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Friday, May 8, 2009

Report From The Hot Tub Party!!

Happy Friday Cats ‘n Jammers! Thank you all for all the warm Barkday wishes. Well, Baby Rocket Dog and I are finally recovered from our Wednesday late night hot tub & pool party. There were plenty of drop-ins from all over the globe. Sorry no photos because we had to keep the whole thing on the QT from my folk’s homeowners association…BUT, I will give you a synopsis of the guests & fun! We have had such hot weather here in Phoenix, triple digits all week, that we waited until after midnight to sneak into the pool area. Before that, our condo was so full of pooches that we had to ask Jeanne next door to house Mommy & Daddy. It was better that way, as Mom would have had a fit if she saw how many dogs piled on their double bed. A new record was set!

Lucky for us our buddy, Tempe neighbor Joe Stains, learned how to drive while his folks were away at a ball game. He and Tanner found a 20 passenger van so they shuttled back and forth to Sky Harbor Airport to pick up the guests. Sola and Nigel got here early so they helped by regaling the passengers with stories of crazy car trips and kooky neighbors. Fudgepants did bring the funnel he promised so he and my sweet girl Lacie (whom I will always love!!) were busy mixing up and pouring drinkies. Moco and Checkers stood by patiently to grab the first ones! Joe S. found Poppy, Penny and Patches wandering around on the tarmac and picked them up before they got heat stroke. Norwood’s mommy finally took him on a business trip to Phx with her and dropped him off at our place. That was nice of her. Travis gave himself a few days off his always busy job and made it too. He was quite a hit with the ladies! Scruffy,Eric and Stan were basking in the glow of his celebrity and the gals were all around them too! Ha ha. Smart fellows. Chase the puggle was SO cute and little that Baby Rocket Dog almost crushed him when she was giving him welcome Airekisses & hugs!! Fergi was taken aback by witnessing such a display of affection, but realized that that is Baby’s way and even let her plant a big smoochie on her.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java of Rock Creek Scotties arrived (all sparkling and clean from just getting bathed) with a group of pups from Scotland. Baby was pleased to see her friend Hamish, who was wearing a towel designed like a kilt - plaid and all! Lovely Bassets Martha and Bailey brought along some CD‘s and a boom box to play them on. (They kept the volume low.) Noah’s sisters,Willow, Tess and Lucy, noted for their beautiful singing voices, joined Bogart, also a noted songster, in giving us an impromptu performance of melodies from the 60’s. It was pawsome! The Dughallmor Beagle gang and Kimi Wagner, with all their beach combing experience, were sniffing around looking for crabs and clams by the pool. Diego Dog was right behind them trying to pry rocks out of the cool-decking for Pedro! Sillies. Meanwhile, Butchey and Snickers were trying to figure out if Glitterboy and Sugar could live in a hot tub. Yikes! Ruby Red Dog from Northern Arizona came down to chill out a bit and made friends with Ruby from Oz! Mommy’s friend John, from Wales, let his Welshies Meg and William fly in by themselves because he felt bad that he had to kennel them while he flew to California last week. They were so happy to meet Dyos and Taffy, who was there with his main squeeze cutie Lakie Stella. The total Welshie presence was 5 I think. We’re small, but mighty!! There was an abundance of Dales to be sure. Almost like a gang! Let’s see if I can remember them all: Bentley, Bogart, Dewey Dewster, Digsby, Faya , Janie, Lucia, Ludo the cool dude, Maggie, Mitch, Molly, our new friend Nelly, fab Aussie Noah and his sisters previously mentioned, Penny, Poppy, Patches,Ruby and Stanley and Stanley from Gooberstan and my best buddy from Phoenix, Mr. T-Bone Beasley. That’s a lot of Aireheads, oops, I mean Airedales in one place! Did I forget anyone?? Beautiful Asta finally got to relax a little after planning the wedding of the year for her sissy, Myrna. She kept swiping my birthday hat off my head and putting it on other party goers. Asta also dropped into the swimming pool like a brick and came up with a grin on her face a mile wide. Seems she found Stan at the bottom and they played mermaid together. Fun. Tank joined the 4 Musketeers, Suzuki (who got here a little late…they had a long distance to travel!) and Mango for the ever popular water game of Marco Polo. Mango kept saying ,”Mango Polo”, but it was still the same, obnoxious game. he he. Nobody initially recognized little Vodka…he got his hairs all cut off and Pruett & Beasley, my bouncers, thought he was a party crasher at first and was ready to toss him out!! When he started yipping in Chinese Daphne & Lacy put 2 and 2 together and said,”That’s VODKA!! Let him in!” Close call there. Sally from across the pond was practicing T-Touch on him to calm the poor guy down! My (future) rodeo date, Agatha, was chatting up fashionista Asta trying to get clues for what boots to wear to an Idaho rodeo. Lacie was trying to tell her that steel toed, lace up, work boots are all the rage. He he. That Lacie girl. Scooby snuck away from his pre-surgery bed to see how many of his “matches” are still together. (Aggie and I are just gonna stay good friends because “she’s a young thing and can not leave her brother*“.) I was happy that Clive got by for just a few minutes but had to fly right back to the Emerald Isle to be with Little Man. Penny the Westie was so sweet and shy but seemed to get along well with Idaho resident Dr.Dre. Maybe they'll end up at the rodeo in Sandpoint too!!

