Monday, November 1, 2010

Planet Airedale

This is one of our favorite days of the entire year!  We love heading to Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, for Planet Airedale or Barktoberfest!
There is Airedale stuff everywhere!

The hoomans get to use a real outhouse if they have to do business~

Half of the fun of visiting Barbara Curtiss's awesome property is seeing her husband, Denis's magnificent works of art!

 Who the heck is this guy and why is he in there?

Dad and Mitch were checking out Denis's workshop.

 There were even doggies brave enough to wear halloween costumes!

This pup is a dragon!
 And this one is a flower girl. Isn't she pretty.

 This is Saxon.  What a ham he is!  
Mom says he is just so calm and sweet - totally unlike us.  HEY!
Thanks for taking us, dad!  We know how tired you were from the halloweenie pawty at the Crump barn the night before but you were nice enough to shorten your sleepies so we could have the bestest time!  We love you!

Happy November everyone!

So until next time................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

Hope you had a blast over the Halloween weekend!! (Maggie, your pink harness is real pretty!)..

We love the pup dressed up in the dragon costume!! That is one cool costume to have...

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

WE love all the sculptures they are amazing. Glad you had such a terrierific day.

Molly, Taffy and MOnty

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch, looks like you guys had the best weekend.
We loved those sculptures - especially the Airedale and pup. We also loved the squirrel!
Lovely seeing the halloween costumes - we still refuse to dress up so our mum loves to see other "more co-operative" doggies!!!
Your Dad is the best - these humans sooooo need their sleep.
Happy November to you too.
Martha and Bailey xx

Penny and Patches said...

Your dad must REALLY love you to give up sleep just so you can have some fun! It looks like everydoggie had a great time!

And Maggie, we are very glad you got rid of that nasty spider that was on you!

Penny & Patches

Niamh said...

What a great event! Airedales everywhere. Wish we Gordon Setters had something like that. Glad you had a good time.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

3 doxies said...

Dat was sweetsies of your dad to takes ya'll!
Seriously, where in da world do ya'll lives...I must relocate theres.
Hehehehe...I saw a doxie sculpture in da background. Dat dude does some beautiful artwork.


Mack said...

What a talented human! There are lots of em in ConnectaCut I see!

Gus said...

Oh my...the statue of the two airedales playing looks just like you and Mitchie! Man, that is great stuff. We like your harness Maggie, and we are soooo glad you got an outing

teka toy and Gussie Boy

parlance said...

I just love that word, Barktoberfest. You are lucky your humans take you to such good places!

Matilda said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!
Wow, What a nice place!
I also enjoyed seeing your pictures.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Maggie and Mitch, it sure looks like you both had a fantastic time. Love those sculptures..they are very pretty! Love the costumes too!! Have a wonderful day! Lots of love, Holly and mom

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Now why didn't our humans know all about those cool places to go when they lived in CT? Thanks for sharing another fun day.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Remington said...

What a great weekend you had! Happy November to you too, my friends.

Amber and Nala said...

Wow Maggie & Mitch...sounds like a wonderful halloween! Those people whose home you went to sure are talented, huh! All of those sculptures were so cool!

Hope you got lots of treats!


Barbara said...

Well, that certainly looked like a fun trip! Those sculptures are wonderful, and all the doggies looked so cute!!

TwoSpecialWires said...

What a perfect weekend! We think your place in Connecticut is like a little slice of heaven!

(Wish we lived closer!)
Jake and Fergi and Family

Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh, that is a pretty awesome place. Wish we could have visited with you guys.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Hollie and Janie said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun! That airedale sculpture is just gorgeous!! Miss Maggie, you look so pretty in your pink! (that's my favorite color!)

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

You guys really know how to have fun!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Sally said...

Barktoberfest, what a wonderful idea. Great.

Nice woooh

The Thuglets said...

Wow..all those fabulous sculptures!

Looks liek you ahd a great time..we love some of the costumes Saxon looks so cute!

