Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Happier Days In The the Garden

Hello all,

Well, I am still all itchy, so it looks like I too may be heading to the v.e.t.s. Ma and pa think I must be allergic to something, but we're all struggling to work out what. I am therefore still a conehead. Bother.

Cassidy is being a very good girl with her bed rest. Truth be told, all she wants to do at the moment is chew anyway, so she's happy in there with a supply of hollow bones, Kongs and Nylabones. She goes back to the v.e.t. on Friday.

I found these photos and video on the computer. They were taken a week or two ago on a rain free day (a rarity here at the mo).

The photos are rather blurred due to a certain little lady zooming about like a woman possessed!

Mind you, I am pretty nifty on my feet for an old timer if I do say so myself. Life in the old dog yet, eh?

Cassidy was just begging to be chased.

She was doing laps of the garden trying to get me to hurry up with garden border patrol and have some puppy playtime!

I think this photo pretty much sums it up.

Well, what's a gent to do but submit to the lady's wishes. Oh and by the way, all the scary gremlin noises are my sweet darling little sister, not me! It may sound bad, but as you may have seen on Maggie and Mitch's blog the other day, that's how us Airedales like to play! Ma and pa keep an eye that all is fair.

Toodle pip,

Harry x


Finni said...

You two are having A LOT of fun together on that clip, and Cassidy doesn't look that old!
I hope you get that itch problem sorted soon, Harry, and that Cassidy's leg heals really quickly!
Finni xx

Gus and Louie said...

We like to play chase too. Of course Louie isn't quite as big as I am yet and I always win. He did roll me over the other day which surprised me and Mom...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Peanut said...

We hope you stop itching soon and don't have to be a cone head. We liked the clip of you and cassidy. The neighbors thing Flash and I are trying to kill each other when we play but it's just what we do.

Katherine and Pippa, said...

You are sooo patient Harry.

I don't know what I would do with a young pup like Cassidy.


Maggie & Mitch said...

No way are you an "old" man, Harry! That takes serious energy to keep up with Cassidy! Just wait till she starts barking back at you with attitude! hehehe - it won't be long!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

You look a very happy pair - and a great family unit!

Persephone & Buster said...

WOW! harry.. you is movin' out! old eh? there's still lots of energy in those old bones! so when are you and cassidy coming to play wilson?? how long does ms. cassidy have to stay "QUIET"...poor little gurlie...that's gonna be tough! stay sane,

tadpole said...

My goodness - you guys have FUN! You look quite spry for a mature gentleman like yourself, Master Harry! But it's not really fair that Cassidy can run under that trampoline and hide under there...!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Harry and Cassidy!
I love the way you two have fun together! I got tired just watching the video!
I hope you two are feeling better now!
Have a good night

Anonymous said...

Look at you both go!! I love how Cassidy hides under the trampoline - being small is so great sometimes!!!!


Gus said...

Wow..big dog zoomies....

We hope you find out what is making you itch, and that Cassidy heals, so that you can come over for the bowl game. The warm dry air will do both of you good, I think

Dr. Dagger w.f.t.
hehehe, that is Dad's name (not w.f.t., though)

Hercules said...

You are itching? Not cool! You two look like you are having some MAJOR fun together!

Love, Hercules

Asta said...

I suwe hope that you and Cassidy will be back to those happy days vewy vewy soon! I love watching you play..and thewe cewtainly lots of life in you!
smoochie healing kisses to you bof

Girl Girl Hamster said...

I hope your wont be itchy soon. And you and Cassidy really are so cute playing together

~ Girl girl

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Harry,
Gosh.. we are on the same boat! I have also been itchy and been subjected to the cone-head treatment. Sigh... Can't a pup scratch in peace?

Noah the Airedale said...

Blimey Harry, how old did you say you were.......You've got it all over Cassidy matie. I think I'll be getting some tips off you on how to handle little sisters.


Simba said...

Looks like fun. If you keep that up they'll be no grass left and then you can roll in the mud. Happy days.

Simba xx

Faya said...

Vous ĂȘtes adorables ! Moi aussi je fais des bruits bizarres des fois....
Bisous et soignez-vous bien !

Ferndoggle said...

Sorry about your itchies, Harry. I've been pretty itchy too...Mom thinks is something in the air. You sound just like Penny & I when we play. People think we're trying to kill each other!!

Feel better soon.


Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Harry

Wow you have sprightly paws, we were most impressed watching the video of you playing in the garden.
Hope the itching clears up soon and you don't have to go to the v.e.t!
Molly and Taffy

Amber-Mae said...

I enjoyed watching that video of you both attacking each other! You both really play rough like we do. Cassidy sure can rollover alot & fast! Maybe your mom should teach hr to rollover since she does it so well, hehehe!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Penny & Poppy said...

Harry, you can still give that young whippersnapper a run for her money! We hope you are both feeling better VERY soon!

Poppy & Penny

Patience-please said...

Harry we sure hope your v.e.t. can figgure out your itchies.
Cassidy is too cute1

wags from the whippets

Weeny&Daisy said...

Awww it looks so much fun chasing eachother around! Dont you two look sweet!

Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

Tofu Burger said...

OH Harry you are such a gent! You and Maggie both are such great siblings!


4xBs said...

chasing is the funnest game. we love to chase too.

we're sorry that you're itching, Harry. that is very annoying. sometimes we have itches too - it seems to come and go. last week Brody was itchy, this week he is itch-free. go figure.


ROSSI said...

oh.. i really hope cassidy itchiness sorted soon.. but i can see that she is having so much fun playing with Harry.. she is a playful girl!..hhhaha


Joe Stains said...

Holy cow does Cassidy EVER stop moving?! She is always flipping and flopping and rolling around!! That was a good move she had running under the trampoline. You have your work cut out for you Harry!

Snowball said...

Harry, you are so gentle with Cassidy. She is lucky to have you around to learn how to be a ideal lady when she grow up. You are such a great brother.


Jackson said...

Poor Harry, you certainly have your work cut out with Cassidy! Does she ever stand still? Hope you get your itchiness sorted out. J x

Stanley said...

Hey, Harry!

You two play just like Stella & I play! It sounds like you're going to tear each other up, but you're actually hardly touching each other.

I LOVED the video, and my girl watched it a second time to recap all of the twists and twirls you guys were doing! I'm sure it will be like that again soon at your house.

Goober love & smooches to you both,

Stella said...

Hey, Cassie Girl & Big Harry!

You all are having yourselves a bitey face and wrasslin' fest! Cassie Girl, you're a rolling twisty sweetpup and Big Harry is making himself dizzy going in circles trying to keep his big booty between his face and your teefs.

You two take care of each other and get better soon!

Goobery love & kissies,

Barlow Putz said...

happier days in the garden, in utah it is minus thirteen right now, i can hardly remember the peas, corn, beans, pot, tom, arry we sure enjoy yur antics and marvin too

Pacco de Mongrel said...

itchy body is really annoying..

i hope ur vet will give a good solution to it..

Boo said...

ah! cassidy stares at harry just like me and MooMoo do all the time. but for my case, both of us will stare at each other before the chase started. wow, cassidy really know how to roll on the grass pretty well.

wet wet licks


Anonymous said...

Harry, you know, you are pretty spry for a 10 year old!!! You and Cassidy look like you are having tons of fun together!!!


Frasier said...

Hi Cassidy
That sounds like fun!!!
The itchies may be because of the cold too.I went through a bout of that!
PS:I can teach you to be a great stalker!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I luvd the fotoze, it all looks like fun!

Sorry yor still itchy. I heer yu doggys like fir cones- if yu've got wun, it wud probly be a good scratcher!

Otherwise remind yor carers that it is part ov yor contrakt that for evry snuggol they hav to reward yu wiv 4 good scratches. Eevn mor at the mo, cos they've stuk that collar on yu so yu carnt get to just-the-rite-spot yorself.


Scruffy & Lacie said...

Wow..we hope u guys are feelin' better...between the itchies and the cone head and poor Cassidy's knee...man...Babystan wanted to know if Cassidy can still come to the Valentine's Day pawty with him He said he will make her lie of the sofa and he will bring her hot tea and cookies and will have plenty of red heart shaped kongs to have her chew on...he even has a stretcher available for Aire Ruby...(she might be sharin' it with Archie??!)

Barks at ya...come to our Bloggie and see Stan roachin' with Lacie...Dales have HUGE toofers!



it's me Mona

me wants ya to come over and tell me what breed is Copper

bet ya can't guess!!

Bogart said...

You two are so darned cute together... ;)


Lesley Rigby said...

Dear Harry,
I do hope your itch gets better soon as it has been too long for you to suffer such torment.
Incidentally I think you are gorgeous and how proud I would be to take you for a walk. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lillie Valentine said...

HI! I hope you all are better very soon! Cassidy take care of your leggy. Harry hope you aren't itchy anymore. All is well here for the time being.

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

Wow. Hope you guys get better. It's so fun watching you play!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


(Did I mayke yu jump??? Did I?)


Hercules said...

Wow! That sure looks like fun! You two have a great time together, huh?!

Love, Herc

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh I loved the video, I play with the puppies around here just like that. Sometimes their owners don't like it but Jeannie says it is just us dogs learning to play and teaching the little 'uns!

Hope your itchys are better now.

I am late commenting, sorry!

Molly and Gertrude said...

Cassidy - you are the rolly-polliest little girl ever!! You must have rolled over 1000 times in that video clip! It was very funny.

Just wait until you are bigger.....

And Harry - you are very sprightly for a Dale of more advanced years!

Love Molly and Gertrude