Tuesday, 21 October 2008


Hi hi everyone,

As promised here is the news and photos from the WESWATC fun day. We had a great day, though I'm not sure if we'll be invited next year, for reasons which will become clear as you read, tee hee!

After the welcome from the organising committee, including David who is my breeder, the fun and games started. First up we did Musical chairs. I'm sure you all know how it works. Emily and Harry made sure they secured a chair early on!

Round and round and round we go, where the music stops, nobody know. Mummy is at the back in the green cardigan with me.

Emily and Harry are "cheating" a little here to get to a free chair! That's David pointing out to her where the chair is.

Phew, me & Mummy and Emily & Harry are still in.

It was all quite competitive, tee hee!

Emily & Harry were still going strong.

But I think me & mummy were out this time. That's my good friend Ruby with her dad in the grey coat. Poppy who is behind me really didn't like me and kept trying to bite me on the nose!

Emily & Harry got to the last 2, then got beaten by Poppy & her daddy, boo. But they got a prize and certificate for doing so well, whee!

Then it was time for "Run Grabbit Run". You have to run with you human, collects all the bits & bobs on the ground then carry them all back between you in the quickest time.

Here's is other Poppy and her daddy having a go. This Poppy is Oscar's sister,but from an earlier litter (same mummy & daddy as Oscar).

Next it was time for "Mummy Dog" where the winner is the dog with the most toilet roll wrapped around them at the end of the given time.

Daddy & Harry took it very seriously.

And they won, so I suppose it was worth looking totally ridiculous for?!!

After that it was egg & spoon race time. Luckily they weren't real eggs, cos they got dropped lots and I think they would have been eaten by us all!

Here's me & daddy coming back from our go. We got 2nd place,not bad to say we dropped our egg once.

These were the final 2 from the heats, Jasper & Peggy with their human siblings. Jasper was the winner.

After lunch it was time for fancy dress...great! Here is Oscar's sister Poppy as a space dog.

Jasper & Willow always have good costumes (mummy says remember they were a bride & groom last year?). This year they made an adorable Micky & Minnie.

I went as a hoodie hooligan. Mummy said it was very appropriate, charming!

And Big Harry wore Oscar's cowboy outfit, though it was a little, ahem, snug! Mummy had to buy a bigger hat for him , as the once Butchy & Snicker's mum made looked ridiculous balanced on his HUGE head, tee hee!

I won 3rd prize, whee! Big Harry didn't win a prize, boo.

Aha there landlubbers, I spies a pirate!

And this girlie was a wounded soldier, aw.

Dennis was a chef. Move over Jamie Oliver!

Here's another photo of my handsome big brother.

Here is my new friend Livvy. We met at grooming class last month. She is from Holland, but she now lives near me. Her mum is learning to hand strip her, and she won 2nd prize in best groomed dog, whee!

I have no photos, but I won waggiest tail, and Big Harry & Emily won "Best 6 Legs". Can you see yet why we might not be invited back next year, tee hee!

It was then time for the group photo, no mean feat as you can probably imagine! Can you spot us? We are on the front row near the middle.

The last activity of the day was the agility. Here is Heather having a go. Most dogs were apprehensive of the obstacles.

And had to be pushed through the tunnel!

Big Harry had a go. He did well apart from the jumps which he just bulldozed through!!

Then it was my turn. Now I have only had a go once at agility, at my training school fun day.

But I had no fear of any of the obstacles! Daddy was helping out on the dogwalk. I was a bit wobbly, but I wasn't scared.

No photos, but I ran straight over the A frame, and whizzed through the tunnel and I got 1st place, whee!

Also, we won 3 prizes on the raffle, Jessica won the "Guess which box the Bonio is in" competition and Emily won the "Give a name for a collective of Airedales" competition with "An Avalanche of Airedales"

So yes, we kind of swept the board on the prizes!! here are some of our winnings. The girls took some stuff home for their other doggy siblings that live at their mums house, and I had already taken some toys off to my bed and we'd eaten the yummy liver cake made by Jasper & Willow's mum and dad. We must ask mummy to get the recipe.

The first prize glasses are hand engraved and they are beautiful.

Do I look quite pleased with myself? Oh yes, we still have bare concrete floor thanks to moi? Did I ever tell you I pulled up all the lino one day & ripped it into teeny pieces. That was fun until I saw daddy's VERY cross face. Anyway, the kitchen is next to be decorated, so it will all be lovely again.

Cassidy x


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Wow, what a great day you all had! Big Harry looks very handsome in Oscar's cowboy suit. Congrats on all your awards! We think you will be invited back again...all those people know what to expect from Airedales!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

BenTheRotti said...

aww you look like you had an awesome time! You look really good in your outfits too.. at least your Mum dresses you up in appropriate costumes!!

love and tailwags,

Ben xxxx

Faya said...

Oh tous ces Airedales ... j'ai trouvé le Paradis sur Terre !!!!! J'adore regarder ces photos, c'est magnifique. VOUS êtes magnifiques...
Bisous à tous, Faya

Gus said...

Paradise on Earth indeed! I'll bet those other dales were not too happy with you and big Harry when you walked away with all the loot! But it looks like a wonderful day, even if you all do look pretty tall to me.


Oskar the Airedale said...

It looks like you had an absolutely fantastic day! Congrats on the pile of certificates and prizes! - Of course we all expected you both to do well. Once again, you guys didn't disappoint.
We really enjoyed seeing all the photos and reading about it.
That was a little scarey to hear about Harry's medical issue, but we're so relieved to know it turned out not to be too serious.
Hope you're all healthy now.
My mom says to tell your mom that our new carpet goes in tomorrow... and after that she can take a bit of a break and catch up with her e-mails.

