Friday, December 29, 2006

If it's not mine, I don't want it

I know we, as Airedales are known to be greedy, selfish beings. Don't get me wrong, I am very much this way when it comes down to everything at home, in the car, in the yard, or everything that mum owns (are MINE).

However, when I'm out in the public, I am content with just what I have. I NEVER go after other dogs' toys, and I don't run after balls thrown by other hoomans. I only care about my ball-balls.

Here is a good example:

These are water toys provided by my rehab center for dogs that are in for hydrotherapy to use,

This is MY ring, and MY stick aka. MY babies

See what happens when..........

(the water was very warm today, in the 90's, that's why I was panting a lot)

I did, reluctantly went and got the frisbee thingy at the end of this video because mum really wanted me to. That's just the way I am, I really always try my best to do what mum asks of me. Even tho she can be EVIL at times, I still love her so much and I want to be a good girl for her, so I will do a lot of things against my wishes just to make her happy.

I can't tell you how many times I have been used as a "retriever" to retrieve other dogs toys for them in the ocean or lake, because they have either lost sight of it or wouldn't go. Of course, when I come back, I get lots and lots of praises from not only mum, but the owner as well. Mum always has that very "proud" face after I helped retrieve another toy, and I can tell I did GOOOOOOD!!

I once helped a stupid guy retrieved an apparently expensive toy since his dog just couldn't seem to locate the toy didn't matter how many rocks he threw and the waves was bringing the toy out further and further. I swam out about 60 ft or more and got the toy for him (I take mum's direction very well, and she's got a good rock throwing aim). When I came back, he thanked mum, and added:

"I didn't know Airedales are that smart, I thought they were dumb. *laughs* "

I had to stop mum from grabbing the toy and throwing it back out into the ocean, because she was furious, and walked away without saying anything.


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... I don't know if I would like other dog's toys. I have really only ever played with my own toys. The only other toys I can think of would be when there is an especially nice looking piece of recycling (like a plastic bottle or a cardboard milk carton) by the bins and I take it to Daddy and ask if I can have it. I have done this once. He loved how polite I was - I even gave my paw. I don't know how you enjoy that water stuff, really. It just gets in my everywhere! Ick!

Love and Licks,
Texas (and his humans).

P.S. Daddy says you were a very good girl today (even though, I say going in water is nuts!).

Chicote said...

I like others toys I always try to eat my siblings bones when I can.


Charlie - The Big Dog said...


Hope its a good one for you!


Bogart H. Devil said...

Dumb, eh? Well his dog proved who was the dummy that day...

NEVER EVER can anyone call my dreamgirl dumb - just say the word baby and I'll show him some of my own special brand of teeth-filled "dumb-ness"... :)


Chelsea said...

I have tried in the past to play with other dogs toys but, they growl at me and being submissive, I back down.
I have no shame. I will carry the dirtiest, ripped up used tennis ball in my mouth all the way home from my walks.
Much to Mama's disgust.


Anonymous said...

Sunshade, I am with Bogart. Don't call Airedales dumb and never, ever, call Miss Sunshade dumb. I will be happy to fly out from Michigan to set someone straight.

Anonymous said...

That's an insult!! Your mama should have done just that - throw the toy back into the sea. And walk off not before saying "I didnt know your (insert breed) is so DUMB. I thought they are supposed to be clever." Hah!


Anonymous said...

We all know just how smart you are! That guy needed a nip on the butt!

Did I tell you I got your card? I just LOVE it! You look splendid in your scarf! Thank you ever so much! I got cards from my 3 favorite girls - you, Isabella (of course), and Hana! Next year I might just have to talk Mom into joining the exchange.

Myeo said...

We think Mama would be mad too if others say such comments so your mom did the right thing. Not even Airedales, no dogs are stoopid.. the stoopid one will be the man who made such a remark. We will growl at the man for your mom if we ever get to see him.

Boy n Baby

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Sunshade,
That's a real neat video! Ma couldn't believe her eyes that you'll only 'retrieve' your own toys!
As for the stupid guy who made that comment abt you, I guess you have proven to him (and everyone else) that you are no 'Aire'-head! - although I feel that you should have nipped him in the butt!

Toby said...

Hi Sunshade!~

Mommy and I love your rehab videos!! You are really such a GOOD girl! You look like you're having so much fun!! I am jealous. Just one come your Mommy doesn't go into the water with you?? Hahaha...


Simba and Jazzi said...

Happy new year, with lots of nose licks.

Simba xxxx

Duke said...

Dumb!!!! NO WAY!!!We're a very smart breed. One day mom and I were walking and a farmer said to mom, don't you think Airedales are ugly? What a stupid question and what a stupid farmer!

Love ya lots,

Hammer said...

Hi Sunshade

I could never imagine you as greedy like you describe. You've only ever been kind to me. And I think it's great you can retrieve other doggie's toys.

Thank you for visiting my blog again, and I'm sorry your mum cried when she read Beau's website but it just shows how much she cares. By the way, the red frogs are lollies. My friend, Khomet has a very sweet tooth, and he loves dog biscuits too. He was trying to eat our dog biscuits again tonite.

