Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's All Been Worth It

 Seriously.  Check out the Smirk on his EVIL face. 

As you know, I have suffered much humiliation because of the smirking devil of a cat, but since My Vickie read all your comments and did a little thinking herself.....I have been 100% absolved of any guilt what so ever.

She has made it her peronal goal the last three days to do everything she can to make it up to me. 

So all in all, the scratch below my right eye and the degredation of Peeing In the House in front of everyone, have all come down to my benefit.  Yes, it has all worked out.
 First My Vickie called my girlfriend Annie (on the right) my new friend Ressie (cause he was found in a deserted area of the Reservation) Murhpy and his gal pal Baci. (on the far left), and we all went to the lake.
 The river that feeds this lake has been all blocked up with debrie so the lake is not getting its flow of fresh clear water.  That makes it a little mucky, slimey and totally great.  It is like swimming in thick thick water and sludge, but I love it.
 I am doing a fully body dive here for my girl.
 Murphy, of course just stands and watches from the shore cause he don't like to get dirty, or wet, or in anyway messed up.  He says it is "Hard Core" grooming if he gets yucky.
 Then I got to go to a Puppy Party held in a town about 20 minutes from our place.  It was actually a special "One Year" celebration for Mugsy. 
 Mugsy used to live with us at Canine CountryClub after he was left here by his previous family.  They sent him to be boarded and never came back.  Boy that makes My Vickie mad.  We searched and searched for the family, finally almost nine months later she figured it would be safe to find him a home.
 Mugsy could not have landed in a better home.  Robbie and her little family brought him in and showed him what it was like to be unconditionally loved by humans and other dogs.  They taught him happiness, they take him hiking almost every day in the beautiful mountains behind their house.
 And a couple of times  a year, they throw a big party for all of us to come to.   This time Steve cooked some wonderful vegetable wrap that tasted incredible and others brought drinks and treats.

They didn't ask My Vickie to bring anything cause they read the blog and know that her cooking can be a death sentence to folks.  It was supposed to be a good party , not a wake. 

That is ok cause My Vickie knows what she knows about Not cooking.
 At one point they put this really cool toy up in a tree to hide it from me, but I found it (cause I am a search dog, who thinks they can hide something from me).  It was kinda hard to reach but I stretched up as high as I could and grabbed it.  If you look hard you will see it behind me in the bird feeder in the picture above.

The scent was pooling in the tree next to it which explains why I am looking where I am looking.  Seconds later I figured it out and got it.
 After it got Dark  Kellie Dowler got a few of us out there in the grass and gave us a few fun lessons in obedience.  She did pretty good with me and My Vickie is thinking that I should go take a few classes from Kellie too.
 Next day it was back to the lake to meet my Saturday Dog Socialization group.

We mostly really just play but at first we do a little obedience and socialization skills, so it counts as My Vickie's repentance process.
 Murphy isn't really doing a good "Sit Stay", he is just focused on a weed and can't quite bring himself to move for fear the weed will dissappear.
 We came to a place where they had used sand bags to hold back the water so everyone but me got their picture taken on it.

Why not me there?   Dahhh, Because I am me......I don't have to do the group thing.  Do I Vick?   Mmmmm why does she have "that Look" in her eyes.
 There is a cool trail turn off that goes up the hill and down the otherside.  All in all, it was a great three days of repentance on My Vickies part.  I wonder what I can do next week to make her feel sorry for me. 

Any Suggestions?
 Now just a few pictures of beloved faces.  Above is my precious mentor Jamie
 My great friend James Dean
 The noght howling McKinley
 Cleo has little patiene with the younger breeds. 
And to top it all off, a picture of "Willard"

He stayed with us last week and My Vickie considered hiding him and keeping him.  She said he was so funny looking and so sweet.....

Well, thanks again everyone for being on my side in all of this.

Sending my love and some cool weather for all of you



Curt Rogers said...

I can't stop laughing at Murphy and the weed. I bet he knows something we don't and paying attention because it's the little, insignificant things in this world that matter most. Good dog, Murph! Good dog!

NanaNor's said...

