Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Goodies from Barktoberfest

As promised, we'll share the must-have goodies that mom bought Sunday at Barktoberfest.
First off - mom says that it is literally impossible to stand in front of Carol Usher's Wooliedales and not drool all over yourself! Her work is fabulous to see in person and you want to buy everything you see!

You can't imagine how large these two Dales in this chair are and how cute and how tempting. Mom was secretly planning on where she'd put it in the house if she came home with it?!
So far mom has behaved herself on this issue but she did purchase this guy!
Macintosh Mitch is not at all happy that this thief has come to live with us!
Of course all of those apples are for him but this boy has other ideas! Geez, he needs a name! Any thoughts, you guys?
He is very regal and very handsome but very cagey!
And you'll probably want to know why Mitch is looking so depressed. Dad left yesterday morning to go back to Rhode Island for the whole week. Mitch started to miss dad before his truck even got to the end of the driveway! That boy sure loves hanging with his dad!The second goodie that mom purchased was made by artist Lynda Pleet! Mom used to see these on ebay a couple of years ago and always thought of bidding on one but was never quite sure! And now that she saw it in person - SOLD! And the money goes to Airedale Rescue so you can't go wrong!
We were outside yesterday afternoon while mom vacuumed the car and washed the windows! She wondered how all of those new snool marks got there seeing as she had just washed the windows the morning before we left for Barktoberfest!
Sheesh - how should we know? *wink wink*
This is our burning bush in its autumn glory~
So until next time.................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. Waaaouuuw it is so beautiful. You are so lucky to find such beautiful thinks looking like airedales. We don't have this here because Airedale is a rare breed here...
    Kisses, Faya

  2. Ooooooo! We looooove your mom's new Wooliedale! How about naming him Snapple. That would be kind of a combination of Aire-snap and apple. Heeheehee! He's gorgeous. We hope Mitchy doesn't get too jealous.

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  3. Hi Maggie and Mitch,
    I love Oktoberfest too. But I know it only from Munich. And I can tell you it's cooooool.

    Nice woooh

  4. Hey there M&M
    We would so love to have been at that fest....we have now fallen for these little felties in a big way. Perhaps the 'special wires' also had something to do with this.
    Anyway, those two and their apples are gorgeous. Names?...mmmm...Max1 & Max2 (hehehe)...or MAXI & MINI!

  5. I LOVE the picture of you two sitting in front of the red bush. You just look so, well, dale-like!


  6. Mitch,
    Don't be so sad about your dad! You have all those new, fabulous airedale things! Hmmmm... I wonder if Miss Carol could knit my a wooliedale beard???
    Yes, I can still wear bows!! I'll be thinking about a good name for your new wooliedale.... you had better keep an eye on those apples!

  7. Thank you for sharing your picture with the lovely bush. You guys are so well behaved. Me n Teka would be under it, and all you would see would be terrier butts.


    Pee ess...When we are "on the road" windows have to get washed (inside) two times a day so they don't become a hazard. hehehehe

  8. Somebody in this house was happy to get up this morning to see your new Carol Usher wooliedale AND your new Lynda Pleet sculpture! She says as soon as some other projects get finished (as if) she's gonna start poking again. We like that 'cause she sits down and we can cuddle somewhere nearby. We don't like it when she pokes herself!

    That Barktoberfest looked like it was a pawsome day. Dream about your memories while your dad is gone, Mitch, and he'll be back before you know it!

    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  9. What handsome finds your mom got at the dale expo!
    We hope Mitch gets over his blues - maybe some apples would help!?!

  10. How about Macoun Maggie?

    Mom's purchases are beautiful and all for a good cause. That is a great pic of the two of you with the pretty red tree.

    Tail wags,the OP Pack

  11. My Mum bought some Woolie tags to use for Rescue projects.They came in aire-mail yesterday! She's really excited and says she can't wait to get a real one when she can 'ford it? I think Snapple is a funny name. Luke used to follow Mom around to share her apples every day before he went to the RB. She swore he had a ESP- as soon as that fridge door opened and she had one in her hand, he was there sitting in the kitchen waiting for his apple slices. I eat apples with her now so she doesn't get sad without him to share them with.

  12. Your mom scored some great things at Barktoberfest!!

    Poor Mitchy, I hate to see you looking sad! Your Dad will be home soonest, ok?

  13. Our Mom always goes crazy over Scottie things too - and lately she has started looking for 'dale and WFT things - what is up with that woman?

    Snool- we had a lot of that on our front door yesterday, but it got cleaned off - wonder how long it will take to get it back? hehehe!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  14. Yourome nice loot. Our Mom is jealous. She loves to collect doggy things. We don't understand it. She has all of us, why does she need those itty bitty doggies that don't run and jump?

  15. Those were some wonderful things your mom bought. Mom thought of a name that might be cool. There was a famous "gentleman cat burglar" in England by name of Sir Raffle Montgomery. He would go to all the well to do events and suss out his next target - but he only ever took the tastiest (best)of his victims goodies.

  16. hello maggie and mitch its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow that ash shoor is burning all rite!!! sumbuddy call the fire departmint!!! ennyway yore mams loot is pretty nice and i bet it luks gud in yore howse!!! ok bye

  17. Your mom found some cool things. MY mom gets scotty stuff.

    Hopefully Mitch got over his sadness of having dad gone.

    Have a fun day today!!


  18. You two look so regal sitting in from of the burning bush.
    Love your new Woolidale.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  19. I just LOVE the needle felting puppers!!!! What a talented person!
    Your Burning Bush is so pretty! Ours has dropped at least half of its leaves already. :(

  20. Very cute airedale items! Our car has all of the windows doggie doodled.

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo

  21. oh wow furry cool treasures - how about maloney for the new guy's name or macintosh... mmmm

  22. Mom bought some nice gifts at that Bartoberfest. I think you should have gotten a bunch of gifts
    Benny & Lily

  23. What a wonderful event the Barktoberfest was. WE would have loved to have come along if we lived near you.

    We rather like the name of Montgomery for your new addition.

    Molly, Taffy and MOnty

  24. Tell poor Mitch to not be sad, just think about how happy he will be when Dad returns home.

    And Teddy sez that Mitch & or Maggie can have his top knot, cause he don't want it.

    Have a fun Halloween and Fall Harvest!

  25. Maggie and Mitch,
    That is a very pretty burning bush you have and you looked real great sitting by it!!
    Your Mom got some good stuff and spending money for a good cause is a good thing.
    LOve you all, Bambi, Happy and Fern

  26. Your mom always finds such great cool things!
    We hope she enjoys them. Our mum is always happy when she is buying pretty things!
    You both looked very nice in your photograph beside your burning bush.
    We love autumn colours and you guys match so well.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  27. hi m & m!
    oh my gosh! your mom found the most wonderful finds!

    we love them!

    what a great event!

    i think she loves you two just a little bit!

  28. Your Mom bought some very cool things! You both look pawesome in front of the autumn glory.

    Teddy Bear

  29. Once again, I'm left to shake my head and wonder why my mom's paws have no talent like that?!?

    Tank woo fur sharing!

    Your pikhs are pawesome too!

    I hope the time passes khwikhkly fur woo so that your dad is bakhk SOON!


  30. What pawsome finds your Mom found. They are really special. We like both the sculpture of you both(?)Did you pose for it? The woolies are special too. The burning bush is a great backdrop for your picture.
    Ernie & Sasha

  31. Aw! Dad's gone for the whole week! I would miss dad too...though, mom's not so bad. The artwork is amazing!! Hope your mom gets to bring home the life size art pals oneday!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  32. Aww, don't despair Mitchie, your dad'll be back soon! Fun stuff at Barktoberfest!

  33. Hi m and m
    I passed your quilt link on.. I still think it is so neat. Thank u. Hmm new name new name.. think think.. Mad Max or Monty???
    Mitch.. dad will be back soon.

  34. Wow! That's a lot of stuff! Coincidentally, that all look like you!


  35. Neat Airedale stuff. I told my Mommy she needs to get some cute Airedale things for my human Daddy for Christmas.
    Hugs, Miley

  36. Barktoberfest sounds great! Loved your mom's finds. The naming part is hard, though. My mom had a hard time finding my name.
    I so loved the red tree.

  37. i hate it when one of my humans are away too. i hope mitch can get through the week w/o too depress. :D

    wet wet licks


  38. awww... the goodies your mommy bought got are so cute! We especially like the little wool airedale.
    Hope your daddy finish his work in RI and come home soon!


  39. WOw what lovely purchases yer Mom made at Barktoberfest....bet they look swell in yer house....such talented people they are to create such fantastic lookin' dales...we have a bunch of posts ta catch up on....we need ta read about where those new additions came from...enjoy 'em....

    Dewey Dewster here....

  40. Those Dales are beautiful!
    I hope your Dad comes back soon, Mitch!
    I don't want you to be sad!
    Kisses and hugs

  41. Your mom should definitely get the 2 dales on the chair!! We saw it on your previous post and thought that your mom would have gotten it.. it is beautiful... so are the dales with the apples!!

    Awww.. sorry to hear that your dad's away for a whole week and poor Mitchy boy is already missing him.

    Thanks for voting for us. You guys are the B.E.S.T! (((hugs)))

  42. Hello my purty 'dale friends!

    Don't you ruv the colors of the season and barktober is the best month! You sure have purty things that your ma bought and funny how they all look like you!

    Your Pa should be back soon then you can jump all over him with muddy fall feet!

    ruv U all!

  43. I wish they had a Dale festival like that over near me! How awesome can something be, I mean really?

  44. How about these names.. Maddock? or Marron? or MULA! rhymes with TULA! hehehe..

  45. We love the Wooliedales! We had seen some on Etsy as well.
    The black and tan goes well against the burning autumn bush, what beautiful colours!