Sunday, February 28, 2010

fun in the park

Here's some photos and video of Gracie and me playing around at our favourite park.

It runs along the Cooks River and is very green and lush. Kay says that it almost looks European... no idea what she is talking about.

But there are lots of great smells and plenty of room to run. Gracie has even more fun than me - stealing my ball, tripping me up and chasing all the little dogs she meets.

We do this most days.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

the art of motorcycle maintenance

We've been helping Neil work on his old motorbikes - he has so many now (five!) that he can't fix them all on his own. We spend hours in the garage, helping him work out what needs to be done next.
Gracie is showing a keen interest in how things work...

Hold on guys, I'll get the gasket cement...

Here's the screwdriver you're looking for, Neil ...

Gracie delivering the spare gear thingie you asked for...

What would he do without us?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

walk in the park

We finally had a bit of cool weather this morning, still very humid, but much cooler. We went for a walk along the Cooks River. I finally got Kay to take a few pictures of ME for a change.

Here we are, ready to go. You can see that Neil was pretty keen to go too.

We found a kid's playground and had a bit of fun.

Jumping over stuff...

Getting in stuff... I did get in this, but I was out so fast, Kay didn't get the picture - it was too slippery inside.

Sitting on stuff. Gracie wasn't too sure when Neil started rocking back and forth,but she stayed on, with some encouragement.

I had to stay on leash the whole time because this little guy was following us. He was very interested in me and Kay did not think that Foxy x Airedale puppies were a good idea.

I suppose not. You're out of luck this time, Mr Foxy.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gracie's debut

We went to Gracie's first show this evening. It was raining a fair bit and we all got pretty wet - lucky we Airedales don't mind that kind of thing.

Kay has been stripping Gracie everyday for weeks - finally she was ready... enough. This is how she looked just before going into the ring.

There were only two Airedales, Gracie and an already champion 3 year old girl. She won. But Gracie did really well for a first time, so we were all happy for her.

It was all over in no time and then we got to eat junk food from the food van. Here we are staring at the chips that Neil is eating. I'm pleased to report that one or two of them did come our way. So good.