Friday, 22 August 2008

More barkday stuff and my staples are removed...

Watering the tomato and chilli plants

Here is yet more lovely barkday and get well stuff. I know that lots of you put cards and messages on your blogs about me so I'm really sorry if I've missed anyone out here:

From Koobuss:

From Georgeous:

George very kindly asked if he could buy me a birthday gift, but instead I asked him to make a donation to his favourite charity. Thanks pal, you're a real star!

Here's a jolly good stash from Eric. He prescribed peanut butter and plenty of it, for medicinal purposes, of course! He also sent a purple rubbery squirrel toy not shown in this photo, cos that was what J1 used to distract me while she was taking these pictures.

From my lovely non-blogging wirey pal, Angel and her mum, Sheri:

(Fab card! Why is he dressed like a lumberjack though?)

Pawsome gifts from Agatha & Archie...Can't WAIT to get my teeth into them...

These gifts were in a lovely Disney gift box with a Mickey & Pluto picture but I sort of ripped it up in my enthusiasm to get to the toys...
I went to the vet this morning to have those nasty staples taken out (BTW there were 22 of 'em not 21. J1 can't count). And guess what? They DO use a funny staple remover thing. They all came out quite easily apart from the very last one which was twisted, but I was superbrave and didn't flinch. Just barked afterwards. A lot.
J2 says I look like Sparky in the Tim Burton film, Frankenweenie with all his scars and stuff...

Marginally better than looking like FrankenStanley. I suppose. (Click here to remind yourself of the full horror).


Lacy said...

w00f's Jackson, soooo happy u iz doing u glad to git those staples out...let us know when u ready to really celebrate ur barkday...i iz shure aire ruby will b ready to fly us all over there...

b safe,

Asta said...

you awe the bwavest Boy of all!!!
andI'm so glad you'we able to come outside fow kittle walk s and to watew evewything..the fesh aiw will do you good .I'm pwepawing the peamut buttew bubble baf fow you wight now, so aftew youw alk you can be wefweshed and have a nice nap
smoochie kisses

Dewey Dewster said...


So glad ta hear yer makin' progress toward a complete's great ta see ya waterin' the flowers and even though we couldn't see the pictures...of ya tryin' ta get at somethin' ta rip it up....we all hope ya feel better 'n better every day.....again..Happy Belated Barkday.....'n Welcome Home !!!!

Dewey Dewster here....

Faya said...

It is good to see you Jackson....
Kisses, Faya

Ruby Bleu said...

More than marginally better I would say!

You are looking better and better everyday - W00t!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...


Love ya Jax - in a man dogly kinda way.

Bussie Kissies

Pippa said...

Mistress can't write sensibly because she is in hysterics about your lumberjack comment.

Silly mistress.

I on the other hand am pleased your staple removal went well, and remain your good pal.

Joe Stains said...

fabulous news buddy! I can't imagine being stapled up, you must feel so much better without those nasty things in ya!

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

You look so handsome out there watering. But don't work too hard. Woo Hoo! Glad the staples are gone!

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day J mate,
Sounds like you're doing really well. We're so relieved. Guess you have to have check ups on a regular basis. We'll keep crossing our paws that the nasty doesn't come back.
Take it easy and have a good weekend buddy. Hope the sun shines for you.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Petey said...

Hey Jax!

Great to see you up and surveying the grounds! Hey, are you up for a boys-only trip to Las Vegas? No nurses, just the chaps. Got a seat already reserved for you on Aire Ruby!

Check out my blog for the details!

Your pal,


LittleSal and Jasper bigdog said...

Hi Jackson!
So glad everything has gone well with your big big op, I bet you feel lots and lots better without those horrible staples.
Licks Sal and Jasp

Gus said...

It is great to see you out and about! Did the staples get itchy? And keep up the good work on watering the plants.


Kodak the Eskie said...

I'm so glad your staples are out. YOu are one brave pup. I hope you continue to heal. My mommy and I send our hugs to you.


Bogart said...

Happy to hear that you're on the road to recovery Jackson...

Mama LOVED the Tim Burton reference :)


Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson!
I am so happy to know that you are doing well!
You were so brave letting them take away those staples!
Enjoy your toys and your treats!
Kisses and hugs

the 4 Bs said...

hi Jackson, we are barking with happiness to see you doing so well. you got loads of pawtastic stuff for your barkday and you totally deserve it, kiddo. you have a ton of friends. we wuf you, kiddo!


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

I know those staples were starting to pull and make ya uncomfortable, Jax!! You are getting stronger everyday!

Now don't be shy bout your lopsided's gonna be the latest style all over the'll grow out before you even know it...and hopefully before it gets cold!! BRRRRR!

So you went to Vegas with the boyz...this gives the other nursies and I plenty of time to freshen your bed and scrub your room. We have to run to Gussie's on Monday night...but we'll split shifts so you won't be unattended.

Love to you sweet Jax!!!


Simba said...

So pleased to hear you are doing well. Hope you'll be back to your old self soon.

Simba x

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You are such a brave boy, Jackson! We're glad you got rid of those nasty staples. Our mom had them one time and they didn't hurt until she actually saw them! We are sooooo glad you are on the way to a complete recovery. You don't look, at all, like FrankenWeenie! You're much cuter!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Abby said...

Hi, Jackson...

I'm soo glad to hear you are doing so well...

I saw on Petey's Blog that you are even feeling good enough to go along to Vegas with the boys...That's great...

