Saturday, January 21, 2012

Faces of My Friends and Frigid Waters

Here are some fun photos of
this weeks guests
My long time friend James Dean
The Sweet and innocent faces of Carly and Zoey
Our longtime friend Shaggy
Sweet Willa (not a guest, a member of the family)
Tucker (Still a pup of 100 pounds)
 More James Dean
Zoey, Jamie and peekin from behind Little Willa
Of Course ME
Tucker with Goose's mom Michelle behind him.
Tucker and Zoey playing
Sometimes Michelle (Goose's Mom) comes over and helps us out.  I like it cause she always finds time for me.
And now for the Saturday fun, me, Murphy and Goose enjoyed.  IT was one of those crazy human games where people break through the ice then run and jump in. 
This is my Forever Friend Erin.  She was doing the jumping today in order to get money so she can complete some of her school studies in Spain.  Is that close to Austria.....?
Now to me, this looks great...I mean GREAT...but to My Vickie, Paulette and Michelle, it was cold, wet and sloshy.  
And She did it.....Erin earned $800.00 for jumping in this friged water.....Now she can go to Spain.
I got to pose with some of the kids.  They were dressed pretty funny. 
Erin was freezing after her leap into the cold waters.  did you see how they have to go out on top of the lake about 40 feet, walking on ice, just to get to the point where they broke thru the ice to jump in.

My Buddy Murhpy sent me this picture after he got home.  He was exhausted and maybe a little sick to his stomach.  See while we were waiting for Erin to jump in the water, a small mole or mouse came running by Murphy.  He was so shocked by it, yet even through his surprise at the little critter running between his feet, he was still fast enough to reach down and grab it, then swallow it whole.....

It all happened so quickly that he didn't really know he had swallowed the little critter until after Paulette made a scene trying to pull it out of his mouth.

It was pretty funny to watch, but we still feel bad for the little critter.


GOOSE said...

Oh man was that a wet, cold, but fun day out. I think MOM was wetter than me. Those were some crazy humans jumping in the ice water. But I am glad Erin raiser her money.

As for Murphy, I am proud of him for sucking down that critter. I love catching mice and voles. I don't eat them however, just catch, chew and spit.

So is that where my MOM goes once a week, WITHOUT ME to your place? I guess it's for the best cuz Allred is so scary I would be to afraid to go inside the house. Plus on that day (most of the time) I get to spend with Belle.

Thnaks for asking me to come play in the rain today buddy. And look now it's snowing! Next time it will be even better.

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Hope everyone stays well!

My Human says the year they lived on the ocean in Boston they used to see people go swimming in the ocean in the middle of winter.

When they lived on the Chesapeake Bay one of the towns used build a big bonfire and have the same kind of thing only the went swimming in the bay.

Both of these groups were called "Polar Bear Clubs". Kinda silly since humans don't look anything like bears!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Helen Pavlac said...

Looks like there was quite a party at your house this weekend!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Crazy people! But dude, you've got some very good looking friends!

It's been DUMPING here since the wee hours. We've got about a foot of snow (or maybe more - it was over the tops of Mom's boots when we last went out back) and it's STILL snowing!!! This is AWESOME! Dad's grumbling a bit because he's had to clear the driveway twice already, but we're LOVING it! Mom got a bunch of pictures of us today that she's supposed to post tonight!

Powder zoomies!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Bassetmomma said...

Holy moly does that look cold and wet! Those are some great pictures of you and your friends! I like the one of you with Goose's Momma!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Three cheers for Erin. She sure earned that money.

Good boy, Murph! Abby loves to catch little critters and she eats what she kills. Sure beats having a cat drag the little corpses into the house, like Allred probably does.

What's Tucker's story? He looks like a Dane-mastiff mix. Most handsome.

Jed & Abby

Curt Rogers said...

They're all so wonderful but, forgive me, precious little Willa will always have special place in my heart.

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear Bert,
Oh what fun yous guys had this week! My hairy slobbery sisters is so jealous when we looked at the pictures. Your Erin is quite a polar bear!
PS, Dear Allred, yous asked me to a dance! can me ask where and when?
Me needs to know so me can get ready. All that girl stuff, like pawdicures and spa day to gets the fur done. Me is a high maintenace Queen...
Nellie Bellie

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

This post has me just SHIVERIN....

BUTT I really LOVED the INSIDE Pictures.. Esp. Goose's Mom.. Complete with Above the Waist Wear. hehehe

The Cat From Hell said...

Me forgot to say how cool it is to see some Mommys! Goose's Mommy to be exact! Me always likes to see pictures of Mommys!
PS Dear Allred, me would be happy to goes to the valentine dance with yous. But don't tell Spitty the Kitty!

Murphigator said...

Hey Buddy, What a great day today was out pawdling in the pawdles with you and goose. Someone said it was cold, but I didn't notice. I guess for humans it was cold as Erin was shivering when she climbed out of the lake, but then, she doesn't have a nice long coat like I do. She did a great job! I guess my instincts took over when lunch went scooting by. It all happened so fast I didn't even realize I had swallowed it. One guy said I was a great "mouser". Wonder if that was a compliment.

georgia little pea said...

