The life and times of an English Airedale Terrier puppy

Monday, February 19, 2007

Poodle Pals

Firstly, I am so excited that I have been nominated for a "Cutest Video" FIDO award at Dogs with Blogs! It's for my "Snow Bunny" video. There are lots of great categories to vote for, so head on over & take a look. If you like my video, vote Oscar for an Oscar, erm I mean a FIDO!


I know I have mentioned my Poodle friends to you all before on my Blog. Their mum is Aunty Kim who did my grooming last weekend.

Now although I like all the Poodles a lot, Paddy, who is 2 weeks older than me, has always been a bit scared of me. It's probably nothing to do with the fact that I rugby tackled him to the floor & held him there the first time we met, right? Hmm...anyway, Paddy has always barked at me lots, bared his teeth & run to his mum or his Poodle brother or sister for back up whenever I've been around him. Mum & Aunty Kim were upset about this as they are really good friends & thought it was a shame that we are so close in age, live so near each other, yet didn't get on.

Well, Aunty Kim has been bringing Paddy to the same puppy class as me for a month or so now, so he has got used to seeing me there. When I went to get groomed last week, Paddy didn't do any barking at me, so mum & Aunty Kim decided to let us have a play date to see how we got on. They thought now that Paddy's more used to seeing me he might be calmer, and also now that I've lost my *ahem* " boy bits", he might see me as less of a threat.

So, initial contact was made. See what a big boy he is! I look a bit wary as he has a loud bark when he gets going.

So far so good. Paddy lines up for a good old butt sniff.

There's a Poodle on my bottom!

I decide to go in for a reciprocal sniff, but my timing really sucked! Pee pee alert!!

We had a play with the Kong, but neither of us was that interested as there was no food in it, boring.

I gave Paddy some tips on helping his mum & dad prune the garden shrubs.

When we were all played out we went to see what the others were doing. This is Daisy, Paddy's big sister. She is 7 years old. This is what she does 95% of the time, she's a proper lady of leisure. My dad loves Daisy a lot.

This is Jamie. He's a miniature Poodle & he's 15 years old. He has no time whatsoever for puppies, so I leave him to it, as for a little guy, he has a pretty mean growl. His eyes are all cloudy, but apart from that he's in pretty good shape for an old timer.

As Daisy & Jamie were being boring & snoozing, & the hoomans were all nattering, Paddy & I continued playing with a round of "bitey face game". Check out my gnashers!

A rare pause in play, and mum gets us to pose nicely. It's blurry as she turned the flash off to prevent "devil dog" eyes.

I was soooooooo tired by the end of the afternoon, but Paddy looks like he's got lots more play in him. Go Paddy!

I am so glad that Paddy has realised that I'm not a scary Airedale Terror, and I reckon we're going to have some great fun together!

Oscar x


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Oscar,
That is so nice that you & Paddy can play now. You'll get to have lots of play dates. Aunty Kim sure has lovely Poodles. BTW, did the pee pee hit your head? hehehehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Chelsea said...

You keep some FINE company there Oscar.
Us poodles make great friends and are charming, beautiful and proper. But, you already know that.

Joe Stains said...

Those poodles are funny, I think I need a perm so I can look as cool as you guys!

Suki said...

Wow, look at all that curly fur! I'm glad you're getting along, but I must say you are the more masculine one (even without your "boy bits"). I mean, c', a strong, buff Airedale or a Poodle? You could take him, Oscar :)
Puggy kisses! xoxo

Bogart said...

Very cool Oscar! When I was little some people thought that I was a poodle... silly people. But I used to play with a really nice poodle when I went to the dog park, they're very cool dogs!

I really like the "lady of leisure" photo. Reminds me of my cats.


Simba said...

Thats a bit fluffly poodle. Lot of sniffing going on there.

Simba xx

Boo said...

oh oscar, paddy is BIG! i have never seen such big poodle here before coz all the poodles are miniature size. in fact, i have no seen real big dogs before. most dogs here are miniature.

i'm glad you two get along well this round. paddy can really be your play mate.

wet wet licks


Faya said...

Oh un caniche géant. Ici on en voit plus beaucoup. Mais plus que les airedales quand même. J'espère que tu pourras bien jouer avec, il a l'air cool. Bisous

Maggie said...

Lucky you Oscar! It's always nice to have friends over! My mom is ooohhhhhhing and ahhhhhhhhhing over your mom's gardens!

Love ya lots,

Hammer said...

Hi Oscar

I'm really pleased you are getting on with the poodles. Us dogs usually sort stuff out easily.

Rose tried to bite my head off last nite when I walked past her to get one of our toys. The real reason is she is so jealous of me. She has had a hard life and she doesn't understand just how much my mum loves her. She is feeling threatened by me for no reason. Mum is making more of a fuss of Rose than ever, and also me, and Hobson.

Oscar Airedale said...

Butchy & Snickers - I just about avoided the pee pee, phew!

Chelsea - Poodles are the coolest (after Airedales of course XXX)

Joe - All I can picture now is you with a curly perm, hahahaha

Suki - Thanks for the vote of confidence!

Bogart - I can't imagine how an Airedale pup could ever look like a poodle, stoopid hoomans

Simba - It was a butt sniffathon

Boo - Yeah, we're going to be two bad boys of the 'hood together!

Faya - Oui, il est vraiment géant! Je suis très heureux qu'il veut être amis

Maggie - But you see how both our mean mum's fenced off the lawn? Your garden is way cooler

Hammer - I hope Rose will soon learn that you mum has more than enough love to go around.

Oscar x

Marvin The Dog said...

OOOOOOOOH! your poodle friends are so so so adorable!

lovely pictures again Oscar and congrats on your nomination!

love and licks Marv xxxx

Jackson said...

Hey Oscar, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm going to link to you, hope that's OK? From a fellow handsome dude, Jackson x

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Handsome,
Of course we voted for you!!! Your my honey!!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Snickers & Butchy

Fu Fu said...

Hey Oscar... I hope you get that Oscar. Paddy looks nice.. Do you like to play with him?

~ fufu

Joe Stains said...


Nugget said...

Hi Oscar, I am glad to hear you are getting along with Paddy. Looks like you had a great day!

Oscar Airedale said...

Marvin - Thanks, well done on your "Featured Blog" too!

Jackson - I've linked you up too. You are VERY handsome

Snickers - Thanks, blush blush

Fufu - Yeah, I am going to have such a great summer playing with Paddy

Tanner - Wasssuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup

Nugget - It was a fab day, but very tiring!

Oscar x

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hey Oscar,

It is great to hear that Paddy is begining to like you and befriend you. Isnt it fun to have playmates?

Boy n Baby

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