Asta said...

Cassidy and Harry
I've missed you two
It's gweat to see what fun you'we having..congwatulations on all youw wins!!!!
I guess the othew doggies will stawt feeling a little infewiow swif you awound, hehehehe
I think Harry should have won fow his costoome..he looks gweat
smoochie kisses

Finni said...

Hi guys!
Welcome back!
That Mummy dog costume idea would work well for Halloween I think. You certainly did well for prizes on your fun day! What a great day you've had!
Cassidy looks very pleased with her kitchen floor interior design job!!!
Finni xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fun time you had!
We loved you as a hoodie hooligan, Cassidy and Harry looks like a nun with no ears! hehehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Great to see all you dales having so much fun. Big Harry is certainly a good sport getting his mummy costume on.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Cassidy and Harry!
You won almost everything! Congratulations!
Sure you had a great time there!
You did what with the lino??? Haaaa!
Kisses and hugs

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow...that looks like such a fun day! I wish I could be there too, but umm...I'm not an Airedale,so I guess I'll just have to see from the photos! You all are so good at the games, it must be a given you won so many prizes! *wink*

The hand-engraved glasses look SOOO beautiful!


Boo said...

hey you two! that event look so much fun. is that the same event oscar angel went before?

wet wet licks


Simba said...

So many Airedales! Looks like you had fun and did really well. Congratulations.

Simba x

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

Harry...I hope ur poor mouthie is feelin' much better and that you have no fever and can eat ur yummers without problem now!! Your poor mouth musta been so so sore!!

Um...Cassidy...I think you might have "forgotten" to mention that you um ATE the kitchen floor. Do you have any pictures of that day? Oh my...I bet ur Dad used some HBO words that day!!!!!

Fun day looked fab this year...those toilet paper mumsies look the bestest!!

Can't wait to see you at the Halloween Pawty...you are coming aren't you? Make a reservation!!!!

Love and kissies...


Momo and Pinot said...

Harry, Happy belated Gotcha Day!!! Wow, it's been a year already. We are glad you found a wonderful humans!! :)

Phew!!! What a fun day with many many Airdales! We love seeing all your pictures and thanks for sharing your great day with us. Halloween is coming..that Mummy costume is a great idea. We also like Jamei Oliver style, too!

Momo & Pinot

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh wow what a great day out. We think Harry's cowboy outfit looked great and he should have won a prize too.
We remember Willow and Jasper in their bridal outfits last year. It's good to see them again.
Love all the piccies Cassidy.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

Amber-Mae said...

What silly but fun games they were! I love all their costumes including yours Harry & Cassidy. I think for my Halloween photoshoot next week, I'm gonna be a Mummy dog. Oh oh! Is that what I'm gonna look like??? *gulp*

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Joe Stains said...

Congrats, that looks like a super pawesome day. It was nice to see Harry in Oscar's costume, it made us smile. You looked great too.

Good job on the floor in the kitchen!!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Congrats to you for all your wins! I think both you and Harry did real well.. I love the way your dad wrapped the toilet paper around Harry's tail! It's so cute!!

Snowball said...

Wow! You sure had a blast at the event. I am sure you will be invited to the event again next year. The glasses are beautiful!


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Oh my CRAP!!!! Look at all of those Airedales!!! I got so excited that I nearly peed myself!

How did you let your humans wrap you in toilet paper! I would have ripped it all off! Oh it would have been so much fun to be you!!!!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Peanut said...

Look at all those prizes. No wonder you might not get invited back. OTher people want to win. haha

William Tell said...

It sounds like you had a perfectly marvelous day with your airepals. Congratulations on all the awards.

Also...Mom wants new floors upstairs. I will try your remodeling technique and get the ball rolling here, too. :)

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Bogart said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of those super-multi-dale photos!!!!



Hi Harry and Cassidy,
What a fun filled day you guys had with all those games and prizes! So many airedales together there. Harry's costume reminded us of dear Oscar.

Molly and Taffy said...

Your day looked a lot of fun. Well done to Harry for standing still for so long and be wrapped up so well by your Pa. That would have been a challenge for us!

Molly and Taffy

Clover said...

Hi there friends,
Looks like you had a super fun day!! Congrats on all your winnings. :)
And happy belated gotcha-day, Harry!!
Love Clover xo

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

It looks like you all had a great time.. We love the costumes..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. I hope all that round and round didn't made you dizzy. pawsome day you doggies had

~ Girl girl

jaffeboy said...

Happy Halloween, Harry & Cassidy!!!

Persephone and Buster said...


What an awesome haul of prizes! You guys definitely have a Zen-like Dale-Consciousness!

We particularly like the mummy-dog game. We're thinking of gift-wrapping the humans while they sleep.

Congratulations on the great work with the linoleum. Persephone has managed not only to strip the linoleum from the kitchen floor, but to dismember a steel stove and to strip the wallpaper off the kitchen wall. She also auto-dials her friends before chewing up the cell phone.


Buster & Bailey

The 3 G-Dales said...

Cassie Babe -

What super dale fun! Wow! Lola dale has such big Dale envy! We would love to have some fun wike dat wiff you guys! Me thinkies that our Mumsie would have a blast!

Ok, so, we will live vi-doggie-ously through you guys! Good reporting, my dear!

Nose pokes and thanks for showing us how much fun you guys had!

Wuff...Love Lola dale and the boys!

the 4 Bs said...

hi Cassidy and Harry, you two did great at your fun day! we loved seeing Harry with the toilet paper all around him. it's funny to see dignified Harry wrapped in TP! hee hee!

your costumes were great.

we love all of the prizes you won. you really made out!