Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Archie thinks he knows how he may have gotten injured!!!

This is Vince Wilfork DT for the New England Patriots. He is a BIG boy.Now remember that Arch has been helping out Coach ALOT this season and sometimes he will play scrimage with the team when they need a little practice....



He thinks Vince may have fallen on his right side the day before Archie came up with his symptoms....


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!!!!!





Time out from all of our medical talk........IT IS GETTING CLOSE TO FOOTBALL TIME!!! We are of course,extremely excited that the big day is coming up.We got the same countdown that Gussie has and it got us pumped up!!!!!!!!! This is ALL you hear in this town right now(right Dory??!!) and we are excited!! And we are really excited about going to Gussies and Joey's and Tanners HUGE party!!!!!!!!!!! Archie just rented his Vespa(in case he gets tired) You may remember that he is an integral part of the Patriots and helps Couch out alot(until his injury whatever it is) So Couch said"Arch you have to be in todays team picture buddy"


Arch is on the injured reserved list and listed as doubtfull for Sundays game,but he can still give Coach some tips.He walked his usual morning and midday walk(total 35 minutes) but still hasn't done an"atomic walk"quite yet and won't go up stairs but is doing well going down(He always had trouble going up and now we all think it is because of his knee)We are booked for a holistic appointment for Friday and PL2 said she is going to have to rob a bank for this one.Will keep you posted!!!!!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

CONTROVERSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Well,we are stumped.PL1+2 and Agatha(who came for moral support) took me to another vet last night. She looked at my xray, and she looked at me(looked is not exactly the right term....poked and prodded is better) and she said"I think that the event he had was NOT from his knees!" WHAT the 4 of us exclaimed!! She tends to think it was some kind of back pull with a nerve involvement because in her quest to poke every bone in body I was a little squeamish at one point on my back(wouldn't you if someone stuck their finger in every vertebrae?)She did say my left knee does go in and out and will need surgery at some point in my life(GASP)but said this time it wasn't my knee. Well we are stymied. She said I could try the stairs again which we tried last night and tonight. I can go down but not up(I gotta tell you I kind of like being carried but don't tell Agatha) and I shouldn't jump on or off things because of my OTHER knee(which hasn't even done anything yet!) And she said do a few days of stairs and if all goes well resume normal activity. Well I walked our usual route for the morning today( and had ALOT of catching up to do) and was fine.PL 2 just went and ordered one of those things you use to carry a dog up stairs( this ought to be ripe.You should see her now...We come back to the house, she ties up Agatha outside throws her a cookie the other way so she can't see me being carried OR SHE GOES NUTS,brings me up to the front door, ties me on the handle, goes back, gets Agatha ,comes in the house, ties me on the handle, takes her up 3 flights, comes down for me .carries me up 3 flights but only to the 2rd because if Aggy sees me being carried she WILL GO NUTS, throw her a cookie the other way, scoots me up and quickly puts me down before Agatha turns around.....That is why she got that carry thing because she said she is going to go crazy if she has to do this forever and there was LOTS of words that I now know from HBO thrown in there too)She is also looking into ramps for the 2 sofas that we go on.She got these stairs but I wouldn't go up them and Agatha kept jumping over them and PL2 thought she was going to hurt herself and they didn't work. PL2 says that the house is turning into a dog agility house.....It has been a little hectic here,but the best news is,I had a lovely walk this morning and all is good(well for me but not for PL2 yet until she and PL1get this all straight on the logistic which we know they will because they are good at this stuff) And PL2 is going to take us both for holistic workups(as long as there is no prodding I'm game) to see if there is anything to do to help strengthen us up(Agatha does not need strengthening in my opinion )Yesterday was PL2's birthday and she spent it at the Vets!! Ha Ha!! But she did get Chinese Food to eat at home and on the ride home from the Vets(which was FAR) PL1+2 were so stressed from the whole thing THEY STOPPED AT MCDONALD'S!! They NEVER do that!! And PL1 got FRENCH FRIES!!! which they stopped doing along time ago AND WE DID NOT GET ONE FRY!!! Really, who was being poked them or me. So for today I will be carried up and down and placed on the bed with Agatha,and PL2 will go searching on the Internet for dog ramps!!!!!







Saturday, January 26, 2008

What to do if you are a shut in with your brother.....

You all will be happy to know that today Archie took a 10 minute walk.PL1+2 felt so badly for him that they gave him his 5 minute walk yesterday and he did so well that today....10 minutes!!!! And he did well, no limping,and you should have seen him prancing down the street!! He also stopped at EVERY tree and had a LOT of peemail to catch up on. Now as he has been posting alot lately you may be wondering what I have been up to....

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Still in the flipping kitchen update

Archie here.......OK I was taking it well,being upbeat and care free,and oh I don't mind being in the kitchen but I think I may be at my wits end.However I am also listening to my best friend Gussie who told me to cool it or I will not be allowed to come to the Super Bowl Party if I am not better so................Here I am and this is what I have been doing..................





PL1+2 are taking to me ANOTHER appointment on Tuesday to a Vet who specializes in knees(geesh that must be fun) and has lots of therapy stuff at her place(Just letting you know now I am NOT going into any water thing.As you all may know I am not the one who likes to swim SHE is.I have a plan that if I do have to do that stuff I will send her and no will know the difference) Oh yea, tomorrow I get to go on a 5 minute walk.Oh that will fun won;t it...I will be just pooped at the end of that walk.In case you are interested(but why should you be my life is so boring) I am not limping AT ALL.And I have become very cynical.SHE will probably get to go on a 9 hour walk or something this weekend....Archie PS Somehow I can not get HBO anymore either...it seems to be blocked.....

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

We interupt this medical update.......

Well I am no longer the model patient.I am done,had it, need to break out AM SICK OF THIS PRISON( if you would like to send me a cake with a file in it maybe I could open the gate.I saw that on *!@*#& HBO in a Jimmy Cagney movie) It is day 2 off of anti inflammatory and PL2 is WATCHING ME LIKE A HAWK to see if I am limping.....GEESH....give it a break.. But enough of that,because in all of this hub bub PL2 forgot to show you the MOST wonderful gift she received from our pal Lorenza, the cutest dachie in Mexico.




First of all look at the beautiful box it was in........(the flowers are to help us think of spring..)




And look at Lorenza's stationery!!! Fabulous!!!!



But most of all look at this...Lorenzas Auntie made it for PL2 and Pl2 LOVES it!! It is so pretty.
Pl2(who is not artistic at all,and a bit of a klutz) was so impressed that she made it and thinks that Lorenza's Auntie should open a store!!! So thank you Loerenza and her Aunt!! It was just what PL2 needed to cheer her up!!! And Agatha is in love with it also and wants to borrow it, and told PL2 that when would PL2 wear it, carrying me down the stairs, but she is going to Asta's with the girls shopping and it is just the thing she could use,and PL2 said NO WAY it is for me and has hidden it from Agatha......girls.........

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Day 6 of Captivity


Archie here.....I just want to thank everyone for your kind words and thought I would tell you myself how things are going for me as a prisoner in the laundry room .First of all I feel MUCH better but PL2 said that after tomorrow will be a trial because I will be stopping my anti-inflammatory(whatever that is)but I must continue in semi exile for another week after that,and then I will get to begin my mini walks(and I am talking mini,like 5 minutes for the first one!!!!!!!!!!)




My sister has been taking this fairly well but she says it is very trying and she is exhausted herself(that is her crashed out below) PL1+2 have not let her go the bomb shelter because that room is one of my FAVORITE rooms because I can go on top of the shelter and look out the window and bark at everyone,but she is taking it well. They were afraid I would get (as we say in Boston) WICKED jealous cause I would see her from the laundry room .Actually they will have to do a little remodeling in there because the girls( my nursing staff of Lacie,Asta and Koobus) while ahem playing in the bomb shelter put a barbecue pit in there and blasted through the wall........)

I thought I would show you my digs. This is me doing pretty much what I have been doing a lot of!!!!! SLEEPING!This is the entrance to my pad.....



This is my crate which is always there......You can't really see the flat screen TV from this view.I have been watching alot of HBO because Tanner always says it is a great channel.He is @#$*! right!!!!




This is a new addition.On the first few days of captivity it was the only bed I would sleep in and I kept dragging it to this spot( I didn't have too many places to go with as you can see) The funny thing is, It is Agatha's and is usually in the kitchen.....




Here is a different view of the whole place and that is Agatha realizing that her bed is in there.....



I think in the picture below she is muttering something about not even being asked and look I am on the stinking floor and when will this be over ,when will this be over.....



But best of all we have been able to stay together(except a few times when I tried to get Agatha to chase me and run only I didn't exactly know where I was going to go because the whole place is shut off to us...But it is good to be with her..........


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Day 2

Archie says,in true terrier fashion,what kneecaps?I'm fine,and believe it or not he is getting alittle used to being held in captivity in his little space. When PL2 woke up this morning he had somehow moved one of his beds to another postion(well he didn't like it where it was and it is SMALL in there)He went on line last nightand ordered a flat screen TV, a mini bar, 200 soduko books,had food delivered to his bedroom,and joined Netflix(PL2 doen't know yet he "borrowed" her credit card.He is walking much better( in fact fine!!!) but on "bedrest" he remains just like the Dr ordered. He is being carried to go outside( I think he is REALLY liking this and tries to lick PL2 on the nose when she takes him)
Although the girls are all here and we have been having a lot of these.........

I really want to run around the house with my brother.......


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Day one of captivity

Asta sent us this picture that someone gave to her Mom.She snapped it on the sly.ARCHIE, the doctor said STRICT bed rest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well you may be asking yourselves why didn't the dream team of nurses notice that he was gone?? Tee Hee we have been very busy in the bomb shelter and Lacie heard Archie muttering that the stupid blender was making too much noise. Before that though he has been a somewhat model patient(except for the time when we had a barking match over the gate and PL2 said she wasn't sure she was going to make this because this is only day 1. PL2 has been very busy making sweet potato chewies( she almost has it down pat) and now she is going to make us some low fat cookies(ewww......... because she says Archie will be lying around a lot without exercise...) She took me for a really long walk and then we went to the bookstore where I batted my eyes at several nice people who patted me and then the guy at the desk gave me a cookie.I LOVE this place) I could get used to him being locked up...KIDDING Well I have to fly again,We are having an anatomy class for Koobie( she didn't know we have knees)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

DISLOCATED KNEECAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep you read that right.he has not one BUT TWO dislocated kneecaps!! The Ortho Dr told PL2 that it is very common in WFT's(who knew???) But the funny thing is, it is worse on one side than the other and that isn't the side that hurts! He has strict bed rest for 2 weeks(2 WEEKS!) and has to be carried out to pee and can not play at all. ( CARRIED!!!!! And we live on the third floor!)Then after 2 weeks(and 5 more days of anti-inflammatory) he can go for a walk for 5 minutes to see how it goes........(5 MINUTES! 5 MINUTES!)and then each day we can add another 5 minutes.Oh boy, this is going to be a heck of a month.....When the Dr told PL2 he had to have restricted movement for about a month,she burst out laughing!!! He said he understood because he has a Jack Russell!!! He said it is something that can happen again and if it keeps happening he might have to have surgery(GASP) but we are kind of hoping it's a one time deal thing. PL2 also said something about going to a liquor store later.I am thankful I have the girls here to help, although I know they can not stay for a whole month (don't you just LOVE the pink snowmobile!that they came in!) But I was thinking of getting him a flat screen TV so he can watch TV and stuff

PL1 wants to know what gangster Archie made mad enough to dislocate his kneecaps.....




Archie is afraid to call Coach Bellichik and tell him that he is grounded for the rest of the season so I am going to haveto call him later..... That's our update!!! I have to go get more ice for the girls.......Agatha

Arch Update and Help is on the Way!



There he is,my poor brother.....He hasn't really gotten any better,and in fact PL1+2 think he is worse. Yesterday,while PL2 was working PL1(IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLIZZARD! What a guy!) took him in for an xray(and he got the same covering DR who he had the day before....yep, the one he really wasn't too pleased with!) She still didn't have any answers. So today,PL2 is off. Boy oh boy,she took charge alright!!!!!(What a Gal!) and Arch has an appoinment with an Orthopaedic Surgeon at 1pm.....SURGEON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well I will not be able to come with them on that visit.....I can see why Arch didn't come with me with I had to go with my ahem pee problem... THIS IS VERY NERVE WRACKING!!!!! What if he needs crutches!! Can you see him with crutches?????? I have been trying my hardest to entertain him,parchesi,poker,movies,I even brought out a few toys from the bomb shelter!!! But to no avail.....

As you can see above I am wiped out from trying to entertain him and I am a little worried and I am in my bomb shelter(I really never go in this early but it was that or a pawtini)...but help is on the way.....Asta,Koobie and Lacie are on their way to help me.....



PL2 here...She really has been trying to cheer him up!!!! She really did bring all her toys (well maybe not all!) out of her bomb shelter and brought them to him!!!She also keeps going over to him and nuzzling him.....I'll let you know what the Ortho. Dr says !!!!!)






Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Call for Nurses



Oh boy,I need some help here.It started last night when PL1+2 noticed that Archie was letting out a yip here and there but otherwise he seemed fine. PL2 gave him some Arnica( homeopathic medicine for strains) and PL1 said this morning he was fine and was even playing tennis........BUT as the day wore on Archie got wussier and wussier and wouldn't stand on his rear right leg. PL1 got a little worried and called PL2 who was working at the hospital) and she said you better take him to the hospital(no not her hospital,the doggy one) Well PL1 did and left me at home( with about 12,000 toys ,cheese, a chewie, a sweet potato ,and some cookies .Although I do hate to admit this I have never been left alone before despite all the advice people gave PL1+2 about doing this before!! You will be happy to know that PL1 said I did fine(I was pretty busy)Now there are a few differences between my brother and myself(you may have noticed some ...)If I had my leg hanging off,I would probably say wow my leg is kind of hanging off in true terrier fashion. Arch on the other hand is a wee bit of a drama queen and this makes it a little harder.To make a long story short, at the hospital they didn't really know if it was a sprain,strain,torn ligament etc,but they did say to keep him quiet for a few weeks.A FEW WEEKS???!!! said PL1.Now it isn't too hard tonight because he doesn't want to really do anything and is not putting any pressure on it....but how about when he feels better??? Oh boy.And they didn't do an xray(PL1 told PL2 that it was an intern and PL2 just really rolled her eyes.....Mumsie will appreciate that one Lacie!!) So.........PL1 put him on the bed in the morning and we both stayed with him so he wouldn't jump(which he wouldn't have because he didn't move for 4 hours) PL2 is fretting because we are expecting a HUGE Nor Easter with 12 million inches of snow and where will he go to the bathroom? And I am fretting because I don't know if I can handle being a 24 hour duty nurse and be at my post and watch for squirrels.Now I know that Lacie is in her second year of nursing school, and Asta and Koobus have practiced all over the world so I am wondering........PS Archie would like me to tell you that he hurt himself at the last Patriots Game helping Tom Brady and Coach with some of the finesse moves. He tried to "walk it out like Coach said but..........










Friday, January 11, 2008

The Phone

While listening to PL1 program the ring tones on his new mobile phone Agatha and Archie express thier opinions
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

More Awards!!!! andFollowing the Sun by Archie



Well this has been quite the week for us .Now we now what it is like at the Academy Awards! We were given this lovely award by Molly and Taffy, Koobus and Blue!!!!Thankyou friends!!!It's to be awarded to people whose blog brings you happiness & inspiration and makes you feel happy about Blogland. and you must pass it on to 10 more people,so.......drum roll please........we pass this lovley award to...Gussie,Lenny,Norman,Ozzy,Tell,Canine Kids,Jans Funny Farm,Maya and Kena and Precious!!!



Now it has been very very warm for January in Boston .The other day it was 65degrees!!!!!!We have been taken advantage of EVERY minute because it is going to snow again next week.Here is Archie following the sun in his bed(one of 5000 beds that we have)







While he does that I am following the sun in the window by the couch(my post) above him


You may notice the ahem MARKS on the window at MY post???My brother had been up there before me and didn't use the windex I had left out for him........... Then when the sun leaves the front of the house we run to the back of the house and start out all over again!!

Monday, January 7, 2008

A TAG!!

We were tagged by our pals Mackie and Finnegan to answer the following questions and then tag three buddies asking them to do the same!I will answer because Archie is really busy watching the results of the NH primary and said he is too busy to playIt's fun so consider all of you tagged!
.These are the questions
1.) If I were another kind of animal- I would be a _____ because__
2.) My most-favoritest song is ____.
3.) If I could live anywhere in the world, I would live in because _
.4.) If I were a famous movie star or personality, I would be ____ because ____.
5.) I should be the spokesman for ___(product name)___ because_____.


1.) If I were another kind of animal- I would be a fox_____ because I would like to see how the opposition thinks.
2.) My most-favoritest song is _Hey Bulldog by the Beatles___.

3.) If I could live anywhere in the world, I would live in_Astas apartment___ because could you imagine the fun!___.
4.) If I were a famous movie star or personality, I would be _Jacky Kennedy___ because _I look good in hats___.

5.) I am the spokesman for Archie because__I think that's obvious.___.

I have to go run back and ask Archie how things are going in NH.............
WHAT....................IT"S NECK AND NECK?????????????

Sunday, January 6, 2008

WOW!!! A double award!!!





Look what our new pals The Canine Kids gave us!!!!!!! Whoa!! OF THE WORLD!!! Archie is letting it get to his head a little(he has set up a little booth outside of our house and is telling people he is an international dignitary and if people want pawtographs he is available.....I know,I keep telling you,it isn't easy) Not only that ,they have also nominated us for best animal blogger!!!Wow we are doubly honoured! So if the current poltical climate is getting you down you now have an alternate choice...US!!!(oh boy imagine Archie now....) http://www.bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/37496

Thankyou so much you guys we are very very honored.........

We would like to give the blogger award of THE WORLD to our cool international buddies Jackson, Molly and Taffy and Noah and the Girls

Goodnite everyone,I am going to crash in my bomb shelter...I am so emotional over all of this.....

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Reporting For Duty

Now we have many fun things to tell you about but we thought we should interrupt that so we could also do our duty. We saw this on DWB news and felt compelled to join. We are not official members of the army of 4 but we are here to help out. Beau as you can see is a beautifull dog who was stolen from his PL and she has NOT GIVEN UP looking for him(all of our PL's would do the same we know) So click on the button to the right to learn more and to do your part too. There is power in numbers........

Thursday, January 3, 2008

What's on the top of your frig?????

During the course of an average day,we can be seen doing this about 4,326 times a day. What is it, you ask that we are doing?? Why staring at the top of the frig of course..Let me just show you what is up there.....





AN ENTIRE BOWL OF ALL DIFFERENT SIZES OF KONGS AND 2 LITTLE STUFFIES


ONE OF OUR COOKIE JARS........................................



OUR 2 TREAT DISPENSER BOTTLES..................



2 MINT FLAVORED RUBBER BONES............................

OUR 2 GIGGLE BABIES...............................



A WHOLE JAR OF RAWHIDES..........


A WHOLE BAG OF NEW STUFFIES................



Now what this is is our toy box.It used to be on the floor but now it is way high up on the shelf becasue we would get into it and then fight each other for the toys(we still have to play separately because we do get a little possesive)


Well as if that could stop me......................(Look at Archie reading a magazine while I try to get to the toys...)

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We do have toys all over the place........






And of course I do have the choicest ones in my all famous bomb shelter............


But we want what is on the frig.............................