Thursday, 6 November 2008


Hello there,

I thought you might all like to have seen why ma has been too busy recently to help us get any blogging done!

As you will see, the living room and hall have undergone major redecoration! They have both been working very hard to get it all done, and I think the end result is jolly nice. It certainly feels much cosier in there now.

Cassidy even got a posh new toy box, as ma deemed her old plastic crate not in keeping with the new "grown up" lounge. Young Cassidy has PROMISED not to chew it, and she's been true to her word so far....

The big round dining table has gone. It was always too big for this room really and awkward to fit anywhere. We donated it to a very nice family who were in need. They also took the old little sofa. We are glad they have gone to a nice family who had fallen on hard times.

The new table folds up to the size of a sideboard (one leaf of the table is up in the photo) and takes up much less space.

We've also got a new TV cabinet. And some rather groovy wallpaper, as you can see! Pa did all the wallpapering himself. He and ma shared the painting duties, and ma was in charge of accessorising! I was in charge of making muddy nose and paw prints on the patio windows, har har!

I have been getting used to walking on the previously scary wooden floors and I am now very confident on them, so we were able to take up all the old rugs which forever looked mess, and get one nice new rug. Notice who was quick to adopt it. And yes, posh new toy box with her toys in and that is a milk carton she's chewing!

And here's the super comfy new sofa! There is plenty of room for us (and ma and pa too I suppose!). And they even got a dark colour and had it treated with Scotch Guard so we could share it without making it messy too quickly. That's love I tell you. Yes, she's still playing with the milk carton...

The new rug is all bobbly but very comfortable. You can have a snooze and a massage all in one!

It's also good for posing on if you're so inclined. Can you see her beard is covered in red fluff from the rug. When ma first noticed she thought it was blood and was inspecting Cassidy's mouth and teeth looking for an injury until pa pointed out what it might be, har har!

The hall is still a work in progress, but it already looks bigger and brighter after painting and taking up the old rugs.

I still have my little hidey hole under the stairs, so I'm very happy about that!

I'll leave you with my favourite spot on the sofa!

Toodle pip,
Harry x


Gus said...

It looks lovely. All clean and bright and cozy. It will be so cheery later this winter when it goes all gloomy outside.


Gus said...

It looks lovely. All clean and bright and cozy. It will be so cheery later this winter when it goes all gloomy outside.


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Your redecorating looks very nice, Harry! We're glad you still have your hidey hole! Cassidy looks very comfy on the new rug! Your new couch is the perfect color to disguise Aire-hair!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Ferndoggle said...

The place looks GREAT! I love the color scheme. And thank goodness they left your hidey hole. I'm sure you need a space to get away from Cassidy!!


Meryl said...

You are so lucky to live in a house with such great wallpaper!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your home looks so beautifully bright and cheerful! We love the new look! We hope all the toys aren't red or you'll lose them on the rug!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Faya said...

Oh comme c'est beau ! Félicitations aux artistes ! Quel bon goût pour les couleurs c'est magnifique !
Bisous, Faya

Molly and Taffy said...

Your newly decorated rooms are so bright and cheerful Harry. A lot of hard work has gone into making them look so good. We are sure you kept an eye on all the proceedings! Love the new toy box.

Molly and Taffy

Peanut said...

since you still have your hidey hole it is all good. It looks very nice.

Lacy said...

w00f's Harry and Cassidy, me thinks the new room looks pawsome...cheery wallpaper...

b safe,

Deetz said...

Wow, the house looks great. Very comfy looking. My mum said she loves it. I would love to lay on that pillow under the stairs and hide...what a great hidy hole.
I just get so tickled when I see your photo at the top...Cassidy is smiling so large. lol

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Harry & Cassidy,
Your room looks pawtastic! And that red rug looks so great with your hair colors. Very good for picture taking, hehehe. We know how that remodeling/fix-it-up project stuff goes. Mama is just about done with her projects for the year. Then she can spend more time with us. Have a great week!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby & Sylvester

Mango said...

Your house looks so pretty! You dad is brave to do wallpaper. I like the little hidey spot under the stairs. Good place to ambush your peoples from.


Mango said...

You sure have been busy lately with all that babysitting. Yowsa. You look so cute all curled up in the laundry basket.

You don't have to share that bone, you know, even when you don't want to chew on it, let the little dude know whose boss.


Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow, your Mom and Dad did a FANTASTIC job with the redecorating! Love the cool wallpaper...and the rug, the sofa...well,pretty much everything! hehe!


Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Your house looks pawesome!
Your mom and dad have been doing a great job!
I like it a lot!
Kisses and hugs

Boo Casanova said...

that is SUPER NICE decoration!

wet wet licks


Arabella said...

Your new room looks lovely and bright and cheery. I love it!

Miss Ellie and Baz said...

Your ma and pa did a great all looks very nice and very clean.

You need to Airedale it a bit we thinks.......

Ellie and Bazzy

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! I love the walls! Your living room really got one good makeover!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Bernard Hinault Lilje said...

We love the bold is soooo great wallpaper has made a comeback ; )


Anonymous said...


Bogart said...

WOW! Fantastic job, everything looks so nice and coordinated!!!

Big Aire Kisses,

Koobuss said...

Hi Guys!!

Your home looks great!! I love the floors. Also, great choice of colors! Red is my favorite. Super job!!

Koobuss Kisses,

pee ess Cassidy sure has gotten big since I visited last. She sure is a cutie!!

Simba said...

Dropping by all the blogs to say hello. Hope you had a good weekend.

Simba x

Finni said...

Your Ma and Pa made a great job! Tho' we thought your house looked nice before too. That red rug was made for Airedales I think!

Finni xx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That looks beautiful. Job well done. Mom and Dad hope to get close to finishing their project over the holidays..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie


Wow it looks like a living room out of a magazine! Its great! That hidey hole looks like the perfect spot for napping.

Hercules said...

OMG!!! I love the new dig!!! It is really wonderful! We have hardwood floors and I LOVE them! I enjoy the coolness in the summer (& winter too)...

Wonderful job!!!

Love, Hercy

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh it looks just lovley!! and so cozy!!!! Love and kisses A+A

Clover said...

Oh it looks great in there! Your parents are great!
Can we hire your mom to do our place?!
Love Clover xo

William Tell said...

You home looks very nice and comfortable, and I love the hidey hole under the stairs. It would make a great place to ambush...!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

the 4 Bs said...

hi Harry & Cassidy, your decorating project looks really nice. we would love to take a nap on that new couch. it looks quite comfortable. those wood floors are pretty too. we have learned how to slide all over ours. it's party of our game when playing in the house.


Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

Well your mum and dad have been very busy you have a beautiful stylish room very modern i love your parents taste.
THE CARPET I THINK COULD BE A BIT TEMPTING FOR otto I think he would be tempted to nibble and pull on the threads.
A big thumbs up we love the new look.

Ludo the cool dude.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Harry,
The new look is real groovy! Mom loves the wallpaper and the lovely red that you have used to accessorize the place!
Ermmm.. mom wants to ask if you have managed to keep the lovely wooden floor scratch-free? She's having nightmares with the bedroom floor cos it's parquet and Hershey's left loads of scratches on it.

Stanley said...

Harry my BOY!

We LOVE the crazy wallpaper and everything else! The room looks so fresh and comfy. I'd like to test out that new rug and the couch!

We're going to catch up with what you and Miss Cassidy have been doing. Can't wait to see.

You are looking fine as ever, buddy. Have you had any snow yet? I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Winter is my fave time of the year!

Give some goob smooches to your mama and to Cassidy (and your dad too). Take some for yourself while you're at it.

Goober love,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Turkey Day...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh I do like the new walls, very stunning, love the big red flowers.

And the radiator covers, always wanted them.

Harry - are you turning into Lawrence Llellewyn Bowen by any chance?

love from Jeannie xx