Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thanking, Thinking, Thoughtful Thursday

Mom and I were so EGGcited! Just prior to going fur our sekhond walk on Wednesday, Mom chekhked the site and was able to snag the pikh of the five egg-a-migos!
This was about the time Momma PF had just introduced Egg #5 to the world - the state's site said around noon and as you khan see from the timestamp, this was just after that!
A good bit of Tuesday afternoon both Momma and Dad hung out napping - you khan see Dad's head on his shoulder
Awake now!

Tuesday was Fred's Birthday!

Mom and I gave him a khard with some skhratch off lottery tikhkets - bummer was he didn't win anything on them

His khard - this was one of the trikhks I taught Merdie whilst she was here at Khamp Khyra (or is that wishful thinking on my part?)!

The rain let up enough after dinner Tuesday evening so Mom and I went fur a walk - the khloud khover messed with Mom's flashie beastie exposure but woo will get the idea - and you'll also be able to see some of the lovely mud I had dekhorated myself with from my time playing sponge




See what we mean about the khlouds messing with Mom - these pikhs were all in sekhwence!

And on Wednesday, we had SUNSHINE!

She brought my breakfast out to me - and I akhtually ate it without extra 'preparation' - I do have an assortment of biskhuit pikhs to share 'soon' - we had been going to do that on Tuesday BUT the emergency ROTE was rekhwired to stop Mom's phonefruit withdrawal!
And speaking of SUNSHINE


This khame from CRITTER ALLEY - please chekhk it out if woo haven't already been there!!!
It was furry special of them to mention our reskhue work! As we've pawed in the past, transporting the lukhky passengers is the easy part - the tough part is being on the ends that find the dogs in need and then place them fur furever happiness. We are just glad to be able to do something. We'll do our best to do what we khan whilst we khan!

This one khame from two FURRY FURRY special khanines who have made khwite a difFURence already despite their youth: Ruby and Toby - akhtually Toby also paw-sented me with the Sunshine Award too. If woo haven't visited them yet, please do! They are going to make such a difFURence in so many lives due to the great work they do! Toby will soon be leaving his raiser and returning to skhhool fur more training. Please stop by and wish him lukhk!

I also received another special award and mention from Twix...please stop ovFUR and read her blog fur the details.

Thanks SOOOO much Twix!!!

I hope all have a great TTT Thursday!

See woo here tomorrow fur FrEYEday SkEYEday Free Fur All!


Khyra & Khousin Merdie By Proxy

PeeEssWoo: Merdie thanks woo fur all the kind words of support and khongratulations fur her Brandon Bean!


houndstooth said...

I am most impressed that you taught Merdie that trick! I'd have eaten that cake instead!


Life With Dogs said...

I concur. Cake is where it's at.
This week is for the birds! :)

Stella said...

Lets be sure and have Merdie demo that trick next time she comes over. I missed it before.

The PF's are going to be busy in the next few weeks!


BeadedTail said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Fred! Merdie did a great trick on that card! She's so talented!

Isn't mud decoration the bestest? It's so fun to play and lay in!

Those PFs better nap now cause once those babies are born they'll be busy!

Lorenza said...

5 eggs! pawesome!
Happy Birthday Fred!
Congratulations on your Awards!
Have a happy thursday!
Kisses and hugs

tula said...

funny our family celebrates bday with lottery tickets too. are we related? hehehee wag wag-- see the sun made you smile Miss Khyra! and you must have sent it this way. the rain finally stopped. woot woot!

adios my five little egg amigos!


Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on all those wonderful awards!...Happy belated Birthday to Fred; we are impressed with his birthday card, very nice!...We love your pictures, Khyra, especially the last ones in the sunbeams!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya Khyra!!!
Happy Birthday to Fred!
Love the egg cam photos, and pix of YOU of course! are bringing in the awards my friend! So many great ones.
We have been having that unsettled-ness with the weather too...good grief!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Teddy Bear said...

Hi Khyra!!!:) Happy Birthday to Fred! I'm so glad that the rain let up in time for your walk. I hope you got some yummy birthday cake.:) And congrats on all of your awards.:)

Teddy Bear

Inky and Molly said...

Looks like you got some very special Easter eggs there!
Congrats on the awards!!

MoMo said...

Love that pic of you in the sun. Concats on the award. Hi to Merdie (don't srsly believe Merdie learnt that trick form you or anyone)and Happy Easter to all!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

5 eggs? looks like yoo'll all be having boiled eggs on Easter Sunday then! ONLY JOKING! Tee hee!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday to Fred! No way could we ever balance a cupcake on our nose and wait!
Congratulations on all of your awards, Khyra!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ginger Jasper said...

Wow this is a packed pst. Lots of awards.. Concats.. Happy Birthday to Fred.. Lots of walk pctures and you in the sunshine.. Oh and 5 eggs brilliant.. Sorry missed yesterday just going there now to se your bean.. Mum has been manic on call outs and work stuff.. Hugs GJ xx

MAX said...

I am just so eggcited about those makes me think back to the time when Miss "R" incubated 3 chicken eggs and we watched their development and hatching. (She had developed a low-cost incubator as part of a science project...tell Brandon!)
I can't wait to see what happens in the nest! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. do you know its NOT Merdie!?! (Us Goldens can be very industrious!)

Congrats on all your wonderful awards too!

...and please send our belated birthday wishes to Fred...tell him that having a photograph of Merdie (yes MERDIE!) is more valuable than the lottery!


The OP Pack said...

That mud feels so good, doesn't it? Add the mud to some freshly aid red mulch and you'll see how we decorated ourselves:) We are loving our sun too - hope it lasts for a while.

Happy Birthday to Fred - you all made his day extra special.

Congrats on all your awards too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

~Kim~ said...

Are you sure the Easter Bunny isn't leaving those eggs? :-)
I love the card and your pictures are the best!! Happy Thursday!!!

Amber-Mae said...

Happy Belated Barkday to Fred!

Love licks & Hugs,
Solid Gold Dancer

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Happy birthday, Fred!

You are an awesome teacher, Khrya! Well done!

K9friend said...

Tee-hee! Love the card!

And I'm excited about the eggs. Can't wait to see the hatchlings!

Furkidsmom said...

That was a great picture of the 5 eggs!

Happy (belated) birthday to Fred! That was a great trick you taught Merdie and you're so talented to make that card yourself too!!

ConCatulations on those great awards!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful news about the 5 eggs! And HAppy Purrday to Fred!

Frankie Furter said...

5 Eggs... I hope the Easter Bunny doesn't see those. They seem to be Pre-decorated.
Please tell Fred Happy Birthday!!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Khyra! I love being a mud/water sponge myself, let us hope woo do not have to have the dreaded bath which sometimes follows...
I am much impressed with Merdie trick, but alas, i know I would have just swallowed it whole!
Happy Birthday Fred!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Awards are so fun getting!
Wow, Merdie can do that trick? I would just eat that cupcake...


SGR said...

Woof! Woof! WOW Merdie ... Congrats on your awards. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

The Two Country Poodles said...

Congrats on the awards. That is one special dog on that hold the cupcake on her snooter...OH MY! We prolly couldn't have helped ourselves but ate it!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Jake of Florida said...

Happy April First! No fooling about those eggs though!!! It's just lovely to see the attentive parents!

And happy birthday to Fred.

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Shelley said...

Can you please teach me that trick too? You're very smart. You also have good taste in cards for your people friends.
Berner Bumps & Kisses,

Mack said...

Happy Birthday Fred!

And congrats on those well deserved awards!

And congrats to Momma Birdy!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Looks like Fred had a happy birthday, party thanks to you! What a great way to spend a day ... together.

Congratulations on all your well deserved awards. Enjoy them AND your Thursday.

