Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Birthday Walkies

I didn't mention the very lovely card I received from Molly and Taffy on my last post. Sorry you too. Ma had to put the card out of reach of a certain someone and their teeth. We'll take a photo as it's a rather delightful Airedale card.

And the birthday fun goes on! We went to a new place for a walk on my birthday. It's a place called Moulden Hill. It's not too far away, but for some reason ma and pa say they never think to try it out.

There was a big lake with quite a few fishermen trying their luck. Neither of us fancied a dip though, bit too chilly, brr!

It is very pretty though, and I imagine in the summer it might be a nice place to come for a dip. We did see a couple of brave dogs having a splash.

You can see the little jetty's where the fishermen can while the day away. I wonder what fish live in the pond?

There were a few swans on the water. Jolly beautiful they may be, but they can also be extremely mean, so I was awfully glad that they kept their distance.

Look what that minx of a sister found - a big pile of horse poop!

She wasted no time in tucking in to her newly discovered snack. Ma and pa didn't want any kisses from her after that, har har!

As I am now pretty darned perfect off lead, and Cassidy is already Miss Goody Two Shoes about coming back when called, we were free to wander. And don't be too fooled by the sunshine on these photos, it was still frightfully chilly.

Cassidy did lots of puppy zoomies, whilst I preferred to meander around whilst having a good sniff about.

She looks pretty happy doesn't she? She wanted pa to play fetch with her but we had forgotten to bring a ball out. She's a fetch-a-holic my sister.

More running around. Yes, my ears do look even crazier than normal, but at least they have an excuse when I'm running. I may be eleven, but Cassidy can't go that much faster than me.

We headed away from the pond and onto the fields. We had the whole place to ourselves, and while it would have been nice to have made a few new friends, it was nice to be master of all I surveyed.

Look at all that field to run in! There were so many great smells, and I do so enjoy being able to run around free with the wind in my hair (what's left of it after my Airecut).

Cassidy could hear rustling in the undergrowth, but we didn't find any bunnies.

And because I am the birthday boy after all, here are some more photos of me! Despite this being the end of a long walk across hilly fields, I'm still ready and raring for more.

In the words of Cassidy, I be running, whee! Do you see my tongue hanging out?

I went to see if this water was any good for a drink, but alas it was rather yucky. Yes, I know - crazy ears again!

A view back across the pond. As you can see, we weren't that far from civilization even though it felt like it. And we parked in a pub car park, so we thought it only polite and proper that we went and had a drink in the beer garden in return for parking there!

Toodle pip

Harry x


Maggie & Mitch said...

What a beautiful spot for a walkie! You look very handsome with your new hAirecut, Harry, and I bet you feel so much better!
That's awesome that Cassidy can be trusted off leash at her young age! We're very jealous!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

We agree with mithcy and maggie. And we hope that cassidy didn't stink too bad. Happy Barkday


Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Harry, Cassidy eats horsie poop....that's disgusting matie. Did your pinkies run a mile when she came up to them...mine would....haa haa that's so stinky.
That looks a lovely place for a walk. Did you get a treat at the pub afterwards? Cassidy wouldn't need anything to eat after munching on poop hee hee.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Harry!
That place looks great! And you two could run free!
Horsie poop kisses?? Sounds stinky!
Glad you had fun there!
Kisses and hugs

Patience-please said...

It looks like Magical Lands! What a perfect way to spend your birthday! You have some most excellent humans, yes we think you do!

wags from the whippets

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, what bootiful scenery! You guys had a great barkday walk! Isn't nice to walk freely without those dang leashes? hee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Joe Stains said...

I could look at pictures of your ears flopping around all day. What a perfect day for a walk.

Faya said...

Harry quelle merveilleuse promenade. C'est vraiment très beau chez toi et très....plat. A 10 semaines je me promenais déjà sans laisse. C'est peut-être pour celà que Véronique me trouve très collante...
Je suis contente que tu as eu une belle journée d'anniversaire. Gros bisous chez toi, Faya

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a pawsome birthday walkie you had Harry. I sure like how your ears stick up when you run. hee

~ Girl girl

Molly and Taffy said...

Hello Harry

Your new walk looked lovely. Will you take your Ma and Pa back there in the warmer months so that you and Cassidy can try out the lake? Harry I am afraid I have to admit I love horse poo too, nothing like a good roll in the stuff it is the equivalent of Channel No 5!


Taffy says Hi to you both as well. xx

Katherine and Pippa said...

I think you suit the casual natural birthday photos rather than the official pose ones. Good walk.


Simba said...

What a lovely place to go for a walk. Looks like you both enjoyed it.

Simba x

Persephone & Buster said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY!!! pshaw pshaw...11 yrs young...and many more to come.
it's that little cassidy that keeps you young at heart...beautiful walkieee place...bet it's a great swimming hole in the summer!
theBUSTER, ms.Persephone & ms.Blue too!

Jessie and Jake said...

We love that place and wish we could go too - you should go more often it is amazing - even the horsie poop!

Asta said...

What a pawfect Birfday walk..It's so gweat that you can be twusted to wun off leash(I can't boohooo)
I think this will be a pawsome place in the summer especially fow a little dip...I still can't believe youw age..you look so fit and handsome!

I think it's vewy inconsidewate of youw Mum's haiwdwesssew to leave..maybe you could give hew a n aiwecut
smoochie kisses,

Stanley said...

Harry Boy!

