Monday, 5 November 2007

Settling In Well

Well young Cassidy has settled in beautifully. She is doing great with her toilet training. We have run outside so she follows when she wakes up or after meals, but when she is out playing in the lounge she has actually been going and pawing at the patio door when she needs to go!! It may be a fluke and perhaps she'll be peeing and pooping everywhere next week, but we are impressed. I know at the breeders they were all taken out after meals etc, so perhaps she really has got some idea about what she needs to do.

She is doing well at settling in her crate. I have been popping her in there when she falls asleep in the day, and at night we have been putting a warm hot water bottle in her bed. She has been waking at 2am for toilet, but that's OK. Harry has wanted to go out then anyway as he hasn't been going out to toilet in the evenings anyway because of all the Guy Fawkes night fireworks. He really hates them, she couldn't care less. If I sit by her crate in silence she quickly falls back to sleep. She wakes again at about 6 - 6.30 and is ready for breakfast then. Luckily I am a light sleeper and don't need a lot of sleep. Martin hasn't even heard her crying!

She loves, loves, loves her food! She is having 4 meals a day - two of biscuit (kibble) and two of Weetabix with milk. We have been putting her biscuits meals in Kongs and she enjoys working at getting the food out and it means she doesn't gobble it down.

We have just been to see Emma the vet for her check up and first vaccinations. She took it all in her stride. She weighs 3.6 kilos (almost 8 pounds). The vet said she felt a tiny bit "ribby" and that increasing her biscuits by 10 or 15 pieces a meals should help out. She reckons she'll be about 5 kilos by the time she goes back for her next injection.

She likes playing with toys, mostly fetch or dragging toys around and around the coffee table!

She isn't that mouthy for an Airedale puppy (so far!). She does nibble, but it is mostly gentle, and she will stop if you let out a squeal! Hopefully this will continue!

And now to embarrass her! Look what happens when she's really fast asleep!

What a cute little tongue! She has no black dots on it like Oscar, Sunshade and a lot of other Airedales seem to.

It looked like she was suckling in her sleep, so perhaps she was dreaming about being back with mum having some milk. Sorry it's so dark, it's a gloomy day here.

And do you remember that nice gate and fence that Martin and Oscar built earlier in the year? Well, madame is still small enough to get through the gaps! I reckon in another week she won't be able too, so we need to be extra careful she doesn't get wedged.

She loves running around the lawn, picking up leaves and grabbing at plants.

Though working out how to get back through the fence isn't so easy!

Shall we take bets on how long the barbecue cover survives?!

Harry says hello and he'll catch up with you soon. He's hiding from the Bonfire Night fireworks, bless him.

Katy and Martin x


Faya said...

Hello Katy ! C'est super de voir cette petite Cassidy... que de souvenirs...Je me souviens que j'avais pris 3 semaines de vacances pour pouvoir rester avec elle 24h sur 24h... J'espère que la cohabitation avec Harry se passe bien. Bisous à tous, Véronique et Faya

Maggie & Mitch said...

She looks pretty content sleeping with her tongue out! I'd say she's one happy girl! She sure is a cutie! Hi Harry *waving*

Love ya lots,

Molly and Taffy said...

Hello Cassidy.

You look so at home already and we reckon that BBQ may just last till the end of the week!!!

Harry, hope you are doing OK tonight, I hate bonfire night and fireworks too!!

Sir Chance-Lot said...

Oh Adorable!!!!!
Hey Harry she is grabbing on the barbecue cover, cause shes wants you to grill her a steak?

Oh and btw, come by and see the new friend I found for all of wont believe it...Cassidy has competition!!!

Noah the Airedale said...

You're a gorgeous girl Cassidy. Don't you go getting stuck under that gate'll give your mum a fright.
Hopefully the fireworks will come to an end soon so poor Harry can relax. Poor boy.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Finni said...

Hey little Cassidy,

so tiny and already so clever. Glad to see you settle in so well.

Finni x

Joe Stains said...

she is like winnie the pooh getting stuck in the tree :) She is adorable. Who needs a BBQ cover anyway?

Frasier said...

She is so cute and seems very naughty!!!

T-man said...

Hee hee, she's a cute sleeper! I'm surprised her tongue doesn't dry out like that :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Cassidy
Were you having a nightmare?? You are sooo adorable!
Looks like that barbecue cover is a fun toy to play with!
Tell Harry to bark at the fireworks!
Have a good night

Sophie Brador said...

