Monday, May 26, 2008

Patches' second day at Airedale Heaven!

Hi again everybody! It's me, Patches. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am settling in very well in my new home. Not long after I arrived, Mom figured out that I didn't know how to go outside without a leash. Yesterday, she worked with me, all day and by the afternoon, I was running outside and down the steps without a leash. By about 4 p.m., I finally figured out that it was okay for me to go without Mom or Dad coming with me! Woohoo! I've never known such freedom!
My favorite place for Aire-naps is on the kitchen floor. Mom thought I would prefer my comfy, thick quilt in my crate, but no! The kitchen floor is nice and cool and suits me just fine. Can you see my white patches on my front paws? I also have teeny tiny ones on my back paws and a really big white blaze on my chest. Mom says that makes me very special!

In this picture, I am supposed to be checking out my new ginormous bed, but I was too busy exploring the big bedroom where Poppy and Penny sleep.

Oh, I almost forgot...Mom found out that tomorrow, Tuesday May 27th, is my 5th birthday! Yesterday, she went to PetCo and bought me a birthday present. I sure hope it's eatable! So far, I haven't shown much interest in toys, but I sure do love foods! They also got me a big bag of dog food that has extra calories and extra protein. It is very yummy!

Here's one of our Bluebird puppies thinking about leaving the nest. Yesterday, we got to see two of them fly out of the nest for the first time ever. It was soooo cool. Each one stuck his head out and then a little more of his body. It took each one a long time to get up enough courage, but once they did, they were gone in a flash. Dad tried to get a picture of the first flight, but the birdies were just too fast!

Here's the mama birdie telling the little ones that it's time to fly. Every time they put their heads back into the nest, she showed up and scolded them. She also went and got meal wormies out of the tray, but she wouldn't give them to the babies. She would take them to the entrance hole and then fly away and eat them herself. I guess she was telling them it was time for them to get their own wormies.

Once both babies were out of the nest, we were afraid we would never see them again, but they came back to eat wormies with the mom and dad. The babies sure are funny looking! Their chests are all spotted, but their backs and wings are bright blue. We think they must both be males. We thought there might be three babies, but we only saw two leave the nest. There could have been another one that left while Mom and Dad were at PetCo, but we don't really know. Mom and Dad already miss all the activity around the nest. We don't know if the mama and daddy will stick around and have another "litter" or if they will move on to some place else. We sure hope they stick around.
Well, I'm off to explore the back yard some more!
Patches (and Poppy & Penny)


Faya said...

Hello Patches ! You should go to Noah's blog and see his sister Tess....she has white paws too ! VĂ©ronique think it is sooooooo cute ... I also have a white spot on my chest...It is great to see you like this, happy...
Kisses, Faya

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

Oh my...Mumsie has tears in her eyes of happiness for you Patches, and for ur mom and dad...


Patches...you have found yourself one fab airedale heaven of a home...with 2 very loving peeps and 2 adoring sissies...

We don't wish to comment on ur former situation (ie if you can't say something good, don't say anything at all....) BUT the future is so bright for you now, Sweet Girl!!!!!

Plus...you are in the position of having to GAIN WEIGHT and eat tons....sounds like that hi cal foodie is gonna be the best yet!!!!

Huge kisses to all of you especially from the boyz!!!!

Welcomin' Lakie hugs,
Lacie ...and Babystan and Scruffy

Are you allowed to come to the Wheelie pawty???? Please??? You can sit by me on the plane??? And I will definitely find you some noootrishous supplements...ur too big for a bottle, but I can blend a MEAN milkshake!!!!!

Pedro said...

My family and I are so happy for you Patches!!!!!!!

Charlie Daniels said...

Hey Patches,

Just relax, settle back and enjoy! I know you are now in a place where you are loved ... and you can play with Poppy & Penny. How cool is that!

Pedro said...

Poppy, Penny & Patches
We have your name in the International Goody Exchange. Please send your address to my mom. Her email address is rraynor

Dexter said...

Hi Patches! You are a lucky girl indeed to have found your way to Airedale Heaven. Hope you like it there with your new sisters.


Duke said...

OMG, your birthday is tomorrow, Patches! Oh geez, here come the tears again! Mom can't stop crying! You're going to have the best birthday pawty ever and two loving sisters and a mom and dad to share it with! We are so happy for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Patches, we're just so thrilled that you found the right home with people who care plus 2 dale sisters as an extra bonus.
Hey if you want to see another dale with white front paws come see some pics of my sister Tess. She also has a white chest just like you.

Hugs and tail wags

Gaia the Airedale said...

HI PATCHES!! Oh you are so cute! Happy early birfday too! How excited you must be to have a new home. I have a little white spot on my chest and paws to. Youre into a great new family so consider yourself lucky Patches! Oh and Lacie is right, she does make good milkshakes on the Aire-Ruby!

puppy breath,

the many Bs said...

oh Patches! you are wonderful! we are soooooo happy to see you in your new home and we know that you will be so well taken care of. pretty soon you will be fat and sassy. well, maybe you are sassy already, but we did hear that you need to put on a few pounds.

we also love your blue birds. that's our mom's favorite bird (long story) and she said to tell you that it's very cool that you get to have those little blue bird puppies to watch.

we notice that everyone in your dog pack has a P name. we think that's very cool. we are all B's, and mom says that if we ever branch out into another letter, it will be a P. that's cuz mom's name starts with a P! hee hee. she's so weird, but you get used to it. anyway, we like your P names and we think you girls are very cool.

we are just tooooo happy about Patches. we want to hear a lot from you, little girl.


Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday Patches!
I am sure you will have a great day celebrating your big day!
Kisses and hugs

Kapp pack said...

Great to hear woo are doing so well! Happy Barkday too!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Koobuss said...

Hi Patches!!

My name is Koobuss and I am a wire fox terrier. Welcome! It is nice to meet you. I am so happy for you! Looks like you finally have a happy and loving forever home. Best wishes to you!! You deserve the best!!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

pee ess Don't worry about gaining weight. It's easy!!

Koobuss said...

It's me, Koobuss, again.

I loved the bird story. Let us know if the babies come back to the nest to live until the whole family comes back. If they don't, then where do they go? Do they find their own apartments? I would like to know this since I am in charge of bird watching around here.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Koobuss said...

I mean, "the whole family moves out"! What was I thinking? Sorry.


Myeo said...

Hi Patches

We just read all about you and how you were found. We are glad that Penny & Poppy's mom found you. We know that you are happy now and you are really a special girl.

Boy n Baby

Girl Girl Hamster said...

It's tuesday on our side now. Happy Birthday to you Patches. You look really cute with the white patches. It's really pawsome that you're in a nice home with Penny and Poppy now

~ Girl girl

Urban Smoothie Read said...

happy barkday patches... i'm sure u are settling well in the new home..

Joe Stains said...

omdog a new home and your birthday all so fast!! happy barkday!! you are looking better already!!! I hope you continue to find new freedoms!

Eric said...

Patches, Happy Barkday!! It will be your best ever there in Aire Heaven. Sounds like you are having a pawfect time exploring and comfy beds and treats. You look adorable with your white patches, Patches!

Wiry hugs Eric x