Saturday, April 21, 2012

“Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.”

I know My Vickie has been dealing with a lot of "Stuff" in the last three weeks, and I take it as a personal challenge to remind her daily of all the Good......

Like, the beautiful weather we have had the last two day.

A busy schedule that helps keep her mind off the"Stuff"
 Good Friends, both human and k-9 and yes....even Allred.
 Our health and the ability to run, jump, swim, sing, laugh.
 Did you know that this week while I was doing my rounds at the hospital (he he, that sounds like I am really cool) anyway, I was visiting with this very quiet man who has been asleep like, forever.  (well, at least 5 days) and they didn't think he was going to wake up.....Well, I was laying on the bed with him, covering his arm and hand with my big gentle head, just sending my special...."Wake up, it is a beautiful world" vibes.......He woke up!  
 So now back to the beautiful days.  WE all posed on the big ole log...
 We have a new friend who has started coming on our strolls.  Isn't she beautiful?  Her name is Molly and she is wonderful....(Don't worry Charlotte, she is wonderful in a sisterly way) 

 The swamps were full of, almost clean water, certainly clean enough for us all to enjoy.  That is my old friend Cooper who I was best friends with when we were little.  I haven't seen him for two years almost.  I was so glad to see him again.  
 Tucker and Tye were the leaders on our hike Saturday.  Goose was the leader on Friday.  Goose didn't come Saturday and I really missed him.
 My Vickie's camera didn't do so good today, but nature made up for it.
 Another shot of our swamp.  really, can you blame me for wanting to swim in this beautifully intricately designed swimming hole.
More "Weed" pictures.  I love weeds.

And of course nothing is more perfect for the ending of a day than a completely submerged head.  Do you know I can hold my breath under water for about 15 seconds now.  
And a final secret message to my Sweet Charlotte.

 "I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”  C S Lewis
Have a wonderful Sunday My Friends                Bert           


GOOSE said...

You are really cool Bert, or should I say Dr. Bert.
I am sorry I missed Saturday fun. But I had to help MOM get through the day. But Friday was FANTASTIC!
Thanks for being my friend buddy, I mean Dr. Bert. Does this mean I can ask you medical advise?
Hope you and Miss Vickie has a beautiful Sunday.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Bert, I loved seeing all the photos-it looks like KB & my beautiful! Will you love up on your Ms. Vickie; don't know what is going on but she is in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs today and thanks for making me smile.

KSO said...

Love all the wonderful pictures! Hope you enjoyed your Saturday!

The Cat From Hell said...

Hi Bert,
Queen Penelope is still under the weather. So I am doing the blogging and the visiting. Nellie says you are one of her bestest blogging friends and she loves Allred and she thinks your Vickie is pretty wonderful. When I read your blog to her and showed her the pictures, she said I must send special Purrs to Vickie and You and Allred!
Have a great Day!

Prancer Pie said...

What a beautiful day! It is so wonderful to see you full of life and healthy again, Bert. Prancer Pie is slowly on the mend, too. Thanks fur the pawsitive thoughts. xoxo

Sagira said...

Sure hope your mom is okay.

Looks like you have done a lot of fun things. I bet you sure did miss Goose. My sister Starr thinks he is a babe. :)

bichonpawz said...

You live in the most beautiful place Bert!!! oops...we mean Dr. Bert!!! BOL!! How wonderful that you were able to help the man wake up!! Love the picture of all of you on that big ole log! ran into someone you had not seen since you were little...that's really cool!! Happy Sunday! Hugs to your Vickie!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Bailey Be Good! said...

Awww, Molly looks like a sweetheart! I LOVE the photo of all of you on the log! :)

Happy Sunday woofs & huggies! <3

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

Ojore Rhodesian Ridgebacks said...

I love the pictures - what a place to live, such beautiful mountains as a backdrop! We live near the beach so the sand sometimes gets a little boring :-(

Finn said...

Beautiful beautiful photographs. I am sure your Vicki loves having you and your friends as company with her!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Bert, you are truly wonderful to care for your Vickie so well. She only need look at your sweet face and know that life is good. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Bassetmomma said...

What a beautiful post Bert! How great that that man woke up! Happy Earth Day!

Stewey said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Bert!
This is a wonderful post - I especially like how someone woke up because of you :)
Happy Earth Day!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Well, you could have fooled us about the camera, Bert - these are all awesome photos. We are so glad Mom has you and all your friends to help take her mind off "stuff". That is such a good thing.

