Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wiped Out...Done In.....Pooped Out

 Well, it is Saturday and after My Vickie and I took care of the other critters here at Canine Country Club, we met up with my buddy Goose from Gospel of Goose and took him to my favorite swimmin hole.
 Now Goose isn't much for water and I figured cause it is so cold now, he would probably like it even less today, but it was my goal to show him that Water is Good.
 To get to my swimmin hole you get to play in some fields and walk along a real pretty little lake so we let out a little of our energy doing that while My Vickie and Gooses human Michelle, visited and walked along the path.
 First think I did when we got to the swimmin hole was show Goose that there was nothing to worry about by jumping right in to the deepest part of it.  He was tempted enough that he got his feet wet.
 Then before you know it, he was joinin in the fun.  Now he never actually got out where the water was deep but he did enjoy getting wet up to his belly.

 I would go and get the sticks our humans threw out for us, then me and Goose would carry that heavy old stick back to shore together.  He was a lot of help.......
 I sure wish he had got out in the deep stuff with me, but I figure it is just a matter of time.
 By the time we left to go home, I was FREEZING.  You know playing in cold water takes a lot out of a guy.  I came home and slept all afternoon while My Vickie did errands and took care of our guests.
Before I go, I just wanted to send a little "Thinking of You" to my Charlotte. 
Have a nice Sunday everyone.

Bert and My Vickie


Ms. ~K said...

The last photo is a "keeper"... :)

Unknown said...

Wowwie! Yous can still goes swimming. Some of our lakes has ice on them so Daddy won't let my hairy slobbery sister goes swimming. It sure looks like yous guys has a blast!
And YES - that last shot is a keeper!

Scrappy Angel said...

Charlotte sure gives you a beautiful view from way up there!

Goose is learning from the best!
Looks like a lot of fun!

Nothing like a little swim to wipe you out!

FiveSibesMom said...

What that last photo is stunning! Worthy of a giant enlargement, matted & framed and displayed for all to see! What a fun day you had - and such beautiful pups!

rottrover said...

Such a beautiful day!! Thanks for sharing it!!

-Bart and Ruby

Charlie said...

Looks like a fun time, Bert. May I'd think water was fun if I had a friend like you to show me.
- Charlie

Angel Prancer Pie said...

What great pics! We luf your reckless abandon wif water! Glad you enjoyed your day! xoxo

georgia little pea said...

yegods! how amazing is that last picture!

Suka said...

hey Bert,

You are a super friend to share your swimming hole with Goose. Love all the photos! You are a great swimmer and fetcher! Both you and Goose are very handsome pups, and it looked like you two were having a blast! I am a snow dog myself, but I know I would love running with you through the fields to get to your swimming hole.

The last photograph is beautiful, and I am sure Charlotte received your thoughts loud and clear. :->

Sweet dreams!


Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Those are absolutely fabulous photos, Bert. I wish I could have joined you and Goose!


GOOSE said...

Well Bert my friend here I am and it's after 3am. Wish I could sleep but MOM is at the church sleepin' over with her youth, her kids she calls them. Bet she isn't sleepin' either.

Any woof. I am glad I can look back on our great day together. Thanks for showing me that water can be fun. Next time I'm going in all the way!

You're such a great swimmer I bet you could swim all the wat to Miss Charlotte.

Molly the Airedale said...

We're glad you talked Goose into heading into the water, Bert. He looks like he had a great time!
That last picture is just gorgeous!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Finn said...

What a great day! I am glad Goose got in the water, even if it was just a little!

Catherine said...

Looks like you pups had lots of fun playing in the water. So cute! I like your Christmas header - feeling Christmasy!
xo Catherine

Dexter said...

Oh you sporty dogs always wanting to get wet. I just can't figure it.


2browndawgs said...

Sounds like fun! That last picture is beautiful.

Road Dog Tales said...

Oh, man, that's one of our favorite things to do, too! You and Goose look like you had a great time! And that sunset is amazing. And Mom really liked that pic of the moose brothers :)

The Road Dogs

Just Ramblin' said...

Sounds like an absolutely wonderful adventure. Gorgeous photos. : )

Whisppy said...

Brrrr. Just looking at you swim in that weather is making me cold...

The Army of Four said...

That looks like a GREAT adventure, Bert! Dave and I aren't sure about that "swimming" thing, but splashing around sounds OK to me! (Dave doesn't like to get his feety-feet wet.) Maybe it's a breed thing?
Anyway - glad you and Goose got to have such fun - and WOWZERS, is that last photo GORGEOUS!!!
Play bows,

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

We loves the wet stuff!! Mom doesn't let us go in when it's too cold though. She's such a wimp!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Meeka said...

Love your sunset photo.

Charlotte said...

dearest Bert - I've received all your thougths and they help me through the night!
love and lots of kisses Charlotte

How Sam Sees It said...

I love the last picture!


Anonymous said...

Hey Bert I just loved all the pics. It really looked like lots of FUN. Seems to me that Goose had LOTS of FUN too!

But the last photo was just PAWSOMELY Beautiful!

woos, Tessa

Sagira said...

Looks like you and Goose had a great time! :)

Backcountry Brodie said...

I is tired just watching you has the water zoomies lugging all those sticks!

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Hey Bert,

You're a great teacher!! Goose sure looked like he was having a good time, glad he helped you with that heavy stick buddy!!

Did your Vickie have a nice warm hot water bottle waiting for you at home? :)

Glad you're having so much fun,

Your pal Snoopy :)

KB said...

Wow, you had such fun! You taught Goose really well, and he looked joyous! That last photo is spectacular. What more can I say?

I read about your retirement and your therapy work. I admire you so much. I am amazed at how gentle a romping giant like you can be. You are perfect for therapy work, and I am so happy for you.

I also enjoyed reading about your trip up high before winter shuts it down, and seeing the MOOSE!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

You're a good friend, Bert, to show Goose all that neat stuff. And to share your sticks. Jed is a water dog, like you [Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever]. Abby is decidedly not.

Jed & Abby

Wyatt said...

That's a pretty romantic picture, we think Charlotte will like it!

Wyatt and Stanzie


Great story about Goose and the last photo is pawsome.

Essex & Sherman

Alfie | Alfie's Blog said...

Thanks for joining our Monday Mischief Pet Bloghop! I love swimming too and I'm glad you convinced your buddy that water is all good! Maybe next time he'll join you in the deeper water. *Waggy Tail*

Angus and Molly said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun Bert. Hope you didn't get chilly from being in the water :)

Pup Fan said...

I'm glad you showed Goose how to have fun! :)

Kootenai's Summit Post said...

Where is this? Beautiful photos! I love to swim too!

Tanner and Beth said...

What a beautiful sunset to end a beautiful day.

Doggy Kisses,

Southern Jewel said...

That looks like fun!!! I LOVE PLAYING IN THE WATER!!!

Rosebud and Southern Jewel

Oskar said...

You are brave, I am not a swimming doggie. I don't like water, but it looks like you had a blast with your buddy.

Nubbin wiggles,

Ryker said...

My water is all frozen now. If you come up we could go skating! That sunset picture of you is very nice!

Dachshund Nola said...

WHat beautiful friends!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola
p.S. That last photo is great