Friday, 9 November 2007

Firework-Free Friday!

Yawn, stretch, yawn...ah, hello there old chaps, how the devil are you all? I have made it through the fireworks, hurrah!

Well, what a busy week I've had with little Miss Cassidy. She certainly is a cutie, but she's feisty too. I have to confess to being a bit nervy of her at times when she's whizzing around. Also, she keeps trying to grab my *ahem* personal area if you know what I'm saying. I had to tell her off for that as it's just not on. I haven't played with any toys or anything with her yet, she's not tempted me to try them out. Maybe in time I will try joining in as it does seem like she finds chasing a ball around fun. Each to their own I suppose.

I have been getting lots of fusses so I know that I'm number one special boy. I know that anyway, but ma and pa don't want me to feel left out. I also got a nice new Nylabone which tastes of bacon, nice!

I am wearing Oscar's bandanna which is part of his cowboy outfit as it has my special firework spray on it. I'll tell you more about that in another post. Ma felt a bit funny about me wearing it, but they spray needed to be put on something like a hankie or bandanna so she let me wear it. I'm sure Oscar won't mind, especially as I could never hope to look as handsome as him!

And as if one little lady vying for my attention wasn't enough, look who else is muscling in on my dinner! Yes, I know I have eaten her food a few (OK several) times since I came to live here, but now she's realised that I'm a much calmer boy around her than Oscar and thinks she can take liberties by stealing my dinner! The bowl says "dog" Miss Flakes!

Lucky for me, Cassidy likes to sleep as much as I do, and has the ability to sleep anywhere and everywhere! I really think she should go back to the to see the vet about that big yellow growth on her head don't you?

She can actually manage to keep her tongue inside her mouth while she's asleep. Maybe there is hope!

And yes, she can do the upside down Airedale classic sleeping style, excellent! I have done it a few times now, but so far ma hasn't had the camera to hand, super news for me!

And like me, she prefers a comfy bed for her bottom rather than her head. Do you see that she has Flakes' old bed? I hope she doesn't get a complex about being a cat! And all her Kong toys are blue as ma and pa bought them when they thought they were getting a boy! She's going to grow up to be a tomboy who purrs and meows!

And she can even fall asleep mid play! Maybe she has narcolepsy. Ma says she needs lots of sleep as she's growing so fast. She'll always be smaller than me though!

Happy weekend all. E and J are here, so we'll be having a busy time I'm sure. Hopefully we can go on some nice walks too as I haven't been keen on going out of late because of the bangs and whizzes. Now things have quietened down I can make up for lost time!

Toodle pip,

Harry x


Mojo said...

Harry, I have to confess that I actually peed the carpet when fireworks night went off. One moment I was cool about it, the next moment, wet knickers. So you have my full sympathy.

Poor you getting your nadgers nibbled by Miss C. It's just not on. I wouldn't do that. Honest. Ears yes, nadgers, no.

It's funny how at such an early age Airedale pups know to sleep in a doorway, or upside down, or both.

Tell her she gets big kisses from me for posting her first butt shot! Way to go, girl!

hairy hugs

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Harry...
I really don't like fireworks either!!!! They are horrible and scawie. I don't think Oscar would mind at all that you are wearing his banana and you DO look quite handsome!!!

I hope you have a great weekend and Cassidy doesn't tire you out too much!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

The Thuglets said...

Harry glad to hear you got through the fireworks. Looks like u have your hands full with Cassidy.LOL Hang on to your tackle!
Love the photo of you wearing Oscar's bandana you like like real cool dude.

The Thugletsx

Finni said...

Hey Harry, the bandanna suits you! We had fireworks the whole weekend - Saturday, Sunday and Monday the grand finale, extra loud and extra long. The lasagna and macaroni cheese dishes worked a treat - I recommend them.

Looks like you've got your paws full with young Cassidy. She's coming on a treat!

Finni x

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a hoot that Cassidy can sleep with Wubba practically on her head! That's puppies for ya! Love that picture of you in Oscar's bandana, Harry! You're one handsome dude!

Love ya lots,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Harry
Sure Cassidy is giving you a time! Sure its not nice of her to bite your.... you know!!
I know you are very nice and share your food with the kitty!
I like all you pictures. Cassidy looks adorable sleeping and you very handsome with the bandana!
I hope you and your family will have a great weekend!

Agatha and Archie said...

