Thursday, May 8, 2008

National Stuffie Appreciation Day!

Hello to all our furry and not-so-furry friends! Mr. T-Bone Beasley has declared today as National Stuffie Appreciation Day! In honor of this most auspicious occasion, I present to you one of only about 2 stuffies, in our possession, that still has his eyes. It's Clifford the big red dog! We salute Clifford for being able to keep his eyes intact for over two weeks!

Here, we have Mr. Zebra. He hasn't been as fortunate as Clifford...he is blind as a bat! I, Poppy de-eyed him a long time ago. He has a small amount of stuffing oozing out of one eye socket, but it isn't bad enough for Mom to send him to the bridge. I'm pretty sure that will change soon!

This is me with my trusty white (or NOT so white) Mr. Bear. He has been just as unfortunate as Mr. Zebra...he can't see a thing! That's okay though, I still love him! He comforts me when Mom and Dad go away and leave us alone like they did yesterday. We really LOVE all our stuffies and appreciate them greatly. Some a little more than others! My favorite of all time is my soccer ball, but Mom hasn't been able to get a picture of me with it. I like to suck on it and make all sorts of weird Aire-noises...especially right when Mom comes home from work.

This doesn't have anything to do with NSAD, but we wanted to show you a rare picture of us, together in our back yard. Dad took this picture when Mom was outside and Penny never suspected he had the camera!
This is what Mom was doing outside, after they came home from the peeple vet. She was digging some really big tree roots out of our yard. Dad keeps running over them with the mower so Mom decided they had to go. Since we have had a drought for sooooo long, a lot of the roots are coming to the top of the ground and dulling the mower blades. Mom has made a pretty good dent in the over-abundance of them, but there are still like a gazillion more!

Our dad's surgery went well, but he is in a LOT of pain, today. The doctor used a 7 inch long needle to put the electrode into his spinal column and now, Dad can't lean back against a chair. He can't believe that a "pain clinic" would inflict so much pain! So far, he says the neuro-stimulator isn't doing much to relieve the pain in his legs, but we are hoping that will change!
Poppy & Penny


Deetz said...

Happy Stuffy Appreciation Day....
I sure hope your daddy gets pain free soon for sure...He is extremely brave. I would have ran so fast if I saw that big a needle.

Molly the Airedale said...

YIKES! We're sending lots of AireZen to your dad! It sounds like he needs lots of Airekisses from his best furgirls!
Mitch isn't any kinder to stuffies than you are! hehehehe

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ferndoggle said...

Whoa! Your poor Dad. He's in no shape to celebrate Stuffie Day. It's OK if you wanna postpone for a few weeks...


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Penny! Poppy! Stuffies are lucky...they don't have to see to feel the appreciation that you give to them! And yah know...maybe it's better that they can't see, this way they don't know that the next chomp will be their last. Hheheh!

Thanks for appreciating your stuffies with me today!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Cassidy said...

Yes, me inherited quite a few eyeless soft toys from Oscar. Me no has mastered the de-eyeballing thing yet!

Cassidy x

Cassidy said...

Oh, and poor daddy. Me hopes he soon feels a lot more comfortable.

Cassidy x

Joe Stains said...

I think I may have fainted when I read about that needle! We love our stuffies and we love this day!

Asta said...

Penny and Poppy
It's gweat to see the paiw of you togethew..I love the big white beaw..I need some biggew stuffies I think..
I am sending extwa special healing smoochies fow youwDad!!!!!!!
I hope they wowk quickly and make him feel bettew
smoochie kisses

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Happy Stuffy Appreciation Day. You sure love your stuffies.
I hope your dad gets better soon

~ Girl girl

The 3 G-Dales said...

Hi there P & P ~

G-Dales are saying their aireprayers for your Daddy....we hope he feels better soon....

We love your piccie together...yes, we make it hard foru r Mumsie to take ouwr piccie together sometimes...but we wuff when she catches u pwaying bitey face games...those are fun to wook at!

Share those stuffies wiff your Daddy, they will help him feel Betterer!

Nose Pokes you two!

The G-Dales!

wally said...

Hey guys! You are truly friends to the stuffies.

And I hope your dad feels better soon! I'm actually pretty good with needles but that one sounds SCARY!


Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Give your Dad extra kisses and hugs from us! We hope he feels better soon!
Happy Stuffie Day!
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh dear your poor dad. We hope the pain goes very soon. Maybe if you give him lots of licks and cuddles the pain will go.
Your mum looks very busy there in the garden. Good luck moving those tree roots.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

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

Oh dear, P & P....we've been thinkin' bout ur Dad and I feel awful he hurts like that....oh my...did they give him pain pills??? I hope he's takin' them...is there a postion he can get in that feel at least semi ok??? Ouchies...and it has to hurt you all watchin' him be in pain too....

Let me know what I can do!!! Terrier zen headed ur way and lotsa prayers with it!!!!!

Healin' Lickies...

Dexter said...

Yikes! What did they do to your dad? I hope that he is feeling better soon.

Maybe your mom should try a little dynamite on those tree stumps.


Anonymous said...

Aww i like your stuffie's....
I do hope your dad gets better soon, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee give him a special lick from and a cuddle as well, thank you.

lots of licks


Eric said...

Your paw Dad. I'm sending him special squary licks to get well soon.

Thats the first time I've seen you two girlies together, what a pretty picture you make!

Wiry wags, Eric x x

the many Bs said...

those are some nice stuffies you havd there. we have a zebra like yours too. he's in pretty bad shape.

we hope your dad is getting better. we don't like needles and we don't like pain either. it's no fun at all.


Persephone and Buster said...

Glad your Dad's surgery went well! Let's hope the pain subsides soon.

Love your backyard--looks like paradise!

Sephie & Buster

Gaia the Airedale said...

Poor Cliffard! Missing an eye. And I hope your dad feels better, that does not sound like fun! Take care you two!

puppy breath,

Stanley said...

Happy Happy NSAD!!!

I too look to my stuffies for comfort when my girl is gone. They also double well as a body pillow in a pinch!

Sorry about your dad's leg pain. I hope the electrode thingy does the trick. Tell him I'm sending him juicy goob smooches to help with all that. Hope they work.

Goober love & smooches for YOU TWO,