Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday...and Goodbye Pokey!

Hello, all our furry and not so furry friends! It's me, PorkChop! We're very happy that you could join us for Wheelie Wednesday!
See this very furry beast? That's Patches in her current state of fluffiness. Well, next Friday, March 27th, she is going get an Aire-cut! Heeheehee! She's going to Penny and Poppy's old groomer. When the groomer raised her prices, Mom started looking for a new one. She has had the girls to a few of them, but no one seems to do it quite as well as their "old" groomer. Also, Patches is going there for a couple of reasons...one is that the other groomers don't express the anal glands and that's what got Poppy in trouble with an infection. The other reason is that this groomer won't take any s**t from Patches. The other groomers would tell Mom that Patches didn't want her face done, so they didn't do it. Or she didn't want her toenails cut, so they didn't do it. Mom knows that Cindy won't let her get away with anything! Our mom says that if she has to pay for a complete groom, by doG, she's going to GET a complete groom! No more messing around!

Now, on to other impawtent stuffs! Poppy is hanging her head in disbelief at what she's watching and Patches is just awstruck! They are standing in the doorway, to our garage, watching Mom butcher Pokey!

You do remember Pokey, don't you? He is (was) our ginormous Lion buddy. Well, Pokey wasn't just your normal, everyday stuffy...he was filled with teeny tiny styrofoam balls. Right before Christmas, he started leaking those little balls all over the living room floor. Fortunately, Mom caught him before he made a snow storm in the house. She put him in the garage where the 3 P's couldn't get their teefies on him. He stayed out there until a couple of days ago when our mom decided she could use his stuffing to pack stuff that she sells on Ebay.

She went to the garage, armed with a razor knife, to butcher Pokey! The picture, above, is all that's left of him! Three big bags of teeny tiny styrofoam balls! We feel kind of sorry for whoever gets their stuff packed in this stuff...it goes EVERYWHERE! Our garage floor and our mom's clothes were covered with it!
Goodbye, Pokey! You sure were lots of fun! Poppy spent many months performing her secret ritual on you and you took it like a man! She even tried to drag you all over the house and you never complained. You didn't get very far because of your enormous size, but still you never complained! Rest well, old friend!
We're having a nasty, rainy day, today and the 3 P's are doing a fine job of muddying up the deck and the kitchen floor. Our mom has given up on trying to clean their feets as they come in. While she's cleaning up one doggie, the other two charge right past her into the house. She put old towels down, at the top of the steps and there is a very looooooong rug right inside the kitchen door, but neither of them seem to do much good. I keep telling Mom that that's what you get when you choose to share your house with 3 big Aire-heads! Just think how clean the house would stay if you only had wheelies!
Well, everybuddy, it's time for me to go back into my china cabinet, now so I can watch the antics of the 3 P's in peace and where it's dry and NOT muddy!
PorkChop (and Poppy, Penny & Patches too)


Faya said...

Poor Pokey ! He was such a great friend to you....I hope you will have a new friend soon.
Kisses, Faya & Dyos
PS : I can send you some snow if you prefer....I am sick of the snow..

the many Bs said...

hi PorkChop, there is a lot going at your house! we're sorry to hear about Pokey getting all of his stuffings removed, but it's probably for the best. maybe you can still drag his empty carcass around the house and through the mud. that's what we do with our toys, only usually in reverse order (first mud, then the house).

we see that your mom has the same dilemma as our mom with multiple dogs and muddy feet. our mom gave up wiping our feetsies too. she just cleans the floor.

good luck on your grooming, Patches. we can't wait to see your transformation.


Deetz said...

I am so sorry to hear about Pokey the lion but atleast he had a donor card and your mum honored it, now he will be all over the place....
I can't wait to hear about the airecut and see pictures

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Poor Pokey..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Molly the Airedale said...

Poor, Pokey! At least he was fun while he lasted!
We can't wait to see Patches with her Aire-cut!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I hope Gumby doesn't hear about it....


Mason Dixie said...

Poor pokey. how horrible. I hope you get to play with him now. =)

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

I want a pokey. . ..he looked like a lot of fun!


Joe Stains said...

ah pokey was an organ donor, how cool!! I bet you will miss him tho. Good luck to Patches at that groomer!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Porkchop!
OMD! Pokey was reduced to 3 bags of stuffing!
I hope Patches will have a good time at the groomers
Kisses and hugs

Stanley said...

Hey, bud.

At least Pokey will be dispersed throughout the world now, sharing his love! What a special sacrifice for him to make.

We can't wait to see Patches' new Airecut. We're getting ready to see her runway show!

Goober love & smooches,

Sherry said...

Rest in peace(s), Pokey!
Sherry & Alanis

Dexter said...

I am sorry you had to witness your stuffie getting gutted! You might need therapy.

I sure hope Patches doesn't pull one over on that groomer. She sounds like a piece of work, huh?