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Monday, March 22, 2010

Oh Eric! What A Wonderful Surprise!

Click on top collage to biggify. The bottom one doesn't want to cooperate though. Sorry.

Today Hootie and I had the best surprise. Quelle surprise! We received a package from across the pond from our buddy Eric Square Dog. It was full of the most marvelous pressies! We don't usually get presents in the mail, so this was a big deal for us. You might recall that in January when we drove down to Phoenix from Idaho Hootie had made "the great escape" at a pit stop in Rocker, Montana and lost his rabies tag and also his Welsh flag ID tag. Well guess what one of the pressies was from Eric? Yup, a brand new Welsh ID tag engraved with Hootie's name and our phone#. Hootie also got a cool new camo collar by DogzTogz and a Welsh neck kerchief. Mommy said she wants to wear the Welsh neck kerchief because it is so lovely. (Hootie said he'll think about it.) I got a nifty pink kerchief with daisies and words all over it and the most fabulous new collar. You know how I love collars. This one is a beaut! ANd it has a big pink daisy on it with MY name and phone# on it too! Soooo special. As soon as we opened the package we found a note written by Eric on this big WFT post card. (I hope you can see it in our collage above.) There was a nice big squeaky toy by Cruft's that looks just like an award and it says "Cruft's Best In Show" on it. Hootie immediately took the award, because he thinks he's such a great specimen of a Welsh Terrier. BOL! I'm sure the award was really meant for me but I'll allow him his fantasies. We've both already enjoyed chewing on it. Eric (& possibly his mommy!!) even thought of our mommy and sent her some real English toffee and a WFT luggage tag. We don't have words to express how tickled we all are with such excellent pressies. So, thank you Eric and your mommy too for being so thoughtful. We just love all the great stuff!!

Lots of Aire & WelshieSmooches,

Baby Rocket Dog & Hootie the Award Winning Show Dog


Sally said...

OOOOOOOOOHHH!! Those are some wonderful gifts - what beautiful collars. Is the best in show squeaky ribbon - in ribbons yet?

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What wonderful pressies - Eric surely is one thoughtful pooch!!

The Rocky Creek Scotties

K9friend said...

What fun! Isn't it great to get something in the mail besides bills?

McGillicutty said...

Oh, Eric is such a fine lad! What thoughtful pressies he sent, huh? Me hopes you enjoy them!

Oh, and Baby RD, of course I know Colin, all us Irishfolk stick together, don't ya know? Hootie will tell you the same about the Welshfolk too. What about the Airefolk (is that what you call them?)

Irish Love,

houndstooth said...

What great presents! I love collars, too, so I know you must have been thrilled!


Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Fabulous! You are going to look splendid when you for out for walks.

Molly, Taffy and MOnty

BRUTUS said...

SO fun to get pressies like that in the mail! How cool that you both have new things to wear!

Brutus the Frenchie

The OP Pack said...

Wow, what a grand surprise you got there!!! Eric is so thoughtful sending you that wonderful package.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Musketeers said...

Wow cool pressie :)
Eric is one hot doggy. and he sure know how to choose presents ;)

The Musketeers said...

Wow cool pressie :)
Eric is one hot doggy. and he sure know how to choose presents ;)

The Musketeers said...

Wow cool pressie :)
Eric is one hot doggy. and he sure know how to choose presents ;)

Twinkietinydog said...

What wonderful gifts. Hootie went for the award first, huh? :) Eric is one good furiend

Bobby said...

That was so kind of Eric, you got some great gifts.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Eric and his SquareMom (AND Otis and all the wheelies - though we know he won't admit it) are just the BEST! What a perfect parcel of pressies! It's pretty clear that you are pretty special dogs in their eyes ... they don't want to have any risk of you being unidentifiable if either of you makes another great escape. Personalized collars! And individualized ones to match your different personalities! Along with coordinating kerchiefs. We can just imagine your pride on your walkies! You so deserve it.

Enjoy! (And understand if your moma chooses not to share the toffee.)

