As well as the poker, we also went to grooming class yesterday. We were hoping to meet young Mojo, but alas she wasn't there. Ma forgot to take the camera, so we have no piccies I'm afraid. I mostly just sniffed around, tried to avoid being humped by Oscar's pal Archie (I had to tell him off several times with some big barks and growls), and getting lots of cake from ladies who thought I was extremely handsome. Cassidy got lots of cuddles, and had a few hairs pulled from her ears as she was a calm girl and Ruth who runs the class wanted to show someone with a very lively 14 week old puppy what to do. We also met the pa of Cassidy's other sister. Her name is Roxy. We now have their email, so it will mean we can keep in touch with both of her sisters (Lottie and Roxy) and at least one brother (Mick). It made me a bit sad wondering if any of my relatives are anywhere out there. Maybe ma and I can do some family tree research. I am a Loudwell Airedale (Loudwell Tawny Owl), but I know my breeder died several years ago, and that I was possibly from the last litter she bred.
So after such a hectic weekend, we have been doing lots of this today. Cassidy was apparently upside down too in true Airedale style, but ma disturbed her and she flopped onto her side. I was fast asleep and in the land of nod. I think I have managed to maintain my dignity haven't I?
I know lots of you have been posting photos of your tails, so I thought we may as well join in. Our tails are a good comparison as I am docked and Cassidy is not as it is now against the law here except in some very specific circumstances.
I have a nice chunky tail of about the right length for a docked Airedale. It is pretty much always held nice and high other than when blasted fireworks are going off! It is grey grizzle coloured on top, and tan underneath.
Cassidy has her whole tail. She carries it quite high off her back most of the time. I suppose as she grows the set of her tail may change. At the moment she only has a little strip of tan on the underside, but as she gets older she will lose lots of her black puppy fur from her face, body and tail, leaving her with just the typical black Airedale saddle. She will almost certainly lose her white paws, and maybe some of her white chest blaze too.