Friday, August 20, 2010

Gracie, the gannet

Have I ever mentioned that Gracie is a total guts and gobbles down any food she can find? Neil always calls her a gannet (those seabirds that swallow big fish down in one gulp) because she does the same with all her food.

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.


  1. Yeah...what's wrong with that! Hee hee
    That is what I would do!

    Happy Birthday Gracie!


  2. lol, oh yes liver cake, I'd do the same, Anyways Happy Birthday Gracie and go easy on the cake
    See Yea George xxx

  3. We would have done exactly the same thing! We're glad your birthday was a special one, Gracie!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Our Mom's always complaining about the way we gulp down wads of food without chewing. She doesn't know it's normal Airedale in-stink.
    Alanis & Miro

  5. That liver cake was just sitting there waiting to be eaten!
    Happy Birthday Gracie!

  6. Hehehe- Yeah! Just I would also make it.
    Always fast, fast and swallow. It could be, there is never again something to scoff
    Lots of love

  7. Happy, Happy birthday, Gracie! It's been so much fun to watch you grow this past year!! I think... job well done going for the liver cake first!

  8. OMD...Gracie we thought you were going to eat the lot in one go!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx