Tuesday, 9 September 2008

I am 1!

It's my first birthday, whee! I am very excited. I am all growed up now. Though actually I think I still have some actual growing to do, and mummy says she's going to have to increase my foodies again cos when I got my monthly weigh in yesterday, I was skinnier than last month, whee!

I didn't get any presents, cos mummy and daddy say (quite rightly) that I already have everything I could ever need - toys, a big cosy bed, yummy foodies, a big brother to annoy, a mummy and daddy who love me, walkies every day, friends to play with....and that a lot of doggies are nowhere near as lucky, so we are going to donate some money to the Airedale Terrier Health Fund

Anyway, I thought you might like to look over some photos from my first year. You may have seen some of them already if you've followed my bloggy from the start.

This is my mummy Maggie, me and my brother and sissies on September 9th last year. You can't really see us, we're teeny black things by our mummy's tum.

And here we are at 2 weeks old. Looking more like baby Rotties, tee hee!

Getting bigger and bolder here. I think I am the one on the far right with the white paws.

And this is the week before I came to live with mummy and daddy. Look how sweet and innocent I look, tee hee.

I was a very fuzzy girl here. Must have been before mummy started on the grooming regime.

See what I mean?! First proper stripping session and see how impressed I am!

Aw, this is when I hurted my back leggy after doing a spot of counter surfing. Remember, I had to have about 4 weeks bed rest.

Tee hee, this is me posing in Oscar's Doggles. Do I look cool?

Um, yes, er this is me counter surfing..AGAIN! I really didn't learn my lesson, whoops!

I liked this toy a lot. It really belonged to Flakes, our kitty sibling who died in December,but she used to let me borrow it!

And here I am after my first big win in the show ring. I won Best Puppy in Show, whee!

Growing up now, and showing off my muscly thighs, tee hee!

And lastly, a photo of me and my lovely brother Big Harry taken last week, though it's not as cool as the photo on our Blog banner where I'm pulling the really funny face!!

And "Happy Birthday" too to my siblings:

To Roxy, who I see about once a month at hair-pulling torture class. This photo was taken by her daddy who is a really good photographer. She's a stick-a-holic!

To Lottie, my sissie who lives in Wales still (where I was born). I can't wait to see you at the fun day next month Lottie!

To Mick, my handsome brother who I see when we go to shows together. He has done well this year and I think at the moment he is the top Airedale puppy for the year, whee!

And to Chester. I haven't met up with him since we all went to our new homes, but we're going to meet up at the WESWATC fun day in October for a big family get together.

And to my other litter brother Harry. I don't have any photos of you, but Happy Birthday!


Cassidy x


Molly and Taffy said...


What a difference a year makes, you have grown from a tiny pup to a beautiful girl.

Have a lovely day

Molly and Taffy xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are one gorgeous girlie, Cassidy! Happy birthday! BTW, you will be getting a pressie from us! Nantucket made us late getting it off to you!
We just love that picture of you and Harry smiling! Enjoy your special day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY CASSIDY!! We can't quite believe that its already been a year since we first read the story of you as a wee pup and saw your very cute baby pics! You really have grown into a princess who is sure to go on and win many more ribbons and championships. Sounds like you have everything a dog could ever want! What a nice idea to donate to such a good cause on your Birthday. Hope you enjoy your special day.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Happy Birthday to you cute Cassidy. We're enjoy watching you grown up from a puppy to a beautiful lady now

~ Girl girl

Noah the Airedale said...

What a sweetheart you are. We love all your photos. You've brough so much happiness to you Mummy & Dad.
We hope you had the best birthday ever.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Agatha and Archie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE CASSIDY!!!! Wow one year old!!!! We hope you have a woonderfull day!! Love A+A

Faya said...

Joyeux anniversaire ma petite Cassidy ! 1 année déjà... comme ça va vite. Et je confirme, tu vas encore grandir pendant 3-4 mois....comme un bon airedale !
Gros bisous, Faya & Dyos

Gus said...

happy birthday Cassidy. We remember how excited we all were when we heard you were going to be big Harry's little sister. You and Harry spread so much good cheer with your postings, happy barkday


Ruby Bleu said...

Happy Barkday Cassidy...wow...I can hardly believe you are all growed up already! Me and my Mom are so excitered for you...just like the day we found out you were borned and coming to live with your Mum and Dad!!!

Have a wonderful you bootiful girl!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Oskar the Airedale said...

Happy 1st Birthday Princess Cassidy!
My mom and dad say I'm growing up way too fast. Your mom and dad probably feel the same way. But I can tell there's plenty of puppy left in you... just like me. I promise to never really grow up if you do too.
You are one gorgeous girl! It's a shame we'll never be able to meet because we could have so much fun romping around together.
But anyway, I hope you have a wonderful day. There's no better present than being able to spend quality time with those who love you.
Oskar's mom here...
Hi Katy,
Sorry I've once again been out of touch. And I also apologize that we couldn't stop by to see you during our Germany trip. We closed on our new house one week ago and have been extremely busy since just trying to make the place livable (we didn't know that the previous owners' dog had peed all over the house and so now need to get all the old carpet ripped up, the subfloor treated and new carpet installed as soon as possible). I'm a bit exhausted at the moment, but once the new carpet is in I should be able to take a short breather and write you a proper e-mail.
In the meantime, I'm thinking of you guys and hoping all is well.

Deetz said...

Oh, Happy Happy Birthday lil Cassidy. You look magnificant and have growed up so fast. I am not much older then you at all. I loved looking through pictures of your first year, what an adorable lil girl!

the 4 Bs said...

happy birthday, Cassidy. that was fun to look at the pictures of you growing up. you have grown into a very pretty girl.

that was nice of your parents to donate to needy airedales. that's a fine way to celebrate your birthday.


Mango said...

Its been fun watching you grow up into such a charming little girl.


Pacco de Mongrel said...

happy barkday cassidy...

time fly by so fast... n nice review of your growing up stage

LittleSal and Jasper bigdog said...

A BIG Happy Birthday Cassidy, you're all grown up now! It doesn't seem like a year ago.
Your mummy and daddy are very kind to donate to less well off doggies and we think you're a very good girl for going without birthday pressies.
Lick and licks,
Sal and Jasper

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous girl!! We've been reading about you and your brother quite a while. We finally started our own blog, and wantd to invite you over so we can be friends! (We live across the pond, as they say) Big Smootches to you and to Harry! (We still believe your beloved Oscar sent Harry to your folks)
Continued good luck in the show ring Cassidy! You and your mum are doing real well!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh you were such a cute puppy. You now look just like Louie a gangly teenager..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Peanut said...

happy birthday it is hard to believe you are a year old already. Where does the time go.

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

Oh Cassidy...Babystan was going to type this but he got halfway through you pix and passed out cold on the floor...PLUNK! That big Dale is in love!!! (Lacie giggles!)

Our fav pic of you is the one outside by the porch furniture...you look like ya have angel wings on your chest? Oscar??? We always thought so...that's the pic Bruvver used to photoshop you comin' to ur first pawty before we knew that it was you and not one of ur sibs...

You are an adorable much loved girl, Cassidy...Happiest ever first Barkday EVER!!!

Love and kissies...

Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan...

who looked up and passed out again!

Asta said...

I hope you had a pawfect Day..you have gwown into the most bootiful young lady..we loved seeing you gwowing and look fowawd to seeing you achieve all youw heawt desiwes
smoochie kisses
HAPPY BIRDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Cassidy!
Happy Birthday!
I am sure you had a great day!
I can't believe your are 1 year old now!
From a cute puppy to a beautiful girl!
Kisses and hugs

Kirby said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASSIDY!!!! What a lovely young lady you've become in the last year! It's been so wonderful to watch you grow up. Thank you for letting us all be apart of your first year!! I hope you have a wonderful day and I really, really hope that you get some yummy birthday cake! He he!!

Your pal,

Huskee and Hershey said...

Happy 1st Barkday to you Cassidy. You sure have grown from a cute puppy into a gorgeous girl!! I am sure if Oscar is still around, he'd be so proud of his little sister.. and I am sure on your barkday, he's looking down at you from the Rainbow Bridge beaming with brotherly pride.

Momo and Pinot said...

Cassidy, happy...very happy barkday to YOU!!! We will never forget the day we met you - a little darling girl. We love this post to see how you've grown up.

We have something for you and Harry. Please come by our blog when you get a chance.

Momo & Pinot

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CASSIDY! Love the photos of you growing up! You look SOOOO beautiful in all of them! Hope you had a great day, and had loads of pressies! *wink*


Simba said...

Wishing you a very happy 1st Barkday!!! My how you have grown.

Simba x

Anonymous said...

your litter mates all are fabulous looking!did you know you wanted to show when you made pick of cassidy?

Anonymous said...

Happy Barkday to you, Happy Barkday to you, Happy Barkday Sweet Cassidy Happy Bark Day to you.
Enjoy your special day and hugs to sweet Harry.
Love, hugs, smoochies
Pearl, Opal, Harley & Nannie

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hi Cassidy.....
happy barkday..to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
happy barkdayyyyyyyyyyyyyy to yooooooooooooooooooo friend...
send you all our love...

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Happy first Barkday, Cassidy! We remember our mom checking your blog everyday to see if you were even born yet! A year sure goes by fast! We love that last photo of you and Big Harry! You both look very happy!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Finni said...

Happy Birthday Cassidy!
What a brilliant year you've had! Next time your Ma and Pa come up this way make them contact us and we'll arrange a walk together!
Bye for now.
Finni xx

T-man's mom said...

A big Happy First Birthday to you pretty Cassidy!! It's amazing how fast you've grown, and what a beautiful young girl you've become. That's wonderful to have all those baby pictures. I'm sure they are very precious to your mom and dad.

T-man's mom, CC-man and T-man Angel

Joe Stains said...

Happy Barkday Cassidy!! We have had so much fun watching you grow up over this past year!!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Happy Barkday!!!

We love your photo with Harry.

Boy n Baby

Hercules said...

OMG!!! Happy birthday Cassidy! Here's to many more years...

Love, Herc

jaffeboy said...

Happy belated birthday, Cassidy. Sorry we missed your "big day".

U R a big girl now... wow...the year sure went by quickly.

Hope you have a fantastic year ahead with lots of ribbon in shows!!!

Patience-please said...

Happy happy birthday, sweet Cassidy!!!!! Maybe you could have a lick of ice cream to celebrate????

wags from the whippets

Miss Ellie and Baz said...

Happy 1st birthday Princess Cassidy.
You have grown into a lovely Aire-girl indeed.

Miss Ellie and Baz

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

Awww belated happy birthday, Cass!!!! Nose hugs!!!!!!


Jake of Florida said...

Happy Barkday, Cassidy. It's been so much fun watching you grow up. We still love the photo of you on the banner -- to us, that expresses your truest personality.

Lots of cousin terrier love!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

Wow time has just flown by.You are now 1 and what great pics to showhow you have grown this past year.the puppy pics remind me of Otto only a couple of weeks before he comes home.
I hope you had the best birthday ever. Look forward to seeing loads more photo's of you.

Ludo the cool dude