Friday, January 8, 2010

We've got snow and we almost got eaten!

Hi everybuddy! It's me, Patches! In this picture of me, I'm giving my mom the evil eye 'cause she made us come in from having fun in the snow. We located some sort of critter that must have escaped to the other side of the fence when it saw our jaws of death coming after it. Mom just let us have at it until we started digging. We would have had that critter if she hadn't made us come in. Of course, there probably would have been a huge hole under the fence too!
We got about 2 inches of snow last night! Yeah, I know...that's nothing compared to what some of you have, but it's a big deal here, in Georgia! This is me and Poppy taking our Aire-butts down the slippery steps. Poppy went first and I was so close behind her that we look like one loooong Aire-pup!

Here's Poppy (on the left) and Penny (on the right) searching out the pawfect spot to piddle.

Oops! Poppy found her pawfect spot just as the delay thingy ended on the flashy beast! Sorry, Poppy, no privacy for YOU!

Penny doesn't mind having her picture taken when she's outside! Maybe it's because the stoopid camera doesn't flash! Anyway, it is only 14 degrees right now, so we were having lots of fun, but Mom was freezing her tushie off while taking our pictures! Hahahaha! She's NOT wearing a fur coat! In fact, she wasn't wearing any coat at all!
Now, I have to tell you about our great adventure in almost being eaten! Two days ago, our mom spotted a ginormous hawk in a tree in our back yard! She watched him for a long time before she decided to let us go out. She knew that we are too big for him to be able to swoop down and carry one of us off! She kept telling us, though, that he was watching "black and tan lunch on the paw"! Actually, he stayed right there in the tree the whole time we were outside. He stayed there about 2 hours and our mom kept checking on him every time she went near the windows. He finally ate something and then flew away. Too bad...we would have liked to have had a shot at playing with him!
Yesterday was our mom's birthday and for most of the day, we were really good girls, but late in the afternoon, when our mailman came, Poppy got in huge trouble! The mailman came up to the front door to pick up a package and Mom stuck her hand out the door so he could put the mail in it. Well, Poppy tried to force her snooter out the door and she bent Mom's leg in the wrong direction! Mom heard a popping sound and then she could hardly walk for the rest of the day! She sat with a heating pad on her knee for the rest of the evening and she says it feels a little better today. At least she's only limping once in a while!
Well, that's all our news for today! Mom and Aunt Wendy are going out to play in the snow...I mean they're going to run errands and go out to lunch for Mom's birthday!
Patches (and Poppy and Penny too)


Lucia said...

Ciao 3Ps!!

Buon Compleanno -- with special birthday smoochies -- to your mama!!

Brrrrr! It looks cold at your casa, miei amici. There is a TON of snow at my casa, but I don't think it's as cold as where you are. When la mia ragazza took me outside early this morning to do my jobs, I didn't even have to lower my tushie to take care of business because the snow was about eleventy billion inches high! Heeeeeeee!!!!

Stay warm, ragazze! Hugs to your mama and papa!

Tanti baci!

Hollie and Janie said...

I'm so jealous of your snow. NONE of ours stuck b/c is was too warm yesterday! Mama is pretty envious of my lucious fur coat right now! hehe

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom - I do not think knee ligament damage is an appropriate gift though - I think the humans prefer flowers or jewellery - just a thought for next year. Love the photos of you enjoying your snow - it has been snowing here too - lots! and well, I have loved it - been playing and running around. Not sure we like the idea of birds of prey hanging around the garden - they could carry Paddy off without too much trouble!! Scary!
Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Gus said...

We got almost no snow, but 10degrees in temperature sets a record for Mayemphis (since Elvis died, or somethin' like that.)

We would caution you NOT to play rough with a Mom. She feeds you. And if she cannot stand on the two legs she uses, she cannot reach the kibble.

Happy Barkday to her.


Asta said...

Patches, Penny and Poppy,

WOw, I'd love a little snow to go womp in!!!

Happy late Biwfday to youw Mom!!!!
I'm sowwy she got an ouchy on hew leg fwom the snoot.. I hope it didn't wuin hew biwfday lunch.

EEEK..I hope you stay away fwom that big biwd.they weally awen't much fun to play wif fwom what I heaw
smoochie kisses

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Isn't it PAWESOME!?!?

I'm glad woo got some!

Too bad woo didn't get that khritter!

How khool to get to watch MrHawkBirdie! Mom tells me how inkhredible they are! She sees plenty of them along her transport routes!

Happy Barkday Again to your mom!

Please take it easy on her!

Hugz&Khysses to all FIVE of WOO!


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Snow is soooo much fun!! Lucky you to get a bit in such a southern climate. Happy Birthday to your mommy!! Hope she had a good luncheon out.
BabyRD and Hootie

ps-What was the thing you were chasing and digging for? A rabbit?

Molly the Airedale said...

Two inches of snow is better than none, right?!
Happy birthday to your mom. We hope her knee feels better soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Inky and Molly said...

Happy birthday to your mama bear!

