Friday, January 4, 2013

Goodbyes and Hello's

John Hemenway Photography
when adversity hits, for when the storm
clouds come in, the eagles soar while
the small birds take cover
 We are ever so sad to report that our good buddy
Squeeze Cheese Larry  has made is way
across the bridge.   Larry has been a guest here
at Canine Country Club for years and we are terribly
sad to see him go.
Click HERE to read more about why we call him
Squeeze Cheese.   We will miss him.
 On a Happy Note, we would like to introduce
you all to Harley.  Harley is a five month old
vizzla mix and he has started joining us
at the Doggy Day Care.
 It's one of my jobs to show the new kid
around and to help them settle in.
I am a natural at the job.  I don't get paid
like humans get paid, but that is ok
I do it because, well the young ones are kind of
nervous when they come the first time
Someone needs to make them feel that this
can be their home away from home

If ya have 90 seconds, I'll show you how to make new friends
feel relaxed and comfortable in a new environment.
Have a good day


The Websters said...

So sorry about Larry.

Harley looks like a really good player!


Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

It is always sad to loose a buddy but I bet he had a wonderful life!

Anonymous said...

Bert, so sorry for the lost of a good pal, larry, he will be missed, but just remember that fun guy is waiting at the Bridge for all of us to party with. Looks like Harley will fit right in. Good think you got lots of furs, that was some serious bitey face stuff, Heeheehee!

Your Pals
Susie & bites

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to read the bad news about Larry. That's so sad.
Thanks for the video, my favorite moment was at 1:05 - was it Gosse who left the Battle field?

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We're sorry to hear about Larry.

We were a little nervous when we watched the video. Harley's head could have fit in your mouth! LOL. It was funny when you lay down and Harley just kinda lay on you. :)

Val said...

So sorry about your buddy Larry. The cheese story was pretty funny!!
You seem to have the midas touch when dealing with the new kids. Loved the video :)

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Hey Bert,

So sorry to hear about Larry :(

Dude I think maybe you should get paid for being such a perfect host AND mentor to the young ones - that looked tiring!! :) Love how you both were just lying down for a bit with him on top of you!! You guys didn't even notice the other dog walking past! :)

Have fun,

Your pal Snoopy :)

harrispen said...

So sorry about your friend Larry. You sure have your work cut out for you with that new pup. Does he ever stop?


Murphy said...

Sorry you lost another friend Bert. The circle of life isn't always easy. Greetings to Harley! Show 'em the ropes Bert!

Keep Calm & Bark On,

Murphy & Stanley

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

Harley is so lucky to have you, Bert. Learning good manners when young is so important. Otherwise you end up like our Fernant, sweet but sometimes dangerous because he doesn't know when to stop.

So sorry to read about your friend. We also lost a good blogging friend, Titus, yesterday. It's one of those times.


stellaroselong said...

We are so sorry to hear about your buddy larry going ot the bridge...there are way more stars in the sky now aren't they?
I and mom sure wish we could come to your daycare while she is at work, or staying all night withthe last night.....
stella rose

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Such Sad news about Larry.

Nice to have a new furend to teach thingys to.

LOVE the EAGLE Pic..

Casey said...

So sorry to hear about Larry. :( But Harley looks like a fun guy! He sure is lucky to have you to show him around.

rottrover said...

Bert! You are just the best host to new guests. Mom thinks you are perfect! Well, except for that whole eating stuff thing - butt then I reminded her about when I ate the 3 dozen frosted sugar cookies and turned green and went to see Dr. Sarah and barfed all over her!! Seriously, you were awesome with Harley. Ruby thinks he's really handsome with those pretty green eyes.

Please give Larry's humans a kiss from us...


Maggie Mae and Max said...


You really knows how to make a new pup feel at home. We bet Harley is gonna always have a most wunderful time wif you!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

PeeS So sorry 'bout your furiend Larry :(

Sarge said...

Hey Bert!
Wow, looks like you and Harley have a supreme round of bitey face happening! I bet you both had fun. So sorry about your other furiend.
BTW: Our Blogville Police Dept is honoring our newest Officer today! Check out Sidebite if you get a chance.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Two French Bulldogs said...

So sorry to hear about your friend.
Benny '& Lily

NCmountainwoman said...

Bert, you are the BEST!

Sam and Pippen said...

Dude, that Harley's got some moves on him, doesn't he?

Sam and Pippen

The Army of Four said...

We're sure sorry to hear about Larry.
What a gorgeous shot of that eagle!!!

Wyatt said...

RIP Larry. Hope there is lots of cheese in a can for you over the bridge :D

Good job showing Harley the ropes, Bert. His mom is going to be happy that he is all tuckered out. Wish we lived by your country club!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Merlin Wylt said...

You are very nice to let the puppy "kill" you.

What Remains Now said...

What a great story about Squeeze Cheese Larry. Please pass on to Larry's family our condolences. He sounds like a very special and clever boy. are so wonderful to settle in the new guests. I know Your Vickie really appreciates all you do.

The Cat From Hell said...

THat is so sad about Larry. His peoples (and yous) must be quite sad. That Harley reminds me o my hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon. Yous dogs is always so good with other dogs! Us cats is a little more territorial and aggressive.

KB said...

I'm so sorry about Larry. What a character he was.

I can see that Bert is an awesome guide for new guests. I wish that I could meet Bert in person. What a sweet guy!

GOOSE said...

We are sad about old Squeeze Cheese Larry. But he was much loved and well cared for. Run free Squeeze cheese. And you are quiet the welcome waggin' Bert. It was to much for me I had to leave the room. You young pups and your pull at each other games. Call me when Harley wants to know about sticks.

Sue and Doug said...

so sorry to hear about Larry..he made room for a new friend for you, Bert! Harley looks like he is adjusting well, thanks to your friendly nature!!

houndstooth said...

I'm very sorry to hear about Larry! Our condolences go out to his family.

That puppy is part Energizer Bunny!


A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

Muahaha, I love your video Bert! Great job on settling in the newbie!! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's always sad to see our good friends leave! :-( Take care!!

Miss Sophie said...

We are so sad to hear about Larry. He was one of our favorites at the kennel. His name totally fit him and made us laugh. Larry will be missed.
As usual, Bert, you are doing your job and making the youngsters feel right at home. That is why you make the big bucks -- or at least that is why you should! oh oh Maybe I should't give you ideas!

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are very sorry to hear about your friend. It is very sad to lose our loved ones. Looks like you are into the training phase with your new buddy. Have a great weekend.
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Mitch and Molly said...

We are so sorry to hear about Larry.
Harley is going to tire you out! Do you need me to send my sissy over there to relieve you?!

Love ya lots,

Sophie said...

Sorry to hear about your buddy, Larry.

Mollie said...

So Sorry to hear about Larry. Looks like your gonna have terrific fun with your new buddie :) Have a funtastic Saturday xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Milo Robinson said...

That was very nice of you to help out the new kid!
Love milo :)

Ruby said...

Oh, you are such a Pro at that Bert!! Harley is almost as hyper as I am!! Good job wearin' him out.
You should gets some extra Milk Bones for all your hard work!


klahanie said...

Hi Bert and Vickie,

Bert, both of you do such kind and caring work. And this mixed emotion posting exudes the love you share. We are most grateful and so sorry to read about Larry.

Hope you have a peaceful weekend.


chicamom85 said...

I am so sorry to read about Larry. I am crossing paws for him and his family to adjust.

Welcome to Harley, he looks like a very sweet pal to have.

Loveys Sasha

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Sorry to hear about your furend.

Sagira said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. Your new friend is really cute.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear about Larry; he sounds like he was an especially smart pup!

But I just love your video, Bert! It really made me want to play!