Hello! My name is Libby. I live in Minneapolis, MN with my husband Tim. I grew up with Airedales and love everything about them. Bart was my families first Airedale. We didn't know what we were getting into with him. But we quickly came to love him. He showed us the joy of Airedaleness. He was a big puppy with a big heart. He left a big hole in everyone's heart when he left. My parents have his ashes in an urn with a little dog tag around it that sums it up best, "God do we miss you."
Ernest P. was my families second. He quickly became my soul puppy. He was my baby. The hardest part of going off to college was not leaving my friends and family, but leaving my Ernie! To ease the pain, my parents got me a poster size picture of him. All through my college years, that picture was with me. Out where I could see it from anywhere in the room. Other than my memories, that pictures was all I had left of him. Just recently, my parents gave me his ashes. They sit in my entertainment center in a nice cherry box with a wreath of sunflowers next to it.
Then there is the current pack, The Monsters. Lilly and Kilo came from the same litter so they are TRUE brother and sister. They have made the passings of Bart and Ernest easier. After so much death, Lilly brings the experience of life. In January of 2002, she should have her litter of puppies and then the house will be filled with puppy breath! Oh, is there such a thing as too many Airedales? I don't think so.
There is also another four legged fuzzy at my parents house. His name is Bunz and he is the sweetest dog I have ever met. You wouldn't guess it if you just heard that he was a Rottweiler/Dobermen mix, but this dog does not have a mean bone in his body. My brother saved him from being put to sleep when Bunz was a puppy. My brother is everything to Bunz. Don't get me wrong, Bunz loves to play with his Airedale Aunt and Uncle, but when Adam comes home, nothing else in the world matters.
I have a smaller version of an Airedale, a Welsh Terrier named Maximus (Max for short). He reminds me of my Ernest. Loves to cuddle and sleep next to me. I didn't think it was possible, but I fell deeply in love again. He is now my baby and he is definately Mama's dog. He also loves to play with his Aunt and Uncle, expecially his Uncle Kilo. Max never sleeps the whole time we visit my parents. From the time we get there to the time we leave, all he wants to do is play with the big dogs. Please visit his page as well!