There was an incident at one point where Tula jumped in the deep end and forgot how to swim, so Kellogg from Connecticut and I, Hootie the Wonderdog, had to jump in and save her. We were then referred to as the heros of the night! Awww shucks.

Mason Dixie came with tons of Farm Dog treats for everyone and Minnie-Moo, Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker just followed her around looking for extra nibbles treats! They were so tasty with the mixed drinks! Ludo van Doggy might have had one drinkie too many as he was singing Happy Barkday over and over again, and he kept singing, “dear Ludo”. Hmmmmm. I believe he has dragged his special day out for an extra couple weeks! Marvin and Opy were hiding under the waterfalls with some unidentified pooches. We heard Marvin saying something about sending Jeannie back to Australia or something?? Arrooo?? Simba and Jazzi showed up around 1am but at least Simba got to celebrate his Barkday with us too. That was nice. We birthday-boys have to stick together. I think everyone had a good time and I look forward to seeing you all in the funny papers!

WelshieSmooches, Hootie

Ps-There were so many pups there it would be easy to omit some dog. If I left anyone out, please drop us a few lines in comments and tell of your experience! We've been experiencing some formatting trouble, so please forgive the weird format here. Thanks!

*Sung to the tune of Billy Boy.


Chase said...

HI BRD and Hootie!

Thank you so much for inviting me to your pawty! I had such a great time. :-)

Sniffs and licks,


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Wow!!! What a pawty!! We had such a great time. Lilly and Java have been resting on the porch all evening, but Piper and Carrleigh have been leading the "Arrrooo" chorus - they are still pawtying.

Thanks for inviting us.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Mason Dixie said...

What a blast that was, I will be napping all weekend to recover for sure. =) Thanks so much for throwing such an awesome pool party.

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee, thanks fer havin' me ta yer pawty....I just love hot tubs....sure hope yer Ps didn't get inta trouble with all the peemail we left behind...we really tried not ta pee in the tub but ya know....when ya gotta go....ya gotta go.....a little chlorine will clear it right up....Ok, well maybe a lot of chlorine then.....

I have ta get some rest now.....I'm plum worn out....

Dewey Dewster here....

hkairedalespack said...

Happy belated Barkday Hootie! Your party sounded like great fun.
Hugs, Miley

Suzuki said...

Thanks fur inviting us Hootie. We had a pawsome time.
Big licks to you

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OMD Hootie...that was the bestest time ever!!! Um...the small fire from the overheated blender was quickly extinguished...yes, I did toss the blender in the hot tub...yes, it was full of banana smoothies....

I think I got most of the chunks of bananas out...

Is your homeowner's insurance up to date? bromine from those hot tubs makes my fur rather stiff and nasty, so I did go and take a long luxorious bubble bath in ur peeps tub...and well, seems like some of the more sheddin' dogs...Goldens etc well...let's just say the tub overflowed with hair stoppage and there was a small flood...just down one the way water drips through kitchen lights...makes such a mess!!!

Oh...that apple cranberry polish I was puttin' on my toes...well...I'm sure it'll come out of your carpet...I wiped it up with some of those pretty towels in the bathroom....

Oh was just fabbers...the whole pawty...

Whose bright idea was it to put the dishwashin' soap in the hot tub???????? That was fabbers...I'm wonderin' if your peeps will get charged for the snow plow they had to bring to scoop the bubbles????!!!

What a pawty...come on over to Gussies...I'm sure Muzzer would be thrilled to have ya...if she KNEW!!!

Love and kisses...


Would love to go to I da HO this summer...just let me know sweet Boy!!

Checkers said...

That was some pawty Dude! I'm still getting over it! Thanks for including me!

Rafter's-n-Henderson said...

Parker, Suey, Roxy and Jelly were sorry they missed your party... They want to join you next year. Love the Party Hat by the way.

Asta said...

What a pawty!!!
I think this must have been the best evew..You thought of evewything,umm, Stanny and I meeting in the pool was stwicktly "accidental", hehehe, I weally shouldn't giggle so much,it always makes the dwinkies come out of my nose, soo embawwwasing, and notat all fashionable. Pleez let me know, when Aggie's outfit has to be weady fow the much to think about, I think I'll just go sit in that lovely bubbly hot tub again and snooze
Thank you so much, I hope you don't get kicked out of the condo association..evewyone is swown to secwecy, and if they question us, we wewen't thewe
smoochie kisses

Clive said...

Thanks for such a wonderful party Hootie! Sorry I couldn't stay for longer but I really enjoyed dropping by!

lots of woofs

Martha Basset said...

Hi guys
We are so pleased to have been at your party - it was well worth the cost of the private plane from the Isle of Skye!
Glad you enjoyed our CD's!
It was great to catch up with all our friends. We must have a word with Ludo, he does tend to like his tipple - we think he forgot whose barkday it was!!! It was when he started that dancing on top of the drum we got really worried!
Thanks for inviting us.
Martha & Bailey xx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Woooohoooo! Thanks for inviting us Hootie, we had soooo much fun, you sure do know how to throw a cool party!
And if we didn't say it before....Happy Barkday! (your's is the same day as Snoop's!)

tula said...

That was the best Birfday bash evah-- even if i almost drowned... opps. Good thang you guys could pull a big girl like myself out of the water.

You are my hero- hootie! MWUAH!
Thanks for the smashing good time!


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

That was SOME pawty! We had a blast!

Poppy, Penny & Patches


Wowwee.. I'm so glad I could come. How long did it take for mom to do this post! Whew....

That was a fantastic hot tub party.! Thanks. I think next time I recommend importing some sticks.


the TN Bull Terrors said...

Dawg-gone it! We're always missin the good parties! Our lazy DawgMom keeps messin with them dumb lamps & leavin us out of ever'thing! Nice to meet ya anywho!

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella ^..^

Nibbles Treats said...

Always the treat moochers, that's what we are. What a great party and what a great job on the post. In this instance, what happened in the hot tub didn't stay in the hot tub. Have a great weekend!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Ludo van Doggy said...

*hic* great party!
I'll has to try and watch my drinkings level next time, well I was so busy when I hosted my own I did not get to drink much then.
~Lickies, Ludo

♥玮倩 said...

wow, such a great party!!! i saw my name (:

best regards

Moco said...

That was one going bash. I am going to have to get one of those blenders and figure out how to make a few of those drinkies. Thanks for a great time.

Penny said...

Happy Barkday.......If your not sick of hearing that! Wow what a splendid time! Thanks for letting us all be part of a doggietastic time! Hope you got lotsssssssssss of cool prezies!!!=] Some Hangovers after that,ey?!=]
Lots of sloppy licks your best and dearist pal,Penny!=]

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a pawty! We are still buzzing about it! Thank you so much for inviting us, Hootie and Baby Rocket!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The OP Pack said...

Sounds like it was a pawesome pawty. We tried to get there but made a wrong turn somewhere and ended up lost. Hope you have another one soon so we can try again.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Stanley said...

Aw, Hootoober the Wonder Dog, it was such a blast to celebrate with you! Can't believe you are already 1! Just the other day you were only 6 months old and teething on Baby's back legs! You've come a long way, Baby!

Goober love & smooches,

TwoSpecialWires said...

WHAT???!!!! Fergi was at a hot tub and pool party Wednesday night? In Phoenix? Without me??!!! MY FERGI? Or perhaps there was another Fergi there??!! She's been keeping it on the Q-T. I WILL be giving her a talking to! We have NO IDEA how she got there, or, more importantly, how she made her way back home with none of us knowing she was even GONE! And she witnessed what????

FERGI!!! You've got some explainin' to do! Next time, you MUST take me along! I AM your big little brother!

