Monday, October 20, 2014

Barktoberfest 2014

We always know that we have arrived at Barbara Curtiss's Barktoberfest when we see Denis's fabulous sculptures!  Our mom would sure love to own one!
Or two~~
This was Molly's very first time to Barktoberfest with so many people and Airedales and AiredaleWannabees and she was nervous but still wanting to meet every peep and every pup.  
The first thing we did was to take a walk up Kent State Mountain and this AiredaleWannabee was our leader.  The peeps think that a nice vigorous walk will tire us pups out so they can have more fun!   HA!

 This is Molly after the walk.  She's a frothy mess and she wouldn't take a drink of water and she refused cookies.  Who refuses cookies?  She's still a nervous Nelly at this point. 
The peeps thought it would be entertaining if pups put their heads through the cut-out in the  pumpkin so I gave it a whirl~
 Molly is meeting and greeting and getting more comfy finally - yay!

There were lots and lots of Airedales. 

 This is handsome Basil~
And this is Winston~

There were puppies!
And they stole the show like puppies do!

This is Rosie.  She was a rescue from the age of 12 weeks old.  She is now almost 3 years old.  She's the most unusual color and she's such a beautifully sweet girl.

I hope you don't plan on putting that crocoDale costume on me!
 I guess she did!
 This is Basil again. He's a stripper ☺

 Are you practicing to become a Greyhound, Molly?

Molly is finally feeling more comfortable.
 Yup, she's happy now!
 Can we please go back again today?   I'll do better - I promise!
We sure did have a blast!
Mom bought 2 ornies for her Airedale Christmas tree.  No, we have not put our Christmas trees up yet.  It's too early!  This small tree lives in our hallway and it stays there all year long.  It's only a foot tall. 
We sure did have a fun time and we can't wait to go back next year!

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

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly


  1. Airedale Heaven
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  2. Glad dudes you had a blast and sure looked like a fun event. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. that looks like so much fun - and we are sure the ore Molly gets out and about the easier it will get

  4. Way to go Molly.
    Looks like you all had great fun
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. OMD those SCULPTURES are SUPERB... and we love the Poke your head in and get your pic. taken thingy... THAT is super too... Esp with YOUR head pokin out...

    BUTT the AIREigator is sorta SCARY... good thingy we knew ahead that that it was gonna be YOU... we might have Dribbled a little..

  6. ERNIE got excited and poked Publish too soon... We wanted to say that we think you had a grand day... and that we really like your mom's new ORNIES.

  7. Oh my dawg what a blast! Love the sculpture
    Lily & Edward

  8. What a lovely day you had. So glad Molly relaxed and had fun too! Ros and Oscar

  9. Hi Mitch and Molly I sure would have loved to come with you for Barktober Fest, it looks great fun and all those wonderful Airedales to meet and greet!!!!! Woof Treacle & Susie x

  10. Wow! We loved going to Barktoberfest with you guys. Now if we could just find a way to get to the virtual treats, we would be really happy!

    Gus n Teka

  11. Glad Miss Molly relaxed after a while. Looks like you had a good time.

  12. That looked like a barking good time! Wish we had Barktoberfest...Hmmmmm, the hamster wheel is spinning! We will plan one for next year!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  13. Looks like tons of fun! Thanks for sharing your photos. Your dad is talented I bet he could build an Airedale sculpture.

    Aroo to you,

  14. That's a fantastic day out. We think you could have another during the year....maybe two.

    Blogger was soooo slow this morning that while trying to load your post, SHE cooked bacon and it still hadn't loaded. We had to try again later and it worked...go figure.

  15. That looks like tons and tons of fun. And I'm thrilled to hear that Molly got so much more comfy there! She's growing up, I think :)

    I loved Basil's costume ;)

  16. Gosh! It looks like you guys had a blast! It is great seeing all those airdales and my mom loves the sculptures too! I've heard talk of a dachshund tree around here.....

  17. Refusin a cookie? What da woof???

    Looks like a fun time though.

  18. OMD! It looks and sounds like you had a fabulous time. I am so jealous...there should be a Barktoberfest here by me.

  19. OMD! It looks and sounds like you had a fabulous time. I am so jealous...there should be a Barktoberfest here by me.

  20. Looks like you had a grand time!!! Molly, I hope you put a paw over your eyes so you didn't see are too young to see a stripper!!

  21. You got to go to Barbara Curtiss's house!! This is like Hollywood glam. I'm just going, "Oh, oh, oh, what fun!" Thanks for posting all those wonderful photos.

  22. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Wow, look at you all! And everything you did! Molly I am glad you were able to relax and have a good roll my friend!

  23. I bet your Mom and Dad could make those yard ornaments in a jiffy. What fun getting together with other Airedales.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  24. Great photos! Gg understands all about being a hot mess around other dogs. We think Molly looks composed and lovely in comparison...

  25. I'd love one of those statues too! How fun!

    Monty and Harlow

  26. Oh my, we're so late on the commenting front! But Barktoberfest looks like the best day ever. Poor Molly feeling overwhelmed (Digger makes 'frogspawn' too when he's worrying) but great that she got into her stride. xxx