a tired dog is a good dog

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Today is the day Ouw Fwiend Jackson is expected to awwive home fwom his suwgewy..it's also his Birfday!!!

left to wight
Asta, Koobie, Lacie and Agatha in fwont wif hew head thwown back

the nuwsies, aftew wedoing Jackson's bed fow the umpteenth time, winding bandages, making tea, and wefloofing pillows, wewe newvously awaiting his awwival home, and let off some steam by pwacticing theiw intewpwetive Dance of Joy fow Jackson (Asta Oz had not awwived yet)

While he cewtainly isn't up to pawtying yet, we wanted to celebwate him and show him ouw love..so we all got on Aiw Ruby and flew ovew Jackson's house..luckily the windows open, so we could all lean out and softly sing the birfday song and thwow stweamews and confetti and tweats out the plane window...
(you can biggify the pictoowe to see who's on boawd)

on the top deck:
fwom lefttowight,
Dexter, Kaci, Hershey, Sparky(who also has a Birfday today!!!!!), Scruffy, Jake and Just Harry, Toffee, Riley, Moco, Clover, CharlieDaniels, Petey, George the airepup, Lorenza, Stella, and way up front..it's Miss Snickers
in the main cabin:
fwom left to wight,
Boy and Baby, Sophie the pug, Dixie the bug, Tanner, Teka, Joey, Gussie ,Asta, my cats fwiends Scylla and Chawybdis(they'we twins), theiw bwovvew Socks,(they bwaved being wif all the doggies just so they could wish Jackson well!!..now that's admiwable!..so pleez be supew nice to them..I don't want them to feel thweatened in any way)
Deetzy, Maggie, Lenny, Abby, Pearl, Mitch, Mango, Huskee, AmberMae, babyStan, Agatha and Archie, Stanley of Gooberstan, Eric, and Butchy

in the pilot's cabin....Ruby, and hew co-pilot Mack

latew I got off the plane to check on things at Jackson's , while Ruby did a ciwcling of the dog staw fow extwa healing vibes fow Jackson
the pawty on the plane continooed..evewyoe toasting Jackson's health...
I don't know what happeed aftew, as I was busy, but I think evewyone is spending the night at Eric's..unless his squawe mom objects..in which case..evewyone is invited to go to Dweamingspiwes and stay wif ouw hooman fwiend Blue.

Evewyone has been pwaying and bawking, and puwwing, and thinking the most pawsitive thoughts fow Jackson..I now tht the powew of the paw made a big diffewence, and the healing thoughts will continue..as well as mowe volunteews..like this cutie:

I weceived this lettew today:
Deaw Doctow Asta,
What a nuwsing dweam team you have to take cawe of Jackson. You nuwes awe hot but I'm cool, hehe! Can you include me, besides my handsome appeawance, I'm a healing male nuwse, don't you need a muscle paw to weposition or twansfer Jackson fwom bed to chaiw or to walk with him ow to give him a sponge bath?
Cheews! Mango the Maltese kiddo
How could anyone wefoose such a gwacious and sincewe offew of help..thank you Mango, you may cewtainly help us..but I think Jackson might be a tiny bit heavy fow you to twansfew him, ow weposition him, ...and he only likes his giwl nuwsies to give him spongebafs, but don't wowwy, I'm suwe you will be vewy helpful.



Eric said...

Yipeedee Doo Dah Yipeedey Day!!! It's our pal Jackson's Bark Bark Day!!!!!Woo thanks for getting me on our Ruby I'm making a special trip to see him later and your nursies too. Mom has been up all night converting our shed into a doggie play room with special sleeping quarters with tiered bunk beds!!She's beeb baking us special Peanut Butter Pupcakes too and laying in copious supplies of the ingredients for the pawtinis too.

See you at the weekend nursies, I'm going to come down and take you all out for the day when Jackson is resting.

Wagging in excitment. Eric x

Kyanite said...

I thought I heard the plane go over Dreamingspires this morning...
Sounded like some pawty in the skies!

Looks as if Eric's mom's risen to the challenge of guests, but do pop by if I don't see you @ Jax's.

Isn't wonderful he's coming home today?

Love, pats & pets

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's such good news on Jackson. :) We should celebrate..

~ Girl girl

Molly the Airedale said...

What a fun flight that was! Everybody was in a super duper pawty mood but we were VERY quiet as not to disturb Jackson's recovery! Happy birthday, Jackson!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Huskee and Hershey said...

Off to visit Jackson and celebrate his barkday (quietly of course)..
Pawty time!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Dear Dr. Asta,
I'm impressed! The whole crew on the airplane flying over to Jackson's place, how cool is that!
Can you tell me which Mango you had on the plane? If it was not me, don't worry, I'll fly over with my own Air Dragonfly, hope it won't land on the Atlantic Ocean!!!
And I understand, I myself prefer girl doggies nurse to give me sponge bath, hehe!

Clover said...

What a fun trip!! I am glad Jackson is going home today. :)
Love Clover xo

Unknown said...