That was one cool walk for a cool birthday boy! I love all the photos with your crazy ears, and especially the one of you running toward the camera with your tongue wagging outside of your mouth! My girl said your Airecut is gorgeous, and she especially loves your furry face furnishings. You look so carefree!

Keep up that walking and running, and you'll live to be 20.

Goober love & smooches,

Ferndoggle said...

Well that sounds like a pretty pawfect way to celebrate your barkday. I'm glad to see the pawtying continues.


4xBs said...

hi kiddos, that looks like a wonderful park and you are so lucky to get to enjoy it off leash. it looks like you're having a lot of fun and your crazy ears, Harry, just prove it. that's what our ears do too!


Deetz said...

Harry, I am sooo sorry, I missed your barkday, please forgive me. Those photos of the park were just wonderful. Mum said the ones of the fields reminded her of a movie called werewolf in london...sounded scary!! I will be sure and stay away from those Swan thingy's, they must be very tough, I mean they float on the water and all. Happy Barkday Pal

Gus and Louie said...

You guys sure had a lot of fun at that lake. But you couldn't get wet? Louie and I always manage to get weather we are supposed to or not..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Cubby said...

Oh wow! What a nice walk!

Huskee Boy said...

I am sorry I missed your barkday, Harry! Although I am late, my wishes are sincere!! I hope you have everything a pup can ask for and more...
Lovely pics of you and Cassidy.. next time, ask your pa to remember the ball!

Mango said...

Goose poop rocks! I almost never get any and have to limit myself to bunnie poop.


Hammer said...

Hi Harry
It's great you had such a good time on your Barkday. Your ears look cute too. You manage much better than me on your walks. Hobson can keep going forever but I get tired real quick, and it's still very hot over here. I love eating horse poo too but at least I don't roll in it like some doggies too. You and Cassidy look so happy together, and you are both very good staying close to your pawrents and being able to run off the lead.
The snakes are a big problem everywhere over here especially at this time of the year so mum wouldn't let us off the lead anyway coz it's too dangerous. You are lucky you don't have snakes where you live.
Hope you and Cassidy and your pawrents have a happy and safe time over Easter.
Love from Hammer

Neko said...

Cool place you guys. I wish I was there to eat horse poop with you Cassidy it is one of my favorite treats. Love,Neko

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

You definitely be runnin' wheeeeee, Big Harry....what a delightful day for you two Dales...that Cassidy is fillin' out...Babystan was verry interested in givin' her a kissie after she nibbled on the horse poopies...but that's another story..!!!

What a wonderful ma and pa you have to take u for zoomies in the fields!!


Snowball said...

The place is beautiful. It does not look like its as cold as you have described.

The horse poopies is yucky. Make sure that Cassidy fun drink from your bowl when she gets back....Eww...www...

Harry, you are the only pointed ears Dale that I have ever seen. You look very handsome and young. Are you sure you are 11 already?


Agatha and Archie said...

Well we certainly would have joined in for a good horse poo appetizer. We LOVE your crazy ears Harry!! Looks like a GREAT birthday walk!! Love A+A

Pacco de Mongrel said...

how great is that to have a special walkie on ur big day

Super Dale and The Bear said...

Hey Harry and cassidy, that looks like a great place for Dales to run. Harry you sure look good for eleven old boy.
Nice photos, they made my pinkie smile alot.

Miss Ellie and baz the biter.

Happy Easter too!

Penny & Poppy said...

Hi Harry! I, Poppy, have crazy ears like that, too! I think they're cool! Looks like you had a really great walkie! Cassidy sure is growing up!

Poppy & Penny

Sophie Brador said...

Harry, You two look so happy! What a great place to walk. Hope your birthday was fabulous.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Mitch! That is an awesome piece of land that you got to conquer!! I'm so envious! I try to claim my territory every day...then pee infront of my house too, so that people know there is a furrrocious airedale living there!

Glad to hear that Cassidy enjoys flowers as much as I do, they add a little spice to my chow!

Have a good weekend Mitch!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

ACK!!!! I meant Harry! I have airedale on the brain and get so confused!!!

Ben_Benjamin said...

That is a beautiful place for walkie and I can see ow happy u are by looking to you two.

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

Ooo this looks like an exslent playse to frolik!!!!!

Happy Berfday!
Happy Easter!
Happy Frolikin!

Dilly said...


Asta said...

Cassidy and harry
I hope you awe having a pawsome day..maybe going fow a nothew lovely walk..I'm thinking of you and wishing you and youw family a vewy Happy Eastew
love and smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Harry!

You have such beautiful countryside to walk (and run!) in...


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh that looks like an absolutely amazing place to go walking!!!

Being allowed offlead privileges is awesome isn't it :)

And wishing you a very happy birthday Harry.



Hi Guys,
You both look like two very happy pups to be off leash and roaming free! Mum wouldn't be able to do that with us. Sounds like you have had a great Birthday Harry.
Happy Easter,
Jazz and Dixie

Finni said...

Excellent birthday treat Harry. It reminds me of the Lakes and Nature reserve where we walk.
Finni xx
PS. Those are 'Action Ears!'

*birdy* said...

oh my!! wat a BEAUUU TI FULLL PLACE! I wish i could b there to run my paws off!!

looks like u had a really gr8 time @ this wonderful place! oh gosh i seriously WISH i could be there... u guys r soo lucky!


swit licks,
Queen Bitch, Velvet