Saturday, January 30, 2010


Well, Kay's finally back from her ten day buddhist retreat and I must say she's looking pretty calm. Gracie and I have been hanging out with Neil, taking it easy.

Gracie's coat had grown quite a lot in ten days, much to Kay's dismay. They are entered in their first show next weekend, so a lot of 'plucking' has been required. And more needed still.

Gracie doesn't know how to stand and stay like a proper show dog, so she has to do a lot of training. Kay read about this thing called stilt-training on the internet and thought we'd give it a go. The real stilts cost a lot to order, so we just used tins of beetroot stuck to a board.

Here's how they work.

Pretty neat, eh? After they can do this, it's supposed to transfer to doing it on the ground. Time will tell how well it works.


  1. That's very clever! Gracie is a beautiful Airedale! Good luck at her first show!
    Nelly xx

  2. Awwwwwwwwww, Gracie you look just beautiful and so dignified standing on your tins of beetroot!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. So you like beetroot ay hehe.
    Gracie, we cant believe what a big girl you are now.
    Good luck with your first show. Bet you do really well.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

  4. Wow, she is so cooperative. There is no way, no way, we would be standing still on them cans...

  5. Gracie is quite the show pup. Our mommy said she wants your Kay to come to Phoenix and whip Hootie and I into shape...I say no dice!! We enjoy being wild and crazy.
    XoXo, BabyRD and Hootie

  6. Gracie is growing into such a pretty girl! There is no way I would stand on those cans! Good luck, Gracie!! You'll be fabulous!!