Also thank you so much for telling us about Justin. He is another silly human who has nothing happy in his life.


2007 is going to be a good year for all of us.

Love from your friend, Hammer

Scrappy and Pebbles said...

Just want to wish you a happy, healthy new year.

Tail wags

Texas's Mum said...

Hi Miss Sunshade and her Mummy
nice toys i agree with you.
I mean who knows what doggies have had them in their mouths and where they have been!

Love and Licks
Texas and his hoomans.


jaffeboy said...

Ooooo... DO NOT call dogs dumb!!! I will make them numb for saying that.

Your mommy is too nice. My MaMa would throw the toy back in the sea & tell the guy "Actually your dog is just as smart as mine it's just that you are not bright enough to train him."

Boo Casanova said...

sunshade, your "hands" are skinny when they are wet! you are such a good swimmer i bet you can win in Doggie Olympic in swimming events.

well, i think your mom should do what jaffeboy suggested!

wet wet licks


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

och aye the noo!

Miss Sunshade is just so cool!

Miss Sunshade, Miss Sunshade, I love yooooo!

New Year is nearly here.....

Let us fill our glasses and be full of good cheer!

Happy New Year and all good wishes for 2007,

love and light from Marvin the Dog xxxxxxx

T-man Angel said...

Miss Sunshade,
You are one of the smartest dogs I've ever known!! I think we all agree on that. You're so cute being protective of your toys by retrieving only them, but generous to help other doggies retrieve theirs!!

I'm more selfish with my toys, and try to steal other doggies toys when I can. You set a good example for us. (of course I'm probably not going to change my ways!!)

A big Happy New Year to you and your mom!! I hope next year brings lots of health, happiness and fun for the both of you :)


Anonymous said...

Ooooh- You have me worried! Don't go too far out into the ocean- you NEVER know about rip tides- you could be swept away. Even if Mommy throws a stick or something- don't go too far. RIP TIDES ARE DANGEROUS! Mommy- please don't make Sunshade go far in the water- we don't want anything tragic to happen! Dogs can drown. Please! Worried now- pippin.

Joe Stains said...

you are a GOOD girl! anyone should know that any dog with terrier in the name is probably smarter than they are ;)

Sharon said...

Happy New Year from the Snickers household!

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Happy New Year Sunshade, lets hope that 2007 is a great year for all doggies and humans too :-)


Texas's Mum said...

Hey Miss Sunshade,
With the dumb doggie comment
my Mummy and Daddy say the most
doggies are smarter than hoomans.
And that your Mummy was very nice
my Mummy would not have been so nice.

Love and Lickies
Texas and his Hoomans

Isabella said...

Happy New Year, SunShade! I hope it is a great year for you and your Mom.
Big Wags,
PS- glad your mom is feeling better.

Joey said...

Poor mum... I can totally understand her anger. There are no dumb dogs, only dumb owners!

Loki said...

Hello Sunshade, you are not dumb dog. At least you are smarter than me, i dont even know where is my potty place. Sad!! Mum keeps scolding me but i just cant understand why. Be happy..


Boo Boo said...

Happy new year Sunshade !!!

Sunshade, do you have a fetish for yellow things??? I notice your toys are yellow and the frisbee you brought back is also YELLOW !!! so, thats it ! your favourite color is YELLOW !!!

**singing to the tune*** yellow yellow, dirty fellow .....

Anonymous said...

wow i didn't log into the computer for a few days and i've missed so much! i'm glad your grandpa is ok!!! that must have been scawie! and i'm glad your mom has recovered too from that nasty fever. i'm so sorry i didn't read about that sooner. now that HM has finished her cornshirt i will definitely be able to come online like i used to!

sunshade that guy was nasty, you should have thrown his toy back into the water and then pretended you didn't know what he wanted. he deserves that for calling you 'dumb'. his dog was waaaaaaaaay dumber!


umekotyan said...

Happy new year
What New Year is the New Year of this year?
My best regards this year of sunshade who is a wonderful friend.

From loved ume tyan

Wired for Mackie said...

Dearest Miss Sunshade! Happy New Years! You have been TAGGED by me in the New Year's Resolutions game! Visit my blog to find out how to play!

Yours truly, Mackie

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

I woulda let my Mom deck the guy. Snivelling drivelling bit of axxhole!

Happy New Year Sunshie and to your Mum too! So glad she is all better, and that your Grrrampa wasn't shook up!!!!!!

Bussie Kissies

Oscar's mummy and daddy said...

Hey Sunshade, I'm back! Happy New Year to you. I got a yellow ring like yours for Christmas! Tried it out today in the park & it's good fun!

Oscar x

Lillie Valentine said...

Hi Sunshade, it's me, Kendra.
Hi Sunshade thanks sooooooo much for the socks. They are the bomb!You sure have good taste in Airedale apparel. Love Kendra and Jordan too! Happy Chicken Airedale Terrier New Year From Lillie V, Jordan, and Kendra

Freda said...


I don't even know if I can swim. Hmmm...
Dad, can I go swimmin's with Sunshade and play with all her toys?