Sunday, 19 April 2009

Fox Terrier Fun!

What do you call a bunch of 15 Fox Terriers? Or was it 16? J1 lost count. Is it a Bark of Terriers? We certainly were noisy at times.

Today was the first Fox Terrier Fun Walk in Stanmer Park, Brighton and I finally got to meet my blogging pals, Sally and Paddy and made several new friends. It was a pleasant sunny day and we had a lovely stroll through the countryside, stopping for photo opportunities every now and then. Have you ever tried taking photos of dogs walking together? It's pretty hard work cos the silly humans keep getting in the way and mugging for the cameras. No-one wants to see them, right? It's all about us dogs, hehehe.

Here are some of us at the start, raring to go. Can you spot me? J1's mum (in white) is holding me and I'm in the middle, looking jaunty. You might want to bigify the photo for maximum handsomeness.



Here are some of my new pals:


Pippa and her daughter, Rosa


Me with Willow. Notice the admiring glance she's giving me?



Here's Max, enjoying a quiet moment away from the rest of us, with a chew.


Binkie and Sally



Me, Paddy (not Sally's Paddy, a different one) a bit of Max's tail growing out of Paddy's head and Pippa.


I think this is Hector with his lovely ears.


Yummy Fun Day treats from my favourite shop, the Dog Dog's Bakery.

And I mustn't forget the few interlopers who walked with us: Crumble the Cocker Spaniel, Sparky the Miniature Dachshund and Molly & Seamus the Irish Terriers.

And here I am back home, just getting ready to have a good snooze. All that barking seems to have made my ears stand on end!



A great big Jackson-sized thank you to all who attended and Diana for organising it and Annette and Diane for route-planning combined with crowd control; you all made it such a marvellous day. Let's do it again soon...

PS If you want to see tons more photos and an exciting video of the walk, take a look at my Facebook group page (Foxed - Wire Fox Terriers) in the Events section.

38 comments:

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson!
Looks like you all had a pawesome time there!
15 of you barking at the same time?? Sounds interesting... and noisy!
Have a great sunday
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Gus said...

Oh wow...a bark of terriers. Or is that barque of terriers? Who cares. Looks like fun!~

gussie

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow a bunch of Wires, excellent Jax. D would be in seventh heaven. She loves a wire and still thinks my sissie Willow looks like a large one hehe. I know, rocks in her head.
Thanks for sharing the pawesome pics with us. Is that you being lifted up in the first photo? I pick yes.

tailwags
Noah

pughy said...

Looks and sounds like you had a realy good day. I love the expressions on the photo's both humans and doggies. They show how much fun you all had.

The last one looks as though you will sleep for a good while. Love the ears.


Hugs Ginger Jasper and Carol x

the 4 Bs said...

hi Jackson, that's quite a bunch of WFTs. we bet it was a lot of fun. you all look so cute together, but of course, you are always the most handsome dog in any crowd!

woofs.


pee ess - how did your tests turn out? did you pass? are you ok?

Joe Stains said...

HOLY WFT!?! That is a lot of terrier right there. Mom really liked Hector!

Hollie and Janie said...

Jackson,
That sounds like the most splendid day! All your WFT friends are almost as cute as you!!
Get some rest!
Love,
Janie

Asta said...

Jackson,
Whewe is my pwivate plane when I need it??
That looked like the funnest day..I can't imagine anything bettew thatn fifteen foxie kids and some othew fwiends too..You wewe way off the chawts in the handsome metew..Best looking in the bunch wifout a doubt!!!
I hope you get to see some of those new pals in the footoowe, just don't fowget us .
Happy snoozing
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great time you had with all of the other Wires, Jackson!
Those pinwheel cookies sure look yummy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Checkers said...

what a great day you had - that's great!
Checkers

Pipa said...

WOW! What a purfect day! :)

Love


Pipa

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Jackson, Jackson...we've missed ya Man!!!

What a pawsome walkie ya had...all those intelligent lookin' wires!!!

Were you all friendly?? I probably woulda snarled...oh well, at least I admit it...

How are you feelin', Jax? Eric said they messed some with your meds and you had more energy...we're hoping that's the case...

BTW, Jax...Lacie sez that you were the most handsome foxy there!!!! And so white? Did J1 bathe the livin' fur off ya???

Love ya lots, man...

Scruffdude...

Molly and Taffy said...

Jackson

What a fantastic walk you had. Group gatherings are the best. We would very much like to join you for your next walk if that is OK?

Molly and Taffy

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur suggesting I bigify the pikh!

WOW!

Your handsomeness about knokhked me on the floor...

Oh wait, I already was there...