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Ina in Alaska said...

Happy Birthday Fred!! That birthday card sure looked like Merdie! Your walk was very interesting, mudsponge, dark, light, eek!!!

The PFs are fun to watch. Looking forward to seeing continued progress in the nest. So egg-citing!!

Brind'Amour said...

Happy Birthday to Fred! Congrats on the awards, too!


The Paw Relations said...

Five eggs? How eggciting!

That was a great trick that you taught Merdie!

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow that PF couple have been very busy!!

Happy Birthday Fred...I also, would like to see Merdie do that cake trick!!


Mr. Hendrix said...

that is a great party! good job on the "training" of Merdie for that picture ha ha ha
congrats to Brandon on his big win. that is very impressive. ((hugs)) to him.
those clouds are very weird. i am glad your mommy got great photos of you in spite of them!

Anna the GSD said...

Maybe you should work with Merdie on that...think of all the cupcakes you'd have to go through!! YUM!

And mud is good for's a great skin moisturizer...that's what I say. :)

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

We have sunshine today! Woo woo woo!!!
Happy belated birthday to Fred!
Congrats on all your awards!

Sam & June

Anonymous said...

Wow...not only was Merdie balancing a pupcake, it was a pupcake on FIRE! Most Impressive. And a very most happy birthday to Fred. He looks so nice.

And congratulations on your awardies! It's true. You are very sunshiney!

Wiggles & Wags,

LUCKY LUKE said...

Happy Birfday to your the Fred!!! I know his day was special on a counta YOU were wif him!

That is real special trick what you have taught he Merdie, and I am day dreamin of lickin the cupcake right off her sweet nose!

Khongrats on all the khool awards! You're a furry special girl!!!

wif love from the Luke

Jan said...

Wow, Khyra. We did not know you were a dog trainer. Most impressive.

But we aren't interested in learning anything.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Mack and Mia said...


Tell Merdie that we'll beleive it when we see it...and also tell her to bring extra noms too...i mean sharing IS caring!

Wags and Woofs,

MAck and Mia

Benny and Lily said...

We think those things are jelly beans or easter eggs.
Benny & Lily

Ruby and Penny said...

Congrats on all your awards.
Love Ruby & Penny

the booker man said...

gratsers on your shiny awards, miss khyra!! :)
how exciting that there are 5 birdie eggs now! i'm also happy that you finally got some sunshinies on wednesday. yay!
happy belated birthday to mr. fred.
the booker man

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Congrats on all the awards Khyra!

And Happy Birthday to Fred - we are very impressed at the trick you taught Merdie on the card!

We are glad it got sunny there for you - you always look beautiful in the sun!

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

So is 5 the magic number?

Happy Belated Birthday, Fred!

Hope that sunshine is still with you, Khyra. We had some today but it was COLD!


The Furry Kids said...

Happy belated Birthday, F(ur)red!
You mean you get to keep the mud on your furs? I get chased down with a wet washcloth before I even get in the house. Maybe I should move to Pawsylvania. Can I enroll in Kamp Khyra?

Your pal,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Merdie is so talented. She is a model too? Happy late Birthday Fred..
Sorry about the rain...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Training my Mammoth said...

Congratulations on all those awards! You definitely deserve them.

We really like your pretty bandana!

You'll have to teach Layla how to play Football. Casey loves soccer, but they don't play football.

That's a great trick that you taught Merdie! Very impressive.

Happy belated Birthday to Fred, too!

Danielle said...

Good dog, Merdie! My human bean is furry impurressed at your teaching ability, Khyra. :)

Keisha said...

Dat looks like a yummy biskit! :)

Twinkietinydog said...

I don't know where to start, Khyra. The awards by multiple furiends, the wonderful posts mentioning your momma's transports, the fact we got evidence of the fifth much to think about. I'm off to see What Twix did :)

elbouwii said...

all what we have is sunshine to!!

El'bow & Hauwii

KB said...

