Exciting news - Gracie's puppies have arrived! There are three girls and two boys. Here is their very first photo.
Gracie is being a good mum and feeding them every time they squeak... which is pretty often.
Now that the hard work is over, the fun can begin. Puppies are so precious. I'm a grandmother again! (Gracie's younger sister, Elsa had pups last year.) I'm fascinated by these little guys and keep trying to get in the room with them. Kay says I have to wait a bit until I can play with them. Hmmph.
It's me, Gracie, again. I have had a great time lately....I've been eating, eating and eating some more. Food is my favourite. I've been getting four meals a day! So yummy.
However, you can see it has had an definite effect on my formerly svelte figure. I could hardly drag this tummy home from our walk this morning. Kay says not to worry, it is all going to change in the next few days. Hmmmm, wonder what that is all about?? Stay tuned for more news!
Gracie and I went over to the Port Macquarie Agility Trials last week-end. We had a great time, winning lots of ribbons and qualifications (quallies). We got to run around, up and down the dog walks, through the tunnels..excellent fun!
We each had four classes over the two days and I came home with 3 quallies, a first place ribbon and 3 third place ribbons. Pretty good, eh.
Unfortunately, they weren't giving out toys for prizes, they were giving out household items. I so look forward to winning a toy. I never take my eye off the lady with the microphone, because she might call our names. Kay let us rip up the cardboard box from the household item that we won instead.
Here is a video of our first place agility excellent run. Who would have thought the Airedale would win it??
Oh yeah, Gracie went really well too. She got a quallie in her jumping class and that made her title. Now she'll be up in my class...the excellent level.
We caught a kookaburra this morning! It was in our yard and we got him. Boy did he make a fuss, squawking and flapping about. He looked like this.
Unfortunately, Neil heard all the noise and came to investigate. He made us let it go.
Never mind, we were excited about it for ages afterwards. We finally caught one, amazing. Sorry there is no photographic record of our hunting prowess - but you can imagine two excited Dales with their mouths full of feathers... that was us!
Ruby is in such big trouble this morning... Instead of our normal walk on the beach, she took off into the bush - seems she had spotted one of these...
She didn't come back and she didn't come back and we had to spend the next three hours scrambling through the bush tracks looking for her. Kay was worried that she might have gotten too close to one of the big kangas, as they can kill a dog with their big hind feet, like this.
Ha, as if an Airedale is fast enough to get that close! I know, I've tried it before myself. They are sooo fast.
We finally did find her. She hasn't budged from her bed since she got back - she's feeling a bit the worse for wear I suspect. It was a pleasant change to not be the naughty dog this time...
I am a seven year old Airedale Terrier. My full name is Oldiron Shirazamataz CD AD JD RN. That CD at the end of my name means that I have two Obedience titles - and working on the next one. I've also got titles for agility and jumping as well. My eldest daughter, Gracie (now 4yo) gets to share my blog too.