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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

For GOOSE everybuddy's FRIEND

Dear Friends...Our handsome, precious Goose made his trip to the Rainbow Bridge yesterday afternoon.  

Goose was an institution here in BLOGVILLE.  To say he will be missed is an understatement.  

Goose was Chaplain of Blogville. For those of you who did not know Goose, below is the Meet My Cabinet interview we had with Goose (Michelle) on April 8, 2013. 

Being Goose's friend was an honor. 

Goose every time we see a stick we will think of you and smile

Goose always ended a comment or a post with....


APRIL, 8, 2013

Meet My Cabinet: Goose

Today we are featuring 
Chaplain Goose from Gospel of Goose

1. Please introduce yourself(selves), tell us your age and a very special trait. 
They call me Goose and I am 13 years old.  My special treat...hummm I guess MOM's homemade salmon jerky.  Huh?  Oh trait.  I guess my special trait is that I can figure things out pretty quickly.  You know how to open a gate, figure out those dog puzzles in seconds, and how to catch fish.

2. If you had and alter ego, who would you like to be and why
I like being me.  Oh sure I admire Bert and his ability to do search and rescue, but really what would this world be with two Bert's and no Goose. 

3. What do you like best/least about where you live
The best part about where I live is that my MOM lives here and we have the most beautiful mountains to explore.  Least, well it's not worth mentioning.

4. Who are some peeps/furiends you'd like to meet and why
Oooo there are a few.  But the first that came to my mind is Lilly and Buddy.  They live in Georgia and we are friends and our mom's are friends but we have never met in the furs and I would really like too.  

5. If you could give one piece of random advice what would it be?
That no matter who you are, what you look like, where you live, or where you come from, you are beautiful.  You were created beautiful and don't let anyone, ANYONE, tell you otherwise.  Also don't lick a toad.

6. What do you do for fun
What DON'T I do for fun.  Life is an adventure and is to be lived and enjoyed and shared.  So no matter what I do it is fun.  But my favorite thing is backpacking with my MOM and fishing.

7. What is the first thing you do each morning
Open my eyes, otherwise I would fall out of bed and hit my head.  Then I get a hug from MOM and then I pee., then I eat a strawberry or raspberry.

8. What is the first thing you notice about a new furiend
Their smile.  Or if the other end is facing me the wag of a tail.

9. Tell us how you came to live in your family and how you got your name.
That's a long story so I will try and give you the cliff notes.  MOM went into a pet place for rocks for her Gecko Lizards, a rescue group was there and I was with them.  She saw me, I saw her.  She took me for a walk because the rescue lady shoved my leash in MOM's hand.  She called a friend and said, "Do you think it is time?"  (Note that is ALL she said).  Her friend said, "Yes it is time you had another dog in your life."  She went back and said "OK I'll take him."  But then the rescue lady said I was $600.  Which MOM handed the leash back and said, "Oh I can't afford that."  The lady talked with MOM a while about her Heart Dog, Pete, who went to the rainbow Bridge and they talked about the rescue place and other stuff.  Then as MOM started to walk away the lady put my leash back in MOM's hand and said, "Here he is yours.  He belongs to you and I know you two will be very happy together.  There will be no fee."  MOM walked out of the pet place with me and forgot to buy the rocks for the lizards.  I came with the name Goose.  Actually my full name is Sir King Goose III.  But MOM soon found out that I liked to Goose her in the butt. So Goose was the perfect name. hahhaha

10. What is your absolute favorite food
Anything eatable.  But I guess absolute favorite is whatever MOM is cooking, except beets.  YUK!  OK I have to say I have never had a beet but whenever beets are mentioned my MOM says "YUK"

BONUS Question:  Goose we all know you are a stick aficionado...please tell us the very best place to find sticks and what qualities you look for when hunting for one?
STICKS!!!!! Oh I love them.  Big ones, small ones, fat, skinny, with or without bark, dry or wet, brown or green, with or without leaves.  Really there is no such thing as a bad stick.  However!  I love love love sticks that are stuck in the water, or floating down a river.  The extra moister makes them all the better.  And the great thing about sticks is you can find them anywhere.  But you know the coolest place to find a stick.... a Beaver dam.  It's like hitting the mother lode.
Goose has never met a stick he doesn't like....and no stick is too large or too small.  Thanks Goose and Mom for pawticipating in Meet My Cabinet.
Open minded
Easy's Brother

Please drop by Gospel of Goose to leave some words of comfort for His Michelle!!


  1. Oh Madi ..... thankyou!!! I hadn't read that before ..... Dear, dear Goose!!!!!!!!

  2. My heart hurts and Goose was so special and so loved. What a nice post you have for him. He will live in our hearts forever.

    Loveys Sasha

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this Madi, we had never read it either. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to a great friend.
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  4. Yes "he belongs to you" that lady saw what is was ...the bestest team ever...
    and I wish so much that such relations would be for all eternity...
    I miss you and I love you furever&ever
    easy rider

  5. Lovely tribute Madi, reading it with tears in my eyes.
    I may not have know Goose for long but I know I will miss him, he was such a special fella
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Oh no.....we're so sad that Goose has gone to the Bridge.

    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  7. I am so very sorry to read about Goose. Thank you for letting us know.

  8. Hari OM
    Madi, this was pawfect in remembrance... we all have holes in our hearts today - but none more so than Goose's mom. Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  9. Oh gosh, the tears are just running down my cheeks. Poor Michele, she must be totally undone. They are such a great relationship. Goose was just the best. We are so sad.

  10. Goose was a great pup and well loved. My prayers of comfort for his mom.
    I love the interview, it really showed who Goose is and how he lived. Thank you for reposting.

    God's speed, Goose.

  11. Madi Goose was so proud and happy to be apart of your cabinet and to be a citizen of Blogville. Thank you sweet kittie for your words and love. I know Goose is smilin' down on you.

  12. Goose was a great pup and well loved. My prayers of comfort for his mom.
    I love the interview, it really showed who Goose is and how he lived. Thank you for reposting.

    God's speed, Goose.

  13. a beautiful tribute to our wonderful Goose and his mom Michelle. my heart hurts for her and he will be sadly missed.

  14. Madi we now know more about sweet Goose..we never met and are so sad we didn't..what a lovely tribute sweetie..we will send his Mum some loves...loves Fozziemum xxxx

  15. Awwwwwwwww. I'm sorry you lost such a good friend Madi.

  16. Oh we are very sad at the news of Goose passing!! He was a sweet old boy, I know he wasn't doing well, but still... He will be dearly missed!
    Hugs, Kathy and Molly

  17. It's heartbreaking. Goose will always be remembered in Blogville.

  18. I am sorry to hear about your friend Goose, Madi. My thoughts are with his family.

  19. A beautiful tribute
    Lily & Edward

  20. Yes, no stick was too big for Goose. He was always up for the challenge!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  21. That was a super beautiful tribute Madi.

  22. Thank you Madi! We never read the interview before and enjoyed Goose's humor. He had an impact on so many here in Blogville and will be sorely missed.

  23. Oh we remember this interview! thank you Madi for sharing it again
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  24. I love hearing the story of how Goose met his mom, I think there was so much magic in that was meant to be.
    Stella Rose

  25. We never met Goose, but his meeting Mom story was really pawsome and sweet.

  26. We are so very sorry to hear this. We know ourselves the heartbreak and we will go right over and leave some words of comfort.

  27. manee thanx madi for sharin thiz interviews with goose......we loved reedin it.....


  28. WE MISS THE BIG GUY, always loved his Sunday just know the Bridge is a much better place with Chaplin Goose there !

    The Mad Scots

  29. Lovely reminder to those of you who knew Goose and those of us who really didn't get to know Goose of what a BIG part of Blogville he was. I know his "brother" Easy is bereft......we just wish we'd gotten to know him - he sounds like a VERY special guy - now he's Chaplain of the Bridge? I bet he is doing a great job.

    Hugs, Sammy

  30. What an excellent remembrance of Goose. He will be so sorely missed.

  31. What an excellent remembrance of Goose. He will be so sorely missed.

  32. A special friend to us all. We will miss him a lot I hope Michelle sees all these tributes today!

  33. He was such a wonderful pup. What a lovely tribute Madi (Lady had to stop reading blogs at work today because she was a sobbing mess, much better to do it at home in private).

  34. We didn't know Goose well, but we're very sorry he has gone to the Bridge. Purrs to his family and everybuddy who is missing him so much.

  35. So many nice posts for such a GREAT dog. There will never be another dog like Goose. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle.

    Wyatt and Family

  36. Oh Madi, we still can't believe that Goose is at the Bridge. We will always remember him with love in our hearts and a smile on our face.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  37. We are sorry you lost a member of your cabinet. What a great interview! Especially the part about how he went home with Michelle.

  38. Oh I had never seen Goose's interview, it was wonderful. I really missed him today when I stopped by his blog to say "hi" :(


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