Grumbling....Jake (hehehe!)

(OK. I'll fess up. I was there. Incognito. You didn't even recognize me! I was the one hidden in the cake - ready to pop out! I just ate too much of it while I was waiting and I fell asleep. Sorry.)

Ruby Red Dog said...

Oh boy, that was some Barkday partay! I almost didn't get back up to Sedona in time before Mum & Dad woke up, but luckily they were still sound asleep after my chasing the coyote red herring I set up earlier in the evening (see my Wednesday blog post for more details). I was pretty pooped on Thursday, but I don't think they suspected anything. Hootie sure mixes a mean margarita! See you all at the next one.

Ruby's Mum said...

Okay, so I've just found out the truth about the Wednesday night shenanigans... all that slipping the collar and chasing after the coyote lark was just a red herring! We thought Ruby was just being very subdued and quiet afterwards, but she'd really slipped out and sloped off down to Phoenix. We wondered what was making her snore so loudly in the early hours - must have been one too many margaritas. What naughty dogs you all are!

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey my fur has gone all crinkly from being in the hottub too long. It's worth it though. What a hoot hehe hoot get it..hootie!!

Willow Tess & Lucy x

Joe Stains said...

omdog we had so much fun, I am glad my driving skills came in handy!! The things that Mom and Dad don't know!! lol Thanks for having us it was a great day!!

The OP Pack said...

Shhhhhhhhhh, Hootie, we don't want the humans to know we actually made it to the party. Plus we might get in trouble for having all that ice cream.

Thanks for a great time.

Play bows, the OP Pack

happy said...

Happy belated barkday! Sounds like you had a great time! Too bad I've missed it altogether...

Pee ess: I have an award for you. Do come by when you are free.

Sally said...

That was one great party ! Thanks for thinking of me - plus I always like practising the TTouch!

Lots of licks

Hamish Westie said...

Oh thanks you so much for inviting me to your lovely party. So nice to escape from the cold, wind and rain in Scotland for a wee while and enjoy the fun by the pool. How on earth did I get there? Well, don't tell anyone, but I managed to stowaway on Martha and Bailey's private jet from Skye (we Aberdonians do like to take care of pennies...)
Cheers, H.

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

We're so honored that you've visited our blog!!!
you're soooooooooooooooooooo handsome and your blog is great!!!
Sure we'll visit you often!!!
Can we add you at our blog list's friends???
Is great have new friends like you!!!!
Sweet kisses from Italy!!!!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Wow! Your bash was totally amazing! I enjoyed every single minute!!

So grrrrreat to meet up and sniff everydog too!

I just wanted to bark also, re your comment on my blog yesterday......

My family and I actually live in Scotland, top end of the UK ;0D So my Jeannie was invited to stay with Opy's parents in Australia. This is why she was able to visit Noah's parents too while she was there.

My J had never travelled on her own, nor been out of Europe, so it was one huuuuuuuuuuge adventure for her. Also she had never been apart from my Dad for such a long time either.

The flight from Scotland to Aus took 23 hours, but she had the bestest time ever. Like I did at your party!!

I hope this clears things up! Now can I help with any clearing up after your party?

lotsaluv and many happy licks, Marvin xxxxxxxxx

Eric said...

Wow! Your Barkday party sounds a hoot!! Wagging everybloggie had such a wicked time.

Wiry wags Eric xx

Molly and Taffy said...


Sorry it has taken so long to post a reply.

Boy oh boy what a party and then the jetlag on top!!!!

Are we doing it again next year??

Molly and Taffy

Lucia said...

Ciao miei amici!

Santa vacca, that was SOME fantastico pawty, Hootie! Sooo many 'dales in the hot tubbie, too -- it was like a big, fuzzy stew! (Mmmmm... stew .....) Mille grazie for inviting me; it was the MOST FUN EVER!

Tanti baci!

PeeEss: La mia ragazza says thank you so much for the comments you left on my bloggie. We are sorry your mama had a sad day, too, but we hope she's feeling better now. A big huggie to her for her kind heart!


Hey H and BR
What's going on in AZ? Out of the hot tub yet?
Did tigger join you?


Simba and Jazzi said...

We hope Mummy doesn't read this, she'll realise why are so busy napping.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Mango said...

Gosh I thought that Mango polo game was hard until I heard you were supposed to close your eyes too! That would have been like impossible unless Lacie was yappping!

Great party!