Saturday, November 3, 2012

Invitation to Play

Hello Friends.

Saturday I invited my buddy Bert over to my house to play.  I told him his siblings could come along too.  So the whole crew came, Bert, Abby, Willa and Scrappy.  We had a great time.

Here's Bert and Abby.  Abby just loves walking around my back yard.  She's a wanderer.

Here is Scrappy.  You would never know it from his size but he totally dominates Bert.  It's quiet funny to watch.

This is sweet Willa.  She has my raccoon stuffie.  She does not get to play with stuffies to much at her house.  Know why?....  BERT that's why.  Yep, Bert likes to eat things, like tennis balls, rocks and stuffies.  Willa had a blast with Mr. Raccoon.

I'm Willa's back up just in case any dog decided they wanted her raccoon.  But I'm pretty sure she can take care of herself.

My MOM threw the ball 87 times for Bert.  

Bert taking a sharp right turn as the ball (which has 3 points on it) bounced in an unexpected way.  He's fast on his toes I tell ya.

He can even twist in mid-air.  

Even in mid jump Bert is always the poser.  He's pretty amazing.  Bert just has one problem....

A drinking problem.

He is so obsessed with the ball that even when he gets a drink he puts his ball in the bowl while he drinks.  I guess it's like adding an olive to a martini.

We are planning an intervention in case any of you would like to join us in helping Bert with his drinking problem.

Of course when he is not chasing balls or slobbering all over himself and dumping the water bowl over, he is just plain goofy.  That's why I love this guy.  He does not take himself to seriously and he makes us all laugh.

Then MOM brought out the BUBBLES!!

I LOVE bubbles (almost as much as sticks...almost).  Bert and the rest don't care for bubbles so much.

They just don't know what they are missing.  But I've said it before and I'll say it again.  That is what makes life so beautiful.  Abby likes to just wander, Scrappy likes to sniff anything and every thing, Willa is crazy about stuffies, Bert is insane for balls, and I love the bubbles.  Put it all together and life is beautiful.

Oh Yes, Life is BEAUTIFUL.  And I have the bestest of friends.  Whatever your "bubbles" are, I hope you get to enjoy them today with a friend.


  1. STUPENDOUS Post Buddy. We had such a good time. Abby, Scrappy and Willa have done nothing but sleep since we got back. IT really wore them out. I, on the other hand am walking around with the big red ball you gave me in my mouth.

    Have a great Sunday Goose and thanks for having us over.


  2. You guys partied all day long, been to see Bert, HE DOES HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM, what a mess. It's good to have so many furiends to play with. Like we told Bert you guys just were out of control all day long, hope your Sunday is just as good!!!

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

  3. What a great post! I loved all of the pictures, but laughed so loud at the bubbles pics that I startled my cats. Time to go make amends...

  4. Oh Goose! You are an amazing host. You're so nice to Willa, covering her back with Raccoon. And, you told us the secret of Scrappy dominating Bert. We can tease him about that someday! Most of all, I love your attitude. The bubbles and the happiness. Yes, life is beautiful, and you and your MOM show us that every day.

  5. Oh that Bert! We will be over for his intervention!


  6. Those bubbles look so fun! I should try it with Jock, Lucy and Dusty. I'm sure they would have a blast!

  7. Those bubbles look like a blast, Goose. Life IS beautiful! XOXO

    Pee Ess - is that a tennis ball with Bert? Didn't he get banned from tennis balls?

  8. What a fun time all of you had. That Bert sure is funny. I think he puts the ball in the water so nobody else can get it.


  9. Oh Wow! It sure looks like yous guys had a blast! BTW Goose, me loves bubbles!

  10. Woof! Woof! Oh my I can see the inside of your mouth. You can seriously open your mouth. Bert is just being a Golden DOG. Yes he is amazing jumping and retrieving balls. Happy a Beautiful SUNDAY and have a wonderful Sunday Sermon. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  11. LOL Bert and his Martini. Really glad to see you back to normal Goose and wow you had a cool play day. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  12. That sure is my kinda day Goose, oh what fun you had :) Have a great Sunday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  13. Goose, you and your Mom are the best hosts!! We would love to come over and play in your yard, with your bubbles, our dogs love them too!!

    By the way, I have to tell you that we had a foster dog a few years ago that was turned into the rescue because she jumped on a girl who was blowing bubbles and nipped her face--The family said she attacked the girl...Of course she was just playing. I'm glad Paige found a new family that understood her game!!

