Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 24 & 25 2013

I was just going with Vickie for
a drive.  I like to sit in the car and I am
happy to go with her, even if we don't get
to stop and play. 
I thought Wednesday was going to
just be a "Ride Along" day but
after getting some supplies for the
kennel, we decided to see if we could
find a different way to get to the lake.

We drove around for a while and finally
found a trail that came to this rickety
old bridge thing.  We crossed the bridge
carefully and then made our way to the lake.

 The pelicans are migrating now and there
were about 100 of them just bobbing
up and down in the lake.
 One day we will show you the lake,
it is on the other side of this hill,
but we didn't get any good pictures of it
today cause I was busy swimming
and Vickie was busy fighting off
the gnats.  It was so pretty though, that
she didn't mind it much.
Seems there are a lot of little flying insects
this year.  Or maybe it was because
we were standing by a bunch of dead fish
drying in the sun.
Thursday we were off to the school
so the kids could read to me.
we were greeted by all this really cool
chalk artwork the kids had done.
 Vickie says when she was young
the principal would have a fit if they
did chalk drawings all over the school,
but this principal encouraged it.
I tried helping Andrea with her
words, but it was pretty exhausting so
I just closed my eyes and fell asleep.
Today while we were there, the head of
United Way came and gave me and Vickie
a special Tutor pin to wear.  They told me
I was doing a great job.

They put my pin on a cool bandanna that they
made just for me.  Well, they made Toby one
too.   Isn't that so neat.  I am a Tutor.
 Now you may think that I would
have to keep my eyes on the book all
the time, but what is important is that
I make myself completely available
for the child to pet me while reading.
So if I should fall asleep
It is really ok.

I really have it tough,
Don't I.


  1. Bert's friend is a really good reader!!


  2. I see that I have finally convinced your Vickie to take off the comment restriction. Woooooo Hooooooo. She can take direction. hehhehe Bert I can't wait to go to the lake with you. I might even do some fishing. I like the live ones best. And again, I love love that you read to the little peeps. Did you know that the school you go to is the school that my MOM went to when she was a little peep?

  3. We found you! What a great outing. Reading to the kids and going to the lake all in one day. No wonder you're falling asleep. Have a happy Friday! XOXO

    Pee Ess - Mommy says that your Vicki has her admiration for crossing that little bridge!

  4. That video is fantastic. I love the way the little boy is just stroking your head and ears while he is reading. I would love to do that too. Maybe some day I will be a therapy dog too.


  5. Helping children improve their reading skills is such an awesome thing to do! You will make a difference in the lives of those kids for the rest of their lives! White Dog woos of "well done!" (you deserve a special pin).

  6. Bert, you are such a great tutor! and that is mighty fine pin and bandana!!

  7. Hey Bert! You get to go on the coolest adventures! We can just tell that all the kids love you! Xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  8. We're so glad the comments are open because we have missed telling yu how much we enjoy your posts and photos! That is an awesome pin, Bert!


  9. That is a great job. You can help those learn to read AND have a nap AND get cuddles at the same time.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  10. Great! I'll bet the story, the girl in the white shirt was reading to you must be very funny :o) I like your bandana, you look wonderful :o)

  11. We just love that you're sleeping while a story is being read to you, Bert!
    Weren't you a wee bit scared to cross that rickety bridge?

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  12. Oh my stars ~ you two were brave walking over that teeny tiny bridge! LOL!
    Looks like you had a lovely day with those kids.
    You are the sweetest pup!
    xo Catherine

  13. Woof! Woof! Hey your comments are on, Golden Happy. LOVE your Golden SMILES Bert. You make lots of kids at school very happy. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  14. Oh, Bert, thank you for turning on the comments - it's OK if you can't always visit us. Your posts are always so good and we need to tell you that. Those kids must just love it when you come to visit.

    Lightning says you must be very brave to cross that bridge - no way would he ever consider that!

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  15. What a big day. That teeny bridge would scare us! Kudos to you for being a buddy to those kids
    Benny & Lily

  16. You're a grreat tutor, Bert!! I can tell what a big help you are to those kids learning to read.

  17. YEA!! We can leave you our Comments. THANKS buddy. WE love leaving you our thoughts on your super posts..
    THANK YOU fur pawmitting us to do it !!

    OMD we were REALLY wondering about that Pelican thingy... Now we understand they are just RESTING during their long journey. SEE??? you are ALWAYS teaching us super stuffs.

    Love that Nap TIME story the little peep read to you. It really WORKDED. BOL
    BERT weren't you SCARED of that Bridge thingy? That is a gorgeous picture.. Love the reflection in the water.
    PeeS... I was SURE that the REAL Allred WOULD return. He just scares the Poops outta Us... butt he DOES spice up everybuddy's lives.

  18. Bert, we loved the video, you are a special dog you know! And the bridge!! Yikes very brave of you to walk on that.
    hugs and love
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  19. Yay now we can leave comments....we so enjoy seeing all the good works you and ms. vickie do bert!!
    stellar rose

  20. Yea, comments are working again! We have been keeping an eye on you :) You have been a busy dogger as usual.
    We are starting to get excited about your mama's trip to Alaska!

  21. Hey, we can actual talk to you. Oh boy we sure been missing you. After the post the other day, maybe you need to change you name to Big Bird the Golden! Heeheehee. You make them kids happy Bert!!!

    The Mad Scots

  22. Yay, comments are back!!! What a nice place for a nap, Bert. You are such a good tutor. You make reading fun for those kids!

    Gnats? I cannot imagine it. Sorry about those but I hope that you had fun swimming. BTW, I would have been terrified of that bridge! I might have swam across instead!

  23. Oh Bert, you have such an important job and you are so good at it! Mom and I just loved that video :) I think I would learn to read to read out loud if it meant I could cuddle with you the whole time!

  24. Hey Bert!
    Wow, what a great bridge! I'd wanna cross that over and over...then jump in for a swimmie! BOL Beautiful water birdies. Thanks so much for letting me talk to you! I missed getting to comment to you, my good furiend.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  25. Oh Bert! Yous knows reading is furry tiring. Mommy always falls asleep every night when she reads! And me is (sort of) glad to hear that Allred is back to his hellish self!
    Kisses for yous and Allred and Vickie and all the other doggies!

  26. Wow Bert!! What great post. We are so proud of the work you do. We just know thise kids really like having you there.

    Wasn't you scared of that rickety bridge?

    Sniff ya later......Weenie

  27. Great tail shot on the dock! Looks like a Henry butt :)

  28. We can comment! Yay!

    I love how you let the kids read to you. Do you bring certain books or do the kids pick from the library?


  29. Best day ever! We think what you do is so special Bert! You and your Vickie are pawsome.

    Love your Park Day pictures. Sure wish we could have joined in butt we had to stay home to watch after Grandpa Bob.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  30. Hi Y'all!

    Now I know where the white Pelicans went. Only the brown ones remain here.

    Wish I could have joined y''d never have gotten my Human across that foot bridge.

    Love your Tutor badge and bandana.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  31. It is so awesome that u are a tooter!! :)

  32. Oh Bert, it is so good to be able to leave comments again! You are such a good boy, working with those kiddies, well done!

  33. You are a wonderful listener...I just hopes you weren't snoring while your friend was reading to you!!!

    your furiend,

  34. Oh those gnats make my momma totally insane! That's why she wears her gnat hat (thankfully, so far only in the privacy of our yard).