Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Special Day with Jamie

My Friday walk with my friends was canceled due to heavy rain and gusty winds.  I thought we could still go, but the peeps thought it best if we did not.  But then Bert called me Saturday and asked if I would like to join him at a park I have never been to.  AND he was bringing his big sister Jamie.  Jamie is a very special dog.  She taught Bert all he knows about Search and Rescue.  She's retired now (she's 17) and life has slowed quiet a bit for her.  But she does love to go to the park and check things out (even if she does have a seizure or two while she is there.)  How could I say no?  I couldn't.  And a bonus besides bringing Jamie Bert brought Scrappy and Abby.  Come along with us as we play in a park that was just flooded by the irrigation (just like I do to my yard once a week).  Oh there are a few photo's, sorry it was hard to pick just a few.

Look at Scrappy go

Please note who is in the water and who is not.  Bert says he's taking the high road.  You know what I say?  I say sometimes you have to get in the trenches and get your paws dirty.

This is Abby

I plan on making a left paw turn.  That is why my tongue is pointing left.

Doesn't Bert's tail look like a skunks?

This is sweet Jamie with Scrappy

Bert receiving instructions from the girls

This is a rare photo.  I beat Bert to the ball

The ball is drowning, what do we do?

Jamie, SAR dog extraordinar.  Featured in several magazines and newspapers because she was one of the very best.  In her time as a SAR dog she found countless people, both dead and alive.  In mountains, and woods and even under water.

If there is water to be found that is where you will find Bert

I might not be as good as Bert in the water, but I can make a might big splash

Always keep one ear a tuned to whats going on around you

Scrappy is coming in for the speedy sneak attack

Bert practicing his breathing under water

Miss Vickie carrying her beloved Jamie.  She had enough for the day.  I was very concerned and followed them all the way back to the pavilion (don't worry she is OK, just tired)

MOM threw the ball in the corn field.  Bert is showing his search skills in finding it

I was trying to point him in the right direction

Jamie came back out to show us how it is done

This has been a great day, weeeeeeeeeeeeee

hump, really it's time to go home?

Bye Bert.  Thanks for inviting.



  1. Well, you have done it dude, you made a rainy saturday a perfect day. I had so much fun with you and Jamie, well she is so happy and content tonight and did you notice, she only had one seizure during the whole romp. I am so glad you are my friend., See you at church tomorrow night.


  2. Goosey, I have missed you and Bert and the gang. I love seeing these photos. The joy exuding from your photos is so infectious so I feel real happy now too. I think you two are so lucky to have each other as best friends. I have not heard about Jamie before but I am so glad to get to know her now.

    I do miss Bert too. And Allred. And Miss Vickie.

    I'll be back,

  3. Woof woof woof! U has a lot of fun. :)

  4. What an awesome outing! I love going to new parks too and you had a great time with all your friends!

  5. Wows! What a great day! I just loves your photos ~ your ears look like they could lift you up and fly! You have such great friends.



  6. Oh Goose the look on your face is just pure joy! It looks like you and your furriends had a pawsome day. Happy weekend. xoxo

  7. Bet you were happy when Bert called
    Benny & Lily

  8. Oh my that was a most excellent day! What nice friends to be out exploring with. I especially love meeting Jamie, what a special dog. Scrappy kind of looks like me(giggles).
    God bless you
    Loveys Sasha

  9. Your walks are always fun Goose. Have a lovely Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Awww that was a really great day! Hurray for furiends! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  11. What a great day! How nice that you got to spend some quality playtime with Jamie. She sure is one special girl! You sure do know how to make a splash too, Goose! Rainy days can be so much fun! :)

  12. That looks like a GREAT day at the park! My dogs wouldn't know what to do if they had that much space to run around in, LOL.

  13. Jamie is just BEAUTIFUL. You all have the bestest times. If you have any EXTRA rain PLEASE send it MY way.. WE are PARCHED here!!

  14. You may not have gotten a walk but you sure did have a lot of fun, Goose. Bless sweet Jamie's heart. So good to see him getting out and enjoying life.

    Woos - The OP Pack

  15. I would LOVE to splash in that water!! :)

    Woofs & huggies, <3

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

  16. Oh my, what fun we had reading this. All the pictures were great, but the last 3, your ears and tongue and your look about having to leave,and Bert leaving in the car, were priceless.

    The silvers and more

  17. Oh, wow, does that look like a great time with your friends! And look at beautiful Jamie! I love the smile on her face - how can you look at her and not fall in love? Seriously. What a pup!
    I think you all must have had the best time EVER! Thanks for taking us along!
    Play bows,

  18. What a great day to goes for a romp in the waters in the p[ark and so cool that Bert's mentor could comes with yous! Me can't believe you actually beated Bert to a ball! Did he lets yous?

  19. Hi Goose, Sounds like such a pawsome day! You all look so happy.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  20. WOW that was quite a day with loads of fun. I dont think you are too far behind Bert in the water dept bol Jamie looks so cute, you better listen to her!!


  21. There can never be too many photographs of you and your friends, Goose. What a treat to see Jamie with you.

  22. Looks like a pretty darned fantastic day to me! Kuster would not have been able to rest until the balls were all rescued!


  23. I loved reading your commentaries about each photo especially the one about Bert's tail looking like a skunks and the one about your ear being attuned to what's going on....I love your sense of humor, Goose!

  24. Sounds like a wonderful day and great pictures. It was nice to see sweet Jamie out and about.

  25. AHHHH!!! Goose, those ears and that tongue of yours just makes us smile! You are so precious! I'm mighty impressed with your water skills lately. You're getting very brave! Sweet Jamie is just precious. What a special dog to get to play with. I'm sure you learned a lot from her - probably how to help that drowning ball, right? ;)

    happy seeing beautful, friend!

  26. Woof to you Goose!!!! I can't believe what a water dog you've become!!!! The expression on your face when you were told it was time to go home is too much. And thanks so much for introducing me to Jamie. After all of her years of service, I was so happy to learn that she is much loved and well cared for. And what a nice cameo of Bert riding shotgun at the end of your post! Much love to you - XXOO - Mazzie

  27. As usual, your mom got some great pics! I think me and Stanley need to go to this park because it looked like lots of flooding fun!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley