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Has everyone been following little Kuster’s journey to become a search and rescue dog? I tell you between Bert and Kuster, I have learned so much!

Thank goodness I’ve been paying attention as over the weekend I faced my very own search and rescue emergency …

One of my sissy’s goldfish crackers went missing …gasp …on the couch

Don’t panic, little goldfish, I know this couch like the back of my paw.

Oh no, my nose is stuck in a cushion canyon! Bert, what do I do?

I think I see the little lost fishy up yonder

Crunch, crunch …crisis averted

No need to thank me …my personal mission in life is to keep the couches of the world safe for furry and non-furry peeps alike.


  1. tubby3pug
    March 7, 2012 / 12:35 pm

    Hey Pip, great work! You are a star search and rescuerUrban Hounds

  2. Minna Krebs
    March 7, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    Bwahahahaha!! You have my momma so cracked ups, we can't think of a good comment!Bwahahahaha

  3. What Remains Now
    March 7, 2012 / 12:49 pm

    Job well done, Pip!

  4. HoundDogMom
    March 7, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    Good way to keep the new couch all spiffy clean. We also love following Kusters adventures of a Search and Rescue puppy/doggie. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  5. Bassetmomma
    March 7, 2012 / 1:19 pm

    Hee!Hee! Great work Pip! You should come to our house, I think you'd hit the mother load. Fred and Gloria's snouts are to big to get in those cracks! LOL!

  6. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    March 7, 2012 / 1:41 pm

    SAR PIP… you SAVED your COUCH. HIP HIP HOOOOOORAAAYYYYY fur PIPThe newest SAR dawg in Blogville. Congratulations my FANGTASTIC FUREND.

  7. houndstooth
    March 7, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    Bwaaaa ha ha ha! Kuster and I are laughing so hard! He says next time, use your nose a little more gently so you don't get stuck in the couch. We'll get you some scent pads so you can have your mom start leaving trails for you! Bunny

  8. Douglas
    March 7, 2012 / 2:01 pm

    Grrreat job rescuing that fishie Pip!Rooooo!Douglas

  9. Berts Blog
    March 7, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Pip, I was totally impressed. Your ability to detect scent hidden so far under that couch canyon….well….utterly top notch stuff.Are you ready for some cadaver work? Not as tasty but I think you could do it.Only problem is, you shouldn't eat your find at the end…..but we can work on that.Bert

  10. 3 doxies
    March 7, 2012 / 2:15 pm

    Dang Pip I be so impressed withs your skills. I hads no idea dat you had hopes of becomin' a SAR. I has been tryin' to gets Mr. TT to train me alongside Kuster…maybe you and I should go it alone. I am so glads you helped da fishy out and saved him..befores you eated him.puddles

  11. GOOSE
    March 7, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    Mr. PIP I think you have what it takes to be a SAR dog. No doubt about it. I mean when others would have given up, and the little fishy would have been doomed, you stuck to it. Way to go PIP.Blessings,Goose

  12. Madi and Mom
    March 7, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    Mr. Pip you are a 'cracker' dog for sure. Only a dog with a super sensitive nose could have found that goldfish!! Good buddy should you run into another goldfish crisis that requires assistance..I'm your girl.I love crunchy things just recently I discovered I love Chinese noodles.Hugs from your BFFF,Madi

  13. harrispen
    March 7, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    Good thing you found that fishy before some human sat on it and turned him to crumbs. That would have made a mess on your nice new couch.Cindy

  14. The Furries of Whisppy
    March 7, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    You are hilariously adorable, Pip. Good work with the Goldfish. We're sure it's feeling very safe now. BOL!

  15. Remington
    March 7, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    You do an amazing job, Mr. Pip! Love your Vikings color sweater! GO VIKINGS! Sorry I just had to do that….

  16. Brian
    March 7, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    A little couch potato might taste good too Pip!

  17. Rama's Mama
    March 7, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    Thank goodness you were there to find that poor lost Goldfish!

