all!

    Thanks for stoppin' to visit me!

    I'm so glad y'all got some rain. Hope it was enough to help!

    Have to say I agree with your post, especially about your mom...I feel that way about my Human too. Have a peaceful Sunday.

    Y'all come back now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. That was one very special post, Goose. A friend truly is a treasure and being a friend is even better. Somehow we just knew how your post would end:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

  9. Your right Goose, Friends are treasures. My brother is my bestest friend, and my Mommy is my super best friend.
    Sally Ann

  10. true friends are the best
    Benny & Lily

  11. That's a great picture of you and your mom. You're lucky to have so many doggy friends Goose.

  12. Great post and a great photo with your mom!

    Your friends,

    Murphy and Stanley

  13. Aww, Goose, now I feel all fuzzy inside! You are absolutely right and I'm so glad you shared your words with us tonight. I think I have someone here that I need to share your words with!


  14. What a great post. We think furriends are the family that you choose. Great pic of you and your best furriend, Mom. Have a blessed Sunday.

  15. Pee Ess - we definitely want to hear more about this turtle you caught! We thought you only went fur sticks!

  16. Dearest Goose
    me LOVES your friends post and me LOVES all the shots of your friends!
    Especially yous and your Mom!
    Has a great easy Sunday!

  17. That was beautiful Goose and thank you. I agree there is nothing like friends, where would we be without them. You are so lucky to have all those cool pals. My Mommy is my best friend too.

    We are lucky pups

    Loveys Sasha

  18. That's a beautiful post that should remind all humans out there that dogs are god's creatures too and should not be messed with!
    Lots of slobber,
    Indigo the Great Dane

  19. Goose we love seeing you with all your pals larking about and nice to see mum. Have a great Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  20. Thanks for the most lovely post! It brought tears to my eyes. Friends are the family that we "choose".

  21. What great fun! I wish I was there!

  22. Goose, Wish everyone could read your Blog today. What a wonderful message. You are always one of my favorite blogs, but today you hit a HOMERUN.
    Keep doing what your doing, we are sure many people are touched and benefit from your advice.

    Hamish & Sophie &
    Mom & Dad
    Sheila & Bob

  23. What a great post! Wonderful you and your best friend - your mom! Thank you for sharing it with us! Sealed with a kiss Charlotte

  24. Goose you and your mom are such a blessing. What a wonderful, true and powerful post. I couldn't have said it better or agree more with you. I also wanted to say your eye looks better, hope that means it feels better too. I know you make your mom's life so much richer just by being in it. You make my life so much richer by sharing with me. Loved seeing you and your mom together-so beautiful.
    xxxoooNoreen & Hunter

  25. Woof to you Goose!!!! You are so blessed - both to have so many friends and to be a friend to so many. And way to go getting all the way in the water and swimming!!!! Even though you fell, it doesn't matter - you worked through a scary moment, went with the flow and emerged victorious!!!! And my assistant and I love the photo of you and your MOM at the end of the post. Much love to you Goose - XXOO - Mazzie

  26. Oh, Goose! This was just beautiful, buddy! That last picture brought tears to my eyes -- and to my mom's. We're going to re-read those Bible passages tonight at bedtime. Mom sits with me now, until I fall asleep, and we read together. I think I'd like to read these.
    We hope you and your MOM consider us your friends!

  27. You sure have some great friends Goose!

  28. Dearest Goose,
    Me has gived yous an award. Stop by my blog and pick it up!

  29. That is the sweetest post ever- friendship is absolutely the best gift! I know your mom is definitely your best friend

  30. Goose you are so very right about the value of friendship. We are very pleased to meet you, we read about you on Nellie's blog and wanted to come introduce ourselves. We are 3 cats, although Arty Mouse (Artemisia) has been missing since May 21st and we are very worried about her, Scylla and Socks and one dog Fenris.

  31. Thank you, Goose. For your beautiful words of wisdom. I used to dislike animals but eventually I realise that they are men's best friends. Especially doggies :) I am enlightened now.

    I'll be back,

  32. Friends are the best

    Stop on by for a visit

  33. What a sweet post! Definitely friendship and love! :)

  34. So true, Goose! What a lovely post!

  35. We love this post, I think we will come back to read it again. Love all the photos of you and your friends, you all seem to have so much fun together, it's so fun to see. We don't get to be around many other dogs. We love that you swam, you look mighty proud. We hope you frame that picture of you and your mom, it's a great one.

    The silvers and more

  36. Goose, we'd "stick" with you anywhere. It's amazing that through a blog we consider ourselves honored to call you and your MOM friends. Through the brilliance of the internet (that sometimes drives us crazy), it's afforded an opportunity to spread the kind of friendship reflected by Jesus. When we slip and fall - head first into the water (well done swimming, buddy) - our friends are there to pick us up, dry us off, and never waiver in their belief in us. That is a completely inspiring and wonderful gift God gave us. Love this post!

    Happy seeing beautful!

  37. Looks like you and your friends had a wonderful day! We all need to enjoy life the way that you do.

  38. Oh Goose ~ You and your Mommy, best friend, picture is just a treasurer!
    Goose can you tell me the e-mail where I am to send my Olympis Stick Entry photo. I read back to June 25 and I did not see an addy.
    Thanks for being my friend,
    Sweet William The Scot

  39. That is very troo. My hoomins and all my critters friends is very lovings. :)