We are so very sorry that we left you all in the lurch, I just got really overwhelmed with keeping up with the blogging as well as a very hectic life - my boss got made redundant in January, increasing my workload hugely.
All is well with all of us. Harry is still doing really well despite a bit of a creaky back leg, not that he'll admit to it. He had his 12th birthday in March. Cassidy is now 21 months and still a silly puppy in personality, though has grown into a very beautiful young lady (I'm biased I know).
Here are a few photos from the last 6 months.
In February we had a LOT of snow, more than I've seen for years, Cassidy loved it, Harry wasn't all that impressed!
In March we went to Crufts with Cassidy and she did really well, getting a 2nd in Airedale Terrier junior bitch and a 1st in the Airedale Terrier Kennel Club Good Citizen class
She spends lots of time catching up on her beauty sleep!
They have been out and about lots with their pals.
Harry has yet again got sick and tired of me taking photos of him!
Cassidy was very unimpressed that I stripped her right down to her underwear!
Look at that happy face!
But she has kept on winning
They have enjoyed spending lots of time with their human "sisters".
And the gangle puppy has turned into a swan. At the beginning of June Cassidy won the Airedale Terrier bitch reserve Challenge Certificate at Southern Counties Championship show, which means she gets her stud book number and is now Crufts qualified for life. I am very proud of my beautiful girl.
And Harry is as handsome as ever, I just invested in a set of professional clippers and he had a much needed Airecut and is a much happier chap.
I will try to get back into the blogging, but it seems so hard to keep up with the many bloggers, but I have missed reading what you're all getting up to.
Hopefully you can forgive us and sorry for worrying you. Now I just need to work out how to get the blog out of Dutch or German or whatever language it seems to be in on all the buttons etc!
Hello there everyone, I hope you're all well. Thought you might like to see some more photos from the rest of our long weekend with "T". He's now gone off to his smashing new home, but hopefully we'll keep in touch and meet up again for a walk in the spring.
As you can see, Ma & Pa decided to brave a tree, and so far so good. No watering of said tree by either myself or T, and no stealing of baubles by Miss C.
The girls came at the weekend, so we all had a superb time together, including a bit of Twister. My old joints aren't too creaky yet you see!
"T" relaxed after his first unsettled night in true Airedale fashion!
And he soon got the hang of posing for the camera!
Even when pa decided he wanted ma to take a ridiculously silly shot. He said we looked like Siamese twins!
Us boys caught up on our nap times when Cassidy was quiet for more than 5 minutes.
But then it was back to being bossed around by young Madame for poor old "T" - though I think he secretly liked it!
What's this? Three fuzzy bottoms in our house? What's going on?!
OK, so one is Big Harry, but who's the even bigger boy on the right?
It's our new friend "T". He needed a new home at very short notice, and as we lived nearby, we are looking after him until Tuesday when he will go to his forever home which is about 2 hours away.
He's a real gentle giant. He is nearly 2 years old, and a big overgrown puppy. Mummy and daddy picked him up yesterday, then when they got home we all went walkies, then we came home and we are all getting along brilliantly. Ignore all the junk in the photos, that's our temporary kitchen!
He is a bit sad and confused, but we are keeping him busy with lots of play, walkies and cuddles. Daddy slept on the sofa last night as "T" couldn't settle. I don't think daddy really got much sleep though, tee hee! Hopefully tonight he'll be more settled.
Isn't he cute? Him & Big Harry are like big fuzzy twins. He is great at bitey face, and unlike Big Harry, he doesn't get tired EVER!
He poked his tongue out at mummy. He'd obviously had enough of the puparazzi. I told him he'd better get used to it while he's here.
We will update you on how our weekend is going. We also have our new kitchen now, so have to tell you about that too! What an exciting week!
Hello chaps and chapesses. Well here for your viewing pleasure is the photographic proof of just how much of a fuzz ball I am at present! Even more so since I had a bath the other night!
Yes, I know this was supposed to be my turn to post, but that little minx of a sister of mine just can't bear to be left out of the action. You'll see she's not always so photogenic as she was in her last post though!
But she does give nice kissies, and I suppose that does count for a lot.
And she's also really good at bitey face, but I definitely have the biggest mouth and teeth!
It's my head that seems to have got the fuzziest, so I do appear a bit "top heavy".
My legs are still quite short from when pa clipped them in the summer when I was getting all itchy and scratchy.
I do think I look rather cute, and I am getting even more attention than ever when we are out for walkies (and far more than Cassidy!) as everyone just wants to give me scritchies and cuddles, and I'm not complaining!
So I hope all of you that like me being a fuzzy wuzzy teddy bear are now happy. It'll be clippered off in the spring when I'll probably have turned into a tumbleweed with legs!
I am now 14 months old (well, nearly 15 actually!) and as you can see, I am looking all grown up. Well, I suppose I am still a bit of a leggy teenager, but I am getting there, although I still make lots of time for acting like a very silly puppy, tee hee!
Mummy took these photos last time I went to Wales to see my mum, brother and my breeders. I like posing for the camera!
This is my serious face. The background on this photo isn't very attractive and the light behind my beard makes it look a bit funny.
I look a nice rich tan on this photo, but I'm not really standing properly. I could hear my mum barking so was quite distracted.
I love the pretty flowers on this photo, but I really do look a skinny ribs on this one!
This is my favourite. I am standing nice and alert (there were pheasants in the field next door!).
Big Harry had a bath last night and he is now bigger and fluffier than ever. I will get mummy to take some photos of him today and he can post them next time. He certainly shouldn't feel the cold this winter!
Grr, silly blogger just won't let us upload any photos. The add photos screen all looks really weird and before we even try to add any the thingy at the bottom says "uploading photos".
Anyway, we are fine. Big Harry is much happier now all the bangy fireworks have stopped (well, until New Year anyway, but shhh, let's not tell him that yet!). He is a big woolly bear at the moment, but mummy and daddy say he can keep his fuzz until spring so he stays all toasty warm and his joints don't get so stiff. I am now nearly 15 months old, whee! I still act like a silly puppy most of the time though.
We had daddy's brother, sister-in-law and their baby who is 16 months old come to stay last weekend. Everyone thought I might be a bit boisterous, but I was a little angel even if I do say so myself. I gave him lots of kissies, let everyone know when he needed his nappy changing by sniffing his bottom, and played fetch nicely with him, even though he is worse at throwing the ball than mummy (and that's saying something, tee hee!).
Mummy and daddy have decided to risk having a Christmas tree this year, so I will try really hard not to try and eat it or steal any baubles. We are not going to put it up until the weekend of 13th/14th December though as we have our sparkly new kitchen fitted starting on the 8th December and we will have to stack all the pots and pans etc in the lounge. We have been told we will have to stay in the lounge behind the baby gate while the kitchen fitters are here in case they leave the front door open, but we're both fine with that as long as we can nosey at what they're up to and get some ear rubs from them.
Well, we'll try to upload some photos over the weekend.
Hello! We are Harry and Cassidy, two Airedale Terriers living in Wiltshire, England. I, Harry am 11 years old and I was adopted in September 2007, the same month that Cassidy was born. She came to live here in November 2007. We have a great life with good food, lovely walkies, great friends and lots of love. What more could we ask for?