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Friday, October 1, 2010

Am I Missing An Eyebrow?

I'm happy to report that things have improved somewhat since my last post. Although I still have no memory of my recent Cow Attack / Train Wreck / Sasquatch Mugging, my head injuries are healing nicely and The Family is finally starting to make eye contact with me again. Boy, they were a might displeased, and that's putting it mildly. When your household is so put out that they have whispered family meetings about What To Do Now, you just know it's time to tuck your tail and behave.


Glynn and I tallied up the different ways they've tried to keep me safe, which included a chainlink fenced yard, the dreaded tutoring, obedience, collar and tags, microchip, chicken wire spread over the ground in my favorite digging spots, then hog panels, a rock fence, cement blocks in my holes, electric fence around the top, triple locks on the gates, getting Cap for a companion, then Glynn, trimming my toenails shorter, a tie-out (that Mom couldn't stand, and I wasn't so keen on either so it didn't last long), more exercise with My Boy and more supervision. When you put it to paper, I've cost a small fortune to maintain. I can do fine for awhile, but when I take a notion to go exploring, ain't nothing gonna hold me back. Mom says I am the most exasperating pup she's ever known, and I've brought her more laughter and also more tears than any other dog she's had. What can I say? It's a gift. In the meantime, I'm sure getting good at walking on a leash.



On a very positive note, we've been fostering an Airedale this week! This is Jackson, and he's one of the happiest dogs I know. Just look at that smile. Makes a guy feel good to know he's helping out a big lovable fellow like this. Today he will be picked up by Oklahoma Airedale Rescue and they'll be sure to see that he finds the perfect furever home. Also, he's already got a playdate scheduled with his brother, Rudy, who was also rescued! What a happy time those two will have when they see each other again. I probably can't make it this year, guys, but when you have a reunion next year, send me an invite, will ya? I might be on parole by then...

~Tell

13 comments:

Gus said...

Dear Tell...we knew that you were an adventurer, but had no idea that your family had put that much time and effort into keeping you safe.

Don't you think you could cut them some slack? You've tested their love and they have proved it again and again, Now Settle Down!

Gussie

Maggie and Mitch said...

You'd better be on your best behavior for awhile, Tell! We bet the hoomans are still scheming and planning!
Our paws are crossed for Jackson that he finds the perfect forever home! He sure does have sparkling white toofies!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Rudy said...

Oh Tell, you are a mess! So glad your mom and dad continue to love you, as hard as it probably is at times. I must admit though, you do make me laugh, you are funny funny guy! And thank you SO much for fostering my brother!! I'm sure he loved every minute of it. I can't wait to meet and play with him, I'm very excited. Will let you know how it goes. So sorry you won't be able to make it Tell........stay on your best behavior so you can make it next time buddy. I'd love to meet and play with you too!!
Love,
Rudy

TwoSpecialWires said...

Tell. You could not have pawed out your predicament any better. We got the picture. Bright and clear.

We'll pray for ya, Pal. (And, honestly, we sorta admire your shenanigans. But don't tell your folks.)

Jake and Fergi (far from your end of the spectrum)

Dewey Dewster said...

Well Tell......I think ya are what they call-HIGH MAINTENANCE.......glad ta hear yer wounds are healin' nicely....if ya ever decide ta talk about what happened...I'm all ears.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Agatha and Archie said...

Listen after reading all of this we think you should lay low for awhile...just a thought.. Maybe dig up some flowers or something and bring them in the house for your Mom.. Have you ever thought of watching a little tv or something? to keep you occupied and stuff for a short while Love A+A

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Tell
So please to read that things are improving. Does that mean you'll be allowed out for the Scottish field trip? I do hope so. I think you are just the sort to relish a new adventure...
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Eric said...

Tell wow what a list, i'm sort of impressed but don't tell your leggeds. Playthe game for a while it'll get your more treats and finally. Thanks pal I owe you big time. You make me look a real saint.

Wiry love Saint Eric xx

The Thuglets said...

Tell... we are so relieved to read you are mending! Phew please don't scare us all like this.

Jackson looks lovely pawscrossed he soon gets his new firever home and his brother Rudy. Good on you and your family for looking after him for a while.

Take good care of yourself!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Penny and Patches said...

Geez, Tell, we hope your eyebrow has growh back by now! What an adventure you had! Sounds, to me, like you better lay low for a while! Christmas is coming, ya know...and you don't want Santa Paws to but you on the naughty list!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

TwoSpecialWires said...

Tell. Et. Al.

OK. We're gonna admit. Straightaway. No bones about it. We're taking the easy peasy way out. We want to get around to EVERYONE on our blog roll to remind you about the Second Annual Worldwide Moment coming up on Sunday 14 Nov 10. Were you there last year? Do you remember? Or are you new to it this year? Wondering what that Countdown Clock is on blogs that you visit? Whatever. We want you and everyone you know to have a chance to participate in the Silent Minute, the Candle Lighting and the Shout Out! Come visit. We've got a new banner for you, HTML for an (accurate, now that the word UNTIL is in red) Countdown Clock and a link to figure out what time 11:00 PM GMT is in your neck of the woods.

So. You're getting this 'cause we've been friends in the blogging world and we want you to know.

Please forgive the "stock" comment, but we told Moma we've never done this before and we'll not do it again (at least until next year.)

Loads of wirey love and lots of encouragment to join in (and to pass the word)
Jake and Fergi (and OurMoma and OurCollegeGirl)

Bobby said...

We hope Jackson gets or has got a nice new home. We had a Jackson only small though he came on a Friday and was homed on the Sunday so that was good.

Laila said...

Oh sorry about your eyebrow...but seems that you are getting better now...Jackson seems a very happy dog too...good luck to you and Jackson have a nice bonding...^_^


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