Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy Barkday, Patches!

Hello everydoggie, kitty, hammie and hooman! I, Poppy get to do the post today to wish our new sister, Patches, a very happy barkday! She's 5 years old today! Since her previous hooman wasn't sure exactly how old she is, we don't think she's ever had a barkday pawty before. Our mom talked to a lady who has one of Patches' littermates, so we know that today is her real barkday.
We know you've seen this picture before, but we couldn't resist posting it again with Patches' smiling face! She's getting along very well here at Airedale Heaven, but she did get into a bit of trouble yesterday. She has done a few potties in the house, but Mom had a discussion with her and she hasn't done it anymore. We had a few teeth-flashing sessions since Patches doesn't like it when Penny or I get too close to Mom or Dad. We think it's just because she has always been an only dog and it will take her some time to adjust to the fact that there are 3 of us now and we all need lovings just as much as she does!

This is where Patches sleeps at night or if Mom and Dad go somewhere. She's got plenty of room in this ginormous crate and a very thick and comfy quilt.

She still prefers the cold, hard kitchen floor to her comfy crate. I guess it's because the floor is nice and cool. It must feel good on her tummy. I, myself prefer the carpet or my big soft bed, but we will let Patches sleep wherever she wants.

Most of the time, she won't let our pawrents out of her sight, but she was good when they went away for about an hour, the other day. We were supposed to have a barkday pawty today, but since Mom isn't feeling so hot, we are going to do it on Thursday. Aunt Wendy is coming over to celebrate with all of us! Mom got Patches a big bag of Canine Cuts from PetCo. I'm sure she will share with us. Ok, she might not WANT to, but when one of us gets a treat, we ALL get a treat!
We all had a great time at Pearl, Opal and Harley's skating pawty. Patches even sat next to Lacie on Aire-Ruby and Lacie used her blendering skills to whip up some milkshakes for her. Thanks Lacie...Patches says they were delish! When we were at the pawty, we all ended up in a huge pup-pile on the skating rink floor. We kept Patches away from the pile because we didn't want anydog falling on her. Maybe somedog will have another skating pawty when she is stronger. You can see all the photos of the pawty on Asta's bloggy. She's a great photographer!
Poppy, Penny & Patches


Charlie Daniels said...

Happy Birthday Patches!

Poppy & Penny you must try to remember Patches will take a little while to adjust to your house rules, and she will get a little nervous sometimes.

I know you will help her to settle in. After all she is your sister .. and sisters don't fight! Do they ? ;-)



the many Bs said...

happy barkday Patches!

we think that Patches will have to get used to living with two more Ps and the peeps. she has probably not had much love from peeps or pups, so it will take a little time to adjust. she sure does look like a sweet girl and we're sooooooooo happy that she got a good home. every doggy deserves a good home.


Willow the Black Dale said...

Hi Ladies! It is so great to meet you Patches! I am so glad to see you are in the witness protection program. What a great family you are with. They will really protect you now. I am sure Penny & Poppy will guard your food so you can eat. We all want you strong and healthy. You have a great smile!!!
Our kiddos start school after labor day so the have to go until June 11th. :(( Then if we have to add snow days....well that is just down right BAD!!! Good news, no extra days this year!!! We are all turning cartwheels over that one. Ok I am muching on their feet while they are doing the cartwheels.
aire slaps,

Lady Kaos said...

Happy Birthday Patches! I haven't been able to visit blogs for awhile and didn't know you had a new memeber of the family. I'm working on getting caught up though. That's cool that she gets a birthday party right after joining the family!

Ferndoggle said...

Does this mean Patches is going to live with you guys forever??? We're a little behind on blogs. I think she fits in pawfectly into your family!


Molly the Airedale said...

Happy birthday, Patches! We just love that smile on your face! Enjoy your birthday pawty on Thursday!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Studio Evans said...

Happy Barkday!

I love it when doggies get furever homes where they can be safe and loved!

Welcome home Patches!


The Daily Echo said...

Happy, happy birthday Patches! We're glad you have a fun new family.

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

Happy Barkday Dear Patches!!!

Patches, with the speed your were dispatching (like the pun???) those "special" milkshakes I made for you on Aire Ruby, I don't think ur gonna be thin for long Girlie!!!

I know the Carob Peanut Butter was ur fav....with real chunks of real peanut butter chips??? MMMMMMMMM!!!!

It was pretty funny when Aire Ruby hit a bump...musta been when we were over Iowa tryin' to pick up Butchy and Snickers...and the Blender sorta 'sploded and soaked the dogs in the row behind us from head to paw...Granted, they were a little wet, but i don't think that warranted the ice cream free for all that started...When you got hit with that huge glump of caramel marshmellow, I thought I'd die...wow..Patches...ur aim back was 'mazing....oh well...at least the cleanup was fun!!!!

Happiest of Barkdays, Sweet Girl...

You're in the bestest Dale house in the world!!


Koobuss said...

Happy Birthday Patches!!

It's sounds like you are doing very well in your new home, even though you have to get used to it a little bit more yet. You will be fine, Patches. Just hang in there.

Tell your mama that my Koobuss email on the blog is not working. She can reach my mom instead at

This will work. Thanks.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday Patches!
Kisses and hugs

Ruby Bleu said...

Happy Barkday Patches!!! It must be the bestest prezzie ever to have a new family!!! That and some extra snackies too!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Joe Stains said...

Happy Birthday to our newest friend!!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Happy Birthday to you cute Patches, I love your smiling face photo

~ Girl girl

Asta said...

Happy late Birfday Patches

I'm sowwy I'm late , but I'm so happy that you found youw wondewful family..and fwom now on you'll always be celebwatd just like Penny and Poppy
I hope youw Mom feels bettew soon
love and smoochie kisses

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Patches, A belated Happy Barkday to you pal! Hope you had a pawsome time! Jx