Hope you all have a good week.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tracy said...

Bert, you are so gorgeous and very fortunate to have inspired a moment in that man for him to wake up...I know it was YOUR good thoughts and well wishes you sent to him. Yes, live is too short not to enjoy the perfect moments right in front of us!

The Army of Four said...

What a beautiful post, Bert! And WOW!!! That is just awesome that you helped the man wake up! You really ARE a doctor! Ha roo!
Play bows,

Murphy said...

I can't wait until me and Stanley can join you at the swamp! (Mom keeps telling me that I have to learn to walk on leash so we can meet everyone but so far the only exercise has been Mom's exercise in frustration.)

Anonymous said...

Love your mountains! Bert, hope your Vickie's "stuff" has sorted itself all out by now.

Asta said...

Thank dog you'we thewe fow you sweet Vickie to hel wemind hew of the bootiful, good things..sometimes it's vewy hawd fow hoomans and the things they have to feel.
You awe sooo cool and I admiwe you and youw wowk so much..I'm so happy that you also get to womp in that gowgoos place wif all yoow fwiends (i wish I could be as bootiful as that Molly and of couwse like yoow twoo love

I will cwoss my paws fow youw Vickie

All yoow pictoowes awe magical
Smoochie kisses

rottrover said...

Wow! That guy must have freaked! Waking up with a big dog head on his arm. I would have thought I went to heaven!!

Curt Rogers said...

What an incredible experience to have that man wake up when Bert was with him. I don't know that life gets any more amazing than that!

KB said...

Oh Bert, you and your Vickie do such amazing good work. I'm so happy that you helped that guy... I can't imagine a better way to wake up than with a wonderful dog's head resting on my shoulder.

You're so right - this is no dress rehearsal. I love your "weed" photos. I've never seen the purple one before...

Keep your Vickie smiling, Bert!

KB said...

PS I knew that Allred was actually nice... I just knew it :)

Ina in Alaska said...

Super post & pictures. That white standard poodle is gorgeous. Sorry for whatever is making your heart heavy.


Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Wow it is a beautiful world. Glad you got to stick your whole head under the water after being so kind and helpful to others. Healers like yourself gotta take care of themselves too.

Patrice and Higgins said...

I so wish I could go on one of your adventure hikes!! They look so awesome!!! My mom loved the pictures!!


IRIS E DONA said...

How brave you are diving in the lake, Bert ! I just wet my paws and sometimes my belly !

Suka said...

hey Bert,

Pawsome post! You are very gifted in showing your human the beauty and goodness in life. Such gorgeous photos, and I especially love the one of all your pups posing on the log. Very cool! And Molly is a beauty!

My human got a lump in her throat about you helping to wake the man who had been sleeping for so long. Amazing story. See, you are gifted!

Lovely quote for Charlotte. You two make a pawsome pair!


Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

That is so pawsome the guy woke up for you! You make a great doctor.

Charlotte said...

Darling it's so good to see all the nice fotos (even "sister" Molly...)and I'm happy you and your Vickie are together again. The next days I'll write more - we lost our grandma and the funeral is tomorrow -so I'll be with you a little bit later. sending you lots of hugs and kisses your Charlotte

RYKER said...

Awesome post my friend. I love your pond, it looks like artwork.
I always knew you had a knack for healing but to wake the comatose...well done!!!
Keep cheering up your mama and showing her the best things in life!

klahanie said...

Hey Bert,
And yet you share, through this wondrous posting, with such special photos, the power, the magic of positive, or if you like, pawsitive distractions.
May you, Vickie and all those who are so special in your life, have a beautiful and inspirational day.
Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star. xx

Mazzie @ Mazzie Takes Manhattan said...

Woof to you Bert!!!! It's so amazing that you woke up that man who had been in a coma for 5 days. You saved his life, but I guess that just all in a day's work for a canine super hero like you. Much love - XXOO - Mazzie

Bailey Be Good! said...

Thinking of you & Vickie. :)

Woofs & huggies! <3

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

2browndawgs said...

What a wonderful story about the man who woke up while you were visiting him. :)

Oskar said...

Wow, what a great reminder to us all to enjoy the life and all of the gifts we have.

Nubbin wiggles,

Anonymous said...

So much to smile about! :D

Lovely post. Thank you :)

Waggin at ya,