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HELLO, Dolly! Well, HELLO, Dolly! This is the adored and beloved Airedale of Mary and Milt, who are members of the AIREDALE LIST & ADTLOVERS LIST. "Dolly was a Rescue baby who came from Chicagoland Rescue at the age of seven months. She had been isolated in a garage for five months - truly "backyard breeding" at its worst!!" Luckily, she has now taken over the hearts and household of her Human Companions.

Mary and Milt say that Dolly is an Airedale in every sense of the word and the smartest one they have ever owned. In fact, they are thinking of Rescuing an older brother for Dolly.

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Every Airedale loves to tunnel in the snow, and Dolly is no exception -- here is her "snow face". She gets to sit on the couch, too! Oh, oh - is that a spot of dirt I see by her back paws?!?! Get out the Resolve!!

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Making his debut on the WWW - Woof Wide Wag - is Dax, The Unshorn! You can certainly see his Otter Hound heritage! But with Mary & Milt & Dolly's love and attention (and a little help from the groomer), Dax' beauty comes out.

I asked Mary who gave Dax his first grooming, and she told me, "I groomed him both times; I groomed professionally for 12 years. It took about three hours or more and he was a sweetheart, but a little frightened."

On 22 September 1998, Dax crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He suffered from cancer of the liver. He is sadly missed by his family.

For if the dog be well remembered,
if sometimes he leaps through your dreams actual as in life,
eyes kindling, laughing, begging.
it matters not where that dog sleeps.
On a hill where the wind is unrebuked and the trees are roaring,
or beside a stream he knew in puppyhood,
or somewhere in the flatness of pastureland
where most exhilarating cattle graze.
It is one to a dog, and all one to you,
and nothing is gained and nothing lost -- if memory lives.
But there is one best place to bury a dog.
If you bury him in this spot,
he will come to you when you call -- come to you
over the grim, dim frontiers of death,
and down the well-remembered path and to your side again.
And though you may call a dozen living dogs to heel,
they shall not growl at him nor resent his coming,
for he belongs there.
People may scoff at you,
who see no lightest blade of grass bent in his footfall,
who hear no whimper, people who have never really had a dog.
Smile at them, for you know
something that is hidden from them.
The one best place to bury a good dog
it is in the heart of his master.
-- Anonymous

On 22 November 1998, The-Dog-Formerly-Known-As-Oliver Babcock became Clancy Gade. You can read about his beginnings as Oliver here.

Dolly & Dax shown with the kind permission of Mary & Milt Gade

Thanks to Karen Clouston for the Airedale Graphics


The Airedale can do anything any other dog can do and then whip the other dog. -- Teddy Roosevelt

If you have a Second-Hand 'Dale and would like to share her/his story, please e-mail me.

Be sure to visit FRIENDS OF AIREDALES MEMORIAL FUND. Your memorial will make a difference in an Airedale's life.


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Thanks to Karen Clouston for the Airedale Graphics

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