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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Really Cool Stuff!!

We wanted to show you some of the really cool items Mom received in the mail yesterday. They came from Lorrie Veasey, the artist who makes Our Name Is Mud pottery! We were SO excited, cuz we just knew the box had something exciting in it. Turns out all 3 items inside had to do with us!!
There was this very cool mug that's big enough for a really nice cup of tea for our mommy. But look at what it says! Could it be more pawsome?!

Next there was this fabulous bowl. And look what it says inside. This Lorrie Veasey lady is like a doggy mind reader! Yes, everything is most certainly better with a little hair 'o the pooch! And look at the cute little paw prints on it. Bow Wowsers!

And last of all, Hooties favorite, this blue dog of happiness ring holder. Such wonderful all-dog presents. Lorrie we love YOU!! Mom says thanks a million.


Tomorrow after church we'll post some pictures of our trip to the Cosmo Dog Park in Gilbert, AZ. We had so much fun there...they have a lake just for dogs!! Now that's pawfect!

Smooches from pooches, Baby Rocket Dog & Hootie the Wonderdog

PS-Please keep praying for our buddy Bogart's daddy, Klaus. He is still in ICU, but had something of a breakthrough Saturday. So,keep your paws crossed, send healing thoughts and prayers their way. We all want to see a miracle.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Honest Scrap Award & Tonight Is Another Pup Class


We got our first award today, the Honest Scrap, from our new friend, Scratchy Paws. We are really excited to get this, because now somedoggy, no names mentioned, now has to be truthful and not such a fibber!! Yes, Youootie know whootie you are!! Our own Mommy didn't pass it on to us when she had it, so we thank Scratchy Paws for recognizing the great potential we possess. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


Here are the instructions: "When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Scrap" weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on!"


Since there are 2 of us (one lesser than the other) we'll split up the chore, er I mean honor. Ladies first, ladies first!!


#1- Okay, I am really a scaredy cat when it comes to loud noises. I hate anything that clangs, chugs or rattles. When I was younger while walking down the sidewalk passing vehicles would make me cower. I am not proud of this.


#2- I hate having my hairs brushed. I will chew on the brush handle and act up most every time that nasty comb comes out. I am thankful the hoomans don't make me get stripped (like poor Kimi).


#3- I have deliberately pushed Hootie off of the big pillow. He always deserves it, but I act innocent like it is an accident.he he.


#4- I sneak up on the couch at night when everyone is sleeping. I jump down before they can catch me.


#5- I thought I was a Labrador Retriever when I was younger. My best buddy then was a sweet yellow Lab named Sophie and we'd always play together. The first time I saw an Airedale I was in shock...I thought what kind of strange, hyper dog is this! That is before we adopted Hootie.

That's it for me. Airekisses, BabyRocketDog


Oh goody, it's my turn! I, Hootie, will be very truthful to all our bloggy buds!


#1- I used to eat poop. Yes, and I still miss it. I am now a member of PEA (Poop Eaters Anonymous.) and am trying to keep my nose clean. Literally. I miss it's fragrant aroma. They have me sequestered in the city now, so all that good moose, deer and turkey poop is just a far off dream. Oh this is too hard. Must stop.


#2- I can't catch a ball and have NO desire to try. I would rather chew on it. There, I said it.


#3- I love Puppy Class. Next week is my last one and I wish it would go on and on. I could be a professional student!


#4- I think I am much larger than I really am. I'm 22#, but feel like I am abouCheck Spellingt 75#. I love big dogs. I would like to eat little dogs, like chee-wa-was. They run like little rodents and I was born to give chase to rodents!!


#5- I still pee on the hoomans floor regularly. They aren't always picking up my vibes telling them to let me outside, so I just let loose. I mean, what are tile floors for anyway? I'm thinking they have a purpose and that is to make for easy clean up, am I right?? Momma tells Daddy that I only do it when he gets home, so he takes the fall. I have it timed perfectly!


That is enough truth for now. Wow, I feel like I've been to see the doggy shrink. Such wonderful, freeing therapy! (Thaireapy for BRD.)