Bert, What a lovely gathering of all your friends. It is wonderful that you all get along so well together; maybe you could teach me some tricks on that cause most of my dogs have never done super well with others and of course my Reggie is sick now but I'm hoping our next pup will be very social.
Have a great week; so glad your Vicki is taking such good care of you.
Your friends, Noreen & Reggie

Kolchak Puggle said...

Well Gee! That sounds like a lovely weekend Bert.

Finn said...

Not too bad for a guilt-trip make up! :) Glad you had a nice weekend!!

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

Bert, looks like you are doing a great job letting your Vickie make everything up to you. Your Jaymie dog is very pretty. You always have such a good time. You got a good life, friend!

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

rottrover said...

WOWZERS, Bert!! What fun you've been having. We missed the part where Satan actually scratched your face!! GGGUUURRRRRR! It sounds like your Vickie has really been making up for her misjudgement of the situation. We love meeting all of your friends. Mugsy looks like a great guy!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Mack and Murph said...

Wow, Bert! Looks like you have some great friends to hang out with! I'm glad your Vickie is making everything up to you. You are a lucky dog!

The Cat From Hell said...

How great to have such great friends! You are one lucky dog. Me is sorry your cat is evil to yous. Me is evil only to the peoples in our house and sometimes Bob, Kozmo and Cinnamon!

Frankie Furter said...

Frust... THANKS Bert fur trying to send all of us some coooooool breezes and stuffs. THAT was really nice of you.

Now I'm thinkin that you REALLY got some major mileage outta that little scratch and a bit of pee!! GOOD going BUDDY!!
I saw that toy thingy in the bird feeder.. and that was prolly what messed up your sniffin and stuffs.

THAT was Some Kinda Pawty!!
AND your time at the LAKE... FANGtastical fur SURE!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Bert, it sure looks like Your Vickie made things up to you very well - swimming in that murky, muddy water was the best part, right? What a fun party you got to go to - even if you had to do some obedience stuff too. We loved seeing all your pals, especially Howling McKinley - what a cool pic of him!

Happy Sunday.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sagira said...

You sure know how to work it. Looks like you had a great time.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Bert, we love the pictures!!! You look like you and all of your friends had such a great time!!! I laughed at what you said about your Vickie cooking...that sounds like my cooking too. Nobody ever will ask me to cook them anything ever again!!! You sure pulled the guilt trip off really well and no doubt, you can do it again!!! Great group of friends you have there! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Avalon said...

It's a real treat to look at all those pictures of these incredibly sexy dogs. I just discovered your blog and I'll be visiting again soon ;-)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! You had a PAWSOME time with your friends. WOW you can do a big leap to get your toy ... so did you get it? My mom says she'll try to that trick with me ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

KB said...

I hope that you've truly forgiven your Vickie, sweet Bert! She is a keeper. You are one of the luckiest dogs alive - that much is very obvious to me! What a blast you had swimming and playing with your friends. Thanks for bringing a big smile to my face.

I was shocked that someone would "dump" a dog like Mugsy with you. Some people are so horrible. But, other people, like your Vickie, make up for them by saving dogs like Mugsy. She is my hero!

KB said...

Hi Bert,

I didn't know that it was particularly the white Columbines that your Vickie wanted me to get photos of. I hope that I get another chance for her sake!!!!

KB, K and R

Meeka said...

I can't stop laughing about the "It's a party and and not a wake." You are too funny.

Whisppy said...

Wow. Your Vickie really went all the way to make up for it.....Lucky you!

Tell me, after you go swimming, do you get a bath or just a hose down?

Leontien said...

haha that was soo much fun! And you got realy cool friends!!! i am so happy for ya!

big hugs and kisses from Indiana

STELLA from Down Under said...

Oh my gosh Bert. I have just read your last few posts. What a time you have had. I know about those cats. We have one at home and I love to play chasey even though she doesn't hehehe. You have lots of lovely friends. I am going to puppy preschool next week. I hope to meet friends too. No worries, and love, Stella

2browndawgs said...

Wow that looks like so much fun. Especially the swimming!

Hound Girl said...

Wow you have alot of friends. I am super jealous of all the friends and fun you got to have, im tired just reading it :)

The Army of Four said...

I'd say she did a pretty good job making up to you, Bert. Looks like you had a TON of fun with everyone!