ANYWAY, tank woo fur sharing that fantastikh day!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Kirby said...

Hi Jackson,

What a wonderful walk you all had! That was a whole lot of Fox Terriers! You sure looked great smack in the middle of the picture! So handsome!!

Your pal,
Kirby

Sara Alves said...

eheheh you look so great!!!
all of you!
love fox terries :)

and you look like you had so much fun all togeter!

Licks Pu

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Looks like you had a really great day, Jackson! You are definitely the most handsome! We hope you are feeling well!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow, 15 Fox Terriers at one go! It must be a sight to behold! Looks like you all had a blast at the walk! And you definitely are the most handsome of them all...*wink*

Hope you have a great week ahead!

Scottie

TwoSpecialWires said...

Now does that look like FOXIE FUN or what? I wanna come next time! (Fergi says she needs to keep visualizing it for a while longer, then she'll be ready!)

Let me know next time one of these Barks is scheduled, 'kay?

Jake (and sleeping Fergi)

Sally said...

Hey Jackson - it was great to finally meet you on Sunday - you are actually taller in real life than in pictures!

Thanks for everything

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Simba and Jazzi said...

Just dropping by to say hello and catch up with your blog.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Eric said...

A Buch of wires ..or a bark of wires - WFT -what could be better??? Looks like you had a pawfect day and I heard you all barking your heads off. I barked back. No doubt about it Jackson you are the most handsome amongst all that handsomeness!

Wiry wags, Eric xxx

Agatha and Archie said...

Listen we are NOT kidding when we tell you this....WE HEARD ALL OF YOU OVER HERE!!!!! I think at one point we heard you say.Ladies and gentleman settle down I have an important announcement...Did you ever say that?? Man are you all adorable.....Any fighting or anything?Not of course that that would ever happen...no no no....hee hee a bit of a growl or anything???STINKING JELLY WE ARE....love A+A

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Jackson,
OMdoG.. so many friends you met that day!! How fun it must be... no wonder u were so tired at the end of it!

Pippa said...

Very jaunty indeed. Looks great fun - I see there was another Pippa too, but not a Pippaluk I guess.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Jackson, we just met Willow on Twitter! She said she's gonna stop by. That admiring glance might turn into something more!

Dewey Dewster said...

Geez Jackson,

We're jealous fer sure that ya got to visit with so many lovely wires....who knew there were so many in England even though the breed originated there.....why that's a pack of ya and no one got a bloody ear either did they ?? Do ya all bark with an British accent ??? Just wonderin'.....

It looks like ya all had a wonderful time and bet ya can't wait ta do it again...thanks fer sharin' yer day with us....

Dewey Dewster here....

Faya said...

What is more beautiful than a WFT ? A lot of WFT !!!! This is great .... a lot of fun, new friends and the little Willow looks very cute...hum hum...
Kisses, Faya

Wired for Mackie said...

What a great day, Jackson! Looks like a grand time was had by all. I would like to think that I would have enjoyed it, but I suspect that mom and dad are right by saying they would have left me at home cuz I don't do so well with others! Finnegan would have had a blast though!!
Hugs, Mackie

Amber-Mae said...

Looks like you & your friend had a soooperb time! Those cookies look scrumptious. Yum!

Smoochies,
Solid Gold Dancer

Momo and Pinot said...

Jackson! Wow, what a fun event!! Having one cute fox terrier (YOU!) makes us smile... you got 15 or 16? That is even better! :)

Momo & Pinot

erin said...

Looks like you had a really good day, Jackson!
Woof,
Keeley

Sophie Brador said...

Jax! Wow, that looked like fun. I wonder if I could have passed for a WFT if I'd have showed up. You know, buddy, my mom sees your mom on twitter all the time and then she gets totally lazy about helping me visit bloggies. She is a bad mom

xo
SB

Stanley said...

Jax!

You're such a networker, man! Looks to me like loads of wirey fun. Being partial to a certain fuzzy wirey girl myself, I know I would have loved to be one of the interlopers traipsing along with you. Glad you all had such a blast and that you got to make some new friends.

Goober love,
Stanley

Pee S
The stuff you all sent Myrna for her wedding is very cool!

William Tell said...

Great photos, and it looked like everyone was so well-behaved and having fun!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Charlie Daniels said...

G'day Jackson

Just checking in .. hope all is well! :-)

Cheers

Charlie

Karen Jo said...

It looks like you had a fantastic day, Jackson. All those handsome wires, but of course you are the most handsome! The treats look yummy.

Randi said...

OHMYDOG..that looks like the funnest gettogether EVER!

love & licks,
Randi