Thursday, September 17, 2009

We're just tired!

Hi every buddy! It's me, Patches! We just wanted to catch you up on what's been going on around here. My hot spot is all but gone. Poppy had a couple of days where she wouldn't put all her weight on her back left leggie, but it seems okay now. I think she was just trying to get attention. Oh, yeah, and Penny is...well she's just Penny. She is a little ticked off though because Mom keeps putting the bark collar on her. Ever since our dad was signed up for hospice care, there have been loads of peoples coming in and out of our house and it makes us bark a lot.

A couple of the peoples that will come on a regular basis are afraid of doggies. Can you imagine? So, when those peoples are coming, Mom puts us in the living room and shuts the gate so we can't get to the peoples in the kitchen. Boo! We just want to be petted! One day, Mom turned us loose and we were very good girls, but the person we saw kept wiping his hands and arms with a napkin every time we touched him. Of course, we thought that was funny, so we touched him even MORE! Heeheehee! He's obviously not a "dog person"!
When the peoples come, Poppy and I will, eventually, stop barking, but not Penny! Nooooo! She keeps it up so the peoples can't hear each other. We're pretty sure she will get the collar on again this morning because a nurse is coming at 7 a.m. to steal some of Dad's bloods.
We aren't really sure about what's going on around here, but we do know that Mom feels like she's aged about 20 years in the last week and a half. Maybe it has something to do with us not wanting to go outside. It has been raining almost constantly since Monday and Mom has to practically SHOVE us down the steps to do our "good girl stuffs"! Poppy is the worst! Just when Mom thinks she's going down the steps, she makes a left turn past the grill and darts back into the house. She's a tricky one, but not as tricky as Mom and Dad! Now, our mom takes the "dog stick" with her when she wants us to go out. No, she's never used it on us, but we know that the threat is there!
We just want to let everyone know that we are reading your bloggies when we have a chance, but we don't usually have time to comment.
Thank you, soooooo much to all of you who have left messages and wished us well. It means a WHOLE LOT to all of us. We'll update our bloggy and visit you when we can!
Poppy, Penny & Patches


Dexter said...

Oh dear. Those "I don't like dogs" people are just too attractive not to pay attention to. Plus you aren't just dogs, anyway, you are splendid Airedales. How could anybody not want to smoochie you?

Penny seems to feel that she is part nurse, huh? I think she is trying to help, but your mom needs to keep things calm. Sorry Penny.

Glad your hot spot is healing. That is good news.

I know it is hard to understand what is happening, but you gals try to keep order, OK? And give your mom extra smoochies.

I am sending a big sloppy kiss your way.


Pedro said...

Penny, Poppy, Patches & Lana,

I'm sorry I haven't been around much. My mom took a hiatus from blogging and I haven't visited blogs in ages. I'm sorry to hear that Dad isn't doing well but am happy to know that Hospice is there to help. Hospice really helped my mom's brother out and we all appreciated them so much. My mom and I are thinking about you and hope that you are all ok.

Pedro (& Rachel)

Hollie and Janie said...

I am sure yall have just been so overwhelmed with all the company coming and going. You are just trying to let them know who's house it is. Mama and I are so sorry about your dad. There just arent' the right words, but please know you are in our hearts! As hard as it is, TRY to avoid the people with aire-phobia!
We love all of yall!!
Janie and her mama,Hollie

Inky and Molly said...

Well, we are not not-dog-people dogs either!
Somedoggie looks very cute in the picture, snout on lap. Mum says she wants to hoover you up...
You girls look after you mommy, she needs you now. And just stop barking when she says so, it's easier in the long run...

Lucia said...

Ciao 3Ps!

Your mama sure has her hands full these days, no question about it. That means you have to give her lots of extra-sweet attention because that will help her feel twenty years younger!

La mia ragazza says to tell your mama that she had hospice help with her mama and they were wonderful, no matter what time of day or night she called on them; she hopes your mama has the same experience.

Take care, darling amici, and give your mama and papa extra smoochies!


Jake of Florida said...

It's really really really hard for us terriers not to bark our heads off when new people penetrate OUR space. So we understand the problem.

It's hard to understand the "not doggie people" though -- since we terriers are such warm and lovable guys and gals.

We're sending you lots of wirey love to share with your dad and mom!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Molly the Airedale said...

We so wished we lived closer to you so that we could help your mom out, guys! Mom know what it feels like to be an around-the-clock caregiver! It's very draining and very stressful! Please make sure your mom takes good care of herself! She's important too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Life sure gets in the way sometimes. Wish we knew something we could do to help too. Just try to be good for Mom and give her lots of kisses and loving.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Noah the Airedale said...

We can only imagine how hectic & confusing life is at the moment. We send lots of aire-zen and hope that Penny gets more used to the people's comings and goings.
Not sure about this 'not doggie people' thingy though. Crikey!!

Thinking of you!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy & D xx

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Tank woo fur sharing what is going on in your world...

I mean, woo have soooooo much to snoopervise yet woo've updated the blog fur us!

Like Mango pawed, those 'not dog people' types PFFFFFFFT!

I know woo terrors khan't help woo have to say HI! When we go fur a walk, a WFT is always saying hi yet his tail is wagging off his body the entire time!

Please keep taking good khare of your dad and mom AND your mom and dad!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Dear Penny, Poppy and Patches,

We are so glad to hear from you and know that things are going along as well as they are. We don't understand why some people don't like dogs - we just want to be friendly. Java scares so many non-dog people and all he wants is to be friendly.

You be good girls and take good care of your peeps - and help them get a little rest if you can.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Sally Ann and Andy said...

I'm sorry things are unsure of what is happening around your house. Your Mommy loves you very much.

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Sure is nice to know your Mom is getting the help she needs with your Dad.
Please take good care of them.
I have my paws crossed for your Dad hoping everything goes well.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Huskee and Hershey said...

Tell your mom to take it one day at a time.. it's tough on her and your dad too. We only wish we are close enough to give her (and you girls) a hug.

Sending love to all of you... (and please be a good girl Penny!!)

The Black and Tans. said...

Penny, Poppy and Patches

We are sending great big hugs and aire kisses to you and your Mummy and Daddy. Taffy's kisses will hopefully reach you without all the teefies showing!

As for not liking dogs! hmph!

Look after your Mummy and be good girls.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Just called in to say we are thinking of you all.

Much love, and no worries about blog updating! We will always be here.

lotsaluv, Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxxx

Deetz said...

We come to wish you a peaceful weekend and wish there was someway we could take some load off your mom and help with things. I cannot believe that guest kept wiping his hands...it should have been you wiping and cleaning yourself because obviously he was a big germ. (mom would have called him an HBO word)...snicker snicker
God Bless you all and Deetzy hugs on their way

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

Oh Girls....oh my...they actually wiped their hands off?? They should have Scruffy kiss 'em after he's been foraging for poop treats in the yardie...

Oh my...I'm not surprised ya don't wanna go out with all that's going on inside...but it's waaaaay easier on ur mom if you go and and do ur thing and run around to take a little exercise...give ur mom extra kisses, Girls...she has a lot on her mind.

We ae soooooooo thinkin' of ya and keeping you in our prayers....

Tons of love,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanny

Lacy said...

w00fs, all the rain dont make one feel better does it...hope ur dad is feeling pretty good...me and mama wood help u girlies and ur mama too, iffin we cood come..u girls make sure ur mama gets rest too..

b safe,
~rocky and mama~

Eric said...

Girlies,sounds like are doing a fantastic job supervising everyone in your house. I bet you will convert those no doggie vistors before long. One look at your cute faces shoud do it. Take care of Mom and Dad and give them your best aire loving. I'm sending you all love and zen over the pee watch out for it. We'll be thinking of you this side.

Wiry loves and kisses Eric xxxx

Faya said...

"I don't like dogs" people are not allowed in our house......NA !
Big big kisses from Switzerland !
Faya & Dyos

Agatha and Archie said...

Dearest girls, Wethink of you every day.We know that you are helping your Mama and Papa and giving them extra lovings....It is hard for us terriers not to bark.. especially when things are topsy turvy..Just keeping your Mama big slurpy kisses..Love and kisses A+A

Unknown said...

Hi P3,
People are silly.. wiping their hands with napkins. But hope your papa is doing okay. i know you brings smiles to mom.


Sunshade said...

Hello gurrrrrrrls!!!

You guys are being great gurlies for your mom and dad I can tell. They are so lucky to have you Aire-smiles, Aire-wiggles, Aire-ZENS around. You and your mom keeps your dad going, and I'm sure no matter what happens he will be so proud of you! Chins up gurrrls (tho I'm sure they are already up being Airedales..hehe)!

Thank you so much for the warm welcome back! I've missed all my friends so so much... I'm so sorry that I did not have my mum properly Aire-trained, so I couldn't get back earlier...SIGH!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

River said...

I can't understand people not loving you all instantly! That's funny about wiping his hands after touching you. Humans can be so persnickety.

love & wags,

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee guys....yer makin' us all really sad hearin ' about yer Dad and hospice care....we sure don't like ta hear about that stuff cause it's so sad...'n we're sure hopin' that yer Mom will be OK cause this is sure a terrible trying time fer everyone.....even the 3 of ya....cause ya know somethin' is goin' on but not what it is....so here's us sendin' ya all a ton of prayers......aire mail....

Dewey Dewster here....

the many Bs said...

hi kiddos, it's good to hear from you girls. we don't understand it at all when peoples don't like dogs. that is just wrong. and dumb. and silly.

we're sending you and your mom and dad lots and lots of B power to be strong during this difficult time. it's so hard on everyone, including you pups.


Anonymous said...

A Bark Collar is a safe, effective and humane way to train your dog not to bark too much. Clinical studies conducted by the College of Veterinary medicine of Cornell University have proven that Spray Bark Collars are TWICE as effective as shock collars! Sonic dog barking collars are virtually ineffective compared to spray.

Gus said...

We are sending lots of Teka Terrier Tenacity your way to share with your mom, and many wirey wishes for her and your dad.

We know how hard it is when strangers come to visit...ask our mom about how much fun SHE has when we have an "open house" for dad's colleagues. Hehehe...she goes bonkers. But..we hope that you will do what you can to make your mom's life a bit easier.

Be good, give kisses and try not to get too muddy

gussie n teka

William Tell said...

I know it's stressful to have strangers in the house. She just thinks she's doing her job and protecting her family. Maybe she'll get used to the company and not bark so much in a few more days. Getting to meet them personally is a good idea and might help (except for the handsie-wipie ones - give 'em some drool instead).

Love on your Dad lots now, that will make him feel better. Love always helps. :)

Happy Tails,
William Tell

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

We've been watching the weather down there and hoping you haven't flooded...all this rain is not exactly what you need right now...

We're thinking about you girls and your mom and dad...

Um...wipe ur paws before you come back inside???

Love to all!


TwoSpecialWires said...

Penny, Poppy and Patches. We've been thinkin' aboutcha every day, hoping you find just as much joy and pleasure as you're dealing with stress and frustration. We know you are helping your people get their minds on the right things.... love of you all as a family. Even the "don't like dogs" people and their ridiculous behaviors are probly giving you things to talk about. Some people just are missing out and don't have a clue about what's truly important in life, like the bond between animal and man. It's their loss.

Keep up your good work, and try to do what you can to make it a little easier for your humines. Even if it means going out in the rain to do your business and get some exercise.

We love you, and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Find some joy AT LEAST on an hourly basis. 'kay?
Jake and Fergi and our people

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Lady Kaos said...

Glad to hear you are all doing good. It would drive me crazy having all those people in and out of my house, too. I definately owuld have kept touching the one guy, too. Crazy people!