Love ya bunches
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Clive said...

Fantastic presents! Eric and his Mom are just the best! Those were great pressies you got!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Maggie and Mitch said...

How very thoughtful of Eric! He sent you awesome gifts!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Inky and Molly said...

What a great loot of pressies!!
The square man clearly outdid himself. Enjoy!

Eric said...

Aw pals, I'm all pinkie and embarrased now, what a kid blog and what a super doooper sight seeing you two and the leggeds enjoying it. I was like a dog with two tails looking at your photo's. Me (ok and maybe Mom) had a ball getting it all for you. Now BR be careful when you go to that town where all the hippies went. You might get thrown out with your hippy gear on!!

Wiry loves and kisses, Eric xxxx

hkairedalespack said...

Nice presents and so thoughtful of Eric. You two will be highly fashionable.
Hugs, Miley and Mariah

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khwite pawesome pressies!

Thanks fur sharing them with us!


Kari in WeHo said...

such wonderful gifts! you have great friends

Life With Dogs said...

What a great and kind surprise. That Eric is a nice dog! :)

Lorenza said...

Eric sent you pawesome presents!
I can see you are enjoying them a lot!
Kisses and hugs

Mango said...

Great bag of loot from Eric. He sure knows how to shop for terriers.


Noah the Airedale said...

That was so nice of Eric to send such thoughtful gifts.

Noah xx

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a great pressies you got from Eric!!!!!!
You look soooooooooooooooo excited opening them and we love love love your collars!!!!!
Soooooo elegant!!!!!

How are you guys???
We missed you tons!!!!
Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....forgive us for our absence.....but we thought to you everyday!!!!!
Did you forget us???

Hope to hear from you soon!!!
Tons of love and kisses!!!


BR and H
What did you guys do to the square for him to be a sweetie pie and send you those pawsome gifts? I gotta try it. So jelly! But you both now how to sport a bandana! I wonder if mom and dad will get matching shirts to match your banadas.

Sierra Rose said...

Beautiful!!! Great pressies!
Thanks for visiting too!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh my, presents are so exciting, and how kind of Eric!

I am sorry to have been missing, yet again.........

It is lovely to catch up with your news though, and such fun news as well!

lotsaluv Marvin xxxxxxxxx

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Wow, your new toy sounds like fun. Y'all are after all best in show. I did get your wonderful pressies, but Mommy said next week we are going to write about them. They smell so good. I thought it was you, Hootie. I wanted you to come out of the package. I know your new welsh tag will just be smashing. It wasn't good for you to try to escape on your trip, but I am glad you returned.
Sally Ann

Sherry said...

Collars to dogs are like shoes to female humans--you can't have too many!
Alanis & Miro (as long as it's a collar that gets me out on a walk)

Agatha and Archie said...

Well that is quite the surprise there!! and what a fabulous scarve!! Lucky little welshie you are!! Love and kisses A+A

brooke said...

cool presents! how fun!
we have an award for you over at our blog!

Sunshade said...

What cooooooool pressies you got, you lucky kids! I hope daddy *ahem* I mean, Hootie doesn't lose the nice Welshie tag again..hehe. That is soooo cool that you got the Crufts crown without having to go through what those show dogs have to put up with!

About your question re. stripping, yes, any normal coated Airedales (and Welshies too) can be stripped anytime to bring back the colouring and texture even after being clipped for all their lives. I, Miss Sunshade along with Noah of the Leuredales, as well as Gracie (Rubydale's daughter) are NOT normal coated. We have what they called a "sheep coat", meaning we're ALL undercoat, no wire coat whatsoever. These coats are very painful to strip, and the colours and texture don't really come in. We all have the same charcoal and cream colouring with dark ears that don't go away even after we have matured!! It's apparently a recessive gene (sort of like the long hair shepherds out of two short hair parents), and breeders don't like sheep coats as that's not what the standard calls for. Mum loves the sheep coats on the other hand!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade