Monday, May 19, 2008

Dragon Slayer Extraordinaire

Not 24 hours after my birthday, did I, Axel G Chocholoza, slay my parental birthday gift, the mighty purple dragon with scaly back and scary unfurling tail and tongue! I was very pleased with myself as you can see! Note the huge hole in the dragon's side! And also notice, that even though a toy is NOT a bone, nor messy, I know to eat/kill anything ON A TOWEL! Mom is very impressed that I figured that out myself!

The party continued today folks, with a box arriving from Switzerland! It came from one of my favorite Airedales Faya, who is very clever indeed as she blogs in both English and French! We love reading her blog because not only is it fascinating to learn about life in a neutral country, but we also learn some French! Faya sent me a wonderful postcard with her face on it, a bag of beef rawhide bones, a cute bandana with cows on it, a bouncy purple ball and this wonderful, colourful toy that has a ball on a rope that you can hide in an attached pouch! It's all terribly exciting!
[By the way, Mom insisted I photoshop her out of these photos, she was muttering something about "God I have a hideous nose!" - not wanting to hear her drone on, I just did as I was told!]

I played with the Hide-A-Ball for some time, and then insisted on a bone. I promptly ran upstairs and hid it behind Dad's pillow to retrieve later. My theory has always been that a bone that is hidden for a while always tastes far better post hiding! Sort of like a marinade! Thank you dear Faya - you are a very kind and generous friend!

Unfortunately, my wish for Mom's event did not come true. It poured and poured buckets of rain for 4 of the 5 hours of the event. Poor Mom came home looking like a very tired, irate, soggy fishfinger! She seemed to take out some of her angst on me and Dad. Geez Mom, you didn't really expect us to attend your event in the pouring rain, did you? We support you wholeheartedly but we aren't bonkers! We had a glorious day indoors, on the couch, watching TV!



Gus said...

So, now Wire Foxes are allergic to the rain? C'mon guys, you should have at least made a token appearance at Mom's event! This is the type of thing you learn as you age. It gets lots of points. Best remember next time.


Faya said...

I hope you will enjoy the bones. They are very tasty...miam miam...
I also hide my bones in the garden ! They do taste better.
Kisses, Faya

Kyanite said...

Hi there!

Thanks for popping over from Jacksons bloggy to visit me & for your kind comments.
We did connect once before over the Laporte scandal.

Belated Barkday greetings to you.
Will come & see you again soon.

Pats & pets

Eric said...

Hey Axel the Dragon slayer! Should you be called George instead?!

Wags, ERic

Hiwyre said...

He Axman -

Wires don't melt and I'll bet your Dad doesn't either! Boy do you guys have some BIGGGGG time kissing up to your Mom to do!!!!

Glad you had such a great birthday and that the celebration continues. Those bones sure do look good. Ms. Maxie is impressed that you slayed that scary dragon already! Good grief, you got both my sisters going ga ga over you!

Take care, buddy.

Your older and wiser friend,
Bigfoot Fletch

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Happiest Third Barkday, Sweet Axel!!!

Wow...ya hit the big 3!!! You are the most handsome wiry fox around!!! And ur beard!!! How did you get ur chin beard soooooooooooo this a new look for ya Axel???

Scruffy is um REALLY JEALOUS!
He couldn't grow a beard if his life depended on it!!!

Isn't that Faya the sweetest thing??? What lovely pressies she sent you Ax!!!

Barkin' birthday greetins' at ya!

Lacie, Scruffy and Babystan

Princess Patches said...

Those are some really cool presents from Faya! That's too bad it rained on your mom's parade and festival. You need to make it up to her. Some extra snuggles might do the trick!

Poppy & Penny

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Hi Ax,

So sorry I missed your birthday. I'm glad to see you got nice prezzies. If I were down in Philly I'd give you wet Luna Licks for your birthday. You were a very cute pup and are a handsome substantial dude. Happy 3rd birthday. Mom bought me the same purple dragon. I despised the thing sticking his tongue out at me.

Luna Licks,

from the Long Island Luna-tic

Agatha and Archie said...

That Faya is wuite the shoper! She knows just the way to a boys heart!! We LOVE the picture of you laughing!!!!!!!!1 Love and smoochies A+A( on the towel...hee hee hee )

William Tell said...

Faya has good taste in gifts, I guess 'cause she's French. She probably has bunches of neat stores over there that cater to dogs. Nice toys!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

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