Sunday, July 22, 2012

She's Back

As many of you said my MOM would be back before I knew it.  She came home today and she is TIRED.  I guess a wedding that last three days will wear a human out.  As you know I worried who would watch over my MOM while I was gone.  But she did have some eyes watching her.

Guess these two guys watched over MOM in the cabin she stayed it.  

MOM was in a place called Bear Lake.  I love this place.  MOM and I have had a few adventures up there.  So I thought, she may have eyes watching over her, but what about food.  What would she do?

But MOM said that was covered as well.  Seems that food was not in short supply.  They had every thing from the pig above, to chicken, and beef, they even had goat and lots and lots of Nigerian food that was, as MOM put it, "pretty fabulous."  That beautiful young lady in the picture is Valerie, the bride.  

While MOM was having a good time without me, as if that is possible, I did a lot of this.

She even got to get a way for a bit and hike almost to the top of that far peak.  I know that mountain peak well.  MOM and I hiked it 2 years ago.  She did say it wasn't the same without me.

My buddy Bert made me feel better while I stayed at his place.  We played ball and planed our next move to punk Allred.  

MOM said she thought about me all the time especially when she watched the sun come up each morning.  

Here's my MOM and the beautiful Chidinma Valerie Ahanonu.  Valierie has always cracked me up.  MOM and I agree she is just about the funniest person we know.  You can't help but laugh and smile when she is around.

Val and Jesse gettin' hitched.
My MOM has known Valerie since Val was in the 2nd grade.  Val grew up in our church and every year MOM would take the youth of our church to Bear Lake for a retreat.  Oh the times they had there.  And every year on the other side of the lake there was Jesse with his family.  But Val and Jess would not meet until they both were in college at the University of Utah.  So when friendship blossomed into love and the decision to marry it was a no brainer where to have the wedding, Bear Lake.
When MOM gets more organized I think I will show you more pictures.

But as I said my MOM is home now and when she picked me up from Bert's place and we got home there was 2 packages waiting for us on the door step.  

One was my prize from Ruthie at the Blogvile Chronicles.  It is this great book AND some yummmmy turkey, oatmeal and cranberry treats!  I love love them.  And the other was for my MOM.  While she was gone I ordered her this picture of me drawn Bailey's mom. MOM was so very excited.  It looks just like me.  MOM is headed out tomorrow to get it framed.  Thanks Bailey's mom, my MOM was thrilled.
Well friends I am off to spend some Goose and MOM time.  I sure am glad she is back.  


  1. What a nice surprise for Mom on her return- you did a good thing there, Goose. Bailey's mom does beautiful work.

    Bet you and Mom will have lots of cuddles tonight.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  2. Happy cuddling with your MOM...

  3. Boy, it sure looks like it was a beautiful wedding! The food looks amazing. That is sure some great swag you got! Even though I'm sure Bert made a good bunk mate, I'm sure it is good to have the Mom back to cuddle with.



  4. Gee whiz Goose, how cool is it that you come visit me and while you are gone your mail box fills up with all kinds of goodies. You need to come stay over more often. Plus I enjoyed watching you and Allred doing the "Stare Down" My question is...."Who Won"

  5. Wowwie Zowwie! Yous guys got some great presents! And what a great place for the wedding. Thanks for telling us all about it! It was so cool!

  6. So glad your mom is home. I'm sure she is happy to be with you again too.


  7. looks like mom had a great time
    Benny & Lily

  8. It looks like your mom had a wonderful time and what wonderful surprises to come back to

  9. What a great trip your Mom had! Looks like ole Sneaky Snake made it just fine, too. Here's a funny: Our Mommy is so silly she kept lookin at the first pic of moose heads and wonderin why they were sittin on the floor. Took her a minute or two to realize your Mom was UNDER them lookin up when she snapped the pic! HaHaMeow! (cod luf our Mommy)

  10. Goosey, I am so happy for you. You must be lapping on your mom right now. You sure are a very popular canine with all those parcels in the mail for you. Did you come up wi a good idea to punk Allred? That got me laughing. What has he done to you most recently? That photo of you waiting for your mom to come home is soooo touching. I wish I could give you a good petting whenever you feel like that. So glad you have Bert.

    I'll be back,

  11. So glad that your MOM is home because we know just how much that means to you...and to us! We do not like it when our mama goes anywhere. How nice that you got a drawing from Bailey's mom! It's beautiful!! The bride looked very nice! Glad you had Bert to keep you company while your MOM was away!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  12. Bear Lake looks amazing! Glad your MOM is back with you! Deccy x

  13. Welcome back mum and look at the goodies. Happy Monday to you all.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. Oh Yippie, your MOM is home!!!!!! I so don't knows hows her made it dat long with outs you, I bet her was havin' Goose withdrawals.
    What a wonderful love story! Valerie looks just beautiful. I bet dats cool furs your MOM to has watched Valerie grow up and then furs hers to officiate da SWEET!

    Okays, I is headed to...oh gosh, I can't even say ti...I is goin' to da ken....eeeeeeeek, to da kennel nows. Please don't furgets me.


