Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014 Christmas

Hello Friends.

This Christmas was different that any other.  For the first time in 14 years I did not wake up on Christmas morning with my MOM.  See normally on Christmas Eve MOM does the whole Candle Light service at church.  She gets home a little before 1AM on Christmas morning.  We snuggle up on the couch and watch "A Muppet Christmas Carol".  Then we go to sleep, wake up, I open my gifts and MOM makes me turkey balls... YUMMMMMMM.  Then we go for a winter walk together, come home and just kick back. 

This year MOM worked at the homeless shelter on Christmas Eve until 6PM, then she had to be at church until midnight or so.  So she thought it best for me to stay at Bert's place because she had the be at the homeless shelter at 6:30am on Christmas day to cook a Christmas feast for the people there.  I totally understand.  And I had a great time with Bert and Miss Vickie.  They took very good care of me. AND a Christmas miracle happened while I was there.  Frankie and Ernie you may want to look away. 

Allred and me sharing the same bed!!!!  This is proof that miracles do happen.
MOM came and picked me up late Christmas day and when we got home I opened my gifts.
My brother Easy sent me all kinds of cool stuff.  A calendar, treats, stuffy bone, a bee, and a nice soft blankie.

Thanks brother.  Your the bestest and our hearts always smile when we think of you and your staff.

Then I got to open my gift from Mason the Big Stinky Dog.  Funny story here.  Seems my MOM and Mason's mom missed the deadline for the gift exchange.  Well Mason and I hooked up on Facebook and we took matters into our own paws and decided to exchange gifts.  I am so glad we did.  Look at all the cool stuff he sent me!  And let me tell you those sausage treats are drool worthy.  Thanks Mason for all the great gifts.
MOM also had a ton of stuff for me, a lot of it from the peeps at our church.  You also may be wondering how the card count turned out.  Well take a look.
Lets just say I edged MOM out in the card count.  Hehehhe
I have to show you this.  This is a gift my MOM received from a very dear and beautiful friend.  It's a William Wegman book called ABC.  You probably already know he is famous for photographing Weimaraners.  MOM was all kinds of thrilled to receive this book.  Butt wait it gets even better.

Look right there below my paw.  This is a signed copy!!!  A signed copy!  MOM's friend search the world over to find one, and she did, and she sent it to my MOM.

Hey Easy brother I think those two pups drawings look a lot like us.  I also think that Wegman should feature you and me in his next project.  If he thinks he is famous now, wait till the two of us grace the pages of his next book.
MOM and I finish Christmas the way we normally start Christmas... snuggled up watching "A Muppet Christmas Carol."  I sure hope you all enjoyed your Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and whatever you and your family celebrate. The best part of any celebration is being with the ones you love.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Super Star

Hello Friends.

Most of you know my buddy Bert.

For those who may not know Bert let me just tell you a bit about him.  He is a Search and Rescue Dog, a Cadaver Dog, a Therapy Dog, a Comfort Dog (he roams the Salt Lake City Airport bringing comfort and smiles to passengers and employees), he reads to children in schools and libraries, He also teaches children and youth how to be safe in the wilderness. 

He is also my friend, my buddy.  Butt now my friends, Bert can add super star to his resume.  

This Golden Boy was asked to be in a film.  And I must say he is a natural, despite the above photo, he really has that Golden star quality.  Just take a look at this:

Bawhahhahhaa.  That's my buddy.  As Bert's agent if any of you are interested in a autographed photo just let me know.  If you want a real laugh watch this next video.  It's the uncut out takes of the making of this film.  Make sure you pee before you watch, just sayin'.

I am also taking suggestions as to what Bert can do next. I mean why stop here.  There must be something more he can do. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Hello Friends.

Little update on the card count.

That would be 59 cards to me, MOM has 7, and together we have 9. 
Do you think my MOM is a sore loser?

How about now?
Hehehhe.  Seriously MOM needed a good laugh and I was all to happy to help. 
Oh, and thank you by the way my friends for all the well wishes for my health.  Not a lot has changed.  Butt I am getting by and MOM thinks my breathing is better.  Not much can be done for my muscle loss in my back legs (and now stiffness in my front legs).  That's OK, I am still enjoying life with my MOM and we are taking care of each other.


Saturday, December 20, 2014


Hello Friends.

I just have the bestest of friends I tell you what.  Lately I have not been feeling my best.  So difficult for me to get up, I'm limpy, and I have been sliding off the front seat of the car.  Oh and I sleep a bit more than I normally do.  I keep telling MOM that it is just an age thing.  Butt you know mom's, they worry.   Butt recently I have had a change in my breathing.  Anyway, my buddy Bert wanted to make me feel better so know what that crazy Golden boy did (and his Vickie)? 

They gave me this gift basket.

Would you just look at all this cool drool stuff!!!!!

There are stuffies, all sorts of yummy treats, a doggy pen, doggy tissues, car sticker, doggy blankets, Christmas ornaments.  And best of all a VERY soft blanket for me and MOM to share.  I was so overwhelmed, MOM too.  And it did make me feel better.

MOM and I put the big soft blanket to use right away.  We are doing breathing therapy.  We breath in and out together.  I think it helps her just as much as it helps me.  The blanket has a dog with a heart on his chest and it says, "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."-Josh Billings.  MOM says that is so very true.  Aside from the love of God for us there is no greater love than the love between a dog and his MOM.

Thank you Miss Vickie and Bert.  You two are the bestest of the best.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Still Counting

Hello Friends.

Hehehhee.  Let's see, 43 for Goose, 2 for MOM, and 3 for both of us. 

MOM has made this new rule: Whoever is ahead in the card count has to wear some festive head gear.  As you can see by the expression on the reindeer on my head he thinks this is a silly rule made up by a woman who knows she is going to lose.  What do I think of this new rule????

Raspberries to you MOM.  hahhahaha  If you ask me and the reindeer on my head we think it should be the other way around, the one with the least amount of cards gets to wear the festive head gear.  Don't you agree friends?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

See Beautiful

Hello Friends.

Wooooo Hoooo it's time for This Moment See Beautiful!  It's our opportunity to share how we have seen BEAUTIFUL.  Of course every moment is an opportunity to see, share, create and soak up beautiful.  And thanks to our beautiful host, SUGAR, we do it in a big way every 2nd Friday of the month.  I am not kidding when I say that I could show you a full length movie every month of how we have seen the beautiful that surrounds us.  Butt for now here is a short video of just the few ways.

Get out there friends and see and share BEAUTIFUL!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

It Has Begun

Hello Friends.

That's right my friends, it has begun.  The Christmas and Holiday cards are rolling in.  And once again MOM and I are in a friendly competition to see who receives the most.  Thus far I have received 13 cards in the mail and 6 email cards.  I don't think my MOM received even 10 cards last year.  So far this year she has received 1 card, and that was from an insurance company.  I don't think that should count.  MOM disagrees.  Butt hey, it was not even from our insurance company. 

As you can see from that first photo I had my MOM go deep down into the basement to get the card holder she made me a couple of years ago.  If you have followed me for a while now you know until two years ago my MOM did not decorate for Christmas, except for a stocking for me.  But that all changed because so many of you "encouraged" her to do so.  And without any "encouragement" at all this year, she set up our tree (all 1 1/2 feet of it), put lights on it and those old old Christmas ornaments that her Grandpa made for her Grannymom.  She hung up my stocking and one for her AND she put a soft soft Christmas doggie blankie around my dog bed in the living room.  Soon I expect her to be humming Christmas carols when we go for our walks.  Hehehhe