The life and times of an English Airedale Terrier puppy

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

My Friend Archie

I'll tell you more about Archie in a minute, but I wanted to share something with you first. I don't know about you, but I made even more bloggy buddies at the DWB pawty at the weekend. Now mum & I just love keeping up with all of your news, but looking through the blogs was taking longer & longer. I was getting worried that I was going to start losing out on some serious walking, eating or napping time, but then I discovered the best thing ever - Bloglines! Maybe I am a little slow on the uptake and you guys are all already using this site or others like it, but for those that aren't very computer savvy (like me - I never understand Boo's "Geeky Guides"!), I thought I'd let you know. It basically allows you to subscribe to blogs & web pages that you like to visit, & alerts you when they are updated. So no more having to check thorough all my friend's blogs to see if they've been updated, you can just visit the ones with new posts when you check your Bloglines alerts. There's a little programme you download which gives you a little icon on your computer toolbar to let you know how many new blog entries there are. Fantastic! If you haven't tried it yet I would highly recommend it. This means none of you have any excuse for not knowing any of your bloggy buddies latest news anymore, hehehe! I have added a button on my left hand toolbar which will allow you to subscribe to my blog. So...what are you waiting for?!

Anyhow, let me tell you about my new Airefriend Archie. You may remember that back in February I went to my Airedale Club's show. While I was there I met lots of new friends, some of whom I saw at the grooming class the other weekend (yeah, all those boys who wanted to hump me...). Anyhow, at the show I met a cute little pupster called Archie. We got on really well & mum enjoyed chatting with Archie's mum & dad so they have been emailing each other since then.

This is about the best shot either mum or Archie's parents could get of him at the show as all he wanted to do was play fight. He was the best fun!

Here's a slightly better shot of him. He was asking me how to score more treats from his mum & dad, so I told him to sit or lie nicely & do the "I'm a starving Airedale" look. Works like a charm for me anyway!

Looks like I taught my new friend well judging by the latest photos mum received! Work that pathetic look Archie! Isn't he just a cutie pie ball of fuzz? Unlike most UK Airedales, he has an undocked tail. Docking became illegal for certain breeds in England on 6th April this year. Maybe we'll see more 'Dales with tails, like my beautiful Faya.


Archie went to the grooming class the previous month to me. He wasn't very pleased that they stripped his ear fur back really short, but I think he still looks a handsome chap, & the good thing about hair is that it soon grows back! As you can see, he still has a puppy coat, which is why his black coat extends down his legs. It will turn more tan as he gets older as mine has done.

I sent Archie a red polka dot bandanna like mine recently so he can be a Bandanna Man too! We are meeting up on May 20th for our club walk, so we will look very dapper together in our bandannas. I can't wait to see him again. We couldn't really play properly at the show as we had to stay on our leads both inside & outside the hall. This time I hope we can have a proper romp & some decent "bitey face game" fun. Hopefully a lot of my other Airedale friends are also going along. It should be a great day out!

Licks

Oscar x

26 comments:

Marvin The Dog said...

Wow, thanks for the advice on Bloglines, Oscar!

Jeannie and I were starting to find it all very time consuming (but fun of course!) - this is a great idea.

We will give it a try!

Blogging should be fun shouldn't it?

ps You are in my Wednesday Tail Wag today - in honour of the Brits!

love and many licks, Marv xxxxx

Simba said...

We'll try out blog lines, sounds like a great idea.

Simba xx

Boo said...

ah oscar, how old is archie? his coat is really dark as you mentioned. i thought all airedale comes with short tail but i was wrong!

wet wet licks

Boo

Faya said...

Hé Oscar chéri merci pour le conseil ! Je vais essayer de le faire mais tu sais Véronique n'est pas très douée en informatique... A part ça ton copain à l'air sympa mais pas aussi beau que toi ! Big Bisous, ta Faya

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Wow is that what my tail would look like too? So long!

Bloglines tip from Mommy - do not show updates.

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Tadpole said...

Archie is so cute! I bet you guys will have a blast when you FINALLY get to play like you should! :-) I've never seen a 'Dale with a tail! It's so long and fluffy!

Maggie said...

We are subscribed to bloglines and it's very helpful not having to click on all the blogs just too see if they've been updated! It gives you more time to check out new ones! I highly recommend it too Oscar!
Your friend Archie is a real cutie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Peanut said...

Thanks for the advice on bloglines. I had mom set mine up so I can get notice. Archie looks like a swell friend to have. Lots of fun I bet

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Mistress thought docking had been outtailed years ago in the UK. Surprised to find it was so recent. I like my tail. It is very long and I love to wave it around. Very long tail wags from Pippa.

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Oscar,
Thanks so much on the info on Bloglines. I'll have to check that out...this is awesome and will make sure we don't miss any of the latest blogossip!

Archie is such a cutie...not as cute as you of course! You boys will have tons of fun together.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Joe Stains said...

Mom just learned abot the bloglines too, she was real happy because we have so many great friends and we want to be able to visit them all!

Liberty Doo Dah said...

Hiya Oscar!
Thanks for the tip on the bloglines thing! Mum really needed that cause she's been slacking trying to keep up with everyone! Can you believe she has to go down that long line of links every time I want to visit my friends!
Oh! Wish I could play with you and Archie! Have lots of bitey face fun!
AireKISSES!
Liberty

Asta said...

Archie looks like a great new pal, Thanks for your advice on "hair of the dog", and I had very sweet dreams after you wished them in my favorite french..je t'adoremon Oscar...have fun playing bity face(it's one of my very favorite games too...we are almost identical, xcept for all the obvious stuff...kisses
Asta

Isabella said...

Your friend Archie is a very handsome pup. I am glad I don't have a long tail- Emmy would chew on it even more than she does now.
Big Wags,
Isabella

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Oscar,
Glad you found bloglines, we use it too! Archie is a cute doggy. Sorry we have been behind on reading the blogs. We just read you hurt your foot, so sowwwwiieeee. We hope it is healing up nicely for you. Hope you have a nice week!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Bentley & Niko said...

were excited to use the bloglines, never ever seen an undocked tail on an Airedale, its all curly like a pug!

Bogart said...

Thanks for the tip Oscar!

It's always fun to play with other Dales, you have a lot of cute buddies!!!

Love,
Bogart

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, I'm sure you had lots of fun with Archie. Play with me too? :(

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Suki said...

Bloglines sounds like a good idea, Oscar. Mom and I agree with you and your mum...we love checking in with everyone, but are finding ourselves spending more and more time at the computer when we should be playing! Especially as our friend list grows :)

I think Archie's tail looks cool. Faya has a long tail, too? Watch out, she could use it to slap you if you're not being good...hehehe!

Puggy kisses
Suki

Huskee Boy said...

Thanks for the advice Oscar! I think that is a fab idea.. (so long as mom figures out how it can be done!!)
Yes, I am spending more and more time checking out my friend's blogs.. somethimng that used to take 15min in the past is now taking many hours.. but I am enjoying every mimute of it!

jaffeboy said...

Bloglines is the bestest creation then. I'll get my "not so savy" MaMa to fix me up with one too!

Oh, Archie is very very cute!!!

Fu Fu said...

Hey Archie is a cute doggie friend. :)


~ fufu

Pacco de Mongrel said...

is so nice to meet frenz at the local dog club...n is Airedale club.....

i hope my place will soon establish a mongrel dog club for me...hehehe

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