Now here are our picks for 7 new awardees (if these are duplicates, please forgive us):


1- OOOpppps! It's time to go to Puppy Class. We'll finish this when we get home.


Smooches from pooches, BRD & Hootie

Okay,I'm back & I gotta tell you I was a star. Did a perfect "roll over" and also "stay" for over 30 seconds. I was amazing, even if I do have to say so myself. Now on with the awards! Our computer just went down & I lost most of my award info. Kitty krap!! I'm gonna try to resurrect who I sent notes to. If I don't have you down here, please drop me a line. Thanks. XXX-Hootie the Wonderdog

#1- Princess Snowball is a lovely little lady who likes to play dress up.

#2- Moco is a terrier who lives with spaniels and is so adorable!

#3- A handsome Airedale fellow Kimi who is named after a race car driver! His mommy is an ace groomer!

#4- Dewey Dewster is a sweetie who lives with a Lakie and and another WFT. Lots of terrier fun!

#5-Molly a Jack Russell Terrier who is comfortable sleeping with cats and eyeballing turkeys from her house.

#6- Digsby Mac Feegle is still a pup, but he shows great potential. Go visit & he'll show you where to check for scary monsters!

#7- Lucia, yes, another airegal, but what do you expect?! We're terriers!

#8- Honey a gorgeous Goldengirl is fond of wearing wigs! She really doesn't need them though, cuz she's beautiful au natural!

Now we hope that you all go visit these fabulous pups blogs...and don't forget to come back here and see what mischief we're up to!!

Lots of love and kisses from BabyRocketDog & Hottie, oops, Hootie ;<)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sweet Kitty or Stress Kitty??

Auntie Maria in California adopted a cat she named Tana Montana, so Hootie and I went out and bought her a present. We figured if she has to be a cat, she might as well be a cool, pirate cat! We got these pictures with a thank you from our new feline cousin:

Isn't she a cutie??

Ooops! How did this get in here? hehehehe. More Later! Kisses, Hootie

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Puppy Class Last Wednesday

Here is Daddy looking totally into my specialized training. See the enraptured look on his face?
This is my new friend Mowgli and his hooman momma, Liz. He's 3 months younger than I am. How come he is so much bigger??
Look at the camera you hunka Hootie!!


Once again, Dad's enraptured!! See how I'm really listening?


This is our trainer, Canaan. I think he's saying how perfect I am!!


And finally, what you have all been waiting for, my first attempts at "roll over"!



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And friends, just a reminder: Please remember to keep our pal Bogart and his family in your prayers. So many pups & people are rooting for Klaus to get back home to his Lulu & Bogie. Here's a shout out to ya Klaus. Get well soon! We're pullin' for you. Lots of puppy smooches, BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Friday, February 20, 2009

Photos By Ryan Stewart



These photos were taken by Ryan Stewart at the Dales & Friends Meetup on Feb 15th. The top one is of me after an hour or so of chasing the ball. It was so great because complete strangers would throw balls for me! It's strange how some of the other Airedales thought the balls were being thrown for them! The bottom photo is me smiling for the camera. I thought Ryan asked ME to say "chewwwws" for the camera, but here he was taking a picture of Hootie playing puppy-jump with Marley! Marley's hooman mommy, Terry, really liked Hootie, so I think he was showing off for her. Hootie seemed to have a crush on Marley, and of course the doofus has no idea that he isn't half her size. I hope she breaks it to him easy and doesn't break his little Welshie heart. I better go now. I think a Merrick's Beef Bone is calling my name!!
Smooches and Airehugs, Baby Rocket Dog

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It's Off To Puppy Class!

Hey Pups and Jammers! Tonight is my 6th puppy class (second to the last). Mommy has practiced the sign language for “come” with me at the dog park and I have it mastered. Now I just have to remember to show the teacher what a good boy I am tonight. I’m pretty good at “leave it” and so-so on “stay”. I will stay for a short distance, but once they start backing up I feel like I need to be closer to them, so I move. A woman paid me a compliment yesterday at PetSmart. She said I was well behaved! I was just sitting next to Mommy, while Baby Rocket Dog was standing next to me. She did not even mention that Baby was being good. He he he. I’m so rad sometimes. Anywho, I have to lay down and rest up for class. We had quite a workout at the park today.

