Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday - A Day for Thinking and Thanking

With all the sad news that has come across the blogs for the past few weeks, we thought we should take the time to be thankful for what we have. We are so grateful to have all of you who come to visit us and offer us your support and friendship. We are so happy to have a wonderful home and good pawrents to share it with. We appreciate every day that we have to enjoy the beautiful world all around us. We hope you all have wonderful things to be thankful for to.

We want to thank the Honorary Siberian Husky Huffle, our kitty furiend from Australia, for sharing this very nice award with us.

We think Huffle is a very fine blogger buddy too. There are no rules with this award so we offer it to all our true buddies in bloggerland too. Enjoy!

Today we want to show you why it is hard not to cooperate with our Mom and let her take our photos. We were almost out of kibble so she stopped at our local EVO provider. She had told us that there would be no extra goodies this time, just kibble. Well, sometimes she just can't help herself. Look what we got!

In case you can't read the bags, there are Pollock Skin Twists and Sushi with Sweet Potato, Stuffed Salmon Skin Rolls and Sushi with Sweet Potato, and Stuffed Cod Skin Strips with Sweet Potato.

Thanks so much, Mom, we love you. You see, Eva and Brice had sent us some of these treats a while back when we came the closest to guessing Brice's weight. Mom was so excited because Picky Boy Phantom really loved the pollock and sushi chews. But no one in our area carried them. She brought the empty bag to the Barkery and showed it to the manager. He said he would see what he could do. Imagine Mom's surprise when she walked in and saw that they now have a whole range of these yummy products.

Many of you wondered how Thunder could be so good when he posed with all those teddies the other day without any destuffing destruction. Stella even wondered if this was the same pup who had planted his stuffie seed and had hopes of growing many more stuffies. Sorry to say, Stella, but the stuffie tree never did grow. Thunder wants you all to know that those stuffies on the loveseat are not his. They belong to the Momster and the kidlets. Some of them came to live here many years ago when the Momster's kids were little, and some of them are new ones that belong to the little kidlets. The pups never play with those stuffies. They just seem to know that certain toys are not for them.

But, have no fear, we have lots of our own stuffies here too. Here is Thunder posing with most of what he has now. These are just the stuffies, there are lots more toys in the toybox. Most of them are in pretty decent shape. Only the bizarre bird, the tree house, and the beehive have been chewed and destuffed a bit. And some of these stuffies were Dakota's when she was very young. Guess we aren't too hard on them - hope that makes you happy, Max.

Speaking of Max, we are still wooing our best sibe vibes and good thoughts for Max, Juno, Prince, Snickers, Lucie, Eduardo, and all the other pups and kitties out there who are having some hard times. We want all of them to find comfort and to heal completely.

Woos, the OP Pack


Ruby and Penny said...

Congrats on your award, we're thankful to know you and consider you buddies.
Those treats look so yummy, we only get grain free treats, so mom could buy us those.
Love Ruby & Penny

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

Woo are some furry good thinkers and thankers!

KhonKhats on your award from HM - she IS pretty special!

I'm khurrently outside under my tree thinking good thoughts fur all of my pals!


Mack said...

We are so thankful to have great blogging pals like you guys!

And mom is amazed at how many WHOLE stuffies you have!

So many DWB friends need our pawrayers right now!
Thanks for letting us know.

Anna the GSD said...

Wow, that's a lot of stuffies...and giving mom ideas on what to get when we restock my supply!!

I hope all the sick puppies and kitties get well soon!! Lots of licks and paws crossed!

Cyber-sibes said...

Congrats on your award, it is so deserved.

Those stuffies look pretty much intact to us! Star always took furry good care of her stuffie, but then puppyhead came along & destroyed everything he could get his jaws around. Sure, he kept a few nice for a while, but in the end they all suffered the same fate - destuffed before their time. Mom's kind of sad now that she didn't rescue more of Star's toys before it was too late. Oh well. that's the way the stuffie unstuffs.

a-roos & woos,
jack n' tori

Cyber-sibes said...

ps - sending lots of sibe vibes fur efurryone who needs them!

Piappies World said...

Congratulations on your award, Thunder & Phantom! That's really pawsome!

We join you in prayer for the quick recovery of Maxdog and also to the puppies/ doggies that are going through some health struggles. We keep our paws crossed and we think of them always.

- Fudgie, Princess, Bullet, Scrappy & the Piappies

Princess Eva and Brice said...

It has been a really rough time lately with so many pups sick or crossing the bridge (both in the blog world and the belgian world). We continue to cross our paws for those in need.

We love those treats - so yummy and healthy. When Momma gets one of those bags out of our treat drawer, we both know that it's time for our weekly mani/pedi. Brice runs and gets on the guest bed(it's in our room) where he knows he has to wait while I get my nails done first.

Princess Eva

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

We are so enormously impressed at how good that stuffie pie looks! You are one good pup, TD!

We also have been sending good thought to all our friends who are not doing so well.


Martha and Bailey said...

Congratulations on your cute Award!
Sometimes for tough guys we think you are just big softies and that pic of Thunder with the stuffies just proves it!
What a great pic.
We are thankful we have our home together and all our great and amazing blogging pals!
We can see your mom is well trained in the treats department - our mum has been adversely influenced by the vet. He seems to think we need to cut down and we don't agree!!
Your treats looked yummy - enjoy.
We would actually hate not to see your pictures or those of our other friends - we think our situation will soon be sorted. We couldnt have done without all that support though!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Stella said...

Great post, OP Pack! I love it that Phantom has a whole selection of muscle building treats, (TD too, I am sure).

We congratulate you on the Huffle buddie award. I can't think of a better thing to be than Huffs buddie!

We have been sending get well wishes to our pup friends too, hoping Max will have good news today.


Sue said...

Wow, you keep your stuffies in good condition. Mom should take pictures of ours, oh yeah, they're scattered all over the place.

Samba says she'd like to come eat at your house. Your treats sound yummy. Are they stinky like the shrimp ones Mom bought?

Deetz said...

You are so right about being Thankful these days. I am thankful I do not have to live in a cage and thankful my mom loves me and gives me hugs each night, Thankful for you and all our DWB friends.

Aniemother said...

What a great post. And what a good shop you have that took in all the yummy products. (I'm sure they're happy for the tip,too, as I'm sure everypup wants to have a taste!)


YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

We are thankingful to have your boys and your momster as a bloggie friend.
We are thankful that we have such loving pawrents.
We are thankful for the comfy bed and couch and yummy food.

Sam & June

Samantha said...

What a lovely, cute award! Sushi treats??? Wowzers... yummy, yummy! Cool that your pet store decided to move on a GOOD thing! And a GREAT last photo there! So many stuffies with such a good (and gorgeous) Thunder!

We also join you with our prayers for dogs and hoomans who are not doing too well.
Hugs xo

Mochi and Mommy said...

Congrats on your award!

You have sooo many awesome toys! I wish I had half that amount!

I'm crossing my paws and sending Sibe Vibes to all that need it.


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

I am thankful that I have come to know you and Thunder! Your adventures and insights cheer me up, make me think, and amaze me... thanks for sharing. BTW: My trainer, Jesse, says smart dogs need at least 22 toys in their toy box so that they don't get bored (and make mischief). Do you have that many? Oh, and the "extra food supplements" (not treats because mom wasn't getting any) look very yummy!

Anne-Kathrine said...

Congrats on your award!

Awesome stuffy pile!!

So cool your store got those treats in!!!

Ginger Jasper said...

Lovely thoughtful post today.. I just adore the picture with all the stuffies.. We sure do have so much to be thankful for. There are so many with none of our love and kindness. Congratulatios on the lovely award. Huffle is a gorgeous kitty.. That is so good of your local shop to start stocking your treats.. You will be enjoying those often from now on.. The flavours sound yummy.. Hugs GJ xx

Chester said...

What a wonderfully well-spoken post! I have to agree on every point made except that those treats are really really good. Although they look absolutely heavenly, I would need to have a taste test before I agreed to that. If you would like a second opinion, please mail me some and I will happily oblige. We won't even discuss the huge amount of unstuffed stuffies. To each his own, is all I can say about that.
No wonder you get such great awards!
Chester ;0=)

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations on your award! It's also great that you can get yummy treats in your area! Thunder, you look so cute posing next to all your stuffies! I don't get stuffies anymore since they end up as little bitty pieces all over the house and Mommy is afraid I'll swallow some. She spoils all the fun.


Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful post!!!

Congratulations on your award!!!

Smileys for healing for our friends that are sickies!

Euri said...

Wow just look at all of those stuffies! Sushi sounds yummy.

Alex93andme said...

Congratulations on your award! We join you in thinking of those in need and we are thankful also to have the things we do. Love your toys. That's sure alot of nice toys that are in good shape. Ours are everywhere and some are all beat up and completely destuffed.