  18. Amber DaWeenie
    March 7, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    Good job, Pip! You saved dat wittle fishy from doom! We won't read da ending to anyone!Hap-Pee Wednesday! Continue keeping your couch safe so it won't disappear again!

  19. Nicole and Macho
    March 7, 2012 / 4:23 pm

    Nice work, Pip! We also must say that you look fabulous in that sweater!Nicole and Macho

  20. Anonymous
    March 7, 2012 / 4:32 pm

    Whew! I was on the edge of my dog bed! I'm SO glad you founds that fishy. What a relief!Wiggles & Wags,Mayzie

  21. ♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥
    March 7, 2012 / 4:47 pm

    BOL – Pip, are you sure that part of search and rescue is crunch, crunch, crunch? You are just so adorable.Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. Anonymous
    March 7, 2012 / 4:57 pm

    Nice work Pip, but, like some others have pointed out… not sure you have grasped the meaning of "rescue." Then again, that fish was probably up to no good. In fact, it could have been a terrorist fish with plans to blow up your nice new couch. Yeah, I'm sure your couch (and the world) is safer now.

  23. Anonymous
    March 7, 2012 / 7:23 pm absolutely adorable.Thanks for stopping by and visiting us. We now have a new friend.

  24. Carol
    March 7, 2012 / 7:26 pm

    So funny, your perfect for couch fishy search and rescue.The silvers and more

  25. K9 Katastrophie
    March 7, 2012 / 7:32 pm

    Oh Pip! You are a hero!! You saved the day!!!Licks,Ruthie

  26. Dip-Dip and the Bridge
    March 7, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    You are truly the hero of the hour Pip – er, you didn't eat that lost cheddar goldfish did you?Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  27. brandi
    March 7, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    Great job. Great sweater. Great furcut. Great Pip.Wow. You are the DOG!

  28. dw
    March 7, 2012 / 9:18 pm

    I don't know Bert – yet! – but I've been following Kuster. He's sure doing a good job learning search and rescue. But Pip, you must be in the master category – that was a terrific search and destroy, um, erm, rescue mission on the couch! 🙂

  29. Two Doodles and a Dane
    March 7, 2012 / 11:15 pm

    Loving your blog Pip, you sure are a great search and rescue dog! We aren't sure your meant to eat the people you rescue though!Slobbers

  30. Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs
    March 7, 2012 / 11:27 pm

    Oh Pip – you are just to darn cute for words ! Our mum just wants to scoop you up for a big old cuddle. You would definitely love my Dad's couch – he is always leaving goodies for us to find 🙂

  31. Kristin G.
    March 8, 2012 / 12:44 am

    Teehee!! You do such good work Pip! Way to find and rescue that little fishy. I bet he was a tasty find!

  32. 2browndawgs
    March 8, 2012 / 1:23 am

    You did a great job of searching out and "rescuing" the goldfish!

  33. Stewey
    March 8, 2012 / 1:48 am

    Great job, Pip! Your last pic is adorable!Stewey

  34. Scrappy
    March 8, 2012 / 2:03 am

    As far as I know, all fish need to be searched and rescued! Way to go PIP! Hey – you look great! I haven't been online for awhile…long story…LIFE…maybe will blog about it soon…if mom ever shares the laptop *sigh*

  35. Tucker The Crestie
    March 8, 2012 / 2:18 am

    Great job, Pip! You are a master S&R dog!

  36. The Island Cats
    March 8, 2012 / 2:38 am

    Pip! We knew you would find that fishie!! Yay!!

  37. The Cat From Hell
    March 8, 2012 / 2:40 am

    Dear Pip,Me thinks me losted a chicken leg in the snow in the backyard, does yous want to help me rescue it?KissesNellie

  38. Oskar
    March 8, 2012 / 3:16 am

    Pip, you are a search dog in training. Great job!Nubbin wiggles,Oskar

  39. Shawnee the Shepherd
    March 8, 2012 / 3:21 am

    You is a hero, Pip!