She's just gorgeous. I love the puppy dreams. Actually, Sophie is 8 1/2 and still dreams like that. Sophie also came completely house-trained as a brand new pup. I think it really makes a difference how the breeders handle them when they are still with their mum. I bet you will never have an issue with her. In her entire life, Sophie has only gone inside once, and it was entirely my fault. I think Cassidy is going to be the most brilliant little girl ever.


p.s. I'm sorry to hear Harry is so afraid of the fire works. I always feel badly for those doggies who are.

Persephone & Buster said...


Hey, nice work getting though that fence! You sound like a real trouper--no fear of fireworks, and the picture of fortitude!

Betcha we know who's gonna be running things in your family.

Ya know what? You're one cute little airedale! Buster's in love!


Gus said...

Wow, she is so cute and looks cuddly. Muzzer wants to know if you are working on bottling puppy breath for her? She says she will pay the shipping!

Hi Harry, just want to remind you that having a sissie (or a niece, as in my case) isn't all wiggles and grins.


Amber-Mae said...

Awww sooo cute! Hehhee, her feet are twitching. She was probably dreaming of running around with Harry in a HUGE field! So adorable!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Boo said...

omDOG, cassidy is just the cutest! she sleeps with tongue out. i'm sure she'll feel embarrass when she grows up. hahahaha.

wet wet licks


Huskee Boy said...

I am in love with Cassidy... she's so sweet and I adore the photo of her sleeping with her little pink tongue sticking out!!

Huskee's Besotted Mama

Scruffy said...

Cassidy is the cutest. She looks like she will be a real terror very soon.

The Mighty Scruff

Stanley said...

Katy & Martin!

Could your pupgirl BE any cuter? I don't think that would be possible.

The one thing you forgot to mention was how many hugs and kisses she is getting every hour of every day. It's obvious she knows she is very loved and definitely AT HOME!

Big hey to Harry. Bummer about the fireworks, man!

Goober love & smooches,

Mojo said...

She's already a star! What a little sweetie. I'm so jealous of you having a non-munching pup - Mojo was an absolute horror at that age. I'm surprised I still have both ears and a nose intact. Well done to Cassidy's breeders.

We're feeling Harry's discomfort with fireworks night. Mojo has been terribly upset, which is something of a surprise for one normally so brave.

Best wishes to all
Mojo's mum

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow...looks like she is settling in nicely!!! She is soooooo cute. I can't wait to see her and Harry play.

Hope Harry is ok with all the fireworks...I don't like fireworks either!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby


Oh how gorgeous! Cassidy seems to be settling in well. How are Harry and Cassidy getting on?
Lots of fun puppy days to come!
Jazz and Dixie

Seadra & Zoe said...

She looks like she's fitting right in!! She's adorable with that tongue and all. We bet you are enjoying every minute of her.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

2shibas said...

There is nothing sweeter than puppy dreams. So glad she's settling in well. She sounds like such a good little girl!

Wiley & Fievel

Ferndoggle said...

She's gotten so big already! She is too precious for words. I'm glad to hear all is going well. Makes me miss the puppy days...kind of :o).


The Thuglets said...

We love puppy piccies! Cassidy is gonna keep you on your toes Harry. We are sorry you don't like fireworks - they are horrid loud things. Hope they didn't alarm you to much Harry.

The Thugletsx

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Cassidy is just the pawfect Pup, and Harry is the Real English Gentleman, a lovely combination!

Welcome to Cassidy!

She looks adorable!

Sorry we are late commenting - its taken a time to catch up after being away!

love and light Jeannie xxxxxx

love and licks from Marvin

ps from Jeannie, do you know somehow I knew you were going to have the girl puppy, something told me this would happen! Perhaps Sweet Oscar was whispering in the breeze.

love Jeannie xxxxx

Clover said...

Hi Katy and Martin,
So happy to hear that Cassidy is settling in well! She is as cute as ever, and it sounds like she is going to be a lot of fun! How great that she is already pawing at the door to go outside. Clover still wakes up every now and then to go outside during the night, but I am the lucky one - I never hear her crying and "daddy" is great to get up with her!
Hi to Harry!
Jess, Clover's mom

Caz said...

Great to see Cassidy is settling in. It must be great at long last to have cassidy home. The photo's are great,especially of the one of her struggling up the wall.Look forward to more tales. Hope Harry is loving the company.


