There are 15 of them altogether of 4 different types
They live in a glass "home"
I like to eat their bigger relatives
Can you guess what it is yet?!
Anyhow, yesterday two BIG boxes arrived and I felt sure they must contain more barkday presents for yours truly, even though they were addressed to mum. They didn't really smell of anything exciting like a lifetime supply of treats, but I was intrigued nonetheless.
Dad unpacked the first box and it started to look horribly familiar...yes, I have seen one of these at auntie Kim's house and when I have met my Airedale buddies the last 2 months.
Yes, I feared as much. Mum and dad have only gone and bought a grooming table for me, gee thanks! Excuse dad's naked flesh, it was hot and sticky and he had been gardening. He has trousers on I promise!
Incedentally, have you noticed what else is appearing in the garden? A fence to keep me off the grass! Apparently a gate is to be added shortly, then it will be stained to match the other fencing. Little do they realise, but with my airegility training, I'm going to be able to jump that no problems very soon, hahahaha!
OK, I have to admit it's a pretty nice table, but all it means is that I'm going to be getting my hair ripped out by the roots even more frequently. OK mum, I mean my hair stripped which is totally painless and will give me a lovely wirey Airedale coat and keep me looking very smart and handsome (yawn!).
Is this a happy face? I don't think so! The other box contained this support arm so I can be "hung" (mum says the post is so I can be attached to stop me falling off the table and so that she can hoist my back end up as I have a tendency to sit down when she tries to do my rear end) - well, wouldn't you too if someone was fiddling around back there?!
I suppose it'll be OK really. At least now that we have our own table mum can groom me little and often rather than one long session when we're borrowing a table. And do you know the best thing about hand stripping? It's best done on dirty hair so you get a better grip and the hair lays flatter, so that means less baths, yay! Every cloud has a silver lining, hey?
I'm sure you'll be hearing about my grooming progress over the coming weeks. I'm going to a show on Saturday, so mum needs to do some serious work between now and then if I stand any chance!