Friday 6 November 2009

we're home!

Hooray hooray hooray!

We are home - she did come back for us.
As soon as I got home I ran around the house for a sniff and a look to make sure everything was where I left it - especially all my toys.
Then I went out the back and checked my yard - yep all good out there as well.
But geez the grass is long!

Then I went and joined old Miss Ellie on the big bed for a giant sleepies.

Being in jail is tiring. But I did get to play with some other big doggies.
We ran - well I chased them and harrased them until they ran, then I ran after them some more!

But I am so glad to be home now.

Mum says Old Miss Ellie and I are just big sooks and that kennels are not like jail at all.

But it was my first time EVER!

Take a look at where we stayed -

Granite Hill Boarding Kennels offer 5 Star accommodation for your dog, located in Tynong, just 50 minutes drive from Melbourne CBD.

Mum knows Annette (she breeds Jack Russells and has Welsh Terriers) and Annette and all the girls sure took good care of us.
But it is not the same as being at home.

Mum says I am a big boy now. Woo hoo!


ps - our daddy is coming home for the weekend! Yay - we haven't seen daddy in weeks and weeks!

Tuesday 3 November 2009

In jail

Help us, help us, we need to escape!

We are in jail.....we don't even know why???

Mum left us here more than a week ago. Is she coming back?
Our daddy has been gone for ages, and now mum has left us too.

We all drove out to this place called Granite Hill.
I (Miss Ellie) vaguely remember being here a long, long time ago with my sissy Harley.
I didn't like it then, and I don't like it now!

Bazzy has been very brave (he didn't even realise mum had gone - he was far to excited seeing all the other doggies already in jail) He is such a silly little boy!

Will she come back soon?

I want to go home to the big bed.

Miss Ellie

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Uh oh Ellie is in the Dog House

Naughty big sissie is in BIG trouble!

She ripped up her bed on Sunday night, mum walked into the bedroom and found such a mess. Ellie and I just watched as mum cleaned it all up.

Then about an hour later, mum and I were in the lounge and we heard some noises coming from the bedroom, so we both ran down there, and whammo - we caught Ellie red handed - or should that be red-pawwed. Caught in the act.

So mum yelled at the old girl and she scurried off to the back door and out into her kennel, where she hid for a while.

I went back to the bedroom to check on the mess. Oh boy, it was even worse than the first time!
Of course I lay on the floor, smack bang in the middle of all the foam. So when mum came back in she yelled at me too. I ran off and hid, I don't like it when mum yells at me - she's scary!
Doesn't she know that I am a Sensative New Age Aireboy?

So poor mum had to clean up the mess for a second time.

And do you want to know something funny?
Old Ellie tried it again last night, but mum heard her thrashing the bed around and caught her before she ripped it.
Needless to say, old Miss Ellie spent the night locked out of the bedrooms.

Ha ha, silly old goat sissy is.

She needs to be a good Dale - just like me!


Friday 23 October 2009

Mum won a prize!

Wow oh wow, look at what our mum WON !!!!!
Our mum bought tickets in the ATRA Quilting Bee Raffle and won this beautiful quilt called 'For the Love of Chloe'.
It was the runner up prize in the raffle.
Isn't it just pawesome?

Our mum let us give it a good sniffing all over when she brought it home. It smells like it comes form somewhere that has Dales?
So we certainly gave it a good sniff.

Of course stoopid Bazzy tried to bite it and mum said NO BAZZY.
He sooks it up a treat if mum yells at him - the big baby.

Anyway, so now this beautiful quilt is hanging on the wall in our family room at home.

Mum loves it and we love it too.

Thanks to everyone involved in the quilting bee. It is all for such a great cause - Airedale Rescue!

Mum says some Australian lady friends of hers are plotting for an Aussie version quilt! Look out for that one ha ha.

Mum won't be involved because she can't draw or sew.

I'm sure it will be a beauty though!


Miss Ellie

Sunday 6 September 2009

Baz the Saint

Today I helped mum barrack for her team in the football.
My mum just loves footy, and barracks for a team called St Kilda.
Mum's whole family all barrack for St.Kilda, and today the Saints played in a finals match and WON !!!!! Yay!
Mum was very happy, and now her team get a rest next week then go straight into the Preliminary final to see who plays in the Grand Final. AWESOME !

Do you think I look handsome in my Members Scarf?
Mum tried to get me to wear her cap, but I wasn't having anything on my heads - no way!

There were lots of pinkies at the football today - 84,000. That is sooooo many people!
Mum was sad she couldn't go to the game, but it is Father's Day here and we all went to nanna's place to see dad's daddy!
So we got to play with the stupid poodles again.
All this footy stuff was a bit tiring though, so I needed a bit of a rest up on the couch when we got home.

Lucky the footy was on tv. At least mum could see the game.
She scared the crap outta me every time she cheered and clapped or yelled at the tv though.

Strange pinkie behaviour indeed. If Ellie or I bark at the tv, the pinkies tell us to be quiet!

Oh well, 2 weeks before I will have to help mum support her team again.
I better practice my footy skills!

Bazzy the Big Boy.

Thursday 3 September 2009

Ruffey Lake Park picnic

Wooooooo hooooooo.......what a fun day I had!
Mum and I had a girls day out, no dad, and no Bazzy! Yay, just me and mum!
Sunday was the Airedale Club picnic at Ruffey Lake Park.
Baz didn't come because he hurt his leg chasing the stoopid poodles at nanna's house on Saturday.
Baz has no brakes when he is running downhill too fast and he had a bit of a crash landing - ouch!
He is such a silly young thing!

Anyway, mum and I went and met up with 19 other gorgeous Airedales and had a lovely time.
Here we are lined up and smiling for the camera - notice who is out front lying in a perfect drop stay?????? ME.....who else!

These two handsome fellows are my friends Cooper (the US Dale) and Fergus, who it turns out could be related to me. They are both Rescue Dales.
And this is our good friend Sam, he is also a Rescue Dale and a lovely old boy, he is just like me and wishes his little brother Mr P would just bugger off and leave him in peace.
Mr P and Baz are SO alike!
Oh and at the mention of the Airedorable Mr Perriwinkle - here he is.
This Aireboy is forever smiling. My mum just loves him to bits, and says he is alot like Bazzy.
Well she could be right, because they are both bratty little Aireboys!
Oooooh and check out this darling little Airegirl. She belongs to Di Barclay from YorkPark Kennels (where Baz and I are from).
Her name is Charley and she is already winning ribbons in the Show Ring - Best Puppy this year at our Club Show! Well done to a sweet little Airepup.

Miss Betty, With her fine beard!
What a beard to be proud of!
I want one like that, but mum keeps mine short....something about too much mess????

Another little YorkPark Airegirl, she is just a wee baby this one. Felicity cuddled her all day - much to Oscar's disgust. I think he was just a bit jealous, his mum was sharing cuddles.

Oh and meet my newest friend George. He is from Planet Airedale, like us.
His mum Cara just joined our Club too. Now he is a nice Aireboy (see Baz, Aireboys can be nice!)

Look at me, sprawled out on the nice grass, just having a bit of a lie down after all the social sniffing and other Airedale greetings.

Mum can't remember this Dales name (well she is getting on in years now y'know) but he was soooo fluffy. And nicely brushed ha ha.
Some of the Dales went for a play off lead - not me. Mum says I have recall deafness. But I really just want to go and check out what's way over there...........see mum, I can't hear you.....

After lunch there was a big walkies around the lake. Some off lead and some on. You can tell who the good Dales are can't you?

Some Dales even decided a swim was in order. Brrrr what were they thinking?
Don't they know it is winter and the water is cold?

The old Aireboy in the red bandanna is Chester - he is 11 and another Rescue. very sweet.
Yes a bit of a romp, a bit of chase me, chase you, and see who can sniff the most butts!

Looks like someone found something worth a closer look......I wonder what it was? Whatever it was they came out empty handed!

Gently wading in, just to check that it isn't too cold..........nah, it's ok.

We even met some non Airedale friends on our walkies. Time to say hello!

It really was a lovely day out, made even better by not having Baz annoying me.

This is our friend Felicity's mum, she is holding Oscar. He is a great Aireboy too!

Here are some of the boys.......Oscar, Jack and Curly.

Well, I must say we all had a nice lunch, some great fun, and a social romp. The pinkies held a raffle (mum donated some really cool Airedale stuff) and we raised $234 for our Club.
Julie had some nice stuff on sale too, so mum brought some Christmas Cards and notepaper.
Mum enjoying all the blah blah blah with the other pinkies. i wandered off and had a lie down once I had enough and just let her do her thing. Eventually she put me in the car and i slept all the way home.
The big bed was the first port of call - time for a sleepies.
Miss Ellie - the society queen of the ATCV (ha ha)

Sunday 23 August 2009

Calling all Aussie Dales

Calling all Aussie Airedales.

Hmmm maybe that should be calling all Victorian Airedales?

Or really it should be calling all Melbourne Airedales -yes that is better.

The Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria is having a picnic day next Sunday August 30th
at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster.
Starting at 12 noon.
There are bbq facilities (byo everything) and there will be club merchandise for sale and a raffle and after lunch a big walkies around the lake with all the Dales.

So if you are not doing anything - COME ALONG.

It would be great to see more Dales!

We will be there - with our mum.

Hope to see some of you???

Ellie and Baz.

Sunday 16 August 2009

Strange smells

Hi everyone,
Well mum has been home with us for a while now cause she has had a bad cough, a thing called bronchitis actually.
But today she disappeared ALL day and when she finally came home, she smelled of another doggie!
Now this is not so unusual, mum often smells of other doggies, but this smell was different.
It was the smell of a new puppy!
Now she certainly didn't bring any puppy home with her, so where did she get the smell from then???

Turns out that mum went for a drive with Brooke, out to a place called Romsey, right across the other side of town and out into the country side (she didn't take us with her for a ride????)
When they got there mum met a puppy named Benson J Puppypaws.
It seems Mr Puppypaws is gonna live with Greg and Brooke.
So mum got to cuddle him all the way home.
She says he is a sweet little puppy (even if he isn't an Airedale!) and that she hopes Opy is nice to him.
Opy was very good when they were first introduced, so hopefully the old Gruffpuppy will take a liking to the little bundle of puppyness and allow him to jump all over her.

Hmm Miss Ellie remembers when I did this to her - she did a fair amount of growling at me - actually she still does! But we be best buddies now.
Miss Ellie taught me how to be a good Aireboy!
Anyway, so when mum finally came home, my big black Aireboy nose went into overdrive.
Sniff sniff sniff ALL over my mum.
Hey, who is that puppy smell mum? Let me get another whiff!

Mum says Miss Ellie and i will get to play with Benson J Puppypaws - I can't wait.
Finally someone young to romp with and wrestle with - wooo hooooo!

There has also been some other strange goings on at our place lately too!
Mum and dad keep talking of this place called Perth. A lot!
now mum has told us that daddy is leaving us to go and live there. Oh nooooooooooooooo!

BUT we are going too, not all at the same time, but once daddy finds us a house in Perth, mum Ellie and I are going over to live there too.
It means that Miss Ellie and I have to fly in a great big aeroplane.
not sure that I like the sound of that.
Mum says I will have to be a big brave Aireboy.

So the pinkies are gonna be really busy now getting sorted and packed to move across to the opposite side of the country.

We hope we like it there? Mum and dad have been there already, but Ellie and I will know no other doggies.
Although mum tells us there are definatley Airedales in Perth, so we will have to track them down for play dates!

So much to do in so little time arghhhh.
I have to pack all my toys and blankies, and food and toys and sticks and toys and bones and toys....oh I don't know where to start.
Ellie better come and help me!

