Sunday, October 5, 2008

Poppy's barkday present!

Hello to all of our furry and not-so-furry friends! It's me, Poppy! As some of you may know, this coming Friday will be my 8th barkday. Well, I was informed, yesterday, that my barkday present will be a new Aire-cut. As Joe Stains would say, "WTF"! I was expecting toys and treats or at the very least...a ginormous CAKE! Who wants a crappy old Aire-cut for their barkday? I think this stinks! Mom told me that I am going to a new place, though. Well, it's not really new...I just haven't been there in a really loooooong time. I'm going back to the very first place I ever got groomed. My original groomer sold the place and moved over to PetSmart, so we went with her. A few years later, she got sick and died, so we have been going to all different groomers and our mom doesn't really like any of them. The last one made me get up on the table and off the table about 50 times while she groomed me and I had really bad arfritis problems for several days after I got home. My new, old place told Mom that they won't do that to me...I will be the first dog in and the first dog out. Yay!
Patches is doing much better, now, after her fix-it surgery. For a few days, she would cry when she jumped up on the big bed, but not anymore!

Now, she thinks she is the supreme ruler looking down on me and Penny! Ha! I am the only supreme ruler around here and everydog KNOWS that! Just in case they aren't aware of it, I make sure they KNOW it!

Now that it has cooled off, here in Georgia, we wanted to show you some of our beautimous plants. This is a Bougainvilla that our mom has had for many years. She brings it inside in the winter time and puts it out on the deck when it's warm outside. Our dad has been giving it Miracle Grow and it must be working!

This is one of our ornamental potato plants. They don't grow any flowers, but the leaves are about as big as a hooman's head. It is planted under the deck and it reaches all the way up to the top of the deck. It will grow ugly, little potatoes that you can't eat. Mom picks them and stores them over the winter and then plants new ones in the spring.

Our dad's mom gave our mom some of the potatoes about 15 years ago and she has been growing them every year since. She used to plant them around our mailbox and it made it easy for people to find our house. Well, she doesn't do that anymore because it's hard to tell when the mailman has been here and besides, in the dark, it looked like a gigantic man standing at the end of the driveway. Whenever Mom had to go somewhere in the dark, it scared the "you-know-what" out of her! Heehee! WE thought it was pretty funny, but I guess Mom got tired of getting scared all the time.
We hope you are all having as gorgeous of a day as we are! It's kind of cool outside and our leaves are just starting to turn a little bit. It makes it really nice for when we go out to patrol the perimeter of our back yard. We have to make sure there are no intruders (like squirrels) and keep watch over all the neighbor dogs! Have a great week, everydoggie!
Poppy (and Penny & Patches too)


Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Poppy, we will probably be on our road trip next Friday, so we want to tell you HAPPY BARKDAY now!!!
You will be beautiful in your new cut and we are glad your mom found a groomer that understands your needs!
Our mom is jealous of your mom's green thumb. The plants are so pretty and mom pretty much kills plants....the potato vine is cool.
Sunny & Scooter & Jamie(mom with the brown thumb)

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

Hmm...ya plant taters ya can't eat? No Smooshies...mashies, oven friend or baked? Um...WHY?

These hoomans...I just don't understand them sometimes....

So glad Patches if feelin' better...she kept whinin' to me it H U RRRRRRRRRRRRRR TS when she jumps on the big bed. So I told her....DON'T. Did she listen?? NO.

Oh well...she was gonna heal sooner or later!

Hey...we've killed off and disable a few groomers too...don't know why....hope ur Airecut meets Barkday expectations!!!!

Seriously Poppy...you better hold out for treats and a cake too!!!!!

Love ya lots...Lacie

Rambo said...

Glad to hear Patches is doing better. That's good news.
As for the taters...waz up with taters for decoration?

Lacy said...

w00f's poppy, Penny and patches...me sorry u has to have a fur cut..heehee me iz shedding again, mama not to happy wiff that...mama likes ur mamas plants...she use to haff a bunch but now she only got 3..

b safe,

Asta said...

a new aiwecut is lovely..like a spa day..but I hope when you get home, thewe willbe a hooge cake and tweats and toys too you desewve a big celebwation! Eight yewas woot!!!
Smoochie kisses

Dexter said...

Your mom grows potatos that she can't eat? Hmmm...

I can't believe that you're only getting an aire-cut for your birthday. Maybe they just want you out of the house for the surprise party.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Poppy!
I am not so sure a haircut is the best present you could expect but sure you will look great!
I hope the "new old" place will give you a special attention!
Your mom has very nice plants there.
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

omdog the same plants for 15 years is amazing. I agree that getting a hair cut on your birthday is a big WTF. I hope it is quick and painless.

Charlie Daniels said...

What? An Aire-Cut for you birthday! Is that it??? ;-)



Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Poppy,
We're sorry your barkday pressie is going to be an airecut. Maybe they're just tricking you. They probably have a big surprise planned.
I'm going to be 8 soon too.

Noah xx

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Poppy,

Soory ta hear yer getting’ a aire-cut fer yer barkday…..we’d send ya cake but it would be stale by the time it got there….

Glad Patches is feelin’ better since ‘er fix-it fix ……hope she continues ta improve…

Now that fake potato plant sounds interestin’…..but Gram needs more plants like she needs a hole in the head….we have enough around here ta share with everyone….

Hope ya have a great week…

Dewey Dewster here…..

Kirby said...


An aire-cut for your barkday? Hmmph, not so sure about that. Hopefully you'll get some yummy food for your dinner that night! I sure hope they take good care of you at the new/old salon.

I'm happy that Patches is feeling better. Just remember to keep her in line. He he!

Your pal,

Niamh said...

I am shocked that you have to go to the groomers on your birthday. It is cruelty to animals! Maybe your parents will get you lots of treats to make up for it.

Glad to hear that Patches is recovering.

Your friend,

Huskee and Hershey said...

I am so envious girls.. you have lovely green and flowering plants. My mom simply murders the plants. They are alright when we bring them home, but after a while, they turn yellow and wither away.. **sigh**

Pedro said...

Those are some interesting plants. You'll have to post a picture of the ugly little potatoes! My mom said the calico kitten was a girl. If it was a boy she would have rushed right back to get him cause we could really ust $10,000!


Pedro said...


I forgot to say happy barkday!!!


Murphey said...

I gotta agree, an airecut for your birthday is not a good present, sheesh, humans!

We ahve a potato vine too, it sure is pretty.


Stanislaw said...

I bet your people are planning a surprise party for you! That's why they want you to look all groomed and stuff. It's got to be... right? Party time!! Excellent!

Duke said...

You're going to look all beautifully spiffy for your birthday, Poppy!
We're so glad that Patches is feeling back to her old self!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch