Monday, April 6, 2009

What a week!

Hello to all our furry and not-so-furry friends! It's me, Patches! Things were really crazy, around here, last week! Our mom spent most of the week getting ready for the big yard sale at the antique mall where her booth is. She drove us crazy going from the kitchen to the garage about 8 million times a day. Everytime she goes into the garage, we think we should go too, but she had the big garage door up and she didn't want to have to chase down 3 doggies all over the neighborhood. Mom and Aunt Wendy set up the yard sale on Friday morning and they had high hopes for the day. Unfortunately, just about as soon as they had everything set up, the wind started to blow and it turned very cold. They didn't even have very many "lookers" that day. At about 1:30, Mom came home and got some big plastic tarps and took them back there to cover everything up. They have a nice big gated area where they moved all the tables to for overnight. They gave up at about 2 p.m. and came home. Oh, yeah and they only sold $2 worth of stuff that day!
The next day (Saturday), Aunt Wendy and Uncle Bill went early and had the tables all set up when our mom got there. Mom was out yard sale-ing before she went to the antique mall. Fortunately, it was a lot less windy and a lot warmer on Saturday. They stayed until about 2:00 again, but decided they had had enough. They had a lot more "lookers" that day, but our mom still came home with less money than she started with. It seems that some of the other dealers had a lot of stuff she thinks will sell on Ebay. She bought a lot of stuff and even traded some stuffs. All in all...not a very profitable weekend!

I wanted to show you Penny's new Aire-cut, but as you can see, Mom still didn't get all of her in the picture. She was cursing the delay on the flashy box! We still don't have the results of Penny's tests, but we are hoping to get them today or tomorrow. The one bump that Penny had on her neck seems to be gone, but the big one on her back is getting a little bigger. None of them are red anymore, though. We think they must have been so red, the day they found them, just because that was the day she got groomed with the clippers.

I have been using my blind froggie for a pillow so I can get all rested up for a trip to Athens, Georgia. Next week, our mom and Aunt Wendy are going to Athens to meet the lady who is in charge of the Airedale Rescue Group and I get to go with them! I'm soooooo excited! I heard a rumor that Miss Barbara has her 3 Airedales with her! And all 3 of them are BOYZ! Remember when we told you about doing a home visit for some people who want to adopt a new 'dale? Well, we think they are getting TWO! One is a 5 year old mama 'dale and the other is her 10 week old puppy boy. If you would like to see them, go over to Janie's bloggy and you can see pictures. Janie's mom transported them from Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama and then someone else brought them to Atlanta. We're very glad Janie's mom could do that!

This is Officer Cooper and his police doggie, Bruno! We met them at our K-9 for the Cure doggie walk. Bruno is a Belgian Malinois and even though I've heard that he can be a very nice doggie, he looks pretty scary with his leather muzzle!

Remember when I went with Mom to get my picture taken for the dog walk? Well, this is the picture they put in the paper. The doggie on the left is the one that always tries to bite my face off! That's why I am on the far right with Mom. Right in the middle, is Ezzy Rider and Jagger with Aunt Wendy! Oh yeah, our mom and Aunt Wendy want everydoggie to know that they aren't really that fat! Actually I'm not that fat either...the camera must add a lot of weight!...kind of like being on TV! Our mom has quit bleaching her hair and she thinks she looks about 356,564 years old, now! She's trying very hard not to color it, but every time she sees herself in the mirror, she wonders who that old lady is!
Well, everybuddy, that's about it for today! We're going outside, now, to chase some skwerrels (and maybe some birdies)!
Patches (and Poppy & Penny too)


Dexter said...

Oh, we are sorry your mom worked so hard and then did not get many customers. I hope she does better with the eBay.

Penny, you look good with your aire-cut, I wish you were not so shy.

I hope that momma and her little baby get a nice furever home.


Stanislaw said...

Perhaps you should have joined her at the yard sale and antique show? I'm sure you'd make for great aire-vertising! Who can resist?

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


Tank woo fur sharing all the khool news!

Sorry your mom's sales didn't go better but at least she was out from under your paws fur a bit!

Tank woo fur sharing the khool khanine pikhs!


Deetz said...

Why does that one doggie try to bite your face off? Thats kinda mean. My mum is fat and used to have grey hair too, but now she colors it and she wears big T-shirts to cover her fat butt....She tried Yoga and tripped in her pajama bottoms walking over to put the yoga DVD in the player....bol


Digsby Mac Feegle said...

Two at once! Brave, brave people.

Agatha and Archie said...

Hi kids,sorry we have been MIA but we had pooter problems .WE wished we lived by you and we would buy TONS of stuff...And tell your Mom she does not look fat at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As for the hair color? PL2 says all the tie she is going to stop the dye as she is tired of doing it.. and she loves the color your Mom's is..Love and kisses A+A

Molly the Airedale said...

Don't be so shy, Penny! We want to see how pretty you look!
What a bummer that your mom and Aunt Wendy didn't haul in more bucks! Our paws are crossed that they do better next time!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Penny. Sorry your Mom didn't do better with her yard sales. She needs to take you three for cute sales appeal...leggededs would flock to her stall! I've got my paws criss crossed for your test results Penny.Hope you got to cahse all those pesky creatures!

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Joe Stains said...

We are sorry your Mom didn't do well. Our Mom sure spent a lot at the antique store this weekend on Pyrex stuff, she should have gone to your Mom's thing :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Patches!
I am so sorry the yard sale did not go as your mom expected!
My mom has had grey hairs since she was 12 years old and by now she is sooo tired of dyeing it!
Have a good night
Kisses and hugs

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Patches....

Sorry yer Mom didn't get many customers at the sale but it sounds like she got some good stuff fer ebay.....how nice that she was able ta help get those beautiful dales ta their new homes....it makes Gram mad when she hears stories about abused doggies... they deserve a wonderful life just like we have....

Dewey Dewster here....

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Your momma's hairs are very pretty in the silver shade. Our momma is a silver fox too!hehe. Too bad the sale was a bust. All the work they put into it. That's a shame.
XOXO-BRD & Hootie

Suzuki said...

Sooo much news! I;m glad you are back though :)
Big licks to you

Jake of Florida said...

Hey pals, we're sorry the yard sales didn't yield better results. But we're happy about the puppers getting adopted.

As for hair: Mom believes in the "paint store." The alternative would be to cover all the mirrors in the house and every other place she went.

So you already made the trip to Athens! We won't be visiting for a while -- but we're glad you'll know how to find us when we do!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Sorry Mom didn't make any money. Sure hope she still have money for dog food and treats.
Great picture of all of you ready for the walk.
That K9 pup does look a little scary..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

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

You all did have a buzy week!!

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-

River said...

It sounds like your mom might have gotten some good stuff though. It's a tough economy when you can't make any money on a yardsale! We're sending good thoughts to Penny. We think everything will be okay.

love & wags,

Unknown said...

HI Patches
Great picture. Your right.. the police dog looks a bit scary in the leather muzzle. Tell mom not to worry about the hairdo. Au natural is always beautiful.


Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, it does sound like there's alot been going on over at your side. Your poor Mom. I think my Mom could do that & lose a few pounds after that. Hehehe! Oh, Penny looked bald with that new haircut. I bet she feels so much cooler.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Fenway said...

What the heck is that Hannibal Lector thing on that German Shepherd? Wooooo....that put the Fear 'o God into me and I promised myself I would work extra hard to Be Have.

Maybe that dog who wants to feast on your face should borrow the muzzle.

Tell your mom that she looks A-OK!!! We love going natural.

We got your wind on Saturday and it hasn't really left. Brrr....it's cold, too!

Your pal,