Tuesday, May 12, 2015

For Our Furend Goose

On May 13, 2012, exactly 3 years ago tomorrow, me and Stanley were little, tiny puppy dogs.  We were barely over 3 months old!  We were just starting to learn all about the world and how to be a dog!  We didn't know Goose yet, it would be another month before we met him in the furs, but he already had made a big influence on our lives.  

First, it was cuz of his relationship with his mom that our pawrents decided the heartache of losing a dog was worth the risk cuz of the wonderful and unconditional love we give.  That was how our pawrents decided they would love another dog again, But then they found out that 2 is better than 1 BOL!

 Goose knew about us right away and was waiting for us to finish vaccinations so he could meet us in the furs.  So during that time, Goose sent us a lesson.  He and his mom, along with Bert and Miss Vickie, went hiking.  On the hike they found sticks that REAL beavers had been chewing.  So Goose knew we needed to learn about sticks so he brought one home for his mom to give us.  He even had her put a ribbon on it cuz it was special!  So our mom gave us the stick from Goose and we understood the lesson right away.  You can see we were eager students!





We really ripped into that stick!  BUTT the thing we didn't understand was that we weren't supposed to swallow the slivers of wood.  So mom had to take it away and put it up.  When we finally met Goose in the furs a month later, we thanked him for the stick and he said he was proud of us.  Well, actually his exact words might have been for us to stop jumping on his face but we knew what he meant.

So after Goose flew into heaven yesterday, on May 11 (notice the double sticks), we wanted to do something special in his memory.  We reminded mom that she had saved the stick all this time so she got it out.


It smelled extra good, aging those 3 years made all the difference.


We each picked an end, just like when we were little.  I got the end that had the REAL beaver teeth marks!


OK, that might not have been the best idea.  You ever tasted aged beaver spit?  But the thing we wanted to say was thanks to Goose and his mom for the impact they had on our lives.  We know Goose had a paw in many lives and bringing about impawtent changes for both hoomans and doggies.  And as mom says, "it just doesn't get any better than that".  Goose himself, who some stoopid person might say was "just a dog", really did make this world a better place.  So we hope everyone will raise a stick for Goose and a life well lived.  

Goose, the dog who left his paw prints all over the world!




Murphy & Stanley

35 comments:

  1. Tears, again. What a wonderful story, we laughed a little and cried a little....just like life. We will miss him much.
    stella rose and momma

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  2. It's been a day of sadness that Goose is no longer with us in the fur, but a day of wonderful memories that he as left us with.
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  3. What a nice story! So sorry about Goose.

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  4. Hari OM
    Doods, you aced that tribute!!! We surely will fell the gap...but the memories are oh so sweet. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  5. Oh, you guys! That was SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Goose touched so many lives in such wonderful ways!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  6. That was beautiful. Can't believe you still have that stick.....have a chew in memory of Goose!

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  7. We have Seen a LOT of Beautiful.... thanks to our Buddy Goose.... BUTT THIS Last Picture... goes BEYOND BEAUTY.... It is a Masterpiece... and we FREELY ADMIT that when we saw it.... our Stomachs Flipped and our Eyes began POURING out the Tears... OH MY...

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  8. OH MY WORD...MURPHY AND STANLEY AND MOM AND DAD.....THIS IS THE BEST AND MOS PRECIOUS POST FOR OUR 'GOOSE'. HE TAUGHT US ALL SO MANY MANY THINGS...HE WAS TRULY BEST KNOW FOR STICKS AND SEEING BEAUTIFUL IN EVERYTHING.

