Friday, August 06, 2010

Dennis, Stanley and Buddy

Well, we're still chuckling over the surprise we - Rusty, Sam & Buddy - gave Jan yesterday. She actually choked on her ice water when she saw the three of us (and our current header) appearing on Dennis the Vizsla's Friendliest Catch show. If she hadn't been so engrossed on the computer, she might have noticed we were missing for a few hours.

You have probably already read yesterday's Life with Dogs' update on Stanley the rescued pit bull who would not have left the shelter alive, until a Cocker Spaniel rescuer saw him, pulled him on Christmas Eve, a vet donated his services ..... There are thousands of Stanleys in shelters, overlooked and on the kill list. Rescue is one dog at a time.

While we were reading about Stanley, we came across an interesting blog post that just makes his story "perfect."  He is no longer in foster care. Stanley was adopted a few months ago -- by his foster family.We wish every dog and cat story had such a happy ending.

Many of you know we aren't rolling in dough here.  In fact, Jan insists she can't give us an allowance.  If you remember, when our new office chair was turned over to tighten the screws, whatever parts touched the floor were coated in small splinters. Within a few days, Jan had a thick area carpet covering where we like to sprawl out in this heat. If you missed the carpet post, click here.

We thought we would show you what Jan saw when we dogs rolled on the carpet after it was down.

Several weeks ago Buddy took to crawling under the couch to sleep. And this is what Buddy's chest looked like when he rolled onto his back on the new carpet.
Jan was quite upset.  Every time we ask for something we consider a necessity -- a new toy, a king size bed, raw meat at every meal - she insists we can't afford luxuries.  Needless to say, once Jan saw Buddy's chest, spending money on a carpet was not a luxury!  We are happy to report that Buddy's wounds are healing nicely.

Our prize from Love Meow's giveaway drawing arrived today.  Here is our kitty piggy bank.  We forgot to take a picture when Jan had it out of the package, but you can see the kitty peeking over the top of the bank with one foot raised to take the money Jan won't let us have to put in it. Thank you, Amy.

Have a purring and tail wagging day.


  1. Oh poor Buddy. How awful, it looks so ouchy. We are sending him BIG rumbly healing purrs STRAIGHT away. And smoochies to yoo all.

  2. Ohhh Buddy!!

    You have a great mummy tho for making sure it's taken care of. We hope you give her cuddles.

  3. Yay for Rusty Sam and Buddy appearing in that funny blog!! LOL!!! Awww poor sweet Buddy!! Me and Charlie are so glad that you've got your carpet now and that those wounds are healing ok!! Yay for lovely Jan and your great carpet!

    Congratulations with your wonderful prize from Love Meow!! Me and Charlie can just see that gorgeous kitty peering out! It's lovely!!

    Oh and thanks for that great news about Stanley - awwww what a lovely ending and a lovely way to start the weekend!

    Take care

  4. Ouch - that poor tummy looks so sore. Buddy, we know your Mom is doing her best to make it all better. Snooter kisses from all of us.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  5. Buddy, that looks really yucky and painful. We're glad you're now healing well and are sending lots of purrs and universal Light!

  6. Poor Buddy, what an ouchy! I hope it is all better soon!

  7. That does look ouchie! Poor Buddy!

  8. Hey there.....We are still battling and dealing with the county, but we are all safe and doing well. Dino may be in trouble because he rolled in horse poo this morning before mom went to work...she was not very happy, but Dino seemed smitten.
    Hope to talk to you soon about the goings on....

  9. Poor Buddy, belly looks sore!
    We hope it will heal real fast.

    Big (((HUGS))) to you!

    Thank you Jan for the heads up!

  10. Ouch, ouch, ouch! Poor little Buddy's belly looks all kinds of painful. Hope you're all enjoying the new (soft) carpet!

    We just luved Dennis' Friendliest Catch show! Too bad it's being canceled.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  11. Poor Buddy! We're glad that Jan got a carpet and your tummy is healing up.

  12. Poor Buddy. We are so lucky to have humans to take care of us.

  13. Dennis is on a roll this week!

    Really sorry to hear about that carpet - I wonder what the heck it's made of??

  14. Oh Buddy... that looks so painful. We're glad it is healed well.

    Congrats on the prize! That kity is very cute! :) :)

    Momo & Pinot

  15. The Modern Day Stooges!

    We haven't had a chance to watch the most recent happy Stanley video - haven't found a blokhk of time yet but it is saved in the GR -

    Woo really need to make life just a wee bit easier fur Jan -

    KhonKhats on the winnings!


  16. That sure looks like it hurts, Buddy. :( We are glad to hear his wounds are getting better.

  17. Ouchie! Buddy! Your tummy looks painful!
    I hope you are doing much better now!
    I am sure you are enjoying your prize!
    Looks pawesome!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  18. aww poor Buddy. *sending purrs to Buddy* We are glad that it is getting better now.

    We are so happy that you got the kitty piggy bank :). Yay! Hope you like it.


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