Thursday, September 25, 2008

Awards, reindeer and we missed Wheelie Wednesday...AGAIN!

Hello, all our furry and not so furry friends! Sorry we haven't been bloggin' much lately! Our mom's been super busy and our paws are just too darn big to hit the right keys. Our buddy, Mango the relentlessly huge, gave us this really great award! Thank you soooo much, Mango! You lift our spirits too!
We also got this really cool award from one of our newest pals, Mason Dixie. Mason is a gorgeous Golden Retriever that lives in Ohio. That's where both of our pawrents lived when they were pups. Thank you, Mason...we love your bloggy too.

We were some of the lucky ones to win this book from Butchy and Snickers! Our mom finally did all the quizzes for us and you won't believe what kind of dogs it says we are! Patches is a Saluki and fits into the Private Eye category. We aren't too sure about the Saluki part, but she is definitely a Private Eye! She can find stuff to shop that nodog else even knew existed! Poppy is a match to our buddy Mitch...it says she is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever/Contender! We don't know where that came from since she isn't very good at retrieving ANYTHING. Penny is a Dalmation and a Trend Setter. I guess that means she's kind of a laid back doggie, but we don't know where the trend setter thingy came from. We think Patches is more of a trend setter with her Red Hat Lady collar!

Now, I want to tell you about the sad, sad story of my reindeer. I, Patches, sat in front of the coolerator, willing it to fall into my jaws of death for about 2 days. I put on my most pitiful face, but it still wouldn't fall down for me. Well, one time, when I was outside (actually all 3 of us were out), Mom decided to find out why the reindeer had a zipper on it's belly. She thought it might be a secret pajama bag or something. She was wrong! Inside the zipper, there was a voice box! Now everydog knows that it is soooo much fun to crunch up a voice box, but our pawrents were afraid one of us (mainly ME) would break it up and swallow some of the pieces. Mom gave my reindeer to Dad so that he could remove the voice box and all the wires.

Poppy was trying to help, but Dad said all the Aire-slobber was making it difficult to get the wires out.

She finally settled down to watch the surgery. Dad ended up having to use scissors to get some of the wires out because they ran all the way into the reindeer's head! Once the voice box and wires were all out, we found out that if you squeezed his ear, he played Christmas songs and his nose lit up. Unfortunately, for me, the surgery ended in tragedy...my poor reindeer is no longer with us. The surgery was so extensive and messy that the reindeer had to go in the trash! I'll miss you, my little reindeer friend! I soooo wanted to eat your nose off!

I was totally barkless! All I could do was stand beside Dad with my mouth hanging open in horror! Rest in peace, little buddy!
Mom keeps telling me that I'm going to get fixed on Monday. I didn't even know I was broken! Mom says I will have to spend some time in my crate, after I come home, and there will be no bitey face or bitey leggies for a while. I don't mind the part about being in my crate, but I'm sure going to miss all the bitey face and leggies! I sure hope I'm all better by October 10th! That is Poppy's 8th barkday and I am planning to PAWTY!

We would like to wish a very happy 4th barkday to our buddy, Ezzy Rider, on Saturday, and we want to send lots of healing Aire-zen to Deetz and his family. After 17 years and 4 months, Gizmo has gone to the Rainbow Bridge and we know they are really hurting. Run free and eat anything you want, lil Gizmo!
Well, that's all for today, furry folks! We'll try to get back to our Wheelie Wednesday schedule next week!
Patches (and Poppy & Penny too)


The Black and Tans. said...

Great awards you have received but what a shame about the little reindeer. Murdered by the looks of it, poor little soul!!!

Have a good week.

Molly and Taffy

Stanislaw said...

That deer nose looked tasty. I can see why you're so upset.

Good luck with getting fixed. Ignore what you saw with the deer surgery... I'm sure yours is way easier with a much happier ending. That means that when you come home it's major nappies time followed by lots and lots of treats!

Cassidy said...

Sorry to hear about your reindeer. I'm sure you'll soon find a new stufie to love though.

Cassidy x

Eduardo said...

Congrats on your awards sorry about the reindeer!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Pedro said...


OMD! Does your dad have a license to practice medicine on reindeers? If I were you I would RUN if you ever see him with sissors again! I'll be thinkin about you on Monday when you're getting fixed. My mom is talking about fixing me too but, like you, I don't think I'm broken!


Asta said...

Congwatulations on youw awawds!
I'm so sowwy about the demise of youw Weindeew pal...it should have been you who made him splode...Just think of youw fixit suwgewy as a special tweat time..evewyone will be making you feel bettew, and you'll be fine by the time of youw pawty
smoochie kisses

The Daily Echo said...

Congrats on the cool awards. Sorry about your buddy the reindeer. Stuffies tend to meet a quick demise around here. Mom has declared it a no-stuffy-zone. She's a party pooper.

Deetz said...

Paw hugs to all of you...sorry about your reindeer, good thing your daddy is not a doctor...he isn't is he? Gosh I sure hope not.

the many Bs said...

those are great awards for you kiddos.

we're sorry about your reindeer. you could have probably done the surgery successfully if you did it yourself.

we hope you get fixed okay. you don't look broken to us either. we hope you get fixed better than the reindeer did! hee hee


Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Congratulations on your Awards!
Poor reindeer!
We are praying for Gizmo and his family.
Kisses and hugs

Niamh said...

I was fixed recently and it wasn't bad at all. Certainly not anything like what happened to your unfortunate reindeer. Being on restricted activity is kind of boring but you have a great opportunity to look pitiful so your people will give you extra treats.

Your friend,

Joe Stains said...

Sorry your Reindeer didn't survive the surgery, your fixing surgery will be much easier, I promise!

Charlie Daniels said...

Oooh the reindeer surgery sounds kinda messy! I am told fixing surgery is nothing like that! ;-)



Molly the Airedale said...

We're not too sure about the results of all those book quizzes! We've decided to stay Airedales, just like God intended!
What a shame about poor Mr. Reindeer!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh Poppy turns 8 in October and I'm 8 in November....wow we're nearly twins.
Sorry to hear about your raindeer. The trash doesn't sound like a nice place.


Dexter said...

Oh Patches, you are not broken. But I think you might be going to get filleted? No bitey face? Oh man.

Sorry about your reindeer not surviving the splurgery. Looks like he might have been some weird mutant stuffie anyway.


Dewey Dewster said...

We'd like ta say Congrats on the awards but what a horrible fate fer the poor reindeer.....maybe yer Dad shouldn't be operatin' on stuffies...that was one botched operation fer sure.....although it sounds like the reindeer had nine lives and all nine of 'em were screamin'.."Let me alone, I will not be silenced !!!!"

So yer loosin' yer bits, huh? Aw, tough luck there....hope it all goes well....

Enjoy yer weekend.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Anonymous said...

Congratulations about those awards! Oh dear what have happened to your reindeer, I hope not the same than for me! GS bite so I'm in sick leave couple weeks.... It's booring.. You could send that reindeer to my Jane because she has license to practice veterinary medicine with animals...

Rambo said...
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Rambo said...

Oh My Patches,
you and the litle reindeer having your bits removed...and all in the same week. I am so sorry!
Congrats on your awards though.

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

The killed ur reindeer? Oh my...

I have to sit down for a while...

I thought it was just us doggies who were into stuffie destruction...I think this IS THE FIRST PEEP WHO HAS KILLED A STUFFIE....does that get some kinda award???

Now Patches...I'll come down for ur fixit surgery...i really think I'm needed there...I mean...the reindeer was just a simple wire removal...have ur mom fix me a basket...I'll bring my nursing kit and blender...trust me...ur dad will be singin' Christmas songs after a couple of my smoothies....

Barkin' at ya ...Laciegirl

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Hello Ladies!

I think the reindeer was totally asking for a good chew...those things can be super taunting!!

Sorry I haven't been around to check on you and all, but you know...humans, blah, blah, blah...

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Eric said...

Cool awards pals- congratulations! I'm woried bout the reindeer, hope it wasn't Rudolph was it? What will Santa do without him? Ykes - does this mean no christmas presents? Hope your fixing goes ok Patches and Dad isn't going to be the one who's operating.

Wiry wags, Eric x

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

Hi, guys! We've been missing you! Glad to see you've been having as much fun as ever. Sorry to hear about your reindeer--are you sure your dad didn't just save all the fun for himself?! :)

And congratulations on all your awards, you deserve them!


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