Thursday, April 9, 2009

Penny's test results and Poppy's new Aire-cut!

Hi, everybuddy! It's me, Poppy! I get to tell you about all the stuffs going on around here today! I have the freshest Aire-cut in the whole neighborhood! Okay, at least in our own house! Don't I look beautimous? Well, I smell really good too! I just got in trouble, though, for eating grass, outside. Mom was out in the back yard and she caught me eating grass. She told me to quit it, but would I listen? Of course not! I'm an Airedale and we do what we want when we want! She told me that I would throw up and about 15 seconds after I ate the grass...guess what! I threw up! How the heck did my mom know that would happen? She said, "I told you so" and threw it over the fence so nodoggie else would eat the recycled doggie food. I have a sneaking suspicion that she's been through this before. Hey, at least I did it OUTSIDE!

It seems that rumor we heard about Patches going to Athens is really true! Next Tuesday, our mom and Aunt Wendy are going to take Patches and Ezzy Rider with them for an all-day trip to Athens, Georgia. They are going to meet somebody from the Airedale Rescue Group and three other 'dales. I told Penny that maybe we'll get lucky and they will forget to bring Patches back home. Uh oh...Mom heard me talking to Penny and she told me there's NO chance! Darn! I thought, maybe if Patches stayed in Athens, there would be more food and treats for me and Penny. Mom told me not to worry about it!
Penny's test results finally came back from the lumps on her back. It seems that the results were sort of inconclusive. They say there is about a 95% chance that they are NOT cancerous! They are probably just what our mom thought...sebaceous cysts. I'm not sure we spelled that right, but they are oily cysts at the base of hair follicles. The one on her neck is already gone and the v-e-t said Mom could use black salve on them. It draws the nasty stuff out and hopefully, they will go away! Right now, she smells a lot like tar! If they DON'T go away, they might have to be removed, but we'll wait and see what happens.

Our Wisteria is blooming, right now and so far, the cold weather we had hasn't effected the blossoms. For the last two years, every time the Wisteria started to bloom, we had a heavy frost and it toasted the buds before they could bloom! Ha ha, Mother Nature, we gotcha THIS year!
Well, everybuddy, that's it for today! We have to go help Mom nurse her sinuses, now. She was outside for a few hours and we are at the peak of pollen season. Everything here, looks like someone dusted it with yellow flour! Our blue Aire-mobile is yellow and our mom can't breathe without sneezing! Of course, the YELLOW pollen is too big to bother people's sinuses, but all the pollen that you can't see is doing a number on everyone! Well, everyone but US! It doesn't seem to bother us doggies.
Poppy (and Penny & Patches too)


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


What a grrrreat post!

Nice khut!
Nice news!!
Nice pikhs!!!

PeeEssWoo: Grass is sooooo furry tasty! I like to graze too!

Deetz said...

You look beautimuss!!!!!!!
I am so glad to hear that Penny is doing fine and that it is not anything serious....Can't wait to hear about the trip and the other dales at rescue...I sure hope they get forever homes....
Happy Easter

Lucia said...

Ciao 3Ps!

Yayyy, Pen's okayyy! Giggle -- I'm a poet! Poppy (love the bella hairdo, BTW!), how unfair that you can't go along to Athens to help your mama, Patches, Ezzy and your Auntie Wendy with the 'dale rescue adventure. Boooo! But it's good that you'll be there to keep an eye on Penny, just in case she needs you. Your a swell sorella!

Tanti baci!

PeeEss: Sorry to hear about the grass horkie episode. Sometimes, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do....!!

Niamh said...

Glad to hear that Penny's lumps are only sebaceous cysts. I have two on my tail and they don't bother me at all. Your new 'do looks very nice and I am sure that it feels good now that the weather is warming up.

Your friend,

Thoughts said...

Beautiful "Aire-cut" (hee hee, we like that!) and great news about Penny!

Benson and Gibson

Faya said...

