Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year...and a Tax Break for Seymour....

Er...hmmmmmmmm........Happy New Year, Everydog, kitty, hammie!!!!!!!!!! Scruffy here! Wanted to share the news. For those of you new to our blog, the above handsome wheeled fox terrier is Seymour, Jackson's wheeled stuffie from the UK. Seymour has been visiting us here in the 'Burg for several months now. He's been under the weather since about October. His tummy has been upset, he's been sleepin' tons, and he's pretty much given up wine, women and galvanizing. We figured out why tonight.

Whelp, this is what we found when we went to check on him tonight. Five healthy wheeled pups. They look just like Seymour. I just don't know what to tell Jackson. I mean his dog is rather stuffed and he's....well, really old and um...male. I'm thinkin' he's been actin' weird since the Halloween Barkday pawty...anyone see Seymour that night??? Might be interesting to see who the the!?

Moving on....Seymour isn't nursing the he bought a Dale size bottle and filled it with........
The pups are sleeping very very well. Resourceful, that's Seymour's middle name. I just don't know what Jackson is going to say.
Speaking of names,our new wheeled Airedale has one! Jackson named him Gilbert!!! Gilbert, having led a rather sheltered life till now, appears rather shocked at the doings in his new household! Mumsie is lying in bed with an ice bag on her head. Happy 2008 EVERYBODY!!!!!!!! We love you, Guys!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Post Christmas Sprawl.....

Hey Everybody!!! This is Scruffy!! Look at Babystan....he's completely wiped out from all of the Christmas celebration!!!!! We hope everyone had a great holiday!! Ours was pawsome. Lac, Stan, Seymour and I stayed up till 3AM waiting for Santa Paws. We played poker till our tails drooped...but no Santa. We fell asleep, and when we woke up we found bones in our stockings.... And this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Front view.....

Side view..........

Mumsie was laughing and screeching as the wheeled stuffie had her name on the package!!!!!

We are tagging Jackson to have the honor of naming this guy/girl. We don't even know if it's a boy or a girl....but Jackson has experience with wheeled we're anxiously awaiting his expert opinion!!!

We got lovely "Welcome, Babystan pressies from Miss Sunshade and Jaffa all the way from Canada....we'll post pix on our next post. Babystan is pawsitively smitten with Sunshade. I fear he's in L O V E !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many loud terrier barks.....Scruffy

PEE ESS We are WAY behind on our bloggie visits...we'll be 'round this week....we've missed you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PEE PEE ESS Seymour has been in his bed a lot....he's been not himself for weeks no drinkin' or's disturbing. Mumsie has been looking for a vet for a wheeled stuffie, but to no avail......

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Christmas to ALL!!!!!!!!!

Well, hello all dogs, kitties and hammsterriers! Scruffy and Lacie have generously allowed me, Babystan, to give the Christmas Greeting since tomorrow is about a Birth and I was most recently born.
We wish you all Peace in your lives, Love in your hearts and Hope for all Mankind. We reflect at this time on the kindness of others and we share our loving thoughts with each and everyone of you all over the world. Your friendship and support to us and to each other is an inspiration and leads us to believe that Peace will prevail.
Bless you all and have a wonderful holiday season!
Joyous Terrier Barks,
Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Message from Big Bruvver

Hi all, "big bruvver" here. I just wanted to write to you and thank you all for succeeding the amount of comments Mumsie has ever received on her last post regarding the new addition to the family. This time last week I had absolutely no idea there would be a THIRD terrier in the house, and now I couldn't be happier. He is SO much more than I expected. I've always wanted a big dog, and i've been born and raised to love terriers, so this was a perfe...err, pawfect opportunity. I knew he was the right one for me the other night when we were up late, Stanley was having a chew and relaxing on a chair watching Planet Earth and occasionally barking at the wolves on the screen!

We have decided to name him Stanley. Mostly because I wanted a name that would be fitting with a Sir in front of it, and he is absolutely the, Stan the Man was way too fitting to pass up. Stanley has immediately stolen the hearts of not only the people in our family, but Scruffy and (in particular) Lacie as well! This was seen when Stanley and Lacie got into a fun game of "Under the Bed" last night, until he realized he couldn't fit his big head completely under! See exhibits A and B for more details:

Exhibit A:
Exhibit B:
(This was before my haircut when I was looking quite bear-ish!)

Imagine that trying to fit under a bed to grab a little lakie! The best he could do was extend his large tongue as far as possible and provide as many airekisses as possible. Lacie is still pretty much running the show, acting almost in what appears to be a managerial position. She sits perched above them during a night-time chew session and analyzes the situation at hand. If there is a problem, she makes an executive decision, snarles, and returns to her chair after setting everyone back in line. Stanley thinks she's slightly b*tchy!

