Monday, April 2, 2012

I think she has an Ulcer

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment.
- Jane Austin _______________________________________________________________________My Vickie has had one of "THOSE" days.  One that rips your heart out of your body, lays it down in front of oncoming traffic and spins out of control as you feel life dragging you along behind the big semi that smashed your organs.

OK, and she is a little bit of a drama queen too.

But it really was a bad one, so she is always grateful for those little moments that her and I can take a side trip off the beaten path and enjoy our greatest friend....Nature.

 We were on our way to run all our errands for the day when our Friend Nature, called and beckoned us out.  My Vickie wisely decided that it would be OK, even well worth it, if we stopped and smelled the flowers..... (so to speak)
 The river is high and the sound of it crashing over the rocks below can be quite calming.
 Our heart tree always gives us a smile.

Spring time blossoms fill the air with a sweet aroma that makes us pause, close our eyes and feel the breeze around us.
 Of course I am always one of her favorite sights.
 Later in the day our buddy Goose and his human Michelle came over and watched the place while we took our friend to the vet for the trip to the Bridge.
And not to be outdone......Allred is on the prowl for the Easter Bunny.



Winston said...

I'm so sorry your Vickie had a bad day..who went to the bridge? We will light a candle to light the way!

Winston, Chloe and Cecil

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear bert, thanks for the great advice for Kozmo. me is glad your Mommy tooked time for yous and nature and tell Allred he is my kind of Man Cat! me like hos advice to Kozmo! Just what me would say.

chicamom85 said...

Bert, I love the new header picture and what a sweet little pal you have there. I hope Vickie is feeling better and did you mention you are preparing someone for a trip to the bridge, if so I am sorry or maybe I misunderstood.

Please keep Allred away from the Easter Bunny, it will be ruined for all of us if the Easter Bunny gets attacked.

Loveys Sasha

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hi Bert, I bet your Vickie feels better after that lovely walk!

I love your heart tree.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

Murphigator said...

Hey there Bert,
I am so jealous of your beautiful day with Nature 'cause I'm kind of in love with her myself. Tell your Vickie she outdid herself on the photos. I had to lay around the house today but finally got mom to play with me by nudging my toys into her lap. She throws them and I bring them back. It doesn't sound like a compliment when she moans about me being a retriever. Then when your Vickie told her about Rainbow Bridge, she said she was glad I was there to nudge her into play. I don't know where the bridge is but mom says she hopes it is a long time before I find out. And tell Allred if he will wait, I'll be there to help him chase that silly wabbit! (I just don't know what we'll do with him if we catch him -- maybe eat his colored eggs?)

Prancer Pie said...

We hope your Vickie has a much better day tomorrow. We know that you bring her much comfort and the time spent walking with you is healing. Purrs and pawsitive thoughts. xoxo

Jazzi said...

I hope that Vicki will have a better day tomorrow. It is beautiful where you live. That heart tree would cheer anybody up!!


bichonpawz said...

We are sorry to hear that your Vickie had a bad day. Hope she is feeling better. The pictures of you are awesome!!! And Goose too!!! Love all of those beautiful scenery pics!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE the photos especially Goose. Sending Healing Thoughts to your Vickie. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

BTW: Hope you read our respond email. Golden ALOHA!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Golly. Keep Allred away from the Easter Bunny!
We hope Your Vickie's feeling better. Who did she help send to the Bridge?

Anonymous said...

Bert, I am sorry your furiend went to the Bridge. That does make for a sad day. At least you and your Vickie went to some of your special places and found some solace and peace. Your heart tree is beautiful :)

Paws crossed the Easter Bunny outmaneuvers Allred :O

Waggin at ya,

Macintosh Mitch said...

I hope your Vickie has a better day today, Bert. I love your new header photo!

Love ya lots,

Mango said...

Bert time is the best way to help your Vickie through those rough patches of human anguish.

Hey! Is that a lamb in your header? Nom, nom, nom.


Finn said...

Hope today is better day!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

We're glad you were able to take some time to enjoy nature in the midst of a difficult day. #1 and were just discussing this morning how wonderful it is to walk through the fields and admire the trees covered in blossoms.


Amber DaWeenie said...

The day started out very nice. And please don't tell us that someone else has gone to the Bridge!

Slaves of Intensity said...

Love you! Hope today is a little better than yesturday. Glad Bert can take care of you, and you of him :)

GOOSE said...

Hey Bert,
I am glad that you and your Vickie got a way for a little bit. It's the best medicine.
MOM and I are sure sad to hear about Ellie May, we'll say a little prayer for her family and for you guys too, cuz we know Ellie May has been apart of your daycare for a long time.
I do not think it is a good thing for Allred to be with the Easter Bunny. It cannot end well. I mean yea maybe Vickie might get some new slippers out of it, but still it's not worth the heart ache it would bring to so many.
Here's to a better day.

Casey said...

RUN, Easter Bunny!!!

KB said...

I am so sorry about your Vickie's day. I'm glad that you stopped and enjoyed nature with her. That can soothe the soul.

I'm sorry that a friend had to go to the bridge today.

I know how Vickie feels. Sometimes, life is just too much... but nature and the love of a dog (or two) can help a lot.

KB said...

Ooops, I forgot. Please tell Allred that a cat that is MUCH bigger than him visited near my house while I was away, and he was saying "Where is Allred???". I'll show photos sometime soon.

Ina in Alaska said...

Mother Nature is very soothing.

Your photos are just gorgeous. We are sorry and sad for whoever has joined the party at the Bridge. Our sympathy to their family and buddies. :(

Anonymous said...

You'll be surprised at this, but I hope Allred finds the EB. I've never been a fan. He's never once left me a basket of treats... yet, from what I read on the blogs, he leaves lots of dogs and cats elaborate baskets filled with goodies. I don't know why I always get passed up, but it's very annoying.

RIP to your friend:(

animal lover, quilt lover said...

We are with Tank on this one. The bunny never leaves us anything either!!!
Man what beautiful pictures!!!
Thank you so for them!!! Come over and visit with us some too!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Isn't it wonderful the power we have to comfort our humans! Good job, Bert.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Mazzie @ Mazzie Takes Manhattan said...

Woof to you Bert!!!! I'm very sorry about your friend who had to go over the bridge. Given that, it's understandable that your Mom had a difficult day. Thankfully she has you to boost her spirits!

I love the picture of Goose and that sneaky, nefarious Allred most definitely looks like he's up to NO good.

Much love - XXOO - Mazzie

The Army of Four said...

Oh, no, Bert! I wish I could come over and hug your Vickie! Would you maybe do that for me? It might help.
We're sorry to hear someone went to the Bridge, very sorry indeed.
Sending lots of love to all of you -

Murphy said...

Somehow I missed the prior post but had to say that I love the pics and can't wait until me and Stanley can see this place ourselves! Does Miss Vickie have an ulcer? My mom has had a couple of them so tell your mom to get to the doc because they can give her a medicine that will heal the ulcer.


2browndawgs said...

We are glad that your Vickie was able to find some beauty in what otherwise sounds like a sad day.


the brown dawgs

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I'm so glad your Vickie is doing a little better. Whenever I'm feeling under the weather, going out in nature always helps plus the love of a good pup will make your mom's heart sing. Our house sounds empty right now, it takes a dog to make a house a home. I'm not sure who was crossing over but I know they'll be welcomed by a whole group.
Hugs, Noreen

The Thuglets said...

Bert, we hope your Miss Vickie is feeling better. A day with you Bert and nature is the best tonic!
Love your new header.
Sorry to hear your friend went over the Rainbow Bridge.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Charlotte said...

My great love - I'm sorry to hear your Vickie felt bad - hope nature and you will make her feel better soon and I send all my love too!

We have also some sorrows in the family with our sick grandma therefore we had less time for writing the blog.

But I have very good news for YOU!! My present for you is ready to be send - and at the end of the week
we'll bring it to the postoffice!
Hope you will like it! If you have a glimpse to my blog...
All my love Your Charlotte

Sarge said...

