Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Week Begins

After being on "Bed Rest" for three weeks, I was beyond excited to start my week with a whole day full of kids.  Me, Murphy, Tucker and our humans went to a Junior High School for the day where we did 7 different demonstrations that totaled about 300 + students.   AND IT WAS A BLAST.
 Of course, it is extra fun because when we do demos in the schools, I am allowed to be off lead and travel through the kids getting my pets and love from one after another.
 At one point I spotted a Blue Ball.  A BALL.   A BIG BLUE BALL. 
I had to get it.   I just had to get it.  I stretched and stretched, but could not reach it.

 Yep, I just stepped up onto the chair and BAMMMM the Big Blue Ball is MINE

At least until My Vickie saw "A BALL" in my mouth.....Then it was gone.....
 This school had  the very coolest teachers ever.  See that person standing on the desk to see what I am doing.....Yep, that is the teacher.  She was so much fun all day.  And funny and fast and WOW, My Vickie was blown away with how cool she was.
 And what were they laughing at.  Yep, I modeled the plastic bag rain jacket instead of Murphy. 

OK Murph....I see what you mean.   This really isn't cool.
 But even wearing a plastic bag is worth it in the end.  I think they are all crushin on me.  (Note for Charlotte,   "can you see our secret?")

Back at Home........
 Murphy has come to stay with us for a few days. 
It is such a relief to have someone else around to distract Allred.
Careful Murphy
Hey Jed and Abby,   Got any suggestions?????


harrispen said...

Looks like you had a great day with the kids. I would like to know who was snapping the pictures of you stealing the ball and not stopping you? We all know that you and balls don't mix well.

I don't think Murphy has too much to worry about with Allred. With all that hair Allred can swipe all day and never hit skin.

Keep feeling better and stay away from the balls!


Prancer Pie said...

So glad you got to go out on a demonstration. You were rockin that trash bag! But seriously Bert, stay away from those balls!

GOOSE said...

Bert in a bag, hahahhahhaha. Dude you can spot a ball a mile away. Looks like you had a great time with the kids. Good job.
That Murphy is one brave dog. But I am sure even Murphy can not stop Allred from being Allred.
Glad you are getting out more my friend.

Murphy said...

Great seeing you so happy Bert! But leave the balls alone!!

Anonymous said...

I had (mercifully) forgotten all about Allred. How about I don't post any pictures of tennis balls and you don't post pictures of the devil cat?

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear Bert
What a great day yous had! And yous makes a plastic bag look like haute Cauteure! And climbing chairs to get balls! Bert did yous not learn anything?!?
Has yous thought of getting Allred a muzzle?

chicamom85 said...

Bert, it does my heart good to see you out and about again. It must be so fun to teach stuff to kids. I am glad you have a sleepover guest to play with.

Loveys Sasha

p.s. Does Allred ever smile??? Maybe she has something stuck up her butt and it needs to come out. Has Vickie taken her to the Vet?? Just a thought.

kissa-bull said...

oh that sounds amazing....a bunch of two leggers loving on you all day....is'nt life grand?

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

kissa-bull said...

oh that sounds amazing....a bunch of two leggers loving on you all day....is'nt life grand?

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

zeeFM said...

bert, you smartass with balls and chairs =P glad you had a great time out ! tell murphy to keep his nose out of claws way !


Truly amazing work you do, Vicky (and, of course Bert) Who wouldn't love that beautiful golden face?
Sending lotsaluv and good luck with Murphy.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We got quite nervous with you getting the blue ball. Thank goodness Your Vickie took it away from you. Phew.

Poor Allred. It can't be fun having that big floofy Murphy staring right at your face. :)

Macintosh Mitch said...

How creative you were to use the chair to try to reach the blue ball, Bert! You are so smart!

Love ya lots,

Mango said...

It is wonderful to see those otherwise torpid teenage type humans actually looking life like. That, alone, makes you an excellent service dog.

As for evil Allred.... there appears to be no hope.


IRIS E DONA said...

What a great day you had, Bert ! but please stay away from the balls....

Anonymous said...

Very clever of you Bert to use that chair to get to the Big Blue Ball BOL! Gotta say though pal I was relieved when your Vickie made it disappear ;)

Congrats to Murphy for becoming an official member of the Therapy Dog Team! :D

Glad you had such a great day Bert :)

Um...Allred looks a bit PO'd BOL!

Waggin at ya,

PeeS: the butterfly on my nose came from a really cool little program Mom picked up just recently...Nature Illusion Studio Pro by nufsoft ;)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So good to see you out and about, Bert. But whoa, look at you on that chair, stretching up so high - careful, we don't want you getting hurt. And don't forget - NO BALLS!!!