FIVE eggs wow! And, you taught Merdie to hold a lit candle on her nose. Ohhh, I just noticed the date...

Great card!!!

I must say that I love that Khyra is still wearing her St. Patty's handkerchief - my fave holiday!

Sagira said...

Happy B/day Fred!

Wow, 5 eggs. How many eggs is normal?

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Those eggs look like they are already dyed for Easter!


Kari in WeHo said...

Happy birthday! What a great card!

Clive said...

5 eggs - we were so excited to see them!

Happy Birthday to Fred!

Love your walking photos Khyra - and the NSLM was thrilled to see you wearing the bandana! He spotted it immediately!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Khyra,
Peek-a-boo I don’t see you, because it’s me, Radar, the blind Bumpass Hound. I’m a red Golden Retriever but not quite like other GR you know. I was born in a puppy mill, blind at birth, with no tail (only a nub) and sinus cavity defects. Of course I wasn’t gonna be bringing in any big bucks at sale so I was definitely headed to a puppy mill death by drowning or being shot. Fortunately, one of the workers asked if they could have me, strictly to save me from a certain demise. I was then shuttled up to Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary where Ms Carol took especially good care of me. I think she wanted to keep me as a house pet, However I got really sick one night and Ms. Carol recognized it as Parvo Virus so she took me to a vet and I was put in isolation. I had a very dire week and almost died. But I survived and got stronger. After about 10 days I was ready to leave the vet and it was with a prognosis to survive Parvo, a rarity for a young pup like me. Unfortunately Ms. Carol couldn’t take me back to AHGRR because Parvo is highly contagious and I had to be quarantined for 8 weeks. AHGRR didn’t have any quarantine facility back then (they’ve since built one with donation money from people like you) and I would present a risk to all the other dogs. Ms.Carol called mom and Dad even tjhough she knew that they had lots of other dogs living here. Ms. Carol thought that mom and dad might know someone else that could take me to quarantine. Mom and dad said that since it was spring tome and the weather was nice that they could set up a chain link 8′ x 6′ kennel inside the big 3 car detached garage that was well away from the house and dog paddock. So mom and dad drove up to the vet in Charlestown WV and checked me out of the hospital and brought me down here to quarantine. Of course after the 2 months in kennel quarantine and all of the special attention that I got I wasn’t about to be going anywhere else. So I became a Bumpass Hound and was really rescued from death. So I’m definitely a rescue dog and "Rescue Sibes Rock" & “Rescue Dogs Rock.”
- Radar

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Khyra,
I’t’s me, Homer J., the oldest of The Bumpass Hounds. I Was the shelter dog in a kill shelter in southwest VA but my time ran out and some nice people at the shelter shuttled me up to Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary. Mom saw me on the AHGRR Pet Finder list a few months after Chance went to The Rainbow Bridge. Mom says that I’m not a replacement dog but there was a “Vacancy” sign at The Bumpass Hounds Motel and I was welcomed to take up residence , so I did. So, I’m a rescue and "Rescue Sibes Rock" & “Rescue Dogs Rock.”
- Homer J.

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Khyra,
It’s me, Sophie (Sofa-dof) the alpha bitch of The Bumpass Hounds. In June of 2008 I weighed a startling 150 lbs. I was scheduled for a transport from Charlottesville VA up to Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary. Dad was gonna do the transport. He picked me up on a Friday night and was gonna take me up to AHGRR on Saturday so I was gonna spend a night in The Bumpass Hounds guest kennel. When dad saw how “fat” I was he decided that he had to call mom and warn her before we got home. Mom was very upset that anyone would let me get so fat. My medical records chronicled my weight gain from a 2 month old pup to what the vet’s described as “morbidly obese.” Mom said that I looked like the Goodyear blimp, a beached whale or a manatee. I was not vey active back then like I am now. Mom and dad decided that I would not do well in a shelter and that I needed personal attention to get my weight down. I was put on a diet to lose 1 pound a weeks but I did better and in about 11 months I was at 75 pounds. Of course mom and dad fell in love with me and I never did make it up to AHGRR so I was changed from a AHGRR foster dog to an adopted dog. That makes me a rescue dog and "Rescue Sibes Rock" & “Rescue Dogs Rock.”
- Sophie