  14. Goose that was almost too much fun for one day. Mom said she bet you all slept well after your P.E. class.
    OMDs Bert takes on an entirely different look when his Golden ears are flying high.
    Scrappy and I are cut from the same cloth...he puts up w no siblings messing w him...maybe I could give him some HISSY lessons
    That last picture of you is most handsome.
    Madi your bfff

  15. You're right life is beautiful!!!!

  16. Goose, I think you have a fun day no matter what you do. I love seeing you and Bert having fun together.

  17. Goose, looks like you have the gift of hospitality. What a fun day! Great photos! That last picture of you with the giant bubble in your mouth needs to be in a Pet Photo Hall of Fame. How did your momma get that shot!?! Amazing. I'm glad you all had such a fun time. doesn't get any better than that.

  18. Great Action Shots of Puppies Having Fun!!!!
    Goose, you look pretty fierce while being goofy for bubbles! LOL

  19. What an awesome day!

  20. That big bubble didn't stand a chance with you, Goose! What fun you guys all had together! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  21. Balls and bubbles - great fun for all. Scrappy and Willa sure look like they had a great time. Superb action shots of both you and Bert. We love goofy Bert, and bubble-loving Goose.

    Hope you all have a peaceful Sunday.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning.

  22. I sure wish we lived close enough to come for a play visit - we could have a blast. I must admit it - I am a bit of laser light freak and I LOVE to play tug! Dweeb he loves jumping up after stuffies but he's not allowed to anymore because of his leg....he would probably hide under the nearest chair

  23. Goose that is just a wonderful post! Personally, I do not see a problem with Bert's obsession over balls. I think it is totally normal.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  24. sure looks like a fun playdate. Look at that mouth, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  25. Beautiful Goose, just beautiful! You do have some great furends and we think that Bert, well, he does have a little drinking problem and we are always ready to help out a furend. Maybe we should buy him a bib.

    Life is beautiful!

    Lily Belle

  26. Life truly IS beautiful, Goose! And it offers something different for everyone! Isn't that the coolest thing!?!?
    I love that picture of you and that huge bubble! What a great action shot!
    And ha roo, Bert! Apparently, our Great Brother Booter who came before us (he was a very cool Lab/Aussie mix and sort of looked like Bert dipped in black ink) had a drinking problem, too. Mom says it was one of his endearing traits and seeing Bert do the same thing made her smile.
    I'm so glad you and Bert and his family had such a blast! It was awfully nice of you to invite everypup over!
    Play bows,

  27. Oh, Goose, a pup after my own heart!! I LOVE BUBBLES!!! Oh, man, what funs we could have!! Ma has this Bubble Machine, that spits out like 87 thousand bubbles a second! It's so much funs!
    Bert is just the cutest bud in the worlds!! He is soooo cute! Ma had an Irish Terrier that used to be just like Bert....couldn't drink without fanfair! So funny.
    Have a FABulous Sunday Goose!


  28. Goose, You are the host with the mostest fun ever! Love seeing Bert and his siblings-I think Hunter would love to play with you all. What a wonderful thing you did by sharing your stuffies-you are the best! I love seeing Bert flying in the air and your mom is so nice to throw the ball forever. Have a great day.
    Paws and Enjoy. Noreen & Hunter

  29. Enzo and I love bubbles too. He also loves chasing balls, but I'm more intested in food! It looks like you had a great day.


  30. Howdy Goose, what a fab day. We loved seeing Bert and the rest of his family. We LOVE bubbles too, even more than sticks! Thanks for sharing your grreat day. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  31. LOVE that last picture! What an amazing day with friends!

  32. Hi Y'all!

    You are so right Goose! Each of us, pawed or footed, is so different...each snowflake, flower, individual...It is definitely what makes life so special and beautiful!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  33. That looks like so much fun. :)

  34. What a great day you had, Goose !! Beautiful !!!
    I love your last picture with the "super bubble" ! and Mom is still laughing about Bert's drinking problem.. heheheheh...


  35. Those bubble pictures are my favorite! How do you see those bubbles, Goose? YOu've got real great eyesight. I wonder how many you caught? As many tennis balls as Bert caught? Oh, and his drinking problem? THat's serious. He may need a little support from friends - I'm glad he's got a lot of them around. ;)

    Happy seeing beautful, friend!

  36. We loved the bubbles and balls! That is so great you have such great friends to ask over to play with you..i wish now we would have just hopped that train and came on out cos we would have gotten to play with them also!!
    Now about that intervention...i also am trying to get mom to do one with sam cos of his thieving ways..maybe we can do one together!
    stella rose

  37. I just love that last picture. Actually all the pictures are wonderful. Sounds like a great day.

  38. How terrific! Everyone got to do the things they enjoy :) I bet your Mom's arm has some super muscles with all that ball throwin for Bert BOL! Yap, his drinkin problem cracks me up :) Goose I just luv the photos of you and the bubbles. What fun! I especially like the one your Mom caught of you with the giant bubble in your mouth just before you chomp down on it. Priceless! :D Great day my furiend :)

    Waggin at ya,