Wild Dingo said...

My dingo Maggie was like that. she KNEW which were hers to destuff. One day I came home w/groceries. Normally, I would immediately greet her, but i was busy with groceries. After a while I was ready to greet her, what did i find? a dingo, in her bed, with my antique teddy bear, that she knew never to touch and she'd lay on my bed next to it never playing with it. she was in HER bed with it PERFECTLY in tact, and not mangled. she wanted so desperately to say hello and be near me, this was the only way she knew how.

yup, doggies like TD and Maggie are smart and polite.

thank woo for the the kind words. juno needs them. we need answers.
wild dingo

Deborah said...

Nice award!! I just want to Thank you too! That was a nice post!
I'm so worried about my new friends...
I have never seen so many stuffies ever! Except in a pet store!! Ours will get torn apart in about 24 hours!!
Thanks again!

Huffle Mawson said...

TD has even more toys than I do! I hope you enjoy your award.

Clive said...

Love all those stuffies and in particular all the good thoughts for our friends who are not well at the moment.

take care

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Congrad's on your award. You certainly do have a lot to be thankful for. We are thankful for you guys too. We really appreciate you being our friends and sharing your life with us..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Hey Y'all, what fun looking stuffies. Send me your snail mail address please because y'all won, and there is a small prize for you.
Sally Ann

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

Awwwwwwwwwww sweet friends.....what a great post.....
soooooooo sweet!!!!
We're back and we missed you terribly....
we read about all the sad things are happening in blogging world and we're soooooo worried for all our special friends....
we're sending them tons of pawsitive vibes...and love....and prayers.....paws and fingers crossed....
life is hard sometimes and we must thanks our humans and our friends for their love and is much more easy in this way!!!!!
Congrats on your deserve're such a special pals!!!!
And what a great pic of you with so many toys!!!
And....wowoowwowooooooo!!!We have the same toy we see in the first line (the one sky-blue with the black line on his back)!!!!!
Thanks for this great post!!!
We need friends....they are a big big part of our life!!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my God, I have never heard of such exotic treats!!

And Thunder! I can't believe how many stuffed toys you have!! I'm so envious!!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Thor said...

Congrats on your award!
I´m keeping my paws crossed and sending lots of pawsitive vibes to all our friends that need it.

Kasha said...

What a sweet post. We all need to stop and think of all that we are grateful for you. What great friends you are to even stop by my little ol food blog! That made my day. You guys are the best really! I hope people are as kind to you as you are to the world.
Kasha and Africa

SEDONA said...

You guys hit the stuffy jackpot!
Congrats on your award, too!
Your pal,

Tanuki Maxx said...

Terrific post!!


Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Wow, that is an impressive stuffie collection!

We are keeping dear Max in our prayers.


Tweedles -- that's me... said...

The stuffy pile looks to be in very good condition.
Yes we also give thanks for what we have and who we love and all of our bloggie buddys.
Our hearts are very much thinking about all those that need good wishes and prayer to get better.
We are crossing our paws so very hard!
We all band together and send love to the pawrents too.
ps congratualtions on your award

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello op pack its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is kwite a stuffie pile!!! hay tucker sez that he had a lot of his old stuffies frum wen he wuz a puppy up until a kuple of yeerz ago wen they misteeryusly began to be sistematikly destroyd koinsidently it wuz rite after i kaym to liv with mama and dada so i think he must hav destroyd them himself so i cudnt play with them wot do yoo think??? ok bye

chicamom85 said...

Congratulations on you award! Wow those snackies sound so good, my little puppy mouth is drooling. Nice stuffies, I have lots too and I also know which stuffies in the house I can play with and which are off limits.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Mr Koda MD said...

theres something a bit wrong with those stuffies.....



Mango said...

That is a lot of stuffies! I bet your mom hides them like mine does.

Yes, we are thinking about all we have to be grateful for today. Two healthy pups, healthy humans, nice estate, life is grand.


Ludo van Doggy said...

Those treats sound just scrumptious!

You is a lot better with all your stuffies than me. Mine aways end up broken sooner or later.
~lickies, Ludo

Rambo said...

I hope all the sick animals get better soon cause I don't like to hear that my friends are not feeling well. It makes me sad.
Great post

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Your stuffies have survived? How could that happen in a Sibe home? They don't even survive in our hound/pointer home.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Holy cow! Your mom is so well trained! She really bought you the good stuff.