An Award! 7 weird things about me, and more friends!

I’ve been given an Award! I knew 2008 would be a good year! Thank You Molly and Taffy. I’m glad you enjoy my blog.


I have to say I love reading everybody’s blog too. And I love the pictures! It’s good to share.


Maggie and Mitch have also tagged me to list 7 weird things about me. So, here goes …

1) I love buttercroissants, if they are not butter I spit them out. I don’t like toast without cheese or butter on it … I spit that out too. I’m just a dairy lover.

2) I have to bite something when I hear a trailer, trolley jack or wheelie bin. The veranda banister looks a bit worse for wear…

3) Sometimes when I’m in the garden and get shouted to come in I don’t want to, I sit or lie down (just letting my mum know “No, it’s not time yet!”). As soon as she comes out with my best lead I grab it and pull her indoors.

4) I love rubbing up against people’s legs like a cat. I arch my back when I get stroked. … just a bit like a cat.

5) I go to bed at 8.30pm every night. When I was a puppy they tried to ‘lift’ me in the evening to go in the garden for a last wee but I just lay down and carried on sleeping – when a boy has got to sleep he’s gotta sleep.

6) When I meet any other dog on my walks I always go into a ‘down’. It doesn’t matter if I have met them lots of times before.

7) Anything my mum wants to pick up of the floor I put my paw on – “Just a minute! Do I need this? No, ok, you can have it.” Sometimes she is too quick tho’.


And we made more friends. Kimi is an Airedale who we got to know when I was a teeny boy. The pictures of him on a raw feeding site really gave my mum the confidence to start me on raw as soon as I moved in. Cheers Kimi and Sheila. We’ll link to your blog as well and will drop in as often as we can.

And we know Molly and Gertrude from Planet Airedale. They’ve just written their story of how they got to live with their mum and dad. They are cool girls and their blog has fabulous photos to look at.

We’d like to pass the ‘You make my day’ award to both of them.

Have a nice day, everybody!

Finni paw

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11 Responses to An Award! 7 weird things about me, and more friends!

  1. maggie says:

    I arch my back like a kitty too when I’m being stroked, Finni and I sorta do this neat dance step where I lift my tootsies up high one at a time! Mom says she needs to get the video camera out!
    Congratulations on your award!

    Love ya lots,

  2. Finni, I too do the head rubbing, back arching thing. It must be an Airedale trait.

    Ma and pa have the same problem getting Cassidy to go out for that last wee wee too. She rolls on her back and refuses to move. Ma or pa carries her to the door, she runs back to bed, they get her again, she wees as close to the back door as possible then dives back into bed!

    Toodle pip,
    Harry x

  3. Stanley says:

    Hey, Finni.

    We have loads of friends in common, and I saw your handsome dale face plastered all over their blogs when you left comments. My name is Stanley, and I’m an Airedale (I’ll be 2 in April). I also have a Lakeland Terrier sissy named Stella. She’s about 7 months old and a bit of a pain, but overall I love her.

    I would love it if we could be buddies. Come by GooberStan (my own country) and visit me sometime soon. Can’t wait to get to know you better.

    By the way, do you mind if I link to your blog?

    Your new goober bud,

  4. Stanley says:

    Pee Ess!

    I’m also on the raw diet too and I LOVE it. My girl just started me on it in September, and my teeth have never looked better.

    OK. I’m done now.


  5. jdhilmar says:

    Hello Finni

    I have a similar attitude to be called in from the garden! Basically I never hear the command. I just assume my hooman is opening and closing her mouth to take in extra air!

    Molly (and Taffy)

  6. leuradales says:

    Hiya Finni,
    Those are really interesting facts about yourself Finni. I rub against legs too just like a cat. Wow heaps of us dales do that. I thought I was the only one.
    Seems like quite a few of us are raw fed too. You know that we got started on BARF after our pinky spoke to yours so thanks matie, we love our food.

    Hugs and tail wags
    Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

  7. leuradales says:

    Congratulations on your award Finni. Those facts about yourself made us laugh. Especially number seven lol.
    We do the leg rubbing thing too and it looks like lots of dales do. I never knew that. Looks like a few of us are raw fed too. We’ve your mum to thank for that. She was the one who told us all about BARF.

    We hope this message works. We left one before but it hasnt appeared. Hope we’re not repeating ourselves lol.

    Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

  8. Finni says:

    Hi Noah and girls,

    The messages are working, I’m just a little bit slow with the approvals. Sadly approvals had to be enabled because of so much spam.

    Finni xx

  9. leuradales says:

    Thanks for the good wishes for today Finni. I’m heading off in about 1/2 hour. I miss out on breakfast today too………..sigh.

    Hugs and tail wags

  10. Kimi Wagner says:

    Hi Finni,

    I didn’t know you had seen my photos during the time I was being switched to raw food. I’m glad I managed to kick Mum’s butt to put up those photos and postings. Glad that had helped your human too. I just turned 2 and I am still being raw fed. I am still healthy and glowing thanks to my healthy diet. I think I should convince Mum to put up a posting of my diet for a week.


  11. mollyandgert says:

    Hi Finni!

    Thanks for nominating us – you are too kind!
    It is nice to be your friends too!

    We eat raw food too – not all the time we must confess, but we enjoy a good raw chicken thigh, wing or meaty bone several times a week. Yum scrum!

    We think you were very brave to go in after those swans in your post above. I reckon Gert would have been scared of them and I probably would have barked. I suppose there was safety in numbers with all three of you there! Beautiful photos once again of a beautiful boy.

    ps – about the colour-coding – surely you like to have your tummy rubbed and tickled? That is a tan part and therefore out of bounds in your language! You are missing out if you don’t like that!

    Love Molly and Gertrude

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