Killing My First Prey
Hello to everyone, big and small, furry or not. Welcome to my blog, a place where I share my stories, adventures and mishaps. My human mummy Sheila decided that every extraordinary airedale (such as me) should have a dedicated website or blog, so that's why this blog was spawned. We've added a 2nd Airedale into our pack. Rummy is a cheerful outgoing younger brother, and the both of us make life worth living for our human Mum. Cheerio
Unstripped, thick messy coat
Stripped halfway, can you spot where it has been stripped and where it hasn't?
(hint: Stripped areas look bald)
Close Up View of handstripped saddle (halfway point)
Let's wait and see what happens after this. I'm almost bald in my saddle and body, but the good top coat should be growing in about 3 weeks time. My head looks much neater now.
Taking dips in the lake to cool off from the hike
Looking for extra treats that could have fallen down
Play wrestling with Sophie
Unfortunately, Sophie and her parents didn't stay overnight at camp with us. They left for the return 6 miles back to the trail head and to Seattle as they had made dinner arrangements, so Daddy, Mummy and I spent some good quality time together. We hiked half a mile to the next lake, (Mum can't remember the name of the lake) but it was so gorgeous. Way more gorgeous than Pratt Lake, and there was a running waterfall and fallen logs in the water. It was very fancy indeed. The sound of water is quite amazing.
Strolling along the logs in the water, practicing my balance.
Urggg... Mummy help me!! I fell into the lake
Mummy saves me and helps me up onto the log
Even after falling into the water, I wasn't afraid, because this doesn't seem to faze my parents, they don't make a fuss, or get over protective of me, they just let me go and explore and learn. They say I must soak in as much of nature and the outdoors as I can, because nature and mother Earth is so beautiful.
Then we returned to camp at Pratt Lake and I followed Daddy to the lake as he pumped drinking water for us to cook dinner and drink. Here you see me watching over Daddy.
Crossing a stream with Daddy
We returned to Issaquah to spend Independence Day back home. In the evening, fireworks started going off in the distance, it sounded like thunder, and everywhere I could hear the loud booming noise. Over and over, BOOM! BOOM! When Mummy let me out to potty, I wasn't scared at first. I just took notice, but then suddenly, some neighbour let go some fireworks right in our neighbourhood, I was freaked out, and started to run and try to escape from my backyard. It was very terrifying.
Mum just tried to ignore my fuss and then to convince me that it was alright to pee, but no way hose. I refused to sleep till almost 3am the next morning, panting and heaving the whole time because I was so freaked out. Poor Mummy and Daddy. They couldn't sleep because of me fussing in the room, and since Daddy had a 5am conference call, Mummy took me to the media room to sleep. That is the first night ever that my parents did not sleep together when they are together in the same house.