Sunday, October 11, 2009

Still at the beach & pawsitive vibes for Mica!

Hi there everybloggie! It's me, Petey, still hanging out at the beach. Seems like summer is still hanging out here too. We had record-setting temperatures yesterday - 92-degrees! - and the ocean temperature is just about perfect. Cool enough to be refreshing but not bone-chilling. Deeelightful! Best of all, now that it's October, I can be off leash all day long on the beach.

Ahhhh! Nothing like a big stretch of cool damp sand and a well-chewed tennis ball!

We usually walk down to that tall skinny tree every day. Just look how wide open it is even with the tide coming in!

Scout and Harlan's Mom came to visit last weekend. She and Mom went with Buddy's Mom over to Daufuskie Island on their boat, as there's no bridge to the Island. It's about 5 miles by 2 miles in size, with very few cars, even fewer paved roads, and lots of wilderness. They hopped on a golf cart and rode over to the Iron Fish Gallery (check it out - it's SO cool! - where Mom got this Juvenile Unicornfish that she named Frank. The artist, Chase Allen, wasn't there but he has an honor policy. The metal fish are all displayed on the outdoor porch of his cottage. If he's not there, you just take what you want and leave a note in the guest book for him to contact you. Or slip a check under the door. I know! And you know what? He doesn't get ripped off!

Here's Frank swimming in our newly wallpapered powder room. He looks awesome against the nautical maps, huh? If you biggify him, you can see his smile. And his eye is a modified CA for the artist. Cool!

Okay - time for another cute photo of the saltiest, sandiest dog on the Island!

We had a visitor on our deck last week - this young hawk. I don't know if he'd seen me playing out there and thought I'd be a good snack or what. He's either a red-shouldered or red-tailed hawk. He was squawking away. Mom's camera had a dead battery so she took these with her iPhone through the shutters in the bedroom.

Maybe he just came for a closer look at the Yard Bird. 
Now, you know I adore my wife Rosie Posie. But recently my heart was stolen by another four-legged. Well, two 2-leggeds, actually. These absolutely gorgeous three-year old twin sisters. Have you ever seen anything so cute? We ran into them on the beach three days in a row. They were visiting from Indiana. They quickly learned how to throw the ball for me, then they'd be so impressed with my catching skills, they'd squeal and clap their hands and dance in the sand with glee.

We three attracted quite a crowd. It was rather charming. I think we should get our own TV show or at least a Hallmark card....

Now for a bit of serious news. Apparently, over the past few days, Mica has had slight nosebleeds at night. Our friend Will is staying in our NYC apartment and has been talking to Mom about this. He also took Mica to the vet yesterday. They don't yet know the cause, it could be a polyp in his nasal passage that bleeds when he sneezes or a sinus infection. The good news is that his blood work came back okay - he'd had some kidney problems but that seems to have cleared up with the prescription food he's now eating and his thyroid was fine as well. He is a little anemic, but that could be from his nosebleeds. Anyhow, send him some positive vibes, won't you please, as we won't be home until the 21st. Will says that he's acting normal, playing, sleeping, eating and drinking from the water tap. So keep your paws crossed for the old fellow.

Finally, in honor of my square-dog pals, I offer you this tribute. I call it: Petey the Rectangle Dog.

See you soon!

Mica Update: Mica seems to be just fine -- no more nosebleeds since he came home from the vet! Fingers crossed that all is well. 


Gus said...

Petey: We are sending terrier vibes to Micah, and to your mom, cause we know she is worried. You look like you are having a frabujous time.


Sally Ann and Andy said...

We will send positive vibes to Mica. You made some new friends. They are very cute with you.

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are purring for Mica. Glad Will is keeping a close eye on him. Looks as if you are having lots of fun. ~S,S,C & F

doyle and mollie said...

we arf hoping mica's feeling loads betta

Tucker said...

Looks like you have a fun place to play by the water. I'm sending my best vibes for Mica and just know they'll get her nose bleeds fixed soon.

Licks from Tucker

Noah the Airedale said...

