Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Inky Update and Thank Yous

Hey pals

It's Inky here. A lot of you have been asking how I am. Well, I am ok given the circumstances. Slightly going bonkers as I am in my 5th week of nothingness but all up I must give my pinkies and their friends credit...

I have just been to The Specialist again. He is a specialist in extracting money from the pinkies. He also told us that, after having seen my new xrays (yep, had to be knocked out for that one, AGAIN), it is apparent that my bones are far from healed and that I will need another 6 weeks of nothignness.

Can you imagine???

Boy, I didn't want to go through the door there. I put the party brakes on big time. Ears down, tail in.
I knew it was going to be bad news...

"The bones have not healed needs more, rest, rest"

Anyway, I am alive, I am loved and we will battle through this together...
Thank you for all your messages of support.

I would also like to issue a special Thank You to my friends Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie.
AGES ago, they gave me this lovely card...

Isn't it a beaut? It even twinkled when I got it.

I am also overdue to say Thanks to Maggie and Mitch.

They gave us the Sweet Friends Award.

The rules:
Rule #1 - Copy image to your blog.

Rule #2. List 10 things that make you happy and try to do one today.

1. A Kong stuffed with dog sausage not containing dogs
2. Bones
3. Treatball, you push it around with your snout and out fall the treats - marvellous!
4. SCHWEINEÖHRCHEN aka pigs ears
5. swimming & mongreling on the beach (but apparently not now and not for the next 6 weeks)
6. squeaky toys
7. doing "the cat thing" (but that not right now either)
8. biting Molly in the hind leg and in general clobbering her
9. "giving one" to any pinkie that enters
10. frolicking in any body of water I come across, barking my little noggin off

Rule #3 - Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day
(sorry, feeling a bit lazy from all the lying around I have been doing and won't link your names)

Baby & Hootie
A & A
Jake & Fergie
Butchy (and we will never forget the bright and sparkly Snickers)

Another massive Thank You goes to all the supporters of our Airedale Rescue group.

Remember when we did a fundraiser with some fabulous bikkies and then more recently with our 2010 calendars?

Well, we've just tallied up the balance sheet and are proud to report that we have raised $557.50.
Thank you to everyone who made this possible. It will be a great resource for the next Airedale in need.

Here I am posting off a cheque to the treasury of the Airedale Club of Victoria today.

We walked at absolute snail's pace about 50m to the post box on the corner (which is ok by The Specialist). it took us about half an hour return. All I wanted to do is do the Inky Zoom, but no, the only thing zooming was those snails on the way past us... Nonetheless, I got some good sniffs in and even some peemail! Keep that delicate Airedale mind stimulated...aaahhhh....

Now onto some more serious matters.

Apparently, having a broken Inky costs a bomb.
So I would like to give ourselves another plug and point out that we have some wonderful gear available through our shop

We have some badges and magnets...


and some great bowls!!


....and lots of other merchandise including T-shirts, bags and water bottles.

So please come and have a look (and a shop)! All proceeds will go straight into my leg, or rather, straight to The Specialist (and we'd hate to see him sleep out in the streets).

Speaking of those sexy looking water and din din bowls...
THANK YOU to Max and Pekoe's mum for getting us a set for xmas!! 
Food and water never tasted so good.

Lots of love,


  1. Inky,

    We're glad to see you up and around a bit, but hate that you have to be confined for 6 more weeks. Our Mom can just imagine what the specialist must cost - YIKES!!

    We're going to check out your store now.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  2. Dawling Inky and Molly
    Congwatulations on youw awawds and thank you so much fow passing me the bwighten youw day awawd!!! You cewtainly always bwighten my day when I see you.

    Inky , I'm so sowwy you have to keep taking it easy and suppowting the specialist instead of doing Inky zoomies and buying tweats.
    We will go to youw Mommi's shop and see if we can help a little
    smoochie kisses

  3. Yikes Inky & Molly, we got side tracked by going to your store. Mom is eyeing the baseball caps...says she needs to "save up" for them. We are so sorry to hear you have so many more weeks to recover.We understand though cuz our daddy broke his collarbone in June and it's still not all better yet.

    Congrats on the award and also thx for passing it on to us. You're sweet. It's fun seeing what makes you happy. We never heard of schweinearzin before.Mom tries to keep us kosher. (Mom:Not really.I tell them that because I don't like the smell of them!Shhhh.)

    Good work on the fundraising calendars. You are quite busy for a pooch that is laidup!
    BabyRD & Hootie

  4. Inky

    It is good to get an update and we feel for you so much - another six weeks. But you have been such a great doggie and just think it will all be worth it in the end.

    take care

  5. aw inky that is a bit of a bother but just remember the pinkies are doing the right thing!!

  6. What a bummer, Inky! Another 6-weeks stinks!
    Congratulations on your Rescue calendars! That's awesome!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Sorry woo still have lots of snail time ahead BUT just think how good the zoomies will feel!

    Khongrats on the great and tasty award -

    Woo pawed some great things woo like!

    Well done on raising all those kholoured papers fur your reskhue - Mom knows how expensive it is to keep khanines safe!


  8. Crikey Inky, we thought you might be close to 100% fit & healthy. We're so sorry to hear you've still got another 6 weeks of recuperating. Take it easy ok, baby steps until you're well.
    Congrats on your award. You guys really deserve it.

    We've got the awesome calendar hanging on our wall too. We can see ourselves hehe.

    Get well Inky.
    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

  9. Ohhhh Inky.... sorry you have to go through what it looks like a TPLO? Don't worry, things WILL get better, there IS light at the end of the tunnel! Why am I so optimistic? Well because I had two TPLO's when I was 3.5 years and 4 years old. Torn one cruciate, had TPLO, first day allowed off leash after recovering from first surgery, torn the second cruciate... Now 7 years later, my knees are still the greatest. I have not limped once or even come up stiff since my surgeries 7 years ago!!!

    Mum wrote about my TPLO surgeries and the rehab and recovery period on my blog a long time ago (before you guys started blogging), maybe it would offer you some comfort? I'm including the link here.


    Oh and don't worry about your bones not being completely healed yet, they usually don't fuse until at least 8 weeks post-op. So you still have lots of fine! Mine healed at 12 weeks.

    All the best Inkymonster, and say hi to your sweet Molly for me!

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade

  10. We are sorry to hear you have more R n R in your future - Although I am quite a relaxed terrier - I do feel for you and the lack of zoomies. We will go to the store and see if we can help your specialist get a new car - is he aiming for a Range Rover or Jaguar? When my brother Rowan was ill - every time we went to the specialist there was a fancier car parked in the car park - we think it was due to our 'support' of his clinic. Oh well, what else can you do? We like the water bowls - are there a Fox Terrier version? Are we asking too much here? Stay calm and smell the roses,

    Sally and Paddy

  11. Oh dear Inky we are so sorry you have to take it easy for another 6 weeks. What a time you have had of it recently.

    Take it steady and we are sending pawsitive vibes around the world to help your leg get better quickly.

    Molly, Taffy and Monty

  12. Deew Inky and Molly

    I dooo wish you could be hewe wunning awound in the snow wif me, but I wouldn't want Inky not to heal pwopewly. mommi made an owdew fwom youw Mom's stowe..I hope it helps..wish we could do mowe..all youw stuff is GWEAT!
    smoochie heling kisses

  13. Well.....CRAP...this news stinks...honestly, Inky...I may just have to move in for another month to keep you from goin' totally bonkers...

    Your leggie looks sorta skinny...I'm thinkin' you've lost a little muscle mass from not using soon as THE SPECIALIST okaysit, I will be starting physical therapy with ya...

    Yep...stretch those muscles!!!

    Now, I know this is hard hard hard....we will be hopin' and prayin' for you to have patience....

    Kisses and I will be arriving shortly with some videos and a deck of cards...POKER!!

    Love, Lacie and her stoopid brothers....

  14. Of course we are late as usual...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo we can not believe it....SIX MORE WEEKS!!!!!! Ok this cals for serious measures..when ARchie was down for the count for about the same anmount of time due to his knees this is what we did..Get you PL's credit card( don't tell them) and order yourself a nice flat screen TV for your crate....maybe a little frig as well and since it is so hot an air conditioner...That is what Archie did... Thanks so much for the lovely award!! Let us know if you need help with this..Love A+A

  15. Hi Inky

    We ordered loads of stuff from your store. Our Mum doesn't know yet............ she will when she gets her credit card bill.

    We are so excited, can't wait for it to arrive,

    Molly, Taffy and Monty

  16. Sweet Inky and Molly. We are soooooo far behind in our reading. Moma let us stay up late and try and catch up ... and look what we found! News about your recuperation (we wish it was shorter, but are glad that it continues.) And. Reason to congratulate you on your well deserved award and a surprise that you had passed it on to us.

    Moma put it in a draft blog post, so that EVENTUALLY she will help us attend to it. But right now we are going to make her go to bed and tomorrow morning we will be sure to catch up with all that we've missed these past couple of weeks.

    Keep healing. Know we wish you the best.
    (And Moma says she wants to check out your store! Even though she's broke saving up for Our Girl's college costs. Grumble.)

    Jake and Fergi xxoo


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