Saturday, December 25, 2010
Neil's presents have been hidden around the house - Kay is going to send clues on where they are, but I bet we can help him find them with just our superior noses. We have been promised our prezzies when she gets back. We can wait, no worries.
Here's the kind of fun we have with Neil, we're not supposed to use the kids play equipment, but when no one is looking we have a bit of fun!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
We met a new Dale - Finn. He's come all the way from America - that's him at the front. He was a very handsome fellow (That's Gracie and Teddy at the back).
But enough posing, it was time for the games to begin.
From the Dales that slipped their collars and ran away when asked to go through the hula hoops, to Billy who couldn't leave the tennis balls in the bucket (he had to carry one back to the finish line), it was Airedale chaos!
Luckily we had three latecomers arrive just about the time we were filming, so we regrouped and ran the event again.
It went a bit better the second time around, although Legend remained adamant she wasn't doing the hula hoop second time or any time.
We had a fancy dress parade, but didn't manage to get any photos. It was a fun day out, not too hot and always great to see our Airedale friends.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
How can you resist??
Thursday, October 28, 2010
There was a middle eastern theme, here is Neil trying out the ful medames - beans by any other name. He didn't share any - said beans were bad for dogs. I'm not too sure about that, but he was adamant.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
There are some wonderful old sandstone buildings dotted around the extensive grounds.
And sure enough, there was a lot of heeling practice too. Kay has tried to think of all sorts of things to improve my heeling - hot dogs and my orbee ball are my favourites so far.
Here's a video of us practicing - you can see that I really do know how to do it...
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Kay tried to get me revved up, but to tell the truth, I wasn't feeling all that great.
I think I might have picked up something toxic last week when Gracie pushed me into the Cooks River. It's so polluted that you aren't supposed to eat the fish from it - and you sure aren't supposed to be swimming in it.
I was just sniffing around the edge, as I always do, when a bouncing Gracie careened into me and knocked me over the edge. It was a long drop down, lucky the tide was in so I splashed in the water instead of smashing into the mud.
Neil had to climb down a ladder and try to haul me six feet back up to the bank, while not falling in himself. Thanks a lot, Gracie.
Anyway, the point was that I didn't do very well in the ring - we actually failed big time evidently. Kay was not very impressed. I guess it's back to the practice ring for me.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
It's the Sherwood Rd bridge over the Macleay River, just west of Kempsey.
Very interesting with all these smooth stones.
The water was lovely and cold - it sure was flowing briskly too.
But that didn't stop me. I did a lot of fetching of sticks.
Gracie wouldn't swim, she just paddled at the edges
- she's going to have to learn how to swim soon, to be a proper Airedale.
She would steal my sticks as soon as I brought them to shore.
What a pest!
And off she'd bolt...
Kay always says Gracie runs like a jackrabbit - look at the Airedale bunny.
Very pleased with herself here - that was a very good stick.
I went back to exploring the riverbanks... very interesting smells... could even be RATS!
...or something very like them.
Friday, August 20, 2010
So, I guess it wasn't such a surprise to see her in action with her birthday 'cake' (really a lot of smaller pieces of yummy liver cake).
Kay set up a table full of fabulous new toys for her - I was well and truly envious, I can tell you. But did Gracie go for the new chewber or the wonderful soft, chewy squirrel or the little bird toy that cheeps just like a real bird...?
No, as soon as that Airedale nose detected liver cake, she was into it.
She tried to eat it all in one gulp. Kay had to intervene, but it was too late. Luckily the video cuts out before showing Gracie going off and choking and vomiting it all back up. I won't even mention what came next.... but it was all cleaned up pretty quickly.