Monday, 1 October 2007

The Name's Harry, Happy Harry

Hello old chaps and chapesses. Harry's the name. Absolutely super to meet you all. My new master and mistress have told me you're all absolutely fabulous types, so I hope you'll be pleased to meet me.

As I said, my name is Harry. I'm 10 1/2. My birthday is 14th March, which Katy says is the same day as Oscar's filly Faya. I have lived with my old family since I was 12 weeks old, but they have been having a few difficulties and I was no longer able to live with them and they needed to find me a new home urgently. My old family loved me lots though and found an Airedale rescue service and asked them to find me a simply marvellous home befitting an older timer like me.

I am a very fortunate chap I know, as almost immediately the rescue coordinator rang to say he had talked all about me with a lovely couple and that they had decided they would like to meet me with a view to offering me a home. They came to see me and talk to my family, and of course one they met yours truly it was a done deal.

I came to live with my new master and mistress Katy and Martin on Saturday evening. I must say they seem jolly nice so far, and they have a rather pretty old pusscat girl called Flakes who I think I could be very good pals with. They have told me that it gets better, and that in 5 weeks time a young whippersnapper named Cassidy will come to live here too. That sounds topper. I lived with 2 dogs and I do love a young pup to play with and keep me young at heart.As I said,

I'm a bit long in the tooth at 10 1/2, but that doesn't hold an Airedale like me back. The old legs give me some jip but I still like a good stroll. My eyes are a bit cloudy but I still have darn good eyesight, and the hearing is a sharp as ever.

I grew up with children and love them immensely. I met master girls yesterday and reckon they're just super. They gave me plenty of cuddles and fuss, but know to leave me be for an afternoon nap. What more could I ask for?

I have been for a recce of the new patch and it seems jolly nice. Left some pee on every lamp post and tree to let the local boys know there's a new stud in town. Met a few dogs and had some good sniffs. I hear I am off out tonight to meet Poppy, a pal of master and mistresses darling Oscar.

Talking of Oscar, I believe he had a hand in making sure I found this fabulous new home, so thank you Oscar. Even though I didn't now you, I am learning lots about you and you sound like an amazing young chap. If I can make your mum and dad a tenth as happy as you did I'll feel blessed indeed.

Katy says I can share Cassidy's blog, as she wants Oscar's to be mainly about him and a tribute to his memory, so please come on over there to learn more about me and hear about the young 'un.I'll leave you with a few piccies of the first day of my new life. I am charmed to meet you all and hope we'll become firm friends.

Here I am with Martin getting plenty of ear scratches. I may be an old gent, but I just love lots of attention and love. Nothing wrong with being an old softie I say!

Here I am trying to win Flakes over. Only a matter of time before I have her eating out of my paw I'm sure.

I have been to say thank you to Oscar every day. I know he helped me get here and I will be forever in his debt. Thank you little man.

Toodle pip for now,



Molly and Taffy said...

Hello Harry

Glad you have landed on your paws in a great new home and with so much to look forward to. You are certainly going to be busy in the weeks to come but we are sure you will take it all in your stride.

Molly and Taffy

Penny & Poppy said...

Hi Harry!

We are so glad to meet you! You will have a wonderful life from now on! Just think, in a few weeks, you will get to meet Cassidy the Puplet. He or she will really keep you on your toes!

Poppy & Penny

Maggie & Mitch said...

We are so thrilled that you found Katy and Martin, Harry! This was truly meant to be!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Pleased to find your post - and your new site - great to meet you. Will post something on dwb but will be tomorrow now.


Ruby Bleu said...

OMD!!! Harry Welcome! My name is Ruby and I was a friend of Oscar's. He was a wonderful boy so I'm so sure he had a paw in making sure you found Katy & Martin. You are one lucky chap to have found them...but I guess you already know that! You are a VERY handsome boy (and big too!). Welcome Welcome Welcome - I am happy to meet you and look forward to being your friend!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Welcome Harry! Many licks to you on your new Blog! I was a pal of dear, sweet Oscar's and I hope we can be good pals too.

You are one handsome boy!

I would be honoured to be your pal!

love and Scottish Licks, from your friend Marvin xxxxxxx

Balboa & Mommy said...

OH Harry, I am so happy you found a home with Katy and Martin. THey are wonderful people and will give you sooooo much love.

Frenchie Snorts

Mojo said...

Amazing! Harry, you are so very welcome! I'm sure you have realised by now that you have arrived into a great family, and now you can discover a whole world of friends online too. Can't wait to meet you. Perhaps you will make the WESWATC walk this month?

although I might be shy as you look like a huuuuge big boy, towering over Martin in that photo. No problem. I'll do my best girly submissive wiggle and then I'll pull your beard.

lots of love

tadpole said...