  40. LP
    March 8, 2012 / 3:24 am

    That was definitely a disaster waiting to happen…thank Cod you were able to rescue the lost little fishie and um…eat it..Pip, you look sooooo incredibly adorable in that sweater that we would give you an entire box of fishies to rescue(and um, eat) if you visited us!the critters in The Cottage xo

  41. STELLA and RORY from Down Under
    March 8, 2012 / 3:30 am

    Hi Pip, great searching little dude. Your last photo should have had a Squeee alert. NO worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  42. Tweedles -- that's me
    March 8, 2012 / 3:32 am

    Thank goodness you searched and found the lost fishie!lovetweedles

  43. Sue
    March 8, 2012 / 3:47 am

    That was an amazing search, but the rescue turned into a search and destroy mission. We like goldfish, too.Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  44. KB
    March 8, 2012 / 5:04 am

    Wow, Pip. You work fast and efficiently! But, ummm, I'm not sure that SAR dogs are supposed to eat the victims after they find them. Just a small detail…. 🙂

  45. Siku Marie, White Dog
    March 8, 2012 / 5:41 am

    Ummm, Pip? I think you got the SEARCH down perfectly…but the RESCUE?….it needs a little more work!

  46. Lulu Louise
    March 8, 2012 / 6:56 am

    Haha, good work, Pip!! I am always on couch patrol myself! XO,Lu

  47. Jazzi
    March 8, 2012 / 7:07 am

    They couldnt have picked a better dog fur the job!! Glad that you got that ole fish!!!wagsJazzi and Addy

  48. Bouncing Bertie
    March 8, 2012 / 8:17 am

    Oh Pip it is amazing that you have not yet been recruited to conduct major rescue operations in the Rockies, the Grand Canyon the Arctic or somewhere.Toodle pip!Bertie.

  49. chicamom85
    March 8, 2012 / 9:20 am

    Pip, You are crazy brave, I am proud to know you. I will try to follow you and protect my own home.Loveys Sasha

  50. Declan
    March 8, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    Wow! Next time I loose a gravy bone I'll call you Pip! Deccy x

  51. Marg
    March 8, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    Oh Pip, well done, you must have been paying attention to Bert and Little Kuster. You found that wayward little cracker and we love the way you took care of it. I just have to say, you are so darn cute. Love that sweater. Have a great Thurs. Sorry we are late.

  52. charlene and Storm
    March 8, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    well done pip that was some expert fishy hunting and what a perfect outfit to wear for a search and rescue pup LOL!!! your such a little cutey pie xxx

  53. Beans4Biscuits
    March 8, 2012 / 8:09 pm

    Good thing you searched out and…ummm…rescued it.We are super impressed by the hard work of search and rescue dogs too Pip.Sugar the Who

  54. Ryker The Tonkinese
    March 8, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    faRADaY: *raises paw* ME! PICK ME to help wif the next S&R! "specially if it involves TOONA flakes. Or sumpthin like that.

  55. Archie and Melissa
    March 8, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    hi pip!you are an excellent search and rescue doggie!what a great msission!we are so happy you love your sweater vest!your post made our whole day!xxoxoxom & a

  56. Pibble
    March 9, 2012 / 11:27 am

    What a lucky goldfish, to be found by The Handsome Pip, except for the part where you ate him… 🙂

  57. Hilary
    March 9, 2012 / 12:38 pm

    Pip, another job well done buddy… your family is sure lucky to have you

  58. Casper Bear
    March 9, 2012 / 12:50 pm

    Great job Pip! You look so smart in your sweater I must say.Lotsa LicksCasper Bear

  59. Ronnii, Uji & Izzy ( & Momma Tea )
    March 12, 2012 / 11:15 am

    Ohhh Mi Hero & so handsome in yor Miss Melissa sweater vest. Wots a brilliants search n rescue dude yoo is mi sweetLovsRonniixxxxxx

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