Monday, August 16, 2010

We are both beautimous at the same time!

Hi every buddy! It's me, Patches! Well, our spa days are over with for now. Penny had hers last Tuesday and I had mine on Thursday. It rarely happens that we are both clean and smelling good at the same time, but somehow, our mom managed to pull it off this time!

There isn't much going on at Airedale Heaven these days. It's just too hot to do much of anything! Our mom is still trying to figure out what is "normal" for her after losing our dad and Poppy. Last week, it was 6 months since we lost Dad and this Saturday, it will be 6 months for Poppy. Mom is doing okay, but sometimes she wishes she could turn the clock back a few years! She just can't believe how fast time goes by! Last week, our mom's youngest aunt died after a 3 year battle with cancer. Mom has been on the phone with her uncle telling him what he can expect in the next 6 months. I guess she thinks these last 6 months have made her an expert or something!

One of these pictures is Penny from the back. You have to click on the picture to biggify it and you can see her tail with the arrow in the center of it. We don't know how the arrow got there. We think maybe she was in a fight with her littermates when she was a puppy.

If it EVER cools off, here, our mom is thinking about having a fundraiser for the Airedale Rescue Group. Yep, right here at OUR house! Of course, Aunt Wendy will help her. We're thinking about maybe some time in November. We have lots of room for the pups to run around in our fenced backyard and all the peeps can be in the kitchen or on the deck.

I still haven't named my new best friend and believe it or not, he has only lost about a 1 inch piece of stuffing! I'm pretty sure he is a life-sized Border Collie 'cause he keeps trying to herd me around the living room!

Well, every buddy, I have to go bark at the mailman now!

Patches and Penny too!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

After our Grandfather passed away, we heard our Mom tell people that no one could prepare you for the time after - all of the questions and paperwork - your Mom should write a book about it to help others cope!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Bocci said...

Hi Patches and Penny. So sorry to hear about all your losses. My Parental Unit has had many losses too-and it seems that there's just not one way to deal with it-wish there was abook to help!

Your idea for a fundraiser sounds fun!

Take care and please know that others are thinking of you :-)

Your buddy,

Asta said...

Penny and Patches

I think you two awe always bootimoos, but especially so wight now!!!

Youw Mommi has had an awful lot to deal wif and become an expawt on things she nevew wanted to be ana expawt at..I just thank dog you'we thewe fow hew and you got to stay in youw home..the loss of youw Dad and Poppy is a huwt that doesn't disappeaw wif a few momf that's fow suwe
We send you ouw love and hold you in ouw heawts
smoochie kisses

Duke said...

You both look absolutely beautiful and we bet you must feel a wee bit cooler with the shorter Airedo's.
We love your dad's photo on your sidebar. Please put one of Poppy there too.
(((((((((((hugs))))))))))))) to your mom.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

An Airedale fundraiser sounds like a grand idea. It will have lots of humans for your mom to chat with about her favorite dogs and hopefully raise many dollars.


Gus said...

Wow! I didn't know Aire Girls could look so great!


pee ess...muzzer says the first few anniversaries and "special" days are the hardest, because you are surprised at how much it hurts. It doesn't really get "better" but you know what to expect.


Wyatt said...

You pups look super duper...gosh, it makes mom think we might be needing a spa day again!

Wyatt and Stanzie

julee said...

You girls are looking very spiffy after your spa days. Isn't it a relief since it's so stinking hot out?

We think of your mommy often, bc it's never easy to get thru the tough times....just breath mommy!

You girlies keep loving on each other.

Lorenza said...

You two look beautiful!
A fundraiser for the Airedale Rescue Group sounds pawesome!
Lots of people and doggie friends at your house... and to make it better for a very good cause!
I hope you can do it!
Kisses and hugs

The Thuglets said...

Penny, Patches and Mom as you know we were missing for sometime and reading you post today learning about Dad & Poppy made us feel so sad. Lots of pawsative thoughts.

You both look very airedalebeautipawlicicius!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

P.S. Someone metioned the word bath here YIKES!

Fred said...

Lovely pictures! And your mom is right that it will take a little while to figure out what "normal" is. Hang in there, ladies!

Hollie and Janie said...

You both look awesome!! I'm due for an aire-cut soon... this southern summer is killing me!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh yes, you both are very beautiful. And isn't it great to be looking so wonderful at the same time? Hugs to your mom - time does heal the pain, but it doesn't happen as quickly as we would like.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Eric said...

You do indeedy look beautilicious!!

Give Mom special love and kissses to help her heal, sheese life is hard.

Wiry love n kisses Eric

Joe Stains said...

You guys look great. Lots of hugs to your mom from us.

Unknown said...

P and P
I can smell you from here... hmmm aaaah! so fresh. I think your mom is amazing. Plain and simple so any advice she can lend to others.. please do.


TwoSpecialWires said...

Patches. We thought you both were beautimous when we met you! Now we think you both are beautimous AND much cooler. That southern weather can be hard on a dog. Speaking of which ... had any more big thunderstorms lately?

Please do us a favor, and tell your mom what a strong and amazing woman we all think she is. We all felt very privileged to meet her ... she has a lot to teach lots of us.

Love ya
Jake and Fergi and Family xxxxoooo