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11"iA flK YOU FOR YOIR VOTE OF A look at the history of the Airedale breed m BY BUCKLEY AND LORREN DAWES FOR THE ISLANDER T i OTHER'S DAY BUFFET. i Coffee tea champagne mimosas Omelets made to order eggs benedicts bacon sausage potatoes freshly made Belgium alff]es cream and berries, peel and shrimp caning station and more 888 CountD' Club Drive Located at the Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa Courtesy Shuttle Available Preview our menu online at Call (310) 5]0-FOOD (3663) for reservations info@seaportbistro com When my humans tell their friends what breed of dog I am, no one seems to know what an Airedale looks like; they say I am an Airedale/Poodle mix aka airdoodle. One morning my human was walking me down Front Street before most of Avalon was up and awake. We came across an Airdale and her human. She looked so different than me (as a puppy my Airedale colors were very distinguishable). The Airedale Terrier was developed in Yorkshire, England as a companion and hunter for the working class citizens and is the largest member of the terrier group. Hence the Airedale Terrier-- created to catch otters and rats" was named after the river Aire, which runs through the surround- ing valleys where the breed first originated. Maybe this is why my human Lorren gave me the British- Buckley meets an Airedale doggy visitor. should make me a great swim- mer. of the privileged onlookers, you will crack up when you see me race like a greyhound, turn and derived name of Buckley. Because of my poodle and Airdale bloodline, I have a hypo- But right now, I prefer romp- allergenic coat (little or no shed- ing in the tide pools rather than maneuver like a half-back and ding) and am a great family dog. swimming in deeper water, spin like a helicopter. I have fun When all my curls are brushed I possess many of both breed entertaining humans with my out, I resemble a Bedlington ter- qualities; I love t~~ h'unv-~tizard~ : am4c~s~ a~d:~-v~an: be spotted occa- rier. and squirrels, excel at obedience, sionally on the sandy beaches of My webbed feet--that both work at my agility tricks, and Avalon early in the morning or the poodle and Airedale have-- enjoy playing games such as tug- out in the hills of Middle Ranch. o-war and fetch. If you are one Lorren Dawes, an Avalon I I resident, roasts coffee for Please moil your submissions tu CatalinalslandRoastCoffee. corn. 8 1 Friday, April 22, 2016 lnHIE CATALINA ISLANDER