I've had the pleasure of walking all three of them at's quite a scene. I try to keep them in order by height as we walk; however, it usually ends up with me in some spiderweb of a mess with the potential of being mummified by leashes. When they do listen, and all walk together, I can't help but think of taking a picture and selling it to Sprint for their "Raising the Bar" commercials! :)

Anyways, thanks for all the great comments about him. He really is a great looking guy...apparently there is a certain miss sunshade who might be gettin' lucky with him. He will be coming back to Penn State with me...hopefully his cuteness can be beneficial to me as well! Kinda a "you scratch my back, I scratch yours" type situation ;). Here is a picture of me and what I like to call Terrier Madness:

He is HUGE! I can't even imagine what he's going to look like with another 20 pounds on him!

And one of Mumsie and the pack:

Stanley makes a great couch or pillow if you need him to be! It's one of his many great qualities (especially his ability to produce gas at an astounding rate when he gets tired...thanks Stanley).

I have been following the adventures of Scruffy and Lacie and get a real-time update constantly from Mumsie. After seeing Scruffy be publicly humiliated in a bikini, I am going to let it be known now that Stanley will not be abused like that!

...but then again, Mumsie manages to do sneaky things when i'm not around.

Keep your tails up,
Big Bruvver

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Welcome to our new Bruvver!!!!!

Scruffy here! Look at him. When Mumsie said we were getting a puppy for Big Bruvver...we thought he'd be a teeny-tiny little Dale. W R O N G!!!!! He's massive! He's seven months old and Mumsie and Big Bruvver had the pleasure of driving through the big snow south of Cleveland, Ohio to go and pick the Daledude up. He is as yet nameless....any thoughts from you dawgs, kitties and hamsterriers out there????? He crawled into Mumsie's lap and went to sleep for the drive home, while Big Bruvver drove and tried not to slide into the ditch like zillions of other cars. It was a bit tense.

Here's Big Bruvver holdin' least Mumsie didn't cut his head off this time.

Here's Mumsie pattin' the pile of fur that was once attached to him. He was one huge puff ball prior to the defurring!!!!!

Lacie and I were introduced separately. We all seem to get along; he goes and stands in front of Lacie and play bows and engages her in a game of chasie. Lacie wins cuz she turns on a dime, while this big guy can't turn at all!!!!! We'll be getting the Dale ready for the skatin' pawty. Mumsie doesn't think he should go, but Stanley said he'd help watch him....Lacie and I together can barely hold the leash. Any dog who wants to take turns babysitting, Lacie is compiling a list. She's also compilin' a list to take turns skatin' with her on the ice!

We're organizing a hockey game. I know I want my brother on defense. No one will get the puck past him. He's a brick wall!!!!!!!!!

Wiry, Lakie and Dale Barks,
Scruffy, Lacie and ?????


Scruffy:"Lacie...don't call him an Airehead. He's the king of the terriers. I am plannin' on being a loyal subject. "

Lacie: "You would. But then I've trained you well. What you don't understand is Lakelands are the true rulers of the terriers. At least in this house. You will both be my servants."

Scruffy: "But, but, but......(looking miserable....)

Lacie: "You can play with his toys....sometimes. When I'm done with them."

Scruffy: "Really? Thanks, Lacie! Do you think he can ice skate? We're bringin' him to Butchy and Snickers pawty. We reserved a crib on Aire Ruby. What's his name anyway?"

Lacie: "He's Big Bruvver's Dog. He's gonna have to name him. I know the name Stanley is being considered. But, he has to see him to decide. "

Scruffy: "How much does the little guy weigh? He's seven months old."

Lacie: "Forty two pounds. "

Scruffy: "WHAT???? He weighs more than double what I do!!! He's gonna make me kiss his paws."

Lacie: "Oh Scruffy, stop asking so many questions; I'm tryin' to do my nails. Just watch. And learn. I will handle this."

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gettin' Ready for the Pawty!

Hi Everyone....Scruffy here!!! Lacie was a little nervous bout the skatin' pawty at Butchy and Snickers this weekend. While I am an experienced hockey player, Lacie has never been on the ice before. On the few occasions she's met up with it in our driveway, well....she fell flat on her face. I decided we needed a pre-pawty practice time. I took her to the big skating rink in downtown Pittsburgh at PPG Place. I thought it was really convenient they had lighted facilities for male dogs smack in the middle of the rink.

Um...Lacie fell...A LOT! I hope some of you doggies might be able to steady her with a paw as she tries to skate on Butchy's pond. Hope she stays far far away from that big hole on it!!!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Steelers vs. Patriots....

Hello everydog, kitty, hammie....Lacie here....we're leavin' tonight to travel up to New England for the Patriots/Steeler game. Agatha and Archie have agreed to let us stay with them!!! I am assuming Koobie and Seymour will be comin' with us!!!!! Check out Scruffy fillin' in for Ben....he looks like he has a few issues with the ball!!!!

