Of course I can't *just* snooze and drink tea, so I took advantage the brief non-rainy morning to walk with Sophie in the dog-park. We actually met another Airedale there, which is pretty rare considering how much we frequent the Sandpoint-Magnuson off-leash dog park. The Airedale we met, Edie, was all shaggy and curly-haired, unlike Sophie who we last groomed a few months ago. Edie was also a bit smaller than Sophie despite being 3 months older. Even though we plan to let Sophie's hair get longer and shaggier for some winter snowhoeing and other snowy adventures, I can't imagine allowing her to be as overgrown as this pooch! It was hard for me to tell there was actually a dog beneath all of that crazy hair. I tried to find a picture to show how shaggy this dog was, and the one below hardly comes close...but I think this dog below is the shaggiest Sophie can reasonably be without being mistaken for a USO (unidentified shaggy object).
Apparently it wasn't difficult for Sophie to recognize the USO, who bounced right up and introduced herself to Edie in the typical canine fashion. I swear some dogs seem to gravitate towards the same breed, and Sophie often will beeline for an Airedlae if there is one in sight. She also has a Great Dane buddy at the park, so she also is pretty exuberant with all Great Danes that cross her path as well.