Sunday, October 14, 2007

Barktoberfest 2007

We had an absolute BLAST today!
We got there about 10 minutes before 11AM and there were already Dales there! Mitch met Scuffer right off the bat! Scuffer is Carol Usher's dog. Carol is the lady that makes the WoolieDales! Here's Carol's donation! Mom dumped 30 tickets in her box but we didn't win! boohoo
It's okay! The money all goes for a good cause!
Barbara Curtiss's husband, Denis does the most awesome metal sculptures and they're everywhere on their property! They're pretty much life size!
This is Chip having his picture taken! Chip drove all the way from Boston to be here!
Hey Asta? Is that you? We met 3 or 4 Wire Fox Terriers today!
That's me in my new pink harness. I now own a harness just like Sunshade's and I absolutely LOVE it! Mitch has one just like mine in black!

We also met several Welsh Terriers!We all got to meet and greet for about 30 minutes - then Barbara Curtiss announced that it was time to go for a nice long walkie up the mountain to the water fall and to fall in behind Denis! Mitch zoomed off and there was no way that I could even begin to think of catching him! Dad said that he led the pack the whole way! For some reason, I just didn't feel like hiking the mountain. Mom tried pulling me along but I was dead set on not going! Mom gave in and we walked back down to Barbara's yard. I was so happy that mom listened to me! Unfortunately, mom had the camera, not dad and Mitch, so there are no waterfall pictures! Sorry!

It wasn't long before Mitch and dad returned along with everybody else! Lunch was served and everybody was shopping and spending money! Mom's peanut butter oatmeal bars were going pretty fast! This recipe is a winner so mom will be making them again!

The costume parade was getting underway! Check out this scary witch!

And here's Bumblebee Boy!
Here's Peter Pan! You know he never lost his hat once! I hate hats! I would have wiped that sucker off my head so fast! But he was just so patient and easy-going!
Here's Chip again - this time in his sheriff's costume! I thought of Oscar more than once today!
This is 18 month old, Gus! She's wrapped in a spider's web!
You've got to see Saxon! He's a "watch" dog! Get it! He has wrist watches everywhere and Timex written on his back on his watch face! His lady said that his glasses really don't go with his costume but that he wanted to wear them! What a ham he is! He's sure a crowd pleaser!
And here's Amelia Aireheart and Miss America!
I just couldn't get over Amelia! I had to have a closer look!
Check out this cute clown! He's just a puppy! That's dad and Mitch in the background!
Here's Saxon again. Look at the whole crowd laughing at him! The poor boy! He actually didn't mind it a bit - or so it seemed!

We had the BEST day! There were lots of snacks to be had - both doggy snacks and people snacks! Here we are in the pick-up on the way home!

We're ZONKED!!!!We can't wait for next year! We had SO MUCH FUN!!!!

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

Love ya lots,



Persephone and Buster said...


Love the costumes!! We're not sure which ones are our favorites, yet--they're all so wonderfully bizarre.

Looks like Barbara has some new sculptures! What a cool place that is--part AireWorld, part Shangri-La, part dream...

Looks like you guys earned your nap!


Seffie & Buster

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch
Thanks for sharing all those pictures of the great day you had!
Those are very original costumes!
I am with your Maggie. Sometimes I don't want to walk and there is nothing my mom can do to make me do it!
Have a good night

Kirby said...

M & M,

OMG, Barktoberfest looked like SO MUCH FUN! What a great day you guys had. All those dogs and fun, too cool. I'm glad you didn't have to dress up, I got out of wearing a costume by trying to eat it. Some of thos dogs looked a tad bit embarassed to be dressed up, but Amelia Aireheart looked great! Oh, I'm glad your moms bars were such a hit. Hopefully you guys had a ton of treats!

Your pal,

Pee Ess - the treats from the sky rumor, soo not true. No extra treats at all, in fact as soon as I got home, I was acting up and my blessed bum got smacked. No fun!

Scruffy said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great time at the Barktoberfest. All the furkids look wonderful in their costumes. I especially like Amelia Aireheart! Boy that girl sure can fly!

The Mighty Scruff

Sophie Brador said...

There's something about airedales and costumes. It's like you guys were made to dress up. Looks like a fun day!


Amber-Mae said...

OMdoG1 I LOVED all the costumes! A watch dog? That's a good one... Now my mommy have some ideas on what costumes to make for us next. Hehehe! WOW! What a soooper fun day you had.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh that sure looks like a fun event. Amelia sure is a cute airplane.

~ Girl girl

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

What a great day,all those in fancy dress were super, I did the the watch dog was very clever.
Yes i can imagine that the peanut butter bars went fast.
I love the last pic of you both tuckered out.
I wish I could have been there.
Your buddy Ludo

Anonymous said...

Wow so many dogs!!

Looks like an absolutely pawsome day out - love the costumes and the sculptures.

I've tagged you to play a game - check out my blog for details.


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oooooh Maggie those pictures of the Airedales all dressed up made us smile so much this morning!

What a lovely day you had.

Happy Monday, love and licks, Marvin xxxxx

Lucky Dog Boarding said...

That looked like so much fun, M&M!! I really liked all the costumes, especially Amelia Airehart and "watch" dog. hehehe. This Halloween will be my first, so I'll have to get back to you on whether or not I like getting all dressed up. Those bars looked scrumptious and Mom said she was going to try the recipe! I get to lick the bowl, claimed it first!

Licks and Wiggles,

Gus said...

Wow, an amazement of airedales. Looks like fun.


