Home guard

Well,we’re having a bit of sunshine lately and Mum is pretty pleased and goes round in the garden taking pictures of flowers – yes we have flowering plants here in the middle of winter. This is one of her favourites. It’s an orange Hamamelis or Witch Hazel.


We have a yellow one as well which looked like this last year.


Mum has kind of started on her New Year’s Resolution which was that this year she would learn to give us Airedos herself. So she went to Sheffield and came back with some new clippers. We would just like to say Thank You very much to Yopin from Woodseats Superpet who was a great help and went out of her way to advise Mum on how to do it. The clippers are great – quiet (Nelly gets a bit nervous with buzzy things!) and they don’t get hot.

I did say Mum started; well the front of me is pretty good and it’s great to have less hair around my ears and eyes! The back is work in progress! Here’s a picture of the front …


Nelly has pretty much accepted that she has to stay at home while I go for walks now. I think it helped when I told her that she has an important job to do while I’m away … she is the Home guard! She is pretty keen.


I told her exactly what to do while I’m away …


She did her best to take it all in.


There is a lot to learn,


but that girl has balls on her brain!

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The Home guard team signing off!



Finni paw

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6 Responses to Home guard

  1. Your mum is doing a great job with the clippers, Finni! You look most handsome!
    And we see that Nelly was able to retrieve her ball! Nice job, Nelly!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. We forgot to mention that your Witch Hazels are just beautiful! Mom can’t wait for hers to bloom!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Hi Finni! Your mommy is doing a great job clipping you. Our mom is too scared to try it (yet). Please post your pic after you’re all done,okay?
    Now, Nelly is a girl after my own heart. I too am a ball obcessed girl Dale. I just love balls…even at the Dale meetups I say a brief hello to my fellow Airedales then spend the rest of the time playing ball with Daddy or whoever will toss a ball for me!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  4. Das BamBam says:

    “Frauchen? Was steht da?”
    “Da steht, dass Finny geschoren wurde und wieder gucken kann.”
    “Ich will auch geschoren werden, Frauchen, ich seh nämlich auch nix mehr.”
    “Ja, wenn ich wieder richtig auf meinem Knie stehen kann, bist du dran.”

    “Und was ist mit Nelly?”
    “Nelly bekommt eine Lektion in “Aufpassen”. Finny ist grad ihr Lehrer.”
    “Aaah, darum guckt Finny so gescheit und ernst auf dem letzten Foto?”
    “Oder er guckt grimmig, weil Nelly lacht und ihn nicht ernst nimmt?”
    “Kann auch sein.”
    “Schön ist sie jedenfalls, die Nelly. Also ich finde sie sehr schön. Sie sitzt so elegant. Oder? Frauchen?”

  5. Brind'Amour says:

    Great job with the clippers! But then again, what do I know about clippers! You guys look cute no matter what!


  6. Momo & Pinot says:

    Finni and Nelly!!! How are you? We hope your weather is treating you guys well!!! The last picture is pawsome!

    Momo & Pinot

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