Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Gift

Hello Friends.

The other day my MOM got a gift.  Seems my buddy Bert wanted to give her a thank you gift.  He gave up a little kibble money and even treat cash to get her something.

He got her this great sweat shirt.  Look that's me on there.  And and at the top it says "I belong to Goose."  Just in case anyone wonders who my MOM belongs to.

And see what it says at the bottom.  "It is true that whenever a person loves a dog he derives great power."--Old Seneca Tribal Chief.
MOM just loves it Bert!  And while I know that it was completely a totally selfless gift I can't help but wonder, just a little bit of you gave it to her to help keep her throwing arm warm so she keeps throwing that ball for you during the cold winter.

Hehe I crack me up.  But I know there is some truth in that.  

And now I would like to sing you all a little song.  Join in if you know the words.  Me me meee meeee.  OK tuned up and ready to go.

I sing because I'm happy

I sing because I am free.

Maybe if I can get Dave and Zim and The OP Pack to join me, we can take this show on the road.

I sing because I'm happy because I keeping getting better and healthier.  I did not eat my breakfast yesterday morning.  And MOM was concerned, but I had ordered bacon and eggs but all I got was kibble.  Must have been an order mix up in the kitchen.  So I decided to pass up breakfast.  Last night MOM told me if I ate my dinner I would get a surprise on Thursday.  Ooooo a surprise!  Needless to say I ate my dinner.  I love MOM's surprises.


  1. We are giving lots of thanks for your continued health, Goose. Keep getting better. The sweatshirt is great!

  2. Oh Goose - I am so sorry that I wasn't here to give you and your MOM words of love and support. Truth be told, I selfishly went awol for a little while. I am so glad that you're feeling better, and I hope that your regular vet is figuring things out. So, all of us - you, your MOM, me, Shyla - we are all at the vet on Monday figuring out serious stuff.

    My thoughts will be with you as you keep getting stronger, big Mr. Goose! I know how worried your mom must have been. Please tell her how sorry I am that I didn't read and find out about it.

  3. Now that is an awesome sweatshirt!! I love the quote too!! :-D Nice work Bert, that was very sweet of you! WooHoo, totally glad that you are getting better each and every day! Can't wait to see the surprise...hopefully you'll get the eggs and bacon tomorrow! ;-)

  4. What a cool gift. It's perfect
    Benny & Lily

  5. That is a gift that will warm in so many ways......it will warm the heart, warm the soul and warm that throwing arm

  6. What a wonderful gift. Just PAWSOME! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  7. That is a pawsome gift Goose. How kind of Bert to spend his treat money.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  8. what a fab present!!! looking forward to seeing your mom wearing it soon!!! glad your feeling alot better now too mate :) keep on singing!!!

    Lots of Love

    Charlene and Stormy

    1. what a wonderful gift !
      keep on singing , Goose !


  9. That is an uber cool gift Goose and very kind of Bert. We do hope you are feeling better and send healing paw and lots of good vibes. Can't wait to see what your surprise is pal. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Hi Goose. We're not regular visitors but we read about you not feeling well over at Bert's and came to see how you were. We're glad to see you're better! I have been feeling a little off lately and my #1 has been cooking for me. I love fish best of all. Do you like fish?


  11. What a great present...and your singing is beautiful mate! Deccy x

  12. Goose
    Your good buddy Bert is a very very very thoughtful friend who knows just the right thing to do. My mom got a little misty when she saw the happy shirt. Every time your Mom wears it folks will smile.

    I'm so glad you are feeling better. After mom wiped her misty eyes she cracked up at you 'ordering eggs and bacon'!! When you take your show on the road I'll be your roadie!!
    Hugs madi your BFFF

  13. That's a wonderful sweatshirt... you should engage the swedish chef from muppet show for the kitchen, maybe then the eggs&bacon-express is rolling ... I'm so glad you are feeling better and I can't wait to hear about the surprise;o)

  14. That is a great shirt! Surprise is good!

  15. That is a beautiful gift that Bert made for your Mom. We think he should sell them in the stores. He can change the wording to we're furends with Goose. I bet Bert could sell like 87 gazillion of them too. Because everyone is your furend. I bet your Mom got all teary eyed seeing that.

    Bacon and eggs would have been fantastic! That surely WAS a mix up in the kitchen. Butt we understand the kibble issue. You need to continue getting healthy. I hope that today the short order cook gets your order right.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  16. i would pay to watch you sing....love that shirt

  17. What an awesome shirt! Glad you are feeling well enough to consider a road show!!

  18. Hi Goose,
    What a wonderful gift
    Your Mom can wear it and be proud your are her pup.

    Hope to see you having eggs and bacon tomorrow.
    xo Cinnamon

  19. I am mailing my dad to you this morning on the UPS truck cos he just finished cooking bacon (after my mom went to work) and he even shared some with sammer,me and mean ole cat dietzman. I have decided that he needs to fry you up some bacon and cook you his yummy eggs, so you be watchin for him. You might want to keep a wet cloth handy with lots of dishsoap on it tho cos he is a very very messy cook!!
    As far as the sweatshirt well it is just beautiful and how true are those words. Bert and his mom are just the best aren't they. I am saying lots of prayers everyday for you to get better and the vet to figure out what is going on with you. I am truly blessed to have you in my life.
    stella Rose

  20. Wow, what a pawsome gift! That Bert sure is a nice guy. What MOM wouldn't love to walk around with your handsome face on her chest?

    Can I join in the singing? I have a beeYOUtiful voice. I make Momma shout for joy whenever I give a concert.

  21. That is just precious! What a thoughtful, loving gift that I know you'll treasure seeing your MOM wear. What a treat for both of you it will be! The signing was spectacular too. I like to sing because I'm happy and free too. That's beautiful!

    Keep eating, friend. Keep growing stronger! And always, happy seeing beautful!

  22. So pleased youz feeling better Goose, sometimes I don'ts eat me breakfast, kibbles so boring but bacon and eggs, well, that's a different matter :) Love the sweatshirt and you are such a great singer :) Have a fabulous Wednesday :) xxx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  23. Awww! that is just the sweetest gift ever!!! I love it! That Bert is just so thoughtful. I'm sorry you didn't get bacon and eggs for breakfast, but you have got to eat your meals buddy to stay good and strong for your Momma. Cool song Goose!

  24. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift from Bert and His Vickie - very nice, Goose. And as for that song, we would love to be backup wooing along with your great song. Hope Dave and Zim will too.

    Now eat your breakfast and dinner - don't be like Mr. Phantom.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  25. Goose we continue to send you (((hugs))) and lovies!!!

  26. Hey Gosey Goose, I am so glad you guys like the shirt. My Vickie says your the best model ever and that there is no way we couldn't put that picture on something so the rest of the world could see what we see three days a week or more.

    I can't wait to see what your surprise is on Thursday and dont forget we meet with all our friends on Saturday for our weekend walk.

    I'd ask you if you were feeling better but you are sleeping on the princess and the pea bed right now so I can see you. You are looking much better than you did Sunday Morning, that is for sure.
    Your Buddy

  27. BOL! You cracks me up Goose! Yea, my Ma ALWAYS messes up my breakfast orders (and my dinner orders, too!) What is a pup to do? I've been trying to figure out a way around it, butts so far, no ideas. So, kibble it is.
    Oh, your sweatshirt is just FABulous! Bert sure is a sweet, sweet friend!
    Keep singing, my friend.


    pees: hopes your Moms is feelin' betters too!

  28. Hi Goose, We are just so happy that you (Hunter too)are feeling better but your thing was much more scary. I'd be doing the Happy Dance for you and your mom. I love the shirt that Bert and his Vickie gave your mom-so cool and no doubt about who she belongs to.
    Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  29. A-hem. A-hem!!! OK, I'm good to go...
    I sing because I'm happy! I sing because I'm free!
    My eye is on the ... Oh, I mean "His" eye is on the sparrow... umm...
    I need to work on the words a little bit.
    PS: Coolest sweatshirt EVER, Goose!!!
    PPS: I can't wait to see what your surprise is! Maybe it's a hamburger!

  30. Glad you are back to singing Goose! That is a wonderful pressie for your mom too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  31. Don't turn down food!

    Looking forward to seeing what your gift is!

  32. That is an awesome sweatshirt, what a fine gift.
    You keep singing and eatting and we will keep praying for a full recovery for you.

  33. Hey Goose!
    Wow, what a great pressie! Guess what!!!! I live in the territory that belongs to the Seneca Indians! They lived all over my area when they were in power here, now there are still lots of them living here and even have their own special territory about 1 hour north of me. That saying is so cool! Love your song and I bet you get a cool surprise...we wanna see pix! So glad you're feeling better.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  34. Sorry Mr. Goose I missed your post and didn't know that you were not feeling well! I'm very happy that now you seem to be okay and you are strong enough to sing a beautiful song! Take care! I send you lots of good vibes - and I love the shirt! Do you think I should create some for Bert??? Hugs and Kisses your Charlotte

  35. I hope you're back to normal real soon.

    Bert sure is a nice guy!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  36. Goose, we are so sorry to read back that you got some kinda weird scare mom to pieces sick, man are we ever glad your feeling better. Those middle of the night vet visits are just in no way fun. Hey that's a pretty awesome sweat shirt from Bert. Just imagining the dog choir you all could make up...hehe that would be funny.

    The silvers and more
    Hope your mom is feeling okay also

  37. Goose, we love your Mommys shirt, my Mommy went crazy for it. It is so perfect. Mommy and I are singing along as Mommy loves that song. Its too bad we can't all tour together, I can hold my own in soprano.

    "His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches over me"

    Did you hear me singing??

    Loveys Sasha

  38. WOW, you got a shirt thats explain who belongs to who, so now your in charge. So happy your getting better, hope is a extra special treat tomorrow!

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

  39. I love the shirt!! Goose, I know your Mom is loved by so many, 2 and four legged and I know she has so much love to give to Bert and so many too--What a lucky boy you are to call her 'Mom!' I hope you're feeling better--Our boy Charlie sometimes misses a meal or two sometimes as well, and I give him a Pepcid which always helps...Take care!!

  40. That's a pretty special shirt! I am singing with you, my friend.

    Your pal, Pip

  41. Woof to you Goose!!!! Order mix ups that result in kibble based meals are infuriating. XXOO to you and your mom - XXOO - Mazzie

  42. Oh goose! Yous should has breakfast at MY house! Me always gets what me wants (fancy freast) And that shirt is GORGEOUS! Me would wear that shirt!