Well Agatha is well aware of how AWFULL those fireworks are and has to take rescue remedy!!! We are glad to see that Cassidy sleeps like Archie!!!!!!! We are worried about that yellow growth though...LoveA+A

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Harry

We fully sympathise with you regarding the fireworks, it is nice to be back to normal isn't it?

Cassidy seems to be keeping you on your paws but keep up the good work Harry.

Have a great weekend

Molly and Taffy

Gus said...

Harry, you look quite dapper in the bandanna...we are sure Oscar is smiling. Thanks for the puppy pictures, vicarious puppy breath is as close as I am letting muzzer get to any puppy of any kind.

Sir Chance-Lot said...

Toodlepeeps to you Harry...just leaving a quick hello, cause Im taking care of mamma who has ammonia
Sir Takingcareofmammaalot

4xBs said...

Hi Harry, your little sis is looking good. we like the funny pictures of her sleeping. Brody likes to put a pillow under his hindquarters and have his upper body on the floor too. that's a funny way to sleep. we're glad you're wearing Oscar's bandana. it has good vibes on it and we're sure Oscar would be happy to share with you.
have fun with Cassidy.

Arabella said...

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes! That peanut butter cake is very yummy. Mom put peanut butter, peanut butter chips & honey in it and frosted it with cream cheese. MMMmmmmm.

I'm sorry there have been sooo many fireworks there - I'm just glad I'll be moving out of town before Derby & Thunder Over Louisville come back next year (largest firework display in the US). It goes on for soooo long and has a mean nasty encore.

It must be real nice having a little sister - I bet you'll get along just great when she's older and calmer and you get to teach her how to like kitties!


Boo said...

harry, i think i know why cassidy is pulling your private part. she thought it has milk on it! LOL dopey was doing that too when he first arrived at the house. he keeps aiming at my *ahem* nipples. but i always let him know how to do that. cassidy will get through that pulling your "ahem" part period. give her some time. she's looking for mommy now. maybe u could be her mommy, sorry i mean daddy, for a while.

wet wet licks


Sophie Brador said...

Harry, I think Oscar would be proud to share his banana with you. I've very curious about the fireworks spray. I'm not nervous about such things myself, but I'm always interested in new inventions, you know?

You and I and Miss Cassidy all have that same sleeping habit. I'll have to get mom to post some photos of me with my rump on my bed and my head on the floor. I wonder why we do that.


Faya said...

Salut Harry ! Le bandana te va à merveille ! Tu es fabuleux ! Ta petite Cassidy est mignone et j'adore la position airedale également pour dormir. C'est la meilleure....
Gros bisous et bon week-end Harry et amitiés à toute la famille

Stanley said...

Heya, Harry Boy!

You look totally smashing in that banana! I'm sure Oscar doesn't mind, since he helped bring you there!

I too marvel at the sleeping capacity of puppies. I don't remember sleeping that much when I was that small. Do you?

Protect those privates, buddy. They're the only ones you have.

Goober love,


We hope that Cassidy doesn't grow up thinking she is a Tom Cat. Take good care of her Harry. We know Oscar is acting as your Guardian Dog Angel.
-- Essex & Deacon

jaffeboy said...

Hey Harry, Ms Flakes sure have some nerves to walk up to your dinner bowl. Trust me, when it comes to dinner, it is WAR!!!

Cassidy is suce a cutie. I'm sure you can't keep your paws away from her. She sure know how to enjoy a snooze.

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Harry,
You look *smashing* in that bananananaaa.... :) Cassidy sure gets tired easily huh?

Bogart said...

Lookin' good Harry - enjoy a fireworks-free weekend with that sweet little Cassidy!


Katherine and Pippa, said...

No fireworks here this month - although plenty at other times of year.

Haha thought your comment about Cassidy growing up as a boy or a cat was funny. But I won't chase her 'cos I know she is not a cat.


Seadra & Zoe said...

Hi Harry...We are sure having a new little sister can be bothersome sometimes but don't you worry..... She will grow up to adore you and she will want to be just like you.

Those are great pics.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

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

Ha Ha! Princess used to do that all the time! Dad made her stop. Women Rule!

Suki & Joey said...

Aw, Harry, you're such a good boy to be so patient with her. I know it's hard, though.

Wish I could be there to play with you guys! :)

Puggy kisses

Amber said...

Hey Harry, you look good with Oscar bandana, what a handsome fellow you are. Haha, Cassidy is such a cute and playful pup.

Take care,

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh Harry! We are glad that you and cassidy seem to be settling in well together. I am sorry about those nasty fireworks!!!

Kirby said...

Hi Harry,

You look smashing in Oscar's bandana. I'm glad you wore it so well, and that it had your fireworks spray on it. Sounds like you and Cassidy and getting along quite well, and that makes me happy. Oh, I agree with Stanley, protect those privates from Cassidy. They are the only ones we've got! He he!

Your pal,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh Harry, I think you look handsome in Oscar's bandana too. Cassidy sure is a cute little girl. She must feel very comfy to sleep with her yummy showing

~ Girl girl

Lesley Rigby said...


I just love that dry sense of humour of yours! You must be a great brother to those sisters. Big Loves and Kisses. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jake of Florida said...


I go beserk at fireworks too -- there were a few last night for some reason. Why would anyone want to commemorate Veterans Day with fireworks, I'm sure I don't know.

You are showing excellent big brother skills -- Cassidy has to learn that certain body parts are off limits (Jake and I don't have those particular parts though, so we're not quite sure what you're experiencing!!)

Woofs, good pal,

Just Harry

(Since we're grounded because of my behavior on Saturday, Jake is in a snit and has refused to blog!!)

Penny & Poppy said...

Hi Harry, you look very handsome in Oscar's bandana! I am sure he's proud since he is the one who got you and Cassidy together with K & M! Take care and watch out for those crock-o-dale teeth!

Poppy & Penny

Snowball said...

Little Cassidy do stretch a lot dun she. I think she is going to be double my size in no time. Whats her weight now? I guess she is heavier than me.


Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Harry Old Chap!

You are such a gentleman!

I am glad the fireworks are over, although this year I was very brave and insisted (nay, nagged and nagged!) to go outside and bark loudly at 'em!

I sleep upside down sometimes, perhaps cos I am a mix I have a wee bitty of Airedale in me!

I am glad Cassidy is settling in ok, but I am not sure about Flakes, I have never actually met a Cat face to face......their claws frighten me!

love and many licks, to you and Cassidy!

Marvin xxxxx

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh sorry forgot to say, I am sure Oscar would be very proud you are wearing his stuff!

Johann The Dog said...

How cute! Hey, you and your kittie get along, that's cool. And she's B&W like me, I like her already. Glad everypup is having some fun times. Woofs, Johann

Frasier said...

Hi Harry
Little pups can be trying cant they !
Mommy had a bag of her old doggies stuff and I snuck them all aout one day and played with them !

Asta said...

I bet Oscar is happy that such a noble , handsome boy is weawing his banana! I'm so glad the fiwewowks have it's only Cassidy you have to listen to and that has to be lovely..she looks adowable..I don't think she has nawcowhatsit..she's just a puppy, they love to sneep and play and sneep!
you awe a tewwific big bwuddew!
smoochie kisses

Eddie N Peaches said...

What a good job you are doing as big brother! Keep up the good work.
Whoofs & Baroos,
Eddie, Peaches & Bella

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hi Harry

Dont worry, we think you look as great as Oscar and of course you are a special boy.

Does Cassidy bully you :P We know how it is like falling asleep while playing we does that too..hee

Boy n Baby

Loui (and his mum!) said...

Thank Dog those fireworks are over...they are over right? It's been like living in a war zone!

Loui xx

Ferndoggle said...

Harry, Oscar was such a kind soul...I'm sure he was OK with you wearing his bandana.

Lola sleeps all kinda weird ways like that too...even upside down. Sisters are strange, huh?


ROSSI said...

oh Harry.. cassidy is so cute!.. is good that she love to sleep huh.. ahem.. cause she won't disturb u much.. hehehe


Pacco de Mongrel said...

she really did had lotsa different n unique sleeping pose

Cubby said...

You are such a nice man to be nice to that pup!

Hammer said...

Dear Harry
You are certainly being tolerant with your boisterous fun loving little sister, though she sure is a cutie. You'd better get used to it, mate, .. girls rule the roost. Oscar will be so happy looking down from Heaven seeing you wearing his bandana. You look very handsome. Tell Miss Flakes to take a hike. I'm glad I don't have a cat to deal with. I'm a gentle bloke and I have enough on my hands with Hobson and Rose. Have a great weekend.
Love from Hammer