Tuesday, May 20, 2008

An Exciting Day

Sit back and relax, this is going to be a long post...

Okay guys, this has been the most exciting day I've had in a long time! Let me start in the beginning.

This morning, at about 5:45, I was sleeping soundly under the blankets on my human Lizzy's bed. I was snoring a little, and kicking Lizzy in my sleep, when all of a sudden... kaBOOM!

I like to think of myself as a brave dog, but this time I just couldn't help flying 3 feet into the air from under the blankets, my eyes rimmed white with fright. Lizzy started laughing at me. Laughing. She had already been prepared for the giant "kaBOOM", because the roaring rain woke her up and she saw the lightning out the window, so she was counting down the seconds 'till the thunder came. I wish she could have warned me! Normally I'm not even phased by storms, but this time I wasn't expecting to be woken up from my beauty sleep by a loud crack of thunder. And the window was open, so that just made it all the louder. There was much more thunder and lightning and rain to come after that. I wasn't scared anymore, though.

Later on that morning, the thunder went away, but the rain stayed. So I decided to entertain myself with my 2 new toys. Yesterday my humans realized all my toys were gone (I hid them in the back yard but can't remember where!). So, my human Lizzy got some leftover sewing fabric, and started twisting and tying it. And, before I knew it, I had a new toy! Then she made another one! We have lots of leftover sewing fabric, and only yesterday did my humans realize how easy it was to make dog toys out if it. Here's my two new toys...

The bigger one is my favorite. I love hanging on to one end while my human hangs on to the other and swings me around!

After I played with these toys for a while, my human told me it was agility day! We had to leave for agility class in just a few minutes! I started to get really excited. But then, do you know what got me even more excited?

There was a knock at the door, and guess who was there? The mailman! Actually, this time was a girl. But, she had a package in her hands, so I knew she was one of the many evil mailpeople out there. So, of course, I barked and growled and howled at her. But she didn't get scared easily. She's not at all like our other mailman who's terrified of every dog on the block. But I barked at her anyway!

But then, as Lizzy took the package, she said these words: "Sparky, stop barking! This package is for you. It's from the 4xB's."

For me? That's all it took. I dove in and started tearing that package apart! We had to leave for agility class in 5 minutes, so I had to work fast! The humans gathered around and watched me open my package...

As soon as I got my first look at my new stuff, I had to go to agility class. But you should have seen me run today! The excitement of knowing there were presents for me at home made me simply fly!

The moment I got back home, I ran to my package to get a better look at the stuff inside. The package was from some of my bestest blogging buddies, Bailey, Baxter, Brody, and Benson! Thank you, 4xB's!

In the package was a special letter, saying that they wanted me to have some stuffies! They must have read earlier that I was stuffieless on National Stuffie Appreciation Day. Well, I'm certainly not stuffieless anymore!

Baxter even wrote this special poem for me:

Roses are red and violets are blue (sometimes purple)
We're sending this package cuz we wuf you!

And you're really cool too.

Thanks, Baxter! That poem made me feel very special! And Brody, like you asked, when I become a famous agility doggy, you will certainly get my pawtograph!

Okay, now it's time to show you all the presents I got...

Before I could play with the stuffies, Lizzy tried to make me pose with them. I didn't want to pose, I just wanted to play! I kept on telling her to let me play with my new toys, so she eventually gave up and this is the best picture she got.

I got a gray sheep that makes a noise like it's dying (sort of sounds like T-Bone Beasley's fartin'/honkin' duck), and I got a pink pig that squeaks (at least, I think it's a pig!), and I got a purple pig that squeaks, and I got my very first loofa dog toy! I also got a very cool ball, which I think glows in the dark but I haven't tried it yet 'cause I already lost it (it's in the house though, so I'm bound to find it soon!), and I got lots and lots of tasty treats! I already ate the biggest one, but my humans put the rest away to save for later.

I'm so excited to have more stuffies! I think my favorite is the dying sheep. Here I am playing with it...

I'm so happy to finally have more stuffies to dance with! I think my brown fur looks great with the bright pink pig.

I've had this smile on my face ever since I got the package!

Some more dancing, this time with my purple pig...

Here I am catching my new ball... Man, I LOVE that ball. I hope I find it again soon, hee hee.

This is my super long loofa dog toy... I've never had one of these before, and I must say I've been quite jealous to see everyone else playing with them! I'm so glad I have one now!

Finally, after playing with all of my toys, I settled down to chew on my new chewies... Mmmm...

Bailey, Baxter, Brody, and Benson, you guys are the BEST! I could never thank you enough for this package! This is the best day I've had in a long time! Thank you so much for being my pals. This smile is all for you! I LOVE YOU GUYS.

Okay, here's some more exciting news... It's time to get ready for the National Goody Exchange! Thank you Chef and T-Bone Beasley for starting this wonderful idea! If anyone out there wants to experience the excitement of getting a package, pop over to either Chef's or Beasley's blog and tell them you want to participate!

Okay guys, do you know what made this day even better? I won the Furocious Scary Eye Contest! Thank you to everyone who voted for me, and thank you to Deetz for holding this fun contest!

Okay, just when I thought this day couldn't get any better, it just did... As I typed these last few sentences, the rain went away and the sun came back out! So, I'm off to play with my new toys outside! I hope you all have a grrrrEAT day!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'm tired from watching WOO!

Time for my trip to the khomfy bedroom!!

Hope wooooo khan sleep all night without any BOOMS!!!


Dewey Dewster said...

Sparky....ya are a trip, man...the faces ya make are nothin' short of frightening...glad ya got so many new stuffies from yer firends and that ya won the scary eye award...no wonder ya did.....didn't I just say ya was scary???? Enjoy those news toys and keep lookin' fer the ball...I'm sure ya will find it...

Dewey Dewster here.....

Joe Stains said...

I can't even remember a day that perfect!! wow, you totally scored on the sewing toys, the 4xB toys and the contest win! You should have played the lottery that day!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
sorry but I was laughing too imagine you there waken up by the thunder!
The 4xb's sent you very nice presents! Many stuffies and yummy treats! They are great friends!
Kisses and hugs

Huskee Boy said...

Oh Sparky, you are so full of energy! Look at those toys!! I bet you are gonna have fun playing 'hide and seek' with them.. Hehehe...
Congrats on winning the 'Scary Eye Contest'!

Tasha & Eva said...

You must be a very special pup to get such great gifts. Expecially the curly q's. We loooove curly q's. I'm going to ask Momma if we have any in stock.


Snowball said...

Wow... What a wonderful package you have got there. Its so nice of 4xBs.

I hope you found that ball soon. You deserve to win in that scary eyes contest.


Moondance Huskies said...

Hi Sparky,
Wow! You really did have a GRRReat day! Those are COOL stuffies! I have pink squeeky piggy too. And it IS perfect against your dark brown fur. Have a blast with your new toys & treats and congrats on winning the scary eye contest! Nice chatting with you tonite too. We are signed up for the treat exchange too. Sounds like it will be fun.
Love & licks,

Amber said...

Hey Sparky, sigh, I hate thunder especially the really loud ones. Pawsome toys and treats! How nice of the 4xB! Congrats on wining the scary eyes contest! Yours totally deserves to win :D


Girl Girl Hamster said...

You sure can open the package real fast! The 4B are so nice to send the pawsome package

~ Girl girl

happy said...

I'm afraid of thunder too. They are way too loud.

Ooh that's a great idea to make new toys. Your human mom is so creative.

Congrats on winning the scary eyes contest! You sure had a great scary eyes picture there!

Simba said...

Wow that was a great day. Everyday should be like that. I hope you had fun dancing with your stuffies.

Simba x

Pacco de Mongrel said...

congratulation 4 winning d furociuos eye contest..

u got such a great bunch of friends to send u so many stuffie...

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

Wow...What a GREAT day you had!!

No wonder you are smiling...

Abby xxxooo

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Pawsome gifts!

You really know how to dance. We love your moves.

Boy n Baby

Toffee said...

Yayyyy! Congratulations on your paw-ward (award)!! YOu certainly deserve it!

we ARE stuffie TWINS!! I have a purple squeaky pig that has a replaceable squeekie in it like yours!

ummm...what is a loofa toy? Do you use it to clean yourself? I am confused...but that is not hard to do...

Happy belated May 2-4 weekend...I mean happy belated Victoria day! eh?!


4xBs said...

hey Sparky, we're so glad you liked your package and all of the toys and stuff. you're a cool kiddo and we wanted you to have a fun surprise. you were doing an excellent job of killing that sheep. hee hee

you had a very exciting day. congrats on your scary eyes win. we thought you looked possessed in those photos. we were so scared we wanted to run and hide.

we're glad you are our friend.


Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

wow sparky.. grate day ein...
the box and all the thing inside. was so cute...
tell your mom that the best toys are that she made.

a big hug

Moco said...

That was a long blog, but well worth reading. You were having such great fun with all your pressies. Congrats on the award. STUFFIES RULE! We have a basket in the front room and drag them all over the house.

Deetz said...

WHAT a wonderful day Sparky!!!! Those 4B's are the greatest....Those toys looked like so much fun and you had such a great time getting into the package and treats too.....wow
Congratulations on winning in my contest...we had so much fun doing the contest.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, what neat presents - stuffies! You have good friends.

And you have the tug toys your mom made for you. You're rich!

Wwll said, what you wrote on our blog about cloning. It isn't for humans to do. And there are so many animals already needing a home. Cloning is stupid. Just humans trying to play God.

PreciOus said...

What a lovely day you've had, Sparky! I was barking in excitment when I watched the video of you tearing your parcel!


Eric said...

Boyz oh boyz, what a lot of stuffies you got in your parcel!!!Cool,way cool and the pink piggie makes your brown fur even more handsomely browner.

Mom does me fabric toys too she puts a treat in the middle of a piece of fabric then knots and knots and knots it, then I unties it and eats! It's kinda fun get Lizzie to try it!!

Wagging, Eric

Anonymous said...

Oh Sparky i heard lightening one night and thunder .. i got soo scared i jumped in beside ails.Your soo brave not to be scared.Your mum is pretty smart to make you toys, she could go into business with you call it Sparky's Toy's.
That was soo nice of the 4xB's to send you all those stuffie's, you look soo happy.Humans they never think to leave us alone while we're playing with our stuffie's.
Congratulations on winning first place in the scary eye contest.

Sparky did you get your good friend award from me... check out my post on good friends part 2. Hope you like it .

lots of licks


JB's Big World said...

You have just the funniest facial expressions! Looks like you got a great package and presents. My sister won our category in the scary eye contest too, posted in my small world blog! Congrats to you on your win!! You were super scary, but I know you really are very nice.

Hero said...

Congrats on winning the scary eye contest!!! I had a feeling that you'd beat out everyone else.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

sparky!!!! You just got me all excited! I'm ready to go throw around some toys, chew some chewies and romp!!!!

Come to AZ Sparky! It's cloudy today! We'll play and I'll make the human prepare some waffle goodness!

We have you all signed up for the International Goody Exchange! Stay posted on Sunday we will be posting the list!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Momoko said...

You are an entertainer.
I am photogenic sometimes.

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

except fur the kaboom we say you had the abso~loot purfect day

You lucky dawg you

Love Licks & waggin TX tails barking loud fur sure

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Sparky,
We're glad you aren't afraid of storms. I Butchy am still afraid of thunder & lightning, but I am getting much, much better. You really hit the jackpot with all of those goodies from the 4xBs. Aren't they the bestest poodles?? Your gray lamb is Lammiedoodle, hehehehe. Have a great week.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Deetz said...

Thanks Sparky...I got confused and left a message to you on my own comment section....duh
I will not forget you either, have fun with your dying sheep'

nm said...


That is so cool. Does your mom put the xmas packages up in the closet until the day?

I love those long stuffies. I wonder if nmom will buy me one to substitute for my taller mom.


Jessie and Jake said...

# 1 that is one scary pic!
#2 you are sooo smart - to hide all your toys and get more

Gus and Louie said...

Oh wow you got some lovely stuffies there.. You are one lucky dog..
You mom is really talented also to make you those rope toys in no time.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow what a post Sparky!!!
Congrats on winning the ferocious scary eye contest.
That package from the 4xBs is great. Now you're not stuffyless anymore. You're lucky cause you get to open your own packages and we always need help.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Chef said...

Woweee Sparky! What a great day for you! You are the picture of happiness! Congrats on winning the contest. You can look very scary, you know. As for the thunder, I am a great big whimpypants. I try to crawl under the bed but I won't fit but at least my head is where I don't hear it too much.... glad you're in on the exchange... more stuff for you!

xoxo Chef

Cubby said...

That scary! I would never try to take your stuffies!

Thor said...

Congrats to win the Furocious Scary Eye Contest! You deserved it!
You got nice treats and toys from 4xB´s! They are great friends!


Asta said...

Tha is twuly a pawfect day!!!
so many fabulous pwesents fwom youw good fwiends, and then agility, then play and tweats and then the sun!!!WOW!
You cewtainly desewve it and I'm so glad you finally have athese gweat stuffies and don't feel left out
smoochie kisses,
pee ess. the pink is bootiful wif youw haiw colow

Tofu Burger said...

Hi Sparky!! I hope you have a wonderful Weekend!! We just love your blog!!! Please so us more pics after your grrrrrreat weekend!


Peanut said...

What a day. New toys. We've never had a loofa dog either and treats. Those 4Bs are some great friends. Plus an award. I say it again What a day.

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey buddy,

You have been nominated for the Awesome Blog Award over at the Bone Zone - head on over and cast your vote :-)



Jake of Florida said...

What a great day you had!! Except for the rude awakening. The first thunder boomers have started here too -- it's the beginning of the rainy season -- which means early morning and late afternoon storms.

It's better than the drought we've been having though, and it's helped put out some of the fires.

Enjoy all your toys, pal, and congrats on the scary eye award!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Simba said...

OMD! Great post!! Love the video of you opening your pressies!!



CoCo said...


Wow, that was a long blog...but I read the whole thing!

First...I don't like Thunder either. I would usually bark at them like they are coming to get me.

Second...you do a really good job at opening packages. I'm sure you smelled all those yummy Bully Sticks. Those are my favorites because they are extra smelly.

Third...great new stuffies! I got my first loofa dog not so long ago too. They are great because they have two squeakers in them. Have you checked out the squeaker in the loofa dogs neck?