Ferndoggle said...

What an amazing day!! You look like you had so much fun. No wonder you're so pooped!


Lenny said...

That looks like so much fun! I've never seen such creative costumes. Is it just for terriers?

Your friend, Lenny

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Sadie-n-Boatie said...

OMG--the poictures are great. That looks like so much fun. We don't really have any airdale friends here in Boise--we're jealous.

Sadie & Boatey

Boatey says: my name is spelled both--its a nickname and my parents juste arent' consistent--one thinks one way, and the other thinks the other. I don't much care how they spell it, because when they say it I run to them and get pets!!!

Sparky said...

It looks like you and Mitch had a great time! I love the watchdog costume - very creative. We're dressing as pumpkins for Halloween.

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
What a gweat event!
I suwe wish I could have been thewe..I didn't know non-aiwekids could go. Sowwy that you didn't win the aiwedale pwize,but like you said it's a vewy good cause so it's money well spent!
I love the sculptoowes and the costoomes..such cweative people..aiwedale ownews awe the best!
smoochie kisses

Noah the Airedale said...

Those pics are great Maggie. The girls love your pink harness, their talking about getting some for themselves.
Crikey, some people went to a lot of trouble with those dale costumes. That Amelia Aireheart is incredible. I wonder if the wings bothered her lol. They would have annoyed the crap out of me I can tell ya!
Wish we could have been there. Looks like heaps of fun.
Thanks for the piccies.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

The Black and Tans. said...

You certainly had a great day out. We are sooooo jealous. Going on doggie days out is the best. Your photos are brilliant.

Molly and Taffy

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Maggie and Mitch!! :)

What a pawsome day! I love those custumes!! It's great to meet so many doggies at the event. Those sculptures are very neat.

Momo xoxo

Martha said...

Looks like a great pawty! I think Sunday was Pawty Day. Love, Martha

Ruby Bleu said...

OMD that looked like so much fun! And your pink harness looks fabulous on you Mags!!! Did everyone like the purse your Mom made???

Lots of Licks, Ruby

wally said...

Whoa! That looks like loads of fun! Those dogs were good sports to wear those costumes.


Lacy said...

woofies M and M!!!! bet u 2 iz restin today after all dat funs u haded yesterdays....i luveded the metal works....sooo clevers he iz...anddd heehee sum days u wanna climb a hill and sum days ya not wanna...and yess dat tag was a longie one...

b safe,

the many Bs said...

wow that really did look like fun. we love the metal stuff and all of the fun costumes. there were a lot of airedales there! you must have had a blast.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Holy Moly....those costumes rock! You Dales dress up in the darndest things. A watch airplane?? Lacie like the witch; I refused to look at her. Too scary. Wish they had a terrier day round here like that!!!!! You must be sooooooooooooooo tired!!!

Tired barks, Scruffy


We loved the pictures and Barktoberfest sure sounds pawtastic. Thanks for visiting us and wishing Essex a Happy Barkday.

Scrappy and Pebbles said...

Love the Airedale garden ornaments they are really neat. What a fabulous event. You Airedales do the coolest things.

Scrappy and Pebbles

Kevin said...

Wow! It sure looks like it was a dalelightful day!

Great pictures!

Urban Smoothie Read said...

is that a fashion show going on there...every1 had their own unique outfit

Kien said...

wow.. maggie n mitch.. looks so much fun to me.. i love that costume with that witch look.. peter pan.. and saxon not bad too.. all of them looks so great in their unique outfit..


Simba and Jazzi said...

What great costumes. Looks like you had a lovely day out.

Simba xx

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh wow... that's a lot of fun!! I love the 'watch dog'.. hahhhaa...

umekotyan said...

The party is wonderful.
The statue of the metal is wonderful.
It is devised the witch it, the wasp, and a lot the disguise.
The airplane wants to dress to ruby.

I want also to go when it is this party.

from loved ume tyan

Suki & Joey said...

Wow, what a great time you guys had :)

I love the Amelia Aireheart costume. How creative!

Puggy kisses

jaffeboy said...

Wow, that sounds like so much fun.

The costume parade is awesome, so long as I'm the audience... hehehe...

This barktober fest thing is just great!

Russell said...

thems are some wild costomes


Unknown said...

omdog those costumes are sooo funny, our favorite was Amelia Aireheart, how clever!!!

I can't believe how many doggies and airedoggies you got to meet, what a great day!

Stanley said...

Maggsie & MitchMan!

After a trip like that to Aire Heaven, you'll have to nap for a week! Loved the photos and loved the costumes!

Maggs, you look very fetching in your harness. And Mitch, I'm not surprised you led the hike up the mountain. Wish I could have been there with you!

Goober love,

Harry said...

That looks great fun! There is no way I would wear a costume willingly, but well done to those brave Dales that did!

I love your pink harness!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Bogart H. Devil said...

Ok, now this is officially the COOLEST thing I've ever seen!!!!!


Puggle Preston said...

what a fun day! Amelia's custome is my favorite! :)


Hana said...

Your Barktoberfest sure looked fun! Wish we had something like that over here.

Mojo, Digger and family said...

what a great day you all had! looks like a whole load of fun.

Amelia Aireheart is definitely the best - must be a well behaved dog too as i would have just run around trying to scythe everyone's knees off if I had wings like that.

And special mention to your Mum who managed to post pics the same day. I'm still waiting for my Mum almost a week after our Dale walk. hmm. Want to swap mums? Yours makes better food too.