I was born on July 10th, 1998, the same birthday as my mom, as you all know, and the same year that my human sister was a senior in college.
My breeder lives about a half an hour from us. It's been 9 years since mom and dad and Melissa picked me up so mom's memory is fuzzy plus she's very OLD and can't remember beans!
Dad made the decision to get a female, rather than a male, and mom had no problem with that! We arrived at Phil's house and we were welcomed by lots of Airedales barking from a kennel. Mom immediately loved the look of the adult dog and she couldn't wait to see the puppies! My hoomans picked my breed from reading an ad in the newspaper and doing lots of research on it. The ad said that Airedales don't smell and they don't shed and that fact made mom real happy! Mom doesn't have any pictures of me at the breeder's - sorry!
Phil called the puppies to come out, come out, wherever you are, and I came running out of a hole in the ground with my brothers and sisters! He rounded up the 3 girls out of Jett's litter so that mom and dad could pick me! My mom's name is Common Touch Class - call name Jett, and my dad is CH White Rose Road to the Isles. Mom doesn't remember meeting my dad but he most probably was on the premises.
Mom and dad had a blast playing with the three little girls and trying to decide which one to choose. It wasn't long before we pups all wandered off to find something more interesting to do but suddenly I remembered that I needed to tell this nice lady one more thing, so I returned to her and that's when mom said, "That's the one!"
Mom had brought along a tiny red collar (that we still have) and she put it on me and the rest is history! They actually didn't take me home that day. They left me there for another few days while they shopped for a crate and bowls and toys and food, etc to prepare for my homecoming.
Mom still remembers the day that Phil told her that my birthday was July 10th! She honestly thought he was pulling her leg because that's her birthday, but how could Phil know that! It was destiny that I come and live with my family!
Mom says that I'm her soul sister and heart dog! I love my mom and she loves me more than life itself! (stop crying mom)
Now it's Mitch's turn:
You all know that mom discovered him in a pet store when she and my sister, Melissa, were shopping for mom's mother-of-the-bride dress! Melissa wanted to go into the pet store and all was fine and wonderful until mom's eyes locked onto Mitch! She was instantly sad that this 4 month old bigger-than-all-the-rest puppy was in a crate and most probably would not be sold because he wasn't teeny and cute. Seeing Mitch in the pet store ruined the rest of the shopping day for that special dress for mom.
Mom shared the news with dad about Mitch being in the pet store that very same day. Dad asked the sex of the puppy and mom didn't even have a clue! She just knew that he was 4 months old and that he was adorable!
Mitch was born on November 24, 2006. His pedigree says that his dad's name was King Strider and his mom is Mac's Country Maple Girl. We're pretty sure he comes from a puppy mill south of us.
Mom and dad went back and forth about wanting a second puppy or not. Mom decided that she was very happy with just me and left it at that! Dad had other things on his mind. He called the puppy store and found out that this puppy was a male and he wanted to know the price. Dad made the decision to buy Mitch without mom's knowledge and that fateful Sunday morning, mom and I were out in our workshop with our friends Amy and Phil and in walks dad with his buddy Bill and this 4 month old Airedale puppy!
The rest is history!
Mom ADORES her little boy and wouldn't trade him for all the money in the world! And dad couldn't be happier that mom was thrilled with his decision! Dad and Mitch have a pretty special bond too!
And I love my little brother! Actually, he's not so little! He is taller than I am and weighs more than I do! I think I'll keep him anyway!
So that's the story how the both of us pups came to live with mom and dad!
So until next time...............
Love ya lots,