Monday, October 4, 2010

Dad's Home

Our dad has been in Maine having a good time with 5 of his other friends for the past few days.  They go up a couple of times a year to eat and shop and just hang out and have fun! 
I asked dad before he left if I could please go too and he said, "No, Mitch, not this time."   *sniff sniff*

Look what he brought home!  
Our dad is known as the tinman because he had a heart transplant.  His friend, Marieluise gave it to him as a gift. 

This tinman really whigged me out!   I barked at him for a full five minutes trying to get him to leave.  He didn't!
Mom just laughed at me and told me to stop being such a wimp!  Imagine!
She decided that I needed to overcome my fear of Tinman so she put a dog treat on his tincan shoulder and told me, "Get the treat, Mitch!"
I'm trying really hard to be a big brave boy, mom!
You have pull tabs for earrings, ya know!
Suppose I try to snag the treat from another angle.  Then the scary tinman won't be smiling that stoopid smile at me.
I'm moving in for the kill Tinny!  You don't scare me anymore!
Success!   I got my treat!  
Dad said that Tinny and I need to become good friends because he'll be moving out to the workshop where I spend lots of time!
No problem, dad!

Maggie and I are sure glad that you're home!  We missed you!

So until next time,

Yer friend,
Mitchy Boy


Dylan the Dog said...

Wow you are very brave Mitch - I don't like the look of that Tinny either.Although hang on that the smell of chappie? Maybe he's made of old dog food cans - wouldn't that be cool! Maybe he's alright after all!

Penny and Patches said...

Wow, Mitch, your dad's trip sounds like one our mom would like to take! Tin man is very cool and we are sooooo glad your dad got a new heart! Be nice to Tin Man and don't pull any of Sunshade's tricks on him! (We hear she likes to open cans!)

Have a great week!

Penny & Patches

Mack said...

Tinny does look a little scawy! You are very brave Mitch!

Maggie Mae said...

Happy Monday!
Yay your dad is home! I don't think I would be so happy 'bouts dat tinmann either...;)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Niamh said...

Good job about being brave about that tin man Mitch. Ambrose would have been freaked about him too.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Gus said...

MITCH VANQUISHES TIN MAN! eeeeooowweeee...what a great headline. But I like your other treat dispenser better. Welcome back dad, and have a great week, y'all

Gussie n Teka

Our word is BLESS so we send that along too!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...


You are a very brave boy - we would have got the treat too - if we could have barked it off!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Deborah said...

How cute is that tin man!
I'm glad you faced your fears!

Jake of Florida said...

We understand pawfectly -- our folks are always bringing strange things inside and we have to bark our heads off for awhile to see if they (the things, not the folks) are harmless and can stay.

We'd love to spend time in Maine so we're happy your Dad gets to do that a lot!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Homer said...

That is one cool looking tinman!

BTW, just wondering, what are you guys planning to dress up as for Halloween? The Missus is trying to think of something but she's running low on ideas. Suggestions??


Barbara said...

Very brave Mitch! Don't be afraid of the Tin Man...he's all heart!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Mitch, we are glad your dad got to go to Maine and have some fun! The tin man is cool!! Holly would be scared of it though and would have barked at it! You were very brave!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Anonymous said...

Whoa, Mitch! I don't blame you one itty bitty bit. He prolly woulda freaked me out, too! I mean, just look at those shifty little eyes. I'd sure keep tabs on him, if I were you!

Wiggles & Wags,

violett said...

I love your Tinman. But also I, would be very careful. I do not like the rattles of tins at all.
You were very courageous! But we are of Airedale, they are afraid of nothing and nobody!
Even if there 100 Tinmans stand.
Lots of love

El'bow and Hauwii said...

cool tinman! :D
El'bow & Hauwii

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a special and khreative gift!

As fur not being too sure of him, I understand that! I had the same khoncerns about balloons Mom got fur her birthday last year!

PeeEssWoo: We might do applesauce or some kind of khrokhkpot apple butter - Mom did that with some pears and peaches a few weeks ago

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mr. Tinman is very cleverly constructed. Somehow we bet that you could become his best pal if he wants to give you yummy treats all the time.

Welcome home, Dad. So is it Mom's turn now?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sam said...

Hi Mitch, the Tinman probably had odd smells so that might have prompted caution too. Besides if it's not chewable, I'd be suspicious of it too.



Anonymous said...

I like the Tinman, but I would keep my eye on it for awhile... just in case.

George the Lad said...

I don't think I would be very happy about having him moving in!!!
Can you not recycle him lol
See Yea George xxx

Holly and Zac said...

Good job Mitch, you were very brave! :)

doyle and mollie said...

aw mitch you are a blubber but we think its your sensitivity that makes you so speesh!! suck it up
cos we think that tin mans way cool! loves and licks xxx

3 doxies said...

