Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Second Anniversary of My Blog

Yesterday was my blog's second anniversary! I can't believe that I've been blogging for 2 years already! I have blogged 449 times and this posting makes 450 times! It honestly doesn't seem possible! Gosh, have I really had that much to say?!

Mom groomed me this morning! She says that it's getting harder to groom me the older I get because I need so many sitting breaks! She says that she can't groom my butt if I'm sitting on it and she can't groom my back legs if she can't see them! Whatever, mom! This older girl gets tired more easily, ya know!We had two Thanksgivings this year! On Thursday mom made the turkey with all the trimmings and it was just dad, mom and us for dindin. Yesterday my sissy, Missy and Jim were here and we had Thanksgiving again but this time we had pumpkin pie with whipped cream and mom was nice enough to share a smidge with Mitch and I! Look what Missy and Jim brought mom! Isn't is beautiful! Poincettia's are on the poison list for us doggies so make sure you guys don't eat any part of this plant, okay? They're very beautiful flowers but deadly!
I have a mole on the side of my right eye and it's not going away! I've seen the vet already about it and they recommended that I have it removed. It would involve anesthesia because it's so close to my eye and mom is freaking out about it! We have tried to give it time to heal on its own but because I love to rub my face on mom and dad to show them how much I love them and because I love to head butt Mitch when I play, the scab keeps getting ripped off and the mole keeps bleeding. Mom says that it's time to make that appointment and have it removed and she just doesn't want to pick up the phone and make the call!
We'll keep you updated as to when this actual surgery date will happen! We sure did try hard to avoid it but it doesn't seem like it's going to happen!
On a positive note - I hear that pizza is on the menu for dindin tonight! whooooooohooooo Mitch and I will be giving thanks for that too!

So until next time....................

Love ya lots,


Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Seasonal Meme

We got tagged by our friend, PoopsieBlue to play this Christmas tag! We're thinking that this tag is geared more towards the hoomans so today it's your turn to blog, mom!
Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends! Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, & try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy and paste into a new form.Change all the answers so that they apply only to you. Then post it!
And, do remember to tell, all you tag, that they are playing too!
Here goes...'Tis the Season to be NICE!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both!
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial! Ours goes up too early for a live tree!
3. When do you put up the tree? We try to wait until after Halloween but sometimes we jump the gun, oops! What can we say - we love the tree and the lights!
4. Wreath on your door? Of course! The front door is a red fruit wreath and the back door will be evergreens with a red bow!
5. Do you like eggnog? Absolutely, but no alcohol, please!
6. Favourite Christmas gift received as a child? Toys!!! - anything but clothing! That was the worst!
7. Easiest person to buy for? I loved PoopsieBlue's answer - Me! LOL
8. Least easiest? Niece Hallie who is 12 years old and has EVERYTHING!
9. Do you have a nativity scene? No.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? We'll do both this year seeing as there are over 140 doggie friends to send to!
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? This is tough seeing as I like just about anything!
12. Favourite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story with Ralphie and Randy! 13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually November!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Sure, why not! I hate to waste and it's good stuff!
15. Open presents on Christmas eve or morning? Christmas morning!
16. Lights on the tree? White lights!
17. Favourite Christmas song? Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy VS The Red Baron!
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home!
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Sure - No problem!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? No tree topper but Airedale ornaments are very close to the top!
21. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas? Christmas cookies, especially Russian Tea Cakes!
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People are always in a rush! Slow down and enjoy the holidays!
23. Favourite Tree ornament, theme or colour? I just love each and every one of my Airedale ornaments.
24. Favourite for Christmas dinner? Seasoned roast pork with potatoes, carrots and onions, broccoli casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and for dessert, Christmas cookies and a slice of fruitcake!
25. Brussels Sprouts - love or hate them? They're not my favorite but they're okay.
26. Favourite accompaniment to the Christmas Pud? Hard sauce and LOTS of it!
27. Favourite Christmas Carol? Joy to the World!
28. Your very Favourite Christmas Thing? I love the white lights on the Christmas tree!
29. A Christmas wish! Happiness and health and safety for all of those we love!
30. Tag a Seasonal Six! We don't want to put any doggie or hooman on the spot because this is such a busy time of year, so it you want to play, consider yourself tagged! It's lots of fun and really puts you in a great holiday mood!

