A few weeks ago mum got an email from a very lovely lady. She told mum that she had come across my website whilst searching the Internet after her beloved Airedale Buster had died very suddenly aged 11. He had been out enjoying one of the first nice spring days of they year, chasing squirrels & playing with friends & a few hours later he had gone. As you can imagine, this was a terrible shock for his mum and dad who weren't aware there was anything wrong with him. It now seems he may have some underlying heart problems, but in true Airedale style he had lived life to the full regardless. His mum wrote to my mum to say that my photos & videos had really reminded her of Buster as we were so very similar & that finding my website and reading through it had given her some comfort after Buster died. Me & mum were so sad to hear about Buster but we felt good that we had helped make his mum feel a little bit better.
Here is a photo of Buster. Even though he didn't have a blog, he was evidently a super intelligent guy who enjoyed playing on the computer. I see he also liked his bandannas just like me!
Buster's mum told us that they began looking for a new Airedale to be part of their family. Buster's dad is German & he said he would like to call the new puppy after a character in a German film called "Die Blechtrommel" ("The Tin Drum") where the main character decides never to grow up - a lot of people say us Airedale remain puppies for ever! And the best bit is that the character is called Oskar! When Buster's mum heard this she told his dad about my website & they decided Oskar it had to be!
So friends, here is my new pal Oskar! This is while he was still at the breeder with some of his brothers & sisters. We think he is the one on the left. His breeder said he was king of the slide, deciding who could come up to play!
He went to his new home this past weekend & seems to be settling in well. His mum & my mum have been emailing each other lots discussing all things Airedale! He has obviously decided he likes his chicken toy a lot as that face definitely says "paws off, he's mine!". His breeder said he was the spitfire of the litter so I'm sure he is keeping mum & dad busy!
He's such a little cutie though. He looks quite a lot like Maggie's brother Mitch don't you think?
Look at the stash of toys he has already! Nice going little guy. Maybe his mum is hoping it will distract him from nibbling her. You all know how sharp our puppy teeth are. He is a regular little crocodale by all accounts, hehehe!I know we're going to be the best buddies ever. He lives in Denver, USA and the best thing is he's going to start his very own blog! I will let you know when it's up and running which should be very soon and I just know you'll all give him a warm welcome to our little community. It'll be nice that he has some other young boy Airedale puppy pals like Jaffa & Mitch to give him lots of advice!
We both come from big families. OsKar is the "red male" on this photo, obviously the best looking boy of the litter!And here I am with my band of brothers. I'm not sure which one I am but we're all pretty darned handsome!
We both like our crates. Something tells me osKar isn't going to be fitting in here for long though!OsKar has a cool dad to play with & get snuggles from.
And I think we all know about my obsession with them don't we? Anyway, moving on...
We both know the best position for a good old snooze after a hectic day of being an osKar/osCar the Airedale.