Monday, July 2, 2012

The Long and Short of It

This must be my week.  Well truth be told every week is my week.  Every single week, every month, every day is wonderful and beautiful, and sweet (even in this heat).  But what I am talking about is I got ANOTHER something in the mail.  It came to both me and MOM.  

It's a book.  And a great book at that.  It was co-written by my friend Miss Lydia from See Beautiful.  I asked MOM if she would read it to me right away.  So she set aside the stuff she was doing and she read me the story of Isabel and Emma.

This is a wonderful story about friendship, courage, generosity, fear, and oh so much more and the pictures are great.  

I love this story.  Even though there is some sad stuff it is so beautiful.  Emma and Isabel are beautiful.  When MOM finished reading me the story I asked if I could read it to her.

I put on MOM's glasses so I would look all scholarly .  Then I had a great idea.  I wanted to share it with my friends.  

So I called them all together: Sneaky Snake, Rex the Dragon, Mr. Giggles, Bret Michael's Want-To-BE- Squirrel, Betty the Badger, and Mr. Coo Coo the Chicken.  They were all ready to listen to me read The Long and Short of It.

They were all captivated, hanging on every word.  

Just like me and MOM they all loved the story.  Then I had an even better idea.  I am taking my new book to the little peeps at church and I am going to read it to them.  I know they will love it too.  

If you have any little peeps in your life I highly recommend you get this book and read it to them, or they can read it to you or even better you can read it together.  I'm going to read it again tonight to MOM before I go to bed.  Thanks Miss Lydia for the book.  It is simply.... well it's simply beautiful.


  1. Hi Goose Buddy, Me and My Vickie were lucky like you and we got a copy of "The Long and the Short of It" We think it is a wonderful story and we have heard that it is based on a true story. Miss LYdia is so so good and Beauatiful.

    My Vickie thinks we should take this story to the pediatrics area in the hospital....

    See ya tomorrow

  2. Looks like a great book. We don't have any little ones in our house anymore. The 'rents say they are "empty nesters". We don't have any nests, so we don't know what that means! Hope you have a great Tuesday. XOXO

  3. This sounds like a great book Goose! It would be awesome to read with my grandkids!

  4. It sounds like a great book! I have a feeling Mom would have fun reading to the human puppies when she goes back to school.


  5. Oh Wow! That sounds like a pawsome book! Me wishes our grand beans was a little younger...

  6. What a cool book. Look at all those furry kids listening, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  7. Goose, my darling. You look so happy in these photos, it's infectious. I have a big smile after reading your post. I think I am going to get that book for my niece and nephew. Have I told you that I think your little friends have the coolest names? And your eye seems to be less droopy. The meds must be working.

    I'll be back,

  8. Goose, I wish you could read it to me. I can tell by your pictures that you are really interested in it and I bet it is a wonderful story. Your stuffies make a really nice audience also, I hope they keep quiet for you.

    Loveys Sasha

  9. You got your pals hooked I can see. Have a happy Tuesday!
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Aw, I really like how you got your friends to gather round for the story! Have a great day!

  11. Brudder Goose, dis sounds likes a most beautiful book furs My Girl...her loves to read to me and dat is prolly da only time I pays attention to anybuddy...hehehehe.
    I am very proud of your furiends fur behavin' so nicely while you read to them, I can tells they was just captivated by it. Did you hold da book up so they could see all da piktures? Dat be very important you knows.
    Maybe you could bring dat book to HONAROOROO and read it to me at da Tiki Bar.


  12. Sounds like a wonderful book. I bet all of your friends loved you reading to them Goose.

  13. It is absolutely my honor to know you're sharing it with other children, Goose. I must say, I've heard of wonderful, creative readers of books, but your share with your friends was simply and awesomely spectacular. We're going to share your blog post with the American Cancer Society because we know they'll see beautiful from your reading the book. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was so special to get to tell Emma and Isabel's story.

    Happy seeing beautiful!

    1. AGREE with Miss Lydia's comments and AMEN!!!!!

  14. What a clever Goose you are - there is nothing like a good book and sharing it with friends

  15. I agree with Puddles... bring the book too HONAROOROO and I'll buy rounds of beer (for Puddles) and My-TIES for everyone else while you read!!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  16. GOOSE.... at FURSt I thought it would be a Book about Dachshunds beclaws WE are LONG and SHORT... butt THIS is a MUCH better thingy fur sure.
    I think you should start going to libraries to read the book to little peeps... You did a grrrreat job of reading it to your FURENDS.

  17. Goose, we want you to read to us too ! This is a very cute post with great pics.

    Your friends,

    Murphy and Stanley

  18. Hey Goose!
    Wow, what a fun story that must be! You look so great and I can tell your audience was totally captivated! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  19. That looks alike a beautiful book, I dont have any little girls peeps but if we meet one we will make sure to recommend this book. Thank you for sharing and you are such a great boy to red this to your church peeps, they will love it and what a grat message.

  20. You are just the cutest thing! The book sounds wonderful.

  21. Hey Goose, What a wonderful friend you have with Miss Lydia. This book looks so interesting, I'm going to her blog to see if I can read about it. You looked so collegiate with your moms glasses on. Your pack of stuffies looks in better shape than Hunters-he likes to chew off any plastic noses or now I'm just getting him the kind with sewn on eyes/nose. Thanks for sharing this book.
    Happy Tails to you. Hugs to your mom
    Noreen & Hunter

  22. That is AWESOME! I will have to look for that book! GREAT pics!

  23. Goose, Looks like a good book. Were gonna go check into getting one. You know we got 3yr old triplet grand kids that just love new books, of course if you read it to them they would love it more, okay we will just send them to your blog to see you reading it. They will love it.

    The silvers and more

  24. Well, you know, Goose, there are always lots of little ones running around here and Mom is always looking for good books for them. Sounds like you have given us a winning suggestion. Thanks, pal.

    Wish we were sitting there with all your buddies when you were reading to them.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  25. Probably a better reading choice than the Joan Rivers book which I read to my gang this weekend!! LOL!! Hope Abby's mom lets her come back!

  26. We Beaglebratz wanna thank-u fur alertin'us tue the See Boo-ti-ful website again. We think our mom cood uze this website sumtimez - we try tue show her the boo-ti-fullness in life an'sumtimez she duz BUTT WE know she haz truble with it tue sumtimez. This book lookz like one of the good onez - will haf tue look intue it.
    Shiloh'n Shasta

  27. That sounds like a beautiful book, Goose!
    And really - you do look VERY scholarly in those glasses!!!
    Play bows,

  28. Thanks for the recommendation. We'll check it out!

    Critter Alley

  29. Sounds like a great book for the kiddos. Seeing that photo reminds us of how many kids need our hair donations as well for Locks of Love. Mom grows out her hair and donates it every 2 years.

  30. Oh dear Goose I want you to read to me too! You look gorgeous and your audience must be very happy! Sealed with a kiss your Charlotte

  31. You are a wonderful story reader for your friends, Goose and it was so nice of MOM to read it to you all by yourself, just especially for you!

  32. Thanks for the book review, Goose. We will make a note of it, for Christmas pressies for the little ones.

    Wyatt's mom

  33. Awwwww..... I love seeing you read like that Goose! You inspire me!

  34. DUUUUUUUDE....OMG, are you kiddin'? Thank dog ya'll is okays and da fire didn't spread, dat could has really been a bad scenario. Mum says there is no cure fur stoopid...unfortunately.
    I am just glad ya'll is okays.

    My neighbor's is so stoopid they would be roating weinnies and marshmellows in their fire...hehehe


  35. hahaha!
    Que fotos lindas! você lê para seus amigos, é?
    Pela expressão deles entenderam tudo e adoraram a história!!!!
    Deve ser linda!....
    Você é um belo cão! Muito lindão! Parece até um galã de filme!
    Eu também tenho um blog!
    Quando puder me visita....
    vou adorar receber você por lá!

  36. Goose looks so smart reading!! Glad you found a great book!

  37. Goose, I am not scary anymore. Let's dance! :D

  38. O hai. Dat looks like an awesome book! :)

  39. Awww Goose you're such a good furend :)

  40. Hi Y'all,

    Thanks for stoppin' to visit me!

    Hope y'all are havin' a wonderful, safe 4TH! Stay cool!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  41. Woof to you Goose!!!! So nice of you to share this lovely book with all of the kids at your church. You are such a selfless boy!!!! Much love to you - XXOO - Mazzie

  42. Aww, Goose - that was so nice of you to share this book with your friends! Have a Happy 4th of July!

  43. Goose, you look so smart in your glasses!! You are so wonderful to take the time to read the book to all your friends!!


  44. Oh Goose, you are so smart that you can read. Nice buddy!
    Happy 4th