Sunday, May 17, 2009

Patches' Gotcha Day and Barkday are both coming soon!

Hi every buddy! It's me, Patches! I am getting soooo excited because one week from today, May 24th, is my first gotcha day! It will be one year since I entered the witness protection program and moved here, to Airedale Heaven! And then, just a few days later, on May 27th, it will be my 6th Barkday! I just have to say...I sure have had loads of fun, this past year. I've gotten to go on lots of rides in the Aire-mobile with Mom!

I have also learned a whole bunch of stuffs! Like how to live peacefully with 2 other 'dales, how to go outside without a leash and the most impawtant thing I've learned is not to think that every meal might be my LAST! I know, now, that there is always more food and more treats!
I did hear some disturbing news, though! On Wednesday, I have to go see the dogtor. No, nothing is wrong...I just have to have all my yearly shots. Until I came here, I wasn't getting my vaccinations on a regular basis, but now, my mom wants to make sure we keep up with them. I sure hope they don't stick that nasty thermometer up my fuzzy butt!

We wanted to show you some of our mom's beautimous Peonies! Several years ago, she moved them from the back yard to the front, right along the side of the driveway. It took them a few years to start producing nice flowers, but this year, they have made up for it!

Here's a really pretty pink one with a white furry center.

This one is called Parfait something or other. We can't remember the exact name. Since Mom took these pictures, a few days ago, we have two more that have bloomed. They are a gorgeous dark pink color. One of them has like a gazillion blooms! We haven't got a picture of that one yet.
Remember our Bluebirds from last year? Well, we think they are about to build another nest in the Bluebird box on our deck. They were a little too late to use the box earlier in the season. It was taken over by Tufted Tit Mouse birdies. We never did see how many puppies they had, but we could hear the babies peeping when we went outside! Last night, Mason and Mena (the Bluebirds) kept looking into the nesting box, but they were having a hard time getting inside. Finally, our mom realized that the Tufted Tit Mice must have fledged, so she and our dad went out and cleaned the old nest out of the box. Just as soon as they were done, Mason and Mena came back again. They kept going in and out of the box. We hope Mena starts building a nest today!
Oh, and last week, our mom discovered a Carolina Wren that had nested behind our hose reel! She went to use the hose and saw a whole bunch of leaves and stuff on the ledge, behind the hose. When she looked in to see what it was, she saw 2 baby birdies! She ended up not using the hose because she didn't want to disturb the babies! One of them ended up leaving the nest that same day and a few days later, the other one flew away! Our dad removed the nest, so now, Mom can use the hose again!
Well, everybuddy, I'm off for my second trip outside and then I think I'll have a little nap. I need to be all rested up for the celebrating I will be doing next week!
Patches (and Poppy & Penny too)!


Molly the Airedale said...

How exciting about you gotcha day AND you birthday, Patches! You must be counting the hours!
Your mom's peonies are just beautiful! Ours have buds and ants but they haven't opened yet!
We LOVE your blog header! What a great picture!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We're looking forward to your gotcha day and birthday celebrations. You are one lucky dale to be living with your peeps.

Our mom names the birdies that come to our feeders - he!he! - we love to see that other people do it too.

Have a Superior Sunday,
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Pawty time!

Isn't it nice to have such a grrreat and beaWOOtiful furever home?


Agatha and Archie said...

Well so much to talk about in your post!! We LOVE your Mom's peonies!! Lovely... and we really hope that when you go to the dogtor you don't have to have that thing you know where. ANd we are so so happy that you are happy in your lovely home!!! PL2 forgot to tell your mom that the story about the dog/rat made her squeal out loud!!!!! Love and kisses A+A

Lorenza said...

Hi, Patches!
I am sure you are excited about your Gotcha Day and Birthday!
Your mom's flowers are beautiful!
Kisses and hugs

Hollie and Janie said...

How exciting to have your gotcha day and barkday in the same week!! Isn't ARG the best??? :) I hope you have the best week and get lots of goodies!!
Those peonies are gorgeous!!!!

Amber-Mae said...

How exciting for you. I bet you can't wait Patches! We hope you throw a Barkday & Gotcha Day bash. The puppers just went to the VET yesterday & the day before. The thermometers we poked up their tushies. Poor things. But they didn't squeal or anything. We hope it will be a fast process for you. No doggy likes to be violated.

Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Asta said...

Patches and Poppy and Penny too!

Thank you fow showing us those flowews..Mommi adowes them!!! They awe gowgeous. That is so nice that youw mom left the hose alone till the baby biwds could fly out. I hope Mason and Mena setup house too.

Patches, It's going to be a faboolous celebwation! Gotcha day extended into Biwfday..sounds like a patchespalooza!!!!!
You awe such a lovely giwl and have leawned so much in this last yeaw! I love you
smoochie kisses

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Patches....

Happy early Gotcha Day and Happy early Barkday too....ya sure are one lucky Dale ta land up where ya did....isn't it nice ta have sissies ta play with ??? I just love ta play with Toby.....my Mom just won't play with me at all...

Hope ya get lots of toys 'n goodies too fer yer Barkday...

Dewey Dewster here.....

Dexter said...

I hope the bluebirds come back!

I can't believe you have been at airedale heaven a whole year! That went by fast. You seem very happy.


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

Too bad for the Peonies that they have to compete with Aire-perfection! Do you guys give them an inferiority complex? Kidding, they look beautiful, too! :)

How great that you've learned so much in a year! Life is good, eh?

Have fun, be happy!


Kess And Her Mama said...

How exciting to be able to look forward to 2 celebrations next week. Can't wait to read all about it. The peonies are soooo beautiful!

Faya said...

I am very happy for you Patches. You look so happy in your family. I hope your Dr. won't come with the thermometer...
Your flowers are sooooo beautiful !
Kisses, Faya

Noah the Airedale said...

Well what a week of celebrations. First a gotcha day and then a barkday. Congrats Patches. We know you've found yourself a great furever home at Airedale Heaven.

Guess what, its Willow's birthday on Thursday.


Joe Stains said...

Happy Gotcha day!!! We are so glad your Mom rescued you and took you to Airedale heaven.

We sure do love peonies, yours are beautiful!

Stanislaw said...

Wow! Congrats on the combo gotcha/birthday. Is it a Birthcha day? A Gotchirth Day? A Gorthcha Day?

Mom wanted peonies to be her wedding flowers but I guess they don't bloom in August. Yours are so lovely!

Eric said...

Double whammy celebration Patches! Smart girlie. I hope you'll have a woagging time. Tell Mom she did a great job with the peonies, they look beautiful. Wiry wags Eric xx

Fred said...

Happy almost birthday/gotcha day!

Unknown said...

Mom has the special touch with her peonies. I can't wait to see your gotcha/birthday celebration!
Smoochies for your votes today!

Mason Dixie said...

sounds like your forever home has been really great to you. thank you for sharing the flowers, very pretty. can not wait for your festivities to begin. =)

Nelly said...

Congratulations on your first Gotcha day and your birthday Patches. You're a lucky girl living in Airedale Heaven!
My Mummy thinks your Mummy has green fingers, those peonies look lovely.
Nelly xx

tula monstah said...

hi Penny & Patches,

Thanks for wagging by my bloggie. Archie is going to share is coaching extradairedale secrets with me.

Wow, Patches you have some furry special dayz coming up!excluding the dogtor visit, of course. You could milk it for extra treaty treats if you know what i mean :)

Don't forget to stop and sniffers those beautiful peonies!

toodles, tula

Life With Dogs said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Do I hear party?

Lady Kaos said...

It's been a year already? How exciting!!!!!!!