Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Million Paws and more...

Hey all

It's the Mongel Bear here.

This is me on the ferry on my way back from my holiday adventure with the cats on Riley and Bonnie's ranch at Merricks.

Here I am reflecting on the good times I had with my 2 human, 2 feline and 2 canine friends on the other side of the bay.

I was so glad to be reunited with my favourite pinkie though, I could have eaten him when I first saw him again (I get a bit that way sometimes)...

I love MY pinkie!

People say, we look alike, too...

What do you think?

I am happy when I am with him, he brings out the crazy side in me...

We make each other happy...

I feel how heart-breaking it is every time a pinkie-doggie relationship is ended because either one has had to pass on.

There has been a lot of that happening in our little community lately.

So here, for all of you out there who have lost a dear one this week, the week before or in the recent months, here is one of my special Mongel Bear Kisses, nice and juicy - MWAH!!

Did you feel that?

Well here are some happier news.

We've nearly raised $500 again for doggies in need.
Click here to go to our sponsor page and you can still donate if you are feeling generous.
We have had some very generous donations so far and are thankful for each one of them.
We are pleased to say that we have some very generous friends, all good-looking too!

This year's Million Paws Walk in Geelong was a great success.
Team Airedale was represented strongly with 15 Airedheads plus their pinkies.

Here we are, kerfuffling, about to get ready (more photos with the shitty shitty bang bang camera, sorry)...

There were soooooo many different smells...

It was great to see (and smell) everybody out and about.

Here we are posing at the front with our bestest friends, Max and Pekoe...

Once we left the start line, it was pretty hard to stick together as a team as paws and feet were rolling like an avalanche and some of us (we won't mention any names here) felt the urge to go potty there and then in midst of the stampede.

Anyway, here is Little Limpy hobbling along, all in the name of Dog...

Once we were through the finishing line we gathered to celebrate our proud achievement with drinks and nibbles for all.

There were lots of games and competitions and we even entered some.
Our pinkie went in for the "look like your pet" Lookalike competition. He actually went in with Inky while I was stretching my legs and they got called The Twins, ha! However, they didn't win anything of course because, quite frankly, I should have gone in with him.

Then there was the tricks competition. Inky went in with her "BANG (point your finger like a pistol at her) and play dead" but suffered from stage fright and stalled on Pinkie big time.
I did my trusted Roll Over and then the Kiss for mum.
But it was our Lili Lambert that stole the show with her Flop Drop, kazooming down with both paws on command. She got herself a harness, collar and some other cool things to show off with. Well done, Lila, we're proud of you!

Backstage we had little Bon Bon aka Bonnie...

She sure is one cute pupster and I had A LOT of fun with her on the ranch in Merricks (with the cats). And here is her brother Riles aka Riley...

Andy Lambert...

And my trusty ole self...

See the little heart I have dangling on my collar?
Aunty Marsy gave us those. It flashes so you can see us in the dark. Now, isn't that clever?!

With such an eventful day it is needless to say that we were all puckered out when we got home.

Little Miss Couch Potato assumed her normal position straight away...

While I curled up with my giraffe...

By the way, a lot of peeps have been asking about the Inky Pup. She is ok, thank you all for your concern. She is however somewhat three-legged. That fourth leggie of hers just won't function the way it used to. When she is lying down, the sick leggie often sticks up in the air. And when she gets up, she won't put any weight on it at all.

She is coming along for little walkies now but zoomies on the beach are still out of the question.

We heard that Sunshade had a similar fate and feel now that we should be more patient. But it's been so long....

Anyway, she has just finished her course of medication so we'll be off to the vets again shortly (with that cheque book in paw) to see what's next. We'll keep you updated.

We had Max and Pekoe stay with us again for a long weekend (they sadly got picked up today), so we'll update you on that in the next post.

Bye for now.



  1. Well Done guys! 'specially to Inky for doing it on 3 legs! We're planning to go on an Airedale Walk in September. We went last year and there were over 70 ADTs there. Finni didn't want to come home!
    You and your Pinkie DO look remarkably alike Molly.
    Nelly xx

  2. Thanks fur the pupdates!

    Khongrats on your pawesome akhkhomplishments!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  3. BowWowzer this was a fun-filled post. Lots of great photos. And Molls, you and I are soooo much alike. Our Daddy is my very favorite, crazy hooman in the world. When he is gone I miss him so much. He plays much rougher with me than the old gal,Mommy, does...& I like that! BTW you're mama can gazobble my neck any time!! BOL!! Glad to hear Inky's leg isn't bothering her so much. It's something that we all are prone to I guess. I was a bit gimp a few weeks ago, but am all better now.
    Smooches from pooches,
    Baby Rocket Dog

    Hi Molly and Inky! That walk for pooches was very good. We like to attend and support those walks here too!! WelshieHugs, Hootie

  4. Miss Molly,
    You and your pinkie are just too adorable! I can certainly tell how much you adore each other! I'm sorry that Inky's leg is taking so long to get better! I hope she'll get to join you on long walkies soon! mama's leg was infected and she had to have a teeny tiny surgery, so I know what it's like to have to "slow down" for the feeble-legged! Much love to all of you!!

