Hello to all our furry and not so furry friends! It's me, Patches! Before I show you my new Aire-cut, I wanted to show you the Black Bottom pies that our mom made for our dad's birthday. It took her a little over 3 hours to make 2 pies. She says that now she knows why she hasn't made any in about 25 years! When she was making the pies, she had the rum bottle out and we were watching her to make sure she didn't sample any of it. She didn't. YET! Our dad's birthday is Sunday, October 18, but she made the pies early because she won't have time the rest of the week. She tried to keep it a secret from him, but he found the bag of Ginger snaps that became the crust. It's also hard to keep that kind of secret since Dad spends all his time in the kitchen and that's where the pie making had to happen!
Now that you've seen the pies that we aren't allow to have, this is the new ME! Yep, I've been shorn like a sheepie. My hairs were so long and curly that Mom and Aunt Wendy shaved me. Before they did my Aire-cut, my mom held me and Aunt Wendy cut my toenails. First, Mom put a muzzle on me because they wanted to keep all their fingers. Then I went into my best drama queen act! We were in the basement and our dad could hear me all the way upstairs. He thought they were absolutely KILLING me! Well, they weren't, but I sure made it sound like they were. Mom started to get worried that the neighbors might call the ASPCA! It sounded like I was being tortured! Oh yeah, and remember that wonderful place where we went to get our toenails cut for just $5 per dog? Well, it turns out that all they cut were the TIPS! Our mom was NOT amused! At that rate, we would need toenail trims about once a WEEK!
Look how skinny I am! Okay, maybe I'm not REALLY skinny! Mom says I kind of look like a Kirby vacuum cleaner with toothpicks for leggies. I've actually lost a couple of pounds, but it's hard to tell.
Poppy is trying to get me to play bitey face, but it's hard to concentrate with those two pies on the counter right above us. Right after Mom took this picture, I showed Poppy how aerodynamic I am, now, by chasing her all over the house!
I bet you thought my 'splodin' froggie was gone. Nope! Mom let's me keep him 'cause he's my favorite stuffie. I'm concentrating really hard on growing some furs so I will be beautiful when we go to the Aire Care Fair in November. We are going to have soooooo much fun! We are hoping to get to meet Janie and Hollie and Mack and Sally Ann and their peeps. Our mom is donating some Airedale felties and they are going to have a silent auction for them. There will be lots of cool doggies things that peoples can buy or bid on. We don't know all the details yet, but we do know that ALL the money goes to the Airedale Rescue Group. We sure hope they get lots of moneys for ARG! That's where Janie and I both came from!
Poppy had a really great 9th barkday (again)! We have some pictures, but they will have to wait till another post. Aunt Wendy brought Poppy some really yummy cookies and she had to share!
Well, everydoggie, we're off to bark at the hospice person that is coming to our house any minute now!
Patches (and Poppy & Penny too)