    WE DON' T KNOW HOW THE LAST PICTURE CAME ABOUT BUT IN OUR MINDS IT IS REALLY GOOSE COME BACK TO SAY TO YOU TWO THAT YOU HAVE DONE WELL AND MADE HIM PROUD...AND MOST OF ALL TO LET US EVERYONE KNOW IS IS
    O. K. MOM SAYS HER EYES ARE LEAKING AND SHE CAN'T TYPE WITH LEAKY EYES SO I SEND YOU A TON OF KITTY KISSES AND GREAT BIG WET HUGS FROM MOM
    MADI YOUR BFFF

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  9. mom says there are typos above and she hopes you will excuse them....
    Hugs madi

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  10. Murphy and Stanley we had to come back and re read your post because it was so lovely, and that last picture is just beautiful. stella rose

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  11. What a wonderful post, pawfect
    Goose and his wonderful Mom have touched the hearts of so many in blogsville
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  12. Oh mates. That was the best. We LOVE the last photo. You are so lucky to have known Goose in the furs. He was loved all around the world and that just shows what a great fella he was. Take care. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  13. Thank you for sharing this with us. He is going to be missed by many. We all love the big guy!

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  14. Salut!

    Goose was a very amazing guy. Thank you for sharing your stick story with us.

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  15. Pawsome post. He are really gonna be missed.

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  16. that was a wonderful tribute to Goose - he was the most special boy and we will all miss him so much

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful memories you have of a furiend we'll never ever forget!

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  18. What a wonderful, wonderful story of the stick and I have to say that last picture made my Mom cry.

    Mom sent Michelle a card from me to her church as she didn't have any other address but hopes she knows how much people care.

    Abby Lab

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  19. What a wonderful, wonderful story of the stick and I have to say that last picture made my Mom cry.

    Mom sent Michelle a card from me to her church as she didn't have any other address but hopes she knows how much people care.

    Abby Lab

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  20. What a wonderful, wonderful story of the stick and I have to say that last picture made my Mom cry.

    Mom sent Michelle a card from me to her church as she didn't have any other address but hopes she knows how much people care.

    Abby Lab

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  21. That is a wonderful story. Goose was a great dog, a leader and a terrific friend. Thank you for sharing the story

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  22. Oh my goodness...the tears are flowing. What a beautiful and heartfelt post about Goose. Just wonderful that you still have his stick! We are very sad, and we are sending lots of prayers and hugs to Goose's MOM. Goose will live on in our memories forever. He taught us all so very much about Seeing Beautiful. Xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

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  23. Every time we play with a stick we will think of Goose...

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  24. Such a beautiful tribute for Goose.
    I will go out and find a stick too,,,, and whenever I see it,, I will think of Goose and how wise he was.
    love
    tweedles

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  25. We will go out and find a stick to raise for Goose RIGHT NOW!!
    Loved that dog, Love his Mom.
    RIP Sweet Goose

    Wyatt and Family

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  26. Oh!!!! Crikey ...... just beautiful, aye???? That last picture ..... what to say?????????? Dear, dear, Goose!!

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  27. What a wonderful and loving tribute!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  28. Well said, Mayor Doods... well said...

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  29. The Goose was just the best! What a team he and his MOM made, and what joy they spread along with some really, really good lessons on being the best we are called to be. Oh how he will be missed. So glad you shared your story. Lady Caroline

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  30. I will raise all my sticks to my fabulous brother... that's a good way to nhonor the one and only GOOSE.
    easy rider

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  31. Oh that is such a great post about Goose. He and his mom are one of our favorite pairs . And he did love his sticks.
    I would like to send you your info about paying for your item on the auction for Shelly. You won the item #4 the Paw earrings for $20.00. and you just need to go back to the auction site and pay on the donate button on the side bar. I am doing this here since I don't have your email.

    You two great dogs have a great day.

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  32. This was a beeYOUtiful post. You made Momma's eyes get all leaky again.

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  33. What a wonderful tribute to such a special boy. You Doods were so lucky to have known him in the furs. That last picture made our mom's eyes leak.

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  34. Murph and Stan that was so sweet. Goose was so happy to give it to you and very proud that you know what to do with a stick. I can't thank you and your parents for all the love you gave Goose. I miss him terribly and am still lost without him.
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  35. That is a very loving tribute to Goose. Y'all are good boys. ♥

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