  5. Molly you and your Pinkie Dad are total twinsies.I had a problem knowing which was what. Bet your pinkie wishes he could do the one ear up and one ear down trick too. That might win hima prize or two at the next fancy dress party.

    The Mongel bear kiss was really kind and thoughtful. if I stick my square head out can I have one from your twinnie just beacause?

    Wiry Love Eric xxxx

  6. We've been on a ferry before and it's oodles of fun!
    You and your pinkie are definitely twinsies, Molly!
    We think about Inky all the time and we hope very soon she'll regain complete use of her 4th leggie!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. miss molly,
    i just looove the pictures of you and your pinkie! ya'll totally look alike. teehee!
    thanks for telling us about the million paws walkie, even if you had to use the craptastic camera. i am way impressed that miss inky did the whole walkie with only 3 good leggies!
    please give her a huggle for me. i hope her leggie gets better soon. it's totally no funsies to have a gimpy leggie. :(
    the booker man

    pee s -- i just wanted to woof again how glad i am that ya'll are back!!

  8. Hello there!
    I am so thrilled that you decided to visit my blog because I just can't get enough Airedales in my life! I love your cute faces and your soft coats sooo much!
    I will read your latest blog post more carefully after completing my blog posts and I will comment more about it later!
    Thanks for visiting!

  9. Es ist schön, so bericht Grossen EINEN mit bildern so Vielen von Euch zu view. Danke!
    Die Ähnlichkeit von Molly und ihrem Papa ist lustig!
    Wir Hoffen, dass. Inky kahlen IGV 4. Bein Wieder richtig benutzen Kann.
    Mama fährt mit mir im Herbnst Auch zu Einem Grossen Airedale Treffen in den Schwarzwald. 40 Airedales Sind Schön gemeldet. Es Werden Bestimmt NOCH mehr.
    Liebe Grüße

  10. Hi Molly and Inky Pup!
    Nice to see your fur faces! What a lovely time you all had. Good job on your fund raiser, Bow Wow!

  11. Hi ya Inky and Molly
    Glad ya both had such a good time on the other side of the big bay.
    And the Million Paws Walkies too - good job raising all that money - you Dales rock!
    We bask in your awesomeness

    Miss Ellie and Baz

  12. Thank you for all your good vibes - they helped - Paddy should be coming home today!

    That was great fundraising walk you went on - it looks like everyone had a good time. Well done Inky for soldiering on - what a brave girl.

    You do look like your Pinky - can he lick his nose too?

    It looked like Airedale Heaven - Licks

  13. Inky and Molly
    Fiwst congwatulations on waising all that money to help pups you awe fantaboolous!!!!!!
    I'm sowwy that Inky's leggie is giving hew such twouble..i hope it'a not painful. I will continoo to cwoss my paws and pway fow hew to get back to being able to do zoomies.
    I think youw pinkie looks just like you (xept you'we even mowe bootiful)
    smoochie kisses

  14. Hi Inky and Molly,
    What a great post-the pictures transported me there! Congrats on your fund raising-you're giving Parental Unit and me ideas... :-)
    Yep, you do look like your Pinkie!
    Your buddy,

  15. Oops-Forgot to wish Inky speedy healing with her leg. Parental Unit is assuming you had it x-rayed, because the way you described it sticking out, reminded Parental Unit of her dear departed Wire-Fox's torn ACL knee ligament-surgery needed to replace...:-) But healed wonderfully until the other knee went out the next year...and that healed wonderfully and we had tons of happy years after that!

  16. What wonderful walk you had with so many friends!! Your pinkie and you (Molly) definitely have the father-dogter look going on there.

    Regarding Inky pup's leggie, have you had recent x-rays done?? Is she really still 3 legging it most of the time?? It took me a good 3-4 months before I was able to resume regular exercise. I used my leggies very fast both times out of the surgery at only 24 hours, but that's not the norm. Do you think you can get your pinkie to do some passive range of motion exercise with her to help with muscle tone. A pool may be very helpful too. I hope she gets better soon, I know what its like to be missing out on beach action!

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade


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