We have to tell you about a new friend we met! Her name is Alanis and she is an Airedale! Alanis is a retired show girl and has just been adopted by her new mom, Sherry! She has just arrived at her forever home and she could use a lot of support from all of us, so please stop by her blog and say hi!
Mitch also wants to share with you three more birthday cards that he received for his very special day. The first one is from Happy, the Silky Terrier! Isn't it so colorful and pretty?!
The next one is from Faya and Dyos! We just love those smiles! Dyos looks like he's thinking up some devilish plan to play on Faya!

And Mitch even got a super duper card from Asta! She's been so busy with her own mom's pawty and she stopped what she was doing to send Mitch a card! You're the sweetest, Asta!Okay, Maggie, I can speak for myself now! Thank you Happy and Faya and Dyos and Asta for my beautiful birthday cards! I love them all! My 2nd birthday was the best ever!

So until next time....................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wheelie Wednesday - Preparing for Thanksgiving

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn!Mom and I want to try out a new recipe for Thanksgiving this year that we've never made before. We found it in this cookbook that mom has had for awhile now! The cookbook is called "Beyond Beans, Beer and BBQ" and it contains the BEST recipes from lots of contributing Airedale folks! Mom contributed a couple of recipes too! The cookbook was a fund raiser for the Lone Star Airedale Terrier Club. The recipe that we're going to make is called Get Together Grape Salad! The story that goes with this recipe is as follows: Donna first had this salad in the 1940's. An aunt brought it to all the family get togethers. Now it has become a third generation recipe and a tradition at all our holiday meals together. Delicious with roasted turkey!It sounds PERFECT so that's what we'll be making to go along with our Thanksgiving dindin tomorrow!

2 pounds Seedless red grapes, sliced in half lengthwise, 2 cups miniature marshamallows, cut in half, 1 can pineapple chunks or slices, chopped in small pieces, 1 cup of walnut pieces and 1 small package of vanilla instant pudding.

Prepare the pudding according to the package and allow to set. Mix the grapes, marshmallows, pineapple and walnut pieces together. Once the pudding is set, combine with grape mixture and refrigerate. It's best if prepared one day before serving!

Marshmallows!! hummmmmmmmm -- This gives me a great idea!Yooooooooooohooooooooooooo! Maggie and Mitch!!!! Where are you?!!!!!!!

Here it comes! Catch it, Mitch!

Get it, Maggie! That one is yours!

What an athlete that boy is!We'll have to let you know how the salad turns out!

Have a happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday!

Love, Autumn

Monday, November 24, 2008

My Second Birthday

Hi everybody! It's me, Mitch and today is my 2nd birthday and I've been getting birthday wishes all morning! Thank you so very much!
PoopsieBlue featured me in a posting on her blog and Mona and her mom send me a beautiful ecard! Mona wrote, "I was going to get you a bushel of apples but the Mommy don't know how to get it on the computer! Have a wonderful day!"

And a sweet card from Molly and Taffy!
I can't believe all the friends I have! I'm the luckiest boy in the whole wide world!
I couldn't wait to open my pressie from Maggie! OMG, apple treats! You couldn't have given me anything that I would have liked more, Maggie! Thank you so much!Pawty time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is my birthday cake! It's made in layers! It's an apple for the base and then you scoop apple ice cream over the top of the apple and then you decorate with dried apple slices! YUMO!Can you see me in the corner! Mom wanted to take a picture of my "cake" before I ate it all in 5 seconds flat! I had a very hard time being patient!Told ya it would be gone fast! I think Maggie liked it as much as I did!

Yup, look at her smiling away! Wasn't it just the best, Maggie!I've got to get every single morsel! We don't want to miss a crumb! Mom wants to add that I weigh 66 pounds and she's hoping that's the limit for me now that I'm 2 and hopefully full- grown! Keep feeding me all of this good stuff and I doubt it, mom! And she also wants to add that I'm 26" to the withers, whatever that means! What a fun day I'm having! I hope it never ends! Thank you all for your birthday wishes! I love you all!

Yer friend,


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pay it Forward Gift

Awhile back, PoopisieBlue posted about this Pay it Forward tag and yesterday a package arrived for us from England! A glowball that squeaks! This one is MINE, Mitch! Don't even think about stealing it from me!

