Saturday, 11 April 2009

Our little boy is growing!

Once again it's been a long while since we wrote on our blog - we are terrible! But we are also terribly busy with our little boy Ptolemy, so we have a good excuse :)
He is growing up fast......

Gerta still likes to protect him - she is his advisor, confidant and general buddy

We'll never know what secrets they share..........

OK, I'll admit I rather like him too -
he certainly seems to think I'm funny when I snuffle in his ear!

Yep - that's Gertrude again - always by his side

Our little boy is getting so big he is even having guitar lessons from daddy!

We clubbed together with him on Mother's Day to buy Kate some nice flowers - aren't we a good bunch?!

Of course we still get out and about - Ptoly comes along for the ride too in his own special Buddha-boy throne

Oh look, here we go again -more piccies of the camera luvvies Gertrude and Ptolemy! Gerta will put up with anything from him, she's so in love......

even THIS!

So that's our happy chappy boy!

But what's this - a THIRD Airedale?! Yes, that's Shane on the left - he is our friend who came to stay with us as a puppy last year - do you remember? Well, he came to stay again, this time for a whole week!
We had a lot of fun showing him all our favourite haunts

Did you know I like to climb trees??

Gert does too - but only flat ones - heehee!

What's this - a FOURTH Airedale....??!! Surely not!
Meet my alter-ego - he's a lazy old boy, just snoozing on the decking.
Haha - almost fooled you - but this Dale only comes out when I have an's made out of my fur! You may have noticed we were getting a bit shaggy and all hot and bothered, so daddy got his clippers out for our spring airecuts. Mummy was supposed to be helping by clearing up the fur - but instead this is what she came up with!
Then again, we're not averse to a bit of Dale Art ourselves....what do you think of our modernist take on the beautiful Airedale form?

So, carrying on, with all our furryness now gone we were up for some serious fun with Shane!

He joined in with our 'dale'y patrol

And came with us on all our walkies

We love this place - all the river a girldale could ask for!

Shane in hot pursuit of Gertrude

Hey - he even came with us on our walkies to the shops!

What is it with Gertrude and her soppy mothering instinct?! Shane decides to take good advantage of this and snuggled right up with her!

Hey - even I like a bit of a snuggle with the Gertster from time to time. OK, I know I'm only using her as a rubbing post for my itchy ear...but she doesn't know that! She's always compliant!

It looks as though the love is catching.........what do you think Shane is saying here? I like to think he was thanking mummy for having him to stay.......but actually he was trying to lick any remnants of BBQ from her mouth!

Mmmmmm - BBQ................!!
Mummy, Ptolemy and Gertie

Sometimes, it was good having a third Airedale around - I recruited him to help me gang up on Gertrude - what do you think of our campaign?! Don't feel sorry for poor old Gert in the middle though - when we wrestle it's usually me on my back with my legs in the aire!

We think Shane enjoyed his stay with us - he certainly looks chilled out.

Now, I leave you with this short video clip - it's like counting sheep!!

Thanks for visiting us again - have a great Easter everybody!
Lots of love from
Molly and Gertrude


Molly the Airedale said...

What a nice long post!
Ptoly is getting so big and you girls are such wonderful sissies to him!
We are just loving your Airedale art! Your mom is very clever!
Happy Easter!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Finni said...

Hi girls, we loved the little clip at the end! Ptolemy is such a cute little fellow! Our favourite photo is the one where he is lying on Gerta's leg - very cute. Shane has grown up too! Great Airedale Art!
Happy Easter!
Finni & Nelly xx

Kirby said...

OMG, Ptoly is getting so big!!!! I just can't believe it. Gerta is so good with him as is Molly. Mom says she can only hope I'll be good when she gets around to having kids. He he. Shane looks like he had a blast, I can imagine anyone who stays with you would have a great time!!!!

Your pal,

JD and Max said...

Hi girls - what a great post, we really enjoyed reading it. Your humans are very talented photographers - but then look at the gorgeous models they have to work with! What great big sisters you both are - lucky Ptolemy! And Shane obviously had a superb time - it's always fun when you have friends round isn't it? BTW - 'wow!' on Mollie's tree-climbing abilities! We loved the airdale art and the clip at the end of your blog had us giggling for ages. Our humans have bought us a doggie door too - we know, we've seen it in still boxed the garage! We're hoping our lazy humans get round to installing it for us soon - after all, everyone knows that old saying 'why have a human and walk yourself'.....he he he! We'd love to have our own exclusive entrance to our garden just like you have - we're keeping our paws crossed for early installation! Tail wags - JD and Max.

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day gals,
Wow a mega post. Well done. Looks like lots and lots has been going on at the Torney household.
Little Ptoly is growing up before our eyes. We just love how he and Gert are becoming best buddies. Gerta, you are such a sweetie.
We know you'll miss Shane now that his pinkies are back from holiday but not to worry, you've got flat boy dale to keep you company hehe.


Alf said...

Wowee - what a great post, we enjoyed reading all about the outings you've been on. Gertrude would have made a lovely mother but I'm sure she's enjoying looking after Ptolomey and Shane!

We love the flat airedale too - you should get your pinky to glue it to a board and have it on the wall in the garden!

Alf n Mindy xxx

Hollie and Janie said...

It's so good to see how all of you are doing! Ptoly is getting so big and such a cutie pie! Gertrude is such a good watch'dale for him! You look so great with your new airecuts! The furry art is so funny!! I love seeing all of your pictures. Yall are certainly having a lovely time!!

Stanley said...

Hey, Molly & Gerts!

We LOVE all the Ptoly photos (he's our fave Winston Churchill impersonator), all the Gertie snuggling, and the visit from Shane. I'd give almost anything to be able to come stay with you two bootiful girlies and get a chance to sniff on & slime your little buddha boy brother. He is STINKIN' cute. (I can't seem to get enough of him.)

Maybe someday you will tell us all the wonderful little talks you two have been having, Gertie.

Give some love to your mama, your dad, and especially to your little brother!

Goober love & smooches,

Anonymous said...

That pic of the two of you lying back to back looked, at first blush, like a Airedale rug. Who, I thought, could be so cruel...? Imagine my relief to read the cap and find the truth!
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World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing all these sweet photos. We love seeing you watching over the little human and the protection you are giving them. Have a fantastic rest of your week.
World of Animals

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