Monday, April 30, 2007

Out & About

Yesterday, Mom, Dad and me went on a 3 hour outing to the Fairmount Arts Crawl - it's sort of a festival where local artists get to show their stuff at area establishments. I don't really have an appreciation for art, I prefer snacks!

Mom and Dad were helping out at the Fairmount Biz Association table and I was a very good boy - I sat on Mom's lap and smiled at everyone. I reckon people were more drawn to me than the stuff on the table...but don't tell Mom that. Here I am on Mom's lap - one of my fave places to be:

Later we walked around and many many people came up to us to comment on how handsome I am. I tolerated all the pats and attention but I started to get a bit pissed off after the umpteenth person referred to me as a mini Airedale. There is no such breed you silly ignoramuses!
Honest to God, do you really think I look anything like this?? (no offense to Stinky - SunShade's bro who I borrowed to prove my point)

On the way home, we stopped by a very big dog who didn't move at all and was not very sniffible. Mom said it was a statue of a mastiff who looked more to her like a huge overgrown pug. Here we are posing in front of it:

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon - out and about in the neighborhood with Mom and Dad, and a few ignoramuses.



Jackson said...

Looks like you had a lovely time. I could never sit still like that! J x

Maggie said...

Airedale are black and tan! What are they - blind??!! Maybe now that you told them, they'll remember for next time!

Love ya lots,

Hobbeschops said...

I is also suffer the people they have no idea what the dog is the what. And try explaining that Weimaraner is pronounced Viemaraner - it xhauasting

Love the Hobbes

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Axel,
Nice pictures of you with your Mama! You look like me Butchy in the first photo with your side view, hehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Gus said...

Axel: you and your mom are both looking mighty fine. And no, we don't look like airedales. Airedales look like Wires with a very bad die job

Koobuss Shiksa Petrosky IV said...

Hi Axel,

Nice pictures of you and your mom at Fairmont Park. Looks like you had a good time. What are mini Airedales? Is this another version of a puppy?

I don't know any Airedales, but I do know a lot of aireheads. They aren't the same thing, are they?

Some of my pen pals are Airedales and I like them a lot. It is always fun to hear from them.

Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Anonymous said...

Hi Ax -

Don't feel too bad if they don't know what you are Mom even calls me her mini-Airedale...she says it is because I am so dark and also a bit, shall we say, oversized for the wft standard. I know she loves me, so it's OK with me and everyone (who really know what I am) gets a big kick out of it! Just relax and have fun!

Your California buddy,
Bigfoot Fletch

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Hi Axel,

Sure you can come sailing, that would be fun. Dad is working feverishly to get the boat ready for splash day. We live in Port Jefferson and the boat is out in Mattituck. Drop dad or mom an e-mail at or the

Doggy Licks from,

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Axel, I'm always happy when I can sit in my mum's lap too! Looks like you had a fun weekend, but we missed you at the Paw-ty. xxx Asta

Dean-O! said...

Gotta love your Pose Position!

Liberty Doo Dah said...

Hey Axel!

Just so you know...*I* have actually been referred to as a Wire Fox Terrier!?! ...oh, and a schnazer...and a wheaton....some hoomans just aren't TERRIER savy!

Bogart said...

Don't worry about it Axel, the other day someone thought I was a LABRADOODLE :)


phillipandfoxygirls said...

Dear Lover Boy Axel,

Sweet photo of you & your mom.

Don't give it a second thought about what they call you! You are one handsome wild wire...I mean well mannered wire!

Furever yours,
Miss Amelia