Beautiful....magnifique.....très très beautiful....very magnifique!
I am happy for Penny...
I wish you a nice week-end !
Kisses, Faya

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Yippee! We are so happy Penny's lumps are benign.I had the same thing happen last year and it turned out to be a fatty tumor.Better safe than sorry Mommy says. A car trip to go see another Dale is so exciting. Have lots of fun kids. (Poopy maybe you can go next time.) AireSmooches,BabyRocketDog

You Dales get lumps a lot I guess. Maybe we should call you Lumpdales??hehehehehehe.
WelshieHugs, Hootie

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh yeah, nice new doo girl!

Dexter said...

Grass just tastes so good that its worth barfing, don't you think? There sure are a lot of aire-cuts going on down there lately.

Why does Patches get to go on a field trip while you two are left at home? Doesn't seem fair.

I was hoping that those things on Penny were just old dale bumps. Sounds like maybe they were. I never heard of putting the black stinky stuff on them.


Molly the Airedale said...

You both look beautiful with your new Aire-cuts!
We're so happy to hear that your lumps are non-cancerous, Penny! It's actually the best news we've heard all day!
Mom says that your wisteria is just gorgeous!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Girls, we're sorry it's taken us so long to get to your blog. We've been flat out here.
Wow great looking airecut you got there Poppy. You look beautiful.
Ask your mum to say g'day to Aunt Wendy & Ezzy for us. Hope they have fun in Athens.
Glad to hear Penny is ok. Hopefully the rest of the cysts will go away by themselves. Paws crossed !!!

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Stanley said...

Hey, Girlies!

I'm loving all the airecuts around your place... you 3 are some goregeous girlDales!

So glad the test results are 95% sure those cysts aren't anything serious. Hope they go away on their own, though. Give Penny Girl a big juicy goober smooch from me for all the trouble she had to go through.

Sounds to me like you guys are all going to have a good time when Patches goes to Athens for the meetup. (Maybe she can arrange a triple date for you 3 with Miss Barbara's boys.) Patches will definitely have herself a hoot running and wrasslin' with everydog, and you two will probably have a party at home! Just make sure nodog calls the police on you for making too much noise! (Keep the band under control and that should do it.)

Goober love & smooches,

Jake of Florida said...

You said this:
Mom was out in the back yard and she caught me eating grass. She told me to quit it, but would I listen? Of course not! I'm an Airedale and we do what we want when we want! She told me that I would throw up and about 15 seconds after I ate the grass...guess what! I threw up!

I had the exact same conversation with my Mom yesterday and the day before that and the day before that!!! "Jakey, stop eating grass. You'll just throw up in a minute." Did I listen? No! Did I throw up? You betcha'!!

We don't think you really want Patches to disappear, do you? Your Mom is so cool thinking about Airedale Rescue -- and I bet you really feel the same way!!

Wirey woofs,


Lorenza said...

Yes, you look beautiumus!
Thanks for the update on Penny's lumps.
Take care of your mom, ok?
Kisses and hugs

Unknown said...


Poppy you love fabby! I can smell you from here.. hmmm hmmm. That's good news for Penny. Achoo.. thanks for spreading the pollen. happy spring


Asta said...

Penny ,Poppy and Patches.
Poppy, that is a beutimous aiwecut!!! Pawfect fow spwing and evewything bootiful and new. We loooove youw wistewia,, you whole gawden looks pawsome.
I hope that Patches doessn't get left behind. I think it would be tewwible. I'm suw those lumpies on Penny awe hawmless..I will keep my paws cwossed!
have a lovely ,blessed Eastew
smoochie kisses

The Black and Tans. said...

Poppy you look absolutely Airedorable with your new Airecut.

We are delighted that the lumps on Penny are benign and paws crossed they will disappear.

Have a good weekend.

Molly and Taffy

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

Woohoo! We're glad to hear Penny's lumps are no cause for worry (we think it's funny she smells like tar). Love the new 'do, too!

Happy Spring!


Mason Dixie said...

Thanks for all the updates, you have been busy, a new cut, a trip, maybe one less dog and more treats. he he. have a Happy Easter

Joe Stains said...

We are sure those back bumpies are nothing too, but its good news that the percentage is so high. You so look absolutely beautiful with your Aire-cut.

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we are gla that the bumps aren't anything and your new cut looks fabulous!!!!!! Hope you all have a happy easter!!! Love A+A

Lacy said...

w00f's, hope the bumps all go away...and ur new fur cut looks pawsome...all that rain last nite shooda got rid of the pollen..

b safe,

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Sherry said...

When the pollen falls, it means the alders are dropping their catkins, which make a nice snack.

Alanis & Miro

River said...

Sounds good for Penny. I am so happy to hear that. Wisteria is very pretty. We are all suffering from pollen too, lots a sneezing. Sounds like Patches gets to have a fun trip.

love & wags,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Easter..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

the many Bs said...

hi Poppy, you sure do look lovely with your new aire cut. we're happy to hear that Penny's bump thingies are most likely not bad bumpies. we hope that tar stuff will make them go away.

that sure is beautiful wisteria. we have some too, but it never blooms.


TwoSpecialWires said...

Poppy, Penny and Patches... did we forget anyone? It's fun to say your names. Those p's pop out and make us smile!

We hope your Easter Sunday has been a nice one. We saw that you had visited earlier, and wanted to let you know we got the Easter Sunrise pictures up.... it looks a lot more like springtime there than it does here... but we were happy to celebrate the morning the way we did!

Enjoy Georgia! Is your dirt red? It might blend in with you Aire-dogs.

Jake and Fergi

Allison Walton said...

We tink woo arr beewootiful, Poppy!! And dat iz such gud nooz abowt Penny!

Gus and Waldo

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

Oh Girls...sorry sorry we've been busy...we just got all caught up on ur bloggie...we went to the site that had pics of the mama dale and her puppers...they are so cute!!! We hope they have a wonderful new home to go to soonest!!!

Now Penny...it sounds like ur bumpies are nuthin' to be worryin' about...it's good that you're gettin' em checked out...aren't we lucky dogs to have hoomans who care!!!??!!

We hope you Girls had a wonderful Easter! We ran and ran and dug mulch and wrassled and Mumsie scrubbed the mud off the floor like 6 times till she gave up and then we snacked on the ants that came into visit us and

Now were e x h a u s t e d.


All three terriers just hit the floor....

Snorin' barks...


Kess And Her Mama said...

Phew...for a moment I thought Patches was going to Athens, Greece! Hope Penny gets better soon and I love your aire-cut!

Nelly said...

Hi Poppy, Penny & Patches!

Thanks for coming by my Blob! We love your Wisteria in bloom - ours isn't out yet but we'll post a picture when it is. Mummy says they smell gorgeous.

Love your Airedo Poppy, I have never had one yet - I'm only 7 months old but Finni says it doesn't hurt.


Jans Funny Farm said...

Yep, these humans sure have a problem with that yellow pollen. We, on the other hand .....

We hope Penny's lumps are benign.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Penny! Poppy! Patches!
Whats up three amigas! Im surely glad that the test results didnt come back bad! What if you put peanut butter on the spots? They would at least taste better if you try and lick them! Dont these VETS know that our airedale spit is all healing?

Hehehe! Nice Aire-cut! I like it much? Did they take away your dogly smell that you've worked on so hard? I hate that!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Hollie and Janie said...

Your wisteria is gorgeous! It does smell heavenly, doesn't it!! You do look snazzy with your new airecut!! Glad to hear that Penny'lumps are not the dangerous kind!!

Fred said...

Athens is such a cool place! And I love to eat grass and upchuck too. It makes my Old Girl real mad.

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee guys....glad ta hear that Penny's bumps won't be a problem...ya know Pap swears by that black salve so it will probably do the trick but yer right it sure smells....

We eat grass too and then we throw up......what do ya think ??? Is that maybe why we eat it ta begin with ???? Darn if I know.....

Lovely wisteria....wish Gram didn't see it....that's one more plant that she'll be wantin' ta buy....

Dewey Dewster here....

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