I would like to meet Snowden. I never rode on a chair lift or a snowmobile but I rode on a golf cart. It was fun. Maybe my mum will show you photos one of these days. I hope you are happy and havin' fun. --from Hannah.
My mum found this book about an Airedale on the internet.
She tried to find it at the library but they didn't have it. She has to read it online or print it out to read it. She didn't do either but she might.
She browsed through it and liked the photos. Here are two.
He looks like he's having a great adventure, don't you think? And I know from the drawing at the end of the book that the Airedale really is a hero, but I don't know why. I hope my mum will read the book and then tell me the story. I think all Airedales are heroes - sometimes for big reasons and sometimes for little ones. Maybe you would like to read A Gentleman from France at Internet Archive. --from Hannah.
My mum thinks this is a great photograph of my nose. She likes my nose because it is big and black and shiny. She likes that I sneeze three times every morning. My mum is
sometimes strange. But I like that she kisses me on the top of my
muzzle behind my nose just before I eat every meal. We love each other. --Hannah.
My mum found Stanley in a book called Make! by Cath Kidston. Maybe he's not an Airedale but I'm an Airedale and he looks like me so I think he is. (Except I'm black & tan, not brown & tan.)
In the book it shows you how to make him into a pillow -- well, er -- put
him on a pillow. I think he would be better on a bag and then he
could travel with me and I could carry all my things in the bag.
It tells you where to find the template of Stanley.
There are two templates. The first one is the one at the top of this post and the second one is like this:
Wouldn't three Stanleys be fun? We could play and play -- if they were real. But they might get their names confused.
My mum found this cute little video of an Airedale puppy goin' on an adventure by herself. You should watch it but you have to go to the link because my mum couldn't put the real video here on our blog. Just click here -- right here where the print is a different color -- to see the video on MSN. I think my mum should get me an Airedale puppy. I would take her to my sister's farm where there are two goats and we would play and explore. But we wouldn't need the goat to lead us home because I would do that. That's all for now. Bye. --from Hannah. http://msnvideo.msn.com/?videoid=396e7649-ca4d-4e34-9869-c5f074c9cc41&src=v5:share:sharepermalink:uuids&from=sharepermalink
These are photos of my nephew and me. He's 15 months old now and came to visit with his mom for a few days. It was interesting having a boy my size around. Well, he's a shorty so maybe I am still taller than him....
Here we are looking out the door together. Mum forgot to put the flash on so she got these photos that're sort of shadowy.
Here I am looking out the door and Mali is petting me. He was very gentle to me and I was pretty gentle to him, too. Mum said I have to be very careful around him because he's a new walker. He likes to hold little things and really liked my tags but my mum wouldn't let him have them.
My sister was afraid I'd be jealous of him but I wasn't. I just made sure Mum didn't forget me and that I'm her best girl.
They are coming to visit again for Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to turkey then! How about you?
Some of you may know that my mum is interested in family history. She looks at old census records a lot trying to find her ancestors. In case you didn't know, a census is a like counting off except you put your name and age and some other information. They ask information like name, age, birthplace, occupation, whether married and number of children. It's only for people but Mr. Little, a man in England in 1911, decided he wanted to include his dog, Roger. (You can click on the picture if you want to see it bigger.)
The people in the Little family are on lines 1-4. Then, on line 9, Mr. Little wrote, "Incidentally, we have an Airedale Terrier. I don't know whether particulars are required, but in case you want them here they are."
On line 11, he wrote Roger's information:
He was 5 years old and had more than 100 children. His occupation was watchdog, he was self-employed, and he looked after the house both inside and outside. He was born in Keighley, Yorkshire.
Isn't it perfect that he was born in Yorkshire because Airedales started in Yorkshire!
I wish my mum would put me on a census so people would know about me in 100 years.
My mum goes nuts over paper Airedales. She has a huge collection of 'em she keeps in a book. I told her she should start posting her paper 'dales because I still don't like being in pictures (just sometimes I let her take one).
She found this one in Sunday's newspaper. It was part of an advertisement for Pet Cancer Awareness. She's sure that puppy is an Airedale. I think it is, too, because we Airedales are the biggest terriers (we're the King of Terriers, or in my case, the Queen, you know) and that puppy is way bigger than that cat.
So maybe I'll persuade my mum to keep on posting her paper 'dales. (As much as she loves her paper 'dales, she loves me lots, lots, lots more than them.)
I love my mum, too. For Mother's Day I let her play with my favorite toy for two minutes. Bye for now, from Hannah .
My nephew, Malachi - or Mali for short, came to visit for a few days. He sits up now so he didn't have to lean against me or lay on me and he didn't want to ride me this time, either.
My mum says I look like a towser in this photo. Her dad used to call dogs who looked a little unkempt towsers. I don't think I look so bad just because my hair's grown a little long. My mum clips me in the breezeway and it's too cold for a clip right now - both for her to clip and for me to have so little hair in this cold weather.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and got all the presents you wanted. I hope you get lots of nice things in the new year, too. Happy New Year.