And PoopsieBlue sent mom this most awesome book! Mom says this afternoon we'll light the fire in the fireplace and dad will be watching the NY Giants play football and mom will read her new book! She can't wait! There was also the neatest rubber frisbee-type toy in the bag too! Mom wanted to take a photo of it before Mitch got ahold of it! Too bad, mom! You'll never get it now! What a goofy boy!
Thank you so very, very much for our pay it forward pressies, PoopsieBlue! We love them all! You've turned our boring Sunday into a fun Sunday and we just love that!

So here are the rules.
"The exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and 'pay it forward' in their own way.

This is how it works...
We are going to agree to send something fun, inspiring or uplifting to the first 3 blog owners who post a comment on this entry. In turn you will then post about this on your blog, link to us, then send something to the first three people who sign up to play along through your blog.
There are no cost restraints, BUT don't go crazy! The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were given or found. No biggie, just a gift that will make the person smile. Maybe something unique from where you live?
And, remember that kindness don't have to involve money; there are untold ways to help others every single day, everywhere you go - just look around."

So until tomorrow, when it will be Mitch's 2nd birthday....................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Birthday Goodies Continue

Hi everyone! It's me, Mitch! My birthday is only 3 days away and look what mom bought me at the grocery store! It's Apple Pie Ice Cream!!!!!!!!!!!This ice cream is vanilla with a cinnamon flavor and it has chunks of apple in there and chunks of pie crust! OMG, it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO good! Can you see the drool on my bottom lip?! And I've gotten 2 birthday cards in the mail! This one is from my friend, PoopsieBlue in England!And today this cute card arrived from my WFT friend, Lenny!
Thank you both so much! I love getting cards and putting them on our fireplace mantle in the kitchen! We always display cards here for special events and my birthday is sure special!

Maggie and I were awarded this awesome bone award from our good friends, Lady Zena, Cody and Joyce! Thank you so very, very much, guys! We are honored!We would like to award this to any doggie that visits our blog! You're all such good friends and we appreciate and love you all!

The countdown continues...............

Yer friend,


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Shopping With Mom

Mom had to run errands yesterday and one of her stops was the pet store! Guess what? Mom said that I could go with her to Christmas shop! Yipppeeeeeeeee!
It was just me and mom - no PIA brother - just the two girls!There are already TONS of Christmas goodies all over the store! How festive everything looks!There are just too many decisions to be made here! How do we decide on the perfect gift?!Look at all of these stuffies! Maybe we should just buy them all, mom! oooooooooooooooooooo, check out that beautifully soft and wonderful bed! Follow me, mom, this is just the PERFECT gift! It's just the right size and it's such a nice color and it smells so good and I think we NEED this, mom!
(You have more than enough beds in the house as it is now, Maggie! Besides, we're Christmas shopping for others, not for you!) You're right mom! How selfish of me! hehehehe
How about some edibles? All of my friends LOVE treats!

There sure are lots of yummy looking looking things here, mom! Let's make sure we buy LOTS of them! Mitch and I can always eat the leftovers, right?!

What a fun trip this was! Thanks for letting me tag along and choose a couple of gifts for two very special friends!

Our Christmas cards are all done and we'll be shipping some of them out today so be on the lookout!
So until next time.................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wheelie Wednesday - Getting Into The Spirit

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn! I decided that it was time for me to take off my pumpkin bandana and put my sunflower hat on the shelf for now and get into the spirit of Christmas with my scarf and cap and mittens and my Christmas bell pin and I even found a Christmas wreath to hang off my tail!

Mom has put the bigger tree up in our family room and Snoopy just happens to be one of my favorite ornaments on the tree! My grandma made him! She cut him out of wood and painted him a long time ago and mom hangs him on the tree every single year!

Well look at this! An apple - and it's still on the tree! I guess Mitch hasn't discovered this one yet! That boy is obsessed with apples, ya know! Word has it that he wants apple cake for his birthday! I hope he gets it!
Oh boy! Looks who has his eyes on me! Did you know that apple was there, Mitch?

Awwwwwwwwww, that kiss will get you everywhere, Mitch! Of course I'll help you get it down off the tree and into your waiting mouth! hehehehe
Just don't tell mom or I'll be in the doghouse - actually, we'll BOTH be in the doghouse!

See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn