Yesterday was a simply fabulous day! For starters we have had mild sunny weather here all weekend which always makes on feel happy don't you think? Secondly we got to go on a drive in the car! I love travelling in the car, especially on a lovely sunny day when you can open the window and feel the breeze through your beard! And for those of you who are safty minded, I am strapped in I assure you.
Here you can see me cruising along keeping a look out for any pretty fillies that might have been out for a Sunday stroll.
Me no be able to reach out of window so me be bit sulky. Me likes to sit in J's car seat so me be bit higher, but daddy had putted it in the boot, boo. Me got my car seat belt on like good girly though, and me only asked "do we be there yet?" every 5 minutes so me not be too annoying tee hee.
After about an hour's drive, we pulled up outside this stunning house. That bird on the roof is made out of thatch as is the roof. Isn't it a quaint cottage? This is your typical English country cottage!
And look who was in the garden waiting for us! This is Fergus, and he is dear Oscar's litter brother. Can you see any similarity? Ma and pa don't think they looked too alike, and ma is quite glad in a way as it's not so upsetting as it might have been if they'd been like two peas in a pod. He's a very sweet boy like Oscar was though.
Fergus came to say hi hi to me! He be lovely boy and me go waggy waggy tail.
Fergus wanted to play!
We were both very pleased to meet him. I think you may be able to tell from the blurred photo that there was lots of tail wagging going on in all quarters! Don't I look giant compared to him, and he's not a particularly small boy. A lot of it is fluffiness not podginess I assure you (though that counter surfing sessionthe other day may have added a pound or two!).
Mummy said "smile for camera", but me and Fergus no wanted picture taken so we did co-ordinated look away, tee hee! You may see that Fergus got bandage on back paw. He had cutted it a few days before and it was all wrapped up.
It no stopped us having a play. Mummy be bit worried about my leggy, but me beed careful (kind of!)
And look who else we meeted! She be little bit camera shy.
Yes, this lovely lady is Bridie, Fergus' sister. She's 13, and guess what? She's one of my relatives! Gosh, isn't it a small world! The ma's thought we looked a little alike and it turns out we're both Loudwell Airedales! She must have been from the litter before me! Ma has a copy of Bridie's pedigree now so she's going to dig mine out to see how closely related we are!
Anyway, she's a sweet old girl, bit achy round the joints but still full of fun. We had a good amble about and a chat about the woes of having a younger sibling while the whippersnappers raced about like loonies.
After the mummies and daddies had had cup of tea and done lots of talking, we all getted in cars, Me was bit sad cos we had only beed there little while and me no wanted to go home yet, but daddy said we be going to the New Forest for walkies with Bridie and Fergus, whee!
Look how nice and sunny it be! Does you see how long my legs getted? Mummy calls me "Bambi!". Me did my best woe is me face cos me wanted to go off lead. Me promised me wouldn't do crazy zoomies.
I did find however that I tended to blend rather well into the undergrowth!
One thing about the New Forest is that there are lots of ancient rights granted to those who live within the forest boundary. One of these is that "commoners" are allowed to graze their ponies, cattle and pigs here, and there were ponies EVERYWHERE!
I was utterly transfixed by the ponies. I had never seen any before, never mind ones wandering about right by me. I did lots of playbowing at them, but none of them seemed interested in playing with me. They did produce some lovely tasty treats though, so all was not lost!
Can you see me through the rays of sunshine? Me went to say hello to pony. He be very nice. Me be big brave girl cos he be very BIG. Me no getted too close cos he might kick me and me no wants to go back to vets for looooooooooooooong time!
Before we went back to Fergus and Bridie's house we posed for some photos. It's not an easy task to get 4 Airedales to look at the camera at once I can tell you, but I think we all look rather lovely nonetheless! From left to right it's Fergus, Bridie, Cassidy and myself.
Me be tired after walkie, but it be so much fun! New Forest be very pretty, and me enjoyed meeting ponies.
When we getted back to Fergus and Bridie's house the mummies and daddies had lunch. Harry and Bridie had a relax while me and Fergus played lots of bitey face. Me did little bit of gardening for Fergus' mummy and daddy too, tee hee!
Then it be time to put car harness back on and say bye bye. Me be sulky cos me no wanted to go home so me no looked at camera. Me be having lots of fun, whee! Mummy and daddy said we can come back soon though!
Here's handsome Fergus saying toodle pip. I know we'll meet up soon and I'm jolly glad.
Harry and Cassidy x