We hope she can pop the leg back in the other way so it won't give her anymore grief.

The hawk would defo lost the battle with three blackandtanians, no such luck Mr Hawk and wise choice not to have a go.

The snow looks wonderful and we would love to have a romp around but Inky can't even walk let alone run in the snow at the moment. Maybe next time...

Is that train tracks in your back yard??

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!
I guess it was a painful day but sure I hope she had a nice time with your auntie!
2 inches of snow... sounds a lot to me!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

Dale birthday nose pokes to your mum girls. We hope her leg is ok...hmmm you have to be gentle with her.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Dexter said...

Gee whiz! Your mom is not made of rubber, you know, be careful! That hawk had his eye on you for sure. But I agree that you are all too big for him to mess with. Even so, he sounds very bold.


Joe Stains said...

Woah a Hawk?? We have those here too and they really do pick up little dogs.

We hope your Mom's leg feels better, try to be careful, humans are way to fragile.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello airedales its dennis the vizsla dog hay we hav hawks heer too!!! they help me owt by kleening up ekstra skwirrels and bunneez and wotnot off the hill!!! fortchoonatly we ar all too big for them to tayk us away!!! ok bye

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday to your special Mom and we sure hope her leg is better. Mom says she feels her pain.

Glad to see you got snow, a little is always better than none. But it was sad to see all the accidents in Atlanta because of the bad roads. It has been cold and snowy here for over a week now but next week is looking to be a lot warmer. We love the cold and the snow but it has been just a wee bit too cold too long.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Unknown said...

Happy BIrthday Mom! I hope your knee is better. Geez! Snow is fun but not sure about playing with a hawk Mom's still giggling about piddle. She hasn't heard that word in a while. Stay warm!!!!!
Don't forget to get your photos together for Mango Minster! I expect to see you guys.. not that your cracker or insane but sometimes.....

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

Oh my...a HAWK? Snow in Georgia? Sixteen degrees??? Good heavens...

Mumsie worries bout HAWKS tryin' to pick me up...heh heh heh...it'd be an interesting fight...I wonder if one puts carrots and onions into Hawk Soup for simmering??

Please give your mom hoooooooge Barkday kisses...Mumsie knows all bout the Dale/Pushin'/The/Leg/TheWrongWay...it's happened here more than once...wonder what popped? Probably better not to know!

Kisses to all!

Lacie and her stoopid bros

Linda said...

Oh boy, you got snow too huh?? We still have tons of it. Good thing that hawk didn't try to get you. A hawk tried to get Ruby through our window one time, knocked itself out silly down to the ground. It was pretty woozy, but finally flew away. We had an eagle in the yard a few days ago too, Mama wouldn't let me outside though. She said they are soooo big that they could probably lift me up.
Happy bewated Birfday to your Mama!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

We are glad that all of woo gotz snow. Hope yur mommy's knee feels better soon.

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-

TwoSpecialWires said...

Whoa! Lots of events happenin' in Georgia! In our opinion -- the one we want to reply to most of all -- is a belated Birthday wish to your moma! We hope it was a very special day (despite the temperature and sore knee.) And ... a hawk? We saw one hunting rabbits just before we left for the holidays ... and a few minutes later, we saw the poor bunny that became his prey. Not a pretty picture. We're glad you are a bit too big. We prob'ly are, too, but after seeing the blood and guts (sorry, but it's true), we're not taking any chances.

Enjoy what's left of your snow. (Is there any?) We hear you are finally going to get some warmer temperatures.

Love ya lots
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Life With Dogs said...

Oh knee injuries make me cringe. I sure hope your mom is feeling way better.
Belated birthday wishes!

Agatha and Archie said...

Happy late birthday to your Mom!! The SAME thing happened to us once(with a hhawk) only we were walking on lead and we are smaller than you gusy..PL2 was having a nervous breakdown cuz that hawk kid was eyeing us!!!! BIG TIME!! Love A+A( it all ended well..he didn't get us...)

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hope that your most momma had a wonderful birthday!!

Eeks, that hawk sounds a bit scary.. I (Huskee) am definitely small enough to be a meal for Mr Hawk! **shudders**..

Hope your mom's leggy is not hurting anymore.. Sending you lots of sunshine and hugs!

Sherry said...

We would love to have snow instead of rain rain rain but Mom says you can keep all the snow away from her!
Alanis & Miro

Anonymous said...


Eric said...

Crickey. You have not nice things happening your side of the big piddling pond! Hawks eyeing you up? EEEKkk. And poor Moms knee popping - hope you all kissed her better girlies. Give her some belated birthday hugs and kisses from me too.

Wiry love Eric xx

Marvin and Jeannie said...

Many belated birthday wishes to your Mama from us here!

You certainly have been having some wonderful adventures.....well apart from the "leg" incident, I hope it is better now!

We have had endless snow, for weeks and weeks, we are all totally and utterly bored of it now!

lotsaluv, Marvin and Jeannie xxxxxx

sorry we are late commenting!

Life With Dogs said...

How is that knee doing?