Cassidy said "me wants to meet Ralf and Molly, whee"!
So we both sat nicely for ma! Ralf and Molly are two of Oscar's Airedale pals who live a few miles from us. Oscar used to meet them regularly for walks, and see them at grooming class. I met them when I first came to live here, but Cassidy hadn't met them yet.
We soon arrived and waited for Ralf and Molly in the car park. Cassidy bumped into Kody the Spaniel and Betty the Bassett from her puppy class so they all had a silly 5 minutes rolling around in the mud. Tsk, children!
Ralf and Molly soon arrived so after some communal bottom sniffing we set off into the woods. Despite it being wet and rainy, there were some other brave souls about, including this pretty girl who was called Angel. I had a sniff and a polite, while Molly tried to "Airedale" her (aka barging at full velocity!).
Here they are again. Ma was holding my lead. We all stayed on lead today as four Airedales running amok could be fun! Too many nice smells to chase! We all had our flexi leads so got to have a jolly nice run around nonetheless.
Here's Ralf with his pa, Cassidy in the centre and Molly at the front of the photo. Ralf can be a bit of a grump with other dogs, but he was fine with Cassidy and I. Must be an Airedale thing! He has a "sheep coat" like Sunshade and Noah, that's why he is a lot paler than the rest of us.
Ralf and I went ahead to have a chat about the "delights" of having sisters. Molly is a real bossy boots towards poor Ralf, and I fear I know who's going to be doing the same to me in no time at all. We boys have got to stick together.
As you can perhaps see from the photos, it was very wet and muddy and we all had delightfully muddy paws from walking through squishy mud. Pa unceremoniously dunked my feet in a cleanish puddle as we got back towards the car in an effort to clean me off a little. Luckily we also had our towels in the car and a seat cover on the back seats.
Here's a video of us all wandering along. We got lots of people admiring us. I suppose it is quite a site to see four Airedales together, especially as we aren't very common dogs. Of course people who live near Noah and his sisters and the Thuglets are used to it!
When we got home it was time for a nice big drink of water. Can you see Cassidy clambering up ma's leg at the side of the photo, little minx. She knew ma had treats in her pocket.
Cassidy had the remains of the water I had stuck my muddy, drooly beard in, she's not fussy!
Then it was time for a nice snooze while ma and pa cook the Sunday roast. I'm hopeful we'll both have a share.
Right, must dash. I'm refreshed from my walk and off to see what's left of that turkey!