Yesterday was a most wonderful day. You see, at our church, once a month, dogs get to go to church. Yup, we get to go and sit in the pews with our peeps and praise God, sing the songs, and listen to Goose's mom preach! We got there extra early. I was impatient, wondering where everyone else was?
Pretty soon people and other dogs started to show up. Of course I wanted to meet everyone!
I paid good attention to mom.
Our friend Chris came! She sat with us last time we came to church. She pets good.
After awhile, we were just sitting there being good and all of a sudden this big, beautiful dog came over to us. Our peeps jumped up and announced, "Bert"! Yes, we FINALLY got to meet Bert! If you don't know Bert you should go to his blog. He is a rock star of dogs!
We think Bert might have liked meeting us too. He wasn't like those big dogs we meet at the parkway, he was REALLY nice! Stanley didn't even bark at him so I knew right away that Bert was special.
Pretty soon Goose's mom had to start the service so we were sad to see Bert go to his seat. "Don't worry" Mom said, "You can see Bert more after church."
As soon as church got over, Bert and his Miss Vickie came over to us and we were surprised to see that Annie was there with her mom too! "Oh wow" our mom exclaimed, "this is wonderful!" Annie is a full sized Goldendoodle. She is beautiful! Mom said her coat felt like some sort of heavenly cotton. It was so soft! And of course Annie was really nice too. Stanley could not wait to get outside and play with Bert and Annie! This was the first time Stanley wasn't the biggest dog in the yard so our peeps said that was very good experience for him. We tried to pose in the narthex. Bert and Annie were showing us how it's done but since this was our first time we weren't very good at it. (Personally, I couldn't tear myself away from Annie's soft coat, she is quite lovely!)
When we got outside we tried to pose for another group picture. I'm afraid Stanley and I just don't have the hang of it yet.
You can't tell in this photo but mom said she was full of joy.
Miss Vickie asked if our peeps could put our leashes down. Mom was nervous but Miss Vickie said she would have Bert help catch us. We were very good. A couple times Bert and Annie rounded us up but we came when mom called us. She was so happy and Stanley and I were having a blast!
Bert was showing us around the yard. We peed on the grass before but never played, and definitely never played with other dogs! It was nice having an experienced dog showing us the ropes!
We really had fun just being guys.
Bert has a very experienced nose. He is a trained search and rescue dog as well as a therapy dog. He was pointing out some smells that we might have missed.
We played with Annie too but mom didn't get any pictures of that. She said we were all moving way too fast! But Miss Vickie might have gotten some so mom might post more pictures later. It was wonderful (finally) meeting Bert and Annie (and their peeps) and getting to play with them. We like making new friends and they are wonderful! But now we are wondering . . . Goose, where are YOU?????
Murphy & Stanley