  15. Hi Goose,I had to pop over and take a look at ya, gosh yooo are handsome! I've got a new boyfurriend and lots of Humom's thought it was yooo. Cos you look quite a like :)Pop over and take a look at the post I's got a boyfurriend!! Yooo's will see the resembelence :)
    Have a great day
    Mollie xx

    1. Mollie I don't seem to have your blog address. Please send it to me. Or if any one else has it please let me know.

    2. Here it is Goose, it will be great for yooo's to pop over.
      mollie and Alfie
      Hugs Mollie

  16. *sniff sniff* I love happy endings, and weddings are very happy! I also love cookies, and you got the haul Goose! YAY!

  17. Goose,

    What a most wunderful trip your MOM had, but we just know her is happy to be back home wif you.
    Bear Lake looks like a great place to visit.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

    PeeS Great pressies!

  18. Hi Goose!
    I'm so glad that your Momma is back with you, she seemed to have a good time at the wedding but she must have missed you loads, you look happy to have her back and all those gifts! How wonderful! Have a good time with your Mom with lots of hugs and licks to make up for what you missed!
    Love and tummy rubs from your furiend Frank xxxxxx

  19. Happy Monday to you Goose and Mom!!
    Oh my gosh mom is a sucker for a wedding..and a wedding with that view would have had mom dancing on the tables. Jumpin' catfish what a lovely day and venue for a wedding. GIve your mom a well done for the sunrise photo. She must have been at just the purrfect angle to capture the sun w/o any reflections and the shades of purple!!
    A blessed day indeed
    Hugs Madi your new BFFF

  20. What a beautiful place for a wedding and a lovely couple. I bet you are glad your Mom is home Goose.

  21. What a beautiful wedding!! I like those that were watching over her while she was away!

  22. I am SOOOOO glad that your mom is HOME where she belongs... BUTT she DID do a Super job of getting the wedding performed. What a Gorgeous Bride and her gown was just lovely. Sniff SNIFF... I LOVE Weddings.

  23. AWESOME pics! I bet your mommy was happy with the surprise when she got home!

  24. Goose, why weren't you there to help your mom officiate? What if she made a mistake? Beautiful bride and wonderful dy- may they always be blessed

  25. So glad that she is home! Hoopefully, she wont have a kazillion errands to run like my mom did when she got home!!! The pictures are beautiful!


  26. Hi Goose,
    we missed you so much!!!! Glad Mom is home!!!! Zoie was bad last night --she killed again. I wish she would NOT kill our critters!!!!
    Zoie's Mom loves all the critters!!!

  27. The wedding sounds like it was very special to your Mom. I'm sorry you couldn't attend.

  28. Hi Goose,
    Sorry we've been busy with the Olympics and all that we haven't had much time to visit all of our furends.

    We loved seeing pictures from Bear Lake. What a bootiful place and we can see why everyone loves it there so much. I think that Muffin and I would love it there.

    We are soooo happy for Valerie and Jesse. What a bootiful wedding. Doesn't the bride look awesome! Jesse is one lucky man. Your Mom looks mighty cool in her "official" garb. What a great day.

    We just bet you are enjoying the time with your Mom now that she is back home. She missed you too (we just knows that one!)

    We love your drawing by Bailey's Mom. She is an amazing artist!! We have our two pictures already framed and hung up. We look at them every day.

    Have a great week and we'll be seeing you at the Couch Potato Peeling Event on the 31st!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  29. Goose, So glad that mom is home and you two are back together. Sounds like you both had a good time; I know Bert & Miss Vickie make you feel like you are at home. Love the goodies that came too, great pic of you Goose-such a talented artist.
    Have a great evening.
    Noreen & Hunter

  30. Hay Goose, I seee's yooo's been over to check out me boyfurriend BOL Checkin ou the competition !! :)
    Big Hugs
    Mollie xx00xx Peee=ess that's a wicked drawring, I mights get one done. Do yooo finks I can livin in UK ??? XXX

  31. Yay, it arrived safely!! Mommy and I are so glad! :) :)

    Woofs & huggies, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  32. That does look just like you! We are very glad your mom is home with you now so you can relax and have some fun with her. We missed you Friday. Mom got ate up by skeeters.

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  33. What a lovely story! It does sound like Jesse and Valerie were meant to find each other!

    Your pal, Pip

  34. What a beautiful bride. Glad your mom is home. Love the picture from Bailey's mom. Don't tell our dad, we are gonna order him one for x-mass BOL......

    The silvers and more

  35. Wowzers, what a great love story! How beautiful! And a beautiful bride! And beautiful mountains! (We still don't have those in Kansas, but I think we're on the waiting list.) I can tell from Valerie's smile that she is a wonderful biped; I think she'd be a good ear-scratcher. Am I right?
    That drawing of you is AWESOME, Goose! Enjoy your prizes --- and we know the BEST prize is having your MOM back home!!!
    Play bows,

  36. So glad your moms back, the wedding looks beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful time!

  37. Speaking as a mom myself, we ache for our family when we're away. My hands literally felt empty without Lilly and Buddy's sweet fur in them. I know she was thinking so much about you. That picture is beautiful - of course it's you.