Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wheelie Wednesday - Dreaming of the Beach

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn!

At the end of August, mom and dad and Maggie and Mitch will head to Nantucket for a whole week and I'll be staying here and weeding the garden and picking all the tomatoes and eggplant and squash and cucumbers that ripen and having a feast with the other stuffies that live here! Thank goodness dad has a big garden because we have lots of mouths to feed! Several of the WoolieDales decided to join me for a photo! This is only half of them! The others are scattered around the house keeping busy doing who knows what!

I thought it might be fun to pretend that we were going to the beach today! I don't like water any more than Maggie does so just to stand in the sand and absorb the rays is good enough for me! I had no problem getting a couple of friends to join me!

I also thought it might be fun to show you one of Miss Barbara's paintings that's been in my house for a good long time now! It's an Airedale at the beach and she's barking at her sunbathing hoomans to please pick up my red ball and throw it to me! Mom loves this painting! It reminds her of Nantucket, her Heaven on Earth!

If you click on Miss Barbara's link, you will see that she has just published a book with 50 pages of her Airedale paintings and cute prose that was written by her hubby, Mr. Leonard! Guess who graces the cover of her new book????? Are you ready for this!!!!! My sissy, Maggie!

Mom's got the book on order and we can't WAIT till it comes so we can see all of Miss Barbara's beautiful Airedale paintings! If any of you care to order her book, information is here! We'll be sure to do a book review for you!

See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn


  1. Nantucket? That sounds like a lovely place!

    Hope you get your suntan lotion in place. Don't get burned now.

    Oh wow, that's a beautiful picture of Maggie on the book cover! Way to go, Maggie!

  2. Maggie famous! We love that picture on the book cover! You sure have a lot of 'dales to keep you company, Autumn. The WoolieDales are what got our mom started in needle felting. We hope you all have a great time at the beach, even if you don't go in the water!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  3. Wow, Maggies even more famous.
    Will look forward to the book review.
    Now, Autumn, I've a secret to share with you & you alone. I'll whisper it very quietly...
    Over @ Airdale Heaven, a little WFT Wheelie is to be born in the next few weeks, she's to be called Judy, after my 'doggy' sister.

    Pats & pets to all

  4. Maggie and Mitch,

    Do you go to Nantucket every year? I still remember you posted to ask for advices on how to help Mitch to learn to go up and down the stairs in preparation for the trip. Has it been a year already? How time flies.


  5. Maggs is famous!!

    Hey, those WoolieDales are so cute. My mom clicked on the link and they don't have BT's. Waaaa

    See ya!

  6. Is that really you Maggie? So kewl!!!!

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  7. Autumn!
    I can't believe they are going to leave you for an entire week and leave you to do the weeding...WEEDING!!! You better to get all the food in the garden for that!

    I have a lot of weeds here at my house. I refuse to pull 'em, but I do enjoy stalking crickets in 'em!

    That blue toy that I'm chomping on is called an Everlasting Fun Ball! My human was silly and got me the medium one, I needed the large one 'cause I was too good at getting the treats out! It's this really chewy ball-like thing that you put treats in, then you cap the top and bottom with these everlasting treats that are delicious! Anyway, you have to get throught these treats on the outside (which takes a long time) then when you get to the treats on the insde you have to figure out how to get to 'em! It's hard to do with our big Airedale noses! If you guys wanna try one out, just let me know! I'll get my human on it ASAP!

    Mr. T-Bone Beasley

  8. I've heard of Nantucket in the movies !



  9. hey autumm, i'm sure u will take care the garden well while the humans are away...

  10. Autumn,
    Having to mind the garden is a lot of work. Let me know if you need help with the pruning. Those WoolieDales are awesome! So many to take care of, though.


    P.S. Hope everybody has fun on Nantucket and that you get good weather.

  11. OMG! OMG! OMG! Maggie!

    This is SO COOLEST EVEREST! OMG! OMG! OMG! Mom and ME just ordered TWO copies of this amazingest everest bookie with YOU on the cover!


    Putter ...:)

  12. I'm glad you are so resourceful, Autumn, so you can take care of yourself while the rest of your famiy goes to Nantucket!

    Are you SURE you want to stay behind?

  13. We want a "Paint the Coonhound" book! Someone take notice of our handsomeness!

  14. We can't wait to get the book. I will be telling everyone that my girl Maggie's on the cover!

    Toodle pip
    Harry x

  15. You will be having a great time staying at home tending to the garden with all the other stuffies. Maggie looks wonderful on that book cover. We hope they enjoy their time at the shore.

  16. Hi Autumn!
    A day at the beach sounds lovely! Especially without water, we don't really like the big blue either..
    How pawsome fur Maggie to be on the front cover of the book! You must be so proud of her!
    Wags and licks,
    Maya and Kena

  17. Oh I just love the beach! It looks like you had more sun than I did when I was on my vacation anyway hehe. Nantucket?! Ive never heard of such a place.

    puppy breath,

  18. Absolutely adorable beach dress up pic! I can't imagine what sort of trouble the gang is going to get into with everyone gone.

  19. Wow that is so cool on the book....Awesome.
    The prayer flags were Scruffy, Lacy & Babystans idea and it is a wonderful wonderful thing they did for Jackson.
    I love the cover of the book.


  20. It was a joy to have Miss Maggie on our cover!
    And we have included several other paintings I did of her as well.

    Of course, your Airedale may be in the book too! We do have Miss Sunshade for example, and many other of your friends! :-). Thanks for your nice comments and Thank you Miss Maggie for writing about my book!!

  21. Autumn, I really thought you were at the beach! What a great game! When the Aires are away the Wheelies can play - will you have a pawty/

  22. We will go to the lake with you. We love the lake...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  23. Hi, Autumn!
    I know all your family love to go to Nantucket!
    Maggie is in the cover!!!!! Pawesome!
    Kisses and hugs

  24. Hi Autumn!
    Don't believe we've met...I'm Scottie. Nice to meet you! The WoolieDales look like they'll be having loads of fun with you when your family is off for a holiday! =)

    Congrats Maggie for being a cover girl! So pretty! *grins*


  25. WOW Maggie is gonna be SUPER famous now! I'm gonna have to get Mom to order a couple of copies of that book. One for us, one for Grandma etc.... He he!

    Your pal,

  26. Oh wow, we're going to ask B & D to buy that book for us. Congrats to making the cover Maggie.

    Hugs and tail wags
    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

  27. Autumn.
    What a responsibility you will have upon your shoulders keeping an eye on all those vegetables! We are sure you are up to the job though as you have very "green paws"!
    Maggie is just so famous, wow, we know a famous Airedale how cool is that!!!

    Molly and Taffy

  28. Maggie is so famous now... she is like a celebrity.

    Boy n Baby

  29. Maggie is a star, that is so cool.

    Simba x

  30. Ms. Maggie!!! You're famous!! The book looks like a winner with you on the cover. How can it miss!!

    Wirey love to you all,

    Jake and Just Harry

  31. Wow Autumn...

    It sounds like you are going to miss a great vacation but ya will get to guard and sample all the vegetables at homein yer garden. Gram just loves her garden and all that it produces ta eat.....
    That's a really nice painting and the book with Maggie on the cover will be a hit....We will have to look at the site when we get home the dialup here at the cottage is slow as molasses....

    Dewey Dewster here....

  32. hi Autumn, you look totally ready for the beach with your life preserver around your waist. you are very cute with your woolie friends.

    that book looks pawsome. no wonder your mom is excited for it. we wish there was a cool book like that for poodles.


  33. Maggie absolutely graces that book cover... gorgeous!! Autumn, you have a very important job there being in charge of the garden!!In fact, I'd rather weed than go to the beach. Need some help?


  34. wow maggie.. you're famous!!! very cute picture of you. enjoy nantucket...we like the beach w/the waves... (psssst...uh they all have waves,buster, P) my sister is making fun of me....we do like the beach w/the waves... the beach at the lake doesn't have them there Ms.P...
    anyhow.. have a great time on your vacation. don't forget to relax too.
    theBUSTER and my sister, Ms. Persephone...and ms. Blue too!

  35. Wow!! Can we have your pawtograph!!! Love A+A

  36. omdog can I have your pawtograph Maggie? That veggie feast sounds pawesome to me!!!

  37. Maggie you are gracing the cover of a book? How pawsome. Are you doing a book tour signing at Borders? I would be first inn the queue.. thanks for letting us know Autumn..and happy weeding.. I'm good at digging if you need help.

    Wags, Eric x