Tootles for now. Mushy Welshie Kisses, Hootie

News Flash: Please keep Bogart's Daddy in your prayers. He was rushed to the ER and is very, very ill. We know that if our Daddy were sick we would want you to keep him in your prayers too. Thanks. BabyRD & Hootie

If I sleep with my toy this way I will know when the Airethief tries to take it!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Our Sunday With Dales & Friends Meetup

Today was the 2nd meetup of Dales & Friends of AZ. We met over at Papago Dog Park in Tempe and what a crowd! It's a small dog park, so our hoomans had an easier time keeping track of us. Mommy had the nerve to say she had trouble finding Baby Rocket Dog because they all looked alike to her!!! BabyRD had her red moose halter on, so Mommy really could tell who Baby was. People. Hmmm. Lucky for me I was the only Welshie there, so I was a true individualist. Here I am looking special.



Baby (once again) swiped Dudley's saucer and wanted to play tug of war with his Dad, Eddie. Our daddy had to get her to drop it. She wasn't very happy to do that.

Whenever a new pup and their person came to the gate, we'd all greet them. We were such a lovely welcoming committee. Here comes T-Bone Beasley and his girl, Amy!

I don't know who this beautiful specimen of a Dale is, but we teamed up to meet & greet.
This fellow's name is Buck. His little girl wrapped her sweater around his neck & we nick named him Yuppie Dale.
There is Mom & Lucy on the right. That is one of the Papago Mountains in the background.
Hey, there's a Golden Retriever amongst all those Airedales!! They were an inclusive group.

Donna's pup, Lucy, has the pink clown necklace on. Donna & her husband, Colin, are the group leaders of Dales & Friends. Lucy's brother, Charlie, was very attractive and I followed him around awhile & attempted to "hip" him. He put me in my place & my mom said that was good that he did it. Can you imagine my mommy being so mean?? I was just doing what came naturally. I also met an Airedale beauty named Marley who was there with her hoomans Terry and Ryan. She is less than a month older than I am, and we got along famously. Somehow Mommy missed getting a picture of us together. Maybe next meetup Marley, my love!!



Lookie, there's the tail end of an Argentinian Dogo and a Wirehaired Fox Terrier too. What an eclectic group we were!!

Here I am smiling at Baby Rocket Dog after we got home. She wanted to show off her moose/tree halter. I wore my matching moose collar today too.

The videos that Mommy took today didn't turn out very good. Dad told her she was shooting into the sunlight. I talked her into printing them anyway. I hope they don't hurt your eyes. Bye for now.

Many Wonderful Welshie Wishes, Hootie

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Our Valentine's Day In Prescott, Arizona

Friday Daddy & Mommy took us to Prescott, AZ to spend the night. In the morning ~ Valentine's Day ~ Daddy went out to fetch some breakfast and we waited for his return.


And waited....
And waited....
Hootie took a little time out to admire himself in the hotel mirror, while I waited....

Finally, Dad's back with breakfast!! Welcome Daddy! We love you!!

We went to Courthouse Square with the folks and walked around. Some fellow dog lovers took our picture with Daddy & Mom. Hootie, what are you doing??

Daddy & I needed some walking time alone.

This guy was visiting Prescott from Phoenix too. He had clothes on. Why did you leave our snow gear up in Idaho Mommy??
Daddy is a Vietnam Vet, so Mom wanted to get a picture in front of this memorial. Thanks Dad for your sacrifice.
Nice picture Mom. Where's the kid's head??


Hootie loves to window shop. For some reason people kept asking if they could pet us. Were we putting off some sort of needy vibes??

