We sure needed one hell of a nap.
The last few weeks have been action packed to say the least. Lets see, we had Winnie aka the Wintah Dog stay with us for a week,
then Max and Pekoe stayed over for a weekend (apparently it's hard to get all for of us into the one picture)
then we had our annual xmas picnic with the club
and last weekend we had Oscar, a new recruit, stay with us (photos of that adventure later).
Needless to say that we had numerous trips to the beach to entertain our guests and spent hours "mongreling-around" so to say we were exhausted would be a sheer understatement.
But boy, did we have some fun!
So back to our xmas party. We tried to head count, but gee it was hard, with so much black & tan flitzing around, it was just a blur most of the time.
There was 8 of us who traveled up from Geelong (about 2 hrs away from where the event was held in the beautiful Yarra Valley, at Dixon's Creek). When we got there, there was already a good presence of Aireheads in place, not to forget our hosts' own crew of 5, but by lunch time there was well over 30 Dales, we reckon they may have even been over 40! Pinkie was in heaven!
We love Bill & Sue's place, it's just perfect. There is heaps of room to roam around, they are near a national park so there is lots of wildlife to chase (yes!), and, get this, they have their own lake for us to swim in, get muddy feet and chase ducks! It truly is paradise over there!
First on the agenda was a treasure hunt around the lake. Santa had been busy hanging treats and biscuits off the trees and, you've guessed, we had to find them and gorge ourselves. No hard task for us!
Then we had a good romp around before it was time for the dress up parade.
The hosts' crew of original 4 (although there is now 5 with Chili, another Rescue Dale), made an appearance as the Wombat Bend (name of the property) Pack and dressed as a pack of cards. How clever! They of course, well-deservingly, came first with that idea (biggify).
Our pinkie and Max also participated...
And Max aka Santa Bear came 2nd (biggify)!
He even won an Airedale hand towel and a fridge magnet. Gosh, our pinkie was proud and couldn't stop saying, "I wish you two would cooperate more", indicating that we should have entered into the competition too. No way!
There was also a calendar fundraiser for Airedale Rescue that our Pinkie had organised...
And yes, if you'd like to purchase a copy, please be in touch.
Another gang of pinkies had made some terrific xmas stockings...
with heaps of treats, toys and bits and pieces in there
and all of the proceeds going to Airedale Rescue, too.
All up we raised a considerable amount of money so, well done Pinkies & supervising Dales!
We had noshed up all the edible contents of our xmas stockings by the next morning, desperately needing energy! We were simply comatose for a couple of days after, that's how much fun we had!
Gosh, it's an Airedale's life over here so if you ever feel like joining us, come on over! And we promise we'll have all the fun that muppets like us can have together!
Lots of love,
Inky & Molly