Have fun, but don't over do it...

Abby xxxooo

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Jackson,
You are one brave little boy! We're happy those icky staples are out of you now. Bet you feel much better just having those gone. Your pretty hair will grow back in no time at all.
Wow, you got such nice cards & prezzies, especially the peanut butter, tee hee!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

William Tell said...

We're so glad you are on the mend, pal, and showing what a true trooper you are.

I would have flinched, for sure!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

What great furiends woo have!

It is wonderful to see woo getting out and about again!!

My mom did the same thing - her sister wanted to get her some fur her birfday - she said to make a donation to The Tails on the Trail hike in MY name!!!

Happy Healing!!!!


Georgeous said...

Oh Jackson I'm Sooo pleased you are feeling better! I'm glad you picked up my blog card - silly Mumma has a paper one in her bag that she never got to post - So unreliable are the hoomans sometimes. She did tell me that there was a charity box for doggies near her market stall last saturday and she put a barkday donation in, after buying snackies for me from the pet stall of course.
Lots of healing wishes

wally said...

Lookin' great, man!

wally t.

Eric said...

Pal, nice work on the watering... the J's will really enjoy them all the more come harvest time knowing you helped them along.

You still look wagging handsome dude. I did wag over to see FrankenStanley. Yikees!!Who put those staples in around all his edges? No wonder he hasn' had them removed - not as brave as you!!!

Wags Eric x

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Anonymous said...

So glad to read the encouraging news on your blog. You are indeed an AWESOME, BRAVE, foxy pup! You are also so lucky to have such wonderful parents to "go the extra mile" to get you well again. Wishing you continued recovery and the best of health from now forward!!!!!

happy said...

Hi Jackson, so happy you are getting better. And a very brave one at that too. And you are so lucky to have wonderful parents and friends!

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Jackson!

So good to hear that you're doing much better! Those were cool pressies and cards you got there...=) Teehee, the photo of Frankenweenie is so cute!


T-man said...

That's great news about the tumor removal, Jackson!! I'm feeling optimistic that it hasn't (and won't) spread and the worst is behind you :)

By the way, I had both my cataracts removed, and can see very well now. But no more surgeries for you for now. Please rest up and get 100% better!

Hope your birthday was extra extra special!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

those are lovely cards by your thoughtful frens..

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better and that your staples were removed! Your J's must be so happy with your speedy recovery!

I've been sleeping with my paws crossed for you! And now that you are getting well, well I rather enjoy sleeping with crossed paws! Woohoo!

Happy Belated Birthday!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Deetz said...

Hi Jackson
I was thinkin about you while I was gone on vacation. I am so glad you got your staples removed and you look like you are feeling so much better now. Those nurses are you had are the best ever!

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Jax! You are looking super buff!


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We are so happy that your staples are removed and you are getting better, Jackson.

Boy n Baby


We are happy happy happy to hear you are doing well!

Woofs Casper, Buddy and Nikki

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Jackson

How are you? It must be soooo much better without all the staples. Well done for being so brave. You didn't have your teeth around anybody's hand did you while they removed them? Well it can help you know hanging onto something when in discomfort!!! Honest.

Molly and Taffy

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that you got the icky staples out and are feeling well enough to water the plants in the garden. You got some really nice barkday presents and cards.

Charlie Daniels said...


I'm just doing a quick visit today 'cause I have so many places to go and things to see. I'll come back for a longer stay soon.



Huskee Boy said...

Hi Jackson,
Glad to see that you are healing nicely!! Good thing that those staples are gone.. you are one brave pup!

Harry said...

Glad you got the staples out Jackson, and sound like you were very brave too. Mmm, I love those Crackerjack treats. Yummy!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Anonymous said...

Great to see that you are ok! My mom is sorry for all veterinary nurses, she is veterinary nurse too... But now you are getting better and believe me your hair is already growing back! Love you Jackson!

Deetz said...

Hi Jackson
Just checking in and making sure you are feeling alot better now with that nasty tumor all gone. I hope you are able to go out and play now

JB's Big World said...

Hi Jackson,
I just wanted to come by and check on you to see how you are feeling. I am glad to see you look great! Hope you had a happy barkday too! Keep on getting well!

Deetz said...

I will continue to paw pray for you on your very own star..I will never stop until I see you run and play again. Paw hugs for your pawents too

Maggie and Mitch said...

We tried several times to check on you while we were on Nantucket, Jackson, but dial-up was so mean to us! It's nice to be home and visit our friends!
We missed you lots!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Stanley said...

Hey, Jax!

You are so brave & tough, man. I HATE going to the vet and can barely stand to have my paws touched, let alone having staples removed.

That scar is really going to go a long way in reinforcing your rep as a badass wire. Maybe you should think of getting a motorcycle.

Goober love,

Lacy said...

w00f's Jackson, my little girlie Asta, tells me u iz not feelin good...sweetie we want u to git better...sooo u can run and play will continue me prayers and crossed paws fur u...till u iz competely well...we love u Jackson...

b safe and git well,
angel lacylulu
and mama...

pps give the Js sum licks and kissies from us...

Randi said...

Aw Jackson...So hope you are feeling much better too..Staples suck...I have staples right now & they aren't fun..

love & licks,

Deefor said...

Hi Jackson
I didn't know you before I read about you on Asta's bloggie. Just wanted you to know that I've been visiting you and me and Arrow are hoping you are all better real soon.