Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Marlborough Show 5th May

Hi hi everybody. Me hopes you all had a good weekend. Sorry me keeped you in suspense about my show. Me beed so, so tired last night when we getted home, then mummy had to go to college today and couldn't help me download the photos, then we did this whole post and me bopped some key with my big puppy paw and the whole post disappeared, whee!

Anyway, as you all know, me had my show yesterday. We all had to get up early. Big Harry had to stay at home cos it said no unentered dogs allowed, but actually no-one would have noticed if he sneaked in cos there be hundreds of doggies there of all shapes and sizes.

The venue be an equistr...equestr...horsety centre so there beed lots of nice horsey poops smells on the floor even though me couldn't actually find any poop, boo.

Do you see all the dirt in my beard from snuffling around on the floor! Daddy had to wash and dry my beard then mummy had to groom it all into place again, tee hee!

There beed lots to watch, so many doggies - tiny dogs like Chihuahua's, huge dogs like Great Danes, fluffy Newfoundlands and baldy Chinese Cresteds and every shape, colour and size in between.

We arrived with lots of time to spare before it beed time for me to go into the ring, but we all beed happy watching the dogs in the other rings. We also bumped into quite a few people and dogs from ringcraft class, and maked lots of new friends too.

Here me beed all groomed and ready to go into the ring. Mummy said "no more sniffing around in the dirt young lady!", tee hee!

And into the ring we went! Me had to enter in any variety not separately classified terrier puppy (AVNSC) cos although there beed classes for many different terrier, us Airedale's no be too popular. In the class there be 2 Irish Terriers, who look a bit like me minus the black, a Scottish Terrier and a Kerry Blue Terrier.

Here mummy be pushing my tail up cos it be hiding. Me no be scared, me just forgets to hold it up sometimes. See the lady in front be holding up her Kerry Blue terrier's tail too.

The man in the maroon jacket be the judge. He asked us to run around the ring twice.

Do you see he be watching me here. He be looking to see how well we move. People have said before that me has very good movement and gait.

Round and round and round we go, whee! Lots of the photos be blurred cos we all be moving fairly fast.

As you can see, my tail be up and perky now cos me loves running round getting attention from everyone!

Then we had to go in turn to stand for the judge and for him to look at us. He checked my eyes and my teethies.

He had a good feel all over me to see how much bone muscle and general condition me has, and that me has the correct coat texture.

Then me had to move in a triangle twice so the judge could see me from the back, side and front.

You can see here that me holds my topline (back) nice and straight when me moves.

The judge still be watching closely!

Here we be doing another lap of the ring because...

...me getted first place, whee! Me and mummy be very shocked, but very happy! Mummy wouldn't let me eat my rosette, so me be eyeing up the one the Kerry Blue terrier getted for 2nd place.

Next we had to go in with the winners of the other AVNSC classes (ie the older doggies).

More running around! That Irish Terrier in front of me beed 12 years old, but he still looked great!

Me getted my rosette for AVNSC puppy, whee! It be pink and blue and very pretty. Again me wanted to hold (OK maybe chew) it, but mummy said no.

Finally me had to go into the terrier puppy class with the winning puppies from all the terrier classes. Here be the final four - me, a Parson Russell terrier, a West Highland White terrier and a Border terrier.

Me thinks daddy got a bit distracted at this point cos there be no more photos, but me getted 2nd place behind the West Highland White terrier, whee!

Mummy and daddy be so proud of me, and me be quite proud of myself. We looked the judge up when we getted home and he be a West Highland terrier breeder, so perhaps he might have picked that doggie as first anyway, tee hee!

Anyway, he are my rosettes. Pretty!

And he me be, trying hard to pose despite being very tired.

Me had such a great day. It be fun going to shows. Even if me didn't win anything, mummy and daddy said they still would have been very proud of me cos me be such a well behaved girl all day and had fun.
Next show date, 31st May, whee!
Cassidy x


Ruby Bleu said...

OMD Cassidy...I'm so excitered for you - W00T!!! You are so accomplished!!! I was reading and reading and was getting all nervous and than W00T!!! You won!!! You won!! YAY!!!

I can't wait to hear about your next show!!!

Lots of Licks, ruby

Lacy said...

woof's cassidy and harry...u did a really good job ms cassidy...heehee iffin it wuz me and i seed a cat or a squeerl me wood b long gone...congrats on winning ur 1st and 2nd places...

b safe,

jaffeboy said...

Well done Cassidy!!! U R getting prettier by the day.

Big licks from Kaylie & I. Hi Five to Harry too!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Whoooooooohoooooooooo! You did AWESOME, Cassidy! Good for you! We are so proud of you! Your rosettes are just beautiful!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gaia the Airedale said...

WOW! Good job! Your momma must have been so proud of you!! That is so cool Cassidy, you are amazing!! Really pretty rosettes too. Give Harry my love too, again good job Cassidy :)

puppy breath,

Gus said...

Cassidy, Cassidy she's our girl
Holds her tail high, makes it curl
Walks so proudly, head so high
When the judge is passing by

Won the first round easily
Same with rounds two and three
Happy Harry, Happy Dad
Happy Mum we all are glad


Arabella said...


You did so great!! It's so cool that you're parents take you to dog shows and get the dirt out of your beard so you can win!!


Kirby said...

Congratulations Cassidy! You did so well at the show. All of us Airedales are so proud of you. You make us all look good!! Keep up the good work.

Your pal,

gordy and georgie said...

You've grown up so quickly Cassidy and what a beauty you are! Congratulations on your rosettes.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Cassidy!
Congratulations! Sure you did it great! We are so proud of you too!
Good girl!
Kisses and hugs

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

Oh Cassidy, Sweet Cassidy...

I cannot compete with Gus's poetry...but lookin' at your pictures made me realize how bootiful you are!!! Oh my Sweet Airegirl! We are ALL so proud of you! And you looked like you all had fun...that's the most important thing!!!

Um Cassidy....um..did you ask Harry if we could take a trip together this weekend...from Saturday nite till sometime Sunday? I have to get back for my Barkday cake with Scruffy and Lacie? Now...I know you aren't "of age" yet, but Asta said she'd come along and be our chaperone. I thought we'd go to the sea and swim...please let me know Sweet Aire Girl...

Your Babystan

Joe Stains said...

OMDOG congrats!! yOu got first and second and got to sniff horse poop, what a PERFECT day!!! Great job!

Huskee Boy said...

*Big round of applause**
Well done little lady!! We are all so proud of you.. You have done so well!!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

You did pawsome Cassidy. Those rosettes are so pretty

~ Girl girl

Molly and Taffy said...

Well done Cassidy, you did so well and you have such lovely rosettes too. We are sure you will continue to do well at your next shows.
Molly and Taffy

Simba said...

Well done! I hope you got treats.

Simba xx

Faya said...

Cassidy toute la communauté airedalienne de DWB est fière de toi. Tu es tellement belle ! Bravo petite Cassidy ! Plein plein de bisous, Faya

Peanut said...

Oh we are so proud of you. What a great job you did.

Deetz said...

You looked wonderful going around in circles and prancing with your tail up high...I love your ribbons and they are so colorful and I am sooooo very proud of you...Kissy licks on your forehead from Deetzy Boy

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Good Job winning First Cassidy!!! I just knew you would win. Maybe soon you can become Cassidy, Aireday of the world. And when I give you a fat juicy kiss for winning, don't be mad okay?

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Penny & Poppy said...

Great job, Miss Cassidy! The rosettes are really pretty! We knew you could do it! Will you still remember us when you become famous? We sure hope so!

Poppy & Penny

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Cassidy,
Congratulations girlie!!! That is so pawsome that you won. You are so darn cute though, how could they not pick you. So when is your next show?? Hope you have a great week.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

T-man said...

Congrats to you Cassidy!! You're so young to be so accomplished. You also look handsome in that last pic.

PreciOus said...

You go girl, Cassidy! You will achieve much much more I'm sure!


Asta said...

I just knew it!!! even befowe Isaw the end..You looked so pwoud and pawfect when you walked and you awe so bootiful..I bet youw whole family is vewy pwoud(Oscaw too!) Congwatulations!!!!!!
What a wondewful stawt fow youw caweew!!!

love and smoochie kisses

Noah the Airedale said...

We're so happy for you Cassidy. Not long ago you were this little dale pup now your winning shows!!!! Everyone is really proud of you.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Ferndoggle said...

Second place! Wow Cassiday, that's fantastic!! Congrats to you & your Mum. I love that picture of you with all of your ribbons.

Can't wait to hear all about the next show!


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

Gosh! Well dun! An yu do photograrff awfully well!!!


Pacco de Mongrel said...

well done cassidy.... congratulation...

i've been to a show once, as a spectator only, the judge never let me enter cause he said my 'de mongrel' breed was not listed there...

Nanook and Pooka the Newfoundlands said...

What? No picture of the newf?? You did an AWESOME job - well done!!!

Caz said...

Well done cassidy wow 3 rossets you did very well mummy and daddy must have been very proud and also Harry.
I'm not surprised you one you are such a lovely cutie.

Ludo the cool dude

Caz said...

Well done cassidy wow 3 rossets you did very well mummy and daddy must have been very proud and also Harry.
I'm not surprised you one you are such a lovely cutie.

Ludo the cool dude

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Cassidy, way to go, use are my hero. I can say I knew you when use won use first show when use win Westminster. Yeah
Love, hugs, bellyrubs, smoochies

Harry's chest must be sploding with pride, Congrats to Katie & Martin too.

Gus and Louie said...

We are so proud of you. Congrads and keep up the good work..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Jake of Florida said...


We beed so very proud of you. You look so grownup and beautiful, no wonder you won all those lovely rosettes.

We're happy for your Mom and Dad, too.

Jake and Just Harry

Persephone & Buster said...

wow cassidy.. you clean up pretty well! congratulations on your pretty rosettes...and you met a live kerry blue.. hmmmm wonder if it's one of our cousins! you did a great job and my mom sez you are a very pretty little gurlie! i say that too though ;o]]]
theBUSTER & Ms. Persephone & ms. blue

Snowball said...

Congratulations Cass. Seems like you have a very good start for your career as a show girl. I hope you win many more rosettes in future.


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Congratulations, Cassidy!!!

The red rosette look real pwetty :)

Boy n Baby

Stanley said...

Cassidy Girl!

We all knew you were a winner, but now you have rosettes too! You looked so grown up and professional in that ring! No wonder you got first place terrier pup! WooOoHoOOOOoo!

And, with all the ring stuff and the competition and all, you still HAD FUN! I bet your mama had fun too! Very cool!

Stella & I are sending you all kinds of goober smooches in celebration of YOU! You're our sweet Cassie Girl!

Goober love & smooches,
STanley (& STella)

Bogart said...

Congratulations Cassidy, WELL DONE!!!