Over the weekend, our pawrents went yard sale-ing and found us this funky chicken. He dances, walks and plays music. They decided not to bring it out until Mom had a few minutes to get behind the camera. They figured Poppy and Penny would decapitate him within a few seconds. Actually, they were wrong...the chicken lives to perform another day!
This is the first time Patches has shown and interest in toys. She was toooo funny trying to nab that chicken! She pawed at it, bit at it and barked at it. All the while, the chicken just kept walking around and playing music. He had no idea that the jaws of death were just inches away!
Poppy decided to get into the act too, but she was having too much fun watching Patches to actually attack the chicken.
Here's a rare picture of all three of us together! This was before Penny realized that Mom had the camera out. Once she figured it out, she took off for the living room and just barked like a maniac until Mom finally put the chicken up where we couldn't reach it.
I'm turning the bloggy over to Patches, now, because she wants to tell you about her day, yesterday.
Hi everyone! It's me, Patches! Yesterday morning, our mom was trimming some trees and she was loading all the limbs into a wheel barrow. When it was full, she planned to take it to the back of the back yard and throw the limbs over the fence. Everything was going as planned until Mom opened the gate to get the wheelbarrow into the back yard. It seems that she miscalculated how far the gate was open and I escaped! Being a true Airedale, I refused to come to her when she called me. I took a tour of the neighbor's yard next door and then I mosied around our front yard while Mom was trying to catch up with me. I had my nose to the ground and I was finding all kinds of really great smells. I ran across the street and up the driveway of another neighbor. The whole time, I was snickering at Mom and refusing to come. After checking out all the interesting smells in the neighbor's driveway, I noticed Mom squatting down and slapping her gloves on the driveway. I decided to go see what she was doing and she nabbed me! She tried to lead me, by my collar, back to my own yard, but I was so wiggly that the collar came right off my head. Heehee, Mom was holding my collar with no dog in it! For some reason, she lost her sense of humor and picked me up. She carried me back across the street and set me down at the end of our driveway. All the way, she was saying something about the fact that she didn't go through all she did to get me only to have me run away. I could tell from the tone of her voice that she was NOT joking! There I was having a really great adventure and Mom was just freaking out! She finally picked me up again and carried me all the way to my own backyard. I was fine, but I'm not so sure about Mom! It was really hot outside and she was already tired from all the tree trimming. She knew that I had already put on some weight, but I don't think she realized just how heavy a squirming 34 pound Aire-head can be! I guess I better not try the Houdini trick again!
Later in the day, after Mom had recovered from my great adventure, Aunt Wendy came over to celebrate my barkday. She brought me a pawsome marrow bone stuffed with peanut butter! She tried to put a barkday hat and bandanananana on me, but I was just too wiggly! I remembered her from the day she and Mom rescued me and I kissed her all over for a looooong time! She loved on me for about 3 hours before she had to go home to Ezzy Rider and Jagger. I just love my Auntie Wendy! When I get stronger, she's going to bring Ezzy and Jag over for a great romp in our back yard.
Here's my video debut! You can watch me with the funky chicken and you can even hear Penny barking like a crazy doggie in the living room.
I'm signing off now so we can run around the yard like mad fools again. Zoomies are SOOOO much fun!
Patches & PorkChop