Thursday, July 21, 2011

Please send us the power of the paw, Aire-zen, Wiry-zen or whatever you have!

Hi, every buddy! It's me, Penny! Mom let me do the post today to ask all of you for a BIG favor. Lately, I am having trouble getting up and down the steps and I HAVE to get down there to do my bidness. When I am coming back up, I do pretty well until the top step. Mom has been helping me! She goes down the steps with me every time I go and she's right behind me when I come back up...just in case I need some help. Most of the time, I need at least a LITTLE help! Mom has been trying to get me to go out the FRONT door because there are only 2 steps there. It's not likely that I will go out that way any time soon! For the more than 11 years that I have lived here, I have always known that I wasn't allowed out the front door. And NOW she WANTS me to go out there! What is WRONG with that woman?

I would really appreciate it if you could all send me some Aire-zen, Wirey-zen or whatever kind of zen you have! I know that the Power of the Paw works and I could sure use some right now!

Yes, I am almost 12 1/2 years old, so this is no big surprise, but it would sure be nice if I could have some more time to go up and down the stairs by myself. Two days ago, I made it to the top step, but then I couldn't stand all the way up to walk into the house. My mom REALLY freaked out then! Once she got me settled and I was stretched out on the carpet, she jumped into the Aire-mobile and went to the health food store. She got me some soft chewy peanut better thingys that are glucosomine and condroiten. They are suppose to help strengthen my back leggies...at least that's what the man at the store said.

Mom went to the v-e-t and got me some pills for pain. I only have one week's worth because they want to SEE me! (Of course they do, they can't charge my mom for an office visit if they don't actually see my beautimous face!) Other than the issue with steps, I'm doing pretty well! I am still snarfing my food down really fast and Aire-snapping at Mom and Patches. Yesterday, I even had a bath and toenail trim. My mom took me in the shower and we BOTH got clean! That wasn't exactly how it was supposed to go, but that's how it worked out! I laid down and let my mom cut my toenails! All 20 of them! Mom thought it was a miracle! Too bad she can't do that to Patches! Not even with a muzzle! I don't need no stinking muzzle, because I'm a gooooood girl!

Well, every buddy, my pain pill is making me kind of sleepy zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Aire-hugs and big thank yous to everyone who sends me healing thoughts!

Penny (and of course, Patches)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

We still need a new dog-secretary!

Hey, everybuddy! It's me, Patches! Yep, we're still here and still in need of a new secretary that speaks and understands Airedale-ese! We have our own language, ya know! It's not bad enough that our mom won't post for us, but 2 days ago, she disappeared for almost ALL day! First, she and Aunt Wendy came home smelling like a ginormous Japanese or Chinese Mastiff. (Can't remember which!) He was only 7 months old and and already weighs well over 200 lbs. He is going to be a biiiiiiig boy!

If that wasn't bad enough, later they came back smelling like a bunch of horses! Mom said she trimmed Aunt Wendy's horsie's mane and tail. Tipper was a good girl and stood pretty still while Mom trimmed her hairs! Normally, our mom is kind of scared of horsies because they are sooooo big and with her dental implants, she is always afraid that a big horsie could break her jaw. She wasn't afraid of Tipper at all...Tipper is so gentle and doesn't make any sudden movements. She's in a barn with lots of other therapy horsies and we sure wish we could meet them!

Well, once again, since our mom doesn't know which picture loaded first, we'll just tell you...the cake is one that our mom made with pineapple and raspberries. She force-fed it to Aunt Wendy and Unkle Bill! The other two pictures are me and Penny! I'm keeping an eye on my new stuffie leopard. He has a tendency to roll over on me when I perform my secret ritual on him! And he's sooooo big that he makes ME look small! Usually, I don't let Penny get anywhere near him, but last night, my mom told me that Penny was sleeping with her head resting on him! The NERVE of that doggie! It's a good thing I didn't see it!

Last Saturday, another huge piece of a Bradford Pear tree came down between our house and our neighbor's house. This time, we were lucky...it missed our fence and our house by about 6 inches. It did crush our Gardenia bush, but we think it will be okay. This time, our neighbor (who owns the trees) has decided to have all 3 Bradfords cut down. Normally, our mom is always against taking down healthy trees, but this time, she has to take the risk into consideration. It's just a matter of time until one of the trees damages our house or fence. We still haven't figured out why they ALWAYS fall towards OUR house instead of the owner's! We are very lucky that the tree owner is willing to cut up and haul off the broken limbs because the law says that if your neighbor's tree damages YOUR property, it's YOUR responsibility to cut up and haul-off the broken tree! (Unless the tree is dead and you have warned the owner to take it down.) We would like to bite THOSE law-makers in the butt!

Well, everybuddy, I think the rain has stopped so we need to go outside and make sure there are no skwerrels in our yard!

Patches (and Penny too)