9/29/2009

pluck, pluck pluck!

Today I'll woo some more about the TOTT Hike events. There were all sorts of fun things to do, like weight pulls, mushing, "find the bone", "musical sits" and so how come my mom entered me into the "Plucking Contest?" That wasn't any fun! I had to put up with brushing and plucking and even a bath before I went on my trip... then, once I'm there, she PLUCKS me PUBLICALLY! With all these other huskies watching! I tried to duck out under the flag -line, but the leash of oppression was attached...

The good thing is that the plucking only lasted 1 minute, and I tied fur second place! The husky who won had somehow managed to escaped being plucked by his human for at least a month or two, he had fur falling off him every time he took a step! I guess he won last year too, cause they said his owner was the greatest mother-plucker of all time. That made the humans laugh like loons. I don't get it.

Khyra gave me one of her pretty smiles to let me know she was proud of me fur putting up with it and not to be embarrassed. I'm glad she was there.


Late in the day, we found out that I won Third Place for donations! That was a surprise. Mom wouldn't open the prize till Dad got to admire it, so last night, I got my first treat - a furry tasty gourmet cookie with icing on it. Yum!


We thank efurryone fur their support, we raised over $230 for the rescue. That will go a long way to helping a few more homeless huskies. Mom says wishes she could have taken home all the fosters. We couldn't, but mom did find one husky to take home: Meet StarStuffie

Mom says I have to be furry careful, I can sniff but not play with this stuffie. I'm definitely not allowed to destuff this one! She's going to live in the cabinet with the ShermieStuffie. Mom says she'd rather have the real ones back, but at least she can still hug Star & Shermie when she needs to:


Of course, I'm still available fur hugs, and I do a good job of it. As a working breed, I do my best, and I'm working hug duty overtime to be a comfort to my bipeds. The best thing about hugs is that they work both ways, woo get a hug when woo give a hug, and I love getting hugged!

Tomorrow, we'll post a few more pics from the Husky hike. See woo then!

a-roos to yous,
Jack a-roo

13 comments:

Phred said...

A "mother-plucker" ??
>>EEK<<

Better say that wiffa *smile* on your
facebone! Mom shudda had a
"Furminator" to pluck ya with.

NICE Cookie! Did Dad get a nbble?

The OP Pack said...

We love the new header - a wonderful way to honor Star.

Congrats on all your wins but we think the rescue was the real winner - so much good can be done with your donations.

woos, the OP Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom is all leaky now...

SO I'll have to finish our khomment: your mom made a great choice fur the Star stuffie - she looks just perfekht with Sherman!

It was furry khool woo waited to show your dad what woo won!
I'm sure he was furry impressed too!

The new header is soooo pawesome - I know Star approves of the work fur I know she helped your mom put it together!

I'm still soooo happy we got to meet!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Pedro said...

Good job on the donations and the plucking! Mother-pluckers... My mom is cracking up!

Pedro

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! great job on the donations to Husky Rescue, woo wooo! Sorry about the mother-plucker thingy, I hate being plucked! We like your stuffie too! Mom has several of those that I am not allowed to de-stuff.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

You must save the husky stuffies. They will be there for you forever.

That was some treaty basket you got there. I am sure lots of yummy yum yums.

Still sniffling and teary eyed,

Oz

ps Lots of hugs and kisses for your mom and dad, ok

pughy said...

You did very well to let our mum pluck you.. Prizes too. I am glad you had Khyra to cheer you on, she is a good friend.. Love the stuffie and hope they bring your mum some comfort.. Hugs GJ xx

Tracey and Huffle said...

I am very proud of you Jack-a-Roo. To stand there and be plucked like that...

Huffle Mawson

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent job on the fundraising and the pluck-a-thon (despite the public embarrassment).

Princess Eva and Brice said...

StarStuffie is so pretty just like she was.

It's so nice that your mom help raise so much for the hike.

PE&B

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Good job raising all that money for rescue!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I'm glad you got second in the contest, but I think it would have been better had it been an eating contest instead of a plucking contest. Congrats on your winning basket!

Steve

Elyse K said...

Dear Jack-A-roo!!

This is in response to your comment about hugs. I am sending woo a ton of virtual hugs today, watch: ((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))

I really like the Star Stuffie, too. It is furry special.

Your admiring fan,
Elyse