Friday, October 23, 2009

Oops - what happened to Thursday?

How did we get to Friday so quickly? This post was originally entitled "Thursday Thanks and a little of This and That". Oh well, we lost a day, nothing unusual in our busy lives.

First we need to say thanks to our friend Dennis the Vizsla who gave us the Happy Harvest Award.

Here is what Dennis said:

"of korse this award wuz kreated by the talented purple hatter!!! i wood like to giv this award to my smiley frends sutch as:
  • the op pack hoo ar so happy they eeven smile wile on there way to the dog hotel!!!"
So thanks, Dennis and of course, thanks to the Purple Hatter who does such a wonderful job creating awards. We really don't mind going to the dog hotel for a couple of days - we get lots of attention from all the staff. It is the week long ones that are really not too much fun.

And then look at this other "special" award from Martha and Bailey, our wonderful basset friends from across the big pond.

We think of this as one of the nicest awards that has ever been shared with us. The wonderful PurpleHatter created the award for them to share with their readers. We think you will agree how "special" it is. If you don't know our Bassett furiends, be sure to pay them a visit. We promise you won't regret it.

Many of you asked if the humans brought us anything good from their trip to sunny LA this weekend. The Momster has been so busy that she forgot to let us know that the "something" we were smelling on the counter was for US.

It was her first trip ever to a Trader Joe's and she was fascinated by all the wonderful foods there. Of course, she was nice enough to think of us and bring us these delicious chicken sticks.

We took turns sniffing out the wonderful smell coming from the unopened bag.

Then she finally opened the bage and showed us what they look like.

OK, enough torture, can we please have one?

Phantom takes food so gently.

TD is gentle too but he wastes no time devouring the whole stick in one bite. But wait, we think there might be some more.

Woo Hoo - new stuffies - a raccoon and a beaver
(his tail is tucked under him).

We each had our favorite one - here we are checking them out.

At first Thunder decided to take the raccoon.

But watch what happens in the video - any doubt as to who is the stuffie boss?

It probably isn't as obvious to you from the video as it is to us, but whenever a new stuffie arrives, Phantom is the Chief Stuffie Manager. You can probably catch the look in his eyes when he thinks TD is going to try to take one. After a day or so, the novelty wears off and TD is welcome to have them all.

Wishing all of you a very happy weekend.


Pee Ess to Ginger Jasper: Sorry we didn't include what we found for you. But we will get to it in our next post - you will love it - it will be worth the wait.


  1. Mom wishes we had a TJ's near us too especially after seeing all of our furiends post about TJ's nom nom's (khanine AND human)

    Woo did get some good pressies - tank woo fur sharing!

    I know GJ is going to love what woo found fur him!

    PeeEssWoo: I think your mom just wants it to be Monday already!

  2. Sounds like you had fun and got some wonderful gifts!


  3. Oh now I am wondering what you found.. How exciting..

    I love your new stuffies and I bet those meaty sticks were just yummy.. Congratulations on your awards.. I love my two bassett friends too.. .. I will wait so good to see.. Hugs GJ xx

  4. Squeakie, Squeakie! We love the squeakies!

    Ozz and Zozo!

  5. Isn't Trader Joe's stuff the BEST! We got treated to some when Chaucer visited us, and now we're wishing there was one closer by! And what cool stuffies! Life-sized pups they are! For what more could you ask? (so long as you share!)

    Happy you're happy!
    Jake and Fergs xxoo

  6. Yeaaaa! New treats and stuffies!
    Love the beaver!
    Have a super weekend too!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  7. I am glad I don't have to share my stuffies with anyone around here. Those look like nice ones and I love when they go squeak. I am glad you got pressies after going to the spa hotel. You deserve them.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha
    p.s. Mommy thinks you are both so adorable and beautiful!

  8. Hi Guys, you would not believe the sound of joint howling over here in Scotland after we played your video!!!
    Guess it was the sound of the squeaky - that looked like the best of fun.
    Congrats on your Awards - the Purple Hatter is very talented - we never asked him to make the Award he just did!
    We were delighted! He certainly seems to make lovely Awards and there are no rules to them! It is lovely to see us on other blogs!
    Have a great weekend.
    Martha & Bailey xxx
    ps we are guessing you caught a mouse for GJ!

  9. They look wonderfully delicious-those chicken sticks. Gee, wish my mom would leave and then bring me sumpthin' great back. New stuffies too??? WOW! I think she missed you bunches and felt guilty for leavin' you. Those are some major nice awards and the Purple Hatter-who I've never met-does an awesome job.

    Thanks for stoppin' by and sayin' "hey" as often as you do on my blog. I try to get around to all of these great blogs but too often fail. Mom keeps my schedule pretty full.

    Happy weekend!
    Chester ;0=)

  10. No worries - it was just such a surprise!
    A lovely surprise - it just goes to show you never know who is dropping by your blog..........

  11. Those are some yummy nom noms! We are drooling...

    Sam & June

  12. OHHHH..we love Trader Joe's dog store! When muzzer is in St. Loulis, and when E.Rabbit comes to visit, we gets the goodest treaties. YUMMM...our favorite are the chicken breast strips, the greenies, the rollllled beef sticks, the beef and chicken thingies like you got, the peanut butter cookies and the new! chicken and sweet potatoe cookies.

    Yeah, we know we are spoiled.


  13. Congratulations on your awards! You got some really good presents too! There will be a Trader Joe's opening in our town soon so we'll have to check out their treats! The video was fun and got Sadie doing the head turn from side to side listening to the squeaking!

  14. Congrad's on your awards. Those a so cool.. Wow 2 new stuffies to unstuff that is great...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  15. Thunder - The Herd understands your plight. Queen Natasha the Evil is the Chief Stuffie Manager, Chief Sleepy Spot Manager, Chief Wrestling Rules Manager, and . . . well, you get our point.

  16. Same thing happens here. I, Mango, must assert my hugeness whenever a new stuffie arrives, but after a few days I let the Pee-Wee have it (well, most of the time).


  17. Nice pressies, you guys! The wild little stuffees are so cute. If Stella was the stuffee manager she'd give you one squeak and they would be hers again. Whooosh!

    Stella the Stuffee Manager for one

  18. Congratulations on your new awards! Looks like fun with the new squeakys and the treats to eat also!!

  19. Oh.. Pressies.. Stuffie pressies.. *sigh*


  20. Great treats and gifts! Which you most certainly deserved after your "torture" at the overnight spa!:) Congrats on the beautiful and heartfelt awards...again, they are much deserved! Have a great weekend.

  21. Best prezzies efur!!!! Treats and stuffies! Dey's da best.

    Husky kisses,

  22. I have never heard of Trader Joes but I think I would like it. You two look so happy sitting for your treats! And congratulations on your awards, very well deserved.

  23. Congrats on the awards!! The closest TJ's to us is about a 3 hours drive - Mom hates that - she got spoiled living in SO Cal - where they are on every street corner.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  24. We like your video! Monty here thinks all the toys are his... including mom's!

  25. Mom wishes we had a Trader Joes around here. We do have Whole Foods, and lots of smaller health food stores that have good treats, though.

    You have great self-control wiff the squeakies... I would have gutted them in minutes, BOL!


  26. Hi, Thunder and Phantom!
    Yeah! Treats and toys!
    Congratulations on your awards!
    Kisses and hugs

  27. Congratulations on your new awards!How cool is that!
    Your mama was so nice to get you some new stuffies and treats.
    My mom thinks she would like to try some of those treats like the peanut butter cookies- well,,,,
    I would TOOO

  28. omdog we LOVE LOVE LOVE Trader Joes, and not just because it has my name in it. We get those chicken sticks all the time. You guys are LUCKY!

  29. Welcome to the cult of Trader Joe's -- see you in the checkout line!

  30. What yummy looking treats!
    Mitch thinks he owns all the stuffies of the world too!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  31. Happy weekend too with your new toys!

  32. I love trader joes. We are lucky to have them here too. But you know I felt like someone was squeaking me when they squeak the raccoon. Ha! Phantom has the clearest bluest eyes.. I love the white snooter in the camera. is always impressed with your clean carpet. You should get the cleanest carpet award. Really.. how do you do it with those two...and grandbipeds.

  33. What a haul! And I could see the serious look in Phantom's eyes! Do you guys like to kill your stuffies?

  34. Trader Joe's is da bomb! My human loves their stuff and I love their doggy beef jerky--yum!
    Your pal,

  35. Wooo - new stuffies AND treats AND wonderful awards! What a great post, we could almost taste how yummy those treats were - yummy! Well done on your awards - very much deserved! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  36. What lucky dogs you are. Special treats and new stuffies, too. Sounds like it was worth spending a few days in confinement.

  37. Treats and toys? Kool!
    Lucky lucky woos!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Kongrats again on your awards!!


  38. Your mom did a great job! My favorite stuffie is a beaver. It looks a little different from yours, but I'm sure you will love yours.

    Mom discovered Trader Joe's while on a work trip to CA. Then when she got back to TX, she was so disappointed that there weren't any TJ's in TX. Now that we live in WA, there are TJ's all over the place, but Mom has never gone. What's with that?? I think she needs to go so she can get me some of those sticks.


  39. Hi there Thunder & Phantom,

    You both have such great smiles when you were about to get the treats! Smiles from ear to ear! They must be yummy.

    The new stuffies are also very cute and woah! they're squeakies. So fun, Phantom.

    By the way, your mom is doing great with the video. There are even transitions. Hope our mom can learn faster in taking videos.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    - Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

  40. Oh very cool., You got some great stuff there!!

  41. Oh forgot to say, congrats on your great awards!!!

  42. You guys got some great stuff....maybe you should stay at the hotel more often! LOVE that video! Seeing you guys in action is twixerific!


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