Hey Bert!
Wow, your pix of nature are always so amazing! I'm sure it helped make your Vickie feel better. I'm sending warm thoughts to her. The reflections of your heart tree are really pretty. Love your new header. So sorry about your furiend.
Grr and a Sorrowful Woof,
Sarge, COP

Bassetmomma said...

Oh Bert! I'm so sorry your Miss Vickie was having a bad day. What a perfect remedy to stop and enjoy nature and smell the flowers! Your mountains are beautiful and could make anyone feel better!

NCmountainwoman said...

A dear dog like Bert and a beautiful day can help so many problems. Thinking of your Vickie. No matter that it is the best thing to do that trip to the vet is always a very sad one. I'm glad you are there for her.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Ditto what the others said. We're sorry Vicki had a bad day, but we're sure she feels much better when she gets to spend time with you.

Who went to the Bridge? We're so sorry if you have lost one of your friends.

Allred is after the Easter Bunny?! Better sit Allred down and make him read Goose's post about the origin of the Easter Bunny. Bet even Allred will think twice.

Jed & Abby

haopee said...

Heyyy Buddy!

How are you? Wow, Easter is coming and I can't wait to see more pictures of Allred and his bunny.

Anyway, I'm glad you're doing fine and I feel for your mom. I hope she's alright.

Huggies and Cheese,


Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Love the pictures! Tell Allred to get the bunny after Easter -- there's always hope that the Easter Bunny leaves us a present.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Bert we are sorry your Vickie is not feeling well. We send good vibes to her>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
We hope you have a fun Easter this year!!!!Thanks so for your visit!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Thanks again Bert for your friendship!!! I love my friends so much!!!
Happy is a very happy cat!! She loves her family very much and she shows it everyday!!
Her only problem is arthritis!!!!

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

I am so glad you guys find comfort in Nature; she/he/it is a great healer. As are dogs.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Bert, every now and then its ok for the peeps to have a bad day. Then we help them pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and put them back on track. Just remember to let your mum know, she gives us great pleasure with all her photos. Take care and hugs to all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Today is Thursday and I hope your "My Vickie" is feeling wonderful today. Spring is not time to be feeling under the weather.

I'm so sorry to hear someone had to go the the bridge. :(

As for Allred...I don't care for the way he is licking his lips! I must hurry now and see if I can find the Easter Bunny in my neck of the woods so I can warn him to stay away from y'alls and Allred.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

georgia little pea said...

Dear Bert, I had a big question but I think Goose already answered it. Bridge days are always sad. I hope your Vickie feels better soon. Hugs x

Peggy Frezon said...

I'm sorry she had a bad day. Whenever I'm upset, two things can help me: dogs and nature. Looks like you guys got both.
Oh, and ice cream.

Curt Rogers said...

What a glorious day the two of you had. And this is why dogs are so important to our lives. They live in the moment and work miracles to drag us kicking and screaming into it with them. It's a lesson Duncan has been patient enough to teach me more times than either of us would care to count. I am thankful that Bert is there to do the same for you. I hope your stress and worry were lessened and that despite the challenges and sadness of the day, that your spirit was strong because of your willingness to venture outside your box. Blessings this glorious Spring morning!

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, the photo of you in front of the water is just beautiful! Here's hoping Vickie will feel better real soon. Thanks for sharing those great pics of beauty with us!

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Hope Vickies had a good day today though, big slobbers to her and you.

Oskar said...

My mom person has been having some of those days too. I surely wish we had amazing scenery like yours to distract us!

Nubbin wiggles,

Duncan Breazeale said...

Hi there Bert ... so very nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by to say hi the other day. We hope your Vicki is feeling better today. Some days are just ICKY, but looking at that heart tree is bound to help .. what a beauty!


Sierra Rose said...

Aw. Glad you are there to enjoy those side moments with your Vickie. Beautiful photos, and incredible snow capped mountains.
Wishing you a nice weekend.

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Bailey Be Good! said...

Sending lotsa huggies to your Vickie!! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

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