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Khyra,
Jack here. I was a young pup that had 5 homes before I was 6 months old. No one seemed to realize that dogs aren’t allowed in college dorms and that being the custodian of a live dog isn’t a sorority or fraternity hobby. I was on my way to yet another place to live when mom and dad stepped in and said I would only get one more home and it would be my forever home as a Bumpass Hound. I packed up my baggage that I had collected in my short life and brought it along with me. Over the years I’ve unpacked my baggage and only have a few small pieces left for mom and dad to manage; and they do it well. So even though I never made it to a shelter I was saved from a miserable life style. That makes me a rescue dog and "Rescue Sibes Rock" & “Rescue Dogs Rock.”
- Jack

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Khyra,
It’s me, Abby from The Bumpass Hounds. Me and my canine mom were picked up wandering the streets of Atlanta. My canine mom was evidently a purebred Golden Retriever but my canine dad was something else; probably a lot of yellow Labrador Retriever. Anyway we were taken to a shelter and started a trek northward to keep from being euthanized. Somewhere along the way mom got adopted but I didn’t look like a Golden Retriever and ended up at Almost Heaven golden Retriever rescue and Sanctuary. Mom saw me on the website and called Ms. Carol about adopting me. I was in a foster home and the people weren’t sure thay wanted to give me up but they let me go back to AHGRR. Mom and Dad and cuzin Caitlin came up to rescue me from the shelter. That makes me a rescue dog and "Rescue Sibes Rock" & “Rescue Dogs Rock.”
- Abby (Dabby-Doo)

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Khyra,
It’ the Bumpass Bag lady, Shiloh. I’m a Newfoundland Landseer dog and I weigh about 160 lbs. My brother Max moved from our breeder to live with Mom and Dad as a Bumpass Hound but I went to Cheasapeake, VA. Things worked out GReat for Max but not so good for me. The people that had taken me didn’t realize how big and strong I would get and I grew so quickly that I developed OCD in my front shoulders. When I was 6 months old I was returned to the breeder but because of my afflictions and supposed behavior problems I would not be kept by the breeder. The breeder remembered mom and dad taking Max and called them to see if they would consider taking me or they’d have to dispose of me. Of course mom and dad drove all the way back to the breeder and picked me up. I had difficulty walking but dad managed to get me into the Suburban. Doc Witter x-rayed my shoulders and confirmed the OCD, but mom and dad decided to try restricting me (crate) for a few months to see how my OCD progressed. They also started me on Glucosamine, Chondrotin and MSM capsules. After about 6 weeks a could walk again pretty well and with only a slight limp. Now I’m as good a walker, swimmer and runner as Max is. I also didn’t spend any time in a shelter but I was rescued from a very uncertain fate to become a Bumpass Hound. That makes me a rescue dog in my book and "Rescue Sibes Rock" & “Rescue Dogs Rock.”
- Shiloh

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Cheyenne -Millie said...

Five eggs! Wow! Those are great awards Khyra!

Tell Fred Happy Birthday from us! That was a great tricks you taught Merdie!!

Monty says "Hi Khyra!"

Cory said...

Thanks for coming by to help me celebrate my birthday. Hope the niptinis in the dog dish didn't upset you! Grete was glad to see you.

Ms. ~K said...

Khyra, You are as beautiful on green grass as you are on the snow!!!
Hugs and belly rubs,

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

You are a very clever trainer; Merdie's form is PERFECT! The bird house is getting crowded! Congratulations on your much deserved is wonderful that so many pups and kitties around the world recognize how special you and mom are (me included)!

Parker said...

We have a lot of sun here, I will share!