Dad is trying to get me to sit here. I did, but Mommy was way to slow in her picture taking. We had a fun day romping in the snow and visiting with people and other dogs. Now we are on our way to Tempe to a Dales & Friends meetup. Such fun. A whole weekend devoted to US!!! Hope you guys are all having a great weekend too.
Smooches from pooches, Baby Rocket Dog & Hootie

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Our Evening Stroll In Phoenix

After the big prize drawing tonight our Dad and Mommy took us for a nice long walk. We started out walking along the canal bank--near that new restaurant the San Gabriel Mexican Grill. Hootie got to see his first Mallard ducks! When we got close to them they decided to jump in the canal. They were on the path next to the canal eating bread that someone has left for them. Since this is the city, there were some pigeons enjoying the feast too. We were good and didn't bark or try to chase any of them.



Dad was in charge of holding us so Mommy could take a picture. He told us how good we were behaving. We didn't even let the dogs barking in their back yards upset us.


This is Hootie taking a rest on some nice soft grass. He was wearing his Gentle Leader' for the walk and didn't even pull on the leash like he usually does. Before the Gentle Leader Mom thought he was gonna strangle himself. Dad thinks I need one. I heel real nice when I'm walking with Mom, so she just thinks I don't take Dad seriously enough. He is a great playmate!! Wow, you can see Hootie's eyes in this picture.


Dad & I led the pack for a while and we practiced a few of my basic commands. While on lead we did "slow", "fast", "stop", "sit" and "right here". When Dad did fast (that's where we run together) something spooked me and I took a dive for the ground. They never did figure out what caused it, but I did it twice and even once with Mommy. I'm a very sensitive girl.

Mom looks pretty tickled with Hootie in this picture. He must have said something funny to her.

This is just another shot of Dad & me. Notice the bag in his hand? It's for carrying our poo! My folks are very conscientious when it comes to that.


This is Hootie & Dad walking along 12th Street. I was surprised that he wasn't at all afraid of all the cars driving past. When I was his age I was really timid about those things.

Well that about wraps it up for now. Hope you all enjoyed this little stroll with the family. See ya in the funny papers!

Your Friend, Baby Rocket Dog

Monday, February 9, 2009

And The Winners Are....

Tues., Feb. 10th
Here is the update on our Blog Grand Opening Give Away !!! Daddy picked a winner, then another and then a 3rd. We had to stop him or next thing we knew he would be giving OUR toys away. So, the news everyone is waiting for:

Butchy & Snickers were the 3rd names drawn & their prize is this lovely 2009 Airedale calendar.


This coatimundi from the AKC Green Planet collection goes to the country of Gooberstan and it's king Stanley.

And the final prize, and we otter say last but not least, goes to Jen, mommy of Amy, Hersey & Betty.


Winners, please go to our profile page and email your mailing address to our Dad. Put the words "Blog Winner" in the subject line. Your prizes will be mailed out promptly. Congratulations to you all. This was so much fun we'll do it again in a while!!

Smooches from pooches, Baby Rocket Dog & Hootie

Mon.,Feb.9th
Don't forget to leave a comment so you can be entered in our blog Grand Opening Give Away!! The drawing for the winner will take place on Tuesday after 4pm. Our Daddy gets home from work between 4 & 5, so we'll wait til then to pick the winner. The suspense is killing us!! Will the prize be shipped overseas or where? BTW, everyone who has left a comment since our first post is in the running. SOooooo exciting.
Good luck to all our buddies! XOXO - Baby Rocket Dog & Hootie

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ouch! - It Doesn't Really Hurt

Hi folks. Hootie here again. I just wanted to show you my newly hairless chin. Today Mommy discovered that I have about a quarter inch patch of hair missing under my chin. Can you see it in the pictures?? Dad is holding my face so Mommy can get a better shot. She thinks Baby must have pulled it out while playing with me. But it isn't bloody, or even red. Just hairless. We are all wondering what happened because other than our playful rough housing I haven't made a peep!
I have been scratching myself like crazy since we've arrived in Arizona and play in that weird stuff they call Bermuda grass at the dog park. Mom said she thinks I'm allergic. What ever that means. If anyone has any brilliant pronouncements on this mystery balding we'd love to hear it.
Later Babies, Hootie

In this bottom photo I think Dad is empathizing with me 'cause ya see how his chin is sticking out too?!