Thursday, June 6, 2013

Chillin with Bert

Hello Friends.

On Sunday Bert's Miss Vickie took off for Alaska with a friend.  ALASKA!!  Before I go any further I must tell you that Alaska is my MOM's dream.  In short it goes like this.  Someone would fly my MOM to a very remote place.  The plane would land on a small lake somewhere drop her off with her fishing pole and hiking boots and come back for her in 7 to 10 days.    That's it, that's her dream.  Now Miss Vickie is not doing anything like that, but still she is there.  My MOM is not taking care of the dogs at the kennel, she is just to busy.  Butt Bert's Whitney is there.  On Tuesday and on Thursday night when MOM picked me up from Bert's place we took Bert back to my place so he could romp and play and enjoy my green green grass and spend the night.  It has been some fun.  Let me show you.

Of course we played ball.  Bert is completely obsessed with playing ball and he knows my MOM will throw it forever.

Golden Boy and my tire ball.

Waiting for the throw.

"Come on MOM throw the green ball already."

"I'm goin' to get ya Bert."

Zeroing in

This is me teasing Bert.  "Ha Ha I got the green ball."

Hahahhaha, that Bert is totally focused on the ball.  He will stand there staring at it forever.  You can't see it but he is drooling too.

Watching the world go by.

You know how some dogs don't like the flashy beast.  Well Bert LOVES to smile and pose.  Can you tell what I am thinking by the look on my face?

I have to tell you something.  I know I have said before that my MOM sleeps about 4 hours a night, give or take.  Well on that first night after we went to bed, about every hour or so Bert would wake my MOM up by dropping the ball on her chest.  That crazy boy wanted to play all night and early morning long.  When we went back to his place in the morning he slept most of the day.

On Thursday night when we brought him back to my house for the night we of course played ball.  But we also chilled on the patio and watched the sun go down.

Being the host I am, I set us up with one of my doggy beers and some of my strawberries.

"See those Bert?  Those are strawberries.  I normally eat a couple each morning with MOM, butt seeing that this is a special occasion (sharing the day with a friend) I thought you would enjoy a couple."

"My Vickie might be in Alaska, and if I can't be there with her I sure am glad I am here.  I mean I never get a doggie beer and strawberries at home.  Oh and endless chasing a ball."

"Hurry back Miss Vickie.  I'm running out of beer and strawberries."


  1. What do you expect BERT is such a GOLDEN. Goldens love to play ball and SMILE. Sending you both Lots of Golden SMILES n LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. OMD! How fun that you and Bert are having a sleep over! We sure hope Bert lets your mom get some sleep tonight. Maybe she should hide all the toys from him.

    Millie & Walter

  3. Oh my gosh that is so much fun. Can we come over too???

    Jazzi and Addi

  4. Henry loves to snatch the ball and leave Zachary staring and drooling. Canine fun! :)

  5. You look like a top host to me Goose. My mum thought it was funny that Bert kept dropping a ball on your mom at night!!

    I hope Miss Vickie has a lovely time and comes home safe and sound!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  6. Bert never stops..BOL I thought I was obsessive with the ball, he sure is a wonderful buddie Goose, you two have so much fun.. xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. LOL Bert is a one. Poor mum but we are laughing at the image of Bert wanting to play ball all night. Enjoy your time together pals. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Gosh, I love your play date with BErt. I am so jealous I wish I could join you. Hope Vicki comes home soon so that Goose you can keep more beer for yourself!!

  9. Oh Dog! I want to come visit you too! I promise not to wake your human up to play ball!

  10. I think you and Bert should put all your photos into a calendar. You are so cute together.

  11. You are Bert are just the best of friends and I love seeing you two together. That part about Bert encouraging your mom to play ball in the middle of the night made me laugh outloud. I mean...why not. Bert is smart.

  12. Oh seeing these pictures just warms my heart to see you two having such a good time. Bert, you are just so handsome and so are you Goose. Those pictures are just the very best. We love coming here to visit. Have a great week end.

  13. Oh boy, does his Mom know how much FUN he's having? :)

  14. OH BERT AND GOOSE.... you are having a BLAST while Miss Vickie is in.... A L A S K A !! You a a super host Goose... to think that you are actually SHARING your beloved STRAWBERRIES is just the perfect sign of what a loving and GENEROUS furend you are.

  15. your story has lightened my day.. I smiled and laughed and had so much fun watching your day with Bert... i felt all warm and mushy when i saw the two of you standing shoulder to shoulder staring out the door.. when Jake and Baby walk shoulder to shoulder, we always feel warm and mushy.

  16. Thanks for our morning smiles! You are Bert are just the bestest of furends and have so much fun together. That's the way life should be!!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  17. you two certainly know how to live the good life :)

  18. Oh Goose! What a good host you are!!! I do hope we get to see some pics of you and Whitney!

  19. Looks like you and Bert had a totally pawsome time! Your big smiles make us smile too!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  20. What a fun time! I bet you and Bert have LOADS of fun together.

  21. Hari OM
    Beer, strawberries, balls, Mom, greengreengreen grass and the bestest of friends to share it with. That is the very epitome of love and peace!!! I have a sneaking suspicion that insomnia notwithstanding, Mom is having a good time too &*> Hugs and wags for a great weekend, YAM-aunty xxx

  22. Sounds like a fabulous time. Love the pictures. You are clever to pair beer and strawberries Goose.

    Hubby and I went to Alaska for our 10 year anniversary, (that was a long time ago now). If there is a more beautiful place I can't imagine it.

  23. Goose, you and your Mom are so kind to let Bert come visit while his Mom is off having a blast in Alaska - we would love to go there too. But we don't think we want to fish, we just want to run on the snow trails:)

    Enjoy those strawberries and beer - they look delish.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  24. So Bert's drinking all your beer, eh? We suspected as much!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

  25. Maybe your mom will learn to throw the ball while sleeping after some nights with Bert? my dad can lift up the blanket while he sleeps when I want to go under his blanket. You are a perfect host Goose, beer and strawberries sounds not bad ( I'm more for the beer)

  26. Goose you are one fine host and you set out deluxe snacks!
    You and Bert make Mom smile...however, you and Bert give me (MADI) the vapors you are way too handsome.

    My peeps went to Alaska for their 35th anniversary in 2005. Mom's bucket list had two things on it at the time 1.See Elvis in person which she did the year before he died. 2. go to Alaska.
    She said if she had been 30 years younger she might have stayed. Absolutely the most amazing place she has ever been....and the true definition of the word AWESOME!!!
    Hugs madi and Mom

  27. OMD!! Goose you are the bestest host ever!! Just look at that spread!
    Looks like you guys had a FABulous time!!!
    I'll be right overs....

  28. Ohhhh Goose you are such a host with the most, thinking of Bert (Uhhh maybe not the beer and berrys though), it's good to have a fur pal around!

    The Mad Scots

  29. Goose, You are such a good host!!! I love how well you two boys play together, just praying your mom gets more than 4 hours of shuteye.
    I hope Miss Vickie is having a wonderful time!
    Wags and happy Friday!
    Noreen & Hunter

  30. That was one of my best finds from the farmer's market last Saturday! I have my own strawberry plant to grow my own strawberries all summer long. I think Bert might be ready to just move in with you!


  31. Thanks for the clarification about See Beautiful! I was just about to write a post for it... now I can wait!

    We once did your dream, were dropped off on a secluded island of Alaska. As our boat skipper drove away, we realized that, if he forgot about us, we were in deep deep trouble. Fortunately, we had a fabulous time, and he did not forget!

    Thanks for taking such good care of Bert, Goose! I'm sure that he misses Miss Vickie but you're a great friend.

  32. It's cool that you guys are having your own adventure since she's gone!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  33. Goose-
    You are such a good host. I would like to stay with you, if my parents go away...okay?


  34. Goose, you and your Mom are so kind to take care of everything while Miss Vickie is in Alaska. You all know that we lived there for 10 years, and I really, really hope that your Mom's dream comes true and she gets to visit too--It's an amazing place!!

    Take care, and I hope the 'refreshments' hold out!! :-)

  35. What a great host you are....that is the royal treatment there! Looks like the two of you have lots of fun and adventures together.

  36. Ok, Goose...we have a question to ask you....will you please ask your MOM if it would be OK for us to come for a visit????? This post should be nominated for BEST post of the year!!! It is so very evident that you and Bert share such a special bond and your house is a special place and your MOM is a special mom!!! We wish we could all come and share your strawberries!! The idea of the calendar is a great two really ARE the cutest together!! Hope Miss Vickie has fun on her adventure too. xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  37. Hi Y'all!

    I wish I was close enough to be your houseguest, Goose!

    Bert is sure looking "happy as a pig in mud", as the saying goes.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  38. There's nothing like ball fun. You and Bert were having the best of times--what a good host you are, Goose!

  39. I'm really glad you and Bert got to have such a fun sleepover! I bet you really helped him not miss his Vickie too much! You are a very good furriend, Goose :)

  40. What a BLAST you two had! Beer and strawberries and chasing a BALL!!! That sounds like tons of fun. Was there time for snuggling, too? I hope so. Snuggling is important.