Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, everydoggie!

Hello, everydoggie! It's me, Patches! We are having a pretty interesting week here, at Airedale Heaven! Some of it has been really sad...like when we found out that one of our first pals went to the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace, Miss Snickers, and say Hi to all our buddies who arrived there before you. We know we'll see you again one day! Run free and painless and don't worry about Butchy and your family...all of us DWBers will take care of them for you!
Yesterday, we had a visit from our step sister, Debi and her boyfriend, Terry! We were soooo excited that we just about wiggled our fuzzbutts off! Our pawrents hadn't seen Debi since before the 3 of us came to live here. That was a looooooong time ago. We were all very happy to see them! Even our dad, who doesn't say much, was really glad they came! WE were especially glad they came bacause they gave us treats and petted us non-stop. Even Penny licked Terry's hand! Whoa.....that NEVER happens! She never gets that close to anyone she doesn't know! So, they must be really special peeps!

They brought Mom and Dad this beautimous autumn bouquet of flowers. They are even prettier in real life! It has lots of tiny orange roses in it, and it made us think of Asta! We know she's on her way to Nowf Carolina, but maybe she'll see it when she gets back.

Poppy is really excited about Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday 'cause she just found out that we're having turkey! We looooooove turkey! Our turkey day dinner will be scaled back a lot, this year, but that's okay. We are still going to enjoy spending the day with our pawrents and eating yummy foods!
We interrupt this bloggy to ask all of you to cross your paws, say your prayers or whatever you do for Claudette Hudson, Rocky's mom. She got some disturbing news from the doctor this week and we are sooooo hoping everything turns out okay for her!
Happy Thanksgiving to everydoggie, kittie, hammie, hooman and bear who celebrate it!
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Aire Care Fair was a success!

Hi, everydoggie, kittie, hamsterrier, bear and hooman! It's me, Patches. On Sunday, Mom and I went to the Aire Care Fair! The picture above is the tables where peoples could bid on Aire stuffs to benefit the Airedale Rescue Group. My mom donated 4 needle felted sculptures. Three of them were Airedales and one was a black Schnauzer on wheels. All 4 sold! Woohoo! Hollie and Janie are getting their very own Airedale wheelie!
Here's Janie! She looked soooooo pretty in her beautimous pink bow! We also got to meet her mama and Grandmama too! How cool is that?

Here's me and Sally Ann the Welsh Terrier! Isn't she just too cute? Sadly, she had to leave her big brother, Mack, at home, but we were soooooo glad to meet her and her mommy!

The Aire-kid in the back is Asta and we think it's Janie again in the foreground. There were so many Airedales there that we had a hard time keeping up with all the doggies' names.

See the blur on the left side of this picture? That's Sally Ann outrunning all the Airedales and other doggies! She's like a speeding bullett!
There were lots and lots of Airedales and we saw Dennis the Vizla, Chef the Boxer, Mango the relentlessly huge, Dexter the Labradude, a beautiful Weimeraner, a standard black Schnauzer and lots of other non-Aire-kids! Okay, so Dennis, Chef, Mango and Dexter weren't really there, but we saw doggies that looked just like them! The "Mango" doggie was just a puppy and no where near as large as the "relentlessly huge", but he will be a big boy when he grows up.
We all had a really great time running like mad fools in the off-leash area and some of us were busy playing bitey face with doggies we had never met before. The weather was pawfect, but it got a little warm in the afternoon! That was okay, we had lots of water buckets.
It was a really great day and we made loads of money for the Airedale Rescue Group!...which was the point of the whole thing in the first place! I was soooooo excited to get to meet two more of my doggie buddies from Dogs with Blogs! That meant there were 5 DWBers there! Jagger and Ezzy Rider, Janie, Sally Ann and of course, ME!
Patches (and Poppy and Penny too) (Poppy & Penny had fun with the DAD sitter while Mom and I were gone)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just a short post!

Hi everybuddy! It's me, Patches! I don't have a whole lot of time, but I just wanted to post SOMETHING so everydoggie knows that we're still here! I'm getting all psyched up for the Aire Care Fair on Sunday. Mom was going to give me a b-a-t-h today, but since it's raining like crazy (thank you, Ida), I have to wait until tomorrow. Every time Mom gives one of us a bath, she says that the next time, she's going to PAY someone else to do it. We'll see how that turns out for her!
This is our mom's Christmas cactus. Yep, it's blooming in November AGAIN! Every year, Mom puts it outside in the spring and brings it in in the fall. It was actually starting to form buds when Mom brought it in and then it kind of 'sploded into blossoms almost as soon as it came inside.
Well, I gotta go, but wanted to let everyone know that all 3 of us doggies are doing fine!
PUPDATE by Patches (Wed. Nov. 11): I'm all clean! I had my dreaded b-a-t-h this morning! At 7 :15, Mom started chasing me to get me into the tub. Twenty minutes later, she finally caught me! See...being aerodynamic really pays off! For a WHILE! I'm all clean now and smell really good. Mom, however is not smelling so good and she got really wet! Heeheehee!
Poppy, Penny & Patches