Saturday, January 31, 2009

We've been REALLY busy!

Hi everybuddy! It's me, Patches! Penny, Poppy and I have been really bored, lately! It's too cold to spend much time outside and our mom has been too busy to play with us very much. Of course, that doesn't stop us from playing with EACH OTHER! Penny is going to be 10 years old in less than a month and she is starting to have a little bit of trouble getting up after she has been lying down. Mom and Dad were giving her some hip and joint pills that they got from Whole Foods, but they seemed to make her worse instead of better. Now, they are giving her the same pills that Poppy gets. They bought them at PetCo. Penny is doing better, but our pawrents can't figure out what the deal is. In the mornings and afternoons, Penny does zoomies around the living room with me and Poppy, but at night when it's time for our last trip outside, Penny acts like she can hardly make it to get up and go. Oh yeah, and she still does the stand-up thing when Mom carries her food bowl to her feeding station. Poppy and I think she's just trolling for more attention!
This is me, Patches, in Dad's workshop. Our mom has been making many trips, down here, to get shelving that will go into her antique booth. All the shelves were covered with sawdust and paint over spray, so she has been taking everything upstairs to the bathtub. She would rather take all the shelves outside and hose them off, but she doesn't want ice sickles all over everything. We think she just doesn't want ice sickles all over HER.

Every time Mom goes to the basement, I just HAVE to go with her! She keeps saying I'm in the way, but I think I'm helping! Anyway, I have to protect her from whatever evil might be down here and of course, I have to make sure she doesn't sneak out the basement door and LEAVE me!
Don't I look like a big fuzzy teddy bear? We don't get Aire-cuts in the winter time, but Mom is thinking she might reconsider that rule. She's kind of tired of the kitchen and bathroom floors looking like there are tumble weeds rolling across them all the time!
Mom has been really busy with cleaning shelves and writing price tags for all the antique booth stuff and now that most of that is done, she has been going with Aunt Wendy to some storage unit place. We don't know exactly what they do there, but they always come home all dirty and smelling like mildew! Oh yeah, and our mom always comes home smelling like Ezzy Rider and Jagger! That is sooooo unfair...we can always smell them, but we can't SEE them!
Mom moves into the antique booth on Monday and of course, the weather jerks say it is going to rain in the morning and SNOW in the afternoon! What a great day to move in! Today, she's going to load all the stuff into the back of the Aire-mobile and she's really hoping to get it all in one trip. WE don't think so, Mom! We've seen all that stuff out in the garage and we'll be really surprised if it all goes in one trip! Yeah, we KNOW the Aire-mobile is a Chevy Tahoe with the back seats folded down, but we think maybe you better borrow the neighbor's ginormous pick-up truck!
Well, everybuddy, it's about time for our first zoomie session of the day, so we will catch up with you all later!
Patches (and Poppy & Penny too)


Amber-Mae said...

Hope Penny is alright. Having difficulties getting up is not a good sign but hopefully the glucosamine will help.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

Hi Penny,

If you start to really hurt, I hear that Vet-profen might help. It's basically Ibuprofen for dogs. My uncle Sabo took that for about 2 years and it helped him a lot.


Samantha: said...

Penny - I hope you feel better. My mom sometimes has joint issues, but I won't go into it here. I wish I knew of some stuff that might help you, but I don't. If I learn something on the street, I'll let you know!
Warmth, I think.

Faya said...

Penny I am so sorry you have joint pain...I hope you will be better soon.
You are so lucky not being groomed during winter. I have to go (and Dyos too) to the groomer every 6-8 weeks. VĂ©ronique loves the "british look"...
Kisses, Faya

Molly the Airedale said...

I totally understand, Penny! We older girlz need lots of understanding and TLC as we get closer to our golden years! Mom gives me Liquid Health Level 5000 on my dindin and it helps me a whole lot!
Mom gave Mitch a hairecut yesterday and he's lovin' it!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
I hope you find a good med for Penny. It is not fun to be in pain.
Sounds like your mom has everything ready for her store. Good luck!
Kisses and hugs

chelsea + apple said...

poor penny, I'z hope that the right medications come hers ways!!

<3 Apple

Asta said...

Thank you fow that gweat wepowting!
I hope something wowks fow Penny..(Maggie's idea sounded good to me)
I'm jelly that you have the twee of you to play, wven if the weathew is lusy.
We wish youw Mom vewy good luck wif hew boof
smoochie kisses

Mason Dixie said...

Hope you feel better Penny. and I would never go into a basement. I do not know what lurks in the shadows. =)

Rambo said...

Maybe Penny is getting a visit from Arthur Itis. I heard that he visits older dawgs.

Agatha and Archie said...

We are sorry you are hurting(Archie completely understands) and we hope your Mom has a very sunny day for her grand opening!!! Love A+A

Stanislaw said...

Pupi and I are fuzzy beasties in the winter too. It's SO GREAT not having my legs shaved down!

We hope you feel better Penny!

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Penny, We hope ya feel better 'n get yer zip back in the evenings...it sounds like yer Mom is goin' gangbusters on the new shop idea....hope it all goes well....I'm sure that Patches is a great help with it all....

Dewey Dewster here....

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...


What's wrong with tumbleweeds?

PeeEssWoo: I'm sure all of the great ideas mentioned above will help!

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Penny
I know how you feel having sore joints. I'm a bit arthritic myself so B puts Glyde on my food. It's been good for me.


Joe Stains said...

Sorry about the sore joints. :( I hope you don't think you need to help your Mom move her stuff to her new booth, just supervise!!

Anonymous said...

oh I am ten in March, so I will have to watch out for this joint problem, although at the moment I am like a Pup my Jeannie says.

Sorry to hear about Penny and hope she is not in too much pain.

Old Age does not bring benefits it seems, I have Cat And Rats in my eyes apparently, although for the life of me I cannot see them.

lots of love, Marvin xxxx

Bae Bae said...

Oh you doggies sure had a busy day. ;)

~ Bae

Cassie said...

We thought Ezzy Rider & Jager were some of those drinks the bi-peds drink to make them act funny! It wasn't until reading your friends list that we saw they are like us!! Our mommy is letting our hairs grow out a little too. Poor Penny.Mommy says growing old is the pits & very hard on the joints.Tell her to get well soon.Smooches from pooches, BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Anonymous said...

Sorry we commented form mom's blog & not our new one. AND thanks for coming by to see us.Come again! [[aire hugs]] Baby & Hootie

Dexter said...

I like the way you look with your fuzziness for the winter. Of course you have to snoopervise the activities. That is your job.

Good luck to your mom with her booth.


Pedro said...

Penny, Poppy & Patches,

Winter can certainly be a little boring, not to mention cold! I imagine you're alot warmer with your fuzzy fur! Unfortunately mine doesn't get any longer, ever. Oh well...at least I never need an aire-cut. Hope all went well at the antique booth!


Stanley said...

Hey, Girls!!

We hope your mama's first week in the Antique mall goes really really well. Hope your mama still has time to play with you!

Penny girl, maybe your vet will have a better idea what is going on with you. I hope you find something soon to help with those aches late in the day!

You girls have fun with each other! Don't get to rough, and try to stay as woolly and bear-like as long as possible. You're all stinkin' cute that way!

Goober love & smooches,

Deetz said...

My mum has been busy too and then I have to doggysit Sharkie all the time. I am sorry Penny is having a hard time getting up in the evenings...Kissy Kissy hope it makes you feel better

Niamh said...

Hope Penny is feeling better soon. Good luck to you mom in her new booth. I hope folks buy lots of stuff.

Your friend,