Archie's lookin' mighty good as # least he knows to throw a football and not a bone!!!! Agatha, Koobie and I are gonna cheer on the sidelines...after we do a little Christmas shopping in Boston. Seymour's a little under the weather after Asta's pawty.....he's had a very upset tummy, poor dog. He's gonna stay on the sidelines and pour Gatorade for both teams.

Tune in Sunday for the battle of the quarterbacks!!!!

NFL Barks, Lacie

Kindness of a Stranger...

Mumsie here. I just had to steal their blog for a moment. I am a nurse in a very busy recovery room at our local hospital. The room is designed so that the stretchers are in very close proximity of each other....allowing the staff to keep a close eye on everyone. (Tough on patient privacy and dignity, but we try very hard to preserve it!)

A man was wheeled in from the operating room in pain and was moaning and loudly crying out. The patient next to him asked to be moved as it was very disturbing. We started to make provisions for that to be done.

I walked in their direction and just stopped stunned. Instead, this kind lady just awakening and in pain herself, stretched her arm across the narrow space and reached over to him with her hand. He saw her and extended his hand to clasp hers. The two of them...complete strangers....lay like this for sometime. She told him she was sending positive thoughts to him for pain relief and healing.

I have worked many years as a nurse and have never seen compassion expressed like this. I hear and read awful things about the cruelty of mankind to one another and to our beloved animals. But seeing the touch of one stranger to another make me think there is so much HOPE for us hoomans!

This was my gift for this holiday season and I pass it gratefully onto you. You are the best!


Thursday, December 6, 2007

A Howlin' Good to the Howliday Pawty!!!

Whelp...Seymour has already boarded AireRuby...Frankly, I think he's been hittin' the mulled cider while he was "mixing" it. Scruffy and I are snug and warm in our reindeer holiday outfits...Does anyone think Scruffy looks a little like Napolean Bonaparte??? His antlers look like they need one of those pills that cures antler dysfunction or somethin'....!!!!! He's drooping, poor guy.

I have the mistletoe all set to go! There are still plenty of 10 minute slots available....especially to sit under with a cute Lakie!

Oops...gotta run...I hear Ruby honking...I didn't know she has a horn on that plane! See ya soon!

Merry Barks, Lacie

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Gettin' Ready for the Pawty...!

Hi's Lacie. I wanted to make sure that everydog, kitty, & hammie would see the mistletoe at the Howliday Pawty at Asta's!!! Look at the size of the bunch I'm bringin' on Aire's figuring some serious smooching is gonna be happening. I'll be glad to pose under it for pictures if anyone is interested in meetin' me under there!! Mistletoe scheduling reservations are being accepted...Koobie and Scruffy have the first 10 minute block of time reserved.

Is that Amber Mae kissin' a cat??? Hmm...not sure?

We're bringin' huge vats of this to the pawty too....mulled cider. Seymour seems to have some additives for the cider. Not sure what he wants to pour in there, but he said it'll give it "a bit of a kick...."
Got to think bout what I'm wearin.....bundle up; it's gonna be chilly in New York!
Spicy licks, Lacie

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Snorkels and Fins???

Yep, what a mess!!!! This was the scene at Heinz Field last week where our embarrassing field conditions were displayed on Monday Night Football. Then they didn't do the national anthem cuz the stands were empty as the fans had to leave their seats due to lightening.

Koobuss and I had a blast. We had an oversized black and gold poncho that easily fit the two of us to do some serious snuggling from the rain. That was ruined when Lacie dragged Seymour under it too. (Seymour is grounded. He ate too much turkey on Thanksgiving and his wheels went flat. Now he can't wheel himself anywhere. Lacie just drags him. She loves it; he is requesting funding from Jackson, but he's evidently been cut off financially. )

So tomorrow nite's the Bengal's game here at home. It's freezing raining tonight....Koob's bringin' lottsa blankets. Any other dogs, hamsterries, kitties etc. who wish to join us are invited. It's gonna be COLD! (Mumsie went to way too many playoff games at Three Rivers Stadium in the 70's when she was VEEEERRRYYY young like a teenager and nearly frooze her pants off...)

Am tryin' to think of transportation to Mountain Top, PA to pick up the Koobiegirl. Ideas???

By the sounds of the screaming in the family room, sounds like we shoulda gone to the Backyard Brawl....Pitt vs. WVA...Pitt is winning as I post.....unbelieveable.....we're psyched!!!!!!!!!

For all of your kind comments regarding my defending my sister, Lacie, I humbly thank you. It was a total sacrifice to leave the boring kitchen to CHASE A DEER, but I managed to overcome my inertia and rise to the occasion. Lacie has been bringin' me bones all week, and allowing me to use the pet bed...(we only have one, sniff...) All in all, it was a win/win situation: sissy is kissin' the Scruffman's paws this week. I'm lovin' it.

OK....figured it out after all...the Steeler trolley will be around to pick up Koobie and any other takers!!!!!!!