My girl and I have been gone for most of the weekend because of the fall fundraiser for Airedale Rescue ~ the Fall Aire AffAire. It was held yesterday, but my girl has been running around helping with last minute details for the last few days, and I'm ready for her to be home.
For the Aire AffAire we all met out at this big park. There was a picnic (thanks to all and sundry who snuck me hot dog pieces), silent & live auctions, and a few dog games. The main thing for me was the chance to see some of my Airebuds.
Here's Hercules (in the back) and I getting his dad all tied up in knots.
My girl was so caught up in spending her money and talking with the hoomans that I finally gnabbed the camera myself and made the rounds. Here's my buddy, Seger, looking all fit and ready for action. (He's the friend who was bitten by the copperhead at the beginning of the summer).
This is Sassy Bug, one of my fave Airegirls!
Here's Miss Loretta, another of my fave Airegirls. She is one sharp cookie ~ really knows how to accessorize. Do you like her Wilma Flintstone pearls?
Lorretta's so stinkin' cute I had to get in one more photo. (The pup in the back refused to give his name, so no photo credit for him).
This here is Sandy, a new fave Airegirl of mine. She was just adopted and met her new mama the day before the Aire AffAire. Isn't she a beauty? Her back right leg was injured when she was a wee puplet, and noone got any medical attention for her, so her knee joint fused together. Her hips are good, but she looks a little bit like a pirate with a peg leg when she walks. It doesn't slow her down a bit.
This is Heidi, another fave Airegirl. She has the softest ears... so I hear.
Here is a photograph of a very rare Airedale indeed ~ the Oreo Airedale. This particular Oreo Dale looks very similar to a Newfie Boy I've heard about, named Tank. He's the brother of Princess, from the Newfs of Hazard. A few folks actually believed our explanation about him being an Oreo Airedale. (Gullible hoomans). He was the hit of the Aire AffAire, though it seemed most of us male dales got a little territorial with such a big boy in our midst. No bloodshed. Just a little macho posturing. That's all.
And here is an actual rare type of Airedale ~ a black Airedale named Trina. She's a little over 3 years old, and until a few weeks ago, had never been around hoomans. She used to live on a breeding farm and spent most of her life in a cage, and is now living in a foster home with 2 other dales and a couple of crazy hoomans. She loves other pups and gets along great with them, but is still very shy and tentative around people. She's started letting hoomans pet her & scritch her ears and booty. She too, is now one of my fave Airegirls!
Here's a side shot of the Ebony Princess (as I like to call her).
I couldn't leave without giving you a close up of Trina the Ebony Princess' face. She's a real sweetpea!
Okay. Okay. So I have a few favorite Airegirls. Can you blame me? The male Dale population at the event is sorely under-represented here. My apologies to all of you.
I won't go into any details here (because I don't know any yet), but we had a heap of Airedales and other pups there, we raised some money for rescue, we got to play some silly games (one involved my girl putting a pair of boxer briefs on me and making me run in a relay... don't ask), and I got hot dogs. Not a bad day, all in all.
Hope all you pups and hammies had a great weekend.