Friday, January 21, 2011

We're getting Safe Paw and one of us is getting a new bed!

Hello to all our furry and not-so-furry friends! It's me, Patches! Our mom has had a couple of phone conversations and e-mails from the nice man at Gaia Enterprises. (You know...the man from Safe Paw who left a comment on our bloggy a couple of weeks ago)! He gave our mom a couple of places where we might be able to get Safe Paw. In the mean time, our mom's sister is going to get us some from Sam's Club in O-hi-O and ship it to us. Between now and next winter, our mom is going to be a thorn in the side of the peeps at PetSmart and PetCo and some other local places that we think should stock Safe Paw. We CAN'T be the only dog people who need this product! We have found a couple of products that claim to be pet friendly, but when you read the bag, it says it is harmless unless ingested! Yeah, I know, most of us wouldn't actually EAT the stuff, but some of us do lick our paws! (Or in Penny's case...bite our toenails)! We will let you know how it goes with Mom bugging the peeps at the stores!

Now...on to OTHER impawtant news! We are the proud winners of the Life With Dogs contest for a new doggie bed! This isn't just ANY old doggie bed...it is custom made by Lilly & Abbie Dog Beds! We picked out our fabrics from their website and now, we are just waiting for our new bed to be delivered! You should really go check out http://www.lilly&abbiedogbeds.com. They have lots of sizes and fabrics to choose from. We are sooooo excited to be getting a new bed. Since we have only two beds and two furkids, it's very difficult for us to get our beds washed. You see, my bed is 48 inches in diameter and Penny's is 52 inches in diameter. They won't fit into our washing machine! Mom has tried taking them to a laundromat, but she would really prefer to remain alive, so she gave up that idea. She also called a bunch of dry cleaning companies and they said, "No way!" Okay, with the new bed, we are getting, somedoggie will get to sleep on the new bed while our old one is being washed. Yep, our mom takes them (one at a time) out to our deck. She sprays a pet friendly cleaner on the bed and then blasts it with the hose. The problem is that we can't exatcly put the beds in the dryer, so it takes about a week for one bed to get dry. We will be sure to let you know when our new bed gets here!

After all the snow we had, last week, our back yard is one ginormous mud hole! Yep, the snow is all gone and there is just a whole lot of red clay mud in it's place! Our mom put an old towel down by the back door and just inside the living room on the carpet. She thinks maybe it will help to keep some of the red mud off the throw rug and the carpet. We don't think it will work, but at least she tries!

Well, everydoggie, that's it for today! I'm headed out to bark at the peeps next door. They are doing something to their basement and we can't figure out what it is. Mom says they are "finishing" it, whatever that means! If it wasn't "finished", how could it hold up the house? I'm just askin'....

Patches (and Penny the toe-nail biter)


Gus said...

We both bites our toenails too! And since we get walked three or four times a day, we have a paw washer from Orvis.

I hate that thing.


Rudy said...

congrats on winning the new bed!! Sounds like a very nice one. Mom keeps towels by our back door too. She makes me stop and get all wiped off. Most of the time I don't mind it. Hope your mom gets thru to those folks at Petsmart!


William Tell said...

Congrats on the new bed! You would think they'd make them so they unzip and all the innards come out so they can be washed, kinda like a giant stuffy toy. Now THAT would be a challenge to unstuff, wouldn't it? hee hee

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Sally Ann and Andy said...

I love your new bed. If you want to use some of my beds. Mommy and I can drive up the beetle.
Sally Ann

Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations on the new bed! We bet it's going to be super comfy! Our mom buys blankies that she tosses over our beds so that she only has to wash the blankie and not the entire bed. That's a big job!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Niamh said...

That bed looks great. You will have sweet dreams all curled up on it.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

TwoSpecialWires said...

We thought about you a lot during the Atlanta storms. We saw pictures of some of the human pups in our Family, playing in the snow, and we then imagined you. What fun! But Moma remembers that red clay mud from the years she lived in Georgia ... it STAINS! She had white ducks (and a white bunny) that had really bad die jobs. Anyway ... the best news is that new bed of yours. Congratulations! We'll look forward to seeing pics of you in it!

Thanks for sticking with us ... we know we've been gone a long time ... and are probably back only momentarily. For now.

More later.
Jake and Fergi

Lorenza said...

I hope you get the Safe Paws soon!
Congratulations on your new bed!
Sure it will be pawesome!
I hope the towel works!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi, that's a very nice bed. My pawrents have got us a nice comforter that they fold over a few times and it makes for a real nice bed that's easy to wash too.

Wyatt said...

Yippee Skippy! That looks like a furry nice new bed you are going to be getting!


George The Lad said...

Congrants on your win. Red mud Mmmm
that sounds like it would make a reel mess!!
See yea George xxx

Sherry said...

We're so glad you won the bed. Two doggies need at least four comfy places to sleep!
Alanis & Miro

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Mommy meet one of your rescues todeay, Mr. Brown. He is huge like the dog of the Airedale rescue lady.
Sally Ann

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

Kyrye was pawesome at keeping her nails gnawed and in chekhk!

Great work on the Safe Paw fur woo!


the many Bs said...

hey Penny and Patches! that is so amazing that you won that dog bed. that looks like a very nice bed. we have entered those contests and other contests and we never win anything. so our human bought us a new bed anyway.

don't the covers come off of your beds so that you can wash them? all of ours do and they get washed all the time in our regular washing machine. we have lots of beds though.

have fun and enjoy your mud. we have mud too, but it's just the brown kind. yours sounds like it is much prettier.


The Thuglets said...

Congratulations on winning your new bed. It sounds very comfortable.

This red clay mud stuff you have sounds like lots of fun.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

julee said...

I don't know where I've been....but I'm glad to see you are back.
You guys and mom look very good!
Missed you.

Elfi said...

Hello lovlies.glad you will have the bedding situation sorted soon.just a well you won. When the beds arrive you should definitely christen them with some mud from the backyard :)

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Wow, that is so cool that you won that bed. We always have enjoyed Life With Dogs. The master is pretty funny at times. All our beds have slip covers on them so they wash pretty easy. We'll check out the website now.
BabyRD and Hootie