Sending lots of positive aire-zen for our mate Mica. Sure hope he is ok. It's good you've got someone staying in your appartment who is taking such good care of him.
Looks like you're still having a great time at the beach Petey. Enjoy!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Vibes sent to Mica. But you might want to be careful with those twins - I doubt that Rosie would like the idea that you are cavorting with two younger women - and twins at that! ;-)

*kissey face*

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh dear, we are sending good vibes for Mica....hope it's nothing serious :o~

Yes, I agree that those twins are adorable and the hawk is pretty impressive too, as is the Unicornfish......but the best part had to be all the wonderful sandy pics of my Sweetie....and the zonked rectangualar dog of course, hehe!

Rosie-Posie xxxx

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

What a whole bunch of khuties!

I'm not sure which pikh is more mesmerising!

Mom did a transport today - Dahlia/Scruffy/Socks soooo had some of your kind of terrier in her! She was skhared at the start but khalmed down once she realised she was safe -

Paws khrossed fur your khytty bro - maybe the slightly drier weather is khontributing to the bleeds?


Lorenza said...

HI, Petey!
I can see you are having a pawesome time!
And meeting very nice friends!
I have my paws crossed for Mica!
I hope everything is going to be ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Sally said...

Looks like you are having a great time - those girls sure are cute - but how could they resist you!

Will send positive vibes to cat brother -

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Petey
Looks like you're still having a ball at the beach! I can see you have those two little girls pandering to your every whim. Interesting wildlife too - but what use is a fish you can't eat??
Paws crossed that Mica's nose gets better.
Cheers, H.

Martha said...

What a great post Petey with pawesome pics of you, the beach, the wildlife and those little cutie pie twins!
You are right the three of you could make the sweetest card!
We are really sorry to hear about Mica and hope his nosebleeds clear up.
It is good that Will has taken him to the Vet.
You can be too careful with a cat as old as Mica!!!
We are keeping our basset paws crossed for him - he must have good cat genes!
We miss you but are glad you are having such a good holiday.
love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxx
ps mum wants your mom to know that is her off to work now not lazing about on the beach walking to trees!!!!!!
We are not sure why she thinks she would like to be doing that!

Martha said...

We really meant you 'cannot' be too careful!
We hate being the 13th post anyway so hopefully it will be fine now we are the 14th!

Dexter said...

Oh! Good thoughts for Mica!

You, my friend, are most rectangular.


Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Your beach time looks simply fabulous, Petey!.

We are sending extra-strong vibes and lots of purrs for Mica. We hope he will be all better soon.

the magic sleigh said...

Woooos Petey! It looks like you are having a fabulous time at the beach, lots of running and getting wet, I am so jealous , I have not been to the beach in weeks!

Sending Sibe -vibes to Micah!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Ruby Bleu said...

Sounds like you're having tons of fun...I'm sending lots of vibes to Mica....I sure hope he's ok!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Anonymous said...

Petey we found your blog via Mango. We had a brother that looked just like you, he went to the bridge in August. We were all sad, but it is fun to read about your adventures. You remind us of Sprocket! Also mom was wondering if the nose bleeds that Mica was having might have anything to do with th mice poison? Sometimes depending on the poison it can cause bleeding problems. We are going to give you some link love on our blog it thats ok!

Lizzy said...


It looks like you're having a BLAST there by the water! These are all wonderful pictures!

We'll be thinking of Mica, we really hope everything goes alright.


Sophie Brador said...

Hey Petey,
I'm so relieved to hear that Mica is okay. I was a bit worried about her. You look like you are having the most fabulous time of all at the beach. I'm super jelly. I think we should plan a big meetup at your place, but just you and me.


P.S. I am also jelly about that big Boston meetup. They didn't even invite me or mom until the last second and who can get a dog sitter on Thanksgiving Weekend. Oh well.

Clive said...

Hi Petey
Love all the photos of you at the beach - looks like you are having the best time! Those twins were super cute!

Hope Mica is still keeping well and continues to do so.

take care

Maxmom said...

Hey there Petey
Wow, you are the coolest Beach bum I know! Wish we were with you: I personally have never been to the beach. I suppose that's where you pick up those 4 legged creatures. I agree, they sure are cute!
...And...we like your fish! Very cool!
Enjoy your happy days there. We are envious.

Duke said...

What cute twinsies and how nice that they spent time playing ball with you, Petey!
We're sending lots of AireZen Mica's way even if he is feeling better. A little extra won't hurt, right?

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch