Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Hello Friends.

Apparently I had a big decision to make yesterday.  I didn't even know such decisions needed to be made!  

There I was looking through my toy basket trying to decided what toy I wanted to play with.  When MOM came in and said something about sorting through all my toys AND I had to decided what to keep and what to give away!  WHAT?

So she moved all my toys to the living room.

Then she spread them all out.  I love my toys.  There is a story behind just about every one.

Here is my pile of stuffies.  Sure some are missing parts, but I still love each one.  It does not matter to me that "Want to be Bret Michaels" Squirrel's head is detached.

Here are my ball and rope collection.

And see this blue ball with all the teeth marks in it?  I have had this ball since the day I came to live with my MOM over 12 years ago.

And here is my collection of squeekies and miscellaneous other fun toys.  It is now that I am suppose to decided what I want to keep.  
MOM why do I have to do this?
Because Gooseberry, you have a lot of toys and while I do not mind that they over flow your toy basket I thought it would be nice to give some of them to some doggies who don't have any at the rescue place and shelter.
There are doggies that don't have any toys?
There are.
Oh.  Yum, well I guess I do have a lot.  I get to pick what I keep and what I give away?
Yes you do, they are your toys.
OK, lets do this.

After what felt like 87  hours this is what I decided to keep.  I know it looks like a lot, but what I am giving away is even more, plus I threw in two BIG containers of yummy jerky.  Can't believe there are doggies that don't have any toys.

Then MOM put all my toys back in my basket in the office.

Hey MOM do you think those other doggies will like the toys we are going to give them?
I know they will.
You know what?  Giving stuff away, especially stuff you really like,  is really cool.  And my heart feels all warm and fuzzy.
You know what Goosie?  You make my heart feel all warm and fuzzy all the time.
Who knew that giving and sharing could make you feel so good.  It also made me feel very blessed for all I have.


  1. You are very generous Goose!


  2. Goose, you are such a sweetie!


  3. That is so sweet of you, Goose. I am sure the other doggies will be very thankful.

  4. We feel the same way! While we don't have a lot of green papers and stuff to give away, we do share our time with others, and that is a great feeling.


  5. Oh my goodness, that must have been such a hard decision Goose! But you did such an awesome job and now lots of puppies are going to have such fun with your give-a-way toys! :-D You should feel really great and your Mom is definitely proud of you!!

  6. Goose,

    You are a big dog with a big heart! I would donate some too...but I have to find them first......STANZIE!!!


  7. What a wonderful thing you've done, Goose!

  8. We love that warm, fuzzy feeling! You did good, Goose. XOXO

  9. Goose, you are so brave and so generous. I would have taken much longer and I am not sure if I could have decided. It does make me sad that other doggies don't have toys, so I might let go of a few if I had to. You are a very good example.

    Happy Halloween.

    Loveys Sasha

  10. How lovely, Goose! The shelter that our Sunny came from, well, they didn't even give her a name let alone a toy! Sunny was just a number when we met her. Your toys are going to give another pup so much joy!

  11. you are so warmhearted and generous! Really love you for that! Kisses Charlotte

  12. OMD, you means there are doggies in dis world withs NO toys???? Oh dat is just so wrong but thanks to you, you will make some very happy withs your toys. Dang Goose, you gonna makes me get all teary eyed and blow snot nows. You da most thoughtfullest evers! I is happy to knows you is my furiend, one with such a gigantic heart.

    PS: If you has any beers you wanna get rid of...I is your girl.

  13. Awwww Goose, we are sending you and your mum a great big hug cause you are always thinking of others. Here it comes ......... Did you catch it? Take care mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  14. I always knew you were a real pal Goose; I don't have half the toys you have but when Mum bought me my new snake at the weekend, she said I had to throw away Mr Pineapple... well now I've got you to prove that it just wouldn't be fair! Deccy x

  15. You sure have a lot of cool toys Goose. It was nice of you to share some!

  16. Goose you are just the kindest pup in the world. We hope you have good luck in return for all your kindness. Have a happy Halloween.
    Best wishes Molly

  17. You really have a big heart, Goose !

  18. I like that you kept the blue ball with all your bite prints on it!

  19. Goose, you are such a generous dog, those pups will love plying with your old toys, and lets face it, now you have room for some new ones..BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  20. Goose those executive decision made by the COH (chairwoman of the house) are often made w/o consulting her board. Happens here too

    OMDs you have had blue ball a very long time. One thing for sure you take good care of your toys. The puppies at the rescue will think they are all brand spanking new.

    On top of being handsome you have a sensitive and caring too.
    Hugs madi your BFFF

  21. That's a wonderful idea I'll bet the doggies are happy about it. My toys are given away to the trash can only ....think we have gremlins who are destroying all my toys or my staff plays secretly with my stuff and ruins everything.

  22. This is a wonderful idea Goose. I hope others will follow. It makes me sad when I think about other doggies not having ANY toys or treats. Hope you have a good Wednesday!

  23. giving really is the best. I think I have to have a chat with Lilly and Buddy about our carpet that's currently covered. I think I see Buddy hoarding some things as I type...

    Thanks for that opportunity to See Beautful this morning!

  24. Oh Gooseberry! You have made my heart feel all warm and fuzzy too! What a nice thing you and your Momma are doing giving those doggies toys and treats! :)

  25. You have a heart as big as the moon, Goose. We luvs ya!

  26. Aww Goosie!! You are such a great giver! Now I have the warm and fuzzys!!!


  27. What a grreat thing to do for those other doggies, Goose!

  28. Goose, we are going to have to do that soon, too and we are not looking forward to it. Joey and Scout can only take so many toys in the RV. :-(

  29. Goose, you are such a generous guy! I've got the warm fuzzies now, too! I just know those pups are going to be so appreciative!
    Play bows,

  30. Aw Goose, you have such a good heart. It is sad to think that there are many dogs who do not have lives as good as what we have. It was sweet that you gave up some of your toys.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  31. Hey Goose!
    Wow, you and your Mom did a really sweet, wonderful (and hard) thing! I'm so glad you kept that cool chicken with the polka dots...I like it bestest! BOL Very very nice to share.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  32. Goose, so happy that you could take such care of needy doggies, yes warm & fuzzies are great. Heres hoping you have a HAPPY HOWL-O-WEENIE and have like 87 hundred more big guy!!!

    Yor Spooky Furiends
    Susie & Bites

  33. You did a really really good thing there Goose.

    I am very proud of you.

    Love and licks, Winnie.

  34. Aww Goose that was so very nice of you! You're gonna give those shelter doggies a really special day! Especially cause they'll know its a toy from the one and only Goose they'll be playin with :D

    Happy Howl-o-ween to ya my furiend!

    Waggin at ya,

  35. Goose you sure have a warm heart. We are hiding all our toys as we speak
    Benny & Lily

  36. Hi Goose, Oh what a wonderful thing it is to give to others; you and your mom do it all the time. I often will take towels and blankets and sometimes food to the shelter for stray puppies. Just remember when you bless others, the Lord loves to bless you.
    Have a great evening my friend.
    xxxoooNoreen & Hunter

  37. Oh Goose - giving up your toys is one of the hardest things to do and we are so proud of you - in fact you have inspired us - we are going to do the same for the shelter here too !

  38. OH Goose, your such a Good Boy. You've touch us to tears. We gave a little through your link to the pet area. Thank you for being you.
    Happy Halloween

    The silvers and more

  39. Goose, I think the desicion should be divide them up and have some in each room, that way there isnt a HUGE pile, problem solved.

    jazzi and addi

  40. That a generous heart you have! Thank you for entering our Frosty paws contest!

  41. That is SO very nice of you to share your toys. Not a lot of people donate toys to our rescue. We always get like crates, food, which are much appreciated but fosters would love to have toys as well. This is SO very kind of you to do and to include jerky, YUMMY!

  42. Oh Goose, you are such a good and loving pup - your Mom has taught you well.

    Happy Howl-o-ween from all of us!!!!

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

  43. That is a ton of fun toys! I am so glad that you gave some to the dogs in the shelter. You and your mom are inspirations, truly. You walk the talk... if you know what I mean.

    You make me feel warm and fuzzy too.

  44. How nice of you to give stuffs away

    Stop on by for a visit