Monday 13 September 2010

The Bingley Airedale Walk

Hi Every Puppy,

It was the Annual Airedale Walk at Bingley yesterday and Finni got to go with Mummy. I had to stay at home and look after Daddy.

On the way there in the car Finni got all excited the last 10 minutes and barked and squealed - he's only been there once last year! (Mum: but he loved it so much he didn't want to come home! He must have remembered it!)
This year Mummy met up with lots of friends from Airedale World

Here are some of them meeting up before the walk. There were Tess & Tegan and Dizzie Lizzie and her Irish terrier sister Poppy (who is doing a playbow cos she found something great on the floor)

The walk took them along the canal - and Finni tried to jump in a few times - and then along the river Aire, this time he was allowed to go in and cool his hot paws.

Can you see how my brother is straining at the lead? He was trying to find his new best friend Diggi.

There is Diggi with his human sister in the stripey wellies. Mummy decided to stay behind Diggi especially going uphill! .......

Pubstop! ... Yes ... the one on the far left is Diggi ....

and again, from the left: Diggi, Tess and Dougle

After the walk they had a huge picnic and there were games as well.

This is the dressing up game

There was a Superdale and a Ramblerdale :D
and Dales were wrapped up in toilet rolls. There was also a raffle and Diggi's mum won a prize!

When they came home Mummy and Finni were very tired but I think they had rather a good time.

Nelly x


Wyatt said...

Oh Finni! We love all of your new best friends. Great walk along the rive Aire!!


George The Lad said...

Oh its great when you can all get together like that, I bets you had alot of peeps taking notice of you all.
See Yea George xxx

violett said...

ich finde viele Airedales auf einem Haufen faszinierend. Da hatte Deine Mama und Finni sicher viel Spass.
Ich nehme Ende Oktober auch an einem Airedaletreffen des deutschen Airedalforums teil. Bisher sind 50 AT`s gemeldet. Dafür fajhre ich mit Mischka 700 km.

Rezept Holundergelee mit Apfelwein:
Holunderbeeren mit den Fingern von den Dolden "kämmen", mehrmals waschen. In einen großen Topf geben und Apfelsaft dazu geben bis die Beeren schwimmen, ca. 15 Minuten köcheln lassen. Mit einem Kartoffelstampfer zerdrücke ich zusätzlich leicht die Beeren. Durch ein Sieb gießen und abtropfen lassen. Die Flüssigkeitsmenge messe ich in Liter aus. Nun koche ich den Saft mit Wein und Gelierzucker nach Vorschrift.
Ich benutze fertigen Gelierzucker 3:1 oder 2:1. Das heißt 750ml Fruchtsaft auf 500g Zucker 2:1.

Den Apfelwein gebe ich nach Geschmack hinzu. Es müssen 750ml Flüssigkeit bleiben, also etwa 600ml Holundersaft und 150ml Apfelwein. Man kann das Verhältnis erhöhen, wenn der Saft schön konzentriert ist, oder auch weniger nehmen. Zitronensaft gebe ich auch nach Geschmack dazu.
Mit Whisky (2 kleine Schnapsgläschen) habe ich das auch schon gemacht. Lecker!
Meine Kürbismarmelade mache ich übrigens mit Chili schön scharf. *lach*

Ich habe heute 27 Gläser eingekocht, das waren 5 Liter Holundersaft.


Juno said...

Nelly!! We're sure you looked after your daddy well while Finni and your mummy had fun. Wow, it's nice very nice to see many many airedales!!

Thanks so much for your barkday wishes. It means a lot to us!

Momo & Pinot

Molly the Airedale said...

Airedale events are such fun! Ours in at the end of October! We sure hope that mom and dad will be free to take us!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

What a fun time Finni must have had. Our mommy LOL when she saw the Dale with the winter cap on. Looked like a great day for a walkie. It was sure nice of you to stay home and watch your daddy Miss Nelly. SOmetimes someone has to keep an eye on the hooman men.


The Thuglets said...

Hello Nelly..looks like Finni had a good old time with all those dales. There certainly was plenty of them!

we think it was nice of you to stay home and look after your dad.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Sherry said...

That looks like such fun!

Sherry said...

P.S. Just realized I wasn't a follower but fixed that right away!

Sunshade said...

HEY! That's a FAKE SuperDALE, I just want to let you know that.

Other than that, what a great walk and so many well behaved dales!! Very different than the one I went on... LOL.

Umm... is that the infamous River Aire where WE came from???

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Bocci said...

Hi Nelly and Finni-thanks for stoppin' by Bocci's Beefs! Haven't seen you in awhile!
Thanks for taking us along on your Airedale walk-looks like fun!

Cassie said...

Wow Nells, It sure looks like Finni had a wonderful time. And a new best buddy too. Cool! It was sure nice of you to stay at home to hooman-sit your daddy. Sometimes they need us to make sure they don't get into any trouble.BOL!!!
BabyRocketDog and Hootie