Wowweee! Other than that wee bit of turbulence over Iceland when Mango burped, that was a super flight! I've never heard so many doggies quitely whispering "Happy Birthday dear Jackson Happy Birthday to you" without letting out a single howl at the end! The rousing verse of "For He's a Jolly Good Foxy!" I'm sure was heard from one end of the British Isles to the other.

And how thoughtful of Eric's Square Mom to provide us each with our own bathrobes!

Happy Barkday Jackson!

Your Pal,


Pee. S. EXCELLENT photography by the puparazzi!

Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

That was my first trip on Air Ruby...It was my first plane trip ever...

I was sooo glad I could be a part of it & wish Jackson a quiet Happy Birthday...

Take good care of him...

Abby xxxooo

Stanley said...

Sweet AStaroni!

Thank you and the other nursies for organizing this Airelift of love for Jax! I'm sure he had trouble staying in bed, but make sure he gets the rest he needs. There will be time to party later.

You nursies KILL ME with your interpretive dance for joy! You look like my girl does when she does her interpretive happy dance. (She thinks she's a world-class ballerina sometimes.)

Can't wait to hear more about how Jackson is once he gets all settled in & has spent his first night at home!

Goober love & smooches,

Gus said...

I am so impressed with the interpretive dance. I knew y'all could boogie, but this is really classy! thanks for organizing the pawty, and many thanks to Eric's mom for all the special care she is giving us.

gussie n Teka

Ruby Bleu said...

What a fun adventure...Asta, I'm so glad we decided to do this I know it is going to make a HUGE difference in getting Jackson better.

I can't wait until we plan another trip to see him when he is better - W00t!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Agatha and Archie said...

Well my neck was a wee bit sore from the backwards stance I was doing in that pic but I am back to normal today.I must say, what a tribute....The Pip pip hooray we said woke up Queen Elizabeth!!! And Prince Charles said that today has been made a national holiday...JACKSON DAY!!! PIP PIP!!!!! Now lets go back and show Lacie how to do that tea...Love A+A

Faya said...

Oh je ne savais pas qu'il y aurait une fête....bouhouhou je dois vraiment apprendre l'anglais....bouhouhou.....

Deetz said...

That was pawtastic fun flying airruby and throwing out the streamers and singing happy barkday jackson.....I thought I would be afraid to fly, but with all the celebrations I forgot all about being off the ground...It was magnificant.
You have a great weekend.

Deefor said...

That's got to make Jackson's birthday really cheerful-- in a quiet way of course.


Dexter said...

Asta - I still feel dizzy from that plane ride.


Mack said...

Let's get this party started!

I better go - I think I hear Tanner practicing his whattttssssuuuppppppppp.


Chef said...

What good friends Jackson has! I'm sure he's going to really appreciate all of you... wish I'd known about the plane ride so I could have joined you... please send him my goodbuddyhugs and happywags for a his birthday and a nice quite Welcome Home bark?


Moco said...

This has been an honor to be on AireRuby for this important day of Jacksons.
I will keep an eye on the kitties for you. You know that I live with two so I am used to their quirks. No one will offend them on this flight.
Nurse on!

Petra said...

Happy Birthday to Jackson! We have much to celebrate!

Asta Marie said...


I can see you girls have everything in order and will take good care of Jackson...don't drink too many pawtinis or your nursing skills will be impaired.....hopefully Jackson will be able to celebrate his birthday with a real rip roaring party soon....

Asta Marie, WFT

Daisy said...

Getting to come home from the hospital in time for his Birthday is the very best present of all.

Jake of Florida said...

What an amazing moment -- all of us doggies who've been barking as loudly as we could for several weeks now -- being super quiet so as not to disturb our pal.

Gotta' add one note to the nurses: our human brother is a male nurse at a public school and he is a role model for other female nurses as well as the young 'uns. So Mango, even if he is a bit smaller, could be of great help in so many ways!!

Jake and Just Harry

Sparky said...
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Lizzy said...


Oops, I forgot to sign in for my last comment, so I deleted it so I could try again, hee hee.

Man, there's a lot of windows on AireRuby! Just perfect for enjoying the view and throwing confetti down for Jackson! I hope Jackson as a grrrrEAT birthday and rests well!


PB 'n J said...

It's wonderful news that Jackson is going home today. Funny, George didn't mention that she was flying to see all you guys, hmmm.

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh lord...we missed the plane lol.
Jackson sounds like he's coming along nicely. We continue to cross our paws and howl to the dogstar until he is 100% better.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Deb Cushman said...

That Interpretive Dance of Joy is sure to cheer Jackson right up! What a cheerful flight full of friends!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Now that Jackson is at home, all his lovely nurses can take good care of him.
We all will be celebrating quietly his birthday!
Thanks to Ruby for taking us there!
Kisses and hugs

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, thank you for organising the plane trip, it was a pawsome idea! And your interpretive dance was really quite something! I think Mango would be good addition to the nursing team. I'll try not to crush him with my substantial wirey frame while he's lifting me about, hehehe! J

Joe Stains said...

We had so much fun on the plane and Tanner behaved himself fairly well. You gals are doing a marvelous job with Jackson. I think a male nurse might be good for Jackson to have around to have a little guy talk every once in a while. It is kind of hard to talk about how cute your nurses are to other gals.