Hello again! I had to come over HERE to see Cassidy's pictures, and I saw you again! What fun!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Pleased to meet you Harry! We look forward to learning more about your and your handsome self!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Harry,
Welcome to the doggy bloggy world! You are one gorgeous boy and so lucky to have found Katy & Martin. Just wait until Cassidy arrives, he or she will certainly keep you young!!! You'll have lots of fun we're sure. We're glad to meet you & we'll be waiting to hear some more of your adventures in your new home. Hey are you up for a pawty? Me Butchy, well it's my birfday Friday & all of the bloggy pals are coming to stay overnight at my campout pawty. We'd love to have you come too. So hope to see you here!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Lorenza said...

Hi, Harry
Welcome friend! I am so happy that you found this lovely home with Katy and Martin and soon with Cassidy! You will have all the love you deserve!
Have a good night

Snowball said...

Hi Harry,

I am pleased to meet you. You are a lucky chap to be able to come to this home. I am looking forward to hear from you more.


Boo said...


you are pretty big in size aren't u? but please correct me if i'm wrong.

gosh, still need to wait for another 5 weeks before little cassidy is getting on board? but once he's in, you better be gentle to little him.

btw, do you want me to add yours and cassidy's barkday to the event calendar??

wet wet licks


Agatha and Archie said...

Well Harry,you couldn't have found a grander place!!You are one lucky chap!!We are very pleasd to meet you and are tickled pink that you have joined us in our DWB community and we can't wait to welcome Cassidy too!! Here's to Harry!! Pip pip hooray!! Love A+A

The Brat Pack said...

You're one lucky dog! Congrats to you all!

Kirby said...

Welcome Harry!

I'm so happy that you have found such a wonderful family! Welcome to Dogs with Blogs! I hope you are enjoyig your new home and your new parents. Enjoy the next five weeks before chaos arrives. He he! Welcome Home!!


Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Hi Happy Harry! Can you do magic like the other English Harry? So glad you have a happy home! Congratulations to Katy and Martin!! Two Airedales! How wonderful! They are so lucky to have you as their family. Harry looks HUGE! I know you'll have a great time! Keep us up to date!

Super Dale and The Bear said...

Hi ya Harry, you are a lucky chap indeed. We are sure you will be very happy with Katy and Martin. Welcome aboard, we are looking forward to reading your adventures.

Ellie and Harley xxx

Blue said...

Hi Harry

You're a very fortunate boy to have found such great second parents, they'll love you too bits.
Hope to meet you in person someday with little Cassidy.

Pats & Pets

kingsley said...

i'm so thrilled to meet harry!

he looks like such a sweetie!!!


Sir Chance-Lot said...

Dear Dear Harry!
~In honor of your arrival to our family (DWB)~

The Best Part About Owning A Dog...

... is the way he will come over to see me,
for no reason, just to let me know I'm
important to him
... is the way he is always ready to lick the
jelly off my nose...
... is the way he looks into my eyes and finds
contentment in simply being near me
... is the way he will run all over the yard,
fetch a soggy tennis ball and bring it back
to me as if to say "look mom, it's all have,
but it's yours
... is the way he wakes me up in the morning by pushing
his cold wet nose in my ear and snuffing loudly
... is the way he shreds toilet paper all over the house,
because it's fun even though he knows he shouldn't
... is the way he's sure he can catch the ducks in the
lake today...
... is the way he comes over to me when he is sad
... is the way he wedges himself near me when I am sad and
push all others away, to console me with his love
... is the way he pounces on crickets in the backyard
... is the way he looks perplexed when they escape
... is the way he is terrified of the evil pink hula hoop
... is the way he doesn't mind how much of that horrid
perfume I'm wearing just because it was a gift from
my relative who's visiting
... is the way he doesn't care about bad hair day or
overdue bills
... is the way he loves you, even when you are impatient
with him and have no time this morning for a game
of tug-a-war
... is the way his coat feels like liquid silk under
my fingers
... is the way he finds wisdom beyond words!

We are so happy for all of you, and can't wait to meet* Cassidy too!!
n Hugs and and very fast Tailwaggins from
Sir Chancelot

"Until one has loved an animal
a part of one's soul remains unawakened"

Clover said...

Hi Harry!
My name is Clover. I never had a chance to meet Oscar, but I have heard all about what a great guy he was, and how great his parents are! I am really pleased to meet you, I hope we can be friends!!
I am excited to meet your new baby sibling too.
Love Clover xo

The Thuglets said...

Harry great to meet you. So pleased you have found a lovely new forever home with Katy & Martin. It takes very special people to offer a home to a boy your age.
You are going to have your paws full when Cassidy arrives.
Love The Thugletsx

Sophie Brador said...

Harry and Family,
I am so thrilled to meet you! Welcome to the blogs, my friend. Giant tail wags for you! In fact, I am going to chew a bone in your honour. I don't do that for just anyone, you know. Usually, I'm pretty darn self-centered because, well, I'm a dog and a bone is a bone. But Harry, darling, this bone's for you! Woo hoo! (apologies if that sounds racy.)

Wiry Axel said...

Welcome Harry, I did a jig in your honor when I read of yoru arrival on Asta's blog. Mom, Dad and Me are so happy to meet you and to know you are with Katy and Martin, two such special people. And we agree, no doubt Oscar is watching over you all and giving his blessings. We will add your new blog to ours and look forward to following your and Cassidy's lives.


Momo :) said...

Hello & welcome to DWB world,bootiful boy Harry!!! I am so happy to meet you. I am thrilled for you to have met wonderful pawrents like Katy and Martin!!!

Katy and Martin!!
I am sorry that I haven't visited your blog. I just read all posts and saw adorable puppies. I am excited to hear about Harry's new life and Cassidy's arrival!!

Momo xoxo

pee ess: I'll link this address to mine! Hope you don't mind... :)

Tofu Burger said...

Hello Harry!

You look like loads of fun and you've got the bestest home in the Uk! Much loves and nice to meet ya!


Jackson said...

Hey Harry, nice to meet you! I've just posted a song for you on my blog. I struggled a bit to find a song with "Harry" in the title! Hope you're not too horrified! Hehehe! J x

Finni said...

Hey Harry!
How wonderful to meet you. I read of your plight on PA - so glad you have the best home, and you're gonna get company.
See you around
Finni xx

William Tell said...

Welcome, sweet Harry! It's so nice to meet you and we hope to hear much more from you.

(My mom says old dog's are the bestest and they all have a place in her heart!)

William Tell

Hammer said...

Welcome to DWB Harry !!
10 1/2 aint old. My brother Benmore was still going strong at 17. You still look young to me. We're so glad you're living with Katy and Martin.
Love from Hammer

Grammie said...

How wonderful that you were able to find such a caring couple. I am sure you all will take great care of each other. You will be a great mentor for the young Cassidy. Best Wishes to you all.

Scruffy said...

Hi Harry

Very pleased to meet you and a great big welcome to DWB. I'm glad you found a new family quickly and have settled down.

The Mighty Scruff

4xBs said...

Aww, Harry, we know that Oscar is watching over you and your new family. we're very happy to sniff you and we look forward to hearing all about your life in the coming weeks, months, years.

PreciOus said...

Welcome Harry!

Nice to meet you! You've got a lovely home with Katy and Martin, this I'm sure of! *Grinz*

See you around!


Mango & Party said...

Welcome to town! We are happy to hear about you coming to this new loving home!

Sure looking forward to more exciting tales of you guiding and shaping the young Airedale into the next gentleman/lady in town!

Wiry cheers,
Mango & Party

HHHHarry said...

Hi Harry,
What great new!!!!!
I certainly think Oscar had something to do with you getting your wonderful new home, he knew his mum and dad would look after you.
Licks and more licks

Kerrio said...

Welcome aboard Harry - very pleased to meet you and very glad you have found your forever home.

Snogs from the dogs

Kerrio & co

Isis said...

Hello Harry!

Marvin mentioned you were new in town, thought i'd say hello!

much love to you and your new family!


Patty Dogster said...

Harry, you seem like one special, regal dog. So happy the pup has someone to teach it how to be a good boy!

Here's some of my favorite puppy pictures:


Amber-Mae said...

Welcome welcome welcome HARRY! I'm sooo glad they adopted you. I'm sure Oscar is happee about this! Hope you will have a wonderful like with Katy & Martin. They both are such great hoomans...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Jake of Florida said...

Hey Harry,

I have lots of mail to catch up on after my week away -- but you are my first priority because, well-- even though you are a bit older than I am, and a lot bigger -- we share a wonderful name: HARRY. It has some permutations as there's another Harry named Hugehairyhappy Harry, and there's moi, Just Harry. So it is obviously a very popular name.

The other thing we share is being lucky Harries, both having found people to love us and give us a great home. Katy and Martin are the best, and I know you will indeed be a Happy Harry and make them happy too.


Just Harry