Thursday, June 30, 2011

Girls and Flowers

Well, my day just got better and better.  After I got the package in the mail from our Great and Wonderful Aunt Gwila,  Murphy and Paulette came over and we all got into the travel van and headed up in the mountains.

I knew it was for a demonstration,but I had no idea that it was for a whole group of pretty girls who had been camping since Monday.  When we got there, Me and Murphy headed into their big meeting house up on the hill and "oh Boy" it was GREAT.
 While My Vickie and Paulette talked for, about forever,  Me and Murhpy got to go and sit with the girls.  After that we all went out side and Murphy and I got to play hide and seek from with the girls.  Of course you can't hide too long from a search dog so we always won.....eventually.
 After that, much to Murphys emberassment, all the girls started braiding his hair.  You heard me right.....Braided His Hair......
 Now I would be mortified, but Murphy, being the "Cool Dude" he is, just laid right down and made the most of it.  I mean the guy, just laid there in a sleepy daze and let them BRAID his hair.
 After the demo and as we were heading back down the mountain, we came to the most beautiful place I think I have ever seen.  I mean, there were all these beautiful flowers, which isn't that unusual out here, but then we came to fields of big orangish red poppies.  Hundreds of them, thousands of them.
 And of course, Murphy and I HAD to Pose for the camera.
 Which of course, we did.....Happily.....
 It was so lovely that My Vickie got home and imediately called her mom and they planned a trip out the very next day.  This is My Vickies mom in the middle of one of the fields.  It shows how really big the blossoms were on the flowers to.....I didn't get to go but My Vickie did take some pictures for me to look at with you.
 My Vickie and her mom said, they had never seen such a beautiful site.  It was kind of a spiritual thing for them.  You know what I mean.....just one of those times when there is no explanation for the joy you feel in your heart.
So I am wishing a field of poppies and all their beauty for all of you this week.



Sagira said...

Sure does look like you guys had a great time. The fur braiding is funny. :)

K-Koira said...

Wow, that looks like an amazing field!

georgia little pea said...

those pictures in the field are calendar worthy stuff, mr june and mr july! my goodness, they really are very very pretty. My Typist is sighing and wishing it was spring already here.

Finn said...

Wow, I can't believe all those braids!! Beautiful poppies too!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our mom's very favorite flower is the poppy! You sure did make her smile a lot, Bert! What beautiful photos!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Curt Rogers said...


Thank you for sharing this wonderful, WONDERFUL experience. What an amazing journey you all had that day, and each of those events only seemed to sweeten the field of poppies at the end. I know I felt that way reading it. As I've often said in my own blog, it's not the destination, it's the journey. And yours was truly remarkable, from new friends to the magical discovery of those extraordinary flowers.

Good work, Bert and company. Good work, indeed!

Winnie said...

Hi Bert

I found you on Tucker's blog and so I hopped over to day Hi.

Loved your pictures. The poppies and your smile made my day.

I am glad my hair is too short to braid - but I would like the attention.

Love and licks, Winnie

Just Ramblin' said...

I don't know which is better, the braiding of the hair or the gorgeous photos! : )

The Army of Four said...

I think my mom just fell in love with you after seeing that pic of you in the field of poppies, Bert. Seriously.
Play bows,

Whisppy said...

Just looking at the pictures of those flowers gave me so much joy in my heart. I can't imagine how happy I would have felt had I been able to stand among the beautiful flowers.

And Murphy, oh Murphy. You made me laugh!

Sarge said...

Hey Bert!
Wow, I bet having you and Murphy around made those girls squeeeeee with delight! I'm sure you all had a ball together. That braiding is very funny...good sport! Love the pix of the flower field!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, OCP

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Those do be the most bootifullest flowahs evah! OMD, I is so glad I has short hair coz a shepherd in dreads, I dussn't think so!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Murphy is such a good sport to let the girls braid his furs. But we are glad ours are too short for that to happen here:)

What a gorgeous field - and even more gorgeous pic of Your Vickie's Mom. Thanks for the wonderful wish and if we can, we are turning it right back at you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh boy... braids?! Yikes!

Love the photo with the poppies!!

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

klahanie said...

Hi Bert,
Yes, tis I, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star.
My goodness, what a 'braid' thing to have done :) And all those beautiful photos. Like, totally wow and 'arf' and thanks so much for sharing all of this.
Pawsitive and pawesome wishes, your way, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star :)

NCmountainwoman said...

It is such a lovely place. I especially loved the photograph of you among the flowers. Glad you had such a good time with the girls.

Hide and seek sounds like a lot of fun all around.

Sammie and Avalon said...

What a super "exercise" (!) - for you guys AND for the girls! Love all those braids - I think Murphy looks super in them! And oh how we love those poppy fields - you look just splendid amongst those ginormous and gorgeous flowers! Lovely!
Hugs xoxoox
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

Meeka said...

You are so charming, no wonder the girls love you.

The Cat From Hell said...

Bert! Yous looks like a painting in those Poppies! Me loves Poppies and me loves that yous got have such a fun time. were yous glad your fur was too short to braid?
Happy weekend and 4th of July!

The Thundering Herd said...

Wow - We bet getting all of those braids back out was fun, too.

Abby Girl said...

Good Morning Bert,
It by the pictures taken you guys had a wonderful time. I think you are most handsome and would like to become friends. I do not do anything important as you but I do make my mom person a very happy person. she tells me all the time she loves me and I think giving love and happiness to someone is a pretty big deal. I enjoy viewing your pictures and your friends Murph....come on over to my corner and take a peek...I'm new to the blog world and would appreciate some followers.

Amber-Mae said...

WOW more girls! You two boys are such lucky dudes. BOL! I wonder what Murphy would look like if all his hair was braided? I bet he would look like a totally different breed, a new breed with braided locks!

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Terrorzinhos said...

You had lot's of fun!
Love the pictures!

P.S: To understand our blog you can use the google translator on the google tool bar! =)

Have a nice weekend!

Hazelmarie Elliott (Mattie) said...

Bert, I gain so much joy - just by seeing your beautiful face! ((hug)) It's plain to see you enjoyed your trip. I loved the pictures you shared with everyone. And you're right - Murphy is, indeed, a 'Cool Dude'.(smile)

What a pleasure it was visiting you today, golden boy.

Love you much,


Looks like you had a great fun day.

Tanner and Beth said...

Looks like you had a pawsome time! Happy 4th of July!

Puppy Kisses,

Suka said...

hey Bert,

Thank you for sniffing your way over to my blog and leaving a nice comment! It is great to meet you! I love your blog and am super impressed that you are a Search Dog. Very cool!

Your post is so sweet! Murphy is a cool dude for letting girls play with his fur! He looked very reggae! BOL!

My human understands completely about the spiritual feeling of the poppy field, and the joy you can feel in your heart. Thank you for posting that. It was beautiful!


Ruger said...

That sure did look like a dog-gone beautiful place. Those flowers look fery amazing.
That brother of your must be once fery patient doggie to let those gurls braid his furs.
You are so clever to be a search doggie. :0)

Butt sniffs & play bows from Ruger