Hi everydog, kitty, hammie and hooman! Our new little brother is HERE! Our mom and Aunt Wendy went and got him, yesterday, from some place called Marietta. He had been transported by Airedale Rescue, yesterday, from South Carolina. He came to us with the name of Mick, but as you know, all our names need to start with a P. Mom wanted to call him Peetie like the dog that used to be on the Little Rascals, but Aunt Wendy didn't like that name. Aunt Wendy like the name Piper, but our dad kept calling him Pepper. Finally, last night, Mom made a decision and Dad agreed. His name is Captain High Pockets and we will call him Pockets. This is a tribute to Mom and Dad's very first Airedale who was named Pockets and it is also a reference to his height. He is WAY taller than either of us! His nose is at the perfect height for counter surfing and so far, he is doing a FINE job of it!
I, Poppy had a really big day, yesterday! First, Ezzy Rider came to visit and then Aunt Wendy gave me a much needed Aire-cut and a b-a-t-h! I wasn't too excited about either the Aire-cut or the bath, but I was a good girl anyway. Ezzy Rider stayed here with us while Mom and Aunt Wendy went to get Pockets. He fell asleep on Dad's lap and played with both of us. We were having a pawsome time until they came back with that giant baby brother for us. We welcomed him into our territory, but we remained somewhat cautious since he is so much bigger than we are and he sure is wiggly! He eats a ton and drinks water by the gallons! We think he is going to turn out to be a perfect Aire-boy, but right now, he is driving us crazy! He has played with almost every toy we own and he's had his big Aire-lips on practically everything in our house. Mom and Dad had forgotten how it is when you have to watch somedog constantly! It's coming back to them very quickly, though!
Pockets has the most bootiful eyes...they almost look like human eyes! If you click on the pictures of him, you can see his eyes up close. Also, he hasn't had his tail docked like we have so it is a lethal weapon. A lot of our European Aire-buddies have long tails like that since it is illegal to dock Airedale's tails anymore, over there. Some people think we should have it docked, but the jury is still out on that! We will make that decision later. I, Poppy had my tail docked one joint too long and, at first, Mom wanted to have it fixed, but it became part of my personality and they never had it done. We will have to see if Pockets' long tail causes any trouble before the decision is made.
Until next time...
Poppy & Penny (the confused Aire-girls) & Pockets (the wild child!)