I concur...dat thing is freaky!
Could you put him in a garden maybe? Hehehehehe!
But he is very creative...mum thinks he is cool as everything.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Great job Mitch. You sure showed that Tinny...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Well Mitch, I think you were very brave. That Tinny would have scared me too. I won't even get my ball if it falls near a heat vent on the floor. Too scary for me!! I'll bark up a storm at any stranger coming to the door though.

You Dales are sure wusses! Nothing like that every frightens moi. I laugh in the face of danger!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oops, I forgot: Ha!

Remington said...

I am happy your daddy is home! I don't think I would of liked that tin man either! SCARY!

Asta said...

Mitchy boy
I weally think you should have been allowed to go wif youw Dad fow the boyz days..aftew awe ALL boy!!!
I'm glad you ovewcame youw feaw of that tin guy and got youw tweat and that youw Dad is home
smoochie kisses

Oskar said...

I'm glad your're not afraid of him anymore. I think you could take him in a fight!

Nubbin wiggles,

Wyatt said...

It's okay Mitch. I'd be scared to death of that guy. BOL


Benny and Lily said...

oh Mitch Lily would be screaming if Tinny ever came to our house. They also get a kick out of scaring us. Welcome home Paw
Benny & Lily

the 4 Bs said...

hey Mitch! we would be barking at that tin man too! that is one scary looking dude. he's obviously some kind of alien and can't be trusted. just make sure he's in a corner of the workshop, far away from you.


Teddy Bear said...

We're so glad your Dad is home.:) Tinny is cute. I'd be cautious of him too. I'm so glad you warmed up to him.:)

Teddy Bear

parlance said...

Oh, Mitch, you were so brave. And it was great to see you using your problem-solving skills to creep up on that scary tin man.

Mango said...

Such a brave lad. I guess that guy is going to be working in the shop with you. I hope he can pull his weight.


Agatha and Archie said...

Listen it could have been worse You could have fainted like someone I know who lives with me who I won't name , which is what he did when he saw the tin man.. Love A+A

Anonymous said...

Don't you worry, that Tin Man would have put anybody off. (Until we realize how cute it is.)

Arrooo! Stuart

Amber-Mae said...

Hey Maggie & Mitch! I haven't visited your blog in such a long long time! Missed you both & your blog.

Wow! That TinMan is kinda creepy looking. I know River & Megan would just pounce on it & start chewing on its nose & hat. Hehe!

Hollie and Janie said...

Mitch! I don't blame you at all for being scared! Although Tinny is adorable, he would frighten me for sure! I'm really such a scaredy cat at heart! That applesauce looks so yummy!!

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

What a great post! The tinman is terrific and I'm sure Mitch will warm up to him soon!

DILLY said...

Just think,
be mayde ov tin cans,
an tin cans probly had dog food in!
NOW Mitch like tinman?


COM VOTE IN POLL!!!! Want see Bob arfter Bob hav bath?????


Lorenza said...

Tinny is pawesome!
Glad your dad is back at home!
Sure he had a great time!
Kisses and hugs

Stardust said...

It's so cool that your dad gets to travel a lot but then it's so uncool that he won't be home too huh.

Mitchy, you got me laughing at how you fight Tinny. So funny.

I'm no dancer kids, I do ballet as a form of excercise, nothing formal or serious. But I'm glad to be back to class. ;)

Sue said...

Just think of him as a pile of cans of veggies. We eat green beans a lot, so cans are good things.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Blue said...

Just read this Mitch - it made me smile so much :))))
You were a very brave boy re the tinman!

Love , pats & pets

The Army of Four said...

Way to conquer your fear, Mitch!
(You should pretend to be afraid of him again to see if your mom will do that treat-dispensing thing again!)
Play bows,

Martha and Bailey said...

Welcome home Dad, we are sure he had a great time ........... well as good a time as you can get with no dogs!
The tin man is scary - his smile was spooky - we wouldn't go near him............not even for a treat.
You are so very brave.
Martha and Bailey xx

Rudy said...

Mitch you are much braver than I think I'll ever be. I was having a stare down and barking fest at a package of hotdog buns mom left a little too close to the edge on the kitchen counter the other day...heaven only knows what would happen to me coming upon that terrifying tin man. Good job Mitch!

Lacy said...

w00fs, glad u daddy is bAck home..heehee me would b skeered of mr tinman too..

b safe,

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Mitch -

Mama laughed at the pictures but we are glad that you aren't afraid of Tinman any more. I (Hershey) would be afraid of the Tinman at first. But I probably would stand on my hind legs to get that treat!

Kaci is braver - she probably would knock down Tinman.

The pictures remind Mama of one of the songs by America "Tin Man."

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

P.S. We are glad that your Dad got a real heart instead of the heart the Tin Man got on the Wizard of Oz.