Asta said...

Harry, I'm so sowwy the fiwewowks awe bothewing you..I hope they stop vewy soon!
Cassidy is a dawling dollie,I love how she sleeps with hew bootiful tongue out and wunning in hew dweams.
I hope she doesn't get stuck in the fence Oscar helped build ! I think the covew is not going to last mowe than a week,hheheh
smoochie kisses

Momo :) said...

I am very happy that Cassidy is settling in so quickly. I love the way she slept tongue sticking out. So adorable and it makes me smile.

Momo xoxo

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Katy and Martin, Thank you for sharing all of these pictures and videos with us. Cassidy sure is beautiful!!! Tia was wondering how Cassidy and Flakes are getting along.


Johann The Dog said...

How incredibly cute!!!! Love the tongue! We love her!!! Woofs, Johann

Anonymous said...

What a doll!!!! It must be so much fun at your house!

4xBs said...

She sure is a cute little kiddo. That's so funny how she sleeps with her tongue out like that.

woofers to Cassidy and Harry

Agatha and Archie said...

We agree with joey..who needs a bbq cover anyway!!! TOOOOO SWEEEET! Harry Agatha is also petrified of fireworks so she is emphathizing completely..Love PL2 + A+A

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh little Cassidy looks so cute. She even moves her paws when she's sleeping

~ Girl girl

Bogart said...

Welcome beautiful Cassidy!!!

What an incredible cutie you are, Harry is one lucky Dale to have such an adorable little sister!

Big Aire Kisses all around -


JJ said...

What adorable pictures! I love the butt stuck in the fence one!

Scrappy and Pebbles said...

Awww Harry your lil sister is adorable.... Guy Fawkes night has been banned in our town in Australia due to our drought. We hate noisy fireworks

Scrappy and Pebbles

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Hey Harry...Lacie here...I feel ur firework pain. We went walking last 4th of July...I was still a tiny pup, and someone had the audicity to shoot off bottle rockets just as we passed in front of their house. I have never been the same since.

Cassidy surely sleeps a lot more than she did at the Halloween Barkday pawty. She is adorable...and still weighs less than me. (I'm a hefty 10.5 lbs!!)

Kisses to ur mum and dad!!


Randi said...

Oh My! Little Cassidy is such a sweetie! Harry seems to be taking it all in a good english chap! So glad they bring joy & chaos into the house...Can't wait to hear more about them!

Love & Licks,
Randi & her mom

Koobuss said...

What a beautiful puppy!! Do you think she knows how cute she is? How could you not just hug her all day!!

I love puppies.

From our experience with wire fox terriers, we found that our sweet little girl Koobuss, is also very gentle--much gentler than her three male predecessors. Your description of Cassidy playing sounded just like our Koobie.

Good luck with her. She's a real beauty. (So's Harry.)

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie and Family

Lacy said...

woofies Harry and Cassidy, sheee sooo cutes wiff her tonguey out likied dat...she iz such a cutie...Harrwy, my brudder Rusty use to b sooo skeered of fireworks...he woof howl and hide..i not can hear them so good anymores sooo dey not bother me to bads...

b safe,

Luckie Girl said...

She looks like she's having such sweet dreams! :)

Amber said...

Cassidy is so adorable. She must be really tired. Green grass is he best place to have fun.

Amber :)

wally said...


You and your sister are quite a pair! SHe's quite adorable with her tongue hanging out but it is our job as big brothers to make fun of our siblings so they don't get too full of themselves!


PerfectTosca said...

Well isn't Cassidy the cutest darned thing!!! She hangs her tongue out cause she's a baby. What's my excuse?

Pacco de Mongrel said...

she sleep with her tongue stucking out? tat's there a pubble of saliva there too....hahah

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Cassidy sleeps just like me. My tongue sticks out too when i am asleep :P


Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

It's sounds like she's settled in really well - and the picture with her tongue hanging out shows just how relaxed she is!!

jaffeboy said...

What can I say?! She is sure a cutie pie.
The tongue & suckling... way cute!!!

U take good care of her now, Harry.

Lesley Rigby said...

What a precious little bundle. She had a very clever Mummy didn't she?

Sunshade said...

I hate to tell you this Harry, but you might have to wait and see if your stinky really has a spot free tongue. I didn't get my spots until I was 4 or 5 months old!!

I just got one more this year... shhhhh.....

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade