Friday, January 29, 2010

Two of us are clean!

Hi every buddy! It's me, Poppy! Yesterday, I got the dreaded b-a-t-h! Yeah, I was pretty stinky...at least according to my mom! Now I smell really good, but I have heard a rumor that I am going to be Furminated later today! The indignities just keep piling up!

This morning, Penny had her turn in the bathtub! So, now two out of three of us are clean and smell good. The blond one (aka Patches) will get her turn tomorrow! Heeheehee! This morning, Mom told Penny and Patches that they needed to put their heads together and decide who would get their bath today. Since no one volunteered, Mom grabbed Penny and off they went...into the bathroom!

So, Mom is 2/3 of the way done with our baths, but we still need to have our toenails cut. We won't be going back to that one place since they only cut the tips, but our mom is thinking about taking us to the v-e-t! They do a good job, but it's kind of 'spensive!

We can't begin to tell you all how bad we feel for Deetz's family. His brother Sharkie left suddenly, yesterday, for the Rainbow Bridge. It was a horrible accident and we know it will take them a loooooong time to grieve. You can visit Deetzy at http://www.deetztheairdale.blogspot.com to see what happened. Our mom gets sick to her stomach every time she thinks about it! (Sorry, stoopid blogger won't let us insert a link). It also won't let us see the pictures we posted!

Well, every buddy, I'm on my way to be Furminated and I think Patches is hiding somewhere.

Pupdate: Sat. Jan. 30, 2010: It's me, Patches! I got my dreaded b-a-t-h this morning, so I have joined the ranks of 3 clean Aire-girls! Woohoo! Our mom is really glad we're all clean (for NOW), but her back may never be the same again! It's a good thing she took 3 whole days to give us our baths! She could never have done all 3 of us in one day. Oh, and it only took Mom half as long to catch me as it usually does. I must be slowing down! I was also very good once the door shut behind me in the bathroom. I even jumped in and out of the tub all by myself! Amazing!

Poppy (and Penny & Patches too)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Just a really, really, really short post!

Hi every buddy! It's me, Patches! Yeah, I know...it's been waaaaaay too long since we posted last time. You can blame that on our mom! We don't have much news, right now, except our snow is all gone and now it's RAINING! Oh, and it's warmed up a lot too. Our peeps are very happy about that.

Our mom's leggie is all better now, but she won't let Poppy get near her when she opens up the front door! Poppy had a couple days of feeling yucky, but we think it was from the ant-eye-bye-ot-icks that she was on. Anyway, she's all better now. Penny and I are fine too.

Our dad is still declining, but at least it's slow. Mom spends most of her time either dealing with hospice peoples or taking care of Dad. Oh, yeah...she still takes care of US too! We have been good girls, lately, and let them sleep until at least 5 a.m. Yeah, that's early, but it's better than 3 or 4 a.m.!

Well, every buddy, that's about it for today. I have to go watch my mom make lunch for Dad. You never know, she might drop something tasty that I have to pounce on!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Friday, January 8, 2010

We've got snow and we almost got eaten!

Hi everybuddy! It's me, Patches! In this picture of me, I'm giving my mom the evil eye 'cause she made us come in from having fun in the snow. We located some sort of critter that must have escaped to the other side of the fence when it saw our jaws of death coming after it. Mom just let us have at it until we started digging. We would have had that critter if she hadn't made us come in. Of course, there probably would have been a huge hole under the fence too!
We got about 2 inches of snow last night! Yeah, I know...that's nothing compared to what some of you have, but it's a big deal here, in Georgia! This is me and Poppy taking our Aire-butts down the slippery steps. Poppy went first and I was so close behind her that we look like one loooong Aire-pup!

Here's Poppy (on the left) and Penny (on the right) searching out the pawfect spot to piddle.

Oops! Poppy found her pawfect spot just as the delay thingy ended on the flashy beast! Sorry, Poppy, no privacy for YOU!

Penny doesn't mind having her picture taken when she's outside! Maybe it's because the stoopid camera doesn't flash! Anyway, it is only 14 degrees right now, so we were having lots of fun, but Mom was freezing her tushie off while taking our pictures! Hahahaha! She's NOT wearing a fur coat! In fact, she wasn't wearing any coat at all!
Now, I have to tell you about our great adventure in almost being eaten! Two days ago, our mom spotted a ginormous hawk in a tree in our back yard! She watched him for a long time before she decided to let us go out. She knew that we are too big for him to be able to swoop down and carry one of us off! She kept telling us, though, that he was watching "black and tan lunch on the paw"! Actually, he stayed right there in the tree the whole time we were outside. He stayed there about 2 hours and our mom kept checking on him every time she went near the windows. He finally ate something and then flew away. Too bad...we would have liked to have had a shot at playing with him!
Yesterday was our mom's birthday and for most of the day, we were really good girls, but late in the afternoon, when our mailman came, Poppy got in huge trouble! The mailman came up to the front door to pick up a package and Mom stuck her hand out the door so he could put the mail in it. Well, Poppy tried to force her snooter out the door and she bent Mom's leg in the wrong direction! Mom heard a popping sound and then she could hardly walk for the rest of the day! She sat with a heating pad on her knee for the rest of the evening and she says it feels a little better today. At least she's only limping once in a while!
Well, that's all our news for today! Mom and Aunt Wendy are going out to play in the snow...I mean they're going to run errands and go out to lunch for Mom's birthday!
Patches (and Poppy and Penny too)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Today is our second blogaversary!

Hello to all our furry and not-so-furry friends! It's me, Patches! Our personal secretary (aka Mom) just realized that it was two years ago today that we started our bloggy! Obviously, we don't do a whole lot of posting since this is only our 183rd post. We try, but our mom is just way too busy to post every time we bark stuffs to her!
Since Poppy got her ant-eye-bye-ot-icks, she hasn't picked any fights with me or Penny. Of course, our mom is watching her very closely and if she gets that "look" in her eye, she separates us really quick! We think the "look" just means she wants to play, but Mom isn't taking any chances.

This picture is from back when I had my aeordynamic fur-cut. I'm not quite that aerodynamic now, but I'm still pretty quick! My hairs haven't grown all the way out yet, so I'm not spending much time outside today. It's only 23 degrees F this morning and our mom has to go to the grocer store. Heeheehee! Better HER than US! It's a good thing she's got that remote start thingy on our Aire-mobile. At least she can warm it up before she has to go out and freeze her tushie on those leather seats that the car dealer told her wouldn't be too hot or too cold. He LIED big time!
For those of you who have asked, our dad is stable right now. He is declining, but at least it is slowly. We see a change in him about every six or seven days. When he gets out of breath, it takes him longer to recover than it used to. He is still trying to help our mom with stuffs like setting the table and letting us doggies in and out. The nurse told him to quit that, but he just can't get that through his head. He's stubborn...just like us doggies! Speaking of us doggies, we let our peeps sleep until 6:20 this morning. They can't figure out why we did that and Mom checked the house for poopies and piddles, but she didn't find any! Of course not, Mom, WE know that we only do that outside!
Well, everybuddy, our mom has to quit typing now because she has to go freeze her tushie off. When she comes home, she's going to turn into a plumber again and replace the flapper in one of our toilets. Good luck with that, Mom!
Happy New Year, everybuddy!
Patches (and Poppy and Penny too)