Happy November

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

the 4 Bs said...

hi M&Ms! what a fun place to snoop around and see stuff. we love all of the airedale things. all costumes look better with an airedale in them!


Nelly said...

Your Daddy is the best! Mummy loves the sculptures 'specially the Airedale ones! ... and I want to be a flower girl too!!!!!
Nelly x

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome day fur all of woo!

Thanks fur sharing!

PeeEssWoo: I'll bet if woo were suddenly like 'that' she'd worry about woo!

scotsmad said...

We like the Airedale statute best--naturally. What a great place. Did you get to run around?

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

snoopydog said...

Hellooooooo! Looks like you've had a great Halloween weekend! The sculptures are amazing. have a fun week. Ros and Oscar

The Army of Four said...

What fun! The sculptures are really cool! I especially like the big Airedale in the pic above the squirrel!
Play bows,

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Great sculptures. How COOL!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sherry said...

What fun! I've seen a bit of Denis Curtiss' artwork and really enjoyed those pics.

Sonic said...

Everything was looking so awesome (especially the doggie costumes) up until the squirrel. That's just wrong...


Clive said...

What a brillant weekend you had Maggie & Mitch! We loved reading all about it.

take care
Clive and Murray

Wyatt said...

Wow, a party just fur the Airedales! How fun is that!
Love the Airedale sculpture....going to check out that website.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Eric said...

What a smashing weekend M&M! Love Crumps Barn and this other red barn too (but where has your red barn photo gone???) and the sculptures in the garden are wll wicked. I hoped that day raised lots of $$$ and Bonnie and Clive got forever new homes?

Wiry love Eric xxx

Chow Chow said...

Barktoberfest is such a pawesome place! Too bad Connecticut is too far away from me or else my pawrents wouldn't hesitate to bring me there!

Oskar said...

What a super fun time! I'm so glad you shared the pictures with us!

Nubbin wiggles,

Sue said...

Mom loves his work and wanted to get the dancing dog for our yard, but shipping costs were out f sight. Guess she'll just dream about it.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Lorenza said...

Barktoberfest! Sure it was pawesome to be there, right?
All those sculptures are great!
Glad you all enjoyed it!
Kisses and hugs

Benny and Lily said...

Oh we do love those costumes!
Benny & Lily

tula said...

How cool is that! Crazy Airedales funballs- just look Saxon!

did woo get any sculptures? or at least use the outhouse?:)

Hope woo got lots of treats fur Howloween!


Teddy Bear said...

That looks like such a fun time! We hope you got lots of Halloween treats.:)

Teddy Bear

Aksharaa said...

Hi M&M,
What a lovely day trip:)
Your Mom n Dad's friend is really talented.We love those Aire sculptures the best. And is that a giant squirrell? WoW! At last, maybe it will be easier to catch one!!

wags, gingin n budboy

Kess And Her Mama said...

Amazing talent! What a great Airedale outing.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh Maggie and Mitch, what fun!!!! It looks like the best Airedale fun day ever! I am so happy you got to go with Mom and Dad!!!

Sue good luck finding just 8 best doggy Moms!!! The blogland is so full of them!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Now that is really a cool place. That human dude is really talented...
Love the costumes..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mango said...

Barktober fest is a big deal. i am glad that you got to go and meet up with your pals.


Sierra Rose said...

Oh wow oh wow oh wow!! What a really neat place, with amazing art and loads of your pals! Great costumes :) We had big smiles with every photo!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We have been so busy that we missed this,,,,, but were here now!
And we had a BLAST looking at everything.
This was so much fun!
I loved the doggy costumes.
Moms were oooooowing and awwwwwwing.

hkairedalespack said...

Wow, what a fun and interesting place! So many neat things to look (and sniff) at.
Hugs, Miley and Mariah

Stardust said...

Planet Airedale or Barktoberfest! You guys are leading such incredibly fun lives! Love the artistry there, with autumn colors, must be fun hanging out with your cousins!

Human's hangouts are surely behind.