It looks like Allred is back to normal. Guess he isn't too keen on houseguests. Poor Murphy, hope he backs away from the evil one.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I just LOVE seein you at School with all those peeps. You found a BALL and SHE took it away from you? Not Fair. Understandable..butt NOT fair.

Now speakin of NOT playin FAIR... you should have WARNED us...
Allred Alert... ALLRED ALERT!!! I peed on my chair.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

I thought just "tennis balls" were off limits. Humans need to be more specific. (I think Murphy was sad not being the raincoat model -- you need 2 raincoats next time for both of you!)

Bassetmomma said...

At first I thought you wanted to read a book from that shelf. haha! Sorry about the blue ball, but glad your Vickie took it away!

Casey said...

You were so smart to find a way to get that ball! What a clever guy. Just don't eat any more of them.

Kristine said...

Wow! It looks like you had a very exciting day! All that bed rest did wonders for you. I am sure the kids will remember your fun demonstrations for months to come.

Peggy Frezon said...

After all the joy and help you brought, the least they could have done is let you keep that cool ball. I think you were pretty resourceful. Oh and that kitty at the end is pretty scary!

Anonymous said...

Me again :)

I forgot to mention...
I have a thought for how to distract Allred for a bit ;)

I think he would make a great addition to the cast of The Real Housecats of the Blogosphere. They're casting now for episode 3. If you haven't caught the show yet, you can get the skinny over at Pet Fiction Theater. I just put up a promo post for them today :)

Waggin at ya,

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Hey Bert,

You're such a good sport buddy with that plastic bag thing, there's no way I could do that, I get all scared when Dad touches the plastic bags and run to hide behind Mum's leg!!

Glad you've got reinforcements to tackle Allred, though I'm not sure I'd actually tackle him, he looks like he means business!!

Sorry it didn't work out after all your efforts to get the ball, Mum's just think they 'always' know best!! Doh!!

Have a fun day,

Your pal Snoopy :)

The Army of Four said...

I'd be willing to wear the plastic bag if I got to get a bunch of loving from all those bipeds! That would be great!
I'm so glad you're getting out and about! Oh, and don't worry! Today's pic of me and Zim was while we were outside for a potty break. Mom is happy that I WANT to go on walks .... but she hasn't given in yet. YET! Ha woo.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! So glad that you are going out now and continuing your visits. How FUN LOVE the photos. Happy Wednesday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

BTW: the entry for the Blog Paws is still open so Ask your Vickie if she is still interested, don't forget to enter.

H Ski said...

Looks like you had fun. And you were smart to get on that chair to get the ball. But you should be careful with those balls.

3 doxies said...

Okays, I was laughing seein' your stretch to gets da BALL thinkin see how we short legged dogs feels...and OMD, you gots on da chair...dat was genious!

I likes seein' you go to do your stuffs. It's awesome fur me to see but just imagine da impact you has on those kids...props to you and your Vickie and all da udders dat volunteer.


K9 Katastrophie said...

YIKES!! That kitty looks scary!


Ina in Alaska said...

Wow that three weeks went by so quickly. I am sure not for you though, Bert.

Murphy.... we just love Murphy. What a cool dog.

Allred is a wild cat!!

Bigdogzola said...

Hiya Bert
Wow - you are so talented and such doggie bravery to demonstrate your doggie skills infront of all those children - eek! Well done xx

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Bert, you had me laughing getting that ball!

Man that Allred is an unhappy kitty kamper!!!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Bert, glad to see you out and about. The school kids looked like they enjoyed your visit. Cool. Good work Vickie for spotting Bert with a ball. Sorry Bert. Allred? Yikes! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh Bert -- I'm so glad you are back doing what you love. What a wonderful SPRING it will be! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

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

KB said...

I'm so happy that you're back in action, Bert. But stay away from those blue balls (or balls of any color, for that matter)!

The plastic bag demo must floor the students! What a cool teacher!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Have you considered giving Allred a nice, kitteh-sized ball that he could chew up and swallow :D Or you could just establish a DMZ around him: no doggie closer than 20 feet. Allred seems to have a pretty sensitive proximity alarm regarding doggies.

Jed & Abby

georgia little pea said...

Bert, you must be ALL WELL now to stand on a chair and reach like that! That's great! I don't think I could ever do that because I'm too clumsy.

Say, that AllRed is something, isn't she? please take care of Murphy for me. Hugs, Georgia x

2browndawgs said...

Glad to hear you are back in the swing Bert. Stay away from balls will ya? The kids need you.

Remington said...

Looks like an awesome day, my friend! BTW -- is THAT the cat you want me to bring to my house? Really? He looks grumpy....

Curt Rogers said...

I'm so happy Bert finally got out and back into his element!

Am I the only one who feels the slightest bit sorry for Allred? All those dogs all the time. It must be exhausting. No wonder he's so cranky (although I have a feeling there's a bit of selective photo snapping going on here... I'm just sayin'.)