Is Zoey a black boxer? I've never seen one before. That water looks sp horribly cold. Good on Erin for braving it!

Poor Murphy. Poor little critter. I don't know who was more horrified at what happened.

Maybe the little critter.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

to start, I love all the faces of your company!! Four legged company is always my favorite because they don't notice the dust bunnies, and don't mind sleeping on the floor!!

Also congrats to Erin and WELL DONE for doing something I'm not brave enough to do, not even for a trip to Spain!! :-))

Cape Cod Crew said...

Yikes!! I dont know how they coulda jumped in the freezing water! Great pictures, and congrats on raising the money!

XOXO ~ Cape Cod Crew

Scrappy said...

Polar Bear Plunge...that IS crazy! Poor Murphy! Those snaky lil mice. This time, they just weren't fast enough. Looks like you had a great bunch of fun visitors again!

zeeFM said...

The pic of Tucker looking like he's about to sneeze is priceless XD!

KB said...

Oh my goodness. What a week, and what a day. Poor Murphy - I bet that the mouse is still wriggling in his tummy.

I'm just a tiny bit confused. How did you get out of the airplane rest room? Where's Allred?

rottrover said...

You go, Miss Erin!!

Prancer Pie said...

Great pics! James Dean reminds us a little of our Mommy. We thinks it's the drool spot under his chin. HaHaMeow!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mitch would have swallowed the mousie too, Murphy!
Good for Erin! brrrrrr We hope she enjoys Spain!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Whisppy said...

Oh MURPHY! We're sorry for laughing, but it sounded really funny (probably not so for the little critter).

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! How FUN! and its all for a good cause. Here we have the Polar Plunge and the water is super super cold. Oh your friends are suer ... great happy photos. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Finn said...

Wow, I love all of your visitors, and hope your little friend feels better soon!!

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

What pawsome photos.....and we love little willa.....but you know, now she is a member of the family I think she should get to post her own occasional page too...just watch she doesn't a blog hogger though like that "IT" has come on MY blog. As for those peeps - they are CRAZY!

The Southern Jewel said...

BRRRRR!!! That looks really cold, it's still really warm down here. it gets a little cold here and there, but still really warm.

Southern Jewel and Rosebud

Angus and Molly said...

Oh Bert...we hope you stayed warm. Brrr...they looked cold out there. Hope everyone had a good day and got warmed up afterwards :)

The Army of Four said...

I LOVE the picture of you and Goose's MOM! You can tell there's a lot of love between the two of you!
I think my mom has a crush on James Dean... and we LOVED seeing sweet Jamie!!!!
Water. CRAZY! Even on a warm day. We just don't get it!
Play bows,

Christine said...

Sounds cold!! Humphrey, and Brando would rather stay on the warmer side!!

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Man o man that is a lot of friends, your so lucky to have them.

Brrr we are cold looking at the last few photos, she did so well!


2browndawgs said...

Yikes Murphy. We know a doggie that ate a whole mole and got an obstruction. Got to be careful of those moles.

The humans are nuts. We jump in icy water all of the time, but we wear our coats.

the brown dawgs

The Life of Riley said...

Hi Bert,

Thanks for visiting my blog. Bart and Ruby (from Rottrover) told me you've been having trouble trying to leave a comment. I'm not sure why that is, but I'll check my bloggie settings.

It looks like you, Murphy and Goose had a great time. That water looks so cold. Enzo and I have never seen ice (apart from little bits of hail), but if I saw those crazy people in the water I would want to jump in with them!


Ellen said...

This whole post was exciting. I can' even imagine jumping into frigid water...bbbbbrrrrrr!

People do crazy things don't they? Plus they enjoy it!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Bert, what a fab day. Well done Erin. Jumping into that cold water would not have been easy. Brrrrr. We loved seeing all your friends photos. James Dean has a cool name doesn't he! Have a great week. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Sweet Willa be looking GOOD and HAPPY! Hey wassup with the peeples in the icy waters? They dussn't has any furs on!

klahanie said...

Good grief Bert,
So many friends and wet, I mean, what a good time :)
I, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, really enjoyed looking at all those photos. I can see some 'pawtential' new fans for me, yes, me, the modest internet star!
Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny xx

Prudence said...

what brave humans! But fur a good cause!

houndstooth said...

Brrr! I'm shivering just thinking about jumping in there! Those are some hearty humans.


Redberry Cottage said...

Oh Bert, what a day! Hope you are all dry and sleeping now.

Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

haopee said...

LOL! Murphy is the man! Or the CAT!!! or...Well, way to go Murphy. I hope he gets better.

Hey Bert, you seem to have a busy day. I'm glad your friend Erin earned for her schooling. Crazy humans get money for schooling by jumping in cold water. Awesome.

I'm glad you had a great time.

Huggies and Cheese,


Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Holy Moly those are some cold-looking humans!

We generally leave the cold-water jumping to the dogs, as they are so much better at it.

The Thuglets said...

Oh wow..what a great post so many friends!
Playing in the rain can be such fun.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Wyatt said...

Brrr that looked cold, don't think my mum would have jumped for any amount of $$$..BOL
Crazy kids! Glad Erin is going to Spain!