Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Great Escape.....

Hi everydog, kittie, hammie and hooman! It's me...Captain High Pockets! I get to do my very first post, today, even though I have been a very naughty boy. I have lived here in Airedale Heaven for not quite 4 whole days and I have created all kinds of mayhem! I have lifted my leg on a bag of trash, a trash can and a plant...so we are at 3 and counting! I went to the basement with Mom so she could pack one of Dad's ink pad caddies for shipping. Under her packing table, she has this ginormous bin of packing peanuts that are made of corn starch. They looked soooo delicious that I just had to grab a mouthful! In hindsite, I think that may have been a mistake. They start to melt on contact with water so I had a large 'dale mouth full of slime! Later that day, Dad was priming some boards and I stuck my fuzzy head right on them and ended up with paint on my ear and my muzzle. Later still, on the same day, I disappeared and Mom found me standing in the middle of the big bed with a Longaberger basket in my mouth and a tube of Mentholatum on the bed. Fortunately for her, she caught me before I had a chance to destroy either one.
On Tuesday, my second full day here, I started out the day by getting up into the window seat in the kitchen where Mom stores plants in the winter. The first three times I got up there, I was caught and made to get down without disturbing any plants. The fourth time I got up there, I knocked over a large cactus and dirt went EVERYWHERE. Mom got out the Dust Buster to clean it up and I attacked it. I just didn't like the noise it made so I thought I should kill it! At that point, Mom put me in my crate so she could have a "time out".
Here's the worst thing I have done since I've been here! On Tuesday afternoon, it rained really hard and as soon as it quit raining, Mom let us go outside to do our business. I was mesmerized by all the water so I splashed around in all the puddles and then I did a tuck butt run to the back of our yard. I sailed right over a pile of pinestraw that is about 5 feet high. I refused to come back when Mom and Dad called me. I set out for parts unknown and was having a really great time sniffing out all the great smells! Mom jumped into her Tahoe and took of through the subdivision looking for me and squeaking my favorite toy. I could hear it, but I was just having too much fun! She went over to the school that is behind our house and she couldn't see me. She came back into our subdivision while driving with the passenger side window down and squeaking the toy while looking for me. She turned around in our driveway and started back out of the subdivision and she finally spotted me in a backyard about 6 houses away from ours. I was just grazing and inspecting their retaining wall when Mom jumped out of her Tahoe and called me with my squeaky toy. I thought she wanted to play, so I turned around to run, but changed my mind when she squatted down on the ground. I got close enough that she grabbed me by the collar and herded me into the back of the Tahoe. Damn! I was having such an excellent adventure and all of a sudden, it came to an end. Now, I have to go outside on a leash until someone comes out here to put a fence in front of that pile of pinestraw. It's no fun at all, but I have already shortened Mom and Dad's lives by a few years and sent their blood pressure soaring, so I guess I will have to put up with the rope for a few days.
I have been into many more things that don't belong to me, but my personal secretary doesn't have all day to type what I am barking. I will have to tell you the rest later. Besides, I am not done wreaking havoc! There WILL be more!
Poppy, Penny & Pockets (the escape artist!)


Harry said...

Oh Pockets! Sounds like you've made quite an entrance there boy. How are the girls coping with you, or have they flung their paws up in despair?

We are back on the internet, hooray!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Faya said...

Oh ! Who can believe this ?????? You look so adorable and cute on the pictures.... but ok you are an airedale and this excuses everything....
Kisses, Faya
(...sorry for my english...do you bark french ?)...

Molly the Airedale said...

Wow! You have the whole household in a chaos, don't you Pockets?! Maybe you should settle down for a couple of days to let all the blood pressures return to normal! Are your sisters helping you or running from you?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Pockets..you're my hero...I THOUGHT I WAS BAD...but that's amazing!!! Isn't the plant thing fun...but cacti are a little prickly...probably like ur peeps bout now...hehehe...I've never done paint, but it sounds fab...the GREAT ESCAPE sounds amazing. We don't have pine straw here...ya should post a pic of it so other non-southerners know what ur talkin' bout...Mumsie had it when they lived in NC...she lost her weddin' ring spreadin' it...one of many she's lost...that was the first one though. Show a pic of that nice red clay too...at least it matches ur Dale undercarriage!

So how are the girls...they ready to kill ya or are they enjoyin' ur being in trouble? I swear Lacie smirks when we boyz do something...

We need to run...mumsie's takin' Stan to the groomers to do his nails...the care of the Male Dale's Nails....like my poetry....she'll do ours but not his..UNFAIR!! The 3 of us have um "distressed" the wood floor...and seem to have distressed our peeps...

Strong Work, Pockets!


Anonymous said...

You are certainly making a name for yourself, the girls must be giggling all the time, try to give it a west for a fuse days and then starts again, Lana and Dad are pwobably exasperated by now, tell Mom we want pictoors of use.
pee-ess Nanny too!

erin said...

Oh Pockets! A few more days like that and you'll never be able to get into any mischief ever again because your people will be watching you all the time. You'll have to be on your best behavior for a long time to come before they'll let their guard down again. Your sisters must think you're nuts!

Deetz said...

Oh my!!! You are getting into more trouble then I am..I am always in trouble. I like to shred toilet paper. Have you done that yet? really drives the hoomans mad....Its like snow, but doesn't melt. I am having a birfday party in July and I sure hope you all can come...Try and behave so you can come to the party

Lady Kaos said...

Hi Pockets! If you be good and stay in your own yard and do what you're told, you get more treats! That's what I found out when I first joined my family 2 1/2 years ago. Or at least let your parents rest a couple days before causing more chaos.

William Tell said...

Welcome, Pockets! You sound like my kind of dog, always having fun no matter the cost.

By the way, did you know those little peanuts are called "knurdles"? That means you raided the knurdle bin. Wish I could have seen that! And the mental picture of your Mum driving around with the window down and squeaking a toy has me rolling with laughter! Glad she caught you, though. It can be a scary world out there.

William Tell

Stanley said...

Hey, Pockets buddy!

You are DEFINITELY somedog I could hang out with! Sounds like you know how to explore the neighborhood.

Good thing you have such a cute curly face,man. That gets me out of trouble EVERYtime.

Goober love & welcoming smooches,

Agatha and Archie said...

Welcome Pockets!! Archie says you are his kind of guy and he would LOVE to play in the house with you!(he ssay try some books they taste fabulous!!) Don't tire your PL's out too much!! Love A+A

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh Pockets!! You are getting your little aire-nose into all kinds of mischief huh! The poor girls must be stressed out (and the paw-rents too of course..).. hehehe...

Miss Ellie and Baz said...

Wow Pockets, you are in fine Airedale form. We are very impressed indeed.
Hope the girls are being nice to you?

Miss Ellie and Baz

Dexter said...

What the heck is pine straw? You are like super dale to be able to jump so high.

How are the ladies holding up?


Deetz said...

I am so excited you can come to my party in July, it will be so much fun... You all have a pawsome weekend. Gizmo does better when it is warm outside....pray for WARM weather.

Dexter said...

Hey you guys, I added you to my list of pals as Three P's. Hope that is OK by you.


Noah the Airedale said...

Hiya Pockets,
There are a couple of escape artists here too, namely Willow & Lucy. Those two have gone on some pretty huge adventures all the way to the next town. They know about giving the pinkies high blood pressure that's for sure.
Look forward to hearing more !!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I think you khwualify to be an honorary Sibe!

Way to go!!

Keep up the good work!!!


PeeEss: Thanks for khonfirming that khats are INDEED evil EVIL khritters!