Daddy leaves in October, but we won't go until after Christmas.
hey mum, when is Christmas?

See ya :)


Tuesday 11 August 2009

The Name Game

hey everyone
We decided we are gonna play the Name Game too.
Miss Ellie fot her name because mum wanted a little girly Dale and had a list of girly names, but narrowed it down to Lilly or Ellie.
On her AKC papers her name is AliOnARole. The breeder thought mum was calling her Ali not Ellie.

Now my name is another story.

As most of you know I came along right after Harley crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Harley was my great grandma, and I was born 4 days after she died.
Her full name was Harley IsaStar.
Mum wanted a name that had a connection to Harley somehow.
But mum and dad never called Harley by her name - she was always called Bear.
This is because she was always so affectionate with mum and loved to cuddle.

So while mum and dad were waiting for me to grow into a big strong Aireboy so they could bring me home, they started looking for a name.

Mum comes from an Irish background and decided she would like a Gaelic name, so she started researching boys names.
She chose the name Bearach (because it had bear in it lol).
So my name is full name Bearach StaShine.
Mum also wanted to keep the 'star' connection as it goes back to Ellie and Harley's mum whose name was IceAStar.
And my dad Elton is also Elton IsAStar too.

But the translation of the Gaelic "Bearach" into English is "Barry".
Now in Australia any man named Barry gets nicknamed Baz.
So that is why my name is "BAZ".

Cool huh?

Love ya
Bazzy & Ellie.

Thursday 6 August 2009

Uh oh, Ellie what have you done?

Uh-oh, look what mum and dad found in their bedroom!
It looked like it had been snowing in there, but it was naughty old sissie.
She has a habit of playing 'shake and kill' with her bed. Mum says this is the 4th time in about 6 weeks old cranky pants Ellie has ripped her bed up.

Ellie came down to the lounge all puffing and panting, and dad wondered what is that stuff all over her back?
So he went up to the bedroom, Ellie had been asleep on the big bed for a while. And this is what he found.
Of course Ellie and I followed him and then romped around in the mess playing a good game of bitey face.
See it looks just liked snow - well except it was all different colours.
Mum wasn't very pleased because she says it is a bitch to clean up the mess.
Look at me sitting amongst Ellie's mayhem, like the good little Aireboy that I am, ha ha

The other exciting event to take place at our house is.........silly old Miss Ellie has FINALLY discovered the joys of sleeping on the couch.
Well it's about time silly old girl!
I have enjoyed the big blue couch since I was a wee puppy. There is nothing better than lounging around on the couch with my head resting on either mum or dad's lap.
And of course they just love it, and say, "oh you are such a good boy Bazzy"
Man do I lap it up - I rather like a bit of attention!

So this has become our new nightly habit - dinner, then a little nap on the big blue couch, then we start getting a bit restless because we know it is then time for our walkies.

Of course now the pinkies give old cranky pants Ellie lots of attention too. She doesn't lap it up like I do, but she is learning that it is nice to be up with the whole pack.
I even caught her resting her head on a cushion - just like I do!
Talk about making yourself comfy!
Life is good for us Airedales!
Bazzy XX

p.s: mum has been checking in on Brooke, just to make sure they are doing ok.
We are very sad for Charlie, but he is playing with Harley girl now.
Mum gave him a big kiss goodbye from all of us.
Shine on Charlie - The Big Dog.

Saturday 1 August 2009


Hey everyone,
Guess what ????
We got a very very special delivery from the Postman,
addressed especially to US!
Not to the pinkies like most mail, but to US - me and Ellie!
How positively PAWESOME is that I ask?
See, here is the box.

Mum put the special Aire delivery on the floor so that I could check it right out and see that it was addressed to us Airedale's of the house.

Big sissie Ellie and I had a good look and a very good sniff.
Something about this special box smelt verrrrrrrrrry nice indeed!

Then mum took it off us and opened it....and look what was in there!
Bikkies, and not just any bikkies either, AIREDALE bikkies.
Whoa how brilliant do they look?
They were packaged up in nice little baggies, with Airedale lables telling us all about how good these special bikkies are. No need to tell us how good they are, we can see they are Brilliant!
And guess who made them??????
Our good Dale friends Inky and Molly's pinkie!
Woooooo hooooooo, she ROCKS.
Check out the lable, it says "Inky and Molly's Survival Pack".
Now isn't that just what every Airedale needs?
I mean what else could compare to our very own Survival Pack?
And take a look at these beautiful bikkies - they are shaped like Dales too. Almost too good to eat! (well I did say almost ha ha)
There are even special pusskie shaped bikkies, and for those of us Dales that just loooooovvvvveeee to chase pusskies, these are a real treat!
So here are the contents of one bag of bikkies....see how many there are? That will be a very special snack indeed.

So eventually after our silly pinkie finished taking photos of these wonderful bikkies, we actually got to try them and whoa are they yummy.
Fully organic and made with the most delicious ingredients Inky and Molly's pinkie could find.
Old Miss Ellie didn't even leave any crumbs for me!

Now look at that smile of true happiness on my gorgeous face (well I get told I am gorgeous so often that it just has to be true!)

So we just want to say a very special thank you to Elfie, Inky and Molly's pinkie for her wonderful efforts.
The Airedale bikkies were home baked and sold to raise funds for Airedale Rescue in Australia, with all proceeds going to the Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria.
Well done Inky, Molly and pinkies and to everyone that helped out.
We believe that hundreds of dollars $$$$$ have been raised already.
Great job!
So I can go to sleep tonight dreaming of more of these delicious treats that hopefully mum will let Ellie and I have more of tomorrow!
Cheers everyone
Love Baz.

Sunday 12 July 2009

Big day out in the Bush

Hey blogging buddies, it's sure been a while since we updated our blog. We have had a word to our mum and told her to lift her game.

We had an AWESOME day today.

Today was the Bush Picnic for the Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria. Our mum is on the committee now and so we get to go to all the events.

Today we packed up the car and headed out to Old Iron Park in St Andrews.

You might remember the really terrible bush fires that we had here way back in February, well Old Iron Park burnt to the ground and the Sorraghan family only just made it out alive with their 11 Airedales and a litter of Dale pups.

But we all headed over to their place today to see the smazing landscape of burnt out bush that is slowly starting to regenerate.

Ron and Anne are living in a converted shed while the big clean was taking place and now they can start to rebuild.

This is me - Bazzy - checking out the bush tracks on the property.

Here are some of our Dales friends trying to score a bit of sausage from the bbq lunch.

Look at this pretty little Airegirl.....awwwwww she was a sweetie!

And here is Old Miss Ellie saying hello to some of the Old Iron Dales that were in their Dale pen.

We were all running around off lead, and we were very well behaved (of course we are Airedales after all). We all said hello to each other with the traditional greeting "here let me sniff your butt!"

This is Old Iron's little Airepup - cute or what!

We took a bit of a run down the drive, it was a great game of chasey, that's my cute butt at the end there!

This is the Old Iron Airedale at the gate to the property - awesome huh?

Here are some of us, just hanging around the pinkies hoping for a bit of bbq.

I was a happy Aireboy, that's for sure.

And Old Miss Ellie too, she had the time of her life. Mum was concerned about how she would go, she had had another seizure just last month, not as bad as the one last December, but mum thought it might be too big a day for her - but she went really well.

She just trotted around at her own pace, said hello to everyone, then just wandered around checking the place out. She was pretty happy.

Notice she has her Planet Airedale bandanna on? Snazzy sissy - snazzy. I had one too (Harley's old one) but I managed to get it off before we were even out of the car!

So we were two very tired Dales by the end of the afternoon, and slept nearly the whole way home - but gee we had a blast!

Thanks to Ron and Anne for letting us run amok at their place.

Thanks to all the other Airedales that played with us and ran with us.

Thanks to all the pinkies for making it all happen!

Special Airedale Days Out rock!

See ya real soon